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Are Sports too Dangerous

Are Sports too Dangerous

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief April 8, 2021

Sports are a very controversial topic and some people believe that they are way too dangerous for their kids. The risk of getting hurt or having serious problems down the line. Many sports cause injury along the way, getting tackled in football, knocked...

The Value of Learning Spanish

The Value of Learning Spanish

Molly Bomar and Benjamin Jensen April 6, 2021

Schools and parents emphasize the importance of being a well-rounded student: being involved in clubs, sports and in a range of classes. Some schools, including Mountain Ridge, require a certain number of language classes in order to graduate. Many teens...

Are Sports too Dangerous

Are Sports too Dangerous

Kelsey Nahodil, Lead Editor March 22, 2021

Sports are a very controversial topic and some people believe that they are way too dangerous for their kids. The risk of getting hurt or having serious problems down the line. Many sports cause injury along the way, getting tackled in football, knocked...

Should there be an AZMerit Test this year?

Should there be an AZMerit Test this year?

Connor Graf, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

This year has been a very tough year for almost everyone. School has just been very different than previous years. To be honest it kind of hurts me to be even writing this, knowing it’s still on the table that the state department of education is still...

Hat’s Off!: Why aren’t we allowed to wear hats in classrooms?

Hat’s Off!: Why aren’t we allowed to wear hats in classrooms?

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief February 25, 2021

I don’t wear hats. Tight hats squish my big head and loose ones look awkward on me; hats easily tear out fine hair like the ones on my crown. Truth be told, you’ll never see me in a hat, but something still irks me. As someone who doesn’t care for...

The Death Trope Should Die Out

The Death Trope Should Die Out

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist February 11, 2021

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR Lord of the Flies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina   Sensitivity Warning: // suicide    Killing off the main character has been a prevalent trope throughout storytelling...

“I Pledge Allegiance...NOT”

“I Pledge Allegiance…NOT”

“Pledge allegiance to the flag that neglects us” -Tupac
Devyn Marie, Lead Editor February 10, 2021

I have been standing and speaking at a flag since I was in kindergarten, but it’s not a relatively new ritual. Since 1892, students have been reciting the vow of patriotism in their classrooms. The first version, written by socialist minister Francis...

The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences

The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences

Aileen Resendiz, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Whether you’re a democrat, a republican, an independent, or anywhere else on the political spectrum, there’s no denying that the attack on the capitol on January 6th was an attack on democracy. Watching people break into the capitol while capitol...

Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety in Teenagers

Kimi Matibag, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

What is your inner demon? Everyone has something that haunts them, something that holds them back. A heavy weight around the ankles. For teenagers today, it is anxiety. Anxiety has a big impact on the youth of modern society and it appears that the amount...

Getting Rid of Toxic Energy

Getting Rid of Toxic Energy

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Throughout life, we hit patches where we encounter toxicity in our lives. This energy can be caused by a person, a substance, a habit, and many more examples. If you are wanting to get rid of all those bad vibes, here are some solutions to fill your life...

ZOOM has been used by Ridge since the need to go online rose up during the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

Why Starting The Semester Online is a Good Idea

Connor Graf, Journalist December 22, 2020

So at the beginning of the next semester, everybody will be starting on zoom for the first few weeks. Many people like the idea of it, and also many people don’t get the point of it. I believe that this was a very good idea by the district.   There...

Kelsey's Little Sister Sporting A Phone

How Young is too Young to have a Phone

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief November 20, 2020

Kids walking down the streets, taking selfies and not looking up from their phones almost getting hit by cars. Back when all of us were kids, we were getting phones in middle school, but if we were lucky then sixth grade. Now kids are over here getting...

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