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Being Off the Grid

Being Off the Grid

by Jordyn Selznick, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

As 21st century teenagers, our lives revolve around “second lives” -- our lives online. The internet has become a vehicle to a second identity and to forget about what’s happening in one’s actual life. As a teen myself, I have experienced this first hand. Living in Las Vegas, I have lived thro...

You Are Not Pretty

A teenage girl writing beauty on a mirror in lipstick

by Janel Delgado, Senior Editor

February 11, 2019

Girls are constantly being told they are not pretty enough or good enough. They will be happy when they are skinnier, prettier, older, have a guy. Girls see on social media the Victoria’s Secret models who everyone expects girls should look like. They see the girl with abs in a crop top, the Kardas...

Winter is Coming to Vegas… Are You Prepared?

Winter is Coming to Vegas... Are You Prepared?

by Jordyn Selznick, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

Many think that Las Vegas is a nice and warm tourist town, yet not many are prepared for the grueling winter the Las Vegas valley provides during these cold upcoming months. Surprisingly, there are many fun winter activities to do in this desert.  The city during these cozy holiday months are fille...

Parental Pressure Suppresses Growth

Parental Pressure Suppresses Growth

by Mya Nielson, Junior Editor

September 20, 2018

The connection between a parent and a child is integral to the development of a person and has been examined and studied throughout time. The main role of a parent is to ensure the safety and prosperity of their children, yet sometimes, their means of motivation can be less helpful and more discourag...

How to Defeat Allergy Season

How to Defeat Allergy Season

by Jordy Selznick, Reporter

March 23, 2018

Allergy season is officially upon us in Las Vegas, NV. Known as one of the worst cities in the nation for allergies because of the number of non-native plants brought in to add beauty to the landscape, Las Vegas citizens suffer allergies at an outrageously high rate. Although there is no way to completely e...

5 useful concert tips

Local band

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-In-Chief

March 17, 2016

1.Know the Set List You want to be well rehearsed by the time your concert comes around with he songs they are going to play.  Not only is it more fun to sing along live, but you don't seem like a wanna be fan. Pre-order their albums or research what songs they have played at other venues. 2.Don'...

Top Five DIY projects you need to try now

Top Five DIY projects you need to try now

by Tayler Jones, Opinions Editor

March 9, 2016

DIYs are cheap, fun projects that spice up objects in your home, but people don't typically finish what they start. Some DIY projects cost you some serious time and money. Here are five easy, fast and cheap ways to add a little spunk to your life- without breaking your wallet. 1.DIY Ping Pong Ball lights ...

ACT Crash Course

The ACT test for 2016 is tomorrow, March 1. Are you ready?

by Tayler Jones and Sedona Goodbar

February 29, 2016

Most students go into full panic when hearing about the ACT, a test mainly for juniors and those looking to graduate high school. When preparing for the ACT most people think “what should I study?” or “what material is the ACT covering?” Here is what you need to know: The difference between the ACT an...

Why you should seriously consider adopting a rabbit as a pet

Dakota, a pet rabbit, plays in the grass.

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2016

As a person who is frequently asked if I am a dog person or a cat person, I usually stutter out a very quiet and shy "rabbit person?" This often leads to awkward situations and a bombarding string of questions starting with "How on Earth is someone a rabbit person?" to which I answer, "Well, you own ...

iPhone vs. Android

An IPhone next to an Android.

by Tayler Jones, Feature Editor

November 12, 2015

The debate has gone on forever: which is better, iPhone or Android? This question has haunted society since the beginning of touchscreens. In some ways, the two phones are surprisingly different, yet in other ways are surprisingly similar. They both can download most of the same apps as well as use a se...

The 10 most important books to read in high school

Palo Verde junior, Savannah Gooding sits in the library reading

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2015

1.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Written by Afghan-American Hosseini, this is a heartbreaking tale of the unlikely friendship between a very wealthy boy named Amir, and his father's servant's son, named Hassan. The two spend their days kite fighting until violence and severe prejudice is targeted at Hassan. "...

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