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A Pocketful of Phone Cases is a Pocketful of Personality. 

A Pocketful of Phone Cases is a Pocketful of Personality. 

Morgan Bertsch, Staffer

November 7, 2019

  It seems like everyone now has a phone, and a case to go with it. The only thing that people need to look out for when finding their perfect case is how reflects their personality.    The main thing to look for when shopping around for a phone case is color. Look for something you like,...

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

October 10, 2019

Every year in late fall, the first snow comes to Colorado. Some students at Smoky love the snow and relish in it. While others hate snow with a diabolical passion. Sophomore Mia Lucas said, “I don’t like the cold. I enjoy heat”. Some students may need to walk in the snowy conditions for a while...

Sources Of Strength Week

Sources Of Strength Week

Tori Griffey, Staffer

October 8, 2019

Smoky Hill High School is spending an entire week dedicated to the Sources Of Strength. The Sources of Strength each represent a positive way that people share their voices. This week each day is dedicated to a certain strength on the wheel. “ This is the first year Smoky Hill High School is doing...

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...

Bringing the culture back to Smoky!

Bringing the culture back to Smoky!

Marcus Risley, Staffer

September 4, 2019

Our principal Mr. Puga worked really hard to get a chicano studies class into Smoky Hill. “ I saw that only 4 schools had a class like this in the DPS district. I asked Metro State University if they would be interested in doing something like this at Smoky and eventually they agreed," said Puga.  Mr....

School Year Goals and Excitements

School Year Goals and Excitements

Bianca Richerson, Staffer

August 28, 2019

  This year over thousands of students are waking up at 6 in the morning, getting ready, and then walking into school with their excitements and new goals they have for the new school year. Freshman Nicoleta Costache is very excited for this new year and here’s why, “I’m really looking forward t...

Summer Baseball

Summer Baseball

Bianca Richerson, Staff

May 17, 2019

Baseball season has ended and next year baseball players and looking forward to summer baseball. Summer baseball starts next week on Tuesday and the boys are getting ready to play.  Someone who is really looking forward to summer is junior Alan Yarbrough. “ I am really looking forward to having as mu...

The 2018/19 Senior prank

The 2018/19 Senior prank

Brennon Fuller Tori Griffey, Staffer

May 17, 2019

Senior pranks are something many people look forward to when entering high school. Some senior pranks consist of painting on cars, or putting random objects in the school. But this senior prank was a little different.   The seniors this year went camping in the schools senior parking lot over ...

Next School Year Resolutions

Bianca Richerson, Staff

May 17, 2019

Since the school year is coming to and end students are getting ready for summer, but instead of just focusing on summer, some students are already focusing on next school year and what they’re going to do different. Some students have academic goals for next year. Sophomore Yasab Salvatierra ...

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.

School vs. Home

School vs. Home

Teagan Van Etten, staffer

May 17, 2019

Most of the students here at Smoky Hill speak English, though sometimes students return home to greet a foreign language at home.

Required Summer Reading for Advanced Classes

Required Summer Reading for Advanced Classes

Brennon Fuller, Staffer

May 17, 2019

Every Summer when you either start High School, or are continuing to the next year, you have to read. It is required  for all AP/IB and english honors classes. For MYP and Honors classes Every grade has a choice between two different books. For Advanced Placement Literature you have a wide variety of four...

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