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Farewell from Bugle Writers

In honor of our final news update of the school year, Bugle staff felt that we must give a proper thank you and goodbye to John Glenn and its staff. So here are some final words from the writers of The Shoemaker Bugle:

Karissa Meno:

“High school has been an absolute dream but also my worst nightmare. I had always felt that myself and others had gone through too much, but I now realize that we had to go through these things in order to grow. It’s such an insane thought knowing that some of us grew up together but won’t even remember each other in a year. There are so many things I want to say, but now it’s time to say goodbye. Goodbye to seeing my favorite people every day, waking up two hours before school starts to get ready, and goodbye to the teachers that made me feel seen and important. Mr. Higgins thank you for giving the quiet kid a chance to be your editor; it was the best year of my life. Goodbye, John Glenn High School.”

Evelyn Magaña:

“I came to this school in 11th grade and I have mixed emotions about this place. I’ve had my ups and downs at this school more than my other ones I have been to, but I will say that I appreciate the friends I met here a lot. They helped me through a lot without even knowing it. I will miss the good teachers, but I’m glad to say goodbye to the bad ones. I hope to keep the good memories I made here, but either way it’s time to say goodbye…  So, to John Glenn High School, I hope you guys can be better over the years.”

Em Holy:

“John Glenn has been good and bad. It’s hard to write a farewell letter because I’m both so happy to leave but also very saddened to go. The friends I have made here are people that I am thankful for every day. My bestie Leslie has given me so many laughs and helped me through so much; I couldn’t be more thankful to know her. A big thank you to Mr. Higgins and Mrs. Lara for being the only adults at John Glenn who made me feel safe here. Even with all of the bad, I’m almost thankful for these years.”

Leslie Cardenas:

“The past four years at this school have been a whirlwind of emotions. Although I’ve had bad experiences in this school, I choose to remember the good memories. Like the three amazing staff members who I will always remember: Mr. Higgins, Mrs. Lorenzana, and Mrs. Lara. Not only have they made me work harder in your class, but Mrs. Lara was there for me when I really needed it.”


“To Glenn, I thought our experience together would be better and thoughtful, yet instead, you were a whirlwind of emotions and damage. Thank you for the hardships, and for teaching me to keep going, despite the struggles and change.”

Farewell Messages to the Class of ’23 from Eagle Staff & Students

Compiled by Evelyn Magaña

As the end of the year comes, it’s time for Eagles to say farewell to the class of 2023.

My favorite movie is Auntie Mame starring the great Rosalind Russell. Her character, Mame, says, “Life’s a banquet, and the most poor suckers are starving to death!” To the class of ‘23, go out there and live! Enjoy the banquet.

— Ms. Harrington

From Mrs. Cruz

ASB Seniors, I am going to miss you guys. Thanks for making great things happen. Please continue to be a leader in your community. Best Wishes for the future.

Janeen and Gabby, I don’t know how I will do ASB without you. Thanks for guiding me through this year.

I am going to miss you.

In full Language Arts teacher mode, I will quote William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar:

“Whether we shall meet again I know not.

Therefore our everlasting farewell take:

For ever, and forever, farewell!

If we do meet again, why, we shall smile;

If not, why, then this parting was well made.”

Class of ‘23, you are special, and you are loved. Be well and be kind.

– Love, Mr. Higgins

Congratulations, seniors! I’m so proud of you for everything you’ve overcome through the pandemic, and everything you’ve achieved! Always know that I’m here for you and that you are stronger than you know!
I’m sending you off with lots of love and prayers,

— Ms. Lorenzana

Teachers Remember You

Class of 2023,

You were sophomores during the crazy days of zoom. I may not recognize your faces but I’ll never forget your names. Take care and best of luck in the future.

– D. Wroten

Class of 2023,

Always be bold, be courageous, be your best! Remember there’s always going to be a new moment and a new opportunity. Never stop dreaming. Congratulations!

– Mrs. Johnson

“SENIORS YOU DID IT! Remember, Eagles are fearless. They fly high, rise above the storm, and are courageous. Congratulations, Class Of 2023”

— Ms. Roxy

From Students

-Halie Ambriz-Olivas

My shoutout is to senior Janeen Ramos and Hailey Stoner. I hope you guys have a great and bright future ahead of you. You guys are such very kind and supportive cheer captains. I believe in you guys to do great in the future and have big things ahead of you guys in life.

– Love Maritza

To Drea,
I love you very much, Drea. Thank you for being a great teammate, friend, and family. Forever going to keep you very close in my heart. I pray and hope that all your hopes and dreams are made a reality. Through your hard work and dedication you will triumph in life. With your kind soul you will create unbreakable bonds. I love you, Drea, and there’s no doubt that I’ll be missing you.  😦

-Maritza 🙂

Dear Javi,
Thank you for being such a great person. I appreciate and thank you for all your wise words and all that you do for me! Thanks for never declining my calls even if I had just called you minutes before. Cheers to you, Javi. Can’t wait for our road trip to Vegas.

Cheerleading at Glenn Supportive and Inclusive

By Evelyn Magaña

The cheer program at John Glenn High School grew a lot from last school year, so much so that they were able to have both a varsity and a junior varsity squad.

In my opinion, the program is a really good one–it has a very positive environment for newcomers, and you get welcomed with open arms by many other cheerleaders. I went into this team with no experience at all but they helped me learn how to break out of my shell, and build my leadership skills, and make new friends.

But just like all the other sport teams in a high school, there could be one thing that gets better for me–I wish that the JV girls would get more recognition because they are still a part of the team. There were not many chances to show what JV could do as there was only 1 game by ourselves; and when they were gonna come together as a full squad, JV was in the back and we kinda looked out of place. Even though I feel like it shouldn’t have happened, the issue was definitely fixed over time.

The cheerleaders at JGHS are very supportive and they help you when you fall. They help you no matter how much you know, and the memories that you make with these girls, you keep them forever. It’s been a little while since I left and I still remember how much fun I had. I was the captain of the JV Cheer Squad during the football session but I had to leave due to the fact that I was behind on school work. The bonding moments we would have as a team has taught me so much on how to work as a team.

So if you are an underclassman (grades 9-11), I highly recommend you at least try to be a part of the John Glenn cheer team next year. You will join a supportive and positive squad.

Pics courtesy the JGHS Cheer Instagram Page

NFL 2023 Championship Game Predictions

It is time to make our picks for the NFL Conference Championships. In the NFC Divisional Round last week, the 49ers advanced by beating the Cowboys in a close one, 19-12, while the Eagles easily took care of business against the Giants, beating them 38-7.
In the AFC, the favored Chiefs just squeaked by the Jaguars, 27-20, and the Bengals continued to surprise, winning in Buffalo by a score of 27-10, setting up a rematch of last year’s AFC Conference Championship.

In our picks last week, Richard Sanchez went a perfect 4-0 in his picks; Mr. Higgins went 3-1 (incorrectly picking the Bills to beat Cincy); while Rodolfo Garcia and Carlos Lopez each went 2-2.
Joining our sports editor Carlos Lopez and Mr. Higgins this week are reporters Stany Hernandez and Evelyn Magaña. Let’s get to the Championship games, both on this fun-filled Sunday, January 29.

NFC Championship Game: 49ers @ Eagles | Noon, FOX

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Carlos is the only one picking Philly, and the reason he picks the Eagles is because, “They’ve been on a roll all season. A lot of people are picking against Philly because they want to root for the underdog. I think the inexperience of Brock Purdy will cost the Niners the game.”

AFC Championship Game: Bengals @ Chiefs | 3:30, CBS

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So why is everyone picking the Bengals? The injury to Patrick Mahomes is concerning, and, as Mr. Higgins said, “I’m just tired of the Bengals proving me wrong!” Cincy obviously has a very complete team, and we see them repeating as AFC champs and moving on to Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12.