Volume II Issue XII: April 21, 2017
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By JESSICA LOPEZ
Margherita Brunelli is a foreign exchange student here at Citrus Valley High School, she is originally from Brescia, Italy and has come to America to be a student for a school year. Back home Margherita is an only child but here she is sibling to her house sister Jasmine Alexander, a senior here at Citrus Valley high school. When asked why she chose to come to America she said, “I visited America a couple times before when I was younger, and I loved. The people were so nice and the place was beautiful. It became my dream to live here, so I took the opportunity to do so.”
Outside of school, Margherita likes hanging out with friends, being with her host family, and going to go get Starbucks. She isn’t involved in anything at CV, mainly because she wanted to focus more on learning the English language. Margherita's favorite thing about CV is all the extra activities the school has to offer such as school dances, rallies, and sporting events.The biggest differences she has seen about America and Italy is that America is very dependent on cars.
She says, “everything is a walking distance in Italy, it makes it easier to hang out with people, here you need a car to take from place to place.” Margherita will return back to Italy some time in June and she said she would cherish this experience and that she will also miss all the friends she has made this past school and thanks her host family for taking care of her.
BY DENESHIA MALVAUEX
Ethnic Studies is a class that explores the role and contributions of various groups and social movements and how they contribute to American society and culture. The class is taught by Mr.Duan Kellum at Redlands East Valley High School. The mission of the class is for students to gain a broader knowledge of themselves and others. We asked five students who are enrolled in the class and asked them a few questions.
What were your expectations before you started the class?
Tony Roth: I expected to learn a lot about other cultures and groups of people.
Zaina Issi: I expected to learn about different cultures and too just become more educated.
Dawan Turner: To learn about different cultures.
Liberty Williams: I expected to learn things about cultures all around the world and people.
Susana Flores: I would learn something about the world.
What was one of the main things you learned from the class?
Susana F.: That everyone thinks differently and have their own struggles.
Tony R: Not to judge a book by its cover, also about the Sikhs and Muslim civil rights movements, which really opened my mind.
Zaina I: I learned way more about sek people which was pretty cool.
Dawan T: That every race goes through the same thing in pain and suffering.
Liberty W: That everybody is equal and we may treat people differently but in the end we are all the same.
How would you compare your expectations versus your experience in the class?
Susana F: They were pretty similar
Tony R: I honestly did not expect much from the class, I knew I was going to learn a lot of stuff but did not know I would get so involved in it and I definitely would take it again if I could.
Zania I: I feel like my expectations were really low compared to my experience in the class, because I really enjoyed the class and the topics that we learned.
Dawan T: They were the same.
Liberty W: I had expected less than what I actually got out of it, walking into the class I expected to learn about general ideas about people and cultures but I experienced more detailed ideas and cultures.
While taking the class did your opinion on any social issues change?
Susana F: No, because I had the same mindset when I walked in the class.
Tony R: I had always been an open minded person so my view points did not really change.
Zania I: I changed my opinion on a lot of civil rights issues because I learned a lot more and had a better insight.
Dawan T: Yes, I learned more about the muslim culture.
Liberty W: My views stayed the same throughout the class.
Would you recommend students to take this class?
Susana F:Yes, because it’s a pretty fun class and it is really interesting to learn new stuff
Tony R: Definitely, loved it.
Zania I: Yes definitely.
Dawan T: Yes, it’s a fun class where you can learn about different cultures.
Liberty W:Yes, you will get a lot out of it.
Citrus Valley Spirit Week
BY MAYA SANCHEZ
Spring Awakening, a rock musical by Steven Sater, was recently performed by Crafton Hill College’s on April 15 and 16. Although it was performed by Crafton students, due to the dual-enrollment program that RUSD schools has with the community colleges, students that are enrolled in the theater classes had the opportunity to audition for the play.
REV Senior Rebecca Maybrier learned about the show through her sister and made the show as the character Anna. Although Maybrier was working with people all older than her, her favorite part was “being able to work with seasoned actors and feel[ing] like [she] was apart of something important.”
And Spring Awakening is an important piece. It deals with the teenage psyche and the pressures of school, family, and one’s self. Not only does it blasts the content in your face with provoking songs, but it also artfully covers the true struggles of mental illness.
Maybrier says that the show was important to her because even though the play takes place in late 19th century Germany, “there are copious messages that are still relevant in everyday life such as the lack of sexual education, lack of interest in mental illness, and the overall ill treatment towards negative opinion of the youth...
By TIM LEE
Dylan McGee has been hacking for a quite a while now. Throughout that amount of time he has learned many things about what it means to be a hacker and how he can utilize it in many ways. He stopped wrestling a few years ago and decided that he would take up hacking and learning all the techniques involved with hacking instead.
Please provide some background on how you got into hacking and why like it more than being an athlete.
"To provide context hacking isn't only just breaking into computer systems the broader term also means doing computer software and hardware projects for fun (even though it can certainly still mean breaking into computer systems the other definition just sounds a whole heck of a lot nicer). There's lots of reasons I got into hacking one of the main ones though is ever since I was little I always saw my Uncle Dave tinkering with electronics and then soon enough I found out tinkering with electronics myself is [more fun] than watching someone else do it. The reason I like it more than an athlete is that I get to make something cool whenever I code and when I just did sports you don't get an end result like that."
What sparked your interest in hacking and how did you learn enough to start hacking?
"Along with influences from my uncle video games are another reason I got into hacking due to me wanting to make my own computer games. Then after coding just games for a couple of months I picked up a book to learn the python coding language and I was instantly hooked. The thing that makes coding always exciting is that the computer does whatever you tell it to do and nothing more and that just doesn't happen anywhere else in life. Also our schools Cyber-Security club is where I learned a lot too."
How long have you been hacking and is this something you plan to pursue in the future?
"2 years now and yes! I plan to get my bachelors and masters in computer engineering and either making my own tech startup, or becoming a penetration tester which is someone who companies pay for them to hack into their computer systems to alert a company of security vulnerabilities."
By JAYLAN ALLEN
On April 4, 5, and 6 I took a trip to Sacramento for a homeless youth conference. I went on an hour and a half long plane ride to speak for the homeless youth of California. Some information I found out is that California has 30% of the U.S.’s homeless youth population. On the last day of the trip I met with Senator Scott Wilkes and told him my story on how I became homeless.
Dear My Future Self
By JASMYN GONZALEZ and TONY MAURICIO
“I would tell my past self to not stress over the little things. There was no point in stressing so much because I couldn’t focus on the good things. Being stressed out all the time isn’t good for your health.”
“I would tell myself to live life to the fullest and to not let things slow you down.”
I’d probably tell my past self to not procrastinate so much. I wasted too much time being off task, and slacking off. It’s an issue that I still kind of struggle with.”