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America Gobbles up Turkey for Thanksgiving

America Gobbles up Turkey for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

Benjamin Franklin, perhaps one of the most interesting men in history, was once a firm believer that the turkey, should be our nation's bird. This of course did not pass through, such as we are known by the bald eagle that the founding fathers decided upon. Franklin believed that turkeys are the true...

Tragic Shooting at Texas Church

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

November 11, 2017


Filed under News

On November 5th Devin Patrick Kelly opened fire on a local church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. He killed seventeen adults and eight children along with an unborn child carried by one of the women killed.  Among the adults killed was the assailant's grandmother-in-law. 20 others were wounded. The ...

Collusion with Russia

November 9, 2017


Filed under News

According to the New York Times, new leads are being pursued in the Trump-Russia investigation.  On Monday, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, announced charges against three of the Trump Campaigns advisers and found the most interesting and promising evidence throughout the entire investigation. ...

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...

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