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 Jane Goodall Creates Campaign to Plant 1 Trillion Trees by 2030
 Jane Goodall Creates Campaign to Plant 1 Trillion Trees by 2030
James McCabe, Reporter • December 3, 2021

85-year-old Jane Goodall has established a worldwide goal online to improve the environment by having at least 1 trillion trees planted before the year 2030. Treehugger.com...

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

Teens all around the world are doing different things. Well, here's what they’re up to. While other 13-year-olds are looking for their lost shoe, these 13 year olds,...

PYLUSD Hosts the Fourth Annual “Women in Industry” Event at El Dorado High School
PYLUSD Hosts the Fourth Annual “Women in Industry” Event at El Dorado High School
Megan Wang and Lauren Wong November 12, 2021

Persevering despite facing obstacles, maximizing your strengths, and having a positive attitude, were just three of the key messages of advice given by a panel of eight women...

Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World
Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World
Kiyone Tsuchida, Reporter • November 9, 2021

The Earth gets hotter by 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit each year. “Clean Energy Growth is Too Slow”, says one article heading. The world will have warmer climates as the years...

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Endangered Red-Billed Curassow Chicks Hatch
Endangered Red-Billed Curassow Chicks Hatch
Mark Agib, Layout Editor/Reporter • November 30, 2021

After carefully being incubated for 30 days, two red-billed curassow chicks hatched at the Chester Zoo.   Keepers at the Chester Zoo found the eggs alone and that...

Invasive Jorō Spiders in Georgia
Invasive Jorō Spiders in Georgia
Alea Andronaco, Reporter • November 18, 2021

Invasive Jorō spiders have taken to Georgia, quickly spreading around the state. This spider is originally from Asian countries such as China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Jorō...

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...

Attendance Lags at Star Wars Edge
Attendance "Lags" at Star Wars Edge
Harshi Sanghan and Natalie Zuhkle • November 20, 2019

Despite a billion-dollar investment and much publicity, attendance at Disney’s latest attraction, “ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” remains much lower than expectations...

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Fun, Festive Cheap but Chic Fall Decoration
Fun, Festive Cheap but Chic Fall Decoration
Madeline Paine and Kathryn Ward September 23, 2021

Even though the weather is still warm, fall is just around the corner and it is time to decorate! These are some fun DIY’s that will spice...

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...

BYMS Performs at the 45th Annual PYLUSD Band Pageant
BYMS Performs at the 45th Annual PYLUSD Band Pageant
Olivia Pachon and Claire Kim December 2, 2021

On November 10th, 2021, Valencia High School hosted the 45th annual PYLUSD band pageant. All the high schools and middle schools in the PYLUSD district’s marching band and...

Spanish Student of the Week: Mrs. Villaseñor Recognizes 8th grader Svea Hazlett as a “Diligent and Prepared” Student
Spanish Student of the Week: Mrs. Villaseñor Recognizes 8th grader Svea Hazlett as a “Diligent and Prepared” Student
Syrai Drascich, Copy Editor/Reporter • November 12, 2021

A Bernardo Yorba Middle School student, Svea Hazlett, an 8th grader, was chosen as a student of the week for the week of November 8th to November 12th in Mrs. Villaseñor’s...

Mr. Maes, BYMS Vice Principal
Mr. Maes, BYMS Vice Principal
Olivia Cochran and Sienna Troyer November 8, 2021

Mr. Jeffrey Maes is an assistant principal at BYMS. He got his master’s teaching degree at Cal State Fullerton. Now he works here at BYMS as an amazing vice principal, and...

BYMS Girls Crimson Team Take Second Place In The PYLUSD Middle School Volleyball  Tournament At Esperanza High School
BYMS Girls Crimson Team Take Second Place In The PYLUSD Middle School Volleyball Tournament At Esperanza High School
Demiana Agib and Rebecca Wilson November 2, 2021

The BYMS Girls Crimson team took second place in the PYLUSD middle school volleyball tournament held at Esperanza High School on October 15. All teams in the tournament...

Bernardo Yorba Enforces No Phone Ban
Bernardo Yorba Enforces "No Phone Ban"
Rebecca Wilson, Reporter • October 22, 2021

With the new school year, new rules have been put in place, one of these rules is the “No Phone Ban.” This ban has caused quite a bit of controversy around campus due...

First Dance Since 2019
First Dance Since 2019
October 18, 2021
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BYMS Girls Crimson Team Take Second Place In The PYLUSD Middle School Volleyball  Tournament At Esperanza High School
BYMS Girls Crimson Team Take Second Place In The PYLUSD Middle School Volleyball Tournament At Esperanza High School
Demiana Agib and Rebecca Wilson November 2, 2021

The BYMS Girls Crimson team took second place in the PYLUSD middle school volleyball tournament held at Esperanza High School on October 15. All teams in the tournament...

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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 Jane Goodall Creates Campaign to Plant 1 Trillion Trees by 2030
 Jane Goodall Creates Campaign to Plant 1 Trillion Trees by 2030
James McCabe, Reporter • December 3, 2021

85-year-old Jane Goodall has established a worldwide goal online to improve the environment by having at least 1 trillion trees planted before the year 2030. Treehugger.com...

Invasive Jorō Spiders in Georgia
Invasive Jorō Spiders in Georgia
Alea Andronaco, Reporter • November 18, 2021

Invasive Jorō spiders have taken to Georgia, quickly spreading around the state. This spider is originally from Asian countries such as China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Jorō...

Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World
Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World
Kiyone Tsuchida, Reporter • November 9, 2021

The Earth gets hotter by 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit each year. “Clean Energy Growth is Too Slow”, says one article heading. The world will have warmer climates as the years...

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,...

Legus: Great Original Art Toy
Legus: Great Original Art Toy
Sienna Troyer, Reporter • October 11, 2021

“A blend of two worlds, where classic meets modern, where Greek meets Street culture”, the Goat Legus Original Art Toy by the Figment Creations, a Kickstarter funded project,...

MOWO Kickstarter product by Lisa Stolz
MOWO- move with wood Kickstarter
Sienna Troyer, Reporter • October 8, 2021

Yoga enthusiasts looking for a better way to stretch and strengthen muscles may find a solution in a new Kickstarter product called MOWO, a “slightly wobbly structure that...

Derek A. Kamal Creates Unique Kickstarter Video Game
Derek A. Kamal Creates Unique Kickstarter Video Game
Alea Andronaco and Samantha Roberts September 29, 2021

Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse is a tabletop roleplay game about mice in motorcycle gangs. This game is, as Derek A. Kamal, the creator of Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse says, “a...

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Men's Sports Editor/ Reporter

Edward is an eighth grader. His beat is High School sports for Esperanza. Some topics he enjoys are music and sports. He listens to a lot of music and plays basketball and football. He also hangs out with...

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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...