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Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Signing up for Intro to Journalism, I remember not really knowing the reason why I chose to do so. I do remember when I was in the eighth grade, a friend of mine said she signed up for the class because she was in yearbook, and being the people pleaser and shy person I was, I decided that maybe it wa...

The Experience of Fasting for Lent

The Experience of Fasting for Lent

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Lent is a 40 day time period from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, excluding the Sundays in between, when many Christians participate in fasting and give up certain luxuries or habits, like smoking or drinking.   This is done to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert...

Students Reflect on Women’s History Month

Students Reflect on Women’s History Month

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

April 1, 2019

What began as Women’s History Week in California the week of March 8, 1978, has flourished into a month-long dedication as a time to remember women’s progression in society.   From the Seneca Falls convention in the year 1848, where women fought for social and civil rights including su...

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Due to speculation by seniors about the prices for prom tickets this year being high, seniors are selling cookie dough and jumping through some last-minute hoops to lower the price which is estimated to be between $90-$105 per person. According to an article by Promsie regarding tips and advice f...

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Baby boxes are slots made into the wall of fire stations meant to save infants from being abandoned. They are heated, padded, incubator-style holes in a wall with an internal alarm that tells firefighters to pick up the child placed inside. The average response time to the alarm is two minutes and 15...

Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019

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A Sky High Fear for Travelers

A Sky High Fear for Travelers

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019

Aviophobia is the fear of flying, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affects currently about 6.5 percent of the population, which equals more than 20 million people in America. Despite the fact that the odds of a plane crash are one out of every 1.2 million flights, and the...

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019

With the holiday season among us, many people prepare for celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and other special occasions. Around the world, different cultures observe holidays that to some may not seem normal. Fans of 50s music come together annually for the Day Music Died...

The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Giving gifts to my family is a dilemma for me. I have a family split by literal barriers like oceans and emotional ones like divorce. Although the moral of gift-giving may not be what many people usually think about when the holidays come around, I feel like it’s a worthy topic that impacts many people ...

Broadcast Halloween Special 2018

Broadcast Halloween Special 2018

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

November 1, 2018

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