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From Food, to Film and Things We Find to be Fun as A Whole, Here’s All of Our Favorite Picks We Choose to Share With All of You

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...

Letters To Juliet

Letters To Juliet

Ava Padelford, Editor February 23, 2021

Letters To Juliet (PG)   Romance is the ability to express your thoughts and show emotion through actions and words. “Letters To Juliet”, starring Amanda Seyfried (Sophie), Vanessa Redgrave (Claire) and Christopher Egan (Charlie Wyman)...

POV: You're On AUX

POV: You’re On AUX

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Picture this, you are driving in the car with your closest friends and all of a sudden, they ask you to play some music. You immediately panic. You worry that your friends won’t like your favorite songs. Never fear though! Here's a list of songs that...

Books to Read in 2021

Books to Read in 2021

Molly Bomar, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

When we were little, reading was our favorite thing to do. We always had one handy to pull out during free-reading and would look forward to the next book in our favorite series.   But as we’ve gotten older, most of us would rather watch...

Metallica in it's early days with Dave Mustaine

Battle of the Bands: Metallica V. Megadeth

“The Clash Between Metal’s Biggest Rivals.”
Aden Schulze-Miller and Ethan Pendegrass January 27, 2021

INTRO:    Metal music is one of the most popular subgenres of rock ‘n’ roll, and for good reason. The delicious licks, fast tempo and crazy shredding on electric guitars paired with thunderous basslines and clashing drum symbols all blend...

1970's Photo of Bowie.

Five Years

“The first part of two, to my dedicatory writings on David Bowie - Celebrating the late artists 74th Birthday.”
Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief January 8, 2021

As of writing this on the 8th of January, it’s what would have been late Rock, Pop and Teen icon David Bowie’s 74th birthday.    David Robert Jones, later David Bowie (1947-2016) was one of the most influential and prolific musicians of...

Samuel Beam with A Taylor Guitar

Iron and Wine: Innovative and Extraordinary

“Exploring Folk Artist Samuel Beam’s Music Career.”
Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief December 7, 2020

“Have I found you? Flightless bird, jealous, weeping Or lost you? American mouth Big bill looming”  - Samuel Beam “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (2007)    Ah! The iconic lines from folk singer Samuel Beam’s (known...

The State 48 Rock House Restaurant Logo

State 48 Rock House

Isabella Montoya, Social Media Manager November 20, 2020

Rock and Roll never dies at this upbeat brewery!   The State 48 brewery is every rockers paradise! Even though it’s a brewery, for those of you who are not 21, you still have many delicious meals and drinks on the menu to enjoy. There is live...

The Top Shelf Restaurant on Deer Valley and 83rd

Top Shelf

Alexa McClain, Journalist November 16, 2020

Top shelf is most definitely at the top of the list for high quality Mexican restaurants.   There are many restaurants here in Arizona with Mexican food given that we live on the border of Mexico, but Top Shelf offers something more… authenticity....

A Look Into the Cafe

Cabin Coffee Café!

Molly Bomar, Journalist November 5, 2020

Need a caffeine pick-me-up before school? Feeling a little snacky after the last bell? The Cabin Coffee Café has a wintery, log-cabin-in-the-mountains feel, with board games, a fireplace, and a friendly staff to distract you from the Arizona sun pounding...

Halloween Meals & Deals

Halloween Meals & Deals

Molly Bomar, Journalist October 30, 2020

This Halloween, kids everywhere can receive more than free candy: stores and restaurants are giving trick-or-treaters free foods when they come in dressed in costume! Get ready for a spooky week full of yummy treats and sweets!   Insomnia Cookies:  It's...

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