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  • Uprooted, the 2018 literary magazine, will be available on Tuesday at Janey's from 4 to 7 p.m.

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  • Graduation is this Thursday at Grand Canyon University.

Cactus Shadows teachers protest low pay

Cactus Shadows teachers protest low pay

Grace Carey, staff writer

April 14, 2018


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Low pay for teachers in Arizona isn’t only a disadvantage for them, but for the students as well.

Trump not likely to ban violent video games

Trump not likely to ban violent video games

Frida Alvarado, Online News Editor

March 16, 2018


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President Donald Trump met with video games representatives to discuss how the violent content is affecting young people's minds. A month after the Florida shooting, which killed 17 kids, the president has made various comments on video games and media and how they are affecting kids minds. “...

Administration changes policies in lieu of shooting

Rylee Yarra, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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After the tragic shooting in Florida, schools, including Cactus Shadows, have cracked down on students wearing their IDs visible from the waist up. Teachers must check IDs as every students walks into the classroom at the beginning of the period. Students are recommended to wear IDs on campus all the t...

Students protest school violence by walking out

Students protest school violence by walking out

Hope Black, Online Style Editor

March 5, 2018


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In response to the Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida that occurred on February 14, a nationwide protest was called for a 17 minute walkout by teachers and students.  Students around the world marched to show they are done with the current gun laws in the United States that make it easy to acc...

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Frida Alvarado, News Editor

March 5, 2018


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A recent study has linked a compound in asparagus and other food to spread breast cancer. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute has recently conducted an experiment that suggested that the amino acid asparagine found in asparagus may help spread the aggressive form of breast cancer. “This early...

Local Organizations Help Fight Homelessness

Kassidy Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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More than 14,000 people are homeless in Arizona. Homelessness is beginning to reach a five year high in Maricopa and the issue of homelessness is becoming increasingly severe in Arizona. “I think it’s risky to give out money, but giving out toothpaste or food to people can really help those that...

The Blunt Facts

The Blunt Facts

Griffin Goldstein, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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As many states begin to legalize marijuana, the struggle of federal power vs. state power becomes a heavily debated topic.

The Race is On

The Race is On

Sara Windom and Kiera Riley

February 12, 2018


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2016 Teacher of the Year and freshman English teacher, Christine Marsh has announced her bid for the state Senate.

Parents Plead Not Guilty

Grace Carey, staff writer

February 9, 2018


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On January 14, California police got an alarming call from a 17 year old girl, claiming that she and her 12 other siblings were being imprisoned by their parents.   The parents, Louise and David Turpin have plead not guilty to all charges and will appear in court again on February 23.  They will...

Trump proposes citizenship to young undocumented immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for wall

January 30, 2018


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On January 24, President Donald Trump previewed a rough draft of an immigration bill, saying he is open to give the 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants citizenship in exchange for $25 billion to build his infamous wall. Trump's campaign for president back in 2016 promised tougher rules for immigration....

Sundance film festival expected to be biggest yet

Hailey Johnson, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Held in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 18-28., the 2018 Sundance Film Festival includes 110 feature-length films, that come from 29 countries and 47 first-time filmmakers. Films are selected from 13,468 submissions, including 3,901 feature-length films and 8,740 short films. There are many different categories including...

SADD Takes a Stand

SADD Takes a Stand

Griffin Goldstein, staff writer

January 25, 2018


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Drugs and alcohol often pose a major issue at public schools. There is only so much school administrations can do to prevent their students from using drugs and alcohol, because in the end, their job is to educate the students. Because of this, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD),a nationwide o...

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