Family & Pet Loving Counselor | Esmeralda Perez

On a fresh October day, Mrs.Linares was stuck in the MPR supervising students in detention.  She seemed calm even though I knew she didn’t want to be there. What counselor wouldn’t want to be having some time alone while eating his/her lunch, but Mrs Linares is different, she’s a dedicated counselor and is willing to do anything for this school.  This is one of the many reasons I decided to interview her. Read More

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From Paradise to Pixar: Changing the Perspective | By Anthony Flores

DisneyLand and Disney’s California Adventure are the two happiest places on Earth because of the happy faces it brings guests , which operates many fun rides and attractions.Walt Disney was the founder of DisneyLand when it opened on July 17, 1955. According to a book I read about the history of DisneyLand,  before Disney passed away, he said,” keep changing” in-order to enhance the fun experience for its patrons. To this day, cast members and employees at DisneyLand continuously consider new ideas following Disney’s proposition. Since California Adventure first opened up, various changes have been made since 2010. Read More

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Detective Dream Shot Down, But Gives Rise To A Love Story | By Erika Olivares

I really didn’t want to, but I had to. I was nervous because I had never done this before. I had never interviewed an adult, but somehow I knew that everything would work out just fine. I stuttered a lot while I talked, but she seemed like a kind, understanding person who wouldn’t mind. I was right. -Erika

Christine Perez was born in the 1970’s in Guatemala City. She grew up with three brothers and never liked reading. She preferred spending her time riding her bike and listening to music. Today she works at Vaughn International Studies Academy as the office Manager. Read More

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Dewaele: Time Traveler, Soccer Fan, And Lover of Wars | By Alan Garduno

It is the end of a long and tiring Wednesday. Seventh period arrived and it was time for my interview. Excitedly, I walk over to Mr. Dewaele’s classroom which is next to Ms. Mohr’s classroom. A little nervous, I open the door and walk into his class. It’s loud and full of students yet full of history and knowledge. Mr. Dewaele is ready for me and he seems excited to start. From New Jersey, right out of the city of Philadelphia to Pasadena where he now reside which is 20 miles away. He travels through many different time periods because well, he’s a History teacher! Mr. Dewaele has grown accustomed to this environment because he has worked at V.I.S.A for 8 years. Dewaele received his education at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey which is now called Stockton University. Read More

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A Dedicated English Teacher By Day, An Animal Rescuer By Night | By Kevin Valenzuela

It is a chilly Monday morning, November 6, 2017. As advisory commences, I ready myself for my interview with one of Vaughn International Studies Academy’s English teacher’s, Ms. Cueva, I review all the questions I am going to ask and I prepare myself.  Curiously, I head to Ms. Cueva’s classroom to conduct the interview. As I walk in, I notice that the classroom is nice, calm, and inviting. Ms. Cueva welcomes me with an open mind ready to answer all the questions that I am about to ask. One thing that stood out to me is that her desk was filled with many decorations related to her favorite teaching topic, English.

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