Monthly Archives: February 2019

Artist McGee creates portrait of MLK during 30-minute lunch

By Nathaniel Zelada, Photo Editor On February 26, Verbum Dei welcomed artist Neneki “Nick” McGee to our campus to exhibit his talent as he created a live painting of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a culminating activity of Black History … Continue reading

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Winter pep rally: a spirited prescription for student apathy?

By Nicolas Cortez, Staff Writer The winter pep rally will take place on Friday, February 22; however, the “pep” seems absent in many students’ minds when it comes to supporting Verb’s athletic teams. “The freshmen and I work on the … Continue reading

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Men for Others Prayer Breakfast recognizes male role models

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer The Men for Others Prayer Breakfast will be held at Verbum Dei High School Saturday, March 2, at 9:00 A.M.  All students, as well as their fathers/father figures, are encouraged to come and spend time with one … Continue reading

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Spring break CWSP make-up days available to student workers

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer All students at Verbum Dei High School are required to work throughout their four years in a corporate environment through the Corporate Work Study Program. The idea is to not only give students a great education but … Continue reading

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Round ball Senior Night brings 2018-2019 season to a close

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer The most anticipated time of the basketball season came to pass Friday, February 1. Seniors playing for the basketball team were honored, as that last game of the season was their night to shine. The varsity … Continue reading

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Varsity soccer ends season at CIF wildcard game, February 5

By Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writer Verbum Dei Soccer has wrapped up its 2018-2019 season, losing 2-1 against Brentwood High in the division 6 CIF wildcard game on February 5, at St. Paul High School. The VDHS soccer team started off its … Continue reading

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Metro Blue Line renovation causes minor inconvenience

By Oscar Herrera, Columns/Opinion Editor Long Beach Boulevard is home to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LACMTA, Blue Line station. The Blue Line is Los Angeles’ oldest light rail line -opened in 1990- and second busiest metro line, … Continue reading

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Three scholarship applications mandated for Verb seniors

By Randdy De Paz, Staff Writer Verbum Dei High School seniors were required to apply to at least three scholarship programs as a requirement for their College Access Period (CAP) class. Antoinette Bowie, Verbum Dei guidance counselor, makes these three scholarships mandatory, … Continue reading

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4th Annual soph and junior Career Day inked for March 28

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer On March 28, Verbum Dei will host its 4th Annual Career Day with 10th and 11th graders in attendance.  Seniors, who experienced Career Day as juniors, will be attending classes as usual. Career day has been held at Verbum Dei since … Continue reading

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MPR “wallpaper”: college and university acceptance letters displayed to inspire, to encourage, and to recognize

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor A walk down the MPR building hallway reveals the annual “wallpaper” of the many acceptance letters received by members of the senior class.  This Verb tradition encourages underclassmen and recognizes the effort of the senior … Continue reading

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