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Volume 7, Issue 2




Human Trafficking


October Events The Whaley House Mandela Effects 2019 Trends 80’s Obesession

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Fashion Police Man on the Street: Halloween

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Brianna Reyes Lissette Sanchez Vanessa Serrano Aleeyah Terrones Savanna Valencia Samantha Vargas Guadalupe Velazquez Jessie Virgen


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Joanna Lopez: Athlete of the Week


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AP Classes Mental Illness Awareness Week OHS Blood Drive

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Human Trafficking awareness O JUAN GOVEA


n August 29th, 2019, a 17 year-old female was rescued from human trafficking in Pomona, California during an operation conducted by the Pomona Police Department (PPD). “These types of operations serve as an opportunity for victims of human trafficking to speak with law enforcement and community advocates in an effort to provide them with available resources and relocate them to safe locations,” states the PPD. This incident occurred only weeks after two other incidents were reported in the same area. This pressing issue is persistent within our community, as it’s not only seen in Pomona, but also extends to other counties including Orange and Los Angeles, where a 17 and 23 yearold were identified as victims of prostitution. Every year, roughly 50,000 individuals are trafficked in the United States; a global estimate suggests there are between 20 and 40 million people involved in modern slave trade. Within this margin, 71 percent consist of women and girls, while the other 29 percent account for men and boys. In 2018, over half, of human trafficking cases, 51.6 percent, involved the exploitation of both male and female children. Globally, this black-market industry makes 150 billion dollars off the manipulation of those who are either abducted, persuaded or forced against their will. In comparison to other states, California is ranked #1 in the nation for human trafficking, leading the way with a total of 1,656 cases reported in 2018 alone, with Texas and New York

following in respective order. Positive changes regarding this issue have taken effect following the signing of SB- 223, a bill signed by California Governor, Gavin Newsom, which prohibits the arrests of victims of prostitution and witnesses to the crime. In a statement released on social media platform, Twitter, Newsom stated, “We need to do more on the issue of human trafficking. That’s why our budget includes funding for critical task forces and victim assistance programs.” In an environment where such a significant issue is so prevalent, it’s necessary for the community of Ontario to be well-informed on the ways to spot and avoid trafficking. It’s crucial to report any suspicion of human trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888), and if you have any questions concerning this topic is is recommended to contact your local authorites for more information.

Extra information regarding the exploitaition of children. Info given in percentages, 2004-2016

Mandela Effects


Mandela effect is a psychological phenomenon where a large group of people recall an event or an object was not there before or something that did not happen or even something that was different from what was actually there. This phenomenon was identified in the year of 1974 in a research project done by Pierre Janet. In 2009, the topic was reborn when people began reporting different recollection of Nelson Mandela’s death in the 20th century. A website creator by the name of Fiona Broome published a website in 2009 stating her opinion of this phenomenon. She investigated more into the idea of “conspiracy theories” like these believing there was more to the stories. Many people like herself started investigating other events like this and even created theories about it. For example, whether the childhood character Curious George has a tail; the brand Skechers essentially being remembered as “Sketchers”; and even the store JC Penney being remembered as “JC Penny.” Throughout the world, many believe that Mandela effects were created by our universe colliding with another creating an alternate reality; this is why many recall certain events happening, but psychologist, Jim Coan just thinks people are having false memories of the events.

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“Memory inaccuracy can also arise from what’s known as “source monitoring errors”. These are instances where people fail to distinguish between real and imagined events”, states Coan. Since then, more Mandela effects have been constructed by society and their false recollections. Between 2009 and now, there has been other evidence of the possibility of this phenomenon.There are many examples of this phenomena were brought to mind between 2009 and now. People around the world remember things that happened or that never happened such as the candy bar “KitKat” having a dash in between Kit and Kat; or the monopoly man having a monocle; even characters such as Mickey Mouse wearing overalls when he never wore overalls. Senior, Emiliano Villegas strongly believes Mickey does wear overalls, “I remember that his pants were big and something was holding them up, there is no way he never had overalls.” New Mandela effects are created every day making people wonder what other beliefs they hold that are untrue. Is it our collective population colliding with an alternate universe or just false memory?


Are the Stress? Stress? AreAP APClasses Classes Worth Worth the


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School students strive to earn college credits by enrolling in advanced placement (AP) classes. Are these classes really worth the stress students endure? “AP classes affect my personal life because I can’t interact with my family as much,” freshman AP student Manuel Valencia states. Those enrolled in AP classes spend a large amount of their day working on homework. “Homework can range anywhere from three to maybe five, six hours.” Valencia commented. “You’re going to have to sacrifice mostly your time when you are given a bunch of homework. There are also deadlines that you have to meet.” Valencia chose to be enrolled in AP human geography because he wanted to create an impres-

sive college resume. “They can look at my college resume and say, ‘oh, this guy took AP classes freshman year’.” Valencia says. Mrs. McMinn, Ontario High School’s junior counselor, explained that colleges look for students who challenge themselves. “All colleges and universities, whether they’re a four year, a private university, or a public university want you to challenge yourself. When they look at your transcripts, they are going to see if you’ve challenged yourself in any specific area. Of course you’re going to have a higher chance of being accepted because you’ve taken honors, you’ve taken AP courses, which moves your rank up a bit.” Mrs. McMinn explains. “When we send your transcript to the colleges, the college actually looks at each of your honors/AP classes and they come up with their GPA for that site. Any class that’s not on the

A-G list they take that off your transcript and that’s how they come up with their GPA.” Mrs. McMinn clarified that private schools use the courses they require for admission to calculate GPA’s, so the process is similar for all institutions. While colleges only use your grades from sophomore and junior year to calculate your GPA, Mrs. McMinn explains freshman grades are extremely important. “They do look at ninth grade. Ninth grade grades are extremely important! They do look at them, but as far as GPA, they only use the 10th and 11th grade. But if you don’t meet any of the requirements in 9th grade, you will not be accepted.” What about the students who choose to take honors but not AP classes? Do colleges regard honors as highly as AP classes? Valencia is enrolled in honors classes, as well as AP,

mental illness awareness week


ental Illness Awareness

Week is a nationally celebrated occasion beginning on Sunday, October 6, and ending on Saturday, October 12, in which events take place to raise awareness for unrecognized mental illnesses and disorders. Such illnesses include: Schizophrenia, which affects emotions, behavior, and thinking skills; Borderline Personality Disorder which includes symptoms like enduring unstable moods, behavior and relationships; and Hypochondria, which is a disorder that makes people obsess over having a serious undiagnosed condition. Organizations and foundations also prepare for this week to reduce the stigma concerning mental illnesses and also work towards raising money to


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and says there is a difference between the two. “The difference is there’s a lot of homework in an AP class. I mean, honors, sure there’s a bit of homework, but AP classes are a whole other level.”Honors and AP students are both regarded very high by colleges. “You don’t earn college credits in an honors class but colleges obviously regard honors classes high. Even while not taking an AP course, students still get into the college they want.” For complete story visit

Over 10 AP classes are offered at Ontario High School


help support their cause. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, annually participates in Mental Illness Awareness Week to achieve its goal of educating people on mental illnesses that are uncommonly recognized and acknowledged by most people.

Mrs. Perales, the Jags for Mental Wellness (JMW) advisor, states, “It’s important to have a mental health awareness week because we need to help end the stigma. So many struggle daily with different types of mental illnesses, but are afraid to talk about it and get the help they need. This is a week to bring awareness to mental health and hopefully help others to feel not alone.” One of the main goals of Mental Illness Awareness Week is to inform the public that many people are affected by mental illnesses, whether it be directly or indirectly, or experiences with a possible friend or family member.


One of the main goals of Mental Illness Awareness Week is to inform the public that many people are affected by mental illnesses, whether it be directly or indirectly, or experiences with a possible friend or family member. To achieve this goal, JMW hosted a screening of the movie Angst, a film about anxiety, to “have an honest and open conversation about anxiety and raise awareness,” as Mrs. Perales had hoped, so that the public becomes informed on how mental illnesses affect individuals.

Angst is a film with candid interviews of people who have had or currently have anxiety.

2019 2019 TRENDS Trends SAMANTHA VARGAS Staff Writer


he year 2019 has had a dramatic change in trends and it’s not too late to participate in this years trends. Female comeback trends include 60’s inspired skirts and puff shouldered shirs. In addition, the ‘comfy’ look: large sweatshirts, mom jeans, biker shorts, and crocs are 2019 trends. Fashion has been inspired from the app, VSCO, which stands for Visual Supply Company. VSCO is a photo editing app where people can share the edits they’ve made. VSCO style is put together with oversized shirts/hoodies, shorts, scrunchies, sandals, typically Birkenstocks or Rainbow sandals, and a Hydroflask personalized with stickers.

Male fashion trends include light wash jeans, fanny packs (slung over the shoulder), quarter socks, cropped trousers, the ‘skater style,’ and layered denim. The ‘skater style’ often includes graphic t-shirts from brands like Thrasher, HUF, and Vans, etc. Skaters tend to wear long pants, from the Dickie’s brand, as well as Vans shoes. Gender neutral fashion trends include, vintage watches, ‘statement sneakers,’ pieces of clothing with logos ‘plastered’ all over, oval sunglasses, tie dye, and corduroy. Most are patterened with: pastel colors, bold stripes, bucket hats and checkers. The 80’s inspired look has also made its comeback in 2019. Tiffany Payne from Nectar Clothing in Claremont mentioned, “...Skirts, like denim skirts but also plaid skirts. Jumpsuits haven’t really been on trends too much lately, a lot of baby doll dresses have been very popular.”

Dylan Powers from the Grove Vintage in Claremont spoke about some current trends, “...90’s inspired looks, a lot of dresses, prints, we obviously all know scrunchies are really back in right now, mini skirts... denim on denim has been really popular…” Powers advised, “Have fun, experiment, be loud. Don’t be afraid to clash patterns, clash colors if that’s your thing. ” Lastly, Brianna Salazar from All About You Couture, in Chino, encourages, “Be true to yourself… make it your own, don’t copy but definitely keep it modern.”

Micheal Jackson, Molly Ringwald, Cyndi Lauper, and many more celebrities of the 80’s influenced the fashion of future generations to come.

8o's obsession SARAH BALTAZAR Staff Writer


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acclaimed Netflix series, “Stranger Things” being released on July 15, 2016, the 80’s are making a comeback and fans are going crazy for everything vintage. From the cars to the music and more specifically, the fashion. Teens are rocking looks their grandparents wore when they were younger. Vanessa Friedman, a New York Times journalist wrote, “I have spent the last month in a wrinkle in time,” and most people feel that way too in the fashion industry. Typically a certain shirt style or type of jeans might come into a trend, but kids love everything. From the “mom jeans” to the exotic patterned button-ups and even the hairstyles are fit for the 80’s with their neon hair clips. This fashion trend has even hit some students in Ontario

Ontario High School. Margurite Ohm-Palomo, a senior on campus, states, “I like this style of clothes because they’re baggy and comfortable and I just like the look overall.” Although a trend involves many people doing or wearing the same thing, this retro trend is a little different. The styles are similar but at the same time very unique to each person. While some rock the dark grunge look, others are only into the bright colors and everything shiny. As an article written by Southern Living says, “The 1980s are remembered as one of the most questionable (but daring!) decades in fashion history.” This new trend allows people to be more exotic with how they express themselves with clothing without worrying about looking “outdated.” This recent trend has given people a broader spectrum of wardrobe possibilities. The retro look lets people go crazy with their outfits and they can simply say,

“I’m just being trendy.” Some people such as: Billie Eilish, Zendaya, Kendall Jenner, and many more celebrities have blown up on social media just because of their unique looks. Retro returning has given the new generation an old soul.


Jacket: $40 (North Face) Joggers: $10 (Thrift Shop) Shoes: $40 (WSS) TOTAL OUTFIT COST: $90

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The Whaley House




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ating back to 1857, The Whaley House, located in San Diego, California, is known for its reputation as America’s most haunted house. When visiting San Diego you think of lovely beaches, Little Italy, and many more great places to visit. The old house, that lays in Old Town San Diego attracts many tourists from around the world, because it has become known for the history it shares and the unnatural spirits that are lurking there. The Whaley House. “America’s Most Haunted House”, has been known for its unexplained phenomenons including unexplained noises and mysterious shadows. The house is occupied by the spirits that lived and died there. The history of The Whaley House began when Thomas Whaley came to San Francisco, California in 1849. He started living there and set up a store where he sold hardware and woodwork. After a fire erupted in 1851, it destroyed his store. He later relocated to Old Town San Diego to start a new store there. He later raised up enough money to return back to his home state of New York so he could marry his sweetheart, Anna Elosie DeLaunay. After the couple returned to California, Thomas purchased a piece of land which had been the site of the hanging of “Yankee Jim Robinson.” Thomas later built his store and his house to then start a family. Thomas and Anna had three children, Francis, Thomas, and Anna Whaley. Sadly, their middle son Thomas, who was just 18 months, died due to Scarlet Fever. And in August 1858, another fire started and destroyed Whaley’s business. The family decided to return to San Francisco. Anna and Whaley had 3 more children George,Violet, and Corinne Wahley. After a big earthquake in May 1868, the family returned to San Diego and start working on their new store. In January, 1882, sisters Violet Whaley and Anna both married. Anna married her first cousin, John T. Whaley. Violet married to George T. Bertolacci. However, Violet divorced George, and after a lot of humiliation, she went through depression and committed sucide shooting herself in the heart on August 18, 1885. Later, her ex-husband Thomas died due to illness on December 14, 1890. Anna died in the house after many years had passed, Francis passed away in the house as well. Lillian stayed there and died there in 1953. So how did the house win the title as “America most Haunted House”? Before all the deaths occurring the family heard footsteps walking on the floorboards and seeing a shadow this was possibly the spirit of “Yankee Jim” . Other than that I went there myself on September 21 and ask some of the employees if they experienced anything supernatural there themselves. There were only 2 employees at the time and I just asked them a simple question. “Had you ever had an encounter with anything supernatural yourself ?” The first employee he stated, “I saw a lightbulb flicker off and on and doors opening and closing by themselves” He also said that a family was on a tour here and the youngest kid saw a “ghost dog” running around the living room while the parents and the older siblings did not see anything. It said that younger kids have a higher chance to see spirits than older kids and adults. “I also heard a guitar tuning and someone playing a song named, “Don’t Haunt Me’” on the piano.” The second employee said “I sometimes hear voices and whispers that say my name and other untellable words”. You yourself can go check it out and maybe you’ll see, or hear something while touring there. Is the Whaley House really haunted? We’ll never know.


1. What is your favorite scary movie? 2. What are you going to dress up as for Halloween? 3. What is your worst fear? 4. Would you rather spend one night in a coffin or stay in a haunted house for a whole week? Why?

Abygail Ortega Grade 9 1. The Exorcist 2. A mouse 3. Drowning 4. A coffin, because I know how to escape.

Robert Corona Grade 10

1. A Quiet Place 2. A banana 3. The dark 4. A coffin, because you are just chillin.

Trinity Tsai Grade 11 1. The Conjuring 2. A witch 3. The dark 4. A haunted house, it just seems more interesting

Damian Ortiz Grade 12 1. Seven 2. Whatever Danna wants me to be 3. Dying unhappy 4. A coffin, because you only live once



Joanna Lopez, Senior at Ontario High School, will run her last season of cross country and track & field this year.

n September 2nd, 2019, San Bernardino Sun published their story on California’s Girls Athlete of the Week. They highlighted our very own Joanna Lopez. This story is used to highlight both boy and girl athletes in their respective sport. When an athlete is nominated they are put into the Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote. For 24 hours, the vote is made public, and at OHS, the cross country and track team encouraged everyone to vote for our fellow jag. Joanna Lopez is an 18-year-old in her senior year of high school. When she goes to college she would like to study criminal justice. Lopez started running crosscountry her sophomore year up until now. Her goal in cross-country is to improve her times and to get a little bit better every day. Her current three-mile time is eighteen minutes but she hopes to one day achieve seventeen minutes. Lopez also started track and field her freshman year doing sprints. Like distance running, she also excelled at short

distance. During the track season, she runs the mile as well as the eight hundred. Her goal for the mile is to get a 5:10 which would beat a school record. For the eighth hundred, she is working for a 2:18 When she was nominated for Athlete of the Week, her coaches were contacted to get accurate times of her recent and previous races. Lopez said, “I was really happy [to be nominated] because running is not an easy sport; it’s really hard. I was honored to get recognized.” Apart from it being an amazing personal accomplishment, this helps her stand out to colleges that she might want to go to. To any athlete, this sort of recognition is absolutely amazing and anyone around them would be very proud. Joanna Lopez is a phenomenal athlete who deserves this recognition. As the quote says “One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.” Lopez works hard and hopes to do incredible things when it comes to running.

Homelessness Homelessness in in Our Our Community Community VIRIDIANA SALGADO Editor


n September 7, 2019, a 41 year-old adult man was stabbed to death by a homeless man at a homeless encampment in Long Beach, California. According to the 2019 Point-InTime Count – the annual January survey of homeless persons – 2,607 individuals were without a permanent home on January 24, a 23% increase from the 2,118 homeless persons counted in the San Bernardino County in January 2018. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress declares that homelessness in the United States increased for the first time in seven years, and increases in the numbers of unsheltered individuals in the 50 largest cities accounted in the U.S. for nearly all of the national increase. Unsheltered homelessness is particularly high in California; 68 percent of California’s homeless population is unsheltered,

contrasted with 24 percent of unsheltered homeless in other parts of the nation The California State Auditor says “California was experiencing the largest person to person hepatitis A outbreak not related to a common source or a contaminated food product in the United States since the hepatitis A vaccine became available in 1996, and four counties in California had declared local outbreaks of the disease.” In Ontario, California, there are homeless shelters that provide health care clinics and rehabilitation centers to further improve the health issue presented by the California State Auditor. Catholic Charities Ontario and Foothill Family Shelter are local homeless shelters with the goal of bettering the living situations of Ontario residents. For more information on the nearby shelters and how you can help, visit https://www.foothillfamilyshelter. org and

More than 75% of the homeless population are unsheltered, in Los Angeles.


OHS Blood Drive


n Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, Ontario High School participated in the annual blood drive with City of Hope. The drive was held in the north side of the gym from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm, and students age 17 and up, weighing over 110 pounds, were allowed to participate. The City of Hope National Medical Center, established in 1913, is a non-profit organization dedicated to treating the serious illnesses of many people. City of Hope is known for its work in treating a series of blood cancers. Their treatments and studies are what prompts the various blood drives that they conduct at a variety of different schools, including Ontario. City of Hope’s blood drive accepts all of the 4 main types of blood including: A, B, AB, and O. “We are motivated to be apart of this organization because it is CIty of Hope’s mission to save lives, and we stand by that belief and mission to save lives and a lot of our patients undergo blood transfusions daily, and every unit that we collect at all of our


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blood drives go directly to our City of Hope patients,” states City of Hope Blood Drive Coordinator Katherine Ramirez. Many patients at City of Hope, many of them cancer fighting, rely on over 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year. Ontario High School ASB advisor Ashtyn Anderson states, “I think that donating blood is such a good opportunity to give back to people, because just donating blood one time can help save three lives, and what’s the easiest way to save a life other than just giving some blood?” Ontario High School student donor Maribel Lopez has the same motivation feeling eager to donate blood in order “to help save someone’s life for the someone that needs it.” City of Hope will pursue their annual blood drives with Ontario and the numerous other schools in Southern California to continually further their research and help change Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the lives of mamy people in need. the U.S. Contact City of Hope at 626-218-7171 to schedule a donation of blood; or visit

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