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Letter to My Freshman Self: Giancarlo Lizarraga

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Dear Freshman Self, When you first entered high school dealing with life was easy.  Getting all A’s in your classes was a given, you managed to make a new batch of friends (you’ll be happy to know that those friends have stayed with you throughout all of high school), and, like always, you lack...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Lily Tran

Lily Tran, Editor

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Lily, My, my, how time flies.  You’re about to graduate, Lily!  It’s been an interesting four years.  Of all the things I’ve learned over these four years, I’d say to expect the unexpected and keep an open mind. You never expected to be involved in a million extracurric...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Kaylanie Saldua

Letter to My Freshman Self: Kaylanie Saldua

Kaylanie Saldua and Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Kaylanie, You’re probably high off of adrenaline from your sprint finish in the cross country meet. Enjoy it while it lasts because you’ll quit your sophmore year. Yeah, you didn’t get that four-year trophy like you hoped you would. Cross country wasn’t the only thing you quit. J...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Kylie Yamada

Letter to My Freshman Self: Kylie Yamada

Kylie Yamada, Editor

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Kylie, Don’t worry.  No other year is nearly as bad as freshman year. I’ll never understand how some people were happy when they first got to high school.  14-year-old Kylie was awkward, unhappy, isolated and lost.  I remember coming to school every day nervous and full of d...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Helen Le

Letter to My Freshman Self: Helen Le

Helen Le, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Helen, High school. The long-awaited segment of secondary education where the fireworks burst in front of shiny eyes, the hands grasp at opportunities to reshape identities, the actualization of vivid ideas dreamt on a breezy night. New faces, new classes, new teachers, and — most...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gwendolyn Poole

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gwendolyn Poole

Gwendolyn Poole, Photography Editor

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Gwendolyn, Dang girl, you don’t know it yet, but you’re not gonna be able to recognize yourself senior year. We’ll just ignore the fact that you will actually look like a girl (with long hair, an ability to actually do makeup, and everything), but you’re going to have a sense of...

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gavin Cardoza

Letter to My Freshman Self: Gavin Cardoza

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Dear Freshman Me, I don’t care if you think you’re ready for high school or not. I didn’t know what to expect from this school year and I don’t think you will either. So sorry, how rude of me, I haven’t introduced myself, and just from the tone it sounds like I’m scolding a stranger. It’...

GLAAD metric notes rise in LGBT-themed shows, films

GLAAD metric notes rise in LGBT-themed shows, films

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

May 29, 2018


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Over 50 years ago, the Natalie Wood film “Inside Daisy Clover” was released to controversy for featuring a bisexual character who is not ashamed of his sexual orientation and does not commit murder or suicide in the film. In 1965, the film was one of the first motion-pictures to portray same-sex...

Already giving up on New Year’s resolution? Studies show only eight percent succeed in achieving goal

Already giving up on New Year’s resolution? Studies show only eight percent succeed in achieving goal

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

May 29, 2018


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Although the winter is usually marked by gloomy, gray weather and shorter, darker days, for many people the new year also represents a clean slate and a hope for positive changes — otherwise known as a New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, many of these New Year “resolutioners” will never...

Middle class often left out of college financial aid

Middle class often left out of college financial aid

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018


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As college tuition and fees continue to rise and outpace inflation, the price tag for even public colleges and universities leaves students wondering why they must pay so much to pursue a higher education and if it is worth it. College tuition rates have been rising since the ‘70s, a time in which...

Winterfest Court Couples: Lily Tran and Spencer Fulgham

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Lily Tran My proudest accomplishments are getting a 3 on the AP Euro exam and a 5 on the APUSH exam, making the cheer team every year and becoming a captain, winning MVP for cheer my sophomore year, writing and publishing my work in the Bruin Voice newspaper, launching my BookTube, writing 50,000...

Winterfest Court Couples: Nicole Lam and Marino Dominguez

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Nicole Lam Nicole is known as the “mother” friend in her group. She is the younger of two girls, and she owns a small chorkie mix named, Chika. Her favorite season is autumn because of the nice weather and fresh produce. Her dream is to teach others passion for science a there is always something ...

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