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Las Vegas Massacre

By Shelby Benz, Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Las Vegas - a city that is valued for its vibrant and colorful atmosphere.  It is comprised of famous franchises and institutions that beam in a strip of color that sharply contrasts the harsh desert environment outside of the hub of popular culture.  The protective layer of city culture was ruptu...

Fires in Northern California

Fires in Northern California

By Tera Waterman, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Sunday, October 7th, fires began raging in Northern California, near Santa Rosa, Napa, and Sonoma. The fires now have killed about 31 people, it is being considered the deadliest series of fires in California history according to Cal Fire. These fires have burned about 191,000 acres throughout the...

The IB Pinning Ceremony

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Every year the Junior International Baccalaureate class goes to an event, IB Pinning, and this year's pinning was Monday night! This is their official induction into the IB program after doing two years of pre-IB classes which prepared them for the rigor of the program. It was held at the Gallo Center...

Rally Recap

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The first homecoming rally of the year occurred last Friday, and it was a success! According to Rally Co-Lead Bethy Romeo, the level of involvement and number of people were the biggest successes of the afternoon. Despite the obstacles that they faced during planning, the spirit of the Modesto High student...

College Information Sessions

College Information Sessions

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Modesto High is full of opportunities to learn about and contact colleges, along with their representatives. One of these many chances to learn more about the college process is through the college information sessions, which are held regularly throughout the year. In the last year alone, 18 information...

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

By Michelle Tipton, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic and made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean. Irma began with 185 miles an hour on Wednesday but later slowed down to 180 miles an hour. Arriving as a category five, Irma destroyed ninety-five percent Barbuda’s buildings and wreck...

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After a series of hurricanes including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Jose, comes yet another natural catastrophe - Hurricane Maria. Announced on Sunday night by the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Maria is expected to hit Florida as well as Puerto Rico and has already usurped the...

In 1492…

In 1492…

By Shelby Benz, Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue… creating the first lasting tie between the Americas and Europe, and building his legacy through the enslavement of native people.          According to Pew Research Center, Columbus Day is one of the nation’s 10 federal holidays,...

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

By Michelle Tipton, Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Hurricane Harvey, the latest hurricane to hit Texas in the past eight years since Hurricane Ike. Harvey made landfall on Friday night between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor. Harvey began as a category four hurricane with 130 mph winds, but later became a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon. Houston,...

No to Racism: Not in Our House!

No to Racism: Not in Our House!

By Shelby Benz, Editor

August 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Not in Our House: Rally Around the Flagpole #mohieracism      Four years ago, Modesto High conducted a ceremony in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  Dr. King’s speech had resonated among the crowd of 250,000 individuals in the national mall...

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