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Dozens of Procedures in Place to Keep Schools Sanitary

An ABM Maintenance Worker sanitizes a lunchroom window.

Dawson Patterson, Staffer

October 23, 2020

     The Cherry Creek School District has been making sure everything is kept sanitary for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The janitorial staff has to meet certain standards in order to keep schools open and the administration has also implemented mask and social distancing policies....

Tensions With Iran Rise

Tweet from the president on the 14th, taken from his Twitter

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief

September 15, 2020

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been steadily rising since May of 2018 when President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal, tensions were further increased when in January 2020 the United States launched a drone strike against Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian gen...

Smoky ID Rule

Pictures of SHHS IDs

Isabella Holman, Staffer

September 14, 2020

This year Smoky Hill has instituted a mandatory ID policy. All students must wear their ID at all times on campus. Smoky is not the first in the district to mandate this policy, most other schools in the have been doing this for the past year or two.   Some students oppose the IDs for varying rea...

Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t be Charged with Murder

A photo of Rittenhouse, posing with an AR-15 style rifle, taken off of his Tik Tok before his account was removed.

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief

September 2, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, IL, was charged with murder and five other charges relating to the killings of two rioters in Kenosha, Wi. Rittenhouse shot two protestors in Kenosha, Wi last week after they had attacked him with a skateboard and threw rocks at him.   Rittenhous...

School’s Back, With a COVID Twist!

Class with COVID precautions such as masks and social distancing

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief

August 25, 2020

As a friend and I arrived on the first day of school during COVID-19, we were expecting to notice some distinct changes. I usually arrive at school around 7:20 in the morning, classes start at 8:20. When I had arrived I had come to learn, the hard way, that they weren’t opening the doors till 7:45.  ...

7 Ways To Stay Connected With Your Friends During Quarantine

7 Ways To Stay Connected With Your Friends During Quarantine

Dawson Patterson, Reporter

April 23, 2020

So, we're all going through tough times right now, not being at school and all. But I'm gonna give you a few ways to stay connected with your friends. It's hard not to be able to go to a friend's house, so try some of these other ways to contact your friends without being in the same room.      1...

A Day in the Life of a Pastor During Quarantine

A Day in the Life of a Pastor During Quarantine

Dawson Patterson, Reporter

April 14, 2020

We're all going through hard times right now, with us being in quarantine because of the outbreak. But, in these troubling moments, pastors and churches really have it hard. Pastors are in charge of running different ministries throughout the church community, and right now, people in that community...

Become a successful student during this crisis

Become a successful student during this crisis

Krystal Grider, Staffer

April 5, 2020

You can be a successful student by continuing to have motivation to want to finish out this year, regardless of what's going on. According to Forbes, “twenty six countries, including Japan, Italy, China, France and Iran, have shut schools nationwide. As a result, it is estimated that nearly 377 mi...

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Oubreak

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Oubreak

Dawson Patterson, Staffer

March 30, 2020

As we all know, a lot is going on right now in the world. COVID-19 has become a quickly-spreading worldwide pandemic. People are hoarding toilet paper, at least 35,339 people have died globally and 742,283 have contracted the novel coronavirus, cruises and flights are being canceled, and we're all just...

Black History month Spirit week

Black History month Spirit week

Krystal Grider, Staffer

February 25, 2020

Black History Month means a lot to African American culture. I've never been at a school that supports Black History Month, they have a spirit week for it different days you can dress up and they even have HBCU colleges coming in as well. Smoky Hill is getting a little buzz from doing this because th...

Chinese Coronavirus

Map as of January 27

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

January 28, 2020

An EAS alert goes across the screen, signaling that a virus is sweeping across the United States. Killing hundreds of thousands. Fortunately, this scene hasn’t played out in recent U.S. history. That could all change with a new virus coming out of Hubei Province, in China.  Throughout the worl...

R.I.P Mamba

Hailee Ruelas, Staffer

January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant was reported dead as of this morning 1-26-20, and has devastated the sports world and many Smoky Hill students. Student-athletes will be mourning Bryant's death, along with his daughter Gianna (13). Kobe and Gianna were on the helicopter, along with 8 other passengers, on their way to a basketball tournament at the Ma...

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