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#15 Is Living Her Soccer Dream: Anabelle Canto Parker
#15 Is Living Her Soccer Dream: Anabelle Canto Parker
Lia Ghirardi, Editor • December 7, 2021

"Soccer is something I couldn't live without...I have always and will always have so much love for the game." Junior Anabelle Canto Parker is a student-athlete on Sahuaro's...

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Amaya Jimmerson - Our JTed LNA Program Student
Amaya Jimmerson - Our JTed LNA Program Student
Stacey Johnson, Reporter • November 29, 2021

Deciding only three months ago, Amaya Jimmerson wants to become a NICU nurse. Amaya made the decision because she wants to make sure people who're sick have someone to trust...

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Abby Christiansen- Battling Hair and Homework
Abby Christiansen- Battling Hair and Homework
Jade Christiansen, Contributor • November 24, 2021

Abby Christiansen cuts class...and hair.  Abby is a JTED student in the cosmetology program.  Joint Technical Education District (J.T.E.D.) is a program funded by Arizona...

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The Secret Life of A-Not-So-Average Sahuaro Student
The Secret Life of A-Not-So-Average Sahuaro Student
Dallas Castenada, Contributor • November 24, 2021

“I am not a weird band kid,” says Alexander Terrazas Rodriguez who is a sophomore at Sahuaro High School. He has played the saxophone in Band since he was in 5th grade...

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Victoria Gomez- Anime Lover and Aspiring Actress
Victoria Gomez- Anime Lover and Aspiring Actress
Aniya Chitty Huntt , Contributor • November 24, 2021

Victoria Gomez, a sophomore at Sahuaro, is a down-to-earth person who likes everything that is awesome. As of now, she is working towards being a voice actor by taking theater,...

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Isabel Izzy Richey: Athlete, Musician, Future Valedictorian...
Isabel "Izzy" Richey: Athlete, Musician, Future Valedictorian...
Charlotte Bol, Contributor • November 22, 2021

You may have heard of her smarts, or her prowess in sports, but all and all, Isabel Richey is a force to be reckoned with. She participates in band, multiple athletics, and...

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Sufi Islam and Learning to Love God
Sufi Islam and Learning to Love God
Gabriel Davidson, Reporter • December 7, 2021

My heart has become capable of every form: it is a pasture for gazelles and a convent for Christian monks, And a temple for idols and the pilgrim's Ka‘bah and the tables of the Torah and the book of the Qur’an. I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love's camels take, that is my religion and my faith. America has a lot of misconceptions about Islam. The propaganda machines of the...

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The Problem About Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The Problem About Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Toge Inumaki, Reporter • December 2, 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife was released in theaters Friday, November 19th, and critics are disappointed with the results. The Movie hit 63% on Rotten Tomatoes which isn't too bad and 49% on Metacritic. The film was seen as an adventure and takes place years after the events of Ghostbusters (1981). The film was more about the past and backlashes of what happened in the town, and the characters are only...

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Top 10 things I learned from Death Note  
Top 10 things I learned from Death Note  
Sam Alapeck, Contributor • November 23, 2021

Don't become power-hungry  Light Yagami, the main character, was an affable straight-A student who was well-liked among his peers and aspired to be like his father who fought for justice. He was a decent human being until he found the death note. He promised himself he would make the world a better place, which is fine... Until he developed a god complex which led to his demise.   Manipulative...

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The cover of the book in all its glory.
"The Kite Runner": A Timeless Classic For a Reason
Paula Le, Editor • November 18, 2021

The Kite Runner, a book I will read a thousand times over. In high school, you either encounter a book you surprisingly like, or you heavily rely on SparkNotes. But, The Kite Runner was SOMETHING else. Was it the writing? The parallels? The realism? The build-up right before everything falls apart? Multiple. Times. The Kite Runner hands-down is a page-turner that never gives you the chance to process...

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Crazy Life Lessons from Grey’s Anatomy 
Crazy Life Lessons from Grey’s Anatomy 
Jasmine Shryock, Contributor • November 15, 2021

I learned to never hold an active bomb.  This lesson I learned from Meredith Grey. This is a very important life lesson because holding an active bomb will lead to you getting blown up. Getting blown up is not a good idea. Meredith Grey taught me an important life lesson by showing me that getting blown up hurts.  I learned to not drown.  I also learned this lesson from Meredith Grey....

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Cleveland Bank Heist Mystery Solved After 52 Years
Cleveland Bank Heist Mystery Solved After 52 Years
Jenifer Urzua, Reporter • December 1, 2021

Over the past 50 years, detectives have been searching for the one that got away. Thomas Randele pulled off one of the biggest bank robberies...

One-of-A-Kind Fashion Designer Leaves Lasting Legacy
One-of-A-Kind Fashion Designer Leaves Lasting Legacy
Paula Le, Editor • December 1, 2021

Virgil Abloh, known for infusing streetwear and high couture, has passed away at the age of 41 on Nov. 28th. Abloh was born in Chicago to...

Will Women Still Have the Right to an Abortion?
Will Women Still Have the Right to an Abortion?
Kasia Jackson, Reporter • December 1, 2021

Mississippi directly challenges Roe v. Wade, a constitutional right to have access to abortion. There are uproars from both pro-abortion and...

The border heavily guarded on the Polish side, and full of refugee camps on the other.
The Belarus-Poland Border Crisis
Sierra Ayers, Reporter • November 22, 2021

There have been many news stories regarding all the refugee crises around the world. With borders closing and opening due to COVID-19 and shifts...

Astroworld Festival Takes A Fatal Turn
Astroworld Festival Takes A Fatal Turn
Lia Ghirardi, Editor • November 15, 2021

What was supposed to be a day full of fun and excitement quickly took a negative turn. On Friday, November 5th, rapper Travis Scott headlined...

Lessons Learned from Volleyball 
Lessons Learned from Volleyball 
Jackson Brown, Contributor • November 23, 2021

I Learned Patience-  I learned patience from volleyball because when I am receiving a serve, if I move before I know where it’s going, it can mess up the entire play and give the other team a free point. This is also important when attacking because if I am too early to the hit I will either hit the ball out, or not even hit it at all. If I wait for the ball to be where it needs to be, and then...

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Gracie Goerke Says Farewell to Softball
Gracie Goerke Says Farewell to Softball
Kalia Davis November 23, 2021

Yep. You read that right. Gracie has been playing softball since she was five years old. She played on Sahuaro’s softball team and has played on many other club teams throughout her life. She's played softball her whole life...but is she done with it for good?  Since joining her first club team at age five, Gracie has played on about four club teams her whole life. Gracie says that her reason...

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Nathan Kruszewski - Our Three-Year State Qualifier
Nathan Kruszewski - Our Three-Year State Qualifier
Stacey Johnson, Reporter • November 15, 2021

Since just the ripe age of 4-years-old, Nathan Kruszewski has been swimming. His mom has been coaching him since he was 3-years-old. And at 12, he wanted to become a pro-swimmer. He scored a perfect time of 26.69 seconds in the 50-yard swim. After that, Nathan was determined to do something with it, so he stopped playing soccer to focus on his swimming. Nathan feels that his parents coaching...

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Top Ten Things I Learned From DC Comics 
Top Ten Things I Learned From DC Comics 
Jade Christiansen, Contributor • November 22, 2021

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others  Dick Grayson (Nightwing) is the first Robin, to Batman. He grows up constantly comparing himself to Bruce Wayne, and even moves cities just to try to be like him. Through being in this new city, he realizes that he can be his own person, and fight in a different way. He returns to Batman and continues to fight alongside him, without trying to hard to be just...

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Novembers Minecraft Championship 18 Recap
November's Minecraft Championship 18 Recap
Aspen Lenox, reporter • November 19, 2021

Grab some snacks friends, and turn on Twitch MCC because it's finally here! This past Saturday, November 13th, MCC All-stars took place. MCC is the Minecraft Championship where once a month, ten teams of four compete in a variety of mini-games in Minecraft. These tests every player's skills in the game such as parkour, survival, PvP, and teamwork while streaming it! The championship was streamed either...

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Happy, Free, Confused, and Listening to Red (Taylors Version)
Happy, Free, Confused, and Listening to "Red (Taylor's Version)"
Krystal Orehek, Editor • November 19, 2021

In 2014 Taylor Swift released her fourth studio album, "Red", featuring the famous tracks "I Knew You Were Trouble", "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", "22", and, of course, "Red." While she found plenty of success with the album, anyone who knows anything about pop culture knows about the Scooter Braun situation. In 2018 Taylor Swift left the recording label Big Machine Records; however,...

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Gente-fied: Netflix Series That Touches on the Subject of Gentrification
Gente-fied: Netflix Series That Touches on the Subject of Gentrification
Kasia Jackson, Reporter • November 18, 2021

First of all, what is gentrification? By definition, gentrification is "the character of a poor urban area is changed by wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, typically displacing current inhabitants in the process," according to Oxford Languages. This topic becomes the main premise of the series. Gente-fied has two seasons and it takes place in Boyle Heights,...

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Chris Stapelton: All American Road Show Tour
Chris Stapelton: All American Road Show Tour
Lia Ghirardi, Editor • November 4, 2021

Country music artist Chris Stapelton put on an astounding performance in Phoenix at the Ak-Chin Pavillion this past Saturday. Performing top songs such as Tennessee Whiskey, guitar solos, and his outstanding opening artists made watching the concert worthwhile. The concert started with two opening performances by English musician Yola and country music artist Jamey Johnson. Yola was the first to...

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