• March 8, 2013

Taking On the Test

Daniel Carmack, Reporter
January 10, 2014
Filed under News

Tests are a big part of high school, so they severely impact your grade if you don't do well. Some high school students struggling with these tests, an issue that is called test anxiety. Test anxiety is normally caused by thinking about the test too much, not getting a good night's... Read more »

Balancing it all can be difficult for some to manage

Leo Crowder, Reporter
January 10, 2014
Filed under Journalism, News, People

Many students work part-time jobs,  for lots of reasons. And for those who are contemplating applying for a job, now is definitely the time. The start of a new year is a great time to apply for jobs. Though all working students do it for the money, they need it (or want... Read more »

Feed my starving children quarter collection is ending

Feed my starving children quarter collection is ending

Elena Kalina , Reporter
December 12, 2013
Filed under Daily Announcements, People

M&M tubes are used for more than just M&M's. The recycled tubes help raise money for Feed My Starving Children. With our help, families can feed themselves with nutrient-oriented food packages. The collection for quarters ends Friday, December 13. Academic labs have been using M&M... Read more »

New Tukee pizzeria offers job opportunities to DV students

New Tukee pizzeria offers job opportunities to DV students

Tanner Kujawa, Reporter
December 6, 2013
Filed under News

Jimmy & Joe’s pizzeria recently opened its third location on 48th & Elliot in Ahwatukee. The pizzeria is famous for its 24-inch pizza, including slices large enough to share and ingredients customers enjoy to the last bite. Even more important than the delicious smells originating... Read more »

Staying active in these winter months: Athlete edition

Caleb Ronning, Reporter
December 5, 2013
Filed under Life, News, People, Sports

Yes ladies and gentleman, it is that time of year again. Soccer, basketball, hockey, and even cheer begin to flash before your eyes. “Runners and other athletes from different climates brave the elements every day to pursue their passion,” according to coxhealth.com. “Some looking for a competitive... Read more »

Thunder Marching Band rolls in with another state championship

Thunder Marching Band rolls in with another state championship

Tanner Kujawa, Reporter
November 22, 2013
Filed under Campus Clubs, News

The Desert Vista Marching band came back from the state finals competition at Glendale Community College with their fourth consecutive state championship. “A few weeks back, we competed at semi-finals for state," said sophomore Kelly Baker. "We performed in the morning,... Read more »

Tornadoes rip through Illinois

Tornadoes rip through Illinois

November 20, 2013
Filed under Features, News

The severity of Sunday's tornadoes became clearer this week; 6 dead, hundreds of homes leveled, 81 tornadoes sighted, 358 reports of extreme wind and 40 reports of large hail. Fortunately, the persistent people of tornado alley plan to rebuild and move on from the tornadoes that ravaged their homes... Read more »

Dobson tournament causes mixed emotions in TSTDC

Dobson tournament causes mixed emotions in TSTDC

Basia Adeleke, Author
November 15, 2013
Filed under News

The Thunder Speech Theater and Debate Company will compete at Dobson High School on November 16 in the third tournament of the year. Many TSTDC members describe tournaments as enjoyable, but others think they are nerve-wracking. “It’s pretty fun to go to a tournament,”... Read more »

Offensive names or offensive weapons

Offensive names or offensive weapons

Caleb Ronning, Reporter
November 13, 2013
Filed under Life, News, Opinion, People

Paintball involves shooting others with balls of paint to know when you have been hit. It is a game of skill and agility. Recently, there has been controversy concerning the name of the gun used in paintball. Many paintball companies have been asked by corporate officials to start referring to the... Read more »

Whooping cough scare can be dreadful for community if not caught early

Lexie Mink, Reporter
November 8, 2013
Filed under Features, Journalism, News, People

As fall rolls in, so does coughing, sneezing, runny noses, and allergies. Lately, the sickness spreading around school is Pertussis disease, otherwise known as whooping cough. Whooping cough is a very contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, intense coughing making it hard... Read more »