Pioneer Valley HS
August 21, 2017
Issue 6, Vol. 3
Senior Rally Pics
"I think senior year is going to be amazing! I'm really excited to share some of my last Pioneer Valley memories with my friends. I'm a bit sad that it's my last year but I'm very excited for the future" Alexis Lee Friar (12).
"It's gonna be lit! I expect everyone getting along and operating together. The rally was so fun. Cheerleading is going to be fun especially senior year!" Sheila Mashyla Jordan (12).
"Oh man, I feel like senior year might be a bit stressful but at the same time, fun. I felt the rally was really hyped up because the majority of seniors participated and were active. One disadvantage of being a senior is that teachers expect you to have no excuses for anything, including work." Giovanni Gonzalez (12)
On Friday night our Varsity football team played a scrimmage against Bishop Diego. It was a tough competition. With the support of few fans they were able to pull off a few plays. The boys played well as a team on the field. With the support of more students we are sure the team will get more hyped up and will continue to do their best. This upcoming Thursday will be our first home game for the freshman football team and it will be against Nipomo. This Friday our Varsity boy’s football team will be playing an away game at Nipomo Highschool. Come out and support the football team, they need all the support they can get!
Friday’s Football Scrimmage
-Elizabeth Morales and Brenda Linares
"The number one thing we have to work on is our offensive line. We have good pass protection, but now we have to work on our run games. I need to improve more as well as my line it's my job to get the line better. For this upcoming season I am looking forward to the SM and Righetti games, those two games are going to be the most hyped games this season. We have to bring the helmet home. The team works well on communication and we tell each other what they have to do and how they have to do it. We listen well to each other because if we didn't we wouldn’t know the call. I honestly think that we will have a good season and make it to the playoffs. This year we have a physical team. We want to help each other get better and with that we can go far “Erick Santillan (12)
“This is a new school year for the football team: one, they have to work on attitude as to how they approach the game because they are used to the 50% mentality that just do enough to get by. The next thing we want to work on is our offensive line up. As a whole we are doing pretty good and were coming along and we've got a couple team bonding events and the players are doing great. We have a lot of athletes and hopefully we get a lot of student support and get the jungle going, we should be very good this year. This season our goal is to go to CIF and that is our main goal to compete in the league and compete against the other teams in the area, but our goal is to go to CIF" -Coach Ruiz
"We need to work on the intensity of our team and team work. The kids are really good friends and we do have a good team but we just need to unite a little bit. I definitely am looking forward to this season. This is my first year as a coach, and I am just looking to working with the kids and have a good season this year. I think if we just keep working we could actually have a really good season and make it to the playoffs. But I just need to have the kids bring it together and get it going " - Coach Cardenas
"Well for me I play linebacker so I need to be good at reading the play in order to make the tackle so that's what I feel like I need to improve on. I am looking forward to this season, because even though we have low numbers our team is solid. We aren't just a team, we're family so even though we might disagree we have to put it aside in order to make things work. As a team I think we're going to get a lot of wins and I believe we have the potential to go deep into CIF" -Owen Kelly (12)
The Vanishing Girl
-Story by Keydi Gracida Zayas,
Interviews by Domonic Ponce
The Vanishing Girl
A nurse brought a patient of hers up to day surgery from the ER for an endoscopy, they called her back down and asked to bring the patient's family up because she only spoke Italian (and not enough English). They needed someone to consent for the procedure.
After dropping them off, the nurse walked past the waiting room to head back down the hall to the elevators. She took the back way to get to the ER and the hallways were all deserted, because that part of the hospital was shutdown.
As she reached the old nurses station at the T junction between the pediatric hallways that go to the elevators, she saw a little girl standing across from the nurse's station further down the hall. The little girl had big pigtails, was wearing a brown dress, white shoes, and holding a teddy bear. The nurse thought perhaps she was a family member who had walked away from the day surgery waiting room. She was concerned that the girl would go into one of the rooms and get hurt or lost, so she said “Hey little girl, what are you doing? You don’t need to be over there, you’re going to get hurt…” and she walked around the nursing station to go grab her hand and bring her back.
The little girl VANISHED as the nurse got about 15 feet closer to her.
As every hair on her body stood up straight, she turned and ran like a bat out of hell down to the elevator. She pounded that button for what seemed like an eternity until the elevator got to the floor. As she got back to the ER she walked up to the nurses desk, white as a ghost, and one of the older nurses looked at her and said “what’s wrong with you?”
She started babbling as she tried to tell them what happened. After listening to her for a moment or two, the older nurse said “Oh you saw the little girl ghost… she’s been around here for years”.
Apparently the ghost has even been seen down in the ER, ducking in and out of patient rooms and peeking around curtains. It’s said that during some nights on the 7th floor, a whole row of patient inside their rooms started yelling about a little girl seen running around in the hospital.
"I think that paranormal activity is real, because my bedroom door slammed when I was in my room and no one was home" -Dalys Liendo (grade 11)
"I have never experienced any kind of paranormal activity or spiritual encounters. But I would really like to because it would seem frightening but very exciting." -Carlos Martinez (10)
"I experienced paranormal activity when I was chilling upstairs in my room. I heard a loud crash downstairs in the kitchen and when I went down stairs to look, nothing was there. -Karen Pacheco (11)
"I experienced paranormal activity when I was at my grandma's house when stuff had fallen off the counters and the doors randomly slam at her house."
-Tony Escobedo (10 )
"I would definitely go to an abandoned haunted hospital because it would be fun and lit at the same time. But it would be freaky due to the so-called "spirits" trying to scare me. And I would go live on Instagram to catch all the moments. -Brandon Ibarra (11)
"I think senior year is going to be a journey all on its own. I also think its going to hold a lot of special memories. I think I will get closer to my friends and try new things. My goal for senior year is just to have a good time with my friends and make this senior year the best and something I can cherish for the rest of my life" Daniela Rivas (12).