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Alumni Madison McGinty, Gustavo Meza, Mariah (Dani) Gonzalez, and senior Kelsey Bautista (third from the left) hand out yearbooks at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This year, Bautista urges students to buy yearbooks. She states, "We encourage people to buy it to see how hard their classmates worked all year for a book worth their while."
The Past, Present, and Future of the Yearbook
Abby Barajas, Journalist • September 27, 2020

A yearbook keeps the most precious memories of the school year safe to remember and reflect upon. Many students can look back on a yearbook from the past...

University Preparatory Alumni Katherine Jensen is holding a Black Lives Matter poster in preparation for protest, titled, "Caravan for Unity." It was an anti-MAGA (Make America Great Again) event on September 14, 2020 at Spring Valley Lake.
1st Amendment and Protesting: What You Need to Know
Caitlynn Kelley, Journalist and Editor • September 17, 2020

The First Amendment...

Freshman Bindiya Bhangu is Vice President of the Class of 2024. She lives in Oak Hills and used to struggle with her schedule. She states, "Some events in ASB required me to stay late and that conflicted with homework." She adds that for most events she stays at school right after her classes, causing a delay with the other tasks she has to do. With distance learning, she can now balance her work schedule with ease.
The Double-Edged Sword of Distance Learning
Angelica Baclig, Journalist • September 11, 2020

According to Los Angeles...

This photo of Young Marine Sergeant Anessa  Martinez giving an anti-bullying presentation for Seek to Inspire last year was used to advertise for the club this year. Instead of presentations like these, Seek to Inspire plans to give awareness presentations via Zoom or Google Meets in the near future. Seek to Inspire was one of many clubs who encountered technical difficulties during the virtual club fair held on September 8th, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
Club Fair taken online presents problems for students
Leslie Tello and Janelle White September 8, 2020

Instead of pulling out...

Senior Martina Sadeek (left) is shown here with friends in Egypt. She moved to the US with her family when she was 9 years old. Speaking mainly Arabic, she struggled with learning the language. She states, "I think it would [take] a longer time to learn English for immigrants who are currently quarantined. The way that I learned English required me to be able to communicate with people in school and outside of school."
Immigrant Families: Troubles Abroad and at Home
Leslie Tello, Editor • August 24, 2020

For senior Dina Hatem...

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Junior Alison Betancourt doing a quick nail clean in the middle of a session with a client. At 17 years old, she started her own nail business, Shannails,  because she could not find a nail tech she liked. Her father inspired her entrepreneurial spirit. "My dad made me go through the path of business. He started his own trucking business, so I was like, ‘I can start my small company of whatever I want, and what I am good at.’”
Nailing Entrepreneurship: Alison Betancourt
Naretzi Velasquez, Journalist • May 24, 2020

Some teenagers’ dream is to be able to say that they can make their own money. But the reality is that most of these teens do not get hired, whether it is because they are too young, too busy, or just underqualified. But what if a teen could make their own business?  Junior Alison Betancourt does not have to ponder on the “what if?” This student is an entrepreneur in the making; at only 17-years-old, Betancourt started her nail business, Shannails. As a little kid, Betancourt had a...

A group of people protest at Jess Ranch in Apple Valley. There has protests in the High Desert, in Apple Valley and Victorville respectively, against police brutality and in remembrance of George Floyd. In Jess Ranch, there was a clash between two Hispanic girls and two men who tried to hit them with his car.
"I Can't Breathe": BLM and the People, Protests, and Police
Caitlynn Kelley, Journalist • June 14, 2020

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor at the hands of current and former police officers, among many others, have sparked outrage. The killings have renewed interest in the Black Lives Matter movement and protests have erupted nationally and internationally against police brutality. Floyd’s death on May 25th was the catalyst for the protests, mainly made up of young and racially diverse people, that...

"Light it Up Like Dynamite!": A teaser image of KPOP boy group sensation BTS for their new English song
REVIEW: BTS Releases an Energetic Full-English Song 'Dynamite'
Janelle White, Co-Editor in Chief • August 25, 2020

Full disclosure: BTS has dominated the minds of many people, whether they want it to or not. With their increasing popularity, it isn't out of...

The sky providing a fascinating sight for all to gaze upon. Much like these upcoming events, the sky is displaying its sheer beauty.
Space Events You Can View From Your Backyard this Month
April 10, 2020

The quarantine may have you down, but it's time to look up! Specifically, look up at the sky. Starting this week, there will be four different...

From watching your favorite singers perform virtual concerts on Instagram Live to playing Settlers of Catan online with your friends, there
8 Things to Do During Quarantine and Social Distancing
April 4, 2020

Ever since California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all schools within the state would have to shut down and transition to distance learning,...

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