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One of last week’s winners, Junior Kristen Miller, claiming her prize.
Weekly rules trivia quiz
Jakob Jarrin, Reporter • April 9, 2024

In recent weeks students have been informed about a weekly trivia quiz where they can answer a question about school conduct for a chance to win a prize. The quiz is a multiple...

Miss Vic talking to students about how drunk driving can be prevented.
Mothers Against Destructive Decision Making
March 22, 2024

Miss Vic with Mothers Against Destructive Decision Making spoke to students on Thursday, March 14, during lunch in the CSI room. Drunk driving...

Chase The Morning performing Island in the Sun by Weezer, two backup dancers swaying on the left and right of the drummer.
Save the Music
March 8, 2024

The new auditorium on Saturday night was booming with bass vibrations and fun piano keys.   Music Matters, a live music fundraiser, was performed...

Robotics student Christina Stuck (on the right) explaining the schematics of the class.
Which path will you choose?
March 8, 2024

Dear freshman, sophomores, have you ever thought of a pathway to take for school? Well, a couple of junior and senior link crew members led classroom...

Our students watching a Moorpark College presentation.
Moorpark College tour
March 7, 2024

For seniors it is that time of year, classes touring colleges and getting prepared for life after high school graduation. A field trip to Moorpark...

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Senior Gabriel Hirsch working on his bowl project using the lathe with help from the teacher, Mr. Sorenson.
Working with wood
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • April 9, 2024

As the year is coming to an end, woodshop students have been working on their last few projects. Some people may think woodshop is just building a birdhouse with some popsicle...

Delicious soft-served ice cream and toppings from Coastal Cone & Harbor, located in Ventura Harbor Village.
Students dive into Spring Break
April 5, 2024

When our last period bell rang on Friday, March 22, students all over campus were ecstatic to be finally on Spring Break. So many of us have...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Tennessee setting up tables before the start of the mini college fair.
Mini college fair
March 22, 2024

The Royal High School Mini College fair was held during lunch on Wednesday, March 13. This opened up opportunities for students to ask questions...

Botany club members juniors Addison Garton and Natalie McCormick getting ready to present their slideshow.
Botany Friday's
March 14, 2024

Botany Club meetings are held every Friday, during lunch, in Mr. Dennert's classroom. At the club meeting students view a slideshow, which is...

After finding a club advisor you go to the ASB office to complete the club creation paperwork.
Creation of clubs
March 14, 2024

There are a few steps to create a club here, which includes first finding an advisor, which is so important.  Assistant Principal Ms. Patti...

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Doubles play.
Acing the matches
Kristen Miller, Reporter • March 18, 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, varsity boys tennis played at home against Viewpoint High School. Royal had a great win, with a score of 12-6.  Biology and physics teacher Mr. Hixon...

Freshman Zach Wismann jumping off the board into the swimming pool.
Splish splash
Lenny De Jesus Reyes, Reporter • March 16, 2024

Our swim team practices at the Rancho pool every day, and the training is tough. Some of the people in the swim team are involved in water polo...

Juniors Zachary Nagy, Cooper Orme, and Caden Sramek celebrating a victory against our hometown rivals.
The diamond rivalry
Jonah Krause, Reporter • March 7, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the Highlanders took on their cross town rivals the Simi Valley Pioneers at home. This matchup was be a key division game...

Senior Jensen Moore hitting against Thousand Oaks High School during a winning game on 2/28.
We dig volleyball
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • March 7, 2024

Boys volleyball has kept a good reputation for themselves so far this season. They are currently 4-0. Senior captain and libero, Joey Nelson,...

Harley’s has 24 lanes and great lights
Morning bowling
Aiden Krause, Reporter • March 7, 2024

Every Tuesday and Thursday during zero period, students have the opportunity to take a bowling class. Students are placed on a team and compete...

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When is it too much homework?
Too much homework?
Aiden Krause, Reporter • March 21, 2024

Students can spend multiple hours a night doing their homework. Teachers assign homework on google classroom or on paper because it allows extra practice, but how much homework...

The first Dune book was first released in 1965 after having been serialized in Analog Magazine since 1963. Its sequel Dune Messiah began serialization in Galaxy magazine in 1969 and was published in full the same year.
A long awaited sequel
Jakob Jarrin, Reporter • March 14, 2024

On Friday, March 1, Dune part 2 the long anticipated continuation to 2021’s Dune was released in theaters to widespread acclaim. The film was...

Portable V-8 is located near the stadium.
Moving into a temporary classroom
Kristen Miller, Reporter • March 7, 2024

This past few weeks, there have been multiple classrooms that have had to be remodeled. Due to this, there are teachers that have had to temporarily...

What a four day schedule would look like.
Four days at school
Gabriel Hirsch, Reporter • March 7, 2024

High school with a four-day school week, instead of the current five-day week, has both good and bad sides. One reason to have a four-day school...

Senior student Jordan Hernandez, about to view the so-called “disaster”movie.
What’s so bad about SONY’s Madame Web?
Ian Cervantes, Reporter • February 29, 2024

The release of SONY’s Marvel-associated “Madame Web” happened in theaters on February 14, and almost on the same day it amassed an extreme...

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Eclipse watchers
Plaid Truth Staff, Plaid Truth Staff • April 11, 2024

Even though the solar eclipse of April 8 was only partially visible in Southern California, it was still very exciting and drew crowds of viewers....

Dont smoke!
Dangers of smoking
March 21, 2024

What could happen! -Causes cancer, heart disease/strokes, lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) *Which includes...

The history of St. Patricks Day
The history of St. Patrick's Day
March 14, 2024

St. Patrick's Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly known for the tradition to wear green. However, this holiday...

Join our Plaid Truth staff
March 8, 2024

Royal High School’s Plaid Truth news site PlaidTruth.com has something for everyone. Join our staff, no experience necessary! If you are creative,...

Our library is always getting a variety of new books.
Library of possibilities
March 6, 2024

Every year, our library gets new books, and lots of them. “We got probably 800 copies last year, and we’ll probably get about that this year,”...

Some of the dangerous and addictive products available in stores.
Just say no to vaping
March 5, 2024

On Wednesday, February 21, our school district hosted a Zoom webinar on Vaping, What Families Need to Know. This webinar discussed facts about...

After returning to school from the four day weekend, Ian Cervantes is messaging one of his friends he talked with over the long weekend.
President’s Day four day weekend
February 29, 2024

From Friday February 16, to Monday February 19, students had a four day weekend due to President’s Day and a staff development day. President's...

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