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Mr. Beast Speaks for the Trees

Mr. Beast Speaks for the Trees

Cameron Foley, Columnist

November 8, 2019

Internet personality and viral YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, who goes by “Mr. Beast” online, was recently challenged to plant 20 million trees when he reached 20 million subscribers. In order to achieve this task, Mr. Beast established the TeamTrees organization on Oct. 25, 2019. Team Trees has teamed...

Black Sigatoka: The Banana Butcher

Black Sigatoka: The Banana Butcher

Ben Geist, Columnist

September 27, 2019

The banana, one of America's favorite fruits, is approaching extinction. “Banana production as it stands is facing an existential crisis,” said Dan Bebber, a plant and disease specialist at the University of Exeter.  According to the HuffPost, The Black Sigatoka, “mycosphaerella’’ disease is a fu...

Exploring the Jaguar’s Backyard

Max Larsen, Columnist

March 14, 2019

On Saturday, Mar. 9, an unnamed woman went past the boundaries at the jaguar exhibit at the Wildlife World Zoo in an attempt to take a selfie with the animal. As expected, the jaguar scratched the woman's arm in self defense. According to CBS News, Adam Wilkerson, a man who filmed the aftermath of the att...

After the Drought, The Flood

After the Drought, The Flood

Max Larsen, Columnist

March 8, 2019

Many different types of native plants have recently bloomed in Arizona due to the unusual amount of rain and cool weather. According to AZ Family, Arizona has accumulated over 10 inches of rainfall just this year, which is more than any year for the past decade. In this record-breaking year, some of A...

Polar Bear Migration Leads to State of Emergency in Russian Towns

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Editor of Features & Extras

February 15, 2019

It is not uncommon to hear about annual animal migrations. Many species of birds, insects, and other creatures undergo annual migrations, oftentimes following the changing seasons and climates. However, recent movements have included a species not particularly well known for its migratory habits - the...

CatWalk

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Many cat owners let their cats out during the day, allowing them to prowl the neighborhood and go wherever they please. People don’t think much about it. They let their cat out, don’t see them for a few hours, and then let them back in to eat when they scratch at the door. Cats are independent anim...

A New Leaf on Life

A New Leaf on Life

Max Larsen, Columnist

December 21, 2018

There’s a new, more environmentally-friendly way to be dead—the burial pod. These burial pods will convert your body into a tree after you die. Your ashes will be placed in soil and allow you to nourish a tree. While this is a great way to keep a family member close to you, the total expense of th...

Succulent Jewelry

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

December 21, 2018

Succulents are plants beloved by many people for their unique and wide variety of looks, easy maintenance, and inexpensive price. Additionally, they are perfect to use as jewelry. Whether they be necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings, people are using live succulents to create beautiful items for t...

The Final Straw

The Final Straw

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

December 21, 2018

There is an infamous picture that has been on many different social media platforms of a sea turtle with a straw buried in its head. This picture has sparked movements internationally. Plastic is constantly polluting the ocean and the environment and affecting the flora and fauna, and this turtle show...

Changing the World One Lollipop at a Time

Changing the World One Lollipop at a Time

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

December 21, 2018

Amborella Organics is a small organization that manufactures and delivers seed-bearing lollipops. The company launched its opening back in 2016, and ever since, it has continued to promote its revolutionary concept. The company is co-owned by Brennan Clarke and Taylor Morgan, two friends that have...

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