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Best Dressed Teacher.... Ms. Smelser!

Best Dressed Teacher…. Ms. Smelser!

Emily Peraza, Staff Reporter February 9, 2024

Fashion is one of the main talks in society today. Students dress to impress or simply because it’s what they feel best in. Now we always talk about students' outfits or our friends but we haven't really...

Asteroid City Movie Review

Asteroid City Movie Review

Dahlila Esparza, Editor January 17, 2024

Numerous Wes Anderson fanatics have patiently awaited his new film Asteroid City, whose grand premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival garnered lots of attention. The movie’s official synopsis is that...

Santa Claus brought gifts for Christmas. Santa is placing gift boxes under Christmas tree

The Story Behind Santa Claus

Anthony Estrada-Gonzalez, Reporter January 8, 2024

Santa Claus is a beloved figure known for delivering presents on Christmas, but who is he? and where does he come from? Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, was born in Turkey on March 15, 270 A.D. He grew...

DIY Christmas Gifts

Emily Martinez, Reporter December 20, 2023

     Christmas is the time of year where families come together to spend some more time with each other. Some people like to go on vacations, decorate the house, go shopping for gifts or even...

The Hidden Health Risks of Electronics

The Hidden Health Risks of Electronics

December 20, 2023

Every day, we are heavily dependent on electronics like smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs. We spend hours on these devices either using our favorite apps or watching shows and movies. However, it's...

Students expressing their frustrations and joys over grades.

Education as a System

Sienna Villalobos, Editor December 15, 2023

We dedicate years upon years of our lives to education. Education itself is a broad term, as it's popularly defined as “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school...

Upcoming Movies 2023-2024

Upcoming Movies 2023-2024

Tiffany Nguyen, Staff Reporter December 14, 2023

Watching movies or coming back to old shows you used to watch can be exciting. There are a lot of movies coming out soon for the next month left of 2023 and in the next upcoming year. Let’s look into...

Universal Studios Grinchmas

Universal Studios Grinchmas

Marisa Espinoza, Reporter December 14, 2023

Universal Studios Grinchmas is now here until January 1st, 2024! You can meet and greet the Grinch, Cindy Lou, and Max the dog. Throughout the day Cindy Lou hosts performances which include the people...

Dashing Through Montclair

Dashing Through Montclair

Julia Chamorro, Reporter December 14, 2023

Santa came to town! On December 2, 2023, Mr and Mrs. Claus dashed through the city of Montclair with the jolliest spirits. The happy couple waved their way through the neighborhood to create great memories...

Red Cross at MHS

Red Cross at MHS

Dean Peterson and Adolfo Cedillo November 28, 2023

Blood drives are community events and a representative from the American Red Cross underscored the gravity of the situation, noting the increased demand for blood due to concurrent disasters including...

The History of Thanksgiving

The History of Thanksgiving

Emily Martinez, Reporter November 28, 2023

     There are many different types of stories of how Thanksgiving was originated, but the well known story of First Thanksgiving starts with the celebration by the pilgrims after their first harvest...

Sunset Park Project

Sunset Park Project

Marisa Espinoza, Reporter November 16, 2023

Sunset Park is currently under its “beautification project.” Many climate-friendly improvements have been arranged as well as new additions to the park. This includes a river and creek themed playground,...

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