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Combs Band: The New State Champs

Andrea Thomatis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2017

After a long season of rehearsing music and exhausting early morning practices, the Combs Marching Regiment (MCR) finished their competition season undefeated by becoming the Arizona State Champions. The band competed at the Arizona State University Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. When all was said...

What If?

What If?

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

A dark auditorium lit by a colorful stage, various songs bringing the room to life, and dancers showing their choreography to over 100 captivated audience members, what if this was the dance concert? The “What If…?” concert was at Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on Nov. 17, it was two h...

New Season, New Hopes

Dimitri Franco, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

As many students head home after a long day of school at Combs, it is the start of a new day of practice for the Boys Varsity Soccer team. They have to run for miles in the Arizona heat and begin numerous drills that not only challenge their skills, but challenge their willpower and character. As players...

New Theater Production, “Harvey, opens Dec. 7

Teacher Nicholas Smith giving Tyler Palomo (Lyman Sanderson), Spencer Mattson (Elwood Dowd), and Lucas Martinez (E.J. Lofgren) some advice.

Madison Luostari, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

“Harvey”, a play written by Mary Chase in 1944, is being put on by the Combs High School’s theater troupe in December.    “Harvey” is a comedy about a man named Elwood P. Dowd, played by Spencer Mattson. Dowd is a somewhat insane man who sees an invisible, six foot tall, talking rabbit...

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Trinton Bullard, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Work will begin on the new performing arts center on campus later in 2017, with a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on December 11th. The center, funded by the bond passed earlier this year, is estimated to be done around January of 2019. With over $8 million provided by the bond, the performing arts c...

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Velvet Wahl, Editor In Chief

November 15, 2017

The Combs Childhood Development class holds a child care event every year that is open to the community. Child Development students take control of the daycare program. “My advanced class actually plans the lessons. So they do lesson planning and learn how to set up the centers, the learning...

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

Mason Schafer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

To help students and their families struggling with the stress and frustration of enrolling in college, CHS counselors hosted a college and career night in the courtyard for guidance. "Our reason for throwing this event was pretty simple and straightforward,” CHS counselor Brandon Outcalt said. “...

Haunted Holiday’s History

Haunted Holiday’s History

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

The spirit of Halloween fills the air as the long nights become lit from jack-o'-lanterns, a ominous deep voice on the TV promotes a new scary movie, and everyone starts stocking up on candy given to trick or treaters or eat when no one is looking. While many people know bits and pieces on this haunted holiday...

New Athletic Director

Velvet Wahl, Editor

May 11, 2017

With Athletic Director Jim Denton retiring, Combs found a new Athletic Director. A man by the name of Scot (yes, it’s spelled with only one T) Schmidt steps up to the challenge of taking Denton’s place. Schmidt comes from a background in education, having grown up in Wyoming then moving to Arizona and wo...

Coffee: It’s all in the caffeine

Coffee: It's all in the caffeine

Caleb Scott, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017

It’s been rumored that coffee stunts growth; although it's never been proven, it doesn’t mean that coffee is full of nutritional benefits either. Turns out, it’s the caffeine in coffee that has the drawbacks. Coffee has the highest caffeine content than any other drink (with 95 mg in every 8 f...

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

In a time of great loss, people look for an answer, for closure...for a brighter side. More than 100 CHS students, family, friends and community members stood united in the main parking lot of Combs High School Wednesday night, hours after the news that senior Kyle Flake had died from injuries re...

Coping With Loss

Coping With Loss

Rachael Loughry, Online Editor

May 3, 2017

More often than not, as human beings, we take things for granted, and do not realize what we have, or had, until it is too late.  We never realize how special someone truly is until they are gone. Having someone significant in your life pass away can be life changing, possibly traumatizing, or ...

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