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Winterfest Court Couples: Helen Le and Julian Bernado

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


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

Helen Le My most prideful achievements include thinking of relatively accurate synonyms off the top of my head when I can’t think of anything else, scoring high on my ACT despite not having enough time to finish the math section properly, sticking with sports in high school even though I’ve ne...

Winterfest Court Couples: Erin Baquiran and Jordan Harris

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


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

Erin Baquiran Erin Baquiran is not 12 I swear… she is hoping to get into UC Irvine or UCLA  to study towards becoming an engineer. You might have heard of Emanate, which is Erin’s brand with her own artwork that donates portions of the proceeds to the Reach Out Worldwide Foundation. She starte...

If you could have true love or 1 million dollars, what would you choose?

Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Polls, Showcase, Student, Uncategorized

“True love because in this economy one million dollars is not worth that much,” Jasmine Frando, Senior   “True love because I have my true love right now and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Jayden Nouert, Senior   “True love because if I just had a mill...

Dear Santa

Haley Nelson, Student

December 19, 2017


Filed under Dear Santa, Showcase, Student

When I was 9 years old, I asked for a guinea pig, and I got one (to my dismay my sisters named him Twinkle Skywalker). When I was 11 years old, my Hunger Games obsessed self asked for a bow and arrow, and I got one. When I was 14 years old, I asked for a typewriter, and, surprise, I got one. Throughout...

Dear Santa

Gabriella Backus, Student

December 19, 2017


Filed under Dear Santa, Showcase, Student

Give me some damn money this Christmas. You heard me.  Give me some damn money!  I have come to the cynical conclusion that the world revolves around money, so give me some money. Give me some damn money so I can pay off my parent’s bills. Give me some damn money so I can give everyone wh...

Dear Santa

Gabriella Backus, Student

December 19, 2017


Filed under Dear Santa, Showcase, Student

Hi there. It’s me again, Santa, it’s Gabriella—you hear from me every year.  And every year, I ask for something materialistic.  Something you can buy at a store, something you pay for, something your elves can make.  But really, I don’t think my life is drastically improved by a new phone, ...

Dear Santa

Kaitlyn Son, Student

December 19, 2017


Filed under Dear Santa, Showcase, Student

I know I do not deserve much of anything, and I know I haven’t been the kindest person in the world but, I would like for you to fulfill my wishes just this once.  For Christmas this year, I would like to finally love all of me, I would like to know who I am, and I would like to know my place in ...

Dear Santa

Alex Rubio, Student

December 19, 2017


Filed under Dear Santa, Showcase, Student

I have been a good boy all year; so let's make a deal.  All I want this year is to pass the European History Exam.  I’m not asking for you to get me a Nintendo Switch or front row tickets to a BTS concert, I just want to pass the European History Exam in order for my mental health to improve.  ...

Seasonal fun activities at Dell’Osso Farms

Seasonal fun activities at Dell’Osso Farms

Kaleb DeLaCruz, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

From ziplines that are high in the sky to a spooky haunted house, this family farm books fun and more. Dell’Osso Family Farm has been around for generations, but it was founded as an asparagus farm in the 1920 by three brothers from Italy.  The farm was then passed down to Rudy Dell’Osso in the 1950...

Harassment or flirting: how’s a guy to know?

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A man approaches a woman at a bar and offers to buy her a drink. The man compliments the woman’s good looks and the woman reciprocates the flirting. They proceed to carry on the conversation, with the man clearly showing his interest in the woman. Before the evening ends, she slips him her phone number. A...

Hollywood ‘casting couch’ exposed

Hollywood ‘casting couch’ exposed

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For years, stories of sexual harassment, assault and rape have surfaced involving big names in the entertainment industry. “A lot of up-and-coming actresses and actors want to make it big in Hollywood and it’s really hard for them because there are so many of them, so in order to get big a lot ...

#MeToo

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Women can band together even as strangers on social media, joined by their shared experience with sexual harassment or assault. They can create a community of sorts based on support and advice through scary, traumatic times. But social media isn’t always beneficial in terms of sexual harassment...

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