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Chinese Coronavirus

Map as of January 27

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

January 28, 2020

An EAS alert goes across the screen, signaling that a virus is sweeping across the United States. Killing hundreds of thousands. Fortunately, this scene hasn’t played out in recent U.S. history. That could all change with a new virus coming out of Hubei Province, in China.  Throughout the worl...

Iranian Missile Attack

Iranian Missile Attack

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

January 9, 2020

“Incoming! Incoming! Incoming!”, alarms in the Ayn al-Asad airbase in Al Anbar Governorate, Western Iraq, as well as another airbase in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan sound off as Iranian ballistic missiles fall out of the sky. As soon as the missiles get near the airbases, the night sky is filled with US...

Smoky Hill was Vandalized

Smoky Hill was Vandalized

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

November 25, 2019

Smoky was graffitied yesterday with obscenities and other remarks. Someone, or a group of people, spray painted an anarchist sign and an obscenity on our school's mascot, the buffalo. The graffiti was removed yesterday into today.  Windows on the activities entrance were graffitied, along with t...

Come Back for Smoky Hill’s Football Team

Come Back for Smoky Hill's Football Team

Krystal Grider, Staffer

November 15, 2019

The playoffs are here and Smoky Hill football team is trying to prepare and make sure they have the win in the bag. I interviewed a few players to see what their strategies are. I interviewed Vincent King and asked him what are you going to do to prepare for the playoffs? King said “for me it's more a...

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...

Smoky Hills New Turf Field

Smoky Hills New Turf Field

Marcus Risley, Staffer

October 8, 2019

We at Smoky Hill are getting a turf field at our school. The construction workers have been working on our fields for about a month and a half. The deadline for the turf field is November 1st according to Mr. Thompson.  “It is something that we have pushed for a very long time that the distric...

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...

Smoky Hill Students Can’t be in the Hallways

Smoky Hill Students Can't be in the Hallways

Krystal Grider, Staffer

October 4, 2019

    Around Smoky Hill High School i've been hearing kids talking about ,“ugh this is dumb why we cant be in the hallways on our off period,” So I wanted to go more deep into it and start asking the professionals. I interviewed Trevor Vanluiet the head security guard of Smoky Hill High School...

Peter Pan’s Former Life

Peter Pan's Former Life

Dawson Patterson, Staffer

August 28, 2019

Not many people know that Peter Pan had another life before he became the adventurous, never-aging kid we all know him as. This Fall, SHHS will be performing Peter and the Starcatcher, a story about Peter Pan’s former life. Mr. Brown, the performing arts director said, “It is important for stud...

Faith in The Father

Faith in The Father

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

May 15, 2019

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Smoky Hill Coasters

Smoky Hill Coasters

Andrew Guerin, Staffer

April 21, 2019

Smoky Hill has teamed up with Etsy to create custom handcrafted Smoky Hill coasters with custom designs, yet the students are reluctant to buy them.

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