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Confidence: A Battle Worth Fighting For

Sophia Selin, Columnist
November 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

People can show confidence in many different ways. Some wear unique clothes to express themselves, while some have a signature strut. Everyone has their own way, but some people  associate being confident with being stuck-up or a show-off. This leads some teenagers, kids, and adults to be shy about expr...

Essena O’Neill Renounces Social Media

Jenny Park, Columnist
November 9, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Essena O’Neill made up her mind of quitting social media on Monday, Nov. 2: she came to a conclusion that social media is fake. I agree: social media is fake because it’s all on a digital screen, not physical nor tangible. She is quitting for the time she thought of herself as nothing. But since t...

Is Dutch Bros The New Starbucks?

Is Dutch Bros The New Starbucks?

Ilaria Cobb, Columnist
November 6, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Starbucks Coffee has been beloved by many since it was first started in Seattle, Washington in 1971. A  variety of options include drinks, desserts, and food. There is no reason why you wouldn’t like Starbucks, right? However with the rising prices and decreasing customer service, Starbucks’ competito...

A Memingful Culture

A Memingful Culture

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
October 31, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Opinion, Technology, Uncategorized

Adults say the internet is destroying culture, but teenagers are actually creating their own culture through the spread of memes. Memes are an essential part our culture today (and not to mention very beneficial to today’s youth) because they help teens understand politics and social issues, raise awaren...

Mission: 4.2 Billion

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
October 31, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Last year, the United Nations released the results of a global study on how much of the world remains unconnected to the internet. The outcome revealed that a shocking 60 percent will remain unconnected through the end of 2014, which amounts to 4.2 billion people not having internet access out of a total ...

Merit of AzMERIT

Jake Matise, Columnist
October 31, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Last spring, the AzMERIT, the standardized test that replaced AIMS, was distributed statewide and taken by students from third through 11th grade. However, the test results were staggering. According to AZCentral, an average of 40 percent of students in all grades were “minimally proficient” in b...

Your Problematic Fave

Your Problematic Fave

Selina Fluty, Columnist
October 31, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

There are lots and lots of celebrities, all over the world. From Benedict Cumberbatch, to Misha Collins, to The Rock, there’s always somebody who has a large following of average teenagers or other people. As soon as there’s merch to buy, then somebody is going to think that a person is perfect....

Saving Time in Arizona

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist
October 24, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Unlike almost every other state in the United States, Arizona doesn't observe daily saving time and hasn’t done so for 40 years now. Both pros and cons are shown in the discussion of whether daily saving time is a good or bad thing. In the spring, most people of Arizona seem to like the idea of n...

Halloween: Fun, Candy, and No Girls’ Costumes

Selina Fluty, Columnist
October 24, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Halloween is my favorite time of year. The candy, the cosplay, the squads all rushing out to get as much loot as they can, and the little kids who have better costumes than I ever hope to achieve. But one thing that I can’t stand is the way that costumes are marketed to people and kids. It’s a co...

Let Them Eat Cake Without Caring About the Calories

Let Them Eat Cake Without Caring About the Calories

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
October 24, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

“Did you even look at how many calories that has? Haven’t you eaten enough today? That’s about one tenth of how much you’re supposed to eat today, and that’s a lot! Well I guess it is your body and you choose how you want to treat it…” is what we, especially girls, are all constantly told ...

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