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Preparing to bathe their “patient,” junior Christine Wu is working on providing the best care for their future patients. Wong was trying to get a time of 20 minutes or less to finish a bed bath skill on the mannequin. “There are definitely skills I am better at, but I think for all of them you just need to practice,” Wu said. “I feel pretty good about the nursing exam. Ms. Trummel explains well why each skill is important and stresses why its important for the test and real life.”

An Hour In … Nursing

February 1, 2023

Infographic: How To Use ChatGPT As A Tool For School

Infographic: How To Use ChatGPT As A Tool For School

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
January 31, 2023
With the introduction of the new AI technology, ChatGPT can be used as a helpful instrument for education.
Gliding through the water, junior Justyn Grayce Moceros races towards the finish line. She has been swimming since she was 4. “I like how swimming is more of an individual sport,” Moceros said. “You don’t really have to rely on other people, which I really like. I don’t really like to depend on people because people usually tend to disappoint you and it’s better to just make sure that you can do things yourself.”

Sensational Swimmer: Meet Justyn Grayce Moceros

Yaritzza Montenegro, Staff Writer
January 30, 2023
Moceros continues to grow in her swimming journey.
INFOGRAPHIC: CREATING GROUP RESOLUTIONS FOR 2023

INFOGRAPHIC: CREATING GROUP RESOLUTIONS FOR 2023

Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer
January 27, 2023
Millions make New Year's resolutions to start off the year on the right foot, but how many of them actually follow through with them?
With the continued rise of social media, more and more teenagers are logging onto apps like Instagram, Tiktok and Twitter. Despite dealing with all of the problems concerning student social media use, assistant principal Cameron Rohem still has faith in the students. “I think most teenagers are definitely responsible enough,” Roehm said. “There are still exceptions, but I think for the most part that high schoolers or even middle schoolers are at an age where they can be responsible for their actions.”

Irresponsible Social Media usage continues to scuff teen digital footprints

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
January 26, 2023
Concern continues to rise regarding Gen Z digital behavior.
What Makes an Adult?

What Makes an Adult?

Tishie Nyitray
January 11, 2023
Do people magically become adults on their eighteenth birthday? Or does more go into this label?
Standing beside his personal “Dig Dug” cabinet, freshman Nicholas Arone is working towards adding more machines to his collection. He has had an interest in arcade games since five years old. “My dream cabinet is a six player ‘X-Men’ or a dedicated ‘Ghosts and Goblins’ cabinet,” Arone said. “But my favorite game from the old school era is ‘DigDug.’”

Dedicated Arcade Game Renovator: Meet Nicholas Arone

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
January 10, 2023
Freshman Nicholas Arone has spent the past four years working on repairing his own arcade cabinets.
Posing for pictures and hanging out with Minnie Mouse Catherine Viggato recounts her time working at Epcot in the year 2006. I really enjoyed the time I spent there because I got to know a lot of people from different parts of the country, Viggato said. It was the first time I was out on my own so it was good to get that experience.

Experienced Hospitality Industry Worker: Meet Catherine Viggato

Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer
January 5, 2023
Hospitality teacher Catherine Viggato shares her experiences as a worker in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Competing in the Esports Mountain Region league playoffs, the Southwest Squids celebrate their hard-earned win. Practicing since September, their hard work pays off. “What sets us apart from the other school teams is that we have a lot more power and a lot more strength as players,” junior Carl Reiner said. “I’m noticing that whenever we play the best teams the region has to offer, I’m just kind of disappointed. I felt like we would have a much bigger competition but it turns out we’re beating them with no more than eighty percent of our power.”

First place, undefeated: Meet the Southwest Squids

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
December 12, 2022
Team will play for the championship on Tuesday.
Where They Are Now: Kevin Camelo

Where They Are Now: Kevin Camelo

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022
Learn about Class of 2017 Kevin Camelo's life after graduation.
Pulling from real world inspirations, sophomore Elenarose Telona thinks up new concepts for a society. Telona and her teammates decided to reference their own ethnicities, which made their civilization more personal to them. “Right now were brainstorming ideas,” Telona said. “One of us is Peruvian, one Incas, and Im Filipino, so we named it Phillinca. Then another thing was to find a middle ground where we could place our civilization, so we made it an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. So were thinking of things that already exist and adding them into our civilization.”

An Hour In … World History

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022
Imagining themselves 3000 years in the past, students think up new civilizations.
Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

Where are they now: Marynelle Garcia

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
December 5, 2022
Former fashion student Marynelle Garcia, and her life after graduating.