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Students participating in the Medieval times event that was a mix of theater and fencing
Verrado Fencing Club
Olivia Moran, Staff Writer • December 8, 2023

Verrado has many different clubs to offer, one of which is fencing. Fencing is an exciting sport that features sword fighting as its main component and offers many new experiences. Typically, the fencing...

Les Miserables is set in the second French Revolution.  It is about resilience when times are tough.
Les Miserables Auditions!
Gabby Comer, Editor-in-Chief • December 8, 2023

Verrado Theatre is holding auditions for the spring musical Les Misérables on December 19th-20th. They're currently wrapping up Mean Girls and are eager to dive into the new production. Les Misérables, a beloved classic, follows Jean Valjean, a convict in France sentenced to 19 years of forced labor for stealing bread. Breaking parole, he strives...

Everyone gathered around before the Christmas tree lights up on main street.
Christmas Tree Lighting Slideshow
Allison Rospierski, Staff Writer • December 8, 2023

Last weekend Verrado held their annual Christmas tree lighting at Main Street. The lighting included performances from local schools such as Verrado Elementary, and Verrado High's very own show choir made an appearance. Along with performances and festivities, there was also a lot to eat. Food trucks from various small businesses made their way...

Ryan Willey and Teammates Pose for Photo (11/15/23).
Ryan Willey - Grand Canyon University
Chris Godinez, Staff Writer • November 16, 2023

Day one of Verrado’s Letter of Intent signing concludes with Ryan Willey, a multi-sport phenomenon guilty of breaking several school records, putting pen to paper solidifying his desire to continue Track & Field at the collegiate level. Despite receiving a scholarship offer from Indiana Tech in late August, Willey decided to sign with Grand Canyon University to follow in the footsteps of a previous teammate and officially stamp himself as a D1 athlete. Willey also claims that GCU’s Head T&F Coach Tom Flood was “One of the best coaches for Track & Field” and that he “Really enjoys everything about GCU in general”. Alongside Verrado’s throwing and edge-rushing product was Head Football Coach Johnson and assistant Coaches Salem and Medrano, who all had some nice...

A photo of one of the many dinning rooms within the white house, this one containing a painting of Abraham Lincoln.
Should Politicians Have Age Limits?
Kevin Reinhardt, Miles Morgan, Bryson Taylor, and Chris Godinez November 14, 2023
In the esteemed chambers of the United States Congress, age has been a long-standing point of discussion. The topic of whether age limits should be set for Congress members has gained momentum as the population ages. While the value of experience and wisdom is undisputed, critics argue that cognitive decline and a growing disconnect with the younger generation might alter senior representatives' ability to effectively govern.

Matthew Perry 2010 by greginhollywood is licensed under greginhollywood, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-ND 2.0
Remembering Matthew Perry
Alexa Simpson, Staff Writer • November 8, 2023

In 1994 Friends aired their first pilot episode. The episode starred David Schwimmer, Matt Leblanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, and Matthew Perry. His first line on the show was making a snarky comment about Monica’s (Courteney’s)...

An FSA ID is required in order to receive an financial aid for college or trade school. (Courtesy of Cynthia Smith)
Gabby Comer, Editor-in-Chief • November 2, 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES With college applications coming up, it is important for every senior who is going to attend college to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FASFA). This form is needed in order...

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Picture made to show/exaggerate a Travis Scott concert with lots of fans
The Beauty Behind UTOPIA
Bryson Taylor, Editor-At-Large • December 8, 2023

  INTRO Travis Scott, born Jacques Berman Webster II, is known as one of the best current American rappers and producers who has made a profound impact on the music industry. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop,...

From the Quiz on what type of cookie you should leave for Santa. Photo courtesy of Interact Quiz.
Which Cookie Should You Leave For Santa?
Gabby Comer, Editor-in-Chief • December 8, 2023

Graphic made by Bryson Taylor of The Viper Times at Verrado
NBA Fabulous VS Fraudulent Ep. 2
Bryson Taylor , Editor-At-Large • November 17, 2023

Gabby Comer and Ariel Bolich host a podcast about Taylor Swift
Viper Podcast: Taylor Swift Takes over the NFL
Gabby Comer and Ariel Bolich October 27, 2023

Gabby Comer and Ariel Bolich discuss pop singer, Taylor Swift, and the impact of her relationship with NFL star, Travis Kelce. The NFL has been...

Planning for the future is scary, but people here at Verrado are ready to help.
The Future Is Scary...But That Is Okay!
Emma McWhorter, Garrett Drake, Ariel Bolich, and Gabby Comer November 21, 2023

With the second quarter of the school year reaching the halfway point by next week, the creeping question of “What will you do after high school?” is starting to loom over many seniors’ heads at Verrado. This question seems to be quite the struggle for the seniors...

Uggs are making a comeback for autumn in a variety of colors.
Uggs Make a Comeback!
Taylor Sisk, Staff Writer • November 14, 2023

Uggs, the hit Y2K trend that took the world by storm, is making its debut comeback in the fashion world. These iconic Y2K boots were once a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe, and now they’re back and...

Day of the Dead is oftentimes confused as the Mexican Halloween.
The Day of the Dead is NOT Mexican Halloween
Rose Ramirez, Staff Writer • November 3, 2023

As the calendar transitions between late October and early November, an exciting meeting of cultural celebrations occurs. With Halloween and The Day of the Dead in close succession, it is important to...

Graphic rendering of the New Blue Sun album from Andre 3000.
New Blue Sun Album Review
Jalil Humphrey, Staff Writer • December 8, 2023

No flows, no words, no vocals, no lyrics. After 17 years of not working on any massive projects after his time with the Outkast group, many either just...

Verrado High School Girls Levity Dance
Verrado High School Dance Concert
Sonny Cruz, Around Campus Editor • December 1, 2023

The November dance show, called Levity, was mesmerizing. It perfectly combined talent, rhythm, and creative expression to...

The animation industry is going through a major upheaval, and something needs to be change.
Cracks In The Animation Industry
Jalil Humphrey, Staff Writer • November 21, 2023

It is a well-known fact that the entertainment industry, particularly in the animation field, is full of controversies, issues,...

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