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Mr. Dean Landix from Music Notes performing his presentation in front of many teen students.
Time to Kick Ash
Priyal Choudhary, Editor-in-Chief • January 27, 2023

On Tuesday, January 24 in the Camarillo Ventura County Office of Education, it was time to Kick Ash. Kick Ash is a seminar built for students to educate regarding the harm...

Surprise guest, Representative Brownley, sharing insight to how social media is a powerful tool and how people, especially teens, must be careful with how they use their access.
Mental health decline with the rise of social media
January 25, 2023

On Friday, January 20, the Simi Valley Youth Council held a forum about teenage mental health, and how its decline is associated with social...

The wonders of the world and winter break captured through personal iphone photos. Structures pictured include the Colosseum of Rome, Italy, Trevi Fountain in Rome Italy, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
A world-wide winter break
January 15, 2023

Over winter break, many students spent their time off abroad or traveling to experience more cultures and iconic sites. Some countries visited...

A Spark Of Love donation box in the staff lounge with a few presents inside next to a decked up Christmas tree.
Toy drive helps to create a 'Spark Of Love'
December 14, 2022

In this season of giving, some children don't get to be excited to wake up to presents under their tree. But this Spark Of Love toy drive can...

Our very own Wind Ensemble playing a Mariah Careys Christmas All I Want For Christmas Is You at Cornerstone Church, while the audience enjoys the holiday feeling.
A holly jolly holiday concert
December 9, 2022

Christmas is a famous holiday known for giving, spreading joy and more, but it is also known for something many do not acknowledge which is music....

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Winter Formal spirit week
Winter Formal spirit week
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • January 30, 2023

To get students pumped up for the Winter Formal Dance on Saturday January 28, the leadership and ASB decided to put together a fun dress-up week prior to the dance. The week...

The front of the Majestic Ventura Theatre, site of the upcoming Winter Formal.
Met Gala Winter Formal
January 21, 2023

Winter Formal tickets were on sale until January 20 for $75 dollars without ASB and $70 dollars with ASB. It is taking place at the Majestic...

Guest Speaker Leah Haynes from the organization Forever Found showing various hotlines.
Human trafficking awareness
January 20, 2023

On January 17, Leah Haynes and Stephanie Gonzales from Forever Found; A non-profit organization in Simi that has been battling human trafficking...

President of the Fashion Club president Mackenzie Lusk presenting during a lunch meeting.
Dress up with the Fashion Club
December 14, 2022

The Fashion Club on campus is associated with the organization called FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), a program that...

Seniors Kevin Bautista and Meelad Zarrabi collecting cans from classes during 3rd period.
Helping those in need
December 7, 2022

The food drive for the Ventura County Food Share started this week, November 28, to raise canned food and other stuff for those in need. This...

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Varsity girls getting ahold of the ball in the first quarter, and preparing to make a shot.
Honorable defeat on the court
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • January 27, 2023

Wednesday, January 25, the girl's basketball team held their Senior Night game against Moorpark High School. The event started at 6:30 p.m. with a walkthrough of the varsity...

Dunking into the New Year
Dunking into the New Year
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • January 26, 2023

On Friday, January 13, the Highlander girl's basketball team went up against our long-time rivals Simi Valley High. The game had some major highlights...

On November 29, students sat around the gym, during lunch rooting for Team USA during the the game against Iran.
World Cup bringing communities together
Paola Bautista, Reporter • December 14, 2022

The soccer World Cup is every four years and is definitely worth the wait and excitement. 32 counties competed for head to head in this soccer...

Sophomore Austin Sandifer throwing a strike in class at Harley Simi Bowling Alley.
Early morning bowl
Steven Smith, Reporter • December 13, 2022

Everybody knows the basic classes such as math and English, but there are a few classes that most people do not know a lot about. One of these...

Our girls team practicing before a game on the Oaks Christian High School field.
The ‘kick-off’ for soccer
Chelsei Silva, Reporter • December 13, 2022

The girl's soccer team season finally started with the winter season. We are all thrilled to see how far the girls have come. Mr. Oren Robles...

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SZA Evolution: SOS Album great to listen to.
SZA Evolution: SOS Album
Faith Arceo, Reporter • February 1, 2023

SZA has never failed to disappoint when it comes to her music and the emotion she puts into it. Since her album “Ctrl” back in June of 2017, SZA has released many singles...

Sophomore Grace Parry watching the new Wednesday show on Netfilx during Mr. Habrouns winter class party.
Tik Tok Wednesday
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • December 19, 2022

If you've been on Tik Tok recently, then you've probably seen the kooky Wednesday dance on Tik Tok trend. The trend is based on Netflix’s new...

There are many houses that decorate for Christmas in Simi Valley, some go all out. Its fun to drive by at night and look at Christmas lights with your friends and family. This photo was taken in Big Sky, an impressive neighborhood with many Christmas lights and full of holiday spirit.
Winter break ideas
Brooklyn Cirocco, Reporter • December 15, 2022

This winter break, students are finding places to hang out over winter break and celebrate religious holidays and the New Year.  This year...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever poster in the front of Regal Theater in Simi Valley with an IMAX frame. The poster contains Okoye and one other person apart from the Dora Milaje as well as M’Baku, Nakia, Romanda, the protagonist of the movie, and Shuri, who seems to be the protagonist of this movie.
The big screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hamzah Khan, Reporter • December 15, 2022

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is the sequel to the first popular Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Black Panther movie that was released on November...

Bullying prevention
Bullying prevention
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, bullying is not just encapsulated by being shoved into a trash can or pushed into a locker. Bullying, especially...

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The construction crew washing down the front of the newly remodeled MPR.
A new day, a new MPR
Plaid Truth Staff, Reporter • February 3, 2023

The construction crew took down the barriers and cleaned up the front of our newly remodeled MPR on February 2. This was completed just in time...

Junior Jasmine Gonzalez tried to get out of the lunch line, but on the way out stepped on a muddy spot which was left by the rain.
Rainy days
February 1, 2023

Residents of Simi Valley have recently experienced their rare days of heavy rain. Every individual feels a certain way about rainy days if it...

With the new walkway it is easier to get to class on time.
More room to walk
January 25, 2023

To start this new year, some construction was completed to open up more space for students to get to class. On the east side of the library,...

Mass rainfall in Simi Valley caused many backyards to flood.
It's raining it's pouring
January 25, 2023

Over the last few weeks, the United States has been going through a surge of weather catastrophes. Specifically, in California, there has been...

Jaywalking sign in Simi Valley prior to the new jaywalking law. Starting January 1, the Freedom to Walk Act officially became law, allowing pedestrians in California to jaywalk without fear of a ticket, as long as its safe.
New year, new laws
January 15, 2023

As of January 1, new laws have been introduced to the residents of California. Laws have been revised and changed for thousands of years. They...

Highlanders decking the halls with posters for the holidays.
It's beginning to feel like 2023
December 20, 2022

It is hard to believe that 2022 is coming to an end, but let's take a moment to reflect on what has transpired so far. In January, Apple became...

Concert choir carolers singing for the AP Spanish Literature class, during 3rd period on December 15.
Caroling through the halls
December 15, 2022

On Thursday, December 15, concert choir caroled throughout the school hallways singing holiday songs, such as "Ding Dong" for all the different...