On Thursday, April 4, both Costa Mesa High School (3-4) and Estancia High School's (1-6) boys volleyball teams competed in their annual Battle of the Game at Estancia High School.
The game started out in Costa Mesa's favor, giving the team the lead in the first two sets. By this point, the team seemed confident that they would get a clean sweep against Estancia. However, in the third set, Estancia turned the game around completely. Junior, outside hitter, Arthur Bishop came in with many kills that ultimately helped Estancia take the third set.
In the fourth set, Estancia came in with the same fire and managed to win the set after Sophomore, Luke Hutchinson served an ace for the final 25th point. Now at a tie of 2-2, the teams fought to win the final set. After many intense rallies, junior, Arthur Bishop, got the final kill that led Estancia to win the game. Despite Costa Mesa's better record at 8-14 versus Estancia's overall record of 3-24, the two teams were matched evenly in all aspects of the game this night.
Estancia will be playing the Santa Ana Saints on Tuesday, April 16, at 4:00 PM at home.
This past Friday, I was able to watch the thriller Greta and I was not disappointed. The movie tells the story of Frances McCullen (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl living in New York City who finds a purse on the subway and returns it to its owner, Greta Hidag (Isabelle Huppert). Upon returning the bag, Greta invites Frances inside and the two really hit it off. However, over time Greta becomes very attached to Frances and will not let her go. Frances soon realizes Greta's scheme after opening her cabinet and seeing many of the same purse intended to be left throughout the city. After being cut off, Greta begins to stalk Frances and her friends leading to disaster.
After watching Greta, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a thriller and good story. Overall, I would rate in an 10/10 because I enjoyed the way there was a good story line and the scary parts that made me jump. Though it is rated R, this is most likely due to the few bloody scenes and the language. Along with this, the movie ended with an insane cliff hanger that left me wanting more. If you liked Get Out and you're looking for something fun to do with your friends this weekend, go watch Greta before it's too late.
On the 24th of February, the 2019 Oscars premiered on ABC. Stars such as Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Queen, Rami Malek, Julia Roberts, and Emma Stone all attended the event. The Oscars were opened up with Queen and Adam Lambert performing classic songs such as We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You.
Soon after, the awards were announced. The most notable awards received were by Rami Malek from Bohemian Rhapsody for best actor, Olivia Colman from The Favorite for best actress, and The Greenbook for best picture. Furthermore, the best actor in a supporting role award was received by Mahershala Ali for The Greenbook and the best actress in a supporting role was received by Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk. Along with this, a performance of Shallow from A Star is Born was performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper which brought the night to the end. Overall, there were many first time Oscar winners and a lot of happy faces in the crowd that night.
Estancia's varsity girls soccer team suffered a loss against Costa Mesa High School on Tuesday, January 8th. This game is very important to Estancia's all-sports record as other teams including volleyball, waterpolo, and basketball lost to their rivals, so the stakes were high.
The game began in Mesa's favor as they scored the first goal within the first quarter. However, the Lady Eagles did not let this discourage them. They continued to fight and giving their all. By halftime, it was obvious the girls were exhausted, but did not want to go out without a fight. Costa Mesa held the lead with a score of 1-0 going into halftime.
Third quarter play opened up with junior, center forward, Desiree Mendoza, scoring a goal for Estancia. Tying the game 1-1. This lifted the energy completely and it was clear that the eagles brought intensity to the second half.
Going into the fourth quarter there were many opportunities for Estancia to score, but unfortunately none were made. Eventually, Costa Mesa scored the last goal, ending the game at 2-1. While it was not the results that were hoped for, Estancia did fight for it and have another chance to beat Mesa at the end of January. Senior, Katelyn Chesemore said, "It wasn't the win we wanted but I really think we have a chance in a couple weeks, we just need to keep up our hard work."Estancia will play Orange on January 10th at Jim Scott Stadium and will face off against Costa Mesa on January 30th at home.
Every year, Estancia students can't wait for the long-awaited fall production. However, here we are coming into Winter Break, and still nothing. Where has Troupe 1224 been? Our beloved drama crew has been writing an original play, To Whom It May Concern, for nearly a whole semester.
To Whom It May Concern is a play unlike any other meant to address topics that are usually overlooked and avoided by society. Concerning controversial topics such as anxiety and depression and immigration, this production speaks to these issues through the stories of students, families, peers, and citizens of Costa Mesa. While these topics can create some discomfort, Troupe 1224 believes that they need to be addressed in order to begin change, even if only within the halls of Estancia. By bringing up thought provoking affairs, the audience is made to think about these issues - something that many try to avoid doing.
The entirety of the production has been written and produced by EHS students after they began brainstorming last school year. With help from writers John Williams and Carlo Odicino, the tales written and told are completely thought up by Troupe 1224. Pauline Maranian, Estancia's Drama Teacher, reveals that the stories will be told through a series of "Movement, music, comedy, and drama." With all this blood, sweat, and tears put into the production, it has become highly anticipated around campus.
The purpose of To Whom It May Concern, Maranian says, is to make the audience think about issues that they typically avoid or rarely question. It is also to show those who can relate that they are not alone and things will get better; it all starts with using your voice and asking for help.
To Whom It May Concern plays January 17-19 in the Barbara Van Holt Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Come out and watch a show that will make you more understanding of those around you.
Images Courtesy of Cosette Terriquez
It is that time of year when seniors must start applying to colleges. Try expanding horizons and consider applying outside of California. It is commonly known that about 90% of applicants to UC schools are California residents. Try something new and apply in different locations through out the USA.
It is beneficial to apply to schools on the East Coat like New York City and take a tour of the New York University campus. NYU is a college unlike any other. It is spread throughout Manhattan in various buildings through out the city. With professors that are at the top of their field; receiving Emmys, Grammys, Abel Awards, etc. the students are ensured to learn from the best.
Although NYU is a relatively difficult school to get in to with an acceptance rate of 19%, there are plenty other options through the East Coast that offer great educations. From Villanova to Johns Hopkins, the opportunities are endless.
Choosing an East Coast school is not only a chance to experience seasons, but also is a chance to be even more in touch with history. Being among what was once the original Thirteen Colonies will help students learn even more about the nation and gives a great sense of pride to Americans. Choosing an East Coast school may create a unique college experience.
It is with this being said, that Estancia seniors should step out of their comfort zones and try something new. Whether applying to NYU or any other East Coast school, there are numerous opportunities for students to create a college experience unlike any other. During this application season, I urge all Estancia seniors to consider applying East Coast.
Recently opened, Paris Baguette on 17th street in Costa Mesa was where I decided to spent my lunch this week. The first thing I noticed was the wide selection of authentic French pastries and sandwiches.
The spread of pastries included all flavors of macaroons, croissants, cakes, cookies, and along with this, there was a huge selection of sandwiches for both meat lovers and non-meat lovers. I decided to go for a chocolate croissant and a smoked sausage bread -- sweet and savory. I also chose to try their iced chai as I am a huge lover of chai. My total came to about $10.90, a pretty reasonable price.
After a couple of bites of each of my pastries, I was taken back to my winter in Paris. The croissant resembled the very same croissant I had at a small cafe next to Montmarte. The sweet chocolate chips combined with the layers of flaky pastry created the most perfect combination. Along with this, the sausage roll was delicious and satisfied my savory cravings.
Overall, I enjoyed my time at Paris Baguette. Not only is the food good, but the ambiance was very warm and inviting. I think it would be a place perfect for studying for a big test or even grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend. With all this being said, I would give Paris Baguette 9 /10 because of its variety of options and its comforting setting.
Paris Baguette is for anyone looking for a new place to simply chill out and have a sweet or savory snack. Service was very efficient and fast. The hospitality was great due to the fact that I was offered samples as soon as I arrived. Along with this, the price range was fair for the amount food I received. I will definitely be returning to Paris Baguette to satisfy my Parisian food cravings with pastry and sandwich prices varying from $2-$6 .
350 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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This week I tried the new L&L Hawaiian Barbecue on the corner of Wilson and Harbor in Costa Mesa. The first thing I noticed when I entered the building was the long line of people. This gave me comfort in knowing that the place was well loved.
The menu had a plethora of options including a BBQ chicken bowl, Loco Moco, Fried shrimp, and Chicken Katsu - all Hawaiian classics. I decided to go for my favorite Hawaiian dish: Chicken Katsu. Knowing that Hawaiian portions are generally pretty large, I went for the mini Chicken Katsu plate for $5.99. This plate included authentic Chicken Katsu, macaroni salad, and a scoop of rice. The portion size was large (as I expected) so I ended up sharing with my peers. I also decided to choose a classic Hawaiian drink: a delicious Hawaiian Sun Lilikoi Passion to wash down my food.
Overall, I enjoyed my food thoroughly. I thought the chicken was very crispy and delicious and made me remember the exact same Chicken Katsu I ate when I traveled to Hawaii two years ago. Along with the complementary mac salad and rice added additional islander flavors and perfected the entire meal. With all this being said, I would give L&L a 8/10 simply because of the huge portion sizes (which most would be okay with).
I would recommend L&L to anyone who is searching for local Hawaiian food or just wants to try something new at lunch time. Service only took about 5-7 minutes for my meal to come out and I made it back to school with lots of time to spare. The hospitality was great and my food was delicious. Along with this, the price range was great for the amount food I received. I will definitely be returning to L&L to satisfy my island food cravings. Entree prices vary from $4-$10.
2300 Harbor Blvd n4, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Costa Mesa Police Department officer, Oscar Reyes passed away on Wednesday, September 12 after a fatal heart attack. He was found unconscious and later pronounced dead at the age of 43.
A memorial for Reyes was held September 21 at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.
Reyes worked for the Costa Mesa Police Department for 13 years and leaves behind many including his wife and three children. He was best known for riding his motorcycle around the streets of Costa Mesa and being a mentor in the Police Explorers program offered to high school students. At his funeral service, he was honored by many other officers and his loved ones. Reyes aided in keeping the streets of Costa Mesa safe from harm and has left his mark on those whom he worked with.
Hi! My name is Cosette Terriquez and I'm a senior at Estancia High School. I love to eat, write, travel, and hang out with my friends and family. Welcome to my blog where I will be writing about school events, games, reviews, and lots more!