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Immigrant Parents Are a Different Kind of Parent

Immigrant Parents Are a Different Kind of Parent

Sara Righter, Contributor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

My earliest memories involving my mother and the general public are all the times she got questioned: “Where are you from?” or “What’s that accent?” or the mocking she would endure when her back was turned. When I was younger, I used to think the jokes were funny; I would laugh along, not fully...

A Seatbelt Saved My Life

A Seatbelt Saved My Life

David Valencia, Contributor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

I will never forget the event that transpired on October 3rd, 2018. It was a cloudy morning and I was heading down to school, but before I got there I needed some coffee. So I headed to Dunkin Donuts to grab an iced coffee. Before I could get there, a driver decided to attempt to cut across, but she...

Senior Spotlight – Nic Coyne

Senior Spotlight – Nic Coyne

Jamie Beck, Fine Arts/ SlideShow editor

November 8, 2018


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"I've never really had much of a family," explains senior Nic Coyne.  "My dad moved to South Carolina for work when I was seven.  After that, the only blood-related family I had was my mom, who I took care of...she never really seemed to get on her feet."  Nic and his mom lived in a 2-bedroom apartment,...

Sahuaro Welcomes Mr. Singh – New Teacher From India

Sahuaro Welcomes Mr. Singh – New Teacher From India

Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

November 8, 2018


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A shortage of up to 700,000 teaching instructors in the United States has drawn U.S. school administrators looking to plug the gap to India.  TUSD has hired 25 teachers from India this year to fill long-term vacancies, and Sahuaro now welcomes one to our campus - Maninder Singh all the way from India! Mr....

Chloe Kim: From South Korea to Sahuaro

Chloe Kim: From South Korea to Sahuaro

Jocelyn Reeder, Editor-IN-Chief

November 7, 2018


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Kim Chaean, who likes to be called her American name, Chloe, is a foreign exchange student all the way from South Korea. Chloe, a junior, has never been away from home, even for a vacation. This is her first time being away from her family. She didn't think that she would miss her friends, family, and...

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Wolford

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Wolford

Samantha Crowson, Feature and Cougar Tales Editor

November 6, 2018


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There are many types of artists, and anything can be art. Jordan Wolford knows the ups and downs of art and prides himself in being an artist himself. Starting as just classic doodles and sketches, Jordan started art at a young age as a coping mechanism for his dad's deportation back to Mexico. He...

Fresh Face Ft. Aleks Smith

Fresh Face Ft. Aleks Smith

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

November 2, 2018


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Q: What is your favorite and least favorite part about being a freshman this year? A: My favorite part about being a freshman is the freedom, and my least favorite part is being a freshman. Q: Who is your favorite teacher? Why? A: Ms. Stedman because she explains things well and makes it fun. ...

JTED Cosmetology – Free and Fun

JTED Cosmetology – Free and Fun

Kianna Montano, Beat Investagator-ELL/Foreign

October 26, 2018


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If you are looking for anything to do outside of school, you can join our county program for a free education right after school ends. Pima JTED will help you get your license for anything you go to class for. You have many different options from medical, engineering, culinary, firefighter, cosmetology,...

Fresh Face Ft. Destiny Skye Lappitt

Fresh Face Ft. Destiny Skye Lappitt

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

October 22, 2018


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Q: What has been you favorite and least favorite part about being a freshman? A: My favorite part is being able to have older students as "role models." The worst part is the amount of years left in high school. Q: What are your favorite and least favorite classes? Why? A: My favorite class is P.E. because...

Michael Gilding – Sahuaro Artist

Michael Gilding – Sahuaro Artist

Caleb Pendleton

October 4, 2018


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

Aesthetic artists focus on exploring color, form, and composition in the pursuit of beauty. Have you ever seen such beautiful, detailed art? If not, you should find Michael Gilding because he could tell you a lot about it! Michael Gilding, a Junior at Sahuaro High School, has won a competition and his painting...

Aubrey Hubble-Down To the Knitty Gritty

Aubrey Hubble-Down To the Knitty Gritty

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor in Chief

October 4, 2018


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Sophomore Aubrey Hubble began knitting beanies for babies in hospitals about 2 years ago for a church project. She found so much enjoyment in it, she continued for community service in Ms. Hughes' freshman GATE class. Although she isn't in that class anymore and community service isn't a requirement,...

Ms. Whitfield Fostering Kids And Pets

Ms. Whitfield Fostering Kids And Pets

Marcela Marcial, Beat Investigator - Featured Athlete

October 4, 2018


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Foster parents help fight the problems of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, domestic abuse, and poverty. It's a tough job.  While caring for foster children, foster parents give a child's birth parents the opportunity to overcome their problems. Jennifer Whitefield, a Speech Pathologist...

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