Combs Courier

Eighth Graders Learn What It’s Like to be Apart of a Pack

Jasmine Giomi, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

The start of a new year causes many people to thing about a New Year's resolution, but that wasn't necessarily the case for the eighth graders at Combs Middle School. They spent Wednesday, January 13 checking out the course offerings at CHS to help plan out their freshman schedule. The group of...

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

Anthony Elrod, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

“Think R2D2 or Optimus Prime,” Walmart said in a press release. What about the jobs? Walmart superstores have made a change to their workforce, according to the news outlet, BigThink, “Walmart has introduced robots for increasing efficiency in stores. These robots are used for cleaning, restocking, ...

Students Take Charge of Learning

Anjali Kok and Kylie Millican

January 14, 2020

Due to the consistently low scores on standardized testing over the years, classrooms district wide are becoming more student focused The program is called “Modern Teacher” and is expected to be beneficial for the students. Principal, Chris Farabee said that giving students a choice for their ...

Six Year Comeback

Six Year Comeback

Alex Negron and Alani Rhodes

March 5, 2019

They. Are. Back. You heard it right. The Jonas Brothers are back and here with their new single “Sucker”.   After teasing a reunion only three days before releasing the single, it was confirmed when a snippet was filmed with James Corden, on Carpool Karaoke trailer. The official music vide...

FFA Animal Care and Showing

FFA Animal Care and Showing

Alani Rhodes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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

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...

Batter-Up!

Batter-Up!

Alex Negron and Emma Ferraro

February 22, 2019

The CHS varsity baseball team officially starts off their season this week with the Cougar Classic tournament; where they go against the Central Bobcats, the Yuma Shamrocks and the Morro Bay Pirates.   The start of a new season comes with a hitch in the road after the varsity team losing th...

Grand Opening of the PAC

Grand Opening of the PAC

Andrew Ferraro and Emily Avioa

February 8, 2019

The Performing Arts Center is a dream for the fine arts students and teachers for years, and now that it’s open they will have more amazing opportunities. Combs PAC was built to help students learn better in an educational environment built for the fine art classes. Before the PAC was built,...

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Gordon Kok, 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. After graduating from Marcos de Niza High S...

CHS Soccer Picks Up “Battle of Ironwood” Win v. 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 game was a big deal for the team as head coach Oscar Guardado previously coached at PBHS for four ye...

STV and QC Teenagers Unite to Raise Awareness About Teen Suicide Issue

STV and QC Teenagers Unite to Raise Awareness About Teen Suicide Issue

Adrian Alcaraz, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

  After a series of suicides sent shockwaves through Queen Creek High School last year, senior Isabella Martinez was compelled to make a difference.     Last year five students in the Queen Creek community committed suicide; four students from QCHS and one from CHS. Schools outside the commu...

No Place Like Home — A Look at Combs’ Safe Haven

No Place Like Home — A Look at Combs’ Safe Haven

Alex Negron, Editor In Chief

October 4, 2018

A place to call home, a place to be free, and a place to find people who are like minded -- that’s what Safe Haven is.   Safe Haven is a place on campus where students can come together to help each other and to support their community. A place where anybody and everybody is welcomed wi...

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