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Teen Vaping Continues to Increase

Lilly Threlkeld, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

  With the steady increase in high school vapers everywhere Combs High School  is no exception. A 2019 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that one  out of every four high school students has used an e-cigarette causing the Food and Drug Administration to labe...

Academic Pressure Elevating Mental Health Concerns

Anjali Kok, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   School can be daunting; every student understands how stressful high school life is. But when you’re balancing mental health on top of everything else it becomes a challenge.    Hannah Bradley, a senior who has anxiety, depression and PTSD, opened up about the stress that comes with preparing for coll...

Stress Among Combs Students

Jasmine Giomi, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

   As a student gets home from an afterschool club or sport, they walk into their room and see all the chores they have. She gets her backpack and pulls out the pile of homework he has from the day. She has two tests, a project and assignments due the next day. It’s 11 p.m, she has to wake up earl...

Is It Really Worth It?

Is It Really Worth It?

Lilly Threlkeld, Business Manager

January 13, 2020

Your phone buzzes and you look down, you’re only distracted for what feels like less than a second but meanwhile the car in front of you slams on their breaks at a red light, you hit the car going 50 mph and rear end them, totalling both cars. Doing random tasks while you are driving may not seem like a ver...

You’re Somebody’s Type

You’re Somebody’s Type

Hope Moore, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Each year CHS participates in blood drives in which they donate to local hospitals. Every time someone donates blood they impact the lives of patients as well as themselves. These people who are donating are heroes, saving up to three lives with each donation. There are many impacts that go a...

Social Media: The Double Edged Sword

Social Media: The Double Edged Sword

Velvet Wahl and Alex Negron

April 25, 2018

From MySpace to Twitter, social media platforms have been a way for people to express themselves. Whether it’s to keep in touch with family members or to share things with friends, majority of teenagers have access to some form of social media. Facebook, typically considered to be used only by ...

Knowing Yourself; What is Self-Esteem?

Knowing Yourself; What is Self-Esteem?

Velvet Wahl and Alex Negron

April 3, 2018

Self-esteem; confidence in one's own worth or abilities, self-respect. Many young adults struggle with their self-esteem. Puberty is a time when the body changes and adolescents must find comfort in themselves. “I think being a teenager, unfortunately part of the territory that you have to go throug...

Know the Possible Signs of a School Shooter

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

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...

Mental Illness and the Stigma behind it

Mental Illness and the Stigma behind it

Velvet Wahl and Alex Negron

March 2, 2018

Mental illness, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is a health condition involving changes in thinking, emotion, behavior or a combination of all three. 

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...

Coping With Loss

Coping With Loss

Rachael Loughry, Online Editor

May 3, 2017

More often than not, as human beings, we take things for granted, and do not realize what we have, or had, until it is too late.  We never realize how special someone truly is until they are gone. Having someone significant in your life pass away can be life changing, possibly traumatizing, or ...

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