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New English Teacher Recalls Fond Memories of Yearbook Life

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Yearbook is one of those classes where people create new friendships and feel at home, although there is always a deadline looming the staff makes great memories. For CHS English teacher Patricia Ladue, this was her life and it was her saving grace throughout school. She first got a taste of yearbook life when ...

Dr. Greg Wyman named new JOCUSD superintendent

Dr. Greg Wyman named new JOCUSD superintendent

Grace Hannum, Managing editor

December 13, 2018


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Dr. Greg Wyman was named new superintendent of the J.O. Combs Unified School District at the Governing Board meeting last night. Wyman will be replacing Dr. Gale Blanchard who announced that she will be retiring at the end of this school year. Wyman was was given the chance to talk about his ed...

A childhood art class that lead to a life of success

A childhood art class that lead to a life of success

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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As a 16 year-old art prodigy CHS’s new art teacher Richard Martin never thought he’d make it big but later got multiple job offers by the man behind Marvel and ended up selling his artwork all over the world.   Martin had to decline the offer since the job was in New York and he was only...

Forced to Take a Foreign Language Led to Love of World Culture

Forced to Take a Foreign Language Led to Love of World Culture

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

December 6, 2018


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Many students dread taking a foreign language, not because it’s hard or boring, but because they have to be there instead of in a class they had more freedom in choosing. New spanish teacher, Allison Meads, felt this way not so long ago when she was a high school freshman. “In high school, I ...

From Hip-Hop to High School

From Hip-Hop to High School

Alex Negron, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


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The bonding of community through music and style -- nights of partying and living under dimmed lights, days of clothing and style. Nights of low, thrumming, pulsing beats while moving to the rhythm of bodies with big names with big impacts; days of bonding with and helping his community through a sense o...

CHS Security Guard; No Stranger to Overcoming Obstacles

CHS Security Guard; No Stranger to Overcoming Obstacles

Grace Hannum, Managing editor

November 26, 2018


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Every staff member here at CHS has walked down a different path to get to where they are now. For security guard, Brandi Fretz-Lowe, that path included dropping out of high school and getting her GED, having a child, and being the first in her family to graduate from college. Fretz-Lowe’s h...

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


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  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...

Math Teacher Webster is a jack-of-all-trades

Emma Ferraro, Photography Editor

November 16, 2018


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  As a high school student you will think that you are the busiest person in the world.. What students often fail to realize is that teachers have their schedules overflowing with responsibilities like lesson planning, grading, advising clubs, coaching and finding time for their own families. Math te...

Life in Peru changed Gonzales’ perspective on life

Life in Peru changed Gonzales’ perspective on life

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

November 16, 2018


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 Imagine being 8 years old and having to move from the simple life that is all you’ve ever known to a country 4,000 miles away . This is exactly what custodial night lead, Sam Gonzales experienced as a kid when his family left Utah for Peru.   In Peru for over a decade, Gonzales witnesses ma...

Behind Door Four-Thirty-Four

Behind Door Four-Thirty-Four

Alex Negron, Editor In Chief

November 2, 2018


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  For the past few years at CHS there’s been a large turnover of faculty leaving teachers and students with the task of learning the names of all the new faces around campus, and the teacher in classroom 434 is no exception.   First year high school teacher, Cassandra Pollock spends her day teach...

California Beaches to Arizona Sunsets

California Beaches to Arizona Sunsets

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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  From Los Angeles, California, CHS welcomes Paul Gutierrez as one of CHS’ new security guards. Gutierrez said it was a risk to take the job but he is happy he works here. Gutierrez fell in love with education while he was volunteering at the Chandler Boys and Girls club.     Before taking ...

Veteran Teacher, Taylor Connects With Students Through Journalism

Veteran Teacher, Taylor Connects With Students Through Journalism

Grace Hannum, Managing Editor

October 26, 2018


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  Brian Taylor, arguably one of the busiest teachers on campus, starting off his day dodging glitter and unicorns, from his two daughters. Then assuming his position as school dad.   On top of being the Career and Technical Education department chair, Taylor teaches intro tv production, intro ...

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