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Couple of the Month

For this couple of the month, we introduce Katelyn Williams and Sebastian Bejarano, who are both juniors. They’ve been going out for four months and nine days and counting. They met when Sebastian asked Katelyn for the homework they had to do. Sebastian asked Makenna, one of his friends, to ask Katelyn for the homework.

“And Katelyn just snatched my phone number and then we just started talking…” says Bejarano.

From there, Katelyn got hungry and Sebastian gave her half of his sandwich and then they just started talking about Homecoming. Then after a few weeks they just started going out. When
Sebastian met Katelyn’s parents for the first time he was very nervous.

“I met them after practice and I was so nervous that I started shaking…” says Bejarano.

“When he came to meet my parents I turned really red,” says Williams.

The one and only thing the Sebastian like about Katelyn is her laugh. But then he admitted that she’s really weird just like him, and because of that he can talk to her about anything and it wouldn’t be boring. Also that he treats her the way she’s supposed to be treated. One thing that made Katelyn think he was the one is that he met her parents without her knowing, her parents liked the way he was, also Katelyn says that “he’s nice to me, that’s he’s considerate,” so she knew it was meant to be. Sebastian just said it straight and simple…. She’s great. What else can you say?

An annoying thing that he also likes about Katelyn is that there is this game that they play where they just basically ask each other if they’re lying. Ifthey’re lying they have to be really honest. In the future they still see each other together, they don’t plan to anticipate things.

“I just don’t want to be in a relationship just to have fun and like screw around…
”says Williams, “Like I’m here to be serious,” says Williams.

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Outdoor Garden

While many students tend to gravitate towards modern technological activities, some students still prefer to be involved with nature. Those include students in the Greenhouse club and the Go Green club.

Greenhouse club: Basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and sunflowers are only a few of the things Greenhouse clubs grows. This club has been doing this for over five years. At the end of each year they sell all of the produce grown.

The purpose of the club is to learn how to grow organic edible produce; or as adviser and biology teacher Kathleen Sainato more simply stated, “to grow plants”. Apart from the indoor greenhouse, located in S105, where most herbs are grown, the club introduced an outdoor garden. This space is located behind the C building and is primarily used for sunflowers and peppers.

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Indoor Greenhouse in S105

Go Green Club:

“We try to teach students how to change their daily habits in order to reduce their carbon footprint” says Senior Johanna Aleman, president of the club. Some of the things they promote are using less energy, recycling and vegetarianism as well as veganism.

This club has very big plans to impact our school this year. Over winter break there will be refillable water stations installed and more recycling bins are going to be placed around campus. They will also be reminding all staff to power down their computers over the break. Members meet twice a month on Wednesdays.

If you are interested in joining either of these environmentally positive clubs listen for the announcements or check around campus for posters. Both clubs meet in S105.

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Up until last year, there was not anywhere or anyone for you to turn for help with your Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Today, there might be a place for you to seek help.

AP Ambassadors Club exists to help AP students with their admittedly rigorous coursework. For students who are concerned about failing a test that costs around $90 full price, Ms. Garcia and her students can attempt to tutor you.

Unfortunately, for students who are the select few classes designed specifically for seniors, finding tutors becomes challenging; when seniors graduate, the vast majority of students never come back to be tutors. Classes such as AP Government are senior only classes, and the students who may be qualified to tutor have already graduated. The president of the club Connor Wagnet realizes this is a problem — he is personally a tutor for AP Literature, one of the senior-centric classes.

To qualify to be an ambassador for a senior only class, you should have passed the AP test for the previous year with a three or above, and have a good GPA for the previous year’s class. “The issue still remains,” says Wagner, “that the students tutoring might not fully understand the course work themselves.”

However, for those in the student body who are not seniors, this might be the perfect resource. Those who are tutors for classes AP Courses like European History, Environmental Science, and United States History have all taken and passed both the class and the test with at least a three.

Wagner wants every student to know, “I wish I would have had this resource before. It’s a great resource and it should be fully taken advantage of.”