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It Matters In Your Head- This I Believe

It Matters In Your Head- This I Believe

Samantha Crowson, Cougar Tales and Feature Editor

January 22, 2019


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A quote I’m sure you have heard before is, “It’s not what’s outside, but what’s inside that matters.” I’ve always heard it so many times before but I never truly understood, even when I did. As a kid I rarely argued with my mother. If she told me to “sit down and eat,” I wouldn’t...

Guillermo Muñoz: A Cougar from Spain

Guillermo Muñoz: A Cougar from Spain

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019


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All of us come from all different places, some of us from the other side of the globe, and others from across the street. However we are all cougars, one of our fellow cougars, Guillermo Muñoz, is a foreign exchange student from Spain, he came to Sahuaro for his junior year. Guillermo is like any...

The Wonderful Mrs. Watters

The Wonderful Mrs. Watters

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019


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Mrs. Cheryl Watters is an icon in the English Department.  In her 12th year at Sahuaro, it would be very difficult to find someone who has something negative to say.  Kamren Fitts, senior, is one of her biggest fans.  "She's the best teacher I ever had." So much so, that after having her as his freshman...

Sarina Streissl- Foreign Exchange Student From Austria

Sarina Streissl- Foreign Exchange Student From Austria

Jamie Beck, Fine Arts and Slideshow Editor

January 17, 2019


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This is Sarina Streissl's first time out of her native country, Austria, and her second week in Tucson. A new foreign exchange student, Sarina has been placed with a family and their 20-year-old son. Although she's only been here for a short while, she's already getting into American cuisine.  She really...

Take AP/Honors English, Here’s Why

Take AP/Honors English, Here’s Why

Azalia Munoz, Senior Spotlight Editor

January 17, 2019


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Knowledge is power and has an enormous impact on our society in the modern age. Dating back hundreds of years, people who were intelligent generally had more wealth and a higher rate of success. To have a successful job, a person must be proficient in math, reading, and writing - it is an inescapable...

Trying to Hear a Decision That Could Change My Life

Trying to Hear a Decision That Could Change My Life

Caleb Pendleton, Op-Ed Editor

January 16, 2019


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Hearing is a precious thing. Especially when you work with music, have a passion for it, and attend school full time. My name is Caleb Pendleton, and I live with a hearing loss. My whole life I've had to wear hearing aids, which means that I grew up not hearing like everyone else. My hearing has always...

Fresh Face ft. Melany Ballesteros

Fresh Face ft. Melany Ballesteros

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

January 15, 2019


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 Q: What did you do over Winter Break? A: I went to my cousin's house all break and partied! Q: What are your New Year's Resolutions? A: To find love, which so far I haven’t found. Q: What are your plans for after high school? A: Travel the world with my friends and experiment with differen...

Taylor-Made To Fit Your Face

Taylor-Made To Fit Your Face

Nathalia Valdez, Social Media & Communications

January 15, 2019


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We've all had an emo phase...some for the better... some for the worse, not giving up on your dreams (even if it's during your emo phase) is always for the better. During middle school Taylor wore chunky, thick, black eyeliner and one day decided that she could do so much better. Youtube was a ...

Mariam Shaabo Cougar from Iraq

Mariam Shaabo Cougar from Iraq

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2018


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Iraq, 7,528 miles from Tucson Arizona (Yes, I looked it up.). Seems incredibly far - this country is imagined to be so different from the United States. But who really knows how Iraq is? At Sahuaro a junior named Mariam Shaabo was born in Iraq and lived there for the first 10 years of her life. When...

I Believe Angels Are Real

I Believe Angels Are Real

Caroline Finley, Contributor

December 10, 2018


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On April 28, 1994, baby Vanessa came into this world. On January 17, 1995 she left this world in my mom’s arms, wrapped up in her pink and white blanket. My parents couldn’t take their baby home and had to tell my oldest sister, Natalie, that “baby Vanessa couldn’t be with us anymore.” That...

Nelly- German Foreign Exchange Student

Nelly- German Foreign Exchange Student

Jamie Beck, Fine Arts/ Slideshow editor

December 6, 2018


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"This is my first time in the United States and I am very excited." Nelly Lohse is a foreign exchange student at Sahuaro High School all the way from East Saxony, Germany. Nelly explained that she wasn't that nervous about coming to Arizona because she looked up information and places to go to before...

Botkin Takes 500 Wins!

Botkin Takes 500 Wins!

Samantha Crowson, Feature and Cougar Tales editor

November 29, 2018


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"I bleed Red and Blue," Steve Botkin, Sahuaro Athletic Director and girls basketball coach quoted with a smile when talking about winning his amazing 500th game at the Boyd-Baker tournament. Since 2001, Coach Botkin has been coaching girls basketball, but his career at Sahuaro didn't start there. He...

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