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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

by Baysia Herron, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Basketball season is the busiest time for the coaches, and they are currently in the thick of it. To accommodate all the practices and games, they have to sacrifice a majority of their personal time, which can also be an inconvenience for their families. “There is not a lot of time for fun and fa...

Humble Hand

Humble Hand

by Sarah Dolder, Social Media Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Features

After interning with a hand surgeon, two high school students were inspired and able to create a 3-D printed prosthetic hand that they designed and built by themselves. Juniors Rakaan Alhaddad and Rohan Mehta spent the summer trying to create the best design for their prosthetic arm for amputees to ...

Dancing to the Taal

Dancing to the Taal

by Mahi Patel, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features

      After their energetic performance at the September and November pep rallies, everyone wonders who these dancers are and what their story is. Taal is the new Bollywood dance club, created by juniors Manisha Abraham and Kareena Senghani.         “Taal means rhythm in Hindi,” Manisha said.  “[Ta...

Students Begin IB Program in Sophomore Year

Students Begin IB Program in Sophomore Year

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features

A small number of sophomores are picked every year to be entered halfway into the preparatory courses for the International Baccalaureate program. In eighth grade, many students apply to the high school International Baccalaureate program, an advanced curriculum that prepares students for college and...

Students Make Worldwide Connections Through Art

Students Make Worldwide Connections Through Art

by Juliette Roberts, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features

The National Art Honor Society club is participating in the Memory Project that allows art students to create and donate portraits to children in overseas countries facing crises. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that sends pictures of children in residential homes and care centers to art students, and then mail...

Seniors Reserve Parking Spots

Seniors Reserve Parking Spots

by Pantea Jamshidi Nouri, Digital Media Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

The school’s reserved parking spots incited excitement among the senior class, eager to start the school year right by painting their parking spots. 118 spaces were sold in the parking lots of  portables, fine arts and Africa. The idea of reserved parking spots was proposed before, yet the details of...

Students, faculty trailblazing hurricane relief efforts

Students, faculty trailblazing hurricane relief efforts

by Robert Szot, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features

While headlines are moving  on from the hurricanes that struck the coasts this hurricane season, some students and faculty continue to help with the relief efforts even weeks after the major hurricanes made landfall. Many had different reasons for helping, but all throughout the campus, there was one commo...

Leonardo DiCaprio: Environmental Activist

Leonardo DiCaprio: Environmental Activist

by Briana Lao, Copy Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features

As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, it is important to recognize public figures who have made efforts to improve the environment that we live in. Not all environmental activists are recognized with Nobel Peace Prizes, and in actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s case, he is revered more for his acting while his e...

Wright Way to Fly

Wright Way to Fly

by India Agar, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features

The field of clean transportation expands as the Wright Electric Company introduces its plan to design a fully electric aircraft during the next 20 years, alongside investing companies such as Combinator, AirBnB, Dropbox and Zenefits. Wright promises to replace petrochemical consumption with battery-...

Kicking Her Way to Success

Kicking Her Way to Success

by Madison Moseley, Co editor-in-chief of design

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Top Stories

The crowd cheers as senior Nimra Wasiq accepts her second place medal at the Pan American Taekwondo Union Competition. After six years of practicing taekwondo, first-degree black belt Nimra is trying out for the Pakistan National Team. Nimra was put into taekwondo by her parents in the 6th grade...

A Day Without America

A Day Without America

by Jack Orozco, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

A large population of immigrants started a protest entitled “A Day without Immigrants” all over the nation. This started when President Trump  signed executive orders concerning immigration policies and prompting discussion to deport non criminal immigrants in out of the country.In a reaction to...

Gearheads’ Playground

Gearheads’ Playground

by Alex Alcocer, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News, News, Photos

A look into the state-bound Autotech Class One of the observations in large high school campuses all around the country is the ease in which a person, group or organization is lost in the commotion. The same could be said with the Automotive Technology Class, hidden in plain sight of the students th...

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