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15 Classics You Should Read

15 Classics You Should Read

Amira Marie, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life

I love to promote literacy and the power of reading. Reading is often hard to prioritize when you’re applying to college, doing homework, or participating in extracurricular activities. Whether you read everyday or once a year, reading is important and has proven to make you smarter. According to P...

Smoky Hill’s 2016 Fall Craft Fair

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

With the craft fair taking place, every single parking space in both, the teachers and student lots, the whole activities hall, the upper and middle part of the cafeteria, and the whole West and East gym were filled up to the absolute maximum. Considering there were 78 booths in the East gym, 71 in t...

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 ...

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...

New graduation requirements for the class of 2021

Rhonan Norvell, staffer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

The requirements in order to graduate from any Cherry Creek school are changing for the class of 2021 and beyond. The current requirements include completing a minimum of 22 credits: Four credits of English and three credits each from all of the following: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies....

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...

District Honor Band

Autumn Olson, Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

The yearly Cherry Creek School District auditions for honor band is coming up. Auditions are Wednesday Nov. 9 at Cherry Creek High School. Any student from CCSD high schools can audition to be in the band, only 50-60 students will be selected. “ Last year we had 16 students from Smoky Hill get ...

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...

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...

DIY Pumpkin Spice

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

Fall has begun, you know what that means. There is pumpkin spice everywhere, but not everyone can afford $4.45 - 5.45 for a cup of coffee or pumpkin spice desserts. Here is how you can make your own at home here: For the pumpkin spice latte: Whisk together ½ cup of milk, 1 tbs of white sugar, 1...

Haunted Houses to Visit in Colorado

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

Colorado is home to some of the most famous haunted houses in America. Haunted houses are a fun activity to do with friends, family, or even on a date. The three most popular haunted houses in Colorado are The Thirteenth floor, The Asylum Haunted House, and The Frightmare Compound. “I like haunted...

12 Memes that Pretty Much Sum up being a Senior

Nisha Razack, Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

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