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Who to Watch for and What to Expect from Springs Sports Teams

Justin Bottemiller, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Baseball Head Coach: Rick Surls Key players: Ayden Acres, Justin Aikens and Wyatt Larson.  Coach Surls believes Acres will be a key figure to getting them deep into games against the best teams.  Coach believes Aikens will be a valuable help at shortstop at getting runners out. Coach says Larson...

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 ...

Skateboarding. The anti-sport, sport.

Skateboarding. The anti-sport, sport.

Jakob Ayoub, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

There’s always traditional sports getting attention in high school, college  and on television. But those aren’t for everyone. Some people work better independently, some just don’t perform well under pressure, some can’t stand to have a coach always in their ear. This is where skateboarding, t...

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...

What is High School Really Useful For?

Hope Moore, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   Why do I need to take this class? How will this class help me in my future? I will never use this information in real life. These are questions and statements that are uttered all too often by high school students around the country. Although they may be true in some cases, high school does ac...

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...

Teen Vaping Continues to Increase

Lilly Threlkeld, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

  With the steady increase in high school vapers everywhere Combs High School  is no exception. A 2019 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that one  out of every four high school students has used an e-cigarette causing the Food and Drug Administration to labe...

Academic Pressure Elevating Mental Health Concerns

Anjali Kok, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   School can be daunting; every student understands how stressful high school life is. But when you’re balancing mental health on top of everything else it becomes a challenge.    Hannah Bradley, a senior who has anxiety, depression and PTSD, opened up about the stress that comes with preparing for coll...

Stress Among Combs Students

Jasmine Giomi, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   As a student gets home from an afterschool club or sport, they walk into their room and see all the chores they have. She gets her backpack and pulls out the pile of homework he has from the day. She has two tests, a project and assignments due the next day. It’s 11 p.m, she has to wake up earl...

AzMerit Switches to “Revised” AzM2

Lilly Threlkeld, Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

   This year Arizona school’s standardized test Azmerit is going to be having some changes that students may not be aware of.    Since the test became apart of the curriculum in 2015 students grades third through 12th  took it in order to track students progress and see see if they are on trac...

Level Lockdown

Level Lockdown

Christian Tillard, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   Safety of students is a concern that all staff have when a lockdown occurs, but students having the same level of urgency is a concern. Drills should be taken seriously regardless of student opinion. “You know, lockdowns are called for various reasons,” Principal Chris Farabee said. “Not all ...

Longer Breaks Approved by School Board

Anthony Elrod, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   Start making your vacation plans for the rest of the time you are in high school.    The J.O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved a new 5-year school calendar that closely aligns with Queen Creek and Apache Junction Unified School Districts.    The calendar adds a...

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