H10N3 Bird Flu

H10N3 Bird Flu

Connor Davis, Columnist June 9, 2021

COVID is starting to settle down, but is a new virus stepping up to take its place? Recently, the number of COVID-19 cases have decreased thanks to the vaccine and other safety measures being taken...

The Tower Garden.

A New Way to Garden

In Arizona, it can often feel impossible to grow a variety of plants and keep them alive. But the Tower Garden allows anyone to do just that.
Allister McLeod, Columnist May 14, 2021

The Tower Garden is a vertical garden, made to grow plants on its own. It uses a timer to periodically water plants with just the amount that they need and provides plants with the space to grow without...

The Pine Rockland Spider.

Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider

In 2012 near a Miami zoo, scientists discovered a species of Trapdoor Spider, a spider that uses a web-spun trapdoor to catch its prey and can live up to 20 years. Earlier this year, the spider was confirmed as a new subspecies.
Ty Larsen, Columnist May 11, 2021

On April 14, 2021, the Pine Rockland Spider was declared, after close examination, a new species of Trapdoor Spider. According to 9News, “experts believe a bite from a Pine Rockland is as painful...

Earth Day Then and Now

Earth Day Then and Now

Adam Khogyani, Columnist April 27, 2021

Arcosanti's Apse building.

The Story of Arcosanti

Lilly Wolfe, Columnist March 29, 2021

Seventy miles north of Phoenix lies a community with only 65 residents. The captivating architecture of the community surrounded by fig and olive trees resembles that of a science fiction novel. This place...

Cute animals have an odd effect on us.

It’s So Cute I Could Kill It!

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist March 19, 2021

Have you ever seen an animal so cute you just want to pick it up and squeeze it till its eyeballs pop out? Congratulations, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by a desire to squeeze,...

Part of a video from NASA of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.

Past Martians or Life on Mars?

After waiting the past eight months, the Perseverance rover finally landed. Adam Stelzner, chief engineer of the Perseverance mission, who also managed the Curiosity rover’s descent to Mars in 2012, states that his team is “overwhelmed with excitement and joy.”
Adam Khogyani, Columnist March 1, 2021

Microsoft News says that Perseverance was launched on July 30, 2020, and landed on Mars February 18, 2021. Its hardest challenge was the process of landing on Mars, known as the “seven minutes of terror,”...

Because it is on an independent power grid, Texas got hit hard after storms.

Cold Fronts and Power Grids: A Recipe for Disaster

How an unusual weather system, decentralized power grid, and infrastructure built for warm weather led to many Texans struggling to stay warm.
Allister McLeod, Columnist March 1, 2021

Over the past week, every county in Texas has been put under a winter snow warning, with many of these counties experiencing snow for the first time in years. While this may seem like a time for Texans...

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