Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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CIF Football Divisions: South OC Bracket Breakdowns

Take a look at the teams representing Southern Orange County in the various CIF divisions… PAC-5 Bracket Mission Viejo (10-0) The undefeated Mission Viejo team, ranked No. 1 in the county, is looking to win its first Pac-5 Division Championship. During the Nov. 2 game against El Toro, the Mission Viejo Diablos exerted their dominance with a 49-7 win. The …

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How to Deal With Insecurities as a Teenager

The time is 7:00 a.m. A girl is brushing her hair and fixing her makeup before school starts. A guy pulls on his new sneakers and does a set of push-ups before leaving the door. Both try to spruce themselves up for the day. But, in reality, both try to create a certain facade to mislead their peers from seeing …

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SAT vs. ACT: Three-Acronym Tests for the Future

As the college-application process draws near, high school juniors and seniors are lining up to take the SAT Reasoning Test and the ACT Test. The central questions are obvious among most upperclassmen: What’s the difference between the two tests? Which one should be taken? First, there is some historical content behind the choices. In retrospect, the ACT — originally the American …

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Trabuco Hills Defeats Tritons in End-of-Season Game

The final game for the San Clemente Tritons and the Trabuco Hills Mustangs handed a disappointing end to a game and a season for the Tritons and provided unanticipated joy to the Mustangs and their fans. This was solid come-from-behind effort by Trabuco Hill, lead by quarterback Nathan Perry. Going into the locker room at halftime, the Tritons looked the …

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History Repeats As Mission Viejo Triumphs Over El Toro

History does repeat itself. In 2005, the Mission Viejo Diablos stunned the El Toro Chargers 48-7. Last night the Diablos simply dominated the Chargers, 49-7. It was a contest only in the first quarter. With six interceptions of Connor Manning passes, the Chargers never really got into their customary game. This game reflected the entire Diablo season as they scored …

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San Juan Hills Football Overcame Challenges On and Off the Field

On Aug. 31, the San Juan Hills High School stadium was brand new, but it looked like the same old story with the football team. The week before, there was cause for optimism. After losing 11 straight games during the previous seasons, the San Juan Hills Stallions earned a victory during the season-opening game against Viewpoint. But, during the first …

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Newport Harbor Water Polo Cinches Undefeated League Season

The Newport Harbor water polo team finished official league play with a 17-2 win against Marina on Oct. 31. This is the Newport Harbor water polo team’s fourth consecutive undefeated year in the Sunset League. As the designated Senior Night, the victory was particularly sweet for the graduating members of the team. All seven seniors managed to score a goal …

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Fashionomics LIVE! Offers Early Internship Opportunities

Internships, part-time jobs and behind-the-scene visits to top companies in the Orange County are not reserved for college students. In fact, with the help of Fashionomics LIVE!, high school girls are getting the chance to see what the real world is all about. Fashionomics LIVE! was started Orange County and is led by college interns. It is currently made up …

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Santa Margarita Model United Nations Members Take England

Fourteen members of Santa Margarita’s Model United Nations team recently attended the Royal Russell Model United Nations Conference held in East Croydon, United Kingdom. During the conference, the students broke up into teams to represent the counties of Chile, Sudan and Kenya in a mock United Nations trial. Throughout the four-day conference, representatives from each country debated economic, political and …

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Editorial: Used Correctly, Techology is a Valuable Learning Aid

Smart phones, e-readers and tablets are often seen in the hands of the average 21st century student. Technology’s rapid pace of innovation provides students with resources to get through their studies. Especially apparent in Orange County, schools are working to productively implement technology in the classroom in order to help students learn. The use of technology in schools provides students …

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