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Backpacks Too Heavy

Backpacks Too Heavy

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer
February 10, 2014
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Are backpacks kids carrying on a daily basis too heavy? Are they causing early signs of back problems in kids? As teachers are giving students more homework and big books to study out of, it is making their backpacks heavier and harder to carry around. This could be leading to kids having back problems at...

Weather Conditions

February 6, 2014
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Why should we have school in -4 degree weather? I don’t think weather passes are good enough. Many school districts closed their schools today because of weather conditions, but I can"t say the same for Cherry Creek. The weather this year has been bad, and maybe the district wants to save money or ...

“Dear America, I Saw you Naked~ and Yes We Were Laughing”

“Dear America, I Saw you Naked~ and Yes We Were Laughing”

Mona Jabr, Staffer
February 5, 2014
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Jason Harrington, an ex-Transportation Security Administration employee is spilling secrets about the flight screening process he witnessed.  “Dear America, I Saw You Naked~ and Yes We Were Laughing” was a tell all book written by Harrington about secrets that go on in the airport.  He confes...

Just do Dress Code

Just do Dress Code

Devin Guttman, Staffer
February 2, 2014
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I was walking down the main hallway. Today was special, today was sports day. I saw students wearing Broncos shirts, basketball hats, and I even saw one kid dressed like the guy who serves concessions at baseball games. But as I was walking through the hall, I saw a fairly large group of girls wearing ...

Not My College

Not My College

Kaylee Long, Editor
January 31, 2014
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While scrolling through the never ending list of potential colleges, I find myself frustrated and trying to figure out what I want, need, and can afford. I feel my cheeks flush as anger arises. Why isn’t there an easier way to search for what students want and need in a college? Naviance provides a SuperMa...

American Heroes

American Heroes

Kaylee Long, Editor
January 10, 2014
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Every time military recruiters come to our school, I see students rush past, eager to eat lunch, without a second glance. Very few students stop to talk to them, and many of these students might be looking for a career in the military. Where is the ‘thank you for your service’ or ‘how are you today...

The Graduate and the Dropout

The Graduate and the Dropout

Kelsey Long, Co-Editor in Chief
January 9, 2014
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“Hey, what’d you get on the final?” “I got a D! I thought I was going to do a lot worse!” The students give each other a high five, congratulating each other on passing at the minimum grade, showing a problem that many in this school see, but ignore. A complete and total disregard for personal grades is pulling ou...

Aurora Mall Rule Enforcements

Stephanie Braun, Staffer
January 6, 2014
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Friday 27, 2013 Town Center Mall at Aurora, commonly known as The Aurora Mall, was in full swing right after the holidays causing the mall cops to strongly enforce their rules. The Aurora Mall is known for being strict in regards to adolescents shopping alone. On that Friday a group of approximately...

Traffic Dodging

Traffic Dodging

Caleb Miller, Staffer
October 22, 2013
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Recently, Smoky Hill has implemented a pair of crossing guards to monitor students during the morning crossing. At first I felt like I had been kicked back into kindergarten, but after seeing a student get hit by a car this morning, I finally understood why. A student crossing the street yesterday...

Too Early to Get Up

Kelsey Long, Co Editor In Chief
October 1, 2013
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Many students, including myself, believe that 7:10 a.m. is too early to start school. I wonder, though, is there a more compelling argument besides the statement “I’m tired.”? Being tired is a major component of the argument, but there is scientific proof that a brain, especially the developing...

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