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Teens

by Brissa Reyes



Teachers are much more than just educators. They inspire, create, and encourage greatness from the people around them. Whether it’s investing in their students to strive for success or simply by instructing complex ideas that help them grow intellectually. They shape the lives of our community in grand ways and are deserving of an immense amount of recognition, more than what they usually receive. We would like to recognize one of those teachers who has positively influenced the lives of many, and has changed the community for the better: RHS Calculus teacher Don Friesen.

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Immanuel High School Teacher Profile: Ryan Alcoser

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Camryn Orosco



The first week of this school year Mr. Ryan Alcoser had all of his students participate in a competition to see who could build the highest tower out of spaghetti, tape, and string. At the time, it was an exciting, albeit frustrating, activity, but students had difficulty understanding its purpose or application to school. It was only in hindsight that students realized they had been “tricked” into learning.

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by Kathleen Costa


Seventeen year old Alyson Prescott is enjoying a run along the bluffs, but the fog has set in and she has an odd feeling she’s being watched. Not an unusual feeling for someone in the Witness Protection Program hiding from those who wish to do her harm, but this seems different. While on the phone with her BFF Mackenzie, she hears an argument and sees someone pushed off the cliff…”Call 911!” The police search the area and find nothing, but she can’t shake the reality of what she saw. It must have been a ghost…a ghost?

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by Camryn Orosco



Parent-teacher conferences are a symbol of dread for many teenagers, but for some, these meetings last beyond the classroom and all the way to the dinner table: when your teacher is also your parent.

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Reedley High School Golf Team

IN THE April 8 ISSUE

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by Cameron Calvillo




For years now, the Reedley High Boys Golf Team has brought pride back to the Pirates. And this year, when the golf courses are greener than ever, they look to do it again.
Every year since 2011, Reedley High has been the league champion in golf, except for the heart break in 2014 when Hoover claimed the title.

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Sports Medicine Team at Reedley High School

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Cameron Calvillo



Just a few months ago, football season was electrifying the air at Sal Gonzalez field. People noticed the cheering crowd, the enthusiastic cheerleaders, and, of course, the players on the field. But what people may have not noticed is that mixed in among the players, coaches, water boys, and refs on the sidelines, there was a team of kids not at all focused on the score. This was the Sports Medicine Team, binding, wrapping, and tending to the wounds of the players who were injured during the game. Reedley High’s football season ended months ago, but that doesn’t mean the Sports Medicine team isn’t still hard at work.

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Local Teacher Profile: Immanuel Teacher Josh Justin

IN THE February 4 ISSUE

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by Breanna Wood


I have had the pleasure of having Mr. Josh Justin as a teacher for both Biology and Chemistry. I took Chemistry a year ago with a different teacher, and was not able to comprehend the material which led to me having to repeat the class. Mr. Justin was always willing to put in extra work with me on things I didn’t understand, and he helped me excel in every area of Chemistry.

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New Campus for Immanuel Elementary

IN THE January 14 ISSUE

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by Breanna Wood


The student population of Immanuel Elementary has been growing rapidly these last few years. The administration realized that more buildings were needed, or new students would have to be turned away due to lack of classroom space. Superintendent Ryan Wood stated, “The enrollment growth was happening very fast, and we knew if it continued, which we projected it would, we would need more classrooms.”

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Reedley High Students for Peace Club

IN THE November 5 ISSUE

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by Cameron Calvillo




Every Tuesday at twelve forty-five, the Reedley High Students for Peace Club volunteers their lunch time to better understand the problems of the world and figure out how they can do their part to help. The students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, come from all backgrounds, each carrying differing opinions and views. But all this is left at the door as each student shares the same dream of curing the injustices of the world, one step at a time.

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Summer Fun at the Reedley Aquatics Complex

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

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by Amber Carter


As the temperatures in the Valley rise to above one hundred degrees, there are limited activities to beat the heat. For families in Reedley and surrounding communities, the City of Reedley Aquatics program is an excellent option.

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Paper Towns: Movie Review

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Check out this video review of the movie Paper Towns, based on the book by John Green.

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Coming Full Circle

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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by Syd Blue



I had my first flying lesson on my fourteenth birthday. What a birthday present! Now as Chief Pilot running an aviation business specializing in aerial surveillance, I fly from California to Texas, but writing was my first love. I started writing novels in the back of my parent’s small airplane when I was small enough to fit in the baggage compartment. When I was a child, my family took trips to grandma’s house in a single-engine four-seater. Since my parents had more children than seats, they put me in the baggage compartment. There was nothing to do back there. No windows. So I wrote stories and started my first book at age nine.

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Immanuel School’s Choral Music Department

IN THE October 18 ISSUE

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by Kami Hinds



Immanuel School’s Choral Music Department is a great program in which to be involved. The choir program, directed by Mr. Rick Robbins, has proved to be highly successful throughout the years. There are five choirs at Immanuel. There is a Junior High choir, a Men’s choir, a Women’s choir, a Concert choir, and the international award winning Chamber Singers. A student has the opportunity to sing with several of these choirs during their Immanuel experience.

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Christian Bergthold: Integrating Culture at Immanuel

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Cody Coats



Although it hasn’t been long since the beginning of school, it is quite easy to see that Christian Bergthold, known by his students as Mr. B, is a welcomed asset to the community of Immanuel High School.

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Looking For Alaska By John Green

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



All of John Green’s books are wonderful but this one is one of the best. It’s unique in that it is not really a love story and is more about a young boy’s journey to “seek a great perhaps” or a great life. “Looking For Alaska” is John’s first novel and has won numerous awards. Many list it as their favorite for its unique chapter styling and intelligent protagonist.

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by Jessica Runnels



Cry, laugh, smile; that is what you will do when you read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. John Green is my favorite author of all time. He writes the greatest young adult books I have ever read. He makes you feel like he understands you. Some adults treat teenagers or “young adults” like they are not equal and that everything they feel is silly. But John Green does not treat teenagers that way. His writing shows you that he sees all humans equally and that everyone’s feelings are valid. His writing and stories are so wonderful that adults will enjoy them as well.

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Immanuel High School Seniors Say Goodbye

IN THE May 10 ISSUE

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by Gabby Rivas




This year has been a whirlwind for the seniors at Immanuel High School. Words are unable to express how quick it has gone by and how remarkable these four years have been. At the beginning of the year we were focused on homecoming week and football games. Now all our attention has been focused on the junior/senior banquet, grad day, the academic awards, the drama production, college visits, AP tests, baccalaureate, sober grad, and graduation.

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Forensics Class At Reedley High School

IN THE March 29 ISSUE

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by Ashley Brandon



When you think of the word “forensics,” the first thing that pops into your head is CSI. In high schools, forensics is actually a speech and debate class. When some students don’t look at the course definition, they are often disappointed to find out that they won’t be solving crimes! Going into forensics, I knew that it had nothing to do with catching serial killers and saving the world. Having an overwhelming fear of public speaking, let alone one-on-one speaking, I knew it would be a struggle.

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