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Important Announcements January 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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Arrested at U.S. Capitol
Arrested at U.S. Capitol
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • January 22, 2021

After the massive Capitol riot, there was recently an arrest on Wesley Allen Beeler, a man who attempted to walk into the inauguration checkpoint...

Trump
Trump's Last Act
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • January 22, 2021

As his last act in office, Donald J. Trump has just condemned hundreds of thousands of people to death. He has denied stopping American involvement...

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
Biden Declares "Democracy has Prevailed" on Inauguration Day
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • January 22, 2021

On January 20, 2021, America diligently watched as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and Vice President of the...

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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Kelley Suarez: A New Artist on the Block 
Kelley Suarez: A New Artist on the Block 
Ava Lopez, contributor • January 20, 2021

Art is not the easiest thing in the world. Almost everyone is aware of this fact. For a select few however, having talent in art comes naturally to them. My friend Kelley...

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“Chamorrwhat”?
“Chamorrwhat”?
Cesia Salazar • January 20, 2021

“Chamorro.” “A what?” is what you may ask. Maile Santos is a proud Chamorro and loves everything about her culture. She is 3rd generation and has a lot to say about...

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Designing the Future: Zane Glorioso
Designing the Future: Zane Glorioso
Kaden Kindrick, contributor • January 20, 2021

Zane Glorioso, sophomore, has dedicated his time to work on becoming a virtual game designer. He draws inspiration from other indie game designers (such as Toby Fox) and...

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Two-Time Refugee: Moamin Sami
Two-Time Refugee: Moamin Sami
Nathalia Valdez, Editor-in-Chief • January 15, 2021

"We were in the middle of class, when a bomb went off," explains Moamin Sami, senior at Sahuaro High School. "It was scary, we were kids, everyone was crying, and it's mostly...

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The Brains and The Bold: Mr.Barany
The Brains and The Bold: Mr.Barany
Deartis Mason, Reporter • January 15, 2021

Mr. Barany is one of those teachers that makes you want to learn and have fun while you're doing it. He teaches Earth and Science class, he makes his class very interesting,...

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Mrs. Goodenow and her kids, at their happiest place on Earth.
Mrs. Goodenow, an Integral Part at Sahuaro
Paula Le, Reporter • January 15, 2021

"Get 'er done" - Mrs. Goodenow If you were sitting in her classroom right now, you best believe she says this phrase often. Mrs. Goodenow is a magnificent calculus teacher...

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Me, You, and Lange: Let
Me, You, and Lange: Let's Go To Spain!
Gianni Martinez, Associate Editor-in-Chief • January 15, 2021

Picture this: It's your 21st birthday and you decide to enjoy it by having a night out on the town, but when it comes down to the people who will be there with you only one...

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Alen Naprelac’s Journey- How He Became Fluent In 6 Languages 
Alen Naprelac’s Journey- How He Became Fluent In 6 Languages 
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Contributor • January 12, 2021

“Ahoj!” says Sahuaro junior Alen Naprelac.   Surprisingly, this isn’t the only language Alen can say hello in. Alen is in his junior year at Sahuaro, already speaking 6...

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What It’s Like to Have Lived in 3 Countries by Senior Year 
What It’s Like to Have Lived in 3 Countries by Senior Year 
Melanie Duran, contributor • January 12, 2021

Some people have simple lives, growing up in the same country, or sometimes the same town. Others don’t have a complicated family, either. I can’t relate; my life was...

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Covid- 19: A Blessing in Disguise? 
Covid- 19: A Blessing in Disguise? 
Jaydah Griffith, contributor • January 20, 2021

Covid- 19 was an unwanted intruder who took away all the things that made human life thrive. Something no one expected to ever live without, was the first thing to go: social interaction. This pandemic left people without jobs, stuck at home, and isolating themselves to remain safe. It was a rough time for many people, who saw this as a complete disruption to their lives. But there were others who...

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I Believe in Saving the Earth
I Believe in Saving the Earth
Rheanna Fernandez, contributor • January 20, 2021

When I was a little girl, I remember staring out the window on an overcast day, looking to see for little dots coloring the pavement as rain sprinkled down. It was an exciting feeling knowing the monsoons were just around the corner. It still is an exciting feeling. Enduring the Arizona heat all summer long and being rewarded with rain; what more can a Tucsonan ask for? One of my favorite smells...

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Netflix's Diamond in the Rough: The Queen's Gambit
Mei Dotzler, Reporter • January 15, 2021

In the latter part of 2020, Netflix dropped what they would unexpectedly find out to be the most talked about and successful show of the year --- The Queen's Gambit. The show follows the self-destructive Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a chess prodigy trying to navigate her intoxicating career while battling the demons of substance and alcohol abuse. While the main focus is chess, the series highlights...

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10 Things About Me!
10 Things About Me!
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • January 12, 2021

   

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Things That Lessen My Misery
Things That Lessen My Misery
January 12, 2021

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Winter Sports Back On
Mario Reynaga, Reporter • January 16, 2021

Since this pandemic started we all had that little worry about sports being canceled. They were canceled for about a month, but recently resumed with strict rules, such as wearing masks. The AIA board had a voting board to cancel winter sports all over Arizona. All around AZ people have voted to bring back sports in general, but most importantly in high schools. However, multiple people are also saying...

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The Crimson Tsunami - 2020 College Football's Very Best
Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, Reporter • January 15, 2021

One last wave of the 2020-2021 College football season has drifted away. It was a very odd season with a very predictable outcome. Now that the games have been played and the awards have been given out, it's time to look back on the season, and the team that won it all. Here's a quick rundown of how the season went for the eventual winners, the Alabama Crimson Tide. The season started much like...

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Ava Lopez - Passes, Sets, and a Handful of Bruises 
Ava Lopez - Passes, Sets, and a Handful of Bruises 
Kelley Suarez  • January 12, 2021

Ava Lopez, a sophomore at Sahuaro High School, has a talent for many different activities such as painting, singing, and even acting! But the her biggest passion and talent is for volleyball. She fell in love with the sport when her family took her to one of the games for the women’s volleyball team at the University of Arizona a few years ago. She watched in awe at how skilled the team...

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Karen It
Karen It's Time to Stop, Okay. No More.
Paula Le, Reporter • January 22, 2021

No Karen, you cannot speak to the manager. No Karen, you cannot call the police whenever you want. No Karen, no one cares if you fake cry for attention. Tsk tsk, now is not the time to act entitled. The infamous Karen meme is used to describe a person who commits acts in public. In parks, restaurants, neighborhoods, Karens have no shame in causing a scene. How does one become a "Karen?" By harassing...

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Vext Leaves the Wolf Pack
Vext Leaves the Wolf Pack
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • January 19, 2021

On January 9th, 2021, @badwolvesofficial on Instagram posted a statement from Chris Cain, Doc Coyle, John Boecklin, and Kyle Konkiel. In this statement, it was made official that lead singer Tommy Vext is no longer a part of Bad Wolves. "It is true that Bad Wolves and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways. The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for later this year..."...

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The album cover of
Five Years of Blackstar; Five Years Without Bowie.
Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief • January 15, 2021

David Bowie, A.K.A The Starman, A.K.A Ziggy Stardust, A.K.A one of the greatest minds in musical history. If only he was as good as a person as he was with his music... He was an arrogant ***** (to say the least). However, you couldn't deny that he was a genius for creating, diversifying, and reinventing music. In 'Five Years' the introduction to his 1972 album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...

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My Chemical Reunion
My Chemical Reunion
Rowan Oxley, Reporter • January 15, 2021

My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from New Jersey. The band consists of lead vocals, played by Gerard Way, guitar, played by Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bass, played by Mikey Way, Gerard Way's brother. The band released their debut album in 2002, which was titled "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love". They signed with a new record label the next year, and in 2004, they...

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Top Songs of 2020
Top Songs of 2020
Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief • December 17, 2020

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Worst Dressed Of 2020
Worst Dressed Of 2020
Lia Ghirardi, Reporter • December 17, 2020

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Delivering Sahuaro's Cutting Edge News & Saving Trees
Delivering Sahuaro's Cutting Edge News & Saving Trees