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Knowing Yourself; What is Self-Esteem?

Knowing Yourself; What is Self-Esteem?

Velvet Wahl and Alex Negron, Editor In Chief and Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Health, Top Stories

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...

Capturing the Beauty of a Smile

Capturing the Beauty of a Smile

Grace Hannum, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

Prom and graduation season is right around the corner and who doesn’t want amazing photos to commemorate the moment? You don’t need to look too far for a great photographer, several students on campus have turned their interest in taking pictures into a profitable passion. Adrian Alcaraz i...

Know the Possible Signs of a School Shooter

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Health, Top Stories

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, Editor In Chief and Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Health, Top Stories

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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Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

Approximately 300 students from Combs High School walked away from their lunch and out of class on Wednesday to express their support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 17 people killed in the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida. Gathering in a nearby parking...

A healthy sleep not only makes your life longer, but also shortens the workday.

February 8, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

Hey...I guess?   I’m Alex! I’m a cowboy admirer and I’m from the class of 2020 (that’s not funny don’t make that joke). I like metal music, old westerns, drawing, writing, and playing guitar, and I’m in the second year of journalism. Hopefully I can produce some quality content....

Seniors Upset with Decision to not Include Senior Quotes in School Yearbook

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

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...

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...

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


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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


Filed under Current Events, Sports, Top Stories

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...

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 Season, New Hopes

Dimitri Franco, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As many students head home after a long day of school at Combs, it is the start of a new day of practice for the Boys Varsity Soccer team. They have to run for miles in the Arizona heat and begin numerous drills that not only challenge their skills, but challenge their willpower and character. As players...

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