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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
GSA, Jam Club, and Video Game Club meeting this week
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
Getting back into the game, freshman Devlin Crews is practicing for the upcoming Esports match. The Esports team competed only an hour later and the Special Agents placed third and overtook Rocky Mountain High School 3-1. It feels good being on the Esports team because it all about enjoying video games and making new friends,” Crews said. “I like being able to work well with my friends and build better relationships with my teammates.”
SOUTHWEST SQUIDS TAKE HOME A WIN IN ESPORTS GAMING TOURNAMENT
Currently undefeated in 'Splatoon 3'
Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer • November 2, 2022
Esports team still in the running to win championship.
Designing her cavalera, freshman Lilian Avila is creating an outline for her project. She worked on it for two weeks.
Spanish Students Design Cavalera to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos
Señora Geri Barnish continues the tradition of Day of the Dead
Philipos Alebachew November 2, 2022
Day of the Dead is similar to Halloween, but it's from Mexico.
Teaching Regional Training Conference cheers, Key Club board members Vassily Tan and Jaydee Punzalan display their spirit. Board members have been preparing cheers since before the school year started in hopes of victory. “These cheers are very special to us, specifically our Vice President of Spirit, because we worked all throughout the summer to make sure we were ready come RTC,” Punzalan said, “The process helped me grow closer with both the board and other members so I’m thankful for the opportunity.”
Upcoming Fall Rally South To Be Held At Six Flags
30 members will be in attendance
Jianna Aganon, Staff Writer • November 2, 2022
They recently won the division spirit stick at the Regional Training Conference.
Using her moms old dress, senior Alexandra Ferran finishes a seam. Their completed designs must be done before November 4. “I recently had to change the direction I was going in, but luckily I found this fabric in some old stuff my mom had so I think Ill finish in time,” Ferran said.
Pattern Drafting Students Create Hunger Games inspired Costumes
Designing sustainable dresses fit for a movie
Tishie Nyitray, Editor in Chief • November 1, 2022
Using recycled materials to create dystopian dresses.
Hosting new Splatoon 3 matches each week, ESports members set up their Nintendo Switches on September 13.
CLUB PREVIEW: A LOOK INTO THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 31
ESports, Culture Club, Filipino Club meeting this week
Gray Barranco, Staff Writer • November 1, 2022
ESports competes against other Splatoon 3 players, Culture Club delves into Italian culture, and Filipino Club hosts introductions and fun games.
CLUBS PREPARE TO HOST A TRUNK-OR-TREAT FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
CLUBS PREPARE TO HOST A TRUNK-OR-TREAT FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
15 different groups are preparing for the event
Carmen Ruiz, Staff Writer • October 24, 2022
Variety of themes and activities being readied for Thursday's event.
Using the tools of Paper tutor, students are quickly moving forward in their learning curriculum. Students are directed towards tutors that specialize in their area of demand to guarantee a successful session. Paper is a great option for anyone looking to work through questions or writing one on one in the Classroom or in the Review Center, Paper tutor Hannah said. The goal is to empower students in their own learning.
New Online Tutoring Service Provided Free For Students
CCSD Introduces 24/7 'Paper' Access to Canvas
Paizley Swaney, Staff Writer • October 24, 2022
Students and teachers recently explore the digital way of tutoring.
After finishing the clubs icebreaker, Key Club members pose for a photo for the clubs historian on September 14.
CLUB PREVIEW: A LOOK INTO THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 24
FIDM/FCCLA, Key Club, Yu-Gi-Oh! Club meeting this week
Gray Barranco, Staff Writer • October 20, 2022
FCCLA/FIDM holds a pumpkin painting contest, Key Club prepares for RTC, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Club begins their teaching.
Going through his email, Cameron Roehm sorts through facility maintenance requests from teachers. He prepared for a meeting with a student after going through his email. ”As an administrator, you can have an impact and on more students,” Roehm said. “Though it is more indirect because youre not with the students day to day.”
NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL JOINS ADMINISTRATION
New administrator Cameron Roehm wants to help make improvements on campus
Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer • October 20, 2022
Roehm shares his plans on campus as assistant principal
As the Environmental club prepares to provide a new event for students on campus, they aim to provide information on the heavy effects of fast fashion. Aside from trading clothing, there will be a selection of games and snacks for participants. “We were studying fast fashion, and the impact it has on the environment,” adviser Martha Horner said. “One of the things that we had discovered is that people aren’t keeping their clothes as long. People would wear something one or two times, or in a lot of cases, not wear them at all.”
Environmental Club to Host First ‘Trade Day’ to fight fast fashion pollution
Members aim to inform, engage student body on effects of fast fashion
Ashley Harris October 19, 2022
Students can trade or donate clothing while enjoying games and snacks.
Stringing up paper cranes in H building, senior Isabel Gomez spends her free time helping out HOSA. Even though the decorations are time consuming, she enjoys the process. “It took a long time to hang all of the cranes.” Gomez said. “We had to ask the whole dental class to help us. I really liked stringing them up, it was kind of therapeutic in a way.”

Photo Credit: Lily Gurdison
HOSA Recognises Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by Hanging Paper Cranes
Students help children affected by cancer
Lily Gurdison, Multimedia Editor • October 19, 2022
Bringing attention to childhood cancer in the month of September, HOSA decorates the halls with paper cranes.
Completing their research, seniors Sierra Prescia, Tyler Alejandro, and Elijah Sicat discuss plans for their infographic. Students collaborated on ideas for this alternative to a traditional essay. “They’re about to go off into the adult world and vote and be productive citizens,” NSC ENG 101 instructor Laura Penrod said. “I want them to research about these different genders because having inclusivity and helping people feel seen and heard, is what’s most important.”
English 101 Students Create Infographics to Study Gender Norms
Instructor Laura Penrod aims for student exploration of gender issues
Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer • October 18, 2022
Seniors research gender norms in different countries.
Receiving the tardy slip, junior Dani Hernandez receives their first tardy of the year. Over the past two weeks dozens of studnets have been caught in the tardy lockouts. “Students are literally trying to get to class, we want to be there, but if we are just a couple seconds late we get punished,” junior Dani Hernandez said. “I think that depending on where the student is coming from there should be some sort of leeway to not get punished the same way students who are actively trying to not go to class.”
Tardy Lockouts increase as number of late students steadily grows
Process meant to teach students important workplace readiness skill
Tishie Nyitray, Editor in Chief • October 14, 2022
Administration focusing on lowering infractions.
Struggling against the clock, sophomore Keysha Putri attempts to repair her pasta tower during a team building exercise at a Speech and Debate club meeting, as Vice President Angeline Roldan approaches to measure its height. The preliminary meeting prepared students for upcoming tournament events with fun team building exercises, including the Shadow-Angel tournament, where three novice debaters competed for their first times at NWCTA. “It was fun watching everyone work together with people they didnt know,” Roldan said. “Games like these really build the team spirit that we’re trying to create.”
DEBATE NOVICES WIN NEW IN TOURNAMENT FORMAT
New style of competition shows promising results
Ethan Bull, Staff Writer • October 13, 2022
Debaters compete are first tournament of the season.
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