Stop Clowning Around!

By Desirae Bryant

October is a month full of falling leaves, pumpkin patches, and spooky stories. It’s the time of the year when Children of all ages- and those few adult children- dress up in costumes and roam the night in search of free candy. Goblins and ghouls, vampires and werewolves, all on the hunt for a sweet snack and a good time.clown This year; however, a new breed of predator has hit the streets, and evidently, they are quite terrifying. Clown sightings have been flooding national news headlines. Now, one might think: “Clowns? What’s so scary about clowns”. Well, these clowns are not your typical birthday party, balloon blowing, friends. These are the types of clowns that cause you to lie awake at three a.m. fearing for your personal safety. The sightings began around late August in South Carolina, when children reported a clown attempting to lure them into nearby woods. A pair of children in Georgia claimed they ran for their lives from a clown while waiting at their local bus stop on their way to school. Stories such as these continue to catch the eyes of concerned citizens all over the nation.clowns Though the accounts have been determined as pranks by law enforcement, police are still taking the situation seriously. More than a dozen individuals have been arrested in connection to the sightings. This new phenomenon is a frightening start to a very fun-filled month, so watch yourselves when trick-or-treating, or even when roaming the streets around town. You may never know what lies ahead. 

Loco for Hoco!

Loco for Hoco!

By: Jocelyn Sanchez

Congratulations to 2k16 Homecoming King and Queen, Noe Garcia and Lizette Castillo. After an intense football game against Corcoran, the Woodlake varsity football finally conquered the Corcoran Panthers. The Tigers could not have done it without the support from our student cheering section. After the game, several students went to the homecoming dance to show off their best dance moves! From showing their dance moves, to whipping their hair back and forth. Everyone that attended enjoyed eachother’s company by having an amazing time. With glow sticks in the air, the night was one for the books!

Homecoming Q&A

By: Jocelyn Sanchez & Mariza Murrietta

     

             

 Mason Smith 

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            Q:If you were to fall walking down the field how would you play it off?

            A: “I would just lay there and start crying.”

            Q: Do you wish you had a different partner?

             A: “No because that’s mean.”  

                   Tell Blanke

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               Q: What’s the best quality of your partner?

               A: “She’s got nice eyes.”

               Q: What will be your go to dance move at the dance?

               A: “Hit dem folks.”

                  Jessica Aceves

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                  Q: If you were to fall walking down the field how would you play it off?

                  A: “I’d do the splits!”

                  Q: Who was your first crush?

                  A: This kid in my karate class

               

 Lizette Castillo

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                 Q: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

                 A:  “Oh… walking down the bus for a tennis match and I slipped down the stairs                      in front of  boys.”

                Q: Do you wish you had a different partner?

                 A: “No, my partner is one of my best friends.”

                Javi Cortez

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               Q:What’s the best quality of your partner?

               A: “Her beauty.”

              Q:Most embarrassing moment?

              A: “Missing a 40 yard field goal.”

 

               Shea Bartlett

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             Q:If you were to fall walking down the field how would you play it off?

             A: “Lol, I’d get up and Hit Dem Folks and do the worm.”

             Q: Do you wish you had a different partner?

            A: “No way, we’re gonna slayyyy!!!!!”

             April Lopez

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           Q: If you were to fall walking down the field how would you play it off? 

           A: “Act like I broke my ankle.”

           Q: What’s the best quality of your partner?

           A: “His personality.”

           Noe Garcia

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          Q: What will be your go to dance move at homecoming?

          A: “Twerking”

          Q:Do you feel like you’re going to win?

          A: “No, because I don’t know.”

  

          Paola Rodriguez

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         Q: What’s the best quality of your partner?

         A: “His humor, and he’s hilarious.”

        Q: Were you surprised that you were nominated?

         A: “Yes, because the seniors voted for me.”

         Nate Rodriguez

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        Q: What is the best quality about your partner?

        A: “Her eyes.”

       Q: Who was your first crush?

       A: “Hannah Montana!!!”

This Halloween Get Ready to Scream

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The word “Samhain” means summer’s end in old Irish. Halloween was called hallows eve, but then it later was changed. Halloween was originally a day to celebrate all the saints. The Samhain celebrated their new year on November 1st, and believed that on the 31st of October the ghosts from the dead would come to life. Druids, known as priests, built giant bonfires where they would sacrifice animals and burn crops. They would wear costumes and dance around. Years later Halloween was introduced into the USA, and then became an official holiday.

Halloween Themed Specialties Recipes

Are you terrible at cooking? Well here are a few easy, tasty recipes you can make that are fast and simple.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Instead of throwing all those gooey pumpkin seeds away, make a radical snack. Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Step 2: Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Step 3: Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

Marshmallow Ghosts

Ingredients – 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped. 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows.

Chocolate decorating gel or assorted candies.

Directions- In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in marshmallows until coated. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; smooth and flatten into ghost shapes.

Decorate with gel or candies for eyes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 15 servings. Enjoy!

By: Nikole Kimble

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Tiger Talk

By: Claudia Zacarias

The city of Woodlake is known for its small town hospitality. It is a town known for its neighborly citizens and friendly school system in which students have known one another since pre-school. However, though you may know a lot about someone, you can never know too much about a person. Here are some Tigers that got interviewed for their perspectives on some random questions.


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If you were granted three wishes, what would you wish for?

Ray: “I’ve actually put some thought into this before and my first wish would be to have an unlimited amount of money. My second wish would be to have 20/20 vision because I have glasses. My third wish would be to be the fastest man alive.”

Jessica Sandoval, Junior

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Jessica: “It was during an assembly, my second grade year and I wasn’t paying attention. They were giving out parent awards and they called Jessica Sandoval, which is my name. Although it was actually my friend’s mom’s name, so I go up in front of the whole school thinking it’s me. And they tell me that it’s not me they were calling and tell me to go sit down. Everyone was laughing at me.”

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Reeana Muñoz, Freshman

Which Netflix shows are you watching right now and would recommend?

Reeana: “Shows I would recommend include The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries. ”

Stand Up and Cheer-Mid Season is Here

By: Robby Stevenson

fullsizerender-2This Fall season’s sports are looking bright for our Tigers! Several of our teams are showing their Tiger pride as they exceed this year’s limits. For example, Girls Tennis is destroying their opponents as their season record is packed with wins. Their overall record is 16-3 and their league record is 12-2.

The football season is still looking bright, even though the Tigers lost their first league game. The Tigers overall record is 4-3. Continue to support the Tigers as they continue fighting for the league championship.

fullsizerender-1The Volleyball season is still on an incredible run as they are looking to keep the streak of winning league championship alive. Jocelyn Sanchez, Sophomore,  states “The Streak is very important to us, and we need to keep fighting.” The girls are using the streak as motivation to play harder. Their League record is 4-2. Let’s all cheer on these Lady Tigers as they are in the run for their 8th straight championship.

fullsizerenderCross Country has had a successful season earning many personal records.  Two of the team members, Elijah Moraido having a 14:14.9 time on the 3,200 meter run, and Miguel Villegas showing off his speed with running a 11:49 in two miles.

 

The Secret Life of Teachers

By Sandra Murrietta

 

Mrs. Moss

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1.What are some of your hobbies outside of school?

Moss:  “Outside of school my hobbies include traveling, photography, being a florist, and other outside activities. I love cooler weather, especially the snow, and I am looking forward to getting some snowboarding in this season during winter break. Traveling has broadened my perspective on life, whether is is exploring a new local town or being apart of various cultures in Europe. One of my very favorite places in the world would be Ankum, Germany, a small farming community with gorgeous flowers everywhere. If you take my Greenhouse Management or Floral Design courses as a junior or senior, you will quickly learn of my passion for all plant material, especially succulents and all types of flowers. I love the challenge of creating something beautiful that means so much to people. The simple act of giving or receiving even just one flower can bring a smile to someone’s face.”

2.What are some ideas that  you have planned for your bucket list?

Moss: “Well, since I went skydiving for my 20th birthday that one is out. I am working to travel through all 50 states, I am currently at 19 states visited, with Alaska being my all time favorite. I would also like to travel to Australia one day, but I don’t do so well on long flights. I will ride the London Eye (Ferris Wheel) with my loved ones.”

 

Mr. Gibson

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What are some of your talents? What is on your bucket list?

Gibson: “I am a professional MMA fighter. I have 20 professional fights and have fought for the UFC and other promotions around the world. I train in the morning before work and then after work. I have my next fight scheduled for November 3rd. I am the current Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion. Outside of work and training, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 month old baby girl Ella. I also have two dogs, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. I enjoy fishing, being outdoors, hiking, and exploring. My bucket list includes white water rafting the grand canyon, taking a European vacation, and getting a PhD.”

 

Mrs. Inchcliff

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What are some of the various your hobbies you enjoy?

  Inchcliff: “I don’t think shopping is considered a hobby, but I love to shop.  My husband gets very angry with me because I spend lots of money on clothing and shoes.  Something most would not know about my life out of school is that both my hubby and I run an adult group home.  We work with Tulare County Mental Health and provide housing for mental health patients to keep them off the street.  On top of the group home, I also dabble in antique furniture with my mother.  Antique businesses has been a part of my family for many decades, and my mother runs a very successful antique business that I hope to take over in the next 10 or so years.”

Any bucket list ideas that you want to complete?

Inchcliff: “HHMMMM… My bucket list… Well, believe it or not, I am not very adventurous.  I’m too busy to think about fun.  I do like to travel, but not all of the time.  I would like to visit Rome, Greece, and Paris one day, but I better start saving now for those big trips.”

Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher,or Undecided?

By: Isabella Franco

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On October 14th, Woodlake High School hosted its 30th Annual Career Day! Career Day was a great way for the students to seek and learn about different career opportunities that we may want to pursue right after high school. Career Day gave students the chance to meet past alumni from WUHS, and hear personal stories about their educational and professional journey.  Career Day was a great way to get first hand information about what education is needed for which careers, and most importantly, how much money do specific careers earn. Career Day is one of those days where you can just open your eyes and listen to all the great stories that these individuals have, and most importantly of all, to ask questions and determine if the dream career is still your dream career or if new discoveries have led to a whole new interest.

A BIG!! BIG!! Birthday Party

By: Misty Stevenson

On the weekend of September 24, The City of Woodlake hosted a huge birthday party for the entire community. The celebration kicked off on Friday the 23rd, beginning with a tailgate party prior to Friday’s football game against Orosi. Saturday, there was an all-class reunion, in which past students who graduated from Woodlake High School gathered to share memories. The gathering included prior students who graduated in class of 1948, all the way to alumni who graduated in the latest class of 2016. The following day, the city of Woodlake hosted a concert at Miller Brown Park in celebration of its 75th birthday. Drake White, an up and coming country music star, performed followed by an immaculate firework production. There were several street vendors, and the event was a major success. Sunday morning, to end all of the festivities, the majority of the Woodlake churches held a giant sermon in the park. The celebration overall was a great success and a great way to celebrate Woodlake’s 75th birthday.

Woodlake’s New Businesses

By: Chris Coelho


Woodlake has been growing in the matter of just a few years. Last year the town welcomed a Rite Aid, which has been doing very well. A few weeks ago, Woodlake completed the new Plaza that can be enjoyed by everyone to go relax, read a book, or just sit and look at the mountains and the foothills. There is also a new Yogurt place located by Subway called Lix’s Yogurt. Coming soon to Woodlake’s department of restaurants is a new Little Caesars. It will be located in downtown Woodlake right behind the Sub Station. Woodlake is improving little by little, and it’s great for the community to welcome new businesses. The people of Woodlake appreciate the new faces in town.