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Students, staff explain deeper impact of building Homecoming playhouses

Marissa Ryan

September 21, 2018


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Senior class president Meredith Lipps is a veteran of the annual Homecoming playhouse build. While she participates in other charitable activities, the three year veteran said she values the event, which involves building and decorating a child’s prefabricated playhouse from beginning to end in one a...

Senior Cameron Harless

Senior Cameron Harless

September 21, 2018


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“I’m really passionate about running because I like it a lot, and it’s really fun. I started running in fourth grade, when I joined Pup’s Running. It was mostly just because (of) my family — my older brother’s a runner, my younger sister’s a runner. No one really played football, so I kind...

Sophomore Alexandra Ortiz

Sophomore Alexandra Ortiz

September 21, 2018


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Ortiz said she experienced firsthand the variety in how different countries celebrate culture, as she moved from San Juan, Puerto Rico last May, where Ortiz grew up. She said although American culture is very different, she will continue taking part in Hispanic traditions.  I identify as a Hispanic or Latina or Puerto Rican; (it) has al...

Senior Joey Gutierrez

Senior Joey Gutierrez

September 21, 2018


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Despite growing up in the United States, Gutierrez said he is very in touch with his Hispanic culture—speaking Spanish with his parents at home and celebrating holiday traditions. There’s this one tradition where we go to people’s doors, and we sing at the doors, and they sing back to us...in the ...

Spanish Teacher Kay Vazquez

Spanish Teacher Kay Vazquez

September 21, 2018


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Vazquez, whose husband is Puerto Rican,  experiences the difference between Puerto Rican culture and Hispanic culture found in America— and she said food was the biggest contrast. She mentioned traditional foods such as pasteles, arroz con gandules and lecon asado....

Business Teacher Richard Reid

Business Teacher Richard Reid

Victoria Nopporn

September 21, 2018


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“I’ve had plenty of mistakes and plenty of successes. I think the most important thing is that I’ve been the kind of person that doesn’t get discouraged by failure or setbacks. I’m rather someone who learns from those things, and I try to figure out what I can do today that is better than the...

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

May 18, 2018


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Artist and sophomore Jiwon Yu uses colored pencils to work on her Frida Kahlo portrait. Yu said she added her own twist to the portrait in order to personalize it.

Junior Katie Phan

Junior Katie Phan

May 18, 2018


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Artist and junior Katie Phan displays her art show piece. Phan said she wanted to use vibrant colors in her piece to convey an idea of boldness.

Sophomore Natalie Wells

Sophomore Natalie Wells

May 18, 2018


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Artist and sophomore Natalie Wells colors in final touches with white chalk on one of her pieces. Wells said she tries to redraw pictures and express what she’s feeling at the moment.

Junior Jacob Freedman

Junior Jacob Freedman

May 18, 2018


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Artist and junior Jacob Freedman displays his semi-realistic piece that he said depicts a monster and a human. Freedman said he was trying to demonstrate different emotions through the facial expressions of each figure in the painting.

Senior Alex Waples

Senior Alex Waples

Livvie Hurley

May 18, 2018


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Alex Waples, track team member and senior, eats an apple before practice on April 25 at the CHS stadium. Waples likes to keep a balance of eating healthy and exercise in her daily life.