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The PTSA Senior Essay Contest gives students a platform to share their opinions, promoting personal development and self-expression.

PTSA Senior Essay Contest offers winners more than money

By Alicia Liste February 24, 2024

Dollar, dollar bills may be the only thing on seniors’ minds if they consider participating in the PTSA Senior Essay Contest. Yet, the contest offers much more than just monetary benefits. Its thought-provoking...

Baseball coaches Joseph Perez, Travis Sunseri and Dylan Remahl (from left to right) address the varsity team after their first scrimmage of the season on Feb. 13. The new coaches have worked with the players individually on how they can be more efficient with our movements, pitcher and first baseman Nate Enders said.

New assistant coach duo refreshes varsity baseball team

By Sanah Arya, Alicia Liste, and Evelyn Wang February 23, 2024

Two new assistant coaches, Dylan Remahl and Joseph Perez, joined head coach Travis Sunseri in coaching the boys varsity baseball team early in the fall season, following the exit of two former coaches. Perez,...

A volunteer sorts donations at the Goodwill donation drive fundraiser on Jan. 27.

PTSA hosts Goodwill donation drive to fund Grad Night Party

By Alicia Liste February 3, 2024

The PTSA hosted a Goodwill donation drive to help fund the upcoming Grad Night Party from Jan. 27-28, GNP co-chair Nanette Jackson said. The drive raised a total of $2,228.90. The GNP is entirely funded...

“The Book of Clarence” adds a kick of modernity and humor to the ancient story of Jesus’ crucifixion. (Photo from IMDb)

‘The Book of Clarence’: unconventional spirituality on the silver screen

By Alicia Liste January 21, 2024

“The Book of Clarence” is not your average Bible movie. With its diverse cast, creative editing and modern details, like smoking of what the New York Times calls “ancient weed," the film gives age-old...

Favorite music genres

Favorite music genres

By Maya Dutt, Parker Lin, and Alicia Liste December 3, 2023


Students can be tempted to both use and abuse AI, as there are not yet clear guidelines on the appropriate usage of it in schools, PTSA president Harita Menon said.

‘From threat to opportunity:’ PTSA hosts AI workshop

By Alicia Liste December 2, 2023

The PTSA partnered with the nonprofit organization Challenge Success to host a webinar workshop about AI’s influence on education on Nov. 29, PTSA president Harita Menon said. The workshop, entitled...

Co-director Cecilia Aldarondo rewinds to the past and relives her high school experiences through a unique film. (Photo from IMDb)

Not like the other movies: ‘You Were My First Boyfriend’ revisits high school trauma through cinematic re-enactments

By Alicia Liste November 29, 2023

As the proverbial theater lights dimmed, I was immediately immersed in the captivating world of love, nostalgia and self-discovery with HBO's latest cinematic masterpiece, "You Were My First Boyfriend.”  The...

Art allows students to express themselves creatively and reduce stress.

PTA reflects students’ best interests

By Alicia Liste November 3, 2023

PTA’s Reflections Art Program offers a unique opportunity for all students to display their artistic talents. The contest, held annually, accepts themed entries from students from pre-K through grade...

Cross country members socialize before a practice.

Running for friends and fun

By Annie Guo, Alicia Liste, and Nicole Kim October 7, 2023

Running countless miles under the blazing sun is not how most students would choose to spend their weekday afternoons. But for the select few that decided to join the cross country team, this tiring routine...

English and drama teacher Alana Caires said she believes theater has the power to bring out a different side of people and to tell important stories in an enjoyable way.

‘Total drama geek’: Alana Caires takes the stage as new drama teacher

English teacher Alana Caires said she began her acting journey in elementary school, performing in a musical production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Now, that journey has come full circle as she takes over...

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