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A Message of Hope and Inspiration

By Nicklas Natale, Reporter

September 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As this new year approaches, every student and every class has new struggles, new obstacles to face, all with the ultimate end: college. The Freshmen are just beginning, college and adulthood seem far away and mystical; the Seniors face the impending reality of how close the next step is, and in both...

The Subway Quote

The Subway Quote

By Alexandria Yaum, Reporter

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Inspiration- is simply defined as the process of being inspired but we all know the word means so much more than just its definition term. Everyone uses this one word to motivate, motivation being a key word that goes hand in hand with inspiration. Coaches use inspiration for their players to push themselves...

IB Homework Load: Pro’s and Con’s

By Priya Radhakrishnan, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Homework.... we all have it, but what happens if this word takes up most of our "out of school" life? According to Hannah Johnson, a high school graduate now going to Dulwich University, IB homework takes a lot of time to complete and she feels that it is took up her whole life.  "IB has a huge workl...

Trash Talks

Trash Talks

By Kristina Zuroff, Reporter

August 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

"Attention, may I have your attention, please," says the campus supervisor. He continues, "Please use the garbage cans for your garbage. I repeat. Please use the garbage cans for your garbage." If you sit at the Pavilion during lunch, then you know what I am talking about. Almost every day, one of ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Harsh Review

By Blake Martin, Reporter

August 21, 2014


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Review

As this summer comes to a close, Hollywood is wrapping up its plethora of blockbuster hits and action packed sequels. One of the anticipated releases of 2014 was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Based on the comic book series, this flick covers the lives of four anthropomorphic turtles, named laughably after Re...

Music Apps; What’s Good?

By Liam Coyle, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We all have our favorite music apps, from the generic iTunes to YouTube downloaders and some more eccentric ones like Songza or Spotify. A lot of these apps seem to be mirror images of each other save for a few key details. Let's compare a few: 1. iTunes vs. Spotify- So everyone has heard of iTu...

Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” Tour Review

By Megan Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Miley Cyrus has been a hot topic over the past year. After her broken-off engagement with Liam Hemsworth, her VMA performance that had parents across the nation covering their kids' eyes, her multiple hit songs, and now her controversial tour, I doubt that anyone in Modesto hasn't heard of her. Her Bangerz...

Autobiography of a Face

By Gloria Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Autobiography of a Face is a story written by Lucy Grealy. The story is about a girl diagnosed with cancer early on in her life. The cancer was on her jaw. Lucy had to get surgeries to remove the cancer, but after the surgeries she had a big peace of her face missing. She would often get teased and pref...

Rating “Rate My Teachers”

By Mackenzie Anderson, Website Editor

February 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

"[He/She] is an idiot. No one likes [him/her], and for good reason. [He/She] is pretentious and bossy and thinks [he/she] knows everything." "[He/She] is a teacher that thinks [he/she] is superior to [his/her] students. Essentially, [he/she] is full of it." "[He/She] is, no doubt, the worst...

Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” Super Bowl Ad Sparks Hate on Twitter

By Lucy Wenstrup, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Due to the unexcitement of the XLVIII Super Bowl (unless you're a Seahawks fan), I paid more attention to the commercials, especially Coca-Cola's "America the Beautiful", which showed people of different races singing "America the Beautiful" in their native languages.  It was a very compelling ad and...

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