David Edwards: The Essence of Madison Pride

Reported by James Arellano The David Edwards Memorial Athletic Complex (DEMAC) stands proudly at the rear of our school, housing all the modern athletic facilities used by all sports departments. But many don’t know about the 21 year old story of the alumni that it’s named after,  his story of pride, perseverance, and passion. In…

Hidden Eclipse

Reported by Maya Sosa As “Total Eclipse of The Heart” began to play, darkness fell over the sky, and people looked up in awe. Students scattered over the football field to glimpse what would be a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total eclipse. Lasting nearly five minutes, the moon cast a shadow over the earth, completely blocking…

Crack it up

Reported by Anahi Avalos Cascarones are colorful eggs that have little pieces of confetti inside them. During Easter time, you can crack them on people’s heads, releasing all the confetti on them and on the floor. The term “cascarones” is a Spanish term for “eggshells”. They are also used during times like Fiesta and Cinco…

Day O’ Green

Reported by Giselle Ruiz Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the feast of Saint Patrick, is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated on March 17th, which is believed to be the date of Saint Patrick’s death. He is considered the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Originally, this day was celebrated with religious feasts and services,…

Valentine Roots

Reported by Alison Garcia Franco Valentine’s Day is almost here and some people may question how this day came to be. Valentine’s Day has its roots in ancient Roman and Christian traditions. It is believed that the holiday originated from a Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia, which was celebrated in mid-February. As Christianity spread, the…

Mavericks Give San Francisco the Nod

Reported By Giovani De La Torre The Mav Universe isn’t too excited about this year’s Super Bowl matchup but sixty per cent  of those who responded are going with the NFC Champs. The San Francisco 49ers will play the always-in-it Chiefs. Kansas City is the defending Super Bowl Champion and on paper  this game looks…

Celebrating Excellence: Honoring Black History Month at Madison

Reported by Giselle Ruiz In the United States, February is celebrated as Black History Month. During this month, we honor the accomplishments and contributions of black people from all periods of American history. This includes the enslaved people brought over from Africa in the 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today….

Chemistry Complexity

Reported by Landen Anciso Madison offers 425 different classes, but when students are asked about the hardest class, Chemistry is often the most cited. This includes Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, and AP Chemistry. For instance, student-athlete Athlete Jacqueline Espinosa said “What makes Chemistry hard is learning the complex processes of hybrids and resonance. It can be…

Swinging for Success

Reported by Aiden Guerra Ava Jacobs, a student from the Madison golf team, scored a 100 at a recent competition. While Ava is currently on the JV team, she hopes to join the varsity team soon and continues to improve her game. She credits her success to her coaches, Mr. Alviar and Mr. Moore. Interestingly,…

Rosca de Reyes

Reported by Breeze Ruiz The Three Wise Men, also known as the Three Kings, visited baby Jesus at the time of his birth, presenting him with gifts such as gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries celebrate the Day of the Reyes Magos on January 6th every year, but it is not limited…