Xavier Palacios, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 2

Xavier Palacios did not grow up with the incredible support system he has now. He now acknowledges the fact that he is important and “not a waste of a human being.” Xavier is currently struggling with believing in himself because he does not see the immense potential he has to become the person he is destined to be. In the past, Xavier painted an awful … Continue reading Xavier Palacios, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 2

Marcell Gibson, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 11

Eleventh grader, and Mr. Cardinal contestant, Marcell Gibson describes himself as infeasible, chaotic and ambitious. “I feel like the other contestants should be Mr. Cardinal,” he said humbly. He sees the quality of the other contestants and thinks that they are deserving of the title. He also says that he wishes to become more adventurous through this experience. “One of the things I’d like to … Continue reading Marcell Gibson, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 11

Julian Perez, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 4

Julian Perez, contestant number 4, wishes to express the life struggles he has faced, especially with how he was wrongly judged, and how these struggles formed who he is and his desire to change the world. How was your day? “Well, today has been a good day for me so far, except for what happened during the passing period. I saw online about the New … Continue reading Julian Perez, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 4

Javier Tovar, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 6

Javier Tovar, contestant number 6, is one of the more unknown contestants this year. Javier would like to let people know that he went through a lot, but still wants to do more for others. Why do you want to major in Psychology? “Psychology plays a really important factor in my life and I want to pursue it to help others. Especially since I have … Continue reading Javier Tovar, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 6

Daniel Macias, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 9

Mr. Cardinal is around the corner and we wanted to get one on one interviews with the contestants to get a better understanding of who they are offstage. Daniel Macias is an ambitious, persistent, and determined guy who has participated in food drives, which is one of his greatest achievements, and has even volunteered in charity events. Daniel has organized a reading hour for children … Continue reading Daniel Macias, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 9

Billy Rice, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 3

Most people only know Billy Rice as the ASB Junior President. He would like to show everyone a side of himself that not many people know. What are your life goals? “Well, my life goals have to be attending college, hopefully UC Riverside, and major in criminal justice because I want to be in a career in enforcement. And hopefully become the President of the … Continue reading Billy Rice, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 3

Moon Threads, Part One

A short story written and illustrated by Zoe Berkebile On the evenings when the darkness was so thick it seemed the sky itself was sleeping, when the moon had waned to nothing and the stars seemed to to have gone out, you would think the children of the small village would fear the night and hide beneath the warm safety of their quilts – but, … Continue reading Moon Threads, Part One