Senior Edition 2022

Senior Edition: Published May 31, 2021

“Your life journey is about learning to become more of who you are and fulfilling the highest, truest, expression of yourself as a human being.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

A Note From The Editors

From Natalie:

Well, that’s a wrap! I honestly don’t have much to say other than I’m going to miss Skylar A LOT. She was my bandmate, my co-editor, and above all, one of the closest friends I’ve ever had. I’ve been told time and time again that “most high school friendships won’t last.” But deep down inside, I know that this will be the exception. A 3-hour time difference and a 6-hour plane ride may be separating us next year (Congrats on RPI by the way!!!) but I sincerely hope that our friendship remains strong. We’ve been through this wild ride together, and I know she’s going to do amazing things in the future.

But at the same time, I’m ecstatic to work with our new EIC-elects, Dhruthi and Nikitha! These two have stayed with us, even when Skylar and I had no idea what we were doing. Not to mention that they’re just awesome, kind, and genuine people. I have faith in them to carry on the publication after both Skylar and I have graduated (aaa I’m going to be a senior) and can’t wait to work with them next year!

Well that was longer than I intended… but anyways I’m going to pass this on to Skylar now.

From Skylar:

Hey Longhorns,

This is Skylar, one of the Current Editors-in-Chiefs of the Eleight. I wanted to say thank you to all of our club members this year as well as Ms. Rossi. I am so glad to have gotten to meet you in person this year. Helping plan the events and editions for the Eleight were a highlight of my senior year. I hope that you all can return next year, and maybe even bring someone new to the club so we can keep the newspaper going, be it online or maybe even going back into paper copies periodically.

I am proud of the work we have accomplished this year and look forward to seeing the future editions as they are posted on our website.

Many thanks,

Skylar Long


Have a great summer vacation, see (some of you) next year!


Podcast: Reflections With Mrs. Butler

Maitreyi Bharath and Noya Chirashnya

Mrs. Butler has accepted a new position at the district office starting next year. In this podcast, two of our staff writers – Maitreyi and Noya – interview her about her experiences at Leigh.

Please note that the transcription beneath this podcast has been edited for length, clarity, and grammar.

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The Summer Slide Phenomenon: The Reason We Don’t Remember Penguins In Elementary School

Maitreyi Bharath

In elementary school, I vividly remember doing an extensive unit on the penguins of the world. There was a Macaroni penguin, an Emperor penguin, and even a Fairy penguin. There were a bunch more, but I can’t recall them.

There’s the problem. When summer break ended, and I came back to school, that was all I could remember. How could 2 months have affected my memory of such a huge unit this badly?

Meet the Summer Slide Phenomenon. Woo.

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Student Opinions Form ThoughtExchange

Natalie Bachman

In April, the Campbell Union High School District released a Thought Exchange, encouraging students, parents, and teachers to share their concerns about the school community. Below, we have summarized some of the most common complaints that those surveyed expressed.

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Ukraine: A Rising Global Conflict

Natalie Bachman

On February 24, 2022, Russian president Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. Although the war has, so far, mostly involved the two countries, the United States has been increasing their involvement in the conflict.

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The Power Of Yoga

Anne Kearns

As students, it can seem like we are constantly stressed and tense with anxiety about homework, tests, friendships, and countless other things. Luckily, there is an easy and efficient way to decrease stress and improve overall well being: yoga. 

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Meet Some Of Your New ASB Officers

ASB President: Scarlett Edwards

Photo from Leigh Website/ASB Page

An interview with Scarlett Edwards, who will serve as next year’s ASB Vice President.

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ASB Vice President: Anika Savla

Photo from Leigh Website/ASB Page

An interview with Anika Salva, who will serve as next year’s ASB President.

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ASB Treasurer: Leo Weng

Photo from Leigh Website/ASB Page

An interview with Leo Weng, who will serve as next year’s ASB Treasurer.

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From The Class Of 2021

By Natalie Bachman
By Dhruthi Mahesh
By Karen Guo
By Anne Kearns

College Matriculations

Careers, Apprenticeships, and More

Jacob EmpringhamApprenticeship
Tslil WiseArmy in Israel
Arianne SheltonGap Year/Working
Collin ByrneNo college right away
Ryder FirestineApprenticeship/Community College
Trevor RafothPlumbing
Justin NunezMilitary
Ronni WeissIsraeli Defense Force
Xander LookasUndecided
Liam Castillo HuffUndecided
Jacob GibsonUndecided
Zach ViramontesUndecided/Probably West Valley
Elijah MedinaUndecided
Manuel Delvillar-TorresWorkforce/Undecided

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