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New finals schedule put in place

Sarah Schop, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Top Stories

The final exam schedule has changed. Instead of having finals over two days, they will now be spread out over three days. “The district office took a look at what was best for students,” Corona assistant principal Deb Benedict said. “With all of the social and emotional issues, they decided...

Market Week to be held over two days

Nikki Dull, Life & Times Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News

In past years at Corona del Sol, students in Entrepreneurship class use a realistic approach to what being an entrepreneur really is. Students take on the responsibility of “running a business”, by creating their own. By doing this students can learn the importance of making a profit and being re...

Theatreworks excited for musical

Haley Spracale, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Photo by Morgan Treptow Theatreworks presents the first musical of the year with Into the Woods. This two hour and 30 minute show will blow audiences away with the amazing music and acting. For those new to musical theatre, Into the Woods is a musical with the book written by James Lapine and ...

Annual bonfire to take place

Maria Manaog, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, News Briefs, Top Stories

Corona del Sol will be having its annual bonfire on October 26. The bonfire is an event that marks the end of the football season every fall. Traditionally, a towering pile of cardboard and wood scraps is lit on fire at the end. It also serves as a festivity that brings the Aztec community together...

College Night hosted in auditorium

Kyle Kerns, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News

For juniors and seniors, college is coming up and it is time to start looking at schools. There are a few opportunities to get more information about colleges. Two of these events will be hosted at Corona and one will be hosted at the Phoenix Convention Center. On Wednesday, October 25, Corona will...

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...

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