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Blake Loria

Blake Loria, Editor-in-Chief

Howdy! I'm Blake Loria, and I want to pursue a career in journalism, so I am honored to be serving as editor-in-chief for my third and final year on staff. As a senior, I am quite involved around Canyon High, so when I am not editing or practicing for UIL in the newsroom, I can be found leading Spanish Club as president, Robotics Club as vice president, the National Hispanic Honor Society as treasurer and iConnect as a third-year member. I am also in many service organizations, such as Leo Club and LEAD Council. Likewise, I am in the National Honor Society and Quill and Scroll Honor Society. When I manage to have free time, I enjoy practicing my photography, reading Stephen King novels and listening to true crime and political podcasts. I have a passion for writing and editing, so thank you for reading my work and supporting our newspaper!

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Mr. Banks, played by senior Josh Moreno, tells Elizabeth they lost the vote, meaning women would not be able to graduate from college. “It’s a very on-edge moment for her, and in her heart, I think she knows the results before he tells her,” Moreno said. “My last lines and moment on stage mean a lot to me because it’s a reflection of Elizabeth and myself looking back at all the losses, but most importantly, learning to carry on.” Senior Lauren Taylor plays Elizabeth Welsh, headmistress of Girton College in the University of Cambridge. “I’ve always had a passion for performing, and it seemed like the natural next step for me to join One-Act,” Taylor said. “The biggest change for me during the pandemic is not being able to interact with students from other competing schools, which was always my favorite part.”

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March 15, 2021
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March 15, 2021
In this “drinking scene,” the group of guys are playing a card and drinking game, where Edwards keeps losing the game and has to take another cup of Brandy. Senior Lane Miller plays supporting character Holmes. Holmes is a student at Girton College, University of Cambridge, which is the main setting. “I relate to my character because he’s caught up in his passion as a student, but also the intense politics of the time,” Miller said. “I definitely relate to his studious aspects and his desire for cleanliness.” Miller said he joined One-Act because he loves to act and wanted to do something with his time in highschool. “One-Act has helped me gain confidence in myself and my beliefs as a person,” Miller said. “It offered such a supportive, encouraging community and is an outlet for me where I get to make some great art with that community.”

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March 15, 2021
Tess, played by senior Macie Lipkke, is trying to comfort Will after turning him down after he confronts her on how he feels. Senior Jayden Jolly plays supporting character Will Bennett. Jolly said he joined One-Act because he wanted to help influence the program in a positive way, like the seniors that came before him. “I love this scene because of the complexity and challenge that it brings to the table,” Jolly said. “This part in the play requires a lot of moving pieces to convey the emotion. It is definitely a challenge to find different ways to express the emotions you are trying to convey on stage, but I think it has overall increased variety in our tactics and methods as a cast.”

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March 15, 2021
Maeve is making the hard decision to leave her family behind to pursue an education after finding out her mother has died. Senior Debany Arciniega-Saenz plays an intellectual woman, Maeve Sullivian, and senior Kyler Hilton plays her brother, Billy Sullivan. “Like Maeve, I know I have to work hard to get what I want and achieve my goals. I don’t have the privilege to mess around because my stakes are higher, just like hers.” One-Act trips and performances were affected, as students were not able to go on overnight stays and the staff was forced to rely on body language and tone to make up for the lack of facial expressions because of masks. “I joined One-Act after watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, [last years show] and it inspired me to create something just as breathtaking,” Arciniega said.

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March 15, 2021
The group of friends  “searches” Edwards, played by junior Caleb Bruce, for some X-Ray pictures. Junior Kelton Harbison plays a student, Ralph Mathews. “I can relate to my character in wanting to do whatever he can to make his parents happy, even sacrificing things he loves,” Harbison said. He said COVID-19 protocols affected rehearsal hours and masks made it difficult to perform, but it still did not take away the from fun of acting with friends. “This moment taught me how to clearly show what my character objectives were while also relaxing and having fun on stage.”

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March 15, 2021
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February 11, 2021
Winging It: Episode 20

Winging It: Episode 20

February 24, 2021
Bre Burton

Bre Burton

February 23, 2021
At 3 hours and 4 minutes long, editor-in-chief Blake Loria and staff reporter Kodi Hicks created a Valentines Day playlist of 49 songs about the holiday. Whether celebrating the February holiday with a loved one, or observing Singles Awareness Day, the playlist is available on Spotify.

Playlist from the heart

February 10, 2021
Through the sudden shutdown of life as we knew it. Through the loss of thousands of lives within a matter of weeks. Through watching major historical events unfold right in front of us. Through the fear of never returning to what we know to be normal. Through a global pandemic ... We are Still Here. So begins Volume 100 of the Soaring Wings Yearbook.

‘Still Here’

February 8, 2021
Being seen as the light in the darkness, many wonder: Will 2021 be better than a year of COVID-19, social unrest and political unease? Although the new year is only about two weeks in, 2021 is following similar trends to 2020. In order to ensure this year is better, Americans must unite to see a change to the current environment.

Hello, 2021

January 12, 2021
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Rilee Barnes

January 8, 2021
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January 7, 2021
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January 7, 2021
Interested in finding out which version of Santa Claus from around the world you are? Ranging from the classic St. Nicholas to the terrifying Krampus, take this quiz to find out.

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January 29, 2021
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December 18, 2020
One of the first collages Loria crafted while beginning his art journey, titled Working Machine. A blend of magazine elements, washi tape and stock paper, the collage lay in one of the various journals filled with mixed media art by Loria.

Cut, paste, art

December 8, 2020
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January 13, 2021
Not only a world history teacher and girls soccer coach, Sergeant Charles Johnson served in the U.S. Army from 1992-1998.

Sergeant Charles Johnson

November 11, 2020
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August 24, 2020
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November 5, 2020
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November 5, 2020
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