Monthly Archives: January 2019

Boating at the Verb? Water woes when rain wets the southland

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down the Square … The month of January in the Los Angeles metropolitan area typically features rain…and lots of it. On a very rainy day, the streets can flood … Continue reading

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Varsity soccer victorious over Cantwell 5-0 in league opener

By Nathaniel Zelada, Photo Editor Verbum Dei varsity soccer played its league opener against Cantwell Wednesday, January 16, at Verbum Dei High School. It saw our own Eagles take down Cantwell in a 5-0 win. In a long awaited game, the Verb squad … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Bus breakdown – all safe and accounted for

Dear Editor, What a hectic and unforeseen situation the evening right before our Christmas break. In emergency situations like the bus breaking down prior to student pick-ups, student safety is at the forefront of decisions we take. The intersection of … Continue reading

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“Present Dei Puzzler” back to challenge, to confound, to pay!

January’s Present Dei Puzzler: What is unique about number 8,549,176,320? Note: Due to an error in the initial posting of the number above, the prize for this month’s Present Dei Puzzler is doubled! Legal details:  Participation is open to all students, … Continue reading

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New and returning faces grace classrooms for second semester

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor On January 8, the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year started, and Verbum Dei greeted Lisa Luna, a new English teacher, Fred Gianelli, nSJ, a new-to-Verb Jesuit novice, and welcomed back Lizette Bernal and Karen Luna, … Continue reading

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Verb soccer to face St. Pius X Matthias in January 16 match

By Rafael Villalobos, Staff Writer Verbum Dei soccer will face rival St. Pius X Matthias Academy on January 16, 2019, at the school’s home field, 7851 Gardendale Street, Downey. Junior varsity will play at 3:30 P.M., and varsity will take the field at … Continue reading

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VDHS President Stephen Privett, SJ, offers invocation at Sacramento gubernatorial inauguration, January 7

By Gerardo Leon, Staff Writer On January 7, 2019, Verbum Dei High School President Fr. Stephen A. Privett, SJ, provided the invocation for the inauguration for Gavin Newson, Governor-elect of California, at the Capitol Building in Sacramento. “I was invited through the individual who was … Continue reading

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OPINION: A wider radius of effect? – December CWSP downtown bus breakdown brings frustrating delays

On December 20, 2018, the final day before Christmas Break, the senior class workers took the downtown route bus to their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) jobsites as they typically do each Thursday. However, when it came time to return the downtown workers to campus, the … Continue reading

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Verb soccer to play “Senior Night” game vs. St. Bernard, 1/25

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer The Verbum Dei High School’s “Senior Night” soccer game against Saint Bernard High School will be held on the campus athletic field at 3:00 P.M. on January 25 .   Seniors will be honored for their hard … Continue reading

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VDHS fire alarm system replacement is costly proposition

By Alejandro Aquino, Staff Writer “When the fire alarm system goes off randomly, I find it completely funny,” senior Andrew Arana said.  “However, I do think the system should be replaced since it acts up, and I do believe Verb can get … Continue reading

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