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Minority Representation in the Media

Minority Representation in the Media

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

October 9, 2018

 In the multicultural world we live in, minority representation is often neglected. With expanding social platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter, many are used to showcase one’s culture for the entire world to see.     It’s nice and all—seeing how vibrant cultures can be repre...

Should one “Just Do It”?

Should one “Just Do It”?

October 8, 2018

      “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if you’re crazy enough.” These words are the message of a highly controversial commercial released by Nike on Sep. 5, 2018. The commercial stars Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the NFL who used to play for the San Francisco 49er...

I sold my soul on “SELL UR STUFF”

Tina Sui, Online Editor and Audio/Video Editor

March 13, 2018

Every girl on this campus is different. Some are tall, others are short. Some have blonde hair, others have brown. So many things distinguish girls on this campus, but one thing connects them all. SELL UR STUFF. For those of you who don’t know what “SELL UR STUFF” is, it’s a Facebook page...

Monte Vista is looking fly, and that’s an issue

Josh Elliott, A&E Editor

March 13, 2018

There’s something in the air at Monte Vista. It’s not spring fever, or the sound of birds singing, but something far more alarming: fruit flies. It goes without saying that a space full of the little pests can be quite distracting, especially for science teacher Meghan Bruss, who recently returned...

Two Strappin’ Backpackin’

Two Strappin' Backpackin'

Lauren Walker, Managing Editor

January 14, 2018

    I used to wake with back pain. From what? I did not know. I struggled through my morning routine, too sore to even bend down. But, I carried on with my life as per usual, swinging my backpack upon one shoulder as I had every day for the 12 years.     After a while, I began to accept a ...

We need our tests back!

Mikayla Flores, Op/Ed Editor

January 14, 2018

    “Learn from your mistakes,” are wise words my mother said to me.     But how am I supposed to do that if my teacher doesn’t give back tests?     In high school we study for tests. We start weeks, or the night before an exam to fill our heads with information that we wi...

Ugly Sweaters parties, an even uglier idea?

Sam O'Connell, Senior Staff Writer

January 14, 2018

    Each year during December as I’m walking through the halls, I see it. Mostly red with some green and tacky print in the middle. Ugly sweaters. The issue of wearing these on a regular basis has evolved and more often I am finding myself eavesdropping on conversations about ugly sweater parties. It ...

Keeping up appearances

Many students are hurt by college rejection not only because of the fact that their dream schoolsdid not want them, but also because of how they think other people will react, fearing the judgement and social pressure.

Punya Sidhu, Feature Editor

May 5, 2017

       For the typical high school senior, receiving college acceptances and rejections is a nerve wracking and sometimes even dreadful time. But what may be even worse than the disappointment of being rejected, is the fear of judgement from others: parents, friends, and peers alike. While one shou...

Dress Difficulties

With prom coming up soon, girls are getting ready to find the perfect dress. A student created instagram page has been set up to help girls not get the same dress as their peers.

Sam O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

    Prom, a wonderful, once in a lifetime and, most importantly, expensive experience.     While the boys of Monte Vista currently try and figure out how they will ask their high school sweethearts out to prom, the girls are busy trying to find the perfect dress.      While having ...

Flower Talk

Flower Talk

Nicola Bezudi, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

    Looking for the perfect flowers for the one you love? Perhaps there’s some colourful blooms you should rather avoid when gifting flowers to your date, friend, or acquaintance.     Which are the best? The worst? What’s for a friend? Here’s a guide to help you out!     “Sometim...

Sharing is (not always) caring

Older sibling Mary Mikaili (right) helps her younger sister Marina Mikaili (left) with an assignment. Mary made sure Marina understood what she was teaching, so she could do well. (Courtesy of Mary Mikaili)

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

   It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger sibling. Other than receiving good grades, it really isn’t contributing to their success.     If you’re a student taking a difficult class, it’s nice to have someone with experience tell yo...

Advanced pressure classes

History-themed memes decorate the wall outside of the AP World History classroom. Every year, it week's like there's been more and more pressure to take AP classes. It's time to see if they're really as big of a deal as everyone makes them out to be. (Courtesy of Michael Rhee)

Michael Rhee, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

    AP Courses. Weighted classes. No weekly workload limit. Back when I was still a naive little Freshman, these words intimidated me into thinking that surviving an AP class would be the greatest ordeal of my high school life.     Seeing almost all my peers sign up for AP World or Euro...

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