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Apple’s New Refresh is Finally Here

Campbell Cantalamessa, Staff

May 19

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Apple’s recent update for the iPhone is supposed to be one of the best refresh the company has released. But does IOS 9.0 rejuvenate the iPhone, and is it worth the download? IOS (iPhone Operating System) is currently available for the iPh...

Test Anxiety

Stacey Levy, Staff

May 16

Filed under Features, Health

Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety that occurs before, during, or after taking a test. While stress and pressure can be beneficial in some test taking situations, in excess amounts it will harm rather than help the...

Music in Different Cultures

Ashton Palmi, Staff

May 16

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Everyone likes different types of music. Every type of music originates from various cultures. Each culture has many things that define their culture, like types of food, religions, and music. Your musical preference is determined by whe...

History of Athletics

Hailey Toth, Editor

May 10

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Sports have been around for at least 3,000 years in Ancient Greece. About 776 B.C. was when the first sport was considered a sport. Before, sports started with training for war and hunting. Then, in Ancient Greece they had ga...

Band field trip competition

Jaxson Rupert

April 27

Filed under Features, News

Sierra’s school band went on a field trip to Grand view High School on April 19th. There were 3 bands that were all assessed on how well they played. Sierra’s band played 3 songs that they thought represented them best. The songs...

Summer Skin Care

Stacey Levy, Staff

April 27

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During the Summer, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin while you’re in the sun. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends reading the label of sunscreen to ensure that is has broad spectrum coverage, m...

History of Basketball

Christian Carew, Staff

April 21

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There have been many games invented that are similar to basketball, but the first true basketball game was invented on January 20, 1892 by Canadian doctor, James Naismith. He invented the game for a YMCA summer camp. There was o...

Cyberbullying Safety

Christian Carew, Team Leader

April 12

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There are many cases of bullying these days because of the new technology that kids have access to. Research shows that 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report they have experienced some kind of cyberbullying in the past year. Student H...

Student Aides

Kilee Stortz, Staff

April 8

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Some different staff members need a little extra assistants, so they have students volunteer to be student aides for them. At Sierra, many kids volunteer to hand out passes for the office or maybe even get copies for their teach...

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