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The Diners band rocked the stage at Trunk Space

The Diners band rocked the stage at Trunk Space

Blake Dorame, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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The Diners, a local band from Phoenix, continue to rock out at all the small venues in town. The Diners recently played at the Trunk Space, a small-scale venue. The pit was small and the stage even smaller, but when The Diners came on, the audience crowded around and sung along to the first song, “Fif...

Horror fans celebrate anniversary of Child’s Play

Horror fans celebrate anniversary of Child’s Play

Riley James, staff writer

November 16, 2017


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 In honor of the 29th anniversary last week, Child’s Play was released on November 9th, 1988. This film is about Charles Lee Ray, the Lakeshore strangler. His name is infamously named after three real-life serial killers, Charles Mansion, Lee Harvey Oswald and Earl Ray. The movie opens with D...

Paper Towns Book Review

Hailey Johnson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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John Green's "Paper Towns" is a captivating, young adult novel about teenage love and the difficulties of growing up. The story takes an interesting turn when Margo Roth Spiegelman, Quentin Jacobsen's secret love, goes missing after the most exciting  night of 18 year old Quentin's life. Green has...

Happy Death Day Thrills Audiences

Averie Brannon, staff

November 15, 2017


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On October 13, Happy Death Day hit the theaters. The fact that it was released on Friday the Thirteenth added to the excitement for the movie.   The movie is about Tree Gelbmen, played by Jessica Rothe, a self-centered college student . On her birthday, September 18th, she wakes up in a dorm room ...

Teens Get a Taste of Riverdale

Teens Get a Taste of Riverdale

Sarah Hardin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Producer, J.B. Moranville, created this open-ended drama  which draws the attention perfectly to the town of Riverdale. This interesting and addictive TV show involves a group of teens and is based on the classic Archie comics. The series has a much darker tone than the comics, with events revolving aroun...

The Used’s New Album Strikes Gold

Julia Knies, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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The American rock band The Used has released their seventh album, The Canyon, through the record label Hopeless Records. The album brings listeners back to their first records with the pure, raw, heart-wrenching emotion. Old-school fans of The Used will adore this album. The Canyon is the first stud...

The Nightmare Before Christmas is the movie to watch for Halloween

Rylee Yarra, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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The Nightmare Before Christmas is a thrilling stop-motion movie about both Halloween and Christmas. This spooky cheer-fest was directed by Henry Selick and distributed by Walt Disney. It opened in theaters on  October 15, 1993. The story is about Jack Skellington, who is the "King" of Halloween town, ge...

Trending now – Senior Assassins

Griffin Goldstein, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


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Senior Assassins has made a huge splash on the lives of the senior class at Cactus Shadows. Over 100 teams of two have entered in the competition for a cash prize and have been fighting since mid August. It is an event that many students look forward to throughout their high school career. “I joi...

Futuristic Features

Kassidy Wheeler, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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New phones from major technology industries such as Apple, Google, and Samsung dropped this fall, and are supposed to be technologically superior compared to other phones that have launched in the past. One highly anticipated phone is the iPhone X, set to release on October 27. “It looks more renovated and you can see the entire screen across the entire phone which looks cool,” ...

Stickel Says

Olivia Stickel, staff writer

October 17, 2017


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Stephen King is back again in the Hollywood scene with the new adaptation of his bestselling book, It, released on Sept. 9 under the director Andy Muschietti. Muschietti is no newbie to horror, having directed 2013’s Mama. This is reflected in It, as it is a film to shape a generation. Horror is a genr...

Navy Ships

Luc Flaschentrager, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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The USS Gerald R Ford contains the pinnacle of Navy technological advancements which will be seen in the coming months. The new Ford class of carriers were planned out months, if not years ago, and are already outdated. “Since it takes so long for ships to be built, when they are sent on their fi...

New music venue opens downtown

Annie Olivera, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Since its grand opening in late August, The Van Buren has quickly become one of the most popular live music venues in downtown Phoenix. The first show, which featured the music groups Cold War Kids and Joywave, sold out with 1,700 people. “It was a really good show,” said Ben Mercer, a senior who w...

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