The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

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  • The end of an era: Mr. Richards’ goodbye

    The end of an era: Mr. Richards’ goodbye

    Grace Haycraft-Mckee, Staff Writer

    At the beginning of every school year comes a new group of students who will experience the “pow” of Ronald Richard’s English class. But not next year. Come May, Richards will be leaving Cactus Shadows to move to San Diego. “I remember I used to think he was terrifying,” admitted Ryan Pogemille...

  • Cruisin’ Through the Desert

    Cruisin’ Through the Desert

    Lauren Haggar, News Editor

    From star running back to businessman, Antonio Marchica is a jack of all trades. Marchica, a Cactus Shadows alum, who now attends Arizona State University, recently founded Desert Cruiser boards. Desert Cruiser Boards specializes in custom long boards, and cruisers. The company is run by Marchica wh...

  • Students take on the big apple

    Students take on the big apple

    Olivia Stickel, food editor

    Students from school publications, attended the 93rd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) journalism conference on March 13-17. The conference is held each year at New York’s Columbia University, welcoming all journalism, yearbook, and literary magazine students to learn new ways to i...

    Amidst the city lights, Kiera Riley, a junior explores Times Square on the last night of the trip.

  • Yee stands up for high school press freedom

    Yee stands up for high school press freedom

    Kiera Riley, opinion editor

    Journalism students and advisers alike wait anxiously as a new free speech bill snakes its way through the lawmaking process. If passed, Senate bill 1384 will allow First Amendment protections for student journalists across the state. Introduced and sponsored by Senator Kimberly Yee, SB1384 aims to...

  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air

    Zoie Lambesis, staff writer

    Whether the sun is rising or setting, this time of the year, a hot air balloon can always be spotted in the distance. From now until May, rides are being offered by multiple companies across the valley. “I was very anxious about  going into a hot air balloon, but once we got in the basket, the experience of getting out ...

World Language Department comes together for annual Mystery Night

World Language Department comes together for annual Mystery Night

Sara Windom, style editor

Spanish speakers of all levels and abilities come together to crack a case during the annual Mystery Night. “Mystery Night is basically a huge, life-sized version of the ...

April 20, 2017No Comments

DECA students prepare for international competition

DECA students prepare for international competition

April 20, 2017

Careful plans for getting to and from the big night can keep you from… Paying the price for prom mistakes

Careful plans for getting to and from the big night can keep you from… Paying the price for prom mistakes

April 20, 2017

Students take on the big apple

Students take on the big apple

April 20, 2017

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Move it or Lose it

Move it or Lose it

Emma Russello, Staff Writer

The average walking speed for younger people is 4.95 feet per second. So, when walking through the campus, I often wonder why some students walk slower than a tortoise. ...

April 19, 2017No Comments

Battle of the Bathrooms

Battle of the Bathrooms

April 19, 2017

The Heat is On

The Heat is On

April 19, 2017

No Need to Get Heated

No Need to Get Heated

April 19, 2017

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Wet n’ Wild

Zoie Lambesis, Staff Writer

As the weather heats up and the water gets warmer, people are making their way to the lake to take on water sports such as wakeboarding and waterskiing. “Main reason...

April 21, 2017No Comments

Bottom of the food chain, top of the podium

April 21, 2017

Batter up

April 21, 2017

Three seasons offer… triple the sport, triple the fun

April 21, 2017

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The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School
The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School