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Senior Collin Harris works on his computer durring his Media Arts class.

Tech issues continue to bug SVHS

Tech issues continue to bug SVHS By Ciara Smith and Ryan Wilbanks A series of technology problems –minimal bandwidth, reduced access to computer labs, and a general lack of updated technology — has plagued SVHS during the 2014-15 school year, leaving students with limited options when trying to utilize the school’s equipment. After graduating from…

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Rodrigo Rico and Asia Khan anchoring for the school broadcast.

Broadcast struggles to gain audience

Broadcast struggles to gain audience By Ciara Smith After transitioning to advisory airtime, SVHS’s weekly broadcast has become a consistent source of information, entertainment, and news. However, a lack of promotion and teacher reluctance to use advisory time to show the newscast has resulted in a reduced audience size. With two advanced classes producing content…

Coach changes test SVHS cheer team

Coach changes test SVHS cheer team by Brianna Lehane     For the third time in the past four years, the SVHS cheer team has a new coach, but this is the least of their problems. Recently, the cheer team has gone the season with a lack of uniforms, a limited budget, and miscommunications between the…

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Dragons fly through playoffs

Dragons fly through playoffs by Ryan Wilbanks The Lady Dragon volleyball team burned the competition on their way to their third NCS title in SVHS history, losing only three sets in four matches in this year’s playoffs. The Dragons soared past Encinal in the first round of the NCS playoffs, winning in three straight sets.…

College football playoffs hit NCAA with controversy

College football playoffs hit NCAA with controversy by Ryan Wilbanks   College football will enter a new era with its first Division 1-A playoffs. They previously only chose two teams to play in the National Championship using computer generated rankings. The playoffs will begin Jan. 1 with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl, serving as…

How to Survive College App Season

How to Survive College App Season By Stephanie Angulo It’s that time of the year again. The time of giving and not receiving until late March or April. It’s college app season. Though beginning in early August and lasting until February for some schools, the heaviest section of the college application process runs in unison…

Helping hands in the holidays

Helping hands in the holidays By Edwin Reyes     Students and staff have branched out to create volunteer opportunities and help the community before the two-week-long Winter Break. Forensics and Mock Trial are selling holiday wreaths until winter break for $20 each. Proceeds will go to boosting the program and enable them to enter tournaments…

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Checking in on Ms. Dillon

Checking in on Ms. Dillon By Edwin Reyes   Ms. Dillon has had to combat a health condition since the beginning of the school year that has kept her from teaching this year. However, she positively explains, “While my condition is serious, I am doing everything in my power to get well as soon as…

Rosetta Comet Lander

The End Of A Ten Year Long Journey: Landing On A Comet

The End Of A Ten Year Long Journey: Landing On A Comet By Bryan Augustin After a ten year long journey, the Rosetta spacecraft successfully landed its Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On Nov. 12  at 16:03 UTC, the European Space Agency (ESA) received the confirmation signal from Philae signifying the first successful landing on…