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Stories from Middle College High School
Vaping? The real cost
News

Jazmin Chavira | February 26, 2020

Watermelon, Strawberry Milk, Mango, Churro, Red Bull, Girl Scout Cookies, Key lime Pie, Sherbert.

Fun flavors and no strings attached. It seems like a fun time, right? Wrong. The use of electronic cigarettes…

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Are we just a number?
Opinions

Viviana Rivera | February 21, 2020

Thousands of colleges, universities, and scholarships look at this small simple number. Every student strives for the elusive 4.0 GPA because colleges look at this. But, have people become so fixated with…

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Every person counts
News

Emily Corona | February 13, 2020

What is the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau, and why is it so important?

The U.S. Constitution mandates the country to count its population once every 10 years. 

The data gathered influences policy making…

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Nutritional Services has many plans in mind to accommodate student food needs
News

Emily Corona | December 19, 2019

If you have had a complaint about the food you are served at school, it is likely other students share the same feelings.

Although students may think school lunch food isn’t of much importance to…

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Is the news scaring our students?
News

Emanuel Negrete | December 19, 2019

A school one hour away from Middle College endured two deaths and three injuries at the hands of an active shooter November 16. News outlets were quick to break the news and affect the mindsets of all…

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“Not Mexican Enough”
Opinions

Maria Peralta | December 18, 2019

Back in my adolescence, my mother would drag me along with her on trips to the town she grew up in in Mexico. I never enjoyed these trips; I was not one for social interactions, especially since we seemingly…

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The new “Wellness Center” can give MCHS students the help they need
News

Anthony Robledo | April 24, 2019

Many students have dealt with obstacles in their home life that prevent them from succeeding in the future. Even worse, they may feel that they are required to push through the challenges all on their…

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I was approached by a prisoner
Opinions

Emanuel Negrete | April 10, 2019

What would you do if a person approached you and immediately said, “I need help. I just got out of prison and I am hoping to go to Orangethorpe.” Imagine my surprise when I would soon be in this position…

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Letter from the Editor: I stand with ASB
Opinions

Alexis Rodriguez-Mejia | April 2, 2019

As my time at Middle College High School comes to an end, I can’t help but be concerned about the accusation being constantly uttered by some students: “ASB is corrupt.” It seems that as the years…

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Psychopaths on TV: Why do we love them?
Arts & Entertainment

Anthony Robledo | March 22, 2019

With any film or television series, audiences project themselves onto a story’s lead protagonist and root for their desires. Characters undergo struggles and audiences can’t help but love them. People…

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What would keep you from going to the college of your dreams?
Admissions Scandal

Edgar Hernandez | March 20, 2019

It’s that time of year for high school seniors to be consumed with anxiety and stress as colleges will begin to send out both their acceptance and rejection letters. According to the College Parent Center,…

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Pope Francis’ acknowledgment of sexual abuse was a letdown
Opinions

Maria Peralta | March 19, 2019

On Sunday, February 24, Pope Francis concluded a landmark meeting where he brought attention to the rampant sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to this, he had began to strip abusers of their…

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The Next Generation of Voters
News

Kasandra Tapia | December 27, 2018

The moment we turn 18 is the moment we are seen as adults in the eyes of the law. Most teens will think about all the things they can buy and legally do. However, most do not think about their newly gained…

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Evolution of Rap Lyrics
Arts & Entertainment

Jordan Avila | November 15, 2018

Hip-hop, specifically rap, has become one of the most mainstream styles of music with millions of fans all over the world. When rap first rose to popularity, there were many different styles people used,…

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Aliso Niguel vs Santa Ana: The Aftermath
Sports

Christopher Chavez | November 8, 2018

Every sport has a few memorable moments that go down in history. While some of these moments are honorable, there are also a few that disgrace the sport as a whole. In recent news, the Santa Ana High School…

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Is “period poverty” an issue at our school?
Features

Alexandra Quiñones | November 1, 2018

If you’re a girl, you know what it is like when your period comes without warning. Perhaps it randomly happens during the school day so you go to the bathroom and do your routine, only to realize you…

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