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Teenagers Struggle to Balance Working and Schooling

Teenagers Struggle to Balance Working and Schooling

Loralee Bandy, Staffer
April 23, 2014
Filed under Student Life

With school nearing to an end, students who don’t already have a job over the school year are looking into possible part-time jobs for the Summer. There are numerous stores near many students homes that are now beginning to hire. Aleah Harris, a sophomore at Smoky, got her first job this year at...

School Stabbing leads to questions about School Safety

School Stabbing leads to questions about School Safety

Jazmin Duren, Staffer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Our world is not a perfect place as proved Wednesday morning April 9 around 7:00 a.m. in Pennsylvania. On Wednesday at Franklin High School, 16-year-old Alex Hribal walked down the halls of the school stabbing 20 students. I feel like our school might not be ready as far as a plan. We never think that it could happen in our school because the school has a history of ...

Two Methods to Survive the Rest of School

Two Methods to Survive the Rest of School

Loralee Bandy, Honorary Staffer
March 26, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Spring Break is a few days away, and Summer is just around the bend, but the school year isn’t over yet. There’s an entire quarter left in the year, and many students are struggling to maintain good grades as they look ahead to June 2nd. Two methods to help survive until the end of school are...

Theatre presents “Almost, Maine”

Stephanie Braun, Staffer
March 4, 2014
Filed under Student Life

  Smoky's theatre is presenting Almost, Maine February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 7:15. It will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Last year it was the most produced play in the nation (at the high school level). "It's 10 little short love scenes, each about 10 minutes long about the diff...

New Way To Drive

New Way To Drive

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Car companies are looking at making changes to the technology in cars and how you use them while driving. Vehicles are using this technology to improve the ways of the road. These cars will be able to park themselves, alert a driver, and even communicate with other cars around them as a person is driving...

Band Hits The Ice

Band Hits The Ice

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer
February 17, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

  A skating event will be held at Southlands in Aurora Colorado at 6155 South Main Street from 5 to 9 on Feb.13th. Band is hosting the event as a fun activity for students to skate around and hang out with or friends or bring dates. This will be located at the pond in Southlands. “It [the...

Teens Stress

Jazmin Duren, Staffer
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Every teen has their limits of what they can and cannot do. Stress is a very universal thing at Smoky Hill. Students see it in other students, in teachers, and with staff. There is always that student that is always stressed out. Sitting in class, confused on a problem thinking they might fail is a def...

New Way to Ask an Old Question

New Way to Ask an Old Question

Rachel Ellis, Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Student Life

With the Winter Formal Dance just around the corner, students are having to find creative ways of asking each other to the dance. Sophomore Rachel Whipple has covered her boyfriend Kevin Del Mazo Apablaza's car with sticky notes in an attempt to make asking the question unique. "I thought it would be a different way to go about it," Rachel Whipple said. ...

Holiday Life of Mahi Maliha Zavin

Lucia Chung, Staffer
January 5, 2014
Filed under Student Life

  Not everyone celebrates Christmas, including sophmore Mahi Maliha Zavin. During Winter Break, Zavin stays at home to she spends time  with her family. “It’s just like a normal break for me,” said Zavin. Although Zavin doesn’t celebrate Christmas, she does sing carols, wear Santa hats, an...

For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music

Estefano Cedeno Gonzalez, Staffer
December 18, 2013
Filed under Student Life

The Chamber, String, and Symphony Orchestras joined together Tuesday night to perform “A Winter Orchestra Concert.” With over 100 members of the orchestra, and a month of preparation, orchestra spent one and a half hours playing holiday favorites along with some more advanced compositions. “The Emerald Falc...

Oh No! Snow!

Stephanie Braun, Staffer
December 5, 2013
Filed under Student Life

On Wednesday morning Smoky Hill student woke up to  about six inches of snow, the temperature  drops to about -12 degrees. The snow made it difficult for students to get to school. Stephanie Alfaro said,”I was late, but they gave out winter warning passes instead of tardy passes which was really helpfu...

Emma Keohane and Symphony Orchestra

Emma Keohane and Symphony Orchestra

Kelsey Long, Co Editor in Chief
November 6, 2013
Filed under Student Life

When students see a freshman playing an instrument, the student is usually playing at a beginning or intermediate level. Not Emma Keohane however, a freshman in the most advanced orchestra class, symphony orchestra. “The people in the orchestra are the best of the string players in all of Smoky Hill.”Keohane...

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