The Wrangler

So, You’ve Been Rejected from College

It's not easy to handle being rejected from college, but it's inevitable for many students.

Janet Han, Section Editor

January 15, 2020

An update to your application has been posted.  View Update>>   You click on the link, take in a deep breath, and brace yourself. Right away, the decision is clear. No fancy graphics, no massive “congratulations,” no elaborate video.    Instead, a letter.  &nbs...

Post Application Stress

This is the picture of the Cal State website that you see when you apply to its colleges.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

January 14, 2020

With college applications finally sent for many students who are applying to them, most people assume that the stress of the everyday applicant is gone. That cannot be farther from the truth. With the fear of college rejection and, even worse, the wait time to get the letter that determines a person...

Tips for Students with Jobs in High School

Finding the perfect balance between school, a part-time job, and a social life can be stressful for many students, but it is very durable, as long as the right steps are taken to guarantee success.

Gabby McCutchan, Section Editor

January 14, 2020

In high school, students gradually learn how to perfectly balance their academics, sports, clubs, and social life. This in itself may already be overwhelming for many students, seeing that there just doesn’t seem to be enough time during the day to get everything done. So what happens when you throw ...

The Trend Behind Test Optional Schools

In order to ensure that everyone has an equal chance in applying for college, colleges have started to become test-optional.

Gabby McCutchan, Section Editor

January 14, 2020

In order to ensure that everyone has an equal chance in applying for college, colleges have started to become test-optional.  That time of the year rolls around, and in the distance a relentless wave of groaning juniors can distinctively be heard: SAT Testing Day. SAT and ACT season are amongst some of t...

Healing from a Hug

A still from security camera footage showing Keanon Lowe hugging Angel Granados-Diaz.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

January 14, 2020

Earlier this year, on May 17th, at Parkrose High School in Oregon, Coach Keanon Lowe prevented a devastating tragedy from occurring using nothing but his open arms. Angel Granados-Diaz, a senior at the high school, came into class armed with a shotgun in order to end his own life; however, Lowe was abl...

Jingling Jeans and More

It is “cool” to wear a wide variety of different clothing brands, such as Converse, Levi’s, and Stussy.

Sarah Meadows, Section Editor

January 14, 2020

Here is a challenge: name something harder than trying to look both presentable and comfortable on a rainy winter day. The challenging part about winter fashion is that style must combine with practicality to make for the perfect outfit. Nonetheless, a challenge is always fun when you conquer it. So her...

Student Spotlight: Siena Palicke

Siena Palicke (11) along with her peers are filled with excitement before they take the grass to compete at state.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

As the winter weather takes charge and the talk of finals fill classrooms, students begin putting in maximum effort. Review packets make their way to desks and Quizlets used for brushing up on old terms appear on every laptop. Most students begin working their hardest, while others only have to skim ...

Fitness for All!

By exercising regularly, one can stay physically fit and avoid obesity.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

January 7, 2020

Through the twenty-first century, more people are starting to become obese, and the rate continues to rise. According to the World Health Organization, over 340 million kids and teens were overweight or obese in 2016, and the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975. This is not only caused by the ...

The Season of Celebration

Gathering for a Friendsgiving celebration, students enjoy each other with scrumptious food and take part in the spirit of the holidays.

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

December 24, 2019

Ahhh. The holidays. A time of year when wearing ugly sweaters and fuzzy socks are the norm and Christmas songs are the only genre on playlists. The holiday season brings a sense of warmth and nostalgia that everyone seems to be craving nowadays. With politics splitting our nation over controversial t...

How to Relieve Holiday Stress

This is a picture of the Netflix Christmas movie list where over 50% are original movies.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

December 20, 2019

With winter break coming just around the corner, people everywhere are looking forward to waking up past 10am and coming home after 10pm. Though it is true that before the peaceful, calm break there is an almost a tremendous amount of stress put upon students.  From finals to homework to projects, it seem...

Helping the Community for the Holidays

There are many things one can do to give back to the community this holiday season, and an example of this can be helping out animals at an animal shelter.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

December 20, 2019

The holidays are the perfect time to spend time with family and exchange gifts with loved ones or friends. However, this time of the year is also ideal to give back to the community. People can take part in various activities that will spread joy and make the community a better place. Juliana Neemeh ...

The Festival of Lights

This is a Diwali design that people in India make to celebrate the holiday.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 17, 2019

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated all over India and by Hindus all around the world just as Christmas is celebrated among Christians. It’s an annual celebration that takes place for about five days in October or November.    Not only Hindus celebrate Diwali. It has also been adopted by Sikhs and Jains. Howe...

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