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Smoky Now

Lana Vu standing with her sketchbook.

A Growing Artist’s Experience with Drawing

Aubree Maxfield, Staffer December 7, 2021

Lana Vu finds lots of joy in drawing, it makes her feel relaxed and allows her to have fun in her free time. “I feel so happy and just so at ease with life. It takes a lot of time and kills time....

A Digital Frontier

A Digital Frontier

Isaiah Escamilla, Staffer December 7, 2021

“Everyone is attacking everyone: China, America, Brazil, India, UK, Russia. There is no good or bad side, however, someone’s attack could be in someone's interest or someone's destruction. Everyone...

Faust: A New Perspective on Teaching

Faust: A New Perspective on Teaching

Caleb Benavidez, Staffer December 7, 2021

In 2001, when Carrie Faust was, 29 she got her first opportunity to teach a class at range view high school in Aurora, Colorado. “I was married to a teacher about six years out of college, and really...

Profile: Kyle Harmon, SHHS Librarian

Profile: Kyle Harmon, SHHS Librarian

Dawson Patterson, Staffer December 7, 2021

Many of today’s youth have turned to electronically formatted books to do their reading, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to visit your school library when you need help. SHHS librarian Kyle Harmon would...

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...

A Pile of Cash.

Job Opportunities for SHHS Students

Dawson Patterson, Staffer April 29, 2021

It might be a little difficult for teenagers to find a job right now, especially with all of the COVID-19 Paranoia that went on within the last year. Sophomores or Junior that are looking for a part-time...

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...

An ABM Maintenance Worker sanitizes a lunchroom window.

Dozens of Procedures in Place to Keep Schools Sanitary

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...

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,...

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...

Chicago Musical

Chicago Musical

Cristina Tapia Castellanos, Staffer January 30, 2020

This spring, the Smoky Hill High School Performing Arts Department presents students and parents with the Chicago musical. The Chicago musical is based on the movie that was originally made 17 years ago....

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