News

Robotics Club participates in first meet

Robotics Club participates in first meet

  By AJ Ballard | The robotics team took part in their first meet at Nimitz Middle School on Saturday Dec. 10, and placed sixth out of fourteen schools. Their objective was to hit beacons, push a large ball off of its stand, and to launch smaller balls in order to rack up points. The first […]

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Blood Drive gives helping hand during Holiday

Blood Drive gives helping hand during Holiday

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.* For that reason, blood is collected all over the country and our campus becomes part of that collection every year. This past Tuesday, students were offered the chance to give blood during holiday. This is an important time for the fact that individuals get […]

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Cold Weather Grips City

Cold Weather Grips City

By Desiree Flores | Conditions have changed. Windy, cold, winter days have now taken over our city. The weather is ranging from at least 40 degrees to the high of 48 degrees. As students bundle up for this weather, we asked a few students on how they prepare or should be dressed for this kind […]

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Cafeteria launches new options

Cafeteria launches new options

Photos and story by Lizbeth Cuellar | Tired of the same thing all week? On Dec. 7, 2016 Roosevelt became the last school in the district to join a new lunch program that will provide new food in the cafeteria. Introducing two new serving lines called BYOL (build your own lunch) and Primo! Featuring ‘on-the-go’ […]

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Features

Strehle leads by example

Strehle leads by example

By Desiree Flores and Mayra Gallegos | Survivor of cancer, courageous, and an amazing personality. Gene Strehle has been teaching geometry 13 years but that’s not the only thing he’s done. Strehle has had such an impact on students’ lives, and is able to do what he does with the motivation of his students and […]

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How To Manage Money

How To Manage Money

By Andrea Barrera | Do you often find yourself struggling to save your money? Or keeping track of how much you spend because you just want to buy everything you come across, even though you might not necessarily need it? If so then it might interest you to read this. One thing you can do […]

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Procrastination hurts as semester comes to end

Procrastination hurts as semester comes to end

By Vicky Carson | Photo by AJ Ballard | Sophomore Destiny McGrew knew that her homework was due the next day, but couldn’t help it. “I’ll just go on YouTube one more time,” she thought. “I’ll get one more taco.” Once she was done eating, she now knew that she needed to burn the calories off. […]

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Faculty remember John Lennon

Faculty remember John Lennon

By Angel Sabater | This year marks the 36th year anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Lennon was forty years old when he was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman, a twenty-five year old security guard from Honolulu, on December 8, 1980 outside his apartment in Manhattan, New York, NY. Mostly known not only by being a Beatles […]

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Sports

Making a splash

Making a splash

Swim team off to great start | By AJ Ballard |

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Agosto makes difference on, off field

Agosto makes difference on, off field

By Ana Calderón | Luz Agosto began playing softball at a very young age in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. At only six years old, she began playing in an all boys baseball team which she played for nine years. To her it was a unique experience, to be out on the field competing with boys, which not everyday […]

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Volleyball Enters Offseason

Volleyball Enters Offseason

A video package by Jadin Sanchez

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Football prepares for last game

Football prepares for last game

A video package by Jadin Sanchez |

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Entertainment

Elvis remains king at 82

Elvis remains king at 82

By Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | Everyone knows being a king isn’t easy and so did Elvis Presley. Born in 1935, Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon and Gladys Presley. During his childhood, Presley soon gained love for the pop and country music of his time, eventually leading to him to become an […]

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Things to do during Holiday

Things to do during Holiday

Story and Photos by Juan Villanueva | Big Stick Editor | With lots of rain, wind, and cold in the past days, December can be felt all around the city. During this most-celebrated month, students begin worrying about passing their semester exams and this sometimes creates a lot stress and perhaps even anger among them. But […]

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Impress Audiences

Pokémon Sun and Moon Impress Audiences

By Dominick Jayassi | In the beginning it started as a couple of pixels on a screen that blew the minds of kids in 1996. Small creatures on a small screen, raising them and becoming something of yourself in a world that was unlike our own, why this is Pokémon of course! The newest installment of […]

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Doctor Strange Thrills with Dramatic Tension

Doctor Strange Thrills with Dramatic Tension

By Ana Calderon | Doctor Strange was released Oct. 20. Doctor Strange is the 14th of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie stars Benidict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiefor, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams. It was produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Motion Pictures. The movie is about when Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon, suffers a tragic […]

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