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Where are they now: Leon Boyles

Where are they now: Leon Boyles

Ava Julian, Staff Writer
April 11, 2024
Here's a glimpse into 2016 graduate Leon Boyles' life.
Looks That Could Kill

Looks That Could Kill

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
April 9, 2024
Resurfacing on TikTok under the guise of beauty hacks, Looksmaxxing claims improve complexion and figure through brutal methods of beautifying. These range from using chewing gum to define the jawline, to forcefully reconstructing the facial structure with a hammer.
Celebrating their victory, FCCLA members group together to take a picture. All participating members received a gold or silver medal at their competition. “I’m very proud of everyone’s hard work,” adviser Jennifer Gonzales said. “Their projects aren’t ones that can be completed in a couple days. It took hard word and dedication, and the fact everyone earned a silver or gold medal is something to be very proud of.”


Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
April 3, 2024
FCCLA members compete in STAR events, win medals, and spend time together as a chapter.
What Animal Are You? Contest

‘What Animal Are You?’ Contest

Kathryn Peterson, Social Media Coordinator
April 3, 2024
Enter this month's contest for a chance to win.
During last year’s Coyote Coachella, performer Aerhann Casupang sings “Freaking Out the Neighborhood” by Mac DeMarco for the crowd. The event allowed him to share his talent with the school community. “I was a little nervous to perform at first,” Casupang said. “After a little I was not really nervous because my friends came to support [me].”

Stuco Dance Committee Hosts Coyote Coachella

Zelina Panissidi, Staff Writer
April 3, 2024
The event is to be held on April 4 from 2-4 p.m.
Relighting her candle, junior Kailie Sicolo prepares to take a picture during the NHS induction ceremony. Members enjoyed refreshments and utilized photo opportunities after the ceremony. “The induction ceremony made me feel proud of myself and it was nice to celebrate getting into the club with my friends,” Sicolo said. “I missed the first meeting because I was out of state for a field trip, so I’m excited to attend my first meeting as an inducted member.”

Club Preview: A look into the week of April 2

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer
April 2, 2024
NHS begins the process of board elections, Art Club makes felt creations, and Book Club discusses their book of the month.


Nino Galloway, Staff
April 2, 2024
Coyote Olympics was a major school event with a lot of planning behind it.
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Everyone should be able to enjoy art, but we shouldnt forget the reprehensible things its creators do.

You cannot completely separate art from the artist

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
March 30, 2024
A piece of art is forever attached to whoever made it, and although it can be enjoyed no matter the creator, it is important to acknowledge who they are and the terrible things they’ve done instead of ignoring or defending them.


Ayma Malik, Editor in Chief
March 28, 2024
Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd.
This was a nice divergence from the assignments we usually do, sophomore said. My favorite part was analyzing how the aluminum reacted with the copper sulfate.


Ayma Malik, Editor in Chief
March 26, 2024
Students complete a hands-on lab project.
Bowing their heads, Team Serbia receives their medals for earning the most points and winning the Coyote Olympics.

Coyote Olympics Day 4: Serbia takes it all the way

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
March 25, 2024
Friday was the final day of the olympics where the top three teams played an array of minigames to earn some final points.
 Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a fulfilling remake of the original 2005 movie.
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‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ Doesn’t Fall Short

Daphney Garcia Hatton, Staff Writer
March 25, 2024
A modern “enemies to coworkers to lovers” comedy.

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