Eagle Student Newsletter


The 2017 Yearbook Senior Superlative results are finally here! Our senior class voted twice, once in homeroom and a final time on a survey sent out by the senior class sponsor, Mrs. Milton. So who are our winners? The results are as follows:

Best Dressed:

Enoch Ramirez

Daniela Mares

Best Ride:

Trinidad Alanis

Jennifer Benitez

Most Spirited:

Saul Cisneros

Carmen Hernandez

Most Competitive:

Noah Wade

Vi Le

Most Athletic:

Jesus Pablo Martinez

Monica Barrow

Most Artistic:

Irving Utrera

Rebeca Lazo

Most Musical:

Paul Luna

Ana Lara

Best Personality:

Oscar Gomez

Jessica Macedo

Most Likely To Have Their Name Mispronounced:

Miyagui Estupinan

Citlalic Salas

Best BFF:

Nayely Alonso and Guadalupe Ortuño

Best Bromance:

Irving Utrera and Robert Ramirez

Class Clown:

Sergio Espinosa

Janette Castillo

Congrats to all of our winners! You will be contacted by a yearbook member soon to schedule your picture! Buy your yearbook! Only 18 left!


Superintendent's Meeting Update Rebeco Lazo, Staff Writer

Pasadena Independent School District had their second Superintendent Meeting of the year last week on January 12, 2017. A handful of students from each high school in the district were invited to attend the meeting where they would share upcoming news and how to better their school as a whole.

Students from Dobie, South Houston (SoHo), Pasadena, Memorial, Rayburn and CTHS completed a series of exercises discussing why they enjoy going to each individual school. Students shared the teacher they have learned a lot from and achievable goals to build a better future for their community. A few students were given the opportunity to share what they had to say, Pasadena High spoke out about their plans to go green by recycling throughout the school and the community. This meeting allows students to reflect and distinguish differences as well as similarities among each school, but most importantly it allows them to come together as one school district.

So, how are you eligible to attend these meetings? A selection of students from each school in the district are hand picked to represent their specific school in these meetings based on their grades and participation in organizations such as student council. “I believed they picked me because I am class officer of the class of 2017 and because I have a decent gpa,” said Noah Wade from Pasadena High School. Although there were many positive discussions throughout the meeting, problems were addressed. A student representative from SoHo discussed a petition that will be brought up to the school board that will allow boys to have facial hair in school. More discussion over this topic will be discussed on the next Superintendent Meeting in April.

America Responds to new Executive Order
Rebeco Lazo, Staff Writer


Changes are happening in America. Lots of them. Whether the majority of the people agree or disagree with them, one thing is for sure: It is real and it affects all of us. One of the many changes that our country is undergoing is the new Executive Order that was addressed on Friday, January 27.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that restricts 7 different Muslim countries from entering the United States. Anyone coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan are prohibited to enter the States even with a green card or a visa for a total of 90 days- as well as refugees for a total of 120 days in order to prevent terrorist attacks. What is remarkable about this is how quickly it was processed and how Trump along with the administration are not recognizing it as a ban or a direct target to all Muslims.

It doesn’t stop here. It’s a hard time for science as many researchers with visas and green cards are worried this could be a threat to them and their work. Abe Alahmad, Syrian-French researcher at Texas Tech University, recently spoke out on a conference in Germany he plans to attend this April but fears this trip could prevent him from coming back. Alahmad, a green-card holder, faces this difficult decision along with many other researches who believe this ban could be a threat to them.

Many Republicans who disagreed with this ban, such as Vice President Mike Pence, now have a change in mind as to where they stand with the ban. On December 8, 2015, Governor Pence called Muslims being ban from the U.S ‘offensive’ and ‘unconstitutional’ on Twitter. This was before Trump chose Pence as his running man and won the election. Now, as vice president, Pence stood next to Trump as he declared the ban. Other Republicans, including John McCain, however, spoke out against the ban in belief of harmful results. “And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children,” said McCain.

More Americans seem to support the ban rather than go against it. A poll that was taken on January 31 shows that 49 percent said they strongly agree with the ban while 41 percent strongly disagree and 10 percent are unsure on how they feel about it. Those who oppose of the ban are mostly Democrats, while those in favor of it are mainly Republicans. Citizens in favor of the executive order spoke out on how the ban has made them feel “more safe” and believe this is a prime example on how to confront terrorism.

However, this does not mean that America as a whole has kept silent while Muslim residents are prohibited to enter the country.  Coast to coast, protests have sparked up as many citizens refuse to keep quiet of the situation.

On Saturday January 28, after two Iraqi refugees were held up at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City, the airport filled with thousands of New Yorkers protesting the new executive order. Later that afternoon, more than 2,000 people gathered together to protest. It didn’t stop there however, on Friday February 3, roughly around 200 Muslims prayed in front of JFK’s Terminal 4. This prayer, known as the Jummah Prayer, held by Muslims every Friday, was a way to demonstrate unity and strength in the Muslim community. A prayer meant for the seven Muslim countries and how they are not alone in this.

Protests from cities including Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Baltimore, etc. followed shortly after. Protests for the new Executive Order has inspired different people in different cities to fight for important matters. On April 15, thousands of people in the DC area are marching on Tax Day to protest against Trump for not releasing his tax returns. Around 30 Tax Marches have been planned. On Earth Day, April 22, March for Science will take place in Washington. March for Science will show the public support for scientist and their research as well as support for the Environmental Protection Agency, a department Trump made comments on abolishing. On May 6, the Immigrants March will take place in DC as well. The Immigrants March focuses on the attacks about Immigrants from the Trump Administration. The March will be held in the National Mall.

How to Survive a Holiday Vacation Hangover


It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is over, the new year has arrived, and you’re unsure of who you are anymore.. All you know is that school is beginning again, and your life seems to finally be coming to an end. This is what we call a vacation hangover, but not to worry there’s a solution to get rid of your hangover for the new semester. So how do you get rid of it? Here are a few steps:

  1. Motivate yourself. This is an obvious one, mainly because it’s the first step to any recovery. Although it’s cliche, it’s almost certain that motivating yourself can help you daze off the holidays. Find reasons to look forward to school and ways you can improve this semester from the last. Set achievable goals, whether it’s your grades or sports.

  2. Go to sleep earlier. This is a hard one. Especially for those of us who spent the holidays going to sleep while the rest of the world was waking up. This takes a lot of patience and practice. Start off by going to sleep 30 minutes earlier than the time you normally would. Do this for a good week, then add in another 30 minutes, then 30 more, until you finally have a good 8 hours of sleep. Make sure your electronics or anything that might get in the way of a good night’s sleep is put away.

  3. Put an end to procrastination. Do your homework right when you get home to avoid having to deal with it later on at night. Take care of any business when you have the time rather than waiting for the last minute until you have a big pile of problems and you’re left hating yourself more than what you already do. And I can guarantee, you will hate yourself.

  4. Take a bath. School isn’t always easy. And you won’t always have good days. There will be times where you just need to relax. Enjoy a warm bath and listen to your favorite playlist. Block yourself from the world and from your problems, you’ll get back to that eventually. It’s always important to take a breather. If a bath doesn’t help you, replace it with a nap. Turn on a candle, put away your phone, and sleep until you’re refreshed and ready to go.

  5. Buy a planner and use it. A simple step, but a very beneficial one. Keep your life organized! Write down all the goals and tasks you have to do that day and accomplish them. The satisfaction of having your business done is a lot more rewarding than you think.

So there you have it! 5 simple steps on how to get over a vacation hangover! Take your time with these steps, not everything can be solved in a day. Be patient and determined, but most importantly have fun with it. Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Reporter

Hey Pasadena Eagles, it’s finally December! With the seasons changing, the quirky Christmas music playing on every radio station, hot chocolate on a cold Friday night, sparkly lights outside everyone’s front porch, and reruns of our favorite Christmas specials on tv, I think we can all agree that December is the best time of the year.


So, besides all of the joy that December brings, would it be such a crime to be excited about the gifts we will be receiving this Christmas? Absolutely not! Eagles, what do you have on your wish list?

Noah Wade
“For Christmas this year, I want a shovel, socks, and a hat and a shirt that says ‘I’m with stupid,’” said Noah Wade.

“For Christmas this year, I want Overwatch Funko Pops, cool socks, a Steam gift card, Lemon Meringue pie, Key Lime pie, a jeep, and good movies on blu-ray,” said Oscar Gomez.

“For Christmas, I’d like a new phone, a watch, and charms for my bracelet,” said Ana Flores. Nayely Alonso

“What I want for Christmas this year is an Urban Decay palette,” said Nayely Alonso.

While we hope our Phs Eagles have their wishes come true, make sure to not only receive but give as well during this holiday season!

So there you have it! What are some things on your wish list? Whatever it may be, we wish our students and staff a wonderful holiday break! Merry Christmas, Eagles!

Pasadena High School says No to Drugs Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer


It’s Red-Ribbon week at Pasadena High School. For this last week of October the Pasadena Eagles are dressing up for different events based on each theme of the day. Superhero Day on Monday, Pajama Day on Tuesday, Nerd Day on Wednesday, Jersey Day on Thursday, and finally Western Day on Friday.

So what is Red-Ribbon week? Red-Ribbon week was established in 1980 by a group of concerned parents who believed they should play a role in drug prevention. This nonprofit organization then became known as the National Family Partnership (NFP) and now serves all over the nation to help families and today’s youth live a healthy, drug-free life. Today schools from all over participate in Red-Ribbon Week and pledge to be drug free.

So how does this benefit our school? Well, for one it helps raise awareness to students on why they should live a healthy life. It also creates a fun way to say no to drugs and other nasty habits that might get in the way during a person’s lifetime. Red-Ribbon week is a great way to raise awareness not only at Pasadena High School, but around the community as well. With the many kids that participated in our Red-Ribbon week events, I think it is safe to say that for this month of October, we scared away drugs as well! Way to go, Eagles!
Senior-only Spirit Days are a hit
Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer

It’s Character Day at Pasadena High School! The graduating class of 2017 has come up with ideas to do on the 17 of each month to show spirit for their senior class. This month, the seniors decided to have a Character Day, where students dress up as unique characters from either tv shows, movies, or even books, to show the underclassmen what seniors are all about.

The best part? Instead of wasting their money on expensive costumes with poor-quality material, they are hitting up local thrift stores to give their costumes a more authentic feel while spending less money. “Thrift stores are like any other store except the clothes are used, they’re still perfectly good though. There’s so many good finds at thrift stores, you just have to look. Good clothes for less,” said senior Brenda Botello, when asked why she chose to thrift her costume. Yes, the seniors are thrifting for their unique identity rather than buying a luxurious costume, which can say a lot about the class of 2017 already.

So, what does the future look like for the Pasadena seniors? Well, with more upcoming events such as Senior Citizen Day and Wacky Tacky Christmas, it’s safe to say the seniors are in for an eventful year that can not only entertain the whole school, but can be a way for the class of 2017 to do one final thing together before going their separate ways. Seniors on Character Day

Seniors on Character Day Big Changes to the SAT Monica Sanchez, Senior Staff Writer             

Homecoming, STAAR exams, fundraisers, and passing Algebra II. Those are some of the  obstacles many high schoolers face when starting and continuing on their year, but the main obstacle for college-bound high school seniors and juniors face is taking the SAT.

It was announced that starting in March of 2016, College Board, the organization behind the college acceptance tests, will change the SAT’s criteria and scoring for the first time in ten years with the highest any student can now score is a 1600 instead of a 2400.

Reasons behind the big changes were that the old SAT’s were facing criticism for having harder vocabulary, shorter test lengths,deduction of points for either getting a question wrong or not answering, and having the essay portion be mandatory to take with only 25 minutes to complete it. With the new SAT however,the essay portion will now be optional to take with 50 minutes added to testing, vocabulary in the reading section will be less harder vocabulary words for testees, and there will also be no point deductions for having a question wrong and student’s will only earn points when having the questions right.The new SAT will also focus on whether or not each test taker will have the needed skills to become college ready after high school graduation.

Most critics find these changes as advantages for current and future  SAT testees as it will give them less stress and may give them more hope  as scoring and regulations are now seen less harsher as before. However College Board has claimed that the new SAT will not change its difficulties on both reading and math sections and will only give the essay portion as optional as top universities in America still requires  an essay for acceptance.

Fellow Pasadena High school student Victor Sanchez , who is a junior currently taking College Prep classes and is planning on taking his SAT in March of 2017, was asked if he knew about the big changes and replied,”I didn’t even know much about the changes  at first but when comparing between the old and new,it seems obvious that the new SAT will bring much more advantages to us than those who took the old one last year and before,”he says. Another Pasadena high school junior Evelin Galvan is not sure when she will take her SAT.  “College Board did make a good decision on changing regulations and scoring as it puts less stress on us and may make it easier for us,” she said. Victor agrees: “ I believe it may give us students  easier and better chances to get admitted into our dream colleges.”

Currently, many of our seniors and juniors at Pasadena High are preparing for their upcoming SAT’s by attending prep courses or after school SAT tutorials. However, for these courses students need to pay cash in order to attend,but some see that they will be better prepared and less stressed when testing day comes. But if a fellow student can’t come to any of these courses, then they go to a tutorial website known as Khan Academy, where they are still prepared the same as those attending schools tutorials, but they will not pay as much as their fellow peers.

“For now I am getting prepared for the SAT on the College Prep classes I take here at school,but when testing comes near, I will  study on my own time with the 2016 SAT prep book with a timer and calculator that I own to better prepare myself,” said Victor.

The main reason why many high school students around the nation take the SAT is so that they get accepted  into their dream college. And depending how well students score, they could also earn scholarships that will help cover their college’s tuitions and fees that are a bit pricey to pay. On how well each  students should score, it is  heavily based on class rankings on what final SAT score they need  in order to get that acceptance letter, as well as eligibility on earning specific scholarships that will be helpful to all. “Without a doubt it’s Texas A&M at College Station because I’m from there and I believe it provides the best when it comes to education,” said Victor about his dream college, continuing, “Ever since I’ve started high school, I knew right away that I want to be a doctor and hopefully having a good class rank and making a good score on the SAT will help me accomplish my dreams,”

“I don’t really think about a dream college since it’s still something I need to think about,” said Evelin. “As for a career I still think it’s too soon to pick because there are so many to choose from.”

For seniors, being in the  top 10-25% in  class rankings means that their SAT score requirements for public universities in Texas won’t be as much as those below them as they can get automatic acceptance into most schools, but not coverage for its costs . For example,  Sam Houston State University needs doesn't require a minimum SAT score for someone who is in the  top 25% of their class as they are automatically accepted, but for those high schools who don’t use class rankings, the university that those who are in the 25th percentile to score at least 990 in order to be accepted and possibility earn some of their scholarships available. However, for those who are applying to the same university but are in the 75% of their class  rankings, they will need to  score  at least  1170 in their SAT’s  in order to get accepted and earn the same scholarship opportunities. As mentioned before, final SAT scores  shows how well prepared a student is for college and how well they stand out when it comes to receiving  financial aid. And so this goes for  everyone whether they are valedictorian or last in their class, sign up for the SAT and take them for how many times you need to take them for  they  are unlimited  to take. For whether someone likes to study and take the SAT or not, this can really determine on  what the future holds for you after high school.

Building Sam: Behind the Scenes Isabel Pena, Junior Staff Writer

The 2016 school year is going by quite fast for the Pasadena High School Art Club as they hurry to finish Sam in time for November, when the Burn Sam Festival is held to celebrate the rivalry between Pasadena High School and Sam Rayburn High School.

The months that start off the school year are crucial to the art club because not only do they have to start on Sam but they also have to recruit new members for the year. “The atmosphere is fun and it allows us to have a good time and bond with other members which makes this whole thing a club,” senior Steven Avendano said, current president of the National Art Honor Society and Art Club stated when asked about  what kind of mood the club created for returning and new members.

“It’s a good way to relieve stress and it’s just another way for people to get out of their comfort zone,” junior Kiara Lopez, a student who is currently looking into joining the art club said. The art club not only affects the members but it also has a lot to do with the students of Pasadena High School and any person who goes to the Burn Sam Festival, which started off as Sam, the mascot of our biggest rival Sam Rayburn, only being hung on a pole at the pep rally in the mid sixties turned into Sam being burned at the Burn Sam Festival that encourages all students to come and show their school pride. Most students who go to the Festival mainly look forward to watching sam Burn and of course everyone has their preferences. “My favorite Burn Sam idea was him being impaled.. I feel like it’s a little bit better than him being tied up or just strained,” junior  Adriana Rodarte said about her favorite way to end Sam.

Stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something fun is a part of the art club. “Joining the art club is a good way to not only meet new people, but to interact with them and enjoy their school year,” Kiara said.    

Don’t be afraid to check out art club, either. “I feel like they’re just very accepting to many people and are open to a lot of ideas,” Adriana said. The club creates a welcoming atmosphere for new and old members alike.

Most people have gotten use to stepping out of their comfort zone, but the art club is the type of club that would not only attract aspiring artists, but those few that are shy or nervous about joining more clubs that the school has to offer. “When I was a sophomore I was not into any clubs and I was too anxious to actually allow myself to step out of my comfort zone. When I joined art club it kind of gave me a little confidence and that’s when I finally started looking into joining more clubs and social groups like Tennis and Band,” Steven said.  

The year of 2016 is coming to a close but so is the deadline for Sam, and the Art Club is working at a very progressive pace while also having fun and introducing the newer members to the kind of work the members have to do. If you are interested in joining the art club which is always open to new members, go to Mr. Smolen’s room and ask for a form. You can also begin to help build Sam that same day.

Pasadena High School; that is our name Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer


It’s homecoming week at Pasadena High and our eagles joined together to show their school spirit. Events including green and white day and the pep rally led up to our homecoming game on Friday. Students from each grade dressed up in either green or white for our pep rally, which included games, a performance from the Eagles Escorts, and the final homecoming nominee results for underclassmen. The celebration continued on that afternoon at our homecoming game. Although we didn’t win, we still showed spirit. We’ll get them next time, Eagles! The top 3 homecoming King and Queen nominees stepped out on the field during halftime for the final results. It was a close call between each nominee, but it was seniors, Daisy Garcia and Juan Hernandez, who were crowned this year’s Homecoming King and Queen. The following day was the Homecoming dance which concluded our Homecoming week. Despite the loss, the Eagles determined their unfailing spirit, which just comes to show the love for Pasadena High.

PHS and SoHo join forces for halftime show Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer
The Pasadena Eagles took on the South Houston Trojans on Thursday night, September 22. Although the Eagles lost, for the second year in a row the Pasadena Eagle Escorts and the South Houston Jannettes performed together out in the field. Yes, the drill team from both schools joined together on this Thursday night and performed in unison during halftime. “Dancing with the Soho drill team was a very fun experience because they are like sisters and we all interact so well. It’s different from other performances because we have to change certain things that we are used to doing to some of their techniques so we can have a little bit of both styles in the performance,” said Asia Vaeza, Eagle Escort member. It is said this event will continue on as a tradition at every game against the South Houston Trojans. Whether we win or lose, It's a good feeling knowing both schools are coming together as one to entertain the crowds from both sides. Sunset


Dreams Without Borders Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer Editorial Mexico. A country where freedom isn’t just a word. Where kinship, love, and culture, is found at every corner. Where at every street you can find the man playing his instrument for the people that pass by, or the girl holding her Mexican flag to show the love for her country. Yes, this is Mexico, but somehow Mexico is portrayed differently in America. It is portrayed as the country where many aliens cross a dirty river to find their independence. Where May 5th is just another excuse for Americans to wear sombreros and consume alcohol because they believe they are embracing Mexican culture. Where Mexicans are viewed as lawnmowers and stay at home moms. No, this isn’t what we are. As a matter of fact, this isn’t what we are at all.


If there is anything that I learned the past 18 years of my life, it’s that accepting who you are and where you come from is important because it is what defines you. Yes, being Mexican is what defines you. Whether you accept your culture or not, that will always be what you truly are. I learned to love my Mexican culture and to be prideful of where my mother came from. “Being Hispanic means appreciating and loving the culture that I grew up in. Coming from Mexican parents has given me the best of both worlds. I get to participate in the traditions that mean a lot to Mexicans, for example El Dia de los Muertos and El Dia del Grito,” said Daniela Mares, from Pasadena High School on what being Hispanic means to her.

Somehow, Mexican culture is frowned upon simply because we speak a different language or because our skin is tanner than what society has portrait as the ‘perfect skin tone’. We’re viewed as lazy and uneducated, even though people joke that Mexicans are the ones cutting their lawn and building their homes. If we didn’t do it, who would? Insults are thrown at our colorful dresses, without realization that the stories of our ancestors are within each twirl. We are called "weaker half" but can’t even take eating a spicy dish without tears in their eyes. “Being judged all the time only makes the culture stronger because you have to work even harder and you have to overcome adversity,” said resident, Esther Costilla, on how it feels to have her culture always questioned. But Mexican culture has always been more than the colorful dresses and the spicy food. It’s about a group of people who refuse to let politics and opinions of those outside our race, define what they think being Mexican is. “Our folklore is wonderful, so is our food and our customs. That’s what I love about being Mexican, our customs. I feel very bad when people talk about my culture. I feel like the person doesn’t know enough about my culture, and that’s why they talk badly of it,” said Josabeth Hernandez, Pasadena resident.

Being Mexican means being free. It means that that we, like everyone else, have dreams and hopes that we can one day accomplish those dreams. It means having strength and courage to move from their home to a country that doesn’t accept them in hopes of a better future and education for their children. It means that we are like everyone else. We simply are. ”Being Hispanic has taught me many values in life. Getting to visit where my parents come from and hearing how they used to live, has truly made me a grateful person. My race is different than others because I get to be two in one. Mexicans are hard working people and Americans are driven by success, so you can say I have a little bit of both,” said Mares.

For years, Mexican culture has dealt with people of a different race stealing our images to turn our ideas into something of their own. From our traditional vaquero to our food. No, I’m not trying to infer that anyone is envious of this culture. The point that I’m trying to cross is that places, such as the United States, have never given our culture the freedom to express ideas and images that go through our head. Instead, our story and ideas are used in mainstream culture and our imagination stifled, because if they gave us the chance to express ourselves, they would see what Mexican culture truly is about.They would see that we use bright colors in our clothing to express the creativity inside each of us individually. They would see that our sugar skulls are more than just a decoration, but a way to honor our fallen family members. They would see that our pink puffy dresses represent adulthood. They would see that our sombreros, boots, and sarapes represent great strength and masculinity. They would see that being Mexican is beyond the stereotypes that for many years people have labeled hispanics under. They would see that we, too, are just as bright and bold like the rest of the world.

And somehow people of Mexican descent living in the United States have to prove just how worthy they are in order to live here. Because they are Mexican, they are already seen as the lower class of society. But what society doesn’t realize is that the hispanic culture is increasing by the minute. The Spanish language is taking over. New America Media stated that by 2050, the United States will “become the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and Spanish will be the second-most-spoken language on the planet.” and when it does the people that judged our culture will see more than just Mexican. They will see beyond the stereotypes, beyond what they once thought we were. They will realize our importance. And yes, we will remember.

“Because you have to work even harder and you have to overcome adversity.”


Hopeful feelings for 2017 on a Friday afternoon Rebeca Lazo, Senior Staff Writer It’s a rainy Friday afternoon at Pasadena High School. A new school year has just started. Summer is officially over and football season has begun. It’s the first pep rally of the year, and while many students believe pep rallies are just a way to get out of their last class of the day, if you look closer, you might just find the different types of students who view pep rallies as more than that.


There’s a feeling a person simply can’t explain when they enter the loud Pasadena gym. Some are cheering, some are laughing, others are screaming until they run out of breath. The cheerleaders are in spirit while the band plays. Our first pep rally of the year has started. “I love it. I like to feed off the crowd’s energy, so when they’re pumped, I play pumped. I enjoy getting everybody pumped, because that’s what I do,” said Senior David Ruiz, Drum Line. The first pep rally of the year gives students something to be excited about. It gives them hope that the new school year will be better than the last.

Seniors walk in with the realization that this is their last first high school pep rally, and suddenly high school doesn’t seem so small after all. Things that once seemed so insignificant like football games, the traditional Burn Sam Festival, and yes, even pep rallies are suddenly a lot more important than you think. High school isn’t just about sitting in a class for 45 minutes wishing time would go by faster. It’s about creating memories that someday, when you’re long gone from Pasadena, you can look back at, and say you did it the best you could.

Of course we can’t forget about the constant battle between the seniors and the juniors on who wins the spirit stick. What began as a friendly competition between the once freshmen and sophomores quickly escalated into an epic clash. Couple years later, these now Juniors and Seniors, are still battling each other, proving that their class is better than the other.  “Honestly, with a lot of Seniors having their 7th or 6th period off, there’s going to be a lot missing, but I know we’ve always had the school spirit, I mean we won the spirit stick last year,” said Senior Doris Trejo. Although many seniors had high hopes that they would win the spirit stick, it was the juniors who took it home. But not to worry, it is said that seniors are making a comeback and finding many ways they can win the Spirit Stick next pep rally.

All in all it was a successful Friday, and although the Eagles didn’t reach victory at their first football game against the Galena Park Yellow Jackets, there is one thing we know for sure; the pride that the students and staff have for their school will never die out. That’s what high school is all about, making memories and being prideful in who you are and where you come from.  We are a family and Pasadena is our home. And that is worth more than what any scoreboard has to say about our school.

Seniors cheer during the first pep rally The juniors are always competitive with the seniors for the spirit stick. The seniors have a shot to win the spirit stick next pep rally.

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