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Stories from GODINEZ FUNDAMENTAL HIGH SCHOOL
Challenge Continues for Online Learning
News

Wendy Rodriguez | October 1, 2020

For junior, Mariela Rodriguez, going to school online was necessarily not the best option because she lives in a household of nine family members.  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many schools…

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Santa Ana High Schools Prepare for a Different Start to the School Year
News

Wendy Rodriguez | September 2, 2020

For incoming junior, Jasmine Delgado, she’s a mess when it comes to organization. Going to a high school that is online only, is not helping.

As August 17, 2020, quickly approaches, Godinez Fundamental…

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Santa Ana Community Makes Masks for Those in Need
Coronavirus

Wendy Rodriguez | April 27, 2020

As California tries to flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, staying at home is the new normal and face masks are essential. 

Wearing a mask is required in most places and grocery stores…

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Teachers and Students Shift to Distance Learning Curriculum
Coronavirus

Wendy Rodriguez | April 8, 2020

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Godinez Fundamental High School closed its campus and students are not expected to return until further notice.

Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed in a statement that “California…

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BREAKING NEWS: SAUSD Schools Close due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus

Mario Campos | March 16, 2020

No sports, no performing arts, and no school for Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) students.

SAUSD Superintendent, Jerry Almendarez, announced earlier today that all schools will be closed through…

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As Coronavirus gets closer, Orange County Prepares
Coronavirus

Cynthia Molina | March 12, 2020

A man in his 50’s in Placer County is the first person in California to die from COVID-19 better known as the coronavirus.

There have been 17 deaths in the United States — 15 in Washington State…

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Losing Kobe Bryant isn’t just about Basketball
Sports

Roman Arcos | February 14, 2020

Kobe Bryant looks at the ref and calls a time out. As he calls in his team and grabs his clipboard, click, I take the photo.

I took this photo during my sister’s morning basketball game last March….

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California Students Get Ready to Sleep in Due to Later Start Times
News

Wendy Rodriguez | January 23, 2020

For some high school students, the constant lack of sleep can ruin their day. However, more sleep and wider awake students may happen with later start times in the next three years.

On Sunday, October…

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Video

Melissa Ledezma | November 15, 2019

Our first annual Dia de los Muertos festival took place at Godinez Fundamental High School’s library on Nov. 4, 2019.

This story was originally published on Grizzly Gazette on November 14, 2019.

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10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl Dies by Suicide
News

Wendy Rodriguez | November 7, 2019

Allison Ruth Wendel, 10, from Santa Ana committed suicide on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She attended Hazard Elementary School as a fifth-grader in neighboring Garden Grove Unified School District.

The…

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Godinez Aquatics Swims Past Struggles
Sports

Alex Bernal | May 15, 2019

The Godinez swim team had already gone through struggles before the swim season even started.

This school year, Godinez Aquatics had many changes including: new coaches, athletes leaving, and swim meets…

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Video

May 15, 2019

This story was originally published on Grizzly Gazette on April 27, 2019.

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AP Practice Exams Invade Spring Break
News

Johary Mayorga | April 19, 2019

AP testing is stressful. But AP practice exams can help reduce that stress if students are willing to give up their spring break.

With many students looking forward to a week away from school, the idea…

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GFHS Students Pay the Consequences with Locked Bathrooms on Campus
News

Cynthia Molina | April 9, 2019

At Godinez Fundamental High School, students have been upset about the restrooms being unavailable throughout the school day.

Students are either tagging, smoking, or drinking in the restrooms. Vandalism…

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Column: Rich People Pave the Way for Their Kids College Admissions. Are we Surprised?
Admissions Scandal

Fabian Mendoza | March 27, 2019

Parents try their hardest to make their children happy, often times at the expense of others.

On March 12, 2019, federal prosecutors released information that uncovered a bribery plot where rich and…

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New Coach Dives into a Challenging Season for Girls’ Water Polo
Sports

Alex Bernal | February 15, 2019

Girl’s water polo has found a new coach, John Wright. 

Wright comes to Godinez Fundamental High School with over 20 years experience and a wealth of knowledge having c coached high school, junior…

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The Day I Met Kim Kardashian West
Opinions

Cynthia Molina | February 11, 2019

The day you meet your idol, you are starstruck and have no words. You completely forget everything that’s going on around you. The moment she walks up to you, you can hardly breathe and after, you think…

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No Child is Left Behind When it Comes to Housing Insecurity
Features

Laura Horta | February 7, 2019

From the editors and adviser: The Advanced Journalism staff while researching this story, decided to use our own newsroom to tell the story of a problem that is way too common on our campus and in our…

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Is Big Brother Really Watching You?
Features

Johary Mayorga | February 7, 2019

When Godinez Fundamental High School students open their Chromebook, a message appears. “It” wants you to share your screen with your teacher.

“It” is LanSchool Student which was recently introduced…

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Taking the Bus Leads to Unwanted Adventure
Features

Alexa Penaloza | December 27, 2018

Students who ride OCTA (Orange County Transportation Authority) buses are all too familiar with a packed and crowded bus on their way to school.

Hundreds of Godinez Fundamental High School students…

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Changes for a Family
Opinions

Alondra Castro | December 20, 2018

I continued to pray and listen as the interviewer asked my mom: questions about our journey to America, our lives before we started that journey, and about our current lives in the U.S.

These questions…

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The Interview of Our Lives for the American Dream
Opinions

Alondra Castro | December 18, 2018

Being undocumented was a struggle but alas, my family and I began to see a light at the end of the tunnel when I was 12 and my mother married her boyfriend of eight years who was a  Permanent Resident.

After…

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Build Bridges not Borders
Opinions

Alondra Castro | December 17, 2018

From the time I was 3-years-old, when I arrived in the U.S., I knew that I was “illegal.”

I remember the night before we left for the “other side.” My brothers and I slept with our shoes on…

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My Experience as an Election Poll Worker
Opinions

Fabian Mendoza | December 11, 2018

For the 2018 midterm elections, I was given the opportunity to volunteer as a poll worker at one of the multiple polling locations across the United States.

I was assigned to work at Commonwealth Elementary…

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Video

October 30, 2018

This story was originally published on Grizzly Gazette on October 18, 2018.

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Aliso Niguel High School Trumps Santa Ana High School
Opinions

Jacqueline Pompa | October 30, 2018

“What is this, a football game or a political rally?” asked principal Jeff Bishop of Santa Ana High School to the Orange County Register upon seeing the offensive posters on the bleachers.

On Friday,…

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Another Year, Another Heartbreaking Loss for Godinez
Sports

Aristeo Miranda | October 8, 2018

If this was a movie, Godinez would have won.

But Godinez lost once again. They have only beaten Segerstrom High School, their rivals, once in the past ten years.

But this game was different. It…

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