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A Long Way From Germany

A Long Way From Germany

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2018

A hop, a skip and a jump away from home. Or in this case, a plane ride. It’s a big adjustment coming from a foreign country to America, and sophomore Marvin Dolle decided to do just that for his education. Dolle is a foreign exchange student from Germany currently attending school here to better...

History of St. Patrick’s Day

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 8, 2018

St. Patrick is known as a patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped but returned to Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity back with him. The commercialization of St. Patrick’s...

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.

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 food."

Jackie Castillo

Karina Herrera, Photographer

April 2, 2017

"[If I had more time] I would want to learn more in school, hang out more with my family, and I'd probably want to be more spontaneous since I have more time. I can mess up more and make it up later," Jackie Castillo, 10.                                    

Elidio Barbosa

Elidio Barbosa

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

March 30, 2017

"I would [want to] learn how to mix and master music. I want to start producing and it's a way I would want to make money and improve in my own craft. All my life I have really been into music and it has been something that's really influential to me, and I believe that it's something that could help...

Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Hannah Majerczyk and Eden Amberber

January 3, 2017

Life seemed to be blissful for a teenage girl. But her life changed in the blink of an eye. At the age of 15, sophomore Sydney Taylor lost an important family member, her father. One dark night, a car drove on the road with a motorcycle following behind it. A father of two was on the motorcycle, on...

When Parents Work Holidays

When Parents Work Holidays

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017

For some, the holiday season is about spending time as a family, though for sophomore Truong Nguyen, only part of her Christmases are focused on her family. Many students have parents who work on the holidays and do not get to see them on these special days. While others may think it is sad, these...

Chris Marin, 10

Chris Marin, 10

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

January 1, 2017

I king of consider my goals for 2017 pretty basic." Marin said. "One of my biggest goals is to get a job and start saving up for a car. I've already started saving, but I don't have very much saved. I figured a job would help me with that. I also want to do better in school. I've already improved my...

Ray Le, 10

Ray Le, 10

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

December 26, 2016

"I'm proud of how i did on my finals." Lee said. "I actually spent a lot of time studying which is something i hardly ever do, and i was prepared for them. Though there were a couple like whap and algebra that i could've done better on, but I still passed both classes so its alright."

Katerina Ly

Katerina Ly

Lillian Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"Sometimes [parents] don't understand how their kids feel. They have really high expectations that are hard to reach. My dad sent an email to the counselor because he wanted to get me into MST but they said I wouldn't get accepted because of my [PSAT] scores and my scores weren't even that bad, but it...

Tiana Mendoza

Tiana Mendoza

Edith Perez, Design Editor

December 14, 2016

“I’m in choir and I play tennis. I mostly buy my [makeup] from the drugstore, I have a price limit you know because I don’t have a job, but over Christmas I plan on getting better quality makeup but obviously I’ve been practicing during [this] high school year on improving [my makeup].”