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The Aztlán

  • Special Edition: Journalism Class Issue

    Special Edition: Journalism Class Issue

    May 30, 2017

    The June online issue of The Aztlán is solely created by the beginning journalism class. Over the course of the year, these young journalists have learned the importance of the press, AP writing style, photography, broadcasting skills and layout design. The course is currently pending UC approval...

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  • 1st Woman Principal at EHS

    1st Woman Principal at EHS

    May Yamaguchi, Journalism Student

    May 27, 2017

    Gina Aguilar has become our first woman principal of Esperanza High School. She has been serving for the PYLUSD district since 1994, and is looking forward to make Esperanza even better. Her former careers and experience of running schools will help her assist through her new job as a leader of a school. Aguilar...

    Mrs. Aguilar at her desk by her new name plate.

    May Yamaguchi

  • Teachers Counting Down the Days Until Summer

    Teachers Counting Down the Days Until Summer

    Amanda Dunnuck, Journalism Student

    May 25, 2017

    Students have it engraved in their mind that they are the only ones counting down the days before summer vacation. However, it has been proven that teachers are oftentimes more anxious for break than their students.

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  • Solo Direction

    Solo Direction

    Jade Poling, Journalism Student

    May 25, 2017

    In December 2015, the famous boy-band, One Direction, announced that they were going to take a break. All 5 of the members decided to take advantage of the break, making their own music as solo artists. The youngest member, Harry Styles, announced his debut album on May 12, 2017. Surprising fans by the...

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  • Physical and Psychological Effects of Starting School Later

    Physical and Psychological Effects of Starting School Later

    Hailey Thompson, Journalism Student

    May 25, 2017

    According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), teenagers’ school days should not begin before 8:30 a.m. This statement is linked to various studies stating that early school start times are more likely to cause depression, car accidents and poor academic performance. In my opinion,...

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News

Homo Sapiens Had a Smarter Cousin

Homo Sapiens Had a Smarter Cousin

May Yamaguchi, Journalism Student

Journal eLife published and released a study saying that scientists have found evidence that our ancestor; Homo Sapiens, had another coexisting species called the Homo Naledi. In fact there might be a possibility that they...

May 25, 2017

Airlines: Flight or Fight

Airlines: Flight or Fight

May 25, 2017

Most know about the airline issues that have been rising lately in the news. It all started with one video of passenger, Dr. David Dao, being dragged off...

Trump Fires F.B.I. Director

Trump Fires F.B.I. Director

May 25, 2017

President Trump remains in the spotlight after firing FBI Director, James B. Comey on Tuesday, May 9th. Comey is only the second director to be fired in...

Health Care Moves to Senate

Health Care Moves to Senate

May 25, 2017

After seven long years of unwavering determination, Republicans finally take action on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. On May 4th, 2017...

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Aztec Life

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Britney Sharp, Journalism Student

Aztecs around campus are saving lives left and right with their generous participation in the recent blood drive. On May 26th students volunteered to donate blood for the...

May 30, 2017

1st Woman Principal at EHS

1st Woman Principal at EHS

May 27, 2017

Gina Aguilar has become our first woman principal of Esperanza High School. She has been serving for the PYLUSD district since 1994, and is looking forward...

Benefits of Language Clubs at EHS

Benefits of Language Clubs at EHS

May 25, 2017

Esperanza High School has many different types of language clubs for students who love the language and want to learn even more about it. Some of these...

Percussion or Bust

Percussion or Bust

May 25, 2017

Drumline is more than Esperanza’s favorite part of every assembly. They are apart of the Aztecs' percussion ensemble and have placed in competitions...

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Features

Teachers as High School Students

Teachers as High School Students

Hailey Thompson, Journalism Student

Have you ever wondered what your teachers were like when they were in high school? We took the time to interview a few Esperanza teachers, asking them various questions about their high school experiences as well as extracurricular...

May 30, 2017

Father’s Day Treats

Father’s Day Treats

May 30, 2017

Father’s Day DIYs

Father’s Day DIYs

May 25, 2017

Teachers Counting Down the Days Until Summer

Teachers Counting Down the Days Until Summer

May 25, 2017

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Opinions

Best Beach in OC

Best Beach in OC

May Yamaguchi

Everyone is ready for summer and waiting anxiously for school to be over.  Orange County has 42 miles worth of six coastline beaches to entertain families and friends, from the most north to south: Seal...

May 25, 2017

Priciest Place on Earth

Priciest Place on Earth

May 25, 2017

Tampon Taxes

Tampon Taxes

May 25, 2017

Physical and Psychological Effects of Starting School Later

Physical and Psychological Effects of Starting School Later

May 25, 2017

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