The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

The CS Press

  • The bookstore will be closed on November 20th and 21st (that’s Monday and Tuesday of next week) and will re-open on Monday, November 27th, after the Thanksgiving break. Please plan accordingly.

  • Submit your art or writing to lit mag by December 31!

  • School officially launched new app, available for download in app store

Green is the New Black

Green is the New Black

Maja Peirce, staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Students find vintage, cheap, and environmentally friendly wardrobes at resale and upcycling stores and websites. Buying and selling clothing through Buffalo Exchange, Goodwill, Kiwanis Marketplace, DePop, and Poshmark recently gained trendy traction as a way to get one-of-a-kind clothes for less. “When I...

Is the Supreme Even Real?

Kiera Riley, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Style

A set of eyes intently scan the details as a mental checklist unravels. Is that genuine leather? Is the stitching the same? How about the label? Or the color? The thought process of a meticulous shopper spares no oversight when it comes to spotting fakes. “If it’s too good to be true then it’s...

Making the Cut

Maddie Howard, spotlight editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style

Snip Snip. A new hairstyle is coming to 2017 and it is bangs. This hairstyle is starting slowly starting to make a come back all around the world. Bangs have been popular since the beginning of time and have gone in and out of style continuously.The sporadic comeback has people thinking about get...

Breaking Stereotypes

Katelyn Reinhart, features editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style

A young woman sits in front of her vanity mirror, blinking while she applies mascara to her eyelashes. This scenario is what many people imagine when it comes to the makeup industry, but with James Charles as the new face of the CoverGirl makeup brand, that scenario may begin to change. James Charle...

Feeling Like a Kid Again

Olivia Stickel, food editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style, Uncategorized

With looks like overalls, scrunchies and clear plastic shoes coming back in style, many of today’s high fashion trends are inspired by none other than kids clothing. This doesn’t mean that superstar models will be seen wearing five times too small shirts or Justice shorts, but the styles themselv...

Fashion Week Takes The Heart of New York

Maddie Howard, spotlight editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style

Thousands of people flocked to the runways of the 2017 Winter and Fall collections of New York Fashion Week, which took place from Feb. 9 until Feb. 16. Some designers that had collections walk the runway included Monse, Oscar de la Renta, Yeezy, Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, and Ralph Lauren. Th...

fashion in a flash

Kiera Riley, opinion editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style, Uncategorized

Moving at a trend per minute, fast fashion giants tailor and trash clothes causing environmental alarm. Fast fashion, by definition, is a phenomenon in the fashion industry where retailers accelerate the clothing production process in order to get new trends off the runway and into stores as quickly a...

Festival Frenzy

Festival Frenzy

Keely Doran, staff writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Style

Hands waving in a frenzy, the overwhelming sound of hundreds of voices screaming at once, nonstop dancing. This is a music festival. There’s no question as to what will be found, but what to wear? Depending on the festival–indoor, outdoor, genre of music–clothing needs to be selected carefully, bas...

Put a Crown on it

Put a Crown on it

Keely Doran, staff writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Style

When summer slushies slowly start transitioning into pumpkin spice lattes, the denim shorts and fashionable crop tops are pushed to the back of the closet to make way for trendy combat boots and cable knit sweaters. The perfect, customizable accessory for autumnal outfits is a do it yourself flower c...

Making Money is Just a Click Away

Making Money is Just a Click Away

Dominic Davies, staff writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Style

Starting  an online store with the right website is a way for  anyone to make money and gain recognition. When creating an online store, the first thing to consider is the type of product to sell. Both store-bought and handmade items are acceptable. Anything such as artwork, merchandise or old cl...

Get Rid of Old Clothes

Katie Butler, staff writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Style

Over time, trends wear out, and new trends come in, but that doesn’t mean throwing away out of style clothes is the way to go, donate them. According to Goodwill Arizona, there are 40 donation centers across the state that take used clothes, one of which is located on Tatum and Dynamite. Arizona is...

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail?

Olivia Stickel, food editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Style

Overalls- Forward, because overalls are an easy way to be inspired by 80’s and 90’s fashion. InStyle.com reports that celebrities have taken the childhood trend and made them look like, “really chic grown ups.” Leopard Print- Fail, leopard prints were popular during the 1960’s, according to Harpersbazz...

The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School
Style