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Zayury Ochoa

Zayury Ochoa

Paola Hernandez, Reporter January 9, 2018

"On Christmas Eve we eat food like pozole and tamales, then on Christmas day we open presents and just spend the day with family," Zayury Ochoa, 10, said.

Dakota Norris

Dakota Norris

Paola Hernandez, Reporter January 9, 2018

"On New Years we cook steak and watch football with the family, it's great," Dakota Norris, 10, said.

Separated for Christmas

Separated for Christmas

Paola Hernandez, Reporter December 1, 2017

   Christmas is coming up, which means it’s time to get the family together and celebrate.    For some families, this includes presents, food and spending quality time with each other. For...

Ricardo Castañeda

Ricardo Castañeda

Paola Hernandez, Reporter November 19, 2017

"Over the Thanksgiving break me and my family are going to unite and spend Thanksgiving with each other," Ricardo Castañeda, 10, said. "We're also going to eat food like turkey and all that other good...

Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

Miranda Molina, Reporter January 4, 2017

In the morning, in an office the size of a closet, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) teacher Cynthia White gets ready for the day. She signs into her...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter February 5, 2016

In most television productions Christmas in the United States is generically portrayed as a season for gift-giving and caroling into the wee hours of the night. However, something that sets the real America...

A visit from Christmas past

A visit from Christmas past

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor December 21, 2015

The lights on the Christmas tree shone brightly and added a warm and joyful hue to the living room, as his two little boys sat excitedly around the presents surrounding the tree and waited for the okay...

Drug expert analyzes chemicals, life

Drug expert analyzes chemicals, life

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter December 21, 2015

Chemistry teacher Juan Campos faces a classroom with rows and rows of desks. In the back are tables full of chemicals for his next class. Campos once used chemicals in a different way. He was a drug analyst,...

Posadas: religious or social?

Posadas: religious or social?

Karla Romero, Reporter December 21, 2015

Many families have holiday traditions. Some are religious, some are ethnic and some are just silly. In my family, we combine the religious and ethnic aspect by hosting Posadas — a nine-day Catholic...

Sandra Rivera

Sandra Rivera

Edith Perez, Reporter November 4, 2015

“It was hard. I always felt alone when all the other girls had their dads with them and had someone for father-daughter dances, but no, I was alone. I’ve definitely gotten over it, and I don’t think...

Kofi Obeng

Kofi Obeng

David Moreau, Reporter October 30, 2015

"My mom recently went to Ghana, and that impacted me because it showed me that I need her. It's kind of hard to do things without my mom." junior Kofi Obeng

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

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...

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