The CS Press

Riley James

Riley James is a 16 year old junior and first year newspaper staffer at Cactus Shadows. James’ interest in journalism inspired him to join the school’s Digital Journalism class during his sophomore year and later move on to Newspaper.


James also has a particular passion for cinema; he loves movies from the 70s and 80s and has always loved watching anything he can. Since the age of 12, James was set on being a director and hopes to be able to study filmmaking at UCLA. He enjoys making his own films at home in his free time and is especially inspired by Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.


His love for creativity and art doesn’t stop with newspaper and film; James is also an avid fan of music. Typically, he enjoys old music like classic rock bands like Rush or 90s rap like N.W.A or Snoop Dogg, with an exception to Mac Demarco, which James describes as arguably his favorite artist of all time.


James is moving into this year’s newspaper staff with excitement and determination to learn about journalism and really improve on his writing, reporting, and photographing.


Riley James, Staff

Nov 29, 2018
Jonah Hill debuts his directing career with Mid 90s (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
The Riley Report: Preparing for Halloween: the history of horror (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Twin Peaks: The strangest show that I have ever seen (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
REDforED (Media)
Mar 15, 2018
Flavor of The Month (Media)
Feb 28, 2018
90th Academy Awards Predictions (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
MGMT is back (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Punxsutawney Phil says “Say hello to 6 more weeks of winter” (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
The Perfect Journalism Movie (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Holy Shirt! (Media)
Jan 30, 2018
IT VS IT (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
The Best Worst Movie Ever (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
MOS: What are your thoughts on the school food? (Media)
Dec 01, 2017
MOS: When is the perfect time for Christmas season to start? (Media)
Nov 16, 2017
Horror fans celebrate anniversary of Child’s Play (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
A passion for fashion (Story)
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