Cheer finds new life as an official sport

Three years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 949 into action, paving the way for competitive cheer to become a sport. Now, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has officially recognized the sport, listing it under its sports offerings online and hosting competitions for its inaugural 2017-18 season. Sport recognition resonated with many of the cheerleaders, most of

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Poets Nathan Amaru Velasquez and Nisa Jones Commemorate National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month in April recognizes the work of all poets. Similarly, student poets celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing some of their best work.   Some students have a love for poetry, and share their poetry  through various forms such as spoken word and slam poetry which can be preferred by the younger generations. Nathan Amaru Velasquez, a senior

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Winter Guard wins first place

STEPHANIE LOPEZ             Winter guard finally returns to reclaim their throne at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC). After a year hiatus, they proved their stance as a well-disciplined and determined team. Going into the new school year, there was only one goal: the WGASC competition. They worked their hardest to qualify and were ecstatic to compete. “We

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Editorial on drugs

I think it’s nearly impossible to turn 18 and have not been offered drugs once. In this generation, that’s almost a given. Vendors have gotten so creative with the way they advertise drugs, I don’t think we see the effects of it. They don’t look like cigarettes, so it can’t be that bad. But drug infused candy makes you feel

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