The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School
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Taking the Career Out of CTE

Taking the Career Out of CTE

Sean Gannon, staff writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under 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... Read more »

Report Card

Emma Rusello, staff writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under 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... Read more »

Identifying the Problem

Identifying the Problem

Katelyn Reinhart, features editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under 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 ... Read more »

Use Pot, Brain Rot

Lucy Hoffman, staff writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under 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 ... Read more »

Stop the Lies, Legalize

Stop the Lies, Legalize

Louise Jagus, staff writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under 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... Read more »

No Access

No Access

Zoie Lambesis, staff writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under 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... Read more »

Loving the Long Lunch

Group Editorial
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Students flow out of classrooms from all corners of the school, all convening in the cafeteria for the new forty five minute lunch. Although some may argue it is a bit too crowded, the new block lunch system benefits students by providing more opportunities for homework and clubs. Students that ar... Read more »

The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School
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