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One of the best things about putting together this magazine is getting to know interesting people who make up the unique fabric of this community. One of those people is Jade Sandra, the 18-year-old singer/songwriter on our cover. The release of the music video for her song Yesterday generated over 100,000 views, shares, and comments. Since then she’s toured throughout Texas and appeared on the program Good Morning Arizona. Read more about this local dynamo starting on page 34.
Meanwhile, can you believe it’s August. Aside from being seasonably hot outside, this month signals the start of a new school year for area children. Heading back to class should be cause for celebration, at least according to party stylist Jamila Watson. You won’t want to miss her take on a festive and fabulous back-to-school cupcakes and canvas party (page 38).
To further get the family back into school mode, we have a host of fun content to get your children ready for the classroom. First up is local crafty mom and photographer Shannon Fisher. She offers a number of creative craft projects to help young minds prepare for a fresh year of learning on page 40. Next up is child therapist Natasha Daniels, she’s here with handy tips on how to calm the stress that comes with a new school year on page 42.
Speaking of new, we’re excited to introduce you to 85086 Magazine’s new student journalist, Zoey Myer. She’s taking over where Boulder Creek High School graduate Marcella Baietto left off last month. Please help us welcome Zoey, a BCHS senior, to the team. Check out her column on page 22.
Now, get down to reading this issue. We hope you enjoy it.
Singer/songwriter Jade Sandra
Photo by Chadwick Fowler