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The Fermi Paradox

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 23, 2018

Filed under Features, The Environment

Civilization is a strange thing. While one may take it for granted in this day and age, the idea of a modern society only sprang up in the last few thousand years. However, the Earth has been around for billions of years, with every event culminating in humanity’s dominance of the planet. Yet the question...

Crashing in the Canyon

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

February 16, 2018

Filed under Features, Health, The Environment

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most beautiful and popular tourist locations. However, looks can be deceiving. About 4.5 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, and an average of 12 people die there annually, according to park statistics. The deaths can be attributed to anything from ...

New Species of Asexual Crayfish Spreads Throughout World

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 14, 2018

Filed under Features, The Environment

The crayfish, also known as a crawdad, crawfish, yabby, or “tasty tiny lobster,” is a type of freshwater crustacean prominent throughout many of the world’s river ecosystems. They are an integral part of the local systems, often feeding on tiny fish, plant matter, and even other crayfish. Howeve...

Is Daylight Savings Worth the Time?

Max Larsen, Columnist

February 2, 2018

Filed under Features, The Environment, World

According to National Geographic, a survey from March 2013 shows that only 37 percent of Americans think that Daylight Savings Time (DST) is necessary. Arizona is one of the states that doesn't use Daylight Savings Time, since they go by “Mountain Time.” In Arizona, the sun is concentrated on the ...

Separating Myth From Reality

Max Larsen, Columnist

January 27, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

The world is not always what it seems. People of all ages are constantly exposed to so-called “facts” that lead you to believe something that can turn out to be completely false. Octopus Ink It is said that octopus ink is used mainly to escape predators, or to stall a predator enough for the...

Blazing Wildfires in California

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

December 20, 2017

Filed under Features, The Environment, Uncategorized

Wildfires can be huge natural occurrences, but sometimes they are man-made. They can easily spread between houses and trees; if they are particularly big, it can be hard for first responders to contain and get rid of them safely. They are especially common in the hot summers, because of the blazing heat, bu...

Environmental Impact of Bees

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

December 18, 2017

Filed under Features, The Environment, Uncategorized

The humble yellow and black bee is one of nature’s most famous creations. Despite their small size, bees are one of the most important hallmarks of the world’s environments. Diligently, every day, they pollinate the flowers and trees throughout the forests and prairies. In return, they take the nectar...

Hitting the Trails

Emily Christian, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Features, The Environment, Travel

Setting aside the infamous summer heat, Arizona is a beautiful place. With the cooler seasons now upon us, enjoying that beauty is easier than ever. Combining hiking and biking with scenic trails in the Phoenix Valley makes for a memorable outing with friends and family, and provides the body with exer...

New Advances in Saltwater-Adapted Rice Lead to Unexpected Production Boost

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Filed under Features, Food, Health, Technology, The Environment

The Chinese city of Qingdao is one of the most prominent industrial, naval, and economic centers in all of China. Now, it may become a large hub for agriculture and food. A research team comprised of individuals brought from all throughout China have bred a new form of hybrid rice, which can efficien...

Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

December 7, 2016

Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

NDAPL. No Dakota Access Pipeline. A common phrase amongst people in the Iowa area, and now major news sources as word spreads of protests, attacks, and alleged attacks against human rights. Everyone has opinions on the crisis, but a lot of the time, the facts are not so readily available. Don’t get ...

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