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Korea’s next big thing

Korea’s next big thing

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

His stormy, white hair blended into the color of the sky as he flew for 14 straight hours across the ocean. Once he landed, he was on a race against time. He wasn’t a star yet, but that’s all he wanted to be. In December, sophomore Thang Tran, who is half Korean and half Vietnamese, sent an ...

Soccer Superstar

Soccer Superstar

Eden Amberber, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

As she shows off her skills in front of the judges, she doesn’t break a sweat. She is confident. She knows she has skill. She is sure she will make the cut. Freshman Randi Thortis is set to star in a Nickelodeon reality television show, Soccer Superstar, which will premier this summer. The show is a ...

Makeup: the love of a high school girl

Makeup: the love of a high school girl

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Winged eyeliner, pink blush and highlighter are the few things that sophomore Elena Gary values. Gary loves Benefit’s ‘They’re Real!’ eyeliner, Urban Decay’s All Nighter Primer Spray, Cody Airspun powder or any Maybelline lipstick. When it comes to makeup, Gary believes it is art in and of...

Documentary leads to life-altering choices

Documentary leads to life-altering choices

Karla Romero, Reporter

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

After watching an animal cruelty documentary called Earthlings one year ago, junior Jasmine Pineda decided to become a vegetarian. She then started to make sure the beauty products she used were cruelty-free or vegan.      “I just couldn’t handle it anymore,” Pineda said. “I didn’t want ...

Crackin’ down on conspiracies

Crackin’ down on conspiracies

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features

A flash emerged from the corner of his peripheral vision, contrasting from the evening sky. He dropped the trash bag he was holding, totally immersed in the floating object. Senior Abraham Ramirez said he saw a UFO in eighth grade, while he was taking out the trash at his house. According to Ramirez, ...

Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night

Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night

Eden Amberber, Reporter

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

As most students buy their prom dresse s from a boutique, she is sorting through piles of fabric. She searches through hundreds of colors and textures. She finds the perfect color, magenta. Perfect for her special night. Senior Susan Olayinka is currently getting a prom dress custom-made for herself. ...

A Walk to Impress

A Walk to Impress

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features

An announcer called out her name, and she nervously entered the stage. A spotlight centered on her, and she took her first few steps. The only thoughts she had were to smile and walk to impress. Junior Sanobia Tapia participated in the Texas Miss Teen Pageant that was held on Feb. 28 in Irving, Tex...

Junior progresses forward with diabetes

Miranda Molina, Reporter

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features

Junior James Garrett was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age. Both sides of his family carry the disease. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates glucose in the blood. However, a lack of insulin production can cause Type 1 diabetes, while not having enough insulin for...

Holman’s House of Horrors

Holman’s House of Horrors

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

May 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In a large house lives a family with a boy who would soon cause many strange occurrences. A large picture hangs on the wall of a grandma who is loved and never forgotten but the center of all supernatural things. The family is in the back of the house while a small boy plays with a ball. All goes well...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin, it was not just a moment of pain, but also of guidance. “[Our team] was running a play, and while I ...

From high school dream to college reality

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features

As a freshman, he walked into school with a plethora of worries. He thought of his chances of getting into his dream schools. Due to this, he worked hard throughout high school. Now a senior, he has achieved his dream.  After applying for early admission, senior Miguel Aguilar was accepted to Stanford ...

Angie’s Adventure

Karla Romero, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Over spring break, freshman Angie Mauthe will be going on a Pioneer Trek with other youth members of her church, in order to build and strengthen her testimony. This Trek only happens once every four years, and Mauthe will be experiencing it for the first time. “We’re going to be reenacting kind of how the...