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Located just across from Millard West on the corner of Renfro Street and 176th Avenue, the cemetery draws in families from all across the neighborhood who come to watch in awe as Smith’s house is illuminated with multi-colored lights and dancing skeletons.

Family guilds “spooktacular” graveyard

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
November 6, 2020
With adults as facilitators, political conversations can become opportunities for students to ask questions, process and see new perspectives on current events and issues.

The case for getting political in classrooms

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
October 14, 2020
President Donald Trump was right when he referred to America’s history education as a “twisted web of lies,” but it’s not because of a heavy emphasis on slavery, as the Southern Poverty Law Center found in their study.

America needs to confront its history

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
September 30, 2020
Millard West Administrators thank teachers for all their hard work with a surprise Cupcake Cart.

Teacher Appreciation Cupcake Cart

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
September 18, 2020
Millard West math teacher Brooke Hartnett reviews with her students on Zoom before their quiz. She has explored many new digital tools, like a program called Formative, during her time teaching online. Although she acknowledges that it’s great to bring back new things to the classroom, she misses her students. “I miss interacting with my colleagues and students,” Hartnett said. “I really miss the feedback I can get from the facial expressions and body language of my students when I'm teaching. It is very difficult to gauge their level of understanding without that.”

An education enigma

Emma Baker, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2020
The pit feeling of dread and pensiveness crosses every about-to-be college student’s mind. Deciding whether or not higher education is their true calling is no easy task, and the bill only makes it harder. The ongoing financial struggle-- that tends to take up a decent portion of one’s life-- is hair-ripping and stressful as is. Tuition for numerous out-of-state public universities is far too high for non-residents and should be reconsidered for a lower price similar to that of a state resident.

Out of state, out of reach

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 28, 2020
Journalism students seen collaborating with each other through the video chatting app Zoom.

Businesses going online

Natalie Eljamal, Online Editor
April 2, 2020
Studies done by the University of California have all proved that studying abroad positively impacts students’ futures. It should be something all students consider looking to the future.

A new way to learn

Brenna Batchelder, Staff reporter
March 12, 2020
California Senator Kamala Harris wants to extend school hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This would mean that the already tired students and teachers would have to stay for another three hours.

School: A full time job

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Assistant Sports Director
November 26, 2019
Teams have been trademarking words, phrases, and visuals for years, and some of them are leaving sports fans confused.

Tacky Trademarks

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
September 25, 2019
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