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Class of 2017, Here’s What Colleges Want

Class of 2017, Here’s What Colleges Want

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

  As many of us begin to start the rest of our lives by attending college, there are others that are anxiously awaiting the process. As the college process is never the same for everyone, there is always a general constant: what colleges are looking for in their candidates. Despite the transcr...

Overwatch Beta Lands Big

Overwatch Beta Lands Big

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Players can at last enter beta of Overwatch May 5-9. Over these five days, more than 9.7 million players including myself  logged onto Blizzard Entertainment’s latest free installment. Now that Beta is closed, Overwatch will open May 24, for $40 on PC and $60 on console; available on Xbox One and...

Accounting Final Project

Ashley Nubine, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Scott Henry’s accounting class has been working on their final since the week of May 2, 2016. But unlike other traditional finals where you answer your questions on a scantron, this final is more like a project. “I decided to do it like a project because a project is more real world based,” accoun...

Summer School for CCSD

Summer School for CCSD

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

Registration for the Cherry Creek School District is now open for registration for the two sessions offered during the first two months of summer vacation. The summer school option will be available for students who have failed or received D in a class necessary for graduation or students graduati...

4 Summer beauty hacks you need to know.

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

With temperatures going up, from 40 degrees to 80, beauty problems can get rough and at times can get on our nerves, never mind cool drinks and swimming at the pool. Here are some beauty hacks that will erase some difficulties in the season of sweat and frizzy hair.   Lighten hair-Chamomile Tea ...

Summer babysitting

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Elizabeth Fernandez Summer is getting closer and closer so what are you plans? Swimming? Sleep overs? Trips? How about babysitting? Babysitting is a fun way to connect with younger kids and earn extra money. Babysitting is taking charge of a child temporarily while their parents are out. Babysittin...

Locker Cleanout

Kyle Rolfe, Staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

May 20, all lockers must be cleaned out for 9 - 11 graders. Return textbooks and other books to resource centers. All other unwanted items can be placed on tables that are setup around the school. Trash needs to be placed in appropriate trash bins. Even if there's nothing in your locker or if you neve...

Parking Permits Due

Kyle Rolfe, Staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

All seniors with parking permits, must return them to the Activities Security Office. All permits must be returned between May 11 and May 16, during senior checkout. There are posters giving out information needed, posters are littered in the bathrooms, halls, and doors. “We’ll use them again, no...

First Year as Principal

First Year as Principal

T'Gan Maxey, Staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

It is always hard starting at a new school, but it can be even harder starting as the new principal of a school. Mr. Chuck Puga has been Smoky’s principal since spring of last year, and has come to the end of his first year at Smoky. “It has gone fast. It has been really positive and a [good]...

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. ...

Freshman Friday Joshua Garcia

Freshman Friday Joshua Garcia

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

What made you decide to go to Smoky Hill? “I like the diversity here, The teachers are great and it has a friendly atmosphere. I originally chose Smoky it had many programs and I was interested in getting involved,” said Garcia. How are your grades? “ I’m kind of struggling with my grades ...

May Books

May Books

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The top 10 list of april check outs include the following books. The Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas: Celaena is the Queen of Terrasen. She is hung up on getting revenge on two men who she blames for ruining her life. Before she can accept her throne, she has to learn all these dark truths and a debt to b...

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