UCLA’s Historic Comeback

  UCLA’s Historic Comeback

by: Christian Huezo

It’s never a good feeling seeing your favorite football team trail 44-17 entering the 4th quarter. It seemed that Texas A&M was going to beat UCLA by a landslide. Until UCLA launched a miracle comeback twenty-eight points to win. ESPN gave Texas A&M a 99.9% win probability by the end of the 3rd quarter. Everyone thought UCLA was out of the game. With 15 minutes on the clock UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, started one of the best college football comebacks in history. Rosen completed a touchdown pass in less than two minutes at the start of the 4th quarter, 5 minutes later he threw a 42 yard touchdown pass to Darren Andrews. With the lead cut in half UCLA fans finally had something to cheer for.

With four minutes remaining on the clock, Rosen threw a 16 yard TD pass to Theo Howard putting the score at 44-38. UCLA just needed a TD to complete the comeback. With a minute left in the game UCLA made it to the Texas 10 yard line. Josh Rosen took the snap and threw a pass to Jordan Lasley. The stadium was dead silent as the hung was in the air, seconds later it was in Jordan Lasley’s hands in the end zone. The stadium erupted as UCLA made the extra point. The final score was 45-44, UCLA. This is the largest NCAA college football comeback in the history of the sport.

UC Application Are Around the Corner

UC Application Are Around the Corner

by Alexis Robles

              Applying may seem scary or difficult but it is important to start right now! The UC application is already open and you can start working on it, the deadline is on November 30th. To start, go to the website “Universityofcalifronia.edu” and make an account, the process is straight forward and if you have any questions, you can always visit our school’s College Center for assistance. There are eight of PIQs (Personal Insight Questions) and the activity sheet where you can include all your extracurricular activities.

               There are nine UCs around California and they are Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Diego, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Davis, Riverside, Merced, and Sana Cruz. They are located all throughout California, from San Francisco to all the way south in San Diego. Each get the same application but review it differently, it is important to start working on your activity section. The section includes all the extracurricular activities you are part in. It asks you from classes other than A-G requirements to work experience. Each sub section allows you to input up to five activities. The sections are Coursework other than A-G, Educational Preparation Program, Volunteer and Community Services, Work Experience, Awards and Honor, and lastly Extracurricular Activities. Each asks what you did and how many hours per week did you put in and how many weeks out of the year did you participate in the activity. You should never lie on your application as the reader will assume you lied on everything else. The next important section in the PIQs.

               The PIQs are eight questions hat ask about your personal and academic life. You only have to choose four out of the eight and it is important to choose the ones that you know you can write about. Each answer limits you to 350 words so you must know what you are saying and not waste any space on useless sentences. The questions range from your favorite subject in school to your hardest challenges you faced. To get the full list of all eight questions, you can go to the college center and ask for one. The application deadline is closer than you think seniors! Start working on the application and don’t wait to the last minute!



–        33% acceptance rate on average

–        High school diploma

–        A-G requirements complete

–        2.0 and above

–        SAT or ACT test

(Degrees offered)

–        Bachelor’s degrees (4 yrs.)

–        Master’s degree (2-3) yrs. (only offered at some Cal-states)

(Cost of tuition)– $5,472

 Private Universities


High School diploma

A-G requirements

GPA 2.0 and above

ACT or SAT with writing


Extracurricular activities, community service,

Personal Statement

SAT subject tests, highly recommended

(Degrees offered)

-Master’s degree (2-3 yrs.)

-Doctorate’s (3-5 yrs.)

(Cost of Tuition)- $40,000


Community College/ Vocational school


-%100 acceptance rate

-Must be 18 years or older

-High school degree (if advancing to higher education)

(Degrees Offered)

-Vocational degree (2yrs)

-Associates degree (2-3 yrs.)

(Cost of Tuition) – $2000


 Universities of California


-12.5% acceptance rate on average

-High School diploma

-A-G requirements

-GPA of 3.0

-ACT or SAT with writing

-Honors, awards, and extracurricular activities

(Degrees offered)

-Bachelor’s degree (4-5 yrs.)

-Master’s degree (2-3 yrs.)

(Cost of Tuition)– 13,557 (not including room and board)







College Myths

College Myths

by Brenda Bailon

1.     You must have a 4.0+ GPA to be accepted to colleges

It is true, you have to try your best and earn the best grades you can, but it’s more than possible to get into college without a 4.0. Personal statements that demonstrate any adversities you’ve faced that didn’t allow you to pass a class or attend volunteer work can make up for a low GPA. Extracurricular and leadership roles matter too, this is why it’s important for every aspect of your application to be equally as great. A high SAT score doesn’t hurt either.

2.     You’ll graduate with $50k in student loans

Yes, college is expensive. It’s a well a known fact, but there are alternatives to student loans. Scholarships are a huge advantage as well as work-study. Work study is when college provides you with a job as part of your acceptance. This can be extremely beneficial to students since bosses often understand that you are a student and are sympathetic to your student work-load. Grants, are also offered by colleges and this is money you don’t ever have to pay back. If you take advantage of the opportunities out there, loans can actually be a last resort.

3.     Freshman 15

The well-known phenomenon that once you enter college you gain 15+ pounds from binge eating and the excessive amount of food exposed and offered to you is completely false. Researchers have discovered that freshman typically gain a mere 3 pounds; on average 10% of an entire freshman class actually lose weight. In fact, a 2014 research conduct also shows that college students BMI’s rarely change from the time they enter college to graduation day, proving that this myth much like the others is very much untrue.