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Is College Really What We Think it Will Be?

Is College Really What We Think it Will Be?

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

October 14, 2019

Most high school students are incredibly excited and yet worried about getting accepted and going to college. However, once they finally get into their dream college they realize that being an undergraduate student is not as rigorous as they anticipated or prepared for.    Many high school students take advanced plac...

A Ballad of Ballots

A Ballad of Ballots

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

October 14, 2019

 My mom was eight years old when she came to the United States, in the pitch black of night she and her 12 siblings boarded what would generously be called a raft, and sailed in hopes of a better life as gunshots and the overbearing fear of tyranny weighed on her shoulders. It took over a year of refugee ...

From State to State, Traveling the Country on a Quest to Find my College

From State to State, Traveling the Country on a Quest to Find my College

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2019

I’ve spent my summer sorting through list after list, deciding which university could be the right fit for me. With so many categories and a plethora of colleges to choose from, I felt overwhelmed. Since my search was not confined to staying in my home state of California, selecting which college to visi...

Is taking a Gap Year Better for Students?

Is taking a Gap Year Better for Students?

Priscilla Kim, Photojournalist

October 13, 2019

For many seniors at YLHS, college application season is approaching, but some students may wonder if attending college straight out of high school is the appropriate decision for them. This opens the door for students to think about taking a gap year to spend time on themselves, figure out what they want to do...

The Perks of Community College

The Perks of Community College

Sarah Meadows, Section Editor

October 13, 2019

As society progresses into a new era so heavily fixated upon the normal idea of “success,” it is easily forgotten that there are other ways to survive, strive, and thrive in the journey of life. This is especially true when it comes to post-secondary education. It seems as if an abundance of educators...

To Go or not to Go

To Go or not to Go

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

October 13, 2019

High school is often associated with large workloads, busy schedules, and unnecessary amounts of stress. Students can attest to this. Unfortunately, this lack of time causes problems to modern-day students, including those at YLHS. Perhaps the most specific (yet applicable) example of such is unhealthy sc...

Are Climate Change Activists Hypocrites?

Are Climate Change Activists Hypocrites?

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 11, 2019

Climate change activists are often very passionate about protecting the environment, but it appears that many do not practice what they preach. Because many of the actions that are associated with climate change are heavily linked to daily life, it is difficult to avoid contributing to the environmental...

Society Prefers Extroverted People

Society Prefers Extroverted People

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

October 8, 2019

When thinking about different individuals at school or work, we tend to picture the people who are very outgoing and friendly. It’s clear that first impressions influence how we perceive others. But is this the best way to judge people and their abilities? Being an introvert, I find it difficult to be a par...

What Do Your Textbooks Say About Climate Change?

What Do Your Textbooks Say About Climate Change?

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 8, 2019

As students, some of the most accessible information comes from our textbooks, but is the information always accurate? In some cases, the information may be outdated, but when it comes to climate change, big publishers, like Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, may leave out information about the topic. Some...

Students Don’t Attend School Events Often

Students Don’t Attend School Events Often

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

October 8, 2019

Numerous activities are held at Yorba Linda High School ranging from school dances to sports’ games. These activities allow students to make new memories and friends during their high school experience. Yet, many students find it much more amusing to stay at home rather than to attend school functions...

New Bill in California May Give High Schoolers a Chance To Get More Sleep

New Bill in California May Give High Schoolers a Chance To Get More Sleep

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

October 7, 2019

High schoolers are infamous for complaining about not getting enough sleep on school nights. The ideal amount of sleep a teenager is supposed to get is roughly eight hours, but many only get about seven.    Some of the many causes of this are because of the many extracurricular activities...

The Importance of Learning a Second Language

The Importance of Learning a Second Language

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 3, 2019

Here at YLHS, students are offered the choice to take a second language. Whether it be Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese or French, each language will have a benefit for the student in the future. By learning a second language, students will have an easier time getting a job in the future, could get ...

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