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Mr. Hall and students showing their support in the student section at the first football game.
Our new Highlander has arrived
Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief • September 13, 2022

It's the “Start of Something New'' for our new principal, Mr. Micheal Hall. Hall has been working in our district for over 14 years. He was an assistant principal for three...

Ms. Becker is excited to be a part of the Highlander family again.
Meet our new counselor Ms. Becker
September 9, 2022

Our new counselor, Ms. Jacqueline Becker, is a past Royal High School graduate. She received her B.A. from CSUN in Communication Disorders and...

Marching Band practices competition material in West Parking Lot during Band Camp.
Marching Band's new start of the season
September 7, 2022

Marching Band, a largely underrated curricular, turns it up for a new season. This new season’s exciting theme is “Can’t Bring Us Down.”...

The full 2022-2023 ASB Cabinet.
New ASB officers for 2022-2023
August 25, 2022

New year, new office. With the school elections wrapping up on May 23, 2022 we inaugurated eight newly elected members into ASB. The associate...

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Senior Jack Kirkpatrick asking his girlfriend to homecoming with a Taylor Swift reference.
Proposal season is upon us
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • September 20, 2022

With the emergence of fall foliage and a growing chill in the air, proposals have begun to pop up. Everywhere you look, left and right, up and down, there is another person...

The first Pride Club meeting, in room 6-21, is run by President Lola Forbes-Black  and Vice President Jenevieve Clark.
The Pride Club joins together for another year
September 20, 2022

LGBTQIA+ allies and members have been getting a chance to have representation in the media. We have a student-runned Pride Club. There is sophomore...

Ms. Martinez excited to spend another day at work.
New at the Plant Manager's office
September 20, 2022

We welcome a new member to the family. Ana Martinez is new this year and is the plant manager's assistant. Martinez's duties include scheduling...

Senior Kassandra Salgado recruiting new members for the club.
Echos Chicos Club
September 19, 2022

Echos Chicos is a club working towards keeping the world a cleaner place. It is an environmental club, trying to keep the earth clean. The Echos...

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Our girls volleyball players celebrating their achievements.
Mighty start on the court
Brooklyn Cirocco, Reporter • September 16, 2022

The Highlander girl’s varsity volleyball team is off to a winning start.  They won their first nine matches this season.  Head coach Kristine Connolly said, “They love...

View from the student section as the smoke bombs went off in support of our varsity football team.
Sweet and sour end to the rivalry
Serena Ceci, Reporter • September 13, 2022

The varsity football team’s loss [12-49] at our latest home game [September 2] against our rival school Simi Valley High School did disappoint...

Seniors Kevin Bautista and Meelad Zarrabi hyping up the student section.
Football season has begun
Ashley Gisborne, Reporter • September 2, 2022

Football season has officially begun. The first football game of the year was at the Royal Stadium on Friday, August 26, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m....

October 8th, 2021 Royal vs Simi game
The Kingdom rises for the football season
Yumnah Shoaib, Editor-in-Chief • August 24, 2022

It is the beginning of the fall sports period and the football team has started their season. The Royal Valley won their away game with Birmingham...

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Student sitting in a broken chair, compared to the newer couch in the library.
Couches or chairs in class?
Jaimy Blas, Reporter • September 22, 2022

Students should have the right to be able to choose chairs or couches for their learning environment at school. What would you choose for yourself this year? It is shown...

Katie Guardado getting ready to post her BeReal for the day with Riley Marshall.
Let's BeReal
Faith Arceo, Reporter • September 13, 2022

Apps come and go, losing popularity all the time. The newest app that has the interest of almost every teen at school is BeReal. A BeReal...

Many students arrive early to school waiting in the quad area for classes to begin at 8:30 a.m.
California, the first state to push back start times
Serena Ceci, Reporter • August 25, 2022

In 2019 California legislators passed a first of its kind law to push back school start times from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The law was passed...

Will the construction on campus ever end?
What do students want to see at school?
Angelina Kulick, Reporter • August 25, 2022

After the pandemic throwing the last few school years on a wild ride, students will be seeing a normal year of high school. Coming back, these...

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Students and parents checking out the booths at the 2022 College Fair.
2022 District-Wide College Fair
Ashley Gisborne, Reporter • September 20, 2022

All students and parents were invited to attend the annual SVUSD 2022 College Fair , which was held on Wednesday, September 14, from 5:30 p.m....

AFJROTC cadets raising the flag.
Remembering 9/11
September 9, 2022

On September 9, during 4th period, AFJROTC cadets performed a Remembrance Ceremony observing those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001....

Sophomore Emily Montalvo shocked and saddened by the news.
Royalty tragic death
September 8, 2022

After 96 years of being a part of the Royal Family, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, formally known as Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on September...

Introduction to the performance of hit song, “Gasoline” from the album Dawn FM.
Early end to a great start
September 7, 2022

Due to the return of events after a two-year shutdown, many artists are beginning to perform concerts again.  Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known...

Assistant Principal Ms. Myszkowski entering the Royal Flush booth.
Royal Flush at lunch
September 2, 2022

At the mini-rally, held during lunch on September 2, Assistant Principal Ms. Patti Myszkowski came out wet from the Royal Flush booth. However,...

Key Club members staying cool in the shade.
Rushing to join clubs
September 1, 2022

Club Rush was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31, during lunch in the quad area. The hot weather did not keep away the many students...

A throwback to 2021 Homecoming showcasing some 2021 fashion from seniors Victor Zavala, Mia Bellomo, Halle Scholbrock, Brianna Schmeets, Ryann Benevides, Fryda Salguero, and Jordan Sawalha.
Homecoming prep, expectations, trendy textures
August 24, 2022

Are you not sure what to wear to homecoming? Luckily, gathered here are a few tips and tricks to surviving homecoming while still looking good!...


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