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Contorting her body in the air, sophomore Zoey Henson strikes several dance trapeze poses. Henson says it takes a ton of core and upper body strength to successfully execute a trick. “You don’t need outside practice, but it is good to have. I used to go twice a week for six hours total, so I built a lot of strength from that,” Henson said. (Photo Credits: Zoey Henson)
Astounding Aerialist: Meet Zoey Henson
Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022
Sophomore Zoey Henson has been executing aerial circus performances since elementary school.
 With a passion for baking since her childhood, sophomore Daniela Hernandez has started a business making and selling a variety of sweets, including cupcakes and cookies. “I started making cupcakes, trying different recipes flavors, just things that I wanted to do things and that I liked,” Hernandez said. “It kind of just started from there and ever since Ive been just taking orders and like delivering them. Ive been getting some great feedback and its been fun.”
 Photo Credit: Daniela Hernandez
Passionate Patissier: Meet Daniela Hernandez
Kathryn Peterson March 10, 2022

After a long day at school, sophomore Daniela Hernandez gets right back to work pulling out flour, sugar, butter and an assortment of other ingredients....

Skilled Kung Fu competitor: Meet Nathan Ly
Skilled Kung Fu competitor: Meet Nathan Ly
Ayma Malik March 8, 2022
Sophomore Nathan Ly trains and competes in Kung Fu.
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Everything wrong with Gen Z
Everything wrong with Gen Z
Juliana Borruso September 14, 2022

Gen Z comprises anyone born from the years 1997-2012. They are the generation after millennials, something they like to lord over millennials...

Education reform makes a splash - but not without its critics
Education reform makes a splash - but not without its critics
Southwest Shadow November 30, 2021

Students averaging a 26% in their classes. Parents terrified that their children can’t recover their failing grades. Black and Hispanic people...

Building the bridges to a covid-free world
Building the bridges to a covid-free world
Ahmed Ahmed, Kristin Bernasor, Hannah Paine, Farhad Yazdani, Kayla Thomas, and Rhamil Taguba March 19, 2021
The pandemic has adversely affected our country in a myriad of ways. Here, we go beyond the stats and numbers and zoom in on how each of us were impacted.
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Infographic: Tips to Cut Down on Technology Usage
Infographic: Tips to Cut Down on Technology Usage
September 28, 2022
In a society that is heavily dependent on technology, these tips can help students find alternatives to only using technology.
Fashion Styles: Then vs. Now
Fashion Styles: Then vs. Now
Alyssa Rose May 10, 2022
Fashion changes on a whim: check out these shifts from the 1980s to today
INFOGRAPHIC: The Uneven Progress in STEM Careers
INFOGRAPHIC: The Uneven Progress in STEM Careers
Tishie Nyitray May 4, 2022
Specifically, Black and Hispanic workers are underrepresented in STEM jobs.
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AN HOUR IN... FASHION II
AN HOUR IN... FASHION II
Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor • September 27, 2022
The marshmallow challenge is an activity COM101 teacher Henry Evans organizes each school year, as skills utilized often apply to speeches given throughout the semester. “Public speaking is not easy, but its made a little easier when you engage in friendly activities with the people youll be presenting your speeches to,“ Evans said. Photo Credit: Ashley Harris
An Hour in ... COM101
Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor • August 29, 2022
An Hour In... Engineering II
An Hour In... Engineering II
Raeness Lantaya May 9, 2022
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DRAW MY SHADOW: Aanja Abilar
DRAW MY SHADOW: Aanja Abilar
Ava Julian March 7, 2022
Learn how an artist grew from drawing celebrities for fun, to getting their drawings noticed by them.
Draw My Shadow: Collin Tan
Draw My Shadow: Collin Tan
Naila Yazdani February 16, 2022
Senior Collin Tan shares his passion for sneakers and the reselling business that comes with it.
Draw My Shadow: Nadia Hansen
Draw My Shadow: Nadia Hansen
Lily Gurdison December 5, 2021
Junior Nadia Hanson shares her experiences with automotive repair.
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Fall Spirit Contest 2022
Fall Spirit Contest 2022
Hannah Paine, Social Media Editor • September 12, 2022
Enter this month's contest for a chance to win!
Successful School Contest 2022
Successful School Contest 2022
August 15, 2022
Enter the first contest of the 2022-2023 school year!
Covid-free Summer Contest 2022
Covid-free Summer Contest 2022
Julia Jauregui May 2, 2022

We are so close to the finish line. Despite the stress of final exams, AP tests, transferring college credits and for seniors, the mixed emotions...

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