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How is Light Pollution Affecting the Ecosystem?
How is Light Pollution Affecting the Ecosystem?
Claire Kim, Emily Lu, and Kiyone Tsuchida January 6, 2022

Over the last 25 years, light pollution has increased by 49%, damaging ecosystems and disrupting the patterns of natural wildlife. National Geographic states, “Studies show...

Famous Movie Houses on Airbnb
Famous Movie Houses on Airbnb
Canyon Foreman and James Makridis December 9, 2021

Many houses from famous movies have been going up for rent on Airbnb. Some of these houses include Tony Stark's house from Avengers Endgame, the house from Home Alone, and...

Earth BioGenome Project: Making Discoveries One Genome at a Time
Earth BioGenome Project: Making Discoveries One Genome at a Time
Syrai Drascich and Olivia Pachon December 7, 2021

The earth is jam-packed with millions of species of animals, and although over 8.7 million species of animals have been identified, there still could be millions more that...

Teens Across the World Have Been Accomplishing Outstanding Feats
Teens Across the World Have Been Accomplishing Outstanding Feats
Isabella Earp, Reporter • November 18, 2021

While other 13-year-olds are looking for their lost shoe, these 13 year olds, Steffan Safey and Mike Safey, were searching to find shells and other small fossils. Instead,...

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Sunscreen Chemical Harms Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay
Charlize Salazar, Reporter • January 11, 2022

Oxybenzone is a commonly used chemical in skincare products, especially sunscreen. It is known to cause skin irritation, allergies, and even hormone disruption. According...

The Impact Roads Have on Chimpanzees can be Harmful
The Impact Roads Have on Chimpanzees can be Harmful
Joshua Leyba, Reporter • January 6, 2022

Recent studies have shown that roads have been endangering Chimpanzees along with their homes.  “When roads are built, they take away habitat from wildlife in the area....

Omicron cases skyrocket
Omicron cases skyrocket
December 16, 2021
BYMS Seventh Grader Sienna Troyer Wins Golden Hour Contest
BYMS Seventh Grader Sienna Troyer Wins Golden Hour Contest
Emily Lu, Maren Hall, and Sharon Nayyer December 14, 2021

BYMS 7th Grader Sienna Troyer won first place in the photography category and the People’s Choice Award at Yorba Linda Library’s Art and Literature “Exposed: Golden...

Abandoned Macy’s Store Modified Into A School
Abandoned Macy’s Store Modified Into A School
Julie Robertson, Editor In Chief • April 20, 2021

An abandoned Macy’s department store, as of March 4th, 2021, became Downtown Burlington High School where over 1,000 students and staff attend in-person with the perks of...

Does Naruto Running Actually Improve Speed?
Does "Naruto Running" Actually Improve Speed?
Julie Robertson and Zoey Schaefer • December 15, 2020

"Naruto Running" actually does improve speed. "Naruto running" comes from the Japanese anime and manga “Naruto” and the following series', “Naruto Shippuden” and...

Chadwick Boseman Remembered as One of the All Time Greats
Chadwick Boseman Remembered as "One of the All Time Greats"
Travis Rivera, Sports Editor • October 20, 2020

“To be young, gifted and black… We know what it’s like to be told that there’s not a screen for you to be featured on,” Boseman said during his 2019 SAG (Screen...

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Cheap but Chic Holiday 2021
Cheap but Chic Holiday 2021
Sienna Troyer and Olivia Cochran December 16, 2021

We all know about Holiday gifts, they’re expensive. However, we at the Matador Messenger have a few cheap solutions to a festive home and happy...

Yorba Linda Mustangs vs El Dorado Golden Hawks
Yorba Linda Mustangs vs El Dorado Golden Hawks
Megan Wang, Feature Editor/ Reporter • January 6, 2022

             On January 7th 2022 at 5:30, the Yorba Linda High Mustangs and El Dorado Golden Hawks will go against each other in the game of basketball. The girls varsity...

PYLUSD Cross Country Meet
PYLUSD Cross Country Meet
Aditya Bhagat and Edward Matthews December 14, 2021

BYMS cross country runners earned top honours at the first PYLUSD middle school cross country meet held on November 5 at 2:00 PM at Yorba Linda Middle School. Of the 35 BYMS...

David Cho Selected by Mrs. Villasenor for ELD’s Student of the Week
David Cho Selected by Mrs. Villasenor for ELD’s Student of the Week
Kiyone Tsuchida, Reporter • December 13, 2021

Seventh-grader David Cho was chosen student of the week for December 13-17th by Mrs. Villasenor for ELD. ELD is a program offered at schools for students to become bilingual...

Mrs.Villasenor:  “I Love Teaching and Seeing My Students Embrace A New Language and Culture.”
Mrs.Villasenor: “I Love Teaching and Seeing My Students Embrace A New Language and Culture.”
Cynthia Lan and Demiana Agib December 7, 2021

Mrs. Villasenor, Spanish, ELD, and volleyball coach at BYMS, works to ensure that her students feel safe and supported in her classroom. Villasenor also has a special connection...

Interesting Facts about Jack
Interesting Facts about Jack
Isabella Earp and Diego Navarrete December 6, 2021

"There are people who you encounter in your life that you will never forget. Jack is one of those people for me,” stated Mrs. Beth Fisher, BYMS Principal. “Jack has strong...

Bernardo’s 2021 Halloween Costume Contest
Bernardo’s 2021 Halloween Costume Contest
Diego Navarrete, Reporter • December 3, 2021

Bernardo’s Halloween Costume Contest was sure a fright. On October 29, 2021, Bernardo held a costume contest for all students to voluntarily take part in.   On...

7th Grader Nisreen Al-Khatib Selected as Student of the Week for Science
7th Grader Nisreen Al-Khatib Selected as Student of the Week for Science
Emily Lu and Claire Kim December 3, 2021

Nisreen Al-Khatib, seventh-grader, was selected by Mrs. Park as Science student of the week on November 30th at Bernardo Yorba Middle School.  “She is a role model for...

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PYLUSD Cross Country Meet
PYLUSD Cross Country Meet
Aditya Bhagat and Edward Matthews December 14, 2021

BYMS cross country runners earned top honours at the first PYLUSD middle school cross country meet held on November 5 at 2:00 PM at Yorba Linda Middle School. Of the 35 BYMS...

BYMS Sponsors After School Volleyball
BYMS Sponsors After School Volleyball
Demiana Agib, Layout Editor/Reporter • October 7, 2021

BYMS is hosting after school volleyball team practices coached by Mrs. Torres and Profesora Viasenor on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20 to 4:25 on the blacktop. The middle...

EHS Baseball for Incoming Freshmen
EHS Baseball for Incoming Freshmen
Nathan Winchell, Reporter • September 8, 2021

For all the incoming freshmen playing baseball that are wondering what it’s like, here's a little bit to know. The freshmen team is a team where a group of 14 or 15-year-old...

The first 2020-21 BYMS track practice
PYLUSD Middle School Track Meet Is a "Go"
Hailey Whittaker and Travis Rivera May 22, 2021

BYMS is training in hopes of coming home champions for the PYLUSD track meet for the third year in a row held Thursday May 27th, at 4:00 P.M, it is estimated that the meet...

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Women of Power: Kamala Harris
Women of Power: Kamala Harris
Eva Paniagua, Feature Editor/Reporter • October 14, 2021

I think we’ve all heard of our first female, Black, Asian American, Indian American woman as a Vice President of the United States. Kamala...

Pitbulls, Friend or Foe?
Pitbulls, Friend or Foe?
London Gammon, Reporter • September 9, 2021

 Pitbulls are nice housepets, but they can be quite vicious too. One out of the many reasons many laws banned the Pit Bulls is because of their...

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Sunscreen Chemical Harms Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay
Charlize Salazar, Reporter • January 11, 2022

Oxybenzone is a commonly used chemical in skincare products, especially sunscreen. It is known to cause skin irritation, allergies, and even hormone disruption. According...

How is Light Pollution Affecting the Ecosystem?
How is Light Pollution Affecting the Ecosystem?
Claire Kim, Emily Lu, and Kiyone Tsuchida January 6, 2022

Over the last 25 years, light pollution has increased by 49%, damaging ecosystems and disrupting the patterns of natural wildlife. National Geographic states, “Studies show...

IKEA Plans to Remove Their Plastic Packaging by 2028
IKEA Plans to Remove Their Plastic Packaging by 2028
Yasmin Espino, Reporter • December 9, 2021

The furniture retail company IKEA plans to eliminate the use of plastic packaging by 2028.“Phasing out plastic in consumer packaging is the next big step on our journey...

Revopoint 3D Scanner: Professional Grade 3D Scanner
Revopoint 3D Scanner: Professional Grade 3D Scanner
Syrai Drascich and Olivia Pachon December 15, 2021

  The Revopoint3D, a Kickstarter-funded product, will “...offer professional-grade 3D scanner at consumer-grade price.”, according to its developer in an interview...

	 						       The FlipN’Clack Table product by Moble Barcelona
FlipN’Clack Table: “Easy Assembly and Disassembly Thanks to its Ingenious System”
Demiana Agib, Layout Editor/Reporter • December 9, 2021

The FlipN’Clack Table, a Kickstarter-funded product, is a two-in-one table, reversible with just a flip, and allows you to regain your space at home, according to Sandra...

The Cyrcle Phone 2.0
The Cyrcle Phone 2.0
Lauren Wong, Tech Editor/ Reporter • December 5, 2021

Our daily lives are shaped by our phones. Who we are is shaped by how much time we spend with our technology. “Our phones represent our mobility, inventiveness, and compassion.”...

Buru-Buru Bubble Soap Dispenser - Make Handwashing Fun!
Buru-Buru Bubble Soap Dispenser - Make Handwashing Fun!
James Agib, Layout Editor/Reporter • November 30, 2021

Imagine being able to make hand washing fun? The Buru-buru, a Kickstarter funded product, turns ordinary hand soap into magical clouds of bubbles, according to the team of...

Breez: The Smart Bedroom Fan
Breez: The Smart Bedroom Fan
Mark Agib, Layout Editor/Reporter • October 18, 2021

The Breez Sleep Fan, a Kickstarter-funded product, is a fan that allows users to independently control air and sound manually or in an app, and appeals to those of all ages,...

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Mark Agib is an eighth-grader and his beat is Yorba Linda Library, Nixon Library, and Mr. Barger Tech Lab. He enjoys writing about technology. Outside of school, he likes to read books. A quote he finds...

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Dashing through the Snow: How to Stay Safe When Snowboarding and Skiing
Dashing through the Snow: How to Stay Safe When Snowboarding and Skiing
Alexander Bartolo, Sophia Ward, and Madeline Paine June 8, 2021

While skiing and snowboarding can be safe and easy, researchers at John Hopkins estimate around 600,000 people get injured or killed yearly.   The...

Inflight and On-Board Emergencies: How Do I Survive?
Inflight and On-Board Emergencies: How Do I Survive?
Alexander Bartolo and Sophia Ward • June 8, 2021

“Attention all passengers, Brace for impact”... These are the words no airline passenger ever wants to hear; but if you do hear them what...