The Vanguard News

The Vanguard News

A Life in Mathematics

A Life in Mathematics

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016

On May 24, Sir Andrew Wiles will be awarded the 2016 Abel Prize by Prince Haakon of Norway on behalf of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.”...

A Date With Obama

A Date With Obama

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016

From writer and director Richard Tanne, Southside With You takes a look at the president and his first lady from an unexplored angle, as two lawyers on their first date. The film, produced by John Legend, premiered earlier this year at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews from critics a...

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

     On Wednesday, May 4, Governor Jerry Brown signed bills that will raise California’s smoking age from 18 to 21, following the example set by Hawaii earlier this year, as well as restrict public electronic cigarette use and expand no-smoking zones at public schools. The bills were approved during ...

Get Ready to Rumble

Get Ready to Rumble

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

May 15, 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, seismologist Thomas H. Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, warned attendees of the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach that the San Andreas fault is an immediate danger to California. Though some may only know it from the title of a 2015 blockbuste...

A Case of Books

A Case of Books

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Supreme Court refused to hear a long-standing challenge on Google’s digital venture, the Google Books Library Project. This decision ended the feud between Google and contemporary authors who accused the project of large-scale copyright infringement. Google began work on...

Music Brings Braves Together

Music Brings Braves Together

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

Student leaders of our band and orchestra have been meeting to plan a concert in which advanced players from both ensembles will be performing together. Discussion of this project began in January and the group expects to perform at a concert before the end of the school year. Plans for this event began when Andres Martinez and Michelle Vu, President and...

Braves Lose to Panthers

Braves Lose to Panthers

Leonel Quintana and Francisco Cardoso

February 23, 2016

On February 17th, the Baldwin Park Braves Boys Varsity Soccer team faced the Perris Panthers at Perris High School in the first match of the CIF Southern Section and lost 2-1. Team Captain Jesus Flores shared his thoughts on the game, saying, “We played well. I know the score didn’t reflect how w...

Braves Run Out of Time

Braves Run Out of Time

Leonel Quintana and Edward Ponce

February 10, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Girls' Varsity Basketball team suffered a disheartening loss against their hosts, the Azusa Aztecs, with an agonizingly close final score of 31-29. “Sometimes the ball doesn’t always bounce your way, but I’m proud of the girls, they gave a good effort, and…we...

Braves Feather the Falcons

Braves Feather the Falcons

Leonel Quintana and Damian Preciado

January 29, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26th, the wrestling teams of Baldwin Park High School and Duarte High School came together for a dual meet that ended in victory for both the Braves’ Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. The meet was hosted by the Braves and ended with a score of 12-0 for the Junior Varsity team an...

Braves Wrestle with Defeat

Braves Wrestle with Defeat

Leonel Quintana and Francisco Cardoso

January 23, 2016

On Thursday, January 7th, the wrestling teams of both Sierra Vista High School and Baldwin Park High School continued their crosstown rivalry in a dual match hosted by the Sierra Vista Dons. Sadly, the Baldwin Park Braves suffered defeat, walking away with a score of 45-27 for the Junior Varsity team...

Secret Pals

Secret Pals

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

Those of you with keen eyes may have noticed gifts occasionally left on your teacher’s desk throughout the semester. Surprisingly, it wasn't Santa Claus that left those gifts, it was a Secret Pal. Mrs. Melendez began Secret Pals during the last school year as a way for BPHS teachers and staff to...

A Holiday Orchestra Concert

A Holiday Orchestra Concert

Leonel Quintana, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, family and friends were welcomed to gather at the Performing Arts Center to enjoy the free entertainment provided by the Baldwin Park High School Orchestra and the Sierra Vista High School Orchestra. Not a single seat was left unclaimed by the large crowd that eagerly awaited...