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Ayma Malik

Ayma Malik, Opinion Editor

Hey I'm Ayma! I'm the new opinion editor, I love writing, and I'm so excited to help the new staff this year.
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F IS FOR FANTASTIC!

‘F’ IS FOR FANTASTIC!

February 4, 2023
Please don’t take every class just because you think you should.
SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: JANUARY 2023

SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: JANUARY 2023

January 14, 2023
Listen to some new artists this new year.
Contrary to popular belief, Lofthouse sugar cookies are the best cookies, and will remain that way. Unfortunately, I did come to this conclusion through personal trauma in my childhood.

HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

January 9, 2023
I <3 sugar cookies.

Independence- learned or experienced?

December 15, 2022

Cooking, doing your own laundry, and handling finances – all basic life skills necessary for living on your own. As these skills are not commonly taught in class students must learn at home by themselves....

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

November 28, 2022
Low NAEP scores are a concern for teachers and students.
Thousands of people across the world protest in solidarity with the girls in Iran. In this picture, a woman in Melbourne is cutting and shaving her hair.  Solidarity with Iranian Protests © Matt Hrkac, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

IRAN’S OPPRESSIVE REGIME CANNOT SUPPRESS COURAGE

November 4, 2022
Autocratic leaders find it increasingly difficult to silence activists, especially when those activists are young girls.
SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: OCTOBER 2022

SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: OCTOBER 2022

October 29, 2022
End your October on a spooky note with these six artists.
Yes, senior Ryan Nguyen said. Because it was for the peoples safety and I was told it was windy.

Q&A: WAS IT RIGHT FOR THE WWWY FESTIVAL TO CANCEL?

October 26, 2022
Students share their opinions on the cancellation of the When We Were Young festival.
Podcast: When We Were Young Music Festival Preview

Podcast: ‘When We Were Young Music’ Festival Preview

October 14, 2022
Ayma and Gray weigh in on this upcoming emo music experience.
Despite calling women lazy, Tate has multiple housekeepers and maids that clean and perform basic tasks for him.

COMMON TATE L

October 10, 2022
Yet another violent, misogynist man is given unbridled attention on the internet.
Following Digital Game Design teacher Ronald Barrancos rules, junior Kevin Fernandez places his phone into a pocket before class starts. Each class  has different rules on monitoring phone usage. “Sometimes it can be a distraction so I think it’s reasonable to have them away during instruction,” Fernandez said. “But I personally think it should be okay to use them during independent time since it can help students concentrate and feel comfortable in class.”

REEVALUATED PERSONAL DEVICE POLICY ESTABLISHES NEW CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

September 21, 2022
Concerns regarding school safety and classroom distractions guided updated rule
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/16/22

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/16/22

September 16, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: SEPTEMBER 2022

SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: SEPTEMBER 2022

September 16, 2022
With September kicking off the fall season, here's six artists that capture the feeling of an autumn day.
Would you buy Lil Yachtys Pizza?

Would you buy Lil Yachty’s Pizza?

September 12, 2022
Students share their opinions on Lil Yachty's Pizza.
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/9/22

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/9/22

September 9, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
I would not get Lil Yachty’s pizza., junior Kadar Stewart said. I do not know who he is, well I kind of know who he is, but not really. He could have put something in the pizza.

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"I would not get Lil Yachty’s pizza.," junior Kadar Stewart said. "I do not know who he is, well I kind of know who he is, but not really. He could have put something in the pizza."

I would not get Lil Yachtys pizza, junior Gerardo Gariga said. His music is trash and I’m guessing his pizza is the same.

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"I would not get Lil Yachty's pizza," junior Gerardo Gariga said. "His music is trash and I’m guessing his pizza is the same."

I probably wouldn’t because it’s like a $7 pizza, sophomore Connor Wiggins said. But I could go to Costco and get a pizza slice for $1.60 and it comes with a soda. So theres a brand attraction to it, theres this rapper and people will buy his pizza. I wouldn’t see the justification in spending an extra $6 or something that just has someone else’s name on it.

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"I probably wouldn’t because it’s like a $7 pizza," sophomore Connor Wiggins said. "But I could go to Costco and get a pizza slice for $1.60 and it comes with a soda. So there's a brand attraction...

Yeah I would buy Lil Yachty’s pizza, senior Eyobel Tecle said. Why not?

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"Yeah I would buy Lil Yachty’s pizza," senior Eyobel Tecle said. "Why not?"

Yes, I would because the box looks pretty cool, junior Ozuhakachi Akarolo said.

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"Yes, I would because the box looks pretty cool," junior Ozuhakachi Akarolo said.

Southwest Shadow Asks: Toni Alfanso

Southwest Shadow Asks: Toni Alfanso

April 28, 2022
Find out some fun facts about sophomore Toni Alfanso.
Hudas Salon is a fearless statement on women’s oppression

‘Huda’s Salon’ is a fearless statement on women’s oppression

March 31, 2022
Not everything is as it seems in “Huda’s Salon.”
Campus safety focus of recent CCSD school board meeting

Campus safety focus of recent CCSD school board meeting

March 16, 2022
The meeting was centered around violence and student discipline.
Skilled Kung Fu competitor: Meet Nathan Ly

Skilled Kung Fu competitor: Meet Nathan Ly

March 8, 2022
Sophomore Nathan Ly trains and competes in Kung Fu.
INFOGRAPHIC: technological advances

INFOGRAPHIC: technological advances

February 28, 2022
As the world evolves, innovative and unimaginable things happen.
Relax and smell the flowers with “The Time of the Foxgloves”

Relax and smell the flowers with “The Time of the Foxgloves”

February 14, 2022
“The Time of the Foxgloves” is nostalgic and personal.
‘Belle’ is a captivating, modern retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

‘Belle’ is a captivating, modern retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

February 8, 2022
Mamoru Hosada's newest film shows how the internet can be used to reinvent yourself.
Jump into the military-themed action of ‘One Shot’

Jump into the military-themed action of ‘One Shot’

December 17, 2021
“One Shot” lacks depth to separate it from other action films.
Take in a deep breath, listen to Inhaler’s ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’

Take in a deep breath, listen to Inhaler’s ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’

November 16, 2021
Inhaler releases an album full of optimism, angst and audacity.
AN HOUR IN... Culinary II

AN HOUR IN… Culinary II

November 5, 2021
Culinary II students work on dry heat cooking.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Vanessa Robbins

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Vanessa Robbins

November 2, 2021

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PODCAST: Halloween: Everything from candy to clowns to costumes

PODCAST: Halloween: Everything from candy to clowns to costumes

October 29, 2021
We talk about everything that comes with Fall and Halloween season, from what scares us most to how we celebrate.
Culinary II students explore different recipes in the kitchen

Culinary II students explore different recipes in the kitchen

October 11, 2021
Students in Culinary II are getting back in the kitchen to learn how to make no-bake chocolate cookies.
Dungeon & Dragons club create characters, campaigns in the first meeting of the year

Dungeon & Dragons club create characters, campaigns in the first meeting of the year

September 30, 2021
Members of the D&D club meet to plan campaigns, create characters, and discuss the online gameplay.