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Art Club

November 6, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News, NEXT, Showcase, Student Life

The art club here at Smoky is open to anyone, regardless if they’re taking a class or not, so they can work on their art and have a safe place to go to. Liz Kaplan is one of the art teachers here at Smoky and she’s also the sponsor for art club. The club meets every Tuesday at 3:30 in room l...

The Halloween Experience

The Halloween Experience

Andrew Guerin, Staffer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Trick-or-treating on October 31st in a yearly tradition for most American children and young adults as they run up to doorbells and say, “trick or treat,” for the reward of candy.   Trick-or-treating is often a group activity that many children and young adults enjoy  doing with their f...

Instafall Ready!

Christine Bailey, Staffer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, NEXT, Opinions, Student Life

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...

Get Crafty!

Tracy Johnson, Staffer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, NEXT, Student Life, Uncategorized

On Saturday, November 3, Smoky Hill will host its 35th annual fall craft fair. The event will consist of 112 vendors selling handcrafted items as well as food. At the craft fair, a wide variety of items from clothing to gifts for the holidays are sold.    Ian Park, 9, has been doing the craft fair ...

Security Restricting Students

Security Restricting Students

Stephanie Martinez, Staffer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, NEXT, Opinions, Student Life

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...

The Tests Of Stress

The Tests Of Stress

Brenton Force, Staffer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, NEXT, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

At Smoky Hill High School this time of year the leaves are changing and the stress levels are rising, midterm season has arrived. The halfway point of the first semester is just around the corner. It’s time for students to start cram study sessions and somehow deal with the stress that comes with mid...

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Stephanie Martinez, Staffer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

  Smoky Hill is making changes around the school such as changing the dress code, adding a new redesigned section in the cafeteria, and adding gender neutral restrooms for students to use. The gender neutral restrooms is what’s making a lot more students feel welcomed.   T...

Places To Go To Help You Be Successful

Eyoel Naizgi, Staffer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

There are many ways to get help in school. There are resource centers, a testing center, a tutoring center, and you can schedule meeting with teachers when they are available. Karen Hamilton, the teacher that works in the social studies resource center, said “ the tutoring center is not open yet, but whe...

Forward, MARCH!

Bianca Richerson, Staff

September 7, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

Smoky Hill’s marching band, the Hill Regiment Marching Band, has been preparing over the summer and the start of the school year for the season. The Homecoming Week, Monday, September 10th-Friday, September 14th, is the first event where Smoky Hill’s marching band really gets to show the school wh...

Let The Games Begin

Avery Bailey, Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

Monday, Sep. 10 EVENT: Power Buff Girls Football WHEN: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Swamp COST: $5 To Watch and $5 To PlaySIGN UP: In the Activities Office SOMETHING TO KNOW: The Class of 2021 - freshmen last year - won Power Buff in 2017. There are more aggressive groups and cheer for your fa...

Summer Jobs

Kailen Theel, Staffer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

As the school year winds down, and summer comes around the corner, students struggle to find activities to occupy themselves. Jobs are great for teens who love to spend money (but don’t have it), need something to do, and have a great work ethic. The age required for different jobs vary. Some jobs allow 14 yea...

Are Phones the Reason for Bad Grades?

Andrew Guerin, Staffer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The reason phones are used as a distraction is to overcome boredom. But are they become too addictive?

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