Opinion: How schools should handle anti-vaxxers

By Joshua So As universities and K-12 schools alike look ahead to the fall semester for reopening, a debate remains open across the nation: what to do about unvaccinated students. Currently, vaccines use is not approved for children, although according to CNBC, Pfizer has begun trials as early as March. Generally, grade schools have remained … Continue reading Opinion: How schools should handle anti-vaxxers

Business Feature: Coffee Through COVID

By Bryan Hyun Daily essentials are becoming less available as Covid-19 continues to spread across the nation. From toilet paper shortages, to empty Walmart isles, the American consumer has faced tremendous difficulties throughout the past 11 months. However, amidst the pandemic there has remained a single elixir quenching everyone’s satisfaction: coffee. It’s a Grind Coffee … Continue reading Business Feature: Coffee Through COVID

Business Feature: Dabinscreations

By Hannah Chung Holding a crochet hook and surrounded by big colorful bundles of yarn, Dabin smiles as we start our zoom interview. Dabin, owner of “Dabinscreations,” is a 17-year-old residing in Cerritos who has amassed over 50 sales, and even has a social following on the app tiktok with over 5000 followers. What started … Continue reading Business Feature: Dabinscreations

Business Feature: What’s a phone without its case?

 By Zyra Danielle Urfano The creativity and personality of a certain individual can be expressed in many ways, either in the art they create, the music they listen to, or the clothes they wear.  Certain details within someone’s life can portray the most about who they are and what they may like. One of the … Continue reading Business Feature: What’s a phone without its case?

Business Feature: As Sweet as They Come

By Nicole Gonzales As we enter almost one year in this pandemic, there has been an increase in small businesses and small shops, particularly with at-home bakers looking to share their skills and treats. As Sweet As They Come owner, 17-year-old Megan Martinez, has been way ahead of the game as her business making killer … Continue reading Business Feature: As Sweet as They Come

Business Feature: At Thai Cuisine, Family Style

By Yvonne Guu At Thai Cuisine, a family-run restaurant in Cerritos, serves a myriad of authentic and delicious Thai dishes that is made with only the best ingredients. Although this small business just opened at the beginning of 2020 and faced hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, its positive Yelp and Google reviews proves that there is … Continue reading Business Feature: At Thai Cuisine, Family Style

Business Feature: Keeping it Sweet During COVID

By Elianna Alcantar Vega Craving chocolate covered strawberries? Or maybe chocolate crinkles cookies? Baking can be overwhelming and extremely difficult. So, why waste time on finding ingredients or finding the perfect recipe when, with one click of a button, you can order heavenly tasty desserts from Sofia.  Seventeen-year-old Sofia Soni began baking as a side hobby. … Continue reading Business Feature: Keeping it Sweet During COVID

Matias Fam Plants: A Backyard Plant Paradise

By Angelina Lee Walking into the Matias family’s backyard leaves you with surprise, quite literally. Coming in pots of all shapes and sizes, vibrant plants line the shelves of their backyard. The family’s shared love for gardening has led to the establishment of Matias Fam Plants, a small business offering affordable plants in adorable pots. … Continue reading Matias Fam Plants: A Backyard Plant Paradise

Open Letter: “They don’t care about our mental health”—or do they really?

The disconnect between students and counseling offices is not what you think. By Anonymous Student On January 20th, a letter directed towards the ABCUSD school district was posted on Instagram. “This is not the first time you have heard of our struggles.” the author argues. “We have been shown time and time again no matter … Continue reading Open Letter: “They don’t care about our mental health”—or do they really?

The Dada Podcast: An Experience of Happiness and Tranquility

By Zyra Danielle Urfano Two women from Ireland partnered up to provide a platform where they discuss their everyday life and give helpful tips that may be beneficial to the community. Moya Mawhinney and Lauren Fitzpatrick are two university students who decided to create a podcast which revolves around the idea of “wine chats,” where … Continue reading The Dada Podcast: An Experience of Happiness and Tranquility

Grande’s ‘Positions’: both catchy and overrated

By NARY PARK  Music genres have changed over the years: from rock to r&b, from country to hip-hop. There have been new genres and old genres, all coming and blending together to make up a diverse industry. However, the most popular genre in recent years has been pop, with soprano singer Ariana Grande at its … Continue reading Grande’s ‘Positions’: both catchy and overrated

Star Wars Squadrons: Fun flying with a little motion sickness

By Adam Mahkorn Despite being a game with a couple drawbacks, “Star Wars Squadrons” is a game definitely worth playing. Many new and different controls have been added for to improve enjoyment, along with new options for voice chats. Several different locations have been added as well, leading to unexplored places for players to learn … Continue reading Star Wars Squadrons: Fun flying with a little motion sickness

Review: Wonder Woman 1984 negates the promise of original

By Ashley Lee Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), also known as Diana Prince, came to save 2020 with a new movie, Wonder Woman 1984. Wonder Woman is a revolutionary character who proves that women are just as strong and brave as men. Being one of the most popular and first female superheroes, fans awaited for an … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman 1984 negates the promise of original

Review: Get hooked with Wicked Tuna

By Caitlyn Hwang With their salty vocabulary and dressed personalities, the cast of ‘Wicked Tuna’ is not one you will forget. The show, which finished its ninth season last June, follows the competition between a group of bluefish tuna fishermen based in Gloucester Bay, Massachusetts.  It’s not hard to familiarize yourself with what goes on … Continue reading Review: Get hooked with Wicked Tuna

Student Opinion: What was your reaction to the storming of the Capitol?

Three from our Informer news staff share their reactions. Elianna Alcantar Vega I have been trying to write about the events that took place yesterday for the last couple of hours now, but there are no words to describe the way I am currently feeling. Someone once told me that the “writer’s brain is their … Continue reading Student Opinion: What was your reaction to the storming of the Capitol?

Worlds 2020: The return of the LCK, and (most importantly) Damwon Gaming

By PAUL SHIN During the time of a pandemic, almost all sports organizations were respectively closed. Big names, such as the NBA and NFL, only recently opened up for the last half of their season and playoffs without in-person seating. One sport, however, continued to have strong viewership: e-sports. Large e-Sports games, such as League … Continue reading Worlds 2020: The return of the LCK, and (most importantly) Damwon Gaming

Kamala Harris’ Journey to the Number One Observatory Circle

By Elianna Alcantar Vega Kamala’s runway to the Number One Observatory Circle is already painted, but her journey wasn’t easy. Kamala is a profound woman with so many accomplishments, as a daughter of immigrant parents, she never fails to succeed in the “impossible.”  Kamala Devi Harris' story begins in Oakland, California, on October 20, 1964. … Continue reading Kamala Harris’ Journey to the Number One Observatory Circle

Opinion: The Overlooked Importance of Returning to School Sports

By Joshua So “I don’t go to school for class.  I go to school to play volleyball, and I make it through 5 other classes.” High school sports have become a mere afterthought for everyone but student-athletes as schools have adapted to COVID regulations.  Naturally, we must prioritize some areas over others, given limited resources … Continue reading Opinion: The Overlooked Importance of Returning to School Sports

COVID-19 mutation means millions of minks to be killed

By Yvonne Guu Last week, Denmark announced that mutated coronavirus strains were found in minks, which has now allowed minks to both contract the virus and spread it to their human counterparts. In response to this discovery, Denmark—one of the world’s largest mink skin producers—has set out to cull millions of farmed minks to limit … Continue reading COVID-19 mutation means millions of minks to be killed

Club Week: Friday Curricular Clubs

Newspaper Club By Angelina Lee Want your voice to be heard? Then, Newspaper Club is the perfect place for you! As a member, you can publish your own news articles, opinion pieces, creative works, and feature stories. Not to mention, you’ll have the option to create your own podcast, photography, or comic series. Newspaper Club … Continue reading Club Week: Friday Curricular Clubs

Opinion: Long Beach Gives shows us the power we all have in building up our community

By Joshua So On September 24th, Long Beach Gives will host a 24 hour online giving day to crowdfund for hundreds of non-profits and organizations in Long Beach and surrounding areas.     As I made my own peer-to-peer fundraiser page for the Casa Youth Leadership Program on the Long Beach Gives website, I found myself … Continue reading Opinion: Long Beach Gives shows us the power we all have in building up our community

Club Week: Thursday Community Service Clubs

Octagon Club By Katelyn Chu Want to be able to give back to the community in a fun and positive light? Then join Octagon Club. Being able to give back to our community through volunteering and giving others inspiration for the future is what Octagon Club strives for. CHS Octagon Club is one of the … Continue reading Club Week: Thursday Community Service Clubs

Club Week: Wednesday Special Interest Clubs

Lighthouse By Joshua So Calling all Dons!  Join Cerritos Lighthouse club for a place of fellowship and community for Christians at CHS.  If you are interested in the club, don’t hesitate to try out a couple of the meetings. This club holds a series of recurring meetings where we vary between bonding activities, worship, and … Continue reading Club Week: Wednesday Special Interest Clubs

Club Week: Tuesday Cultural Groups

Taiwanese Club By Angelina Lee Want to learn more about Taiwanese culture? Taiwanese Club is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture. They offer a unique approach “to [spread] awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Chinese/Taiwanese culture through different events” Treasurer, Adrienne Truong said. Taiwanese Club has tons of fun events planned for … Continue reading Club Week: Tuesday Cultural Groups

Club Week: Monday Academic Clubs

Scientists of the Future (SOF) By Anoushka Adusumalli If you think that Scientists of the Future is a boring academic club with extra homework, think again. This club is so much more than just another science class.   One of the main events, Science Olympiad, combines the most interesting aspects of science classes to provide students … Continue reading Club Week: Monday Academic Clubs

Schools and community adjust to uncertain times

By Joshua So     The most recent update from the Los Angeles County Office of Education has announced that they will close all school districts.  After Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, announced today it will be suspending school, all other school districts in the county are now … Continue reading Schools and community adjust to uncertain times

Teacher personalities could appear on your report card

by Anoushka Adusumalli Your grade in a class almost entirely depends on who your teacher is. The difference between teachers can be the difference between passing and failing a class. For the same class, multiple different teachers have a variety of different expectations and standards for their students. Nowadays, getting top grades is becoming more … Continue reading Teacher personalities could appear on your report card

Opinion: Newspapers should not endorse candidates.

by JOSHUA SO In a time where American confidence in the mainstream media and the integrity of journalism has been shaken, the New York Times endorsements of presidential candidates is exactly what American citizens need to be sure that their national news outlets are delivering equal and unbiased coverage of news.  The New York Times … Continue reading Opinion: Newspapers should not endorse candidates.

The better chicken sandwich: a most heated debate

by TESS U-VONGCHAROEN For the longest time, Chick-Fil-A has been the go-to restaurant for chicken sandwiches. However, on August 12, 2019, Popeyes became a fierce competitor. People were willing to wait hours for a chicken sandwich and fights even emerged from the new craze. As Popeyes chicken sandwiches increased in popularity, a heated debate emerged … Continue reading The better chicken sandwich: a most heated debate

Science Olympiad continues this month

By ANGELINA LEE Back-to-back tournaments marked the beginning of the Science Olympiad competition season, one of which was Cerritos High School’s very own invitational. In only its second year, the CHS Science tournament, which was held on December 7th, welcomed around 30 teams from all over Southern California. The CHS Invitational allowed participants in Team … Continue reading Science Olympiad continues this month

California’s New Law on School Time Change

By REBEKAH KANG During the past several years, there has been lots of conversation of changing the starting times of public middle and high schools. Now, California has passed a new law in which most middle schools and high schools across California will start no earlier than 8:30 AM. This law was signed on October … Continue reading California’s New Law on School Time Change

Understanding the Hong Kong Protests

by Joshua So Endless images of streets on fire, destroyed buildings, and massive mobs are spread throughout the internet under flashy headlines centered around the current Hong Kong protests. It is only natural that some people unfamiliar with the situation see these images of violence and question their necessity. However, it is crucial that everyone … Continue reading Understanding the Hong Kong Protests

Knott’s Scary Farm: A First-time Review

By KATELYN CHU Hear the screams ring the ears of walking bystanders and the thundering sound of the squeaky, old Ghost Rider roller coaster. It is Knott’s Berry Farm, but in this case, it’s October, the season of pumpkins and the howling sounds of wolves in the distance. This means that the fun-loving Knott’s Berry … Continue reading Knott’s Scary Farm: A First-time Review

Girls’ Volleyball Advances

By JOSHUA SO On Thursday, October 24th, Cerritos High school students, parents, and supporters packed the stands to cheer the Cerritos High Dons Girls' Varsity Volleyball team in its first-round CIF victory over the Santa Barbara Dons.  The Cerritos Dons, who had just finished their league 10-0, are ranked 155th in California compared to Santa … Continue reading Girls’ Volleyball Advances

DMV experience: obtaining a learner’s permit

By Chris Amaro Biking, walking, taking a bus: these are all forms of transportation; however, none of them compare to driving. Being able to go where you want whenever you want is something most people can obtain. The process to obtain a driver license is a  long one and for good reason. Driving is dangerous … Continue reading DMV experience: obtaining a learner’s permit

Opinion: Finals should be before Winter Break

BY Devina Muni 2:45. The last bell before the start of winter break rings. Everyone is ecstatic, including teachers, to enjoy the next two weeks off. A time to spend with loved ones while taking a mental break from all the pressure and work at school. If this is what break is supposed to feel like, then … Continue reading Opinion: Finals should be before Winter Break

Play equal ‘piece’s entertaining and ‘heart’breaking

BY DEVINA MUNI From Nixon’s speech to the firing of shots to honor those who served, Cerritos High School’s production of A Piece of my Heart will leave you speechless. With two female dominated casts (Black and Gold), the play highlighted the gender inequality that persisted in some fifty years ago. This difficult journey of … Continue reading Play equal ‘piece’s entertaining and ‘heart’breaking

Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International- Pediatric Trauma Program

BY Riddhi Patel The charitable entity of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, created in 1994, is supported solely by voluntary contributions placed behind their Pediatric Trauma Program. These granted funds go towards developing local projects which reduce the amount of children in the Kiwani’s three-state District whom are killed or affected by trauma. The … Continue reading Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International- Pediatric Trauma Program

Seniors Kuo and Gomez: Leading Together

BY Tess U Vongcharoen Seniors Patricia Marie Gomez and Yvonne Kuo are not your ordinary high school students. Not only are they honor students, but they also hold the title of Secretary Generals for Model United Nations and Presidents for the National Honor Society Club. Their journeys to these positions were taken on different pathways. … Continue reading Seniors Kuo and Gomez: Leading Together

Feature: Mia Hathaway

BY OLIVIA JAIME Senior Mia Hathaway is currently involved in MUN, Educators Rising Program, and is Captain of Varsity Yell. Hathaway has participated in Varsity Song since her freshman year. With a background in competitive All Star cheerleading and gymnastics, Hathaway joined Varsity Yell for her junior year.  She had been doing gymnastics for eight … Continue reading Feature: Mia Hathaway

Opinion: Is an elite college really your ticket to success?

BY DEVINA MUNI If you go to a good college, then and only then, will you be successful. This is a common phrase every kid has heard at some point in their life. Within recent years, getting into college has become more competitive and difficult to get into as their average “requirements” keep increasing. But … Continue reading Opinion: Is an elite college really your ticket to success?

Club Spotlight: Black Student Union

Pictured: Officers Michael Anaya, Kennedy Howell, Myra Anigbo, Audrey Anigbo, Gyasi Harper, Brooklyn Kemp Advisors: Mrs. TreAna Marbrey, Mr. Joshua Calhoun By Chinemerem Nwanze Cerritos High School has always promoted diversity, so it is no surprise that a Black Student Union finally exists to educate students on African-American culture and to encourage discussion. Mrs. Marbrey and Mr. Calhoun, who … Continue reading Club Spotlight: Black Student Union

August SAT Angers CHS Students

by Andrew Song Hundreds of thousands of students are enraged over a potential cheating scandal on the SAT that occurred on August 24 across the nation. Collegeboard has been confirmed of being guilty of reusing the international 2017 Asia test, allegedly giving some students an advantage and even a handicap large enough to give somebody … Continue reading August SAT Angers CHS Students

The Miseducation of US History Students (Opinion)

by Chinemerem Nwanze In 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report titled “Teaching Hard History: American Slavery” as part of the Teaching Tolerance Project. The study yielded stunning results about how slavery is discussed - or better yet, not discussed adequately enough - in American schools. Among the shocking results were: Only … Continue reading The Miseducation of US History Students (Opinion)

‘Love, Simon’: a film for this generation

BY NISA SYED *Warning: Spoilers Coming out to family and friends provides the utmost of relief for teenagers and adults; however, the decision to follow through with it is difficult.   Love, Simon, a film directed by Greg Berlanti, is based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli. The … Continue reading ‘Love, Simon’: a film for this generation

Dark sides of Addams Family delights

BY DEVINA MUNI As a nominee of the MACY awards which recognizes and awards high school musical theatre students and productions, the Cerritos High School drama production of The Addams Family did not fail to impress. The Musical production, under the direction of John Zamora, did a spectacular portrayal of the Addams Family with a … Continue reading Dark sides of Addams Family delights

Women’s rights are more than a day

BY NISA SYED International Women's Day praises women for their hard work and reminisces the achievements of important female figures throughout history. Since the 19th century, women such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cody Stanton have fought for women's suffrage through the organization of the National Woman's Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage … Continue reading Women’s rights are more than a day

Cerritos’ NMSQT semi-finalists

by DEVINA MUNI The National Merit Scholar test, better known as the NMSQT, is a standardized test taken by tenth and eleventh graders that is administered by the College Board. Approximately 3.5 million students take it annually. It is an academic competition used to earn scholarships and recognition by attaining certain high scores. The PSAT … Continue reading Cerritos’ NMSQT semi-finalists

To the Moon and Back — Homecoming in Review

by LEANNE PICHAY and ANNIE LIN On Saturday, October 21st, 2017, the senior class took the school on a journey to the moon and back at our annual Homecoming Dance. With decorations that transformed the school gym into a mystical getaway and music to keep the mood going all night long, it was yet another … Continue reading To the Moon and Back — Homecoming in Review