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Butterfly Wonderland offers a view of a world of small beauty

Butterfly Wonderland offers a view of a world of small beauty

Hope Black, staff writer

May 14, 2019

Butterfly Wonderland is a rainforest pavilion filled with 3,000 butterflies and plants from all over the world. Not only are there butterflies, but attached to the pavillion is an insect and reptile exhibit, along with a small aquarium. The entire place is family-friendly, and there are many activities. Butte...

Saudi Arabian Teachers Visit Arizona

Brook Bowman, editor in chief

November 29, 2018

Cactus Shadows welcomes teachers from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to come and expand their knowledge on American education. In hopes of improving and innovating Saudi Arabia’s schools, Building Leadership for Change Through School Immersion, the program that helped the teachers come here, partnered...

Diplomacy While Earning A Diploma

Max Sotelo, film editor

November 9, 2018

Once a week, students in the Model United Nations Club meet to discuss issues of international concern. Also known as Model UN, the club simulates the United Nations general assembly. With Bella Sayegh, senior and president, and Emma Strouse, senior and vice president, members of the club choose co...

State Fair Is Back

Mia Brito, staff writter

November 9, 2018

The annual Arizona state fair is back and open for business. This year’s fair has over 68 rides ranging from roller coasters to slides and mazes, and includes live music, a petting zoo, and classic fair food. Jennifer Espinel, a fair attendee, compared the Arizona State Fair to the New Jersey Sta...

Climate Change Is Standing On Thin Ice Across The World

Julia Knies, staff writter

November 9, 2018

With a surge of super storms across the planet, concerns for climate change are increasing. People are becoming more aware of the effects and causes of human-induced climate change. The average summer temperature will be ten degrees hotter by 2100 according to Climate Central, a nonprofit group. The da...

The Splash That Seniors Enjoy

Connor Green, staff writer

November 9, 2018

Senior Assassins, a game played by high school seniors, has taken the school by storm since it was first introduced. With water guns as weapons, and swimwear as protection, the game pits teams of two against each other. “It is pretty fun, I get to connect with a lot of people from school that I h...

Trump not likely to ban violent video games

Trump not likely to ban violent video games

Frida Alvarado, Online News Editor

March 16, 2018

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

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...

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Frida Alvarado, News Editor

March 5, 2018

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...

Parents Plead Not Guilty

Grace Carey, staff writer

February 9, 2018

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

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

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...

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