Bribery ineffective against teachers

Winter break has always been synonymous with students giving teachers presents. Students give presents to their teachers right before winter break as a way of saying thank you, and also as a Christmas present. However, it seems too convenient that…
Travel to a galaxy beyond

Interstellar, the newest science-fiction film, stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. The film is set in the future where the Earth is becoming uninhabitable. A team of astronauts are sent through a wormhole to find a new planet with the potential…
Headed in the right direction

One Direction released their fourth album titled “Four” on November 17, selling more than 387,000 albums the first week. The album is titled “Four” because it’s the fourth year the band was in establishment. In addition, this is also their…

Sportsmanship involves enjoying the game with fairness, courtesy, and fellowship amongst the players and spectators.  Sportsmanship takes place in many aspects of life, both in sports and in social interactions. Senior Thalia Balderrama comments, “I think sportsmanship is important because…

Recently, the Mark Keppel athletic department has hired new coaches for our sport teams. As of now, these include Mr. Macedo for the baseball team, Mr. Chan as a coach for both the boys’ and girl’s water polo team, Mr.…
ASB promotes World Kindness Day

November 13 is World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day highlights good deeds within our community by focusing on the positives and a common thread of kindness that binds us together. This year, ASB is promoting World Kindness Day and encouraging students…
Seniors excited for Grad Night 2015

STEPHANIE TRAN Staff Writer Mark Keppel’s PTSA has started selling tickets for Grad Night. This year, Grad Nite will take place at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventures as the majority of the class’ vote of 350 ruled over the other…
Prevent rats by keeping Keppel clean

BRADLEY DEA Staff Writer Occasionally, students and faculty members may have witnessed instances where their eyes were tricked and saw rat-like creatures the size of a cat, but it is actually a huge rat. Rodents have been residing at Mark Keppel ever…
ASB celebrates a successful Homecoming Pep Rally

The 2014 Homecoming pep rally was held by ASB on October 24 at the Aztec Stadium and featured performances by Color Guard, Cheer, Drill, Dance and All Male, and the announcement of this year’s Homecoming King. The goal of this annual pep…
ASB holds Homecoming, “Escape to Neverland”

SALLY CHEN Asst. Business Manager Keppel’s 2014 Homecoming Dance was on Oct. 24 at Keppel’s Palm Courts. ASB presented this year’s theme “Escape to Neverland” to help promote the Theatre Co.’s spring play, Peter Pan.This year’s Homecoming King and Queen…