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Thank You, Teachers

Thank You, Teachers

Gage Newman, Creative Contributor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Cougart

Astronaut Banker Construction worker Doctor Engineer Famous Guidance Counselor Handyman Investigator of the crime scene Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Kool English teacher Lawyer Magician Not homeless Open-heart surgeon Pilot Questioner of what is unknown Retail worker Soldier Therapist Utility...

Thank You, Mrs. Bouchard

Thank You, Mrs. Bouchard

Laynie Tharp, Creative Contributor
November 22, 2016
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Things that I'm thankful for learning from Mrs. Bouchard: my 10th and 11th grade English teacher: Have your own money. Safety, security an even opportunity bought by someone else in your life is a poor substitute for pride. Nothing external can make you happy, they can only further the internal...

Sahuaro’s Spirit on Dia De Los Muertos

Sahuaro’s Spirit on Dia De Los Muertos

Samantha Valdez, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Artist's Den, Cougart

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that on November 2nd is the only day of the year that the dead come back to earth for 24 hours. People make altars with their loved one's favorite foods and strong smelling marigolds and mole. They use these strong smells to attract their loved one to the altars....

Sahuaro Choir Makes State

Sahuaro Choir Makes State

Nora Thompson, Cougart Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Cougart, Showcase

For those of you who haven't heard the Sahuaro High School Advanced Choir in concert, you're seriously missing out.  They are some of the most talented students at the school. In fact at  the Fall Choir Festival hosted by the Arizona Choral Educators (ACE Festival) at Catalina Foothills High School...

Emily Jonaton: From UHS to SHS

Emily Jonaton: From UHS to SHS

Jocelyn Reeder, reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Artist's Den, Cougart, Showcase

Moving from Stockholm to Tucson is an enormous change. Moving from UHS to Sahuaro, while not as dramatic, was also a pretty big deal for Senior Emily Jonaton.  Emily moved to Stockholm, Sweden when she was five and attended an international school. She came back to her home-town and continued her education...

This I Believe: A Life of Illusions

This I Believe: A Life of Illusions

Lexi Coons, Creative Contributor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Cougart

Lexy Coons is a huge animal lover who inspires to be a zoo keeper when she grows up. She is bright person whose life goal is to make people laugh and learn how to close a pizza box properly. Coons enjoys playing softball and wants to continue to do it in college. She believes that religion should not be used like a...

This I Believe: It’s Hard to be a Child of An Immigrant

This I Believe: It’s Hard to be a Child of An Immigrant

Sara Campos, Creative Contributor
November 8, 2016
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Senior Sara Campos was born in Tucson, Arizona, but her family had immigrated from Central Mexico. While growing up, she faced many obstacles being first-generation including financial hardships and discrimination . In this essay, she writes about those experiences and sympathizes with what difficulties imm...

Artists Spotlight: Jaylonna Couzens

Artists Spotlight: Jaylonna Couzens

Samantha Crowson, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Artist's Den, Cougart

When you’re good at something, we have all found it’s hard to stop doing it, and for people like Jaylonna Couzens, it’s hard to stop making art, but can you blame her? "When I can't formulate the words to describe how I'm feeling, I draw," says Jaylonna. When it comes to creating art, to her it's...

Artist Spotlight: Michael Gilding

Artist Spotlight: Michael Gilding

Jordon Valenzuela, Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Artist's Den, Cougart

Michael Gilding, a freshman of the Cougar family, is a remarkable kid with a gift for music and art. He is also diagnosed with ASD, meaning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Having ASD, Michael tends to like repetition. This is a strength in his art (as the artist tends to have a signature subject that he...

Artist Spotlight: Adrianna Biggers

Artist Spotlight: Adrianna Biggers

Sidney Moyers, Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Artist's Den, Cougart

Adrianna (Aida) Biggers is a wonderful and creative artist who has been drawing for the majority of her life and can always be spotted with a pen and paper at hand. Having known her since middle school, I had the opportunity to watch her style improve and grow with age, dedication, and countless...

This I Believe: I Once Believed in Miracles

This I Believe: I Once Believed in Miracles

Kiela Sorrells and Mekayla Phan
October 24, 2016
Filed under Cougart

Kiela Sorrells is an active member in the National Honors Society, HOSA, and runs for our Cross - Country and Track team. She loves to make people smile, and her goal in life is to become a trauma surgeon. After high school she plans to go Washington State University in order to achieve her dreams. In ...

This I Believe: Jesus Would Not Be Standing on a Street Corner Holding A Sign

This I Believe: Jesus Would Not Be Standing on a Street Corner Holding A Sign

Nora Thompson and Mekayla Phan
October 24, 2016
Filed under Cougart

Nora Thompson is a cross - country runner, theater actress, the Cougart editor for The Paper Cut, and plays cello in Orchestra. She's a dog person, but loves all animals. After high school she wants to attend ASU. Thompson writes about her belief about taking action for yourself rather than telling oth...

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