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Important Announcements February 2021

Nathalia Valdez, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2021

Lia Ghirardi, Reporter
December 8, 2020

Gianni Martinez, Associate Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2020

Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief
October 7, 2020

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TikTok Star Avani Reyes
TikTok Star Avani Reyes 'Accidentally' Got Gorilla Glue in Her Hair
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • February 19, 2021

"I have no idea what to do. I tried washing it, it doesn’t come off." As if Gen Z couldn't get any more ridiculous, TikToker Avani Reyes...

Global Warming: Hot or Not?
Global Warming: Hot or Not?
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • February 17, 2021

During a blast of winter weather that is almost never seen anymore, a Texas winter storm has caused at least two deaths from the cold, while...

Tesla
Tesla's Plan for Bitcoin
Caleb Pearce-Huffman, Reporter • February 16, 2021

Tesla, co-founded by Elon Musk, is very popular for its high end electric vehicles. Upon visiting their website, I built a car to use all of...

The Person That
The Person That'll Put Tucson On the Map
Malachi Hatfield, Reporter • February 24, 2021

Jayvion (JJ) Jackson is a junior at Sahuaro who, in his free time, makes songs about his own experiences in life. He has a unique sound to his music; it's more often on the...

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Keeping Up With Class Of 2020
Keeping Up With Class Of 2020
Nathalia Valdez, Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2021

As we all know, Class of 2020 had their senior year cut short.  That last quarter is supposed to be all about Prom, the excitement of graduation, and the camaraderie that...

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Welcome Back Mrs. Suess!
Welcome Back Mrs. Suess!
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • February 16, 2021

After a long journey, assistant principal Emily Suess has made her way back to the Cougar family. She's been a part of TUSD for 12 years. At Santa Rita, she was an exceptional...

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Sean
Senior Spotlight: Sean Hancock
Alex Herman, Reporter • February 12, 2021

Sean Hancock is a senior at Sahuaro who does it all. He would describe himself as a "workaholic". He doesn't just love working with and building cars, but he also loves NASCAR...

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Artist Spotlight: JJ Gonzalez
Artist Spotlight: JJ Gonzalez
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • February 5, 2021

Art is the most wide-spread form of mental release, from stress to pain to whatever else is going on, people use art as a getaway, and it comes in many forms. You can find...

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Mrs. Watters, English Master, Baker, Singer Extraordinaire
Mrs. Watters, English Master, Baker, Singer Extraordinaire
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • February 5, 2021

Sahuaro patriot, Shakespeare enthusiast, and baking connoisseur --- the beloved Mrs. Watters is deeply admired across the entire board, from the staff to the students. Having...

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Ms. Krause - The One and Only
Ms. Krause - The One and Only
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • February 5, 2021

AP Literature: when you hear the words, you might get a little scared, maybe even roll your eyes. It's understandable, if you don't enjoy reading, why join a class that does...

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Mikyla Cather: Taekwondo Martial Artist
Mikyla Cather: Taekwondo Martial Artist
Lia Ghirardi, Reporter • January 29, 2021

Mikyla Cather is a sophomore and has a strong love for martial arts. What is Taekwondo? Taekwondo is "a modern Korean martial art similar to karate." Mikyla's passion began...

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Cross Stitching Queen
Cross Stitching Queen
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • January 29, 2021

Senior Noelle Healey-Stewart began her cross stitching journey when she and her mom were in Walmart and they both got starter kits. Her mom stopped doing it after a while...

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Sk8ting Thru Senior Year
Sk8ting Thru Senior Year
Jordan Myers, Reporter • January 22, 2021

Sahuaro senior, Dominic Albert remembers the very day he was given his first skateboard by his uncle, when he was 6, just like it was yesterday. And after around twelve years...

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Arctic Monkeys- So Underrated
Arctic Monkeys- So Underrated
Lia Ghirardi, Reporter • February 19, 2021

In today's day and age, the majority of this generation listens to rap, and not the good stuff. The rhyming of money and narcotics is not always something that wants to be heard. A way better alternative is the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. Listening to them is pleasing to the ear, unlike all of today's current hip hop. Alex Turner is the lead singer of the band and his voice never dissapoints....

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TUSD Should Have Done More.
TUSD Should Have Done More.
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • February 9, 2021

Tucson Unified School District: They won't put students first, but have no fear, they will do everything it takes to appeal to Governor Ducey instead. With this pandemic, oh so many things went wrong.  So many bad decisions were made, as well as not enough decisions being made. This year, across the nation, kids everywhere have a higher failing rate than ever before. While it is across the nation,...

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Dalton Oxley: The Youngster
Dalton Oxley: The Youngster
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • February 5, 2021

My brother is a strange child. He enjoys video games and cars, and wants to be a professional remote control car driver when he grows up. Because of COVID-19's appearance, Dalton Oxley has been through some odd things in recent events, such as going into online school and having much more free time than he normally would. Dalton goes to school at Tucson Country Day School, or TCDS. It is a public...

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New Food Trucks Coming
New Food Trucks Coming
Deartis Mason , Reporter • January 29, 2021

I love food and I know there are a lot of people out there that do as well, so no better way to tell you some good news.  All around Tucson, there are food trucks and lots of delicious food, specifically at local parks and downtown areas that you probably have already seen and you don't even know it. These food trucks offer an abundance of different types of food and you should definitely try them....

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I Am You 360
I Am You 360
Gianni Martinez, Associate Editor-in-Chief • January 22, 2021

Ever been a part of something more than just yourself? Ever had the chance to reach out to those less fortunate than you? Ever had a 360 turn around in your life, completely changing your old habits and making new ones? Neither have I. But it's never too late - trust me, there are tons of ways to reach out and become a part of something bigger and better than yourself. I Am You 360 is a non-profit...

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NFL Honors HOF Inductees 2021
NFL Honors HOF Inductees 2021
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • February 16, 2021

Each year for the past decade the NFL has hosted the "NFL Honors Awards Ceremony" to recognize the Hall of Fame class of that season. Out of an initial group of 130 potential Hall of Fame candidates the group was whittled down throughout the year to a finalist group of 15 in January. 8 of those 15 were inducted into the hall on February 6th to be enshrined in Canton Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of...

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Messi
Messi's Contract Leaked!
Mario Reynaga, Reporter • February 5, 2021

Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona, 2nd in the Laliga League and a very popular team around the world. They have multiple academies located in the U.S.; there is even a Barcelona academy in Casa Grande. They are one of the best competing teams in Spain and in their league.   On February 5th, Messi's contract was leaked to the world. They are still getting...

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Previewing the 2020-2021 Superbowl
Previewing the 2020-2021 Superbowl
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • February 2, 2021

The Superbowl is a sports event like none other, with millions of viewers and hundreds of thousands attending live (most years). Unlike other sports that have a series of games for their championship game, the NFL championship is one game, 4 quarters to crown a champion. This year's superbowl will very likely break records for online viewership for a multitude of reasons, one of the main ones being...

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's Dog Walker in Recovery as Dogs Are Returned Safely
Jordan Myers, Reporter • March 3, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24th at 9:40pm, two of Lady Gaga's dogs were stolen in a violent attack as they were being walked in a Hollywood neighborhood, leaving her dog walker and long-time friend Ryan Fischer with a gunshot to the chest cradling Asia, who he recalls as his guardian angel dog who comforted him after the attack. The French bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, then went missing until an unspecified...

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Sahuaro's Instagram Pages
Caleb Pearce-Huffman, Reporter • February 19, 2021

I don't know how often you lurk through Instagram pages, or why... but I know when I do, I'm avoiding homework or really bored. Surprisingly enough, there are several Sahuaro High School Instagram pages that should provide you some entertainment. A couple of my favorites are "shs_thepapercut" and "shs_mirrors."  Scrolling through the diverse pictures brings back memories from the days when school...

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The Great Egyptian Brewery of Abydos
The Great Egyptian Brewery of Abydos
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • February 19, 2021

Liquor, Beer, Booze, some say it is the greatest thing ever, other think of it as a helpful way to relieve stress and get on with your day, and some even say it is the root of all evils. Wherever your opinion lands on the spectrum, there is no denying that alcohol, in its many forms, has had a major impact on our society ever since the first person got drunk off fermented grape juice. That history...

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Medicine at Midnight Review
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • February 19, 2021

On February 5th, 2021, the legendary band Foo Fighters released their tenth studio album titled Medicine at Midnight. Foo Fighters have been around since 1994 and they're still kicking. The journey of this 9 song album began during the pandemic, and its release was delayed because of it. Finally, the single "Shame Shame" was released in November 2020, then "No Son of Mine" on New Year's Day 2021, then...

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In Celebration of Black History Month: Figures You May Never Have Heard Of
Alex Herman, Reporter • February 19, 2021

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THE NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS  "Framing  Britney Spears" Episode 6 (Airs Friday, February 5, 10:00 pm/ep) -- Behind the scenes during the shoot for the “Lucky” music video in 2000. A moment captured by Britney’s assistant and friend Felicia Culotta. CR: FX
Framing Britney: Free Britney
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • February 17, 2021

Through the ins and outs of the media setting in the 2000's, it's safe to say that Britney Spears has functioned as a head spotlight for a while. However, it is no longer about her recent pop album, or who she's dating, right now it's about the conservatorship her father has held upon her. The #FreeBritney movement, a protest to essentially 'free Britney' from the legal bind that has gotten so big...

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