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Your rights within school gates

Your rights within school gates

Ben Brill and Lauren Kim

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

The first amendment of the Constitution guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to freedom of speech, petition, religion, assembly, and press. However, students’ rights change the second that they step onto campus; their freedom becomes limited. With the polarized political climate, more students are voca...

You miss the shots you don’t take

Grace McGonigle, Features Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Carving up the ice from California to Connecticut, junior Aidan Patterson moved to Avon, Connecticut at the beginning of the school year to attend Avon Old Farms and play hockey. “I decided to move because I felt it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It was one of those things I just had to kinda j...

Pura Vita

Pura Vita

Nicole Sandoval, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Think of Italian food. You're probably visualizing pizza, pasta, cheeses, perhaps delicious meats. Did the word "vegan" come to mind? Probably not. With the rising trend of veganism, junior Lilly Spangler and her family opened up the first vegan Italian restaurant and wine bar in the U.S alongsid...

Finding the light in the darkness

Finding the light in the darkness

Lorraina Scolaro, Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Cancer is a tough enough battle on its own, but when it attacks your kids, a time full of darkness can become even darker. Sometimes, however, rays of light may emerge beyond a child’s recovery. With support from the community, surf coach Duncan Avery and his wife Nohea have been touched by these...

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

Jordan Jackson writes and records original songs

Aya Jhaveri, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Sitting in his recording studio and tuning out the world, senior Jordan Jackson writes and records songs in hopes of making his mark in the music industry. Jackson decided to start songwriting and recording four months ago, finding inspiration through his brother’s music taste. “I was very inf...

Senior Kolby Holdsworth sell his artwork, surfboards, and records to his peers

Senior Kolby Holdsworth sell his artwork, surfboards, and records to his peers

Sarah Falahawazi, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Through selling paintings and music, senior Kolby Holdsworth shares the essence of what it’s like to live by the beach. “I try to reflect the things that I enjoy about being here in Redondo, like being so close to the sun and the water all the time,” Holdsworth said. “I want to express emo ...

Life Rafts

Life Rafts

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

With suicide being the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, suicide rates have risen by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Many students are dealing with internal and external pressures, increasing the amount of stress ...

Writing from the heart

Writing from the heart

Sabrina Kim, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features

The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) gives teens the opportunity to write about how cancer has affected their lives with the nonprofit’s “Your story! “Your voice” essay contest; five entries were selected by celebrity judge Carson Daly of “The Voice.” Junior Alexander Kowal...

A SPLATTERED MIND

A SPLATTERED MIND

Alex Dang and Angie Tait

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For high school students searching for coping mechanisms, there are better ways of treating forms of trauma than alcohol and drug use as a form of “self-medication,” in which the substance makes the individual feel better able to deal with life. Current therapies are now helping teens successfully dea...

Home away from home

Sarah Falahahwazi, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features

For two years, freshman Laszlo Gaspar Jr. and his father Laszlo Gaspar Sr. lived in a house on water. Unfortunately, living aboard a 53 foot Chris-Craft boat with their family and two cats was not as simple as they had hoped. “My dad decided it’d be a great idea to live on a boat, but my first imp...

New Beginnings

Alexis Mesa, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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When freshman Austin King lived in a house, the prospect of being homeless seemed impossible. However, living without shelter soon became his reality. “I’d always see homeless people and I’d feel bad for them, but I never thought it would happen to me,” King said. “When I was a kid, I ne...

Final Cut Pro(fessional)

Shyanne Landers, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features

Careers in technology, such as designing computer software, are gaining popularity because of the digital age. Computer science teacher Mitch Middler collaborates with companies such as Apple to help build computer graphing programs. “I got to a point where I realized there is so much demand for...