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ASB Trades Pennies for Loafers With New Drives

Paul Winterbotham, Felix Ong II, and Nicole Schreiber

May 2, 2008

ASB will be hosting a shoe drive during the week of May 5 called Step by Step. The shoes will be donated to the From Our Feet foundation. “The project’s purpose is to get thousands of shoes so that kids around the world...

School Honors Yanelí Hernandez

Julia Cashen, Sports Editor

May 2, 2008

The school was stunned by the sudden death of Yanelí Hernandez on Thursday, April 3. Her death, which was caused by the result of complications due to undiagnosed leukemia, came as a surprise to everyone. A week prior to he...

News Briefs

Kelly Wang and Alex Williamson

May 2, 2008

Dance Troupe to Perform with LSU The Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated with a Latin dance festival in the Eagle Theatre from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are five dollars and are sold at the door. The dance festival will i...

School’s Performance at Annual Music Competition Improves

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

The CMEA Music Competition, which occurred on separate dates for each music division, had its first competition for the Symphonic Band on Friday, April 4. There are two parts to the competition. First, the students play a piece which...

CAHSEE Poses Greater Obstacle to Graduation

Ting Ting Liu, News Editor

May 2, 2008

The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) has been administered four of five times since the beginning of the school year. Each year, the Sophomore Class takes the CAHSEE for the first time in February. Juniors and seniors ...

Student Groups Recruit Incoming Freshmen

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

In an effort to boost club participation, several clubs look to recruit at the local middle schools. Instead of recruiting lightly at Egan Junior High School, as done in past years, Robotics will also recruit at Crittenden and Bl...

GATE to Fund Various Clubs

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

At the Site Council meeting on April 7, Principal Wynne Satterwhite proposed to use state designated Gifted and Talented Education money to provide supplementary funds for the Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, Model UN and Speech...

Diversity Week to Exhibit Student Cultures

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

The school’s “Celebrating Diversity” week, scheduled for April 7-11, seeks to recognize and promote the diversity of the different cultures at the school. The event is sponsored by ASB and the Student and Staff Morale is...

Freestyle Adjusts to Growing Interest

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Freestyle Academy of communication Arts and Technology is making changes to its curriculum to accommodate the needs of students as its popularity grows. With 100 applications submitted this year, the program is making adjustmen...

School to Host Biannual College Fair, Workshops

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

March 25, 2008

The school’s large gym will host the biannual College Fair on Wednesday, April 9 from 6-8 p.m. The fair will feature informational tables from about 70 or 80 colleges and universities from across the country. According to Co...

Poetry Slam to Be a Hit

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

March 25, 2008

High school poets are typically limited in their medium of expression to a month-long English unit, a lonely notebook at home or an audience of a handful of other poetry lovers. However, on one glorious evening each year, the...

State Budget Cuts Projected to Bypass District

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2008

Due to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed $4.8 billion budget cuts, the 2008-2009 school year funding for the MVLA School District will likely be reduced by about $802,000. This will result from a state-designated 6....

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