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Word of the Week: Attic Salt

By Matthew, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Did you ever think someone was witty, but you didn't have a witty word to describe them? Now you do. The word Attic Salt means refined wit. This word was first recorded in the 18th century and has Greek origins. This word is seldom used which lead to it falling in the category of the bottom 20% of used...

Student of the Week

Student of the Week

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life, Uncategorized

Jaden Delgadillo is a 14 year old 9th grade student at Modesto High.  She participates in many of our school events, such as attending our football games, and is a very hardworking student.  Jaden is a student of the International Baccalaureate Program, and has been a very avid and diligent student. ...

NBA: Lonzo Ball

NBA: Lonzo Ball

By Rahul, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

From Lonzo Ball's first day in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey this summer, Magic Johnson proclaimed the teenage point guard to be the key to the 16-time NBA champion franchise's return to title-winning glory. Magic Johnson then said that he expects Ball's retired number to hang next to his own at Stapl...

Word of the Week: Erf

By Matthew, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

Erf is an unpopular word that originates from South Africa. The word refers to a plot of land that is about half an acre in size. This word is derived from the dutch word erve; the word meaning a plot of ground. Be sure that you are able to differentiate between the word erf and Earth; erf is commonly...

IB Booster Pancake Breakfast

IB Booster Pancake Breakfast

By Anna Rinne, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Saturday morning was the IB Booster pancake breakfast at Applebee's. The event was from 8 am to 10 am. Senior IB students served pancakes, bacon, and beverages to everyone who bought a ticket, and each was sold for $10 each. The students were attentive waiters to ensure that their guests had a great...

International Festival

International Festival

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The 26th annual International Festival took place at Modesto Junior College on October 7, 2017. The festival lasted all day, from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. A stage for performances and multiple tents were set up on the grounds, including a Kids' World area that provided arts and crafts for young children. An...

Word of the Week: Antimacassar

Word of the Week: Antimacassar

By Matthew Smith, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Antimacassar is a mid 19th-century word. Both sections of the word are derived from English. Anti is opposed to and Macassar is an old type of oil used for hair. By using the two words from the prior sentence, we are able to deduce that the word's meaning shares some correlation with preventing a mess...

Student of the Week – Zoie Alstad

Student of the Week – Zoie Alstad

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This week,  Freshman Zoie Alstad is the student of the week. Alongside her twin sister Alena, Zoie is a very talented dancer and performer. Zoie has been dancing for 11 years. She got into dancing because her mom wanted her to try something that she had never done before. Zoie then grew to love dancing....

Orchard Festival 2017

Orchard Festival 2017

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

On the evening of Friday, September 29th Orchard Elementary School held their annual Orchard Festival. Staff members and parent volunteers worked efficiently to successfully put on this family friendly event. Children aged 2-12 years old enjoyed food, games, and more. In fact, a number of Modesto High...

Student of the Week – Clemsa Sokk

Student of the Week – Clemsa Sokk

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The student of the week is Senior Clemsa Sokk. Clemsa is partial IB and is also in the Performing Arts Academy. She has many talents including acting, singing, and dancing. Clemsa has been interested in acting for awhile now, but she has only been able to get into acting once she started going to...

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