Author Archives: Jesse Millard

Jesse Millard

About Jesse Millard

Jesse Millard is a sophomore at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He’s been writing since high school, when he was news editor at the Coyote Chronicle and since then has written for ASU’s State Press Magazine and is currently an editorial intern at AZ Big Media.

Popular daily fantasy league sites restricted in Arizona

by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal | Sports

After six years of playing fantasy football with out-of-state relatives, Amber Salisbury was excited when her brother in Texas invited her to play FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports website offering cash prizes. “I thought it was a fun way to make small bets and the possibility of getting a payout is better than not getting… Read More →

Arizona educators boost tomorrow’s innovators


Arizona’s universities are known as places of innovation, but Tempe-based University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has taken that role to a new level by driving every student at the university to be an innovator of technology. Since 2007, UAT has required all students to innovate and add to the ever-expanding world of technology in order… Read More →

Exploding pizza industry drives dining industry


With the heat, vibrant culture and close proximity to the border, many would think that downtown Phoenix would be a hub for Southwestern cuisine. But Phoenix is quickly becoming the epicenter of cheesy deliciousness. Pizza is everywhere in central Phoenix, with Cibo, Pizzeria Bianco, Pizza People Pub, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, The Parlor Pizzeria and Federal… Read More →

Fired Pie takes slice of fast-casual dining pie

Fast casual pizza is on the rise. For proof, look no further than Fired Pie, the build-your-own pizza and salad concept created by Rico Cuomo, Doug Doyle and Fred Morgan, who met while working together at California Pizza Kitchen. Their business exploded from nothing into four locations in less than eight months. “We decided to… Read More →

Things to do this weekend

Derby Dames, WEB

Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf @ Scottsdale Plaza Resort and McCormick Ranch Golf Resort, May 1-2 Have a good meal, play a round of the ageless game and help support St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center all in one go. Starting Thursday this all-inclusive golf tournament starts off with a diner and a raffle and… Read More →

ASU opens 2 more PowerParasols

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In order to line up more with Arizona State University’s goals of being carbon neutral on campus by 2025, the New American University has teamed up with start-up company, Strategic Solar, and has opened up two more PowerParasols on campus. Morgan R. Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer and CFO at ASU, said that these projects… Read More →

Things to do this weekend (April 25-27)


Time is flying by this month, because it’s already almost the weekend. Or at least close enough. This weekend enjoy some classic opera, a baseball game or maybe a good show. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow @Scottsdaleliving on Instagram! And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little… Read More →

Things to Do This Weekend

We have Easter brunches and egg hunts on the brain.

It’s Easter weekend and with that there is plenty of fun to be had all around the Valley and the state. Enjoy egg hunts and brunch, everyone’s favorite national holiday record store day and more. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!… Read More →

Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

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by in Blogs

Tax season has been looming over all of us for quite sometime. Many of us dread it, but few, we lucky few, are excited for the almighty tax return. If you’re fortunate enough to get a tax return or one that is actually big enough to play around with or be creative with, then here’s… Read More →

Top things to do this weekend


This weekend is sure to bring some excitement to your life as we approach the middle of April. The temperatures are starting to rise and the fun is too! See a yee-hawing festival, see a blooming rose tree and see the action of an exciting sport. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these… Read More →

Top Things to Do This Weekend

Love Bike, WEB

Can’t believe it’s already April? Can’t believe it’s already not the weekend? At least you have these great events to go to. From a Legend being in town, a fast paced bicycle race, another BBQ festival and much more will leave you feeling tired after a weekend of fun. Don’t forget to share photos of… Read More →

Art in Orbit: NASA-funded Bella Gaia Performance Comes to Chandler


The cosmos are often a source of inspiration for artistic expression. Bella Gaia, an ensemble performance of musicians and dancers, takes that to a new level with the use of satellite imagery provided by NASA and other multimedia pieces that encapsulate the inter-connectivity of the Earth and how humans interact with our home.   Bella… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend


Spring has finally arrived, and March is coming to an end with a bang! Enjoy the weekend on your motorcycle, at AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home and Garden Show or a food festival that’s sure to leave you stuffed (with local pride!). Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

After the long work week, gear up for a fun filled weekend where you get to enjoy nothing but talent. Get ready to feel Scottish, grab a few laughs or listen to the lovely music of Cher as Arizona offers fun, fun, fun. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the… Read More →

Local’s Choice: Fishing in Greer

"Bunch Reservoir is approximately 63 acres at an elevation of 8200 feet. Apache, Rainbow and brown trout are the main catches." - / Photo from

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. This post about fishing in Greer, Ariz. is by editorial intern Jesse Millard. Enjoy! To… Read More →