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EVIT versus elective

Max Sotelo, podcast editor

March 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 29, 2018

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

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

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...

Should celebrities be involved in politics? Pro

Should celebrities be involved in politics? Pro

Grace Carey, style editor

November 29, 2018

In recent years, celebrities have been seemingly more active in politics than ever.  From all corners of the world, they have been voicing their political beliefs, through various manners.  This has raised some concern with everyday men and women. The words “celebrity” and “famous” go hand in...

Debating the dress code

Debating the dress code

CS Press Editorial, editorial board

November 29, 2018

Every girl remembers the first time they were dress-coded by an adult. Being called out for what they are wearing can be both embarrassing and confusing, sending the message that what a girl wears is directly related to how she is treated. For most girls, this sexualized mentality starts at a young age...

90th Academy Awards Predictions

90th Academy Awards Predictions

Riley James, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

The Academy Awards have been around since 1929, grading some of the greatest movies of all-time. 2017 had some great movies, and I am here to predict which ones will take home an Oscar. Here are the main nominations, along with my predictions: Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name," “Darkest Hour," “Dunkirk," “Get...

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