The CS Press

Clubs have to change their strategies during COVID 19

Lit Mag officers are working hard to finish this year's magazine, Altered States. It has been a huge challenge, considering the group cannot meet to work together.

Lola Draper, DJ Staff

May 5, 2020

"Designing the magazine is going to be a challenge. in the past, we would sit with each other and work together to make sure the theme is coherent, but since we’re doing it independently, we have to put in so much more effort to make sure we’re all on the same page,” says Aubrie Gilling, one of the Editors-in-Chief.

Final exam schedule and due dates announced

April 18, 2020

E2020 classes are open for completion through May 20. E2020 classes must be 100% completed for the final grade to be posted on the transcript. If the E2020 class is not completed by the end of the semester, an "F" will be posted on the transcript. The final day for SENIORS to turn in work is May 8th. W...

Spotlight on student creativity

Taking the stage, Maryn Johnson, a sophomore, Ella Skov, and Olivia Tracy, both juniors, perform their dance, Compulsions

Gianna Lazzaro, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Students from all levels of dance classes took to the stage to perform original pieces in the annual Student Choreography Show, which ran February 6 and 7 at the Fine Arts Center. Choreographing is the art of making dance sequences. All levels of dance do a choreography unit in Elissa Ericson and Hale...

Grand Canyon closes

Associated Press

April 2, 2020

The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said he finally approved the park's request at the recommendation of a local health official who said keeping the park open puts...

CS Press wins CSPA Silver Crown award

CS Press wins CSPA Silver Crown award

Max Sotelo

March 20, 2020

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced on March 20 via live stream that the 2018-2019 CS Press newspaper won a Silver Crown award. The live stream announcement comes after the cancellation of the annual convention scheduled to be at Columbia University in New York City.

FDA raises legal age for buying tobaco products

Philip Tate, staff writer

March 11, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 on December 20, in an attempt to prevent underage smoking and vaping. “I think them changing the law will curb the vaping for a little bit, and it shows that people are actually trying to work on ways to stop underage...

Jokers stealing the stage

Gianna Lazzaro, staff writer

March 11, 2020

The Jokers Improv troupe, directed by drama teacher Andrew Cupo, performed to an enthusiastic audience at the Valentines’ Day improv show. Improvisation is a form of live theatre in which the actors make the characters and plot up on the spot. The spontaneity of the performance makes it one of a...

Sonoran Trails Robotics team wiping out the competition

Max Hancock, staff writer

March 11, 2020

The Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics team has continued to make a name for themselves this year across the state as they go on to compete in various competitions and grow as a team. First created by Ashley Fauss, a Sonoran Trails science teacher, the club has been unlike any other in the district....

Swetter resigning as principal

Claire Geare, travel editor

March 11, 2020

On February 24, Principal Swetter announced his resignation. Effective June 30, the sudden departure arose due to an irrefusable career opportunity presented to his wife, which will take the couple to Hawaii. “Two weeks ago, I would have said I’d probably retire here, but an opportunity like this...

Turning points of view

Max Sotelo, trending now editor

March 11, 2020

Turning Point USA is a club on campus dedicated to discussing conservative viewpoints. The international organization, founded by Charlie Kirk, has had its fair share of controversies in the past, however, the club on campus only wishes to educate students on current political issues and present their...

SAT and ACT remain important placement tests

Kolton O’Connor, staff writer

March 11, 2020

The SAT and ACT are very important tests for any student trying to get into a four-year university because most of them require a certain score for either test. “I took the SAT twice because I did not like the score I got the first time,” said Hoveeg Boyadjian, a math teacher. One of the most common...

IB program prepares students for college

Mikki Warriner, staff writer

March 11, 2020

The International Baccalaureate program, also known as IB, is a program students can join that helps them get prepared for college by focusing on students’ intellectual, emotional, personal, and social skills. “I wanted to take IB because it seemed like something that would benefit me for my future...

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