Garinger Theater Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Joseph Gomez

The Garinger Theater Program will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream during the Spring Arts Showcase next week.

What the Theater Program has been doing to get ready for the show is having rehearsals every week except Fridays from 2:30-4:30 in the Auditorium. The play is about Titania(the queen of fairies) who was caught in a magical spell set by Oberon( the king of fairies).Then Titania fell in love with Bottom who’s wearing a donkey helmet and when Titania wakes up from all this mayhem to an exciting conclusion. The play will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm get your tickets for $5 at the door. You don’t want to miss our grand finale.

 

Political Blog

On March, 8, 2017  International women’s day took the world by storm.  The world came together to bring awareness on International Women’s Day, with several protest striking the planet which was planned Wednesday. Organizers and allies are looking for creative ways to take part in the march for equality, galvanized by the election of Donald Trump “On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity,” according to the organizers of Women’s March say on their website.

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Political Blog II

On March, 11, 2017 former U.S. Attorney of southern district NY appointed by former president Barack Obama, Preet Bharara tweeted he was fired. “ I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” Bharra confirmed on twitter that he was fired by the Justice Dept. after refusing to resign. The request is considered standard under a new presidential administration.

Political Blog III

Missing black girls in DC causes viral outcry and awareness on social media. DC police have tweeted out several missing black teens within the district. On march, 19, 2017  a viral post sparked outrage on social media and in the United States capitol. The DC police are being called on to take action about the missing black girls in DC. The DC police say the rate of missing black girls in DC is sadly normal. The police department says most of the time it’s teen girls who run away from home and soon return. Although there are 37 minor cases still open of missing black/ Hispanic girls. I believe people on social media are putting false information out there that is sparking viral outrage. The number of missing black teens are sadly normal and typically the girls run away from home and return.

Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

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By: Alissa Miller and Rosario Aviles

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The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to get hands on experience to prepare for their future in the workforce. In order to join this amazing program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to participate. They then undergo a rigorous selection process in which 60 students are chosen for training and then of those 60, 25 will be chosen to participate in the internships. Carlos Figueroa is one of the Junior participants, claims “It took dedication and persistence, [however] It is a great experience” he also mentioned he feels privileged to “know what it is like to be in a professional work environment” before going into the workforce. A Senior participant, Hanh Nguyen, said “The program will show [our community] that Garinger students can excel in the career of their choice, and this will give us an advantage and it is great experience.”

NHS Students go to Shamrock Gardens for Dr. Seuss Day

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By Daniela Ramirez

Members of the National Honor Society celebrated Dr. Seuss day by planning a day of reading and activities for first graders at Shamrock Gardens Elementary.

The students read books like The Lorax and The Cat and the Hat and had the first graders do activities like making trees and mustache cutouts.  Members of NHS got to leave right after third block to walk over to the elementary school and split up to cover two first grade classes.

The first graders seemed very excited to be able to interact with high school students and participate in the activities planned for them.

 

 

 

Garinger JROTC going to finals!

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From left, Claudia Martinez, Jasia Saunders, Mia Mitchell, and Marina Hernandez made it to the finals for the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl. Not pictured: Ashley Littlejohn. PHOTO BY ANDY SANDOVAL.

From left, Claudia Martinez, Jasia Saunders, Mia Mitchell, and Marina Hernandez made it to the finals for the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl. Not pictured: Ashley Littlejohn. PHOTO BY ANDY SANDOVAL.

By: Andy Sandoval

The Garinger JROTC team who consist of Marina Hernandez, Jasia Saunders, Ashley Littlejohn, Mia Mitchell and Claudia Martinez outperformed 1,320 JROTC units in order to compete in the finals for the National Army JROTC Leadership Bowl in an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Leadership Teams selected to participate in the leadership Championship (JLAB) should have a solid working knowledge of leadership principles and classroom applications. Forty four – member teams earned the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Championship on the basis of their knowledge of the JROTC curriculum, their leadership skills and academics.

The team had to overcome many complex obstacles such as ensuring the team consisted of the proper grade level, leadership and the desire in order to qualify. Due to inclement weather, our team was deprived of a week’s worth of studying and practicing in preparation for the test that was due. They said their greatest challenge was recovering the time lost.

Junior, Jasia Saunders is the leader of the team and helped lead them to success.

“Beginning is easy, continuing is hard, you can let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you,”  she said.

This competition is sponsored by the College Options Foundation. The College Options Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that is dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. There emphasis lies with serving military families and students who participate in JROTC. They accomplish their mission by providing resources for college admissions and funding, utilize student planning guides, college exam study guides, admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, and conduct spirited academic competitions for JROTC students nationwide.

While in Washington, DC the JLAB team will participate in various events such as visiting the National Museum of American History, several monuments and the Smithsonian Institute with the guidance and instruction from their JROTC instructor CSM Jacqueline Thomas.

The team always says, “The perseverance of a team builds a committed tomorrow.” The team’s reaction was very overwhelming when they were informed that they made it. The team is very elated to have made it to nationals, but is also motivated to come home with a win!

The final competition will be held on June 26 in Washington, D.C. The Garinger JLAB team could come home with a Certificate of Excellence, a George C. Marshall Medal, and several awards for their JROTC uniforms.

We wish our Leadership Team the best of luck!! Go G-Code!!!!