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BMX champion Koshi doing breath taking stunts on the ramp for the students.
BMX "No Hate Tour" Hits Verrado High!
Sonny Cruz, Around Campus Editor • January 29, 2024

The BMX "No Hate Tour" rolled into Verrado High School on January 22nd, and it wasn't just about doing cool tricks – it was all about taking a stand against bullying. The BMX riders put on a show with...

Eric Haenfler conducting the Agua Fria Distract honor in the song Incantations.
The 4th Annual District Honor Band
Kevin Reinhardt, Editor-At-Large • January 16, 2024

On January 13, 2024, at 2 pm, the Agua Fria Union High School District hosted the 4th annual district honor band at Desert Edge High School. In this once-a-year event, the Band Directors from all five schools in the district choose the best musicians from their band to come together as one group. Alongside these students coming together, a special clinician...

Principal Thomas and Assistant Principal Bonessi became human sundaes with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream dumped on their heads.
The Winter Wish Assembly Is A Success
Aria Anderson, Staff Writer • December 20, 2023

This month’s Wish Week Assembly was made extra special when students, teachers,  and admin staff participated in some wild stunts for charity. We had a bizarre foot race between cookies and Christmas trees with the Snowman finally pulling ahead. Cheer and Pom did an amazing job getting the Viper crowd in the spirit of the event. It was also crazy,...

Graphic of what the Phoenix area might look like if the weather continues to be uncharacteristically cold.
Arizona's Moody Weather Swings
Zae Cravens, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

During the late 1800s, Arizona experienced a series of severe winters, which were called the "Great Freezes." These freezes brought freezing temperatures dropping to between 40-44 degrees during night time and snowfall to parts of the state. It was quite a surprise for the residents who were used to...

Some children enjoy spending their free time reading, and use their imagination while doing so!
Kids Aren't Reading for Pleasure
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • January 18, 2024

Kids all over the world, whether they’re toddlers or teenagers, no longer read for pleasure as much as they used to. Reading is becoming less popular as the rise of technology advances, and younger generations have become used to and prefer having electronics...

Etsy small businesses selling swiftie merchandise. This is perfect a gift for swiftie friends.
Shopping Small For The Holidays
Ariel Bolich, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

Shopping small for the holidays - a creative and simple way to give a gift that was made with love and care. Shopping small businesses at any point in the year is a great way to support real people who are trying to build a community and build up their...

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Comic books have been steadily losing interest in the public eye due to lack of availability of quality stories with original, interesting characters. (Odin Naylor)
Are Superheroes Coming To An End?
Odin Naylor, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024

In an era where superheroes once soared high, captivating audiences with tales of valor and triumph, there's an undeniable shift in the winds. Willem Defoe's poignant words as Green Goblin in Spiderman echo the prevailing...

Tees featuring food have always been a fun, creative choice.
What Fashion Style Suits Your Personality?
January 29, 2024

BanterBuddies Episode 2: Romance Movies Perfect for Valentines Day
BanterBuddies Episode 2: Romance Movies Perfect for Valentine's Day
Hannah Bruce, Allison Rospierski, and Aria Anderson February 15, 2024

Today we talk about our top three favorite romance movies to watch with your friends and loved ones during the season of love.

BanterBuddies: Students have a Disorganization problem
BanterBuddies: Students have a Disorganization problem
Hannah Bruce, Allison Rospierski, and Aria Anderson February 2, 2024

  Many students have struggled with a lack of organization skills for most of their lives. Disorganization is an issue that can cause...

Viper Podcast: New Years Resolutions
Viper Podcast: New Year's Resolutions
Kevin Reinhardt and Gabby Comer January 11, 2024

Kevin Reinhardt and Gabby Comer discuss the different effects of New Year's resolutions. Intro and Outro music by Twisterium on Pixabay.  

The person behind the profile picture might not be who they say they are, and online dating apps are an easy way for bad actors to meet up with unsuspecting young people.
Gen Z And The Dangerous Relationship With Online Dating
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024

With the privilege of about 97% of the American population owning a cell phone, it makes it possible for one to create personal relationships with strangers on the internet. However, many flaws lie within the positives of online dating and the untrustworthy dating apps that...

Many Sephora locations are struggling with the take over of young teens and tweens.
Sephora Kids Gone Wild
Alyssa Chavez, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

A new alarming trend is capturing TikTok's attention with 9 to 11-year-olds raiding Sephoras around the U.S. Little girls are going to Sephora stores, destroying makeup testers and displays, being disrespectful...

Student at Verrado Highschool scrolling on Tik Tok during class instruction
Tik Tok Is Ruining Your Life
Olivia Moran and Ariel Bolich February 1, 2024

Clean girl or downtown girl? Positive or negative canthal tilt? Low or high visual weight? Kids nowadays are asking themselves these questions, and they believe spending $200 on the latest fashion, makeup,...

Thom Brownes new Fall 24 Collection featured theatrical elements with a nod to Edgar Allen Poes timeless literature.
Theatric Fashion with Thom Browne's Fall '24 Collection
March 1, 2024

The Fall ‘24 collection by Thom Browne ‘brought back’ – theatrical schemes on the runway, though his shows were always very theatrical. He made...

The new biopic Bob Marley One Love delves into the legends legacy. 
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Bob Marley | One Love
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024

Bob Marley | One Love Truthfully, sitting down for the Bob Marley movie, I was excited because I am a fan, but I had also...

The cover art for the first Percy Jackson book published by Disney
How The New Percy Jackson Show Is Failing It's Source Material
Olivia Moran, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

In 2005, Rick Riordian released the first book in the Percy Jackson series called the Lighting Theif. Percy Jackson and the...

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