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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...

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

As the seasons are changing, and the weather is getting colder more and more people are getting sick. Here are a few things you can do to try and prevent an illness coming your way. Cover Your Mouth: One of the most important things to do is to make sure to cover your mouth when coughing or snee...

Do Animals Have A Sixth Sense?

Do Animals Have A Sixth Sense?

By Chandara Tep, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

This week another anonymous reader has submitted the question, "Do animals have a sixth sense?" Unlike previous question, I did not have any knowledge on this topic at all. To help answer this question, I did not search for answers through the internet. Instead, I went ahead and interviewed some animals...

The PSAT

The PSAT

By Breanna Donnelly, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, otherwise known as the PSAT, took place this past Wednesday October 11, 2017.  This test gives 9th through 11th grade students a chance to prepare for their SAT in their junior year.  The PSAT consists of both a math and an English portion, and takes up most...

The Volleyball Victory

The Volleyball Victory

October 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Last weekend, Modesto High Varsity Volleyball players were excused from later classes in order to attend a two-day tournament in Madera, California, lasting Friday and throughout the day Saturday.  The first day was against teams of varying magnitudes - some easily beaten, others putting up a fight.  Th...

How To Deal With Stress

How To Deal With Stress

By Chandara Tep, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This week someone has anonymously asked about ways of dealing with stress. Stress can come at you in a bunch of different ways, thankfully it can be dealt with. When you stress, your mind gets clouded with all sorts of thoughts. When you find yourself stressing you need to do this one simple thing, stop....

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...

MLB Postseason

MLB Postseason

By Rohin Walia, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

It is finally October, and you know what that means. No not Halloween, I am talking about playoff baseball. Sadly, Bay Area teams in California have made the playoffs this season. The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's didn't make the playoffs this season. With the wild-card games complete, the...

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...

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