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Student: ‘Amazing’ Minarets Teachers, Staff ‘Rising to Challenge’

By Joseph Langley, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — After a year of hard work, dedication, and growth, everything stopped. One week, everyone was still going to school. The next week, they weren’t. This, of course, came as a shocking change to the lives of everyone at Minarets, including the teachers. They had to make the transition to teaching ...

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Minarets’ Student Hunter Ahrens Earns Eagle Scout Honor

O’NEALS — Working since he was nine years-old, now eighteen-year-old and senior Hunter Ahrens has earned the honor of Eagle Scout. Hunter started as a Cub Scout in 2011, as a Bear, then he went to Bobcat, and then earned his Arrow of Light Award. He then joined the Boy Scout troop at ten and half and worked his way ...

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COVID-19 Altering Students’ Lives: ‘We’re All in Same Boat’

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Almost 90 percent of the worldwide student population is out of school according to recent reports from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. In other words, more than 1.5 billion students across the planet have been sent home because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. In the United ...

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Minarets’ Class of 2020 ‘Shocked’ by COVID-19

By Katelyn Hough and Autumn Pecarovich, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The foundations of Minarets High School’s students’ lives have been shocked this spring. We find ourselves meeting online for classes. Religious worship looks different. Social life is now digital and we are spending much more time with our families. These experiences are magnified for our seniors as ...

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Minarets Student Awarded FFA ‘Living to Serve’ Grant

By Luke Longatti, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — To help the community by improving the North Fork Recreation Center, Kate Hough applied for and received an FFA Living to Serve grant to aid in covering the costs. Living to Serve is a grant application for community service, environmental health, hunger, and other social and community services. Grants can ...

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Minarets Drama Students Attend Workshop in Big Apple

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalists for Minarets Press NEW YORK CITY — The Big Apple’s famous skyline welcomed four Minarets students and drama teacher Kayla West in the early morning hours on Feb. 14, 2020. The trip to New York City was the first of its kind for the Minarets Drama program. Seniors Maddie Wristen, Lindsay Martin, Emma Lynch, and ...

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Minarets Girls’ Basketball Teams Fight On

Picture of Junior Makayla Lundgreen taking the ball down the court during the recent Orosi game.

By Benjiman McMillan and Haley Carlton, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets High School girls’ JV and varsity basketball teams both had home games on Monday, Jan 27. They played the Parlier Panthers, which is the Mustang’s second game against them. Unfortunately, the first varsity game against them wasn’t so successful and they ended up losing 34-21. ...

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Minarets FFA Hosts 10th Annual Speaking Invitational

Picture of Minarets High School FFA Team

By Katelyn Hough, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Minarets High School FFA held their 10th annual speaking invitational competition on Saturday, Jan. 25. At the invitational, Parliamentary Procedure teams, Creed Speaking competitors, and Impromptu Speaking competitors from all around California attended, ranging from Sierra to Nipomo High School. Three different competitions took place and awards were given to ...

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Minarets’ Southgate Film Festival Right Around Corner

By Ryan Abner, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — It’s film season at Minarets High School. Known for its outstanding film making, tech and media programs, which have garnered praise at Slickrock and other California media festivals, it’s no surprise that the high school now has a film festival of its own. The Southgate Film Festival has been a ...

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