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Emma McWhorter and her friends taking a quick selfie at an assembly.
Dear Verrado: Emma
Emma McWhorter, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Dear Verrado High School, Thank you for giving me the best four years of high school I could have ever imagined. I not only was able to meet some pretty amazing people but I also got to experience some...

Senior year photos for first prom.
Dear Verrado: Kaden Watts
Kaden Watts, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

Dear Verrado, I am beyond glad to say that I continued my 4 years of education at Verrado High School. The subjects i’ve learned and the memories i’ve made are ever-lasting, as I will never forget about my attendance at Verrado Highschool. Freshman year was a change of scenery, different from the previous 8 years of school I had attended. I was...

Gabby Comer posing at the Wigwam for her senior photos.
Dear Verrado: Gabby Comer
Gabby Comer, Editor-in-Chief • May 10, 2024

Dear Verrado, My time at Verrado was very surprising. I never would have imagined that I would have been as successful and involved as I have become in my senior year. When I first moved to Arizona the summer before my sophomore year, I thought the rest of my high school would be a waste. I had moved away from the town I had grown up in and the...

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Tradwife Propaganda and The Lies Told To Young Women
Should caffeine use be banned? The global consumption of caffeine has soared to new heights.
Banning The Most Addictive Drug Of Them All : Caffeine
Bryson Taylor, Editor-At-Large • May 14, 2024

Picture a world where your morning cup of coffee is contraband, where energy drinks are outlawed, and where soda is a forbidden pleasure. This may sound...

The moment Iran launched ballistic missiles towards Israel. ( CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
The Conflict of Israel and Iran: Is it the New Vietnam?
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024

A sense of deja vu when reading the news on Iran and Israel washes over us. The atrocities occurring in Israel and Iran almost perfectly reflect the tragedy...

Religion and politics have always been intertwined in the USA, appearing more relevant with the upcoming elections.
Christian Nationalism: How It's Bleeding Into American Politics
Olivia Moran, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024

Since the dawn of civilization in 3000 B.C.E many cultures' politics have been influenced by the Abrahamic religions, especially Christianity. While for...

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Is a Jurassic Park Inevitable?
Gabe Santiago, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

Scientists have recently been exploring the ability to bring back old and extinct animals. The process is called “de-extinction”, and it is a largely complex area of research. While advancements in different fields such as genetic engineering extend our understanding...

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8 Passengers, A YouTube Family Facing Unreal Struggles
Ariel Bolich, Alyssa Chavez, and Emma McWhorter May 10, 2024

Body camera videos have emerged on all social media platforms from the day that YouTube channel family vlogger mom, Ruby Franke, was arrested on 4 counts of child abuse. 8 Passengers was a family vlogging...

The Senior to Senior group photo at reading across America.
Local Retirees And High School Seniors Are Building A Better World Through A New District Program
Gabby Comer, Editor-in-Chief • April 18, 2024

The Agua Fria Senior To Senior Program, established in 2023, builds bridges between young people and local retirees to build support for the district and guide the senior students into adulthood. The group...

The poster for the film Black Swan reveals a complex characterization that has become a favorite horror trope. (Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures)
The Obsessed Artist: The Most Enthralling Movie Trope Ever
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

The ‘obsessed artist’ refers to a movie trope in which the main character pushes themselves to be perfect, leading to their self-destruction. The character devotes all their time, effort, and energy...

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The 2024 Met Gala!
RJ Goodwin, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

The prom event for celebrities has now arrived: The Met Gala. As all the celebrities arrive in the boroughs of New York City,...

The ensemble performing a fun and drunken rendition of Drink with Me.
Les Mis Shines
Aria Anderson and Hannah Bruce May 6, 2024

After months of hard work and dedication, the cast and crew of Verrado High’s theatre finally hit the stage to perform...

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