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Eight scholars march in white

Eight scholars march in white

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 21, 2012

Earning an accumulated grade point average of 4.5 and higher, eight outstanding seniors received the highest honors of the 2011-2012 school year. Eric Choi, Ivy Hughes, Sophia Loumiotis, Jinan Mannaa, Marvin Salazar, Pimlada Tantiwuttipong, Caroline Tran, and Jessica Xilo will be wearing a white graduation...

Listen up seniors

Listen up seniors

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 1, 2012

As the school year approaches its last months, the class of 2012 attends the last Senior Assembly on May 24, in the Viking gymnasium. “The assembly pretty much marked the end of our senior year,” graduating Robert Guerrero said. “It summed up the things we need to do in order to end the year...

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2012

After about eight months of taking photographs of school events and interviewing multiple students, the 2011-2012 yearbook staff has arrived at the last chapter of their masterpiece. Taking on the theme Prerogative, this school year’s yearbook will highlight the various preferences of individual students...

Four cultures unite

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

April 6, 2012

With the hopes of uniting the various cultural clubs around the campus, Spanish Club hosted a multicultural picnic held in front of the Bell Tower on Friday, March 30. From 11 am to 1 pm, tables, chairs, and an island of food welcomed French Club, German Club, and Korean Club who were invited to attend...

42 seniors awarded Sealbearer status

42 seniors awarded Sealbearer status

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 26, 2012

In a class of about 1,000 students, 42 assiduous seniors have accumulated four semesters of membership in the California Scholarship Federation earning them the Sealbearer status. Since their sophomore year, the CSF recipients have maintained outstanding marks that have earned them the title. “The...

Brilliant meets wise

Brilliant meets wise

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2012

All throughout the school year, dedication and hard work have emerged from the Vikings who tackle multiple Advanced Placement classes along with various clubs and sports. Despite the tremendous amount of perseverance these rigorous courses and extra curricular activities require, these students have...

Vikings support Aéropostale’s Teens for Jeans

Vikings support Aéropostale's Teens for Jeans

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

February 11, 2012

For the first time ever on Viking grounds, the student body took part in the Teens for Jeans campaign from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10 to help provide homeless teens nationwide with a pair of jeans. One out of three homeless individuals is under the age of 18. While most teenagers have closets full of clothes...

On her way to Bucknell University

On her way to Bucknell University

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

January 22, 2012

While others await their college acceptance letters, senior Cynthia Moreno rejoices at her set future at Bucknell University after she succeeded in winning a full tuition scholarship from The Posse Foundation last December. "It has been a pleasure to have Cynthia in my A.P. Government class.  Throughout...

Five Questions with Imran Chowdhry

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

January 11, 2012

Q: Who referred you for the Make A Wish Foundation, and why did you decide to wish to meet Kobe Bryant? A: The doctors informed me about Make A Wish Foundation, and they also had everything set up for me. I chose to meet Kobe Bryant because I’ve been his fan for as long as I can remember, maybe...

A step towards a new beginning

A step towards a new beginning

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

December 16, 2011

As the class of 2012 relish their last year around the Viking campus, the graduating students still face one of the most hectic and highly anticipated part of their senior year: college applications. Although a few have decided to take an easier route and are planning on attending a community college,...

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