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It can make or break you. Literally.

It can make or break you. Literally.

Ayileen Hermosillo, Technical manager

May 31, 2018


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Having a job at a young age is difficult. Time for homework, free time, extra circulars,  and family moments is taken away so that young people can make money. If you have a job, you benefit from it, but to some extent, it can also take a lot away from you. Freedom at a young age is precious, but it i...

How to take a break

How to take a break

Amanda Figueroa, Copy Editor

May 17, 2018


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Maybe you found out that you just got rejected from your dream college. Maybe you want more job experience, or just want to take a break from school. If so, taking a gap year between the end of your high school career and going to college may be the right option for you. With graduation looming around ...

Perfect grades, test scores and extracurriculars aren’t enough for colleges

Perfect grades, test scores and extracurriculars aren’t enough for colleges

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

May 3, 2018


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After spending four grueling years in high school working towards a dream college, the last thing you’d expect in your email is a rejection from college you thought would be an easy acceptance where you surpassed all of the criteria.  However, seniors this year have felt it more than ever, with re...

Preparing for the SAT

Preparing for the SAT

Priscila Manzo, Editor in chief

March 8, 2018


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Applying to colleges can be stressfu,l and it can  be even more so when one doesn’t know how to prepare for it and what is needed to be able to successfully. Many schools require an assessment test to be taken so that the students can turn in their applications, and some, including the University of...

We are sorry, but . . .

We are sorry, but . . .

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

January 23, 2018


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It’s every college applicant’s worst nightmare–emails and letters arriving from your dream school, with some variation of the same line.  You were among some of the most competitive applicants; thank you for applying; we unfortunately could not accept your application.  We are very sorry and hope that...

College App Frenzy: Where do you start?

College App Frenzy: Where do you start?

Clarisse Guevarra, Video/Podcast Editor

December 11, 2017


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Around this time of year, high school seniors nationwide are throwing themselves in the cyclone of the college application process. While counselors go around prepping their juniors for the same process, one question is constantly thrown around: “Where do I even start?” Many who have already gone through the stres...

SAT or ACT?

SAT or ACT?

Debbie Tien, Op-Ed Editor

October 17, 2017


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The 2017-2018 school year has hit the ground running with college testing season is quickly approaching. Juniors are gearing up to face the choices of senior year while as the time and opportunities for seniors are quickly closing. Teachers and counselors are pushing their students to study up for...

Ready, set, apply for college

Ready, set, apply for college

Kelly Meade, Renae Dela Pena, and Margo Wilcox, Guest staff writers

October 11, 2017


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Two seniors offered a college application workshop as a senior Creative-Action-Service project (CAS). Kelly Meade and Renae Dela Pena felt students did not receive adequate guidance in writing with their application essays so they invited guest speakers to demystify the process. On Saturday, Sept. 16, ove...

CO students participate in local Youth Leadership Project

CO students participate in local Youth Leadership Project

September 1, 2017


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What were you doing the weekend before school started? School shopping? Going to Raging Waters? Bemoaning the end of summer vacation? Victoria Olivas, junior, and Sergio Adame, senior, were in Los Angeles meeting Mayor Eric Garcetti, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, and other political and community...

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