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All content by Monica Velasquez
Break a leg: Junior Alexander Kleparek and senior Katy Menzel clash swords in preparation for the opening night of She Kills Monsters on April 20. The cast and crew worked hard on the production to deliver their best work.

Dungeons and Dragons fans take center stage in She Kills Monsters

School play tackles themes of grief, loss and acceptance
Monica Velasquez, Editor in Chief
May 22, 2023
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Creative campaigns: Juniors Mackenzie Conniff (left) and Lucie Grimes (right) post promotional posters around the school. ASB officer candidates worked hard to stand out from their competition.

ASB Executive Officers draft plans for upcoming school year

Student voters elect a new council board
Monica Velasquez, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2023
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Grinding Away: Juniors Hannah Branham, Joely McManus, Selena Alonzo, Marrianna Shea, and MacKenzie Conniff take extra time after school to finish up assignments in the Learning Commons. Many students utilized this space after hours to get caught up on their workload.

Seven classes establish new opportunities

Allowing more than six classes per semester grants more flexibility and less stress for students
Monica Velasquez, Feature Editor
March 2, 2023
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On the Lookout: Last December, NHS members, (left to right) seniors McKaden Hein, Ian Allenfort, and junior Andrew Winston, senior Franco Vidal, juniors Anthony Craig, Ivan Dimabayao and Elissa Hong pose with Principal Ivelia (center) in front of the school. The group searched the area for prospective locations for the Little Free Library.

National Honor Society introduces a Little Free Library to campus

Project aims to inspire readers, build community and expand book access to the local public
Monica Velasquez, Features Editor
January 24, 2023
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A young girl covers her face with her hand wearing a blank expression. Aling explored the unfamiliar field of realism when creating this piece. “After working on this piece, I definitely felt like stepping out of my comfort zone benefited me greatly,” sophomore Micaiah Aling said.

Artist Spotlight: Micaiah Aling

See music-inspired artwork by Micaiah Aling!
Monica Velasquez, Feature Editor
December 15, 2022
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Paying Tribute: Shuri (Letitia Wright) salutes center stage in front of the main cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which premiered Nov 11. Marvel fans worldwide flocked to theaters to watch the sequel. Im a huge Marvel fan, and I watched [the film] the day it came out,  sophomore Samuel Orduna said.

Wakanda Forever fosters strength through diversity

Sequel pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman and follows the powerful people of Wakanda as they face a new villain without the Black Panther
Monica Velasquez
December 14, 2022
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Working Hard: Pre-calculus students focus on their work in Caleb Allinsons class. They studied hard for their upcoming tests. Students can be great academically, but can also be influenced by the competitive environment and class pressure, senior Nathaly Fallas says.

Academic burnout is real and preventable

Monica Velasquez, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022
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