Quarantine: Trends that have gone viral

Addys Plata, highlights newsmagazine contributor

September 14, 2020

     Animal Crossing      Animal Crossing—a social simulation series developed by Nintendo—was first released in Japan on April 14, 2001. However, on March 20, 2020, Nintendo released Animal Crossing: New Horizon. As it increased in popularity, players found themselves drawn to the game’s...

Just bead it!

Just bead it!

DeeAnne Montero, highlights newsmagazine contributor

September 14, 2020

Even after months of quarantine, many people continue to forget their masks when going out to public places. Further, the protective cloths often restrict people’s self-expression as the masks cover half of one’s face, making it a challenge to create an impression of somebody. Experiencing these...


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Arianna Peña and Emilys Gil

September 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Halloween spirit that is always alive on October 31 will be harder to maintain this year more than ever, since Halloween will be celebrated differently. Despite these circumstances, the spirit can still be kept alive in numerous ways at home, especially through baking...

Alternatives to typical Halloween activities

Emilys Gil, highlights news magazine contributor

September 14, 2020

With silly costumes, spooky movies and sweet treats, Halloween holds a special place in many people’s hearts. As a result of the social distancing measures mandated to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, highlights has compiled a list of alternative ways to celebrate the holiday. With the assist...

Into the artistic world of Maria Sada

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A digital doodle that began with just some eyes turned into a full experimental pattern piece with organic lining. Sada’s main inspiration for this artwork was her horror influences.

Maya Shah, highlights newsmagazine contributor

August 31, 2020

Unique and bold designs are not uncommon in senior Maria Sada’s artwork. Her vibrant art takes on numerous mediums and subjects. Whether she tackles social issues, personal emotions or creates amusing concept pieces, Sada’s art does not shy away from different themes. Her versatile skills and techniques allow he...

Not Okay With This Quarantine? Binge this show

Featured above is Sydney Novak, played by Sophia Lillis, sitting next to Stanley Barber, played by Wyatt Oleff, watching one of their schools' football game.

Maya Shah, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

The new Netflix series, titled I’m Not Okay With This, made its debut this year, which follows a troubled teenage girl with newfound supernatural abilities. Sydney Novak, played by Sophia Lillis, has a rocky home life that results in uncontrollable rage. This leads to her discovery of telepathic abi...

Gables’ New Groove

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Teacher by day, opera singer by night, Krystal Espada is a woman of many talents. Although  it is her first-year teaching in the public school system, it is definitely not her first time at Gables.  Espada is a Gables alumna and is now tackling the role of high school music director. Gables is s...

DIY: Halloween Costumes

Isabel Quintanilla, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

 It is the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is creeping around the corner and everyone is rushing to prepare. Still trying to figure out what to dress up as? No need to fear, highlights has simple and fast DIY costume ideas for those struggling to find the perfect outfit.  Desperate to b...

I was the youngest person at the first 2020 Presidential Debate

I was the youngest person at the first 2020 Presidential Debate

Aya Hamza, Insight Editor

October 11, 2019

Since the seventh grade, my father and I have watched every presidential debate together, supplemented by all the Saturday Night Live parodies, of course. Growing up as an Iraqi-American, I have always gravitated towards the male-occupied side of the room where controversial takes on politics were ping-pon...

Pink Pep Rally

Grace Rodriguez, Social Media Manager

October 10, 2019

The annual Pink Pep Rally was held today during last block. Held annually to spread awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer fund, students purchased tickets to the Pep Rally for $2 during morning hours. With performances from the cheerleaders, Gablettes and Gables drum line, the Caval...

Faces to know

Alia Gamez, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Khushnuma Driver  Khushnuma Driver is the student body's College Assistant Program adviser. Her job as adviser is to give college advice and help students manage the tedious application process. She is a helpful resource for students who want to take the higher education route and is always ready to...

Students go beyond school

Students go beyond school

Audrey Weigel, highlights contributor

April 5, 2019

Senior year is the time where seniors are focused on submitting college and scholarship applications, leading the extracurricular activities they have been involved in throughout high school and maintaining good grades. highlights interviewed two students, one who has had a job throughout senior year and another...

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