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Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Mrs. Conferti, Advisor

May 27, 2020

Making an impact on the journalism program in just one short year, Elle McDowell, Segerstrom senior, quickly established herself as a strong writer and earned an editing position as a first-year journalism student. This accomplishment is unusual. Editing positions are usually available to returning ...

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Mrs. Conferti, Advisor

May 27, 2020

If you spent one minute on campus anytime in the last four years, chances are you would have met Jordan. Graduating senior, photo editor for the Jag Journal, and friendly face in the hallways, Jordan Gill-Donahoe makes everyone feel welcomed and accepted. His presence makes Segerstrom High School a community...

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Mrs. Conferti, Advisor

May 27, 2020

Art & Entertainment editor for the Jag Journal, Tomas “Tommy” Alba, has been a dedicated journalism student since his freshman year. He is set to graduate via live stream with his fellow Segerstrom classmates Wednesday evening.  Even though graduation will be virtual and senior activities c...

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Mrs. Conferti, Advisor

May 27, 2020

Graduating senior and current Jag Journal Op-Ed editor, Juliana “Jewels” Arreola prepares for the next chapter in her life but remembers her experience here at Segerstrom and her role in Segerstrom’s news organization.  “Journalism was an amazing journey and will always be a special place in...

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Senior Sendoff #Classof2020

Avery Ngo, Web Editor

May 27, 2020

Jasmine Castro, a graduating senior student, left a profound impact on Segerstrom High School’s journalism program. Living by Plato’s quote that “good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others,” Jasmine’s tireless journalistic efforts marked her as one of Segerstrom’s...

Why Young Adults Need to Stop Reading YA Fiction

A collection of one teenager’s favorite books.

Avery Ngo, Web Editor

April 19, 2020

Some of my favorite books of all time were about characters, particularly females, who were morally ambiguous and had a tendency to pursue their goals ruthlessly.  With this in mind, I am constantly researching books that meet this standard. The problem is that there are not enough “anti-heroin...

Santa Ana Unified Closes School for the Rest of the Academic Year

Instruction will continue to be given virtually rather than in person, leaving empty halls and plazas that were once filled with students.

Tomas Alba, Section Editor

April 19, 2020

Santa Ana Unified Schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic school year because of the coronavirus, said Superintendent Jerry Almendarez in a letter Wednesday. The district has been shut down since March 16th because of this crisis. This news comes a couple of weeks after the extension of...

Future Nostalgia: New Pop Princess?

New Album Cover: Dua Lipa released her album, Future Nostalgia, and the cover was shot by Hugo Comte. Image courtesy of
www.dualipa.com

Yadira Zenteno and Alexa Perez

April 10, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Dua Lipa released her second album, Future Nostalgia. The album consists of 11 songs and lasts about 37 minutes.  The album was first scheduled to be released on April 3rd, but following a leak of the album and the current pandemic, she pushed the album release forward. Lipa cri...

Living in an Empty World

Living in an Empty World

Jordan Gill-Donahoe, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

 

All the Bright Places Review: Mental Illness, Childhood Trauma, and Grief

Violet (Elle Fanning) and Finch (Justice Smith) walking together in the woods.

Jasmine Castro

March 9, 2020

The film begins with Violet, played by Elle Fanning, standing on the ledge of a bridge contemplating taking her own life. A classmate of hers named Finch finds her there while jogging and joins her on the ledge as he tries to talk her down by joking with her as he balances on the ledge on one foot.  ...

Mrs. Kaniski

Mrs. Kaniski showing school spirit.

Esmeralda Rodriguez and Romina Ramirez

March 9, 2020

Mrs. Kaniski is an ASL teacher at Segerstrom High School. She’s also the advisor for the ASL club.  Q: Why did you decide to teach American Sign Language? A: I have had a passion for ASL for many, many years. When I became a teacher, I wanted to share my passion with my students. My heart sw...

Cosmic Meadow Dance

A poster for the Cosmic Meadow Dance.

Ashley Ibarra and Rosaine Gomez

March 9, 2020

Dances are a fun and memorable school event where you are able to meet new people or have a good time with your friends or partner. The whole event would be a memorable experience. You can not only dance, but eat, hang out, or just chill and enjoy the music.  “I wasn’t planning on going until today....

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