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Separating church and state

Cait Bunkers, Staff writer

April 26, 2020

In present-day America, religion has a tighter grip on the government than ever. This marginalizes anybody with different beliefs, may make people feel unsafe, and has gone too far. The current administration is attempting to change the laws that currently keep church and state separate, which were wri...

Fly away, snowbirds

Claire Geare, Travel editor

April 26, 2020

My Instagram feed has been flooded with pictures of bikini-clad girls throwing peace signs in my face as of late, so either the entire cast of Bachelor in Paradise has migrated to Cave Creek or the weather is getting warmer. This early-spring heat does do one good thing, though. It drives the hundre...

Students should not get a job during high school

Students should not get a job during high school

Philip Tate, Staff writer

April 26, 2020

Students should not have a job during high school because it can lead to fatigue, give them negative views of working, take away personal time, and hurt them academically. Most high schoolers work tiresome jobs and then go home, still having homework or studying to do, leaving students very little ...

Students should balance school with a job

Students should balance school with a job

Max Hancock, Staff writer

April 26, 2020

While many argue that a high school student should not balance both their education and employment, the positives of working in high school far outweigh any possible negative side effects. Having a job in high school is essential if a student wants to succeed in life. A high school education teaches students fac...

Editorial: School starting earlier than ever

Editorial: School starting earlier than ever

Michael Kaegi, Travel editor

April 26, 2020

Recently, the district published the calendar for next year, and instead of starting school on  Thursday, it’s been moved up a day earlier, which has disappointed some students. Unlike previous years,the school has made the decision to start earlier next year in order to accommodate a fall bre...

Raising minimum wage is a bad idea

Max Hancock, Staff writer

April 26, 2020

Recent proposals to change the minimum wage laws at the federal level have resuscitated discussion about what minimum wage is acceptable. The Raise the Wage Act bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act originally created in 1938 to increase the minimum wage. This is a change that will deeply affect both empl...

Re-imagining Valentine’s Day

Claire Geare, Travel editor

April 26, 2020

Ahh, Valentine’s Day at Cactus Shadows. I personally can’t wait. Desperate teenage boys throwing gifts at their girlfriends of a mere two weeks. Freshmen still high off their fifteenth birthday complaining they’ll be “forever alone.” The semi-dangerous amount of balloons that will inevitabl...

Assassinating evil leaders is not the right thing to do

Assassinating evil leaders is not the right thing to do

Emma Weaver, Staff writer

April 26, 2020

The U.S. is no stranger to assassinating leaders of foreign countries that abuse their power, from Osama bin Laden, the Nuremberg Trials, to most recently, the assassination of Qasem Soleimani in Iran. The moral impact, number of soldier casualties, and the possibility of war breaking out are swirlin...

Assassinating evil leader can be the right thing to do

Assassinating evil leader can be the right thing to do

Ryan Bartholomew, Spotlight editor

April 26, 2020

As far as political strategies go, assassination is not exactly unheard of. Typically, however, these political power moves happen inside the borders of a country, usually it is more of a domestic affair. With the recent events regarding Qasem Soleimani, the moral implications of one sovereign power interfer...

Editorial: Celebrities need to step up

Editorial: Celebrities need to step up

Avianna Hoppes, Editor-in-chief

April 26, 2020

In the wake of the recent wildfires in Australia, many celebrities took to social media to show their support for those affected by the fires. Most notably, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian tweeted out their own thoughts of support; however, they were met with major backlash as fans claimed they should be ...

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