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...

It’s never too late to learn about early childhood

Calais Hermosillo, Campus Life Editor

December 16, 2014

Filed under Features, Opinion

What is the key to our future? Our kids are! Education is one the most important factors for young kids because 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of their life. One quarter of Arizona’s students don’t...

Face Off: Should playing a sport count as a physical education credit?

Dawson Skree & Alice Pratt, Sport Editor & Copy Editor

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Pro- Dawson Skree Should people be able to get P.E credit without actually taking P.E.? Yes, they should.  Since band members get a P.E. credit for three years of marching band, athletic teams should have the same opportu...

Schools should require use of students’ preferred pronouns

Kayla Rand, Features Editor

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Inclusivity has become an important concept in American culture.  And recently, more and more school districts are moving toward gender-inclusiveness. Some school districts are requiring teachers to use a student’s preferred...

Teenage drivers drive me crazy

Connor Boyles, Blog Editor

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I hate driving. Every time I get behind the wheel I feel like I’m just daring some higher power to take potshots at me. My mama tells me that that’s a healthy attitude for a teenage driver to have. “Heck,” she tells...

Do standardized tests do more harm than good?

Kassandra Perez, Managing Editor

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Standardized tests like the AIMS, the SAT or the recently proposed PARRC tests have caused a controversy around the country. Proponents of standardized testing claim that the tests are a fair and objective measure of what students...

College is coming… (What is happening??)

Alice Pratt

August 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

If you ask pretty much any of my friends or family members, they will tell you that I have a horrible memory. I would say the same thing. I put my phone somewhere, turn around, and then forget where I put it. More embarrassing,...

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