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INFOGRAPHIC: Whats your aesthetic?

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s your aesthetic?

Kalista Palarca, Multimedia Editor
September 21, 2023
In an increasingly stylized society, it is important to stick out by discovering your own unique aesthetic.
Kayla Cassella by Kailie Sicolo [STUDENT]

Where Are They Now: Kayla Cassella

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
September 11, 2023
Take a look into Class of 2016 graduate Kayla Cassella's life.
Giving advice on an assignment, Jenny Byington interacts with her students. She became a teacher because she loved working with people. “She has made me a better student in a sense,” sophomore Angel Fonseca said. “The way she presents the work and the deadlines on everything is really clear and it helps me manage my other work as well.”

New Year, New Experiences

Yaritzza Montenegro, Staff Writer
May 10, 2023
Teachers discuss their growth throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
An Hour In ... Robotics II

An Hour In … Robotics II

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
April 21, 2023
As the build season comes to a close, students clean up and work on different projects.
Looking up to his Pez Candy Dispensers, junior Jaidyn Rogers has been displaying and organizing his collection for the past two years. Rogers has incorporated more rare and limited edition pieces in the past years. “My favorite in my collection is Bugs Bunny wearing a sombrero,” Rogers said. “But I also love my large dispensers as well because they aren’t as common.”

Avid Pez Collector: Meet Jaidyn Rogers

Ava Julian
April 11, 2023
Jaidyn Rogers owns Pez dispensers from an inherited collection.

LVMPD meets with parents to share dangers of social media

Ellie Lakatos and Travis McGinnis
April 4, 2023
Parents learn about the potential dangers of online behaviors
Where are They now: Elizabeth Bovill

Where are They now: Elizabeth Bovill

Lily Gurdison, Multimedia Editor
April 3, 2023
2019 Interior Design Graduate shares her experience as a mom and soon to be architect.
An Hour In ... Photography

An Hour In … Photography

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
March 24, 2023
Using techniques they learned, photography students recreate famous paintings using props in the classroom.
Since the addition of lanyards in school dress code, more students have taken advantage of expressing their interests, organizations or identities.

Tiny Forms of Expression Through Pins

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
March 24, 2023
When students or educators display pins around their lanyards or bags, it's a subtle reminder of who they are.
Creating his own head to toe cosplay attire through 3D printing, Staheli proudly poses for his professional photos. Im most proud of the things I make because not many people have the chance to make something thats one of a kind, like my suit, Staheli said. Its the same with everything I make. Im really proud because it was by my effort that it exists.

Creative Cosplayer, 3D Printer: Meet Samuel Staheli

Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer
March 20, 2023
Cosplayer and 3D Printer shares his experiences, goals and more.
Where Are They Now: Diana Jean

Where Are They Now: Diana Jean

Lily Gurdison, Multimedia Editor
March 10, 2023
2015 Fashion Design graduate shares her experience as a flight attendant.
Toasting granules of rice Kimberly Bakke stays busy in the kitchen. Chef Bakke joined this school in the year 2021 and has been working hard ever since. “Even if you told me youre going to work a lot at your new job as a teacher I wouldnt change what I do, and I think all that I did back then made me who I am today.”


Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer
March 6, 2023
Baking & Pastry and Foods instructor shares her journey from executive pastry chef to magnet high school teacher.

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