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Texting and Driving

Jazmine Page, Staff
April 18, 2017
Filed under All Around Town, US & World

Do you ever hear on the news about an accident caused by texting and driving?   Well, each year, about 1,300,000 people are killed in road accidents. Over 3,000 people die every day due to collisions on the road; out of the 3,000, 11 teens die every day because of texting and driving. Accidents...

7 Acts of Kindness

7 Acts of Kindness

Mia Lopez, Staff
December 5, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, Connecting the Pack, Showcase, Student Life

When was the last time you surprised someone with a kind compliment or simply asked him or her how their day was? Being kind to someone can really change his or her whole day for the better. Doing kind things for no reason has so many rewards. In an instant, the best of our humanity and heart shows....

Arpaio, Out With the Old, In With the New

Arpaio, Out With the Old, In With the New

Samuel Valles, Staff
November 9, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, US & World

  On November 8th, the new President of the United States is being elected. Not only the president is being elected, but also the new Maricopa County sheriff. Sheriff Joseph Michael "Joe" Arpaio has helped many, but has also damaged many families and friendships. It's time to head out with the...

Love pets? Why Not Foster or Volunteer?

Love pets? Why Not Foster or Volunteer?

Brend Valadez Gonzalez, Staff
October 5, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, News, US & World

Many pet organizations offer people the chance to foster pets or even volunteer so that the animals can get all the love and attention they need and all you have to do is sign up. During a survey students were asked if they had the chance to foster or volunteer would they, the majority of them answering yes they would b...

Are All Pit Bulls Dangerous?

Are All Pit Bulls Dangerous?

Kealohalani Kauhako-Viernes, Staff
October 4, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, US & World

Pit bulls can be dangerous but not all the time. They react from fear or their safety, not because they were naturally born like to fight back. Agreed there are pit bulls in the world that are dangerous. There are pit bulls that are really kind-hearted. A students attending La Joya high school, Daya...

What are the Highest Paying Jobs for High School Students?

What are the Highest Paying Jobs for High School Students?

Tiffany Rosario Acosta, Staff
October 3, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, High School, Student Life

Many High School students are in need of a job. But do they look beneath the surface of the interview? Minimum wage, here in Arizona, is $8.05 per hour. While Seattle, Washington's minimum wage is $15 per hour, incredible. Most high school students want a job to either pay their expenses; i.e. new...

Fun and Exciting Things to do

Fun and Exciting Things to do

Christopher Aguilar, Staff
October 1, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, Entertainment, News, School

Who doesn’t love to have fun, Fear Farm and the Arizona State Fair are just two of the many places to go to forget about all of  your problems. Certain attractions only run for a small amount of time. Events like the Arizona State Fair and Fear Farm only last a small amount of time. You have...

The Future of Avondale

The Future of Avondale

September 7, 2016
Filed under All Around Town

This year has been nothing but changes around Avondale, with renovations in Friendship Park to a new plaza on McDowell, and new directory signs. Avondale is in a state of change for the better. With new businesses being built comes new jobs, new hangouts for teens, and new food to try. In a recent inte...

Chipotle Cultivate Festival: Coming to Phoenix Soon!

Chipotle Cultivate Festival: Coming to Phoenix Soon!

Azucena Teran
April 22, 2016
Filed under All Around Town

Bummed out that you missed the live music from Coachella? This upcoming Saturday, April 30th, Chipotle is bringing back the Cultivate festival to the valley. This festival includes live music and food for families to enjoy, making the event a fun and inexpensive way to spend your Saturday from 11am...

Slur(pay) a $1.50

Slur(pay) a $1.50

Britney Onpeng
March 18, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, News

Grab your cups and get ready for some brain freezes and colorful tongues! This is your opportunity to stay cool while the weather gets hotter and hotter by the minute as summer approaches us quickly. This is the second annual year that 7-11 has done this nation wide and this year should be even...

Mural, Mural On The Wall

Mural, Mural On The Wall

Britney Onpeng
March 8, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, Art

West Valley has become a blank canvas for local street artists. Many locations around the community are being covered in large vibrant murals for residents to enjoy. Avondale has become the home of the most murals in all of the West Valley cities. These artists are conveying a positive message by...

La Joya Prays for Independence High School

La Joya Prays for Independence High School

Jesus Rodriguez and Daniela Acosta
February 12, 2016
Filed under All Around Town, News

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims affected in today's tragedy at Independence High School. We would like to let the students and staff at Independence know that our La Joya lobos stands with them in support during this tragic time. If you would like to send yours prayers...

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