Kelsey Matzen, 17

Bonding Through TV My dad and I are remarkably alike, probably far more than we care to admit. We both hide a gregarious personality behind a shy demeanor. We both have an inability to take things seriously, responding to most questions with something nonsensical or unhelpful. We both become provoked [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Kelsey Matzen, 17

Katy     Wrap a rubber band around your fingers. Tighten it until you’re barely able to flex your hand. Then try to go about your everyday tasks with your hand like that: brushing your teeth, writing your name, dialing your phone. These actions, previously so simple and effortless, become difficult, [...]

By | October 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen moms: Never had doubts about having — and keeping — her baby

  By KELSEY MATZEN and SIMONE VAN OMMEREN-AKELMAN CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL Teenage girls daydream about the day when they will have a baby, choose a name and dress it in adorable outfits. Little thought is given to the mess that babies create, the finances that they require [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Long Distance Love

Laguna Beach, California is 462 miles from Petaluma, nine hours by car and an hour by plane. As a vacation destination, it doesn’t seem too far away. However, when someone that you’re used to seeing everyday

By | February 28th, 2012|0 Comments

Cyber bullying a sad byproduct of Internet age

By LUCY SLAVIN and KELSEY MATZEN CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL Harsh words. Cruel rumors. Offensive slurs. These are aspects of bullying that are enhanced by the anonymity the Internet provides. To see the insults presented in such a clinical way is more heartbreaking than when confronted in person. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Fashion: Creating an expression of self through design

By KELSEY MATZEN and SIMONE VAN OMMEREN-AKELMAN CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL Fashion is something that characterizes a person, something which expresses the inner self. When people see Casa Grande sophomore Taylor Martinez, they see a young icon, dressed in a way that’s completely unique. “I see my style as city-like,” [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|0 Comments

It All Ends Here

June 29, 1997. A 32 year-old single mother, living on welfare, publishes a magic-based fantasy novel, titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

By | September 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Getting enough sleep?

By KELSEY MATZEN and ASHLEY MOFFETT CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL One of the greatest feelings in the world is falling into your bed after a long, stressful day. Cocooning yourself under the covers of a warm quilt and burrowing your head into the fluffy confines of a pillow is a [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Stepping Out of the Shadow

My sister’s approval has always been an essential part of my life. No other opinion could rival hers. When I reached my adolescent, impressionable years...

By | February 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Scouts get outdoors, but it’s more about helping the community

By KELSEY MATZEN CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL They are easily identifiable with their sharply tied neckerchiefs, their badge-laden sashes, and their trademark insignia: They are the Boy Scouts. Scouts long have held a reputation for responsibility, hard work and enjoyment of the wilderness. One imagines an average day [...]

By | February 8th, 2011|0 Comments