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17-year-old Pagonis wins gold in the Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo from Team USA)

Making waves

By Helen Tam November 1, 2023

In the world of Paralympic swimming, a new 19-year-old sensation Anastasia Pagonis captured the hearts of many with her incredible talent and unyielding determination. Her story is not only one of athletic...

Lin said he was impressed with himself after finding out he broke the three-mile record by a tenth of a second.

Senior breaks school three-mile record

By Ella Chan and Annabelle Yip October 31, 2023

Under the bright lights at the 42nd Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, one of the biggest meets in the country, senior Aaron Lin broke the school’s three-mile record with a time of 15:01.9....

The cheer team performs their routine during the annual Homecoming game on Oct. 13.

Cheerleaders prepare for, reflect on Homecoming

By Annie Guo, Elena Shim, and Veronica Zhao October 29, 2023

Excitement washes over students as the doors to the highly anticipated Homecoming game open. The cheer team steps out into the spotlight to perform the annual halftime show on Friday, Oct. 13. Senior...

Junior Bella Castaneda said despite the importance of senior leadership in sports, in golf, skill level is more valuable.

No seniors, no problem

By Aviv Matas, Kevin Miao, and Annabelle Yip October 20, 2023

In high school sports, seniors are often the players with the most experience, who lead the rest of the team. But, for the girls golf team, this season has brought a significant change: there are no seniors...

Coach Jackie Lam said she hopes to bring enthusiasm and a genuine joy for tennis to the team.

New face behind the racket

By Anushruti Nagarajan and Nicole Pimenta Innecco October 14, 2023

As the courts come alive with the renewed energy of a new season, players gear up to welcome their new coach: Jackie Lam. With prior experience and a different perspective, she hopes to strengthen the...

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...

Diede de Groot of the Netherlands beat Yui Kamiji of Japan in the womens singles final to extend her winning streak to 121 matches. (Photo from International Paralympic Committee)

A deserving championship win

By Helen Tam October 6, 2023

This year’s U.S. Open wheelchair tournament, held from Sept. 5-10, is a hardcourt tennis tournament known for its exceptional talent and sportsmanship, recently concluded with a profound display of skill...

The JV football team puts more effort into practices this year than they did last year, captain Raul De Los Santos said.

Strong start, strong bonds

By Saira Ahmed, Alan Ma, and Malar Raguraman October 3, 2023

JV football began the season with a 3-1 record, a strong start after the team’s struggles last year, coach Raymond Souza said. “We have a very good incoming freshmen class, and I’m very impressed...

Badminton club attracts courts full of players.

Badminton club reaches expectations with first open gym

By Brian Ip October 1, 2023

The incessant squeaking of shoes paves the way for the whistling of birdies meeting the netting of racquets, as students of all grade levels wait in line for a turn to hop on the court to play badminton. During...

Forward, junior Kiyona Brown defends the ball in a field hockey game.

Navigating ascension in field hockey

By Amanda Boles, Harshi Vijayakumar, and Jonathan Xue September 28, 2023

Stepping onto the varsity field can feel like diving headfirst into a whirlwind of challenges, varsity field hockey goalkeeper Nitya Peumans said. Yet amidst the trials and tribulations, Peumans and her...

Varsity girls water polo wins 10-5 against Santa Clara.

Girls water polo dives into new opportunities in lower league

By Elena Shim, Evelyn Wang, and Demi Yau September 25, 2023

Varsity girls water polo moved from the upper league, De Anza, to lower league, El Camino, this year. This has been a huge transition for the team, captain Julia Lohman said.  Lohman, a junior, said...

From winning matches to having team dinners, the boys golf team has built stronger bonds.

A new team tradition

Throughout the season, the boy's golf team developed a new tradition — McDonald’s team dinners. Senior Kyle Ashe said the team went out for dinner together after both practices and games and the dinners...

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