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Keeping Colton High School Informed Since 1917

The Pepper Bough

Keeping Colton High School Informed Since 1917

The Pepper Bough

Keeping Colton High School Informed Since 1917

The Pepper Bough

Jeremiah Dollins

Jeremiah Dollins, Adviser

Jeremiah Dollins is in his third year as adviser for the award-winning Pepper Bough, Colton High School’s official source of news and entertainment. This is his 24th year in education, where he has taught students in grades 7-12 everything from English to Film Studies. His passions include writing and talking about movies, graphic design, and photography. For the Pepper Bough, he frequently contributes sports reporting, film reviews, and other odds-and-ends as he works with students to support their emergence as the next generation of journalists.

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The Yellowjackets offense couldnt find answers against the Wildcats defense in their 13-2 loss.

Wildcats rain on Yellowjackets parade

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 27, 2024
Coaches Keisha Young and Candice Tapia accept the runners-up plaque and CIF Finalists patches on behalf of the girls basketball team for their historically successful season.

Colton falls in finals

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 26, 2024
Azael Hernandez starred both on the field and in the batters box in Coltons 11-6 victory over San Gorgonio.

Comeback win for Colton against San G

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 23, 2024
Madison Prietos face says it all. The Colton Yellowjackets are headed for the CIF Finals!

Finals Bound

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 18, 2024
James Ruizs single was part of a huge 8-run explosion by the Yellowjackets during the 6th inning against Rim of the World. Colton won 15-3.

Baseball trounces Rim

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 17, 2024
Colton celebrates its first playoff appearance in 11 years.

Boys basketball leaves it on the court

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 8, 2024
The 2023-24 girls basketball team is overjoyed by their victory as the confetti falls around them. From left: Mayra Morales, Lia Vellanoweth, Amber Lopez, Gabriella Gomez, Madison Prieto, Izabella Oliver, Savannah Govea, Zoey Espino, Olivia Torres, Jasmine Jimenez

League champs at last

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Advisor
February 2, 2024
Zoey Espino drives past the Bruin defense for 2 of her game high 16 points in Coltons 42-35 victory over Bloomington.

Colton win streak at seven

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
January 9, 2024
Juliette Echaregui leads the Yellowjackets to a 14-4 victory over Bellflower in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Tennis breezes through first round

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
November 2, 2023
The ladies tennis team gets excited about the possibility of a championship before their match against San Gorgonio.

Girls Tennis League Champs!

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
October 18, 2023

Colton Vibe – Sep. 29, 2023

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
September 29, 2023
The Crystal Ballroom in the Biltmore Hotel is a glamorous space that holds up to 800 guests with 6,300 square feet. It boasts a 30-foot high, hand-painted ceiling and incredible balconies.

Prom gets an upgrade

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
April 26, 2023
Manuel Alonso.

Prom Court 2023: Scoring all the goals

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
April 24, 2023
Colton Highs wind ensemble plays Bravada Esprit on stage at Redlands Highs Clock Auditorium.

Band rocks Redlands

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
March 14, 2023
Gustavo Arellano holds George the Snowman, built by students in Mr. Levines AP World History class during their Saturday School test prep session on Feb. 25.

Snowfall in Colton

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
February 25, 2023
Julio Soberanes fights against the Palm Desert defense during the second half of Coltons 3-2 CIF round 1 loss.

Tough loss ends Colton’s CIF hopes

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
February 10, 2023
The Yellowjackets boys soccer team celebrates its 2-1 championship victory.

SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE CHAMPS!

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
February 1, 2023
Tiffany Abril fights for possession against Grand Terrace. The depleted Colton roster drops this match 2-0 against local rival.

Injury riddled Yellowjackets lose to Titans

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
December 14, 2022
2022 was a great year in music. Myles and Mr. Dollins look back on their faves.

Songs of 2022 – Mr. Dollins

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
December 7, 2022
Jason Greeley, Class of 1990, is owner of Lowbrow Ink in Grand Terrace. He has been leaving his mark on people for the last 30 years.

Leaving His Mark

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
November 7, 2022
In 1999, the world was on edge as the new century awaited. Horror movies were more than up to the challenge, including The Blair Witch Project, Audition, and The Sixth Sense.

The Best Years of Horror: 1999

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
October 26, 2022
1960 was a seminal year in horror filmmaking, including the release of bona fide classics like Psycho, Peeping Tom, Eyes Without a Face, and Village of the Damned.

The Best Years of Horror: 1960

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
October 19, 2022
1931 was a cornerstone of horror cinema history, as Universal premiered both Frankenstein and Dracula. However, a German thriller and a Spanish-Language version of the classic bloodsucker may have offered even more inspiration to future filmmakers.

The Best Years of Horror: 1931

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
October 18, 2022
Marissa Lopez is an ASB leader, member of the National Honors Society, and part of the HEAL pathway. She is hoping to be crowned 2022 Homecoming Queen.

Finding a Happy Place

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
September 29, 2022
Justeen Robledo serves during the second set against Eisenhower on Sept. 21.

Yellowjackets killed by Eagles in three sets

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
September 22, 2022
And your 2022 Homecoming nominees are . . .

And your 2022 Homecoming nominees are . . .

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
September 14, 2022
Senior Daniel Montes takes off for the last race of the day at the 53rd annual Swarm Invitational.

Scorching heat can’t stop the Swarm

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
September 3, 2022
Colton High celebrated its 125th graduating class with a triumphant fireworks display.

Class of 2022: “We Did It!”

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
May 29, 2022
Maria Fernanda Bermuda Gomez receives an academic medal at the 2022 Senior Awards.

Seniors honored at Awards Night

Jeremiah Dollins, Pepper Bough Adviser
May 26, 2022
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