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Valentine’s Day haters beware…

Valentine’s Day haters beware…

Grace Hannum and Sydney Jensen

February 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

When wooden roses and saxophone grams are being sold during lunch it can only mean one thing, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Love is in the air and cupid doesn’t discriminate, anyone is fair game to be hit by one of his arrows. Since many teenagers have limited experience in the dating depar...

Pura Vida; the Bracelets that Give Back

Pura Vida; the Bracelets that Give Back

Grace Hannum, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Combs High School is home to more than 1,400 students and staff. These are people that have lived through hard times and have watched others struggle as well. Some with family problems as serious as domestic violence, Others losing loved ones to illnesses such as various cancers or living their own lives ...

Behind the Scenes of Harvey

Madison Luostsari, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Combs Curtain Call is putting on their winter production “Harvey,” written by Mary Chase. From the rehearsals to the building of the set, a lot of work has been put into the production of this play. Producing a play for any school or company takes dedication and preparation. “One of the b...

Niall Horan rocks Comerica Theater following AMA win

Niall Horan rocks Comerica Theater following AMA win

Sydney Jensen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Less than 24 hours after winning an American Music Award for “New Artist of the Year”, Niall Horan performed in front of a packed audience of all ages at the Comerica Theater in downtown Phoenix. Horan, thanked the crowd for their love, support, and appreciation for making his solo-debut album “...

What If?

What If?

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

A dark auditorium lit by a colorful stage, various songs bringing the room to life, and dancers showing their choreography to over 100 captivated audience members, what if this was the dance concert? The “What If…?” concert was at Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on Nov. 17, it was two h...

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...

Haunted Holiday’s History

Haunted Holiday’s History

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The spirit of Halloween fills the air as the long nights become lit from jack-o'-lanterns, a ominous deep voice on the TV promotes a new scary movie, and everyone starts stocking up on candy given to trick or treaters or eat when no one is looking. While many people know bits and pieces on this haunted holiday...

Coffee: It’s all in the caffeine

Coffee: It’s all in the caffeine

Caleb Scott, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

It’s been rumored that coffee stunts growth; although it's never been proven, it doesn’t mean that coffee is full of nutritional benefits either. Turns out, it’s the caffeine in coffee that has the drawbacks. Coffee has the highest caffeine content than any other drink (with 95 mg in every 8 f...

Band Concert

Band Concert

Jaime Casas, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Sports, Top Stories

With the band directors arms going up to start the band also came silence, the crowd waited for the band to begin playing. They knew that the students had been preparing for this event to show the audience what they can do. “The Wind Ensemble as a whole has prepared quite a bit so we should be al...

Love-filled Holiday has a not-so-lovely Origin

Love-filled Holiday has a not-so-lovely Origin

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

As thoughts for the next February 14 surface, everyone waits in anticipation to see if they have a secret admirer, to bring them roses or a stuffed bear from that special someone. While present day traditions involve gift exchanges from partners and friends, the origins of this love filled holiday we...

Things To Do on Valentine’s Day

Rachael Loughry, Online Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Everyone does something different on Valentine’s Day.  It can range from going out with your family, to spending time with your friends.  It all just depends upon what you want to do. Some people have a tradition with their families, where they go out together and have dinner.  Some families stay in ...

SPLIT Review

Rachael Loughry, Online Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The movie “SPLIT” came out on Jan. 20., directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  So far, the movie has made $77 million.  It had made over $40 million on its opening weekend.   “SPLIT” is about a man, Kevin Crumb, who has 23 different personalities, and ends up kidnapping three teenage girls. ...

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