Combs Courier

Grand Opening of the PAC

Grand Opening of the PAC

Andrew Ferraro and Emily Avioa

February 8, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

  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


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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...

Help for the Prom Procrastinator

Help for the Prom Procrastinator

Grace Hannum and Sydney Jensen

April 24, 2018


Filed under Current Events

 With prom just around the corner, the pressure is on to find a date. Promposals are key to the high school prom experience. It may be common knowledge that teenagers aren’t always the smoothest talkers; especially when it comes to the language of love. To help out, here are a few promposal ideas ...

Know the Possible Signs of a School Shooter

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Health, Top Stories

It starts off with a simple joke, like finger guns during a walk out, and escalates to people making a GoFundMe page so students can shoot up their high school. “It’s all a joke,” but how far does the joke go? Students around America have had enough with school violence, and are speaking up abou...

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

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 people killed in the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida. Gathering in a nearby parking...

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

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

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 yearbook staff, that cause an uproar within the community. This school year, it was revealed that CHS s...

Federal Regulations and Lack of Local Restaurants Restrict off Campus Lunch Options

Federal Regulations and Lack of Local Restaurants Restrict off Campus Lunch Options

Alex Negron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Many students and parents on the Combs campus have spoken about possibly having an open lunch or allowing vendors on the campus. However, it may not be as simple as that. With open lunches and vendors on campus, there are multiple obstacles to be considered. Unless the area surrounding Combs becom...

Combs Band: The New State Champs

Andrea Thomatis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Sports, Top Stories

After a long season of rehearsing music and exhausting early morning practices, the Combs Marching Regiment (MCR) finished their competition season undefeated by becoming the Arizona State Champions. The band competed at the Arizona State University Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. When all was said...

New Theater Production, “Harvey, opens Dec. 7

New Theater Production, “Harvey, opens Dec. 7

Madison Luostari, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Entertainment, Top Stories

“Harvey”, a play written by Mary Chase in 1944, is being put on by the Combs High School’s theater troupe in December.    “Harvey” is a comedy about a man named Elwood P. Dowd, played by Spencer Mattson. Dowd is a somewhat insane man who sees an invisible, six foot tall, talking rabbit...

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