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The Wildcat

The Student News Site of Brea Olinda High School

The Wildcat

Bell schedules will start 30 minutes later starting in the fall. Senate Bill 328 requires high schools to start at a later time for the benefit of students mental health.
BOUSD Schools to Start Thirty Minutes Later in '22-'23
Noelle Dominado, News Co-Editor • June 2, 2022

A new state law, Senate Bill 328, has been instated for the 2022-2023 school year, mandating that California schools start 30...

Empty dispensers line the walls of girls bathrooms on campus. The Menstrual Equity Act will require free menstrual products in all California 6th-12th grade public schools, California state universities, and community college bathrooms (all girls bathrooms in the 2022-23 school year.
AB 367 Mandates Free Menstrual Products in Schools, Effective July
Doyon Kim, Editor-in-Chief • May 24, 2022

BOUSD students returning to campus in August will discover that those metal, and long hollow, dispensers bolted to the brick walls...

Ocean Park, freshman, performs back flips in the quad as staff member Kevin O’Dea observes the lunchtime crowds on Monday.  Last week marked the first time in 517 days that BOHS experienced a full campus.
Wildcat Staff Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards
Noelle Dominado, News Co-Editor • May 6, 2022

Wildcat staff members Doyon Kim, junior, and seniors Makayla Huerta and Alexis Alexander, received awards for their individual...

A referee disqualifies a swimmer because her suit is inappropriate. The NFHS requires that all girls suits cover a certain amount of their body, not taking into account team uniform rules or girls varying body types.
Uniform Rules Don't 'Suit' Swimmers
Natalie Di Cesaris , Opinion Editor • May 12, 2022
A BOHS student holds The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, in the BOHS library.
English Dept. Should Have 'Pride' in Its Curriculum
Gaby Smith, Staff Writer • April 8, 2022
As Regular Decision notifications pop up on seniors phones, it is increasingly important for students to be cautious of their social media footprint.
Think Before You Post: Social Media Activity Impacts College Admissions
Wildcat Editorial Board, Editorial Board • April 5, 2022
Senior Melea Altermatt celebrates her Orange County Athlete with Character patch awarded to her on Jan. 31. One male and one female were given this award from each high school in Orange County.
Altermatt named BOHS 'Varsity Athlete of Character'
Melea Altermatt, Lifestyles and A&E Editor • February 25, 2022

"Hustle. Hit. Never quit."  This mantra, written across the back of one of my cheer spirit wear shirts, serves as a reminder...

Allie Haluska, senior, attempts a shot on goal against the San Dimas High School Saints. Girls varsity water polo won their CIF second round match, 5-3, and advance to tomorrows quarter final game against Oxnard High School.
Girls’ Water Polo Advances to CIF Quarter Finals
Doyon Kim, Editor-in-Chief • February 11, 2022

After a low-scoring, 5-3, CIF Division 4 Second Round victory yesterday against San Dimas at Charter Oak High School, Wildcats...

Senior Matthew Grudichak attacks the Bonita High School goal at the CIF playoff varsity water polo game on Nov 6. The Wildcats season ended on a last second goal by the visiting Bearcats.
Boys' Water Polo Season Ends With Last-Second Loss to Bonita in CIF Quarterfinals
Lana Tran and Faith Jimenez November 18, 2021

With a literal second to spare, boys’ varsity water polo's CIF Division 3 playoff journey came to a suspenseful end on Nov....

Four novels — Loveless, Heartstopper, Ophelia After All, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe are shown. Celebrate Pride Month, a month dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community, by reading these four books.
Celebrate Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ Novels
Sri Addagarla, Staff Writer • June 3, 2022

It’s officially Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to read LGBTQIA+ themed books? Wildcat staff writer Sri...

Band Director James Charrette conducts the Jazz Band at the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday. The Pops Concert will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. in the PAC.
A Poppin’ Evening: BOHS Pops Concert this Friday
Sri Addagarla, Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

Each year, pop songs and film music ring through the Performing Arts Center at the Pops Concert.  This year’s Pops Concert,...

Wildcat illustrator Rachel Lim’s rendition of Encanto protagonist Mirabel holds three Oscar statues. Disney’s 60th animated feature, Encanto, was recently nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.
Enchanted Animation: Disney's 'Encanto' Nominated for Three Academy Awards
Sri Addagarla, Staff Writer • March 2, 2022

Encanto, Disney’s 60th animated feature, is enjoying an enchanted resurgence due to its Feb. 8 Academy Awards nominations for...

How to Prepare for AP Exams
How to Prepare for AP Exams
Rachel Lim, Illustrator • April 29, 2022

 As the school year comes to an end, students are cramming to ace their upcoming AP exams which begin on Monday. The Wildcat...

With Prom just around the corner on May 14, the time to pick the perfect dress is now.
The Wildcat Style Guide: Prom Dress Edition
Melea Altermatt, Lifestyles and A&E Editor • April 26, 2022

With prom just around the corner on May 14, it’s time for BOHS upperclassmen to start thinking about which type of dress --...

Senior Kennedy Morrill and her jack-o-lantern tattoo that she got on her 18th birthday. Students use their tattoos to flaunt objects of personal importance that are etched into their skin permanently.
Behind the Ink: Wildcats Share the Inspirations Behind Their Tattoos
Katie Kudron and Melea Altermatt March 25, 2022

A tattoo needle pierces the skin -- a sentimental quote, a set of significant numbers, a unique floral design.  For many 18-year...