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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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Straight off the pan.	Johnathan Geare is topping off his toasty meal with a sprinkle of cheese.

Starting off the morning with an easy and cheesy meal

Johnathan Geare, creeker editor March 7, 2022

Ingredients 12 oz. low-sodium SPAM 3 large eggs 1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 1 pinch pepper Steps Cut 12 oz. low-sodium SPAM into ¼ inch cubes. Cut SPAM into strips, then cubes. Beat 2...

Cup of yum. A mug full of a delicious mug treat is being enjoyed by Matt McGregor. He is taking a nice heeping bite of Betty Crokers’ Mug Treats Fudge Brownie mix.To make this delectable mug dish at home, just follow the brownie part of this recipe.

Easy to make three-course meals in a mug recipe

Peyton Marinelli, spotlight editor March 7, 2022

Scrambled Eggs Ingredients: 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk 1 pinch ground pepper (optional) Cheese (optional) Steps: Crack the egg into a microwave safe mug and beat until light yellow in color. Mix in...

Keeping an eye out for E. Coli

Paul Wernes, travel editor March 7, 2022

On January 7th, the company Dole and Fresh Express issued a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens containing iceberg lettuce potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The CDC posted an...

Spike of flavor.	Prickly pears are apart of a plentiful species that have many spines and this specific variety of cactus has glochids. This photo shows a good example of how the prickly pear cactus has paddle like flesh instead of the typical cylindrical cactus.

Prickly subject

March 7, 2022

The prickly pear, also known as the pear cactus, is a family of flowering cacti that are native to the deserts of North America, particularly located in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. The prickly pear...

Preparation is Key.	Tawny Schnorr, a parent at the school, is preparing her meals for the upcoming week of working out and doing her college schoolwork. Schnorr adds mixtures of fruits, crackers, and a variety of vegetables to each of the meals. “It makes having meals throughout the day way easier when I am busy with work and my family,” said Schnorr.

Start off the week with a fresh premade meal

Katelyn Pinkham, style editor February 10, 2022

Meal prepping is a popular trend amongst foodies and gym nuts that consists of planning and preparing meals ahead of time, often by days or weeks. “Meal prepping makes it easy to stay on track with...

DON’T DRINK MILK? A little known fact about milk is that it can be good for the skin. Dairy milk contains retinol, a known anti-aging and skin restoring antioxidant.

Milk alternatives expanding with new varieties

David Lane, news editor February 10, 2022

Since their inception, milk alternatives have been widely used across America. From those who are lactose intolerant to those who are just looking for dietary alternatives to regular milk, non dairy...

Home Grown. 	Stephen Hart, who has been gardening since his college years, shows off (some tomatoes/ an eggplant). Hart’s witner garden produced a bumper crop of tomatoes, some eggplants and peppers, and a large batch of broccoli. “This is the first year I have tried to grow broccoli, and I’m happy to say it worked,” said Hart.

Growing produce at home is the new alternative

Chirs Alexander, staff writer February 10, 2022

For those looking for an alternative and relatively cheap solution to supplement produce, growing food at home is an effective job and hobby to pursue. Growing your own food shows encouragement for outdoor...

an efficient way to celebrate fall. Try one of these three recipes.

Putting leftover pumpkin seeds to good use

Johnathan Geare, staff writer November 5, 2021

Harissa roasted pumpkin seeds Ingredients 1 pumpkin 6 quarts water 1 ½ tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons of olive oil harissa powder to taste Preheat the oven to 350° F, then line a baking sheet...

Food at Arizona State Fair continues to attract visitors

Hailey Dent, staff writer November 5, 2021

This year, the Arizona State Fair was back with a lot of changes, it is located off Mcdowell Rd and N 19th Ave. It’s going to be here from October 1 to October 30. “Three things I consider essential...

The Castorena-Padilla family set up an altar at their house. The ofrenda was made for the many family members that have passed away.

Dia de los Muertos honors late family members

Livia Lowe, science editor November 5, 2021
“Last year my mom and I dressed up as La Catrina and El Calavero and invited family members over for dinner,” said Roger Vasquez, a senior.

Vitamins hidden in every day foods

Katelyn Pinkham, style editor October 6, 2021

Numerous foods carry essential vitamins inside of them, categorized into two different types, water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. “A healthy diet will include foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin A,...

The aftermath of energy drinks

Chris Alexander, staff writer October 6, 2021

With schools starting early and homework coming in the piles, it’s no secret that students are exhausted. To keep up with the uproar of work, students look towards a caffeine condensed solution, energy...

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