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Jarrett, McQuaid, Stowe, and Toufas tie for valedictorian

Jarrett, McQuaid, Stowe, and Toufas tie for valedictorian

By Brenda Arellano, Tunstall High School

May 31, 2018


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Not only is the class of 2018 the largest class to have come through THS thus far, but there is also another unique characteristic that defines it: there are four valedictorians. These students, who are in a four way tie with a GPA of 4.66, are Tyler Jarrett, Reese McQuaid, Seth Stowe, and Alexis...

LOCO revises election process to draw larger student participation

LOCO revises election process to draw larger student participation

By Gabe Davis, Parkway West High School

May 29, 2018


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May 4 was the last day for voting for student government (LOCO) positions and the end of school-wide elections. This election marked the first year of video campaigns, Google Forms ballots and voting for representatives and secretaries rather than president and vice president. “We got rid of the...

Teachers fight for their right to fair pay

Teachers fight for their right to fair pay

By Sophie Ryland, McCallum High School

May 27, 2018


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When Shirlene Murr-Thompson graduated last year from Oklahoma University with a degree in secondary science education, she wasn’t as carefree as one might expect from a young, recent graduate: she had over $100,000 in student loan debt to worry about, and she knew her new job as a teacher would barely...

Artists Emerge

Artists Emerge

By Sophie Combs, Lake Ridge High School

May 10, 2018


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Millions of emotions, some that don’t even have names to describe them, all captured into one slab of clay. Writing and speaking are ways that people express their feelings, but those aren’t the only ways. Art hasn’t always just been realistic or literal; many paintings and sculptures have deeper...

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

By Aryanna Rodriguez, Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts

May 3, 2018


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“When we stepped off the bus at the Harding Building, an immediate feeling of nostalgia came over me. It was like I was a freshman all over again. It was a very joyous moments,” dance student Katherine Serna said as she got off the bus at the old building. On March 1 the Vidal M. Trevino School...

Legalization Lights Up Controversy

Legalization Lights Up Controversy

By Bryan Rivera, Elizabeth Molina and Neitan Mayorga, Godinez Fundamental High School

May 2, 2018


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Customers flocked to dispensaries starting on New Year’s Day after it became legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Santa Ana. The city of Santa Ana recently legalized the sale of recreational marijuana after a highly publicized debate. The final vote count stood at 5-0 in favor of legalization,...

Student musicians perform at Relay for Life

Student musicians perform at Relay for Life

By Harshita Avirneni and Natalie Brink, Vandegrift High School

April 30, 2018


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Six student musicians performed at Relay for Life last Friday. Sophomores Claire Lawrence and Dakota Roth preformed solo sets while freshman Noah Levine, Luke Kemmerer, sophomore Mick Smith and junior Ben Brod performed as a band. “Before [the performance] I was more nervous than I was excited,”...

The truth about the future of IGESS

The truth about the future of IGESS

By Danielle Stevens, Davenport West High School

April 30, 2018


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IGESS stands for Integrated Geometry Earth and Space Science, a class run by math teacher Ryan DeGeeter and science teacher Jason Hensel. Both teachers have been a part of IGESS for four years, but there has been a rumor swirling around that IGESS might be over as of next year. Confirmed by Principal...