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Season two of The Mandalorian out now

January 14, 2021

The Mandalorian, a Disney+ show set in the Star Wars universe, is back for a second season. The series takes place five years after the events of the film Return of The Jedi. It features a nomadic warrior...

New teacher brings new life to science

Lending a hand, 	Christy Higgins helps a student understand a new concept. Higgins was a new addition to the staff this year.
January 14, 2021

Christy Higgins is a new teacher to the school this year who is teaching a new subject, environmental science. “Mrs. Higgins teaches biology and AP Environmental Science. I like Environmental Science...

Bill and Ted Face The Music is a fun movie for fans of the originals

Bill and Ted Face The Music is a fun movie for fans of the originals
October 13, 2020

Bill & Ted Face the Music is a charming movie that takes the fun loving nature of the original and keeps it fresh in its own unique way. It is the third movie in the Bill & Ted movie series. Directed by...

Five Feet Apart worth the read

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott
September 14, 2020

Rachael Lippincott’s novel Five Feet Apart is perfect for lovers of forbidden romance. “For the first time, I fill the weight of every single inch, every single millimeter of the six feet between...

Student makes jewelry and donates proceeds to charities

Junior Nia Sogaard models a necklace she made herself
Junior Nia Sogaard gives back to the community by making jewelry and donating some of her profits
August 28, 2020
“I chose Save the Children after hearing that 85,000 children died because of the Yemen Crisis... I find it unbearable that children have to go through so much suffering."

English teacher Lorraine Burke retiring

English teacher Lorraine Burke retiring
Lorraine Burke has been teaching for 40 years -- 39 of them right here in Cave Creek. In her own words, Burke reviews her teaching life and the many different situations she taught in.
May 20, 2020
More than anything, thank you to all my students, those from long ago and from today. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life, for making me worry about you, for making me proud of you, and for becoming my friends, my family, my “kids.”

Internet trolling hits video calls

April 24, 2020

With schools around the world making a transition from classrooms to online school due to COVID-19, schools and teachers are tweaking their classes in order to accommodate social-distancing. Many teachers...

Catching up on the best of Netflix in quarantine

April 21, 2020

Trying to find a show to watch can be a task. Now that we are all stuck in quarantine and do not have much to do, finding a good and engaging show to watch has shown to be an even bigger challenge. Here...

A new outlook on discipline

Jeff Wead gets to know students around campus. Wead joined the staff after holding an administrative position at Willard High School in Missouri.
Dr. Jeff Wead joins Cactus Shadows administration
April 16, 2020

The new Dean of Students is Dr. Jeff Wead and yes, he has heard all of the jokes. Or, at least most of them. “If you want to tell me a joke about my last name, you are allowed to. But if I have heard...

Lexi’s Passion

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...

Jazzing things up

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...

Award-winning writer hones her skills in creative writing

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...

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