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You Come First

You Come First

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

March 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The Random Acts of Kindness club had a meeting after school on Friday, March 9th. After having successfully completed a number of acts of kindness for others, often times strangers, the focus of the club is now being directed towards the students of Modesto High. After observing breakdowns, rants, complaints,...

Words of Peace

Words of Peace

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The 31st annual Peace Essay Contest ceremony conducted by the Modesto Peace Life Center took place at MJC's West Campus on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 P.M. Every year, there is a new essay prompt for students ranging from 5th to 11th grade. Divided into four divisions, the essay prompt gets more and more d...

Word of the Week: Vermilion

By Matthew, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Feature

Although vermilion sounds like some kind of insect, the word is actually defined as a vibrant red color. This word originates from the 1300s in France. Vermilion can be used as a verb, adjective, and noun. The adjective is self explanatory, but the verb means to color something with the color vermilion....

How Many More Lives?

How Many More Lives?

By Jasmine López, Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

The Never Again MSD is an organization that formed in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The lives of 17 students, daughters, sons, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, and humans were lost to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle on February 14, 2018. This year alone th...

A Golden Valentine

A Golden Valentine

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." - Victor Hugo Valentine's Day is a special time for us all, whether we spend it with our loved ones, our partner, or with ourselves. Not only is it a day to express romantic love, but to express love in general for the world and fo...

Word of the Week: Benthos

By Matthew, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Feature

Benthos is a word defined as the flora and fauna on the bottom of the sea. It originates from the greek benthos (of the sea). The time period it originated from 1890-1895. Benthos isn't just limited to flora, it can also be animals. The word is mainly used for Ecology so it's a fairly common used word....

Student Spotlight: Thavie Keary

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Thavie Keary is a Junior at Modesto High. She is in the International Baccalaureate program, Academic Decathlon, and Mock Trial at Mohi. Outside of school she is the Vice President of Community Youth Connection, a youth-led group which she describes as "a cool, neat, nifty group of teens who do things...

Academic Decathlon Scores

Academic Decathlon Scores

By Breanna Donnelly, Reporter

February 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, Review, Showcase, Uncategorized

The past couple months, students have been studying for the Academic Decathlon Competition, taking place this past Saturday at Ceres High, for full article see Panther Press Magazine February Issue. These are the results of the competition, and those who have won for each given subject. Essay Medals-...

Meme Day

By Anna Rinne, Reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

On Wednesday of homecoming week, Modesto High students recreated their favorite memes for the sophomore leadership class's spirit day. Sophomore leadership student Ugochi Anunne said the class chose Meme Day because "A lot of people suggested meme day...We wanted the school to have a say in the d...

Winter Homecoming – A Freshman’s Perspective

Winter Homecoming – A Freshman’s Perspective

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

11Modesto High's annual basketball Winter Homecoming was January 16-19 this year. Throughout the week, the ASB Leadership class worked hard to promote the big game and make Homecoming memorable. Each day the week, a different class decorated the main hallway to correlate with their theme. Also, right b...

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