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Maximizing their Mission

Maximizing their Mission

Eden Amberber, Reporter

November 4, 2015


Filed under Features

This past summer, both junior Garrett Womersley and sophomore Nicole Espinosa took their first trip outside of the United States. Their destinations: a third world country. Their purpose: a church mission. Womersley went to Nairobi, Kenya with his aunt, uncle and church group. Espinosa went to Tetiyan,...

English teacher overcomes hearing impairment

English teacher overcomes hearing impairment

Karla Romero, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Features

Awkwardly standing outside the classroom door, knowing half the class is trying to listen to what the teacher is saying, Amanda McClelland stares at her sixth grade teacher on the first day of school. McClelland is told she does not belong in that class because of her hearing impairment; however, sh...

Worry heightens as student awaits medical results

Worry heightens as student awaits medical results

Eden Amberber, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Features

His stepmother snipped off the one thing that brought him comfort, because the X-ray would not read with the interference. A simple necklace, given by his stepmother, a symbol for the comfortable life that had been. A couple hours later, his doctor walked in with a grim look on his face. This past...

Continuing after the concussion

Continuing after the concussion

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

His words echoed through the auditorium and suddenly everything seemed to go in slow motion. His foot fumbled and he felt himself lose all balance and begin to fall backwards as his vision blurred out the surrounding scenery. There was a loud crash, and all at once, everything went black. Senior Jacob Ho...

Moving out means moving on for senior dealing with family issues

Moving out means moving on for senior dealing with family issues

Patty Castillo, Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Today, going home after a long day of school has changed for senior Kevin Nguyen since the stress of the past has gone away. He no longer feels that he does not belong in his home, or rather, the place he used to call home.  “I was having a lot of family issues,”  Nguyen said. “It pushed me ...

Football is no longer a fantasy for linebacker

Football is no longer a fantasy for linebacker

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

She knows what she signed up for. She knows she’s gonna get hurt. And, she’s not scared. Freshman Sarai Aradillas has been ready since day one. Aradillas had wanted to play football since middle school, but was stopped due to already being captain of the volleyball team. Now in high school, s...

Summer Lovin’

Summer  Lovin’

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

A group of people cluster around each other and begin conversing. She spots a bright yellow wristband amongst the crowd and approaches the young man wearing it. They immediately make a connection and start speaking as if they have known each other for years. Over the summer, senior Tessa Toler attended...

Loss of father motivates junior

Loss of father motivates junior

Karla Romero, Reporter

October 28, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

     While others are eating Christmas dinner and joking with their family inside their warm homes, there is one family who is not at home. Instead, they are visiting the cemetery in the chilly December night. That family is junior Darrien Reed’s, visiting the grave of his late father.      ...

Directing Dreams: Interest in film leads to career path

Directing Dreams: Interest in film leads to career path

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

June 8, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

After the murder of his brother and the death of his wife, he resorted to becoming a bounty hunter with a quest to free a man bound in chains, taking on the name of Dr. King Scultz. Then, a pair of hands ejects the disk, putting in another one to follow. The night is filled with "crazy costumes, blood ...

Artist unveils future

Artist unveils future

Beth Mauthe, Reporter

June 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Curious, bright green eyes stared back at her as her pencil strokes glided across the page, creating a face to accompany the glittering eyes. Her emotions and excitement swelled within her as she colored each detail to its perfect hue and looked forward to a future in continuing doing just what she loves...

Teacher retells a student incident

Leslie Mageto, Reporter

June 2, 2015


Filed under Features

Speech teacher Michelle Stokes has been teaching at the school for over 10 years. From all of her experiences of teaching, Stokes recalls a specific incident involving one of her own students and another student one day after lunch. “He was coming back from lunch and there was somebody following...

Pedal by pedal

Pedal by pedal

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The scenic view of snowcapped mountains reflecting across a clear lake amazes him. He walks over to the lake and sips the fresh water from the palm of his hands. Taking everything in, he thinks about the surreal experiences he has been fortunate enough to have. Social studies teacher Tim Williams...