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May 4, 2016
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Campus Business Hey Falcons – it’s time to celebrate your AWESOME teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! Grab your phone and take a selfie of you and your teacher and write a quick note on how awesome they are. Your pics will be posted on CCUSD’s social media platforms –... Read more »

Humans of Cactus Shadows

Nicole Neri, Photo Editor
March 14, 2016
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Nathan Griffin, Sophomore “I’m passionate about my friends. Mostly because I just want to be better than them. And I will be.” Makena Cordero, Freshman “I make costumes of different characters, for conventions and stuff like that. My friend showed me an anime and convinced me to try it out.... Read more »

The Benevolent Ms. Beverly

Lucas Aikin, Creeker Editor
March 14, 2016
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Melissa Beverly has been counseling Falcons for over 10 years now, and if anybody knows their way around a distraught student, it is her. However, Beverly’s first run in with counseling was not straight out of high school. “Ms. Beverly has always been helpful in getting me where I want to go after h... Read more »

Upward Spiral

Kayla Christensen, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
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Baton twirler Rachel Rodriguez, a junior, stands in front of hundreds of students in a sparkle dress, with the shakes, but still catches the baton in her sweaty palm and the crowd screams with enthusiasm. Rodriguez started twirling at the age of four and has stuck to it for 12 years. “I met Rach... Read more »

Spring time at singh Farms

Erika Richwagen, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
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Singh Farms, located off East Thomas Road in Scottsdale, provides a variety of fresh fruits and veggies for any palate. The farm, situated on 20 acres under dozens of mesquite trees, offers fruits, veggies, jams, honeys, and several types of pastries and bread. Open only on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:0... Read more »

Foot-loosening up

Lindsey Murphy, Sports Editor
March 14, 2016
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This season, the Shadowbox players are putting on their dancing shoes and bringing back the ´80s with their production of Footloose! This play featured excellent acting, dancing, and vocals from the whole cast, and definitely kept the audience interested for the entire performance. In Footloose! big-city kid ... Read more »

Nash-Boulder reaches for hockey heaven

Kiera Riley
March 14, 2016
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Besides winning state, Jordan Nash-Boulden, a senior goalie, received a scholarship from the Arizona High School Hockey Association and has been offered a spot on the new Arizona State University women’s ice hockey team starting this fall. Nash-Boulden will be one of the first pioneering this new group.... Read more »

NFL coach breaks the glass ceiling

Erika Richwagen
March 14, 2016
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As of January 20, the world of football has done something that many view as controversial, and additionally as “tradition-breaking.” The NFL hired its first ever full-time female coach. Kathyrn Smith was hired as the quality-control coach for the Buffalo Bills, only the second NFL team to ever hire... Read more »

Hard on the hills

Annalee Barnett
March 14, 2016
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Students of Cactus Shadows prepare for the upcoming season of the mountain biking team by practicing four days out of the week at multiple locations around the Cave Creek area. Practice sites include the Cave Creek recreational park, Browns Ranch, Spur Cross, and the Sonoran Preserve, which is only 23... Read more »

Tracking progress

Ryan Heiliger
March 14, 2016
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Many athletes on the track team follow a strict schedule when it comes to race day, while others have completely bizarre regimes. Before their races, runners have to prepare as early as two days before by hydrating, eating right, and resting. Some athletes are very cautious with what they do before their... Read more »

Full-riding high

Rebecca Mejia
March 14, 2016
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The All-Star, Nest leader and varsity baseball player, Ben Rodenberg, has received a full-ride baseball scholarship to Creighton College. “They have a great baseball program, which is Division 1. They also have the nicest college baseball field in the nation,” said Rodenberg. Rodenberg has been playing... Read more »

High school shooting sends shockwave across Arizona schools

Destiny Serviss
March 14, 2016
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In an apparent murder-suicide, two 15-year-old girls died on February 12 at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona. Although the motives are unknown, the two girls were in a relationship. According to friends, the girls had been dating for two years. In a statement released to the public, Glendale... Read more »

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