Generation Z: Who is it?

Tyra Castro, Editor

May 25, 2016


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  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...

Breaking Bridges

Breaking Bridges

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

May 25, 2016


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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,...

Jade Chang vs. The World

Jade Chang vs. The World

Edward Ponce & Leo Quintana, Staff Writers

May 25, 2016


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On May 5, Jade Chang, rising author of the novel The Wangs vs. the World, visited Baldwin Park High School for a presentation speaking on her soon-to-be published book. Students of AP English 11, AP English 12, and  Mandarin Language had the opportunity to hear Ms. Chang read a portion of her novel fo...

Harriet Tubman Makes History Again

Harriet Tubman Makes History Again

Frankie Robles, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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The United States of America will undergo a change in its currency. While the change will not affect the value of the dollar, it will replace former president Andrew Jackson's picture with Harriet Tubman on the front of the bill. Changes to the 20-dollar bill were announced on April 20, after Treasury ...

Attention, Fellow Starbucks Lovers!

Attention, Fellow Starbucks Lovers!

Linda Preciado, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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As the whole world is probably aware of, the once beloved coffee chain Starbucks changed its rewards program and customers feel it is not convenient for them anymore; thus, it is not so beloved anymore. The once acclaimed chain is now facing tons of cyber harassment ranging from complaints to insults....

Olympics Zika Threat

Olympics Zika Threat

Eduardo Nunez, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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With the Summer Olympics less than 100 days away, officials in Brazil are worried about the Zika virus and the possible threat it may pose to tourists and athletes. Thousands of people are expected to travel to Rio, Brazil, in order to spectate the 31st Summer Olympic Games. The 31st Summer Olympic Game...

Wasting Our Lunches

Wasting Our Lunches

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

May 24, 2016


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Students are well acquainted with the image of whole fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, oranges, carrots, and celery scattered around campus, whether it be on the floor or in the trash can. So, why are students wasting perfectly good fruits and vegetables? “I observe the same phenomenon ever...

Parabatai In Full Force

Parabatai In Full Force

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

May 24, 2016


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Lady Midnight is the first book of Cassandra Clare’s new high fantasy, mystery trilogy. The novel is set in the Shadowhunter world as are Cassandra Clare’s other series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Lady Midnight is set five years after where The Mortal Instruments series conc...

Those Purple Money Holders

Linda Preciado, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


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Have you walked into class and seen those purple buckets? Have you ever been interrupted during class by a student coming to collect the buckets? You’re probably wondering what the buckets hold, where the content goes, and why. The buckets hold money that is donated by students and teachers for th...

It’s Your Right, Exercise it!

It’s Your Right, Exercise it!

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

May 21, 2016


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2016 is looking to be a big voting year due to the presidential election, and with each year, comes another batch of eighteen-year-olds able to vote. But with the new found ability to vote, do these teens know the steps needed to be taken to enter their ballot this November? Not only will citizens...

Standardized Testing: A Somewhat Helpful Guide

Standardized Testing: A Somewhat Helpful Guide

Sharon Tran, Editor

May 19, 2016


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With three more weeks left until school’s out, you, as a student, are probably very relieved. However, a small percentage of students are still stressing, discussing tests despite AP testing already being over. No need to be curious; I have the answer: These students are preparing for standardized...

50 Years of “Off The Wall”

50 Years of “Off The Wall”

Reyna Sanchez, Staff writer

May 15, 2016


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In 1966, Paul Van Doren wanted to design a shoe used for skateboarding. According to the official Vans website, the inspiration for creating the shoes was to make a rubber sole to look like waffles, and that gripped tightly and stuck like syrup. He first made a few custom ones making each a little different....

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