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Administration Shake-Up Fosters Schoolwide Change

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 22, 2019

In society, the word “change” holds a negative, and oftentimes threatening, connotation. Change is, with fairness, often met with fear and ambiguity. However, through time, change can bring along the opportunity for a clean slate and an era of new beginnings. Towards the end of the 2018-2019 school...

Poll: Should Cell Phone Use Be Banned During School Hours?

Madai Martinez, Reporter

September 11, 2019

  On September 10th, our Principle Michael Arreola led a school wide reading activity. The reading activity was about a California high school that completely banned cell phone use during school hours. I asked 25 students if cell phone use should be banned during the school day.      ...

Trump’s Effect On Schools

Trump’s Effect On Schools

Gelila Negesse, Designer

January 23, 2019

It seems that almost every day President Trump says something completely outrageous that catches daily news feeds. However, after the constant hate crimes and attempted attacks that seemed to be fueled by his hate speech, there has been a shift in politics and even in how Americans interact with eac...

The Daily Balancing Act

The Daily Balancing Act

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

October 31, 2018

The idea of school systems can be traced back to ancient Greece, where groups of students regularly met in main learning areas called academies. Fast forward to present day, the school system has changed into a place for more than just academics. Extracurriculars have been integrated into many stude...

Bullet Journal Ideas

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018

Bullet journals have been popping up on many social media sites like Pinterest. The main concept of bullet journals is to keep track of events and your life in general. It is a creative way to keep things in order and is customizable. Here are some back to school ideas for one. Riley Sims A...

The History of AVID at North

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

May 21, 2018

San Diego, California, 1980. English teacher Mary Catherine Swanson is in her classroom teaching the room full of highly advanced students at Clairemont High School when she hears the news. Because of desegregation busing, the assigning and transfer of students of several different minorities to ...

Pros and Cons of Teen Jobs

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

May 11, 2018

According to the U.S. Census, approximately one in four high school students over the age of 16 hold jobs. Having to devote time to a job outside of school can have effects on students’ academic and athletic responsibilities. “I used to have a job, but now I realize that it is too much to balance t...

Nhu Nguyen and Stephanie Akhimien

Nhu Nguyen and Stephanie Akhimien

Elena Gary, Designer

March 22, 2017

"The most traumatic experience I've had so far is Junior year, honestly. You already know why, it's because of physics." Nhu Nguyen, 11. "[I think] middle school, y'know? It's like a phase-changing experience. Everyone is still in their elementary, pubescent feeling. Everyone is going through a lot...

Cecilia Perry

Cecilia Perry

Elena Gary, Designer

March 20, 2017

"School schedules definitely negatively impact my life. I'm so stressed out, especially because it's junior year and there's just so much work to do. I'm up until the crack of dawn, [I get] no sleep. [I definitely] maintain a social life, I hang out with my friends every weekend. It's hard but you can...

Ysa Muniz, 11

Ysa Muniz, 11

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

December 23, 2016

"The first semester wasn't a very good one for me." Muniz said. "Junior year has been one of the hardest ever so far and my grades could have been much better than they were. I'm not happy with them at all. I just hope that i get everything together next semester and maybe start reading those APUSH chapters."

Jacob Looney

Jacob Looney

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 19, 2016

"I want to pass all my classes and learn how to do new things, like wood shop, but I don't really have high hopes [for school]. I'm more focused on guitar and weightlifting, but you cant really tell [with the weightlifting]. I'd like to go into the music industry, but I haven't really done anything in...

Abigail Rocha

Abigail Rocha

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2016

"Failing all my AP classes [is my biggest worry]. If I fail, my GPA lowers. If my GPA lowers, I can't get into certain colleges," junior Rocha said. "Physics [is the hardest] because it includes a lot of math and problem solving which I'm not the best at."