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Pueblo + Xanax

Pueblo + Xanax

Lily Merritt, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

Nearly two weeks ago, seven students were taken to the hospital from the Pueblo High School campus after each taking Xanax. Xanax is a prescription medication for those who suffer with chemical imbalances leading to anxiety. It is also one of the most addictive drugs in the prescription medication industry,...

2016 in Arizona Marked 20 Year High in Pedestrian Death Rates.

2016 in Arizona Marked 20 Year High in Pedestrian Death Rates.

Samantha Crowson, reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

Total traffic fatalities in the US fell by nearly 18 percent from 2006 to 2015, pedestrian fatalities rose by 12 percent during the same ten year period, and in Arizona its worse. "From January through June 2016, there were 2,600 pedestrian fatalities" in Arizona, a vast increase compared to almost...

Shooting at La Encantada Leaves 2 Dead and 1 Wounded

Shooting at La Encantada Leaves 2 Dead and 1 Wounded

Lily Merritt
April 19, 2017
Filed under Last Week Today, News

Friday night, April 14, sixty-year-old Tucson Fire Captain, Frederick Bair, walked into the Firebirds Wood Fire Grill with a loaded gun and shot Eliot Cobb, just before shooting himself. The attack wasn't made at random, Cobb, 65, was a friend of his Bair's ex-wife, Mary Jo, whom he had suspected she...

Sahuaro’s Theatre Puts On Final Performance Of The Year

Sahuaro’s Theatre Puts On Final Performance Of The Year

Nora Thompson, Cougart Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On April 20th-22nd, Sahuaro's drama department will be putting on their third and final show of the school year - "The Unusual Suspects" which is essentially Mission Impossible meets the Breakfast Club. It follows four students on their quest to take down their evil principal, it also involves vicious...

World News: Egypt’s State of Emergency

World News: Egypt’s State of Emergency

Mekayla Phan, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

After the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt has declared itself in a state of emergency. The two separate suicide bombings, which the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for, killed 49 people and injured over 100 churchgoers. This event has been one...

Has United Airlines Gone Too Far?

Has United Airlines Gone Too Far?

Daniella Mahler, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Last Week Today, News

United Airlines caused quite a scene on Monday, April 11th when they physically dragged an Asian passenger off the plane,  because it was overbooked. With the help of three security officers, who are now all placed on leave, Dr. David Dao, age sixty nine, was injured and dragged against his will off...

Missiles that Struck Syria Built in Tucson

Missiles that Struck Syria Built in Tucson

Balee Brown, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Last Week Today, News

Just how vulnerable is Southern Arizona to terrorist attack? Well, Raytheon (missile plant), Davis Monthan Air Force Base, and even the University of Arizona have all been listed as locations of concern. Throw in Fort Huachuca (U.S. Army installation), Luke Air Force Base and Palo Verde Nuclear Generating...

Saint Petersburg Bombing

Saint Petersburg Bombing

Jordon Valenzuela, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

On Monday April 3, 2017, a briefcase bomb exploded in St. Petersburg, Russia a bomb between the populated Sennaya Ploshad Station and  Technological Institute Station. This horrific bombing injured 45 people and killed 14 others. Seven were killed instantly as the bomb went off, and then later 7 others...

San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School Shooting

San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School Shooting

Jocelyn Reeder, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

On Monday April 10, 2017, a Southern California man fatally shot his wife inside North Park Elementary School classroom attended by special needs kids before shooting himself. The shooter, Cedric Anderson, 53 years old, walked into the classroom with a large caliber revolver and opened fire, killing...

AzMerit: A Briefing

AzMerit: A Briefing

Matt Brown, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

Most of us remember the days of taking the AIMS test, and the stress of knowing that we needed to pass it in order to graduate. AIMS has now been replaced by AzMerit - which stands for Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, but students do not need to pass the English or...

Trump Will Outspend Obama’s Travel Budget

Trump Will Outspend Obama’s Travel Budget

Yusuf Rahman, News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

If Trump continues to spend as much as he is on travel, he will outspend Obama's entire eight-year travel budget in his first year. This is a result of Trump's frequent travels to his Palm Beach resort in Florida. The jet he travels on, the Air Force One 747, is the main contributor in the spending...

Taiwan Bans Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat

Taiwan Bans Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat

Jordon Valanzeula, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under News

Taiwan became the first Asian country to ban the consumption of dog and cat on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Taiwan amended the Animal Protection Act, which raised fines and enacted harsher punishments for animal cruelty, including fines from $2,000 up to $10,500 for being caught selling or consuming cat...

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