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Andrea Plascencia

Andrea Plascencia, Editor-in-Chief

"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out. It doesn't matter much to me." - "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles. Just as she did with COVID-19, senior Andrea Plascencia is ready to dodge all bad vibes during her final year of high school. As she stumbles through the chaos and confusion of college admissions, she vows to live out her "Lady Bird" dreams, conquer her impostor syndrome and get some sleep.

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2020 was a significantly impactful and historical year, especially for high school students.

Recapping the chaos

March 1, 2021
The nominated seniors receive a can to collect money in.

Collecting for a cause

February 9, 2021
Madeline Brooks smiles during last years Battle of the Bats.

Leaving the home plate

January 14, 2021
Madeline cheers on her fellow teammates during one of last years softball games.

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January 14, 2021
Madeline Brooks smiles during a softball game.

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January 14, 2021
Princess Jenna Villanueva

Princess Jenna Villanueva

November 12, 2020
Princess Ashley Aragon

Princess Ashley Aragon

November 12, 2020
Edgar Velazquez stands alongside new co-workers Araceli Prado and Adriana Hernandez outside All For Your Cakes.

Seeking something sweet

October 13, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
Spending hours and hours scrolling through various social media platforms was not my story; it was merely a waste of my time.

Column: Logging off

April 22, 2020
Junior Adamaris Manjarrez (10) runs to the ball during the game.

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March 10, 2020
Junior Kara Papadimitrio (18) runs to kick the ball.

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March 10, 2020
Junior Victoria Sibounheuang (17) runs as she keeps her eyes on the ball.

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March 10, 2020
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March 10, 2020
Sophomore Hannah Lancaster (5) prepares for a kick.

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March 10, 2020
Junior Kara Papadimitrio (18) kicks the ball.

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March 10, 2020
Student athletes are tasked with balancing both sports and academics, which often takes a serious toll on their mental health.

Catching a break

March 5, 2020
Central Elementary school assistant principal Timi Winter poses with former coworkers and friends Andrea Smith and Lindsay Henderson at an event. Courtesy of Lindsay Henderson.

Changing lives

March 4, 2020
I [will miss] my host family. I would say we’ve really created a huge bond, junior foreign exchange student Ernesto Caracciolo said.

Hosting new experiences

February 27, 2020
The challenge was no longer learning English, but learning to retain my Spanish, to not let my native roots slip away.

Column: Opening new doors

February 13, 2020
Students spend months working on etudes in preparation for region, area and state competitions.

Qualifying for All-State

February 12, 2020
A figure is made completely of sugar paste at All For your Cakes.

Baking dreams come true

February 3, 2020
The entrance to All For Your Cakes.

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February 3, 2020
The front part of the store at All For Your Cakes.

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February 3, 2020
Employees make sure everything is running smoothly at the front of the store.

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February 3, 2020
The back wall of the store contains cake molds.

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February 3, 2020
The store offers a wide selection of food coloring items.

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February 3, 2020
Sprinkles of all shapes, sizes and colors are sold at All For Your Cakes.

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February 3, 2020
The back of the store contains a large selection of cookie cutters.

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February 3, 2020
The back corner of the store has shelves filled with sugar paste, candy melts, stencils and more.

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February 3, 2020
The designated room where classes take place.

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February 3, 2020
Junior Jakob Hugar runs through his lines during mic check.

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February 3, 2020
Juniors Ben Washington and Olivia Eckroth practice their lines during rehearsal.

[PHOTO] Facing reality

January 29, 2020
Juniors Julia Wilson, Mollie Garcia and Tylen Ehrenberg rehearse for The Book of Everything.

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January 29, 2020

Tackling new challenges

January 17, 2020
Junior varsity cheerleader Reyna Torres practices during third period on Wednesday, Jan. 15 for the upcoming competition.

[PHOTO] Flying to state

January 15, 2020
Unified Fit Club members Emerson Coburn and Madi Au traveled to China with sponsor Bailey Fry. Courtesy of Bailey Fry.

Competing for inclusion

December 20, 2019
It was she who taught me the real meaning of intelligence. That being intelligent doesnt mean being perfect. That being intelligent doesn’t mean understanding every single thing, that every school subject is your strength. Being intelligent is admitting when you don’t know.

Column: Gifting me joy

December 20, 2019
Senior Gustavo Gullien

Senior Gustavo Gullien

December 19, 2019
Although I didn’t tell her when she handed me my director’s award, Mrs. LaLonde changed my life. Orchestra changed my life.

Column: Saved by music

December 13, 2019
Senior softball captain Allie Barentine tosses the ball to another player while warming up for the Battle of the Bats rivalry game on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

[PHOTO] Chasing her dream

December 11, 2019
A close up view of the blue flower mural painted by senior Gloria Montellano.

Blooming into an artist

December 10, 2019
Montellano begins work on a second blue flower.

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December 10, 2019
A close up view of the yellow flower mural painted by Montellano.

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December 10, 2019
One of the familys five cows stands near the hay and waits to be fed.

Moo-ving forward

December 3, 2019
At the beginning of a play, junior quarterback Landon Webster (16) prepares to throw the ball at a home game against McKinney Boyd on Friday, Sept. 13.

Looking ahead

November 22, 2019
A side view of the Paul family barn.

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November 22, 2019
A front view of the Paul family farm.

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November 22, 2019
A flock of geese fly toward the area where the chickens and roosters reside.

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November 22, 2019
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