Out of more than 75, here are my BEST BYLINES in Diamond Bar High School’s student newspaper:
Offering Tests Under the Veil of Guidance
April 24, 2019 — News
Faced with the cutthroat race of college admissions looming in senior year, some Diamond Bar High School students are willing to do anything it takes to snare an advantage. After-school tutoring centers are common in the area, and a few have discovered an invaluable resource to offer: photocopies of tests reused yearly by DBHS teachers, marked with the correct answers.
Wishlist of New Classes for DBHS
March 20, 2019 — News
In an increasingly high-pressure academic culture, finding the area between two curves has become common knowledge among Diamond Bar students, but not how to file taxes.
Out-of-Touch Decision Defunds Crucial Services
March 20, 2019 — Editorial
A key objective on the pro-life agenda has long been to undermine Planned Parenthood, and it seems such an endeavor will at last come to fruition. The Trump administration passed a rule last month defunding health centers that provide abortion, effective May 3. It’s an act that not only limits a woman’s choice to bodily autonomy (a hackneyed argument in itself), but erodes access to one of the only sources of adequate healthcare for women who cannot otherwise afford it.
A Day in the Life of Taiwanese Exchange Students
Feb. 20, 2019 — Media
Follow the activities of international visitors from Taiwan as they rotate through the course of a full schedule at DBHS.
Relationships in High School Allow Growth
Jan. 23, 2019 — Editorial
Out of every possible phase in our lives, there is no better time than high school—the quintessential transition from childhood to young adulthood—to dip your toes into the vast dating pool.
Private Counselors: an Inauthentic Advantage
Dec. 12, 2018 — Editorial
Imagine a world in which it’s normal for your nation’s youth to lay down legal tender just to boost their chances of earning acceptance into the school of their dreams. Oh, wait.
Nov. 14, 2018 — News
Puffs of flavored smoke permeate restroom stalls as a cluster of students stroll out, hall passes in hand, and head back to third period. A friend is spotted coughing into his elbow after taking too big a hit on his flash drive-shaped device.
Students Bolt From Stadium After Rumor Spreads
Aug. 20, 2018 — News
Rumors of an active shooter on Diamond Bar High School’s campus caused an abrupt evacuation from the stadium at the end of the Branding Iron game Friday. The scoreboard counted less than a minute until the closing buzzer when streams of purple began pouring collectively out of the stadium.
Priceless Pet Rescue: Pack Walks
April 25, 2018 — Media
Priceless Pets (based in Chino Hills, Calif.) hosts weekly pack walk events where volunteers are invited to help walk all types of shelter dogs in need of love and exercise.
Shaky Support in Trump’s First Year
Feb. 21, 2018 — News
Amid the clouds of hazy speculation that has shrouded the most recent man to take the Oval Office, President Donald Trump emerges from his first year in office still standing. Notorious for his bold statements and arbitrary daily tweets, his lack of professionalism factors into the perspectives held by many Brahmas, supporters and dissenters alike.
Jan. 24, 2018 — Feature
Many students of Diamond Bar High School may be familiar with DBHS Confessions, a Facebook page that has shot to popularity among Brahmas in recent years. From gushing about crushes to divulging innermost musings, students use the page to read about and express what they don’t feel comfortable revealing to anyone else.
Dec. 13, 2017 — Feature
Behind the scenes of every event where Brahmas bleed purple and gold lies one of the most spirited groups on campus, working for hours on end to ensure everything from Homecoming game night to school rallies runs smoothly.
Oct. 17, 2017 — Feature
As the Walnut High School football team ran down the clock, Diamond Bar High School’s six year hold on the Branding Iron title ended. However, while the football rivalry has been settled for this year, the question of academics remains an ongoing debate.
Year-long coverage on the potential expiration of a bill which allows out-of-district students to attend school in Walnut Valley. The loss of DOC means nearly half of current Diamond Bar High School students would have to leave campus and enroll instead in their home districts.