The Vanguard News

The Vanguard News

Brave League Champions

Brave League Champions

Sharon Tran, Editor

May 15, 2017

LA PUENTE, CA -- On Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, Braves Varsity Badminton competed in the annual Montview League Prelims and Finals at La Puente High School. “I feel very nervous,” admitted Michelle Del Toro, “but I think our team members will pull through.” On the first day of prelims,...

The Handmaid’s Arrival

The Handmaid's Arrival

Sharon Tran, Editor

May 15, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, the awaited Hulu original The Handmaid’s Tale premiered with three striking episodes that marked the beginning of the TV show adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel. In the two decades since the novel was first published, many adaptations were made, even as a b...

Singing Notes With Rachel Park

Singing Notes With Rachel Park

Sharon Tran, Editor

April 30, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA -- BPHS senior Rachel Park has has only lived in Baldwin Park for this past school year, but she has made a name for herself with her musical capabilities. Many of Mrs. Wong’s AP Literature students know her for some of the original music she created for a few class projects. She also...

Speaking of Scholarships

Speaking of Scholarships

Sharon Tran, Editor

April 27, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA -- On Wednesday, April 12, students from Baldwin Park High School and Sierra Vista High School were invited to the Baldwin Park Woman’s Club to compete for the Baldwin Park Woman’s Club Liberal Arts Scholarship. A total of five students from Baldwin Park will be chosen by the Woman’s...

Be Your Own Fairy Godmother

Be Your Own Fairy Godmother

Sharon Tran, Editor

April 20, 2017

Tired of going to Windsor every weekend to look for a prom dress? Can’t stop wincing at the outrageous prices? Having nightmares about showing up in the same dress as someone else? Well, here is the solution for you: make your own prom dress! Now, I know this isn’t a typical 90’s rom-com, but...

Braves Conquer the Aztecs

Braves Conquer the Aztecs

Sharon Tran, Editor

April 15, 2017

AZUSA, CA -- On Monday, April 10, Baldwin Park’s Varsity Badminton team defeated the Azusa Aztecs on Aztec territory, in a close game of 12-9. “Our game against Azusa was exciting and intense because it was such a close game,” confessed varsity member Lena Do. “I’m happy I contributed ...

A Beauty Despite the Beasts

A Beauty Despite the Beasts

Sharon Tran, Editor

April 6, 2017

On March 17, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was released in the United States. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the movie was announced by Disney in 2015. As soon as the first teasers were revealed, longtime Disney fans and moviegoers alike were excite...

Braves Execute the Gladiators

Braves Execute the Gladiators

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 28, 2017

COVINA, CA -- On Friday, March 17, Braves Varsity Badminton beat Gladstone High School on Gladiator territory with a score of 14-7. The Braves remain undefeated with this sixth win of the season. “Everyone played well in that game,” commented senior varsity member Jialou Chen. “Those who lost ...

Jason Cabrera’s Best Math Strategy

Jason Cabrera's Best Math Strategy

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 21, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA -- Divide and Conquer is Baldwin Park High School’s mathematics club. Current BPHS senior, Jason Cabrera, toyed with the idea of starting a math club on Baldwin Park’s campus when he was a junior. “I created the club because I enjoy doing math and I noticed that the school did...

Braves Overcome the Warriors

Braves Overcome the Warriors

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 15, 2017

LA PUENTE, CA -- On Thursday, March 9, Baldwin Park’s Varsity Badminton team defeated the La Puente Warriors on Brave territory in a nearly clean sweep victory of 19-2. “We did it last year! We can do it again this year!” encouraged senior Kevin Chua when asked about whether he thinks the team...

When Donations Roll In

When Donations Roll In

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 15, 2017

BALDWIN PARK, CA -- Starting in March, Humanitarian Club and National Honor Society started a school-wide toilet paper drive to collect toilet paper to donate to the Church of Redeemer in the local community. “I think the toilet paper drive is a very essential source that will help many families th...

Return of the Lorde and Savior

Return of the Lorde and Savior

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 12, 2017

On March 2, Lorde released her single “Green Light," which hints at the release of her first album after a hiatus of four years. The title of the new album is Melodrama and was announced to be released later this year, on June 15.   "I love it," admitted longtime Lorde fan and BPHS senior, Miche...