Monthly Archives: December 2018

Senior jacket tradition continues with impressive style and flair

By Nathaniel Zelada, Photo Editor The senior classes of many schools have a tradition of ordering jackets, and Verbum Dei is no exception, as this tradition has been around for years now.   The senior class chooses a unique jacket design each year.  Jacket vendors provide … Continue reading

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Verb soccer faces former rival Saints in pre-league game, 12/21

By Brian Hernandez and Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writers Verbum Dei soccer will face its former rival St. Anthony High School on December 21, 2018.   Junior Varsity plays at 3:00  P.M. and varsity takes the field at 4:30 P.M. at Clark field, Saint Anthony’s home … Continue reading

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Verb baseball rebuilds and finalizes roster for upcoming season

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer The baseball team at Verbum Dei returned in the 2017-2018 school year after a several year hiatus; it has been in a rebuilding project since then. Last year, the squad record of two and eight made for a rough … Continue reading

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Additional approved clothing adds options to Verb’s dress code

By Nicolas Cortez, Staff Writer Allowing Verb gentlemen additional variety in their student lives, Verbum Dei High School has expanded its dress code options to include an Oxford shirt, cardigan, and new polos. In order to introduce these new uniform options, the Verb community … Continue reading

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Living on the wild side: Verb’s fauna of cats, pigeons, and such

  An intrepid and resourceful hummingbird took up “childrearing” on the coaxial cable of a security camera in the 200 Corridor in spring, 2018.  – Image by John Stradley, Moderator, The Present Dei Online News Source     by Joshua Papaqui and … Continue reading

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Verb’s athletic glory days represented in Eagle’s Nest banners

By Oscar Herrera, Columns/Opinion Editor As one steps into the Eagle’s Nest, and he or she glances up onto the banners that hang high above the court, he or she will see multiple championship banners hanging. They hang proudly as a testament to Verb’s glory days: the … Continue reading

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Blood drive nets 45 units; senior class out-donates juniors

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor The first blood drive of the 2018-2019 school year took place on December 5, 2018, in the gym and the Cedars-Sinai mobile blood center parked adjacent to the Eagle’s Nest. There were a total of 52 … Continue reading

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Xavier Service Plunge brings the Verb to the Coachella Valley

By Randdy De Paz, Staff Writer From December 7 to December 9, 2018, Verbum Dei students attended the Xavier Service Plunge trip, hosted by Xavier Prep High School, 34200 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA. The group not only went to Xavier … Continue reading

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The bronze eagle: How it came to nest at the Verb

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief The bronze eagle statue in front of the chapel is a fairly new addition to the Verbum Dei High School campus. The Forster Family donated the eagle statue on September 9, 2006, the feast … Continue reading

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Legion of Believers builds faith and insight of God in all things

By Alejandro Aquino, Staff Writer The 2016-2017 school year welcomed the Legion of Believers (LOB), a club structured to have religious conversation, to reflect on daily activities, and, in general, to foster and to strengthen the bonds among Christian peers. … Continue reading

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