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    BYMS Hires Brandon Olivia As New Campus Supervisor

  • BYMS String Orchestra, Performing Band, and Jazz Band Perform at PYLUSD Area Night Concerts

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    BYMS String Orchestra, Performing Band, and Jazz Band Perform at PYLUSD Area Night Concerts

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    Met Gala 2022: An Anthology of Fashion

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    Scam Callers: Masters of Manipulation

  • Mrs. Masone Selects 8th Grader Katherine Farer as Student of the Week

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    Mrs. Masone Selects 8th Grader Katherine Farer as Student of the Week

  • Ellie Zakharia is Chosen as Social Studies Student of the Week by Mr. Shen

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    Ellie Zakharia is Chosen as Social Studies Student of the Week by Mr. Shen

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    BYMS Performing Band and Orchestra Set to Participate in the SCSBOA Music Festival

  • Angelina Saavedra Elected as Student of the Week for Vocal Music/Choir

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    Angelina Saavedra Elected as Student of the Week for Vocal Music/Choir

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50 Years of Title IX: “Just So Proud” 
50 Years of Title IX: “Just So Proud” 
Maren Hall, Editor in Chief • June 3, 2022

  As the world celebrates 50 years since the federal passage of Title IX, women's sports - soccer in particular - are catching growing momentum as they strive to establish...

Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey for UC ANR
Spring Focus: Bumbling Bees Bring Beauty to the Season
Emmy Barker, Reporter • May 26, 2022

Spring is the season of gardens, flowers, thriving green vines and herbs in pots. The gardens humans plant attract helpful pollinators from afar, such as hummingbirds, bees,...

The SEE Shell App: Working to Save Endangered Turtles
The SEE Shell App: Working to Save Endangered Turtles
Edward Matthews and Canyon Foreman May 24, 2022

Over the last century, the hawksbill turtle population has declined by 80%. As a result of the decline of the turtles, SEE Turtles has decided to create a new app to change...

Thor’s Charity: “Make Your Life More Positive”
Thor’s Charity: “Make Your Life More Positive”
Cynthia Lan, Reporter • May 19, 2022

BYMS night custodian Sean Emad is honoring the recent death of Thor, his 9-year-old dog, by creating “Thor’s Charity”, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting...

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Electric Car Mandate in California is Official by 2035
Electric Car Mandate in California is Official by 2035
James McCabe, Reporter • June 20, 2022

Cars that run on gasoline emit harmful gasses to the environment, which is a leading cause of global warming. Due to Governor Gavin Newsom's ban, the massive gasoline-powered...

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Scientists Generate the First-Ever Complete Sequence of the Human Genome
Erica Zhang, Reporter • May 18, 2022

A team of nearly 100 scientists from the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium has successfully unveiled the complete human genome for the first time, according to CNN.com.    In...

Little Known Facts About A Well-Known Company
Little Known Facts About A Well-Known Company
Emmy Barker, Reporter • May 3, 2022

Walt Disney is a name that has gone down in history. Disneyland, his animated films, and the countless model trains he built make up the thriving, well-known legacy he left...

Coachella Music Festival 2022 Concludes with “Remarkable Efficiency”
Coachella Music Festival 2022 Concludes with “Remarkable Efficiency”
Isabella Earp and Diego Navarrete May 3, 2022

  Coachella is a music and arts festival that is held yearly in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. This is the first time it has been held in three years...

“The Power of Love” Takes Erica Zhang to the Next Level
“The Power of Love” Takes Erica Zhang to the Next Level
Megan Wang, Feature Editor/ Reporter • May 1, 2022

     Recently, Erica Zhang took  third-place prize in the Orange County and Los Angeles County Reflections competitions for her song “The Power of Love.”  Her composition...

Which is Favored: Classical or Pop Music?
Which is Favored: Classical or Pop Music?
Rebecca Olivarria, Reporter • March 8, 2022

Around the world, studies have shown that many people listen to music globally. At least 51% listen to pop every day according to statista.com, while classical music is at...

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Cheap but Chic Trendy Room Decor for Teens 2022
Cheap but Chic Trendy Room Decor for Teens 2022
Yasmin Espino and Sharon Nayyer May 3, 2022

Looking for cute, homemade room decorations to spice up your room? Here are two trendy crafts for teens to upgrade your room!   Photo...

R.E.A.C.H. PYLUSD Middle School Track Meet: All it Takes is All You’ve Got!
R.E.A.C.H. PYLUSD Middle School Track Meet: All it Takes is All You’ve Got!
Cynthia Lan, Reporter • June 19, 2022

Middle school track teams all across the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District engaged in the 2022 track meet. The event included a 4*100 meter race, 4*200 meter...

Mrs. Perez: Struggle With a Sense of Purpose and Success Along the Way is the Perfect Process
Mrs. Perez: "Struggle With a Sense of Purpose and Success Along the Way is the Perfect Process"
Demiana Agib and Erica Zhang June 15, 2022

Mrs. Perez, Language Arts and Newspaper teacher at BYMS believes that it is renewing to see students’ progress and experience the moment with them as they publish their...

BYMS Places Third Overall in Science Olympiad
BYMS Places Third Overall in Science Olympiad
Emily Lu, Claire Kim, and Vishva Darji June 9, 2022

Bernardo Yorba Middle school (BYMS) competed in the 2022 Science Olympiad on May 7th against 15 other schools. Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana placed first, and second...

With Hope Suicide Prevention Assembly: Never Promise to Keep This Secret
With Hope Suicide Prevention Assembly: Never Promise to Keep This Secret
Cynthia Lan and Megan Wang June 7, 2022

    Since May is a suicide prevention month. Bernardo Yorba Middle School held a suicide prevention assembly on Monday, May 16th, presented by With Hope foundation. With...

Mr. Ford:  “Give a Man a Fish and He Eats for a Day. Teach Him How to Fish and He Eats For a Lifetime.”
Mr. Ford: “Give a Man a Fish and He Eats for a Day. Teach Him How to Fish and He Eats For a Lifetime.”
Olivia Cochran and Sienna Troyer May 16, 2022

For Mr Rahmon Ford, the latest addition to the BYMS staff, English is the key to, “have command.” He believes that in order to be taken seriously in America, you have...

BYMS ASB Hosts Anti-Bullying Assembly
BYMS ASB Hosts Anti-Bullying Assembly
Cynthia Lan, Reporter • May 9, 2022

On April 4th, 2022, BYMS held an Anti-Bullying Assembly that guided students to face and solve the problems associated with bullying.   “This was the first time that...

California School Start Times Set to Change by Fall of 2022
California School Start Times Set to Change by Fall of 2022
Emily Lu, Vishva Darji, and Claire Kim May 9, 2022

  California Senate Bill (SB) 328, signed in October 2019, will soon change the start times of all California schools, requiring middle schools to start no earlier...

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Angel City Football Club Debuts Their New Team: “Soar Higher Together, Every Day”
Angel City Football Club Debuts Their New Team: “Soar Higher Together, Every Day”
Maren Hall, Editor in Chief • March 23, 2022

Angel City Football Club, a new women’s professional soccer team, debuted their new team and club on March 19, 2022, in a pre-season tournament. The team was founded in...

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...

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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Magnetic Seeds Being Used to Help Kill Tumor and Cancer Cells
Magnetic Seeds Being Used to Help Kill Tumor and Cancer Cells
Alea Andronaco, Reporter • June 8, 2022

In the world of medicine, cancer has been a leading disease that kills about 606,520 people each year, according to The American Cancer Society. However, a new category of...

2022 Science Olympiad: “Exploring the World of Science”
2022 Science Olympiad: “Exploring the World of Science”
Cynthia Lan and Demiana Agib May 7, 2022

The Southern California Science Olympiad is set to take place this Saturday (May 7, 2022) in a virtual format where students from BYMS will be competing against other schools...

 Artist interpretation of the probe reaching the Sun: John Hopkins University
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Reaches the Sun
Erica Zhang, Reporter • March 29, 2022

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe finally reached the sun after more than three years of travelling through space. The probe’s mission was to fly into the Sun’s outer atmosphere,...

The Solarcan PUCK: A Camera that Captures the Sun’s Path
The Solarcan PUCK: A Camera that Captures the Sun’s Path
Lauren Wong, Tech Editor/ Reporter • May 13, 2022

Taking an aesthetically pleasing physical photograph requiring no chemical processing just got a whole lot simpler with the Solarcan PUCK.   In an interview with...

DIGI Swap: Turning Film Cameras Into Digital Cameras
DIGI Swap: Turning Film Cameras Into Digital Cameras
Mark Agib and James Agib April 27, 2022

The DIGI Swap, a Kickstarter-funded product, is an adapter and app that upcycles film cameras, allowing individuals to use the original camera settings. This enables people...

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Relee M1: A Revolutionary Sports Helmet
Lauren Wong, Tech Editor/ Reporter • April 27, 2022

Helmets typically protect bikers and otherwise in the case of an incident, but what if a helmet could keep riders safe and completely change the way they travel? With the...

Tidey: Give Your Home a Sea View
Tidey: Give Your Home a Sea View
Mark Agib and James Agib March 8, 2022

Need a new view to look at? According to Gareth James (the creator of Tidey), the Tidey, a Kickstarter-funded product, is a smart tide clock that shows the tide at your favorite...

LathePro: A Kickstarter Funded Portable Desktop Machine with Modular Accessories
LathePro: A Kickstarter Funded Portable Desktop Machine with Modular Accessories
Lauren Wong, Tech Editor/ Reporter • February 16, 2022

It drills, mills, sews, grinds, and lathes. No, it’s not the latest gizmo from As Seen on TV, but rather an innovative all-in-one, portable desktop manufacturing machine,...

The Cyrcle Phone 2.0
The Cyrcle Phone 2.0
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How to Stay Safe at Concerts
How to Stay Safe at Concerts
Olivia Cochran, Reporter • December 16, 2021

The recent death of nine people, hundreds other others injured attending the Travis Scott concert at Astroworld in Houston, Texas on November...

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...