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Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma's Dilemma: Denial

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

I think I’m in denial about leaving high school. Of course, it’s hard to tell if you’re, you know, ACTUALLY in denial. Mostly because denial is not admitting that something is happening and basically lying to yourself, but I’m fairly sure I am. Almost entirely sure, for a matter of fact. ...

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Ju Hee Park, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

McKenzie Bacich and Abigail Aragon and baseball player Zack Mathis signed letters of intent after being recognized for their athleticism by different colleges. Bacich knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue wrestling in college. “All the schools I was looking at were because of wrestling,”...

Resources for seniors applying to colleges

Andrea Castro, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Seniors have survived the college application process and are now breathing a sigh of relief — until their acceptance or rejection letters arrive.  Now after months of filling out application packets, there are still scholarships and jobs to apply for and financial aid packets to fill out. The...

Coloring books for teens help manage stress

Katrina Springs, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Although coloring is an activity that’s associated with children, the physiological effects it has on reducing stress and anxiety has made adult coloring books the next natural relaxing fad. In adult coloring books, the designs feature intricate details and different geometric patterns in mandalas...

Bad air quality affects sports practices

Jessica Dang, Feature Editor

October 30, 2015

Smoke, wildfires, breathing issues, ash and heat are all-too familiar conditions for student-athletes during the sizzling early months of school.  With cooler temperatures on their way, students are breathing easier — literally. California’s current air quality in the San Joaquin Valley makes...

The struggles of being a child of a super commuter

Jessica Machado, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

When senior Iyana Mayo has papers that she needs her mother to sign for school, she usually ends up having her grandmother sign them for her because her mother is busy commuting, already on the road in the morning or driving home at night from San Jose. “I probably really only see her on Fridays...

How does the foster care system work?

How does the foster care system work?

Graschelle Hipolito, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

Most people have a general idea of what foster care is, but the specifics about how children navigate through the foster care system remains, for the most part, obscure. In broad terms, foster care is a federal system in which children are placed in the care of people other than their biological parents...

Student Study Center has negligible impact on “failing freshmen” grades

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2015

Although the program has enabled some students to raise their grades, attendance has become an issue among tutees. Only 79 tutees attend tutoring regularly, and 58 tutees have eight or more absences. Of the 58 who are absent regularly, 20 are from the initial 10th grade referral group.

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