A Brief History Behind “Beauty and the Beast”

//CAITLIN ENGLISH// With the release of Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” on March 17, The company continues to set the bar higher for future live-action remake movies worldwide. Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, the movie is expected to break a worldwide box office gross of $452 […]

OPINION: Immigrants versus Slaves

//DAVID ROBINSON// On Mon., March 6, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, former presidential candidate and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson referred to slaves as “immigrants” when speaking to department employees. “That’s what America is about; a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of […]

U.S. Government Classes Need Your Help

//MICHAEL PLACE// History teacher Aaron Modert is currently teaching his students how a bill becomes a law in his U.S. Government classes. Students have been tasked to develop bills for certain committees for a mock congress. With the bills they have created, committees have been asked to gather data from students around the school to […]

Mallory Pugh Scores First Olympic Goal

Mallory Pugh, 2016 Mountain Vista graduate, made history on Aug. 9 by becoming the youngest United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) player to score in the Olympics. At 60 minutes into the match against Columbia, the ball ended up between Pugh’s feet and after a bit of fancy footwork, an impressive shot went between multiple […]

Day of Silence History

STACI PREVATO High school is known for its noisy hallways. Students can almost always feel overwhelmed within the school. However, there is one day every year where the school is almost unnaturally quiet: the Day of Silence. Students who sign the pledge will be excused from talking in classroom activities for the entire day, as […]

BLOG: Don’t Hate, Appreciate

KATIE PICKRELL “You haven’t been around for long enough to see this all play out,” “I was alive for this, I didn’t have to learn about it in a classroom,”  “My firsthand knowledge is more important than what you’ve discovered more recently.” Those are the most common ways that I witness adults patronize students and […]

King Richard’s Return

MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN News outlets across the world are reporting on the discovery of the long lost body of Richard the Third, the last English monarch to die in battle.  While momentous, the question arises over whether this will help his reputation at all. The remains were discovered under a parking lot that was being removed.  […]