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Senior carries on family tradition in military

Senior carries on family tradition in military

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 11, 2019

Born into a military family, with a father and grandfather who served in the U.S Army, senior Gabriel Chase will serve in the United States Marine Corps after graduation. “I joined because of duty, honor, and commitment to my country. I joined to honor my family’s history and name,” Chase sa...

Read books to sweeten your day

Read books to sweeten your day

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 8, 2019

Students are invited to participate in the LRC contest for a chance to win a jar full of candy as a part of the “Sweeten your day with a story” event. “We have a special promotion to increase book circulation to promote reading and, of course, checking out more books,” library media specialist D...

Tradition helps fight against starving children

Tradition helps fight against starving children

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 7, 2019

With the success of the Feed My Starving Children event (FMSC) over the last three years, more volunteers have joined the challenge to break last year's record.   “FMSC is about bringing our school together for a purpose that goes beyond ourselves,” event organizer Mark Poulterer said. “It i...

Find rhythm in Alegria dance club

Find rhythm in Alegria dance club

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features editor

February 6, 2019

After a year of being absent, Alegria dance club is ready to teach students Latin rhythms in their after-school meetings in the dance studio. “Alegria is an after-school club that allows students the opportunity to learn to dance, grow as a person through the process, and learn life lessons al...

School announces late start for Wednesday

School announces late start for Wednesday

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 5, 2019

The school will open on the late start schedule on Wednesday due to the ice storm. Zero hour begins at 9:20 a.m and first hour begins at 10:00 a.m. Busses will run on this schedule.       Story to be updated.  ...

Local last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 4, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a week away and last minute gifts can be found within the school. Girls Cross Country will be selling carnations Monday through Friday from fourth through sixth-hour lunch in commons. Carnations are $2 each which include a decorated card. Carnations will be delivered on Valentine’...

Tune out Super Bowl halftime show to show support to those who refuse to perform

Tune out Super Bowl halftime show to show support to those who refuse to perform

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

January 31, 2019

It’s official, the Super Bowl halftime show went from the most wanted to the least wanted gig in the music industry. According to Rolling Stone, Rihanna rejected the Sunday show to demonstrate her support of Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who was exiled from the NF...

My top 20 songs of 2018

My top 20 songs of 2018

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features editor

January 25, 2019

With a year filled with many albums that I was excited to listen to, it was difficult to leave 2018 with songs that I loved so I ended up making my top 20 songs of 2018.   Test Drive - Joji After his album “Ballads 1” was released, this song wasn’t my favorite at first but it began to grow on me...

Trump must end his pro-communist acts and care for America

Trump must end his pro-communist acts and care for America

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

January 24, 2019

President Donald Trump will be meeting the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un for the second time in his presidency nearing the end of February in Vietnam. According to BBC News, the announcement was made Friday after Trump met with top North Korean negotiator at the White House. What’s the ...

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

January 22, 2019

Following in his lifelong dream, senior Mark Perez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will head to boot camp after graduation. “I’ve always wanted to do it as a kid and I’ve never changed my mind. Now that I’m age appropriate to join, I just did it,” Perez said. The Marines...

Current government shutdown is a nightmare

Current government shutdown is a nightmare

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

January 18, 2019

The current government shutdown is now 28 days old and has become the longest shutdown in U.S. history after failed negotiations with the Democratic party. It all started in a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer about border wall funding and a possibl...

Get Santa and his elves to deliver an early gift with candy cane gram sale

Get Santa and his elves to deliver an early gift with candy cane gram sale

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

December 11, 2018

Students and staff members can send each other candy cane grams as a Christmas gift with WeGo Global’s annual fundraiser during all lunch hours until Wednesday. The idea to sell candy cane grams originated from the “Mean Girls” movie. “We’re selling them for a dollar each and it’s this p...

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