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Orange goes with everything: Netflix original explores prison life for women

Andrea Mendes May 9, 2014

While most of us know Netflix for it’s endless supply of movies, the on-demand media provider is now adding successful television series provider to its resume with the release of hit T.V. show Orange...

Dual Functionality: Senior uses soccer as a learning experience, outlet for enjoyment

Andrea Mendes April 21, 2014

While some students pursue big dreams as sports superstars, others are content with simply playing a sport they enjoy. For senior Ben Gonzales, soccer has been a fun physical outlet as he juggles school,...

Cutting, purging, binging, substance abuse: Teens struggle, look for help to deal with depression, pressures of school, life, relationships

Andrea Mendes February 21, 2014
“Friends, family, and God with help them carry the burden of what they are going through. There’s never a lost cause. There’s never a time when a person’s life isn't worth fighting for.”

The more you know: Sex education leads to prevention, not promiscuity

Andrea Mendes January 16, 2014
The issue over whether to teach sex education in schools remains a hot debate topic. In many cases, parents wish to solely be responsible for educating their children on sex and sex-related topics. On the other hand many teachers, administrators, and parents feel that education is the only means of decreasing teen pregnancy.

Students quack up: Teacher uses wit, background to keep class focused

Andrea Mendes November 26, 2013
A riveting sense of humor, impressive demonstrations, and interactive lessons on the laws of physics are what you can expect in an everyday class with physics teacher Robert Richards, but what students don’t expect is Richards’ unique background and interests.

Choices become complex, outcomes produce repercussions

Andrea Mendes November 5, 2013
Do I want grilled cheese or Chef Boyardee? Should I play outside or watch the next episode of Powerpuff Girls? Do I want pigtails or a giant bow in my hair? What were once time consuming decisions that filled my eight-year-old brain became futile as I grew up. One thing never changed; my decisions were impulsive and pleasing for that time.

Football field forges friendship, teammates inseparable on, off field

Andrea Mendes October 8, 2013

“Around BCS its not just VJ or Logan,” senior VJ Banks said. “We’re two individuals, but one person.” Varsity football duo, seniors VJ Banks and Logan Pottberg have been playing since a tender...

Miley’s not smiley anymore; Teen idol can’t keep tongue in mouth

Andrea Mendes September 25, 2013
What started off with a seemingly harmless haircut has spiraled into a full fledged change in character. The once sweet and innocent Miley is now more focused on partying and making a scene.

Dear Diary: Prequal surpasses original series

Andrea Mendes May 1, 2013
Tired of watching Gossip Girl reruns and boring episodes of Pretty Little Liars? This winter the CW introduced The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the successful Sex and the City tv series. Sex and the City targets middle aged women who could live vicariously through Samantha, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, as the four girls took on Manhattan in the 21st century.

Duo narrowly avoids flatline with Heartthrob

Andrea Mendes April 15, 2013
Overproducing and a bombardment of synth make for an okay album, unfortunately this is the case for Tegan and Sara’s 2013 album Heartthrob; which incidentally is somewhat of a heartbreak.

Little part of big sports legacy

Andrea Mendes April 11, 2013

“Sports are all I’ve ever known,” senior Brittany Little said. With Brittany's father being a former professional baseball player and brother playing sports throughout high school, Brittany's been...

Catfish: MTV reels in new reality show

Andrea Mendes February 21, 2013
Decades of traditional TV shows have come to an end as our generation moves away from cartoons and family shows and into the world of reality TV. Reality TV seems to be all over TV station these days; serving a multitude of audiences, with shows targeting groups from middle-aged housewives to teenage mothers. The latest of these shows is Catfish.
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