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Advances in North Korea’s missile program surface

Hudson Ellis, staff writer November 5, 2021

Around this time last year, North Korea released a “Hwasong” series ballistic missile into the pacific ocean. The Hwasong-15 missile is realistically able to hit anywhere in the entire continental...

With Merkel out, Germany alters course

Hudson Ellis, staff writer November 5, 2021

Germany recently had an election in which the Social Democrat Party won the majority. This was their greatest victory in recent years. Angela Merkel, the incumbent Chancellor, chose not to run for re-election....

Mask off. Senior, Zack Eastburn is free to remove his mask on campus due to the lack of ask requirement at school

Most districts do not enforce mask mandates in Arizona

Jordan Kern, staff writer November 5, 2021
“Schools shouldn’t mandate masks because kids should be able to wear what they want and those things suffocate you. A school shouldn’t tell you what you can and can’t do,” said Jayden Bahoura, a senior.
Painting Masks. Chinese honors society takes a day to paint masks as a group bonding exercise during a club meeting.

Honors language programs under budget stress

Johnathan Geare, staff writer November 5, 2021
Whether enrolled in an honors language class or not, any student can attend language clubs to study the culture surrounding the different foreign languages taught on campus.
Teachers get grants from the Falcon Foundation delivered to their rooms

Teachers get grants from the Falcon Foundation delivered to their rooms

Cait Bunkers, sports editor November 5, 2021

Falcon Foundation, along with district staff, delivered grants to teachers on November 1. “I asked for alchohol-based markers... the ones the kids never get a chance to use, so giving the kids the experience...

Missing vlogger Gabby Petito body found

Sarah Love, trending now editor November 5, 2021
Many social media influencers have been following every step of the investigation.

Environmental Club works on greening school campus

Katelyn Pinkham, style editor November 5, 2021

Environmental club is focused on improving environment conditions across campus. The club was founded by Danae Sprouse in 2019 when a student came to her with the idea. She was instantly on board, due...

Students wait to be released after a student called in a bomb threat to the school in August. While it turned out to be a false alarm, many students complained that the evacuation to the football field did not work

Bomb threat response causes concern

Chris Alexander, staff writer November 5, 2021

On August 26, Cactus Shadows received a phone call about an explosive device on campus. While the school followed law enforcement-approved procedures, the time it took between when school was first put...

Supreme Court takes on Texas laws

Claire Geare, editor-in-chief November 5, 2021

Last May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that would ban abortions as soon as an ultrasound can detect a fetal heartbeat. It is important to note that a fetal heartbeat is not actually...

The battle for the bond

The battle for the bond

Cait Bunkers, sports editor November 5, 2021
The district posted information on their website as to what the money from the proposed bond would be spent on. The list includes: “Purchase instructional technology and STEM learning materials, school safety and security upgrades, repair and renovate school buildings, furniture and equipment for collaborative, 21st Century learning spaces in schools/classrooms, school buses, update athletic facilities, and pay off energy contract debt.” A more detailed list is available at

Earthquake ravages Haiti once again

Jacob Godicz, staff writer October 6, 2021

Tragedy, once again struck on October 17, 2018 when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit Port-de-Paix with a death toll of 18 and 580 injuries. This brings us to this year, when in August, a 7.2...

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan ends ‘Forever War’

Max Hancock, opinion editor October 6, 2021

The war in Afghanistan was one that was undoubtedly tedious and seemed to be everlasting, earning it the nickname: “The Forever War.” Since September of 2001, when the United States was attacked...

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