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Gloria Olajimi

Gloria Olajimi, Staff Reporter

Hey Reader! My name is Gloria Olajimi. Yup, you read it right. I’m the fifth of the six Olajimi children. Having four siblings who have graduated from Wylie East and a younger brother who is a freshman can cause many to forget which sibling I am. To help you out, here are some facts about me! I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on staff. I'm often told I appear to be in deep thought, lost in my own world, and deciphering the meaning of life, though really I'm on the verge of passing out due to my Advanced and AP classes. I am a flute player in the band and hope to eventually become a part of the leadership team. Outside of school, I typically occupy my time with, well, more learning! For instance, this summer I learned how to play the ukulele, the guitar, and how to ride a skateboard. My goal is to eventually learn how to drive, play the piano, play the cello, ice skate, speak Yoruba, do sign language, skii, box, build a robot, do martial arts… Okay, that's quite a lot, but a girl can dream. Exploring even my smallest interests helps me discover new things not only about myself, but the world around me. This year, I hope to inform you all about the world around you and reveal what special stories we have on our campus. I'm looking forward to being a part of staff this year and am beyond excited for what this year has to offer! Thank you for reading! :)

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In that field of marigolds \\ Playing the final notes of their show, the Pride of the East performs at the Bands of American Super Regionals competition Nov. 6. “Going into the BOA Super Regional, our main goal was to just have the best run that we could possibly have since it was our last,” Band President Tailene Morales said. The golden guard flags, orange sleeves, and back screens display a bright array of marigolds to represent the last song of their show “Marigolds” by Kishi Bashi.

Why not us

November 30, 2021
Tiger queen \\ Sophomore Heidi Martinez holds up her first place winning artwork for the National Art Honor Society Inktober contest. Her picture reveals a tiger with a muzzle over its mouth and human hands holding the muzzle in place.

Stunning Stippler

November 30, 2021
Get into it \\ Reviewing their latest routine, East Side Crew vice president Crystal Macalisang leads the group as they prepare for the upcoming pep rally Oct. 21. Having rarely performed during the 2020-2021 school year, the crew returns to their regular performance routine with excitement. I think, overall, this years dances are going to be our best ones yet, Macalisang said.

What Side? East Side

October 20, 2021
Round of Applause \\ Cheering and applauding in the stands, juniors rock their class colors during the first school pep rally, Sep. 3.

Drippin’ or Trippin?

September 21, 2021
The most diabolical lick\\ Sticking to a wall in the boy’s 100 hall bathroom, the remains of a stolen soap dispenser showcase a successful lick, the culprit leaving not a trace of evidence behind. To be honest, the trend is stupid because there isn’t a valid reason for the act. People just want to be ‘all that,’ sophomore Vivian Ngyen said.

A Scrumptious Scheme

September 21, 2021
Rise and Shine \\ Enjoying snacks and each others company, class of 2022 meets in the parking lot to watch the sunrise at the Senior Sunrise Aug. 15.  Senior sunrise to me represents the beginning of a new chapter in our lives, senior Bailey Causey said. This year will be totally different from all the others, and it was fun to have a celebration to kick it off.

Together; WE Rise

August 31, 2021
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