Respect is Disappearing

By: Nancy Goodpastor Nowadays you don’t see respect, especially when it comes to students. The respect that one is supposed to have for their superiors is diminishing, and diminishing fast. It is not okay for students to do as they please and be mean and hateful toward a teacher; it’s just wrong, plain out wrong.…

Are Students In Danger

BY Nancy Goodpastor With the recent school shootings the district is considering allowing  teachers to carry their weapons on campus. The focus of the proposed guardian plan isn’t on stricter laws, or who should be allowed to possess guns, but rather the question of whether teachers should be armed with a weapon or not. We…

Prom stories

by Barbara Ortiz One of the most anticipated senior activities finally arrived. The stress of finding a date, the perfect dress or tuxedo, and the perfect hair-do is finally over. Prom was held at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on Friday, April 26th. Senior Crystal Rodarte said, “I think it was worth…

Greatest Hero

By Ignacio Sancen Comic book heroes have fought crime in their printed worlds for decades, saving the world from villains like Adolf Hitler or Brainiac. But out of every comic hero, Batman is unquestionably the greatest of them all. Batman has been around since the late 1930s, and has gone by many names including the…

SRLA Student Leads the Pack in Marathon

by Karen Guessman Senior Ricardo Rodriguez finished first among Students Run L.A. (SRLA) in the Los Angeles marathon last March. “It was really cool to be the first one. You see all the coaches clapping from different schools,” said Rodriguez. Out of all first place times since the start of SRLA, his was third. “Even…

Oliver the Great Chemist

Eduardo Rivera Oliver Arredondo has gotten the highest average score here at banning on a chemistry test. The test was given by the Chemistry Olympiad – American Chemical Society. It was distributed by the Chemistry Olympiad to the highest level chemistry class in the school, AP Chemistry. Many students took this test, including the schools…

CAHSEE Hunt Down

By Andrea Fernandez To increase the participation rate of students taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), a team of attendance counselors busted a mission. Their risk: Find the missing test takers. A team of pupil service attendance counselors began calling homes of absent students. Surprisingly, out of all the 10th grade students, only…