The Ubiquity

Melissa Canales
In one word, I describe myself as colorful. I adore watching sunrises and sunsets, reading books by candlelight, going on picnics with the stereotypical plaid red blanket, drinking unholy amounts of coffee, and walking around barefoot. During the months of voluntary house arrest, I’ve done all of these, and I hope to do more. This year, I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Ubiquity, and I am counting on my passion for journalism and a stubborn amount of determination to help me do right under the position. You didn’t ask about random facts about me, but you’re going to get them anyways: “glorious” is my absolute favorite word - it rolls off the tongue so elegantly; purple, the hue for royalty, is my favorite color, with red and yellow coming in second and third, respectively; my name, Melissa, means honeybee, and I don’t think anything could fit me quite as well. I hope to create and oversee the production of articles that will encourage you to tap into the passionate, involved person you always had inside of you. Talk soon!


9.28.20 Update

Hey! So it has been roughly a month since I last checked in but, honestly, I wouldn’t say you’ve missed too much. All my time has been divided between schoolwork, college applications, my actual job, and extracurricular activities. I miss having the luxury of a free afternoon to read a book or watch TV. The worst part of all of this, though, is that even when I know I’ve been productive, there is no tangible evidence of my work. Everything I do for school is virtual now - there is no physical test that says “A+” and, frankly, it is getting to me. So, I bought myself a pink planner to help me visualize my accomplishments. I need something to keep me going, and if that something is going to be a satisfying checkmark next to a completed task, then so be it.

Melissa Canales, Editor in Chief

Dec 11, 2020
So, the 2020 Elections Happened (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
¨Charlie Brown¨ Holiday Classics Move to AppleTV+ (Media)
Nov 08, 2020
The LA County District Attorney Race (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Merry Christmas! (Media)
Oct 16, 2020
There’s More to Elections than Just the President (Story/Media)
Oct 07, 2020
Online Interactions (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
In the Spirit of Autumn (Story)
Sep 05, 2020
Shop Right (Story)
Sep 04, 2020
Race Relations in NYU (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
All Things COVID (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Class of 2020: Next Steps (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Beware: AP Tests Ahead (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Spooky Season at Quartz Hill (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2019
Final Thoughts on Homecoming (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Battling Back-to-School (Story/Media)
May 09, 2019
AVUHSD Board of Trustees: Recall and Why (Story)
May 11, 2018
Peer Pressure at Quartz Hill (Story)
May 04, 2018
Homework Overload! (Story/Media)
Apr 21, 2018
Modesty: Not Always a Virtue (Story/Media)
Apr 06, 2018
Report Card Payday (Story)
Apr 01, 2018
Handball: Revived at Last (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
The Future is Now: Plan for College Early (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2018
Are We the Loneliest Generation? (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
The Structural Flaw in QHHS French (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
The Makeup Madness (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Get a Grip on Your New Year’s Resolutions (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Culture Clashes in Spanish Classes (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Should People Go Vegan? (Story)
Oct 15, 2017
Competitive Classes: A Pro or a Con? (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Can QHHS Students Beat the Heat? (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Brawns vs Brushes: The Superior Extracurricular (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Should Teens Be Paid to Do Chores? (Story)
Aug 10, 2017
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