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Thornton talks economics, online schooling

Trent Thornton teaches economics. He is now one of many teachers adapting to school closures.

Lydia Hampton

April 5, 2020

From online schooling to adapting assignments to each student’s need, it is no secret that teachers have been thrown into shouldering the toll of this pandemic. However, couple the unpredictability of online learning with the ever-changing future for food and hospitality service, and the weight of the ...

Rios: A Story of Success

Norma Rios is seen helping an ELL student with homework. She works with the ELLs at the end of each school day.

Lydia Hampton, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Norma Rios’ family moved to Arizona from Hermosillo, Mexico when she was just 11 years old. Her world switched from one language to another, leaving a young girl confused and afraid to even speak at school or in public for nearly two years. At school, the seventh-grader was placed in a class full of Engl...

Red for Ed: a brief overview

The participants in this movement wear red on Wednesdays and on Mar. 28, they held a march in Phoenix to peacefully protest the low wages. They marched to have a 20 percent raise and were denied by Governor Doug Ducey.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018

The recession of 2008 affected citizens in both the private and public sectors. Schools were no exception. Teacher pay was cut due to this recession and due to tax cuts that followed. Ever since then, teachers have been advocating to get a raise to keep up with the rate of inflation. Abryanna Baldw...

Kimberly Oltmanns: how reading has shaped her life

Elisa Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Kimberly Oltmanns never imagined she would be a high school teacher and a high school coach. Growing up school was the last place she wanted to be for the rest of her life. But the experiences life gave her lead her back to where it all started. While she was in college she spent a lot of time soul-searching...

Classroom to field: Pack’s cluttered schedule

Jarrett Pack and his family pose for a family photo.

Angielee Niblett, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014

As he is most widely known, chemistry teacher Jarrett Pack is more than just anybody’s second hour. Pack’s many titles include husband, father, coach, and even college student. The head junior varsity baseball coach has many lives besides being a master of the Periodic Table. From spending his day...

New policy allows technology in classroom

(From Left) Brandon Rule (11)  Carlos Villalobos (11) and Robert Londagin (11) use their smartphones for

Rachel Lattin, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2013

At the height of the digital age, students have been restricted from regularly using technology as a resource in the classroom. This school year, however, the Chandler Unified School District launched “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT). With BYOT, students may use technology in the classroom, if the teach...

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