New Year, But Really, New You?

New Year, But Really, New You?

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer
January 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Here we are again! That “January feeling” is in the air and it is finally 2016. Most of us know the phrase “New Year, New Me” as a way to change ourselves and start fresh every year. Whether being a lazy couch-loving slug or an unconfident Starbucks addict, the only person able to...

Freshman Grades: Big Deal Or Not?

Freshman Grades: Big Deal Or Not?

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Although some may say freshman grades don’t matter, many students at BPHS believe that all four years of high school contribute to their futures. Colleges take all of a student’s high school grades into consideration to determine whether he or she has a consistent academic goa...

Redesigning the SAT: Fighting a Losing Battle

Redesigning the SAT: Fighting a Losing Battle

Sharon Tran, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Beginning in 2016, the College Board will be administering the redesigned SAT. Notable changes will include the return to the 1600 point scale, the lack of a vocabulary section, and the introduction of the now-optional essay. Fun fact: This supposedly new SAT will strongly resemble the old SAT which...

In Favor of a Year-Round Block Schedule

Cesar Arevalo, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The traditional assembly line six-period schedule is not an effective way to teach students in this day and age. The most effective method is block scheduling and many schools are starting to take action. You might be thinking, ‘Block scheduling? You mean I have to listen to my teacher ramble about...

Everybody has a Story

Everybody has a Story

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer
December 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In November, the students of The Vanguard Newspaper were surprised when we met our substitute teacher, Daniel Acuff. More often than not students tend to ignore any substitute when they encounter them. We often see substitutes as a chance to relax and let loose in class. However, we often forget that...

Oh Snap! They Saved My Chat! (Not Really)

Edward Ponce, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Snapchatting has become one of most influential social media platforms around, however, there has been talk of the company’s most recent privacy policy changes. Many seem to believe that Snapchat has obtained the right to invade one's privacy by saving both sent photos and messages. After hearing...

Have You Heard About Beirut?

Edward Ponce, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On the 13th of November, an atrocity of great magnitude was witnessed in the capital of France with the death of nearly 160 individuals; however, Paris, France was not the only location subject to the barbarity of terrorism. With the growing influence of ISIS throughout the Middle East, and now some...

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