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Rocking out on stage, THE REDPILLS perform a cover of “Looking Out for You” by Joy Again at Coyote Coachella 2024. The band also performed in 2023 where they experienced playing in front of a crowd for the first time. “Performing at Coyote Coachella was super fun for all of us,” drummer Oliver Rondez said. “Seeing the crowd that we had brought together really made me and my band members super happy. It’s really satisfying to see people enjoying the music that you are making.”

Sweet Sounds: Meet THE REDPILLS

Adrienne Vera-Perez and Joy Ryan
May 1, 2024
THE REDPILLS share their experiences as an up-and-coming band, future plans and releases.
Danica Ruiz posing for a photo in front of a beautiful backdrop, “There are so many (inspirational), amazing, beautiful singers and songwriters out there,” Ruiz said. She has professional looking photos done to post to social media and on resumes.

Singer and Songwriter: Meet Danica Ruiz

Hayden Hunt, Staff writer
March 25, 2024
Sophomore Danica Ruiz has been following her dream of becoming a famous singer/songwriter since she was a kid.
Joining the march, freshman Jaidyn Eddington sets to interact with the cheering crowd alongside her float. After the exhausting preparation of puppet-handling and choreography, the Halloween parade was ready. “I guess its just a big pile of dopamine,” Eddington said. “Like youre constantly happy, youre loving the work environment, youre loving seeing the smiles on everyones faces as you go down the streets; everyones positive, everyone tries their hardest to make everyone smile, and its just a good experience.” Photo credit: Leslie Robertson

Determined Parade Marcher: Meet Jaidyn Eddington

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
March 5, 2024
Jaidyn Eddington shares her pursuit in parade performances.
Cooking with her stepdad and stepbrother, junior Maria Flor Bordinhon enjoys one of her many hobbies. As a culinary student, she is devoted to the art of cooking. “I really love cooking,” Bordinhon said. “It’s fun for me to cook up new dishes for my family and just experiment with recipes I’ve never tried before.”

Jack of all Trades: Meet Maria Flor Bordinhon

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer
February 28, 2024
Bordinhon shares her journey in expanding her knowledge on a variety of skills.
Posing on the ski lift, senior Neah Tablit ascends up Lee Canyon Ski Resort’s mountains. Lee Canyon has served as an outlet for individuals, like Tablit, to learn new skills like snowboarding, as extreme winter sports aren’t prevalent in Las Vegas. “I was able to step out of my comfort zone,” Tablit said. “Snowboarding introduced me to a completely new physical activity that requires balance, coordination, and strength, which was unfamiliar to me and challenging at first. Snowboarding allowed me to overcome my fear of falling and push myself to try new tricks.”

Enthusiastic Snowboarder: Meet Neah Tablit

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
Senior Neah Tablit illustrates her snowboarding journey.
Performing at an open mic, senior Alina Adams sings an original song.
“I asked the owner when and where it was, and I went down there and I sang three songs,” Alina Adams said. “They asked me to come back and host the next one. Ive been hoping to go back and work on more stuff and like bring new songs to help myself get over stage fright.”

Aspiring Music Artist: Meet Alina Adams

Daphney Garcia Hatton and Paizley Swaney
February 7, 2024
Adams’ music career is on the rise.
Standing beside their prized plushies, sophomore Marcrow Farinas has grown their collection bit by bit. “I got my plushies online,” sophomore Marcrow Farinas said. “Sometimes from my parents or birthdays too. My favorite is the Springbonnie plush. I bring it everywhere with me and I clean it at least once a day.”

FNAF Fanatic: Meet Marcrow Farinas

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
January 8, 2024
Sophomore Marcrow Farinas expresses their obsession of eight years; FNAF.
Competing in the Vegas Cubing Fall 2023 competition, sophomore Preston Schwartz rushes to solve the Pyraminx puzzle. Schwartz has competed in various competitions to display his skills. “The Pyraminx [puzzle] is my best event,” Schwartz said. “It’s the one that I focus the most on.”

Rubik’s Cube Champion: Meet Preston Schwartz

Zelina Panissidi, Staff Writer
December 6, 2023
Sophomore trains his skill of solving Rubik’s Cubes.
Janitor Darryl Bryant poses beside his rare 1964 TR4 in 1984. It was the first car he ever owned and considered a classic car at the time, and even more so now. “I’ve always been with cars,” Byrant said. “Back in my day when you were fifteen you had a drivers license. My parents bought me a 1964 TR4, it was broken, it didn’t have an engine, and I rebuilt it myself, that’s how I got into it. I’ve always loved cars, engines, things that go fast, in a straight line, 400 mph in about 2 seconds.”

Mechanic, Navy Sailor, Motorcyclist: Meet Darryl Bryant

Ava Torres, Staff Writer
November 15, 2023
Janitor Darryl Bryant shares his varied life career paths.
Posing together for a picture in front of their childhood home. The Evarts triplets share a lot more than just their identical features. “Growing up we had to share a lot of stuff,” freshman Emily Evarts said. “and even now I borrow some of my brother’s clothes, and they borrow some of my drawing or art supplies. But that is the nice thing about being a triplet.”

Three Peas in a Pod: Meet the Evarts Triplets

Ava Julian, Staff Writer
September 29, 2023

From their earliest memories of life, triplets Nathan, Luke, and Emily have always been there for each other. They have shared similar feelings when it comes to new experiences. “It’s always been...

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.
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.