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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...

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Ava Padelford, Editor January 27, 2021

It doesn’t matter which side you're on; Left or Right, Up or Down, etc. At the end of the day we’re all human and we bleed the same blood. It doesn’t matter who you, or your parents, or friends voted for. There is a new leader over our country.    The...

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...

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.??(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

12 Executive Orders President Biden Has Made and What They Mean

Devyn Marie and Caitlin Bailey January 27, 2021

Donald Trump made quite the legacy for himself in the 4 years he occupied the oval office. Whether his plethora of executive orders improved the state of America is up for debate but new President, Mr. Joe Biden seems to be determined to undo the effects...

A Soviet Early Warning Base

Among the Apocalypse Part II

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist January 27, 2021

The world can be changed in less than a second. It can be changed by a group of people, or by one person. It can be changed with multiple choices, or with simply one action. When the Cold War was dying down, the world still remained on edge to see who...

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...

Cultural Genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China

Cultural Genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist January 25, 2021

Never again. Those words that the world promised itself 75 years ago have seemingly been forgotten. Never again is happening right now, and has been for the past few years – and no one is doing anything about it.   Since around 2017, the...

Teens Fitting into Society’s Standards

Teens Fitting into Society’s Standards

Angelina Dujmic, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

A young kid has their ideal occupation in mind, something fun and exciting to them. As they grow up, their plans in the future constantly shift to what is ideal to society. Doing something they want turns into doing something to be successful in the eyes...

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...

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

Molly Bomar, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Have you recently felt stuck and helpless while watching the news? After staring at a screen for a few hours, did you feel alone and down in the dumps?    Your mental health was most likely affected by your circumstances, triggering a dip...

President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Speech

January 21, 2021

Watch President Joe Biden's Inauguration Speech which took place on the 20th of January, 2021. Video is from CNN.

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