Opinion

Is it worth traveling for the holidays?

People waiting to board their flights. Photo Courtesy of: The New York Times
December 14, 2020

2020 has been a rough year. This is why people are eager to travel for the holidays to see loved ones and end this challenging year on a good note, but that might not be a good idea.   According to...

Students Need to Join College Preparatory Programs

Daniela Salazar (third on the first row) on a trip with other Simon Scholar students.
December 14, 2020

As high school students, we stress about turning in assignments on time and the pressure of passing tests crucial to our grades. We worry about a certain math problem we can’t seem to solve or the fact...

Latest Updates About the COVID Vaccine

Photo Courtesy of: Rio Tuasikal, Voice of America
“Volunteers participating in phase 3 trial of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in Padjadjaran University, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.”
Recent developments have been made for a COVID-19 vaccine, after the pandemic has stayed for months around the world.
December 13, 2020

Recent developments have been made for a COVID-19 vaccine, after the pandemic has stayed for months around the world. Yet while there are vaccines available, none have been made or are allowed to be...

P.E. Classes in a New Setting

Norma Mendoza’s workout set-up at home for her P.E. classes.
November 9, 2020

Segerstrom High School has a two year physical education requirement for its students. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking P.E., joining a sport, or doing marching band. Typically, most students...

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Review

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a 2015 installment of the Assassin’s 
Creed series that tells of twins during a historical era.
October 29, 2020

Though this video game came out several years ago, in 2015, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate had only grabbed my attention as of recently, and ever since then, I have only delved deeper into this franchise.  Taking...

Is Hybrid Learning the Best Plan?

SAUSD’s plan for hybrid learning from Segerstrom’s website
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Segerstrom High School have been required to participate in distance learning since school let out on March 13, 2020, which was the last day students were on campus. 
October 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Segerstrom High School have been required to participate in distance learning since school let out on March 13, 2020, which was the last day students were on campus.  Entirely...

Made vs. Bought

Taking time to make a love stack. Photo courtesy of: SheKnows
February 10, 2020

Valentine's Day is all about love. To show appreciation, we like to give presents that mean something to each other. Some people will buy gifts, or others will make their own. It's said handmade gifts...

From Adversity to Accomplishment

Advertising poster for the 2020 application. Photo courtesy of: Simon Scholars Instagram
February 10, 2020

It’s the time of year again where sophomores are presented with the opportunity to become a Simon Scholar. The Simon Family Foundation is an organization that grants $16,000 scholarships, along with...

Creative Valentine Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of: Amazon
February 10, 2020

This is a handmade scrapbook album originally themed from a Pixar movie “UP.” The scrapbook holds movie postcards, photo albums, memory keepsake, and 80 pages. To be creative, you can write love notes...

Tik Tok is the Best

Tik Tok Famous: adamrayokay is a Tik Tok star after making his videos about a character he has created named ‘Rosa’.
February 7, 2020

From memes to the dances that we all know and love, Tik Tok has taken over the world of social media. Tik Tok is a social media app that was originally music.ly until it changed to Tik Tok in 2017....

Latinos Take Over

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez hugging after their performance. Photo courtesy of: Google
February 7, 2020

On Sunday, February 2nd, the Super Bowl took place which got everyone tensed up between the 49ers and the Chiefs as it was a pretty intense game.  What caught people's attention was the half-time show...

Russian Athletes Banned From the Tokyo Olympics

Russian athletes who participated in Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Photo Courtesy of: Flickr.com
December 16, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency made a unanimous decision to ban Russian athletes associated with the doping cover up for four years from any international competitions, including the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  The...

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