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Students work hard on various school assignments during some free time in their class period. Like many learn throughout high school, achieving and keeping good grades requires a considerable amount of time, commitment, and dedication.

Straight-A Seniors Share Their Secrets to Success

Anna Ho, Staff Writer January 16, 2022

The most unrealistic thing in the “High School Musical” movies wasn’t the student body’s spontaneous bursts into song: it was the fact that Troy Bolton got into UC Berkeley without even touching...

Karande hosts art sessions for kids from her own home. All funds raised will go towards art supply donations.

Student Turns Artistic Passion into Nonprofit Organization

Alyssa Morrone, Entertainment Editor January 16, 2022

Painting is a form of art and expression, but also for many a creative coping mechanism. This is what inspired sophomore Nikita Karande to start her nonprofit organization “Art of Healing,” in hopes...

Rowan Smark (11), and her horse Thomas are featured riding at the USEF/USHJA National Championships. The two returned home as winners of the National Childrens Jumper Grand Prix.

Student on Campus, National Champion in the Fence

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 13, 2021

Wake up. School. 6 hours at the stables. Sleep. Repeat. This is the busy schedule that has consumed the life of junior Rowan Smark for the past three years now. The dedication and hard work however,...

Rydell and his family produce a Christmas light show in time with holiday music for his house every year. The show uses RGB lights and allows Rydell to utilize his computer programming skills.

Student Uses Computer Skills to Spread Holiday Cheer

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2021

As the holiday season goes into full swing, many become very passionate about one popular American tradition: Christmas lights. Senior Fletch Rydell has turned this tradition into a seasonal business,...

The leadership council for Dear Asian Youth pose for a photo during the Club Rush, as they advertise their organization and mission.

Students Form Club in Response to Dear Asian Youth Movement

Alyssa Morrone, Entertainment Editor November 1, 2021

Dear Asian Youth (DAY) is an international program, whose goal is to educate and unify the Asain youth population of today. Stephanie Hu, a Tesoro High School student, began the program as a junior, wanting...

The Long Beach Antique Market gathers hundreds of shoppers at their most recent pop-up on Halloween morning. The holiday did little to lessen the amount of visitors, where vendors supplied a surplus of books, clothes, decor, and many other trinkets.

Local Flea Markets Aid in Supporting Sustainability

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

As awareness of sustainable living steadily increases, the popularity of flea markets has risen dramatically. Many individuals in Orange County are now on the lookout for local markets, both for produce...

Seniors Macy Loren and Kendall Rogers greet freshmen at the door with candy during the Trick or Treat event.

Stallion Start Up Greets Freshmen with a Treat

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 28, 2021

To facilitate school camaraderie, Stallion Startup commissioners organized a “Trick or Treat” social event for freshmen on campus. Stallion Startup commissioners are tasked with meeting very regularly...

Natalia Johnson, Co-President of the Wild Ride club, poses next to her car. The Wild Ride club meets in room J105 in addition to their out of school hour events.

Wild Ride Inspires an Appreciation For Cars

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 21, 2021

The astonishing decline in teen driving rates has in part inspired seniors Josh Price and Calvin Barseghian to create the club, “Wild Ride”, which renews student appreciation for cars. Wild Ride...

 Cari Brandt (12), Young Democrats co-president and Reagan Hirchag (11), Young Republicans president, stand together despite differing political views.

Young Republicans and Young Democrats are not as Different as They Seem

Anna Ho, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

In such a polarized political climate, most students will have formed their opinion of a club solely based on the name “Young Democrats” or “Young Republicans”. As arguably the most politically...

Taylor Patterson, a representative and alumna from Purdue University, talks to students about the different programs Purdue offers, and the application process and requirements.

Virtual College Fair to Expose Students to Schools and Application Process

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

Throughout the month of October, the Capistrano Unified School District, PTSA, and Futureology are collaborating to host a virtual college fair. Partnering with over 100 colleges and universities, Zoom...

Lillie, James, and Julia Ransom were very close throughout their childhood. Although James is physically not here anymore, Lillie and Julia continue to keep his legacy alive.

The Reality of Suicide: Spreading Awareness and Making Change

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Feature Editor September 30, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: The following story discusses sensitive topics related to suicide.  September is national Suicide Prevention Month. For the month of September, mental health advocates, organizations,...

Kaitlyn Perucci (12), has committed to Tufts University, where she looks forward to a bright academic future and experience on the softball team.

Senior Softball Player Commits to Tufts University

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

Senior softball player Kaitlyn Perucci has committed to attending Tufts University as a softball player and student, and believes it to be a perfect school for her interests.  Perucci has been playing...

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