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Summer Jobs

Kailen Theel, Staffer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

As the school year winds down, and summer comes around the corner, students struggle to find activities to occupy themselves. Jobs are great for teens who love to spend money (but don’t have it), need something to do, and have a great work ethic. The age required for different jobs vary. Some jobs allow 14 yea...

Spontaneous Combustion Auditions

Spontaneous Combustion Auditions

Tori Griffey, Staffer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News, NEXT, Student Life

Smoky Hill’s Improv group, Spontaneous Combustion (SpoCo), will be having auditions. They will take place today, May 9, at 3:45 pm in the Choir room. Their will be call backs on Thursday at 3:45 pm also in the choir room. At these auditions they will be having you play games to test many skills. They...

Bands Of Honor

Avery Bailey, Staffer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

Band students this year  were excited for CSU and CCSD honor bands. Many auditioned, but only a few made it in, two of them being Sophomore Blake Davis and Freshman Mya Woods. This achievement is just one step forward for their future in music.   Most people may not know what CSU and CCSD h...

North Korea and the Missles

North Korea and the Missles

Kailen Theel, Staffer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News

The U.S. has been in a feud with North Korea since the Korean war, and most recently North Korea has spoken with South Korea about potentially giving up their nuclear weapons, not just stopping production and storing them, but getting rid of them. North Korea has had many tests of their nuclear weapons ...

What it’s like to be a traveling volleyball player

Bianca Richerson, Staffer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Sports

Volleyball has always been a passion to me, it’s something that I love to do most. I have been playing volleyball for 8 years now. I play for Smoky Hill High School and I play at a traveling club team when I’m off of the season for Smoky. I have been traveling for volleyball for a couple of year...

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Avery Bailey, Staffer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase

Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou, also known as Maya Angelou, was a screenwriter, poet, and civil rights activist, best known for her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). She made history with her memoir being the first nonfiction best-seller written by African-American woman.   ...

Visit from University of Kansas

Visit from University of Kansas

Charlie Pedderson, Staffer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

A high schooler’s main job is to graduate and foremost, get accepted into college. For current seniors, it might be a little late to start thinking about applying to colleges but it’s not too late. Tomorrow on March 22 2018, the University of Kansas will be visiting Smoky Hill from 1:30 PM to 2:00...

Your Future is Closer Than Before

Priscilla Morris, Staffer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Student Life

Seniors it’s that time again! On April 10 at Post Grad Seniors will be able to come in at anytime of the school day and sign the college window.   In order to be able to sign the window, you should have or need to inform Mrs.Horst your post secondary plans and then you will be good...

Becoming The Next Voice of Our Generation

Priscilla Morris, Staffer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Student Life

During World Awareness on Thurs., March 22, students will be able to register to vote. The Colorado Democracy Challenge which is a nonpartisan organization is a voter registration that visits schools to make more accessible to the younger generation and prepare the next generation to participate in loca...

New Secretary of State

New Secretary of State

Ryan Vanetten, Staffer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, NEXT, Showcase

March 13, 2018 — President Donald Trump dumped his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, according to a tweet by Trump himself. The move comes at a time when the Trump presidency is dogged by the independent investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller over Russian collusion in the 2016 p...

Ghost of Smoky hill

Ghost of Smoky hill

Tiffany Beers and Tori Griffey

March 16, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

The Ghost of Smoky hill: Teacher of Smoky Hill disappears and is charged with Sexual Assault   For the past few months, quite a few Smoky Hill teachers have “disappeared,” including Mrs. Terry Evans, a english teacher and the French teacher Maureen Curran but the real mystery, is the absenc...

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell

Avery Bailey, Staffer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase

In light of Women’s History month, there are many women who made history, from Malala to Susan B. Anthony. These women fought for women’s rights in voting, going to school, and being able to work jobs that normally only men were hired for, such as doctors.   Elizabeth Blackwell, the name may seem unfam...

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