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Infographic: Events at the 2021 Oscars

Infographic: Events at the 2021 Oscars Learn about what happened during the awards ceremony

Kristin Bernasor May 10, 2021

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Releasing their very first EP, the trio, Trousdale, dulges into the angst side of love with slow-tempo songs. Rating: B. Photo Credit: A1234

Delve into the feeling of Heartache with ‘Look Around’ Listen to the soft indie sound of Trousdale

Kristin Bernasor April 23, 2021

There are negative sides to everything, and love is not excluded. At some point in time, people will experience the difficult struggles of love, such as heartbreak and breakups. Trousdale’s first EP,...

After working on the yearbook virtually, the staff of The Howl have turned in all pages of the book and deemed it complete. “At that moment, all I felt was tired if I’m gonna be honest with you,” editor-in-chief Alan Org said. “At the same time, I also felt pretty happy. We had just spent the entire weekend working on the book so I definitely felt like I was free. ”
Photo Credit: Alan Org

Yearbook Staff Wraps Up Production After a year of working, volume 12 has been finalized

Kristin Bernasor March 30, 2021

With this yearbook being the first one to be created in distance learning instead of in-person, the staff were aware that the 2021 year wouldn’t be easy. They would have to help the new members and adapt...

Stay Alert During Caffeine Awareness Month

'> Stay Alert During Caffeine Awareness Month Learn about what's in your coffee, soft drinks

Kristin Bernasor March 23, 2021

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Building the bridges to a covid-free world

'> Building the bridges to a covid-free world How we were affected by the pandemic, and how we're

The pandemic's beginning spread To call the past twelve months chaotic would be the understatement of the millennia. Faced with a once-in-a-century pandemic that was uniquely infectious...

Starting last week, new assistant principal Arlene Andrade has been working to get to know the staff and students better. “I’m excited to see the things [students] do here,” Andrade said. “I’m really looking forward to having interactions with the students and also to help them.” 
Photo Credit: Arlene Andrade

Learning Strategist Promoted to Assistant Principal Moving from West Preparatory School, Arlene Andrade replaces former assistant principal Trish Taylor

Kristin Bernasor March 4, 2021

After the departure of Trish Taylor, new principal of East Tech CTA, new Assistant Principal Arlene Andrade has taken over the office for attendance, student success, and facilities. Prior to starting...

Surrounded by his 336 Funko Pops, freshman Ethan White holds his favorite figurines. Some of the most expensive ones in his collection are Spongebob Squarepants and the One Piece character, Brook. “When people learn about it and I tell them ‘Oh, I have this big collection of Funko Pops,’ they’re like ‘Oh, wow! Really?’” White said. “So it’s not really embarrassing, but at the same time, you kind of waste your money on that. Like, you could’ve bought a new pair of shoes or new clothes.”
Photo Credit: Ethan White

Pop Culture Figurine Collector: Meet Ethan White Falling into the world of Funko Pops, Ethan White has been collecting for over four years

Kristin Bernasor February 18, 2021

Stepping into Brad’s Toys, freshman Ethan White is immediately filled with excitement as he sees the newest Funko Pop additions to his favorite anime series, Sword Art Online. He picks up his new finds...

Where Are They Now: Hayley Halsey

Where Are They Now: Hayley Halsey Former Interior Design student dedicating her time to focus on art

Kristin Bernasor February 11, 2021

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Q&A: If high schools were to reopen in the hybrid model, would you choose to return to campus?

Q&A: If high schools were to reopen in the hybrid model, would you choose to return to campus?

Kristin Bernasor February 9, 2021

A possibility of a hybrid model has been put into place, which allows students to return to the school building. We asked students if they would personally go back if schools were to reopen.

Sheryl Shenafia releases a new album discussing love and heartbreak.Rating: BPhoto Credit: Indah Lynda

Fall in and out of love with Jennovine Let your feelings go with R&B songs about devotion

Kristin Bernasor February 4, 2021

For almost seven years, singer-songwriter Sheryl Shenafia has dedicated her entire career releasing pop and R&B songs in her native language, Indonesian, for fans coming from the same country. Now...

With the new semester, the K-pop club has been in discussion about what activities are planned for the rest of the year. Some of these changes include posting more dance covers on their social media and taking song suggestions for future posts. “We want to have an end of the year video performance,” president Sean Tran said, “I think it’ll turn out good since our recent video performance was a success.”
Art Credit: Kristin Bernasor

K-Pop Club Makes Changes For New Semester Members adjust to other activities, asides from teaching choreography

Kristin Bernasor January 19, 2021

With the online switch this year and no clear date for when or if school will return in-person, the K-Pop club board has had to make changes to make sure it’s still running smoothly. Like many other...

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