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From Hip-Hop to High School

From Hip-Hop to High School

Alex Negron, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018

The bonding of community through music and style -- nights of partying and living under dimmed lights, days of clothing and style. Nights of low, thrumming, pulsing beats while moving to the rhythm of bodies with big names with big impacts; days of bonding with and helping his community through a sense o...

CHS Security Guard; No Stranger to Overcoming Obstacles

CHS Security Guard; No Stranger to Overcoming Obstacles

Grace Hannum, Managing editor

November 26, 2018

Every staff member here at CHS has walked down a different path to get to where they are now. For security guard, Brandi Fretz-Lowe, that path included dropping out of high school and getting her GED, having a child, and being the first in her family to graduate from college. Fretz-Lowe’s h...

STV and QC Teenagers Unite to Raise Awareness About Teen Suicide Issue

STV and QC Teenagers Unite to Raise Awareness About Teen Suicide Issue

Adrian Alcaraz, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

  After a series of suicides sent shockwaves through Queen Creek High School last year, senior Isabella Martinez was compelled to make a difference.     Last year five students in the Queen Creek community committed suicide; four students from QCHS and one from CHS. Schools outside the commu...

Math Teacher Webster is a jack-of-all-trades

Emma Ferraro, Photography Editor

November 16, 2018

  As a high school student you will think that you are the busiest person in the world.. What students often fail to realize is that teachers have their schedules overflowing with responsibilities like lesson planning, grading, advising clubs, coaching and finding time for their own families. Math te...

Life in Peru changed Gonzales’ perspective on life

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

November 16, 2018

 Imagine being 8 years old and having to move from the simple life that is all you’ve ever known to a country 4,000 miles away . This is exactly what custodial night lead, Sam Gonzales experienced as a kid when his family left Utah for Peru.   In Peru for over a decade, Gonzales witnesses ma...

Behind Door Four-Thirty-Four

Cassandra Pollock talking to her students in the lab.

Alex Negron, Editor In Chief

November 2, 2018

  For the past few years at CHS there’s been a large turnover of faculty leaving teachers and students with the task of learning the names of all the new faces around campus, and the teacher in classroom 434 is no exception.   First year high school teacher, Cassandra Pollock spends her day teach...

California Beaches to Arizona Sunsets

Paul Gutierrez smiling for the camera wearing a beanie of his favorite superhero.

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

  From Los Angeles, California, CHS welcomes Paul Gutierrez as one of CHS’ new security guards. Gutierrez said it was a risk to take the job but he is happy he works here. Gutierrez fell in love with education while he was volunteering at the Chandler Boys and Girls club.     Before taking ...

Veteran Teacher, Taylor Connects With Students Through Journalism

Journalism adviser Brian Taylor explains the do’s and dont’s of preview writing with his beginning digital communications students.

Grace Hannum, Managing Editor

October 26, 2018

  Brian Taylor, arguably one of the busiest teachers on campus, starting off his day dodging glitter and unicorns, from his two daughters. Then assuming his position as school dad.   On top of being the Career and Technical Education department chair, Taylor teaches intro tv production, intro ...

The Love for a Child Turns Into Job Opportunity for CHS’ Jacobs

Still By Her Side: Attendance Clerk Bernice Jacobs takes a glance at a photo of her son Nathan who is now serving in the US Army.  It was Jacobs’ strong bond with her son that led her to accept the Attendance Clerk position at CHS.

Sydney Jensen, Social Media Director

October 26, 2018

Bernice Jacobs is one of the friendly faces to greet you when you enter the front office, but she is also a loving mother. Every step she has taken in her career has been in hopes of being there for her child. Jacobs grew up in the small, border town of Nogales, Ariz. where she lived until she met...

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

Demi Diquattro talks with sophomore Cody Fowler about shading with pencil.

Emma Ferraro, Photography Editor

October 19, 2018

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

Stefani McDowell working in the counselor lobby.

Trinity Glandon, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

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

Safe Haven President Alexia Arledge talking about topic of discussion.

Alex Negron, Editor In Chief

October 4, 2018

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...

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