Drill Teams to Compete at Vista Ridge Saturday

photo by Will Taylor The Hi-Steppers, Dazzlers, and SSMS dance teams are competing in their first competition this season at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday.  Watch the livestreams at the links below. Main Gym Link Performances (Passcode: dance)  Small Gym Link Performances (Passcode: dance)    Schedule of performances: Small gym Duet Wells-Ruiz 5:36 PM Solo Samantha Heltzel 5:40 PM Solo Leah Thompson 5:44 PM Solo … Continue reading Drill Teams to Compete at Vista Ridge Saturday

The Debated Origins of Valentine’s Day

photo by Kayla Childress There are many theories about how and why Valentine’s Day became a holiday. Many people today believe that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies. However, Valentine’s Day was a holiday long before greeting card companies even existed. In fact, the first “Valentine’s” day was celebrated in 496, but before this, it was originally called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a festival … Continue reading The Debated Origins of Valentine’s Day

HOSA Qualifies 8 for State

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students competed in tests and a variety of virtual competitions with the top three finishers qualifying for state. State Qualifiers: Health Care Issues Exam: top 10% advance to State: Trevor Burk, Tirth Patel Mia Perez- Extemporaneous Writing 1st place Natalie Chavez- Prepared Speaking 1st place Cassie Argento Bird- Veterinary Science 1st place  Ella Smith- Physical Therapy 3rd place  … Continue reading HOSA Qualifies 8 for State

New Strain of COVID-19 Implications

Families and their loved ones sit closely to the t.v. watching as the ball from Times Square begins to drop. The countdown begins starting from 10, and eventually the clock strikes 12 o’clock. Cheers are heard throughout the neighborhood as fireworks go off. Loud, booming come from the streets and the thoughts of a new year form in people’s minds, hoping for a better year. … Continue reading New Strain of COVID-19 Implications