Meet a Few of Our Editors

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We prepped ALL day in order to prepare for Club Rush on Monday during extended lunch. We are looking forward to seeing all our fellow Sailors there! Come by our table, we have planned many fun activities PLUS you can provide article ideas, and you may even end up writing a story and we will feature it on our website.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

It's Fall here at Newport harbor high school! Classes are in full swing and our fall sports teams are fully focused. There is so much to look forward to in the upcoming months here at Newport harbor high school!

1. Club Rush: this is a time where students at our school have the invaluable opportunity to look into the many clubs here at campus. At club rush there are a variety of different clubs to join such as make a wish club, halo club and STEM club. There is a club for everyone here at NHHS.

2. School Play: come see our drama students perform "Mousetrap" by Agatha Chrisie. This is our amazing drama students fall performace which will be performed at 6:30 PM on October 2 and 3 in the highschool theatre and the price is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Food made by our culinary students will also be served at the event.

3. Tutoring: Our students here at Newport harbor high school are so lucky tRegistrationCatagoies2015o have so many opportunities to improve such as free tutoring for all students. Tutors will be available for all students in all subjects Monday through Wednesday.

4. Harbor Heritage Run: the harbor heritage run is an annual run here at Newport Harbor! The run will take place on October 17 at Newport Harbor High school. Event Schedule:

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7:30 am aerobic warm up

7:45 registration ends 

8:00 am 2k fun/run walk (for all ages)

8:30 am 5k feature race 

9:15 am kids klassic-1/4 mile (5-7 year olds)

9:30 am kids klassic-1/2 mile (8-10 year olds)

9:45 am sailors color run, through the Newport harbor campus harbor-heritage-run-2014

(all ages welcome)

All participants will also receive a tee shirt. The construction for Davidson field has been delayed for this run. The 2k and 5k race will start on 16th street and finish at the football stadium on campus. Visit for more information. 

Get excited for the upcoming month sailors! It's going to be great! 

Freshmen’s Views on the First Week of School

We all remember our first week of High School: the nerves on the first day, the excitement of seeing our friends, and the anticipation of meeting our new teachers. I remember my first day of school, waiting outside my first period class refusing to accept the fact that summer was over. Walking in, I saw some familiar faces but many new ones. Each year, new freshmen join the Newport Harbor community, funneling in from various schools with different experiences, but all of them, in turn, are welcomed with open arms to become sailors. We talked to some of the current freshmen to find out their opinions on the first week of school. Some aspects we discussed with them included; the amount of homework they had this year in comparison to last year, their feeling on the block schedule, and how they enjoyed the back to school dance. Wynn Dietzler, who attended Ensign last year, commented on the amount of homework she has this year compared to last year saying that “because we have two days to do it, it seems like less.” She participates in the dance 3 class and really enjoys it. IMG_2205-1Brian Bailey, who comes from Carden Hall and is a member of the Newport Harbor Football team, mentioned that the class sizes are much bigger than he is used to, and “since the classes are so long, we just do most of our homework in class.” He also brought up the common problem faced by most freshmen, that “it was a little hard finding my way at first.” The Back to School Dance is the first of many high school dances to be attended by freshmen. Lauren Dewan, who is the on the junior varsity field hockey team, told us that she went with her team, and “it was really fun cause we all dressed up together and it was team bonding. We went as goths.” This dance is a great opportunity to get together with friends and come up with matching costumes to wear

2015 BOTB

Screen Shot 2015-09-26 at 4.59.58 PMThough the school year has just begun the highly anticipated Battle of The Bay games have already started for the students of Newport Harbor High School. Although not all sports have had rivalry games against the Corona Del Mar Sea Kings, Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Football and Boys’ Water polo will go head to head with CDM next Saturday, October 3rd. At each of the BOTB games, all of the students of Newport Harbor High were extremely enthusiastic and expressed their Sailor pride. ASB, Dance Team, the Pep Squad, and Band put on a spectacular show at the Thursday morning BOTB pep rally. During the game at OCC, many students, friends, and families attended in support of our Newport Harbor Football Team. Band as usual played their upbeat music to their best ability, adding to the crowd’s excitement. While the entire Pep Squad including song, cheer, and baton all entertained the crowd with their dances and chants with their lovely smiling faces. Even Tommy Tar and Sally the Sailor, our school mascots were there, encouraging the audience along with the other teams. Even though we lost to the Sea Kings this year, next year.... Just wait because the Sailors will set sail again and will not fail. Sea Kings move over because the throne will be ours!

Opinions on a Longer Summer

The end of summer and the beginning of each school year is a bittersweet time for us all. We will miss the beach days, the late nights, and the sleeping-in until noon, but it also marks the beginning of an exciting year to come. This year, Newport Harbor started a week later than many nearby schools, giving the students an extra week to enjoy summer. Jillian Russell, member of the JV Cheer team said, “I think that having the extra week of summer was nice because the pep squad was able to schedule a few more practices to prepare for the football season ahead.” Her statement reflects the opinions of many other athletes at Newport Harbor, who are now able to feel better prepared for the upcoming sports season. Personally, perhaps like many of my classmates, I have used the extra week to catch up on the summer assignments that I had left for the last minute. While there is general agreement that an extra week of summer is a good thing, the benefit will be short-lived. School will now end on June 23rd, a week later than previous years.  Libby Larner, a sophomore, points out that “because we are getting out a week later than other schools, it almost feels like we will be missing out on the first week of summer.”