Category: Features

Athlete’s Profile: Vanessa Aguirre

Athlete’s portrait: Vanessa Aguirre THE AZTEC/TIMOTHY CHUMAN “Everybody on the floor respects her and that’s the one thing you want to have as a captain,” says Girls Basketball Coach Jose Herrera. Respect is a word often used to describe four-year…

Paul Zhang (10th) and Mr. Tran. COURTESY TO TIMOTHY CHUMAN. At every Los Angeles Dodgers home game, there is always a brief tribute to honor the “military hero of the game.” Fans give a standing ovation to pay their respects…
Overcoming the stigma of community college

Statistics in regards to community college transfers. PHOTO COURTESY OF INSIDER HIGHER ED. After four years of high school,  the majority of Aztecs pursue a college education, whether that is enrolling at a four-year university or attending community college. However,…

Q: Why did you want to be involved in this production? A: “I have been doing musical theatre for a really long time, so I thought it would be interesting to see how high school productions are different.” Q: Which…

Q: For how long have you done acting? Did you start when you first attended Keppel? A: “I’ve started very recently with acting, specifically this year.” Q: Besides the upcoming play, have you ever participated in other plays or musicals?…

Q: Have you played in any other musicals at Keppel? Which ones? Were any of them lead roles? What are your experiences like in Keppel’s theater? A: “I have [been] in other musicals. I was in Hairspray and the Christmas…

Q: What’s the process that goes through your mind when preparing for your role? A: “I’m one of the youngest characters and so I remember back to when I was nine, how I would act, like little mannerisms of nine…

Q: What’s your favorite part of the play? A: “I like the last song we sing, it’s called Seconds and that’s where our protagonist realizes that they don’t need to win. I think there’s a lot of good harmonies in…