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“I feel forgotten,” The Struggles of Virtual Learning

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

“I feel forgotten.” Confined to her bedroom, the walls of her home became a cage. A well furnished one, with access to a constant supply of food and warm clothing, but a cage nonetheless. With the...

Arizona currently labeled as the Covid-19 ‘hotspot of the world’

Lilly Threlkeld, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Over the past seven days there has been an average of 10,391 positive Coronavirus cases per day in Arizona, a 71 % increase from the previous two weeks. This makes Arizona one of the leading states in...

District Changes cause Stress Among Students and Staff

District Changes cause Stress Among Students and Staff

Jasmine Giomi, Director of Staff Relations December 4, 2020

Members of Combs high school have been impacted by stress due to the constant changes during COVID-19, with wearing masks in person and online not interacting and having any motivation. As COVID-19...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

Various social media platforms are used around the world.

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...

Self-esteem is crucial to the individual.

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...

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...

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. 
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