The Bucs' Blade

Jump on the kale train

Jump on the kale train

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

March 26, 2016


Filed under Feature

Hop on the kale train. Kale has been viewed as the ‘super food.’ While it turns all your smoothies green, it does wonders for your body. Or so they say. Kale has fantastic health benefits. It’s a source of vitamin A, K, B6, and C, fiber, calcium and iron. It contains zeaxanthin and lutei...

What are you wearing?

What are you wearing?

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Junior Talia Desanto has been known for her varying fashion choices. She is influenced by the different scene in California and those around her, but in a recent Q&A she reveals the true secret behind her style, comfort and confidence. How do you describe your sense of fashion? I would describ...

At the end of the tunnel

At the end of the tunnel

Emma Dale, Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

*last names omitted to protect identity     Long dark hair rests on freshman Bella’s shoulders as she sits indian style on her bed, surrounded by walls plastered with posters of surfers, skateboarders and artists. A vintage feel that perfectly describes her personality. The vibe of the...

Hoverboard hype

Hoverboard hype

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

February 19, 2016


Filed under Feature

Sophomore Zach Tyler shifts his weight forward as the gadget he stands on lights up and accelerates toward his desired destination. More and more teenagers are either getting, or at least wanting, to take a ride on the hoverboard Tyler glides steadily on. A hoverboard is a balancing scooter that...

Another side of me

Another side of me

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

February 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

In the still hospital room, freshman Faith Morey’s heart monitor beeped in a steady rhythm while her mind raced with confusion. She had attempted suicide earlier that day. “That was the scariest point in my life,” Morey said looking down. “I was getting bullied at school and I was having a h...

Stranded in the Andes

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

February 17, 2016


Filed under Feature, Opinion

I found myself stranded in the Andes. The mountains stretched up into the hazy heavens and I was drowning in electric blue. I wanted to reach toward the sky to capture the infinite freedom of the pearl clouds and the flaming sun. I was 15 and I had no idea why the hell I was there or how I mana...

Senior skier leads team

Jordan Deklyen, Reporter

February 17, 2016


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

When Ethan Nass joined the ski team for his fourth and final season, he was unaware of the challenges ahead of him. Challenges unlike any he faced in his prior three seasons. He now had new responsibilities that would not only force him to step up as a leader, but to also step up as a veteran skier. ...

Counselor Claudia Phipps retires after 20 years

Megan Kostner, Reporter

February 8, 2016


Filed under Feature, News

As Claudia Phipps packs up her belongings, she looks back and remembers all the memories of her 20 years she has been employed at the high school. After Phipps’ many years at the high school, she has decided to retire in order to spend more time with her family. “My husband and I plan on flying...

Books to read in February

Books to read in February

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Looking for a book that you can fall in love with? Well look no further. These five books mix all kinds of love, from crush love to family love. Let’s celebrate this Valentine’s Day by getting lost in a book. Media specialist Gloria Klinger recommends these books, each available in our school me...

Locks and loaded

Locks and loaded

Savannah Vickers, Reporter

January 28, 2016


Filed under Feature

She looks in the mirror at her bronze spiral hair and with a face of disappointment, she struggles to gather it up into a bun hiding all of her curly mane away. It was just another normal day. Straightening and chemically altering textured hair has been a popular routine for decades. But now, fewer gi...

Life in color

Life in color

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Feature

Sophomore Pearl Slayton was listening to the Steven Universe soundtrack when pink flashed in her mind. As the melody changed, sparks of emerald green and flecks of light blue began to blossom in her brain. Her attention to detail and color is hard to miss, but she has a deeper understanding than mos...

Illuminating Klemm

Illuminating Klemm

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Feature

I strolled into counselor Doug Klemm’s office and a beautiful landscape catches my eye. The clouds pop, as if they are moving. The brushstrokes in the intricate grass make it sway. Bright baby blue gives me a feeling of warmth. Klemm sits across from me with a heartfelt grin, ready to hear anythi...