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Bryant wins 150th game as head football coach at Canyon High School
Sports

Blake Loria | September 28, 2020

Whether they are on or off the field–in high school or several decades graduated–a Canyon Eagle is always a Canyon Eagle. After 21 years of coworkers becoming family and students becoming friends, the…

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9/11 remembered, but not lived
Opinions

Abigail Bell | September 14, 2020

When I sat down to write this piece, I was struck by the gravity of the task set before me. To convey the horror and grief that accompanies the date of Sept. 11 is a task of incredible magnitude. Although…

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COVID-19 puts economic, personal stress on small businesses
Coronavirus

Claire Meyer | April 24, 2020

Streets, normally bustling and lively, are empty. Shops on every corner have their lights off and doors locked tight. Small businesses everywhere close as coronavirus spreads.

Following the Shelter-in-Place…

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CHS staff shares encouraging messages for students in virtual parade
Coronavirus

Blake Loria | April 7, 2020

Canyon High staff members put together a “virtual parade” for students, published Thursday, March 26, intended to reassure students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video features images of teachers…

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COVID-19 outbreak: What is this virus?
Coronavirus

Abigail Bell | April 2, 2020

Amarillo confirmed the first local cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, March 18. COVID-19 was identified as a new strain of the coronavirus in December 2019.

COVID-19 fuses to epithelial cells, creating a…

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Coins for companionship
Features

Macy McClish | February 12, 2020

Their happy personalities brighten our day. They are always there to greet you at the door with a wagging tail and enthusiastic barks. Never in short supply of cuddles or kisses, dogs make the best companions,…

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#23WearBlueDay to bring awareness to human trafficking Jan. 11
Features

Blake Loria | January 13, 2020

Students and teachers are encouraged to wear blue on #WearBlueDay Saturday, Jan. 11 for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Participants can take photos of themselves and others wearing blue clothing…

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American Sign Language classes to interpret museum exhibits
Features

Macy McClish | November 8, 2019

A silent world is permeated with vivid stories and narrations. The tellings of buffalo, ranchers and Native Americans are painted in the air. Eagerly following deliberate yet graceful hands, the eyes of…

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Spanish classes win grand champion ofrenda, honor El Paso victims
Features

Blake Loria | November 6, 2019

A table meticulously arranged with tissue flowers pays homage to individuals’ photos encased in glass and wood. A sophomore, 15. A great-great-grandfather, 90. A veteran and husband, 60. Twenty-two deaths…

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‘Thundersnow’
News

Kodi Hicks | October 30, 2019

Students jump out of their seats and rush toward the window. Excited chatter stirs up the cold classrooms as snow quickly falls from the gray sky, blanketing the campus with thick, fluffy piles of fresh,…

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New state nicotine laws affect vape rules across district
News

Caroline Ragland | September 18, 2019

As a result of new state legislation, students caught with vapes on campus will face new punishment beginning this school year.

Students who are first-time offenders will face up to five days of in-school…

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Sincerely, the hockey fan
Opinions

Aryauna Thompson | May 15, 2019

Howdy,

My name is Aryauna Thompson. For those of you who do not know me, I am generally recognized for my academics, writing, musical participation or quiet and agreeable personality. Note: nowhere…

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with magic, charm, wit of original
Arts & Entertainment

Katelyn Spivey | January 25, 2019

New and old faces gaze down the beloved street of kites and cherry blossoms. Under a lovely London sky, the whimsical world of Mary Poppins still exists, but the flowers haven’t bloomed, and a fog has…

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Government hits wall
The Shutdown

Blake Loria | January 24, 2019

The partial government shutdown, which started Dec. 22, 2018, is the longest government shutdown in U.S. history as of Saturday, Jan. 12.

The shutdown is in response to President Donald Trump’s demand…

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Hour of Code brings fourth graders to high school for coding activities
Features

Claire Meyer | December 28, 2018

Business and computer science students hosted The Hour of Code program for fourth graders Dec. 5-6 during National Computer Science Education Week in the 1300 hallway.

Reeves-Hinger, Crestview and Lakeview…

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More than meets the shadowed eye
Features

Aryauna Thompson | December 19, 2018

Hair, makeup, nails, facials–this is the art which turns humans to canvases. While cosmetology is generally focused on enhancing physical beauty, to junior Amanda Roberts, it is about helping others find…

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Artists forever leave impact on fans
Opinions

Claire Meyer | December 19, 2018

There are few things more intimate and meaningful than making something entirely new, like carving angels from marble or composing a piece of music. Even doodling a little cartoon character on a piece…

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One year later: Hurricane Harvey survivor rebuilds home, life
Features

Katelyn Spivey | October 2, 2018

The water which once sloshed around her home, ruining everything from furniture to her son’s first shoes, is now gone. Although it brought feelings of stress and fear, Hurricane Harvey did not completely…

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Baking up a business
Features

Aryauna Thompson | September 27, 2018

Each Saturday they wake up before the sun emerges from the previous night’s blanket of stars. Frantically, they begin their weekends by loading their arms with proof of a week’s worth of preparation….

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‘Do you remember?’
Opinions

Claire Meyer | September 27, 2018

“Do you remember the 21st night of September?” Earth, Wind and Fire’s 1978 song would like to know. I reply, more sure about nothing but my love for pizza, I do. I remember the 21st of September….

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