After seven and a half years of fighting in Iraq, US troops are finally home. The Fourth Stryker Brigade, Second Infantry Division was the last troop to leave on Wednesday, August 23. Although they are the last combat troop to leave, there are still 52,600 troops in Iraq playing a non combative role. The troops still present are assisting the Iraqi government in military training, protection and counter terrorism. These troops will depart by the end of next year. President Barack Obama promised in his campaign speech that all combative troops would leave by the end of August. Although the American troops are happy to go home, some Iraqi citizens feel that their safety net will be gone.
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Combat Troops Come Home
In 2003, when the US first invaded Iraq under the Bush Administration, the Iraqi and US government signed the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) agreement. The SOFA required US combat troops to leave Iraqi cities and villages by June 2009, and all US troops by December 2011. The main reason of the departure of The Fourth Stryker Brigade had to do with Obama’s campaign promise. Leaving Iraq had proven to be a battle in itself for the Fourth Stryker Brigade, with threats of roadside bombs along the way. After seven and a half years of fighting, the US lost 4,415 soldiers (this is not final however). 97,000-106,000 Iraqi citizens also lost their lives. 32,000 US soldiers were wounded. It still isn’t clear who won the war. Let’s get ready to welcome our troops back home. Madeline dunlap-Staff Writer
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New Immigration Law Creates Controversy in Arizona
Senate Bill 1070 (SB 1070), became one of the toughest immigration laws in the country when it was, was passed by the Arizona House of Representatives on April 23,2010. The bill, which can change the way of life for thousands of illegal immigrants living in Arizona, was voted 35:21. This new bill will let the state police perform checks on a "reasonable suspicion" that a person might be an illegal immigrant and make arrests for not carrying ID papers. Previously, police could not stop and check identification papers on just suspicion that someone might be an illegal immigrant. Police could only ask about an individuals immigration status if they are suspected of involvement in another crime. In order to be a valid legal citizen according to SB 1070 you must show one of the a valid Arizona driver license, A valid Arizona non-operating identification license, a valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification, a valid federal, state or local government issued identification, if the issuing entity requires proof of legal presence before issuance. The new SB1070 law has made national news, and many people are disagreeing with it saying it violates the United States constitution by discriminating. Rudolfo Anaya, New Mexico’s most celebrated writer, gave this statement in a local New Mexico newspaper "The recent anti-immigrants Arizona law is an assault on our basic civil rights. It is most hideous because it targets people of color. It should be protested by everyone. If there ever was a time for civil disobedience, it is now." However not everybody disagrees with this new law a new pole came out saying that 54% of Americans approve according to CNN/Opinion Research poll. “Our borders can be sealed. There is a way that we can fix this problem. But again, there's no will within the federal government. So now it comes down to the ability of our state to do something to protect citizens who live here." Said Senator Sylvia Allen. Although close to 46% percent of Americans disagree with the new law, many Arizonans have a different opinion with a recent poll came out saying just over 70% of Arizonans say SB1070 will help prevent illegal immigration. colby hobbS, SportS editor
Hey Baby, You Busy?
September Events Calendar 9/14- Senior College Visit 9/17- Blood Drive 9/22- College Night 9/25- Out-of-State College Night Sports Schedules on page 7
The CDO Palantir is changing this year and we want you guys to help us out! Every month, one lucky CDO student will receive a free pizza from Mama’s Pizza just for reading our online paper. Each month in our paper, there will be a trivia question regarding an article. If you read the article, and think you know the answer, you can then go to the library and put your answer into a drawing with your name and grade. The first name drawn with the correct answer is our winner and will be notified with instructions to get their free pizza. So get involved with the CDO Palantir and check back next month for the first question!
So, as high school students, a thought that is always on our minds is college. Not just what college you want to go to, but how much the tuition may be. If you haven’t noticed, college tuition has skyrocketed in the recent years! It all started back in March of 2010 when the Arizona Board of Regents approved the tuition and fee increases for college tuition between 10 and 20 percent. Although it is quite a hike in tuition, you may not have thought much of it. Well, think again, because according to The Goldwater Institute, the reason that the tuition has suddenly gone up is perhaps because of an ever expanding administration. The Goldwater Institute also says that recently it has been noticed that universities are spending much more of their money on the administrative staff rather than teachers, student services, and more important things for the students. This is contrary to what Arizona’s universities believe; in fact they strongly oppose this opinion. The Goldwater Institute did a study on the U of A’s hiring of administrative services. Their study said that “The UA employed 13.3 administrators per 100 students in 2007, an increase of 45.8 percent from the 1993 level. During the same time, it employed only 3.1 percent more instructors, researchers and service providers.” Let’s not forget that the administrative staff are not teachers. Although The Goldwater Institute did their own study, the U of A also did the same study and gathered their own numbers. The U of A strongly opposes the numbers that The Goldwater Institute gathered, saying that only 0.37 administrative staff was employed per 100 students from 2000-2010. Those numbers definitely differ from The Goldwater Institute’s study numbers. 2000-2010 was a time period in which there was an 18 percent enrollment growth and a 58 percent growth in research spending. The U of A claims that they have defended the jobs of instructors and researchers, and instead cut 600 other jobs. Although these two studies have gotten exceedingly diverse numbers, the question of whether or not the extreme hike in tuition has to do with too many people on the administrative staff is still up in the air. The question may always be in the back of our minds, but until then, all I can say is that we better start saving for college! karylin veres
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Oil Spill Still Causing Problems!
If you didn't follow the progress of the spill, it all began April 20th when the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded, and 11 workers went missing. Two days later, the Deepwater sinks but no oil is reported leaking from the well, but by the following day we find that 1,000 barrels of oil or 42,000 gallons is leaking daily. By the 9th day, a U.S Coast Guard reports 210,000 gallons of oil leaking daily. More and more attempts were made to place containment boxes, caps and shut off valves onto the leak but all of these efforts seemed to go wrong. By day 41 the spill was officially the nation's biggest environmental disaster according to the EPA. It wasn't until the 84th day of the spill when a containment cap was placed on the well, and actually stopped oil flow for the first time since April. It is estimated that a total of between 158,760,000 and 211,680,000 gallons of oil leaked in 3 months. It may seem as if all the damage is done because they capped the leak, and that it isn't such a big deal, but the truth of it is, there is so much more damage we haven't heard about. After they capped the well, coverage on the story seemed to slowly fade, but the hard reality is that not only did this effect wildlife around the Gulf, it effected the lives of many individuals, families, and communities. Restaurants that relied on the everyday fresh shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish, could no longer purchase from the fishermen because the Gulf and bays were closed to any fishing. Fishing is the way of life for a lot of people in the area, and when you take that away, it's difficult to make ends meet. Scientists say that this oil spill was the worst in U.S history. The spill created a lot of problems, and getting it capped quickly and efficiently proved to be a difficult task for British Petroleum(BP). and when you really take into account the amount of lives impacted by this oil spill, it's hard to fathom. Luckily, BP has vowed to clean up all the oil from the waters and beaches, and there is talk of re-opening the water to commercial fishing sometime in the near future. Only over time, will we be able to understand the total impact that the oil spill has had on our nation. katelyn treichel eic
Beginning in December 2007, the U.S has been in a recession. From 2007, the unemployment percentage has almost doubled to about 10%. Even though the recession has decreased, employers hesitate to hire new workers until they are absolutely certain the economy will stay as strong as possible, for as long as possible. Although many Americans are unemployed they do receive Unemployment checks every week, if they qualify. Most citizens are struggling to achieve in getting a job, and keeping a job. The highest unemployment rate percentage was 9.9% which occurred in April of 2010. A major part of the percentage being at what it’s at is due to a large amount of citizens joining the workforce. Another reason is illegal immigration of Mexicans crossing the border and getting jobs. That aside, by now most likely everybody knows how hard it is to get, or keep a job. The point is that it makes you try your hardest and tests your mind if you’re cut out for it. That’s why when you succeed at getting a job; it feels as if you won a game show. This concludes with one simple sentence, try your hardest and you will achieve josh hale your reward.
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Summer 2010: Movies you had to go see!
Summer 2010 was definitely one to remember. I don’t know about everyone else, but when I wasn’t doing summer reading, I was going to the movies. It seemed to me that practically every movie that was coming out over the summer was highly anticipated and something I was dying to go see. It’s pretty hard to decide what the top movies were considering the vast amount of movies isn’t it? Well, here is a recap, in order, of the best movies of summer 2010! 1. Toy Story 3- Woody and the gang are back! After what seemed like forever, the thrid movie came out! It was a movie for the entire family to enjoy and with it raking in $895 million dollars, it was the must see, number one summer movie of 2010! 2. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse- Another 3rd movie series was released and it has teenage girls everywhere screaming for the two leading men. All the Twilight fans who waited hours to go see Eclipse came through for this box office hit. 3. Iron Man 2- The sequel to the first movie was highly anticipated in hopes that Robert Downy Jr, would live up to his funny man hero attitude. Of course he delivered and this movie was even more popular than the first. 4. Inception- This movie made people everywhere think a little bit more about our dreams. The length of the movie was worth it to see the crazy twists, amazing special effects and of course a hunky leading man Leonardo Dicaprio. Who didn’t go see this movie? 5. Despicable Me- Steve Carrel showed his childish side as Gru. The adorable movie brought in quite a bit of money. This was a fun movie equipped with minions and evil geniuses, perfect for any age group. Of course there were numerous other movies out over the summer, but these were the box office money makers. Weather it be vampires, toys, comic book characters, dreams, or minions, the summer movies this year were definitely a hit! -Karylin veres, CO-eiC
Cheerleading Officially Ruled, Not a Sport
According to recent court ruling in only Connecticut, a federal judge has decided that cheerleading is officially not a sport. The reasoning for this is the reasoning behind Title IX(Education Amendments of 1972) which states, “No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...” The head masters of colleges felt like cheer-leading was too underdeveloped and that they’d rather spend their money designated in the athletic department for sports that are more popular, like football, baseball, basketball. Of course, the cheerleading squad was upset with this and took it up with the school board, the school board thought that this issue needed to go to the federal court. A head master in school quotes, “The activity can be considered a sport under the Title IX if it meets specific criteria. It must have coaches, practices, competitions during a defined season and a government origination. The activity also must have competition as there primary goal-- not merely the support of other athletic teams.” But the thing is, it is all of these things. Cheerleading is one of the most dangerous sports there is. It has no padding like other sports, and they throw people up to 20 feet in the air, the tumbling is outrageous, flipping and training for tricks that could kill you. It doesn’t just stop there either, there are dances and cheers you have to memorize. The dances are usually 1 1/2- 2 minutes long and require a lot of practice. On top of memorizing dances there are cheers to memorize for in-between the dances. Being a cheerleader is a lot harder then it looks, we just make it look easy. -eriCa eller, staff writer
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For those of you who have a Facebook, you know that you can “become a fan”, or more recently, “like” pages that are for music, movies, food, businesses, clubs, and even life situations. You can also join groups, which is pretty much the same idea which is used for the same purposes. Some pages express opinions that will start conversations such as “Shut up, the world’s not going to end in 2012” or “I bet I can find a million people who hate Miley Cyrus!”. Other pages, however, are just plain pointless and mindless since many Facebook users will just become a fan of every somewhat entertaining page in sight. Examples of these are “Wiffle Balls” and “Music”, which is pointless because it’s not like someone is going to look at your profile and say, “Hey I like music too! Golly we have so much in common!” There’s also pages that are on the borderline --stupid but funny such as “Not being on Fire”. Those ones are actually entertaining. My point is that funny ones can be cool, and the conversation starters can be a neat way of chatting with the people on your “friends list” who are only acquaintances at the moment (and later becoming tighter friends), but that no one cares to read your pages that don’t even matter! News flash: nobody is interested in the fact that you joined “Hearing a song I really like, Then playing it 100 times”! That’s not going to start any entertaining conversations. Facebook can actually be a useful tool if you are the leader of an organization or club of some sort. You can inform your members about when events are, as well as encourage people to join since it is possible that thousands of people will end up viewing the page. There are groups that will make funny things happen, like “If 1 million people join, my friend will legally change his name to Mr. Giggles”. However, there are also ones like “Obama should grow an Afro”, which, obviously he’s not going to. Oh by the way, every CDO student should join the CDO Athletics Page, so you can get information on all of our teams! So, if you are a part of some hilarious or interesting pages, they will just go to waste inside the clutter of all of the mindless ones. Being selective is the best way to go, otherwise you’ll end up wasting even more time on Facebook. -sOPia natania eliCe rubin, staff writer
Uproar In New York Over Proposed Mosque
A controversial question has arisen in New York City. Should an Islamic Mosque be built blocks away from Ground Zero? The question has yet to be answered as both sides plead their case. It all comes down to religious rights, and moral beliefs. It was 9 years ago this month when the Twin Towers were struck down and the lives of more than 2800 Americans were lost. It was an event that devastated our nation and caused havoc among us all. Today, we're still facing terrible repercussions and upsetting memories from the attack. Our constitution states that as Americans, we have the right to practice the religion of our choice. We can choose to worship, or not. It seems this should be understood throughout our country; the notion is not a new one. With a new proposal to build a mosque 2 blocks away from the site of the fallen towers, it's created more controversy within our nation than ever intended. The proposed mosque is actually a large community center open to anyone in New York. It will have a mosque inside which will only be one section of the 13 story building. The center will also contain a swimming pool, culinary school, meeting hall, a performing arts center with 500 seats, a gym, a restaurant, an Islamic prayer room, even a 9/11 memorial will be put inside along with much more. To most of those affected by the attack, this is a very sensitive subject, a low blow to their loved ones lost on September 11th. People really seem to be responsive towards the issue, and protests and rallies are being held in New York to try and express all angles of the issue. The common misconception that all or most Muslims are of Middle Eastern decent, is incorrect. In today’s society the Muslim faith is growing rapidly throughout the United States, and the rest of the world. Behind Christianity, it’s the second fastest growing religion in the world, but America is looking much deeper into the issue. According to a recent CNN poll, 70 percent of our Nation doesn’t approve of the center being built. The main cause of this is that our nation is still hurting after 9 years and many people feel that this new building is going to become another target of attack. Whether that includes terrorists, or outraged Americans is what seems to draw questions. The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, stated in a speech to the city that the mosque should be built. He said, “To implicate all of Islam for the actions of a few who twisted a great religion is unfair and un-American. Today we are not at war with Islam -- we are at war with Al-Qaeda and other extremists who hate freedom.” It wasn’t just Bloomberg who expressed his opinion to the nation, President Obama responded to the issue by saying, “...I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan.” So with the support of the President and the Mayor of New York City, it seems the center may be built, but that isn’t stopping other people from voicing their dislike of the situation, and hundreds have protested near the proposed building site. A local Tucson man by the name of Mark Finelli, was a survivor of September 11th, and later fought in the Marine Corps. He is what one might call a hero, and from many local and national interviews, Finelli is a well-known man. In an interview with KVOA News 4, Finelli gave his opinion as someone directly involved with 9/11, he talked about there being a time and place for the mosque to be built, but he didn’t think it would be the time for quite a while. Time does seem to be a key factor in the whole thing, and only time will tell what is going to happen, and what the future holds in terms of this controversy. -katElyn trEiCHEl- EiC
J.T’s Animal Corner: Helping Dogs
The ASDOG, or Australian Support Dogs Incorporated, are trained to live and work with people in their homes. They help people with every day tasks that need to be done at home or work. Tasks such as shopping, taking the bus, going to work, and social events. They are a member of (ADI) Assistance Dogs International. ASDOG trains dogs to help people who have physical disabilities and helps them achieve more independence. The dogs also improve their quality of life. Puppies are raised by volunteer puppy raisers. They teach their puppies with positive reinforcement. They teach them to be brave, calm and to love working. Great care is taken to give the puppies much experience in working with adults in many different places. The puppies go to live with their matched person's when they are 12-14 months of age. It's the ASDOG goal to be confident to live and work in their special person's world. To adopt an animal today, call the humaine society or Pound, or just stop in and get yourself your own helpful, loving pet. Humaine Society- 520-327-6088 -J.t SalaH, Staff WritEr The Pound- 520-243-5900 SportS Editor Colby HobbS, rESCuEd tHiS CutiE, SHakEy from tHE HumainE SoCiEty pHoto CourtESyColby HobbS
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From Eegee’s to rodeos to IMAX theaters, Tucson just has a knack for being original. The first IMAX in Tucson will be coming to The AMC Loews Foothills 15 located on La Cholla Boulevard in the Foothills Mall. This is the 84th IMAX nationwide ,and one of 400 around the world. The movie that premiered in the IMAX theater ws be Inception. However, on Sep. 10 the grand opening for the new IMAX theater commenced. On the tenth, AMC Loews 15 played Resident Evil: After Life. Unfamiliar with IMAX? To put things simply, it’s bigger, better, louder, clearer, and a more expensive movie screen. IMAX has a duel projector, so two of the same pictures are playing at the same time to enhance the quality.The size can range from 25 by 50 feet to 47 by 57 feet. 3D films will also be taken to the next level. Instead of objects spontaneously popping out like in regular 3D, the whole movie will continuously have 3D effects. The screen stretches from the ceiling to the floor and is cur ved on the sides. Buyers beware, although a more enhancing, the prices are significantly higher. Get ready folks, the phenomena is here.
madeline dunlap staff writer
Scientists are coming to conclusions that our universe is likely to grow forever. How, you say? There’s such a thing called dark energy and dark matter. As dark energy seems to be a mystery to us humans, scientists are informing us that it seems that it is an invisible property of dark space that makes up three quarters of our universe. Although we don’t know much information on this piece of invisible property, we at least know that it is what helps expand our universe. Another property of space that has been found is dark matter. It is a new kind of dynamical energy fluid or field. But what we now know, from our scientists at NASA, is that both dark energy and dark matter tie in together to help expand our universe; which is likely to grow forever. Although it may seem a little SciFi, the truth is, this may be a little more real than we expected.
lexi epperson staff writer
I interviewed Mrs. Smith who is in charge of the coffee shop. She gave me some awesome information about when they are open for business and about what kind of beverages are available. The coffee shop is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6:45-7:46am. It is open for students, teachers and all other staff members. It is also open during tutoring Tuesdays from 2:56-3:15pm. The “Espress Yourself On Wheels”
According to Brian Fligor, who is an audiologist from Children’s Hospital Boston, teenagers are listening to music louder and longer than ever before. This is due to the improved batteries in MP3 devices. He also said that the volume that is often used, is louder than the noise right photo-courtesy regulations set for federal workplace exposure. In New of lexi epperson York, he studied about 200 college students and found that the majority of them had their music blasted up to 85 decibels --this is as loud as a vacuum cleaner. Because of this, many teenagers have lost their keen sense of hearing and are no longer able to hear soft sounds. Almost 3,000 12-19 year olds left photo- courtesy cart is out on the campus during the passing periwere tested for of katelyn treichel ods risk of hearing Besides the wonderful coffee they carry, they are loss from 1988-1994 and they were compared to about bringing back ‘CDO Blue Blast” and the “Dorado 1,800 teens tested in 2005 and 2006. The risk of impaired Lemon Ice.” The September drink special of the hearing increased 4.5% over that time. Fligor said that month is the “Dorado Lemon Ice.” scars can develop from hair cells inside your ear when It has been tough to find times to open the “Cofhearing loud noise often over a long period of time. fee Shop” because of our new schedule, but “we’re The above study may not particularly prove that today’s making the new schedule work for us.” kids are at a considerably greater risk than previously ones. The coffee shop is a student run business. It is The harm that’s being done does make it reasonable to listen through the transitions classes. We also have the to thunderous tunes in moderation, though. We should also be “W.E. Club” which stands for Work Experience. cautious about how often we attend earsplitting concerts and Come and try some of the beverages available. sports games. I will admit that I love to rock out on occasion, sophia natania elice rubin abraham velasco but I keep in mind that the damage is accumulative.
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Hearing Loss In Teens!
Fall Sports Pre-veiw
The girl’s golf season has teed off to a terrific start with twelve girls a big change from last year’s five. There is also another new face for the girls golf season this year CDO softball Coach Kelly Fowler has taken the new challenge of being the girls golf coach. Sammi Noland is also new to team and so I asked how she liked golfing and she replied “ I really like it. It is really fun.” I also asked how she thought the golf season is going to go and she replied “I think we will do pretty good and I know we will tons of fun.”
Cross Counrty has started with a fast pace having 25 runners this year its looking to be a terrific seasonn. Coach Glider is the returning head coach. Also, Daniel Wong a returning now senior won state last year and is ready to go this season. Lucas Rashar said when asked if he thought they would have a good year he said “Yea I think we will do really well.”
The boy’s golf season is in full swing coming off a second place finish in state last year and many returning players their hopes are very high. When asked how this year is going to go Junior Jack Otis said “We WILL win state!” without hesitation. They are all very ambitions and this should turn out to be a great season for boys golf. To read more on CDO golf go to page seven.
Football has kicked into full gear after winning state last year they are extremely excited for this new season. junior Dante Harison said when asked about how Photo by Steve ShouSe Swimming has jumped into a great seahe thought the season would go he said “ son and the expectations are high for our I think we will do really good!” so far he Dorado swimmers and divers. The team is has been right. Our CDO Dorados have coached by Chad Reister and the group is done really well so far they are undeafeted looking good this year. With key swimmers as of September 20th and playing really like Sean Strickland, Jordan Belton, and well beating oppents such as Ironwood Maggie McCord, it’s going to be an amazRidge, Queen Creek, Santa Rita, and Tucing season for our Dorados. Junior Jacob son. with Nogalous and Saguaro coming up Sanchez tells us, “I’m sure we’re going to it is looking to be a tough road however it do great this year, we have a lot of talented looks like the football players can handel swimmers.” Get out to the pool and root on it being defending state champions they do your Dorados! have some work to do.
Swimming and Diving
This Vollleyball season has spiked into yet another great season. The Girls this year have many young and talented players such has junior Brittany Jones who is unfortunatley hurt right now however said when asked how she thought the season would go said “ Ithink we will do very well and we will for sure have lots of and improve for next year.”
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James disapoints a whole city but gives hope to another
Highly sought after free agent Lebron James announced this summer he would join Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade and play for the Miami Heat. LeBron James left the Cleveland Caveileries after 7 years. The city of Clevend was shocked by the decision. Caveliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a letter "Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us," Gilbert, who has owned the Cavs for five years, said James' decision was a "cowardly betrayal" and also added “I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE," Gilbert declared. "You can take it to the bank." Which bring us to the next obvious question do the Miami Heat now have enough fire power now after the signing to take a NBA championship? J.A. Adande writes from ESPN.com: “No. Three is a great start, but it's not enough. Who will be their James Posey, their P.J. Brown, their Derek Fisher? Need some savvy vets and depth before I'm ready to proclaim them champions. Not better than the Magic yet, and the Celtics might be able to hold them off for a year.” Miami’s roster looks like this right now; Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Udonis Haslem, James Jones, Jamaal Magloire, Joel Anthony, Carlos Arroyo, Kenny Hasbrouck, Mario Chamlers, Dexter Pittman, Patrick Beverley Da'Sean Butler, Yakhouba Diawara, Eddie House, Juwan Howard, Shavlik Randolph, Jarvis Varnad, Chris Bosh, Dwanye Wade an of coarse LeBron James. The Miami Heat have done the right things they signed many veterans such as Jamal Magloire, Udonis Haslem and Zyydrunas Ilgauskas to provide experience ans leadership. They also signed shooters who can knock down a three pointer when LeBron, Dwayne or Chris drive and kick it out. However, even though they signed some great pieces there is still only one ball to go around to 3 huge superstar players who have been used to being the go to guy. They all are going to have to sacrifice in order to win and I feel they are prepared to do so. No matter what your opinion is this NBA season is shaping up to be very interesting. Story by: colby hobbS, SPortS editor
Following his Father’s Footsteps
As a new U of A recruit, Josh Robbins can play two positions well; wide receiver and safety. He did CDO proud helping them to win the State Championship. Josh has an interesting family history. His dad is Randy Robbins, All Pac 10 wildcat and former U of A Hall of Fame member. The younger Robbins hopes to exceed his father's history braking a few records himself this year. We will be watching.
-abraham velaSco, Staff Writier Photo by: Katelyn treichel
Shoe to Change Future of Running
Have you seen or heard about this new funky style called “Barefoot Running”? Some people around the world are finding interest in these new, almost barefoot, shoes. The Barefoot shoe almost looks like your typical sock, although these have the FiveFinger toes and a light sketch of rubber on the bottom. These shoes were made to give the essence of if you actually were running barefoot but yet they were designed to still protect your feet from the dirt and debris, but not give your foot the cushy support that a regular tennis shoe does. Although they still seem comfy. Running without shoes can strengthen your feet, ankles and help improve your balance. But the neat thing about these new shoes is that your feet aren’t completely unprotected because they have the nice rubber sole on the bottom. This is an advantage because instead of running barefoot and getting sores on your feet, you have the rubber sole to almost, in a way, support it, but it’s not as thick as the ones on tennis shoes, so your feet are still being strengthened and protected at the same time. These shoes were designed to wear anywhere, whether you’re working out in the gym, running at the track, or going to your local grocery store. They definitely look like the new comfy desire, that soon people will, hopefully, come to want. -Lexi epperson, staff Writer
Q & A with D.J. Nichel, Boys Golf
In the history of the C.D.O golf team, they have made 7 state championships, and 7 state individual championships. “It’s more of a team sport then just usually thinking about yourself.” Says D.J. Niichel. who is part of the boys golf team. Last year they made second in the Arizona state championship. They began playing Monday, August 31, against Southern AZ H.S. “This year will be much better in state and invitational championships.” Says D.J. Niichel. Their main focus this year is to get first in state, and top five in invitationals. November is the month when everything begins to get serious. On the 2nd of November is regional’s, and then on the 9th is the state championships. The boy’s golf team has been formed since 1967. These are some questions I asked D.J. Niichel of the boy’s golf team. Question: What inspired you to play golf? Answer: “My dad played golf, and watching him made me want to play. When I got my first hole, that just encouraged me to keep playing.” Question: Would you ever move on to professional golf? Answer: “If I put my mind to it, it’d be definitely something I would want to do.” Question: What do you wish to accomplish in golf this year? Answer: “Definitely state golf, and being in the top five in invitationals. -Josh haLe, staff Writier
One Team Many Roles
My name is Abraham Velasco and I am a senior at C.D.O. I am the ball boy for the C.D.O. varsity football team. I have been the ball boy for 3 years. I also run out to the field and pick up the kicking tee after our kicker or punter has kicked the ball. I help out at practice by taking out the water cart for the players. They practice hard and get very thirsty. My job also includes taking out the footballs from a bag so the players can practice throwing, catching, kicking, hiking, and passing them. Sometimes the balls get muddy, so I clean them. During half-time I go out to the field photo by CoLby hobbs and catch the balls the kicker kicks to warm up. I even go out and get the balls that are kicked through the goal posts when a field goal or extra points are made or missed. I am very busy. I really like being the ball boy because it makes me feel like I’m an important part of the team. The players and the coaches are very nice to me. I really love football and I really like being a part of the “GREAT C.D.O. FOOTBALL TEAM!!” -a braham V eLasCo , s taff W riteir
Sports Editorial: Brett Farve Coming back for his final season
Brett Favre has finally made up his mind and he is coming back for his 20th NFL season and wants to go out with a bang. Last season he arguably had his best statistical season in his career. He took the Vikings to the NFC championship and made it a very interesting game which was tied at 28-28 until the last few minutes when the winning field goal was kicked by the Saint’s kicker, Garrett Hartley. But most everyone now knows that the Saints ended up winning the Super Bowl, beating the Colts. He said that he has decided to come back for his “last season.” But this is Brett Favre we’re talking about here, he might decide to play until the day he dies. Is he coming back or not? That’s the big question. Let’s not forget that three years ago he took the Packers to the playoffs, they lost, and he decided to retire. He then re-thought his decision and decided to come back to the NFL. The packers then traded him to the Jets. In sixteen games with the Jets,he threw twenty-two interceptions and was sacked thirty times. After that season he then retired again and guess what? He came back, but the Jets had already released him, so the Vikings picked him up. Last year he rocked all defences and ruled every play. This off season he almost pulled the same stunt and told a couple people that he was done. But when this got out, he held a press conference, and told everyone that although he would come back to play this season, this would definitely be his last season playing. So if you’re a Brett Favre fan, or you’re a Viking fan, pay attention because you never know when Brett Favre will retire.
9/14- @ Palo Verde 9/15- vs. Amphi 9/16- vs. Queen Creek 9/21-vs Ironwood Ridge 9/24- vs. Nogales 9/23- @ Sahuaro 10/01- @ Saguaro 10/08- vs. Catalina Foothills 9/28- vs. Nogales 9/30- @ Marana 10/05- vs. Flowing Wells
9/15- @ Pueblo 9/25- Ojo Rojo invitational 9/29- vs. Flowing Wells 10/01-Desert Twilght Festival 10/06- @ Vista Grande
9/14- vs. Buena 9/16- vs. Salpointe 9/23- @ Hamilton 9/30- vs. Ironwood Ridge
9/16- vs. Ironwood Ridge 9/23- @Marana 9/25- Brophy invitational 9/30- Rincon 10/07- @ Salpointe
9/13- vs. Ciena 9/15- @ Sabino 9/20- Catfoothills 9/22- @ Ironwood Ridge 9/29- vs. Flowing Wells
What’s Your Favorite Color?
Ryan S - Pink Aaron J - Green and blue Isabella S - Blue and green Luke J - Blue
What’s Your Favorite Food?
Ryan S - Asparagus because they are like dinosaur trees. Aaron J - Pizza Isabella S - Pizza Luke J - Chicken nuggets
Ryan S smiles for the camera
Luke J and Aaron J play with the tricycles
Zia K and Evan D show us how much fun they have in the CDO Preschool
Photos courtesy: cDo Preschool
All the preschoolers having fun during water play