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The Not-So-Ultimate Test

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Review, Student Life

Wednesday, October 19th saw the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test, or simply PSAT, in schools across the nation, including our own Modesto High School. The PSAT is called such because it is essentially a practice run for the real SAT, though nearly everyone who's taken bo...

Breakthrough Artist: EL VY

By Robert Jimenez, Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under A&E, Review

Last year I discovered or rather heard a song titled ‘Return to the Moon’ which really caught my attention. The song had a mix of disco infused with alternative and indie-rock roots behind it. I did some research on the song and learned that the band was called El VY, it was formed back in 2014 ...

American Horror Story: Hotel

By Robert, Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under A&E, Feature, Review

The beginning of October marked the premiere of season five of the well known TV show, American Horror Story. Many fans awaited the premiere and wondered what the theme or location of the season would be and who would be returning to the show. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the show has a way of keeping ev...

PSAT Review

October 20, 2015


Filed under Review, Student Life

Every October, students around the country sat down to take the PSAT test and came in knowing exactly what to expect as they competed for the honor of being a National Merit Scholar. However, this year the PSAT changed for the first time  in 30 years. The test's format changed a great deal and our juniors,...

In and Out of the Shadows

By Maria Ramirez, Reporter

October 6, 2015


Filed under Review

On the 27th of September, a Sunday afternoon, Gary Soto's play In and Out of the Shadows was performed in the Modesto high auditorium. Many students attended the event with friends and family. The event had a very special guest, Gary Soto. For those who aren't familiar with Soto’s works he's a Chicano...

The Hunting Ground

By Robert, Reporter

October 1, 2015


Filed under Review

The Hunting Ground is a new documentary film that focuses about rape on college campuses in the United States directed and written by Kirby Dick. It had it's premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was praised by critics for the film's powerful message. The Sundance Film Festival stated it was a...

FROOT album review

FROOT album review

By Roberto Jimenez, Reporter

April 30, 2015


Filed under A&E, Review

Marina Diamandis also known professionally as Marina and The Diamonds has reinvented herself with her third studio album, FROOT. The Welsh songstress took a different route with her third album. She dropped most of the electropop and the rhythms that could be heard from her two previous albums; ‘The...

Rapid Review: Pokémon Rumble World

Rapid Review: Pokémon Rumble World

By Alex Hunn, Website Editor and Reporter

April 28, 2015


Filed under A&E, Review

Nintendo's latest free-to-play Pokémon game isn't something to write home about.

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‘Palo Alto’ Book/Movie Review

By Robert Jimenez, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under A&E, Review

Palo Alto is a novel by the well known actor, James Franco. To many this may come as a surprise that Franco has written a novel and what values this novel could simply have, well after reading the novel I can say that Franco isn't just an actor known for playing comedic roles but he is a writer, a...

Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

By Robert Jimenez, Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under A&E, Review

Cinderella is a timeless classic known among many people, which has been recently released by Walt Disney pictures. For some who don't know the tale, Cinderella (Lily James) faces struggles in her life but she never seems to lose hope, something her mother always instilled in her until she passed away....

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