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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 ...

Dr. Strange Review

Nisha Razack, Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Dr. Strange is a superhero film based off of Marvels Comic books starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams.   The movie revolves around acclaimed urosurgeon, Dr Strange (Cumberbatch), as he tries to find a way to heal the nerves in his hands aft...

Smoky Hill Craft Fair

Jair Thompson, Staffer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

The Smoky Hill annual Craft Fair is being held this Saturday Nov. 5th will be a blast. Smoky Hill Faculty holds this Fair every year to raise money and supply scholarships for the students. The Smoky Hill Craft Fair goes from 9am to 4pm and is open to all people. The things at this fair are very useful...

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...

Smoky Hill Volleyball

Jair Thompson, Staffer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Smoky Hill Volleyball played a very fierce opponent in the Eaglecrest Raptors on Thursday October 20th. It was a very emotional night for the seniors as they knew it would be there last on the Smoky Hill floor. Senior Abbey Moffit, started off the games with the singing of the national anthem. The...

Pass Interference

Jair Thompson, Staffer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

The huge controversy in the National Football League (NFL) right now is whether or not they should review pass interference calls. The problem with doing this would be that it would add extra time onto the games which the NFL has already lost viewers this year because of it. Adding a few minutes onto...

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 Importance of Voting

The Importance of Voting

Amira Marie, Staffer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

Inspire US, is an organization which engages in innovative programs aimed at enhancing civic responsibility. Inspire US is a bipartisan organization which strictly works with high school students as they approach the age of voter eligibility.   I, personally have been working with the pro...

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...

Smoky’s first ever Car Show

Ronan Norvell, Staffer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Clubs, Opinions

The first Smoky Hill auto show was on Saturday Oct. 15 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. It was a fun experience where you could come free of charge and show off your ride with no age limit. There was also food and drinks being sold. Donations were appreciated while portions of all donations and sales are going...

Halloween and School, got me Scared!

Halloween and School, got me Scared!

Michael Boyd, Staffer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Showcase

This year we will be having school on Halloween, I know--shocker. I don’t know what the district was thinking when they made this decision. Personally, I do not believe that school should be not held on Halloween. I have asked around and everyone has been saying that school on Halloween is a dumb...

The Denver Botanic Gardens Dead Zone Haunted Attraction

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

The Denver Botanic Gardens holds a Dead Zone Haunted Attraction every year. The Dead Zone includes the Reapers Ranch, Haunted Hayride, and Cornstalkers Haunted Maze. The adventure begins at the Reapers Ranch. The Reapers Ranch is a small path that you walk down that lasts less than a minute and contains...

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