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A flash-back to the past in Colonia High

The Editors of the 1972 Colonia High School yearbook.

The Editors of the 1972 Colonia High School yearbook.

By: Manuela Martinez, Spring Reporter and Editor

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Colonia High School may have a deeper history than students care to perceive. All it takes is some flipping through the schools’ earliest yearbooks to feel a sense of nostalgia and pride. Colonia High dates back to 1967, a couple years before it’s official recognition by the MSA. “The Arch” of ’72 flawlessly captures a time that many people are longing to live in again. A look through this time-capsule will leave a student wondering- “What’s changed in Colonia High and how can we get it back?”

Photo Credit: Photo by CHS Class of ’72
Wait ’till this comes back in style.

Whether it be the groovy outfits (that have come back in style) or the genuine candids, “The Arch” of ’72 shows a class dedicated to aesthetic appeal and prideful presentation of a better time. It’s important to note that CHS was also running under different administration. When asked what might have changed since the 70’s, Mr. Panko comments, “Well, they had no clue about personal computers so definitely major changes in technology and the clubs they had since then.”

Coincidentally, in the past couple of weeks at CHS there’s been talk of the new rules being enforced. Many feel as though our privileges are being stripped little by little. In 2015, students were able to use their phones in the cafeteria on certain days. Everyone seemed content until an incident occurred, which led to giving our phones in to go to the bathroom. It’s still uncertain whether or not we’ll ever see these privileges again, but what we do know is the class of ’72 seemed leisure in their manner.

The long-standing tradition of keeping a yearbook still lives on at CHS, but some of the past clubs don’t. For example, we used to offer audio-visual club, or AV club as most might know it. Some of the content in old yearbooks are reminiscent of a high-school based sitcom. You can buy the graduating class of 2017’s yearbook today for only $100, the 50th edition is a special piece of history. Whether Colonia High stays the same for the next graduating class or it changes drastically, the yearbooks will always be there to record the changes.

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