The Precedent

Barbie always starts her morning waving to her friends from the top of her Dream House. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has inspired conversation about what it means to be a woman in today’s society.

Barbie: Unrealistic standard to feminist icon

Julia Carvalho, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2023

Warner Bros’s Barbie was one of the most highly-anticipated films of the summer. The movie was released on July 21 and brought in a gross total of $162 million over the course of opening weekend, making...

In the valley, temperatures can reach over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When that is mixed with the bright sun, athletes need to adapt to training in the hotter months.

Athletes training in summer heat

Wyatt Lehti, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

During Arizona summers, athletes must find ways to escape the heat while continuing to train for their sport. The temperature reaches above 110 degrees, almost every day in the prime of the warmer months....

Musical instruments enjoying a summery atmosphere

Sun, beach, band

Anthony Puentes, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

With the school year ending and the freshness of summer fast approaching, so are summer programs. One such program being the official band camp, a program that starts at 7 o’clock in the morning and...

Sophomore Lilyana Martorana reading Bless me Ultima.  This book is a part of the Honors English 10 curriculum.

Maintaining Mental Integrity Over Summer

Mark Jaber, Staffer May 18, 2023

Summer readings are a critical part of the curriculum for many English classes. Students are required to immerse themselves in books from To Kill a Mockingbird to Of Mice and Men, often finishing accompanying...

Junior Eden Smith is walking her neighbors dog. In the summertime Eden walks dogs to make extra money.

Summer Job Opportunities

Reagan Reynolds, Staffer May 22, 2022

As summer time begins to roll around, students are often looking for ways to earn money since they gain more free time from the absence of school. It is pretty easy to make money, but sometimes it requires...

Lifeguard Kaylee Rados watches over Mesquite Groves pool. This pool came in at number one on the rankings list.

The hottest pools for the hottest season

Jackson Bergholz, Staff Reporter May 13, 2022

Swimming is a classic summertime activity, especially here in Arizona where it can get blazing hot temperatures. Public pools are definitive when in association with summer. The question is which ones...

Summer schedule should be extended for the benefit of the student body.

Summer break ends too quickly for proper development

Presley Plant, Managing Editor May 13, 2022

Ending eighth grade is monumental. It is “crossing the threshold” between childhood to adulthood, but the modified year round schedule has tarnished that necessary transition period along with many...

Senior Yejin Sohn wrote and illustrated her own childrens book, Counting Dollars. Her book is published on Amazon.

Senior creates, publishes her first book over summer break

Lauren Ludwig, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Throughout the long-awaited summer breaks, a majority of teenagers are out taking trips to the beach and staying out late with friends, the idea of school forgotten for 6 weeks. However, during the 2020...

Cameron Martin, author for this article and Opinions writer.

Summer Assignments: What Gives?

Cameron Martin, Staff Reporter May 23, 2017

With about one-third of students being in at least one honors or AP class, a lot of us are no stranger to summer assignments. One of the objectives of summer books and packets is to prepare students for...

Decibel Duo prepares for huge summer dance party

Decibel Duo prepares for huge summer dance party

Karson Hentges and Ernesto Chacon May 18, 2016

Becoming an entrepreneur and sustaining a business that is successful is a hard task to accomplish at any age. Furthermore, it is very unlikely for a high school student to say that they have accomplished...

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