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Five Questions with the deans of discipline

Five Questions with the deans of discipline

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor

June 3, 2014

Two new administrators have been added to the roster this semester to help deal with Mr. Baker’s departure. The new title of Dean of Discipline has been awarded to Government teacher, Mr. Nevarez, and geometry teacher, Ms. Velasquez. The two are now balancing their time in the classroom with their...

Five Questions with Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz

Five Questions with Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

May 23, 2014

Students from the drama production, couple Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz, share their experiences about taking on the roles of Beatrice and Benedict, lovers in the play Much Ado About Nothing.   Q1: How has your overall experience been with having to play the role of Beatrice with you...

Five Questions with Dulce Gutierrez

Five Questions with Dulce Gutierrez

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 9, 2014

Sophomore Dulce Gutierrez talks about her involvement with Polynesian dancing and how it has impacted her life. Q1: Why did you want to begin Polynesian dancing? A1: My mom put me in it when I was really young, and I thought it would be something new and an exciting dance to try. Q2: How has...

Five Questions With Justice Lucero

Five Questions With Justice Lucero

Lauren Rodriguez, Writer/Student Life Editor

December 13, 2013

Aspiring musician and actor, senior Justice Lucero, starred in the indie-rock band, Arcade Fire’s newest music video for “Afterlife”, a track off the band’s newest album Reflektor. Q1: How were you able to take part in the video? Did you have to audition? A1: I’m in a music group and my...

5 Questions with Kimberly Schnars

 5 Questions with Kimberly Schnars

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

November 18, 2013

Volleyball player, junior Kimberly Schnars was announced Athlete of the Week on Monday, November 4. Q1. What emotions were you feeling upon hearing the news? A1. I was kind of shocked when I found out because I know that Athlete of the Week is for how well you played the week before, and I don’t...

Five Questions with Christian Cruz

Five Questions with Christian Cruz

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

November 1, 2013

Because he discovered that blue was his favorite color in elementary school, senior Christian Cruz wears all blue clothing every single day to school. Q1. When did you decide you were going to wear blue everyday to school? A1. I’ve always worn blue ever since middle school. I’ve always loved...

Five Questions with Joseph Navarro

Five Questions with Joseph Navarro

Lauren Rodriguez, Writer/Student Life Editor

October 18, 2013

At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, junior Joseph Navarro began selling churros to save money to buy a car and he continues to do so, but now for a helpful charity, The Amigos Club. Q1. Why did you begin to sell churros and when did you start? A: I started selling churros because I wanted...

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

June 4, 2013

Renee Berumen, the Visual Arts Department Chair, describes the work, obstacles, and extensive planning that went into a successful open house art show.   Q: When did you begin organizing this year’s art show? A: We probably started about six weeks ahead of time, but really we started...

Five Question with AP coordinator Tina Carlson

Five Question with AP coordinator Tina Carlson

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2013

After two weeks of extensive testing, English teacher Tina Carlson reflects on her twelve years of proctoring Advanced Placement exams.   Q: How were you chosen to be in charge of the testing? A: When Ms. Lucke, the former AP Coordinator, was promoted to vice principal, Mr. Layne, the DHS...

Five Questions with Brenda Pardo

Five Questions with Brenda Pardo

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2013

Junior Brenda Pardo began singing at the age of seven, performing in musicals and other productions and continues to challenge her vocals as a Glee Club member.   Q: How did you first get started?   A: Last year, I joined this club and the club was about singing and at first I was...

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