AP Lit is Not Lit

AP Lit is Not Lit

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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...

Why Vanguard?

Why Vanguard?

Genesis De la Luz, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


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BALDWIN PARK, CA-- The Vanguard News is a place where writers are born, a place where the staff writers come out of their shell and interact with people on a whole new level. Sharon Tran, the president of Vanguard, expressed, "Joining The Vanguard News is probably the best choice I made in my high scho...

Controversy of the Year: Pineapple on Pizza?

Controversy of the Year: Pineapple on Pizza?

Genesis De la Luz, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every pizza lover sits either on the side that approves or disapproves of pineapple on pizza. Who is wrong and who is right? Pineapple on pizza, of course! Pineapple adds a freshness and sweetness to pizza. It's the ultimate sweet and salty treat. Pineapple on pizza, otherwise known as Hawaiian pizza,...

Advanced Placement or Additional Pricing?

Advanced Placement or Additional Pricing?

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Advanced Placement (AP) classes challenge students and allow them to get ahead in college. Every year in May, AP exams take place. The scoring system ranges from 1 to 5, with 3 and above considered passing scores. These scores are later revealed in early July on the College Board...

Obama Out *mic drop*

Obama Out *mic drop*

Madeline Lequang, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Although we won't know about America's long-term trajectory after the Obama years for some time, as he comes to hs final days in office, it's not too early to say that Obama will probably turn out to be one of the most consequential presidents in recent history, if not of all time. ...

Report It

Report It

Madeline Lequang, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Here at Vanguard, writers are able to express themselves through their writing, all while immersing themselves in the school community. Genesis De La Luz, a staff writer for Vanguard, commented, “The Vanguard is truly the best class I have right now. I have so much fun writing stories and going...

The Final Check-out Experience

The Final Check-out Experience

Reyna Sanchez, Staff writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows how great and amazing Disneyland is, but let’s not forget about Disney’s California Adventure. Sure the underrated park is much smaller then Disneyland, but it still full of fun and excitement. California Adventure has many events from tours, to shows, to parades, to your fa...

AI: This Is The Droid You’re Looking For

AI: This Is The Droid You’re Looking For

Sharon Tran, Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In September, Amazon announced the Alexa Prize Competition, which promises to award a total of $2.5 million to university students who are able to advance the field of conversational artificial intelligence. Amazon is looking to innovate its hands-free speaker, Echo, by adding new speaking and...

Heard About Apple AirPods?

Heard About Apple AirPods?

Sharon Tran, Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Since the big reveal of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 7 on Wednesday, September 7, people have been chattering about the phone’s new features. Yet, no feature has had the same amount of social media coverage or backlash as the iPhone 7’s lack of an audio jack. When Apple got rid of the beloved...

Snapping Back At Regulations

Snapping Back At Regulations

Andres Martinez, Editor

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With spring in full blossom, one can feel the temperature rising and see the proctors periodically taking away hats. The BPHS dress code states “Only official Baldwin Park hats or caps may be worn or displayed, with bill forward, on campus but not in classrooms. BP hats are not to be visibly altered...

Got Soap?

Got Soap?

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's right after lunch and suddenly in the middle of class the need to go relieve yourself is so bad that you finally ask to be allowed to go to the restroom. This is no task for the faint of heart though. As you walk into the restroom you see sinks that sometimes are out of order, urinals on the brink...

Fixing Detention

Fixing Detention

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Detention is used in the education system to discipline misbehaving children and is as old as school itself. It is a by-the-book form of discipline which aims to isolate an offender and have them reflect on their actions that got them into trouble. Detentions are usually given when a student misbehaves...

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