10 quick tips for the college application process

Hayley Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Campus Life

The college process can be daunting and takes up most of your senior year. Here are my 10 tips for the college process. 1.Numbers: GPA, test scores, and class rank matter. Sure, there are exceptions, but that’s how you wi...

Early start time contrasts with teen’s natural sleep cycle

Kayla Rand, Features Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Kayla Rand recently attended the National Journalism Education Association Convention in Denver, CO.  She competed in a national write-off competition and was recognized for the following commentary article. No matter where ...

Face Off: Should cell phone limits be changed to protect students?

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pro Victoria Vital Having a phone out in a classroom is usually prohibited at schools upon the teacher’s request. But should students be able to use them for their own “self-defense”? Students’ ability to use their cel...

Tattoos and body piercings can create unprofessional work environment

Kassandra Perez, Managing Editor

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly popular over the years, and as these styles grow in popularity, so does the controversy over them. What is considered professional dress?  Should tattoos and piercings be...

Graduation double standards need to stop

Kayla Rand, Features Editor

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Counselors are one of students’ biggest assets when it comes to creating their schedules for their remaining years of high school. Many students think one of the best things they could hear while they are making that schedule...

Faceoff: Texting while driving bill fails to pass

Kassandra Perez & Stephanie Yang

March 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pro By Kassandra Perez Arizona is one of only two states that has not implemented a law banning texting and driving. For the  ninth year, state legilators voted down the bill. This is insane. How many more deaths and ...

District “free breakfast” program leaves students with empty stomach

Connor Boyles, Blogs Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The district’s free breakfast program is failing to keep its commitment to provide a nutritious breakfast to students who qualified for the reduced lunch program. Girls need at least 1,800 calories and boys need over 2,000...

Hunting or killing: That is the real question

Hayley Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hunting animals has always been part of human life. Animals are food. For me personally, I don’t have to go out and shoot livestock, I can just buy meat. However, there are people all over the world who have to go out and hunt...

Faceoff: Measles scare raises questions about vaccinations

Nikolaus Rosales and Calais Hermosillo

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Nikolaus Rosales With the recent measles outbreak,the importance of vaccination is very clear.  While the outbreak started at Disneyland, the contamination has spread across the country. Most parents vaccinate their childr...

True beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Hayley Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2015

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Merriam Webster defines beauty as “the quality of being physically attractive.” Attractive is defined as having a pleasing appearance. I was flabbergasted by that definition. You hear it all the time, people calling...

Faceoff: TeenSafe-is it really safe?

Kassandra Perez & Maria Granados, Managing Editor & Reporter

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

New app allows parents to view kids’ phone conversations and social media activity  Pro Kassandra Perez TeenSafe is a new monitoring service that gives parents the opportunity to monitor their children’s cell ph...

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