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Cartoon Network themed rally booms with popularity 

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Avery Rosas
Before Spring Break arrives, the United Student Body (USB) class was able to successfully coordinate a Cartoon Network themed rally. Without the collaboration between the students of the USB class, the rally would not have been possible. “Everyone’s really collaborative,” Klaren Suh (11) said. “We get to hear different perspectives of what everyone thinks about for the rally.”

The Cartoon Network themed rally, which took place on Friday, March 18, created an exciting energy that kicked off the students’ weekends with a great start. 

Each rally put on by the United Student Body (USB) class centers around a specific theme that the decorations are coordinated towards. However, this rally’s theme was broader in its idea and opened the doors to multiple sub-themes surrounding it.

“It has a lot of diverse characters involved in it,” USB member Klaren Suh (11) said. “Before, we used to stick to one theme, [but] for this one, it has all different kinds of characters so it’s more engaging with everyone.”

Boys water polo players (from left to right): Tyler Johnson (12), Colin Mulqueen (11), Donovan Thomas (12), Justin Yoon (12), Alexander Florentinus (12), Noah Heiderscheidt (12), and Julian Juarez (12) show off their rings that they won for winning CIF. (Avery Rosas)

To start off the rally, two USB students played the role of characters Mordecai and Rigby from the Cartoon Network show, Regular Show, as they tried to be immersed with the theme. The first performance was a dragon dance by members of the Chinese club, setting a high expectation for the rest of the rally.  

As the students started to calm down, the spring sports teams were displayed, showing off their achievements. This included the newest sport, girls flag football. In addition to the sports teams, the VEX Robotics members were welcomed on stage to celebrate the Devastator Robotics Team for their victory of the excellence award at the VEX competition. 

To keep the excitement going, class competitions were then featured as Class of 2027 students danced to a fast paced hip-hop song blowing the audience away. This continued with a baton dance by twirler Trudy Chang (10) for the Class of 2026, followed by the Class of 2025 with another dance performance composed of cheer and dance class members. The class competitions finally ended with a rock band performance for the class of 2024. 

As the rally progressed, the rally games began. For this rally’s game, students had to race through a series of obstacles that included hula hooping, throwing a football into a basket, and hurdling in and out of a ladder, before making it to the end and winning the race. In a tight race between the freshmen and senior classes, the freshmen came out victorious. 

Addison Tan (10) leads the Bulldog Spell-Out for the Class of 2026. (Avery Rosas)

In the last segment prior to the Bulldog Spell-Out, the senior members of USB were given one last goodbye as they prepared for graduation. They were welcomed with individual cutouts by the USB class to show their appreciation for the service that the senior USB members had committed. 

“We had like almost around 30 seniors that we had to recognize, meaning we had to make 30 [pop-out figures], so I definitely feel like we all had an urgency to get everything done,” USB member Kennedy Jauregui (11) said. “We really wanted to make our last rally a big one.” 

The USB class worked tirelessly to make the rally the best it could be, while enduring many challenges along the way. Through the recognition, games, and performances, there is no doubt that the students of Ayala enjoyed the high-energy Cartoon Network rally. 

“Our timing is always getting things together, like putting up the posters and getting people to do their work, but it all works,” Class of 2027 President Kieza Martinez (9) said. 

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Madison O'Neill, Staff Member
Madison O’Neill (10) is a news writer for Ayala Bulldog Times, and this is her first year on staff. Madison is prepared to make her voice heard and to put students and teachers on campus in the spotlight especially if they deserve more attention. Madison is also on the girls golf team at Ayala and she loves to read mystery books, write, watch YouTube, and to spend time with her family in her free time. She is involved with the Find Kind club and Sending Sunshine at Ayala. Madison is beyond excited to be writing for the Ayala Bulldog Times and hopes that it will continue throughout her high school years. 
Avery Rosas, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor
Avery Rosas (12) is the Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor for the Bulldog Times. In his third and final year on staff, he hopes to grow the publication’s reach by diving deeper into the stories that make our school, and our students, unique. Avery is very culturally centered from his proud Mexican heritage and, as a result, is heavily involved in the World Language programs at the school. He hopes to influence others to become proud of their cultures while also respecting those of others. His immersion in his Mexican culture is seen in the altars he constructs for Dia de Los Muertos and heard in his never-ending Latino music playlists, his daily soundtrack consisting of anything from Natalia Lafourcade, Pedro Infante and Los Panchos to Romeo Santos, Caifanes and Los Angeles Azules.  However, his biggest passion, seen in his writing and known by those around him, is baseball; more specifically, his darling Los Angeles Dodgers. Baseball is the center of Avery's media consumption and his immersion in the sport has allowed him to meet people across the country who deepen his understanding of the game and generally just enrich his life. His proficiency in baseball and sports writing as a whole has allowed him to enjoy some of the proudest moments of his life, the biggest of which was ranking Excellent in Sports Writing during a trip to the JEA/NSPA competition and convention held in San Francisco in April 2023. This year, he's hoping to further improve his writing skills and reach Superior for his final high school competition. Despite this being his last year as an editor for the Bulldog Times, he hopes to impart his passion for the program onto his underclassmen staff members and show them the beauty of what the Bulldog Times can do for writers and collaborators during their high school years; he also took the liberty of  drastically surpassing the word count for his staff bio because it's his last year. Every moment, every article, every quote, and every word given to the Bulldog Times by Avery has been the legacy he hopes to leave to future student journalists and the higher standards he hopes to bring for the publication. And of course, he couldn't have done any of it without his mentor, advisor and friend, Ms. Eileen Tse, whom he will miss very much when he eventually leaves the Bulldog Times.  
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