by GUSTAVO ESPINOZA
Cerritos High history teacher Steven Armstrong was fully aware of what sort of new world he was entering when he crossed into Hong Kong to teach in August of 1982. After decades of isolation, the most exotic part of the Far East had opened.
Continue reading “Armstrong in China back in the day”
by LEANNE PICHAY and ANNIE LIN
On Saturday, October 21st, 2017, the senior class took the school on a journey to the moon and back at our annual Homecoming Dance. With decorations that transformed the school gym into a mystical getaway and music to keep the mood going all night long, it was yet another dance to remember.
Continue reading “To the Moon and Back — Homecoming in Review”
by ANDREW SONG
*Beep Boop Beep Boop. How can I help you today?*
Continue reading “Good Society or Better Society? (Opinion)”
by LEANNE PICHAY
If I were to tell you today to leave everything—your life, your home, your family—for a land you hardly know, what would you do?
Continue reading “DACA: When dreams turn to nightmares (Opinion)”
by DEVINA MUNI
The Cerritos Regiment of Gold at Cerritos High is an award winning band looking to earn another championship this year. Band members commit a good amount of their lives to band and try their hardest, but that makes one wonder certain things like: With so many choices, what is the best instrument to play? Continue reading “Band: Meet the instruments”
by NISA SYED
The common notion is that relationships are built by communication. Socializing is a fundamental part for the majority, without a doubt. Making conversation with our teachers is easier for some, difficult for others. Situations vary between teachers and students; it can be easier to have “real talk” with a teacher when a motive is clear.
As I took a trip to room 307 and 311, my motive: the search for unique desks (yes, desks) here at Cerritos High School. I asked around, and I came to a consensus: Mrs. Harding (room 307) and Mr. Stecher (room 311), both a part of the history department, have unique desks. With one eye open, I e-mailed Ms. Harding and Mr. Stecher to schedule an interview.
Continue reading “Stories behind a teacher’s desk”
by ALINA DAS
Senior year is not only special for the Class of 2018, but for Mr. Walker as well. Being principal comes with a busy schedule, yet Mr. Walker took time out of his day to talk about his experience as principal of Cerritos High, for what is now his fourth year. Mr. Walker still recalls his first impression of CHS during his first day on campus as principal.
“It’s something everybody knows already, and it’s just how great the students are here at Cerritos. The first time I was on the Cerritos campus was during registration, and the first person who came out and said ‘that’s a really cool tie!’ You know what they say, first impressions last forever,” Walker said.
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by SHREYA SHANTHARAJ
As high school students, test-taking is a part of our everyday life, but what if there were ways to make this dreaded task a little bit easier? Well, according to studies, there are “hacks” that’ll make studying for a test a bit more bearable. To start off, you need to realize what your biggest obstacle is when studying. For many, it’s themselves; if this sounds like you, consider downloading apps such as SelfControl or Cold Turkey that allow you to block websites and apps for periods of time to help you stay focused. (Get the apps here: https://selfcontrolapp.com/or and https://getcoldturkey.com) Continue reading “Get the scoop: New study hacks”
by SETU PATEL
The Distinguished Young Women Program, also known as DYW, was first founded in 1958 to honor high-school girls by rewarding them with scholarships for college. This year’s Cerritos-Artesia DYW competition was held on Sunday, April 30, at Whitney High School. At that competition, Senior Nethmi D’Alwis won the official title and proceeded to move onto the state level. Continue reading “Student feature: Nethmi D’Alwis”
by DEVINA MUNI
TreAna Marbrey (still known by many as Ms. Hundley) is a fun, puppy-loving, caring counselor and track coach here at Cerritos High. Her passion for running dates back to her four years of track while attending Gahr High School, where she was also homecoming queen her freshman year. Marbrey grew up the middle child in a family from Cerritos. Continue reading “Teacher feature: Mrs. Marbrey”
by NISA SYED
“Gai dan jaan” is the Cantonese term, but we know it better as the puffle cone. The puffle cone originated in Hong Kong as an addition to sweet and savory foods, such as ice-cream and fried chicken. The puffle cone is similar to waffles in that it is made with eggs and milk, but vary in additional ingredients.
Continue reading “Cauldron: A new scoop”
by BRIANNA KATSUDA
On September 27th, the senior class released the theme of this year’s homecoming theme and announced the Top 16 girls during lunch in the quad.
Continue reading “To the moon and back: Homecoming Premiere”
by IRIS LIN
From Chikara to Octagon to World Vision to HOSA, Cerritos High School’s enthusiastic club representatives kick off yet another school year with the annual Club Week. Taking place in the quad during the week of September 18, this celebratory occasion gives students the opportunity to learn about the variety of clubs offered at CHS. In addition to the veteran organizations on campus, the 2017-2018 school year is embracing six new clubs to the community as well.
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by ANASTASIA HAN
Teachers always hear the “I left it at home” and “I forgot,” but on occasion they hear completely absurd excuses. Throughout their careers, teachers encountered interesting and ludicrous responses to students’ absences, tardies, and homework.
English teacher Mr. Hind, discussed a particular student who did not do his homework in a previous school in which he worked. The student’s parent decided to excuse her son from missing homework because on that day he had been arrested for joyriding. Continue reading “Excuse me, ridiculous excuses coming through”
by BRIANNA KATSUDA
The cross country team began their season with a great start by sweeping District and traveling to Oregon for the Three Course Challenge.
Continue reading “Cross country team takes on Oregon”
by AARON SEO
As the unfolding of recent nuclear tests has demonstrated, North Korea is armed, dangerous, and more rogue than ever. But rogue states aren’t only third-world countries with authoritarian governments; in fact, the greatest rogue state also happens to be the greatest democracy.
Continue reading “America’s nephew: North Korea (Opinion)”