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Healthy Foods to Eat for Summer

Healthy Foods to Eat for Summer

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Eating healthy during summer can be frustrating and a hassle. These healthy foods are and easy way to improve your diet. Corn is one healthy food you should definitely add to your diet. It contains pigments that filter out the sun's damaging rays. The same pigments decrease your chance of going bli...

Tips for Upcoming Juniors

Tips for Upcoming Juniors

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions, Student Life

Start prepping for the SAT. I wouldn’t recommend taking SAT Prep classes over the summer unless you’re taking the September, October, or December test. During the summer you should definitely get an SAT prep book and be ready for what type of questions will be asked. Do not take the Practice SA...

10 Tips to Know Before Getting Your First Job

10 Tips to Know Before Getting Your First Job

Krystal Limon, Staffer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Opinions

As young adults, we start to learn that money is what makes the world run, but as teenagers we don’t always think about what we’re getting into. Here’s 10 tips to consider before getting a job: 1) You’re Your Own Responsibility Once you have you have your job, it's your responsibility ...

Running camp

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 17, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

Come experience the fun and excitement of belonging to SMOKY HILL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING TRADITION!   Smoky Hill is having a summer CC running camp for Smoky students only. To receive information, go to the first meeting which will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:45 p.m. in Coach Manley’s Auto...

What Newspaper Has Taught Me

What Newspaper Has Taught Me

Krystal Limon, Staffer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Newspaper is a printed and digital publication (usually issued daily or weekly) containing news and feature articles.This class has shaped me into a different and improved person. This challenging class, has taught me how to become a better writer,  journalist, conservationist, and how to be an overall great person. Coming into newspaper staff I...

Benefits Of Tea

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

Green tea for weight management You've likely heard about the advantages of green tea but one thing that may surprise you is that black tea, oolong, green tea and many others are all made from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis plant, they are just made differently at the tea plantations using s...

Battleborn Review

Battleborn Review

Rachel Ellis, Editor-in-cheif
May 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Battleborn was released May 3 by Gearbox Software, and I have been playing it nonstop ever since. For those who are unaware, Battleborn is an online first-person shooter that takes place in a futuristic world. Each character that can be played as has completely different moves and drastically different...

Graduation Dress Code is Causing Controversy

Graduation Dress Code is Causing Controversy

Rachel Ellis, Editor-in-cheif
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Smoky Hill Graduation information pamphlet, given to seniors and their families in a mandatory senior meeting in April, has an entire section dedicated to what seniors must wear under their robes. That’s right, the school still cares what you wear, even if it is under a giant green robe. Th...

The Importance of Watching The News

The Importance of Watching The News

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Every day after school, I come home and do the same thing. I watch the news. I turn to the BBC News channel - which starts at 5 P.M. - and I watch that for a half hour. Then, from 5:30 P.M.  to 6 P.M. I watch the CBS News. After 6,I mostly do nothing but sit around. Then at 9 o’clock I start watching...

Overwatch Beta Lands Big

Overwatch Beta Lands Big

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Players can at last enter beta of Overwatch May 5-9. Over these five days, more than 9.7 million players including myself  logged onto Blizzard Entertainment’s latest free installment. Now that Beta is closed, Overwatch will open May 24, for $40 on PC and $60 on console; available on Xbox One and...

Is The Drama Really Worth it?

Is The Drama Really Worth it?

Kayla Cushing, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

In today's society how far will teenagers go to destroy another's emotional and physical stability? In some cases male and females will reach great lengths to destroy the victim’s confidence, image, and integrity. Some individuals will go above and beyond just to see the effects that they have cau...

4 Summer beauty hacks you need to know.

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staff
May 12, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

With temperatures going up, from 40 degrees to 80, beauty problems can get rough and at times can get on our nerves, never mind cool drinks and swimming at the pool. Here are some beauty hacks that will erase some difficulties in the season of sweat and frizzy hair.   Lighten hair-Chamomile Tea ...

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