Desert Vista High School’s marching band just missed out on winning another state title after a second-place finish in the 2014 Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) State Marching Band Championship.
A Desert Vista High School Junior Achievement group took first place at the 2014 Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge after the students more than doubled their net worth of their mock stock portfolio.
After a slightly rocky start as students adjusted to bilingual learning, instructors for Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School’s Dual Language Academy say the kindergartners are progressing well as the program approaches the midway point of its first year at the school.
Fans of craft and local beer in Mesa are flocking to a new bar built specially for imbibers of the millennia-old beverage. The Brass Tap, tucked inside Mesa Riverview, opened its doors in March and, according to its owners, is thriving.
Despite overwhelmingly recognizing the risks of drowsy driving, recent data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) shows that nearly three in 10 drivers have reported driving dangerously drowsy within the last month. Though that may surprise you, it shouldn’t. Recent traffic fatality statistics show that fatigue-related traffic deaths are much higher than originally thought. In fact, AAAFTS reports that over 20 percent — one in five — fatal crashes in the United States involve a drowsy driver. This is ten-fold higher than the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) previously conservative estimate of just over two percent during 2005 to 2009.
Arizona 811 (formerly Arizona Blue Stake, Inc.) announced the appointment of Ahwatukee resident Kimberly Noetzel to the position of public services manager to oversee communications, marketing, public and media relations, as well as outreach and educational programs statewide.
Sportsmanship and the desire to play the game are usually focal points of any sport, and the Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Champions Division helps demonstrate those tenets to its baseball players who might not get to experience athletics otherwise.
Dry eyes is a growing concern, with the numbers increasing rapidly of individuals who struggle with the effects. One study estimates nearly half the population experience symptoms of dry eyes—from mild irritation to more severe burning, itching, sensitivity to light, even blurry vision and an inability to quickly focus.
For people who need to lose weight, do sugar substitutes really help? Do people with diabetes benefit by substituting products made with Sweet‘N Low, Splenda, or NutraSweet in their diet? How about our children growing up ingesting these sugar substitutes; is there any concern for their future health?
Nov. 1, surrounded by her family, Brittany Maynard fulfilled her desire for a physician-assisted death. The world has watched her story and many, of course, have weighed in, some in support, others wishing she would have found another way.
In 2004, then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon let it be known that he had identified a secret weapon in the fight against neighborhood crime and isolation. The deterrent wasn’t a literal weapon. It was a front porch bench, which served as the focal point of Gordon’s Front Porch Bench Initiative. In essence, the mayor urged Phoenix residents to buy a bench, place it in front of their homes and use it to get to know their neighbors.
Of all the movies released in 2014, none has had more hype, anticipation or secrecy backing it than Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.” Now that his ninth feature film has at last landed, reactions are likely to be split. Some will call “Interstellar” a pretentious director’s desperate attempt to live in Stanley Kubrick’s shadow. Others will hail it as a science fiction masterpiece that will be praised for years to come. There will also be a fair percentage of audiences that won’t know what to think after just one viewing. As for my opinion, “Interstellar” is one of the boldest pictures ever made regarding nature, science and, above all else, the unknown.