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Summer 2021 Reads!

Summer 2021 Reads!

Molly Bomar, Journalist May 20, 2021

It's that time again! The empty days of summer loom ahead and await to be filled with new and beloved books! While I personally cannot wait to clear my head of academics for a few months, I do plan on filling in long afternoons and the occasional roadtrip...

Stories too Embarrassing to be True

Stories too Embarrassing to be True

Ava Padelford, Editor May 18, 2021

What’s the most embarrassing moment in your life? Was it in front of a huge crowd or a few people? We’ve all been in the most awkward situations and embarrassing moments that we wished never existed. It’s definitely uncomfortable, but each moment...

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist May 18, 2021

  Netflix's new fantasy adaptation, Shadow and Bone, is quickly taking over world ratings charts. Based off of the best-selling novels by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is combined with Six of Crows, its companion series, to create a story that...

April Book Recommendations

April Book Recommendations

Molly Bomar, Journalist April 16, 2021

Mid-January I gave a drawn out spiel on my personal reading goals for 2021 and some recommendations to kick off the year. I know we are deep into the rough stretch of the spring semester while our schedules are packed full of academics and end of the...

Among the Apocalypse: April Fools Edition

Among the Apocalypse: April Fools Edition

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist April 1, 2021

We know about many points in history where the world almost ended. Either by nuclear war, or a natural disasters, but has there been a time where people have made April Fools jokes over the end of the world? There is no shortage of people having fun in...


27 Song Suggestions For Your Main Character Moments

Kimi Matibag, Columnist March 26, 2021

Sometimes forgetting about all our troubles and acting like we’re the only person in the world is just what we need; and what better way to do that than to get up and dance like you’re the main character and no one is watching? Let loose a little...

Lonely tiki stand on the shore of the Salton Sea

The Ghost Town of Bombay Beach

Molly Bomar, Journalist March 24, 2021

Tucked under the landlocked and poisonous lake of the Salton Sea lies Bombay Beach; once a popular beach town which thrived under tourism now is stiff with salty air and the eerie smells of abandonment.    The ominous body of water in California...

The Nail

The Nail

Ava Padelford, Editor February 23, 2021

Many are familiar with the glamorous fake nails people get. Whether they are expensive acrylics, glue-ons, or stick-ons, they all have the same purpose: to look pretty. There are countless designs people can have to represent their personalities.    Now...


“How to spend Valentines Day: Single Edition”

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Wear your mask everybody, love is in the air! It’s that time of year again when couples make every person on the planet who isn’t in a relationship feel sick to their stomach. Many people get discouraged by the feeling of being alone on Valentine’s...

Everything That Could Go Wrong on A First Date

Everything That Could Go Wrong on A First Date

Ava Padelford, Editor January 27, 2021

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. A prince can finally sweep you off your feet, or a girl can come and light up your eyes! Young love is a beautiful thing. The ideal first would look something like this:   Your prince charming stands...

Sun is setting beetwen Saguaros, in Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix.

Getting Lost on a Hike

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief January 22, 2021

What was supposed to be a fun little hike took a strange turn when we were in the middle of a hike and took a wrong turn. My cousin, sister, and I all thought we were going the right way to get back to the car but in reality we were lost beyond comprehension.    My...

What's in your cart?

What Your Amazon Cart Says About You

Ava Padelford, Editor December 22, 2020

People are weird! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone’s got their own unique personality. There are good and bad types of weird but a good identification of this level points towards a person’s Amazon cart. Everyone is entitled to their...

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