A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Does School Ruin Reading?

Without a doubt, the majority of high school students do not enjoy reading. In fact, according to mybookcave.com, 33% of high school students do not read a book after they graduate, and the same is true of 42% of college students. This is because school shove books down students’ throats whether they enjoy it or not. This begs the question on whether school ruins students’ love for reading, to…

Read more → March 6, 2020 5:35pm
Neely Burns

Fresh from our newsroom

  • Academic Decathlon Have you ever heard of the Thunderbird Academic Decathlon team before? If not, I don’t blame you. I had never heard of it until I joined l
  • Club S.O.D.A.   Have you noticed colorful banners popping up around the dull school campus? Have you seen the bubbly icon of a cheerful soda b
  • President Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, President Trump was acquitted on two counts of impeachment. Although the president was already technically
  • The Rise of Harry Styles  With the release of Harry Styles’ new album, it is safe to say that he has taken the world by storm. Since the debut of his first solo a
  • Softball Season With the end of winter sports comes the beginning of spring sports.  For Thunderbird athletes, this means that they can now enjoy the wonde
  • Waylon England Waylon England is a senior at Thunderbird Highschool who is a captain on the varsity Basketball team. He is a straight A student who is in a
  • Red Door, Yellow Door Red Door, Yellow Door is a paranormal game. It is a game that is led through your mind. You need two players. One is the guide and the other
  • Girls Tennis With the end of the winter sports season, the spring sports are ready to take over and shine. One of these sports, Girls Tennis, is prepared
  • Dear Abby Dear Abby,    I’ve been so excited to leave high school and go to college for so many years, but now that it’s getting close
  • Fact: Shaped Noodles Taste Better One of the best feelings in life is taking that first bite of cheesy, creamy, hot box mac and cheese that either you or your parents just ma
  • How to Handle Rejection: A High Schooler’s Guide to Heartbreak
  • Top Underrated Artists Coco & Clair Clair have just under 55,000 listeners according to Spotify. Their first song was produced on November 15 of 2017. They are
  • Hayden’s Personal Playlist Hello everybody, my name is Hayden and I like to think that I have some pretty good music up my sleeve. Dare I call myself a quirky indie gi
  • Is Dairy Milk Cancelled?  Recently, you may have noticed the several dairy milk substitutes hitting the shelves in your local grocery store. Milk substitutes such a
  • Top Rock Songs

News

  • Image
    Academic Decathlon
    Have you ever heard of the Thunderbird Academic Decathlon team before? If not, I don’t blame you. I had never heard of
  • Image
    Club S.O.D.A.
      Have you noticed colorful banners popping up around the dull school campus? Have you seen the bubbly icon of a ch
  • Image
    President Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial
    On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, President Trump was acquitted on two counts of impeachment. Although the president was
  • Image
    COVID-19 Kills 3,461; Known Cases Soar Over 100,000
    In the beginning of the new year a viral outbreak has gained the global spotlight. Originating in Wuhan, China, the dead
  • Image
    School Lunch Review
    If you buy lunch at Thunderbird, you are no stranger to being overcome with confusion as to which food place to go to. T
  • Image
    The Parking Pass Issue
    School parking lots can be absolutely terrifying for any students, parents, and teachers. Inexperienced teenage drivers

Features

  • Image
    Red Door, Yellow Door
    Red Door, Yellow Door is a paranormal game. It is a game that is led through your mind. You need two players. One is the
  • Image
    Remembering Kobe Bryant
    “Kobe Bean Bryant”. This name means a lot to many people throughout the world of sports, celebrities and Fatherhood.
  • Image
    High School Musical Comeback Series
    “High School Musical, who says we have to let it go?” Luckily for all High School Musical fans, they do not have to
  • Image
    “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
    Whether you like it or not, we all know Star Wars. The only movie that starts out with a general summary of what’s goi
  • Image
    Fallout 76: What’s to Come?
    It isn’t new knowledge that Fallout 76 is an action packed, story-based adventure game where the user is put into
  • Image
    Hiking Trails Around Arizona
    Now, since it’s no longer 110 degrees outside, you no longer have to workout inside at a gym. It’s cooled off and it

Sports

Entertainment

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Kevinjonah Paguio

Managing Editor: Andrea Mayer

Business Manager: Morgan Jones

Photo Editor: James Ames-Spears

Advisor: Patrick Henry

 

Editorials and Profiles

  • Image
    Does School Ruin Reading?
    Without a doubt, the majority of high school students do not enjoy reading. In fact, according to mybookcave.com, 33% of
  • Image
    Waylon England
    Waylon England is a senior at Thunderbird Highschool who is a captain on the varsity Basketball team. He is a straight A
  • Image
    Dear Abby
    Dear Abby,    I’ve been so excited to leave high school and go to college for so many years, but now that it’s
  • Image
    Fact: Shaped Noodles Taste Better
    One of the best feelings in life is taking that first bite of cheesy, creamy, hot box mac and cheese that either you or
  • How to Handle Rejection: A High Schooler’s Guide to Heartbreak
    I’m sure we have all either experienced or witnessed the aftermath of being rejected. Rejection can be extremely damag
  • Image
    Is Dairy Milk Cancelled?
     Recently, you may have noticed the several dairy milk substitutes hitting the shelves in your local grocery store. Mil

Focus On...

  • Image
    Top Underrated Artists
    Coco & Clair Clair have just under 55,000 listeners according to Spotify. Their first song was produced on November
  • Image
    Hayden’s Personal Playlist
    Hello everybody, my name is Hayden and I like to think that I have some pretty good music up my sleeve. Dare I call myse
  • Top Rock Songs
    The Rock music genre has defined multiple generations. The music that has been created from the 60s, 70s, and 80s (also
  • Image
    Best Movies of the 2010s
      It’s finally 2020! We have so many great movies coming out this year, but let’s take a chance to look at the
  • Image
    Best Children’s TV Shows of the 2010s
    It’s official. The 2010s are no more. Although current students at Thunderbird were born in the 2000s, many of us have
  • Image
    Societal Changes in the 2010s
    Many believe that society has changed drastically since 2010. Of course, with time comes change, but the changes that th

The Project for Better Journalism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening student journalism programs across the country. We support publications just like this one.

The Challenge is produced and updated by students at this school, and supported by a faculty advisor.

Learn more about the Project →