Expectations vs reality: underclassmen in high school

Growing up, we all saw glimpses of high school in the media. Movies like High School Musical, Grease, and so many others made us think of high school in a certain light, such as cliques, parties every weekend, and chaos unfolding left and right.  However, are these expectations true most of the time for anyone?  In order to find out, we asked people who are … Continue reading Expectations vs reality: underclassmen in high school

Time to reflect

It’s the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are preparing for their next grade level. (Un)fortunately for seniors, their high school years are coming to an end and they are venturing into the real world. These seniors had a four-year high school experience and they have something to tell. Cesar Arredondo is an athletic senior who ran Cross Country and Track … Continue reading Time to reflect

HOCC: Yareli Ornelas-Pulido

Yareli Ornelas-Pulido, 12, was asked a few questions about her experience during her high school years, both the highs and lows. This is what she had to say. Tyro Times: “What was the hardest period of your high school experience?” Yareli: “The hardest period during high school was probably junior year during COVID-19. My mental health was beyond downhill and I felt very lonely and … Continue reading HOCC: Yareli Ornelas-Pulido

HOCC: Desiree Ortiz

Desiree Ortiz, 10, explains her story: what she likes to do and what she does when she feels like she’s struggling in life. She feels pressure from her parents and support from her friends. It was difficult for Desiree when her uncle passed away whom she loved dearly. Here is her story.  Tyro Times: “How did you feel this morning?” Desiree Ortiz: “Felt tired, kind … Continue reading HOCC: Desiree Ortiz