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As they illustrate their final projects, Fashion Design I freshmen navigate how to make their creation out of food items. The semester was spent expressing and designing their ideas with watercolor paint, some of which will be displayed at the art show. “We’re really excited to not only teach the subjects that we do, but show whats being done in our classrooms,” Art teacher Brandon Lafountain said. “We can share it as a school instead of just a singular class and work together as a group.”

Art Teachers to Host First Student Showcase

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 4, 2022
Community members will have the opportunity to view student artwork.
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.

Club Preview: A look into the week of December 5

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.
Throwing away his leftover lunch, junior Narek Tonoyan makes sure that his surroundings are clean before lunch dismissal. Custodians and supporting staff have to work in a timely and efficient manner to ensure a sanitary campus. “Health inspectors visited a couple weeks ago, and we still got A’s in all of our kitchens,” Assistant Principal Cameron Roehm said. “It’s nice that even with a shorter staff, they’re working really hard to make it [campus] good for every student and staff member.”

CCSD in the Midst of Custodial Shortage

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
Workload for custodians has increased, prompting staff and students to support their efforts.
Breaking News: Fashion Design Students Sweep ‘Hunger Games’ Sustainable Art Competition

Breaking News: Fashion Design Students Sweep ‘Hunger Games’ Sustainable Art Competition

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
November 18, 2022
CityNeon rewards flexible and creative students.
After being featured on Buzzfeed, the New Jersey bagel shop opened its first west coast location. Grade: A-

Indulge in Eccentric Flavors at ‘The Bagel Nook’

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
November 3, 2022
The Bagel Nook provides unique flavors for all breakfast treats.
As the Environmental club prepares to provide a new event for students on campus, they aim to provide information on the heavy effects of fast fashion. Aside from trading clothing, there will be a selection of games and snacks for participants. “We were studying fast fashion, and the impact it has on the environment,” adviser Martha Horner said. “One of the things that we had discovered is that people aren’t keeping their clothes as long. People would wear something one or two times, or in a lot of cases, not wear them at all.”

Environmental Club to Host First ‘Trade Day’ to fight fast fashion pollution

Ashley Harris
October 19, 2022
Students can trade or donate clothing while enjoying games and snacks.
With an upbeat playlist and colorful interior, MochiCo is a great place to hang out with friends. Grade: A

Try a Modern Take on Traditional Japanese Snacks at ‘MochiCo’

October 17, 2022
Whether you’re in a sweet or savory mood, MochiCo will satisfy those cravings.
Practicing her bass, Poselero finds a new bass line for her band’s new original song. Writing her own content has always been a great way to express her, and her band’s creativity. “Its really cool to see when I’m on stage and how people are taken aback because of my height,” Poselero said. “People don’t expect this tiny, little lady to be screaming her lungs out. My energy is completely different than if I were to just be talking to someone, and I fell in love with what that felt like.”

Rockin’ Band Member: Meet Zielle Poselero

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
October 4, 2022
Poselero shares experiences performing in front of live audiences with her band.
The marshmallow challenge is an activity COM101 teacher Henry Evans organizes each school year, as skills utilized often apply to speeches given throughout the semester. “Public speaking is not easy, but its made a little easier when you engage in friendly activities with the people youll be presenting your speeches to,“ Evans said. Photo Credit: Ashley Harris

An Hour in … COM101

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
August 29, 2022
To start the year, students practiced teamwork with a building exercise.
Looking over their footage, freshmen and sophomores in Video Production I are practicing filming stories. Students began learning the necessary skills to make content for the morning news show. “I love video production and notice I use a lot of the skills in other classes,” sophomore Ellie Lakatos said. “I’ve done video editing since I was a kid, and I enjoy being able to do it more effectively. It’ll [multimedia] promote bigger growth of the program and students will learn more. Having one teacher who can only teach one class isn’t as good as having multiple who can teach different aspects.” Photo Credit: Ashley Harris

Multimedia Communications Added to Design Academy

Ashley Harris
March 25, 2022
Web Design program phased out to make room for new area of study
SPARK: Controversies in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

SPARK: Controversies in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Ashley Harris
March 10, 2022
Prominent issues around the world sparked controversies during this year’s Olympics.