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Behind Chris Saiz’s Smile

Chris Saiz

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

June 16, 2013

On Saturday, June 8, joyous eyes watched 713 caps fly into the air as the hands from which they came waved farewell to high school years. When the time, graduation, finally came, I delighted in the fact that most of the faces I saw, I recognized. Every name rang a bell. But, there was one face missing:...

Behind Ben Boyett’s Smile

Behind Ben Boyett's Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2013

I always thought that TV shows and movies dramatized high school a bit too much. The cliques were too easily defined, bullies still took lunch money and students ate lunch in bathroom stalls. But they did get one thing right: rumors spread like wildfire. What brings the most harm is not how far they...

Behind Mariam El Wakil’s Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2013

On January of 2011, millions of Egyptians joined to form an uprising aimed at dethroning the president of the time, Hosni Mubarak. What began as peaceful acts of civil disobedience concluded in hundreds of citizens dead and thousands injured by violent responses from governmental forces. Protesters demanded...

Behind Taylor Lee’s smile

Behind Taylor Lee's smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2012

The soles of her bare feet leave indentions on the carpet as the sound of raindrops splashing on her window instantly puts her mind at ease. She sips from a Starbucks cup, and the taste of cafe latte with two Splendas gives her the energy boost she needs to continue working on the half-written essay...

Behind Nolan Hurd’s Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2012

The Scout Law states that a Boy Scout must be brave and face danger, even if he feels afraid. He must be cheerful and try to make others happy, even if a smile is hard to find. He must be concerned about others, even when others are concerned about him. Seven years ago, senior Nolan Hurd saw himself...

Behind Kelly Thomson’s Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2012

As the Christmas break approaches, Kelly Thomson and her mom try on shoes - Chacos to be exact - for the Costa Rica mission trip planned for the summer. The weather outside is splendid, Christmas music plays in every corner; things just could not get any better.  Yet all of a sudden, Mrs. Thomson begins...

Behind Naimah Urfi’s smile

Behind Naimah Urfi's smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2012

Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker with no arms or legs, speaks through my computer screen. After a few minutes, my attention is no longer focused on his appearance but on his words. "I don't care how you look! I don't care!" he says. Why do many of us care? We work so hard on what we look on the...

Behind James Sutjianto’s smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2012

I always thought that looking through someone else's eyes would only change my perspective, not my literal point of view. After talking to senior James Sutjianto, I realized that if I were to look through his eyes, point of view would make a huge difference. I would feel invisible way too easily, way...

Behind Kendall McElhaney’s Smile

Behind Kendall McElhaney's Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2012

If someone were to illustrate Kendall McElhaney’s mind through a painting, there would not be enough colors in this world to define all her thoughts. A conversation about pink dolphins with her is equivalent to discussing the weather with any other person, yet the oddity of it all is counteracted...

Behind Brandon Flowers’ Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2012

Brandon Flowers would likely argue that his good looks are more than enough to make people smile. Yet we all know that it takes more than that; it takes a little bit of charm, good intentions, style—a knack for making others feel comfortable. It just happens to be that Brandon has those characteristics...

Little Miss Sunshine unites Cinco through smiles

I hope to use this blog as an opportunity to spread love through something as simple as smiles

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2012

In a school of thousands, people can pass by unnoticed for years. Recognizing someone’s name has become the equivalent of knowing them, which explains why most friendships between classmates go undeveloped. This realization came to me when I pictured myself sitting down in a maroon cap and gown, wit...

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