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My SARSEF Experience

My SARSEF Experience

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

Every since the beginning of the year, I've been working on my SARSEF project. I dedicated countless hours and energy into it because my research honestly became such a passion. When Mrs. Wexler told us about the project at the start of the year, I thought to myself okay yeah I can make a vinegar vol...

Ride Hard or Ride Home: Amayke Anderson

Ride Hard or Ride Home: Amayke Anderson

Jocelyn Reeder, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

"What I like about BMXing is meeting new people and traveling the world, " stated sophomore, Amayke Anderson. He has been BMXing for 12 years and still loves it. For those who have heard of BMX but don't know what is actually is, it is organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, especially for teenagers. He...

Fresh Face ft. Daniel Savastano

Fresh Face ft. Daniel Savastano

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales

Q: What is your favorite and least favorite thing about school? A: My favorite thing is band and my least favorite thing is Spanish. Q: Who is your favorite teacher? Why? A: My favorite teacher is probably Ms. Engle, because she is very nice but also expects a lot out of us. Q: What type ...

Fresh Face ft. Kaylee Derrick

Fresh Face ft. Kaylee Derrick

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales

Q: What do you enjoy about school? A: I enjoy hanging out with my friends during the day. Q: What do you what to do when you get older? A: I would like to teach theater. Q: What is the your most interesting childhood story? A: A lot of people thought I was Annie when I was little. Q...

Fresh Face ft. Arianna Rodriguez

Fresh Face ft. Arianna Rodriguez

Jordan Myers, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019


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Q: What’s your name? A: Arianna Rodriguez, my middle name is too embarrassing. Q: How old are you and when’s your birthday? A: I’m fourteen and my birthday is May 3rd, 2004. Q: What do you like to do in your free time? A: Hang out with my friends. Q: What would you say ...

Kamryn Redlin — A Professional Athlete in the Making

Kamryn Redlin — A Professional Athlete in the Making

Marcela Marcial, Beat Investigator- Featured Athlete

February 20, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales

"I've been playing sports ever since I can remember!" Kamryn says cheerfully. "Probably around the age of four I played on my first soccer team, "The Gators," which my mom coached." She used to play soccer a lot, but her favorite sports at the moment are golf and tennis, which she plays in and outside...

As The Smoke Rises…

As The Smoke Rises…

Alyssa Urff, Sahuaro News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

The phone rings. "A plane just crashed into your work building," your mom tells you with a shaky, tear-filled voice. On your day off after having a medical procedure, your mind starts to whirl and wonder What exactly is going on?? Maybe it was one of the private Cessna Skyhawks that fly around t...

Fresh Face Ft. Ryleigh Clumbsy

Fresh Face Ft. Ryleigh Clumbsy

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales

Q: What do you like about school and what do you not like? A: The worst thing about school is all the homework and the best part is probably the people because they are usually really nice. Q: What are your plans for the future? A: I want to be a pharmacist. Q: What kind of music do you like?  A: I...

I Believe in the After Effects

I Believe in the After Effects

February 11, 2019


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He held my arm to the chair after I told him no. At this point I was quietly begging in a room full of about twenty kids, but because he had me sit in the back of the class with him, only he could hear my quiet whimpers. He bit my upper arm so hard it nearly bled. The bruise was so large and dark, when...

Drama’s Deviating Delivery Drama

Drama’s Deviating Delivery Drama

Jordan Myers, Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

On January 1st, 2019, Ms. Rossmeissl and her partner welcomed their New Year's Day baby boy into the world. Conrad Randall Strong came into the world a surprising two months early at 9:47 pm, weighing three pounds and four ounces, only measuring sixteen inches in length. Ms. Rossmeissl, the Theater teacher...

Olivia Lawson Won’t Allow Anything to Hold Her Back

Olivia Lawson Won’t Allow Anything to Hold Her Back

Marcela Marcial, Beat Investigator - Featured Athlete

January 31, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

Life is full of surprises. Olivia Lawson, Sahuaro junior, one day felt a sudden weird sharp pain in her lower back in 7th grade while playing soccer. She went to the doctors to get x-rays and what they found was a minor stress factor in her L5 where the joints connect. Her doctor recommended for her...

Marina Monge’s Marvelous Masterpieces!

Marina Monge’s Marvelous Masterpieces!

Jocelyn Reeder, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Cougar Tales, Showcase

When we think of an artist, we think of paintings, drawings, music, but this is not the case for Marina Monge, a senior at Sahuaro. Marina knits shirts, scarfs, designs nails, and is learning how to do eyelash extensions. When she was younger, her grandmother taught her how to make Barbie Dresses...

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