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Never be Afraid of Your ‘Deformities’

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

I’d like to believe almost everyone has some sort of deformity; none of us are born perfect as our bodies are subject to many genetic and circumstantial factors as we develop in the womb.    From webbed hands, to a cleft lip and the more...

Some common high school books.

8 of Our High School English Class Novels Rated Worst to Best: A Ridge Review

Aden Schulze-Miller and Caitlin Bailey March 26, 2021

Whether  you’re a bookworm or can’t even stand to look at anything longer than Twitter’s 280 character limit, you’ll still have to read “classics” for your high school English classes. SparkNotes can give you a lot of impersonal information...

From Perks of Being A Wallflower

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...

Spring Training 2021

Spring Training 2021

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

As vaccines get flooded out throughout the US, MLB has started up again, but this year it's slightly different. From having a limited number of fans, to getting rid of certain sharing-snacks, it certainly is not the same.   Through the last...

Among the Apocalypse Part III

Among the Apocalypse Part III

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist March 26, 2021

There have been other points of history that have almost ended the world. These moments are not always caused by humanity, but rather by mother nature. We know about asteroids, and we know about natural disasters, but there is one culprit that has been...

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...

Purity Culture is Harmful to Fandom Spaces

Purity Culture is Harmful to Fandom Spaces

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist March 22, 2021

tw // death threats   No matter what fandom you belong to, there will always be the overarching theme of Purity Culture. It’s a fact of life that, for anyone consuming media, there will always be someone to tell them that their interests...

The Unattainable Ideal of the Perfect Teen

The Unattainable Ideal of the Perfect Teen

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist March 22, 2021

There is so much expected of teens today. Universities look for students who are well-rounded, which means that we must be in various clubs and sports, volunteer in our communities, have work experience and a social life, all while maintaining good grades....

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...

The Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening

Ava Padelford, Editor March 22, 2021

Pointless arguments run in one ear and out the other. Words become bursts of noise and your voice isn’t heard. There’s no point in arguing with someone who will never have the same view as you, or someone who isn’t mature enough to listen to your...

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Top 5 Best Video Games for History Buffs

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist March 18, 2021

As a history buff, I love playing video games that tie into real history. There are some games that are fun and have a lot of historical accuracies, other games have alternative history and are very fun to explore, and of course there are games that are...

Governor Ducey issues a new order forcing schools to reopen

Governor Ducey issues a new order forcing schools to reopen

Angelina Dujmic, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order on the third of March that requires public schools to offer in-person instruction by March 15th. Twelve out of the fifteen Arizona counties are reportedly safe to reopen.   “Arizona’s...

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