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  • Online Chemistry: The Flawed Format

    Online Chemistry: The Flawed Format

    By Cody Wilson and Cole Walls

    May 26, 2017

    Chemistry is a staple of the traditional high school curriculum. Every bad high school movie has at least one scene of chemicals exploding in teenagers’ faces. Yet, the chemistry program at Quartz Hill High School has very few labs involving dangerous chemicals - or physical labs at all. For more than five years, the majority of the chemistry program has been operating with an online format. Usi...

    Casey Swafford frets over online chemistry

    Picture by Cody Wilson

  • Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    By Tiffany Tran, Staff Writer

    May 26, 2017

    As a sequel to the first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two was hugely successful in box offices around the world. On May 5th, thousands of people lined up to watch the highly-anticipated second chapter of the superhero team’s adventures. Throughout the film, viewers experience emotions of both joy and sadness. The characters are so hilarious that anyone with a sense of humor will be in...

  • The Perfect Senior Prank

    The Perfect Senior Prank

    By Mustafa Elmahdi, Staff Writer

    May 26, 2017

    What is the best senior prank? This infallible question has stood the test of time, finding no adequate solution until this date. A senior prank should be done in good humor, and must be manageable and easy to clean up. For instance, it should be something like super-gluing the doors shut or cutting down a tree. For extra effect, cause a water bottle riot or wipe a teacher’s data from their computer. Actua...

  • Raccoon in the Back Room

    Raccoon in the Back Room

    By Sydney Smith, Staff Writer

    May 26, 2017

    This is it. This is the end of our school life as we know it. The raccoons have begun their conquest on Quartz Hill High School, and now there is no going back.We must prepare ourselves for the worst, as none of us will be able to stand up against these incredible beings. The first attack occurred earlier this week. The perpetrator was discovered in the back room of classroom 304. While some students ...

  • Bullying: Stop Turning a Blind Eye

    Bullying: Stop Turning a Blind Eye

    By Naila Gonzalez, Staff Writer

    May 26, 2017

    Bullying is a word that almost every kid dreads hearing. The outcast is the person that bullies aim for, a person who is deemed as not being good enough or not meeting someone's standards. Some dread this act so much that they tragically take their own lives. If only the students saw it sooner. If only the parents knew what their kid was going through at school. If only the victim spoke up. Bullyi...

  • An Unexpected End for the the Boys’ Tennis Team

    An Unexpected End for the the Boys’ Tennis Team

    By Noor Gill, Staff Writer

    May 22, 2017

    Although the Golden League season ended for the Quartz Hill Rebels boys’ tennis team, many were looking forward to this year’s CIF playoffs. Since the team had only a few seniors, the sophomore and junior classes took a hold of the team when the playoffs rolled around. One of these very valuable sophomores was Isaac Kim, who has gone nearly undefeated in the 2016-17 season. Other notable players i...

    Picture by Noor Gill

News

Online Chemistry: The Flawed Format

Online Chemistry: The Flawed Format

By Cody Wilson and Cole Walls

Chemistry is a staple of the traditional high school curriculum. Every bad high school movie has at least one scene of chemicals exploding in teenagers’ faces. Yet, the chemistry program at Quartz Hill High School has very few labs involving dangerous chemicals - or physical labs at all. For mo...

May 26, 2017

Bullying: Stop Turning a Blind Eye

Bullying: Stop Turning a Blind Eye

By Naila Gonzalez, Staff Writer

Bullying is a word that almost every kid dreads hearing. The outcast is the person that bullies aim for, a person who is deemed as not being good enough or not meeting someone's standards. Some dread this act so much that they tragically take their own lives. If only the students saw it sooner. If only...

May 26, 2017

Teacher profile: Mr. McQuilkin

Teacher profile: Mr. McQuilkin

By Averie Burke, Staff Writer

Quartz Hill has an extraordinary music program that had been shaped over many years by none other than our very own John McQuilkin. Mr. McQuilkin has taught at Quartz Hill for 37 years.  His career at Quartz Hill consisted of teaching varying classes in the music field like Symphonic Band, Conce...

May 19, 2017

What Happens at Karaoke Night?

What Happens at Karaoke Night?

By Amrita Sandhu, Staff Writer

Last Wednesday, May 10th, Quartz Hill High School hosted its annual Karaoke Night with the theme “Disco Night.” This event was held in the Library from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., free of charge with an ASB card and one dollar without. Karaoke Night was put on by ASB and people had a good time and participate...

May 19, 2017

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Sports

An Unexpected End for the the Boys’ Tennis Team

An Unexpected End for the the Boys’ Tennis Team

By Noor Gill, Staff Writer

Although the Golden League season ended for the Quartz Hill Rebels boys’ tennis team, many were looking forward to this year’s CIF playoffs. Since the team had only a few seniors, the sophomore an...

May 22, 2017

Zac Conte and the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Team Dominate the Valley

Zac Conte and the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Team Dominate the Valley

By Daniel Cho, Staff Writer

Out of all the sports Quartz Hill has to offer, their boys’ varsity volleyball team is on a whole other level. Undefeated for the past four years in their league, they have proven that they are the gre...

May 19, 2017

Baseball’s Newest Star: Ryan Sanders

Baseball’s Newest Star: Ryan Sanders

By Noor Gill, Staff Writer

As usual, the Quartz Hill Boys Varsity Baseball Team continues to have an outstanding season. Throughout this year, many young players have become upcoming stars, one of them being Ryan Sanders. Standing...

May 12, 2017

Boys Volleyball Defeats Highland

Boys Volleyball Defeats Highland

By Hanna Hoang, Staff Writer

It is currently the boys’ volleyball season. The boys have done very well in their matches and are well on their way to CIF. They recently played a game against Highland, their main rival, on Friday, ...

May 5, 2017

Faris Babineaux – Track Standout

Faris Babineaux – Track Standout

May 5, 2017

The Driven Boys’ Golf Team

The Driven Boys’ Golf Team

April 21, 2017

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A&E

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Tiffany Tran, Staff Writer

As a sequel to the first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two was hugely successful in box offices around the world. On May 5th, thousands of people lined up to watch the highly-anticipated second...

May 26, 2017

Hot Tracks For The Summer

Hot Tracks For The Summer

By Shruthi Kumar, Staff Writer

Whether it’s music for a party or just something to bop your head to, here are a few songs that will definitely set the mood for your summer. 1. Zedd and Alessia Cara - Stay This song by Russian...

May 22, 2017

Mothman: He Is Out There

Mothman: He Is Out There

By Alyssa Hoffman, Staff Writer

Point Pleasant, a quiet, unassuming town in West Virginia, is probably not one of the first towns you think of when you hear “unexplained supernatural events.” This town, however, seems to be the origin...

May 13, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast Movie Review

By Tiffany Tran, Staff Writer

Bill Condon, the director of Beauty and the Beast (a Disney classic), has transformed the original animated movie from the 1990’s into a modern live-action sensation. In this production, Emma Watson...

May 13, 2017

Chalk Art: Emily Miller

Chalk Art: Emily Miller

May 9, 2017

Get Ready with Me: PROM 2k17

Get Ready with Me: PROM 2k17

April 28, 2017

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