by ANASTASIA HAN
Sweaty hands in gloves were set to make 840 hot dogs from 3:30pm to 5:00pm inside Artesia Park’s kitchen on Halloween. The trains of aluminum foil never ceased to end until the enormous plastic bags of buns were empty. Mountains of steaming sausages piled onto large, deep, silver trays and were placed into hot dog buns through an assembly line by volunteers, the Artesia Lions International volunteers (LEOS).
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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”