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  • Who will be King and Queen in Wonderland?
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  • Who will be King and Queen in Wonderland?

    Who will be King and Queen in Wonderland?

    October 12, 2017

    The Homecoming Court was announced at the Night Rally, The Queen will be announced at halftime at the Homecoming football game, and King will be announced at the dance, which will be held Oct. 28 at the Westminister Rose Center. The theme is "Welcome to Wonderland."

    The Homecoming Court was announced at the Night Rally. Photograph taken by Clarisse Guevarra.

  • Chargers in Wonderland

    Chargers in Wonderland

    Adrian Llamas, Business manager

    September 28, 2017

    On Wednesday, Sept. 27, ASB presented the 2017 Kick-Off Night Rally. The theme for the rally was Alice in Wonderland, and it incorporated a neon motif as well. When walking into the gym, you immediately arrived into the world of Alice because the foyer was set up for a tea party. Area of the ble...

    Tony Arguilar and Katie Mettert were the emcees for the rally. Photographs by Clarissa Guervarra

  • Partial black out: 2017 eclipse

    Partial black out: 2017 eclipse

    August 30, 2017

    The last total solar eclipse over the United States was in 1918, so calling the Great American Eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime event was accurate. Nevertheless, opportunities to view the eclipse at Charter Oak High School were limited. Administrators were concerned that no student receive permanent damage...

    Honors Biology students viewed the early eclipse during their second period class.

    Pat Foy

CO Community

New year, new faculty and staff

September 14, 2017No Comments

Charter Oak High School has a new facculty member in almost every department. Staff came from other campuses.

New Adminstration

New Adminstration

September 8, 2017No Comments

All of the administrators at Charter Oak High School changed over the summer. Mr. Joey Strycula changed positions from vice principal over student services to principal. The...

Familiar faces, new positions

Familiar faces, new positions

September 5, 2017No Comments

Several of CO's popular teachers moved into new positions this school year. While most will continue teaching, they have new responsibilities.

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Feature Articles

In Living Color: Yearbook stands by diversity in a time of division

In Living Color: Yearbook stands by diversity in a time of division

Stephanie Wang, Editor-In-Cheif

October 16, 2017

A yearbook represents the school and its events, but the title of the yearbook represents an overall theme of the year. While there have been many formative events of the...

Stretching or protecting the First Amendment?

Clarisse Guevarra, Video/podcast designer

September 19, 2017

Free speech has always been a fundamental aspect of what it is to be an American. It is a clear right for everyone in the nation to have, but recent events are calling the e...

Freedom of speech turned hate speech

Freedom of speech turned hate speech

Samantha Perez, Sports editor

September 19, 2017

Recently, groups have gathered in the United States and Europe claiming “peaceful protest,” but some of these gatherings have become the most violent and chaotic riots ...

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Planning Ahead

SAT or ACT?

SAT or ACT?

Debbie Tien, Op-Ed Editor

October 17, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year has hit the ground running with college testing season is quickly approaching. Juniors are gearing...

  • Ready, set, apply for college October 11, 2017

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Opinion

To kneel or not to kneel?

To kneel or not to kneel?

Priscila Manzo and Amanda Figueroa

October 21, 2017No Comments

Priscila Manzo, first place, and Amanda Figueroa, third place, earned recognition in the opinion writing contest at California Sta...

Dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

Dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

October 17, 2017No Comments

It isn't a secret that school dress codes are primarily aimed towards women. Dress codes in schools are okay, but the sexist...

Block schedule

October 16, 2017No Comments

The administration and faculty have been investigating the possibility of going to block schedule. Should we or shouldn't...

  • Zero period: should it be an option? October 10, 2017
  • Unfortunate Outcomes: quell the brawls over Confederate statues September 18, 2017
  • Does prejudice exist in our society? September 18, 2017

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Charger Creations

The Things Charter Oak Students Carried

Victoria Olivas, Kendra Jucal and Maggie Lu, Guest writer

October 19, 2017

Students in Mrs. Wilcox’s IB English class were asked to write a pastiche of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.” It was an in-class writing assignment.   The Things COHS Students Carri...

Beauty in Life

Beauty in Life

Megan Lwe, Photographer

September 8, 2017

Megan Lwe, photograph, 2017 Megan Lwe was a finalist in the LegiSchool Contest, and her photograph hung in the State Capitol. Her position statement explains  how she see "California through My Eyes." The...

  • Wildflowers September 8, 2017

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Mind & Body

Are millennials more open-minded than previous generations?

Debbie Tien, Op-Editor

October 10, 2017

Most have heard the saying “Millennials are killing.” Generations born prior to the 1980s often make critical comments about the millennials. But why is that? Who are...

Scientifically healthier and happier

Scientifically healthier and happier

Margo Wilcox, Staff writer

September 29, 2017

Time magazine shifted through stacks of research to find science-backed tips for a healthier, happier life. Spend less time on social media Studies show that most people do not ...

  • Can an AI identify someone’s sexuality? September 28, 2017

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Sports

Girl’s tennis dominate on Senior Night

Girl’s tennis dominate on Senior Night

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

October 20, 2017No Comments

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the women’s varsity tennis team played their hardest against the West Covina Cowboys to commemorate the seniors that would be leaving this year.  F...

Tennis pulls off the win

Priscila Manzo, Editor in chief

October 12, 2017No Comments

On Oct. 10, the Charter Oak Girls Tennis team went against Los Altos High School in a match that had everyone anticipating the final score. During the first round, mos...

  • Water polo: A question of confidence? October 9, 2017

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