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Nikki Hatfield, Bethany Spielman, and Ashyln Cunningham performing I Put a Spell On You (“Hocus Pocus”) in memory of beloved Emma Jakobi.
That’s showbiz
Jasmine Franco, Reporter • May 28, 2024

It is a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, put your hands on your hips, and bring your knees in tight and it is a time warp dance to end the Vocal Finale performing...

Wind Ensemble performing music from the Incredibles.
An incredible concert
May 23, 2024

On Friday, May 17, Orchestral Winds, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble performed the Incredible Spring Concert in the MPR.  Among the band...

After a volleyball practice at a local gym.
Academic weapons
May 17, 2024

Playing a sport and balancing school and home life is challenging enough for a high school student. Throughout this school year, 13 of our school's...

Treats available from the South Asian Cultural Association.
Multicultural diversity
May 2, 2024

On Friday, April 17, students enjoyed food from around the world during lunch from 12:15 p.m. to 12:43 p.m. at the Multicultural Fair located...

“Own The Sky” is a virtual reality experience on for students.
Own The Sky: A VR Experience
April 30, 2024

Are you interested in the Air Force, JROTC, games, or virtual reality? On Thursday, April 25, the US Air Force (USAF) came to Royal for a special...

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The sun setting upon the 2024 senior class.
Senior Sunset of 2024
Ian Cervantes, Reporter • June 3, 2024

As the 2024 school year comes to a close, the graduating class celebrated this by attending the Senior Sunset, where seniors enjoyed complimentary snacks and beverages. The...

Senior Dominguez and Bell having fun near the Grad Night booth.
Grad Nite 2024
May 30, 2024

This year Grad Night was held on Friday, May 24, at Universal Studios instead of Disneyland. Students had to stay in school all day and meet...

 Ms. Cuneo taking photo of students.
Senior plans post-high school
May 28, 2024

As the year comes to a close many seniors are contemplating what they will do after high school. Many seniors already have a solid plan for what...

Students talking on the dance floor.
A night at the Castaway
May 23, 2024

On Saturday, May 18, prom was held at the Castaway in Burbank. The evening started started at 7:00 p.m. and ended around 11:00 p.m. Tickets were...

Student looking at pieces from ceramics and AP Studio Art.
Art showcase
May 2, 2024

On Tuesday, April 23, there was a gallery in room 6-2 showcasing various works of art created by students from various classes. The showcase...

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Our boys lined up on their last game, which was also family night.
Boys volleyball wrap up
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • May 7, 2024

As the boys volleyball season has come to an end, there are many great highlights from this season. On April 5 the team attended the first day of the Chatsworth Tournament....

Sophomore Colten Rainer about to get a hit.
Hey batter, batter
Cristian Price, Reporter • May 6, 2024

Varsity baseball had their last game on May 3 against Maranatha High School, unfortunately losing in the first round of the CIF playoffs. The...

Thenuk Chandrasekera, senior, leading in the boys 110 meter hurdles.
Highlanders win big at league finals
Jasmine Franco, Reporter • May 1, 2024

Strength, speed, discipline, and confidence are qualities the Highlanders showed through the Coastal Canyon League Finals on April 24 at Moorpark...

Highlander boys walking to high five Moorpark after sweeping them 3-0.
Serving for the win
Jasmine Franco, Reporter • April 23, 2024

Carter Borth, junior setter, started the game with a seven point serving run on Monday, April 15, which led to their sweep against the Moorpark...

Sophomore Ethan Hall getting a hit.
Running to home base
Cristian Price, Reporter • April 15, 2024

Royal baseball took on Oak Park High School on Wednesday, April 10, at home. Unfortunately we lost 4-2 in a close game. Sophomores Isaiah Tillman...

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A gorgeous view from the Long Canyon Trail, located in Simi Valley.
Hike for health
Emily Syed, Editor-in-Cheif • May 23, 2024

Feeling stressed out from finals or bored from your same old weekend routine? Well one thing you can do is lace up some sneakers and go for a hike. Either with friends and...

The 99 Cent Only stores will be missed by many, especially the local store near our school on LA Avenue.
Oh no, closing down
Lenny De Jesus Reyes, Reporter • May 9, 2024

It is sad days for many people that have been used to shopping at the 99 Cents Only store for quite a while now. Due to financial difficulties,...

The Slice House ready for business.
Slice House now open
Ian Cervantes, Reporter • May 2, 2024

Students who are residents or regular visitors of Thousand Oaks may have seen a pizza restaurant called the Slice House. Those who have eaten...

Tortured Poets Department available to purchase now at Target.
The Tortured Poets Department
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • May 2, 2024

Taylor Swift has shocked her empire by releasing a new album. For Swifties this means a new era. She originally announced the release of this...

Julian Gonzalez’s prom proposal to his date.
Getting ready for prom
Cecilia Almada, Reporter • April 30, 2024

As the month of May enters you may be wondering what the seniors are doing to get ready for prom. What some students may call the upcoming weeks...

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Overlooking Simi Valley from the Hummingbird Trail. This is a 3.8 mile loop trail, and is considered a challenging route.
Summer activities
Gabriel Hirsch, Reporter • June 5, 2024

Simi Valley is a great place to have fun in the summer! There are lots of activities for kids and families. Here are some cool things you can...

The building on the right is the library, where students will check out and get their books, computers, schedule, and lockers.
Summer happenings
May 23, 2024

Summer school, dead period for sports, and the next school year are quickly coming up. To help students prepare for the future it would be helpful...

Senior Thomas Richard in his AP Macroeconomics class.
Paving his path to success
May 23, 2024

Thomas Richard is the top scholar at Royal High School this year. He gave some meaningful advice to help future highlander students. Richard...

A student asleep before class starts.
Sleep deprivation
May 23, 2024

Among teens, sleep deprivation has become increasingly more common. According to a study done by the APTA, the American Physical Therapy Association,...

Royal versus Oak Park football game.
CIF SS league changes for football
May 9, 2024

We will be changing leagues and all 569 high school programs in the CIF Southern section will have a new playoff format for the 2024-2025 season....

Students learning about the application process.
Cal State Applications
May 8, 2024

On Tuesday, April 30, a Cal State applications workshop for juniors was held in the library. The Cal State schools include California Polytechnic...

Traffic leaving the side gate after school on May 6.
Bumper to bumper
May 7, 2024

Highlander students are piling up the east lot. Many students are driving recklessly to leave the lot, not following traffic rules and making...