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Powderpuff football makes a comeback

Powderpuff football makes a comeback

Emily Brezarich, News Editor

November 30, 2016

Powderpuff, a friendly flag football game between junior and senior girls, is a long-standing tradition in many high schools and universities across the United States and in Canada. The name comes from the powderpuff used for applying powder face makeup. The game was a tradition at Fullerton Union ...

Safety pins for safer environments

Seniors Josiah Haugen (left) and Claire McDonald (right) wearing their safety pins. Photos by Myah Philips.

Myah Phillips, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

The safety pin trend originated on Twitter when an anonymous woman — self-dubbed ‘the Guardian’ — encouraged people to don safety pins in solidarity against prejudice. Even our school is embracing the trend. Junior Emily Caluya is ecstatic over the concept of the pro-kindness message. ...

NHS sends 125 care packages to military

Junior Aristotle Bougas with his care package. Photos by Kristi Rho.

Meghan Taylor, Copy Editor

November 16, 2016

On Nov. 10, National Honors Society (NHS) held a service project for the club members called, “Operation Gratitude.” Operation Gratitude is a nationwide organization that donates care packages to soldiers. The organization was established in 2003 and has sent more than 1.5 million care packages ...

Marching band’s season success

FUHS Marching Band. Photo by Helen Craft.

Jamie Ma, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

Fullerton Union High School’s marching band had an outstanding season this year, taking first place in Division 2A at several tournaments hosted by the Cal State Band Championships, or CSBC. The color guard separately won the High Auxiliary Award while the percussion section took home their very...

De Leon leads FUHS Marching Band to victory

Rebecca De Leon saluting the judges at the last band competition on Oct. 29. Photo by Helen Craft.

Camille Joi, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

Fullerton Union High School’s Marching Band won first place in a field show competition for the first time in a decade, with the leadership of senior Rebecca De Leon. As drum major and student leader of the band, De Leon is passionate about band and it’s family atmosphere. De Leon cherishes the moments she has with m...

Great Barrier Reef is dying

Great Barrier Reef is dying

Noe Pineda, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

The Great Barrier Reef suffers from coral bleaching due to declining health as a result of global warming according to scientists. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” Outside Magazine said in an obituary of the reef. The...

Czech Republic changes name

The world supports the Czech Republic’s decision to change it’s name to Czechia.

Anna Sanchez, Lifestyle Editor

November 1, 2016

Unknown to most, as of last April the Czech Republic has requested to be called “Czechia”. It is now the official short name of the country in English-speaking languages. The foreign minister Lubomír Zaorálek claimed the country kept it under covers and wanted the name to catch on by itsel...

Thailand experiencing shortage of black dye for dead king

Late  King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct. 13.


Anna Sanchez, Lifestyle Editor

October 28, 2016

After Thailand’s king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed on October 13 at the age 88, retailers have been selling out of black clothing across the country. The beloved king had ruled for 7 decades, taking the throne shortly after World War II, making him one of the longest reigning monarchs. During ...

Fresh take on Red Ribbon week

Photo by Meghan Taylor.

Meghan Taylor, Copy Editor

October 27, 2016

This week FUHS recognizes Red Ribbon Week, a campaign meant to raise awareness of the dangers of drug use. The ASB commissioners of spirit, juniors Claire Wright and Logan Manjarres, decided to take an interesting spin on the acknowledgement of this week. Instead of the typical spirit week, they start...

New JROTC instructor Maseleno Pese

New JROTC instructor Maseleno Pese

Jesse Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

Sergeant First Class Maseleno Pese, former member of the army, joined the JROTC program. After serving as a combat medic in the army for 21 years, Pese retired and became an army recruiter. Five years later he decided to pass on his knowledge of the military and become an instructor, working at Katella...

Clown sightings spread across the nation

Creepy clown masks. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images.

Madison Velez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

"Creepy Clown" sightings have been reported across the United States. Some sighting locations include Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington state. The sightings were first reported in North Carolina.  The communities were on edge after at least a ha...

Bees officially labeled ‘endangered species’

Bees officially labeled 'endangered species'

Emily Brezarich, News Editor

October 4, 2016

Since 2006 beekeepers have been reporting an increasingly rapid decrease in colony population. This has been due to a number of factors, including weather anomalies, habitat loss and pesticide use. After years of research, the US Fish and Wildlife Service added the threatened yellow-faced bee spe...