Senior Edition 2023

A Note From The Editor

For the last time… that’s a wrap!

With graduation just around the corner and a new life ahead of us, these last few days of Senior year are bittersweet. As excited as I am to embark on this next chapter of my life, I can’t help but remember the journey that brought me here.

As some of you may know, I took on this task as one of three returning members in my Sophomore year. At first, I actually told myself that I wasn’t going to move forward with The Eleight. But there was a small part of me that knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t try; and taking that leap of faith was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If there’s anything I’ve learned in high school, it’s that you need to take risks in order to discover your true capabilities. Yes, I know it sounds cliche (it’s true, though).

Although I’m going to miss being a part of this team, I have so much faith in them. They are the life and powerhouse of The Eleight and I can’t wait to see how they further evolve this small part of Leigh’s history.

To everyone reading this, thank you for an incredible four years. And to the class of 2023: let’s crush this new chapter of our lives! I can’t wait to see the incredible things you all do.

Natalie Bachman

Editor-In-Chief, 2021-2023


A Year In Review: Reflections With The 2023 ASB Officers

 Manasi Sugath

As graduation gets closer, the 2023 graduates take time to think back on their high school years and the small moments that made them who they are today.

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January 2023 California Flooding

Kristen Lee

As we entered the new year of 2023, California was hit with periods of intense rainfall.

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Leigh students design posters to protest The Willow Project

The End Of Our World As We Know It: The Willow Project

 Sofia Angileri & Peyton Currie

The Willow Project is a horrible scheme that will cause unwanted damage to our environment. It is a plan created by the company ConocoPhillips, a petroleum refinery company based in Texas.

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Daylight Savings

Karen Guo

In society, people always want resources. Resources, like food and water, are necessary for our health and well-being. Resources, like money, fossil fuels, and metals, are needed in factories and businesses. People usually associate these resources when they hear “limited resources.” However, there is one limited resource that is often overlooked, even though it hugely impacts our daily life. And that resource is time.

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Transportation in the Future

Hayoon Song

Human transportation has undergone many changes since about six million years ago, from walking to the ships, planes, and cars we ride today. So, how will transportation continue to change in the future?

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Community College Stigma

Anvita Yeleswarapu

Although some students dismiss community colleges as lower education to a 4-year university. That stigma is a narrow-minded take. Community college does have its benefits, and provides students an opportunity to explore their interests while developing their skill sets.

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Spring One-Act Play

Aashvee Vij

The Spring One-Act, “Last Day of School,” presented multiple short stories from the perspective of various students. The stories, all separate, came together to show how each of them was connected to the others. The show was directed by Elizabeth Goldin, and assistant directed by Josh Fama (Theatre 4H students). 

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How Schools Nationwide Are Combating Drug Abuse

Natalie Bachman

Although schools are supposed to be drug-free zones, it is inevitable that some high school students will break the rules. However, that doesn’t mean the situation is impossible to fix. Schools across the country have been designing programs and implementing new technologies to discourage vaping and help students end their additction. Although no solution is going to end the problem once and for all, they do send a critical message: that students will be held accountable for their actions, but will also receive support to ensure they can combat addiction at its root.

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College Matriculations

Careers, Apprenticeship, & More

Alan IslasApprenticeship
Landon MinceyElectrician Apprenticeship
Diego Escobedo-WaitePolice Officer
Kaitlin BlackTattoo Apprenticeship
Maddox SakakidaUndecided
Kyren FinchCommunity College / Transfer
Paul FernandezMilitary, Locksmith, Welding, or General Engineering
Alejandro Vega MartinezTrade School
Aki LamUndecided
Emma BurgessCommunity College
Cooper CallumUndecided
Austin WeiMilitary

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