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Grand Opening of the PAC

Grand Opening of the PAC

Andrew Ferraro and Emily Avioa

February 8, 2019

The Performing Arts Center is a dream for the fine arts students and teachers for years, and now that it’s open they will have more amazing opportunities. Combs PAC was built to help students learn better in an educational environment built for the fine art classes. Before the PAC was built,...

Boys Soccer Season Ends in Dramatic Fashion

Sophomore Diego Soto Esquivel holds up three fingers in celebration of completing the hat-trick.

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

  The Coyotes boys varsity soccer team ended their season with a nail biting 3-1, double-overtime win against the Apache Junction Prospectors at home Tuesday night.   The game was intense from start to finish, going without a goal for nearly three quarters of the game. Sophomore forward Diego Soto...

Lady Coyotes Too Strong For Rams On Senior Night

Lady Coyotes Too Strong For Rams On Senior Night

Ella O’Dell, Elijah Lewis, and Jonathan Melton, Beginning Staff Writers

February 7, 2019

With the seniors taking the court at home for the final time, the varsity girls basketball team defeated the Washington Rams in dominating fashion, 50-23, in a Black Canyon Region game last Thursday. Theresa De La Cruz nearly out-scored the entire Washington team, leading all scorers with 21 p...

When life throws a curveball, SWING!

When life throws a curveball, SWING!

Hope Moore

February 5, 2019

Sweat drips from the girl’s face, you hear the clashing of the bat and the ball as the runner takes her base. The team cheers her on as the next batter steps up to the plate. Are you down for the game? There are a few coaches that will be leading these practices. The new head coach for this ye...

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Gordon Kok, Beginning Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

A veteran public servant, Social Studies Department Chair Howard “Randy” Bunch is inspiring students to think for themselves in and out of the classroom. Bunch is originally from Pennsylvania but moved to Arizona during his sophomore year of high school. After graduating from Marcos de Niza Hi...

Combs’ Renaissance Man

Combs' Renaissance Man

Gordon Kok, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

A veteran public servant, Social Studies Department Chair Howard “Randy” Bunch is inspiring students to think for themselves in and out of the classroom.   Bunch is originally from Pennsylvania but moved to Arizona during his sophomore year. After graduating from Marcos de Niza High S...

Cougars Get Taste of Life as Coyotes

Cougars Get Taste of Life as Coyotes

Madison Lamb and Lilly Threlkeld, Beginning Staff Writers

January 24, 2019

A new "pack" of freshmen will be welcomed to CHS next fall and to help get them ready, CMS eighth graders explored the halls of their future campus during the school day on Jan 14. They took a tour of the high school to see the Career and Technical Education facilities, hear about clubs on campus and to ...

CHS Soccer Picks Up “Battle of Ironwood” Win v. Poston Butte

Varsity team beyond happy after beating Poston Butte

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

For the first time in since 2015 the varsity boys soccer team beat the Poston Butte Broncos. Games against Poston are part of at three-team rivalry between CHS, Poston Butte and Apache Junction. The game was a big deal for the team as head coach Oscar Guardado previously coached at PBHS for four ye...

New English Teacher Recalls Fond Memories of Yearbook Life

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

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 answers questions from the community at the public forum last week.

Grace Hannum, Managing editor

December 13, 2018

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

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

“I’ve been there and I’ve seen a lot. I’ve been in their shoes and it wasn’t too long ago,” Meads said.

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

December 6, 2018

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 ...

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