The Jag Journal

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The pandemic has brought awareness to the impact social media has on ones mental health. (Image courtesy of Institutes of Energy and the Enviornment)
Social Media: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly
Melanie Vargas November 18, 2021

Social distancing and quarantine protocols have had many people spending more time alone than ever. The desire to overcome that loneliness has...

A girl chases a boy in honor of Sadie Hawkins Day. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Sexism Behind Sadie Hawkins
Avery Ngo and Isabella Do October 8, 2021

Last week, Segerstrom High students were given a choice between two types of school dances: winter formal or Sadie Hawkins. For the past few...

Students walk around the campus during their lunch break, following mask protocol. (Image courtesy of Avery Ngo)
Segerstrom’s New Controversial COVID-19 Protocols
Avery Ngo September 13, 2021

After almost a year and a half of distance learning, students are back at Segerstrom High School under these unprecedented circumstances. With...

Senator Tim Scott gives his response to President Joe Bidens address to Congress.
The Future of the Republican Party
Avery Ngo May 28, 2021

After the ending of an eventful four years of the Trump administration, including the former president’s false claims regarding the validity...

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The Segerstrom football team puts the jaguar up for the CIF game. (Image courtesy of Alondra Cifuentes)
Football Teams Disqualified by CIF
Alondra Cifuentes November 18, 2021

Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the government has greatly encouraged getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This has included Biden’s vaccine mandate, which requires businesses to ensure their...

Zander Bretza, Rebecca Cabezas, and Aidee Mendoza commit to their future colleges. (Image courtesy of Christian Valadez)
Segerstrom College Signing
Raymond Amezcua and Christian Valadez November 18, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, Segerstrom student athletes had their first college signing. The three student athletes each signed with a different institution. Baseball player, Zander Bretza, signed to the University...

The COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved for children aged 5 or older. Everyone who is elligible for the vaccine is encouraged to receive theirs. (Image courtesy of Valentin Russanov via Getty Images)
Should Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Bushra Syed November 17, 2021

On Tuesday, November 2nd, children aged 5-11 were finally approved to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the FDA and CDC. While everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated, some families are reluctant...

Traffic on hold at the San Ysidro Point of Entry as drivers wait for authorization to cross. (Image courtesy of Alejandro Tamayo/ The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Southern Border Reopens After 20 Months
Luis Ortiz November 17, 2021

In March 2020, amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Trump administration officially closed the border to all visa holders and asylum seekers. Only U.S. citizens and residents were allowed...

Travis Scott’s Concert Accident
Travis Scott’s Concert Accident
Jacklyne Rivera and Rodrigo Rivera November 18, 2021

On November 5th and 6th, Rapper Travis Scott hosted a music festival called Astroworld in Houston Texas. Different music artists also performed at the music festival, including SZA, Chief Keef, Bad Bunny,...

Amybeth McNulty stars as 13 year old Anne Shirley in the Netflix/CBC series Anne With An E. (Image courtesy of Cheri A. Von Schnauzer via Flickr)
"Anne With An E" Review
Bushra Syed November 3, 2021

“If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, but your own conscience approved you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.” These words were spoken by Helen Burns, a fictional...

Adeles Easy on Me blasts as Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Image courtesy of Melanie)
Adele’s “Easy on Me” Breaks Music Chart Records
Melanie Vargas November 1, 2021

Adele didn’t go easy on the charts; the singer-songwriter released her new lead single off of her upcoming album 30, her song “Easy on Me” broke chart records on October 14. Adele has finally released...

Chucky is supporting his own child who is queer/genderfluid. (Image courtesy of Marya Gonzalez)
Chucky Supports the LGBTQ+ Community
Mayra Gonzalez and Alondra Cifuentes October 29, 2021

On October 12, 2021, the new Chucky series came out on Youtube and Hulu Live. New episodes come out every Tuesday. The series shows how Chucky’s personality has developed over time. In this series, Chucky...

The Segerstrom football team puts the jaguar up for the CIF game. (Image courtesy of Alondra Cifuentes)
Football Teams Disqualified by CIF
Alondra Cifuentes November 18, 2021

Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the government has greatly encouraged getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This has included Biden’s vaccine mandate, which requires businesses to ensure their...

The wrestling team is doing homework to keep their academic grades up for season. (Image courtesy of Kaylie Amaya)
Real Talk with Segerstrom’s Wrestling Team
Kaylie Amaya October 4, 2021

On any given day, during 6th period at Segerstrom High, if you were to walk inside the wrestling room, you would see the wrestling team putting...

Andrea Ortiz: Senior Cheer Captain
Andrea Ortiz: Senior Cheer Captain
Kassandra Galaviz May 7, 2021

Andrea Ortiz is hardworking and determined. She is a senior and captain of the Varsity cheer and stunt team at Segerstrom. She is kind and helpful....

Gabby Muniz posing for a picture in her Varsity Uniform. 
Photo Courtesy of: Gabby Muniz
Gabby Muniz stays strong during softball season
Lina Naranjo April 27, 2021

During COVID-19, sports have changed a lot of rules due to social distancing. For many, it has been hard to cope with because athletes can no...