Artistic talent, and a love for poetry (and Iceland)

Artistic talent, and a love for poetry (and Iceland)

Ethan Shicks, Reporter
December 3, 2014
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“When I was really little, in school there would be pages [saying], ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’ I’d always put down ‘an artist.’ I knew from the very get-go that I would be an artist when I [grew] up.” Growing up in a home of artisans, junior Hannah Brittain lives with...

Mr. Ferreira shares how “real” math is

Mr. Ferreira shares how “real” math is

Caroline Holmes, Reporter
December 2, 2014
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Geometry and pre-algebra teacher Mr. Ferreira hopes to leave his students with a legacy. He wants them to be capable of applying math to their daily lives. "I wanted to go into teaching of some aspect, and teaching math was … a field that had openings,” Ferreira said. Math greatly contrasts with...

Megan Sherman pliés all day

Megan Sherman pliés all day

Caroline Holmes, Reporter
November 17, 2014
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"I've been doing ballet since I was three," junior Megan Sherman said — a time before she could even write. There are a few varieties of ballet: “Russian training and Balanchine training. I kind of do a mix of both. Balanchine is more modern and the russian style I do, is called Vaganova, and it’s...

Senior Jared Thornburg: determined to protect and serve

Senior Jared Thornburg: determined to protect and serve

Ethan Shicks, Reporter
November 7, 2014
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It’s not uncommon for a high school student to be unsure of what they want to do for a future occupation. However, Senior Jared Thornburg is one student who already knows what he wants to do. Over the last three years, Thornburg has been training to work in the field of law enforcement as a police...

Meet Mr. Lundy

Meet Mr. Lundy

Ama Bonsu, Reporter
November 6, 2014
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“My name is Morgan Lundy and I’m the maintenance supervisor.” Meet Mr. Lundy — a California native, born and raised in Escondido. In his youth, Mr. Lundy worked as a beekeeper alongside his father: “I started working bees when I was 12 and did that for 10 years,” Lundy said. The ever-present...

Performance phobia

Performance phobia

Beth Schloeder, Reporter
November 5, 2014
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75% of Americans are believed to suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking (wikipedia.com). Public speaking is not the only fear of performing that people experience. Dancing, presentations, singing and anything that involves the scrutiny of others can cause an almost insurmountable...

Mr. Montgomery explains his devotion to history

Mr. Montgomery explains his devotion to history

Cade Lembeck, Reporter
October 28, 2014
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Mr. Derek Montgomery is a history teacher that passionately prepares for  and teaches history lessons. From a young age, Montgomery had a growing interest in history and past events. “It started when I was in sixth grade. The subject [of history] ... was inspiring and very real to me. I had a sixth...

Beneath the lab coat

Beneath the lab coat

Jakob Woo-Ming, Reporter
October 22, 2014
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Anyone who attends CAHS has probably noticed someone walking through the halls in a lab coat. His name is Peter McLeod. Many people can identify McLeod because of his lab coat and love for science. Not everyone takes the time to learn about who he is. McLeod, a senior, first joined The Classical...

The fandom phenomenon

The fandom phenomenon

Beth Schloeder, Reporter
October 21, 2014
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Over 130,000 people of all races, genders and  ages crammed into a convention center for the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. These people all shared one thing in common: a love of the characters, settings and situations of one or more tv shows, books, or other topics that constitute a fandom. What makes...

Traveling twins

Traveling twins

Cade Lembeck, Reporter
October 11, 2014
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From the tropical shores of Mexico to the icy glaciers of Alaska, Isaac and Noah Dent exercise their adventurous sides. The Dent twins have been taking vacations to Mexico since the age of seven. Their grandfather owns a small six room resort which made their trips recurring. Throughout their multiple...

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

Jakob Woo-Ming, Reporter
October 6, 2014
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Seniors Ally Taylor and Anya Vail share a unique hobby: cosplaying. They dress up as Homestuck characters and travel to conventions to spread their love for their favorite characters.   Q: To you, what is cosplaying? ALLY: To me, cosplay is dressing up as a character from a show, a video ga...

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