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“New Beginnings” first concert at CPAC, first for international dance performances

“New Beginnings” first concert at CPAC, first for international dance performances

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Top Stories

Lights shimmered across the stage and reflected off of the sequins that decorated her outfit. Her movements were as graceful as a ribbon in the wind and her feet so quiet, that only the keys of a piano and her breath could be heard. The audience was so engulfed with the emotion of the routine that it...

One breath at a time

One breath at a time

Grace Hannum, Managing Editor

May 17, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

As Lorraine Cannon watched a girls volleyball game last fall, she saw s current and former students bump, spike and dig the ball during an intense match against the Mesquite Wildcats. Cannon’s mood quickly shifted from excitement to concern. A wave of uneasiness washed over her body. She could not bre...

Pride of the Pack

Sydney Jensen, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Top Stories

We all grow up watching movies that portray high school as a place full of cliques and a specific, inescapable pecking order of popularity. Jocks gain energy from bagging on anyone from goths to geeks. The entire student body is drowning in pep, attending every sporting event to cheer on their ‘domi...

Climbing to the top

Climbing to the top

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

    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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

 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...

Combs’ New Tutors

Combs’ New Tutors

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

For most students, math is the hardest thing in the world besides waking up for school on a Monday. However, the Combs District has a new plan to tackle this issue. They have recently enlisted the help of excelling students to offer tutoring services to all of their schools. “We’ve had p...

Say Hello to Tempe’s Aloha Festival!

Say Hello to Tempe’s Aloha Festival!

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

After 25 years of bringing the culture of South Pacific Islanders to the Valley, the Arizona Aloha Festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park on March 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Arizona Aloha Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization that holds a gathering of cultures once a year...

High School Sweethearts for Life

High School Sweethearts for Life

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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...

FFA Animal Care and Showing

FFA Animal Care and Showing

Alani Rhodes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Cows, pigs, goats oh my! Only three weeks left till the Pinal County Fair and the members of the National Future Farmers of America Organization are scrambling to do the finishing touches on their animals. This may include trimming their hair, cutting their hooves and blow drying the hair.  ...

ACT and SAT Prep

ACT and SAT Prep

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

With the spring months approaching, now is the perfect time to learn just what the ACT and SAT are and how you can get the score you want.   The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests that colleges use to decide whether or not a student is a good fit for their school. While grades aren’t...

You’re Somebody’s Type

You’re Somebody’s Type

Hope Moore, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Health, Top Stories

Each year CHS participates in blood drives in which they donate to local hospitals. Every time someone donates blood they impact the lives of patients as well as themselves. These people who are donating are heroes, saving up to three lives with each donation. There are many impacts that go a...

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