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Hostage Situation in Northern California

Hostage Situation in Northern California

By Sarah Rinne and Sarah Rinne

March 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

  This Friday, March 9th, a man killed three hostages at a veterans' home in Napa County. The gunman's name was Albert Wong and he was 36-years-old. Wong was a veteran himself, and he found himself at the home that day seeking revenge. He recently had been kicked out of the veterans' hom...

The Band is Bach

The Band is Bach

By Breanna Donnelly, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Modesto High School Spring Concert is currently underway. The concert will be within the next two weeks, and the Modesto High School Band and Choir are working diligently to prepare for it. As sophomore Mikaela Dayanghirang stated, "I'm really prepared... I practice every day and night." Dayanghirang...

Words of Peace

Words of Peace

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The 31st annual Peace Essay Contest ceremony conducted by the Modesto Peace Life Center took place at MJC's West Campus on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 P.M. Every year, there is a new essay prompt for students ranging from 5th to 11th grade. Divided into four divisions, the essay prompt gets more and more d...

The Derate Snapchat Update

The Derate Snapchat Update

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This past February 22nd marked a day of change for all Snapchat users. A major update came out which drastically changed the layout of the app. Instead of the classic chronological order for your streaks, and stories on the right, both your messages and stories were combined; and on the right side the...

Black Panther’s Message to the World

By Shelby Benz, Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

I had so much fun seeing Black Panther with my mother in on February 23. The amount of research and thought put into every element of the production is truly amazing and clearly evident. The movie is a perfect example of Marvel’s increasingly practiced talent of successfully balancing co...

How Many More Lives?

How Many More Lives?

By Jasmine López, Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

The Never Again MSD is an organization that formed in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The lives of 17 students, daughters, sons, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, and humans were lost to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle on February 14, 2018. This year alone th...

Gun Law Walkouts

Gun Law Walkouts

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

February 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

  Students across the United States have recently been organizing and participating in school walkouts. After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, students feel the need to take a stand and make sure lawmakers are aware of their opinions of gun laws. The school shoo...

Let’s Write More Letters

Let’s Write More Letters

By Jasmine López, Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

People used to write letters, it was the habitual way of communicating with others. When we have to get in touch with someone now, we shoot them a text or call them. This mean of communicating has made our lives much easier, but it would be nice to occasionally send a letter to a loved one. We should...

Water

Water

By Jasmine López, Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

According to the Institutes of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board, the average adolescent male aged 9 to 13 years should drink require 2.4 liters of total water daily. There are approximately 33 fluid oz. in 1 L of water. Therefore, a young male needs about 81 fluid oz. or just over 10 cups of total water...

2008/2018

2008/2018

By Jasmine López, Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

The start of a new year brings resolutions and fresh starts. While many believe in the faith of fresh starts, others live simply as the previous year slipped into a new one. The movie Twilight and song by Alicia Keyes, No One, came out a decade ago in 2008. Comparing the pop culture from 2008 and 201...

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