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Four healthy salads for spring

Autumn Olson, Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

With spring coming up quickly and warm weather rushing in, it is time to skip your ordinary chicken salad and make quick, fun salads perfect for any occasion and weather to keep your mind and body healthy!   Pear greek salad Ingredients: One pear cut into slivers five strawberr...

CCSD Day at the Capitol

Nisha Razack, Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions

On Thursday March 23, Community members of the Cherry Creek School District are invited to go to the Capitol to hear speaker Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. I think this is a great chance for students to get involved in the community. I feel that as teenagers, our voices are often overshadowed by tho...

Prepping For The ACT

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

The ACT is now upon the Juniors of Smoky Hill and with it may come many stresses. The test is often a determining factor on whether or not you get into the college you want and scoring higher can lead to more scholarship offers. In order to score as high as you want or need to, prepping in the correct...

Participate, Participate, Participate

Participate, Participate, Participate

Amber Badger, Editor in Chief
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Spirit week and Wish Week are fun weeks where you can show your school spirit by dressing up or going to the fun events Smoky offers. Who wouldn't want to go hit other students and teachers with balls in dodgeball? Or who wouldn't want to get on stage at a talent show or lip sync in Mr. and Ms. Smok...

My Journey Into Modeling

My Journey Into Modeling

Batina Jombuni, Staffer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions

As a little girl I always dreamed of being a princess which is really common for most girls. I would watch NBL ( Nuestra Belleza Latina) and Miss Universe.  Annual International beauty pageants. Back then, when I would watch NBL and Miss Universe, I wasn't aware of their goal. I just thought that...

Smoky Hill AVID Party!

Jair Thompson, Staffer
December 16, 2016
Filed under Clubs, NEXT, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

Yesterday the Smoky Hill AVID class had a party to celebrate this semester and bring some fun to some of the students who are super stressed.One of the things at the AVID get together was a lot of food, A gift exchange, and an ugly outfit competition. When you hear of AVID something you are always told is that AVI...

How to Prepare for Finals

Nisha Razack, Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions

Finals are really stressful time for students- I know they are for me. Knowing how to prepare and organize can really take a load of stress off. So here are some easy, non-stressful tips to help with finals. Get the finals schedule and plan a study schedule: Both Dean's offices and some teachers have the...

The American Music Awards

The American Music Awards

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The 44 American Music Awards was held Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California. The show attracted stars like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Sting and more to come and perform their latest hits. Although the ratings were at an all time low (drawing in jus...

5 Unusual Thing’s to do for Thanksgiving

Nisha Razack, Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It's almost that time of year again, National Turkey Day (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) is in 2 days and I don’t know about student, but I’m a little tired of stuffing a turkey all day long. So for those students who also don’t feel like cooking a turkey all day, here are some non- traditional idea to h...

How to Finish the Semester Strong

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

It’s hard to believe that school has already started, yet alone the first semester is nearing a close. It feels like just yesterday that I was picking out my classes and stressing out about the first day of school. So far, it has been a bit rough as a sophomore and perhaps for the other classes as well, ...

Dak Prescott or Tony Romo

Jair Thompson, Staffer
November 19, 2016
Filed under NEXT, Opinions, Sports

In his third preseason game quarterback Tony Romo stepped onto the field fresh from  injury ready to take some snaps. His back up Dak Prescott sat patiently on the sideline not expecting to play much sense Romo was back. Half way through the second quarter, Romo took a hit from from star defensive...

Diversity And The Fight Towards The Democratic Ideal

Diversity And The Fight Towards The Democratic Ideal

Amira Meharzi, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Showcase

If you were to ask someone about The Democratic Ideal, whether informed or completely oblivious on the matter, diversity is what tends to come to mind. Diversity is a value,  for it prevents the practice of insularity.  With that being said, it shouldn’t be the ultimate value and should definitely no...

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