Chloe McAllaster

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Ingleside Middle School staffer reflects on 40 years of service

In November, Ingleside Middle School staff member Roni Scholz was recognized for 40 years of service to the Scottsdale Unified School District. Over the course of her career, Scholz has worked a variety of positions at over seven schools. In each role, Scholz strives to help her students excel, recognizing that the students in her classroom today represent the future.

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Yarn bombing fad hits the Arcadia greenbelt

Yarn bombing is the latest craze in street art to sweep the globe. Yarn bombers use knit patterns instead of the traditional medium of paint to leave their mark. In April, yarn bombing made its debut in Arcadia when one of the benches along the 48th Street green belt was "bombed" with colorful yarn work.

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Local boy busts a move for breast cancer

Each October, pink ribbons begin to appear on everything from cereal boxes to NFL team uniforms in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Arizona, there are a number of fundraising programs held annually and year-round by national as well as local charities to raise awareness about breast cancer and help those affected by the disease.

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"In the Heights" approaches Xavier's stage

In the weeks leading up to a musical as widely anticipated as "In the Heights," leading actors are not the only ones who can be found frantically preparing for opening night. The set crew, hair and makeup team, director, stage managers, choreographers, set designers and many more contributors are also hard at work to ensure...

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First Education Fair to be held at Phoenix Convention Center

Deciding which education system is right for a child can be difficult, so monthly magazine Raising Arizona Kids organized its first Education Fair, which they hope to hold annually, to aid in streamlining the process. Nearly 100 public, private and charter schools will be present at the event, and parents will have the opportunity to gather information and speak with representatives.

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Auto-tune: diminishing or justifiable?

The debate over the role of auto-tune in the music industry is more heated than ever, with a rising number of artists employing the use of technology both to improve their voices and to add otherwise impossible effects to their songs. Nearly all of the artists on the top music charts use these techniques in...

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Xavier alumnae in the arts

Theatre is certainly a fun and rewarding hobby in high school, but doesn't always seem to have the most straightforward career path for those interested in pursuing the field in college and beyond. However, three Xavier alumnae have successfully brought their passion for theatre outside the walls of Virginia Piper Performing Arts Center.

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Xavier's own poet, Edel Healy

Last year, sophomore Edel Healy decided to express her love for poetry recitation by initiating the Poetry Out Loud club at Xavier. This year, Edel has made her club proud by advancing to the State Finals as one of the top nine students out of 11,000 competitors.

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Ro Ho En garden celebrates 40 years of friendship

Situated in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Japanese Friendship Garden is an urban oasis that embodies a rich history of friendship between the cities of Phoenix and Himeji, Japan. Since its proposal in 1987 by then-Himeji mayor Matsuji Totani, the garden has promoted appreciation for the Japanese culture and served as a tranquil refuge from the stresses of everyday life.