The Vanguard News

The Vanguard News

Breaking Bridges

Breaking Bridges

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

May 25, 2016

BALDWIN PARK, CA ---- On Wednesday April 6, Mr. Eastvedt's 5th and 6th period physics classes participated in the infamous bridge test. Students were challenged to design and build bridges out of Popsicle sticks and school glue. The rules were fairly simple: no more than 200 regular popsicle sticks,...

BPHS to Offer Horticulture Course

Area behind 700's set to be turned into a garden.

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

May 25, 2016

BALDWIN PARK, CA ---- A horticulture class has been approved for the 2016-2017 academic year. Horticulture refers to the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. The class is the result of the work of Mr. Smith, AP Biology and Forensics teacher, and Francisco Cardoso, founder of the Vanguar...

Track & Field Represents at the Covina Invitational

Savannah Butler taking the lead in the 100m dash.

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

May 10, 2016

COVINA, CA ---- On Saturday April 2nd, the members of the Track & Field team competed at the 25th Annual Covina Invitational at the Covina Valley District Field, their new permanent home. Savannah Butler won both the 100m and 200m races and was nominated for Athlete of the Meet. “My goal, wel...

Superdelegates v Bernie: Dawn of Injustice

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

April 8, 2016

USA ---- Superdelegates are representatives chosen by party officials to represent their own interests. They are not obligated to vote for the candidate chosen by the general population. As of now, 469 superdelegates are in support of Hillary Clinton, while Bernie Sanders has the support of 31. In total,...

Late Night Wenzels – A Yale Experience

Late Night Wenzels - A Yale Experience

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

March 20, 2016

NEW HAVEN, CT ---- Between February 27th and March 1st, I found myself in New Haven, Connecticut as part of the Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W) program. The program is meant to introduce admitted students to STEM at Yale. For three days, I was immersed in all that Yale had to offer. From examining ...

King Kendrick Returns, Drops “untitled unmastered”

King Kendrick Returns, Drops

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

March 20, 2016

 Kendrick Lamar followed up his wildly successful sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly (TPAB), with a collection of raw tracks. The album, untitled unmastered, features songs that he performed on shows like The Colbert Report and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as tracks that didn’t make it ...

Full STEAM Ahead

Full STEAM Ahead

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

March 20, 2016

According to Mr. Eastvedt, STEAM Academy Leader, students should embark on this path if they "have an interest in math, science, technology, and making things." The courses for the newly developed pathway include: Introduction to Design (Project Lead The Way), Computer Programming/Exploration in Engineering, Principles of Enginee...

3.14159…Pie, Einstein, and More

3.14159...Pie, Einstein, and More

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

March 14, 2016

March 14, better known as Pi Day, marks the celebration of the ancient irrational number used throughout many levels of mathematics. In addition, it is the date of Albert Einstein’s birth. “March 14 (3/14) is celebrated annually as Pi Day because the date resembles the ratio of a circle’s circumference...

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar-worthy Portrayal of Hugh Glass

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 28, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role - an award that he has yet to win, despite outstanding performances over the years. He received the nomination for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant. DiCaprio has been nominated to receive an Oscar...

Science Olympiad Team Coming Soon

Science Olympiad Team Coming Soon

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 21, 2016

Serious About Science (SAS) will soon be launching at BPHS. The founder, junior Jorge Aparicio, aims to take a team of 15 students to compete at the Los Angeles Science Olympiad. Moreover, he hopes the group can spread their love of science to other students on campus. “I decided to start this club because I fe...

Destroying Civil Liberties

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 21, 2016

“It’s like a place that fell from some hell, some evil created this place because it does not belong to anything that [the Federal Bureau of Prisons] has done in the past 300 year history. And you know what is happening here? We are being observed, you are being studied, you are being watched.”

The New Hampshire Post Primary Recap

Marco Rubio speaks in Peoria, AZ.

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 18, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA ---- On February 10th, New Hampshire opened its polls for the primary election. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in a landslide. Sanders received 60% of the vote while Clinton received 38%. According to NPR, Hillary Clinton seems to b...