The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

Kaylee Long, Editor

Kaylee is a senior at Smoky and has been on staff since her sophomore year. Newspaper has been a big part of her life and cannot imagine life without her newspaper family. She originally joined because her sister asked her to, but now she keeps coming back to hang out with her newspaper family and teach the community about what is going on.

Kaylee’s favorite part about newspaper is the people she gets to meet in the class and while on interviews. She believes that Smoky has a diverse community that is full of stories and people that add richness and color to her life. Newspaper is what gives her access to this community.

Kaylee has learned many new and different lessons in newspaper and has even memorized the First Amendment. Because of newspaper, she feels as though she has a better understanding of her rights and now knows how to write at a higher level. In fact, newspaper has caused her to love English so much, she plans on pursuing a major in English starting next year.

On top of newspaper, Kaylee also participates in the marching band and colorguard, NHS,

Student Advisory Board, and has a job at a pizza place. Kaylee loves to spin her colorguard flag, read books, take pictures, and spend time with her 3 sisters. She wants to continue colorguard through college and become a high school English teacher. Once she is done with high school, Kaylee plans on going to a four year college.

All content by Kaylee Long
Students arriving from campus are greeted by friends and family as they arrive at the fairgrounds on Oct. 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Ore. As many as 10 people were killed and more injured when a shooter opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard/Zuma Press/TNS)

Guns and Shootings

October 2, 2015
Girl Up

Girl Up

March 25, 2015
There are many things that students can do with snow

Snow Day Activities

February 18, 2015
The 1st Amendment guarantees student rights.

Freedom of Speech

January 7, 2015
Smoky students protest

Smoky Hill Protest

December 5, 2014
There are many dangers that students need to avoid when exploring the Colorado wilderness.

Safety in the Backcountry

September 11, 2014
Pre-Summer Sleep

Pre-Summer Sleep

May 12, 2014

Smoky Hill 2014 Prom

April 25, 2014
Please attribute Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier as creator of this work.

Lazy Genetics

April 18, 2014
TCAP Prepardness

TCAP Prepardness

March 7, 2014
To Wear or Not to Wear

To Wear or Not to Wear

February 28, 2014
Texting and Birth Control

Texting and Birth Control

February 21, 2014
The Rumors are False

The Rumors are False

February 13, 2014
The exhaustingly long list of perfect colleges.

Not My College

January 31, 2014

Oh No! Its the Flu!

January 10, 2014
American Heroes

American Heroes

January 10, 2014

Miracle in a Minute

December 20, 2013
Ambassadors of SHHS

Ambassadors of SHHS

December 6, 2013
The ACT: How to Prepare

The ACT: How to Prepare

November 12, 2013
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