Category: Features

George Shahin (11) asks Celeste Flores (12) to Homecoming with a rhyming poster. THE AZTEC/NICOLE HERNANDEZ Homecoming is very important for many high school students because it is often considered as a memorable part of the high school experience. It takes…
Iron Aztec Spotlight: Tatiana Garnett

This year’s Iron Aztec is Tatiana Garnett, who have shown accomplishments in academics and athletics. Garnett says she was very surprised from receiving the award. She is “thankful and honored to receive [this award].” Garnett, who has been playing soccer…
Teenage Brain Assembly discusses mental health of students

The Mark Keppel Conflict Resolution classes organized the Teenage Brain Assembly, based on Brainstorm written by psychiatrist Daniel Siegel, to raise awareness importance of mental health.  The assembly focused on the necessity of taking care of one’s own mental health, as…
How safe is Uber and Lyft?

Although many people are familiar with the latest transportation networks, non-users of the Uber and Lyft app may find the whole routine unsafe and trivial. In an age of advanced technology and communication, can one rely on a cellular application…
Sleep paralysis: the horrors of sleeping

As the name implies, sleep paralysis is a phenomenon when the human body is unable to move upon waking up or just before sleeping. Sleep paralysis is classified as parasomnia, or unwanted occurrence that is associated with sleep. The most common…
The growing popularity of Hawaiian poke bowls

One of the diverse amounts of different cuisines popping up in Southern California that has caught the attention of many people is poke. Poke is a type of customizable raw, cubed fish dish originating from Hawaii. “Poke has become a…
The Darker Side of Black Friday

Money can’t buy happiness but, let’s face it, Americans love to shop. No other time of the year best exemplifies American consumer culture than Black Friday. According to the National Retail Federation, 92.1 million Americans went shopping in retail stores…
Homecoming Finalist: Raul Torres

Senior Raul Torres, who has been nominated as one of the homecoming finalists, says that it “feels nice to be nominated” and hopes that he and his partner, Keila Osugi, will win. Back in freshman year, Torres never would have…