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The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

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The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

The CS Press

The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

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Western countries respond with sanctions

Max Hancock, opinion editor April 8, 2022

The United States and its allies have established numerous sanctions against Russia in protest of recent Russian military action in Ukraine. “I think it’s important that countries be held accountable...

Putin’s long history in Russian politics

Hailey Dent, creeker editor April 8, 2022

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has started conflicts with their neighboring country Ukraine. The invasion began on February 24, and is ongoing. Russia has recently bombed important building...

Russia continues attacks on Ukraine

Owen Taylor, staff writer April 8, 2022

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the situation has changed daily. Putin’s war crimes continue to stack, with the bombings of children’s hospitals and other civilian facilities. The Mariupol...

Benjamin Taylor, a junior,  accepts cash from customer Austin Hwang, senior. The store accepts cash or credit cards. “It’s a really good experience to get an idea of what it’s like to operate an actual business,” said Taylor.

Student store provides real life work experiences for students

Chris Alexander, staff writer April 8, 2022

The Student Store, run by students in CTE classes, has been serving Cactus Shadows for many years. The shop has given the opportunity for many students to learn about the workplace. In addition to an...

State switches from AZ Merit to ACT testing

Will Donegan, staff writer April 8, 2022

This year, the ACT test has replaced the AZMERIT standardized test. “Arizona switching from AZMerit to ACT is a definite step in the right direction. All four-year universities in the United States,...

Bella Varela-Prendergast, a junior, rehearses with junior Jackson Rinkes for their upcoming one act “The Barbarians are Coming.”

Seniors become directors for one act plays

Livia Lowe, science editor April 8, 2022

One Acts are senior-directed single act plays that Drama Club puts on near the end of the year. It gives senior members an opportunity to take what they’ve learned through the years and turn it into...

Ryan Toughill, a senior, joins with other students lining up to purchase pies on Pi Day. Unfortuantely, no cream pies were made for the pie throwing event.

Math club celebrates Pi Day by selling pies

Peyton Marinelli, spotlight editor April 8, 2022

Math Club meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 906 to work on their math skills. “The club restarted last year, after having not really existed for a couple years,” said Ryan Toughill, President...

Classrooms in Arizona are missing qualified teachers

Teachers disappear

Elizabeth Bennett, guest writer April 8, 2022

Public education is facing challenges nationally, and Arizona is especially hit hard. With a teacher shortage and salaries among the lowest in the country, schools are struggling to fill classrooms with...

Mama Mia!

Cooper Lake, technical editor March 7, 2022

In spirit. Junior Clara Gamber along with seniors Jordan Fender and Bella Durso practice for regionals at a local basketball game held in the school gym.

Junior cheer team takes first place at regionals

Hailey Dent, sports editor March 7, 2022

The USA National event took place February 25 through February 27. The JV Cheer team qualified for USA nationals this Fall with a first place finish at a USA regional event in November In Arizona. JV...

March means madness

Paul Wernes, travel editor March 7, 2022

The biggest college basketball tournament in the United States, March Madness, starts on March 13. March Madness starts with First Four games in Dayton, Ohio and continues through to the 2022 Final Four...

making a play. Senior Katarina Kostorous chases after the ball at a home game. Kostorous began playing soccer when she was four years old.

Kostorous to play for Kent State

Jordan Kern, staff writer March 7, 2022

The CS Press staff writer Jordan Kern interviewed soccer player Kat Kostourus about her successful season and plans to play soccer at Kent State. CSP Why soccer? KK I started playing when I was around...

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