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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Zack Catuogno, Reporter

October 18, 2017

Next week is Red Ribbon week, which is an annual tobacco, alcohol, and other drug awareness program that occurs every October -- this year from the 23-27-- with themed days and activities that are meant to bring awareness to the danger of drugs and other addictive substances through a fun way.  The pro...

Book Review: The Dark Prophecy

Book Review: The Dark Prophecy

Amber Xiao, Reporter

October 17, 2017

On May 2, 2017, Rick Riordan published The Dark Prophecy, the second book in his series The Trials of Apollo. In this series, Apollo was blamed by Zeus for the second war against Gaea, the Earth Mother. To punish him, Zeus cast Apollo down to Earth in the form of a gawky, 16-year-old mortal named Lest...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Rise to Fame

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Rise to Fame

Keana Saberi, Reporter

October 15, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” has come a long way from his humble beginnings. As a young adult living in Manhattan,   Lin-Manuel Miranda began his career as a youthful upstart as a English teacher when he began avidly putting pen to paper and creating upbeat lyrics fo...

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots

Zack Catuogno, Reporter

October 13, 2017

Grammy award winning band, Twenty One Pilots, made up of drummer Josh Dun and lead singer, ukulele player, and bassist Tyler Joseph are most known for their radio hits, Stressed Out and Ride, from their 2015 album Blurryface. Despite their recent popularity spike, they have been making quality m...

California Fires

California Fires

Austin Nguyen, Reporter

October 12, 2017

Fires in California are quite frequent, with many people already knowing what to expect. Fires always happen around California, so there are always safety precautions placed. But the fire blazing through California right now are a sign that even with so much preparation, no one can be 100% ready. This...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 12, 2017

Chess Club

Chess Club

Rachel Iyer, Reporter

October 11, 2017

When the meeting starts Mr. Judd Farris asks the student their "score" referring to a rating system used in chess to estimate the strength of a player. This is determined by the player's performance in chess.  Then on the white board he writes down the matches for the tournament (the score helps him...

Why We Are Having A Break This Week: Columbus Day and Staff Development Days

Why We Are Having A Break This Week: Columbus Day and Staff Development Days

Erith Won, Reporter

October 9, 2017

As you may already know, this weekend is a four-day weekend. Why? Well, today is Christopher Columbus Day. Columbus Day is one of the 10 official federal holidays, meaning that federal workers get a break on that day. Students like us also get the day off. The reason we celebrate Oct.9 as Columbus Da...

Catalonia’s Independence from Spain!

Catalonia’s Independence from Spain!

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief Producer and Editor

October 6, 2017

Catalonia is an an autonomous community of Spain. That means even though it has it’s own government and capital it is considered to be part of Spain. Catalonia had a vote on Sunday October 1, 2017. 90 % of the people voted in favor of independence from Spain. Catalonia is one of the wealthiest commun...

THIS WEEK IN POP CULTURE SUPER ARTICLE : SEPTEMBER EDITION

THIS WEEK IN POP CULTURE SUPER ARTICLE : SEPTEMBER EDITION

Oliver Barnfield, Keshav Laxminarasimhan, and Branton Greenberg

October 6, 2017

Since September 5th, Oliver Barnfield has been writing and compiling semi-weekly updates on all things pop culture. Recently he has taken a brief break and Keshav Laxminarasimhan has taken over. These articles are a very popular feature on the site, and as the month comes to a close, we decided to compile...

Bake & Eat Club

Bake & Eat Club

Amber Xiao, Reporter

October 6, 2017

Last Thursday, the Bake & Eat club launched their second meeting. They had planned on baking red velvet cupcakes. At first, the meeting went slowly, due to the fact that there were new members just getting to know the club.  Currently, there are 38 members in the Bake & Eat club, when there...

This Week In Pop Culture: 9/12/17

This Week In Pop Culture: 9/12/17

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017

Hello there, and welcome to This Week in Pop Culture, where you can catch a glimpse of what’s going on in TV, Movies, and Music through the lens of a 7th grade student. (That’s me!) I know I said I would be taking a break from this column and Keshav will be my temporary replacement, but that chang...