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Mandarin Chinese to be offered in 2020-21

Mandarin Chinese to be offered in 2020-21

February 13, 2019

Hired shortly before the school year began, geometry teacher Zhenzhen Zhang did not have enough time to apply to teach a Chinese course for the school year. This fall, she’s fixing that. Mandarin Chinese will join Spanish, French, German and American Sign Language t...

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?

February 13, 2019

“I heard Ashley has had straight A’s all year but got a B and now she’s dropped from Honors College.” “Jason told me that he is freaking out because he has a C for the quarter and thinks his admission will be revoked.” As a senior it...

DARE Week raises funds for Rocha family

DARE Week raises funds for Rocha family

February 8, 2019

The annual DARE Week fundraiser was especially significant this year, as all funds will be donated to vice principal Angel and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha, whose daughter and parents were hospitalized after a serious car accident. DARE Week ran from Mo...

Unleashed dances to make history at Nationals

Unleashed dances to make history at Nationals

February 7, 2019

The judges announced soloist awards, counting down from 10th place. When they reached the top five and senior Laura Perez still had not been called, she thought to herself, “There’s no way.” Then, the judges called first place, and Perez hear...

No problem: Robotics lands three spots for states

No problem: Robotics lands three spots for states

February 6, 2019

It was the moment that junior Aashni Patel had been waiting for—the awards ceremony, the moment her team would move on or not move on to states. Her team won the third place Inspire Award, an automatic qualification, and she started to cry. “We...

First College and Career Fair held on Jan. 29

First College and Career Fair held on Jan. 29

January 25, 2019

Students have been conditioned to follow the “traditional path” meaning to attend a four-year university immediately after graduating high school. Student services has ensured that students are able to become informed on alternate routes through the...

Concert prepares chorus for Solo and Ensemble

Concert prepares chorus for Solo and Ensemble

January 23, 2019

The lights were out and the spotlight focused on sophomore Olivia Martin who stood nervously on the outskirts of the stage. With her dress clutched tightly in her fists, Martin traveled toward center stage. She looked out into the audience and was greet...

Rocha family involved in serious accident

Rocha family involved in serious accident

January 17, 2019

On Friday, Jan. 4, Assistant Principal Angel Rocha and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha’s family were involved in a devastating accident that left their daughter Zoey, and Angel Rocha’s parents seriously injured. The incident involved a tanker truck pulling...

JROTC hosts “Operation care” for overseas soldiers

JROTC hosts “Operation care” for overseas soldiers

December 20, 2018

It’s been a busy year for JROTC, with multiple blood drives and fundraisers in the first two quarters, but their most recent “Operation Care” donation drive has proven that no amount of helping others is too much to handle.  From Nov. 26th to Dec....

FDA–led pressure brings reform for vape industry

FDA–led pressure brings reform for vape industry

December 17, 2018

Electronic cigarettes started as a means to help adults who needed to transition from tobacco to a lower level of nicotine, but as its popularity grew, e-cigarettes use has increased throughout teens in middle and in high school. This brought national...

ROTC instructor Vazquez saluted in final farewell

ROTC instructor Vazquez saluted in final farewell

December 17, 2018

It was junior Lewis Wood’s first day of high school. Nervous and not knowing what high school was like, he walked into 1st Sgt. Jose Vazquez’s classroom, and saw him carrying around his stick, a wand from a window that opens and closes blinds wi...

Debate team hosts season tournament

Debate team hosts season tournament

December 12, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Debate team held their annual season competition. This tournament marks the third competition of the year, however, it is the only competition hosted by the team itself. The tournament consisted of multiple divisions, or forums, such ...

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