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The creative mind of a child blossoms into passion for teaching art.

The creative mind of a child blossoms into passion for teaching art.

Emma Ferraro, Photography Editor

October 19, 2018


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Some people use art as a form of personal expression, others get lost in a dance or song as a way to escape from the stress of day-to-day life. Regardless of what it's used for the arts play a large role in the lives of people world wide. New CHS art teacher, Demi Diquattro, would be one of those people. From...

New Smiles, New Faces

New Smiles, New Faces

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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After being a stay at home mom for 16 years, Stefanie McDowell felt the time was right for her to re-enter the workforce. McDowell is the new CHS student service secretary; she assists the students with scheduling to see the counselors  and loves to fill in where needed.   Although she misses being a stay at home mom...

No Place Like Home — A Look at Combs’ Safe Haven

No Place Like Home — A Look at Combs’ Safe Haven

Alex Negron, Editor In Chief

October 4, 2018


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A place to call home, a place to be free, and a place to find people who are like minded -- that’s what Safe Haven is.   Safe Haven is a place on campus where students can come together to help each other and to support their community. A place where anybody and everybody is welcomed wi...

From Tourist to Teacher

From Tourist to Teacher

Grace Hannum, Managing Editor

October 4, 2018


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Thomas Hefele is the definition of an explorer, he has seen more of the world then most people ever will. Studying abroad for six months in Madrid gave Hefele a new perspective on cultures outside the US. “All your perceptions of the world are just completely shattered,” Hefele said. “I made ...

Charlie Brown; Coming Soon!

Madison Luostari, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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Combs Curtain Calls first musical, "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz begins tonight at 7 p.m. through May 12  and once again on May 14. “Musical theater is a standard of high schools everywhere, I honestly was like I need to b...

Social Media: The Double Edged Sword

Social Media: The Double Edged Sword

Velvet Wahl and Alex Negron

April 25, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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. 

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


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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


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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....

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