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Horoscope or Horo-hoax?

Emma Russello, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Astrology and horoscopes pop up in magazines, newspapers, and social media, trying to convince readers how they should live their lives based off their zodiac sign. Many people disregard these readings as rubbish, but there is scientific backing to them. For thousands of years, beginning with Ancien...

Strong women send strong messages

Mia Gilling, Creeker Editor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

With painted signs in their hands and strength in their words, over two million people gathered in peaceful protest at Women’s Marches on January 21. The original Women’s March was held in Washington, D.C., but over 600 additional ‘sister’ marches took place not only across the United States, ...

Demonization of the Press

Lauren Haggar, News Editor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Journalism. The profession for the curious, the independent, and those who wish to provoke thought and question into others. But while doing so, the concept of honesty is all too often lost. It is a journalist's job and responsibility to provide truthful, honest, and factual news. As a nation where one ...

Pro-Bamacare

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Everyone deserves access to proper medical care, regardless of financial standings. With the help of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this goal has been possible as it has been a system that has supported the right to health care for all Americans.    Based on recent news reports, it is evident ...

No-Bamacare

Annalee Barnett, Sports Editor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Everyone wants free stuff, whether it be a car, a house, or food. Those things are harmless to give away. Free health insurance however, has wrecked America. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare, was first proposed in 2009 and it passed Congress in 2010. Obamacare promised to...

Teachers are worth more

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Teaching is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, important, demanding jobs out there. Educators create the future. They mold the next generation of change, one student at a time. So why are teachers, the leaders of tomorrow, paid so little? According to AZCentral, Arizona ranks dead last in median teache...

Taking the Career Out of CTE

Taking the Career Out of CTE

Sean Gannon, staff writer
September 22
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Hands-on work has shaped the way people live today, but with a lack of CTE courses being offered to students, there will not be enough skilled workers in the future. Currently, Cactus Shadows offers eight Career Technology courses. Six of these classes are dealing with money and business. The remainin...

Report Card

Emma Rusello, staff writer
September 22
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Block Lunch (B) This year, the administration decided to do a longer lunch period, which requires all students who eat lunch at school to be there at the same time. The first week, the cafeteria was very crowded and it was hard for students to find a lunch table. After about two weeks, students st...

Identifying the Problem

Identifying the Problem

Katelyn Reinhart, features editor
September 19
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Nervous and self-critical, a student sits in lunch detention for the very first time. This punishment has not been brought on because of a fight, attitude problems, or even bad attendance; this is because of the new identification card policy at Cactus Shadows. As a new rule, the student body is expected ...

Use Pot, Brain Rot

Lucy Hoffman, staff writer
September 19
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Once again, voters in Arizona will have the chance to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana. Proposition 205, the Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative, will be on the ballot on November 8, and voters would be wise to vote no. While this isn’t the first time legalizing marijuana has been ...

Stop the Lies, Legalize

Stop the Lies, Legalize

Louise Jagus, staff writer
September 19
Filed under Archive, Opinion

The legalization of marijuana will be on the ballot this November, and voters should vote yes on this proposition. Marijuana is less harmful than the legal drug alcohol, has many positive health benefits, and has cost the state a huge amount of money to criminalize. Marijuana was once ranked alongside more se...

No Access

No Access

Zoie Lambesis, staff writer
September 19
Filed under Archive, Opinion, Uncategorized

This year, administration decided to end the previous practice of requiring all students to use MyAccess in all of their classes. According to Steve Bebee, principal, “MyAccess was burning the students out.”   MyAccess is not totally gone. English teachers will continue using it to submit be...

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