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R.I.P Mamba

Hailee Ruelas, Staffer

January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant was reported dead as of this morning 1-26-20, and has devastated the sports world and many Smoky Hill students. Student-athletes will be mourning Bryant's death, along with his daughter Gianna (13). Kobe and Gianna were on the helicopter, along with 8 other passengers, on their way to a basketball tournament at the Ma...

Winter Wish Week 2020

Winter Wish Week 2020

Tori Griffey, Staffer

January 12, 2020

The annual winter wish week is approaching fast. This year's winter wish week will take place on January 27-February 1. Wish week is a whole week where the school focuses on donating money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year the kid we are raising money to support is named Taurean. Tauren is a 1...

Boys Basketball Starts League Play Today

Hailee Ruelas

January 8, 2020

Players Terrell Smith (10), Dylan Sanders (10), Jordan Whitaker (11), and Quamar (Big Q) Neal (11) talk about their excitement and preparation for their game against Grandview.

Unified Basketball Starts Today

January 8, 2020

Students Kamari Lewis-Stallworth (11), Chase Lyons (12), and Lydell Hudson (12) have been working with the Unified basketball team this year. They have been practicing 2-3 times a week for about an hour to prepare for their first game against Grandview.

Alicia Dante- Student Director

Alicia Dante- Student Director

Tori Griffey, Staffer

November 24, 2019

Standing in the spotlight is a dream for a lot of kids, but for Alicia Dante making those kids dreams come true was just what she wanted to do. Dante, a senior here at Smoky, is directing her own play for the underclassman.    “I've wanted to direct a show for a while, I always thought it...

New CCSD Graduation Requirements

New CCSD Graduation Requirements

Tayler Sewick, Staffer

November 19, 2019

Life beyond high school is different from what it used to be. Over 74% of jobs in Colorado now and in the future require training or education after high school.  Students who graduate and work in Colorado will need real world skills to secure a job. in addition to the WPS Graduation Requirements...

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....

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