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Players Feel Practice After Season Should Be Optional

Loralee Bandy, Staffer

April 30, 2014

Some sports at Smoky Hill continue to have practices after the game season ends. Players feel that continued practice is a good thing, but would be better if it was optional. Girls’ Lacrosse is one of the teams that don’t have practice after their last game. “There should be practices after the...

Smoky Hill 2014 Prom

Kaylee Long, Editor

April 25, 2014

  Attention all upperclassmen! The Smoky Hill Prom is tomorrow at Mile High Station from 8:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. The event After Prom, which is included in the ticket, is at Smoky from 12 A.M. to 3 A.M. The theme for Prom is the Great Gatsby. There will be free sodas and photo booth pictures....

Chicken Soup for the Senioritis-Soul

Photo Illustration by Ashley Rice

Ashley Rice, Staffer

April 25, 2014

With the end of another successful school year comes the mad potato sack-dash to finish strong. With the signing of senior contracts earlier this month, students focus on the end of their high school careers. But, it seems much of the senior class has developed a rare case of senior sniffles. While many...

Teenagers Struggle to Balance Working and Schooling

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Loralee Bandy, Staffer

April 23, 2014

With school nearing to an end, students who don’t already have a job over the school year are looking into possible part-time jobs for the Summer. There are numerous stores near many students homes that are now beginning to hire. Aleah Harris, a sophomore at Smoky, got her first job this year at...

Two Methods to Survive the Rest of School

Two Methods to Survive the Rest of School

Loralee Bandy, Honorary Staffer

March 26, 2014

Spring Break is a few days away, and Summer is just around the bend, but the school year isn’t over yet. There’s an entire quarter left in the year, and many students are struggling to maintain good grades as they look ahead to June 2nd. Two methods to help survive until the end of school are...

Theatre presents “Almost, Maine”

Stephanie Braun, Staffer

March 4, 2014

  Smoky's theatre is presenting Almost, Maine February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 7:15. It will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Last year it was the most produced play in the nation (at the high school level). "It's 10 little short love scenes, each about 10 minutes long about the diff...

New Way To Drive

New Way To Drive

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer

March 3, 2014

Car companies are looking at making changes to the technology in cars and how you use them while driving. Vehicles are using this technology to improve the ways of the road. These cars will be able to park themselves, alert a driver, and even communicate with other cars around them as a person is driving...

Band Hits The Ice

Band Hits The Ice

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer

February 17, 2014

  A skating event will be held at Southlands in Aurora Colorado at 6155 South Main Street from 5 to 9 on Feb.13th. Band is hosting the event as a fun activity for students to skate around and hang out with or friends or bring dates. This will be located at the pond in Southlands. “It [the...

New Way to Ask an Old Question

New Way to Ask an Old Question

Rachel Ellis, Editor

January 29, 2014

With the Winter Formal Dance just around the corner, students are having to find creative ways of asking each other to the dance. Sophomore Rachel Whipple has covered her boyfriend Kevin Del Mazo Apablaza's car with sticky notes in an attempt to make asking the question unique. "I thought it would be a different way to go about it," Rachel Whipple said. ...

Holiday Life of Mahi Maliha Zavin

Lucia Chung, Staffer

January 5, 2014

  Not everyone celebrates Christmas, including sophmore Mahi Maliha Zavin. During Winter Break, Zavin stays at home to she spends time  with her family. “It’s just like a normal break for me,” said Zavin. Although Zavin doesn’t celebrate Christmas, she does sing carols, wear Santa hats, an...

For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music

Estefano Cedeno Gonzalez, Staffer

December 18, 2013

The Chamber, String, and Symphony Orchestras joined together Tuesday night to perform “A Winter Orchestra Concert.” With over 100 members of the orchestra, and a month of preparation, orchestra spent one and a half hours playing holiday favorites along with some more advanced compositions. “The Emerald Falc...

Oh No! Snow!

Stephanie Braun, Staffer

December 5, 2013

On Wednesday morning Smoky Hill student woke up to  about six inches of snow, the temperature  drops to about -12 degrees. The snow made it difficult for students to get to school. Stephanie Alfaro said,”I was late, but they gave out winter warning passes instead of tardy passes which was really helpfu...

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