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Teachers share embarrassing, awkward dating stories: Jordan Wells

February 3, 2017

Written By Aleks Tycz Dating is a game of chance, and once in awhile a date won’t go as planned. For English teacher Jordan Wells, a friendly night out with a co-worker became a date she had not intended to go on. “I didn’t really realize it was a date,” Wells said. “I thought we were just going to the movies as friends.” The date was [...]

Hot Chocolate Hacks Upgrade Classic Winter Drinks

December 8, 2017

Compiled by Amanda Lee Sometimes adding a little spice can bring your favorite hot cocoa to a new level. Add some cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, vanilla extract (or seeds, if you’re fancy), peppermint extract or even ginger. Use almond milk, dairy- free chocolate, or even unsweetened cocoa powder for an all-vegan twist. Hot chocolate [...]

Girls Soccer Preview

December 8, 2017

Written by Amanda Lee Even though this year’s girls soccer team is comprised of relatively young players, coach Juan Mayora has high hopes for the season. “I do think we have the potential to at least go [to] the league championships, make Central Coast Section and go past the first round,” he said. According to Mayora, four club players [...]

Avoid family conflicts through cowering, confrontation

December 8, 2017

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis Stick your head inside the holiday turkey when your relatives start discussing politics. If your family is vegetarian, stick your head in the mashed potatoes. Bonus: they’re noise canceling, so you won’t hear them scream in disgust. Buy the largest box you can find, wrap it in festive paper, and hide in it all [...]

2017 year in review

December 8, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack JANUARY Jan. 20: Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. February Feb. 5: The New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34 – 28 at the Su- per Bowl LI. New England makes the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, a er being down 21 – 3 by the end of the second quarter. [...]

One year after the election: students remain politically active

December 8, 2017

Written by Jennifer Gao On Nov. 8, 2016, the nation watched as Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 77 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s victory empowered both ends of the political spectrum to take action to further their beliefs, and, a year later, these actions are continuing to prevail. The results of [...]

Students channel sports passion through fantasy teams

December 8, 2017

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis While flying from Hartford, Connecticut to Austin, Texas in 1979, sportswriter Daniel Okrent was struck with an idea for a new way to enjoy sports, specifically baseball. The notion was simple: he would create made-up teams comprised of real players and then check the box scores each morning in the newspaper to keep [...]

Vegan power foods for exercise

December 8, 2017

compiled by Chelsie Park Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, which is essential for controlling appetite, burning fat and maintaining healthy digestion. Oatmeal releases carbohydrates into the bloodstream, keeping energy levels consistent during workouts. Dates are high in glucose; as soon as one is consumed, the sugar dissolves and provides [...]

Beginner’s drafting tips for fantasy sports

December 8, 2017

Written by Megan Li Football: Draft running backs first (RB). There’s one RB on the field at a time, and so having a good one on your team is very important. Plus, you can pick up decent wide receivers on the waivers later. A good strategy would be to aim your first three rounds towards a RB pick, then a tight end and a second running back to [...]

Triathlete Thomas Burton sustains vegan lifestyle

December 8, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst  In the past two years, senior Thomas Burton has consistently placed top 10 in multiple triathlons—a race involving the sequential completion of swimming, cycling and running. The most impressive part of it all? Burton is a plant-powered athlete, disproving the common misconception that vegans can’t be [...]

Gingerbread serves as delicious holiday treat: yes

December 8, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack You walk into your kitchen, and a sweet holiday scent fills your nose. Peeping into the hot oven, your delicious baked goods are perfectly golden-brown and welcome you into the warmth of your home, making you forget about the freezing temperatures or dreary days of the looming winter. is treat can only be gingerbread, one [...]