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CS Press wins CSPA Silver Crown award

CS Press wins CSPA Silver Crown award

Max Sotelo

March 20, 2020

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced on March 20 via live stream that the 2018-2019 CS Press newspaper won a Silver Crown award. The live stream announcement comes after the cancellation of the annual convention scheduled to be at Columbia University in New York City.

Administration seeks a solution for student lateness

Cait Bunkers, online staff writer

November 14, 2019

Administration has recently started acting more on the increasing lateness. Habitual lateness can prevent fluid learning and distract other students, which may cause some to miss out on important information. “Absolutely [lateness prevents fluid learning],” said Andrea Daly, an english teacher. ...

Superintendent’s student cadre meets to discuss issues at the school

Kaitlyn Cross, online staff writer

November 13, 2019

Every month after school, the Superintendent’s Student Cadre meets in the teacher’s lounge to discuss different topics and come up with many solutions to solve certain problems that go on in the school.  Students submit problems anonymously and at every monthly meeting the advisors cross out the pr...

Taylor Swift releases ground breaking new album

Cait Bunkers, online staff writer

November 9, 2019

Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, evokes emotion from those young and in love with upbeat, varying rhythms and poppy sounds. Lover, a pop album, was released on August 23rd, 2019, after Swift left Big Machine Records to sign with Republic Records and Universal Music Group. Lover can be streamed using Ap...

Littering issues leave security unhappy

Kaitlyn Cross, online staff writer

November 8, 2019

An issue that has been occurring on campus is littering. Students specifically during lunch have been throwing trash on school grounds, even though there are multiple trash cans spread around for students to drop trash.  Others in the school have been upset with this ongoing problem. Jackie Kelleh...

Consuming energy drinks may have negative effects on health

Sarah Love, online staff writer

November 6, 2019

Energy drinks are the second biggest dietary supplement consumed predominantly by American teens and young adults next to multivitamins. They are promoted by many companies as a product that can enhance mental alertness, physical performance, and increase energy.  “I drink energy drinks because they give m...

Student Council plans a Halloween themed spirit week

Alex Grove, online staff writer

November 4, 2019

This year during the week of Halloween, seniors in Student Council planned a week of spirit days. These days give students an opportunity to participate to show their pride for Cactus Shadows. “School spirit is important because it brings a community together and it allows students to rally togethe...

Exploring upcoming Jewish holiday traditions

Cait Bunkers, online staff writer

October 21, 2019

Each year, members of the Jewish faith celebrate an eight-day long holiday called Hanukkah. Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting a hanukkiah, commonly referred to as a Menorah, eating traditional foods such as latkes and souvganoit, playing a game called Dreidel, decorating houses, and giving gifts. ...

BLT club offers a positive climate for students

Cait Bunkers, online staff writer

October 18, 2019

Breakaway Leadership Team, also known as BLT, is a student led group that participates in fundraisers, activities, and projects with a mission to create a positive climate on campus and unify the student body. “BLT plans to accomplish this through several activities throughout the year. The first one we ...

Drama Club to perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Alex Grove, online staff writer

October 18, 2019

Almost everyday after school at the Fine Arts Center, Drama Club works on the upcoming Shakespeare play called Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is about some magical fairies who cast spells to manipulate Theseus, played by Brooke Kilgore, a sophomore, and Hippolyta, played by Tatum ...



Blake Dorame, Photography Editor

April 17, 2018

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