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The Biggest Super Moon in 69 Years

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News

If you looked up on the nights of Nov. 13 and 14 and thought to yourself, “Is that really the moon?,” you wouldn't be the only one. 2016 is coming to an end, and with it three super moons. One of the super moons being the largest in 69 years. You may be asking what a super moon is, but once you...

StandUp For Kids Donations

Haley Commons, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Clubs

Attention students! Do you have any new or used socks, beanies, blankets, sleeping bags, hoodies, or gloves that you are willing to donate to homeless children in the community? If so, boxes are waiting for your donations just outside the Activities Office, rooms 11-408 and 11-314, and other various l...

Cheers To First Place!

Cheers To First Place!

Priscilla Morris, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Sports

The Smoky Hill Varsity Cheer team competed at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Mile High Regionals (UCA) on Saturday afternoon against many other high schools in the Cherry Creek School District. They placed in the top three, with them taking first place, Grandview High School coming in second pl...

Smoky Hill Alumnus Turned CoverGirl Model

Smoky Hill Alumnus Turned CoverGirl Model

Amber Badger, Editor In Chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

A Smoky Hill alumnus Nura Afia is the latest addition to CoverGirl’s diverse lineup of models for the So Lashy! campaign. First, they brought on James Charles, a makeup artist who is the first male spokesmodel. Now they have announced Nura Afia, a graduate from the class of 2010 from Smoky Hill, will b...

Smoky Hill’s 2016 Fall Craft Fair

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

With the craft fair taking place, every single parking space in both, the teachers and student lots, the whole activities hall, the upper and middle part of the cafeteria, and the whole West and East gym were filled up to the absolute maximum. Considering there were 78 booths in the East gym, 71 in t...

Personal Finance Lessons

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

Learning about the basics of financial management at an early age will help ensure that you will become more responsible with money and other things later in life. These things may include responsibilities like paying bills on time or doing “homework” for your job. As a high school student, here ...

New graduation requirements for the class of 2021

Rhonan Norvell, staffer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

The requirements in order to graduate from any Cherry Creek school are changing for the class of 2021 and beyond. The current requirements include completing a minimum of 22 credits: Four credits of English and three credits each from all of the following: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies....

Stepping Down

Amber Badger, Editor In Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Sports

Family always comes first. English teacher Kersten Mullen announced to the soccer team that she will be stepping down as boys' soccer head coach. “I think that they were obviously, sad but they understood,” Mullen said regarding the team's reaction to her announcement. “It was awful [telling junior varsity and ...

Soccer season 16-17 review

Michael Boyd, staffer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, NEXT, Opinions, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

                                                                                                                            The soccer season has come to an end; the final game was held on Tuesday Oct. 18. This season has not gone the wa...

The Danger of Genetic Makeup

The Danger of Genetic Makeup

Amira Marie, Staffer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions

A recent movie we had been required to watch in my AP Literature class, Gattaca, had turned out to be more thought provoking than initially expected. We had been allocated a set of information and a movie to watch, and later encouraged to take our own stance. Gattaca, had dealt with a not- too-distan...

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is on the hunt!

Haley Commons, Staffers
October 21, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase

Attention students of all grades! Have you made a meaningful contribution to your community through volunteer service within the past year? If so, as of now until November 8th, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is searching for Colorado’s top youth volunteers.   Created in 1995 by Prudential and the Nation...

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Nisha Razack, Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions

Today *hold breath dramatically* is National CHOCOLATE Cupcake Day. Here is a guide of where to get EVERYTHING Chocolate Cupcake in Aurora. Daniels of Paris: Found on 12253 E Iliff Ave, specialises in French Desserts but also does custom cakes. Yum Yum Cake & Pastries: Found on 2680 S Havan...

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