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Old student becomes a new teacher

Callahan Schwartz, staff writer

September 26, 2019

Andrea Daly, a new teacher, energetically informs her classes about her favorite subject, English, after completing 6 years of post high school education, including a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. “I believe in order to engage students they need to be having fun and learning something interesting,...

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...

Tyler the Creator Concert Review

Hope Black, Style Editor

February 9, 2018

Tyler the Creator, famed hip hop artist, performed a concert at Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Feb. 3 with two openers, Taco and Vince Staples. Tyler’s setlist contained songs from his albums Flower Boy, Wolf, Cherry Bomb, and Goblin.   A handful of people camped out for hours before the venue’s...

Punxsutawney Phil says “Say hello to 6 more weeks of winter”

Punxsutawney Phil says “Say hello to 6 more weeks of winter”

Riley James, staff writer

February 9, 2018

“This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype.” “Groundhog Day” is one of the funniest films of all time. In my opinion, I think that this might be Bill Murray's best performance. This was the last time that Harold Ramis and Bill Murray ...

The Perfect Journalism Movie

Riley James, staff writer

February 5, 2018

When Tom Hanks is working with Steven Spielberg, magic happens. The Post is directed by possibly the greatest filmmaker of our time, Steven Spielberg and has an all star cast with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Bradley Whitford and Bob Odenkirk. The film is based off the true story of whe...

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