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Fire strikes close to home

Brandon Covas, Feature Editor March 10, 2022

  A concerningly large fire has hit close to the Santa Margarita over the past week. The fire, now being named the Jim Fire,  occurred in Cleveland National Park, which is located in the large...

A helicopter rushes to help contain the fire by dropping water. (Photo by Orange County Register)

Winter heat wave causes a fire in Laguna Beach

Early Thursday morning, a brush fire broke out, and many residents evacuated Emerald Bay and Irvine Cove.
Isabelle Byra, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

An unexpected brush fire covered up to 150 acres of the Emerald Bay and Irvine Cove communities. At 4 a.m. Thursday morning, near Emerald Bay, the fire sent around 375 firefighters to battle the flames....

Disappearing act of the shores: coastal erosion within Orange County

Beach erosion threatens coastal cities within Orange County
Sofia O'Keefe, Copy Editor, Feature Editor October 11, 2021

Seemingly unending sandy beaches with overlooking houses are at the forefront of Orange County charm. However, these luxuries are in jeopardy with the looming threat of beach erosion. In hopes...

As the school year comes to a close the seniors have an event-filled last week of high school.

Week of senior events

Bella Scarano, Culture Editor May 19, 2021


Meditation has numerous mental and physical health benefits. Healthline has outlined 12 benefits of meditation.

Take care of your headspace

Headspace, the meditation app, changed how I look at mental health.
Evelyn Driscoll, Print Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

When your mind is racing and you have a million items on your to do list, the last thing you think to do is take a break. When there's a lot on our plate, we think we must "go, go, go" in order to get...

The 2021 Golden Globe Recap

Natalia von Gierke, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

This year's Golden Globe Awards was held on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Taking place in both Los Angeles and New York City, the awards were much different from previous events. The Golden Globes honored...

Doni Orsini and her daughter Olivia pose in front of their new storefront with friends. This dream has been a decade in the making.

A boutique that defies all odds

Olivia’s Closet Boutique opens a new store front in the Sendero Marketplace amongst COVID-19 recession.
Juliana Soliman, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

After years of selling clothing at trunk-show parties, mother and fashion-lover Doni Orsini took a leap of faith when opening her own store, Olivia’s Closet Boutique, in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2010....

The Mandala Creative Writing Club encourages students to join their community of writers. This years topic is all about challenge.

Tap into your creative side

The Mandala Creative Writing Club encourages students to embrace their creativity by exploring an abundance of writing ranging from poems to screen plays.
Alex Vallone, Managing Editor February 11, 2021

How would you make the world's most disgusting sandwich? With creativity running through eager minds, the members of the Mandala Creative Writing Club rush to answer the prompt. This is what a typical...

Lighting up the season

Saddleback church introduces a new Christmas celebration, Light of the World.
Alexis McCabe, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

The excitement of Christmas is here but things are looking a bit different this year. Saddleback Church shifts their normal Christmas celebrations into a whole new experience in order to make it COVID-19...

Photo by Saddleback Churchs instagram @saddlebackchurch.

A Covid Christmas

People around Orange County maintain the holiday spirit through various safe Christmas festivities
Gracynn Crocker, News Editor December 7, 2020

With the restrictions because of Covid-19, the holiday season has been very different than the ones from past years. Holidays are a time for traditions and family, but this year some things have had to...

Students reflect on evacuation from Silverado fire

Seniors Jillian Surdilla and Sara Good recall their evacuation experiences.
Evelyn Driscoll, Print Editor-in-Cheif November 18, 2020

Group B classes took place virtually on Monday Oct. 26 in response to the Silverado wildfire raging in the Santiago and Silverado canyons, which forced around 90,000 Orange County residents to evacuate...

A taste of theme parks

Knott's Berry Farm new food and beverage event gives theme park lovers a taste of what they have been missing during the 6 month closure.
Alex Vallone, Managing Editor September 21, 2020
Knott's has created a creative food focused event in place of the traditional scary fest with mazes, rides, and spooky fiends wandering the park. Taste of Fall-O-Ween is a way for theme park lovers to get a taste of their favorite theme park treats in these uncertain times.
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