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Angel Ventura gets shot by team members of Zack Mozes and Bradley Mandell.
Splashing into 2023 Water Wars
Ashley Gisborne, Reporter • March 21, 2023

Another year, another water war! 2023 RHS Water Wars officially started on Monday, February 27. The game this year is run by juniors Isabella Russell and Rohan Dhillon. Although...

Firefighters attempt to remove the dead (Mikhal-King Thomas) and injured (Ana Saucedo) from the staged accident in the Senior Parking Lot.
Intoxicating campus crash
March 20, 2023

Senior Cody Lawrence starred as a drunk driver in the Every 15 Minutes presentation on March 14 held by the Simi Valley Police Department at...

Kingdom Chorale, Highland Harmonics, VoiceMale, and Reigncheck.
The Bringers of Noise
March 15, 2023

On March 8 the 2023 spring choir concert “The Bringers of Noise” was held at the Real Life Church. Another performance from the choral department...

High school students and staff ready to take on cleaning up the greenway.
Cleaning up the greenway
March 14, 2023

The community of Simi Valley hosted the Arroyo Simi Greenway cleanup on March 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It was open to Simi Valley High School,...

Our Mock Trial team participating at the 2023 competition.
Mock Trial competition
February 24, 2023

Over the course of four nights was the 2023 Mock Trial competition. Our Mock Trial participated in this from February 6 through February 9. These...

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A fake memorial set up on campus for seniors Melanie Montez and Mikhal (Kel) King-Thomas.
45 minutes before tragedy
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • March 23, 2023

Every 15 minutes someone is killed or injured in a drunk driving accident. The week of March 13-18 Royal High School hosted a staged accident to educate students on the...

Seniors Eric Smith, Kevin Kopcinski, and junior Jack VanKannel in the Robotics Club room.
Building robots
March 20, 2023

The Robotics Club is a student stem program where students who join the club will design, build and create robots. The club usually meets together...

Junior Rita Gerges preparing her baby bottles for donations to benefit Sarah’s House.
CSI Project: Baby Bottle Campaign
March 9, 2023

A CSI project is a service project that is created and led by students for the Ronald Reagan Citizen Scholar Institute Diploma Seal Program....

Fashion show representatives taking a bow after completing the fashion show event.
Worldly fashion show
March 9, 2023

In the last year, a group of three students created Simi Valley’s first ever Student Equity Committee. Seniors Joy Oh, Andrea Munoz, and Valerie...

Senior Sean Nelson attempts to do pull-ups for the Marines.
Marines challenge students to pull up
February 24, 2023

In the new space between the library and the six/seven buildings last Wednesday, February 15, the US Marines, Navy, and Air Force had representatives...

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JV Lacrosse team prior to taking their team pictures.
Royal Valley is undefeated
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • March 16, 2023

On Wednesday, March 8, the girl's varsity and junior varsity lacrosse team played against the cross town rival, Simi Valley High School. The JV game began at 5:30 p.m. and...

Boys varsity doubles tennis team players seniors Christopher Sett and Jayden Baltazar prior to playing their match against Golden Valley High School on March 8.
Varsity rallies for their Golden Valley win
Savannah Downes, Reporter • March 9, 2023

Our Boy varsity tennis team is midseason with 4 wins and 2 losses total. They played a home match on March 2 against Oak Park High School. On...

Sprinters Seniors Ashlyn Holland, Valerie Montalvo, Kiara Aguilar, Juniors Emily Nguyen and Jennifer Sanchez, along with Freshman Katie Ju taking a nap right after they had just finished running the girls 100 meter dash.
Track strides at the Don Green Invitational
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2023

The track and field team attended the annual Don Green Memorial Invitational on March 3 and  4 at Moorpark High School and came back with some...

Junior Mason Carrillo relaxed at school after a top placement at the state wrestling championships.
Wrestling their way to the top
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • March 2, 2023

The 2023 CIF State Wrestling Championships were held at the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield from February 23-25. Congratulations to our two...

Our lacrosse portraying teamwork and supporting each other during their games.
Lacrosse in action
Brooklyn Cirocco, Reporter • February 21, 2023

Our girls lacrosse team has been busy practicing for a great upcoming season. The first game of the season was on February 15. The girls won...

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Several students, including seniors Madison Nutter and Sinahi Quezada, spotted singing at Rolling Loud LA in Inglewood. They were able to see 150 artists at the largest hip-hop festival in the world.
LA Rolling Loud
Halle Scholbrock, Reporter • March 13, 2023

Rolling Loud is a three day concert held at various venues on different dates across the world. It was first established in 2015, by two guys named Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler....

Students actively participate in Mr. Boerem’s AP Government and Politics class, which is starting a new unit on the American political system. They are currently learning about the different political parties, court cases, and American government. The students are also given opportunities to share their opinions and talk amongst their peers about civil issues.
Progression or regression?
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • March 7, 2023

Almost every generation has lived through depressions, recessions, tragedies, uprisings of amazing artists, and new discoveries of the world....

GSA President Lola Forbes-Black, joined by GSA vice president Jenivieve Clark, sharing various resources you can reach out to if you are in need of help.
GSA shares information
Angelina Kulick, Reporter • February 24, 2023

Last Tuesday, February 14, The Gay Straight Awareness Club (GSA) meeting was held during lunch in room 6-21. The club is hosted by president...

Seniors Jonah Bazerkanian, Cydnee Butler, Noah de la Rionda, Beatrice Gamboa, Rider Gordon, Harmony Hall, Trevor Hansen, Owen Muench, Carlitos Nunez, and Madison Nutter all signing their recruitment letters.
The Rise of Senioritis
Faith Arceo, Reporter • February 14, 2023

For such a long time people have described senior year as being the best moment of your high school career. Although that might be true for some...

Sophomore Samuel Gardiner with his BTS hoodie on during lunch.
BTS mandatory military service
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • February 13, 2023

Fans of the K-pop boy band were shocked when the band announced they would take a break from performing for the first time since their 2013 debut....

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A campus supervisor is seeking shelter under the overhang, while one student is walking to their 6th period class in the pouring rain.
Rain, rain won't go away
March 23, 2023

This school year we have had unusual amounts of rain. Along with the constant campus construction, it has made it difficult to make it from class...

With the construction between the six and seven buildings completed, students can make it to class faster.
East side of campus open
March 20, 2023

The construction between the six and seven buildings is finally completed and the new student area is beautiful. The new concrete area is filled...

The Evening Of One Acts
The 'Evening Of One Acts'
March 6, 2023

From February 23-26, our school collaborated with Sinaloa Middle School to present the Evening Of One Acts. Here the Sabers presented their act,...

Boys guessing in their game.
Heads up!
March 5, 2023

Mrs. Jessica Thompson's AP Spanish Literature class took advantage of their brief free time and played rounds of heads up. The students split...

Members of the Key Club gather in the CSI room during lunch, waiting for the meeting to start.
Four Key Club values
February 21, 2023

Key Club is an organization that gives students opportunities for volunteer hours, along with doing fundraisers. It is a student-led organization...

The lush greenery spread along our city from our rain and atmospheric rivers.
Campus greenery
February 20, 2023

Our area has been experiencing lots of rain and cold weather the past couple of months. With inconsistent rain also comes inconsistent sunshine...

Media Arts teacher and yearbook advisor Mr. Adam Lev, along with current students, speaking with incoming 9th grade students at Sinaloa Middle School. To the right of Mr. Lev is his son Jake Lev who was covering the event for the Sinaloa yearbook.
Pathways visit Sinaloa
February 17, 2023

The Royal High School Pathway programs went to visit current 8th graders at Sinaloa Middle School on Thursday, February 16, to show off their...