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Becoming The Creative Thinker

Alex Badillo, Reporter

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

Most people today think that creativity is something you are born with and is not a skill to be improved. Well, there’s your problem right there. We think that creative people are just those who spit out one genius idea after another. However, anyone can be brilliant with enough practice. There are...

How to take a Social Media Break

Christina Soukis, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

Sometimes, you just need a break from the stress of it all. While you may use social media as a stress reliever, studies have shown that it can sometimes do more harm than good. It can’t hurt to take a step back, stop comparing your Instagram to everyone else’s, and focus on the world around you. ...

FYI: Prom

Abby Tijerina, Reporter, Co. Event Planner

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

  Prom is right around the corner:  April 29th from 7pm to midnight at the Omni Westside hotel. And while it is your night, seniors, there are some rules you must follow in order to maintain a perfect night.   If you are bringing an outside guest, they must have a legal government i...

How to sign up for AP exams

Vanessa Chaires, Equipment Manager

March 6, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

AP Exam Registration is now open! It opened on February 27, 2017 and ends at 8AM on March 20, 2017.   The cost of the exam is $97 (different if you have free/reduced lunch).   You will need to fill out the information and if you have free/reduced lunch make sure to check the spe...

FYI: How to be the best version of yourself

FYI: How to be the best version of yourself

Jerica Paglinawan, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

Today, many people constantly feel the need to change themselves, whether it’s quitting a bad habit or just changing their overall lifestyle. For the most part change is a good thing, but you should never change for anyone other than yourself because, at the end of the day, you’re the one who is s...

Loving Yourself Without Labels

Kalyssa Meyer, Reporter, Co-Event Planner

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

Loving yourself can be difficult when you have all the body shaming and body standards in this world. Loving yourself can be even more difficult as you go on through life, whether you feel you're too tall,  too wide, or just feel like your physical features define you as a person. Here are some ways...

Matte Lipstick Lovers

Matte Lipstick Lovers

Mariela Nieto, Marketing Team, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

As I look around and see the faces of many girls, and boys in some cases, I can see the time and effort they put into doing their makeup and sometimes that time and effort is put into just wearing lipstick. One of the most common lipsticks many girls wear is a matte lipstick with a dry, smooth finish....

The Top 6 YouTubers and Websites that got me Through High School

Christina Soukis, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2017


Filed under Features, FYI's

Let's be honest, nobody passes a class by only using their textbook to study. As a senior, I've spent plenty of time on the internet looking for somebody to explain a concept better to me better than my book can, and after all this time, I've come up with a few favorite sites that I think anyone t...

Love Your Curls

Love Your Curls

Ruby Amaya, reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under FYI's

It can be either a blessing or dreadful curse to have curly hair. It's not the most fun to tame but who doesn't love when you're having a good hair day? Then again, with all the hair products in the world, only few work the way we want them too. So why keep spending so much money on all kinds of dif...

iPads Available for Check-Out at School Library

Christina Soukis, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2016


Filed under Features, FYI's

IPads are available to check out in the library, but hardly anyone is aware of this fact. The check-out process is simple. First, pick up an equipment use form from the library. Fill it out, have your parents sign it, and then return it to the librarians. Without this paper, you are not allowed t...

What You Missed: Senior Assembly

Christina Soukis, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2016


Filed under Features, FYI's

Class of 2017, senior year is here, and with it comes some important information you need to know. Here’s what you missed from August 23rd’s Senior Assembly: The headphone policy has been changed, so you may now wear your headphones during lunch and in the halls. Be involved! It...

Money Mistakes Every College Freshman Makes

Christina Soukis, Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, FYI's

College is scary, especially when you’re broke. Most college freshmen don’t take advantage of the tools available to help them. Even worse, other freshmen let other people take advantage of them. Don’t be that freshman; learn from your elders’ mistakes. Mistake #1- Opening too many credit cards ...

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