Northeast Valley News

Racism remains a societal evil

Ahtesham Azhar, Reporter

May 6, 2015

Despite the vast awareness of racism and tons of policies in place to address the issue, the United States still struggles with the existence of racism in the society and its system. The recent riots in Baltimore because of protests...

California water crisis was preventable

Ahtesham Azhar, Reporter

May 2, 2015

California, one of the richest states in the United States, is facing a severe drought owing to three years of decreased rainfall. The rainless three years caused shortages in the main water reservoirs, dried up canals and rivers,...

Endangered species are on the brink

Samantha Hernandez, Reporter

May 2, 2015

Out of more than 76,000 species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, it is estimated that over 22,000 are at risk of extinction. This number includes animals, plants and fungi. Some believe that 99 percent...

Racism is alive and well in police forces

Francisco Dominguez, Reporter

April 26, 2015

I think we’ve all recently seen the news and have seen that a very heated topic is officers shooting unarmed civilians. After watching several of these incidents, I started to notice a trend and so I decided analyze the data...

Hockey fights are not just mindless violence

Brian Palm, Reporter

April 26, 2015

Lots of people watch car races in hopes of seeing a crash.  Similarly, a good number of hockey viewers tune in or go to games interested in seeing two or more full-grown men duking it out on skates. Hockey fights occur for...

Even in an apocalypse, gays still struggle for rights

Geoffrey Young, Columnist

April 9, 2015

You would’ve thought the sky was falling with the reaction that ensued once news broke that a gay character is set to star in AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead.” Having only seen one season, I can proudly say I didn’t...

Vaccination studies suggest low risk, high health benefit

Geoffrey Young, Reporter

March 13, 2015

A week before Christmas, a single confirmed case of the measles was reported to have come from the happiest place on earth. Since then, the number of measle cases in the US has climbed dramatically. According to California’s...

Reporting from the Northeast Valley, Phoenix, and surrounding communities. State, National and International coverage- from the campus of Scottsdale Community College.