National Haiku Poetry Day


Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

April 17, 2017

  Today, April 17th is the day the whole world honors haiku. This Day encourages all to express their creativity in their words. A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and normally consist of three lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. These poems are inspired usually by an elem...

Life Advice Where You Least Expect It

Life moves pretty fast...if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it...

Francesca Sarmiento, Photographer

June 9, 2016

    It was about the time where teachers were counting down to AP testing week when AP Literature students received a poetry assignment that would change my perspective.     I was coerced into reading and analyzing some of William Blake’s poetry (AP Literature) something I would otherwise ne...

McCandless Was Something Else…

McCandless Was Something Else…

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

May 9, 2016

   When I first read Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, I was inspired by the story of Chris McCandless. It was raw and pulled on all the heart strings it could. Krakauer’s words inspired me to take into consideration both the beauty in life and nature along with its dangers and mystery. Krakauer...

The Brother I Always Never Had

The Brother I Always Never Had

Everett Earl, Photographer

March 31, 2016

The winter of 1975 I remember the precise moment That was a long time ago Its wrong You can burry it The past claws its way out There is a way to be good again - Hassan Face like a Chinese doll Harelip smile Never denied me anything Always took the blame Hazaras Hassan’s people - Hassan and...

Words from the Heart of Experience

Poised and Powerful: Elisa Hernandez's beautifully captured poem, as listed in the article and posted on Instagram.

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor

March 10, 2016

Frontline: How long have you been writing poetry? Elisa Hernandez: I began writing poetry in middle school. I first discovered my love for poetry while taking a creative writing class at OCHSA. I had an amazing and inspirational teacher named Mr. Peters who later moved to Spain with his wife. Aft...

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