This 2014-15 school year, we have one of the biggest staffs ever in the history of The Plaid Press with 24 staff writers and editors. Because of the larger staff, there will be more opportunities for collaboration on stories. This way, we can bring multiple ideas together and create more well-rounded and dynamic stories.
It’s that time of year again. It’s the time to say goodbye to sunglasses and swimsuits and wave hello to heavy textbooks and alarm clocks. It’s time for the 2014-2015 school year ladies and gentlemen; and while we’re just becoming accustomed to early mornings and homework assignments, it’s nice to reminisce over the summer days that have just recently passed. While many of us headed to the beach, got part-time jobs or simply stayed at home working on advanced placement (AP) assignments, many of our teachers ventured off the beaten path during the summer months. Here’s what some of our teachers did over the summer:
Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have one of our senses; never seeing a person, never tasting a pizza or never hearing the voice of your loved ones? What if you knew you were losing one of your senses but couldn’t do anything to stop it?
This is the reality for senior Lindsay Cardona. Cardona wasn’t born blind, but was diagnosed last August with Stargardt’s disease.
Mancini, office assistant in the College and Career Office, won the 2012 Impact University of Southern California (USC) College Television award for her documentary on skateboarding. This is a very impressive achievement in the television and film industry, since her documentary won first place in the entire nation.
Today, the news on advanced screens overshadows outdated newspapers. With so many different ways to access news, we wonder, how do people acquire daily updates about global news?
In a society where celebrity gossip and reality television are some of the most revered forms of entertainment, they are still undermined by the greatest thing on TV: talk shows.
FYF is a two day music festival that showcases independent, indie artists. With four different stages this year, visitors could see whomever they wished according to the time slots of each scheduled performer. To put it simply, it is like having access to a cluster of different short concerts in one area.
The College Board recently decided to make changes to current Advance Placement (AP) tests, including Physics, United States (U.S.) History, and Computer Science exams.
In March 2013, the Granada Hills Charter High School purchased the Pinecrest School property, located on the corner of Devonshire St. and Balboa Ave.
Changes in regards to Pinecrest will take effect tentatively in 2015-2016. Currently, preliminary plans concerning how GHCHS students will be affected are still in progress.
Internet challenges, such as the Baby Food Challenge and the Cinnamon Challenge, can become viral and travel throughout America until almost everyone on social media has attempted them. This summer it was the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge that became the most popular challenge.