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5 ways to start summer out right.

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Opinions, Student Life

Summer is now upon us and it couldn't have come sooner. Now all the stresses of everyday life in high school such as, regular homework, keeping a social life, and extracurricular activities are over - at least for a couple months.   Not only is summer a time for relaxation and fun with your...

Why I Chose Lacrosse Over Baseball

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Sports

After years of preparation to get to a point to compete for a spot on our high school baseball team, including playing spring and summer ball my freshmen year, continuing in the Smoky Hill baseball program wasn't just an option anymore. It was a necessity. To get a chance at playing time, there were...

Is The Drama Really Worth it?

Is The Drama Really Worth it?

Kayla Cushing, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

In today's society how far will teenagers go to destroy another's emotional and physical stability? In some cases male and females will reach great lengths to destroy the victim’s confidence, image, and integrity. Some individuals will go above and beyond just to see the effects that they have cau...

Correcting Bad habits

Correcting Bad habits

Kayla Cushing, Staffer
May 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I had a bad problem with biting my nails when I was nervous, anxious, or just bored. My nails would be stubs. They would occasionally bleed from how chewed up they were. I never realized how annoying and gross that seemed to others when I saw someone else do it in my class. Biting nails is just one habit ...

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...

Students are doing WHAT to substitutes?

Students are doing WHAT to substitutes?

Issac Rodriguez, Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A student walks into their fourth hour class and is already tired from what felt like a long day at school and notices a substitute is filling their teachers place for the day. Students then begin to treat her disrespectfully, only because she is not the teacher of the class. It doesn’t matter if t...

Join a Sport and Improve Yourself

Join a Sport and Improve Yourself

Issac Rodriguez, Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Sports are a good way of improving students academic performance in school. Not only is doing an athletic sport a great way of staying in shape and maintaining students health, it is also a great way to improve their academic performance. Stated on TrueSport.com, sports play a primary positive...

Struggles of getting to school

Struggles of getting to school

Issac Rodriguez, Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

An email went out in first semester stating that students will not be able to go through the North entrances of Smoky Hill. This caused a lot of concern when it come to traffic and getting into the school. Stated in Mona Jabr’s article http://smokynow.com/north-parking-lot-closing-second-semes...

Students Break up Over Text

Students Break up Over Text

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer
October 2, 2015
Filed under News, Opinions

30 percent of students end their relationships over text or have been broken up with over text as stated in an article my CNN Money. Majority of teens do not think that breaking up over social media or text is better. “ I disagree on them (break up’s over text) because if you’re breaking up ...

Fast Food + Education

Fast Food + Education

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Opinions

As I sit and watch my friends eat there Whoppers, large fries and sodas, I am eating a vegetable soup with water. I go through the rest of the day feeling great and up in spirits while my friends are looking for something to snack on. Eating should provide students’ bodies with energy, so the foo...

“Shadows in the Night”

“Shadows in the Night”

Ivory Brallier, Staffer
February 5, 2015
Filed under Opinions

  Bob Dylan’s new album Shadows in the Night, was released on Tuesday Feb. 3. It has definitely made it clear who his target audience is. His songs are good, the music is nice and slow, somehow sad and comforting at the same time.   One song in particular, Full Moon and Empty Arms, really displays ho...

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

Kaylee Long, Editor
January 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Students march down Smoky Hill road chanting “Hands up; don’t shoot” as they carry various signs protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. Other students just stay inside and watch the crowd disappear out of view. Some students here do not use/appreciate their 1st Amendment rights and igno...

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