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Opinion: Is the CDC being too hard on Cruise Companies?

Opinion: Is the CDC being too hard on Cruise Companies?

Dawson Patterson, Staffer January 18, 2022

     On December 30, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released an official statement warning holiday travelers not to get on cruise ships, pointing to the fact that about 5,000 COVID-19 Cases were...

Viral TikTok Challenge Encourages Students to Steal Things from School

Viral TikTok Challenge Encourages Students to Steal Things from School

Dawson Patterson, Staffer October 10, 2021

A new TikTok challenge is quickly sweeping across the internet, and students' reaction to it is driving a lot of SHHS faculty mad. The challenge, known as the "Devious Lick," is a challenge first put out...

SHHS Homecoming 2021-2022

SHHS Homecoming 2021-2022

Dawson Patterson, Staffer August 27, 2021

This year's homecoming week is only a little less than one month away, and it has a lot of SHHS students excited about the week's activities and all the fun they will bring. Some students aren't sure what...

Students Opinions on Derek Chauvin Court Case

Student’s Opinions on Derek Chauvin Court Case

Isabella Holman, Staffer May 27, 2021

Last summer during a tragic interaction between George Floyd and the Minneapolis Police Department, Floyd lost his life at the hands of an officer. It began with George Floyd purchasing a pack of cigarettes...

Photo of sticker on Tayler Sewicks laptop.

What Do People Think About Anime?

Tayler Sewick, Staffer April 6, 2021

One of the many things people do in their off time is watch television shows, movies, or even play games. Anime can now be added to that list. Anime originated in Japan after WW2 and was Japanese digital...

Smith and Wesson MP-15 Sport 2 AR15 style sporting rifle

Biden Plans to Ban AR-15 Style Rifles

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief March 31, 2021

After a recent mass shooting in Boulder, CO, which killed 10 innocent people including a Boulder police officer, President Biden is considering using an executive to stop massacres from happening. In the...

Masks being thrown away

Colorado is Lifting the Mask Mandate

Isabella Holman, Staffer March 24, 2021

Texas governor, Greg Abbott, lifted the statewide mask mandate for Texans March 10 and it looks like Colorado is following in its footsteps.  Colorado governor Jared Polis has decided that Colorado will...

Chris, following Covid procedures by wearing his mask

Students May Prefer the Hybrid Schedule

Isabella Holman, Staffer March 23, 2021

When the hybrid school first started at the beginning of the 2020 school year, almost everyone was upset and missing full, in-person classes. We were sad about not being able to see our friends every day...

many colors of masks

Covid-19-Mask SHHS

Tayler Sewick, Staffer December 14, 2020

This year all school districts are making wearing masks mandatory for all staff and students. Even though some or even most people don’t like it they have to do it if they want to keep their students...

Ballot Drop-Off Locations for Voting SHHS Students

Dawson Patterson, Reporter November 2, 2020

With the 2020 election quickly approaching,  seniors at SHHS may be wondering where they can go to drop off their ballots for the Presidential/Senatorial Election. There are  several options  where...

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

Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t be Charged with Murder

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...

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,...

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