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Our own staff writer Bella, who was born with a cleft lip.

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Starting A Job: My Journey

Starting A Job: My Journey

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief March 3, 2021

“Get a job!” That’s something kids are told as soon as they turn sixteen. ‘It’s time to get a job and start making money’. For me I didn’t get a job right away; I was coaching volleyball and was scared I wouldn’t have enough time to do...

From Aesthetics Journal

“Taking Care of Mental Health”

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Have you recently been feeling stressed? Overwhelmed with school? Not feeling like your usual self? Well don’t you fret, you just need to take some time and improve your mental health.  Many people believe their mental health is in a good condition,...

Separated

Separated

Ava Padelford, Editor February 23, 2021

My heart aches as I watch them fade out of my life. The years of developing a relationship are melting away as they fade away. Why couldn’t they see past the small beliefs I had about something so irrelevant? Why would they base a small opinion on the...

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...

Beard Advice for Teens

Beard Advice for Teens

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief February 19, 2021

I get it; I understand why you keep shaving off your beard.    You think it looks bad, with each pose in the mirror twisting it to look worse and worse. Mom and Dad keep teasing you about it and it itches like crazy. You try product after...

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