Getting know to Citrus Valley’s newest principal Maisie McCue

Created by EMILY WALOS Edited by BELLA ESPINOZA

Maisie McCue, Citrus Valley High School’s newest principal sits down to answer questions based off her past experience as a principal, her goals for Citrus in the upcoming year, and her impact at Citrus Valley both in the present and looking to the future.

Video: Student volunteers and residents beautify beaches on Coastal Clean-Up Day

Cynthia Mallett, Environmental Program Supervisor for the City of San Clemente, shares information on the annual California Coastal Clean-Up day and tips on keeping oceans clean. The Redlands East Valley High School Nature and Ecology Club participated in Coastal Clean-up Day at San Clemente Pier in San Clemente, California on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (Samantha Barajas/ Ethic video)

Amazon Donates $15,000 to Angel’s Closet

By TIMOTHY LEE

Angel’s Closet received a $15,000 donation in the form of clothing and other goods early last month. On December 5th, 2016, Amazon generously brought a full truck container of various clothing items to Redlands East Valley High School in support of the charity foundation.

Angel’s Closet is an organization that seeks to provide clothing for those who are in need of it, especially in the winter seasons when the temperature is at a low. Teenagers who have families that are struggling financially are given gently used clothing that has been donated from other people who have grown out of it or have no use for their clothes anymore. This organization has been around since 2008 and is located at the REV campus.

The ceremony, which was delayed while waiting for local news stations to arrive, had amassed a large crowd of teachers and students who had come out to watch. It took place in front of the Wildcat Cafe and was widely broadcasted and photographed. Pat Williams, founder of Angel’s Closet, started off by thanking many of those who have supported the organization since it opened. Then, the Amazon Prime associate spoke briefly before having Amazon workers dressed up as elves bring out boxes of goods from their truck. These items included jackets, shirts, pants, shoes, etc.

Overall, the event was a good way to spread publicity for the charity organization as well as the kindness from those at Amazon; those who came out to witness the event know the positivity that it had brought.

Women Speak Through Their Footprints

By MAYA SANCHEZ

As stated by the official Women’s March website, “the Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level” and according to crowd scientists at the New York Times, the march in D.C. had over three times the amount of people that attended Trump’s Inauguration.

Granted, the inauguration numbers hover over 1.5 million, which is below the 1.8 million estimated for Obama’s 2009 inauguration. However, these numbers can only be estimates but between the metro riders and Nielsan Ratings, Trump is estimated to not have brought in as many views as he claimed to have done.

The march was a global event, taking place across all seven continents. The scientists at Antarctica were lead by Linda Zunas who, according to the Independent, was motivated by President Trump’s wishes to take away the environmental policies established in the last eight years. President Trump has consistently questioned the existence of climate change and has even gone as far as claim climate change to be a hoax. At the time of this publication, the new White House website does not have a section relating to climate change, instead having a page titled “America First Energy Plan”.

The change in topics on the White House website is a cause of concern for many and these issues can contribute to the Women’s March on Washington and its widescale sister-marches. The main focus on the Women’s March is to show the new administration that “women’s rights are human rights.

Redlands East Valley senior Morgan Glaub calls the event “thrilling [and] exhilarating. Inspirational [to see] so many men and women working toward a common goal & taking a stance for a better future.” Junior Ellen Dendinger shares the same sentiments and calls the experience “very eye opening. It was amazing to see so many diverse women, children, and men all come together to voice their concerns for our human rights and progress.”

The Women’s March has been called a huge success as over one million people in America marched from Los Angeles to New York City to Macomb County, Michigan.

However, the Women’s March did not stop on January 21. The organization pushes a plan of “10 Actions for the First 100 Days” which includes contacting local senators and getting your voice heard. The true effect of the the Women’s March has yet to be seen and it will be interesting to see both the actions and responses taken by President Trump’s administration and the public.