Humans of LQHS: Aaron Morales just wants to be happy

Humans of LQHS: Aaron Morales just wants to be happy

Hannah Tovar, Managing Editor February 18, 2021

Struggling to live in the moment is a predicament many can relate to—especially during the pandemic. Many have lost most of their freedom due to being confined inside their homes, and the amount of time...

Humans of LQHS: Serving on the frontlines in the school community, Virginia Andrade credits her faith for her strength

Humans of LQHS: Serving on the frontlines in the school community, Virginia Andrade credits her faith for her strength

Hannah Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

On a hot summer Tuesday in August, Virginia Andrade is driving down Jefferson St. and Highway 111 on her way home from work. It’s nearly 120 degrees. She spots a young woman wearing torn sweats and a...

Humans of LQHS: The details of Kymani Nixs drive and determination

Humans of LQHS: The details of Kymani Nix’s drive and determination

Malachi Murrell, Reporter February 16, 2021

During the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs against the Lakers, Damian Lillard, point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, was scoring the basketball at a high level in the bubble—where playoffs...

Photo courtesy of Joann Monachello-Prahl; design by Kennedy Garman

Humans of LQHS: Nevertheless, Joann Monachello-Prahl persisted

Kennedy Garman, Multimedia Editor February 9, 2021

A young woman takes a seat outside an office for a job interview. She’s nervous but excited at the prospect of a new opportunity: ready for her interview with her potential new boss, a school principal.  By...

Photo courtesy of Dalanie Castanon; Design by Layla Freiberg

Humans of LQHS: Dalanie Castanon finds self-acceptance amidst the pandemic

Layla Freiberg, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2021

The Thursday morning air is chilly, clouds sit weightlessly in the blue sky. 16-year-old Dalanie Castanon ‘22 enters the gates of La Quinta High School, the sound of youth surrounding her.  As she...

Humans of LQHS: Valeria Rivera on balancing school and work

Humans of LQHS: Valeria Rivera on balancing school and work

Nicholas Hernandez, Reporter February 1, 2021

Students have learned more about themselves during the pandemic and more about life and how it shouldn’t be taken for granted.  This year has been especially hard on seniors, who have not been able...

I learned how to be more independent, said Samantha Guenther 21.

Humans of LQHS: Samantha Guenther credits family and friends in supporting her through life’s uphill battles

Ariah Hernandez, Reporter December 17, 2020

She is a student overcoming personal hardships and going above expectations. She is a student with a bright future ahead. She is Samantha Guenther ‘21, a senior at La Quinta High School, who has ambitions...

The happiest moment would be seeing my family genuinely happy, said Alyssa Lara 22.

Humans of LQHS: Alyssa Lara reminisces about family reunions and her ‘karaoking’ 80-year-old great aunt

Melissa Camarena, Reporter December 17, 2020

Alyssa Lara's happiest moments of her life have taken place when she is with her family, younger brother, mom, and dad. They encourage her to keep on going and to never give up—especially when it comes...

I hope my kids remember that you always stand up for yourself and to always be true to your values, said Frank Ceja.

Humans of LQHS: Frank Ceja opens up about family and fatherhood

Zoey Batres, A&E Editor December 17, 2020

From high school mischief to zipping around town on a motorcycle to breaking his bones and almost losing an eye, Frank Ceja has lived a full life—but importantly, as a dedicated father and husband.  Ceja...

I would say, hands down, it’s really a joy every day to come and teach,” said Dr. Bettyrae Easley.

Humans of LQHS: Thankful for community, Dr. Bettyrae Easley finds the ‘positive’ during distance learning

Miranda Muir, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2020

On a sunny November afternoon, Dr. Bettyrae Easley took a trip to her local Vons clad in her mask and gloves to pick up groceries. Carrying her things to her car is a young man who greets her as if she’s...

The Amazon Fire

Hannah Tovar, Managing Editor September 24, 2019

It has been a tragic year for the Amazon Rainforest. A massive fire that began in January of  2019 has been spreading rapidly over the past few months. At the press of time, it’s only getting worse....

College Tips

John Doyle, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2019

For seniors who have already (hopefully) applied to California State universities, and maybe out-of-state institutions, the stress is real. Look no further, for here you will find wise and insightful knowledge...

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