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The Struggles of First-Generation Americans Applying to College

The Struggles of First-Generation Americans Applying to College

Sharon Flores, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

From Sept. 1 – Jan. 1, many first-generation Americans at Brentwood high school will be applying to college. Some will even be first in their families to graduate from high school. Therefore, receiving...

The Mental Unrest of Part-time Jobs

The Mental Unrest of Part-time Jobs

Kyle Correa, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Some students leave school and almost immediately start working 10-hour shifts. Are you one of them? Many students struggle to balance school and their part-time jobs, with either their shifts abandoned, or...

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 4

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 4

November 10, 2021

Brentwood has witnessed decades of history and countless generations of high school graduates. From the first steps past the double doors of the school, innumerable groups of students have spent...

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Devious Licks Trend Notoriously Absent in Brentwood Schools

Mariana Arboleda, Features Editor November 3, 2021

A new trend has flooded the internet, but this time it isn’t about a new TikTok dance. The most recent TikTok trend “devious licks,” or diabolical licks, is affecting schools across the nation by...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Graffiti Combines Art with Social Justice

Janice Aragon, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

You’ve probably heard of renowned street artist Banksy, but how many of you have heard of Jean-Michel Basquiat? Basquiat gained widespread acclaim for his graffiti art and social justice messages, inspiring...

Five African Americans that Changed the World

Five African Americans that Changed the World

Mariana Arboleda, Features Editor March 1, 2021

February has come to an end and with that comes the end of the Black History Month, a nationwide celebration of the work and efforts of African Americans who helped shape our country and culture. This...

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Covid-Safe Activities for Spring

March 1, 2021

During the pandemic, socializing safely while also having fun has proved to be difficult for many people. Staying away from loved ones and trying to limit the time people spend outside of their homes is...

DECA Dominates at 2020 Regionals

DECA Dominates at 2020 Regionals

Jessica Hsu, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2021

From Monday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 4, Brentwood High School participated in the DECA Regionals. Brentwood students performed exceptionally well this year, with over half the membership of DECA placing...

Dr. Grella poses with one of her science research students.

Dr. Rebecca Grella Challenges Students to Live Purposefully

Dua Hanif December 21, 2020

Have you ever considered your life’s purpose? Dr. Grella, the research teacher at Brentwood High School, talks to her students every day about finding their ikigai, or what really motivates and inspires...

Talented Jazz musician, hip-hop artist and music producer, Dudley Salmon, poses with his Saxophone.

Memoirs of Alumni Volume 3: Musicians and More

Ellen Argueta, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor November 25, 2020

In the precursory volumes of Memoirs of Alumni, alumnus who chose to give back to Brentwood High School by becoming teachers in the district graciously shared their experiences. The alumnus in this article...

Teachers use a variety of online tools to reach students outside of the schools walls during online learning.

Educating through a Screen

Ellen Argueta, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor June 9, 2020

 Over the past few months, our education system has gone through more radical change than ever before. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus may have caused schools all over the nation to close their doors...

Day 75 of Quarantine: A Journal Entry from a HS Junior

Day 75 of Quarantine: A Journal Entry from a HS Junior

Amber Connell, Staff Writer June 6, 2020

May 26th, 2020  Day # 75 12:27 pm  You know, I did like the beginning of quarantine if I’m being completely honest. I kept a routine where I made myself busy, got some school work done, began...

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