The CS Press

Lexi’s Passion

Devin Dorough, food editor

March 20, 2020

Lexi Horner, a junior at Cactus Shadows, has a passion for all kinds of art. She’s been involved in art for as long as she can remember. Horner’s style of art is hard to describe, as she tries to not stick to one genre and expands her horizons to anything she can think of.  “Lexi’s ar...

Jazzing things up

Jo Breese, creeker editor

March 20, 2020

Jazz. The word evokes a variety of images, from smoky bars in Paris to speakeasies in Chicago. Jazz is a broad word that encompasses many genres, including blues, free jazz, and swing. Each has their own distinct sounds and rhythms. At Cactus Shadows, Jazz band is a class where students can learn the ba...

Award-winning writer hones her skills in creative writing

Julia Knies, opinion editor

March 20, 2020

Step into the Creative Writing class at Cactus Shadows, and you’re likely to see students bent over their journals, writing and listening to music on their iPhones. Or maybe they’re tapping away on a Chrome book, adding to a story or non-fiction piece. For certain, Mia Milinovich, a junior, will ...

New Sonic movie hits theaters

Michael Kaegi, travel editor

March 20, 2020

While video game movies have a habit of underperforming at the box office, Sonic The Hedgehog is currently in the top ten, grossing $58 million on its opening weekend.  The movie follows Sonic, the popular SEGA video game character who has been transported to Earth after his mother was going to be...

Pep rally excites new students

Nia Sogaard, staff writer

September 26, 2019

The first pep rally of the school year kicked off the football season and set an example of what it means to be a Cactus Shadows student. The gym was packed with enthusiastic students dressed head to toe in blue to show support for the football teams and to show their school spirit. Returning studen...

Rebel Lounge cultivates local music

Kolton O'Connor, staff writer

September 26, 2019

Fans are going to concerts almost every night at a music venue called the Rebel Lounge because of a unique music experience that attracts fans and bands of different types of music. “At the rebel lounge the experience is different because you can move around the venue and move back and forth which gi...

IT: Chapter 2 adds comedy to horror

Michael Kaegi, staff writer

September 26, 2019

IT Chapter Two is the follow-up to the events of the previous installment, and takes the franchise in a whole new direction with an adult cast and a bigger focus on comedy, differing from what some might say made the first one as successful as it was. The movie was directed by Andres Muschietti, who also directed t...

Artists seek motivation

Jo Breese, creeker editor

September 26, 2019

Student artists deserve to get recognized for their work as an artist. “Art is free expression. Just because it’s a way you can just put down your feelings in the way your art is,” said Amanda Eramorado, a junior and a student artist. Art can really be anything, just as anyone can be an artist...

Jonah Hill debuts his directing career with Mid 90s

Riley James, Staff writer

November 29, 2018

Mid90s is written and directed by comedian Jonah Hill. Hill rose to fame because of his role as “Seth” in 2007’s Superbad. That movie launched his acting career and since then he’s been in numerous films, such as This is the End, 21 Jump Street, Megamind, and even being nominated for Best Supp...

Twin Peaks: The strangest show that I have ever seen

Riley James

April 17, 2018

Twin Peaks is the strangest show that I have ever seen. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is assigned to solve the murder of Homecoming queen, Laura Palmer in the quaint town of Twin Peaks, Washington, where no one is innocent. It seems like a pretty “normal” show right? Not quite. Mark Frost and David Lynch pit...

Event Calendar

Sara Windom, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

MGMT is back

MGMT is back

Riley James, staff writer

February 13, 2018

MGMT aka “The Management” is back with their new album “Little Dark Age”. Known for such hits like “Kids”, “Electric Feel” and “Time To Pretend” MGMT was formed by college roommates, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser at Wesleyan University in 2002. Since then, this indie pop...

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