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Biden defeats Trump in 2020 Presidential Race

Biden defeats Trump in 2020 Presidential Race

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

  Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, according to the Associated Press, surpassing 270 electoral college votes with Pennsylvania.    Saturday morning, four days after...

Does Your District Meet the Metrics?

Does Your District Meet the Metrics?

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer August 26, 2020

With the threat of COVID-19 infection lurking behind students’ shoulders like a criminal on a neighborhood watch sign; parents and educational leaders are asked to turn to the Arizona Department of Health...

Seniors Chad Moyes and Cameron Ricks march down Germann Road holding a sign that implies they have forgotten how to spell because of virtual learning. Community members marched from Combs High School to the J. O. Combs Unified School District Office in protest of the decision to cancel school due to more than 100 staff calling in sick over safety concerns related to COVID-19.

The Debate to Re-Open JOCUSD Schools Marches On

Quinton Kendall, Staff Writer August 18, 2020

Students and parents gathered at Combs High School Monday morning to protest the delay of on-campus learning and to support the teachers who agreed to teach. Teachers across the district called out...

Governing Board Overrides Superintendents Resolution to Delay Return to In-Person School

Governing Board Overrides Superintendent’s Resolution to Delay Return to In-Person School

Christian Tillard, Staff Writer August 13, 2020

A 3-2 vote to allow students to return to in-person school by the J. O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board was met with applause from a crowd in attendance at the August 10 meeting. The audible...

District-Wide Schedule Change Results in Decreased Time Online

District-Wide Schedule Change Results in Decreased Time Online

Anjali Kok, Staff Writer August 10, 2020

After teachers and students navigated through the hiccups of Google Meet video conferences and synchronous remote learning for a week, Superintendent Gregory Wyman announced a change to students’ learning...

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...

Coach Mandi Webster receives her gift for becoming the third coach in school history to win 100 games.

Girls Hoops Head Coach Mandi Webster Earns 100th Career Win Tuesday Night

Anjali Kok, Staff Writer January 24, 2020

  In an instant the clock hit zero and a loud ring echoed through the gym. The scoreboard glowed with the 52-34 final as the Coyotes defeated the Washington Rams Tuesday night.  But it was...

Varsity team beyond happy after beating Poston Butte

CHS Soccer Picks Up “Battle of Ironwood” Win v. Poston Butte

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer January 15, 2019

For the first time in since 2015 the varsity boys soccer team beat the Poston Butte Broncos. Games against Poston are part of at three-team rivalry between CHS, Poston Butte and Apache Junction. The...

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor February 23, 2018

Approximately 300 students from Combs High School walked away from their lunch and out of class on Wednesday to express their support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 17...

Seniors Upset with Decision to not Include Senior Quotes in School Yearbook

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor December 18, 2017

Every school year, students prepare themselves for what their senior quotes are going to be in the yearbook.  Often times, there are a few students that slip innuendos or inappropriate jokes through the...

New Athletic Director

Velvet Wahl, Editor May 11, 2017

With Athletic Director Jim Denton retiring, Combs found a new Athletic Director. A man by the name of Scot (yes, it’s spelled with only one T) Schmidt steps up to the challenge of taking Denton’s place. Schmidt...

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer May 5, 2017

In a time of great loss, people look for an answer, for closure...for a brighter side. More than 100 CHS students, family, friends and community members stood united in the main parking lot of Combs...

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