The Bull's Eye

School still on distance learning
School still on distance learning
Reyna Wan, Opinion Editor
December 16, 2020

As Southern California residents approach the midpoint of a three-week-long Stay At Home order, the Diamond Bar High School community is growing increasingly curious of what plans the district has for the second semester. While the school administration has yet to put forth any formal plans, Assistant Principal Elizabeth Chang confirmed via email that the district has been working closely with LA County Public Health officials to formulate guidelines and discuss reopening options as the pandemic continues to evolve.  “At this time, we do not have updates on in-person plans,” Chang said. “We are following the news closely and attending sessions with the county health office, district compliance teams and site teams weekly while working...

Mathletes prep for a new season
Somiya Jajieh, Asst. Feature Editor
December 16, 2020

After the Diamond Bar High School math team participated in their final competition of the season on Nov. 18, they began looking ahead to  making improvements to the club in order to have a stronger start next school year.  In round two of the Math Madness tournament, DBHS faced  Adlai High School in Illinois, and, although the Brahmas had a lead...

California schools reopen campuses
California schools reopen campuses
Somiya Jajieh and Anika Yatawara
December 16, 2020

While Diamond Bar High School may end up finishing  the final semester of the school year virtually, many other schools in California have already reopened their campuses. On Aug. 28, Governor Gavin Newsom released a color-coded county tracking system to assist state monitors in determining which schools would be permitted to resume in-person instruction....

Finals exams tailored to fit virtual setting
Steve Qu, Asst. News Editor
December 16, 2020

As the fall semester comes to an end, students are left wondering what finals will look like this year after the countless different testing methods teachers have tried. The fall finals schedule was announced during Thanksgiving break on the Diamond Bar High School website, stating that each finals period will have 82 minutes for their exams rather...

COVID-19 pushes SAT sites to close
COVID-19 pushes SAT sites to close
Natasha Chang, Asst. A&E Editor
December 16, 2020

Many SAT testing centers have cancelled exams due to health risks and local COVID-19 guidelines, instead opting to move testing dates back. The shortage of SAT seats has led most colleges to go test optional, and some even fully test-blind, this year.  However, many students are still taking the exam--some to put their abilities to the test and...

Congressional-focused club joins Diamond Bar community
Edward Kim, Staff Writer
January 14, 2021

An unofficial club has formed at Diamond Bar High School that revolves around governmental practices, including writing bills and discussions of the committees of the U.S. Congress.  "Model Congress is a club that aims to teach students about government procedures such as writing bills and other parliamentary matters," sophomore club publicist Kylie...

Events for a safe holiday
Events for a safe holiday
Lyndon Kaneko, Staff Writer
December 16, 2020

Six Flags Mountain Holiday Drive-Thru With their Valencia location being converted into a drive-thru, Six Flags’ main attraction is located inside the park itself. The event starts at 6 p.m. and, for $20 to $25 per person, depending on the night, you’re allowed to drive through the park and look at the scenery. This will include fake snow,...

A business of thrifted gems
A business of thrifted gems
Tiffany Lee, Asst. Photo Editor
December 16, 2020

In the midst of quarantine, Diamond Bar High School senior Frances Tong transformed her thrifting hobby into a business: Frans Studios. At age six, Tong started to thrift because of her family’s financial situation. After finding unique products each visit, she started thrifting as a hobby instead of a necessity. Tong began selling her clothes...

Celebrating different winter holidays
Celebrating different winter holidays
Tiffany Lee, Asst. Photo Editor
December 16, 2020

While many start adorning their house with festive lights to brighten the Christmas spirit in December, there are other cultures that prepare for  celebrations soon after Thanksgiving. Hannukah Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, which has roots originating in 160 BC,  will take place Dec. 10-18 this year. The days of this celebration...

Swift
Swift's growth is evermore
Reyna Wan, Opinion Editor
December 28, 2020

Five months after the surprise drop of her Grammy-nominated album “folklore,” Taylor Swift shocked fans yet again with her ninth studio album “evermore.” Although it’s a sister album to “folklore,” “evermore” stands out on its own, displaying a level of storytelling and musicality even stronger than its predecessor.  Swift opens...

A virtual carol
A virtual carol
Kyle Hong, Staff Writer
December 16, 2020

In a performance of “A Christmas Carol,” Diamond Bar High School Advanced Drama had to use many workarounds in order to make scenes flow naturally and seamlessly. Despite this, the team offered a production of the classic holiday play following the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge with a unique twist.  In order to remedy performers’ inability...

Stream It or Skip It: "Start-Up" ultimately falls flat
Stream It or Skip It: "Start-Up" ultimately falls flat
Lyndon Kaneko, Staff Writer
December 16, 2020

“Start-Up” ended Dec. 6 as a part of Netflix’s new wave of South Korean TV shows. For those looking to get into K-dramas, this series would be a mediocre introduction, as its engaging story begins to drone on in the latter half, growing somewhat difficult to watch. The show centers around Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy), an optimistic high school graduate...

Making a statement with pronouns
Making a statement with pronouns
Anika Yatawara, News Editor
December 16, 2020

When Thomas Jefferson said, “All men are created equal,” he was not referring to the LGBTQ+ community; he was not referring to people of...

Biden who?
Biden who?
December 16, 2020
DB swimmer commits to USC
DB swimmer commits to USC
Kelsey Wu, Asst. Feature Editor
December 16, 2020

While most seniors are still waiting for their college decisions to be released, Diamond Bar High School senior Vincent Cheng has announced his...