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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...

Doreen Decker, Health Assistant, takes a student's temperature.

District works to keep students and staff safe from Coronavirus

Sarah Love, Writer October 29, 2020

Sarah Love staff writer As the cases of COVID-19 rapidly increase, the school community works hard to keep the environment safe. “I think the school is doing well with lunch and having different lunch...

CCUSD offers lunch and breakfast free for students

Judy Silva, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

Recently, an email was sent out by the governing board informing that students will be receiving free lunches until December 18th because of COVID-19. “About 40 percent of the school purchases lunch...

IB students host Governing Board Candidate Forum

IB students host Governing Board Candidate Forum

Six candidates are running for three openings in the November 3 election. The forum allowed voters an opportunity to get to know them better.
“The role of a governing board member is important because they help to make decisions for the district,” said Brashear. “They must be a leader within and outside of the community to do what is best for our schools, so it is important for them to maintain those standards.”
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COVID-19 affecting American Airlines

Judy Silva, Staff writer October 8, 2020

Due to the pandemic, American Airlines has recently had to make changes to some of their flights. On August 13, they announced that they are planning to drop flights that were heading to nearly 30 smaller...

In-person versus online learning

Paige Waters, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

As the cases of the coronavirus begin to rise, parents and students are left to decide, whether they would rather go back to school, or do online school. As of March last year, students were sent home...

Senior splash dives deep into college prep

Emma Weaver, Food Editor October 8, 2020

On Wednesday, September 23rd, college representatives from Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Paradise Valley Community College attended...

Wildfires blaze through California

Wildfires blaze through California

Paul Wernes, Travel Editor October 8, 2020

California is currently going through a series of dangerous fires. The fires in California have occurred over the last few years and keep on getting worse. Many fires that have occurred recently in California...

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