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Since 1996, Mr. Michael Watson has been a familiar face on campus. After the 2021-22 school year, he is set to retire.

5 MINUTES WITH…
Social Science Teacher Mr. Michael Watson

Mr. Michael Watson talks about what he’d do if he won the lottery, his go-to outfits and the best advice he’s received.
By Emma Salehi, Staff Writer Jun 2, 2022
Mr. Michael Watson talks about what he’d do if he won the lottery, his go-to outfits and the best advice he’s received.
5 MINUTES WITH… Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman

5 MINUTES WITH…
Science Teacher Ms. Diana Fuhrman

Ms. Fuhrman shares her favorite way to spend a day off, the exotic animal she’d like as a pet and if she ate the crusts of her sandwiches as a kid.
By Allison Antonio, News/Features Editor May 23, 2022
Ms. Fuhrman shares her favorite way to spend a day off, the exotic animal she’d like as a pet and if she ate the crusts of her sandwiches as a kid.
POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

POLITICS | Congressman Tony Cardenas speaks to economic and government students

Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
By Rosendo Rubalcava, Current Events/Features Staff Writer May 20, 2022
Mr. Tony Cardenas comes to talk to students about how he became a Congressman, the issues he’s working on for the state and his advice for students of color who want to get involved in politics and represent the U.S.
Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios

Art Exhibit: AP Studio Art students show off their portfolios

While most students will be shading inside a scantron bubble for their AP exams, AP Studio Art students will be coloring outside the lines to display their artistic ability.
By Vannesa Machado, Staff Writer May 20, 2022
While most students will be shading inside a scantron bubble for their AP exams, AP Studio Art students will be coloring outside the lines to display their artistic ability.
SOFTBALL | Stuck in a transitionary period

SOFTBALL | Stuck in a transitionary period

Despite starting off with two wins against Robert Fulton College Preparatory School and Reseda High School, the team went into a tailspin, losing 11 consecutive games.
May 18, 2022
Despite starting off with two wins against Robert Fulton College Preparatory School and Reseda High School, the team went into a tailspin, losing 11 consecutive games.
The team faces a difficult re-build in order for a chance to win at a higher rate  next season

BOYS SOCCER | A disappointing season to say the least

As a result of losing all eight league matchups, the team is the lowest seed in its division.
By Christopher Linares, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
As a result of losing all eight league matchups, the team is the lowest seed in its division.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

BOYS VOLLEYBALL | Varsity team loses in final round of CIF championship

While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
May 18, 2022
While the team came up short in the championship game, the boys fought their hardest until the final whistle. 
Norman Nakpil prepares to forehand the ball to his opponent.

TENNIS | Undefeated for the season, the tennis team lands in the league playoffs

The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
May 17, 2022
The Wolves finished the regular season 10-0 — undefeated. Competitors 0-10 Reseda and 4-6 Sylmar posed little resistance. Kennedy was in the midst of a transition year, having lost many seniors and training the new younger classmen into a new team. Their position as the cross-town Van Nuys rivals was replaced by the SOCES Knights, but the Wolves were clearly the stronger team.
Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musks newest purchase

Twitter & Teens: How students feel about Musk’s newest purchase

The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer May 12, 2022
The world's richest man is buying Twitter in the name of "free speech", but teens worry Elon Musk will allow the platform to become the new center of misinformation, racism and so much more.
Promenading through! Mishella Vishnevskiy days revolve around her rigorous dance training.

Ballroom blitz

Outside of the classroom, freshman. Mishella Vishnevskiy, lives her double life on the dance floor as a competitive ballroom dancer.
Outside of the classroom, freshman, Mishella Vishnevskiy, lives her double life on the dance floor as a competitive ballroom dancer.
In order to save water, some experts suggest planting drought tolerant plants in gardens.

California is in its most extreme drought in 126 years

Curb your water usage! As of June 1, Californians are being forced to comply with a mandatory reduction on water use or face consequences.
By Shaan Bhatia, Online Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2022
Curb your water usage! As of June 1, Californians are being forced to comply with a mandatory reduction on water use or face consequences.
Teaching all things Spanish! From credit recovery to AP courses, Ms. Maricela Garcia does it all!

5 MINUTES WITH…
Spanish Teacher Ms. Maricela Garcia

Spanish teacher Ms. Garcia talks about her favorite food, where she’d time travel and one thing she’d change about the world.
By Rosendo Rubalcava, Current Events/Features Staff Writer May 9, 2022
Spanish teacher Ms. Garcia talks about her favorite food, where she’d time travel and one thing she’d change about the world.
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