Celebrities dying in 2009

Amanda Nava

December 8, 2009
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The year 2009 seems to be a bad year to be a celebrity. Large iconic figures seemed to pass away all at once, for example Bea Arthur from Golden Girls and Les Paul, the singer who made guitars. Or in Michael Jackson’s and Farrah... Read more »

Teachers’ perspective on spirit week

Judy Wu

December 1, 2009
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There are some teachers who love spirit week and others who can't wait until the week ends. English teacher Sharon Jones is one of the teachers that love spirit week. Jones participates in the teacher skit every year. "Spirit... Read more »

Students should stay home when sick

Amanda Nava and Amanda Nava

November 16, 2009
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With the flu season starting, both H1N1 and the seasonal flu are affecting a lot of students. There are a many empty desks around campus, but some people are coming to school and spreading diseases around without even noticing... Read more »

Advice for Sophomores

Simoneel Czar

November 16, 2009
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Everyone knows that 40 hours of community service is needed for graduation, but many students leave it for the last minute. Don’t wait! Get your service hours done as soon as possible. Plus, getting a lot of hours looks great... Read more »

Advice for Juniors

Michaela Go

November 16, 2009
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Many students wonder what the difference is between the ACT and SAT. Most colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores and view them as equals; the trickier part is deciding which test to take. The SAT is more based on critical... Read more »

Advice for seniors

Chase Glenister

November 10, 2009
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It’s November, and the feelings of stress and fatigue are once again on the rise for seniors, due to college applications and SATs or ACTs. Here are just a few facts and pieces of advice that may help you ease the stress of... Read more »

Freshman advice: Don’t Procrastinate!

Anterpreet kaur

November 10, 2009
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It’s a dangerous habit and yet it’s an ordinary one for many students: procrastination. If you conquered this problem in junior high, you’re in good shape. If not, it’s not yet too late. Why do students have the tendency... Read more »

Seven days without exercise makes one ‘weak’

Amanda Nava

November 10, 2009
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People often relate exercise to toned muscles, but the fit physique is just the visible advantage of regular exercise. Junior Michaela Utigard said that regular exercise makes her feel happy due to the endorphins, a hormone,... Read more »

Males may get HPV vaccine

Judy Wu

November 10, 2009
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The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has only been given to women, but doctors are trying to make the vaccine available to men. Clinical trials are processing, but is the change going to make a difference? Every year in Health... Read more »

Healthy food wards off students

Michaela Go

November 10, 2009
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Campus food may not taste great, but may be healthier. Rules are set on food sold on-campus. Kristen Keith, FUSD Director of Nutrition Services, says nutrition guidelines are set to create a “healthier food environment.” Students... Read more »

October is LGBT Month

Simoneel Czar

October 29, 2009
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October is a month usually known for celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treating, but what people might not know is that October is also LGBT month. It celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. And this year the... Read more »

Teacher Spotlight: Jennifer Pardini

Judy Wu

October 15, 2009
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This Halloween, French teacher Jennifer Pardini is going to her cousin’s birthday party located in a barn at Santa Cruz. She plans to be dressed as a flapper. Usually, she would dress up, pass out candy and then head to The... Read more »