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Minimum of Four Years to Change the $20 Bill

Minimum of  Four Years to Change the $20 Bill

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staff
April 27, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Showcase

The Alexander Hamilton's place on the $10 bill is being replaced by a picture of Harriet Tubman. According to news reports from CBS, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is announcing an arrangement to leave Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put  Harriet Tubman´s portrait on the $20 bill. I...

Cake Wars Review

Cake Wars Review

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
April 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions

If you’ve been bummed out over Cupcake Wars ending, then check out Cake Wars,  a show that airs on the Food Network on Monday nights at 7 P.M. Cake Wars is very similar to Cupcake Wars, which ended a couple of years ago. Four expert cake makers go head-to-head to see which one of their cakes will be sho...

Books to Read

Books to Read

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
April 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A good book can make a day go from good to great. These 5 books are a good way to spend your time and chill out. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier: This book is a trilogy about a circle of 12 people who have the abilities to time travel. It has a lot of romance, adventure, and mystery. The plot is also ve...

Little Big Shots Review

Little Big Shots Review

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
April 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Kids will do almost anything, and any family with a camera of some sort has an opportunity to  instantly turn their kid into a viral sensation. Enter NBC’s Little Big Shots, hosted by Steve Harvey, who shares an executive producing credit with Ellen DeGeneres. The show focuses on kids and their many talents su...

Juniors Opinions on Standardized Testing

Juniors Opinions on Standardized Testing

Nisha Razack, Staffer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

With the ACT around the corner, there is a lot of pressure on juniors to do well so they can get into a good college. However, not a lot of Juniors agree with their purpose. “The only good thing would probably [be] for the school to show like improvement on how we take test, but I don’t t...

Senioritis

Senioritis

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Imagine walking the same halls, seeing the same people and sitting in the same classrooms every single day. After four years of the same daily routine, one can understand why the the class of 2016 is coming down with the infectious disease: senioritis. Urban Dictionary defines senioritis as, “a...

My First Day of CMAS

My First Day of CMAS

Nisha Razack, Staffer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions

What was an average juniors day of taking CMAS like? Keep reading to find out. The actual test was a breeze. I honestly didn’t try to answer the multiple choice questions correctly except for one. I mostly guessed my answers. For the short answer questions, my answers went something like thi...

We Call them Security for a Reason

We Call them Security for a Reason

Devin Guttman, Staffer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I want to start by saying how disconcerting is to see someone disrespect an authority figure directly to their face when they honestly just want to help. It’s one thing to let off steam to a friend, but it’s a whole different story when you're letting off steam directly to a friend right in front of a...

Asante Ray Balloon Ceremony

Kyle Rolfe, Staffer
April 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

On Saturday, April 2, Smoky Hill senior Asante Ray passed away in a tragic car accident. This Thursday, the AVID senior class and the Diversity Leadership Team held a balloon ceremony to remember his life. The Buffs had a morning of love and emotion.The Smoky Hill community gathered around the buffa...

Simple Spring Makeup

Simple Spring Makeup

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
April 8, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Sometimes people don’t want to put a lot of makeup on, or they just want to go for a natural look rather than all blown out. A very natural makeup look can be simple, yet still remain classy. The first thing is a primer, but it isn’t mandatory. Primer is just supposed to smooth the makeup goi...

Top 5 Shows on Netflix

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Ever find yourself making a “hard” choice between school work and procrastinating? If so, then most likely you're a Netflix addict. We’ve all been there and some of us are still there. For only $8 a month you can buy yourself a lot of procrastination, so if you do find yourself once again ...

Attractive People Have More Advantages

Mona Jabr, Editor, Website Manager
March 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

On a typical movie night with my family, comes up a topic of attractiveness and the advantages of being “good-looking”, is it truly better to be hot? If you think about, in high school being considered  as popular includes the good looks. Makeup and nice clothes are eye catching to the public...

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