Eye of the Tiger

EASTMAN: Off-campus lunch: opportunity to recharge

EASTMAN: Off-campus lunch: opportunity to recharge

BRANDON EASTMAN

November 21, 2019

You hear the bell ring as you walk out of your classroom and smell the fresh air. The murmur of  voices provide a blanket of familiarity. All period you were craving a nice double double from In-and-Out. So, you and your friends decide to go there for lunch. This is life when you have an open campus. ...

KHUDYAKOV: Inconsistent AP credits come at emotional cost

KHUDYAKOV: Inconsistent AP credits come at emotional cost

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

November 18, 2019

Picture this: your AP scores just came out and they aren’t awful. You got a 3 in US History, sure, but College Board says that's a passing score.  Is it? And even if it is, does it matter? There's an insidious little footnote that few consider until it’s too late: colleges set their own AP...

METTEN: Don’t discredit community college

METTEN: Don’t discredit community college

RYLEY METTEN

November 18, 2019

Being a senior this year, there are many things to think about regarding where I should take my life after graduating in the near future. My time here, as well as many other students’ entire experience in high school is in obvious preparation for attending a four-year college after high school. H...

HUBER: Prioritizing storage over expression

HUBER: Prioritizing storage over expression

MEGAN HUBER

November 18, 2019

Rehearsal after rehearsal for the guitar show left my stomach in knots - but not for the reason you’re thinking. There was something looming - something happening that none of us could control. The build up, imposed by this big, “all-knowing” monster, wasn’t just in my mind. It began to manifes...

NGUYEN: Learning lessons from Multicultural Day

NGUYEN: Learning lessons from Multicultural Day

JULIE NGUYEN

November 18, 2019

Fun fact: my parents have an eggroll dealer. About once a month, we make the pilgrimage to Sacramento and arrive at this mom & pop Vietnamese joint. The ground is sticky, there’s never anyone eating at the tables and the cashier is always rude. In fact, she’s basically the Vietnamese equivalent of So...

PIEDAD: The sun never rises in 900 East building

PIEDAD: The sun never rises in 900 East building

NATHAN PIEDAD

November 18, 2019

Whether you’re a freshly blooming freshman or a battle-scarred senior, there’s no denying that the 900 buildings prove to be the foundation of almost everyone’s schedule. After all, essential (and required) subjects like English, science, and foreign language dwell in these twin foundations of cl...

HANDLING: Wellness center proves valuable to student culture

HANDLING: Wellness center proves valuable to student culture

NATHAN HANDLING

November 12, 2019

 I’m writing this with two cups of piping hot tea sitting next to me, straight from the place that cares more about students than anywhere else  — The Wellness Center.  Small to say, I love the Wellness Center. Facets of this paradise, such as toys and trinkets to play with when I can’t f...

KHUDYAKOV: Fragility of programs inescapable

KHUDYAKOV: Fragility of programs inescapable

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

October 14, 2019

Last school year, the club members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) met for the first time that school year to discuss their plans for the club. Tensions ran high as they realized that their mother company, FBLA-PBL, had recently begun to enforce the rule that all students participating in F...

GUEST PIECE: Unnecessary logistical stress mars enjoyment of event

KIRA RUNKLE, GUEST WRITER

October 14, 2019

When the RJUHSD School Board proposed the graduation venue move to the Placer Valley Event Center, they offered a biased pro/con list which included pros such as extra tickets and air conditioning. Although the idea of a ticket increase is appealing, the proposed time of a Friday morning graduation ...

GUEST PIECE: Better parking enhances experience and celebration

MAI NGUYEN, GUEST WRITER

October 14, 2019

Graduation is a huge accomplishment in this part of our lives. It is the first big step that leads us out into the real world. However, I feel as though a lot of people have been forgetting the intrinsic value of the actual graduation.  Instead, students have been more focused on where graduation is ...

GUEST PIECE: Multicultural Day should spread biracial awareness

GUEST PIECE: Multicultural Day should spread biracial awareness

NYOMI HUNT, GUEST WRITER

October 14, 2019

As we prepare for this year’s Multicultural Day, it is important to keep in mind that not all students fit into the same box. Over the last few years we have seen a greater representation of minorities in our public schools. Sure, we still have a long way to go to allow minority students to feel fully...