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Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The Balance of Sports and School

The Balance of Sports and School

Michael Keegan, Staffer September 30, 2022

School and sports are starting back up. Is students' mental health doing fine with their balance of school work and studying for tests while also doing well in sports practices? "I feel like it is definitely...

Traffic Before School

Traffic Before School

Jonathan Fonseca David, Staffer September 28, 2022

Traffic before school can be considered annoying and time-consuming, it can make you late to your first-period class and give your tardies in the morning. At Smoky Hill High School this is a big problem...

Showing off what off periods can do

Showing off what off periods can do

Ivan Parfonov, Staffer September 27, 2022

All thanks to off periods, students have been receiving way more time to do their homework, have breaks, and just enjoy school way more. It has given students enough time to balance their personal lives...

SAT Retakes

SAT Retakes

Joseph Serna, Staffer September 27, 2022

  SAT Retakes are right around the corner and are perfect for students looking to maximize potential scholarships and chances at better schools. Deadlines are October 7th, 2022. “With my experience,...

IB Mentors

IB Mentors

Gloria Namgung, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

The IB Mentors program is a club catered toward current International Baccalaureate upperclassmen students. Directed by coordinator Kate Sheil, the IB Mentors club is accessible to juniors and seniors...

An Arapahoe County ballot box at the Smoky Hill Library

A Complete Student’s Guide: How to Vote in the Upcoming Midterm Elections

Zakary Peterson, Staffer September 26, 2022

"Democracy doesn't really work unless you vote," Grant Kleiber (12) said. "[To be] represented by your congressman, and that's important for me, so I want to put my voice out there." Kleiber is not the...

buff puff vollyball

Homecoming at Smoky Hill

Sophia Gnyra, Staffer September 26, 2022

Homecoming is wonderful and arguably the best week of high school, it is a nationally celebrated week with fun activities and traditional dance to end the week off. But not many people know how it started...

Opinion | Abortion Rights in America

Opinion | Abortion Rights in America

Rainey Sharp, Staffer September 21, 2022

Since 1973, Roe V. Wade has kept abortions laws legal, allowing females all over the country to abort unborn fetuses roughly until 15-20 weeks. Females were able to choose whether they wanted to terminate...

Opinion | Teachers Get Unfair Treatment

Opinion | Teachers Get Unfair Treatment

Faven Getnet, Staffer September 21, 2022

The first thing I see when I get to class is students being disruptive, loud, on their phones, and disrespectful while the teacher tries to get their attention for the plan they’ve been planning for...

Cafeteria food: The downsides to it

Cafeteria food: The downsides to it

Lily Gibson, Staffer September 19, 2022

In 2012, the U.S government updated the school lunch and breakfast program,  the changes they made included making fruits and vegetables count as a different food group. However, these changes still are...

Opinion | Passing periods are too short

Opinion | Passing periods are too short

Joseph Serna, Staffer September 15, 2022

Ever felt rushed after class? After the first period, does it feel like it’s just class after class with the tiniest lunch break in between? Ever had to rush from end to end of the building?  A longer...

Should former prisoners have the same opportunity to get jobs as someone who isn’t?

Should former prisoners have the same opportunity to get jobs as someone who isn’t?

Kalani Winchester, Staffer September 15, 2022

A lot of former prisoners try to do better and want to try again and be there for their families financially. Although they might not be able to because of one factor, they committed some kind of felony...

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