The Vanguard News

The Vanguard News

Southeast Asian Splash

Southeast Asian Splash

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

ALHAMBRA, CA-- On Sunday, April 23, the Southern California Burmese Association (SCBA) held its 11th annual Thingyan, the Burmese New Year Celebration. Every year in the middle of April, the Burmese come together to wish good blessings for the new year and have fun by putting on traditional dances, cultural...

A New Hatching

A New Hatching

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

WEST COVINA, CA-- On Sunday, April 30, the officers and members of Baldwin Park High School Key Club attended their very first Division Council Meeting (DCM) for the start of the new term at Cortez Park from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. “Today was truly the day that I learned how blessed I am,” stated D35W LTG, Guy Suankaew. “I can’...

13 Reasons Why You Should Watch

13 Reasons Why You Should Watch

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Unless one’s been living under a rock, everyone should know of the 13 Reasons Why series, which premiered on Friday, March 31, 2017 on Netflix. It was originally a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher, but the new series has gained popularity since its release, trending number one on various social...

ANTourage

ANTourage

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

IRVINE, CA-- On Saturday, April 22, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) held its annual spring open house, Celebrate UCI. Students had to register beforehand. It invited the newly admitted Anteaters, potential students, and family members to campus for a fun day. The event lasted throughout the...

Braves Annihilate the Olympians

Braves Annihilate the Olympians

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

LA PUENTE, CA-- On Monday, April 24, the Baldwin Park High School Braves conquered the Bassett Olympians with a final score of 16 to 5. It was their second time playing against the Olympians and the Braves vastly improved in the time being. “I ended my season very well since I won my last game and...

Asian Fusion in SoCal

Asian Fusion in SoCal

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

ROSEMEAD, CA-- Burmese restaurants are rare in the San Gabriel Valley, and even more in Southern California… wait where’s Burma? The country was formerly known as Burma but it’s now called Myanmar after the government changed the name in 1989. Its surrounding neighbors are China, India, and Thailand....

Braves Claw the Panthers

Braves Claw the Panthers

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

PASADENA, CA-- On Thursday, April 13, the Baldwin Park High School Braves defeated the Pasadena Panthers for the second time with a successful final score of 14 to 7. The Braves have only one more game until season officially ends. “Badminton; it's a new year and new people are coming into the team,”...

AP Lit is Not Lit

AP Lit is Not Lit

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Seniors at Baldwin Park High School  understand the pressure and sleepless nights that come with taking AP Literature and Composition. Each weekend can be full with either numerous worksheets, reading logs, or quick paragraph analyses. The teacher, Mrs. Wong, has been teaching AP Literature and Composition since 2001. Her goal is not only for th...

Open to Close the Year

Open to Close the Year

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- On Thursday, April 6, Baldwin Park High School had its annual Open House School Festival from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Students and their families were invited to visit the campus to see the various extracurricular activities the school has to offer, such as clubs and sports. Colorful b...

Braves Overthrow the Nobles

Braves Overthrow the Nobles

Sharon Tran and Shwe Nemyo

April 13, 2017

LA PUENTE, CA -- On Tuesday, March 21, the Baldwin Park Varsity Badminton team beat Nogales on Nobles’ territory with a score of 18 to 3. “Nogales is pretty strong especially the Boys Doubles 1. I could have done better if I weren’t nervous, but we came back and won the match,” explained BPHS...

Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Just a few weeks ago, rain and wind dominated Southern California with its chilly weather. But now it's 7:30 PM and the sun’s still out? It’s that time of the year when the days are longer and people act like they’re more productive, because technically, it's supposed to be...

Braves Maul the Gladiators

Braves Maul the Gladiators

Shwe Nemyo and Sharon Tran

April 10, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA -- On Tuesday, April 4, Baldwin Park’s Varsity Badminton team scraped by the Gladstone Gladiators on home territory in a close match with a score of 12-9. “Noticing a change in Gladstone’s lineup, the team decided to play how we usually did and earn a win,” said BPHS junior...