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  • Praise for West Side Story
  • PTSA honors staff and community
  • Happy Valentine’s Day: messages from friends and significant others
  • Walk to remember
  • Winter rally–no Sam I am
  • Praise for West Side Story

    Praise for West Side Story

    Vanessa Morales, Sports Editor

    March 6, 2017

    Charter Oak High School Drama put on an excellent performance of West Side Story, which opened on March 1 and went through two shows on Saturday show. This tragic love story takes place in Manhattan, New York with the rebellious rivalry between the Jets—Americans—up against the Sharks—Puerto Rican na...

    Tony and Maria stand between two worlds.

    Vanessa Morales

  • PTSA honors staff and community

    PTSA honors staff and community

    Jaylee Cortes, Managing editor

    February 22, 2017

    Founder’s Day honors the founders of PTA as well as the past and present PTA leaders. The CO PTSA held its annual Founder's Day awards night on Feb. 8 in the library.  Mrs. Kim Roset, PTSA 1 vice-president, organized the event to highlight achievements at school and in the community. Very Speci...

    Mr. Strycula, Mrs. Bangle, Paster Otte, Sophia , Mr. Martinez, Mrs. Valencia and Mrs. Strycula were honored at Founder's Nights. Photograph by Jaylee Cortes.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day: messages from friends and significant others

    Happy Valentine’s Day: messages from friends and significant others

    February 13, 2017

    To Alexa Rubio      From: Julian Nuno ? Have a great day, Butie .   From Jorge Ramirez     To Julian Nuno ?  Love you, my boy : )   To Jantzen Owen       From Julian Nuno ? You’re a cutie.   To Doaa Elafify     From Julian Nuno ? You're...

    Photograph by Andrew Barron

  • Walk to remember

    Walk to remember

    Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

    February 6, 2017

    The CO Remembrance Walk is proof that loved ones still matter.  After 20 years, this event has still unified the district to remember lost loved ones and donate to scholarship funds for graduating seniors.  This year, long-time attendees and newcomers alike from around Covina attended to help the cause. “About...

    Charter Oak community members joined to remember those who have passed away at the 2017 Remembrance Walk. Picture by Stephanie Wang.

  • Winter rally–no Sam I am

    Winter rally–no Sam I am

    Jacob Sanchez, Photography Editor

    February 6, 2017

    Charter Oak’s annual Winter Rally took place on Monday, Jan. 28. This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss. As students found their seats, COHS band played music. Once everyone was seated, the master’s of ceremony welcomed everyone. ACE sang the national anthem and lead the school in the alma mater. The...

    Classes illustrated their favorite Dr. Suess books. Photographs by Jacob Sanchez

CO Community

CO Star: Gustavo Garcia

CO Star: Gustavo Garcia

Jacob Sanchez, Photography editor

One special student has accomplished what few CO athletes have done. Gustavo Garcia, senior, took CO's name to State. While maintaining a GPA of 3.3, Gustavo placed at every...

March 27No Comments

Our New Librarian

Our New Librarian

Charlene Morentin, Feature Editor

After Mrs. Hauser’s passing, it seemed unlikely that COHS would ever find a library technician with as much passion and drive as she had. Although her spirit will n...

March 23No Comments

Sadie Hawkins pairs up

Sadie Hawkins pairs up

Maggie Lu, Business Manager

The annual Sadie Hawkins dance was Friday, March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme this year was “Famous Duos.”  Friends and couples came dressed up as some of their fav...

March 23No Comments

CO’s 10th annual car show

CO’s 10th annual car show

Jacob Sanchez, Photography Editor

Wednesday, March 16, COHS held its tenth annual car show. The quad was filled with cars as well as a booth with special guests from Real 92.3 Radio. Many cars could be se...

March 23No Comments

School of Hope

School of Hope

Andrew Barron, Entertainment Editor

Friday Charter Oak High School hosted its annual Blood Drive with City of Hope. To be eligible to donate blood, an individual must be at least sixteen years old by the day...

March 221 Comment

  • Vie Health Window March 15
  • New creative avenues February 28

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Feature Articles

NFL scouting combine

Daniel Ordaz, Sports Editor

This month the National Football League owners, general managers and coaches gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, to watch and evaluate the next set of stars that they will pot...

March 27

Experience or fame: 2020, YOU decide

Experience or fame: 2020, YOU decide

Andrew Barron, Entertainment Editor

After being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump shook the core of multiple high-profile celebrity figures. The definition of presidency...

March 16

  • Kings trade March 16
  • United State of California March 6

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Planning Ahead

Should you take an IB or AP exam?

Victoria Olivas, Business Manager

Many students often face the dilemma of whether they should take an IB or AP exam. The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs have different goals...

March 16

ACT or SAT?

ACT or SAT?

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

The ACT and SAT tests are an important factor for a student going to college. A high score on one of these tests gives you a better chance of getting into a prestigious university...

March 16

  • The ASVAB test at Charter Oak February 15

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Opinion

Bring back Charger Time, please

Jaylee Cortes, Managing editor

At the end of  the 2015-2016 school year, teachers voted to remove Charger Time. Charger Time had been incorporated into the schedule for three years. Charger Time was...

March 27No Comments

Pro: Government monitoring is for our safety

Benjamin Rose, Technical manager

Facebook has millions of users that visit the site per day, and privacy is an important aspect of the site. But is privacy more valuable than safety? The idea of social m...

March 27No Comments

  • To click or not to click March 23

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Charger Creations

NWA

NWA

Matthew Vallejo, Guest artist

By Matthew Vallejo Drawing in ink  

March 27

27 Club

27 Club

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

Photograph by Jaylee Cortes Being a musician has always been superb- but there has always been fear,...

March 24

Untitled

Untitled

By Ashley Alegria Colored pencil on paper

February 7

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Mind & Body

Do fad diets work?

Do fad diets work?

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor

Fads diets are most common in America because they are easy and convenient. A fad diet is defined as a popular diet, or trend, where you reduce your food intake in hopes of lo...

March 15

Cells repair themselves postmortem

Cells repair themselves postmortem

Victoria Olivas, Business Manager

Is there life after death? This is a question many of us have asked ourselves. We may not be able to answer that question, but we do know that some cells live after death....

February 24

  • Weeding out the suspects February 24

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The student news site of Charter Oak High School
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