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Apple Watch A Joke?

Apple Watch A Joke?

Sean Muse, Staff Writter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Now that I have an Apple watch, I don’t think I’ll ever miss a notification again. Getting a reminder or message and viewing it by simply a turn of the wrist is such a convenience. Some may argue that having a phone is enough and don't see the need for having a smaller gadget wrapped around ones wri...

Band Life

Band Life

Rolando Ortega, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With many Baldwin Park High School students beginning to decide what classes they would like to take next year, now is a great opportunity to introduce them to the band program. The Braves Entertainment Corps. has always been a pivotal part of the arts curriculum at BPHS, and will continue to be in...

Block Schedule Every Day

Block Schedule Every Day

Sean Muse, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Is one hour too short for one class? Having to cram a long lesson into 60 minutes can be stressful for the student as well as the teacher. Some may say a way to alleviate this situation is to have block schedule. This schedule would only be 1st, 2nd, and 5th for one day then 2nd, 4th, and 6th the...

The Las Vegas Shooting and Its Mark in History

The Las Vegas Shooting and Its Mark in History

Rolando Ortega, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The first day of October became the last day for at least 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival due to the deadliest civilian shooting in American history. It is time to examine the factors that have led to such a viciously destructive assault. The setting had a drastic impact on the...

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

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