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Arizona Merit scores hit record low district-wide

Sara Windom, Editor in chief

October 5, 2017

“For the first time ever, the school did not meet their year long goal because of Arizona Merit scores. Across the board from third to twelfth, there were some grades that did better than others, but as a whole we did not meet our goal,” said Dr. Steve Bebee, principal. Having now been in effect f...

Buffalo Chip: Where Are They Now?

Annalee Barnett, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017

Since the devastating fire of the Buffalo Chip Saloon, months of hard work and community support have led to the reopening of the Cave Creek landmark. “There was such an outpouring from this community, not only our customers, but people who liked that we did things for the school and for the chu...

New bill allows schools to hire teachers without certification

Brook Bowman, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

  Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1042 on May 2. The bill allows all schools in Arizona to hire teachers who have not been certified to instruct. The bill was created to help deal with the significant teacher shortage in Arizona. The Learning Policy Institute in Arizona found that over s...

Free Speech bill vetoed by Governor Ducey

Maja Pierce, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Last May, Senate Bill 1384 was introduced by Senator Barbara Yee. The bill would have given student journalists the same free speech rights as everyone else. Despite being passed unanimously by the Senate and nearly unanimously by the House, Governor Doug Ducey vetoed the bill. “The idea of thi...

Photo Gallery: Chinese Exchange Students

Photo Gallery: Chinese Exchange Students

August 25, 2017

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Photo Gallery: The Great American Solar Eclipse

Photo Gallery: The Great American Solar Eclipse

Sara Windom, Editor in Chief

August 24, 2017

 

Student Choreography Show

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2017

The student choreography show, a long running tradition at Cactus Shadows, gives young and enthusiastic dancers to take to the stage on their own terms. Through project in dance classes, teachers Elissa Erickson and Haley Vago challenge their students to create their own dance from scratch. “We...

Falcons Assemble

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

At the Boys versus Girls assembly on March 1, the students competed in challenges to try to beat the opposite team. Many students participated, but the boys side won at the end of both assemblies. The first event was a race on a blow-up obstacle course that involved climbing up walls, running thr...

J-class takes case to the state senate

Alex Laggren, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2017

Senate Bill 1384, introduced by Senator Kimberly Yee, proposes the protection of student journalists by giving them rights equal to that of a US citizen. The bill states that, “A student journalist may exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media.” This means that...

Car auctions return to Scottsdale

Car auctions return to Scottsdale

Sean Gannon, travel editor

February 14, 2017

Barrett Jackson of Scottsdale was a car show and auction that hundreds-of-thousands of people attend each year to watch multimillion dollar cars be sold to public bidders. People and celebrities from all over the world attended this event to either bid on anything from iconic classic cars, to brand new...

Debate swirls around Trump education secretary pick

Annalee Barnett, sports editor

February 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of education is a highly controversial choice due to her background in school choice and the voucher system. Devos is a Republican businesswoman and education activist and is known for her position on school choice. Devos has campaigned for charter schools...

Habitat for Herpetology

Habitat for Herpetology

Annalee Barnett, sports editor

February 14, 2017

The Phoenix Herpetological Society, a sanctuary for all reptiles, rescues animals in need, handles potential threats with the aid of scottsdale police departments, and hosts educational learning experiences. The sanctuary is available for any and all who wish to know more about the world of reptiles. “We...

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