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The 2022-23 DECA officers Grace Knutson, Juliet Read, Bella Keselman, Stella Jones, and  Katelin Macari in the Puma Den ready to open it for the year.

DECA outside of the Puma Den

Meghan McGowan, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

DECA is known around school for running the Puma Den and dressing up for class, but DECA does more than just that. DECA, or Distribution Education Club of America, is a national organization that teaches...

DECA officers Noah Kang, Cooper Lieurance, Sean Hadden, Yeijn Sohn (DECA President), and Emily Anasagasti (AZ DECA State Officer) celebrate receiving national certifications

DECA and Puma Den earn national food and retail certification 

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

DECA’s purpose is to prepare future leaders interested in business after high school, whether it be college path or a career path. DECA and the Puma Den worked to earn the highest national DECA certifications...

Puma Den cashier assists a student during a lunch rush.

CUSD contracts threatening how Puma Den functions

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor September 28, 2018

Through chiming whispers and Twitter gossip, #SaveThePumaDen can finally be put to rest. The Puma Den has clarified that it will not be closing its doors with the influence of new district-wide policies. DECA...

Culinary and Deca unite over cookies

Bree Wade, Staff Reporter March 4, 2016

Marketing and baking collide as DECA and Culinary III students partner together to sell cookie creations. Originally designed to be sold for Valentines day, Culinary students made and decorated heart-shaped...

DECA’S Puma Den on wheels to make its debut soon

Ernesto Chacon, Staff Reporter February 2, 2016

It has almost been a year since the Puma Den debuted. To celebrate this anniversary, DECA is expanding their business to a mobile location. The Puma Den is located at the corner of the new F building,...

Puma Den Improves Sales

Ernesto Chacon , Staff Reporter September 8, 2015

Lower prices, a better variety and good customer service was one of the many amenities that the Puma Den brought in last year.  The Puma Den opened when the new F building was done being constructed;...

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Natalie Eberhard, Staff Reporter November 17, 2014

At a glance, the school’s new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building seems to only benefit students taking CTE classes like culinary arts or TV productions. However, instead of keeping the...

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