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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...

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...

Study Tips During Quarantine

Study Tips During Quarantine

Arian Jensen

April 13, 2020

These past few weeks have been hectic. Having to shift to online can be very stressful, but it is also very important to keep up with all your classes and making sure you do your assignments on time. “I personally would say that it's most productive for me to do all or most of my work when I first...

Quarantine Actvities

Quarantine Actvities

Arian Jensen, Staffer

April 5, 2020

  On Thursday March 26th, 2020 at 8 a.m. the state of Colorado declared an emergency Stay At Home Order. Let's be real, being in quarantine is not fun and it is hard to keep yourself busy. Junior, Taylor Miller, Senior, Miranda Johnson, and Junior, Hanna Morrison all share what they have been d...

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...

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Tori Griffey, Staffer

February 3, 2020

February 2,2020 was Groundhog day. Groundhog day has been a tradition since 1887 in Pennsylvania. Groundhog day is the day where a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hole to see if he can see his shadow. If Phill sees his shadow then according to tradition, there is supposed to be six m...

New Graduation Requirements

New Graduation Requirements

Krystal Grider, Staffer

January 24, 2020

Graduation requirements for classes of 2021 and any other class after that has to pass the English and Mathematics capstone to be able to graduate. They also must have a minimum of 22 credits for graduation. Smoky Hill High School Website says, "At the end of the school year, a freshman has successfully compl...

What’s Happening in our world?

What's Happening in our world?

Krystal Grider, Staffer

November 25, 2019

  There has been a lot of shootings around the world and this one stood out to me, there was a backyard football watch party in Fresno, California. ''10 people were shot and 4 fatally. Here is what the police had to say about what happened. A group of family and friends were gathered in a backya...

Should Students Be Forced To Take Standardized Tests?

Should Students Be Forced To Take Standardized Tests?

Tyler Dorch, Staffer

October 8, 2019

With February comes up Juniors all across the US take standardized tests to ‘test’ them on their knowledge. But why do we do this? Why do as a society take standardized tests seriously and make them so powerful in our college education system? The SAT was invented in 1926 by Carl C. Brigham. The...

How Yoga can Help with Academics

How Yoga can Help with Academics

Teagan Van Etten, staffer

May 17, 2019

Yoga can help a students calm down and can improve their athleticism.

The Menacing Threat to Summer: Pollen

The Menacing Threat to Summer: Pollen

Andrew Guerin, Staffer

May 13, 2019

Allergies are a pain to deal with: so stay indoors this summer to avoid them.

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