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Class of 2018 is recognized at annual Senior Awards Night

Adan Esparza and Maximilian Maravilla received awards for Valedictorian and Salutatorian, as well as the Principal’s Honor Roll. Adan Esparza, a senior in the Technology & Media magnet was announced as the valedictorian and was awarded the Principal’s Honor Roll. Esparza feels excited to be the valedictorian.“ From the beginning, I was excited of making my parents proud,” said Esparza.

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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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Immigration and Identity

A feeling of anxiety exists in every immigrant child. Everyone has an immigrant story. As the daughter of immigrants, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no“American” physical characteristics. The United States is a melting pot.   Though I was born and raised in California, I am still confused about my roots. Growing up, I hated the question, “Where

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Underclassmen on college courses

College courses are provided after school in collaboration with ELAC, and students are encouraged to attend. Getting college courses can give underclassmen a great advantage. Last semester, four college courses were provided to students after school. The courses provided were, Administration Of Law, Art Appreciation, Health, Engineering, and Graphic Design. This semester three courses are provided: Psychology, Child Development, and

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