(Left) Original yearbook photo of a student at Bartram Trail High School. (Right) Photoshopped image covering the student’s chest. The altered image on the right was published in the yearbook without consulting the student.

Gender studies expert says dress code is archaic, offensive

Alia Noll, Managing Editor December 11, 2021

At Bartram Trail High School in Florida, 80 female students’ yearbook portraits were edited last year to hide their cleavage and shoulders. However, the boys swim team, clad in Speedos, went unaltered...

Spanish teachers Magdalena Villalba and Abimael Mendoza are co-advisers of the First Gen Club. They both attended UC Irvine, whose mascot is the Anteater, and proudly showcased their zot hand signs—the zot is the sound an Anteater makes when slurping ants. Villalba graduated from UCI in 1996 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and earned her Master’s in Latin American Studies in 1999.

Mendoza provides help, hope for First Gen students

Kyra Aburto, Reporter December 10, 2021

Abimael Mendoza remembers his 2014 college graduation ceremony when he earned his B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Education from UC Irvine. The event was hosted at Angels Stadium where President Barack...

Whether depicting trees or a three-piece fox puppet, the cast must work together to create multiple worlds in The Little Prince.

FUHS actors, crew bring The Little Prince to life

Anette Araiza and Sheila Ruiz November 11, 2021

Senior Nate Baesel was scheduled to perform as Trunchbull in Matilda when school shut down March 13, 2020. It was a role that would showcase his talent and passion for theater. Senior David Block put in...

FUHS alum Larry Stoffel conducts the Cal State Northridge Wind Ensemble at the Chicago Symphony Hall.

Conductor says FUHS fostered creativity

Stoffel will be a Wall of Fame inductee on Oct. 15
Jameson Oates, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Fullerton High School alum Larry Stoffel (Class of 1982) did it all as a student: concert band, choir, marching band, musicals, jazz band. He especially credits former FUHS music teacher Ron Perry for...

Busser’s most iconic photo was of Anaheim Stadium after the 1994 California earthquake which caused the stadium’s upper deck to collapse.

Baseball Hall of Fame displays alumni’s photos

Busser earns FUHS Wall of Fame honor
Alejandra Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Bob Busser huddled next to his transistor radio 55 years ago, picturing the major league baseball stadiums that Dodger announcer Vin Scully depicted in loving detail. “[Scully] would describe Connie...

Innocent searches such as heart sketches are full of blocked images on student chromebooks.

District tightens cyber security to prevent ransomware attack

Clerene Palean, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Senior Miriam Chappell needed a good image of special effects artist Phil Tippett’s work for her BADE class. Using her Chromebook she searched for Phil Tippett’s stop motion film Mad God. Instead...

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...

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