On Jan. 21, Young Reporters had another virtual opportunity to interview a guest, Kelly Saunders. She is the program manager for the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Services through Arizona State University. Saunders plans and organizes the annual Sustainability Solutions Festival, events which promote sustainability for people, the environment, and communities.

The Sustainability Solutions Festival focuses its events and programs on four subjects: Food, Environment, Well-Being and Connect with Each Other.

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 On Jan. 20, 2006, Disney introduced “High School Musical.” Gabriella is transferring to East High, Troy's school. There, Gabriella and Troy are encouraged to audition for the new school musical, rivaling the talented siblings Sharpay and Ryan. It was a hit.

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 “The Croods 2: A New Age” was even better than the first Croods movie! It was full of adventure and humor as well as a lesson about building relationships.

 The movie builds upon the first movie, so you might want to watch “The Croods” before watching The Croods 2. I love the saying that one of the main characters, Grug says. He always tells his family that, “The pack stays together” as they travel and look for a place where the Crood family can be safe.

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 There are many ways to celebrate New Year’s Day. My family and I celebrate New Year’s with new shoes. We buy new shoes to symbolize putting ourselves on a new path to success.

This year our shoes have a travel theme. We chose a travel theme because we stayed at home almost a year due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The shoes we chose were covered with a colorful map of the world.

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 KFC is developing the KFConsole, a gaming system shaped like a bucket of chicken. The KFConsole will include a patented, built-in “Chicken Chamber” to heat snacks, providing gamers with sustenance during intense gaming sessions.

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 Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo is one of the 12 zoos we have in Arizona. It started in 1965 as a very small zoo. Every year Reid Park Zoo puts up their lights during the holiday season to bring joy and fun during Christmas time. This year the ZooLights will be going from Dec. 4–23, with a break for Christmas Eve and Christmas, and then from Dec. 26– 30. Tickets are available for 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. at entry points. This year, numbers of people attending are going to be reduced per day due to social distancing, but now you can socially distance meeting Santa in the new North Pole Village!

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 The Wildlife World Zoo is open after almost five months of being closed because of COVID-19. To celebrate this event, I interviewed Mickey Ollson, the founder of Wildlife World Zoo.

Ollson wanted a zoo from the time he was very young. When he was 10, he drew a map of his zoo. He had always loved animals, since he grew up on a farm with all sorts of farm animals, birds, and the family’s dogs. He even once had a pet alligator!

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