Big Void

By Jair Martinez The Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza is surrounded by mysteries—many of which include how people from that time were able to build such magnificent, and complicated, structures. Khufu is most famously known for having three large interior chambers and a series of passageways, the longest being the Grand Gallery of 47m-long and…

5 Ways We’re Killing Our Planet

  By Nayeli Medina Modern humans have been present on this earth for about 200,000 years, with roughly 7 billion people inhabiting the world to date. Seven billion people on this earth are enough to make an environmental impact, good or bad. For example, if enough of us call attention to a situation in which…

Real-Life Spiderman

By Jair Martinez Swinging through the streets of New York, crawling on buildings, and fighting crime. Who is it? Well it’s no one else but your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! What if you were able to become a real life Spider-Man? With real life web shooters, super strength, and spidey senses. Well what if I told…

18 Years Since Columbine

By Ivette Barajas and Anthony Zuniga 18 years ago today, as most Americans were waking up and following their usual routine for school or work, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were preparing for what would come to be known as the worst school shooting in history, and the first of their time. On April 20,…

Liberty and Justice For All

By Melanie Mercado and Tanya Soto The United States, in the month of February, held 960,483 undocumented immigrants in custody by ICE officials. In 2013, 83 percent of people deported were not given a hearing before a judge. Due to the lack of rights awareness, the number will increase. Regardless of being undocumented, immigrants do have…

Deceased Body Found Near Freeway in Santa Ana

By Karimar Gatica Orange County Firefighters attended a blazing fire due to reports of smoke near the Discovery Cube by the 2700 block of N. Main street near the 5 freeway around the time 5:45 a.m. The authorities used an electrical saw to cut through the hot bars separating the bursting fire in the large…

“Muslim Bans” in America

By Antonio Nunez and Tino Hernandez In his first 100 days of presidency Donald Trump has generated a lot to talk about after having created various shocking and controversial revelations. One of his most popular being in which he states that “I Donald J. Trump, is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims…

Oroville Dam Crisis

By Antonio Nunez and Tino Hernandez Throughout recent weeks, the state of California has been the topic of discussion for many news outlets. Though this time not because of its various attractions but because of its major crisis concerning the Oroville Dam, one of California’s major “tourist magnets” is in danger of destruction. This huge…

Russia Linked to Rigged Election

By Tino Hernandez and Antonio Nunez Throughout the past month speculations have been floating around concerning Russia’s participation in the results of the last presidential election, where Trump dealt an unexpected blow and triumphed against Hillary Clinton and her Democratic party. Despite everything being said, these rumors are still only considered rumors, whether this information…

Dylann’s Sentence is Through the Roof

By Ivette Barajas, Kim Aguilar, and Alena Tran This last Tuesday, January 10, Dylann Storm Roof was given the ultimate punishment for his crimes: the death penalty. Nearly 19 months after the attack, the victims’ families are getting the justice they’ve so longed for. On June 17, 2015, Roof showed up to a bible study…

Sinkholes: A Natural Disaster Not to be Taken Lightly

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez   Throughout the course of the last month, there have been numerous reports concerning sinkholes and the destruction they have caused. Within the last 30 days there have been over 100 sinkholes reported globally, this has left many in shock for sinkholes are a disaster that were rarely ever…

The End of an Era

By Antonio Nunez and Tino Hernandez The father of communist Cuba has fallen. The death of Fidel Castro has been one of the most discussed topics in recent weeks, the news has left mixed emotions in the hearts of millions. Fidel Castro was a Cuban dictator who reigned and tormented the country of Cuba for…

Trumped-Up Protests

By Kimberly Ayon On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Naturally, there were people that aren’t delighted with the outcome. However, unlike past elections, there is a clear division; you’re either with Donald Trump, or you’re not. In fact, there have been a plethora of protests across the…

Italy Shakes with Fear

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez  In recent days, the entire European continent was shook with massive earthquakes and its aftershocks, there are no signs that these natural disasters will ever end. The most affected from this situation has been Italy, after a huge 6.6 earthquake has killed over 200 residents and left many more injured and…

Prancin’ in the Streets

By: Galilea Oregon, Gigi Hume, and Adrian Ruiz Fashion Week has come around once again, this year, however instead of focusing on looks featured on the runway, we take inspiration from the streets (like the cool kids do.) Away from the catwalk scene, a barrage of slip dresses over band and skating t-shirts, oversized collared…

Colin Kaepernick and the Movement

By Edwin Contreras When you would sit down on a Sunday night and watch a football game what normally grabbed your attention before the game was the singer’s standout performance of the national anthem. However, Colin Kaepernick showcased a controversial performance of his own before the game had even started. It was on August 26,…

15th Anniversary of 9/11 – Tiller Teacher Perspectives

By Anthony Zuniga Today is the 15th anniversary of  9/11 memorial. 9/11 is a tragedy many people in this generation don’t recognize as an attack on our country that impacted the world. To them it’s just another event they read about in history books. Americans who remember watching it on on the television that day…

UCLA Struck with School Shooting

By: Karli Stichter Earlier today in Los Angeles, California there was a reported shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles campus. As of now two have been pronounced dead. Currently the SWAT team is searching for and clearing students from one of the campus buildings. Special operations teams are in the process of evacuating…

Genocide in Darfur – An Op-Ed

By Natalie Stieler Guest Writer from Mrs.Zechiel’s World History Class   Genocide in Darfur In Southern Sudan, over two million Africans have been forced to flee from their homes and over one million have been raped or murdered by the Arab militia, known as the Janjaweed. I believe that this is absolutely a genocide because…

America’s First LGBT Monument

by Gwynn Van Houten May 9, 2016 saw the first step towards a significant milestone in LGBT history. In a meeting with local representatives, President Obama made the proposition that Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar and site of a series of historical riots, be declared a national monument, the first of its kind. The…

Death of a Prince

By Kristina Ching On Thursday, April 21st, 2016 I came home to hear muffled sounds of music coming from my room, which I live in alone. Confused, I pushed open the door to see my dad sitting on the floor in front of my record player. Prince’s 1999 vinyl spun with the volume turned all…

4/20: Columbine

By Karli Stichter On April 20, 1999 was the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Two students went on a rampage that would continue to terrify the country years later. Although this is not the first school shooting, it is a significant one in the sense of the way we view school shootings today….

Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven

By: Gwynn Van Houten January 10th marked a particularly fascinating man’s final day on Earth. He had a great many aliases and monikers — Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, Starman — and possessed a sense of style and presentation that was as fluid as it was both eccentric and innovative. In one…

Ballon d’Or 2016

By: Daniel Camano Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior were the three finalist for being awarded the best player of the year for the 2014/15 professional soccer season and having the chance to win the Ballon d’Or. Ballon d’Or is an award given to the best male soccer player of the…

Tragedy in Nepal

Tragedy in Nepal by Vanessa Tang On April 25, a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Cities were devastated by the enormous earthquake, the largest they have had in about 80 years. Thousands of people lost their homes, villages are completely demolished, and ancient sites have collapsed. The death toll as of May fourth is 7365 people…

Thailand Hunger Games, Real or Not Real?

By Vanessa Tang On May 22, 2014, the Thai government turned to martial law. Martial law as defined by The Free Dictionary is “the exercise of government and control by military authorities over the civilian population of a designated territory.” Thailand’s prior form of government was a constitutional monarchy, but its military chief authorized martial…

“Operation Protective Edge” More Of A Destructive Edge

  By Dylan Allen This is not a Halloween costume. This is not make believe. This has been daily reality for thousands of Gazans.  The plight of the Gazan people has now reached its 52nd day.  In just over 50 days, over 2,104 Palestinians killed by Israeli Defense Force’s attacks, contrasted to only 72 Israeli…