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Making Miracles Happen

Making Miracles Happen

Anjali Kok and Kylie Millican

January 14, 2020

It was going to be a simple, easy trip to the ER because of her recent blood work. At least that's what Naomi Oakes thought. Little did she know that for the next five months, she’d be in the hospital. This was the start of her exhausting battle against cancer.  “After we got to the emergenc...

A Surprise Present from a Father Leads to a Lifetime Love of Horses

Lyndsey Threlkeld, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

From extensive heart medical research to working with horses,  Combs High School’s newest nurse Brenda Allen, loves to help out with whatever she can. Born and raised in Phoenix, Allen’s love for farm life and horses started at a young age.  “One day my father bought a horse and brought i...

When the Student Becomes the Teacher… Literally

Madison Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

After graduation most seniors walk away from high school and never look back. But that’s not the case for Kali Guest. Guest attended Queen Creek High School for her freshman year, but she never felt as if she had been welcomed at QCHS, and coming to CHS changed her whole high school experience...

CHS Sophomore Finds Success Outside of Traditional High School Sports

CHS Sophomore Finds Success Outside of Traditional High School Sports

Jakob Ayoub, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

 There's always your normal sports such as basketball, football, soccer, etc. However there's always the odd one out. That's where ATV racing comes in, at which Tyler Savage excels.  While this may be a seemingly easy sport, in reality it is one of the most demanding. Preparing for months prior...

#teamtrees

#teamtrees

Quinton Kendall, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

    MrBeast has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to create TeamTrees with the hope to help the world! #TeamTrees was started in October this year to celebrate YouTuber, Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, reaching 20 million subscribers. Mr.Beast partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation an...

Climbing to the top

Climbing to the top

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

    A pair of glasses shield her eyes from the snow as it slams against her face and  body. Her bones practically frozen through from the cold. CHS English teacher Taylor Moyes had to drag her feet to get them to move through the March snow; but all Moyes had to do to keep moving was remind...

How One Educator Turned Teaching into Hands on Training

How One Educator Turned Teaching into Hands on Training

April Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

As a dedicated registered nurse and Medical professionsteacher, Ms. Susan Belshe is making a difference in people’s lives with her passion of healthcare and education. Described as a motivated, compassionate, hard working member of our community committed to continual process and product improvemen...

Hustle n’ Motivate

Hustle n’ Motivate

Tiana Coley, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

 Motivated to keep his students on the right path and give them the guidance that was given to him, James Stewart tries to push his students to be better through basketball. Stewart also volunteers at group homes on the weekends to keep young teens out of trouble.  Before his grandfather, which was his role...

High School Sweethearts for Life

High School Sweethearts for Life

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

A smile tugged at his lips as he quickly walked - though it was more of a light jog - to the mailbox across the street. There wasn’t any wind but Kirk Rundle could feel the air rush past him and through his hair. He fumbled with the key before pushing it into the lock, and taking a deep breath. Swi...

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

Adrian Alcaraz, Beginning Staff Writers

February 15, 2019

  Lazy, tired, and uninterested pretty much sums up Matthew Steele’s high school career; but his work ethic in high school never changed his love for history.   Shockingly to his high school teachers, Steele went to college and wanted to be some sort of history teacher. He studied banking and ...

A Trip to Remember

A Trip to Remember

Naina Parshotam, Beginning Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

  The headlights flickered on and off, and though it was was warm in the comfort of his car he couldn’t help but feel a chill crawl down his spine. After all, it was around 9 p.m. and was too dark to see any more of the winding road ahead. Kris Wood felt calm though, especially when he turned to se...

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Gordon Kok, Beginning Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

A veteran public servant, Social Studies Department Chair Howard “Randy” Bunch is inspiring students to think for themselves in and out of the classroom. Bunch is originally from Pennsylvania but moved to Arizona during his sophomore year of high school. After graduating from Marcos de Niza Hi...

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