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Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

November 7, 2016

Hi guys! Okay this weekend was pretty much filled with a lot of learning and frustration for me, but lots of fun. I signed myself up for a 3-day technology “camp” in Sacramento called Code for Hood, which is a nonprofit organization that helps students learn more about technology, influencing future...

Letter to Myself

David Hancock, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Dear David Hancock, Do you ever feel like you have absolutely nothing in your head but the same stuff that’s frantically replaying in your head over and over? Oh yes, of course you do, you’re me. And I am you. Weird. Anyways, why do you do that? Why do you focus so much on things...

Spooky Scary Skeletons

Helen Le, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

Happy 31st of October! Halloween falling on a Monday is pretty tragic. Some students still receive homework and others just don’t have the chance to go out on a school night. If 2016 wasn’t a leap year, I’m pretty sure Halloween would’ve been yesterday — on a Sunday. Personally, though,...

I Hate Politics

David Hancock, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Dear unfortunate Americans, In February I registered to vote. My birthday is October 29, and voting day wasn't until November, yet there I was, registering to vote 8 months before I needed to. I was so excited, so proud, and so happy to be finally be old enough to vote. I vowed I would be diligent...


David Hancock, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Dear readers, My headphones broke, so if this post sounds a lot different than my previous ones it's because I don't have the soothing sound of loud rap music to help me in my writing process. And yes, I mean the Hamilton soundtrack. Haha, David listens to musicals while he writes! Laugh it up,...

Social Awkwardness

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

October 24, 2016

Hey guys! This week has been a more-awkward-than-normal week for me. Every time I try to socialize with someone I feel like I have to act a certain way or they're expecting me to do something. Well it turns out most people don't care much, but as one who feels awkward all the time I tend to make moments...

What are the most expensive shoes?

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

October 19, 2016

What are the most expensive shoes? CASH-oes What do bros earn at competitions? Brophies Why does everyone know about the Sun? Because it’s a STAR Why did they use a guillotine in the French Revolution? Because they lost their heads Can a match, box? No but a tin can What do bros...

REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Helen Le and Erin Baquiran

October 17, 2016

On the Friday in the second week of break, we travelled to the Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with other friends. The rain fell at a decent rate as we rushed from Moo Moo’s to stand in line for our preordered tickets, courtesy of Erin. We were walking into...

Dogs are Better than People

David Hancock, Staff writer

October 17, 2016

Dear humans, In a lot of cultures, being called a “dog” is a huge disgrace. Dogs are associated with the dirt and being lowly and mangy. We've all seen movies set in some ancient culture where a character is called a dog and then probably slapped or spit on afterwards. Even here in America,...

Middle Ground

David Hancock, Staff Writer

September 27, 2016

Dear Americans, We finished Hamlet in class today, and it is confirmed: I am Hamlet. His problems are my problems (more or less), his flaws are my flaws, and his thoughts are my thoughts. Hamlet is pessimistic, optimistic, emotional, rational, brilliant, and naive all at the same time! He is a...

I have PDD

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

September 26, 2016

Hi guys, it’s Erin again! Throughout the past three weeks I have found something a little worrying. I have PDD. Post Disneyland Depression. I miss Disneyland. Their 60th anniversary celebration just ended two weeks ago and I missed it. I have been constantly watching Disney movies on repeat, and while...

Just some thoughts

David Hancock, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Dear fellow overthinkers, Do you ever feel like you just have so much in your head and you have no idea how to even begin to get it all out? If you don't, good, try and stay that way. This rant isn't for you guys though, I'm talking to the people like me: people who are so filled with thoughts and...

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