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Battle of the Bands

Emma Russello, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Archive, Spotlight

Every year local singers and bands participate in Alice Cooper’s Proof is in the Pudding competition. During the next several weeks, a couple bands from Cactus Shadows will be preforming, such as Sunland and Homestretch. The competition is over nine weeks starting September 27th, and ending Nov... Read more »

Record Stories: Back In Action?

Record Stories: Back In Action?

Sara Windom, Style Editor
October 31, 2016
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In an attempt to go back to an era almost forgotten about, record stores are on the rise again. “I have had records all my life, my first records were little 45’s, I still have them,” said Doni Nasr, a spanish teacher. Nasr has maintained her record collection for most of her life. Little did she know... Read more »

I See Reality Worth The Read

Dominic Davies, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
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I See Reality is a unique collection of twelve short stories using simple text and comics to depict what it is like being a teen. I See Reality, edited by Grace Kendall,  covers many topics such as addiction, sexuality and speculating a breakup. Twelve authors contribute their own fiction short sto... Read more »

Arizona’s Got Talent

Lauren Haggar, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Archive, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Bristles on the paint brush whir across the newly stretched canvas as artist Logan Larkin, senior, adds splashes of acrylic color and design to a blank canvas. Larkin has been pursuing the love of art ever since he was young. “I started taking it seriously around eighth grade, when I really started... Read more »

September Events

Maddie Howard, Spotlight Editor
September 22, 2016
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Full Moon Hike to the Old Clay Mine This event will take place on September 16 at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This guided hike will take its participants through the trails of Cave Creek and up to the old Clay mine to experience some of the old west part of this town. It is important that each hiker bri... Read more »

Local Band AJJ Album Worth the Wait

Sara Windom, Style Editor
September 21, 2016
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AJJ, a folk-punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, just released their highly anticipated eighth studio album, ‘The Bible 2,’ on August 19. To build up the hype around it, they held two shows at Rebel Lounge and an acoustic preview at a Zia Records in Mesa two days prior to the date. AJJ formed in ... Read more »

Suicide Squad: too much hype

Sean Gannon, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
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The much anticipated comic book movie “Suicide Squad” may have reeled in over $400 million in the box office, but it was actually severely disappointing. This started out as a fantastic idea and who better to direct DC’s masterpiece than David Ayer, who also directed “Fury” and “End o... 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 »

Foot-loosening up

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 »

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