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First stage production of the year promises to excite

Maria Manaog, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Coming this September, CdS Theatreworks will be bringing Star Wars back onstage as the first play of the school year. It made its debut at Corona in 2015. Drama teacher and lead director Chris Carter is a huge Star Wars fan. Carter is very excited to present this show again two years later. “Me, ...

Freshmen adjusting to high school

Marissa Simental and David Gomez

September 5, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Top Stories

School is in high gear now, as everyone makes the transition from long summer days and doing whatever they please, to the long, stressful days that students endure during the school year. This change can be particularly hard for the new kids on campus every year. For some, the first day of school...

Corona teacher remembered by staff and students

Corona teacher remembered by staff and students

David Gomez, Business Manager

May 16, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Top Stories

On May 13, 2017, another Corona Aztec passed away. Teacher Andy Meyer had a huge impact on not just his students, but also his co-workers and people in the community. Thanks to Meyer, Corona was able to shift into the 21st century he helped implement all of the technology that is here on campus. Meyer taug...

Corona del Sol theatre performs ‘The Man Who Came To Dinner’

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Entertainment, Uncategorized

On April 9 CdS TheatreWorks performed its final play of the school year, The Man Who Came To Dinner written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The play started off with a man, Whiteside, in a wheelchair complaining about an ankle injury that occurred outside the house of the Stanleys- his new home...

Corona alum returns to Arizona for Final Four with Oregon Men’s Basketball

Corona alum returns to Arizona for Final Four with Oregon Men’s Basketball

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Athlete Features, Featured Athlete, News, Sports, Sports Around the State, Top Stories

Three short years ago, Casey Benson led Corona del Sol to a thrilling victory to win the third consecutive state championships for the Aztecs. Now, as a junior at the University of Oregon, the Ducks are returning to play right across the street from where Benson made a game winning layup with 27 seconds...

Parking limited on March 3 due to events

Parking limited on March 3 due to events

Marissa Simental, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Top Stories

Corona del Sol will be hosting track’s annual Aztec Invitational, baseball's home game, and the spring sports assembly on March 3, during the school day. The meet is scheduled to go from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Every year around twenty other high schools partake in the competition, usually bringing in...

Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Top Stories

After eight days without playing, the Aztecs were able to defeat Mountain Ridge, 59-43, in the first round of the state playoffs. “We did what we needed to do,” Head Coach Neil MacDonald said. “When we needed to pick up our defense in the second half we did. That made the difference.” The...

Corona puts on male and female versions of ’12 Angry Jurors’

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Uncategorized

On Feb. 9, 2017 CdS, TheatreWorks performed the play 12 Angry Jurors, directed by Rachel Rosen and Chris Carter. The play consisted of two separate casts, a female cast (12 angry women) and a male cast (12 angry men).  While both performances followed the same plot, it was entertaining to watch ...

Girls soccer dominates top-ranked Hamilton, advances to semifinals

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, News, Sports, Sports Center

The girls soccer team traveled to Hamilton and outplayed everyone’s expectations to defeat the top-ranked Huskies, 2-1. The Aztecs advance to the semifinals against Desert Vista. “The biggest thing for us is that we played a tough (schedule),” head coach Matt Smith said. “Of the seven teams...

Corona offers new ‘safe spaces’

Corona offers new ‘safe spaces’

Nick Chambers, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Top Stories

During such a time of chaotic divide, some want to assure others that they are secure and welcome in their schools, homes, and communities. To demonstrate this, here at Corona, you may see signs posted outside the doors of your teacher’s classrooms reading “This is a safe place for all students.” Although...

Corona to put on version of ’12 Angry Men’

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol

Corona’s next play will be a version of 12 Angry Men called 12 Angry Jurors, as it will be featuring both a male and female cast. The original movie that it is based off is a drama about 12 angry jurors who decide whether a teenaged boy is guilty of murdering his father. The film highlights the bi...

Boys soccer suffers first setback in a draw

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center

The Corona boys soccer team suffered its first setback of the season with a 2-2 draw against Highland in a region game. The Aztecs traveled to Highland for their third road game of the year and started out slowly. Just seven minutes into the game, a ball passed back to the Aztec goalie ended up in...

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