A collection of photos from the news staff.
by NISA SYED
Going into second semester can be bittersweet. It’s the time to weigh losses from first semester, but its a clean slate that enables students to work harder. There are a lot of expectations second semester, but with a few fixes, it can be easier to handle.
by OLIVER CLARK
Last Thursday opened “The Last Jedi,” and I was there to see the second installment to the newest trilogy first-hand. It was an exciting night, but due to my many mistakes, it was also a stressful one. But with every mistake comes a life lesson, and as Yoda says: “Pass on what you have learned.” So, here’s a few mistakes that I learned from to help you out for your next opening night.
by GUS ESPINOZA
Senior Desiree Estrada is one of our school’s standout athletes. As a member of the CHS Girls’ Wrestling team, Estrada has gained a solid reputation in league matches for the skills she executes on the mat. The uniqueness of a sport like wrestling is the individually challenge in presents when it’s just two competitors battling drew Estrada towards wrestling.
by SHREYA SHANTHARAJ and ANNIE LIN
To many of us living on the West Coast, In-N-Out has served as a staple in our diets for years. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many were shocked when the company announced its newest addition to the menu: hot cocoa. Even more noteworthy is the fact that there hasn’t been a change to the traditional In-N-Out menu for nearly 15 years. However, this is not the first debut of the hot cocoa: it was initially added to the menu in the 1950s, but it was taken off shortly after.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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”