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Students Scratch the Surface During Hour of Code

Maya Sabbaghian, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2017No Comments

Students participated in Hour of Code to learn the basics of coding using Scratch, an MIT-developed program, during advisement on Dec. 6. Hour of Code is a global initiative that gives students a 60-minute exploration of comp...

Peer Tutoring: A Safe Place to Learn

John Xie, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017No Comments

Peer tutoring is a student-to-student teaching system that helps students on their homework, study skills, organization and other areas in which students need improvement. Students can become a tutor by filling out an appli...

Time To Meet With The Counselors!

Dylan Vanek, Front & Back Page Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

Sophomore-counselor planning conferences are just starting, and the main goal of the conferences is to help sophomores plan the rest of their high school careers with their assigned counselor. Each sophomore will be meeting ...

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Where Creativity Comes to Life

Anthony Chan and Ki Joon Lee

December 7, 2017No Comments

Throughout November, the Innovation Lab attached to the Student Commons bustled with freshman science classes working on aquaponic systems, their first semester Genius Project in which groups create a self-sustaining agricu...

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‘Lord of the Flies’: The Darker Side of Children

Wesley Tjangnaka, Contributing Writer

December 13, 2017No Comments

In today’s world, many adolescent children yearn to be independent from authority so they can do what they want without consequences. This dream came true for a group of schoolboys, in William Goldi...

Top Holiday Tech Gift Ideas Under $30

Top Holiday Tech Gift Ideas Under $30

December 12, 2017

Leaping into the First Dance Company

Leaping into the First Dance Company

December 11, 2017

Painting Portola: An Art Club Feature

Painting Portola: An Art Club Feature

December 8, 2017

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