Blog post

Friday, 09 February 2018 00:00

ARIZONA BECOMES A STATE

By
Or, it did on February 14th, 1912. As state forty-eight, Arizona was the last of the continuous states to be admitted to the union. During that time copper was the primary industry and remained one of the most prominent industries of the state until the 1950s. To memorialize Arizona's copper history the star in the center of the flag was colored copper. The alternating red and yellow stripes that come off the star symbolize the rays of the sun.There are 13 rays that represent the 13 original colonies and red and yellow where chosen to symbolize Arizona's desert sunsets and…
Friday, 09 February 2018 00:00

THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

By
The Olympics Winter Games in PyeongCheng, South Korea officially kick off today with the Opening Ceremony. The Olympic Games are a long held tradition where people come from all over the world to compete against each other in various sporting events. With people from 204 different countries coming together in one location a governing entity had to be developed and decided on long before the games ever got started. The governing entity, or supreme authority, for the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee commonly known as the IOC. This is an international not-for-profit volunteer organization comprised of 110 people…
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:00

UNICORN HAIR, FIDO DON'T CARE

By
Unicorn hair and all the colors in-between have become a fun trend over the years so it is only natural that we want to share our expressive style with "man's best friend." However, this fun fad may come with some deadly risks. Hair dye seems so common that we forget that it is a chemical and if left on too long can cause injury and it can be even worse for an animal. One dog owner in Florida realized this when attempting to dye a Maltese mix purple and nearly caused the dogs death. The dog, now called Violet, suffered…
Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

WE THE PEOPLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

By
The Arizona We the People State Competition was held on Friday, January 12th at Mesa Community College. The We the People program simulates congressional hearings where students testify as constitutional experts in front of panels of esteemed judges; often legislatures, judges and lawyers. Nine high school teams competed in the competition from all across the state but ultimately, at the end of the day, Hamilton High School came away with first place. Hamilton will again have the ability to travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the We the People National finals. Corona del Sol returned as second place champions…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 00:00

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES IN 2018

By
As we rang in the New Year we also rang in a new change to our minimum wage law. As of January 1, 2018 Arizona's minimum wage increased from $10 to $10.50 per hour. This is part of a continual change that we will see every year up until the year 2020. Arizona is one of eighteen states that are currently providing their own adjustment to the minimum wage law instead of depending on the Federal minimum wage law that is still at $7.25 an hour. This has lead to some debate about whether states are increasing the minimum wage…