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Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season (video included) after loss to Ripon Christian

Rewind: varsity volleyball players and coaches reflect on season (video included) after loss to Ripon Christian

Harrison Moon, Bryce Longoria, David Situ, and Jake Longoria

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

After months of intense training and dozens of games, the players on the varsity girls' volleyball team met the end of the line in their "battle royale" against Ripon Christian High School on Nov. 2.  ...

Rockvemberfest ushers in fall season with prizes, games (video included)

Rockvemberfest ushers in fall season with prizes, games (video included)

Harrison Moon, Bryce Longoria, and David Situ

November 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Video

Each November brings two things: first-quarter report cards and Rockvemberfest festivities. In lieu of having a school day on Nov. 6, students did everything from participating in a lip-sync battle for gift cards to playing board games in the library. The winners of the $25, $50 and $100 gift cards wer...

‘I screamed, I cried, I couldn’t sleep all night!’: teachers remember movies that haunted their childhood (video)

‘I screamed, I cried, I couldn’t sleep all night!’: teachers remember movies that haunted their childhood (video)

Harrison Moon, Media/Broadcast Co-Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

From Alfred Hitchcock to "The Twilight Zone," find out what movies terrified teachers Patricia Fels, Glenn Mangold, Jane Batarseh, Jason Hinojosa, Victoria Conner and Sue Nellis when they were kids. And be sure to read about which movies are scaring today's students in the upcoming print edition ...

NAHS chalk mural honors Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, iconic anime films (video included)

NAHS chalk mural honors Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, iconic anime films (video included)

Chardonnay Needler, Harrison Moon, and Ian Thompson

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Video

The 26th annual National Art Honor Society Chalk Mural took place on Oct. 13. The featured artist was Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author and manga artist of Studio Ghibli, which is known for anime feature films. Eight sidewalk squares near the high scho...

Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included)

Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week culminate in volleyball games, annual Fall Family Festival (video included)

Harrison Moon, David Situ, Jake Longoria, Bryce Longoria, Ian Thompson, and Sahej Claire

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Video

Spirit Week and homecoming festivities began on Oct. 10 with a twin dress-up day, which was followed by pajama day and a decades-themed advisory dress-up competition. The week finished Friday with the homecoming rally, JV and varsity volleyball games, a middle school flag football game under the lights...

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland, experience Oregonian life (video and slideshow included)

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland, experience Oregonian life (video and slideshow included)

Sahej Claire, Chardonnay Needler, and Harrison Moon

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Slideshows, Video

Each year, juniors and seniors travel to Ashland, Oregon, for four days during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students watch plays, explore the town of Ashland and experience outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting or bicycling. This year’s featured play was Shakespeare’s “Julius Cae...

Alumna publishes second book, details life of Audrey Hepburn (video interview included)

Alumna publishes second book, details life of Audrey Hepburn (video interview included)

Jake Longoria, Media/Broadcast Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

On Sept. 6, senior Jake Longoria sat down with author Victoria Loustalot, '03, to discuss her most recent title, "Living Like Audrey: Life Lessons from the Fairest Lady of All," a modern look at female powerhouse and '50s household name, Audrey Hepburn. That day Loustalot also visited the junior English...

Q&A: Freshman plays drums in Girls Rock camp merging music and feminism (video included)

Q&A: Freshman plays drums in Girls Rock camp merging music and feminism (video included)

Sarina Rye, Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

Freshman Allie Bogetich plays drums in concert band and jazz band. Over the summer she participated in Girls Rock Sacramento, a five-day camp for teen girls held at the Met Sacramento High School with a showcase at the end.   Q: What is Girls Rock Sacramento? A: It’s a feminist movemen...

THE SKINNY: Don’t mind the sewage; interning at ElectroScan certainly didn’t stink! (video included)

THE SKINNY: Don’t mind the sewage; interning at ElectroScan certainly didn’t stink! (video included)

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase, Video

Did you know that if you pop open a manhole in mid-July and throw Pop Tarts down to the festering sewage and hundreds of scattering cockroaches below, the insects won’t chaotically swarm to get a nibble of your generous donation? In fact, they’ll just slowly creep up the sides of the manhole with their ...

Q&A: Senior ties for 2nd in national swimming competition, will represent Team USA in August (videos included)

Q&A: Senior ties for 2nd in national swimming competition, will represent Team USA in August (videos included)

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Video

Senior Amalie Fackenthal has qualified for the 2017 FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) World Junior Swimming Championships’ Team USA. Fackenthal tied for second with a time of 55.61 seconds in the 17-and-under female 100m free at the week-long Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships/Wor...