A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Unveiling the truth: Student uses personal project to fight Islamic stereotypes

March 13, 2018 7:37am | Andrew Mendez

When news broke of yet another mass shooting, this time in Sutherland Springs, Texas, many were quick to make assumptions about the assailant. The most common inference by far, however, was that he was Muslim. The conclusion is one that Muslims hear regularly, though many […]

Lady Grizzlies advance to second round after 74-45 victory

February 14, 2018 7:53am | Donovan Souder

In the Grizzlies first test of the postseason, point guard Essence Booker lit up the floor, scoring 24 points and leading the team to a 74-45 victory against the Legacy Longhorns on February 13.  “I just felt I had to put it in the basket […]

#GrizzlyStrong: Students donate money, blood to Route 91 victims

October 11, 2017 2:53pm | Andrew Mendez

Nearly two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Spring Valley community is still coping with its effects after 58 were killed and more than 500 were wounded. The shooting, which took place at the Route 91 country music festival, is only […]

MUN motions to advance with Mrs. Strong

September 12, 2017 7:19pm | Kushtrim Muja

This year, the Model United Nations has undergone many alterations. Among the biggest is the addition of Mrs. Strong as an advisor who will take the place Ms. Walters, the former co-advisor. Along with her arrival, are many goals that she would like to implement. […]

Valedictorians reach top together

May 2, 2017 4:08pm | Landom Pham

As the school year wraps up, seniors Nini Tran and Angelica Garcia are eagerly waiting to be announced as the 2017 Valedictorians. Although Garcia and Tran didn’t set out to become valedictorians as freshmen, they took on the challenge during sophomore year. Both seniors meet […]

Diagnosis: Senioritis

May 2, 2017 4:01pm | Zachariah Oliver, Bianca Garcia

Senioritis: a disease that can only be cured by graduation. The symptoms vary from lethargy, coming to school in PJ’s, not studying anymore, having repeated absences, and being dismissive. Ever year, senior year proves to be the most difficult for students in terms of attendance, […]

Drake’s new playlist “More Life” offers varied blend of music

March 29, 2017 7:46pm | Vincent Rendon

Drake’s latest project More Life begs the question: who exactly is Drake? Because of its designation as a playlist as opposed to an album, More Life gives Drake an avenue to dip into multiple styles and sounds without worrying about a message or theme to […]

Las Vegas gets first NFL teams, second professional

March 28, 2017 7:43pm | Amai Mims

The city of Las Vegas now has their first professional football team after The Oakland Raiders made the move to be the Las Vegas Raiders. With the well known California city refusing to pay for a new arena, Las Vegas has stepped up to the […]

Teens Find New Ways to Exercise Their Right to do Nothing

March 23, 2017 6:59pm | Vincent Rendon

Amongst the smoldering ruins of democracy and the endless ideological back and forth between generations, American teens find themselves at a crossroad: should they stand up and make a difference for themselves and their community, or start the next season of Teen Wolf? A tough […]

#IHateMyLife: Teens look to self-depreciation, memes to communicate amongst friends

March 7, 2017 6:43pm | Zachariah Oliver, Vincent Rendon

“I hate my life,” said Generation Z. The sentiment is common among teenagers who have used sarcasm and irony to express themselves through what is now considered socially acceptable self-depreciation. The trend, which started online and has made its way into daily conversations, is one […]