The Freshman Transition

By: Jacey Reisinger, Kassidy Hildebrand, & Dylan Mills.

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     Sayem Hossain

How was your transition from eighth grade to Woodlake High School?

Hossain: “The first day of high school was a little difficult for me, I didn’t know what I was even doing because my classes were messed up. After a couple of days, it got easier and I became more familiar with the campus and my classes.

What could you have done to make the transition easier to WHS?

Hossain: “If I would have payed more attention, knew the campus better and knew where my classes were, it would have been easier.”

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       Reanna Munoz

How was your transition from eighth grade to Woodlake High School?

Munoz: “My transition to high school was kind of nerve racking because I didn’t know what to expect.”

What could you have done to make the transition easier to WHS?

Munoz: “I probably could have asked people what it was like for them during the first few days and coming more prepared by knowing more information about my classes and where they were.”

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Avery Thorn

Was your transition from middle school to WHS hard?

Thorn:“Pretty similar but the fact I had to go to six different teachers instead of one teacher all day. It’s fun to interact with all of them!”

Is there anything WHS could have done to make your transition easier?

Thorn: “Not really I think they’re doing a great job. I am enjoying my freshmen year so far.

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 Cassandra Garcia

Was your transition from middle school to WHS hard?

Garcia:  “There was a lot more kids and they work was way harder but I managed to do pretty well at the end.

What could you have done to make the transition easier to WHS?

Garcia: “ No they have a good thing going, I like the way it is.”

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Austin Maldonado

Did you have trouble transitioning from Middle School?

Maldonado:“A little bit because I was a little behind and I didn’t really know most of the answers to questions or I didn’t understand the work.”

Is there anything that Woodlake High could do to make the transition easier?

Maldonado: “Not really, the middle school should have to maybe prep the kids better before high school but that’s about it”
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Uvia Villa

Did you have trouble transitioning from Middle School?

Villa: “No not really, it was just really the thought of coming to a bigger school with more people that got me.”

Is there anything Woodlake High could do to make the transition easier?

Villa:“I don’t think so, maybe just get the school together more. Have more rallies and gatherings so the freshman can get used to the upper classmen and get comfortable with the bigger school”

Winter Sports Recap

Jordan Price & Misty Stevenson

 

 

Over Winter Break, some students slept all day and watched Netflix, others were doing homework, meanwhile our Tiger athletes were showing off their Tiger Pride as they competed in tournaments. First, the Boy’s Varsity Soccer team played two games. In these two games they went 1-1-0 beating Crauthers and tying Parlier. Sadly, the Boy’s JV took the L in both of their games. They came close with a score of 1-0 versus Parlier, and 2-0 versus Crauthers; however, we wish them luck on their upcoming games.  Even though the boys lost and won some, the Girl’s Varsity soccer team lost 4-0 against Exeter. The Girl’s JV team also was taken down by a score of 1-0, but came back and tied Parlier 0-0. Overall we didn’t win too many, but we are coming back strong and racing to take the league title and show our Tiger Pride once again!

During the course of Winter Break, both girls and boys Basketball teams had games. The boys varsity team went 1-3 in the Frank Ainley classic, which was hosted by Woodlake over winter break. They now have an overall record of 4-17 with a league record of 0-4. The boys JV team is 0-2 with a league record of 1-3. The frosh team is 1-0.

The boys basketball program is off to a rough start, but our hopes are still high. Let’s support our Tigers as they play again in the upcoming weeks.

On the other hand, girls basketball season had a slightly better start than the others. They are 5-11 overall and 0-3 in league. They went 3-1 throughout their tournament and had a great time playing. The JV girls basketball  team is 0-1 overall.ling tea

The wrestling team may be small but they are mighty! The have a league record of 3-1 and will strive to take the league championship.

The team’s may have had a rocky start, but the season is just starting! Woodlake Tiger’s are ready for a challenge so let’s go hard!

Siblings Are Forever

By Robby Stevenson and John Poo

Woodlake High School may be small, but with over 25 sets of siblings, it makes school a lot more interesting. We interviewed 4 sets of siblings to ask how they get along in and out of school.

 

What is the most memorable moment you have had in high school together?

 

Skylar Rodriguez“My favorite memory with my brother Nate is when we took a trip to Taco Bell during first period and he let me drive. I thought I did great, but if you ask him he was scared for his life.”

Nate Rodriguez-  “When I let her drive for the first time she put the pedal to the floor while we were in the dirt.”

 

Josie Ramirez–  “Well I don’t have a favorite memory with my brother during high school; he hates me.”

Diego Ramirez“I don’t know what Josie is talking about, we hang out all the time!! I love Josie!! XOXO.”

 

Callie Vincent“I have a lot of good memories with my brother throughout high school, but some of my favorites are driving the jeep to school with him and just messing around. Freshman year was really really fun during baseball and softball season because we practiced right next to each other and would always watch each other’s games, which I think is really cool.”

Clayton Vincent“My favorite high school memory with my sister was when she drove the jeep home and stalled it like 10 times.”

 

Brenda Hernandez“Driving to school with him every morning and after school, and when I need something he’s always there.”

Emmanuel Hernandez“I love driving to school in the morning with my sister.”

 

Growing up, did you get along?

 

Skylar Rodriguez“Believe it or not, we actually got along great as kids.”

Nate Rodriguez “Yeah we did, for the most part.”

 

Josie Ramirez–  “No I despised my brother and he did as well; we never really bonded until I was in high school.”

Diego Ramirez“Josie and I got along great. I enjoyed playing with her barbies.”

 

Callie Vincent“Yea, we did everything together growing up, he’s my twin, but we are both really competitive so whenever we played each other in basketball or pretty much anything, it would sometimes end up in a fight. He’s chill and I’m talkative, so we mix well together .”

Clayton Vincent“Yeah she was chill, but then out of nowhere she wouldn’t be.”

 

Brenda Hernandez“Yeah, I think we did. I mean we always would throw our fits at who got what and who’s better, buts that’s all part of the process.”

Emmanuel Hernandez“Yes, my sister and I got along very well. The time when we got along the most was when we put the star on the Christmas tree and then lit up the tree.”

 

Who’s the New Guy?

By: Jakob Bischoff & Juan Macias

To start off this new year Woodlake High School has hired the new Agriculture Mechanics teacher, Mr. Cochran. Born on November 19, 1955, Mr. Cochran was raised in Exeter, California where he began his agricultural career working in a packing house- at the age of 16. After high school he decided to join the Navy for four years, sailing on the U.S.S. Halsey for 3 different tours. While serving his country, Mr. Cochran also travimg_0971eled to new places such as the Philippines and Hong Kong. After the Navy, he went to college at Chico State where he majored in Ag. Mechanimg_0981ics.  Later he began his teaching career at Dos Palos High School, although he left after purchasing a business in Exeter called Cooper Weller Machine. He purchased his company from his retired Ag. teacher from high-school, who partially inspired him to become an Agriculture teacher himself. Mr. Cochran wanted to have both a successful career; however, he also wanted to have a family. He married his wife Sharlene on January 14, of 1978, which now marks 39 years of marriage with the love of his life. They have three successful kids: Travis, Erika, and Abby. Travis is now attending U.C. Davis where he is studying political science. Erika has stayed in the valley where she attends Fresno State where she is studying English. Abbey, on the other hand, moved to Indiana where she works as a social worker. Although Mr. Cochran haimg_0978-1s only worked at our school for about a img_0977month now, he says his favorite thing about our school is the students. He loves how he is able to recognize that students want to be at school and are eager to learn. If you see Mr. Cochran around campus, be sure to give him a big Woodlake welcome. We are happy to have
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The Senior Spills

By: Isabella Franco and Isaiah Maldonado

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the class of 2017, so might as well get to know a few interesting things about our very fine upper class men and women. Scouting for seniors to choose from was not easy. With such an amazing group of seniors at our school, it was a difficult choice to make. Nevertheless, here are some questions answered by a couple of your senior classmates.

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What’s your Dream Car?
Garcia: “My Dream car is a Dodge challenger.”
What kind of shampoo do you use?
Garcia: “The shampoo that I use is Head and Shoulders.”
How do you keep your body in shape?

Garcia: “Squats. Lots of squats.”

 

 

img_20170119_213734_064-1Alondra Franco

Who are your favorite memories with?
Franco:“All my favorite memories are with Elizabeth Ramirez and also Anthony Torres.”
What’s one place you would love to travel to?
Franco: “I’d like to go to Switzerland so I can visit Cristina Yang.”
What  would be your Dream Line-Up Concert?
Franco: “I’d love to see The Weekend, Mario
J.Cole, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Drake.”

 

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Are you excited to graduate?
Rodriguez:“Yes, I am very excited to graduate high school.”
If you could throw one big shindig, who would you invite?
Rodriguez:“I would invite a lot of buddies, we’re famous, right?”
Would you ever shave your head?
Rodriguez:“No! No, I will never shave my head unless it was for a good cause.”

 

 

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What is your funniest moment?
Ramirez:“My funniest moment would be the time I peed my pants at the carnival a couple years ago. Then I had to run all the way back home.”
Favorite go-to snack is?
Ramirez: “My go to snack is Hot Cheetos.”
How tall would you like to be?
Ramirez: “I’d like to be 5’2 with some attitude.”

New Year, New Hits!

imagesdownloadbruno-mars-24k-magic-lyrics-2By:Charlotte Lira
As the New Year begins we leave behind the old hits and bring in the new. Here are the Top 20 iTunes hits that we are starting 2017 off with!
1. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
2. I Don’t Want To Live Forever – Zayn & Taylor Swift
3. Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) – Migos
4. Paris – The Chainsmokers
5. Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello
6. 24k Magic – Bruno Mars
7. I Feel It Coming (ft. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd
8. This Town – Niall Horan
9. All Time Low – Jon Bellon
10. Closer (ft. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers
11. iSpy (ft. Lil Yachty) – KYLE
12. Fake Love – Drake
13. Love On The Brain – Rhianna
14. Don’t Want To Know (ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Maroon 5
15. Way Down We Go -Kaleo
16. Better Man – Little Big Town
17. Say You Wont Let Go – James Arthur
18. Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane) – Rae Sremmurd
19. Blue Aint Your Color – Keith Urban
20. Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber) – DJ Snakes

Save the Drama for your Mama By: Nikole Kimble

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Get ready for this year’s exciting Spring play, which will be Lady Pirates of the Caribbean. This whimsical musical is about Esmerelda, the captain of the Lawless Ladies, a her ruthless pirate crew. Esmerelda and her lady pirates are on an adventure, recovering stolen gold from a different group of pirates. She and her ruthless crew disguise themselves as a shipwrecked theater troupe who happen to stumble upon the luckless Parrot Isle. There will be singing and dancing and a good old fashion, pirate sword fighting. Auditions begin on Tuesday, January 24 in the PAB at 6:30 PM. Be prepared to sing, dance and read from the script! Their is a total of 21 speaking parts, (male and female) and lots of extra roles for pirates!