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Opinion: Maintain the Legal Drinking Age

Opinion: Maintain the Legal Drinking Age

April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions

It took thirteen long years and hundreds of thousands of teenage deaths before Congress came to its senses and instated the Minimum Legal Drinking Age of 21. Prior to this 1984 decision, alcohol held influence in two-thirds of traffic deaths for those aged 16-20. The reinstatement of the current drinking age ha...

Mary Poppins: a colorful production

Mary Poppins: a colorful production

Nikki Soto, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Theatre’s production of 'Mary Poppins' was a dazzling spectacle. With a grand set, bright costumes, and an exuberant cast, the stage was teeming with life and color. Performing this production at a high school seems like an odd choice, as the show is tailored more towards children. However, it i...

Chase field offers new crazy eats

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

While the Arizona Diamondbacks continue to captivate the eyes of the fans, the chefs at Chase Field captivate their taste buds. New and outrageous foods have been introduced to the stadium, and they are certainly not for the faint of heart. A new addition to the menu is the Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich,...

Surviving Easter with the family

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter
April 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Growing into a teenager means growing out of many things. At a certain point, a teen would rather attend a costume party on Halloween than dress up to grovel for candy. The neighbors always seem to lose their smiles when they find that the knock on their door was from a ‘big kid’ and not a cute t...

STEM Program limits students passions

STEM Program limits students passions

March 28, 2017
Filed under Double Truck, Opinions

As I completed my registration for freshman year, it did not occur to me that the short page-and-a-half application for a relatively new program would heavily shape the course of the next four academic years. Now five years after its conception, the STEM Program is presented as a means for students ...

Unsigned: Beautiful luxury of Twitter ranting does not need to be utilized

Mia Irvin, Opinions Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

In March of 2006, four Silicon Valley software developers launched their newest invention: a social media platform that would allow users to post their ideas in 140 characters or less. Eleven years later, 319 million people actively scroll through their Twitter timeline, consuming content and posting...

Disrespect for military results in delaying of new memorials

Disrespect for military results in delaying of new memorials

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Military memorials are not just rocks or metal in the form of an unrecognizable object with unfamiliar names inscribed upon them. Military memorials are built out of respect for the military and as a thank-you for those who have served, whether they are alive or dead. Memorials were not an idea until...

No time to get back into groove

Ian Graham, Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions

As my 6 a.m. alarm goes off on March 29, the first thing I hoped to be thinking about was an austere hot mocha and a blueberry muffin. Still recovering from a two and a half week break, school would be slowly crawling back into my mind, yet still distant enough for me to ease into the fourth quarter s...

AzMERIT will be one less stress

Ashley Scholz, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Many of us students have heard that the dreaded AzMERIT test is coming to us as soon as the first week after spring break. To be exact, the date to look forward to is Mar. 29. It makes sense that students are distressed by the testing schedule. Many are going on wild spring break vacations, returning d...

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