The State of the Bathrooms

By Danielle Doria

Our campus has a bathroom problem.  The amount of privacy in our bathrooms is very limited. The girls restrooms have no locks and the holes where the handles should be are filled with paper in an attempt to allow more privacy.  Up until recently the boys restrooms had no doors whatsoever, and gave no privacy at all.  For someone using the larger restroom it is especially hard because their is no way of holding the door closed yourself, and someone would not know if you are in there unless they call out.

Teens go through many changes in their bodies throughout high school and need more privacy in this time in their life more then ever.  Students shouldn’t have to worry about someone walking in on them while they are trying to use the restroom, or have to worry about holding the door with their feet so they aren’t interrupted.  As a respectful plea to our school, we ask that our restrooms be moderately updated to allow for, at the very least, guaranteed privacy.

Student Spotlight!

By: Claudia Zacarias

It’s Springtime guys, and even though the pollen is trying to kill half of us, let’s take a moment and breathe in the sweet, fresh air and get to know more of our WHS Tigers.


IMG_6705Walter Monroy, 10th

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?

Monroy: “I would change my name to Tyler- because Tyler Monroy, like how cool does that sound. I just like the way it sounds.”

What’s a body part that you wouldn’t mind losing?

Monroy: “I would not mind losing my middle fingers because they aren’t very necessary.”

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Monroy: “One of the dumbest ways I been injured was I was tripped and broke my collarbone. Cough Cough @Saul.”

IMG_6717Alyssa Inong, Senior

What ice-cream flavor is absolutely disgusting?

Inong: “ I would definitely say Mint Chip.”

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Inong: “If I won the lottery I’d probably run away to an island.”

What are you known for?

Inong: “I’m known for my long hair and looks.” (Conceded much?)


IMG_6708Jojo Gonzalez, Senior

What’s something you’d love to do, but is dangerous?

Gonzalez: “Honestly, I wish I could be a scuba diver and swim with the sharks.”

What’s a childhood myth that you wish was real?
Gonzalez: “I wished Santa Claus was real so he could give out free presents to good boys and girls.”

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done?

Gonzalez: “I hit a pole while going 55 mph, and I also won a game of Fortnite with 19 kills- *dab.”



IMG_6718Zadie Barns, Senior

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

Barns: “In fourth grade, I use to wear a huge, puffy, red jacket that had fur on the hood. It was so embarrassing-  I looked like a man.

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, which food would you choose?

Barns: “I’d probably eat anything potatoes, like fries, baked potatoes, and mash potatoes.”

What songs makes you cry?

Barns: “You Are Mine” by The Dixie Chicks makes me cry.”

Student Spotlight

By: Claudia Zacarias

Welcome WHS students to a new year full of exciting hope and goals! With the start of a new year, many students are ecstatic to see what this year will bring them. As a matter of fact, some students have a lot to say about it, so here are a couple Q&A interviews\\ from tigers.

IMG_8709Ricky Dominguez, Senior

“How’s senior year going? What are the pros and cons of it?”

Dominguez: “It’s going great, the cons of being a senior is that it’s almost over and your leaving your childhood behind. The pros are that your starting you life which is exciting.”

“Are you taking any challenging classes? What makes them challenging?”

Dominguez: “I’m taking AP Lit, and that class is challenging just in the aspect of having to read a lot and find the time to do it with my busy schedule.

“Do you have any things on your bucket list you want to do before you graduate?”

Dominguez: “Before I graduate I’d really like to get a Valley Championship ring in soccer.

IMG_8707Isaak Martinez, Sophomore

“What’s something that most people would be surprised to know?”

Martinez: “Most people don’t know that I sing in the shower.”

What are your hobbies or interest?”

Martinez: “I like listening to music, like hip hop and rap. I also like being outside surrounded by nature.”

What do you want to become when your older?

Martinez: “ I haven’t given much thought to it, but I would like to become a DJ.”

IMG_8721Pria Bun, Junior

How’s Junior year going? Anything difficult?

Bun: “ It’s going  pretty good , my challenging classes ar chemistry and English.”

What has been your most memorable moment at WHS?

Bun: “I would have to say formal because of the people I was surrounded by.”

What is something that is really popular now, but in 5 years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by?

Bun: “ I definitely think that we will look back and be embarrassed of our dance moves, like the whip and the nae nae.”



IMG_8719Guerra, Freshmen

“What’s something you love about high school? Any 


Guerra: “ I was really surprised by the various amount of electives offered. I also think that it’s harder because the teachers have high expectations and give more homework.”

What’s something random that other people would be surprised to find out?

Guerra: “ Most people would be surprised to know that I enjoy Art- it’s one of my favorite classes because I get to relax.”

In one one word how would you sum up finals week?

Guerra: ‘Hell.”

Y’all It’s Fall

  Reporter: Alicia Vail

Tis the season of orange leaves and a cool breeze; is your closet ready for a weather change? It’s starting to get chilly, so is your closet ready for those foggy mornings, rainy puddles, and Halloween nights? Summer trend consist of kicking back in a cool tank top and shorts, but sadly summer has to come to an end. Luckily, winter season means you can finally wear those boots you bought on sale, or that scarf that you’ve been wanting to wear.  This is the season for knee-high boots, raincoats, those fuzzy socks everyone loves. Remember, the weather will be dropping by 30 degrees, and the color of trees will be changing to different shades of red, orange and yellow. These vibrant colors only come as an advantage, so here are some comfortable, yet trendy outfit ideas for Fall 2017.street-style-fall-fashion-large-msg-13494772176573624793032ccc5b2b7c1a3798a3c1da-winter-outfits-casual-fall-season-outfits-e1509377825212.jpg3e6a5235ec0de15a2c304545df2715d0-texas-fashion-fall-fashion-e1509377866760.jpgb513579c00b4594f6e19b3dc0daa7723-e1509377752491.jpg

Students Springin’ into the Spotlight

By: Julian Duran

The flowers are beginning to bud, the sun is starting to shine, and the weather is getting a whole lot warmer! What does this mean? It’s March! This comes with the start of the most beautiful season of spring! We are halfway through the semester, and the end of the year is already in our sights. I’ve rounded up a couple of students to ask them some questions about themselves.


Charlotte Lira

What would you risk your life for?

“Definitely for all of the members of One Direction! Not Zayn though, he is such a jerk!”

Would you rather be unattractive and live forever, or be amazingly attractive and die in a year?

“I definitely would love to live forever so I can be with all of my loved ones!”


Adin Ross

Would you rather be unattractive and live forever, or be amazingly attractive and die in a year?

“I definitely would rather be attractive so I can get all the gir… eh, I mean friends!”

What would you risk your life for?

“I would risk my life for J Cole or Drake, the best rappers of all time baby!”


By Juan Macias
Many students ask their educators and fellow peers why portfolios are a requirement to graduate from high school? With many high schools today requiring a portfolio to graduate, it’s no wonder why students are becoming curious. Many students say that portfolios are time consuming, stressful, and in the end, not enough of the required information is put to valuable use. Students are required to have current and past grades, list of classes taken, an introduction essay, resume, and a plethora of past assignments in their portfolio. This doesn’t even include the mass amounts of community service hours that are required from each student as well. Through the many mind boggling times, and countless hours spent finishing portfolio and community service, is the end product useful? Students from Woodlake High School were asked their opinion regarding whether or not portfolios are necessary for graduation requirements.


A junior, Arbol Ortega, a fellow student and Woodlake High School says they are useful in some cases to get job and and possibly to get into college; however, not receiving much help from the teachers and counselors made it difficult, and maybe if they made tutorials on how to perfect their portfolios would be helpful.


Leonel Mercado, also a junior at Woodlake High School, believes they are pointless and worthless. He explains that students shouldn’t be required to fill some binder full with records when the school already has records of their grades, classes, and attendance. He states, “If they were less time consuming a student would gladly get them done with no hassle.”


Mixy Barreto, a soon graduating senior, said that the portfolio helped her to decide what she wants to pursue as her career, as well as what college she would like to attend. She says she wished she started earlier because the process does take time, and she rushed through her portfolio. She believes she could have done better if she would have slowed the process down an bit and really thought about her plans. She says that, “the Graduate Outcome portion appears to be of no use because the colleges look more at your grades and your extracurricular activities, and they don’t bother to look at work you did in ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade.”


Shea Bartlett, another student of the class of 2017, says it helped her with her resume, and opened the door to a variety of colleges that she could attend in the near future. Like many others, she regrets not taking her time on this important requirement. Also she wishes she could have put more effort into certain parts because it really helps students get into colleges and get jobs. Shea says that.” the Graduate Outcome portion is unnecessary because they make no difference when attending a college or filling out your resume.”

Is Dating Still Fun ?



By:Isabella Franco

Back in the 40’s and 50’s, the guys would actually have to find the courage to ask the girl out. For example, what I can gather from movies, is the guys arrive at the girl’s house and takes her out on a fun. innocent date. The perfect couple goes to dinner, and then decides to goon an evening stroll around the park just to get to know each other.  Fast forward 20 years, as women become more independent, the dating scene has dramatically changed. Women start to take it upon themselves to ask the guys out on dates.  Now, in present time, times have changed even more.  We have come to a certain day and age where dating has lost its meaning with all the technology that we have. The guys do not even ask the girl out anymore in person, it is all done by text or through social media. Is dating dead or fun in the eyes of young couples?  Which era would you prefer to fall in love in?

Is the Popcorn Ready?

By: Juan Sandoval

Fall is here and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. With Halloween around the corner, some of the best scary movies are being released this month. Get your extra large bucket of popcorn, and your scary movie buddy ready, because these are the newest scary movies that will make you regret turning off the lights.


Ouija Origin Of Evil is about a woman who is a widow. Being a mother of two, she decides to scam people in LA by telling them that she has the ability to talk to spirits in order to make ends meet. Little does the woman know, that the Ouija board would invite nefarious spirits in her and her 2 daughters’ lives. Catch this film on October 21, 2016 in a theater near you.


Madea (Tyler Perry’s) new movie Boo a Madea Halloween is a new horror comedy coming this month. Madea spends Halloween taking care of her teen niece and her niece’s friends, when they begin experiencing horrifying experiences with ghosts and other paranormal creatures. This movie will make you laugh, so get ready! It will be in a theater near you on October 21, 2016.


Stranger Things is not a movie, it is a series that was released in July. Not to mention this amazing, addicting, series would be a sin. Stranger Things is about a scary creature called a Demogoron that is swallowing people to the underside. Throughout the show, the cast looks for Will, a young boy who is taken. Throughout the search the cast is faced with dangerous situations. Make sure you have time because I guarantee you will not have time to take your eyes off the screen.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Movie of The Year?




By Arthur Reynoso
As the month of March comes to an end, one of the most anticipated movies of the year hit theaters on March 25. That’s right, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was finally released. Zac Snyder, the director of the movie, did a fantastic job and made many comic book fans worldwide proud of how the story stuck closely to the actual comic. The movie begins a bit slow, picking up 2 years later after the events of “Man of Steel” (not considered a sequel). When Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) first meet, tension begins to build  between the two heroes after a discussion regarding how they believe each other’s alter egos are a menace to society. Soon both Batman and Superman prepare to face off one another. One reason why this movie was greatly successful was because of the hype between two greats of the superhero universe. In the comics, when these two phenomenons go head to head, it was like watching “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” With something like this hitting theaters, everybody just had to witness the event. Even though this movie is great, it is a stepping stone leading up to the creation of The Justice League film that will be coming in 2017. Overall, Batman v. Superman was a major hit and broke Box Office records and easily became the number 1 March and Easter movie released on its very first day! If you haven’t seen the film, then you are missing out on one of the greatest movies so far to hit theaters in 2016.

“One Chance is All You Need”

By: Yarimel Barreto

Race was released Friday, February 19 in theaters. It’s based on the true story of Jesse Owens, image1the legendary athletic superstar and his track and field experience. Jesse Owens, a young
African-American who would become one of the greatest Olympic athletes, proved Hitler’s boast about the “Aryan athletic superiority” wrong by winning four gold medals, setting world records, and becoming the star of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owen was the first American to win four gold medals at a single Olympics, a record that stood unbroken for 48 years. His quest was to become the greatest track and field athlete in history. Race is a film about determination, tolerance, aimage2nd friendship. Its an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend. Jesse Owens is an exceptional athlete and he quotes “One chance is all you need.” The movie highlights the struggles of Jesse Owens, and his power and determination to overcome the challenges he faced.  Click on the link below to preview the movie Race.