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

Music has the power to take us back to the past.
The nostalgic power of music
Nataly Morales, Features Editor • March 22, 2024

During my middle school years, I used to play the flute as a stress reliever. Since playing the flute took time and effort, it was a form of...

Behind the Beauty
Behind the Beauty
March 13, 2024
Seniors create a caring community for underclassmen at MCHS.
Features
Seniors leave lasting impact on underclassmen
Fatima Carrera, Features Editor • March 13, 2024

With the second semester coming to an end for the class of 2024, college acceptance letters are coming in and students are thinking about the...

The Microsoft book that there was a shortage on
Features
College class book incident
Anthony Arias Gonzalez, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

There was a huge shortage of Microsoft books needed for the PowerPoint college class freshmen were enrolled in during the winter intersession...

During intersession, Middle College High School freshmen students had taken a PowerPoint class and some problems had occurred. Do these problems get resolved? Does PowerPoint even matter?
Features
What's the point of PowerPoint?
Anali Garcia, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

Imagine you are a Middle College student, and you have to take a PowerPoint class for intersession. The intersession class lasts for four weeks,...

MCHS senior logging on to the Common App.
Opinion
Why seniors should apply to private colleges
Adriana Chirinos Gomez, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

Your senior year comes quickly, and now you have to choose which universities you’d see yourself attending for the next four years. It can be overwhelming to choose between over 1000 schools, in all three systems: UCs,...

The decline of local news is contributing to many problems for communities and individuals.
Opinion
The decline of local news
Andrea Beiza, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

As local news is facing a tough decline in the United States, many communities find the struggle hitting too close to home. According to Associated Press News, the rise of this problem is getting worse “to the point...

One size doesnt fit all.
Opinion
Point. Dot. Period.
Alessandra Arroyo, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

You’re walking into the restroom in a rush to change your pad and get yourself settled only to realize you don’t have another one to use at your disposal. Luckily, in the restroom, there is a dispenser system that gives...

Music has the power to take us back to the past.
A&E
The nostalgic power of music
Nataly Morales, Features Editor • March 22, 2024

During my middle school years, I used to play the flute as a stress reliever. Since playing the flute took time and effort, it was a form of music I enjoyed doing for quite some time. It became a source of distraction I used...

Despite Disney being well known and beloved by many, people have slowly started to fall into dislike of the brand, finding the movies that have started to come out more lackluster than before.
A&E
Disney's decline in film quality
Dianna Razo, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

You head to the movie theater, ticket in hand to see Disney’s new film released. You buy your food, head down to your theater room number and get to your seat. As the movie trudges along you start to take note of the similarities...

There are many upsides and downsides to using streaming services.
A&E
How did streaming services impact the music industry?
Sandy Robles-Agustin, Staff Writer • March 11, 2024

How did streaming services impact the music industry? With the rise of streaming services, the ever-growing music industry has entered an excellent period. Listeners have embraced the ease of use of digital platforms and...

You should know about the lead contamination issue thats been haunting Santa Ana for decades.
News
What's wrong with the lead contamination in Santa Ana?
Daniel Solis, Social Media Editor • February 22, 2024

What's wrong with the lead contamination in Santa Ana? In the heart of Santa Ana, a hidden danger silently flows through the soil, affecting...

Blooming Buds visits Jerome Park community garden.
News
MCHS Gardeners Blooming Buds plans for the future of their organization
Jazmin Lara Mota and Jaelyn Vega Ramos December 18, 2023

According to SantaAna.org, out of the 11 community gardens in California, there are only five in the city of Santa Ana. At such a low number,...

Ladies First members hosted this school-wide event to spread awareness of Domestic Violence to their peers.
News
Purple is more than a color: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Emily Lombarde, Co-Editor-in-Chief • November 1, 2023

Purple. People wear outfits in different hues of purple, and people wear accessories all in purple. People wear purple ribbons, and people wear...

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