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Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Jocelyn Reeder, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019


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The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between January 17, 2019 and January 31, 2019.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying. Also, our Cougar Foundation Scholarships will be opening soon! Keep reading your emails!! Let me know if ...

Jayme Closs – Kidnapped Teen Escapes After 3 Months

Jayme Closs – Kidnapped Teen Escapes After 3 Months

Samantha Crowson, Cougar Tales and Feature Editor

January 16, 2019


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Late Thursday afternoon Jayme Closs was found, matted and malnourished, more than 70 miles from her childhood home where her parents were murdered 3 months ago on the day she was abducted. When she disappeared on October 15, 2018 in Barron Wisconsin, police had no suspects towards her disappearance or her...

Woman Barricades Herself in Hotel Room to Avoid Family Killing Her

Woman Barricades Herself in Hotel Room to Avoid Family Killing Her

Jordan Myers, Entertainment Editor

January 16, 2019


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Rahaf Al-Qunun, an eighteen-year-old Saudi woman made headlines when she posted herself barricaded in a hotel room claiming that her strictly Islamic family was going to murder her for denouncing Islam. The saga began when Rahaf fled from a family vacation in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai authorities stopped...

Tennessee Governor Grants Cyntoia Brown Clemency

Tennessee Governor Grants Cyntoia Brown Clemency

Samantha Valdez, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2019


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At the age of 14, Cyntoia Brown was a placed in an adoption home due to her mother's heavy drinking problem, shortly after she ran away from her adoptive home. Soon after she left, she met her pimp who she refers to as "Cut Throat." He took her to a hotel and raped her viciously as she recalls, "The...

New York Now Offers ‘Gender Neutral’ Birth Certificates

New York Now Offers ‘Gender Neutral’ Birth Certificates

Nathalia Valdez, Social Media & Communications

January 15, 2019


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To all trans and non-binary New Yorkers: We see you, hear you and respect you. Starting in 2019, all New Yorkers will be able to change their gender on their birth certificate to M, F or X — without a doctor's note. pic.twitter.com/we4TbCVdhJ — NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) December 29, 2018 Yes, you read that correctly New York has officially ...

Trump’s Addresses the Nation About Border Wall

Trump’s Addresses the Nation About Border Wall

Jocelyn Reeder, Editor-In-Chief

January 15, 2019


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President Trump, on Tuesday January 8th, presented a speech about border security, immigration, and the Democratic response. He delivered his speech on the 18th day of the government shutdown. President Trump started out his speech by addressing that there is a growing humanitarian and security cr...

Weekly Announcements for January 14-January 18

Weekly Announcements for January 14-January 18

Caleb Pendleton, Op-Ed Editor

January 14, 2019


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Cougar Flash – Congrats to the speech and debate team.  They competed in Chandler this past weekend and Halley Hughes was a semifinalist in informative speaking. Nousha Aldhefery was a finalist in humorous interp and took 6th place overall.  Good job debate team! Our sports week begins basketball...

New Invasive Abortion Law?

New Invasive Abortion Law?

Azalia Munoz, Senior Spotlight Editor

January 10, 2019


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Senate Bill 1394 was passed in Arizona on January 1, 2019 which requires women to state their reasons for receiving the abortion procedure. Elisa Medina, an advocate for Hands of Hope Tucson, states that it is necessary in providing information and data about why women are getting this done. She says that is it also proactive in the sense that ...

China Lands on Dark Side of Moon

China Lands on Dark Side of Moon

Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

January 10, 2019


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On December 7, 2018 China made history by becoming the first to having a mission that would allow them to travel to the far side of the moon. A robotic spacecraft, The Change 4, was launched Friday December 7, 2018 at 1;23 p.m. (2:23 a.m. in China, on Saturday, Dec. 8) in attempt to get to the ...

Saudi Women Can Now Be Divorced Via Text

Saudi Women Can Now Be Divorced Via Text

Jamie Beck, Fine Arts and Slideshow Editor

January 10, 2019


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Women in Saudi Arabia are now being informed via text that their marriage is over, under a new regulation aimed towards ending the practice of secret divorce, issued on Sunday January 6, 2019. The men in the kingdom were able to independently decide to leave their wives without notifying them first. ...

Flossing: Just Do It

Flossing: Just Do It

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


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As tedious and grueling as flossing can be, it is incredibly important for your oral health. In an article by Healthline, it actually says that if you had to choose between skipping brushing or flossing, it would be brushing your teeth. By flossing and brushing your teeth, if done right, you remove plaq...

Hawaii and Assisted Suicide?

Hawaii and Assisted Suicide?

Alyssa Urff

January 10, 2019


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With a new year starting, new policies and laws are being enacted. If you have ever watched the movie "Me Before You", the ending of the movie is now a reality in Hawaii. The Our Care Our Choice Act, signed and passed in April of 2018 allowing for Hawaii's terminally ill medical patients to reque...

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