MCHS cross country team takes top 20 in state

The women’s varsity cross country team pose after their championship race (Photo Courtesy of Leanne West) By Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, editor As Maria Carrillo High School’s fall sports wrapped up for the season, the cross country team headed to Woodward Park, Fresno, for the state meet on Nov. 26. The meet serves as a long-held tradition […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ produces a fantastical and humorous show

Actors rehearse prior to the debut of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Photo courtesy of Denise Elia-Yen) By Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, editor and Roshni Davé, staff writer With the beginning of another year comes another performance in the quad from drama teacher Denise Elia-Yen’s students. This production adapted Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, shortening it to a […]


AP Test Data Reveals Racial Gap in AP Test Participation

Pie Chart made on Meta Chart with data from the College Board, showing the ethnic composition of the 267 AP test-takers who reported their races in 2021 (Photo: Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, The Puma Prensa) by Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, features editor Based on data from the California Department of Education and the College Board, the participation rate for […]


How To Register and Pre-Register To Vote in California

Voter Registration Forms at the Rincon Valley Library (Photo: Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, The Puma Prensa) by Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, features editor The youngest eligible voters (18-24) currently have the lowest voter turnout in the United States, hovering around or below 50 percent for the past 20 years in presidential elections. The younger generations, though, have the most […]

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‘Malcolm and Marie’ brings hard questions to the table but stretches plot thin

A scene early on in Malcolm and Marie, featuring Zendaya and John David Washington By Josephine Rivera-Hoagland, staff writer At what point does a love story turn into a story about love? Two people collide by chance and begin a “will they, won’t they” journey, but when it turns into a relationship full of compromise […]