Amanda Figueroa

Amanda Figueroa

I am a senior journalist attending Charter Oak High School.
How to take a break

How to take a break

Maybe you found out that you just got rejected from your dream college. Maybe you want more job experience, or just want to take a break from school. If so, taking a gap year between the end of your high school career and going to college may be the right option for...

Opinion: Why are video game movies always bad?

Opinion: Why are video game movies always bad?

With recent releases such as the "Tomb Raider" movie, "Assassin’s Creed," or even "Angry Birds," video game movies are typically unpopular. When you think about it, making a video game movie based off of a beloved game seems like a good idea at first; after all, we do...

Rise up, be heard

Rise up, be heard

March 17, one month following the most prominent mass shootings to happen in 2018, Charter Oak High School held a moment of remembrance during a 17-minute break. In the event, Associated Student Body created a monument of remembrance: a large transparent centerpiece,...

A frog to save the Dragons

A frog to save the Dragons

It started in 2016 as Blizzard Entertainment’s “ambitious new eSports organization.” It was highly anticipated last year by eSports fans and those getting into it. This year it began again, reworked and better because of it, and now it raises questions. Blizzard’s...

Commentary: When to shoot

Commentary: When to shoot

On Sunday, Nov. 26, police filled the parking lot of Kahler Russell Park in a standoff against Daniel Navarro, a 22-year-old man who was holding his infant daughter hostage in a car. Police treated it as a dangerous situation because of Navarro’s possession of a...