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10 Ways To Study: 2024
10 Ways To Study: 2024
April 19, 2024

Studying. The vast majority of students anywhere hate it for one reason or another, but (almost) all of us do it so we can get a good grade. So for those of you who hate it...

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Believing in the Rainbow after the Storm
Believing in the Rainbow after the Storm
Hajir Atiyah, Contributor • April 8, 2024

Hajir Atiyah, a sophomore at Sahuaro, enjoys traveling, reading, and playing soccer. She wants to go to JTED and in college, explore the option of becoming a doctor. Hajir...

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From High School Dropout to Navy Soldier
From High School Dropout to Navy Soldier
Se'Kara Reed, Editor • April 8, 2024

My brother Caleb Hartman would have graduated alongside the Sahuaro class of 2023 had he not dropped out of high school in his junior year. In short, Caleb didn't enjoy school...

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Excited for What the Future Holds: Madison Honaker
Excited for What the Future Holds: Madison Honaker
Cayle Callahan, Reporter • April 4, 2024

Senior year has been an exciting experience for 17-year-old Madison Honaker as she prepares for graduation and all the fun end-of-high school rites of passage like prom, senior...

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Rice: An Asian Story
Rice: An Asian Story
Daniel Way, Contributor • April 3, 2024

When Daniel Way, a sophomore at Sahuaro, found out he was 4% Chinese, he was inspired to write this story. He likes playing video games and skateboarding in his free time....

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Work Hard/Play Hard
Work Hard/Play Hard
Montana Poe, Reporter • April 3, 2024

Carol Rodriguez, Sahuaro's assistant principal, has always been surrounded by kids.  She grew up with nine siblings (and boasts that she is close to them all) and went on...

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Come Out to Girls Tennis!
Come Out to Girls Tennis!
Nya Brown, Reporter • April 18, 2024

Sahuaro's girl's tennis team is an extremely welcoming community, open to people of all playing experiences. Captain Annalise Morgan says, "Even though I'm captain, everyone treats me the same and I wouldn't want it any other way. Tennis is a universal sport." Our girl's tennis coach, Sandy Novak, had been coaching boys' volleyball before switching to girls' tennis in 2017. She explained, "I...

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IOWA CITY, IOWA- MARCH 3:  Guard Caitlin Clark #22 and guard Kate Martin #20  of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates in the confetti after senior day festivities  after the match-up against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on March 3, 2024 in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Caitlin Clark: A Household Name in College Basketball
Mia Payette, Editor • March 4, 2024

On Sunday, March 3rd during a game against Ohio State University, Caitlin Clark became the highest-scoring player in the NCAA for Division 1 basketball - men and women. During senior night in the Carver-Hawkeye arena, Clark beat Pete "Pistol Pete" Maravich's record that was held for more than 50 years at 3,667 points. She had a 35-point game, setting the current record at 3,685. She started the...

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Sahuaro Basketball Sweeps Paradise Honors
Sahuaro Basketball Sweeps Paradise Honors
Marley Gandee, Editor-in-Chief • February 26, 2024

Sahuaro High School experienced a rare playoff occurrence this past Thursday, February 22nd. Our girls and boys' basketball teams played on the same night against the same team - the Paradise Honors Panthers - and...drumroll, please...they both won!! These games were part of round one of the 4A Arizona basketball state championships. After winning the 6 pm tip-off for the boys' game, the first...

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Stopping Violence Everywhere
Stopping Violence Everywhere
Gianna Buxenbaum, Reporter • April 16, 2024

When it comes to violence in 2024, it has skyrocketed compared to what it was in 2020 all across the U.S. The number of deaths caused by violence has gone up majorly for children because of brutality around the world, especially when it comes to racial profiling, malicious prosecution, and other harmful acts.  In a lot of situations, any argument or disagreement between people escalates so quickly...

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Live Action Avatar Remake Take Two: Was it good this time?
Live Action Avatar Remake Take Two: Was it good this time?
Nicholas Cordova, Editor • April 5, 2024

In 2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender aired and it was beloved by all who watched it. Avatar is set in a world where many people can control one of the four elements, those being water, earth, fire, and air. One hundred years ago, from where the story begins, the Fire Nation started a war and wiped out all the air-benders...well, all but one, a boy named Aang, who is revealed to be the Avatar, a being...

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Affirmations: Build Your Confidence and Rock Your Day Like a Superstar
Affirmations: Build Your Confidence and Rock Your Day Like a Superstar
April 4, 2024

Do you ever wake up feeling like you need an extra dose of confidence to conquer the day? Well, look no further! In this article, we'll dive into the world of affirmations and discover how they can transform your mindset and elevate your confidence to superstar levels. Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself to challenge negative thoughts and beliefs. By consistently practicing...

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the Senates recent passage of the National Security Supplemental Bill, which provides military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 13, 2024 in Washington, DC. During his remarks Biden urged House Republicans and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) to move the legislation through the House of Representatives. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Is President Biden Too Old to be Held Accountable?
Montana Poe, Reporter • March 7, 2024

A large population of Americans think President Joe Biden is too old to serve another term as president. About 86% of Americans think Biden is unfit to be president and 59% of Americans think both he and former President Donald Trump are too old.  Many Americans think Trump is too old as well to serve as president. Biden, 81, has shown slow and confused behavior. “Biden just seems to be very...

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Teenage Life in the 80s VS Today
Teenage Life in the 80s VS Today
Tatum Crawford, Editor • April 19, 2024

Being a teenager is a unique journey. Imagine being a teenager in the 1980s with its distinct music, fashion, and way of life. Now, compare that to being a teenager today, where technology dominates our lives. Together, we are going to explore these differences by hearing from someone who was a teenager during the 80s (Stephanie Crawford, my mother) and myself, a teenager today. We will show how being...

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Quiet on Set - The Dark Side of Nickelodeon Revealed
Quiet on Set - The Dark Side of Nickelodeon Revealed
Montana Poe, Reporter • April 15, 2024

Commonly known as Nickelodeon kids, those raised in the late 90s and early 20s were given an unforgettable childhood by the child stars of Nickelodeon. Unfortunately, those very stars who entertained us lost their childhoods in the process. Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is a five-part documentary series, detailing the abuse of Nickelodeon's child actors in the '90s and early '20s. Nickelodeon...

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The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
April 8, 2024

AMC is back with another series to leave you on the tip of your seat - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. The series is a spin-off of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead. The six-episode limited series has concluded, bringing the story of Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira's Michonne to a close, but only for now (hopefully). This show follows the disappearance of Andrew Lincoln's...

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Dune: Part Two – The Sleeper Has Awakened
Dune: Part Two – The Sleeper Has Awakened
Tyler McNeal, Contributor • March 4, 2024

Dune: Part Two was released on March 1st, 2024. Background Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert, published in 1965. It speaks on a variety of different topics: ecology, politics, technology, and especially religion. Many deemed the work unfilmable for its complex imagery and plot of interstellar proportions. This belief was seemingly proven true by David Lynch’s 1984 film...

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Ancient Rock Art Among Dinosaur Tracks Unveiled in Brazil
Ancient Rock Art Among Dinosaur Tracks Unveiled in Brazil
Tatum Crawford, Editor • April 18, 2024

In a remote corner of Brazil's Paraíba region, where echos of dinosaurs still resonate through the fossilized imprints of their footsteps, archaeologists...

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 8:  O. J. Simpson sits in Superior Court in Los Angeles 08 December 1994 during an open court session where Judge Lance Ito denied a media attorneys request to open court transcripts from a 07 December private meeting involving prospective jurors. Final selection of alternate jurors by attorneys in the double murder case is expected later this afternoon.  (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
O.J. Simpson Dead at 76
Cayle Callahan, Reporter • April 15, 2024

On Wednesday, April 1oth, O.J. Simpson died of prostate cancer at the age of 76. His family announced his death on his official X account on...

Worlds Largest Snake Found Dead
World's Largest Snake Found Dead
Natalie Bancroft, Reporter • April 15, 2024

A lot of people were astonished that during the filming for National Geographic’s Disney+ series, Pole to Pole, a group of scientists from...

Arizona Upholds A 160-Year-Old Abortion Ban
Arizona Upholds A 160-Year-Old Abortion Ban
Se'Kara Reed, Editor • April 15, 2024

On Tuesday, April 8th, Arizona's Supreme Court upheld an 1864 law that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances including in cases of rape and...

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