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Eighth Graders Learn What It’s Like to be Apart of a Pack

Jasmine Giomi, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

The start of a new year causes many people to thing about a New Year's resolution, but that wasn't necessarily the case for the eighth graders at Combs Middle School. They spent Wednesday, January 13 checking out the course offerings at CHS to help plan out their freshman schedule. The group of...

Making Miracles Happen

Making Miracles Happen

Anjali Kok and Kylie Millican

January 14, 2020

It was going to be a simple, easy trip to the ER because of her recent blood work. At least that's what Naomi Oakes thought. Little did she know that for the next five months, she’d be in the hospital. This was the start of her exhausting battle against cancer.  “After we got to the emergenc...

Freshman, Seniors Compare Beginning of High School to End

Hope Moore, Managing Editor

January 14, 2020

When thinking about high school, a lot of students expect the “High School Musical” experience when in reality it’s nothing of the sort. High school is stressful, chaotic, and very hard 0.3at times. However, when you have the right people to guide you through it, it becomes very enjoyable and w...

Winter Bucket List; Arizona Winter Wonderland

Darian Vigneux, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Most students spend their break locked up in their rooms binge watching movies, but this season has so much more potential! Over break there is a variety of activities to keep christmas spirit up and boredom levels down. Winter break is meant for fun, not sleeping all day, so here’s a few ideas ...

A Surprise Present from a Father Leads to a Lifetime Love of Horses

Lyndsey Threlkeld, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

From extensive heart medical research to working with horses,  Combs High School’s newest nurse Brenda Allen, loves to help out with whatever she can. Born and raised in Phoenix, Allen’s love for farm life and horses started at a young age.  “One day my father bought a horse and brought i...

When the Student Becomes the Teacher… Literally

Madison Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

After graduation most seniors walk away from high school and never look back. But that’s not the case for Kali Guest. Guest attended Queen Creek High School for her freshman year, but she never felt as if she had been welcomed at QCHS, and coming to CHS changed her whole high school experience...

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

Anthony Elrod, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

“Think R2D2 or Optimus Prime,” Walmart said in a press release. What about the jobs? Walmart superstores have made a change to their workforce, according to the news outlet, BigThink, “Walmart has introduced robots for increasing efficiency in stores. These robots are used for cleaning, restocking, ...

CHS Sophomore Finds Success Outside of Traditional High School Sports

CHS Sophomore Finds Success Outside of Traditional High School Sports

Jakob Ayoub, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

 There's always your normal sports such as basketball, football, soccer, etc. However there's always the odd one out. That's where ATV racing comes in, at which Tyler Savage excels.  While this may be a seemingly easy sport, in reality it is one of the most demanding. Preparing for months prior...

Early Childhood Ed. Provides Daycare Option for Community

Madison Hahn, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Early Childhood Education, a CTE course, has started a free daycare for preschool age children. The class is supervised by Alice Goodrick, but is run by the students who are enrolled in the class.  Goodrick started this as a way to benefit both her own students, and children within the area.  ...

Students Take Charge of Learning

Anjali Kok and Kylie Millican

January 14, 2020

Due to the consistently low scores on standardized testing over the years, classrooms district wide are becoming more student focused The program is called “Modern Teacher” and is expected to be beneficial for the students. Principal, Chris Farabee said that giving students a choice for their ...

#teamtrees

#teamtrees

Quinton Kendall, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

    MrBeast has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to create TeamTrees with the hope to help the world! #TeamTrees was started in October this year to celebrate YouTuber, Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, reaching 20 million subscribers. Mr.Beast partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation an...

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 mph and rear end them, totalling both cars. Doing random tasks while you are driving may not seem like a ver...

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