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Where Are They Now: Skyler Lao

Where Are They Now: Skyler Lao

Raeness Lantaya
May 9, 2022
Take a look into 2016 graduate Skyler Lao's life.
An Hour In... Engineering II

An Hour In… Engineering II

Raeness Lantaya
May 9, 2022
Students build bridges to understand trusses.
Upcoming Concerts You Should Check Out: April Edition

Upcoming Concerts You Should Check Out: April Edition

Raeness Lantaya
April 1, 2022
If you are looking for a live event to enjoy with friends and family, or even by yourself, here are some concerts to see in April.
Where Are They Now: Caitleen Navarro

Where Are They Now: Caitleen Navarro

Raeness Lantaya
March 19, 2022
SWCTA graduate Caitleen Navarro discusses her past, current, and future plans.
Where Are They Now: Julianne Goy

Where Are They Now: Julianne Goy

Raeness Lantaya
March 17, 2022
Former Nursing Assistant student, Julianne Goy shares life after graduation.
Students in Employability Skills work together to create and present an interview skit. To prepare them for their future, students learned to make a resume and move through the interview process. “This assignment is preparing me for the real world as it’s the basic structure in getting a job once I’m of age,” freshman Bianca Purio said. “It’s preparing me for what I will soon take on in the future, showing me what to expect and do.”
 Photo Credit: Raeness Lantaya

Mock Job Interviews Conducted in Employability Skills

Raeness Lantaya
March 10, 2022
Students in Employability Skills learn the job interview process by creating skits.
An Hour In ... AP Human Geography

An Hour In … AP Human Geography

Raeness Lantaya
March 3, 2022
Sophomores learn the variety of influences human have on the environment.
As her stress piles up from a tough homework assignment, Rollf decides it’s time for a brief break. Rollf got into position and cracked her neck to release built-up tension. “I crack my bones for stress relief, out of boredom, when I’m nervous, or just to fidget around with,” Rollf said. “It’s usually quiet in class, so when I get bored and start cracking my bones, my neighbor will look at me weird because of how loud it is. When I’m by myself, I can enjoy the sounds of it without receiving weird looks.” 
 Photo Credit: Madisyn Rollf

Crackin’ Bones: Meet Madisyn Rollf

Raeness Lantaya
February 7, 2022
Madisyn Rollf started cracking her bones after witnessing her father.
Where are they now: Brittny Mikhaiel

Where are they now: Brittny Mikhaiel

Raeness Lantaya
November 24, 2021
From respiratory therapist major, to future United States Air Force lieutenant.
An hour in... English 10 Honors

An hour in… English 10 Honors

Raeness Lantaya
November 23, 2021
Students are working on a newspaper project related to the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
PODCAST: The Fears of Growing Older

PODCAST: The Fears of Growing Older

Crystalyn Estabillo and Raeness Lantaya
November 17, 2021
The future is daunting, and growing up itself can be a scary thought.