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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.

The Heartbeat Bill

The Heartbeat Bill

Trinity Trietsch, Staffer

April 29, 2019

Recently Ohio has passed a bill which states that after 6 weeks of being pregnant a women can no longer get an abortion. Sarah Speidel, 9, who is pro choice said,"I think abortion is personal and it's a big decision and it should not be the government's choice." The bill makes no exceptions to women...

Article 17

Article 17

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

April 8, 2019

Article 13, you may have heard of this in the past few weeks. Article 13, now known as Article 17, is a copyright law in the EU (European Union). This matters to US citizens because websites such as YouTube, Instagram, Google News, and other major online platforms have to censor copyrighted content. ...

Are Schools Preparing Students For The Future

Are Schools Preparing Students For The Future

Brenton Force, Staffer

April 2, 2019

“When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” This is a question that just about every student have asked themselves. Is it a fair question? School is meant to prepare students for the future and give them skills they need in order to thrive in everyday life. However Smoky Hill High Sc...

Instafall Ready!

Christine Bailey, Staffer

November 2, 2018

If summer was the season to show off how great you look without a lot of clothing, fall and winter is the best way to demonstrate layers in cold weather. The time to snug into fuzzy sweaters, hoodies, leggings, and etc. But for Senior Hannah Duthie, this transition is exciting and simple. “ In the...

Security Restricting Students

Security Restricting Students

Stephanie Martinez, Staffer

October 25, 2018

Almost every student at Smoky has been told to get out of the hallways at least once even if they weren’t disrupting or disturbing anyone. Students get told to leave the hallways and Activities and to go to the Library or the Cafeteria, by security and teachers. Usually students stay in th...

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