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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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Western countries respond with sanctions

Max Hancock, opinion editor April 8, 2022

The United States and its allies have established numerous sanctions against Russia in protest of recent Russian military action in Ukraine. “I think it’s important that countries be held accountable...

Putin’s long history in Russian politics

Hailey Dent, creeker editor April 8, 2022

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has started conflicts with their neighboring country Ukraine. The invasion began on February 24, and is ongoing. Russia has recently bombed important building...

Russia continues attacks on Ukraine

Owen Taylor, staff writer April 8, 2022

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the situation has changed daily. Putin’s war crimes continue to stack, with the bombings of children’s hospitals and other civilian facilities. The Mariupol...

Benjamin Taylor, a junior,  accepts cash from customer Austin Hwang, senior. The store accepts cash or credit cards. “It’s a really good experience to get an idea of what it’s like to operate an actual business,” said Taylor.

Student store provides real life work experiences for students

Chris Alexander, staff writer April 8, 2022

The Student Store, run by students in CTE classes, has been serving Cactus Shadows for many years. The shop has given the opportunity for many students to learn about the workplace. In addition to an...

State switches from AZ Merit to ACT testing

Will Donegan, staff writer April 8, 2022

This year, the ACT test has replaced the AZMERIT standardized test. “Arizona switching from AZMerit to ACT is a definite step in the right direction. All four-year universities in the United States,...

Bella Varela-Prendergast, a junior, rehearses with junior Jackson Rinkes for their upcoming one act “The Barbarians are Coming.”

Seniors become directors for one act plays

Livia Lowe, science editor April 8, 2022

One Acts are senior-directed single act plays that Drama Club puts on near the end of the year. It gives senior members an opportunity to take what they’ve learned through the years and turn it into...

Ryan Toughill, a senior, joins with other students lining up to purchase pies on Pi Day. Unfortuantely, no cream pies were made for the pie throwing event.

Math club celebrates Pi Day by selling pies

Peyton Marinelli, spotlight editor April 8, 2022

Math Club meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 906 to work on their math skills. “The club restarted last year, after having not really existed for a couple years,” said Ryan Toughill, President...

Classrooms in Arizona are missing qualified teachers

Teachers disappear

Elizabeth Bennett, guest writer April 8, 2022

Public education is facing challenges nationally, and Arizona is especially hit hard. With a teacher shortage and salaries among the lowest in the country, schools are struggling to fill classrooms with...

Russia marches into Ukraine as world reacts

Russia marches into Ukraine as world reacts

David Lane, news editor March 4, 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has reached a new boiling point, with Russian forces, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, moving into the eastern portion of the nation, taking control of the nuclear...

This iconic poster features fictional character Rosie the Riveter. Rosie was meant to represent women joining the work force during World War 2. Since then, she has been a symbol for women’s independence.

Month of March dedicated to Women’s History

Judy Silva, food editor March 4, 2022

Women’s History Month is celebrated every March by Americans all around the country to honor the contributions made by women in history. “Women have been seen fighting for decades and having a month...

Biden’s Supreme Court Justice pick generates controversy

Hudson Ellis, sports editor March 4, 2022

On January 26, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, leaving President Biden with the task of nominating a successor. Biden has announced his nominee, Ketanji...

Changes for next year include early release Wednesdays

Owen Taylor, sports editor March 4, 2022

The district has made Profesional Learning Communities, or PLCs, a top priority for next year. Each school will have an early release every Wednesday, for teachers to begin to create these learning communities. The...

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