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The Wildcat

The Student News Site of Brea Olinda High School

The Wildcat

Senior Alexis Alexanders photo of Ocean Park, freshman, doing back flips in the quad won third place in the Single Spot News Photograph category at the 39th annual Golden Circle Awards of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
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...

Two suspects commit a smash and grab at the Kay Jewelers in the Brea Mall on April 15. The suspects have not been caught and no injuries were reported by shoppers.
Robbers Commit Smash and Grab at Brea Mall
Natalie Di Cesaris, Opinion Editor • April 29, 2022

Robbers smashed and grabbed goods from Kay Jewelers, sending hundreds of shoppers fleeing the Brea Mall on Friday, April 15. The...

Patti Chiles, Love Brea volunteer, cleans windows at one of Love Breas sites, Brea Olinda High School. Over 300 volunteers served the city of Brea to complete a total of 21 projects.
Love Brea Brings Community Together
Karis Choi, News Co-Editor • April 28, 2022

Volunteers in bright pink shirts emblazoned with “Love Brea” were spotted by repainting fire hydrants, cleaning public bathrooms,...

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....

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...

Love Hypothesis is a simple, cute love story that is especially empowering for girls and women in the STEM fields. With an inspiring, relatable, and awkwardly funny female lead, this contemporary romance is  a must-read.
Love Hypothesis: Science + Romance = Chemistry
Amber Kim, A&E and Foods Editor • February 7, 2022

Love is in the air for all the hopeless romantics out there looking for a Valentine’s Day-appropriate novel, Ali Hazelwood’s...

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...