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Leaning in for a drop shot, junior Jaidyn Reed attempts to send the birdie to the other side and gain a point for his team.

Coyote Olympics Day 3: Vietnam Narrowly holds the lead after third day

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
March 30, 2023
The top three are very close in points, so it is still anyone's game.
Leaping up into the air, senior Vassily Tan spikes the ball over the defender, gaining his team the point.

Coyote Olympics Day 2: Vietnam pulls ahead to lead after second day

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

  Today was the second day of the Coyote Olympics. The following are the current rankings in order of points: Vietnam - 475 Dominican Republic - 454 China – 396 Romania –...

Announcing the plans for the Coyote Olympic event, sophomore class president Brianna Scherschel speaks to the team captains at their meeting on March 22. The meeting went over fees, procedures, and overall information to help prepare students for their upcoming games. “This gives them the necessary information needed for the event and what we expect to see from them,” Schershel said. “This helps our event run much smoother as we know for a fact that the teams are given the information.”

Athletes Prepare to Compete in Annual Coyote Olympic Events

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023
Eleven teams will compete in volleyball, badminton, and basketball sporting events.
Constructing the foundation of her doll house, junior Samara Hendry sets the base of her project. Students began their capstones by following instructions and gluing pieces together. “It’s fun, it’s like building a gingerbread house,” Hendry said. “But instead of frosting, it’s wood glue, and that’s the worst part. After class, I find wood glue everywhere: my hair, nails, clothes. Plus, it smells pretty bad.”

Interior III Students Begin Capstone Projects

Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor
March 24, 2023
After three years in the program, students are using their knowledge and skills to create their final project.


Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
March 21, 2023
Creative Writing plans for next year, HOSA creates goodie baskets, and Jam Club continues to prepare for their Coachella performance.


Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor
March 10, 2023
In observance of Spring Break, the regular posting schedule and school operations will continue on Monday, March 20.
Hoping to create a positive school environment and contribute to the community, Student Council is hosting a food drive for the Nevada Project for Homeless Youth. “As a school we want to help the less fortunate community and provide them with the resources we can,” Design Academy Vice President Kiersten Simmons said. “Students can see that this issue is troubling for the community and give back in any way that they possibly can.”

STUCO collecting donations for ‘Sunshine kits’

Tishie Nyitray and Hannah Paine
March 8, 2023
Group hopes to collect enough materials to assemble 100 kits.
Speaking to Jessica Kelly’s AP Human Geography class, Carolyn Link shares her experience in the environmental chemistry field. Having strong opinions on the topic of women in agriculture, sophomore Jasmine Chanhthavong enjoyed hearing her perspective. “It broadened my perspective of a woman being in the workforce,” Chanhthavong said. “Her experiences and perspectives helped me be informed of policies and programs that promote both sustainable agricultural development and gender equality in one. Not only that, but it has motivated me to learn how to be involved with agriculture for my community and lifestyle. “

Environmental Chemist Guest Speaks for AP Human Geography Students

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
March 8, 2023
Jessica Kelly invites Carolyn Link, one of the 32% of women who work in the male-dominant agriculture industry, to talk to her social studies class.
Virtual Distance Learning for all non-11th Graders on ACT Day

Virtual Distance Learning for all non-11th Graders on ACT Day

Tishie Nyitray, Editor in Chief
March 6, 2023
Virtual learning on ACT Day for grades 9, 10 and 12.
Preparing to attend the awards ceremony, HOSA poses for a photo with their teacher chaperones at SLC 2022. Students competed in various areas of their choice, from presentations to the demonstration of medical skills. “I’m a bit disappointed in not being able to go,” HOSA President senior Yusra Shafique said. “I had a great time last year and was looking forward to organizing the trip for our members. Underclassmen still have the opportunity to attend SLC in the upcoming years, however, seniors that didn’t get to attend SLC prior to this year won’t get the experience of the competition since they’ll unfortunately be graduating.”

Shift in HOSA Adviser Results in SLC Cancelations

Yaritzza Montenegro, Staff Writer
March 5, 2023
The conference for HOSA has been canceled for students due to changes within the club.
With constant sewer-like smell, B building’s pipe system is being repaired after Spring Break. The district has been coordinating with the school in order to solve the ongoing odor problem at school. “The smell has been here for as long as I can remember,” Freshman Studies teacher Kimberly Caipa said, “It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does happen, it’s not pleasant.”

B Building pipes being fixed after 13 years

Jianna Aganon, Staff Writer
March 1, 2023
Since campus first opened, the odor in B building has been present.