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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 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

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

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

“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...

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Trinton Bullard, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Work will begin on the new performing arts center on campus later in 2017, with a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on December 11th. The center, funded by the bond passed earlier this year, is estimated to be done around January of 2019. With over $8 million provided by the bond, the performing arts c...

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Velvet Wahl, Editor In Chief

November 15, 2017

The Combs Childhood Development class holds a child care event every year that is open to the community. Child Development students take control of the daycare program. “My advanced class actually plans the lessons. So they do lesson planning and learn how to set up the centers, the learning...

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

Mason Schafer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

To help students and their families struggling with the stress and frustration of enrolling in college, CHS counselors hosted a college and career night in the courtyard for guidance. "Our reason for throwing this event was pretty simple and straightforward,” CHS counselor Brandon Outcalt said. “...

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 comes from a background in education, having grown up in Wyoming then moving to Arizona and wo...

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 High School Wednesday night, hours after the news that senior Kyle Flake had died from injuries re...

Elevate For Tomorrow Conference

Elevate For Tomorrow Conference

Velvet Wahl, Editor

March 23, 2017

High schools from around the around the county attended Elevate for Tomorrow, a conference directed towards high school juniors to learn about life outside of high school and opportunities in the future. Majority of juniors from Combs went to attend the convention at Queen Creek High School. The confe...

CHS Students Get Certification

CHS Students Get Certification

Taylor Cochran, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Imagine you and your friend are eating lunch, having a good time, when suddenly they start choking. Panic sets in and you don’t know what to do, when out of nowhere, a student comes onto the scene and starts performing CPR, saving your friends life. “Getting CPR certified affected the way I ...

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