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First ever Refugee Olympic Team

First ever Refugee Olympic Team

Mimi Jubran, Staff

September 11, 2016


Filed under News, US & World

Yusra Mardini, number 1 heat winner in the women’s 100m butterfly at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Just one year ago she was saving 20 lives by swimming 3 hours off the Greek coast from a sinking raft. “It was quite hard to think that you are a swimmer and you might end up dying in the water,”-Mardini....

Do You Have School Spirit?

Do You Have School Spirit?

Mia Lopez, Staff

September 11, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, School

Students today have this perception that having school spirit is not cool, but why? Is it because many don’t really know what spirit is or is it because there is no one really around trying to encourage them to have spirit? Everyday, students are surrounded by their teacher, so what happens if the...

Trump Attempting To Get Votes from Foreigners after Insults?

Trump Attempting To Get Votes from Foreigners after Insults?

Samuel Valles, Staff

September 9, 2016


Filed under News, US & World

After the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, compared foreigners to rapists and criminals in his candidacy speech back in June 2015, Trump is now trying to get them to for him in the presidential election. On June 25, 2015, Republican nominee Donald Trump was giving his speech and in the...

EVENTS EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR

EVENTS EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR

Andrea Diarte, Staff

September 9, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, Entertainment, High School, Lobo Spotlight, School, Sports

La Joya Lobos are finally back from their summer vacation. I know it's hard for them to start school. Back to the stress, sleepy mornings, and hours of homework after school. The things keeping students at La Joya awake are events, upcoming events! Are you ready for Friday nights football?! I know I am. Studen...

Opportunities on Campus

Opportunities on Campus

September 9, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, News, School

La Joya Community High School has many clubs, sports teams, and extracurricular activities that keeps students involved. Almost every teacher on our campus has a club of their own interest. Ms. Gorgan, a sophomore English teacher has her own feminism club and when asked what kind of opportunity it offers said, “I think feminism gives everyone,...

New Year, Big Changes

New Year, Big Changes

Madelyn Martinez, Staff

September 8, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, News, School

A change that most students noticed within the first week of school is the lack of sweep. Unlike last year, tardy students will be able to go to class instead of spending the period in sweep. Principal Brandi Haskins said this is because administration did not want students to miss out on class time. “Our...

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...

Subscribed to Perfection

Subscribed to Perfection

Marissa Torres, Staff

September 6, 2016


Filed under News

Social media has a say in what we wear and how we live. Majority being young teens become so obsessive with their personal image, to the point of actually developing a mental disorder. Eating disorders, depression, and anxiety can be developed through vulnerability and low self-esteem of teens. Social...

The Reality of Reality

The Reality of Reality

September 5, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, School, Student Life

  Let’s face it, we’re all about to be young adults or official on our own, and yet it can be so exciting, but it can be a bit nerve wrecking too. Sometimes we have no clue what we are getting ourselves into and for some of us, it’s not easy asking for help. Well lucky for you f...

Balancing Work and School

Balancing Work and School

September 5, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, School

Students don’t always realize the complications of being employed. Some students want a job just to have extra money, others don’t have a choice on the matter. Sometimes employers work with students schedules but, there isn’t enough time in one day to fulfill day to day priorities. It is alw...

New Beginnings and DANCE!

New Beginnings and DANCE!

Mercedes Gonzalez, Staff

September 1, 2016


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Video

"I hope that my dancers will learn to appreciate the different styles of dance and that they are confident in who they are, and become well rounded artists of dance. I look forward to seeing my students grow and develop, and putting on dance shows!"

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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...

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