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Actresses Charged in College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Actresses Charged in College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2019


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Cheat. Bribe. Lie.  Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with 50 others, are charged with what has been named the nation's biggest cheating scandal. Among those 50 people there are prestigious school coaches, exam administrators, and CEO's. Celebrities would pay William Singer, who acted as a middle...

Mother and Daughter Kill 5 Family Members

Mother and Daughter Kill 5 Family Members

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2019


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Shana, 45, and Dominique, 19, of the Decree family were charged with 5 counts of criminal homicide each and a count of conspiracy for their family members' deaths on Tuesday, February 7th, 2019. Two days before, a social worker shows up to the home and nothing seemed abnormal. On the 6th, when they showe...

FDA Approves Nasal Spray That Treats Depression

FDA Approves Nasal Spray That Treats Depression

Azalia Munoz, Senior Spotlight Editor

March 12, 2019


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Distributed by Johnson & Johnson, the first-ever nasal spray that can treat depression, Spravato, has been cleared by the FDA to treat depression, and research that has been conducted shows that the drug can be effective in hours instead of weeks. The results are credited to the use of esketamine, one of the ...

Martha McSally: Raped While She Was In The Air Force

Martha McSally: Raped While She Was In The Air Force

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

March 12, 2019


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Before the Senate Armed Service Committee last Wednesday, Senator Martha McSally shared a very traumatic and heartbreaking story. She said that when she was in the Air Force she had been raped by a superior officer. It was probably a very difficult experience to relive. And a very hard thing for the ...

Ethiopian Plane Crash Claims All Passengers Lives

Ethiopian Plane Crash Claims All Passengers Lives

Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

March 12, 2019


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On Sunday, a plane carrying 157 people struggled to ascend at a stable speed. The pilot sent out a distress call and was cleared to return to the airport, but the plane lost contact with control six minutes after. The jetliner went plummeting down, crashing in Addis Ababa and killing every single person o...

Cholla Senior Hit By Car Dies

Cholla Senior Hit By Car Dies

Marcela Marcial, Beat Investigator - Featured Athlete

March 11, 2019


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17-year-old Joana Sendino, a senior who attended Cholla High School, died when hit by a truck while crossing the street on February 28, 2019. According to KOLDnews, Sendino was struck by a truck while she was crossing Silverlake Road on the west side of Tucson. She stepped into the road after a l...

First the Vortex, Now a Tornado – Alabama Tornado Kills 23

First the Vortex, Now a Tornado – Alabama Tornado Kills 23

Alyssa Urff, Sahuaro News Editor

March 11, 2019


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On Monday March 3, a tornado swept through Alabama claiming the lives of 23 people. This disaster comes only weeks after the polar vortex hit the Midwest, making life miserable for thousands of Americans. With tornadoes being ranked on the "Enhanced Fujita" scale from 1-5, the tornado was an EF-4. It is the deadliest tornado since 2013 when Moore, Oklahoma had one...

Isis Bride Denied Return to the United States

Isis Bride Denied Return to the United States

Samantha Crowson, Cougar Tales and Feature Editor

March 6, 2019


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In 2014, Hoda Muthana originally told her family she was going on a trip to Atlanta as part of a field trip connected with her business studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but rather than doing so she withdrew her enrollment in college and used the tuition reimbursement to purchase a...

Luke Perry: Shocking Stroke

Luke Perry: Shocking Stroke

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2019


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Luke Perry: Dylan McKay, Fred Andrews, Pike, Billy, and many other beloved movie characters. On Monday, March 4th, 2019, Coy Luther Perry III died at age 52 of a stroke at the Saint Joseph Medical Center. “I am absolutely heartbroken. Luke was a tremendous force in the lives of so many. He was a very...

Selma Blair-An Inspiration

Selma Blair-An Inspiration

Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

March 5, 2019


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Actress Selma Blair, best known for starring in Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde is speaking out out about her multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, which she found out about four months ago. MS is a an incurable disease of the central nervous system that affects how the body and brain communicate. Common symptoms include fatigue...

“Born Alive” Infant Protection Program

“Born Alive” Infant Protection Program

Samantha Valdez, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2019


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On February 25 2019, Senate voted on the "Born Alive" Infant Protection Program Act. This act required doctors to provide full medical care to all babies who survive abortion procedures. Last week Illinois Governor Ralph Northam introduced a new bill allowing mothers to have the option of terminating...

Tucson Wounded Vet Recipient of Mortgage-Free Smart Home

Tucson Wounded Vet Recipient of Mortgage-Free Smart Home

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


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U.S. Army veteran and Sergeant First Class Caleb Brewer was recently gifted with a smart home that was specially built for him, his wife Ashley, and their daughters Evelyn and Emily. Brewer lost both of his legs in Afghanistan on his 31st birthday in December of 2016; he also sustained severe infections...

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