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The entire Chuma family goes out to dinner to spend quality time together on May 23, 2020. After the older siblings began to move out, the Chumas began to schedule more family gatherings to catch up and play games like Uno.
Stuck in the middle: growing up with nine siblings
Sophia Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief • October 20, 2021
Junior Ivanna Gonzalez and freshman Ian Alecio study for an upcoming Italian test. Alecio considers his cousin Gonzalez as a role model.
‘As a first-generation American, I have two sides’
Salma Abuzaher, Features and Entertainment Editor • October 20, 2021
Floating teachers here to stay - Principal Michael McDonough explains that there will always be around 15-20 floating teachers at Bellaire. Previously there were around 10 floating teachers, but that number has increased due to less classrooms in the new building.
'Everybody deserves their own classroom'
Alexa Bu, Kate Griffiths, and Nabila Wilson October 18, 2021
From left, Hannah Lai, Becca Beinart and Blair Dickinson make a quick trip to Starbucks during lunch. They have a Home Lunch Permit and use it often.
Where are Bellaire students eating?
Sophia Li and Heldana Yacob October 7, 2021

The bell signaling the end of fifth period rings and senior Blair Dickinson heads off of campus, hopping in her car to begin the short drive...

On Sept. 13, celebrities from all over the world arrived at the Met Gala dressed according to their interpretation of the the Galas theme, American Independence.
‘Who gets to be American?’ Met Gala attempts to answer
Alexa Bu, Reporter • September 29, 2021

The Met Gala -- arguably the most anticipated fashion event of the year-- took place Sept. 13. Displaying the clash of fashion, art, and politics,...

Celebrities attend the Met Gala on Sept. 13, and they pick looks for the theme In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. There were several best dressed and worst dressed celebrities.
2021 Met Gala best and worst dressed
Corinthiann St. Andry, Entertainment Editor • September 29, 2021

Two and a half years later, the Met Gala finally returns. The 2020 Met Gala was canceled, and the 2021 Met Gala was postponed amidst the COVID-19...

Floating teachers here to stay - Principal Michael McDonough explains that there will always be around 15-20 floating teachers at Bellaire. Previously there were around 10 floating teachers, but that number has increased due to less classrooms in the new building.
'Everybody deserves their own classroom'
Alexa Bu, Kate Griffiths, and Nabila Wilson October 18, 2021

The bell rings and Bean Burr, science teacher, scrambles to collect his papers and laptop to bring to his next classroom. Burr is one of 25 floating...

Freshman Thomas Haeden and senior Jenny Katzen perform a bit during the earlier half of the play. Haeden played Bernards college friend, Robert, while Katzen played Bernards German fiancee, Gretchen.
Pretending to smoke through masks: acting in a post-COVID world
Ariana Castañeda, Trinity Sloan, and Nabila Wilson October 16, 2021

Boeing Boeing was Red Bird Production’s second theatre production in the year and a half since COVID’s shutdown, and ran from October 8th...

Abbie Hart teaches Maple Street Journal club members the history of a zine and how to make one. Zine-Making Day was hosted by the Maple Street Journal in Ms. Alters room, 3716.
Club comeback
Johanna Wen, Reporter • October 12, 2021

Just beyond the cafeteria doors was sophomore Lizette Lara’s first exposure to clubs. Once she entered, she was surrounded by tables of clubs,...

Angelina Pascali rests at the top of the Torre del Mangia after climbing the 400+ steps leading up. Pascali studied abroad in Italy this summer.
My home 5,691 miles away
Angelina Pascali, Managing Editor • October 20, 2021

I set my suitcase down in the corner of the room and sat on my twin sized bed, pushed against the wall. As my host mom called: “Angelina, è...

Trinity shares a few of the tools she uses to keep herself organized. This includes two planners, sticky notes and phone alarms.
Organization Tips from an ADHD Student
Trinity Sloan, Reporter • October 17, 2021

A little girl is sitting at her class desk reading a book. To her, the rest of the world has faded to a dull buzz and time slips by without notice....

Two years later COVID continues and masks are still suggested for the public. The CDC recommends masks in order to help slow the spread of the virus.
[EDITORIAL] A piece of cloth or a deadly virus: who will win?
Three Penny Press Staff October 12, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA-38 4.a on July 29 saying that “no governmental entity, including a county, city, school district,...

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