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Examining the nutrition standards of the OAHS cafeteria

Examining the nutrition standards of the OAHS cafeteria

Maddie Callis

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

It’s no secret–the school meals at Orcutt Academy are not very popular. Some students frequently complain the meals are unappetizing, unhealthy, or lack variety. People with specific dietary needs or those seeking healthy meals do not usually find what they are looking for in the lunch lines. But...

First year Bronco’s fight inspires forgiveness

First year Bronco’s fight inspires forgiveness

Leah Bowen and Rachael Crews

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, School

On August 14, new teacher Loressa Pecoraro was on the way home after her first teacher work day when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel, hitting her head-on and causing severe injuries. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 380, causing back-ups for several hours. The student, from a different...

Awareness campaign brings water bottle filling stations to Homestead

Awareness campaign brings water bottle filling stations to Homestead

Erin Connolly

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, School

The school bubbler woes of students and faculty may soon be quenched as a water bottle filling station will be installed this week in Homestead High's 900 wing. As a result of an idea Homestead students conceived, enough money was raised to install one water fountain by one of the commons. To cut...

Charter Oak senior battles cancer

Charter Oak senior battles cancer

Andres Soto

February 13, 2015


Filed under Health, Sports

December 5, 2014: the date that changed Charter Oak senior Anthony Ortega’s life forever. Anthony was going through what was a normal day in his second period economics class. “I was in second period, and my friend Ryan Hansen pointed out that I had a ball on my neck,” said Anthony. “I felt...

Allies need to focus on transgender rights

Allies need to focus on transgender rights

Clayton Kistner

February 12, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

“Fix society. Please.” These were the final words of 17-year-old transgender girl Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note that she posted on blogging website Tumblr on Sunday, Jan. 28. Leelah’s story isn’t uncommon. According to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that focuses in suicide...

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

Annabelle Archer, Lovejoy High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

Bans on the use of cellphones while driving are creeping closer to Dallas as Austin and San Antonio are the latest cities to make it illegal to use a phone behind the wheel of a car. But locally, there’s no such law on the horizon. “There have been no requests from any council members, or recommendations...

One year after flood, students still struggle

One year after flood, students still struggle

Mark Vallejo, Akins High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

Senior Amanda Rios still has trouble sleeping through the night when she hears the sound of rain or thunder outside her home. “I get really worried,” Rios said. “I look out my window to make sure there is no rain on the street. Every time it starts raining hard I get freaked out that it can...

Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Elizabeth Driver, John Carroll High School

February 5, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

In order to not become contaminated, a family reluctantly stands a safe distance away from the burial of their loved one. They gaze upon Public Health Officials dealing with the body to prevent Ebola from spreading to any more people. Though the family would prefer to prepare and bury the relative themselves,...