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Student Spotlight: Ameerah Hirji

Ameerah is playing a game on the YLHS JV basketball team.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

February 24, 2020

Among the many talented and hardworking students at YLHS, there are plenty of students whose peers look up to them. Ameerah Hirji (10)  is a sophomore who excels in academics, is involved in various sports and clubs, and has the most positive attitude even in tough situations. Like other students, she...

Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a fun-filled holiday celebrating the friendships between women without having to be in a relationship.

Katherine Ortiz, Photojournalist

February 24, 2020

Every February 14th, people celebrate Valentine’s Day, buying gifts for loved ones as a celebration for their love. This holiday dates back to the sixth century B.C. with a festival to bless women with fertility. From this tradition, we have commercialized Valentine’s Day, with America spending bill...

How to Survive Valentine’s Day: Single

Going out to dinner with your best friends for Valentine's Day can make the holiday so much more fun.

Abbie Muther, Photojournalist

February 19, 2020

Valentine’s Day can be a hard holiday for some. It’s easy to love the day when you have a significant other to share it with. For others, February 14th can be dreadful. Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. Use the day to show some love to yourself.. One ...

Oh, No! Not in the Fridge!

There are so many foods that we store in the fridge, but are actually better off in room temperature.

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

February 18, 2020

In our bustling day to day lives full of packed schedules and activities in our city of Yorba Linda, buying and storing food are often taken for granted. Thanks to the invention of the refrigerator, any of our left over foods or groceries could stay cold and fresh for longer periods of time. Because...

Please Stop the PDA

PDA is a heavily controversial topic to be discussed among high schoolers, specifically between the couples who engage in the practice and the other students who have to witness it.

Gabby McCutchan and Stephen Serrano

February 18, 2020

If you can make it through a passing period without unintentionally laying eyes on two students clearly displaying every form of PDA that they can think of, consider yourself lucky.  To the couple that made out in front of Mrs. Shay’s room that one time, this is for you.  And to the students...

Mustang Athletes Celebrate National Letter of Intent Day

Group Picture of all of the Mustang athletes who signed to the prospective schools.

Emma Khamo, Section Editor

February 17, 2020

It is the day that many athletes have dreamed of their entire life. They have all trained for countless hours, sent several emails to coaches, and, surely several days, even weeks, trying to figure out which college would be best for the next 4 years.  The day was Wednesday, February 5, 2020, as ...

How to Crush a Crush (Metaphorically)

This is a possible pick up line to woo a crush.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

February 14, 2020

With love in the air, and spring right around the corner, alongside roses and tulips, love is blooming from all directions. Whether it's through adorable acts of affection or putrid portrayals of PDA, love is inevitable. Alas, it seems you have also been hooked by Saint Valentine, either a love at fir...

Valentine’s Date Night In OC

Valentine's Day is always fun, whether you are spending time with your best friends or significant other.

Katherine Ortiz, Photojournalist

February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year completely dedicated to celebrating love and affection for those around you. Whether you are spending Valentine’s day with a significant other or with your best friends, here are some of the best places to have an amazing night! Instead of spending your night home alone, t...

Gone But Never Forgotten

Kobe Bryant's work ethic and determination will be remembered by athletes all over the world even though he is no longer here.

Abbie Muther, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Death can be hard for anybody. It doesn’t matter if it is a family member or your favorite celebrity, it can be a hard topic to deal with. Recently, NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. Not only was Kobe one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he was an ...

Gigi Bryant and The Mambacita Mentality

This photo was posted by Vanessa Bryant less than a week after Gianna’s death. She captioned the photo with the fact that she was happy to see her daughter “smile and happy again with a basketball under her arm”

Emma Khamo, Section Editor

February 9, 2020

It is a ride some of us have done a hundred times: get in the car with dad, turn on some pre-game music, and listen to him reflect on your last game and say ways to improve during this game. It was a ride that Gianna Bryant had done a hundred times as well, but unfortunately, on January 26, 2020, Gigi took ...

Curiosity Killed the Cat

According to Literary Devices, the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” has its origins rooted in 1598. The line is first used in Ben Johnson’s comedy, Every Man in his Humor. “Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care’ll kill a Cat, up-tails all, and a Louse for the Hangman” (Act-I, Scene-IV, Lines, 77-79).

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Part of the complexity of curiosity is the difficulty in assigning a single widely accepted definition for the term. Often, curiosity is meant as the desire to learn, or the want of knowledge. Overall, curiosity has a vague interpretation, but American educator George Loewenstein defines it as a “...

How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit?

Habits can be broken and formed at different speeds that are determined by an individual’s mindset.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

The definition of a habit is a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Certain habits are easy to pick up, and others are not. Other habits are not so good when some can create long-lasting problems due to them. Different people will give different answers when...

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