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Summer Sour Worm Recipe

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

It's almost summer time! Can you believe it? With the weather warming up, it's time to pull out your popsicle maker and have some fun making some cool treats with family and friends! These sour worm popsicles are fruity and flavorful, they will be an instant hit with the whole neighborhood. Ingred...

What Can I do to Pass?

Mona Jabr, Website manager, Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Why is there a long line next to all the teachers’ desks? Oh wait! Students are failing their classes. It is that time of the year when everybody is hustling to get in last minute assignments and extra credit to bump up that 60 percent. A teacher's worst nightmare is seeing a stack of papers, piled up ...

Correcting Bad habits

Correcting Bad habits

Kayla Cushing, Staffer
May 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I had a bad problem with biting my nails when I was nervous, anxious, or just bored. My nails would be stubs. They would occasionally bleed from how chewed up they were. I never realized how annoying and gross that seemed to others when I saw someone else do it in my class. Biting nails is just one habit ...

“The Boss” Review

“The Boss” Review

Nisha Razack, Staffer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

“The Boss” a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, is about a wealthy CEO who makes a big business comeback after going to federal prison for insider trading. When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I wasn't that excited to see it, mostly because I didn’t have a clear un...

Final Days as a Senior

Final Days as a Senior

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

As I enter these final days of high school, I have a feeling of sadness as I think of my time ending here at Smoky Hill. I came in as a smooth faced, bright eyed freshman looking forward to my four years going by fast, but now I am a bearded young man wishing he could go back and start all over. ...

Game of Silence Review

Game of Silence Review

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
May 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions

“Game of Silence” is an American drama television series based off “Suskunlar”, a popular Turkish drama series. The title is literally a translation of the Turkish word into English. “Game of Silence” tells a story of five friends who share--and tried to forget--a secret that has been plaguing t...

Stop Disrespecting The Courtyard

Nisha Razack, Staffer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Every day after lunch, I see trash littered around the student courtyard after the trashcans outside are overflowed with trash. Not only is it a danger to the environment that items such as: soda picks, water bottles and lunch trays are littering the courtyard, but it is also disrespectful to...

Preparing for Finals

Preparing for Finals

Nafees Abidi, staffer
May 4, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions, Student Life

So, it’s the week before  AP finals and schedules are packed, preparation lists for finals grow, so does the turning in your stomach from all the stress.  Well, the good news is I have some tips to help you survive hell week without becoming a total wreck.   The most important thing to remember is t...

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...

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...

Dump Trump

Dump Trump

Amber Badger, Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It is that time again, time to pick a new president. The 2016 election has already gone into full swing with the candidates making fun, making enemies, and just being stupid.   The main candidate nominees for the Republican party are: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. For the Democrats it’s between Bernie Sanders and Hillary ...

Students get Social

Devin Guttman, staffer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I’ve been a student at Smoky Hill for four years. Throughout those four years, I was a part of a few different extracurriculars at the school. I was a part of the newspaper, part of the leadership council, for a short time I was getting into the dance club, and I dedicated a lot of time to AP classes. W...

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