CdS Sunrise

Holiday spirit reflected in giving community

Written by Nikki Hinshaw, Editor in Chief

December 11, 2014

As a Red Kettle Club officer, I was blessed with the responsibility of participating in the well-known Salvation Army service project of bell-ringing. I spent hours greeting strangers who had chosen to shop at Fry’s Marketplace on Dec. 6. Although the task was tedious, the cause was noble and I was able to gain not only money...

“In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter?”

Written by Lily Corona, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

“In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter?” In every day life, we all have things that seem important now. But when stressing over things like, how your hair looks when your crush walks by, you should ask youself, “What does it matter in the course of a lifetime?” Will you remember it in five years? What about...

5 Seconds of Summer adds music to unique genre

Written by Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer's debut album is the first debut album from an Australian band to reach number one on the billboards charts. The record sold 259,000 copies in its first week, and they're currently on tour with one of the world's biggest pop acts, One Direction.   So why do so many people have a problem with them?...

Top 10 acoustic tracks

Written by Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

I don't usually listen to acoustic music, but lately acoustic songs have been giving me real winter-time vibes. And I obviously can't wait for the winter to arrive, so I wanted to make a list of the 10 best acoustic songs I've been obsessed with lately. And I'd recommend that you give them a listen too, because sometimes acoustic...


Written by Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

August 27, 2014

Feminism, it seems, is unfortunately very often misunderstood. It is not about women hating on men. The whole idea of feminism is one of equality. Even celebrities like 22-year-old actress Shailene Woodley (whom I personally have nothing against) are terribly misinformed about what it is. When asked whether she considers herself...

The Infamous Friendzone

Written by Lily Corona, Staff Writer

August 23, 2014

Ok, we’ve all heard of the famous friend-zone. The dreaded place that many unfortunate souls are doomed to stay ‘just friends’ forever. Many movies’ entire plotlines are based around this. One of the most famous: Ducky from Pretty in Pink. For those of you who have not seen this fantastic film, I highly recommend it. It t...

“What are you going to do, steal a book?”

Written by Lily Corona, Staff Writer

August 21, 2014

It’s the second week of school, and anyone who has taken an English class at Corona knows that you should pick out a book for a report, because chances are you will need it for a report. My class took a trip down to the library for this purpose. Referring to the alarms you must walk through in order to exit the library, my...

Alaska Blog

Written by Nikki Hinshaw, Editor in Chief

August 19, 2014

As the summer came to a close, I was rewarded with one last exercise of my freedom with a trip to Alaska. This particular vacation had been the result of years of planning and anticipation, scheduled right after my 16th birthday and directly before the start of my junior year. With the thought of a new school year looming overhead,...

There’s an app for that

Written by Aashini Choksi, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2014

Apps on our cell phones and tablet computers have become ubiquitous in our lives and it seems as if there is an app for everything. Although some may believe that certain daily tasks are very specific, technology truly can do anything. See how the most mundane of tasks can be replaced by an app, adhering to the phrase “there’s...


Written by Nikki Hinshaw, Editor in Chief

March 7, 2014

As students residing in the state of Arizona, there is something we all must do. It is boring, challenging, frustrating and annoying, but also highly important. The Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests are essential parts to any Arizona student’s transcript and are tools that can lead to diplomas and...

Zero hour: the nightmare before 7:25 a.m.

Written by Nikki Hinshaw, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2014

The bell rings at 6:23 a.m. for the poor souls who choose to attend school that early. They are going to zero hour, the extra hour of classes offered at Corona that allows students to make up credits or get ahead. They can enroll in more academic courses, including some AP classes, or opt for an extra elective class to meet...

Homework proves to overwhelm

Written by Carson Pyatt, Online Editor in Chief

January 27, 2014

After spending more than six hours a day at school as a student, the last thing I want to do is go home and take school with me. Unfortunately, this seems to be exactly what I do. I typically have anywhere from two to almost four hours of homework a night. To me, this seems like an extreme amount. I understand the concept of...

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