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Savings and investment ideas abound in Verb community

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief “You wanna know what money sounds like? Go to a trading floor on Wall Street,” says character Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese. Money is what makes the … Continue reading

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E-waste drives attempt to divert electronics from waste stream

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer Electronic waste otherwise known as e-waste is discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste.  Striving to be a green campus, Verbum … Continue reading

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Verb security contributes to campus safety and campus life

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer Safety: it’s something of importance to all members of the Verbum Dei High School community.  That safety is provided by the security guards on campus, James Gibbon and Ms. Irma. Ms. Irma came to Verb as a … Continue reading

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Praise band ‘prays twice’ at monthly liturgical celebrations

By George Rosales, Staff Writer Verbum Dei High School’s Praise Band is a tradition at Verb, and it leads the music ministry at school liturgical celebrations each month. The Praise Band consists of E.J. Vieyra, Theology Department Chair, as conductor and pianist/bassist; … Continue reading

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Dr. Odom’s community newsletter informs in lively fashion

By Uriel Molina, Staff Writer Notification sounds are heard frequently throughout the Verbum Dei High School community when Dr. Brandi Odom, Chief Academic Officer, sends an email “blast” so that stakeholders can access her recently updated newsletter article. Programmed and created by Odom … Continue reading

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2019-2020 to be a “banner year” for Mission Advancement

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer If one is walking on Verbum Dei’s campus, whether down the corridors or in the parking lot, one will certainly see banners depicting Verbum Dei students hard at work and featuring phrases that represent VDHS’s core beliefs. The bold vinyl banners were … Continue reading

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CWSP van maintenance keeps Verb students working

By Alejandro Aquino, Staff Writer Recently, Verbum Dei’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) experienced issues such as transmission errors and an occasional cracked windshield with its fleet of passenger vans. “Issues like these limit our ability to do things such as athletics … Continue reading

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A moment captured in time: The retired lockers of VDHS

  A quiet memorial – Two plaques and two perpetually-locked lockers serve to remind Verb of its fallen.  Image by Hector Arriata     By Hector Arriata, Editor in Chief Disclaimer to the reader: this article touches upon sensitive  matters of Verb’s … Continue reading

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Q & A: VDHS emergency situation plans detailed and discussed

Interview by Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer “The best laid schemes of mice and men oft go awry,” wrote Scottish poet Robert Burns, and this is why emergency situation plans are in place at Verbum Dei High School. These plans allow for students to be … Continue reading

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Bright, high tech marquees promote and market the Verb

By Uriel Molina, Staff Writer If one were to pass by Verbum Dei High School on busy Central Avenue or walked through the quiet Senior Square, one would notice the new LED (light emitting diode) marquee screens, the latest additions to Verb’s campus equipment. … Continue reading

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