The Flash

By Evelyn Estrada

To the outside world he’s just an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly uses his speed to fight crimes and find others like him. He is The Flash.

If you like superheroes, or the show “The Arrow”, you need to watch “The Flash”, which airs on Tuesdays on the CW at 8p.m.

My favorite character is The Flash/Barry Allen because he tells the story of his past and shows what he will try to do to save his city.

One of my favorite episodes was a two night episode because they brought back the Arrow from Starling City to Central City to help out with a Metahuman. They also take The Flash from Central City  to Starling City in the other episode to help the Arrow with a situation they have down there with the A.R.G.U.S agents.

As the season continues, more metahumans will come to the city (for better or worse).  The Flash will be there to help them or to stop them from hurting his city.

Watch a new episode of The Flash every Tuesday on The CW at 8pm


Boy/Girl Athletic Profile

Boy Athletic Profile

Junior Josue Hernandez, 16, plays a forward position as well as midfield position on the Varsity soccer team.

He has been playing soccer for four years and is planning on attending SDSU and wants to keep playing soccer after high school.

“My favorite part of playing soccer is scoring and playing with friends,” said Hernandez.

Hernandez explains that one of the several reasons he plays soccer is because it helps him get things off his mind and makes him have a good time.

Hernandez chose #7 for his jersey because he admired a previous boy who played for the Escondido High School boys soccer team last year named Gerardo Soto.

“Gerardo Soto inspired me and I wished to play like him, so I chose the jersey number he used, number 7,” said Hernandez.

Girl Athletic profile

Senior Esmeralda Marquez, 17, plays left forward and sometimes goalie for the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team. Marquez has been playing soccer since she was 5-years-old, making this her twelfth year playing.

“I believe it takes skill, teamwork, competitiveness and you have to love playing soccer in order to play it,” said Marquez.

She not only plays for the Escondido High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer team but she also plays in an outside of school soccer club known as Impact. Marquez has been playing in Impact for 6 years now.

Marquez was introduced to soccer by her father since he was a soccer coach when she was younger.

“I decided to play soccer because I noticed I was good at it when I was a little kid and I realized how much I loved it and I would have a lot of fun playing it,” said Marquez.

She plans on playing for Palomar College after graduating this year.

Marquez plans on becoming a physical therapist since it has to do with sports and she wants to help individuals keep playing their sport.

She has made 5 goals in these past 14 games and has blocked 59 shots as a goalie.

“Soccer is a great sport and it is fun to play and you get to meet new people and learn new stuff from them,” said Marquez.

She chose number 23 as her jersey number because she has always had that number since she started playing.

Girls got game too

By Anna Chanthaphavong

The girls are all huddled together in a circle, the captain is giving a pep talk to all the players before their coach calls the girls out to play. The girls do their cheer before rushing off to the court but their enthusiasm lowers as they see the few parents and students in the crowd.

Girls sports are usually overshadowed by boys sports.  In general, girls’ teams don’t get the attention or equipment they deserve.

“If people can go the boys’ games then why not to girls’?” said Sophomore Rebecca Becze, 15

Guy sports like football and basketball have many students go to their games, thus giving them a rowdy crowd, cheerleaders, snackbar and the band. They also get money for new equipment, uniforms and a bus that are provided for them while other sports, mostly girls sports have to fundraise or buy their own uniforms.

As an example, girls tennis, the players only have a van to take them to their games which only fit ten people. They also have to buy their uniforms and fundraise for new equipment, but the only new equipment they got was one new cart to hold the tennis balls for the varsity team while jv got the old cart varsity used. The varsity team captain,  Junior Rebecca Gross, 16 even went out to buy new tennis balls for both varsity and jv with her own money.

¨Our tennis balls were bad quality since it’s been used for many years and I’m pretty sure we weren’t getting any money for new ones,” said Gross.

Even though girls volleyball, water polo and basketball have their uniforms provided for them, they still need to fundraise for new equipment yet none has been provided. Water polo also have the issue of no bus or van to their home game so they have to get their own rides or carpool with their teammates.

Even though all girl sports deserve appreciation, waterpolo has been doing their best this year with their games. According to Jv girls water polo coach Austyn Ukrainetz, the girls have been working hard during practice and games and should be more appreciated. Their hard work has paid off because  Jv has done 15 games so far and have won all of them while varsity has set the record for being undefeated.

¨As of right now varsity girls will be seated higher than boys.¨ said Ukrainetz.

There are real simple solutions for solving this unequal attention for girl sports and that’s for students to go to the girl’s game and cheer them on. Girls sports can also promote their games by wearing their jerseys or sweaters on their game days so it shows other that they have one because not everyone can hear or listen to the announcements.

Along with that, the school can provide the girls sports money for new equipment so they try their best during practice and in their games. Also, more girls can try out for sports so the teams will get bigger, better and more attention.

“Boys ain’t that special.” said Sophomore Serena Thomas, 16

Photo by Photo of Girls field hockey trying their hardest in their match against Mission Hills with only the support of their teammates.

Boys Basketball Strives for a Better Year

By Rylee Penrod

“LETS GO ESCO” chants the Rowdy Crowd, while sweat drips from the players faces, and Coach Paul Baldwin yells.

This 2014-2015 basketball season Coach Baldwin’s main goal is to get each player to reach his potential.  Although winning league and CIF are the ultimate goals, he would like our team to become the best they can.

When choosing the thirteen boys, Coach Baldwin looked for someone who is hard working, coachable and plays hard.

Your Senior captains Khy Kabellis, 6’4 guard and JD Fox, 6’2 guard were chosen to be Captains by Coach Baldwin, who was looking for someone who leads by example and continues to amaze him.

“Winning a league title and making a run are my ultimate goals this season,” says captain JD Fox.

Senior JD Fox, is hoping to achieve his goals by playing together as a team and a family.

Fox says that Coach Baldwin is the most inspirational because he is a great role model and gives them great advice in sports and in life.

“As a player I would like to achieve my goals of winning a league and CIF championship by getting better everyday and doing what my team need me to do,” captain Khy Kabellis.

Khy Kabellis, senior captain, is most inspired by his father because he was the one who got him to start playing basketball. Kabellis’ favorite thing about Coach Baldwin is that he is very honest and can really relate to the players.

Now eighth in the county, the Cougars are hoping to reach their goal of becoming league and CIF champions.

“Looking back I want them to remember this experience. I preach to get better and better everyday and I think we are doing that,” says Head Varsity coach Baldwin.

Photo by Rylee Penrod Keegan Cummins, 6’10 center, goes up for a two pointer for the Cougars in game two of Avocado East League.

Parking lot war

By Anna Chanthaphavong

Everyday students who drive have to worry about where are they going to park. Some students have a usual spot they park in everyday, but there is still the worry that someone will take that spot. For some students who don’t come early, they have to search around the parking lot for a spot before the bell rings while others do too.

¨Before 7:10 the parking lot is basically empty, but after that’s when all the cars come in,” said Senior Ryan Sera, 18.

Even though it’s first come first serve,  many people have their usual spot they park in everyday and often get annoyed when someone else parks in it. It creates tension and stress for those who fight over parking spaces. Along with that, some unlucky students have to park outside of the school, across the street giving them a longer walk.

There is also the constant worry of something happening to their car because of what goes on in the parking lot. Students hang out in their cars with their friends before and after school; and some of them mess around in the parking like playing with a football, frisbee, or any other ball, along with running over a baby doll and making other people’s car alarms go off. This makes students worry for the condition of their car and angers them when their car gets damaged because of these activities. There is also the problem of students speeding in the parking lot.

There are many solutions for all these problems with the parking lot.   For safety issues, students should be careful when they play around in the parking lot and try not to do any damage to other people’s cars. There can also be security around to make sure nothing too bad happens there.

¨Security rotates around over different locations, one including the parking lot but we could have watch over it more.” said Security Iris Vazquez.

For parking spaces, the school could expand the parking lot in the future so students don’t have to park outside of school. Along with that, to make less conflict, they could make certain areas for Juniors and Sophomores. For Seniors, they could get their own parking spot of their own and even paint it just like in San Pasqual and Orange Glen.

¨It might be difficult to expand the parking lot but the painted spots seems like a good idea.¨ said Vasquez.

Seniors can pay for certain spots, which will help raise money for prom and their senior events. And for those who have money issue, the school could give some Seniors their own parking spaces as a reward for good grades or high scores on tests like the CAHSEE or SAT. Students could also show their artistic side and draw what they want on their parking spaces (as long as it is school appropriate)and really make a statement for their senior year.

“It’s their last year, so why not let Seniors have to something to show?” said Junior Nicholas Brackett, 16.

It’s obvious that these problems will not be fixed so quickly, so for now, security should watch over the parking lot before and after school. Students could also have a petition to start for personal parking space.  However,  the main solution to fix this problem is to be courteous to each other when it comes to parking spaces and to stop messing around so much in the parking lot.

Photo by Anna Chanthaphavong After school, the parking lot has students hanging out with friends, changing for sports or getting in their car to leave school.

Auto classes start up their engines

By Courtni Demnianiuk

Auto Shop, which is taught by Tim Latulippe, is a hands on elective.

“We work on cars, learn more about the automotive industry, and build interesting things that come to our mind,” says Senior Adam Evans, 18.

Senior Mitchell Lerma, 18, joined auto because he wanted to learn how to engine swap and learn more about mechanics.

“[Auto] has always interested me and to be able to learn so much through the school is exciting,” said Lerma.

In auto, kids get the chance to work hands on with running cars. They also get to learn more about the industry of auto mechanics and how the business works.

Senior Spencer Jepson, 18, has been in auto for three years and enjoys working with the cars.

“Auto has been a big part of my high school years, and it has been a very fun experience working on me and my friends cars,” said Jepson.

Photo By Courtni Demnianiuk