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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  - need photo
Abby Christiansen- Battling Hair and Homework  - need photo
Jade Christiansen 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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Palau in America
Palau in America
Isabel Richey, Contributor • November 22, 2021

Abigail “Abi” Murray is a Palauan American who goes to Sahuaro. Her life is slightly different since her mom is full Palauan; her mom grew up in Palau and moved to America...

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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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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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Zuckerberg explaining just what Meta is set out to do.
The Metaverse - Will It Really Work?
Sierra Ayers, Reporter • November 15, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg, who we all know from his company Facebook, has come out with the rebranding of his famous social media app. Although the name and logo have completely changed, Zuckerberg says that the intent of their company has remained the same. "We are still the company that designs technology around people," says Zuckerberg in his latest Instagram live. During said Instagram Live, he described...

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A Girls Best Friend- Her Bullet Journal
A Girls Best Friend- Her Bullet Journal
Krystal Orehek, Editor • November 15, 2021

Need a planner? Bullet journal. Need to jot down passing thoughts? Bullet journal. Need to keep track of your habits? Bullet journal. Need to let out your feelings and thoughts? Bullet journal. If this is your first time hearing the words "bullet" and "journal" together, today is your lucky day. A bullet journal is just like every other journal, except rather than lines, the pages are filled with...

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Whats Your Dream Vacation?
What's Your Dream Vacation?
Stacey Johnson and Malibu Valenzuela November 1, 2021

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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...

Missing Teen Found After Using TikTok Hand Gesture Signaling She Was In Danger
Missing Teen Found After Using TikTok Hand Gesture Signaling She Was In Danger
Sierra Blaser, Reporter • November 15, 2021

On Nov. 4th, 61-year-old James Herbert Brick was arrested for child pornography and unlawful imprisonment after a teen girl in his vehicle was...

The Borders are Back in Business!
The Borders are Back in Business!
Marley Gandee, Reporter • November 15, 2021

After a long 20 months of visitors not being able to come into the United States, finally we have opened up again...as long as travelers have...

AZ Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Violated in Mask Mandate
AZ Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Violated in Mask Mandate
Gabriel Davidson, Reporter • November 5, 2021

On Tuesday, justices of the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously declared that a series of budget bills violated the state's constitution, having...

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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