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From Tragedy to Triumph

From Tragedy to Triumph

Hope Moore, Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

   The sun beamed brightly causing the sweat that dripped from her brow to glisten as she took extra batting practice. Every day the cages called out for reps, and every day she came running. Each extra swing  was one step closer to perfection and fulfilling her dream of playing college softball. The ...

Two Wheels are Just as Good as Four

Two Wheels are Just as Good as Four

Madison Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

   Riding around the United States and Western Europe, Syndicate bike club is supported and well known all around the world. Joining Syndicate is like joining a new family to the members, and no matter what they all have each others backs.    “These guys have been there for me and make me feel lik...

Mesa’s Adventures Through Cancer

Audrey Buell, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Mesa Orth was an ordinary girl who enjoyed art. She was a big part of the art program at Combs High School. She led a fairly normal childhood until her life would change forever on Dec. 12, 2018. She was diagnosed with leukemia, and her world was flipped upside down. Being hospitalized for treatment was e...

Family Connections on Campus

Family Connections on Campus

Darian Vigneux, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   Most students come to high school to discover who they are for themselves outside of what they’ve always known. However for some students their family follows them to school everyday.    The Johnsons’ are one of these unique families. Stacy Johnson teaches freshman English at Combs with a daughter, T...

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

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 an...

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...

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