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LA VERNE, Calif., June 4, 2017 — In today’s YouTube world, the most coveted title on Bonita High School campus may no longer be high school quarterback, prom queen, or class valedictorian, but rather, staff member on “The Pawse,” a fast-paced, comedic, student-run video concluding its second memorable season.   Comprising the staff for the […]
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