The Vanguard News

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Encouraging Your Need to Read

Encouraging Your Need to Read

Tyra Castro, Editor

May 25, 2016

Read Across America is an annual program that encourages people to read on March 2nd, the same date as famous children’s writer Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This reading motivation and awareness day was created by the NEA (National Education Association.) Read Across America began on March 2nd, 1998...

Generation Z: Who is it?

Tyra Castro, Editor

May 25, 2016

  A generation of technological advances and questioning fast, almost instant communication and creating what was looked at as impossible or fiction in your favorite 1980s classic. This is Generation Z. Also known as the post-Millennials or the Centennials, the kids of Generation Z were bor...

Dodger Stadium New Address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue

Dodger Stadium New Address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue

Tyra Castro, Editor

May 15, 2016

Vin Scully is retiring this year as the Dodgers’ broadcaster and leaving the franchise as arguably the best baseball broadcaster of all time. He has been a part of the franchise for what is to be 67 years this summer and is going to retire at the age of 88 . “I hope that it will be a street of dreams...

Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Tyra Castro, Editor

April 15, 2016

On April 6 a New York judge disregarded musical artist Kesha’s claim that she should be let go of her contract with Sony because  she was emotionally and sexually abused by her producer. This case became huge amongst mainstream media and social networking due to how, in the past, many female artist...

The Future Determining the Future of America

The Future Determining the Future of America

Tyra Castro, Editor

April 15, 2016

As many may know, there’s a presidential race going on in America. Likely  one of the most entertaining races of all time, the top contenders for the Republicans are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. The top contenders for the Democrats are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Recently, Donal...

Who will Obama choose as Scalia’s successor?

Who will Obama choose as Scalia’s successor?

Tyra Castro, Editor

March 15, 2016

Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, passed away on February 13th.. With this sudden, unexpected death, President Obama has to nominate Antonin’s successor. The outcome of Obama’s decision can be either positive or negative based on your political views.This is the first time in...

Your New Pondahan

Your New Pondahan

Tyra Castro and Arlyn Ruiz

March 10, 2016

Pondahan is a restaurant behind Yogurtland in West Covina, California. Pondahan translates to “hang out” in Tagalog and this restaurant is able to stay true to its name due to their delicious Filipino cuisine and being a peaceful place for family and friends. On arrival, diners were greeted and...

CIF: Lady Braves couldn’t pass Buckley

CIF: Lady Braves couldn't pass Buckley

Tyra Castro and Frankie Robles

March 1, 2016

SHERMAN OAKS, CA -- On Tuesday, February 16th, the Baldwin Park High School Girls' Varsity Soccer team played their first CIF game against Buckley School. Though both teams began the game with good defense, Buckley was the first to score in the first half, making the score 1-0. Shortly after, Buckley...

Wanting to Believe: The X-files Returns

Wanting to Believe: The X-files Returns

Tyra Castro, Editor

February 11, 2016

The X-Files is a popular sci-fi television show from the 1990's that decided that it's time as a show isn't over yet. The series ran for nine seasons and the series ended with the X-files being shut down. It is set around two FBI agents, Fox "Spooky" Mulder, a believer in the supernatural and Dr. Dana...

What is the Puppy Bowl?

What is the Puppy Bowl?

Tyra Castro, Editor

February 10, 2016

This past Sunday in addition to the Super Bowl there was the 12th annual Puppy Bowl. The Puppy Bowl is an event aired on Animal Planet to try and promote adoption for those who are in shelters. Animal Planet teamed up with 44 animal shelters throughout the nation this year in order to make up two te...

New Year, New Movies to Watch on Netflix

Tyra Castro, Staff Writer, Editor

January 7, 2016

The new year usually begins with the saying, "New year, new you,"  so here are some of the recently added movies that you should watch on Netflix. This year, Netflix hasn't added a huge television series like Friends to their online streaming service, but they have added a variety of new movies to watch. ...

Having a Boat-Load of Fun

Having a Boat-Load of Fun

Tyra Castro, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

On Tuesday, December 8th, AP Physics students showed off their skills by building a boat with only duct tape and cardboard that is able to hold two people and compete to finish an obstacle course in the pool as fast as they could. There were five teams consisting of names such as S.S. Cena, Put...