Renovations: What’s Next for Pueblo?

By Jessica Palomares & Sofia Larribas

Cafeteria, Library & Patio Upgrades

In the last few years, Pueblo High School has boasted some very impressive renovations, including a modern library, artificial turf in the patio, a much-needed cafeteria renovation, newly updated bathrooms, but PHS Principal Frank Rosthenhausler has many additional plans of improvement.

Rosthenhausler plans to continue the trend of campus renovations including adding art on the front office doors. He also would like to see new windows and doors for Lever Gym.

Speaking of Lever Gym… New bleachers should be added to the facility before the end of February.

To afford these projects, Rosthenhausler stays busy writing grants to find the money for these renovations and finding workers to complete his visions.

“Improving a school is what a good principal does,” he stated.

Drama Gets Dramatic

By Emely Villanueva

Pueblo Theater hosted a show on Wednesday, Feb. 7 during both lunches and 6th period in Pueblo’s Little Theater with advanced theater students taking the stage.

This month’s show was taken inspiration off of the Netflix Show Squid Games and Susan Collins’s Hunger Games. This show took place at a hospital, more so a hospital ward. It followed five “test subjects” with appearances from a doctor. The five subject battle it out to see who can survive the “game” longer.

“I did like the show, something that stuck out to me was this is something very different to what we’ve done before. It was very interesting and fun to perform for the show and just a little stressful,” said Kassandra Espinoza Senior in Advanced Theater.

The five subjects were Compassion, Impulse, Courage, Orderly, and Deviousness. They all battled it out during five stages to see who would survive. The lone survivor being Deviousness.

The main take away from this script, is people that manipulate or are devious will quickly learn to manipulate people and if we allow them to manipulate, they will always win.

“Another takeaway is we need to be careful how we label people, people should not conform to the labels placed on them by others, if someone labels you as something you start believing that you start acting like the label,” said Theater teacher Sarah Sutton.

This show had originally been made and scripted in November but had to be pushed back due to their big December show. They started working on it officially two and a half weeks before the show date.

“I feel like we were prepared enough since we’ve had the script since November, the process for getting ready is a collaborative process you have to put in the effort just as much as your peers” said Natalie Salazar Junior in Advanced Theater.

Ms. Sutton knew this was the right show for her students to act in by analyzing her students. She first sees what kind of cohort she has and reads about 40 to 60 scripts per year to choose the perfect script that will fit her students. Pueblo Theater will continue to have shows during March, April and May.

In March theater will be hosting 10-year alumni show, where current and alumni students will be able to perform on stage, in April they will host musical Good Man Charlie Brow, and in May they will be hosting senior show Clue, and this is also where they will wish farewell to the 2024 seniors.

“Our march show is our alumni show, we currently have 15 alumni as of right now, it’s going to be nice I have students d from last year, but I also have students from like the 2nd year I taught, I’m excited for all of them,” Sutton said.

Who’s Your Crush This Valentine’s Day?

Complied by Emely Villanueva

February is the season of love, and in recent days, El Guerrero asked a few dozen individuals in the Pueblo High School community: Who is your special someone?

Jose Jovel, senior: “Sergio Guterriez Lopez”

Amy Aldama, sophomore: “Mathew Weisbroad”

Mathew Weisbroad, sophomore: “Amy Aldama”

Marisol Carino, senior: “Dylan Mendez”

Dylan Mendez, senior: “Marisol Carino”

Esmeralda Beltran, senior: “I have this crush on a mystery guy”

Fernanda Casillas, senior: “My crush is Miguel Placeres”

Miguel Placeres, senior: “Fernanda Casillas”

Mya Vaughn, senior: “My crush is Valentina Leal”

Valentina Leal, senior: “My crush is Mya Vaughn”

Tatei Lopez, senior: “Nebai Merino”

Alexia Merino, senior: “Juju Ballesteros”

Juju Ballesteros, senior: “Alexia Anari Merino”

Nebai Merino, senior: “Tatei Lopez”

Louisa Serrano, senior: “Ruben Olivares”

Edward Gámez, senor: “My girlfriend”

Gael Ochoa, senior: “My Girl”

Daniel Almeida, junior: “Cami”

Ruben Olivares, senior: “My girlfriend Louisa Serrano”

Brandon Gámez, freshman: “They don’t go here”

David Hernandez, senior: “I don’t have one”

Jr Rascón, freshman: “My girlfriend”

Ryan Rodriguez, junior: “My talking stage”

Nas Martinez, freshman: “Taylor Swift”

Javier Mancera, freshmen: “My girlfriend”

Gabriel Alvarez, sophomore: “My crush is Jojo”

Joel Moreno, senior: “Mario”

Daniella Ojeda, senior: “Frankie”

Malo Anaya, senior: “Dani Ojeda”

Oscar Miranda, junior: “I don’t have one”

Everd Ochoa, freshmen: “I don’t have one”

America Cazares, sophomore: “Shawty Pookie Pookie Bear”

Brianna Portillo, junior: “Pookie Shawty Bear”

Gaddiel “Vez” Chavez, junior: “Bri, Coach Jones and Coach Bullar”

Bobby Levas, junior: Coach Francisco and Ms. Rincon”

Preston Ames, junior: “Ms. Wallace”

Sergio Lopez, senior: “Tara Yummy”

Jonathan Redondo, senior: “My crush is my Girlfriend Xam”

Jessica Palomares, junior: “My boyfriend”

Sofia Larriban, sophomore: “No one”

Priscilla Borquez, senior: “My mommy”

Alexis Vargas, senior: “Jazlynne Fernandez”

Why Do We Love Arizona?

by Dulce Hernandez & Aileen Ortiz

If you’re not much into celebrating the highly commercialized and overrated Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, perhaps you can show your love and appreciation for Arizona, which was admitted as the 48th state on Feb. 14, 1912.

President Howard Taft signed off on Arizona becoming a state. A month earlier, Arizona’s eastern neighbor, New Mexico, became a state, and at one time, both states were part of the New Mexico Territory.

A lot has changed in the past 112 years since Arizona became the last state in the “Lower 48”. Arizona’s population was just 220,000! Today, Arizona’s population is quickly approaching eight million, nearly 40 times more than in 1912. The population of Phoenix was just 30,000; today, the Phoenix metropolitan population is more than five million. Tucson’s population in 1912 was a mere 22,000; today, more than one million live in Tucson and its metro area.

Arizona’s population of 7.5 million makes The Grand Canyon State the 14th most populated state in America. Phoenix is now the fifth most populated city in the U.S.; Tucson is ranked 33rd in population among American cities. Many Phoenix suburbs are now ranked in the Top 100 U.S. cities, including Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and Glendale.

But, for most Arizona lovers, it’s not necessarily the cities we love. Here are some comments from the Pueblo High School community:

Sophomore Desiree Noriega said, “I love the one-of-a-kind pink sunsets that we have in Arizona.”

Senior Shenail Arvicio said, “I love the weather.”

Assistant Principal Meg Tully said, “My favorite part of Arizona are the orange sunsets.”

Assistant Principal Ms. Jeniffer Mayerson said, “My favorite thing of Arizona is the long seasons of warm weather.”

Journalism teacher Mr. Rana Medhi said, “Despite Arizona having probably the worst drivers and people with the lowest IQs of anybody in the country, I love the smell of the desert after a rain and rainbows stretching across mountain ranges.”

Junior Yoseline Otakara said, “My favorite part of Arizona is Sedona.”

Junior Emily Flores said, “I love the sky and sunsets.”

Sophomore Kiara Aguilar said, “I love going to the Grand Canyon.”

Angie Valdez said, “I like the mountains.”

Freshman Francisco Ortiz said, “My favorite part of Arizona is the weather.”

Sophomore America Cazares said, “My favorite part of Arizona is the bipolar weather.”

Freshman Priscilla Bella said, “My favorite part of Arizona are the cacti.”

Freshman Ulises Federico said, “My favorite part of Arizona is Phoenix.”

Monitor Josiah Lopez said, “My favorite part of Arizona are the outstanding sceneries.”

Sophomore Dario Felix said, “My favorite part of Arizona is the rain.”

Junior Beatriz Villalba said, “My favorite part of Arizona is the nature.”

Junior Precious Riley said, “I love the sunsets and sunrises.”

Junior Alicia Santa Cruz said, “My favorite part of Arizona is Sedona.”

Journalism guest Ms. Bianca Morales said, “My favorite place in Arizona would be Bisbee, and I love the natural resources Arizona has.”

Senior Jose Jovel, “I really like the scenery and the open roads.”

Junior Alexandra Garcia said, “I love the desert in Arizona.”

Junior Emely Blanchet said, “I love going to the Grand Canyon because it brings me peace.”

Freshman Randy Gallegos said, “Arizona’s climate is perfect to go off roading!”

Who Do You Love Most?, 2024 Edition

by Alyvette Moreno & Kassandra Espinoza

Each February, El Guerrero journalists ask random students/ faculty and staff members to answer the question: “Who do you love the most?” Here is a compilation of responses for 2024:

Sergio Lopez (senior): “Food.”

Jet Fausto (junior): “Myself.”

Marianna Molina (senior): “My mommy.”

Ms. Jeniffer Mayersohn (Assistant Principal): “My baby girl.”

Ms. Karla Martinez (Assistant Principal): “My husband and three kids.”

Nebai Merino (Senior): “My cat.”

Edward Gomez (senior): “My mother”

Kinora Wilson (junior): “My brother.”

Ms. Sarah Sutton (Theater teacher): “Myself, I go first before everyone else.”

Mr. William Hill (English teacher): “My spouse Debbie.”

Ms. Marsha-Jean Burrola (PHS librarian): “Bella (my dog) and my parents.”

Juju Ballesteros (senior): “My girlfriend.”

David Alvarez (freshman): “My dog.”

Natalia Ochoa (senior): “My sister.”

Louisa Serran (senior): “My cat.” Cristian Tellez (senior): “Me, Myself and I.”

Emily Villanueva (senior): “My friends and Mommy.”

Jose Jovel (senior): “My best friend, Serigo Lopez.”

Jonathan Redondo (senior): “My Mommy.”

Klarissa Lopez (senior): “My best friend and boyfriend.”

Daniel Almeiva (senior): “My parents.”

Bianca Inzuza (senior): “My older sister and myself.”

Estevon Osuna (senior): “My dog.”

Isai Soto (senior): “My mom.”

Mr. Josiah Lopez (monitor): “Myself.”

Mr. Esteban Manriquez (Algebra teacher): “My family and my best friend Diego.”

Ms. Martha Avila-Miranda (geometry teacher): “Jesus Christ and my family.”

Andres Gaspar (senior): “The boys.”

Alex Arguelles (senior): “My girlfriend.”

Diego Montijo (junior): “My cat, Cosmo.”

Xavier Valenzuela (senior): “God.

Pueblo Community Makes New Year’s Resolutions For 2024

Compiled by Alyvette Moreno & Jenna Twaje

The New Year is upon us, as is the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dragon!) on Feb. 10. There’s a lot to look forward to in ’24 including a Leap Year Day (Feb. 29), presidential primaries and the big election in November, the Summer Olympics and of course graduation day on May 23.

Every year, the Pueblo Community makes resolutions to better their lives. Here is a compilation of some of them:

Edward Gomez (senior): “I hope to commit to a sturdy career plan after high school.”

Alexis Campbell (counselor): “To exercise and spend more time with family.”

Dominic Arambula (freshman): “To lose more weight.”

Jose Alvarez (counselor): “Go camping once and return to hiking frequently.”

Cristain Portillo (senior): “To graduate this May!”

Nebai Merino (senior): “Invest in myself and my future.”

Tati Lopez (senior): “Be open to everything.”

Annluise Santos (senior): “Put myself first.”

Ms. Karla Martinez (Assistant Principal): “To say ‘I love you’ and ‘Thank you’ more often.”

Ms. Jeniffer Mayersohn (Assistant Principal): “To be a better person.”

Jasel Siliva (senior): “To draw more.”

Ruby Avyote (freshmen): “To not have too many absences.”

Mr. Simon Arrola (PHS Dean): “To make sure all my family members are safe and happy.”

Mr. Toby Manthai (social worker): “Spend less money and save more.”

Ricardo Alvarez (senior): “To learn more music theory.”

Ruben Arambula (junior): “To try harder in school.”

Mr. Rana Medhi (journalism teacher): “To commit to retirement—and to mean it this time!”

Kimora Wilson (junior): “I want to eat healthier.”

Adriell Salazar (sophomore): “To focus on my classes.”

Leodardo Santa Maria (junior): “To go to the gym more.”

Dr. Rosaria Hutchings: “Exercise more.”

Baiza Medeina (junior): “To work on myself.”

Juliana Baeverien (junior): “To better my health and myself.”

Mr. William Hill (English teacher): “To get more physically fit.”

Juju Ballesteros (senior): “To earn more money.”

Rodrigo Arcocha (freshman): “To earn straight A’s.”

Miriam Rivera (senior): “To actually show up to school every day.”

Andrew Chagolla (senior): “I want to try to enjoy life more.”

Giancarlo Jaimes (sophomore): “To earn better grades than last year.”

Thomas Almeida (junior): “To get my money up.”

Ylisses Ortega (freshman): “To stop saying the ‘N’ word.”

Lourdes Mendez (senior): “To save up money for a car.”

Ms. Marsha-Jean Burrola (PHS librarian): “To throw away extra items that I don’t need.”