iDon’t Need An Update

iDon’t Need An Update

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer
October 10
Filed under Features

All Apple owners of the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPod touch and later generations can now update to iOS10. It was preinstalled on all iPhone 7’s and Apple users were automatically notified when it was available. The update required one GB to install, but added many new features. iOS10 includes a variety...

Vin Scully Signing Off

Vin Scully Signing Off

Jonathan Frias, Staff Writer
October 8
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Vincent Edward Scully, otherwise know as Vin Scully, has been a play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years.October 2, marked the end of an era for one of the greatest announcers. ”There will be a new day, and eventually a new year, and when the upcoming winter...

Hands Free But Hands On: Snapchat Spectacles

Hands Free But Hands On: Snapchat Spectacles

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer
October 5
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There has always been that annoying and troubling problem of not capturing the right moment. Whether it be on a video camera or a phone, hands and fingers are required to press a certain button. But no worries, after two years of rumors, Snapchat Spectacles are here! As a very popular social media...

Clowning Around

Clowning Around

Genesis De la Luz, Staff Writer
October 1
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Clowns Sighting started back in August in South Carolina, where children told police that a group of clowns were trying to lure them into their home in the forest. It sounded like a terrifying thing and parents were very concerned. Throughout September and the beginning of October, clown sightings became...

Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero

Jonathan Frias, Staff Writer
September 29
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The past seven years Mrs. Despars has been at Baldwin Park High School helping and teaching our students to do amazing things. Mrs. Despars stated, “I love my job!” Fellow Braves can relate to her because she is an alumni. Mrs. Despars played sports all four years in high school. She p...

Recognizing the Recognizer, Jennifer Ruiz

Recognizing the Recognizer, Jennifer Ruiz

Bryan Moran, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under Features, Showcase

BALDWIN PARK,CA-- Jennifer Ruiz is a senior at Baldwin Park High School and is also the Renaissance president. As president, she is in charge of recognizing people for their hard work as well helping organize school events. She is also involved in Adelante Mujer Latina, which is a club that encourages...

Humpbacks Leap for Joy

Humpbacks Leap for Joy

Madeline Lequang, Staff Writer
September 29
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HONOLULU, HAWAII---Many of the populations of humpback whales have been declared not endangered and have been taken off the endangered species list by United States federal authorities. There has been a global ban on commercial hunting of these creatures for the last 50 years. People used to hunt...

Non Burkinis

Non Burkinis

Fabiola Lopez, Editor
September 25
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On August 26, France's highest administrative court ruled that towns do not have the right to ban the burkini, in response to more than 30 French towns’ ban of the body covering swimwear. This ban follows France’s 2010 ban of the burqa, the traditional Muslim clothing which inspired the burkini. John...

High School Not-So-Musical: Pressures

High School Not-So-Musical: Pressures

Elvia Maravilla, Staff Writer
September 22
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Mean Girls. Grease. Napoleon Dynamite. High School Musical. What do these films all have in common? They have their own way of portraying high school. There are dozens of clichés and stereotypes that come from them. The reality is that many pressures and stress factors aren’t mentioned in these...

The Week of the Brave-lympics

The Week of the Brave-lympics

Elvia Maravilla, Staff Writer
September 14
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The week of August 22 was School Spirit Week. It started off with spirit days and led up to the Back-to-School rally, our first rally of the year. Monday was Medusa Monday which was a day for nice hair, then came Training Day Tuesday and Braves wore their best workout gear. On Wednesday, it was College...

Insta-copycat

Insta-copycat

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer
September 6
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Earlier this month, Instagram added a new feature on its app called Instagram Stories. Users can share photos or videos up to 10 seconds long with friends and the videos disappear after 24 hours, just like Snapchat. These stories are seen in the circular thumbnails at the top of the homepage. They are...

Senior Pains

Senior Pains

Kaylee Sic, Staff Writer
September 6
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The long-awaited senior year has finally arrived…at least for some of us. Along with the excitement of this being the final year of high school, comes the excitement of having the privilege to experience senior-only events. Big events such as prom, Grad Nite, senior excursion, senior portraits, the...

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