The CS Press

Administration changes policies in lieu of shooting

Rylee Yarra, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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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...

Students protest school violence by walking out

Students protest school violence by walking out

Hope Black, Online Style Editor

March 5, 2018


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In response to the Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida that occurred on February 14, a nationwide protest was called for a 17 minute walkout by teachers and students.  Students around the world marched to show they are done with the current gun laws in the United States that make it easy to acc...

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Asparagus linked to cancer growth

Frida Alvarado, News Editor

March 5, 2018


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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...

Local Organizations Help Fight Homelessness

Kassidy Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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More than 14,000 people are homeless in Arizona. Homelessness is beginning to reach a five year high in Maricopa and the issue of homelessness is becoming increasingly severe in Arizona. “I think it’s risky to give out money, but giving out toothpaste or food to people can really help those that...

Parents Plead Not Guilty

Grace Carey, staff writer

February 9, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

Veterans Heritage Project Preserves War Stories

January 25, 2018


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Veterans Heritage Project has been giving students the opportunity to hear first hand stories of veteran’s war experiences. VHP is a club devoted to students interviewing veterans and organizing their stories into a book as well as sending them to Washington D.C. to get archived in the Library of C...

Joe Arpaio for Senate

Joe Arpaio for Senate

Brendan Donaldson, Staff

January 18, 2018


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Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Jan. 9 his bid for the United States senate seat. Arpaio is known mainly for his efforts on border control and his controversial policies while sheriff. Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of Maricopa County sheriff's office from 1993 to 2016. During that time, he became known ...

A passion for fashion

A passion for fashion

Riley James, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Fashion Club is all about everything fashion. It was started three years ago by a student who simply had a passion for fashion, Falynn Delfelder. The meetings are every Thursday right after school and sometimes during lunch. In the club, the members do various projects every week. For example, they...

English Classes Read To Kill a Mockingbird

English Classes Read To Kill a Mockingbird

Miah Thirion, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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All 9th grade English classes at Cactus Shadows are currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird, a historical fiction novel by Harper Lee,  that is commonly taught in most high schools or middle schools. The English department chose it for a variety of reasons, but also because "we find it to be well-...

Jokers Improv Takes the Stage Thursday Night

Jokers Improv Takes the Stage Thursday Night

Blake Dorame, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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The Jokers Improv troupe had their second show this year on Thursday night in the Lecture Hall. With a sell-out show, the audience cheered to every funny moment. The troupe played a series of improv games based on topics the audience suggested. “To prepare for the improv shows, we learn the imp...

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