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Crisis hits the border

Peyton Marinelli, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Since October, thousands of immigrants have crossed the border from Mexico into the United States with the hope of immigration reform. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number...

FPS develops critical thinking skills

Livia Lowe, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Future Problem Solvers (FPS) is a club that focuses on developing students’ critical thinking skills, problem solving and decision making through competitive and non- competitive conferences. “Students...

Students hang out outside and talk before class begins. Sweeps were recently reimplemented due to the large amount of stu- dents loitering after the final bell rings.

Sweeps return to get students to class

Administration implements sweeps to encourage kids to arrive on time
Julia Knies, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

Due to a high amount of tardies, both reported and unreported, Administration decided to enact random “sweeps” at the end of passing periods. The tardy sweep is a stricter way of counting...

Aubrie Gilling, editor-in-chief of LitMag, photo copies a picture for the upcoming magazine. The magazine includes a variety of student stories, art pieces, poems, photos, and more, and will be available to purchase at the beginning of May.

LitMag shows off creativity

David Lane, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Literary Magazine members have been working on this year’s book during the pandemic. Despite far fewer submissions, the magazine will still be published with a variety of student stories, art...

Gun ownership increases 80%

Emma Weaver, Food Editor April 23, 2021

This past January, Americans bought over two million guns, an 80 percent spike from last year and the third- highest record of gun sales. “I know that there are probably several reasons why...

Trevor Orriss, a Cactus Shadows alum won a grammy for his work on an album.

Cactus Shadows Alum Wins Grammy

Jaden Lea, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Cactus Shadows alum Trevor Orriss, who graduated in 2005, won a Grammy in March for his work on the album “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” by Fantastic Negrito. Orriss now lives in the Bay...

COVID-19 restrictions relaxed

COVID-19 restrictions relaxed

Michael Kaegi, News Editor April 20, 2021

As COVID-19 cases begin to decrease across the country, many states are lifting restrictions in an effort to return to normalcy, but health experts suggest it may be too soon.  Following the December...

How blue is Arizona?

How blue is Arizona?

In an election full of uncertainties, the CSPRESS is breaking down the reasons behind this year’s unpredictable election results and what this means for Arizonans.
Claire Geare, Opinion Editor January 15, 2021

Once a Republican stronghold, Arizona's unprecedented shift to blue in this year's tight election has left many Arizonans wondering: what changed? For the first time in twenty-four years, Arizona’s...

Tony Vining enters his first year of principal during the unprecedented pandemic.

New principal arrives on campus

Max Sotelo, Online editor-in-chief January 13, 2021

Tony Vining, the new principal of Cactus Shadows is as enthusiastic about camping and classic ‘80s movies as he is about making personal connections with the school community.  “I feel like my...

Dr. Cort Monroe takes position of superintendent

Dr. Cort Monroe takes position of superintendent

Cait Bunkers, Spotlight editor January 13, 2021

After a six month search, the CCUSD Governing Board announced that Dr. Cort Monroe will be taking over as Superintendent for Dr. Debbi Burdick when she retires in January. Cort was one of three finalists...

COVID-19 surge causes shutdowns across the country

COVID-19 surge causes shutdowns across the country

Philip Tate, Technology editor January 13, 2021

  In early November, COVID-19  rose quickly and put the United States at its worst numbers since the beginning of the pandemic.  “I’m not really too concerned with getting sick because...

Superintendent Debbi Burdick retiring after sixteen years of service to CCUSD community

Superintendent Debbi Burdick retiring after sixteen years of service to CCUSD community

Cait Bunkers, Spotlight editor January 13, 2021

Dr. Debbi Burdick, CCUSD Superintendent, will be retiring on December 31st, 2020 after working in CCUSD since 2004.  Throughout her years in education, Dr. Burdick has been a teacher, principal, educational...

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