At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos Hacked

By Eric Diaz

At least 100,000 Snapchat photos were apparently leaked. Users thought that their photos would disappear as soon as they were viewed, but they may have been found by hackers who want to post them online.

Business Insider reported that hackers have been obtaining photos and videos for years and have posted them on the internet using a database called 4chan. This is being called “The Snappening.”

The hackers obtained this content using a third-party app that some Snapchat users downloaded to store their photos, which are automatically deleted after a few seconds. The name of the third-party app in not yet known. In a statement by Snapchat they said “we can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks.”

Snapchat also stated on Twitter, “users where victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice we expressly prohibit in our ToU [Terms of Use agreement].”

Media Monday: Tokyo Ghoul

By Yolanda Cortez & Denys Loaiza

tokyo-ghoul-widescreen-wallpaperThis summer’s anime season left those who watched in tears after tragedies, devastating events, and characters leading new lives. Tokyo Ghoul was no stranger to these events.

Tokyo Ghoul is an anime released during the summer of 2014. The main character is Kaneki Ken, an average college student, who only wants is to go on a simple date to a book store, which he ends up getting. Kaneki appears to not have the best of luck as  the girl who he ends up on a date with turns out to be a ghoul. Ghouls live in Tokyo and the only difference between them and humans is that they eat humans to survive. A tragic accident happens on this date, and to keep him alive, the doctors replace Kaneki’s damaged organs with the girl’s who died. Kaneki becomes half ghoul half human, and is now fighting against the humans who are trying to eliminate all ghouls, and ghouls the who want to have him for themselves.

This anime series is based off of the manga, Tokyo Ghoul, written by Sui Ishida. The series began in September of 2011, and finished in September of this year, with a total of 143 chapters. Over this past summer, the manga was adapted into a twelve episode anime. The series files under the categories of Action, Drama, Horror, and Psychological. The anime covers approximately 60 chapters of the manga, and fans are hoping that there will be a second season, especially since this season ended on a cliffhanger.

We enjoyed the anime very much. We watched it over a span of two days, and when we finished it, we wished it hadn’t ended. I (Yolanda) personally loved the main character, Kaneki Ken, and was interested in how he changed throughout the series. To discover he was now a monster that humans hated and feared, then have to figure out how to live his new life, all while meeting new, and strange characters along the way. We loved the anime art style, though there is a lot blood in the series, so at times it was a bit graphic. Despite that, I highly recommend watching the anime, and reading it to find out more!

Containing the Threat of Ebola

By Eric A. Diaz

Washington D.C. – Infectious disease experts are trying to figure out if how Ebola could spread throughout the United States. Because of its contagious nature, Ebola is a big health hazard that could spread really fast. Although it is not airborne, it is spread by the exchange of bodily fluids like vomit, saliva, and blood.

According to FOX News, the virus has a chance of being used as a bio-weapon by ISIS terrorists. Lawmakers & health officials in Washington D.C. are debating wether the virus can be used as a bio-weapon and how this would happen. If an Ebola weapon were deployed, it could wreak havoc in cities and populated areas.

According to an ABC News report, Thomas Eric Duncan, who was being treated for Ebola in an isolation unit at a Texas hospital, is now the first American to have died of the Ebola virus in the U.S. “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 A.M.,” said a hospital spokesperson.

In order to contain Ebola, 5 major U.S. airports have propounded health screenings for passenger coming from West Africa. So far Ebola is not a really major threat, but with the so many people coming from many parts of the world it can spread faster. Hospitals have also been preparing for a major Ebola cases.

Poetry: The Parallel

By Cheyenne Whitecotton

I’m losing my mind in the sound of silence,
but I don’t want to cry,
for that will make me weaker than most men.
But if I look too strong,
too masculine I become.
And the priorities I’ll take on are seen as
weak, pathetic, and useless.
Because I am a girl, I cannot do much.
I cannot be smart,
for that is unattractive.
I cannot be tough,
because that is the man’s characteristic.
I have to be ditzy and dumb,
and sing songs about love,
but that is wrong.
I like to read and draw,
and argue about politics and laws.
I like to play sports and be strong,
I like to show emotions,
and I refuse to not fight for the right for equality of all.

Boys Water Polo Achieves Victory

By Rosa Hernandez


Photo By: Rosa Hernandez

Cathedral City High School boys water polo team had a very intense game, on October 2nd, against the Xavier Saints. Although the Saints played well, the Lions overcame victory, with a win of 14-13.

By the end of second quarter, Marco Picasso, a senior with quite a bit of experience in the sport, was sadly injured by the rush of the ball’s speed.Throughout the game, their coach, Stephanie, was motivating the boys to do their best. Omar, on the other hand, was doing an amazing job as a goalie by protecting the ball.

The team has been playing their hardest and will continue to train hard for their next games.

Man Allegedly Shoots Down Neighbor’s Drone with Shotgun

By Eric A. Diaz
Last week, Russell J. Percenti  was arrested for allegedly firing a shotgun and hitting a remote “helicopter” that was flying near his home. According to the owner of the drone, he was using it to capture photographs of a home that was under construction. While he was flying his drone he heard several gunshots and lost control of it.

When the owner recovered his drone he realized that there were holes in the device and guessed that it was likely the result of the the fired shotgun. He then called the local police department and they conducted a investigation. The drone owner directed the police to the origin of the shots. The police officers went to the home of Percenti and questioned him. They found out that the shotgun was used in the drone attack. Upon discovery of the shotgun, Percenti was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. In addition the firearm was also taken away and used as evidence.

The bail was set at $2,500 by a local judge in addition to the criminal charges. Percenti is also subject to possible financial compensation charges for the drone. Depending on the model of the camera on the drone Percenti could be responsible for thousands of dollars.

Source: Fox News

Poetry: Fragile

By Cheyenne Whitecotton

I don’t think anyone can really recover from a heartbreak,
I think they kinda just move on.
I think hearts are like glass and over time they’ll crack,
until the point where they’ve had enough,
and just shatter.
And when your heart breaks,
I hope you’re in the arms of someone who’s been there from the start,
the person whom you’ve cried a thousand tears to,
the person who’s made you smile everyday since you met,
the only person who’s never put a crack in your fragile heart.

CC Lions take on CV Arabs

By Rebecca Wenger


Photo By Rebecca Wenger


Photo By Rebecca Wenger

On Friday, September 25th, the Lions football team took on the Coachella Valley Arabs for their first DVL game of the 2014 season. Both teams fought hard, but of course, the Lions won with a score of 68-55.

The game was intense and filled with excitement. Although the score was close, the Lions stepped it up to achieve victory.

“Offensively we did what we had to do, line blocked, running backs ran up the holes and got the yards we needed, Orlando Wallace did his thing and we are all proud of him. We just have to keep that fire burning,” says team captain, Adrian Trujillo. “Defensively we had good moments but we have things we need to work on, I’m proud of my team, and we’re going to come out and play even harder against Xavier Prep next week.”

Let’s keep up the hard work! Go support your football team this Friday, October 3rd at Xavier Prep!

Our own DATA teacher, Mr. Buck, created a film about the game the other night. Check it out!


Quote of the Week

By Sierra Foster

“Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.”

—Tom Hanks

What Tom Hanks is portraying in this quote, is no one has come to their full potential just yet. I chose this quote to let the readers know they have a lot more in store for them than they think. So I decided to ask some more students what this quote meant to them. Their responses were ranging from acceptance to understanding.

Jacky Diaz, 9th grade: “I believe it means to accept who you are.”

Manuel Aramburo, 9th grade: “I believe you’ll never fully understand yourself.”

Melissa Rogers, 11th grade: “I believe that humans will never understand what the human mind and body wants.”

I believe this quote means that no one will ever know themselves or their friends fully. Everyone has something to hide, and no one will truly understand what they are capable of achieving. For high school students, this should reassure them that their full academic and creative personalities have yet to show themselves. So after reading this, I would like you to keep in mind to stay yourself and just whatever creative ideas come to mind, just pursue them. Because you never know when an idea will bring you something new.

Media Monday: Orphan Black

By Denys Loaiza & Yolanda Cortez

Orphan Black is a series set in the North Eastern part of the United States. The series follows Sarah Manning as she witnesses the suicide of Elizabeth Childs, who looks exactly like her. Manning then decides to take the place of Childs to figure out how they are related. Manning soon figures out that Childs is a clone of her, and that Childs is not the only one. Manning forged an alliance with fellow clones, Alison Hendrix and Cosima Niehaus, and together they fight for their freedom and for the safety of their loved ones.

Manning immediately sets off fighting for survival and is willing to risk everything to keep her daughter, Kira, safe. Unsure who to trust, Sarah and her clones start an all out war against immense forces, known as Dyad. While facing the group, Manning finds another clone, Rachel Duncan, who is helping Dyad keep tabs on all other clones. Rachel has been given the task of negotiating for an alliance with Sarah and the other clones.

Tatiana Maslany plays all eight of the clones that appear in the series. Many of the scenes have more than one clone present and the editing put into making this is done very well and is very realistic. For us, it’s impossible to see how it’s put together. The only scene that appeared very edited was one where all of the clones were seen dancing together. In my opinion, the scene looked rather odd.

The plot line is filled with suspense and is very exciting to watch. The acting in the show is also amazing and believable. The next season of the show will be back in the Spring of 2015.