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Fallen but not forgotten: Soldiers Commemorated by Memorial Day

Honoring soldiers—fallen and currently serving—is the purpose of Memorial Day. This national holiday gives students, staff, and citizens nationwide a day off to commemorate military service. “I will see Memorial Day’s importance more clearly as part of the military because I’m going experience what soldiers do; putting my life in danger and defending freedom. That will make me appreciate the

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LAUSD Listens and Learns

Changes are in the air as Super Intendent King, teachers, students, and other stakeholders all show interest in improving LAUSD. According to student opinion, collected via a MeetingSift forum during LAUSD Listen & Learn, to best prepare students for A-G requirements, “tutoring, support, mentoring, field trips, college field trips” are just some of the things that could help improve LAUSD.

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Hardcore Parkour

Jaguars leap, they do flips, and twist midair—they are practicing parkour. A set of students has been training in parkour over the past year as a group called Free Bird Parkour. “We practice [parkour] because it’s a sport that is…like a brotherhood where we all respect each other,” Erick Gutierrez, a senior in the Business, Innovation & Leadership small school

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Jaguars Recruit

by Maria Bojorquez Finding a new set of Jaguars; the school is hosting an open house for prospective parents and students—“Jaguar Night.” “My understanding is it’s a recruitment effort from each of the small schools to attract students [to] attend their small schools,” Ms. Adrian-Thiroux, college counselor, said. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on January 28, “Jaguar Night” will

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Security Shutdown: LAUSD Returns

by Maria Bojorquez Finals, presentations, potlucks, or just one of the last days with friends before break—all this was taken from students or postponed because of the districtwide shutdown undergone for students’ safety. “I was at the College Center when they announced that we were in danger over the PA and made everyone leave campus quickly,” Edith Avila, a senior

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Gifts Given Gladly

by Maria Bojorquez Whether it’s Secret Santa or White Elephant or some other variation, gift exchanges among friends and groups provide participants an opportunity to swap gifts and make memories: enjoyable and unpleasant. Among friends, teams, clubs, or even family, gift exchanges can bring some unity and holiday spirit. Groups such as Leadership, Peer College Counselors, Journalism, Girls’ Soccer, Cheerleading,

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