Northeast Valley News

Phoenix group empowers incarcerated youth

Francisco Dominguez, Reporter

April 8, 2015

“I believe there is no such thing as a bad kid,” Release the Fear CEO Robert Miley declared. “I believe they haven’t found their gift.” Miley is the founder, heart and soul of Release the Fear, a non-profit organization...

Tempe Arts Fest features distinct variety of attractions

Hannah Cook, Managing Editor

March 28, 2015

The air on Mill Avenue in Tempe is filled with the smell of kettle corn, cotton candy and the sound of musicians and performers during the 28th annual Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts. From March 27 to March 29, Mill Avenue...

60-day ramp closures start Monday (March 9) at the Loop 101/Thomas Road interchange

March 12, 2015

PHOENIX — As part of the Loop 101 Improvement Project in the East Valley, additional on- and off-ramps will be closed for approximately two months starting Monday (March 9), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The...

Chancellor Glasper issues statement on cuts to Maricopa Community Colleges

Jeremy Beren, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2015

From a Maricopa County Community College District press release: Cuts in state appropriations totaling $8.8 million will damage the Maricopa Community Colleges’ ability to improve successful educational outcomes for students,...

Racial tensions boil over at Arizona State

Francisco Dominguez, Reporter

February 22, 2015

For many people, racial tensions are nonexistent, but for others it’s their daily reality. On May 20, Arizona State University police officer Stewart Ferrin thought he was doing just that when he stopped Assistant Professor Ersula Ore for jay walking across College Avenue...

Beck, St. Vincent win big at Grammys

Geoffrey Young, Reporter

February 22, 2015

The 57th Grammy Awards show, hosted for the fourth time by LL Cool J, was held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Last year’s Grammy Awards generated overly positive reviews; highlights included 33 homosexual couples we...

SCC library construction hits another snag

Christopher Hunter, Reporter

February 22, 2015

Promises of increased study space, increased access to outlets, and more up-to-date computers have kept optimists excited about the library renovations at SCC. However, the hassle has been tremendous for the students, as well...

Sportscasting jobs available for those who get creative

Brian Palm

January 5, 2015

How can an aspiring sports broadcaster use nontraditional approaches to break into the business without an expensive degree? The sportscasting industry is very competitive. To make matters worse, Education Portal forecasts that jobs in conventional television and radio markets will see no growth through 2022. That being said, some optimists exist i...

Some Mexican citizens stand up for murdered students

Samantha Hernandez

January 5, 2015

How can 43 people just disappear? It turns out in Mexico it can happen quite easily. According to Mexico’s National Statistics Institute, approximately 123,470 people were kidnapped in the country in 2013. With 93.8 percent of crimes not invest...

Obama offers work permits to undocumented immigrants

Francisco Dominguez

January 5, 2015

On Nov. 20 a historical announcement was made, one that could potentially impact the lives of 5 million people on American soil. On that day, President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the White House to announce he had...

Mercury win WNBA championship

Jeremy Beren, Sports Editor

September 12, 2014

The Phoenix Mercury rose to the occasion once again, and firmly re-assumed their spot among the WNBA elite. The Mercury won their third WNBA championship on Friday night, as the team beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 to complete a...

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