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Service with a woof

Service with a ‘woof’ The process behind training a service animal

Alexis Drevetzki May 24, 2017

Standing in the middle of The Home Depot with paint lining the aisles, Stephanie Gerken breaks down into tears. She just witnessed the dog she's been raising for months, Freedom, bring back his owner,...

Stepping off the field

Stepping off the field What an athlete goes through once they’ve been injured

Jackelyn Romo and Alexis Drevetzki March 22, 2017

Adrenaline courses through junior Dustyn Weber as he runs up and down the field. The ball is kicked around the grass as his opponents take it to their goal. More than halfway down the field now, he makes...

No meat, no problem

No meat, no problem Students choose animal-free diets

Jackelyn Romo and Alexis Drevetzki February 3, 2017

Standing in line with her friends, junior Natalia Reed scans the menu in search of something to eat. Her friends offer suggestions: chicken wings, hamburgers and seafood. But they all contain something...

Can’t stand the heat, don’t stay in the . . . music festival?

Can’t stand the heat, don’t stay in the . . . music festival? A heated look behind the scenes of summer concerts

Althea Gevero and Alexis Drevetzki September 23, 2016

Her faded band t-shirt is covered in sweat and her face is burned from the sun. Two men each have one of her arms over their shoulders as they find their way to the emergency area of rock music festival...

Being politically active as a teenager

Being politically active as a teenager Politics are not off-limits for the American youth

Migi Contreras and Alexis Drevetzki March 2, 2016

One is worth billions, another marched for civil rights, one has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, one graduated from law school, one is from Canada, another teaches political science and the final one...

The empire called Disney

The empire called Disney Disney owns many big-name media companies

Migi Contreras and Alexis Drevetzki January 29, 2016

What started as a young man named Walt sketching cartoons and creating animations, and later on developing the Walt Disney Studio, has grown into an icon of American pop culture. Whether it is the fairy...

Struggle is real: Deciding life after high school

'> Struggle is real: Deciding life after high school Deciding where, or even if, to go to college isn't easy

Migi Contreras and Alexis Drevetzki January 4, 2016

A pile of college letters proclaiming “Hey! Come to our school!” sit on the kitchen table. You stare at each of them and wonder, “Should I go out of state to UCLA or Arizona State?" "Or should...

An Hour In ... World History

An Hour In … World History Students put final touches on their civilizations.

Alexis Drevetzki November 10, 2015

Students in Mrs. Jennifer Brant's World History class spent a final class period finalizing projects for their gallery-style presentations, which included making artifacts, maps and every aspect needed...

Video: Technology In the Classroom

Video: Technology In the Classroom

September 9, 2015

Students in Mr. Tom Rizzo's class were taught that phones can be utilized as a tool in the classroom.

Video: Robotics Class introduced

Video: Robotics Class introduced

September 8, 2015

A new robotics class will be taught by Mrs. Williams to give students a wider variety of electives to choose from.  

Due to the implementation of Nevadas new law to prevent truancy, a student declared a habitual truant may have their license suspended anywhere from 30 days to six months.
 Photo Credit: Alexis Drevetzki

New truancy law adds steps to acquiring drivers license

January 22, 2015

Once you reach the dawn of teenage-dom, one of your first thoughts is the possibility of earning your learner’s permit or driver’s license. But imagine, you wait hours in line to take the test, feel...

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