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As they illustrate their final projects, Fashion Design I freshmen navigate how to make their creation out of food items. The semester was spent expressing and designing their ideas with watercolor paint, some of which will be displayed at the art show. “We’re really excited to not only teach the subjects that we do, but show whats being done in our classrooms,” Art teacher Brandon Lafountain said. “We can share it as a school instead of just a singular class and work together as a group.”

Art Teachers to Host First Student Showcase

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 4, 2022
Community members will have the opportunity to view student artwork.
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.

Club Preview: A look into the week of December 5

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
TSA prepares for fundraisers, NHS makes gingerbread houses, and Art Club works on independent projects.
Throwing away his leftover lunch, junior Narek Tonoyan makes sure that his surroundings are clean before lunch dismissal. Custodians and supporting staff have to work in a timely and efficient manner to ensure a sanitary campus. “Health inspectors visited a couple weeks ago, and we still got A’s in all of our kitchens,” Assistant Principal Cameron Roehm said. “It’s nice that even with a shorter staff, they’re working really hard to make it [campus] good for every student and staff member.”

CCSD in the Midst of Custodial Shortage

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
December 2, 2022
Workload for custodians has increased, prompting staff and students to support their efforts.
Announcing that they will be resigning their current positions, Dental teacher Kirsten Winfield and Health Science teacher Cynthia Wong are shown great appreciation on their last day. While Winfield is leaving the district, Wong takes over just next door. Im not excited to see Winfield leave, but I am very grateful to get a teacher like Dr.Wong to step in, junior Daphney Garcia-Hatton said.

Head of Dental Program Kirsten Winfield Leaves, Dr. Cynthia Wong Steps In

Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer
December 1, 2022
With teachers coming and going mid-school year, students are left with mixed emotions.
 Giving an informative speech on Valorant, junior Krisa Mae Casuga prepares for her COM 101 final. Students in COM 101 have spent the last semester giving a variety of speeches and are now being tested in the real world. “I’m honestly really excited for the Communications final because we’ve been doing speeches in front of the same people,” Casuga said. “But with this final, we get to express deeper thoughts on real world problems to more than just the people in our class.” Photo Credit:Kayden Redillas

COM 101 Students Take Their Speeches Out Of The Classroom

Kathryn Peterson, Activities Director
November 30, 2022
Students in COM 101 have been tasked with delivering the final exam speeches outside the classroom and in front of a new audience.
Students in Bryce Wadas Dual Credit math class study polynomial and rational functions for their upcoming test.

National Report shows GRADE SCHOOLERS EXPERIENCED LARGE DROPS IN TEST SCORES

Ayma Malik, Opinion and A&E Editor
November 28, 2022
Low NAEP scores are a concern for teachers and students.
SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

Tishie Nyitray, Editor in Chief
November 22, 2022
School operations are closed for Thanksgiving Break and will resume on November 28.
Breaking News: Fashion Design Students Sweep ‘Hunger Games’ Sustainable Art Competition

Breaking News: Fashion Design Students Sweep ‘Hunger Games’ Sustainable Art Competition

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
November 18, 2022
CityNeon rewards flexible and creative students.
Meeting the requirements for qualification, the Blue Bird Vision school bus is one of the models that could be introduced to the district. Due to the environmental impact of diesel engines, Automotive Technology teacher Betrand Potts gave his support in the switch to electric vehicles. “The internal combustion engine is a dirty, dirty thing,” Potts said. “Oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel all contribute to pollution, smog, and global warming. Any electric vehicle, I’m a big proponent for.” Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Electric Buses Join CCSDs Current Fleet

Kailie Sicolo, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022
CCSD received a grant of $9.875 million to purchase 25 electric school buses.
Laughing at a joke, Engineering teacher Rizalito Nicolas brings his students to the lab. Nicolas has been preparing to introduce the four-year program to incoming students. Its a good program, because it teaches you many skills about the technology world. However, I can only take in about 40 freshmen every year for engineering, Nicolas said.

Program Area Leaders, Students Set to Welcome Prospective Coyotes

Gray Barranco and Rhamil Taguba
November 15, 2022
The event will have representatives from each of the program areas to welcome the community and answer questions.
Club Preview: A look into the week of November 14

Club Preview: A look into the week of November 14

Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer
November 12, 2022
Robotics Club prepares for competition, D&D plays "Dungeons and Dragons", and Book Club discusses "Dangerous Women."
Presenting updates and the meeting itinerary to general club members are GSA board members. Photo Credit: Victoria Tobias

CLUB PREVIEW: A LOOK INTO THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7

Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer
November 6, 2022
Excerpt: GSA working on fundraiser ideas, Video Game Club playing “Ghouls and Ghosts,” Jam Club practicing new songs