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  • January 29Teacher In-service (No School) 02/28/2020
  • January 29Presidents Day (No School) 02/17/2020

Jake Paul VS AnesonGib

Jake Paul VS AnesonGib

Jason Izaguirre, Sport Reporter

February 18, 2020

It was confirmed late October that two Youtube sensations Jake Paul and AnesonGib would have a chance to battle it out in a pro boxing match. Fans gathered around at the Meridian At Island Gardens, Miami to witness the two stars battle.  Jake Paul was determined to avenge his brother’s loss to KSI and couldn’t wait ...

Celebrity Deaths that Impacted the World 

Celebrity Deaths that Impacted the World 

Dede Kpadenou, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

February 13, 2020

Robin Williams Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Some of his most popular movies were "Jumanji", "Mrs.Doubtfire,""Night at the Museum," and "Aladdin". He started stand-up comedy back in the mid-1970s. From there he kept performing and was eventually scouted by a TV show producer, for a ...

Review on the Promethean boards

Review on the Promethean boards

Nabil Hassan, News Reporter

February 12, 2020

If you haven't noticed yet, on January 15th,  the school replaced every projector and screen with a brand new Promethean board!   This upgrade has received some mixed reactions from teachers. Mrs. Shetiya, the tenth-grade math teacher, has her ups and downs with these boards. “The boards aren...

Britain makes deal with controversial Chinese company

Britain makes deal with controversial Chinese company

Samuel Zamarron, New Reporter

February 11, 2020

With the new technology of 5G taking the world by storm governments and developed countries are starting to make deals to bring the tech into their country. Recently Britain brought in Huawei to build part of their 5G network.    The deal with Britain has been very controversial. Huawei is a C...

A Legend Died, but His Legacy Lives On

A Legend Died, but His Legacy Lives On

Eduardo Esparza, Sport Reporter

February 10, 2020

The nation continues to grieve over the shocking news of Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday, January 26. He was killed in a helicopter crash in California, along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna and seven others. According to reports, his daughter and the other passengers were on their way to a basketba...

Effects of Juuling

Effects of Juuling

Nooralhuda Baidhani, News Reporter

February 10, 2020

Over the last few years, juuling among teens and young adults has skyrocketed. Juul's wide variety of various flavors is what's especially alluring to teens. The flavorings vary from mango and strawberry to vanilla.  Youth are often led to believe that the liquid used in Juuls only contains water...

Getting to know the Counselor

Getting to know the Counselor

Kayley Perez, School Culture Reporter

February 5, 2020

This year Lotus has a new counselor, Ms. Beckwith. You may know her since she has come every month into our classrooms. Last year we had Ms.Hope, but she moved to the elementary side.  This is Ms. Beckwith’s first year as a counselor. She used to be an elementary teacher for 3 years and is fro...

Lotus School’s First Computer Science Award

Lotus School’s First Computer Science Award

Ollie Carr and Emily Mendoza

February 3, 2020

Lotus recently won an award for computer science, as mentioned in the morning announcements. According to Mr. Demir, we received this award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science. Lotus earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award.  There are about 20,...

What we’re watching on Netflix

What we’re watching on Netflix

Dede Kpadenou, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2020

There is often nothing better than enjoying a little leisure time with a good movie or show to help deal with the stress of homework, studying, and other responsibilities. For that reason, I have decided to compile a list of top recommendations for what to watch from our own students and staff! 

The‌ ‌truth‌ about the Coronavirus

The‌ ‌truth‌ about the Coronavirus

Maab Taha, News Reporter

January 30, 2020

So what is it and where does it come from? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, Coronaviruses are “a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.” Animal Coronaviruses can rarely spread...

The Second Annual Meteor Shootout Showcase

The Second Annual Meteor Shootout Showcase

Erick Davila, Sport Reporter

January 30, 2020

It's that time of the year again! Lotus School for Excellence has successfully hosted their Second Annual Meteor Shootout. With tremendous effort from all teams, this event had a great outcome. First and foremost, our JV Boys Basketball team was added into the tournament this year. They earned an astoundin...

New Lunch and Graduation Rules

New Lunch and Graduation Rules

Kayley Perez, School Culture Reporter

January 28, 2020

Graduation Requirements The new rules have already started, but will affect graduates starting next year.  A few things we know about these rules so far is that students need to get at least a 957 or higher on their SAT score to graduate. Lotus has also made a few changes to the credit requirements. There used to be 24 credits needed...

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