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BTS' new song

BTS’ new song “Dynamite” is lighting up the charts

September 17, 2020

Popular K-Pop band BTS released their latest song “Dynamite” on August 21, 2020. This comeback song has left millions of BTS...

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SMUSD School Board to Vote on Reopening Plan

September 15, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 4, the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) Superintendent Dr. Carmen Garcia held a board meeting introducing the plan for...

Should you adopt a pet during the pandemic?

Should you adopt a pet during the pandemic?

September 14, 2020

The massive spread of the novel Coronavirus has left many stuck in their homes and altered what was considered the “norm.”...

Backpacks, books, pens, and masks

Backpacks, books, pens, and masks

September 12, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, should a student be penalized for wearing midriff-exposing clothing, but not for refusing to...

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Angelina Calabrese commits to four more years of soccer

June 21, 2020

   Radiant and lively, Angelina Calabrese certainly brings positive energy into any room. Her compelling spirit does not stop th...

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Estephanie Mendez shows those around her the value of companionship

June 18, 2020

   With an unparalleled moral compass, and an immense devotion to her friendships, Estephanie Mendez is a truly impressive st...

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Audrey Santander lends her hand and heart before going off to college

June 13, 2020

       Giving back to her community, whether in or outside of school, is one of Audrey Santander’s biggest callings as both a griz...

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Sophia Perun turns the page to the next chapter of her life

June 11, 2020

    Sophia Perun radiates an unapologetic, free-flowing energy everywhere she goes. Because of this, it comes to no surprise th...

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Alicia May-be a wallflower, but she is not afraid of the wild

June 11, 2020

Through tears of joy and tears of sadness, Alicia May De Los Reyes has taken high school as a ground to explore her identity ...

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Joseph Kamandy combats the ‘gamer’ image

June 10, 2020

Upon meeting Joseph Kamandy, many see the poster child for a stereotypical gamer—the kid who can only communicate in Fortnite dances ...

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Antonio Morales Leyva: a fruit loop in a world of cheerios

June 10, 2020

Cuffed jeans, an endless selection of solid-colored crewnecks, a Fjällräven Kånken, and an endearingly boyish bowl cut all...

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Hannah Larson writes her way to the top

June 10, 2020

   Writing is one of Hannah Larson’s greatest strengths, but it definitely isn’t her only one. She is an avid journalist ...

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