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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...

IB Testing

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Review

Every year, around the time of late April or early May, the Junior and Senior IB classes earn (or, actually, pay for) the wonderful opportunity of taking IB Tests in various topics. Not sure what an IB Test is or why this is significant? Here's a basic breakdown: So IB Tests are split into two, well,...

A Night at the Oscars

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

On Saturday, May 6th, at 8:00 p.m., the Oscar-themed Modesto High 2017 Prom began, and would continue until well past its intended end time of 11:00 p.m. A great many students were present when it began, although more showed up after 8:00. Opinions of the prom were mixed, with opinions ranging from,...

Shindig at Sheldon

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

May 8, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

On April 28th, the Modesto High Distance Team, a part of the Track team that specializes in longer-distance runs (400+ meters), took a loooong bus ride to Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento, to attend its annual Sheldon Distance Carnival. The name of the high school in Elk Grove is Sheldon High School,...

A Show of Royal Quality

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

March 12, 2017


Filed under News, Review

March 3rd, 2017 - the debut of the Modesto High Theater's play Once Upon a Mattress, a theater interpretation of the story originally written by Hans Christian Andersen, saw a large amount of success with minute mistakes on the parts of the actors. The last showing of the play happened the next wee...

Students “Have a Ball” – Except One

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Review, Student Life

After a delay, a whole buncha complication, and a fair bit of confusion on the part of some (but certainly far from all) students, the Winter Ball finally happened on February 4th. In short, it went well. Nothing of note happened - oh wait, there was that one kid that literally broke his ankle. But other...

Let Them Sleep

By Alex Hunn, Website Editor and Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For thousands of teens around the country, being tired is not simply a state of being: it's a way of life. In recent years, however, a movement known as the Start School Later movement has sparked intense debate over the starting time for schools around the country. Many are pushing for schools to start...

Boys and Volleyball???

By Kristina Zuroff, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As some of the PE classes have started into their volleyball units along with the girls' volleyball team in full swing, the boys have started to wonder. Can I play on a team too? The answer is yes. Boys volleyball is so amazing because of the constant fast paced blocks, digs, and hard hits. The only...

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...

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 ...

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