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The Woman Behind the Front Counter - Mrs. Lynne
The Woman Behind the Front Counter - Mrs. Lynne
Sierra Blaser, Reporter • October 21, 2021

The attendance office is a vital part of every Cougar's high school career, yet we rarely take the time to look at the amazing ladies who keep the whole operation going. One...

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Fresh Face ft Rheana Bartlett
Fresh Face ft Rheana Bartlett
Toge Inumaki, Reporter • October 6, 2021

Q: Who are you? A: I'm Rheana Bartlett, I'm a Freshman here at Sahuaro High. I'm currently 14 turning 15 very soon. I was born in 2006 on the 27th of September. I mainly...

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The Wonderful Sofie Oswaot
The Wonderful Sofie Oswaot
Aspen Lenox, reporter • October 1, 2021

Senior Sofie Oswaot is a multi-talented musician.  Sophie plays like the world is at her fingertips. She plays the piano and the guitar, playing the piano since the second...

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Ms. Biddles first day here at Sahuaro
Sahuaro's Newest Christmas Fanatic - Kristen Biddle
Sierra Ayers, Reporter • October 1, 2021

After teaching for 11 years at Sunnyside along with 3 years of AVID, one Kristen Biddle has migrated to the English department here at Sahuaro. Kristen Biddle, born in...

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Sahuaros Very Own Jasmine of All Trades
Sahuaro's Very Own Jasmine of All Trades
Kasia Jackson, Reporter • September 23, 2021

1st Degree Black Belt...check. Magician...check Competitive Dancer...check Sophomore, Jasmine Shryock literally is juggling schoolwork with several extracurricular...

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All Eyes On Paula Le
All Eyes On Paula Le
Krystal Orehek, Reporter • September 17, 2021

You might know her for her edgy outfits, her rowdy sense of humor, her kindness, or her insane ability to do math. Or you might know her for all these things like I do, so...

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10 Things I Learned from Harry Styles  
10 Things I Learned from Harry Styles  
Danitza Dotson, Contributor • October 20, 2021

Lesson 1- Wear what you want  Styles is someone who isn’t afraid to step out of the box especially when it comes to fashion.  Recently he has been breaking social norms by wearing extreme bellbottoms, flamboyant accents, chunky necklaces/pearls, and bright nail polish.  He also wore a dress for the cover of Vogue magazine last year. He has always been the type to express himself through...

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Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor
Jack Lu, Contributor • October 20, 2021
From Senior Jack Lu
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Malignant Comes Out Just In Time For Spooky Season
'Malignant' Comes Out Just In Time For Spooky Season
Jenifer Urzua, Reporter • October 6, 2021

Want to get out of the house? Well, spooky season is just around the corner, and what better way to start it off than getting a big bucket of buttery popcorn and watching a horror movie with your boo.  The new movie Malignant is perfect, it will have you shaking in your pants. James Wan who has created horror hits The Conjuring, Insidious, etc. has brought us another great hit. In this movie, there...

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Paula Le took up corcheting over the pandemic!
How Geeky Did The Pandemic Make Us?
Marcie Varley, Reporter • October 1, 2021

During the pandemic, people acquired new hobbies and new ways of life. We used to consider people who are on computers 24/7 as "geeks", and now it's been normalized all over the world. From online shopping to the way we keep in touch (virtual), our screen time has blown up. As far as hobbies go, the pandemic has made us all tap back into our inner geek. Home hobbies for many were something to take...

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The Circle - Is it Just Another Reality TV Show?
The Circle - Is it Just Another Reality TV Show?
Kasia Jackson, Reporter • October 1, 2021

The Circle is not just any reality TV show --- to answer the rhetorical question above. It is a reality TV game show which I didn't know I would like. This has been the most recent show that I have binged on Netflix. There is a high price of $100,000 that only one player can win. Players stoop to all lows to get that cash prize. The objective of the game is to build friendships via The Circle -...

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Life and Death of First Black Secretary of State - Colin Powell
Life and Death of First Black Secretary of State - Colin Powell
Kasia Jackson, Reporter • October 20, 2021

Colin Powell, first Black Secretary of State and a former four-star general, died of Covid-19 complications on October 18th, 2021. Powell battling...

Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Paula Le, Editor • October 19, 2021

It is said to believe that the "400 Mawozo" gang in Haiti may be the ones behind the abduction of 16 Americans and 1 Canadian over the weekend....

Zodiac Killer Identified Once and For All
Zodiac Killer Identified Once and For All
Lia Ghirardi, Editor • October 7, 2021

One of America's biggest mysteries has finally been solved...the identity of the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least...

R. Kelly is Found Guilty on 9 Counts
R. Kelly is Found Guilty on 9 Counts
Krystal Orehek, Editor • October 4, 2021

Bribery, sexual exploitation of a child, and sex trafficking are all actions the infamous R&B singer R. Kelly was convicted of on September...

Tuscons Bug Epidemic
Tuscon's Bug Epidemic
Marley Gandee, contributor • October 4, 2021

From beetles falling from the sky and randomly finding beetles everywhere, all Tucsonans have definitely seen the beetle invasion. Walking down...

Desert Twilight Invite
Desert Twilight Invite
Marley Gandee, Reporter • October 5, 2021

This week the cross-country team had two meets, and one of those was in Queen Creek, almost all the way to Phoenix. The meet is one of the biggest in the country, with over 100 teams from all over the country and state. The race was during the dark, glowsticks and glow-in-the-dark tee-shirts leading the way for the athletes. Watching and cheering for all the athletes got the team pumped up and ready...

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The 43rd Annual Rick Botkin Memorial Football Game
The 43rd Annual Rick Botkin Memorial Football Game
Toge Inumaki, Reporter • October 1, 2021

Rick Botkin was a senior at Sahuaro High School who tragically passed away due to an automobile accident 44 years ago. Rick was the football team captain and had an all-state selection as both quarterback and free safety. He also excelled as a special team player for the Cougars. In football, he was known to be dedicated and fierce. Whilst in school, he was a great friend to his peers and was known...

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Tip Off the New Season With Some of the Best NBA Trades
Tip Off the New Season With Some of the Best NBA Trades
Marley Gandee, Reporter • September 17, 2021

This season was full of sorrow and tears for certain fans, but for others it was a slam dunk! The Suns made it to the finals, the Bucks won their first championship since 1971, some great draft picks, and some so-so trades. The trades were a pretty big deal this year, as big and old as others in the past? No. But there were good trades mixed in with the "what the heck were you thinking" trades. One...

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Haunted Places in Tucson
Haunted Places in Tucson
Gabriella Gallardo October 21, 2021

Tucson may be a simple town that many would even call boring, but if you love anything spooky we've got multiple places that you can visit that are said to be haunted. If you're lucky you might be able to get goosebumps from these haunted and paranormal places. If you live in Tucson you definitely know about The University of Arizona. The building for their Centennial Hall is not very old but apparently...

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Adele Releases Long-Awaited Single Easy On Me
Adele Releases Long-Awaited Single 'Easy On Me'
Mei Dotzler, Editor • October 21, 2021

Hello, Adele is back. After the worst 6 years of our lives without her, she is finally back. Released on October 15th, her new single 'Easy on Me' is a breathtaking ballad, clocking in at 3 minutes 45 seconds. It serves as an ode to her marriage and 9-year-old son Angelo, whom her forthcoming album 30 is dedicated. Inspired by her recent split from ex-husband Simon Konecki, lyrics like...

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The 2021 Met Gala
The 2021 Met Gala
Gabriella Gallardo, Reporter • October 5, 2021

Although many people looked amazing at the Met Gala this year, there were definitely some questionable outfit choices. Most celebrities played it safe, but a few guests used their outfits to make political statements about America, sparking a lot of controversy. Carolyn Bosher Maloney's vibrant multi-colored look had the phrase "Equal Rights for Women" in all caps on it, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore...

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The Rise of Leanna Firestone!
The Rise of Leanna Firestone!
Aspen Lenox, Reporter • October 4, 2021

Leanna Firestone is a wonderful, talented 20-year-old up-and-coming artist from Cookeville, TN. Leanna has over half a million TikTok followers and 13K Instagram followers. She dropped her first song, "Strawberry Mentos"  back in 2020, and it now has over 3 million streams! Her debut EP was tilted "Y/N" in 2021 with six tracks. She does post a lot more shorter one-minute songs on TikTok as well. Her...

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Squid Game: A South Korean Film Taken by the Storm
Squid Game: A South Korean Film Taken by the Storm
Paula Le, Editor • October 4, 2021

"Squid Game", a film that kept viewers on their toes, has exceeded everyone's expectations. But what makes the series so special that they received a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? The South Korean show is a drama, thriller, and action series that was released in mid-September. In "Squid Game" 456 people participate in various children's games. What's on the line? 45.6 billion Korean won ($39 million)....

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