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Autoshop Offers Free Car Checkup

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Cars are some of the most cherished things in our society. However, like all material things, cars deteriorate if not properly taken care of. The autoshop classes are trying to remedy this by offering free car checkups to the student body. Students and staff must talk to autoshop teacher Greg Ely...

Ms. Arriada’s Boyfriend Returns Home After a 13-Month Tour in Iraq

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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After eight years of military service, Eli Brown, English teacher Arantxa Arriada’s boyfriend, is planning to retire from the army in February of next month and return to the United State. On Friday, October 5, Brown spent some of his weekend back with Arriada’s sophomore World Lit classes, discussing h...

Eye on the Pupil: David Robinson

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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Cooking is an art form that is not generally very popular within the high school environment. However, entrepreneur and senior David Robinson is trying to change that perspective with his new business. After having enjoyed cooking for years, David recently started his own independent catering service c...

One Dollar For Life Takes “Life-Changing Trip”

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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In a small rural village without automobiles, running water or electricity, where two weeks of work can only pay for a single day of school and above all where students still dream of an education, the seemingly clichéd “I can change the world with just one dollar” no longer seems so trite. On...

LSU Members Create New Outreach Program to Help Students

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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High school can be stressful, and sometimes it doesn't seem like anyone out there can really help. Students seek help from many different places and people such as a school counselor or friend. But advice from counselors can sometimes be impersonal, and friends can give less than useful advice. But...

Camp Everytown Brings Everyone Together

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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Forty-six individual students got on a bus together. Three days later, forty-six friends came home as a group. On the weekend of September 14, students traveled to the Santa Cruz Mountains for the trip of a lifetime. Camp Everytown, located at Camp Harmon in Santa Cruz, brought together students ...

Club Corner: Club Ampersand (&)

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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It isn’t often that students find a club where graffiti is encouraged. However, in Club Ampersand, students wave glow sticks in front of long-exposure cameras to photograph “light graffiti” patterns. Such unusual art projects are only the tip of the iceberg. Club Ampersand (&), founded this...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


Filed under Columns, Features

During my recent Internet excursions, between obsessively frequent Facebook updates and mindless e-Bay wandering, I found myself at the mercy of a horribly predictable personality quiz. Now, mind you, I am neither proud of my personality faults nor the fact that I was slowly being drawn into the scr...

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