Senior Kacey Kimoto made Challah bread for Christmas 2019. Photo courtesy of Kacey Kimoto.

Kimoto plans to study food science

Class of 2021 Culinary Arts Spotlight
Alejandra Rodriguez, Managing Editor May 20, 2021

For senior Kacey Kimoto, it was initially all about the free food. “I was sitting in the car one day with my mom and on the radio they were talking about how you can get a job as a food taste tester...

Her sophomore year, Stewart won Student of the Year and Best (AVID) Tutorial Leader. Photo courtesy of Marie Stewart.

Stewart turns loss into determination

Class of 2021 AVID Spotlight
Alejandra Rodriguez, Managing Editor May 20, 2021

Senior Marie Stewart had to grow up faster than most of her peers. In 8th grade, her mother died from cancer, and Marie saw herself stepping up to help take care of her younger sister Nicole who was...

Alejandra Valencia Rojas often helps JROTC cadets prepare for uniform inspections. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Valencia Rojas.

Battalion Commander serves with strength, humility

Class of 2021 JROTC Spotlight
Clerene Palean, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Senior Alejandra Valencia Rojas knows what it means to struggle. In fact, overcoming challenges is what has made her a strong yet compassionate JROTC Battalion Commander this year. Alejandra says...

Timothy Dinh was a member of the Warhammer Club. He paints his figurines, choosing the “Astra Militarum” army, in which the quantity of your troops is more important than the quality. They have an advantage when they “swarm” the enemy. Photo by Jose Perez.

Dinh joins Marines, gives extra time to JROTC program

Class of 2021 JROTC Spotlight
Lamya Saade, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Senior Timothy Dinh’s list of accomplishments is nothing short of impressive. He actively participated in Fullerton’s JROTC and Agricultural programs for all four years of high school, even taking...

Gabrielle Platon, Bryanna Calles, Astor Redhead and Ben Torres (left to right) earned cords for Speech & Debate at Senior Awards Night. Photo by Frances Walton.

Torres to use speech skills as future lawyer

Class of 2021 Speech & Debate Spotlight
Desi Garcia, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Senior Ben Torres credits his experiences in Speech and Debate for exposing him to world issues and for improving his communication skills. He plans to use those skills as he trains to become a lawyer...

Platon at a Speech and Debate competition. Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Platon.

Platon to study media, politics at NYU

Class of 2021 Speech and Debate Spotlight
Desi Garcia , Staff Writer May 20, 2021

About a month after Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Gabrielle Platon was still an eighth grader choosing what classes to take in high school. Originally she planned to take theater but switched...

New school board member: Serving community way of life for FUHS alum

New school board member: Serving community way of life for FUHS alum

Lynda Sambrano, Feature Editor April 23, 2021

Freshman Simone Greene was struggling to focus on school work several weeks ago. She just couldn’t get motivated to work on her biology project. Then her mom’s friend Vicki Calhoun stopped by for...

When Jodi Flynn isn’t working with students, she enjoys traveling with her husband to places such as Yellowstone, Europe, Iceland, Canada, Bora Bora and Costa Rica. She had to postpone a trip to Africa due to COVID traveling restrictions. Photo by Alexandra Williams.

Flynn earns Employee of the Year award

Lynda Sambrano, Feature Editor March 16, 2021

Special education resource teacher and case carrier Jodi Flynn received the Certificated Employee of the Year award last month. Teachers and staff nominate and vote each year for whom they think is most...

Lead custodian Jimmy Crouch was selected the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year. Photo by Katherine Martinez.

Employee of the Year: Crouch praises custodial crew

Clerene Palean, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Jimmy Crouch personifies the “Indian For Life” motto. As an FUHS student, coach and lead custodian, Crouch has made the Fullerton campus a better place. For his dedication and hard work, Couch has...

A crushing heartbreak for the theater department was the March 13 cancelation of Matilda. Junior Nate Baesel is on the floor while (from left) Madeline Lange, Haley Cronin, Ryder Tucker, and Allie Jeha play their roles as bullying school children. Ryder said that locking down right before opening night was hard for freshmen who were just gaining momentum in theater arts. Photo courtesy of Ryder Tucker.

‘Theater kid’ misses life before COVID

Lamya Saade and Jameson Oates March 2, 2021

Next week is the one-year anniversary. It’s been one year since all events became labeled “Before COVID” or “Since COVID.” Before COVID we connected with our teachers. Before COVID we laughed...

Social science teacher Samantha Meggison talks about the benefits of laughing in a Brain Break video.

Doctor says don’t tell troubled teens ‘just get over it’

Jameson Oates, News Editor March 2, 2021

According to pediatrician Mercie DiGangi, isolation under COVID lockdowns has taken its toll on the psychological health of students. She especially sympathizes with students who haven’t been able to...

Not having enough work space can worsen mental health. Some students don’t leave their bunk bed for the entire school day. Photo illustration by Alejandra Rodriguez.

Vice principal sees students suffering, offers help

Clerene Palean, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

“I knock. The door opens and I see bunk beds right in the living room, you know, and cardboard pieces are temporary walls to kind of divide up the room,” said assistant principal Steve Garcia, who...

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