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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...

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...

Is IB Worth It?

Is IB Worth It?

By Chandara Tep, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

This week an anonymous reader has slipped a very interesting question into the submission box. They had asked, “Is IB worth it? Is mental stability more important than grades?” Well you see it all depends on you and your goals in life. If you believe you can handle the stress then go for it, life...

A Golden Valentine

A Golden Valentine

By Mehar Nijjar, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." - Victor Hugo Valentine's Day is a special time for us all, whether we spend it with our loved ones, our partner, or with ourselves. Not only is it a day to express romantic love, but to express love in general for the world and fo...

Student Spotlight: Thavie Keary

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Thavie Keary is a Junior at Modesto High. She is in the International Baccalaureate program, Academic Decathlon, and Mock Trial at Mohi. Outside of school she is the Vice President of Community Youth Connection, a youth-led group which she describes as "a cool, neat, nifty group of teens who do things...

The Starbucks Revolution

By Shelby Benz, Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase, Student Life

Each day, the hustle and bustle of everyday life seems to slow at these nodes of comfort and coffee. Starbucks has become an international phenomenon. Students at our own school come to class with cups of eloquently named coffee or caffeinated drinks. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has...

Recommendation of the Week – Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural

By Lauren Byerly, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Review, Student Life

I have been sick with the flu for this past week, which has put me in the rare position of not being able to sleep but also being too foggy and tired to work. I had headaches, a fever, a sore throat, and a cough mixed with a dash of nausea at times. With this in mind, I looked through all the shows I...

Tide Pods

Tide Pods

By Chandara Tep, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

This week an anonymous user has asked, "have you done the Tide pod challenge?" To that question I can answer no and I can absolutely guarantee you that I will not part take in this "challenge" ever. This new trend is incredibly dangerous and idiotic. Participating in this event can create a life changing...

Bringing Back the Black Hole

Bringing Back the Black Hole

By Sarah Rinne, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Modesto High's ASB Leadership class has recently noticed that less and less people are showing up to support our fellow panthers at their sports games. At some games, there have not even been enough students to have a Black Hole at all. This was a major issue, as the Black Hole is one of MoHi's long-standing...

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