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Tips for Picking a College Major

Tips for Picking a College Major

Nisha Razack, Staffer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Student Life

For students going to college, picking a major can seem very overwhelming; especially if you don’t know what you want to do as a career. Hopefully this article will simplify the confusion with these tips: Pick something that sounds interesting and go with it. When researching different majors, l...

Summer Date Ideas

Summer Date Ideas

Batina Jombuni, Staffer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Whether you're planning a first date with your  significant other, or want to try something fun, here are 10 Cute Summer Ideas that you may enjoy. According to www.datebydesign.com Watch for Shooting Stars. Go stargazing! Relax outside while watching the stars go by. Pack a blanket,flashlight,a...

Community service hours

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 16, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Nothing to do this Summer? Consider volunteering. Between June 8th through July 27th Independence Elementary school needs student volunteers to help with a Summer reading program every wednesday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to not only earn Honors, IB NHS, or CAS community ser...

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...

Your Invading my Rights!!

Your Invading my Rights!!

Nisha Razack, Staffer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Today, in the window of the doors leading out to the hallways off of activities, a poster was written by a student about what they think of the school dress code. The poster above reads, “I don’t think my shoulder, bra strap, belly-button, legs, or back is going to distract any male studen...

Advice to Class of 2017

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Advice from a student of class of 2016

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Senior Prank 2016

Senior Prank 2016

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 16, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The clean up began at 7 a.m. Cups, trash, and tents were packed up and thrown away. The class of 2016 had just finished their senior prank, and were getting ready to check out of high school. The reason this prank was chosen was to keep the juniors from parking in the senior parking lot. The seniors ha...

Senior Check-Out Survival Guide

Senior Check-Out Survival Guide

Rachel Ellis, Editor-in-cheif
May 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Congratulations, seniors! You’ve made it all the way to check-out day. This can be a little overwhelming, as there is much to do. Here’s a quick guide to getting in and out as fast and worry-free as possible. Form a game-plan. Walking around with an idea of what you want to get done and in...

Freshman Jael Mallory

Freshman Jael Mallory

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

What is your full name? Jael Mallory What made you decide to go to Smoky Hill? “Smoky Hill’s IB program and diversity within the school made me decide to go here,” Jael said. “I’m also really interested in student government, and taking a leadership role at this school. I really lo...

Cheap Things to do Over the Summer

Raven Scott, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Are you tired of hearing about everyone’s awesome and adventurous stories about their summer? Do you want to make memories of your own that won't hurt your pocket? This list of free and cheap things to do this summer should help take the weight off your shoulder. A Taste of Colorado When: Sept. 2-5, 2...

New law allows public schools restrooms for transgenders

Autumn Olson, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Autumn Olson Starting Friday May 13, the U.S department of education will start telling schools that the Federal Law allows all students to use any locker and restrooms no matter how a person identifies their gender identity. “A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over...

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...

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