The Student News Site of Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

The Spellbinder

The Student News Site of Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

The Spellbinder

The Student News Site of Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

The Spellbinder

Summer trips are all about having fun and making memories!
Features
Exciting summer trips
Brianna Tovar Gonzalez, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

National parks are great, beach cities are great, famous cities are great, and so are historical sites. All of these trips are super fun to do...

Teachers at Middle College didnt originally plan to become teachers. However, they all ended up satisfied here.
Features
Changes in career choices of Middle College High School teachers
Magaly Silva, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

A career change might appear to be a scary thing when you have worked towards one specific career your entire life. However, career changes are...

One of Knotts Berry Farm most popular rides Supreme Scream.
Features
Wizards after Dark Knott's Berry Farm trip
Jazmin Lara Mota and Jaelyn Vega Ramos May 23, 2024

After getting off the bus you walk up to the ticket booth and show the employee your ticket. Then going through security and finally stepping...

Self-checkout allows you to scan, bag, and go at your own pace.
Opinion
The benefits of self checkout
Andres Morales, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

In today's society, technology has changed the way of living for many people, making everyday tasks easier to manage. Self-checkout is an example of these changes technology has to offer. Self-checkout has become a convenient...

Santa Ana has been ranked number 39 as the most dangerous city in California but why?
Opinion
What makes Santa Ana so unsafe?
Daniel Solis, Social Media Editor • May 2, 2024

Santa Ana is a vibrant city located in Orange County, filled with life and culture. Yet beneath its surface lies a dark unsafe city, where safety is a luxury and danger lurks in the shadows. What makes Santa Ana unsafe? Let's...

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 196,000 jobs in the field of psychology in 2022. Also, the job growth outlook for the years 2022-2032 is 6%, faster than average.
Opinion
Why is the psychology major so popular with MCHS seniors?
Malena Fouts-Arteaga, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 2, 2024

Imagine a major that can help prepare you with skills that’ll be useful in any career. One that can help lay groundwork for many graduate level studies, such as education, social work, law, medicine and business. Or, one...

Summer is coming up so here are a few more book recommendations!!
A&E
Summer reads: Book recommendations
Vanessa Natera, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024

With summer around the corner, you have more free time to relax and do things you enjoy. You decide what better way to relax than to go outside on your porch, go to a park, or sit in a hammock and read books off of your list. MCHS...

Looking for a new show to watch? Are you a fan of Isao Takahata’s works? If so, consider watching Heidi, Girl of the Alps, an animated series based on the book Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri.
A&E
Need a show recommendation?
Melanie Moreno, Copy Editor • May 22, 2024

Looking for a new show to watch? Are you a fan of Isao Takahata’s works? If so, consider watching “Heidi, Girl of the Alps,”an animated show based on the book “Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning” by Johanna...

People have busy lives so they seek for short pieces of entertainment rather than a book.
A&E
Are books being forgotten?
Jazmin Lara Mota, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

In 2022, California was ranked to have the lowest level of literacy in the US. Only 77% of Californian adults were thought to be mildly to highly literate. This was not surprising at all to the rest of the states since it...

On Track for a Smoke-free Santa Ana, a club working towards no second-hand smoke in public place, aims to work for better air quality.
News
Second-hand smoke in Santa Ana
Johana Carmona, Citlali Zavala Tinoco, and Yamileth Sarabio May 23, 2024

It follows you everywhere, you do not realize it, and you can never get away from it. Second hand smoke has killed thousands of non-smokers'...

Dual enrollment help students get high school and college credit.
News
How students really feel about dual enrollment
Sandy Robles-Agustin, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

Having the chance to take college classes and regular high school coursework offers students at Middle College High School (MCHS) a unique viewpoint....

Behind the scenes of the AVID 9 College Fair
News
Behind the scenes of the AVID 9 College Fair
Karol Cabrera and Jocelyn Diaz May 15, 2024

KAROL CABRERA: Hey Wizards, welcome to another podcast. Today we'll be going behind the scenes of the AVID College Fair. We'll be interviewing...

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