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A Beautiful Ending: Senior Sunset 2024
A Beautiful Ending: Senior Sunset 2024
Mia Payette, Editor • May 20, 2024

Just Say No!
Just Say No!
Montana Poe, Reporter • May 8, 2024

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On to the Next Adventure: Ms. Saldutti Retires
On to the Next Adventure: Ms. Saldutti Retires
Marley Gandee May 13, 2024

As the end of the school year wraps up, so does the job of Ms. Paula Saldutti as she retires from her 19 years of work at Sahuaro. If you don't know Ms. Paula, she is one...

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Domo Arigato, Mrs. Ribaudo
Domo Arigato, Mrs. Ribaudo
Montana Poe, reporter • May 12, 2024

It's not a goodbye forever, just for now to one of Sahuaro's wonderful PE teachers - Susie Ribaudo. Though she has been a teacher at Sahuaro for the last eight years, she...

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A New Chapter: Mrs. Fricks Departure From Sahuaro
A New Chapter: Mrs. Fricks' Departure From Sahuaro
Tatum Crawford, Editor • May 12, 2024

Mrs. Fricks, an exceptional education teacher at Sahuaro High School, is bidding her farewell at the end of this school year. As she prepares to start a new chapter of her...

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We Wish You Well, Mr. Wells!
We Wish You Well, Mr. Wells!
Nya Brown, Reporter • May 12, 2024

Sahuaro salutes math teacher, Dan Wells, who after serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, served Sahuaro for an additional 20+years, positively impacting...

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Saying Goodbye to Mr. Rutherford
Saying Goodbye to Mr. Rutherford
Se'Kara Reed, Editor • May 11, 2024

When the end of a school year inevitably comes around, there are a lot of goodbyes and well-wishes to send out. We say goodbye to the seniors and the teachers who are ready...

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A Hard Farewell to our Band Teacher: Mr. Schmidgall
A Hard Farewell to our Band Teacher: Mr. Schmidgall
Cayle Callahan, Reporter • May 11, 2024

It is however that with heavy hearts Mr. Schmidgall parts ways with Sahuaro after the end of this school year to teach 5th-8th grade band. Mr. Schmidgall was welcomed by our...

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We are Speed!
We are Speed!
Montana Poe, Reporter • May 21, 2024

This year, Sahuaro's track and field has gone above and beyond everyone's expectations for how the season would go. Senior Nick Ponds said, "I thought it was a successful season. We had a lot of people make Divisionals and some make it to State." With their speed, endurance, toughness, and teamwork, they were able to win many of their races for this year. The throwers this year were especially strong...

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Sahuaro Signing Day 2024
Sahuaro Signing Day 2024
Mia Payette, Editor • May 9, 2024

On April 25, Sahuaro gathered to celebrate the signing of thirteen student-athletes to play at the next level. The athletes were lined up on the stage of the auditorium, sitting at tables decorated to the brim with balloons, flags, letters, shirts, keepsakes, and a variety of items themed to the school they were signing to. The students who made an appearance at signing day were: Brooklyn...

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NCAA to WNBA
NCAA to WNBA
Mia Payette, Editor • April 24, 2024

The biggest college basketball tournament, March Madness, was jam-packed with intense basketball, and the enthralling events that followed afterward. With big names and plays that had millions of eyes glued to the screen, it was especially interesting for the world of women's basketball. Starting with Elite Eight, the hot games this round were LSU vs. Iowa and UConn vs. USC. The Iowa and LSU game...

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Five Ways To Spend Your Summer
Five Ways To Spend Your Summer
Tarran Benson, Reporter • May 9, 2024

School ends in roughly two weeks for Sahuaro High School. A lot of kids have big plans for the two months with no school, while others are keeping it chill and are just going to be doing everyday stuff. But one has to ask, what are those everyday type things? What are the big events? Or even how I should spend my summer and make it memorable for years to come? Well, dear reader, here are some things...

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A Constant Fear
A Constant Fear
Tarran Benson, Reporter • May 1, 2024

School shootings are unfortunately pretty common within the U.S., and many MANY people have sadly been affected by said shootings. Just this past Monday, a student brought a loaded gun to Tucson High School, which was confiscated before anything bad could happen.  Thus far, there have been no shootings at Sahuaro, thank goodness, but one thing I often ask myself is what other kids' thoughts at Sahuaro...

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In this photo illustration, the TikTok logo is being displayed on a phone screen seen through broken glass, with an American flag appearing on a screen in the background in Athens, Greece, on April 25, 2024. (Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The End of an Era
Montana Poe, Reporter • April 29, 2024

TikTok has been vital to almost every young person's life since 2018. You can say whatever you want about the platform TikTok has, but you can't deny that it changed the world one step at a time. The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would restrict TikTok, a historic development in government regulation of social media.  TikTok is a place where people of different backgrounds can express themselves...

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The Tortured Poets Department: Album Review
The Tortured Poets Department: Album Review
Se'Kara Reed, Editor • April 25, 2024

Taylor Swift's highly anticipated 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD), was released on Friday, April 19th. Announced on February 4th, Taylor revealed that the tracklist contained 16 songs and that was what fans got...until Taylor revealed in a surprise announcement two hours after the release of TTPD that it is actually a double album. Taylor announced The Tortured Poets Department:...

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Class of 2024
Sahuaro's 2024 Honors Night
Nya Brown, Reporter • May 23, 2024

Sahuaro's 2024 Honors Night was held on Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:00 P.M. After a performance from Sahuaro’s orchestra and choir, the night started with our student body president, Sierra Jacobo, leading us in the pledge. After that Congressman Juan Ciscomani gave a speech. The most memorable piece was the ending: "...Always remember your own identity, and that's what's gonna keep you grounded....

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Senior Slideshow 2024
Senior Slideshow 2024
Marley Gandee, Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2024

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Sahuaro Students Give Advice to Future Freshmen
Sahuaro Students Give Advice to Future Freshmen
Sarah bol, Nya Brown, Lynnea Montgomery, Wynter Nye, Natalie Bancroft, and Saphira Trevino May 17, 2024

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Class of 2025 is Excited for Senior Year!
Class of 2025 is Excited for Senior Year!
Mia Payette, Marley Gandee, Tatum Crawford, Montana Poe, and Gianna Buxenbaum May 17, 2024

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Discover the Wonders of Pathway to Asia at Reid Park Zoo
Discover the Wonders of Pathway to Asia at Reid Park Zoo
Tatum Crawford, Editor • May 9, 2024

Reid Park Zoo, nestled in the heart of Tucson, Arizona, is set to display its newest attraction in 2026: Pathway to Asia. This exciting addition...

Pro-Palestinian Protests Overtake College Campuses All Over the U.S.
Pro-Palestinian Protests Overtake College Campuses All Over the U.S.
Sarah bol, Reporter • May 8, 2024

Amidst the war in Gaza and Israel, Pro-Palestinian protests have been sweeping U.S. college campuses and causing all kinds of chaos; multiple...

Save Our Librarian!
Save Our Librarian!
Marley Gandee, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2024

Imagine walking into the library and not seeing Mrs. Krieg's lovely, welcoming face, or taking a step into the wonderful world of books and not...

TOO MANY TOURISTS
TOO MANY TOURISTS
Tarran Benson, Reporter • May 2, 2024

Either for its rich history intertwined with America and other countries or its very popular style of animation - known as anime - being idolized...

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