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Golden Arrow

The student news site of Woodbridge High School

Golden Arrow

The student news site of Woodbridge High School

Golden Arrow

Counselor Elizabeth Taylor emails many students during their college application process
Affirmative Action Spurs Both Victory and Defeat for Students at Woodbridge High
Annabelle Ko and Amal Dini November 17, 2023

For the 2023-24 college admissions cycle and the foreseeable future, universities no longer consider race as a standalone factor in college applications. On June 29,...

Senior Yuri Yaguchi rehearses her solo with the pianist before the performance.
Woodbridge High’s Student Musicians Organize a Benefit Concert for Ukraine
Alexis Levin, Social Media Manager • November 17, 2023

As the two year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches, student musicians led by senior Zara B’far and junior...

Math teacher Ally Hatter smiles at her desk, welcoming in her students for a new day of math.
Ms. Hatter, Teacher of Promise, Is Committed to Bringing Out the Best in Her Students
Jackson Gillies, Sports Editor • November 17, 2023

Just three years into her teaching career, Ally Hatter already feels at home at Woodbridge High. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, as this...

Entertainment Corps incorporates different elements into their performance.
Woodbridge High Entertainment Corps Marches into New Theme, “Unbroken,” Symbolizing Resilience
Rogia Banibashar, Staff Writer • November 17, 2023

The new marching band theme, “Unbroken”, embodies mental health through the props that are used. “We’re trying to promote mental health...

A cat caricature enjoys listening to the latest album by Olivia Rodrigo.
Fall-ing Into New Music: Autumn Album Reviews
Arna Churiwala, A&E Editor • October 25, 2023

School is back in session and in the midst of college applications, impending deadlines and too many Advanced Placement classes, I turn to music...

Cheer Is Jumping Into Competition Season
Rogia E. Banibashar, Staff Photographer • December 1, 2023

With competition season coming up quickly, the Woodbridge High cheer team models teamwork and tenacity as they prepare for another exciting year.

The varsity girls’ flag football team makes their way towards the opposing team’s end zone.
Girls’ Flag Football on the Rise Amid Recent CIF-Sanction
Donya Yazdihan, Opinion Editor • November 17, 2023

Ever since the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) approved girls’ flag football to be a CIF-sanctioned sport for the 2023-24 school...

After graduation, each person takes a new and unique path in life.
Students Weigh Ivy League Prestige Against Community College Value
Siyona Choudhry, Staff Writer • November 17, 2023

It is that time of year again, when seniors choose which college to attend, which major to pursue and how much debt they are willing to take...

Exposure to real life skills allows students to mature, learning needed life skills in the process.
Beyond The Books: Bridging the Gap Between Classroom Learning and Life Skills
Arna Churiwala, A&E Editor • November 17, 2023

In a world of artificial intelligence and homework answers one search away, there always seems to be an easy way out. Today’s generation of...

A young girl writes a love letter to a prison pal to confess her attraction.
Society Should Stop Romanticizing Criminal Behavior
Donya Yazdihan, Opinion Editor • October 13, 2023

The world around us is plagued with tales of gruesome crimes and senseless violence. With the rise of social media and streaming platforms, our...

Woodbridge High students and staff are reminded to show gratitude during the fall season.
Celebrating November: the Month of Gratitude
Noor Andary, Staff Writer • November 17, 2023

The Woodbridge High community expresses gratitude in the spirit of November, which is also National Gratitude Month. Shrinidhi Sriram Senior Shrinidhi...

Self care is a domino effect, impacting all individuals in many unique ways.
The Domino Effect of Self Care
Rebecca Sanchez, Copy Editor • November 17, 2023

With the stress of school starting to pile up, it can be hard to take a break. Some believe it is a waste of time doing something even the slightest...

A birthday party at the pool is a fun way to cool off and relax with friends.
Planning Fun 16th Birthday Ideas on a Low Budget
Siyona Choudhry, Staff Writer • November 3, 2023

16th birthdays are a special moment for teenagers. At 16, teens can get a driver's license, find a job and enjoy the freedom that comes with...

Techy Teaching: Science teacher Jacklyn Severn talks to Freshman student Aanjae Yu. Gizmos and Canvas are resources that Severn worked with for teaching.
Teachers Integrate Tech Experiences with Classrooms to Adapt to COVID-19 Guidelines
Danbi Lee, Beginning Journalist • March 15, 2022

As Woodbridge High comes back to the traditional schedule, the way teachers use technology now looks a bit different from the experiences they...

Photograph by Lila Gray
Bella Burley, Freshman
Lila Gray, Beginning Journalist • October 19, 2021

“I feel like being an artist is a reflection of the world around you. I usually just draw people so I think my favorite part about art is...

The Culmination of a Rewarding Year
Sophia Anderson, Beginning Journalist • June 2, 2021

Despite the unpredictable challenges of the past year, this year’s Sentinel Awards ceremony was organized to recognize the school’s most...

Meet the Staff
Jackson Gillies
Jackson Gillies
Sports Editor

Hi everyone, I’m Jackson, and this year I’ll be Sports Editor for the Golden Arrow! I’m so excited for what will be my third year in the journalism program, and will continue to be a writer alongside...

Amal Dini
Amal Dini
Business Manager

Hi! I’m Amal D and I’m super excited to be on the Golden Arrow team. My passions in journalism are writing (mainly opinion and news) as well as featuring new students/clubs/activities on campus, especially...

Hi Warriors! I'm Noor Andary and I’m so excited to write for the Golden Arrow this year as a staff writer as this is my first year on the Golden Arrow staff. I can’t wait to interview and help share...

Mahati Iyer
Mahati Iyer

My name is Mahati Iyer and this is my first year on the Golden Arrow as a writer and photographer! I look forward to collaborating and creating with the other journalists and interacting with the lovely...

Alexis Levin
Alexis Levin
Social Media Manager

Hey Warriors! I am incredibly excited to be Social Media Director this year! My goal is to boost the Golden Arrow’s Instagram account engagement and alert the Woodbridge community about the newspaper’s...