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

The Spellbinder

Ladies First members hosted this school-wide event to spread awareness of Domestic Violence to their peers.
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...

As we approach the holiday season diseases are more prone to spreading around due to family gatherings and huge events.
Will COVID be coming back?
Jocelyn Diaz, Staff Writer • October 30, 2023

The UN World Health Organization confirmed that COVID-19 was over after months of being quarantined. However, COVID cases have begun to rise...

The schools nurses office is the place where all COVID-19 cases are taken care of.
COVID-19 is affecting school districts again
Jaelyn Vega Ramos, Social Media Editor • October 30, 2023

After a couple of years, COVID-19 has come to an end. Everyone believes COVID-19 is gone. Some think it is only a cold now. Today however, COVID-19...

There are many Christmas traditions out there. It all depends on what we believe and enjoy to do. We have grown with these traditions and sometimes we dont even know they are traditions.
The Complexity of Christmas Traditions
Johana Carmona, Staff Writer • 45 minutes ago

Over the years, Christmas has evolved in many ways. One of those ways is the traditions many of us have. All around the world, we have traditions...

Thanksgiving 2022
Different cultures and their unique dishes to celebrate Thanksgiving
Lola Gonzalez, Staff Writer • November 22, 2023

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for all the things that are a part of your life. Thousands of families travel for multiple hours to be able...

Stores prepare their shoppers as they start to extend Black Friday sales through the weekend.
A deeper look at the pros and cons of Black Friday shopping: Is it worth it?
Angelina Acevedo, Copy Editor • November 22, 2023

Black Friday, notorious for being the busiest shopping day of the year, has its pros and cons for consumers, workers, and businesses. People...

Due to the removal of affirmative action, minority students no longer have that blanket of security, and fear of their futures has increased; yet, legacy admissions remain untouched leading to frustration and anger nation-wide.
Keila Lopez, Co-Editor-in-Chief • November 14, 2023

In June of this year, I was on Instagram scrolling through my friends’ stories when I saw a phrase repeated over and over again. I was curious as to why the phrase kept being repeated so I decided to click on one of these...

Listening to music does help students focus better while they are studying.
Listening to music while studying
Sandy Robles-Agustin, Staff Writer • November 2, 2023

In a place like a school, which can be filled with distractions, music can act as a tool to change focus in the face of increased competition for students' attention. A student's ability to focus and succeed academically...

Mental health struggles are being shown more and more in students academics.
Mental health and the negative effects it has on students' academics
Brianna Tovar Gonzalez, Staff Writer • November 2, 2023

Mental health struggles have been on a rise ever since 2020, and students are being greatly affected. Their academic performance is decreasing, proving this right. After returning to school in August 2021, mental health...

Books and movies have different factors that tell stories in distinct and entertaining ways. Which medium is considered superior?
Books vs. Movies
Melanie Moreno, Staff Writer • 4 hours ago

Books and movies are two very different mediums that provide distinct forms of entertainment, but which is better? Both forms of entertainment offer a variety of different things that people find enjoyable like their ability...

Extreme fans and how they operate as part of their fandom can affect others differently.
Effects of music fanbases
Angelina Acevedo, Copy Editor • October 30, 2023

Swifties love listening to Taylor Swift. Barbz adore Nicki Minaj. The ARMY admires BTS. And other fans doxx or leak the personal information of artists, fellow fans, and casual listeners. Music fandoms are communities....

Throughout the years, people despised Modern art; while it is supposed to depict the world changing, many cannot grasp that concept due to the confusing art pieces because they lack representation of their meaning.
Why do so many people hate Modern art?
Alyssa Ravelo, Staff Writer • October 30, 2023

Modern art, which had a lifespan of 90 years, was initially started by Édouard Manet. While many people adore Modern art, most dislike it. People claim it lacks originality and meaning, though I believe there is more to...

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