• May 26SPORTS Dance company auditions will be held on May 31st at 3:40 P.M. in Ms. Hula's room.
  • May 26CAMPUS All late work is due on May 31st.
  • May 23CAMPUS You can now purchase dance show tickets. $8 presale, and $10 at the door.
  • May 23CAMPUS Today's spirit day is walking yearbook Wednesday. Wear a white shirt and get people to sign it.
  • May 18SPORTS Soccer tryouts for boys and girls is on May 18th from 4pm to 5:30 pm.
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A Taco Bell hard-shell “Crunchy Taco” with ground beef, lettuce and cheddar cheese.
Foreign fast food just… doesn't hit the spot
By Destiny Reveles, Staff Writer • Published May 19, 2023
Many restaurants and food companies take traditional dishes from other cultures and adapt them to fit the American appetite, often altering the original recipe and ingredients.
Currently there is only one privately owned F-4, making this plane one-of-a-kind.
The most affordable fighter jets for students
By Cristian Mejia, Associate Online Editor-in-Chief • Published May 17, 2023
Planning on getting your driver’s license during the summer? Here are some affordable fighter jets that you can start with!
Disneys original plan for Tomorrowland was to create a blueprint of the future circa 1986. Today, however, the land has strayed far from that goal, with it becoming an amalgamation of Star Wars, the 80s, and Jules-Verne-esque architecture.
Disneyland’s Tomorrowland is stuck in yesterday
By Daimler Koch and Docette DanialypourPublished May 8, 2023
Victorian steampunk. The ‘80s. The Space Age. What do these have in common? Disney’s failure to live up to the promise of the future, of course.

Media can be a great source of bonding and entertainment if you and your family can make it through almost 2 hours of sitting still. If not, cross it out and move on to a more tolerable activity.
Can TV save us from the stresses of family time?
By Wendy Gonzalez, Staff Writer • Published May 2, 2023
Family time should be looked forward to, not dreaded.
There has never been a single standard of beauty; the standards have changed based on what is most beneficial to the oppressive systems of the time. 
The horrors of beauty standards
By Alexa Ballesteros, Staff Writer • Published May 2, 2023
Beauty standards, the patriarchy’s best friend. It’s sad, really, to see not only what beauty standards have done to our current society, but why they have become the way that they are now.  
With over 150 million users in the United States, TikTok has a chance at being banned in the US.
The RESTRICT Act could do more than just ban TikTok
By Destiny Reveles, Staff Writer • Published Apr 19, 2023
Recently, a bill passed allowing the administration the ability to ban apps that are connected to foreign enemies of the United States.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been in a feud with Disney World over the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
Disney World versus DeSantis: the Battle for Magic Kingdom
By Daimler Koch and Docette DanialypourPublished Apr 17, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s fight over power with Disney World is going to harm the his chances at being elected into office in the future
On social media, he is perceived by his cult-like following as an icon and role model; a self-made man who paved the way for privatized space travel. 
Elon Musk: Praise the vision, not the man
By Angelica Venturina, Print Editor-in-Chief • Published Apr 14, 2023
Some parents and stakeholders opposed the strike, citing lost educational time for students, while others supported the workers demands. Despite this, critics believe that the strike was successful, when considering the outcomes for SEIU union members.
The pros of the LAUSD strike (it was worth it)
By Destiny Reveles, Staff Writer • Published Mar 24, 2023
OVER AT LAST: The three-day strike is over, but critics question whether the pros of the strike truly outweight the cons.
The cons of LAUSD going on strike
By Docette Danialypour, Staff Writer • Published Mar 24, 2023
Beverly Regino an ap art student, takes us on the journey of the new Ai art generator, and how todays artists are being affected.
AI: Artistic Infringement
By Beverly Regino, Creative Director • Published Mar 3, 2023
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From left to right: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and CEO of Pixar; Edwin Catmull, computer scientist and one of the original animators at Pixar; and George Lucas, creator of Star Wars and original owner of Pixar. All three played pivotal roles in the creation of the animation company and its most influential product, RenderMan.
The geek, the Jedi, and the animator
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Feb 27, 2023
I’ve always loved the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. They’re both well-written and a delight to read about in their many adventures.
The beaming brilliance of Holmes and Poirot
By Daimler Koch, Staff Writer • Published Jan 20, 2023
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