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Drama Department Performs Audience-Interactive Murder Mystery

Drama Department Performs Audience-Interactive Murder Mystery

April 1, 2017

The old, sickly, and extremely wealthy Mr. Starkweather has been murdered in his own home, and the house...

San Francisco Protests Against Muslim Ban

San Francisco Protests Against Muslim Ban

February 27, 2017

Photo by Polly Parakul Chants of “no ban, no fear, refugees are welcome here,” echoed in the str...

New Courses Debut

Polly Parakul and Emma Pearce

January 28, 2017

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In the upcoming 2017-18 school year, new courses and academic paths are being introduced. Counselors began visiting classrooms mid-January to inform students about their choices and ways to get a head start on preparing for a successful year. Head counselor Brett Sklove gave some insight and details regarding the new courses, as w...

Making the Grade: the school’s new achievement

Damiana Andrews

January 28, 2017

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To start out the new year, the school received an “A” grade in the new national ranking by the U.S. Department of Education. Out of an astounding 200 schools in Sonoma County, the school is one of the 24 that have received this impressive grade. According to Big House Happenings, ranking is based upon data points given by...

A Top Company

Sean Lopez

January 28, 2017

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Seniors Garrett Buffo and Vikram Singh were runner-ups this weekend in the finals of the Napa Valley Youth Buisness Plan Competition — where students demonstrate their entrepreneurship skills and compete for a $1000 prize. The two presented their business plan for Blank Clothing, a company whose name is inspired by the concept...

Community Servers: a local church’s mission to serve people in need

Community Servers: a local church’s mission to serve people in need

January 28, 2017

While most students were enjoying their winter break,  the Calvary Chapel Church youth group traveled to ...

Amy Gutierrez in the Big House

Amy Gutierrez in the Big House

January 28, 2017

The San Francisco Giants are getting ready to head into spring training in the sunny and warm city of S...

Student for Standing Rock

Student for Standing Rock

December 20, 2016

Over Thanksgiving break, while most people were eating their weight in food or fighting for amazing de...

Tuberculosis Medical Update

Ophelia Chiang and Tessa Hughes

December 20, 2016

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Tuberculosis (TB) has been scaring the school as the disease has recently appeared and can be highly contagious. This airborne bacteria is an infection within the lungs that can remain dormant in an individual for years before they even realize they have it or have spread the disease. TB’s symptoms include fever, night sweats, fa...

Sounds of the Holidays: Band Director Conducts Her Last Winter Concert

Ella Ban and Jessica Tang

December 20, 2016

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As it neared 9 pm, band director Arlene Burney glanced at the clock and wistfully announced that the winter concert had yet again run beyond her estimates. There was a ripple of laughter from the musicians and a cry of dissent. Indeed, with three bands, two jazz ensembles, and one combined performance, the winter band concert has nev...

Student wins LumaCon contest for young artists

Holly Keaton and Emma Pearce

December 20, 2016

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While comic conventions are common across the country and world, LumaCon is somewhat unique for the emphasis it places on young artists. In its third year, LumaCon is attracting established artists like Paige Braddock (who has done art for Peanuts) and new artists who are just discovering their passion. The logo contest this ...

Mental Health Awareness Week: Puppies! Crafts! Food! Oh my!

Mental Health Awareness Week: Puppies! Crafts! Food! Oh my!

December 20, 2016

Mental Health Awareness week took place on the last week of November, bringing with it three days of ...

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