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Girls’ Water Polo Team earns CIF Championship


February 27, 2020

The La Serna Girls' Water Polo Team under the direction of Coach John Pringle beat Glendora High School last Saturday to earn the 2020 Division 4 CIF Championship. Tomorrow the team competes in the first round of the SoCal Division...

Business Academy Wins Six Awards at Competition


January 10, 2020

Under the direction of teachers Kim Fitzgerald, Andrew Canales and Holly Vance, the La Serna High School Business Academy took first place in the Virtual Enterprises International San Diego Conference and Exhibition on Saturday, D...

Lancers to Compete in District Band Jamboree


October 24, 2019

The La Serna High School band is finishing its marching season with the annual Band Jamboree at Cal High School in Whittier, on Monday night, November 4. Tickets are available for sale at the cashier's office and also at the gate....

La Serna’s Dress Code Needs to Change

October 23, 2019

Dear La Serna High School Guidance Department, My name is Sheridan Ammons and I am a Junior at La Serna High School. I am aware of the many rules and codes we have at this school. I have only one complaint about our rules,...

On Homework: An Open Letter to Teachers

October 23, 2019

Dear Teachers, It may be no surprise that I, like most students, despise homework. However, this hatred is born because of the way teachers assign it. The way they assign homework can have unintentional consequences on the student's...

Open Letter to Awesome Teachers

Julianna Equihua, Contributor

October 9, 2019

Dear Awesome Teachers: As a student I know we all pick and choose who are our favorites and who aren’t. I’m not sure if you’re aware which you would be but I would like to give praise to those who are awesome and help us...

Open Letter: From a La Serna Band Member

October 2, 2019

Dear Faculty and Students of La Serna: Like many other band members, I am disappointed in the fact that our marching band is greatly overlooked by the school, and by the students within. In this day and age, it is rare to find...

An Open Letter to Boomers and Gen X

September 23, 2019

Dear Baby Boomers (and Gen X): This is a message from the Millenials and Gen Z. We are here to demand the respect we deserve. We are here to say that times have changed since you were our age. We are here to shine light on our...

New Coding Club Starts on Campus

September 19, 2019

Junior Christian Lopez has started a new coding club on campus. The COD1NG/T3CH club will meet in room in K102 during the second half of lunch. Club members will learn basic coding, hear experiences from people in the field of...

Teacher Ken LaVigne Honored with Patriot Award


September 11, 2019

  (La Serna teacher Ken LaVigne, kneeling, was recently given the Patriot Award to honor his dedication to students. Behind him are colleagues, family, and former students.) La Serna High English teacher Ken La Vigne w...

Teacher Deepa Patel Recognized by National Honor Society

Lauryn Lin, Contributor

May 22, 2019

Deepa Patel has been teaching social studies at various schools since 1998. She attended UC Berkeley, where she earned her undergraduate degree in history, and then Brown University for her master's degree. For all those seniors...

Wrestlers Win Spot at Palm Springs CIF Tournament


February 5, 2019

The La Serna Wrestling team performed well in league finals, ending league competition with five league champions and two silver medalists. Seven students, Caleb Garcia, Paul Hockenberry, Joshua Mendoza, David Lopez, Micah Kaneshiro...

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