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ROTC members standing around the middle of the field before the special military appreciation.
Honoring Our Troops
Jonah Krause, Reporter • September 27, 2023

During the football game held on September 14, the Highlanders honored America and our troops with a lengthy ten minute appreciation before the game. ROTC lined up in uniform...

Mrs. Wendy Calderon having a good day taking care of students in the nurse’s office.
Highlander’s overcoming cold and COVID season
September 14, 2023

Many of us students in Southern California schools acknowledge that since the start of the school year, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed amongst...

Annabelle Sbarbatti starting off the meeting, explaining the importance of leadership.
Ronald Reagan CSI kick-off event
September 12, 2023

Interested in earning a leadership seal? Want to better your community? The Ronald Reagan Citizen-Scholar Institute Kick Off Event was on Thursday,...

JROTC students are learning how to take care and handle their uniforms.
AFJROTC program
September 8, 2023

AFJROTC is our military program that leans towards citizenship, teaching students different roles for the US military, and helping them learn...

Ms. Hoffman at Back to School Night.
Our new AP
August 28, 2023

Over the past couple of weeks, students may remember hearing that Royal has a new Assistant Principal. Ms. Jordan Hoffman, a former teacher from...

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Students enjoying their night on the dance floor at Homecoming 2022. This year should be even better!
Homecoming Dresses and Suits Inspo
Olivia Cleary, Reporter • September 28, 2023

Homecoming 2023 is just around the corner and Highlanders are preparing to show up in style. It is now officially that time of year when students begin looking for their fashionable...

Team adviser, Mr. Habroun, with the Google Classroom join code after his meeting.
Rise of Royal E-Sports
September 27, 2023

Due to the increase of popularity in video games, CIF has decided to officially include E-Sports as an official competition. Last Thursday, September...

Our two freshmen candidates Olivia Gesell and Jetta Rose.
Freshmen class president candidates
September 27, 2023

The freshmen class is in need of a class president. There are two freshmen girls, Olivia Gesell and Jetta Rose, currently campaigning to become...

From left to right: Club President Bailey Chang, Secretary Karen Truong and Treasurer Nikki Nguyen, after the first meeting.
Southeast and East Asian cultural club
September 21, 2023

On Monday, September 11, the Southeast and East Asian Cultural Club held its introductory meeting in room 7-14 (Mr. Jia’s classroom). This...

Simran Dhillon, Karen Troung, and Priyal Choudhary share a slide presentation during the first Academic Decathlon meeting of the year.
Testing your knowledge with AcaDeca
September 14, 2023

Academic Decathlon, or AcaDeca for short, is one of the many clubs that we offer here on campus. It is a high school academic competition where...

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The pit for marching band doing warm-ups.
Marching to the beat
Kristen Miller, Reporter • September 14, 2023

Senior Liliana “Lily” Coleman and Junior Hannah Zeman are in the marching band this year, among other bands.  Coleman plays bass clarinet in wind symphony and marching...

Senior Opposite #13 Emily Ford hitting the ball to make a kill against Viewpoint in the first set.
Girls' volleyball success
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • September 12, 2023

Girls' volleyball is keeping their season strong by winning a home game against Viewpoint on August 31. They started the game off strong with...

Some of our friendly office staff and administrators wearing their rivalry gear.
Rivalry Day
Cecilia Almada, Editor-in-Chief • September 8, 2023

What is Rival Day you may ask? Rival Day was on Thursday, August 31, during the week when our two most popular high schools in Simi Valley...

Girls Flag Football teams huddling up together, figuring out new strategies while pumping each other up during a timeout.
Royal’s newest sport: Girls Flag Football
Emily Syed, Editor-in-Chief • August 29, 2023

Congratulations to Girls Flag Football who won their rival game against Simi High on Thursday, August 27! The girls defeated their opponent 30-0...

Band performing for an enthusiastic audience prior to the start of the football game.
The march of a new school year
Adan Arroyo, Reporter • August 28, 2023

The marching band performed on August 18 at the football stadium to entertain the audience and to represent our school in a special way.  At...

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Dr. Conkeys cafe seating and candy section, and Starbucks pumpkin spice latte drink.
Spooky sipping season
Leah Shahvaladian, Reporter • September 27, 2023

September is the start of seasonal drinks and bakery items for coffee shops such as Starbucks, Dr. Conkey's, and Makenna Koffee. The most popular drink of all that you will...

Mrs. Cuneos office where she assists many students to get into college.
Is online college advantageous?
Aiden Krause, Reporter • September 27, 2023

Seniors are about to be in college and should already be considering all their options before making an impactful decision in their life. About...

One of the many Homecoming posters being made by the leadership class.
Thoughts on Homecoming 2023
Cecilia Almada, Editor-in-Chief • September 21, 2023

Since the students found out about the theme of homecoming, the question is what does everyone think about it?  Homecoming 2023 theme is......

Seniors Evan Farmer and River Camps can not even dress for the game.
CIF should let transfer students play
Aiden Krause, Reporter • September 14, 2023

Seniors Evan Farmer, River Camps, and Kaden Bushell transferred from Simi Valley High School. CIF will not allow them to play until September...

Makayla Bell holding one of her cats named Simba.
What is your favorite pet?
Lillian Blackwell, Reporter • September 12, 2023

Everyone has a favorite thing, whether it is food, drink or even more.  One big question is what people’s favorite pet is, especially for...

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Comet Nishimura giving us a wave goodbye, before returning to its further orbit.
Newfound comet invades our solar system
Ian Cervantes, Reporter • September 28, 2023

For the past few weeks, a newly discovered comet has been visiting our inner solar system. Since then, it was visible to us until about September...

Dunkin Donuts is currently under construction. The CBC Federal Credit Union will have a DunkinDonuts inside, for a totally unique customer experience.
Dunkin' Donuts is coming
September 21, 2023

There is a new Dunkin' Donuts under construction inside of a credit union building. This is for the people that stop by and bank, or even if...

No one was outside of the classroom, other than police, during the lockdown.
School lockdown
September 21, 2023

On September 15 we experienced a lockdown of our campus during school hours. The purpose? There was a threat written on a desk. “The note was...

The wood shop before students arrive to work on their box.
All about wood
September 21, 2023

The wood shop class called Wood Design is taught by teacher Mr. James Sorenson, and it is a pathway class that teaches you life skills. Students...

Raising the Flag during the 9-11 ceremony.
We will never forget
September 11, 2023

On Monday, September 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the school, a 9/11 ceremony was held honoring those nearly 3,000 people who lost their...

Looking through a reflector telescope, the moon shows its face.
Super Blue Moon dominates the sky
September 11, 2023

Looking up into the sky on the night of August 30, you may have spotted a lustrous full moon, glaring down at the earth. Not just an ordinary...

Stevie, the Highlander, pumped up for the varsity football game.
Talking about the mascot
September 7, 2023

Stevie the Highlander means a lot to school because he represents courage, positivity and being brave. Several student have answer on why it...

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