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English teacher Lorraine Burke retiring

English teacher Lorraine Burke retiring

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

Nia Sogaard, Writer/Photographer

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 have made efforts to maintain face-to-face or rather face-to-screen lessons. Zoom, a video conferencing...

Catching up on the best of Netflix in quarantine

Sarah Love, Writer

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 are some popular Netflix shows to consider. Shameless Shameless is about a very dysfunctional fa...

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.

Devin Dorough, Staff Writer

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 the joke, you have to do push ups, and if I haven’t heard the joke, I’ll do push ups,” sa...

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...

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