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: 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

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