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Selfies Can Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Selfies Can Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 3, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life

Every now and then you hear a story on the news about deaths caused by taking selfies. More people have died from Selfies this year, than shark attacks Earlier this year a teenage boy (15 years old) in India died after taking a selfie. According to CNN, “Ramandeep Singh (teenage boy) was posi...

Smoky Digital Arts Showcase

Autumn Olson, Staffer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News

Calling out to all digital art fanatics. Friday April, 29 Smoky Hill was showcasing over 50 different projects students pursued over the school year in room 1-814 all day. Visitors will be viewing 3-D animation, childrens storybooks, robots and more! Smoky will also be hosting an open house for...

Abusive relationships

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staff
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, ignored or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is not only the first step to ending it, but it is an opening path t...

Yearbook Distribution Is Right Around the Corner

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Clubs, News

May 5, 2016 is the official day that Smoky Hill’s yearbook will be released to the student body. Since the distribution is such a highly anticipated event for the community, there is a specific schedule that revolves around it. Here’s the schedule:         &n...

Minimum of Four Years to Change the $20 Bill

Minimum of  Four Years to Change the $20 Bill

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staff
April 27, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Showcase

The Alexander Hamilton's place on the $10 bill is being replaced by a picture of Harriet Tubman. According to news reports from CBS, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is announcing an arrangement to leave Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put  Harriet Tubman´s portrait on the $20 bill. I...

Parent Information Network Annual Brunch

Parent Information Network Annual Brunch

Myah Pitter, Staffer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News

The Parent Information Network (PIN) Annual Brunch will be held at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church on Tue. May 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PIN is a parent information, support, and advocacy program designed by parents and professionals to help families who have children with serious emotional, behavioral,...

Grand Junction Trip Ends With Perfect Scores

Grand Junction Trip Ends With Perfect Scores

Rachel Ellis, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The biennial Grand Junction trip for choir and orchestra members was April 21-23. The troupe performed as their respective groups for judges. Both Advanced Women's Choir and Symphonic Choir received perfect scores, as well as the Symphonic Orchestra. "[Performing] was fantastic. I've performed many...

IB Visual Arts Show

IB Visual Arts Show

Myah Pitter, Staffer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

Smoky Hill High School's annual IB Visual Arts Show will be held in the Lecture Centre April 28, starting at 7:10 a.m. and will be con tinuing throughout the day. The IB Visual Arts Show will consist of artists who are a part of the IB Diploma Programme. According to ibo.org “the IB Diploma Programm...

ACT make-up

ACT make-up

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

The ACT State and District Test is a big deal to juniors due to the fact it is a free college test. The initial test date was  April 19, but if missed, don't worry because the ACT make-up day is May 3. “The state of Colorado requires that all 11th graders take the test. Most of them want to ta...

Momma Marsha Takes the Big Apple

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
April 19, 2016
Filed under News

April 15, 2016 was Marsha Gearhart’s last day working as the Marketing Director at the Chick-Fil-A on Parker Road. After winning over the hearts of the students from Smoky Hill, Grandview, and Regis Jesuit, “Momma Marsha” is heading to the Big Apple. While she is employed by a company ...

April Snow Storm

Autumn Olson, Staffer
April 15, 2016
Filed under News

After a full week of being in the 60-70 degrees, Colorado is expecting a huge snow storm to hit this weekend. The state is expected to see approximately eight to 14 inches of snow by Sunday, April 17. The national weather service has called for a storm watch in Denver until Saturday. “A slow-moving ...

CCSD Board of Education Approves Call for Bond and Budget Election

CCSD Board of Education Approves Call for Bond and Budget Election

Myah Pitter, Staffer
April 15, 2016
Filed under News

The Cherry Creek School Board of Education formally approved a call for a bond and budget election that will set a new course for students, teachers, staff and community members in the coming decades. According to cherrycreekschools.org, when CCSD only agreed to hear election recommendations, they stated that “e...

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