The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School
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Group Editorial

November 8, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

‘Treat others how you want to be treated’ is a phrase that continues to ring true but is seldom followed, especially in politics. With the increasing tensions in the upcoming election, people are finding it more and more difficult to be civil when discussing current issues. Democrat, Republica... Read more »

The Report Card

Emma Russello
November 7, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Weather (B-): Fall has come, but in Arizona sometimes it is hard to tell. The past couple weeks, the mornings have cooled down to around 75 degrees, but by the time most people leave school, it heats up to around 95 degrees and cars are still burning hot. This weather calls for hot coffee in the m... Read more »

Respect Our Country/ Right to Protest

Respect Our Country/ Right to Protest

Annalee Barnett/Kiera Riley
November 7, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Respect our Country Every man and women has total freedom in the United States. They can say what they feel, they can be what they want, and they can stand up for what they think is right. These freedoms cannot be infringed upon. That’s the beauty of being an American. Those who enjoy the liberti... Read more »

Kill Shelters

Kill Shelters

Lauren Haggar
November 1, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

Kill a human and you are a murderer, kill animals everyday and you are somehow considered an animal shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 7.9 billion animals enter animal shelters each year, and of that rather large number, around 3.9 billion are euthanized each year. Yes you heard right not o... Read more »

Anti Aquarium

Anti Aquarium

Logan Larkin
November 1, 2016
Filed under Archive, Opinion

The Odysea Aquarium has become the American Southwest’s newest impractical and unethical feature. Using two million gallons of water to supply all 10,000 sea creatures imported to the Aquarium in the middle of the Sonoran Desert is the irony of the century. This 200,000 square foot behemoth can be see... Read more »

Taking the Career Out of CTE

Taking the Career Out of CTE

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

Report Card

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

Identifying the Problem

Identifying the Problem

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

Use Pot, Brain Rot

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

Stop the Lies, Legalize

Stop the Lies, Legalize

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

No Access

No Access

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

Loving the Long Lunch

Group Editorial
September 19, 2016
Filed under Archive, 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 »

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