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  • Senior Editoritals

    Senior Editoritals

    May 26, 2017

    The Journalism 2016-2017 seniors, Stephen Pearson and Rebecca Bass are not pictured.

    Jaylee Cortes

  • Charter Oak’s brightest academic stars:

    Charter Oak’s brightest academic stars:

    Danielle De Luna, Entertainment Editor

    May 25, 2017

    The end of senior year approaches quickly and begins to bring bittersweet tears to teachers and students alike. Anticipation continues to mount within the class of 2017 as the commencement ceremony awaits on the horizon, along with the answer to an equally anticipated question: who will be represent...

    Sharon Lau and Andrew Castillo will be speaking at graduation. Photograph by Danielle De Luna.

  • Andrew Castillo: CO Star

    Andrew Castillo: CO Star

    Rebecca Bass, News Editor

    May 24, 2017

    As senior year comes to an end and all the college acceptances come in, it gives us a chance to recognize Andrew Castillo, who has made a big difference in our school. Andrew was recently named salutatorian, which is a great honor. He was admitted to several amazing schools, UCLA , UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, ...

    Photograph by Danielle De Luna

  • A Last Chance to Dance

    A Last Chance to Dance

    Elisha Priddy, Video/podcast designer

    May 4, 2017

    Prom is one of the biggest dances in high school, especially for seniors. It was held at Eagle Glen Country Club in Corona on Sat., April 29. Most of the seniors, including the ones who typically never go to the dances, attended the final dance. The theme was Beauty and the Beast based on the new Disney re...

    Danielle DeLuna

CO Community

Mr. Strycula promoted to principal

Mr. Strycula promoted to principal

Benjamin Rose, Technical Manager

Mr. Joey Strycula will be the next principal of COHS, effective July 1. Mr. Strycula has been working at the school as an administrator for nine years, and he has been involv...

May 30, 2017No Comments

2017 Senior Awards

2017 Senior Awards

Daniel Ordaz, Sports Editor

The 2017 Charter Oak High School Senior Awards took place Monday for graduating seniors obtaining honors from Charter Oak High School and earning scholarships from colleges and ...

May 24, 2017No Comments

2017 Choir Show

2017 Choir Show

Charlene Morentin, Feature Editor

The 2017 Choir Spring Concert took place on May 19 and 20. A “Back to Broadway” theme graced this year's choir show, and the production was incredibly. All the showings...

May 22, 2017No Comments

Student Shine

Student Shine

Margo Wilcox, Staff Writer

Most Outstanding Student Awards is held annually to recognize freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Many students were not present to receive recognition, but those present received...

May 18, 2017No Comments

Bill and Ted’s Deaf Adventure

Bill and Ted’s Deaf Adventure

Rebecca Bass, News Editor

Fri., May 5, and Sat., May 6, the American Sign Language classes had a show where they signed to different songs from different time periods. This is the second year the AS...

May 16, 2017No Comments

Graduates enter military

Graduates enter military

Emily Ramirez, Op Editor

Seven seniors are going to the military after they graduate: Gabriel De La Rosa, Richard Juan Martinez, Jonathan Privett and Isaiah Anthony Salcedo. Three are going to the...

May 15, 2017No Comments

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Feature Articles

Senior successes

Senior successes

Andrew Barron, Entertainment editor

We get the notion that we will be a scientist or a doctor or fire fighter, maybe even a rockstar in kindergarten. The possibilities seem so possible at five, but as we gro...

May 31, 2017

Goodbye, Mr. Stites

Goodbye, Mr. Stites

Stephanie Wang, Editor-In-Chief

After two years as COHS’s assistant principal and a semester as interim principal, Mr. Adam Stites-Hallett will be moving to Alta Loma High School after the 2016-17 school...

May 24, 2017

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Planning Ahead

Summer job opportunities

Summer job opportunities

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor

It is always great to start off the summer by hanging with friends, going to the beach, having a nice cup of lemonade by the pool or even staying at home and watching movies all...

April 27, 2017

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Opinion

To binge or not the binge, that is the question

May 26, 2017No Comments

50/50 chance

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider Manager

Over the course of this year, a new trend has been occurring. Reddit, a social media app, has become infamous for its scary (and sometimes cute) game of Reddit 50/50. Users...

May 22, 2017No Comments

Radicalism rising

Radicalism rising

Danielle DeLuna, Entertainment editor

On April 15, 2017, members of the radical right gathered in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California to protest for freedom of speech. The protest ...

May 18, 2017No Comments

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Charger Creations

Garden of Petunias

Garden of Petunias

Amanda Figueroa, Technical manager

"Garden of Petunias" Amanda Figueroa Photographs and Photoshop cs6

June 1, 2017

Glass Walls

Glass Walls

Andrew Barron, Entertainment Editor

Sweat emanates from my temple and silently drips across the creases of my anxiety-plagued skin. My eye...

May 30, 2017

“Flores de conocimiento”

“Flores de conocimiento”

Danielle De Luna

"Flores de conocimiento" gouache and watercolor By Danielle De Luna

May 26, 2017

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Mind & Body

Why sugar is bad for your health

Why sugar is bad for your health

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor

Sugar is in many foods we eat today. Snacks, fast food or drinks all contain sugars. On the average men eat at least 150 calories per day of sugar, which is the equivalent...

May 30, 2017

Legal weed increases illegal use

Legal weed increases illegal use

Jacob Sanchez, Photography editor

As of April 2017, the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in twenty nine states. Though there are different laws of production, distribution and consumption in each state, ...

May 25, 2017

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The student news site of Charter Oak High School
The student news site of Charter Oak High School