A Perfectly Balanced Workload

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 15, 2019

A common misconception about extracurriculars is that having extra activities will interfere with the amount of school work you get done. However, I have noticed that the more involved I am with sports or extracurriculars, the better I seem to perform. During this year’s soccer season, I was co...

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

Elizabeth Stover, Columnist

May 9, 2019

Every day, students and teachers recite the Pledge of Allegiance before school, in meetings, and after school events, even though a large majority who pledge don’t even know what it means. Students learn the Pledge as early as preschool, but never truly learn what it means, which detracts from the purpose i...

No Matter the Distance

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

May 9, 2019

When you have friends at school or from activities you regularly participate in, it’s not so difficult to maintain a relationship. This especially goes for family members, since you both live in the same house; but, if someone moved away, it would be a different story. To maintain these long-distance...

Which Sparkling Water Shines?

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 9, 2019

In 1767, English chemist Joseph Priestley accidentally infused water with carbon dioxide. Since then, “sparkling water,” now widely considered a delicacy, has been introduced throughout the world. Many water brands have branched off, such as Refreshe, Perrier, LaCroix, and San Pellegrino. My fami...

Finding The Right Gym Membership

Finding The Right Gym Membership

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

May 9, 2019

Hitting the gym might be a summer goal you’ve decided to take on, but the problem is that you don’t know which gym suits you best. There are so many different gyms in the valley that offer a variety of ways to work out. The list includes benefits such as tanning areas, unlimited guest privileges, and...

Please Make These Caramel Brownies

These brownies take the cake.

Riley Hurlburt, Columnist

May 9, 2019

These brownies are to die for. My mom and I have been making these brownies for years, and they are deliciously rich and chewy. Ingredients: 1 box of chocolate cake mix 1 stick of butter, softened 5 oz can of evaporated milk 1 cup chocolate chip 1 package of Kraft Caramel Ins...

Which Sauce is Truly the Boss?

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

May 3, 2019

A question that not many have considered, but may sound familiar: what is the best condiment? People may debate over topics like which is the best fruit? Or maybe, what should be Arizona’s state drink (apparently not lemonade)? But now it’s time to tackle this new controversy.   To answer this questi...

The New Cardinals Candidates

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 3, 2019

During the 2019 draft, Kyler Murray was first overall pick, and was drafted to the Arizona Cardinals. Following this pick, former Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins. Personally, I think this decision has both pros and cons. Kyler Murray is a fantastic player. After all,...

Getting Your Prom Fit on a Budget

Getting Your Prom Fit on a Budget

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

May 3, 2019

Prom is just around the corner and all the money you’ve been saving can easily be spent on just two things: a dress or suit, and a ticket. But finding an outfit to wear to prom that you love, is affordable, and is able to last the whole night is quite hard, especially when you are on a budget. T...

This Musical is “Wicked” Good

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

May 3, 2019

The Broadway production of “Wicked” has been traveling around the nation to bring the the story of Glinda the Good Witch (Erin Mackey), Elphaba (Mariand Torres), and The Emerald City to life. “Wicked” follows the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and how she became evil at the ...