The CS Press

Construction comes to a close

Construction comes to a close

Katelyn Reinhart, features editor

September 21, 2016

Machines whir and florescent orange hardhats gleam as construction workers break ground at Cactus Shadows. With a new parking lot, softball field, tennis court, and field house currently in deep stages of construction, workers are on the job for hours on end. After a four-year process, the construction has f...

Local Band AJJ Album Worth the Wait

Sara Windom, Style Editor

September 21, 2016

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 ...

Suicide Squad: too much hype

Sean Gannon, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

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...

Pretend Story – Dog Eats Cat

Susie Brown, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

On September 20, a dog ate a cat. "Oh no," said Sally Smith. "I love cats."

Announcements, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

September 6, 2016

Campus Business Upcoming College visits: Representatives from the following colleges will be on our campus in the coming weeks. Interested students can sign up in TCCI. Northern Arizona Univ Tuesday, February 6th Arizona State Univ Wednesday, February 7th University of Arizona Wednesday, March 14th Northern...

Announcements September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

Campus Business Upcoming College Visits - The following colleges will be visiting CSHS in the coming weeks. Interested students can register for the visits in TCCI. o Northern Arizona University, Fri September 9th @ 11:20 AM o FIDM Los Angeles, Thu September 15th @ 11:15 AM o Texas Tech University,...

Should we worry about terror in the desert?

Should we worry about terror in the desert?

Kate Finegan, Copy Editor

May 16, 2016

Death in the name of terrorism experienced a global increase of 80 percent between 2013 and 2014, and, due to Arizona’s ties to terrorist activity in the past, the state remains under scrutiny by the FBI as a potential hatchery for extremism. “Islam is a war of eternity,” said Detective Ken Stefanisin,...

Wednesday, May 4th

May 4, 2016

Campus Business Hey Falcons – it’s time to celebrate your AWESOME teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! Grab your phone and take a selfie of you and your teacher and write a quick note on how awesome they are. Your pics will be posted on CCUSD’s social media platforms –...

Humans of Cactus Shadows

Nicole Neri, Photo Editor

March 14, 2016

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....

The Benevolent Ms. Beverly

Lucas Aikin, Creeker Editor

March 14, 2016

Melissa Beverly has been counseling Falcons for over 10 years now, and if anybody knows their way around a distraught student, it is her. However, Beverly’s first run in with counseling was not straight out of high school. “Ms. Beverly has always been helpful in getting me where I want to go after h...

Upward Spiral

Kayla Christensen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Baton twirler Rachel Rodriguez, a junior, stands in front of hundreds of students in a sparkle dress, with the shakes, but still catches the baton in her sweaty palm and the crowd screams with enthusiasm. Rodriguez started twirling at the age of four and has stuck to it for 12 years. “I met Rach...

Spring time at singh Farms

Erika Richwagen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Singh Farms, located off East Thomas Road in Scottsdale, provides a variety of fresh fruits and veggies for any palate. The farm, situated on 20 acres under dozens of mesquite trees, offers fruits, veggies, jams, honeys, and several types of pastries and bread. Open only on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:0...

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