Monthly Archives: February 2019

OPINION: Are there too many honor rolls? / Are the sheer number of recipients decreasing awards’ value and prestige?

Honor roll, almost every school has one, and the students who earn the distinction are considered to be the cream of the crop. According to Merriam-Webster, an honor roll is “a list of students achieving academic distinction.” Verbum Dei High School conducted … Continue reading

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Verb students visit the J. Paul Getty Museum, January 26

By Nathaniel Zelada, Photo Editor Led by Fine Arts Director Allison Kennedy and other teacher chaperones, Verb students went on a field trip to the  J. Paul Getty Museum, located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, on Saturday, January 26.   Departing campus at … Continue reading

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Goalkeeper Jose Gutierrez injured in critical game, January 16

By Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writer Verbum Dei varsity soccer goalkeeper Jose Gutierrez was terribly injured during Pius X Matthias rival game on Wednesday, January 16. The fateful game was played away on a cold rainy night – one that would decide … Continue reading

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Navajo (Dine) Immersion Trip fundraisers planned

By Nicolas Cortez, Staff Writer The Navajo (Dine) Immersion Trip is an annual spring break service trip that would not be possible without the participating students raising their collective $500 contribution.  Participants also individually contribute a $50 fee. The balance of the trip’s expense … Continue reading

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OPINION: An “extra layer” of protection for student email?

Verbum Dei High School students recently received an email from an unknown user on Microsoft Outlook. The email claimed to have compromising information on students’ private activities and demanded payment. This email hack is not the first of this year.  Fearing that … Continue reading

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“Present Dei Puzzler” returns with two to confound

February’s Present Dei Puzzlers: Problem 1:               Problem 2: What number am I? What is the smallest whole number that: when divided by 2, leaves a remainder of 1; when divided by 3, leaves … Continue reading

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Seniors to learn formal dining etiquette prior to Spring Gala

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer The Verbum Dei senior class will be attending the Spring Gala, VDHS’s most significant fundraising event, on March 7, at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown, Los Angeles. In preparation for the evening, seniors are obligated to take an … Continue reading

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Science Center workers to visit Cabrillo Tide Pools, 2/18-21

By Gerardo Leon, Staff Writer The student workers at the California Science Center are now preparing to go on their annual field trips.  This year, they will be going to the Cabrillo Tide Pools during the week of February 18-21. This is quite a … Continue reading

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Verb baseball to face Centennial in double-header, February 16

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer The Verbum Dei baseball team will play Centennial High School in a double-header on Saturday, February 16, at 10:00 A.M. at Centennial High School, 2606 North Central Avenue, Compton. The two games are scheduled hours apart with the second game set for 1:00 … 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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