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Backpacks and Your Back

Backpacks and Your Back

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

January 21, 2020

Backpacks are a near universal equipment used on a day-to-day basis; for millions of people, they serve the purpose of carrying various personal belongings. According to the NY Times, the United States alone purchased “139.6 million backpacks” in 2013. Children and teens make up a large portion o...

A Departure from Home

A Departure from Home

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

When I was little, my family would take a road trip to Las Vegas every summer. A four hour drive, my 8-year-old self was constantly antsy, repeatedly asking the question, “Are we there yet?” To pass the time, my older sister and I would contort our bodies, positioning ourselves in a way that allowed...

A Holiday Divided

A Holiday Divided

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

For children with divorced parents, the holiday season can be a bittersweet experience. We look forward to the gifts and the meals. The time off from school and the overwhelming feelings of joy. But we dread the fights and discomfort. The decision of which house we’ll spend Christmas at and the feel...

“I’ll Do it Tomorrow”

“I’ll Do it Tomorrow”

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

Merriam Webster defines procrastination as “to put off  [a task] intentionally and habitually.” However, procrastination is much more than its definition. Many are fully aware that procrastination can be both the cause and effect of self-degradation, emotional distress, and poor health. Unfortunately,...

Why a Plant-Based Diet May Be Better

Why a Plant-Based Diet May Be Better

Claire Koltura, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

All around the country, humans gather to feast for their three meals a day to achieve a certain amount of calories, get rid of starvation, or even to eat a regular meal. Anyone of these choices has a particular diet, whether one knows it or not. A few diets people look into are the all-time favorite...

Should Finals be Held Before Winter Break?

Should Finals be Held Before Winter Break?

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

It is common knowledge to many students across the district that the time in which their finals take place differs from the school districts near PYLUSD. For example, schools in Orange Unified School District and Fullerton Joint Union High School District take their final exams the week before winter br...

Automation and Its Effects on the Yorba Linda Economy

Automation and Its Effects on the Yorba Linda Economy

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

As technology continues to progress, the human hands in our society providing manual labor are beginning to be replaced by automated robotic limbs, particularly in the field of unskilled labors. But with automated jobs on the rise in society, what does this spell for the economy?   Automatio...

Self-Confidence vs Ego

Self-Confidence vs Ego

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

Teens, especially in high school, tend to have low self-confidence. Society tells and trains people to believe that any form of self-confidence should be considered as having a huge ego. Because teenagers want to be approved by their society, they will listen to others and make an effort to not show ...

New Homeless Centers in San Francisco: Should Los Angeles Follow Suit?

New Homeless Centers in San Francisco: Should Los Angeles Follow Suit?

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

Earlier in the year, the city of San Francisco agreed on the construction of a new 2.3-acre SAFE homeless navigation center in the Embarcadero section of the city. The goal of this new navigation center, which opened just this past week, is to help give shelter to those living on the streets and assis...

Do Students Work Hard For Themselves?

Do Students Work Hard For Themselves?

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

There is no doubt that high school students work hard on a daily basis to achieve their goals, but those goals may not be what they say they are. College, parents, and social status are the unspoken goals of many students. Instead of working to impress or improve themselves, they feel the need to work hard...

Nearsightedness is Increasing

Nearsightedness is Increasing

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

Nearsightedness is not uncommon among teens and children. This is often associated with genetics and the increase in the amount of time that people spend on screens, but there is another factor that has contributed to the increase in people who are nearsighted. A person’s lifestyle impacts their vision...

Moving On

Moving On

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

There are numerous universally-accepted and known facts about the world. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west; water evaporates, condenses, and precipitates; and fads fade. Fads, it seems, have been more than just fading--they have been outright disappearing, enjoying fifteen minutes in the...

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