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The power of peaceful protest

The power of peaceful protest

Editorial staff

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Recently, an 11-year-old student in Florida was arrested for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance. The arrest was justified on the grounds of disrupting school function and resisting arrest without violence. Refusing to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance should be an option at all public and ...

Technology harms social skills

Brendan Donaldson, staff writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Technology has been added to people’s lives, and it has been taking a serious effect on people. How technology changes the way we interact with other people is increasingly cause for concern. It is important to come up with a way to prevent people from losing vital social skills needed to succeed in the...

Marijuana – Pro

Marijuana – Pro

Connor Green, staff writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With today’s opioid epidemic spreading to the youth, and leaving some addicted for life, it leaves many wondering what other options there are. A growing opinion is the idea of medical marijuana to treat minor to terminal illnesses. Opioid abuse in the U.S. is accounting for nearly 50,000 deaths a year...

EVIT versus elective

Max Sotelo, podcast editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With 69 percent of voters living within the Cave Creek Unified School District boundaries deciding to pass the career and technical education program, students have another choice to make when choosing their classes. Cactus Shadows students now have access to programs and courses at the East Valley ...

Should artists be judged by their art or their actions? Pro

Hope Black, staff writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There have been many celebrities, artists, and actors in the spotlight for doing serious misdeeds. With so many coming to light, society’s moral folly seems to have been left in the dark. Holding the powerful accountable is something that our world must start doing, and in the past few years, it s...

Should artists be judged by their art of their actions? Con

Evan Myers, staff writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There is a lot of news today about artists doing bad things, and many have lost their careers as a result. Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, R. Kelly and Bill Cosby come to mind. The question is, should we judge someone’s art by their actions, or can we enjoy their work even though they have done some bad things?...

High school is not preparing students for college

Jo Breese, staff writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There is a serious debate taking place about whether or not high school actually prepares students for college. High schools are not about preparing a student for college, they are preparing someone to get into college. Schools are so focused on improving GPAs and having students get good test scores, ...

Late policy enforces discipline

Late policy enforces discipline

editorial staff

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The school recently began strictly enforcing their late policy by cracking down on late students. It is important to learn how to be punctual, and being on time to school helps create discipline. According to the Management Study Guide, which is an educational portal launched in 2008 with the goal o...

No text is worth a life

Mia Brito, staff writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Clayton Townsend, a five year officer with the Salt River Police Department, pulled over a vehicle on the 101 for having an expired registration on January 9. A routine traffic stop turned deadly when Jerry Sanstead fatally struck Townsend because he was texting and driving and did not see officer Townsen...

Religion and science in class should not mix

Religion and science in class should not mix

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Religion in the classroom has been a topic debated since our nation was founded, with Thomas Jefferson writing that we must build a wall between Church and State. The debate continues to rage in the media and even within schools themselves.  A prime example of how people want more religious influenc...

The college path is not for everyone

The college path is not for everyone

Evan Myers, staff writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Receiving a bachelor's degree is not necessarily required to be successful in life, and many people can change the world or earn a higher salary if they do not go to college.  While going to college can be helpful in the long run, and is the right choice for many people, according to the United S...

Should celebrities be involved in politics? Con

Should celebrities be involved in politics? Con

Makenna French, staff writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the big platforms celebrities have, they have started a lot of controversy in politics. Celebrities are very influential, especially when it comes to social media, any young fan of said actor, singer, or influencer would most likely follow their icons and what they believe in.  All it takes is just one Tweet or Instagram po...

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