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After 6 Long Years, The Murderer is Found

After 6 Long Years, The Murderer is Found

Alyssa Urff, Sahuaro News Editor

September 21, 2018


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Christopher Matthew Clements, 36, has been indicted for the kidnapping and murders of Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzalez. Isabel Celis disappeared from her Tucson home on April 20, 2012. The 6-year-old had been reportedly abducted from her bedroom window. Her disappearance was a shock for the entire Tucs...

California Targets Plastic Straws to Help Save Environment

California Targets Plastic Straws to Help Save Environment

Nathalia Valdez, Social Media and Communication

September 21, 2018


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Every year 500 million plastic straws are used (and probably thrown away after one use). Even though one little straw may not seem harmful, it can cause a lot of damage. And California is doing something about it. Three years ago the state of California banned one time use plastic bags and now their...

FDA Cracks Down on Youth Vaping

FDA Cracks Down on Youth Vaping

Jocelyn Reeder, Reporter

September 21, 2018


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The five major e-cigarette companies that influence the U.S. market have been told by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they must lower the number of minors vaping or the FDA will ban them from selling flavored products. They have given manufacturers 60 days to present plans to reduce the ...

New ‘Era Of No War’ for North and South Korea

New ‘Era Of No War’ for North and South Korea

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2018


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On Wednesday both North and South Korean leaders met together for their third joint press conference, with surprising results. On the second day of the three day long meeting, North Korea announced it will close its most important missile testing facility, and possibly destroy its primary used nuclear...

10 Year-Old Boy Survives After Being Impaled in the Head

10 Year-Old Boy Survives After Being Impaled in the Head

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

September 20, 2018


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Xavier Cunningham is a 10-year-old boy from Harrisonville, Missouri. Outside of Xavier's home on September 8, he was attacked by a swarm of wasps. While he was trying to get away from the wasps, Xavier fell 4 feet, head first, while he was climbing down the ladder from his tree house. Xavier landed on a meat skewer that passed straight through his face to the back of his skull.  Xavier's mother said "I heard screaming, and I went running d...

Hurricane Florence Summed Up

Hurricane Florence Summed Up

Samantha Crowson, Feature and Cougar Tales Editor

September 20, 2018


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On August 30th, Hurricane Florence set to hit North and South Carolina, as well as the mid-Atlantic states. The hurricane ended up being rather capricious before arrival, changing from a Category 5 to a Category 1, and finally hitting at a Category 4. Florence was the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, an...

African Elephants Slaughtered in “Poaching Frenzy”

African Elephants Slaughtered in “Poaching Frenzy”

Jamie Beck, fine arts editor/ slideshow editor

September 20, 2018


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Around 87 elephants were recently found dead near the Okavango Delta Wildlife Sanctuary in Botswana, Africa, killed and stripped of their tusks.  Botswana is home to the largest elephant population in the world.  Just last May, Botswana disarmed its anti-poaching unit one month after President Mokgweetsi...

Remembering 9/11 Victims Through Birthdays

Remembering 9/11 Victims Through Birthdays

Amanda Mourelatos, Reporter

September 18, 2018


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"Happy birthday, Angela," says Liza Yonus as she waters the white rose she drops into the 9/11 memorial in New York. This woman places white roses in the names of those whose birthday it is everyday. She says, "There isn't one day in the year where there isn't a birthday of a victim." Her bro...

North Carolina’s Pig Manure Flooding the State

North Carolina’s Pig Manure Flooding the State

Jaelen Whitehead, Reporter

September 18, 2018


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Yes, the North Carolina hurricane is extremely dangerous for its citizens, but what about the state's pig manure lagoons? Yes, North Carolina is one of the biggest hog-farming states in the U.S. with about 9 million pigs on 23,000 farms. There is about 10 billion pounds of pig waste a year because of...

7,000 Insects Stolen, Worth Up to $50,000

7,000 Insects Stolen, Worth Up to $50,000

Brandon Barr, Reporter

September 18, 2018


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In late August, over the course of four days, nearly 7,000 insects were stolen from the  Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. Through security camera footage, it turns out to be an inside job. Five museum employees took the insects out of their cages, put them into plastic containers, a...

Weekly Announcements for September 17-21

Weekly Announcements for September 17-21

September 18, 2018


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Cougar Flash- Today our girl’s volleyball team will travel to play Salpointe Catholic and Cross Country will run at Buena High School. On Thursday, our boy’s golf team will play at Tubac Golf Course and girl’s golf will play at Del Urich Golf Course.  Our swim team will head to Casa Grande t...

Girl Who Didn’t Wash Her Makeup Brushes Almost Died

Girl Who Didn’t Wash Her Makeup Brushes Almost Died

Marcela Marcial, Reporter

September 18, 2018


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Everyone knows what not to do, but we do it anyway...like always forgetting to wash your makeup brushes after you use them or picking at your skin. This story may make you start cleaning your makeup. A girl who is 21 years old named Katie Wright who lives in Austin, Texas didn't follow those rules. A...

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