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MTV’s Big Black dies at 45

Victoria Ramirez, Reporter

 Christopher (Big Black) Boykin, of MTV’s ‘Rob & Big’ died Tuesday, May 9 at age 45 of a heart attack. Big Black was originally hired to be Rob Dyrdek’s body guard, ...

May 17, 2017

AHCA wins in House and is headed for Senate

AHCA wins in House and is headed for Senate

May 16, 2017

May 4, Trump’s 105th day in office, the AHCA or “Trumpcare” was passed by the House. The vote ended with a narrow win for the bill, with...

Teen uses police as part of suicide plot

May 15, 2017

Saturday, police shot a 15 year old in front of a high school as the teen pointed a BB gun at the two officers.   The teen was pronounced d...

CHS boasts multiple winners in Tomorrow’s Leaders drawings

May 12, 2017

Proving that great attendance is more than its own reward, the following students were awarded with scholarship and/or gifts in recognition of...

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Features

Immaculate Conception holds another successful festival

Esau Villegas, Reporter

The weekend of April/29-30/2017 was the time of the year at Immaculate Conception when everyone was welcome to come and enjoy the annual festival. There was music, food, entertainment, etc. The theme was Hawaiian and the booths made you feel as if you were really in the Aloha state. The entertainment featured men, women, and children dancing, praising, and explaining Hawaii...

May 17, 2017

CHS and Heal the Bay partner for Earth Day

CHS and Heal the Bay partner for Earth Day

Vanessa Villanueva, Reporter

Colton High School's environmental club spent the day interacting with Heal the Bay on April 15th. Heal the Bay is an organization that works to promote the conservation of ...

April 27, 2017

AVID stole ceremony is an emotional farewell

Chantz Horton, Reporter

 April 21 was the most emotional night of this school year. As the school year comes to a close many clubs are saying goodbye to their seniors, and in this case the big family known as AVID honored their seniors. They held their ninth annual stole ceremony Friday at 6 pm. All the seniors were seated in order of presentation at the left side, and the stole presenters ...

April 25, 2017

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Sports

Sergey Kovalev: One of the world’s best pound for pound boxers

Sergey Kovalev: One of the world’s best pound for pound boxers

Erick Inzunza, Reporter

  After the first round, both fighters are weary. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is ecstatic. Both fighters, giving it their all. Andre “Son of God” War...

May 18, 2017

Warriors lead first round of playoffs

May 18, 2017

This years NBA Playoffs have been very action filled through this first round. Some very good games have been held and a...

Highly anticipated NFL schedule finally released

Highly anticipated NFL schedule finally released

May 18, 2017

The NFL recently released the 2017 schedule. There are a lot of games to look forward to and it also looks like it will ...

Remembering Cus D’Amato 32 years later

Remembering Cus D’Amato 32 years later

May 18, 2017

“I’m not a creator. What I do is discover and uncover. See my job is to take the spark and fan it. When it starts to b...

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Arts and Entertainment

Gamers are hyped over the release of Injustice 2

Adolfo Madrigal, Reporter

Netherrealm has done it again with their fighting games. They have brought us another Injustice with a couple characters added to the roster, and they've also released a dlc...

May 17, 2017

Miley is “free as birds” in new single “Malibu”

Miley is “free as birds” in new single “Malibu”

May 16, 2017

Hannah Montana fans rejoiced after hearing Miley Cyrus seemingly return to her country roots with the release of “Malibu....

Mac DeMarco’s album “This Old Dog” has new tricks

May 15, 2017

On May 5th singer/songwriter, Mac DeMarco released his third full album, “This Old Dog.” He recorded the album in New Yo...

Paramore shakes things up with new sound

May 15, 2017

Paramore is back with their latest album following a 4 year hiatus, titled “After Laughter.” This punk rock band is regarded...

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Featured Athlete

Athlete of the Week: Isaac Arias

Vanessa Villanueva, Reporter

Name: Isaac Arias Age: 17 Sport: Basketball Grade: 11 Years playing: 3 Pregame Ritual: Pray, eat, and zone out to music to get focused. Favorite music befo...

May 10, 2017

Athlete of the Week – Gloria Ramirez

Athlete of the Week – Gloria Ramirez

May 1, 2017

Name: Gloria Ramirez Age: 17 Sport: Varsity Swim Grade: 12 Position/years playing: 1 Pregame Ritual: Dancing my ...

Athlete of the Week: Loreto Pacada

April 11, 2017

Name: Loreto Pacada Age: 17 Sport: Baseball Grade: 11 Position: JV & Varsity?: Center field, Varsity Pregame ritual: Having...

Athlete of the Week: Jacqueline Brito

March 1, 2017

Name: Jacqueline Brito   Age: 16   Sport: Cross Country, Track & field   Grade: 11th ...

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Featured Musician

Musician of the Month: Jack Gomez

Johnny Castorena, Reporter

Instrument of choice: Bass Favorite genre of music: Dream pop/indie Favorite song: Walk in the Park by Beach House Favorite bands: Arctic Monkeys, Beach House and Iron ...

May 3, 2017

Musician of the week: Priscilla Marin

March 8, 2017

Name: Priscilla Marin Age: 18 Grade: 12th Instrument of Choice: Flute/ Piccolo Favorite Musician: Louis Armstrong Who/What i...

Musician of the Month: Anthony Murrieta

February 14, 2017

Name: Anthony Eric Murrieta Age: 17 Grade: 12th Instrument of choice: Snare Drum Favorite Musician: Bruno Mars, his mix of old sc...

Musician of the Month, Oct. 2015: Anastasia Hardin

Musician of the Month, Oct. 2015: Anastasia Hardin

October 22, 2015

Name: Anastasia Hardin Age: 15 Grade: 10 Instrument of choice: Quad drums Favorite musician: System of a Down Who/What...

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Featured Teacher

Teacher of the Week: Russell Levine

Chantz Horton, Reporter

Name: Russell Lewis Levine Subjects taught: AP world history, AP human geography Currently resides: Fontana,CA Motto: Carpe diem Inspiration: My Wife Favorite quote: “My life...

May 10, 2017

Teacher of the Week: Angela Reynolds

April 25, 2017

Name: Angela Rey...

Teacher of the Week- Ms. Pelletier

April 19, 2017

Name: Valerie Pelletier ...

Teacher of the week: Mr. Berndt

March 13, 2017

NAME: Rick Berndt ...

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Keeping Colton High School informed and entertained since 1917
Keeping Colton High School informed and entertained since 1917