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VHS sophomores put the fire in Phoenix

 At the end of the race, win or loose, all competitors are awarded a medal for their participation and are recognized for raising money for a good cause. Photo from: James Locher.

Bella Young

March 12, 2020

 Annual Phoenix Triathlon proceeds go towards former VHS teacher’s scholarship fund Sunday, March 1 was the 13th annual Phoenix Triathlon that took place at the YMCA at 8 a.m. The event was put on by 10th grade Honors English teachers James Locher and Mary Dietz and involves teams of three who pa...

Hashtags do not stop forest fires

Hashtags do not stop forest fires

Julia Davies and Bella Young

October 25, 2019

The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, ranging an astounding 2.124 million mi². It is home to ten percent of the world’s known species as well as 30 million indigenous people, and serves as a carbon sink, absorbing 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. The issue in the Amazon was not...

To Stand, Or Not to Stand

To Stand, Or Not to Stand

Bella Young

September 18, 2019

Since kindergarten, students across the country have stood up every single morning, placed their hand across their hearts, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. They have been taught that rehearsing these 31 words is a sign of reverence and admiration for our country. It is a chance to pay respect t...

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Bella Young

September 13, 2019

This summer, Junior Paulina Nicole spent her time designing, sewing and selling her hand-made bikinis. Attracted to sewing since she was a little girl, Nicole attributes her passion to her grandma, who was a seamstress. “I would watch her work and I just became fascinated with the idea of creating somet...

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