Combs Courier

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

    A pair of glasses shield her eyes from the snow as it slams against her face and  body. Her bones practically frozen through from the cold. CHS English teacher Taylor Moyes had to drag her feet to get them to move through the March snow; but all Moyes had to do to keep moving was remind...

How One Educator Turned Teaching into Hands on Training

How One Educator Turned Teaching into Hands on Training

April Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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As a dedicated registered nurse and Medical professionsteacher, Ms. Susan Belshe is making a difference in people’s lives with her passion of healthcare and education. Described as a motivated, compassionate, hard working member of our community committed to continual process and product improvemen...

Hustle n’ Motivate

Hustle n’ Motivate

Tiana Coley, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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 Motivated to keep his students on the right path and give them the guidance that was given to him, James Stewart tries to push his students to be better through basketball. Stewart also volunteers at group homes on the weekends to keep young teens out of trouble.  Before his grandfather, which was his role...

From Life on the Dairy to Working in a Library

Andrew Ferraro and Emily Avila, Staff Writer's

March 8, 2019


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Living on a dairy farm in Oregon while it rained for almost nine months in a year with never-ending chores was very challenging for the young Anne Mattson. The farm she lived on was 75 acres. When Mattson wasn't milking cows, she was feeding calves, cleaning stalls, moving irrigation pipes, fixing fences...

Combs’ New Tutors

Combs’ New Tutors

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

For most students, math is the hardest thing in the world besides waking up for school on a Monday. However, the Combs District has a new plan to tackle this issue. They have recently enlisted the help of excelling students to offer tutoring services to all of their schools. “We’ve had p...

Say Hello to Tempe’s Aloha Festival!

Say Hello to Tempe’s Aloha Festival!

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

After 25 years of bringing the culture of South Pacific Islanders to the Valley, the Arizona Aloha Festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park on March 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Arizona Aloha Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization that holds a gathering of cultures once a year...

High School Sweethearts for Life

High School Sweethearts for Life

Naina Parshotam, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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A smile tugged at his lips as he quickly walked - though it was more of a light jog - to the mailbox across the street. There wasn’t any wind but Kirk Rundle could feel the air rush past him and through his hair. He fumbled with the key before pushing it into the lock, and taking a deep breath. Swi...

FFA Animal Care and Showing

FFA Animal Care and Showing

Alani Rhodes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Cows, pigs, goats oh my! Only three weeks left till the Pinal County Fair and the members of the National Future Farmers of America Organization are scrambling to do the finishing touches on their animals. This may include trimming their hair, cutting their hooves and blow drying the hair.  ...

ACT and SAT Prep

ACT and SAT Prep

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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With the spring months approaching, now is the perfect time to learn just what the ACT and SAT are and how you can get the score you want.   The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests that colleges use to decide whether or not a student is a good fit for their school. While grades aren’t...

You’re Somebody’s Type

You’re Somebody’s Type

Hope Moore, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Health, Top Stories

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...

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

Adrian Alcaraz, Beginning Staff Writers

February 15, 2019


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  Lazy, tired, and uninterested pretty much sums up Matthew Steele’s high school career; but his work ethic in high school never changed his love for history.   Shockingly to his high school teachers, Steele went to college and wanted to be some sort of history teacher. He studied banking and ...

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ Movie Review

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ Movie Review

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ is a new film starring Rebel Wilson and her reoccurring costar, Adam DeVine, as well as Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra. The film starts out as a day in the sad and cynical life of Wilson’s character,Natalie. After an unfortunate chain of events, Natalie wakes up from a medicall...

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