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Pythagorean Theorem Won
Pythagorean Theorem Won't Be The Same - Farewell Mr.Holbrook!
Lia Ghirardi, Reporter • May 25, 2021

Geometry and Algebra and math oh my! But now it's time to say goodbye. Mr.Holbrook is a math teacher here at Sahuaro and his time here has sadly come to an end. Q: When...

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Beth & Conner, Marching Off Into the Sunset
Beth & Conner, Marching Off Into the Sunset
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • May 25, 2021

Every year here at The Paper Cut, we like to end off the year by showcasing some of the teachers and seniors who will be leaving us after the year. This school year, especially,...

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Nathalia in her cap
Nathalia Valdez- Our Beloved Senior
Krystal Orehek, Reporter • May 25, 2021

I remember meeting Nat when I was in geometry as a freshman. We had our little table group and helped each other on all the proofs you can imagine. She started convincing...

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Colorado Mesa
Colorado Mesa's Very Own Ronaldo - Lucas Fulginiti
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • May 24, 2021

Graduating in less than just 2 weeks, Lucas Fulginiti's got it all figured out. With aspirations of making it big, Lucas has been accepted into a Division 2 school called...

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Coding is Second Nature for Noelle Healey-Stewart
Coding is Second Nature for Noelle Healey-Stewart
Paula Le, Reporter • May 21, 2021

Coding is a space where creativity and originality can run through. Coding has endless solutions and outcomes. Coding is the future, and Noelle Healey-Stewart plans to partake...

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Senior Spotlight: Megan Rasey
Senior Spotlight: Megan Rasey
Gianni Martinez, Associate Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2021

Megan Rasey, senior at Sahuaro High School, is running her way out of high school and here's her lovely interview... Q: How long have you been in track? A: I run...

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Math Won
Math Won't Be the Same- Goodbye Goodenow!
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • May 21, 2021

Another teacher unfortunately leaving the den is Mrs. Amanda Goodenow, a beloved math teacher at Sahuaro. She has been recruited by Tanque Verde School District. "I did not...

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Surfing away from Sahuaro!
Mr. Duncan: Surfing Away from Sahuaro
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • May 21, 2021

David Duncan came out of retirement to join the Sahuaro family four years ago, but after a year of online teaching, Mr. Duncan has decided to finally ride the wave out of...

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Ms. Hoyt, The Hoot of Sahuaro!
Ms. Hoyt, The Hoot of Sahuaro!
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • May 21, 2021

Imagine this, you're a junior in high school being forced to take U.S History. You walk into class, already dreading learning about white guys who gave themselves too much...

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Goodbye to Our Mother, Ms. Hubbard
Goodbye to Our Mother, Ms. Hubbard
Nathalia Valdez, Editor in Chief • May 21, 2021

Half of us know Ms. Hubbard as the sweet teacher that waits outside her class and smiles at everyone that walks by, the other half knows her as Ms. Trujillo's campus bff...

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Beloved Ms. Engel - The Next Chapter
Beloved Ms. Engel - The Next Chapter
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • May 19, 2021

If you asked any student well-versed in the Sahuaro music department, 9 times out of 10 they would say their favorite teacher is Ms. Engel. I've never even taken a music class...

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Your Favorite Future Journalist: Amanda Mourelatos
Your Favorite Future Journalist: Amanda Mourelatos
Lia Ghirardi, Reporter • May 18, 2021

Future Rolling Stone journalist? Amanda Mourelatos is a fantastic fit! Senior Amanda Mourelatos is a gifted and beloved writer here at The Paper Cut. "My one goal in life...

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More Than A Library with Mrs. Krieg
More Than A Library with Mrs. Krieg
Gianni Martinez, Associate Editor-in-Chief • May 18, 2021

Ahhh the library, the sweet sweet smell of old books and dust. A place that's more than just a hangout spot, but a way to enjoy the little things, like a hard copy of your...

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First, GRADUATE...Next, NAVY: Senior Kyle Jackson
First, GRADUATE...Next, NAVY: Senior Kyle Jackson
Alex Herman, reporter • May 15, 2021

“In life you got to take risks, not every decision has a clear outcome, so sometimes you just got to send it."-- Senior, Kyle Jackson Q: Tell us about yourself! What...

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Senior Q&A: Fernanda Trevizo
Senior Q&A: Fernanda Trevizo
Malachi Hatfield May 15, 2021

Q: What was your favorite memory of Sahuaro? A: The pep rallies because everyone would get together. Q: What do you plan to do after high school?  A: I've committed...

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#FreePalestine Till It's Backwards
Krystal Orehek, Reporter • May 18, 2021

Conflict, clashes, and "both-sides" have all been used in headlines describing the conflicts between Israeli settlers and Palestinians as people turn a blind eye and take a neutral stance on the situation in the middle eastern territory. But the real words that should be used are apartheid, colonialism, and ethnic cleansing, and this is not a time to be neutral. Imagine you're sitting in your...

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Ciao Chauvin!
Ciao Chauvin!
Jordan Myers, Reporter • April 30, 2021

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kept his knee on the neck of George Floyd for more than nine minutes last year, has been found guilty on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Last Memorial Day, this incident occured after police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill. After a nail-biting three-week trial, the jury returned...

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The Grammys Are Rigged. And Here
The Grammys Are Rigged. And Here's Proof.
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • April 7, 2021

No one's surprised that the Grammys this year were a complete and utter disaster, not because of the performances, but because of the Recording Academy's annual tradition of exploiting and shutting out the nation's favorite artists. Year after year, the Grammys prove their underlying biases in the industry by nominating obscure underground artists, continuously snubbing the artists that truly deserve...

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Gun Reform Discussions
March 30, 2021

Covid-19 wasn't just a tough pandemic for businesses, it also affected gun owners. Shooting ranges were shut down, but a lot of people were still itching to shoot something. Statistics from gunviolencezrchive.org show 43,534 firearm deaths in the US in 2020. Out of the statistics, I gathered that around half, 19,378, were from suicide. The remaining portion has been verified to be from causes such...

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Pet Peeves Equals a Death Glare By Yours Truly
Pet Peeves Equals a Death Glare By Yours Truly
Paula Le, Reporter • March 26, 2021

Pet peeves, an addition to what makes this world give me gray hairs. Nothing ticks me off more than my pet peeves being an inconvenience at the wrong time and place. If you're reading this and a mention pet peeve concerns you, you're the reason for my premature wrinkles at the age of 16. Buckle your seats for Petty Paula may come out for vengeance. Open boxes in the pantry. Typically at the top...

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Medically-Boosted Placebo Effect May Help Some Chronic Patients
Medically-Boosted Placebo Effect May Help Some Chronic Patients
Jordan Myers, Reporter • May 19, 2021

In a recent study, scientists have been able to begin to harness the intricate power of the placebo effect on the human brain. On May 3rd, scientists...

A Very Eventful Week For J Cole Fans
A Very Eventful Week For J Cole Fans
Malachi Hatfield, Reporter • May 18, 2021

Jermaine Cole, better known by his stage name J Cole, has been known as one of the better hoopers in the rap game for a while now. Even some half joking about him making it onto an NBA roster (which he’s one step closer to now)  because finally, at the age of 36, is playing in the pros. He's expected to play for Rwandan side the Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League....

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Trio of Former Wildcats Drafted Into the NFL
Trio of Former Wildcats Drafted Into the NFL
Malachi Hatfield, Reporter • May 11, 2021

The UofA isn’t exactly known for producing a ton of NFL players. But the small list was made a little bigger this year. For the first time in 7 years, three former Wildcats were all taken in the same draft. Former Arizona linebacker Tony Fields II was taken in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns. He was a Wildcat for majority of his college career, before transferring to West Virginia for...

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Senior Night Softball
Senior Night Softball
Deartis Mason , Reporter • May 4, 2021

Like many others who play softball, they start at an early age, and it was the same for Analise Rivera-Nelson, Chloe Davison, Cassidy Morrow, and Mati Goerke. Ana started playing softball when she was 6-years-old, so she has been playing for about 12 years, and Madi started when she was 8-years-old, and Chloe, and Cassidy have also started at a young age, so these girls have had a lot of commitment...

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Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish's British Vogue Cover Sparks Controversy
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • May 11, 2021

Billie Eilish ditched her signature baggy clothes and graced British Vogue's June 2021 cover in ultra-sexy old-Hollywood lingerie, showing off her illustrious curves and raunchy hip tattoo. She looked absolutely stunning in the nude corset dress and old-timey lace one piece, both beautifully accentuated by her new buttery blonde shag. The ultimate purpose of showing so much skin was to promote body...

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OK Orchestra Review
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • May 7, 2021

The band of brothers, AJR, ended their previous album Neotheater with the song Finale. In the song, it says, "Now they want something bigger, I'm overwhelmed." Clearly they weren't that overwhelmed because their newest album, OK Orchestra, is an absolute masterpiece. OK Orchestra was released on March 26th, 2021, but it wasn't just that. Their single Way Less Sad released on February 17th, 2021...

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It's Official; Tucson is The Best!
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • May 4, 2021

It looks like what is home to us, is actually a paradise for others. Recently on the 2020 travel list Condé Nast Travels created, they marked Tucson as the number ninth place to travel in cities. Why you may ask? According to the magazine, Tucson won its spot because of its diversity and inclusiveness with Native American culture. With restaurants, events, and other spots to celebrate culture, it...

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Who Took The L?? Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • May 4, 2021

The world was shocked when Jake Paul, washed-up YouTuber and ongoing joke in the boxing world, knocked out Olympic wrestler and former Bellator champion Ben Askren in the first round. The main event was fought as a professional boxing match and will go on Paul's official record, making him 3-0. Although advertised as one, this wasn't really a professional fight. Askren is a retired MMA fighter and...

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Pima County Fair: Undeterred
Pima County Fair: Undeterred
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • April 28, 2021

April showers bring May flowers, but we all know April has something better than rain. With everything that's been going on for the past year, it's surprising, but it's still a relief that the Pima County Fair is coming to town. But what's so special about the fair? Well, the Pima County Fair has been a part of my life for a very long time. With activities like auctions, rides, foods, and games,...

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Dancing With the Devil- Demi Lovato
Dancing With the Devil- Demi Lovato
Krystal Orehek April 23, 2021

Many of our first memories of Demi Lovato can be traced back to her lead performance as Mitchie Torres in the iconic early 2000s Disney Channel original, Camp Rock. Since then, Demi as a more mature artist has had many hits including Heart Attack, Sorry Not Sorry, Cool For The Summer, Confident, Give Your Heart A Break, and the list goes on. An outlier in this plethora of poppy hits is Sober, her somber...

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