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The Matador Messenger

The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School

The Matador Messenger

The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School

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Mosquitoes Numbers on the Rise in Southern California
Mosquitoes Numbers on the Rise in Southern California
Olivia Pachon, Claire Kim, and Kiyone Tsuchida October 11, 2021

Entomologists have reported a 330 percent increase in mosquito numbers per acre, according to The OC Register, and Southern Californians are looking for solutions. California...

A Day in the Life: Covid-19 Nurses
A Day in the Life: Covid-19 Nurses
Syrai Drascich, Reporter • October 1, 2021

Thousands of nurses have been working in outdoor Covid-19 tents, containing patients testing positive for the virus, for longer than seventeen months.    For more...

PYLUSD Hosting annual “Women in the Industry Event”
PYLUSD Hosting annual “Women in the Industry Event”
Megan Wang and Lauren Wong September 27, 2021

  PYLUSD is hosting their annual “Women in the Industry” event , “an inspirational event geared towards empowering the next generation of female leaders through...

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Another Homeless Village Opens in Hollywood
Maren Hall, Editor in Chief • May 11, 2021

The biggest homeless “village” in California will be opening to all Los Angeles County homeless citizens sometime between April 25th and May 1st.     The village’s...

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Newly Discovered Primate Species Labeled Critically Endangered: With Only 260 Left
Newly Discovered Primate Species Labeled Critically Endangered: With Only 260 Left
Coral Hsu, Editor in Chief • June 17, 2021

Recently, scientists have made the discovery of a new primate species residing in the area around Myanmar; but they are already on the brink of extinction.   The...

Reservation Rights
Reservation Rights
Eva Paniagua, Reporter • June 16, 2021

An act passed by Congress with a simple sign of a pen has affected Native Americans since before the Civil War and continues to this day. If you’re President, signing an...

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...

BYMS Holds Their First In-Person Assembly Since 2019
BYMS Holds Their First In-Person Assembly Since 2019
Madeline Paine and Kathryn Ward October 7, 2021

BYMS honored the 20th anniversary of 911 in its first post hybrid learning in-person assembly. BYMS’s principal, Mrs. Fisher, feels that the assembly went very well and...

BYMS Elects A New ASB Office
BYMS Elects A New ASB Office
Jonah Tanner and Edward Matthews October 6, 2021

BYMS elected their new ASB office viia digital polls, they elected a new president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer on September 17 2021,    When asked...

Bernado’s LGBTQ+ Club to Reopen
Bernado’s LGBTQ+ Club to Reopen
Rebecca Wilson and Rebecca Olivarria October 1, 2021

“Students feel isolated, so students can get together and talk about it,” stated Mrs. Shah, special education teacher and sponsor of the BYMS LGBTQ+ club in an interview...

Matador Messenger Overview
Matador Messenger Overview
Coral Hsu and Julie Robertson June 17, 2021

The Matador Messenger is the first Placentia Yorba Linda Unified SNO newspaper and the first SNO middle school online newspaper in Orange County. Led by ELA teacher Mrs. Perez...

Mrs. Masone Hosted Chalk Art Contest for BYMS Art Students
Mrs. Masone Hosted Chalk Art Contest for BYMS Art Students
Coral Hsu, Editor in Chief • June 14, 2021

BYMS art teacher Mrs. Masone has organized a Chalk Art Contest for Advanced Art students throughout the week of June 7 - 11. The theme of this year’s chalk art is summer....

The Whittaker Triplets: Triple Threat on Land, in the Water, and in the Air
The Whittaker Triplets: Triple Threat on Land, in the Water, and in the Air
James Makridis, Men's Sports Editor/ Reporter • June 14, 2021

Triplets Hunter, Rylie, and Hailey Whittaker are graduating from Bernardo Yorba Middle School this June. All three of them specialize in their own sports.    Hunter...

BYMS Video Production Students See Life Through a Different Lens
BYMS Video Production Students See Life Through a Different Lens
Natalie Zuhlke, Reporter • June 14, 2021

The students in the video production class at BYMS, taught by Ms. Chechian, were challenged with many video projects, including interview and routine projects.   In...

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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...

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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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Independent PE Student Kamryn Crowder Manages School and an Elite Sport
Travis Rivera, Sports Editor • March 24, 2021

“I want to be able to have a successful future in dance and academics,” 8th grader Kamryn (Kam as her friends call her) Crowder stated in an interview with the Matador...

Touch N Go Soccer Academy: A Facility That Can Meet Every Soccer Players Needs
Touch N Go Soccer Academy: A Facility That Can Meet Every Soccer Player's Needs
Hailey Whittaker and Travis Rivera March 15, 2021

“Touch N Go Soccer is unique because we have so many players from different teams and clubs… Every student is important to us and we try to make a connection with them...

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Women of Power: Kamala Harris
Women of Power: Kamala Harris
Eva Paniagua, 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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Apple AI Glasses: Functionality Meets Fantasy
Apple AI Glasses: Functionality Meets Fantasy
Samantha Ericson, Julie Robertson, and June Bodnariuk June 12, 2021

Apple is releasing a number of new products in the coming years, but these new AI glasses can change the world. Just like Apple Watches and Airpods, these new glasses are...

Breakthrough of the 21st Century: Apples That Can Last A Year
Breakthrough of the 21st Century: Apples That Can Last A Year
Coral Hsu, Clarise Ontiveros, and Julie Robertson June 11, 2021

Expected to be a “game changer” for consumers, a new generation of apples hit the markets in Washington, U.S., on December 1st, 2019. This new apple variety, known as...

Scientists Have Turned Spider Webs into a Musical Instrument
Scientists Have Turned Spider Webs into a Musical Instrument
James Makridis, Men's Sports Editor/ Reporter • May 10, 2021

A couple of years ago, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (also known as MIT) made the technological breakthrough of creating music out of spiderwebs....

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...

Adori Audio: More Than a Case
Adori Audio: More Than a Case
Charlize Salazar, Reporter • September 28, 2021

“The Adori Audio” is a multi-fit, multifunctional, portable guitar case and Bluetooth amplifier all in one. With the Adori Audio, you are able to effortlessly and confidently...

Froggy Pin: The Cute Pal You Can Take Anywhere
Froggy Pin: The Cute Pal You Can Take Anywhere
Eva Paniagua, Reporter • April 19, 2021

Ever had the feeling that you need a pal to keep you company? Well, now there is one! This froggy pal is an adorable 30mm hard enamel pin with a gold-plated border. Each pin...

Make Delicious Lattes and Protein Shakes in Seconds With the Numilk Home
Make Delicious Lattes and Protein Shakes in Seconds With the Numilk Home
Coral Hsu, Editor in Chief • April 19, 2021

The Numilk Home is a Kickstarter product that allows customers "to make the best plant-based milk instantly, with a machine that eliminates nearly all waste with reusable...

Plybot 3D Printer: “Intelligent. Simple. Affordable.”
Plybot 3D Printer: “Intelligent. Simple. Affordable.”
Jaxson Corke and Kiernan Anderson • March 16, 2021

This Plybot  3D printer has arms to give a better and faster way to make it easier and faster to print. Also, this is the first printer to be used with an app on your phone....

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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...