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Photo Opp or Photo Flop?

Photo Opp or Photo Flop?

Britney Onpeng

February 3, 2016


Filed under All Around Town, News, School, Uncategorized

Last week a group of girls were photographed with letters on the front of their shirts that so happened to spell out the "N" word for everyone to see. The picture was taken on senior picture day which included 3,100 students, and these girls were only a small portion of the student body. The lett...

‘Ice Scream” for Food Trucks!

‘Ice Scream” for Food Trucks!

Savanna Pena

January 29, 2016


Filed under All Around Town, News

Did someone say “FOOD"?! Yes I’m calling all foodies! The Street Eats Food Festival is already around the corner so don’t forget to mark your calendars. The Fifth Annual Street Eats food truck festival is taking over Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Jan. 30th thru the 31st from 11am-6...

A Starry Night: Prom 2016

A Starry Night: Prom 2016

Evelyn Encinas, A Starry Night

January 29, 2016


Filed under News, School

  Are you a fan of art? Do you like to watch the stars at night and like to dance? If so, stop and take in the beauty of A Starry Night at prom! This year's prom theme is A Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. It will be hosted at the Arizona Science Center in Downtown Phoenix. You will be...

Snowbowl is Here- and FREE!

Celia Kramer, Copy Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under All Around Town

While things here in Avondale seem to be heating up, Flagstaff is cooling down and has brought back the legendary Snowbowl. Yes, of course, there is the price matter-but not this Wednesday, January 27th! Anyone 17 years of age and under will receive free admission to Snowbowl only on this date, so make ...

Is the Water in Flint Safe?

Is the Water in Flint Safe?

Cody Bowling

January 19, 2016


Filed under News, US & World

How would you feel about drinking water? It’s good for you right? Well, what if I told you, you had to drink water with a brown taint to it? That's just gross, but the people in Flint, Michigan have been told by the government that it’s safe. Yeah, no not really. The water supply in Flint, Michigan...

Obama Care (About Gun Control)

Obama Care (About Gun Control)

Melanie Gaxiola

January 10, 2016


Filed under News

Photos of a tearful Obama have circulated through social media sites, but what exactly was it that brought him to tears on national television? On Tuesday, Jan. 5th, Obama spoke about the importance of gun control in the United States. It certainly wasn't the first time he's expressed the urgency...

Ms. Kuehn FBLA Gives Back

Ms. Kuehn FBLA Gives Back

Makala Anderson, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016


Filed under Connecting the Pack, News, School

  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest career student organization in the world and it's taking off right here at La Joya. Each year nationwide FBLA helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. Advisers and members have access to publications that prepar...

Working Off Tickets: SB1117

Celia Kramer

January 3, 2016


Filed under News

Starting January 2nd, all people unable or unwilling to pay off any tickets (parking, speeding, etc.) through community service. This is possible through Senate Bill 1117, recently passed here in Arizona. This new law also allows court costs and fees and other restitution to be paid off. For every...

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

Daniela Acosta, Managing Editor

December 31, 2015


Filed under News

2016 is just around the corner and you're probably thinking about making some serious changes in your life, setting some goals, or improving yourself. Although these goals are personal, you're definitely not alone. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than 45% of Americans make resolutions for the New Year. Many of th...

Christmas Galore!

Christmas Galore!

Britney Onpeng and Katelyn Martinez

December 18, 2015


Filed under All Around Town, News

It seems like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving, now one of the most joyous times of the year has come around. It's Christmas time! From mistletoes to hot chocolate, parades, and festive decorations filling homes. Arizona has finally cooled down enough for everyone this holiday season. People c...

Glendale Glitters!

Glendale Glitters!

Liliana Sanchez

December 18, 2015


Filed under All Around Town

Looking for a fun place to watch Christmas lights? Well then Glendale Glitters is the perfect place to go. Glendale Glitters is held every year around Christmas time. It is a place where you can go and walk around while watching Christmas lights in display and watch performances from dancers and sin...

The Season Of Giving Back

The Season Of Giving Back

Alexis Wright

December 14, 2015


Filed under All Around Town, News

The Ben's Bells Project is an organization that is non-profit and wants nothing more than to give back. The start of this monumental project was shortly after young Ben died before his 3rd birthday. Ben's family was moved by the kindness as well as support that was given to them from their family,...

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