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College quest

College quest

Riley Davies, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most parents only allow their children to tour college campuses after they are accepted. However, my family knew that waiting to visit until I got accepted to colleges was not the right way to go about it. For me, it was not as easy as driving up to Los Angeles and touring USC, I had plans ...

Four years with my Lenovo Yoga

Four years with my Lenovo Yoga

Kendal Orrantia, Feature Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was skeptical, four years ago, sitting in a tablet training class.  I didn’t think I'd ever remember my eight digit passcode of jumbled letters and numbers.  I couldn’t figure out OneNote and couldn’t see myself using it to "stay organized".  The Wi-Fi kept going out every time the te...

Welcome to your tape

Welcome to your tape

Briana Ryan, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

SPOILER ALERT: The following article reveals details from the plot of "13 Reasons Why." If you don’t want to be spoiled, stream the series on Netflix first!   "Hey, it's Hannah, Hannah Baker. It's me live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore. So settle in because I'm about to tel...

Teenage angst

Teenage angst

Riley Davies and Amanda Moussiaux

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the future is quickly approaching, all we want to do is grab the reigns and take charge, but unfortunately, this is not possible. The future is one great big unknown, full of defining moments and decisions that we would give anything to control. To be in control is everything for us. However, giving...

UCSBea road trip

UCSBea road trip

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the strongest feelings of accomplishment comes from choosing a college to spend your next four years. Another amazing feeling is the pride that comes from seeing friends commit to a college. Over spring break, I got to visit the University of California at Santa Barbara, where my best friend Bea...

Big family big responsibility

Big family big responsibility

Margaret Driscoll, Staff Writer

April 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I dread when my mom calls my sisters and I downstairs and lists off all of the chores each of us has the pleasure of doing. I anxiously pray that I have a day off, but usually end up with the painful task of doing the dishes or gathering trash from every room. Chore charts and family meetings are j...

“La La Land” lovers

“La La Land” lovers

Margaret Driscoll, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

At first, I did not know what "La La Land" was and I definitely didn’t feel the need to see a movie that included, what I thought to be, the same old plot of a boy and a girl meeting and falling in love. Although Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were my selling factors, I was not counting down the days...

My hidden injury

My hidden injury

Rachel Tetreault, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

It was an average game day for my teammates and me: the whistle blew and the soccer match began against the Mater Dei Mustangs. Little did I know that the game would change my life. As I go against a player, I fall backwards on the field, hitting my neck and head against the turf causing my vision...

Boston and MUNtreal

Boston and MUNtreal

Dessi Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    Intro, Boston: College Loop and Fenway Park When we received the news last year that the 2016 Senior MUN B Trip would visit Boston, MA and Montreal, Quebec, I knew I had to be a part of the trip. And I was not disappointed. Six seniors (including myself) and one junior, accompanied by two chaperones, journeyed together on the pilot tri...

(Some) happy holidays

(Some) happy holidays

Margaret Driscoll, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  I love the holidays as much (if not more) than the next person. If you see me at school, you know that I've been wearing Christmas socks since October. Every day, I cross off another day on my calendar as I anxiously await the next holiday. However, there are some that don’t get me as r...

Halloweenie

Halloweenie

Taylor Gather, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

click here to see Taylor's exposure Orange. The color encompasses me.  I feel as if I'm in the famous Disney Channel movie Halloweentown. I inhale deeply and the scent of chocolate-covered caramel apples and sweet candy corn cotton candy fills my nose. My mind is overcome with memories of my frequent ...

Dear stress, let’s break up

Dear stress, let’s break up

Hannah Prince, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Reminiscing about freshman and sophomore year bring back so many mixed emotions - cons include being the senior target; pros include getting more than four hours of sleep at night. But the real question is: who else is drowning in homework and thanking the Lord if they get in bed before 11 p.m.? Ladies...