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PODCAST: Skin Care

PODCAST: Skin Care

As teenagers, our skin is constantly changing and today were going to talk about how to handle it.
LIFEHACKS: Curly Hair edition

LIFEHACKS: Curly Hair edition

Kayla Thomas
May 3, 2021
Curly hair can be hard to care for, but with these three tricks it will be easier.
With a beautiful water fountain sitting in the middle of the open-walled Urth Caffe, the ambiance changes from a luxury mall to a calming and earthy environment. Paintings of harvesters picking fresh fruits and vegetables line the walls, giving customers a visual representation of the sustainably harvested and natural ingredients used within their products. Rating:APhoto Credit: Kayla Thomas

Indulge in all Natural Coffee and Tea at ‘Urth Caffe’

Kayla Thomas
April 21, 2021
Urth Caffe is a cozy, nature-themed coffee shop with plenty of sustainable food and drink options.
Draw My Shadow: Abigail Humphrey

Draw My Shadow: Abigail Humphrey

Kayla Thomas
March 26, 2021
Sophomore Abigail Humphrey shares how she started editing videos.
PODCAST: SPRING BREAK DURING A PANDEMIC

PODCAST: SPRING BREAK DURING A PANDEMIC

Kayla Thomas and Kamryn Baldenebro
March 25, 2021
Spring break may ease students of all grades into hybrid learning, or it just might spark another lockdown.
Where Are They Now: Allyana Gorospe

Where Are They Now: Allyana Gorospe

Kayla Thomas
March 22, 2021
Take a look into the life of SWCTA graduate Allyana Gorospe.
Building the bridges to a covid-free world

Building the bridges to a covid-free world

The pandemic has adversely affected our country in a myriad of ways. Here, we go beyond the stats and numbers and zoom in on how each of us were impacted.
Keep Your Plants Alive With ‘Planta’

Keep Your Plants Alive With ‘Planta’

Kayla Thomas
March 18, 2021
An app that helps plant keepers care for their plants and learn new gardening skills.
VIB: This Weekend in Las Vegas 3/12/21

VIB: This Weekend in Las Vegas 3/12/21

Kayla Thomas
March 12, 2021
Spend this weekend dancing to great music at a show or outdoors on a rail bike ride.
LIFEHACKS: Piano Edition

LIFEHACKS: Piano Edition

Kayla Thomas
March 4, 2021
Here are three simple ways to advance your piano skills.
After junior Gabrielle Bagtas cold brews Butterfly Pea Flower tea, she pours it into a plastic cup. She focuses on adding the right amount of flavors to enhance the taste of the tea. “I really love changing up traditional and herbal teas into drinks that are more modern,” Bagtas said. “I think out of all the tea experiments I have done, I love making the color-changing tea.” Photo Credit: Gabrielle Bagtas

Making Life Beau-tea-ful: Meet Gabrielle Bagtas

Kayla Thomas
February 25, 2021
Experimenting with different flavors to create the perfect mix, junior Gabrielle Bagtas further expands her knowledge on the artistry of making tea.
Although there are plenty of options for college and in the workforce, teenagers are still learning what they truly want out of life. It will take time and a lot of self-analysis before they’re ready to take the next step. With their attention divided into academics, extracurriculars, their personal lives and enjoying their last few teenage years, there’s not always enough time to focus on their future goals. Photo Credit: Kayla Thomas

So Many Paths, So Little Time

Kayla Thomas
February 16, 2021
As teenagers who are still finding ourselves, it will be even more difficult after high school.