United In Orange

United In Orange

Broncos v. Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII By: Erika Lane Football is not just a sport here in Colorado. To Broncos fans, it’s a way of life. It’s no secret that in years past, it’s been rough to be a Denver fan, especially in 2010 when the team finished the season with a record of 4-12. […]

Rosetta Spacecraft

Rosetta Spacecraft

A Space Miracle By: Izzy Schneyer January 20th, 2014, marked a day to remember for knowledgeable scientists around the world and avid “space-crazies”. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta Spacecraft arose from its 31-month deep hibernation. Launched in March of 2004, the Rosetta craft surged toward 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a comet four kilometers wide orbiting close to Jupiter. […]

#StopRapeCulture

#StopRapeCulture

By: Brianna Collins There are two types of pains… one that hurts and one that changes.  Some crimes are so entirely horrendous they manage to accomplish both. Does it sound strange if a person is afraid to be alone in public places? After dark? The fear of rape plagues every woman at some point in […]

Why Dogs are BETTER than any other Creature

Why Dogs are BETTER than any other Creature

By: Brianna Collins What makes a dog so special?  Think about it for a minute or two. They slobber, get under your feet and their hair sticks to everything except for themselves. However, when I get home how there is no better feeling than knowing there is someone who doesn’t want to see anyone in […]

Swimming: Pondo vs. Legend

Swimming: Pondo vs. Legend

By: KJ Newkirk As Ponderosa Swim and Dive season is coming to an end, the team went in to their last dual meet with Legend on January 24th. Both teams are made up of very strong swimmers so the stakes were high and it was anyone’s meet. Diving in to the first few events, the […]


Sports

Baseball

Baseball

By: Emily Kobayashi The baseball season started off with a hit.  This team captains are seniors Eric Tokuyama and Brandon Kryzanski.  Brandon has played baseball for 14 years.  His family inspired him to start playing, just for the fun of it.  He plays outfielder with Eric and is also a pitcher.  “My friends keep me motivated […]

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Campus

District Instructional Rounds

District Instructional Rounds

The Importance By: Baley Bowman Douglas County district recently sent over district representatives to numerous high schools, including Ponderosa to make their rounds. The representatives would sit in classes to observe the kind of interaction teachers had with students. They would then take this data and their input back to Douglas County. Many students at Ponderosa […]

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Opinion

Halloween Harlots

Halloween Harlots

Let’s be honest: A legitimate nurse, French maid, or an Eskimo would never wear the costumes seen on Halloween. If an Eskimo did wear a tiny fluffy dress and big furry boots, they would freeze and die of hypothermia. A maid wouldn’t clean a house in six-inch stilettos, and if a nurse showed that much […]

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People Features

Hunter Matney

Hunter Matney

By: Allie Roberts Hunter Matney, a freshman, accepted a spot on the Varsity wrestling team. He wrestles at 106 pounds, and has qualified for state. He has wrestled for eight years, and was home schooled until this year. “I came to Ponderosa because I wanted to wrestle, and all the other schools suck,” says Matney. […]

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Recent Articles

Student Biography: Lars Peterson

Newspaper Student Biography: Lars Peterson By: Lars Peterson My name is Lars Peterson and I am 17 years old. I go to Ponderosa High School and I am a senior. As a child, I always played soccer with my friends and not much has changed in that sense. I was fairly shy, but I got […]

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Student Biography: Kassidy Bullock

Newspaper Student Biography: Kassidy Bullock By: Kassidy bullock Sitting here and looking back, I don’t know where to begin. I guess I will start on day 1. July 12th, 2000, I was born at 12:02am. I was soon a fast talker and was very bossy. My parents, Andy and Kristen, would call me the general […]

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Student Biography: Hunter Matney

Newspaper Student Biography: Hunter Matney By: Hunter Matney My name is Hunter Matney. I am currently a varsity wrestler at Ponderosa and a member of the Athletic Council. I have won five youth state championships and four national titles in wrestling. I am also a guitar player and occasionally perform at concerts with my little brother, […]

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Student Biography: Hannah Kobayashi

Student Biography: Hannah Kobayashi

Newspaper Student Biography: Hannah Kobayashi By: Hannah Kobayashi    Hi!  My name is Hannah Kobayashi, and I am a freshman here at Ponderosa High School. My favorite color is purple, and if I could have any superpower, I would choose to fly!  This is my first year doing Newspaper, and I’m very excited.  I come from […]

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Student Biography: Makayla Kranig

Student Biography: Makayla Kranig

Newspaper Student Biography: Makayla Kranig By: Makayla Kranig Hi! My name is Makayla Kranig and I am a junior at Ponderosa. This is my very first year in joining Newspaper; I am super excited to be able to write about what’s going on here at Pondo. Here are some fun facts about me. I will […]

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Student Biography: Morgan Billingsley

Student Biography: Morgan Billingsley

Newspaper Student Biography: Morgan Billingsley By: Morgan Billingsley My name is Morgan Billingsley. I am 15 years old and a Coloradan born and raised. I am a bookworm, I love riding horses, hunting, and basically anything outdoors. I am a total Harry Potter nerd. Doctor Who is my favorite TV show. I am a big […]

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Student Biography- Gianna Worley

Student Biography- Gianna Worley

Newspaper Student Biography: Gianna Worley By: Gianna Worley Hi my name is Gianna Nicole Worley. I am 18 years old and my birthday is June 19th 1996. I have three sisters Celina, Alex, and Jordan. My parents are Gina and Stan Worley. In my house I have three dogs, two chinchillas, a rabbit, and a […]

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Tragedy in Turkey

Tragedy in Turkey

Mining Explosion Causes Death of Hundreds By: Jake Grimm On May 13, explosions rocked a coalmine in the town of Soma, Turkey. Upwards of three hundred people were killed, and it left the area in a state of bewilderment. An incredible amount of people suddenly found themselves lacking a brother, a son, or a father. […]

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Second Civil Outbreak

Second Civil Outbreak

Gay Segregation Laws By: Sarah Kullman America has seen it all before – the discrimination, the segregation, the hatred of the citizens within. Except now, instead of white Americans displaying intolerance and violence against black Americans, those who follow a religious and conservative path are hammering down upon those who are any form of sexuality […]

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NHL Playoffs 2014

NHL Playoffs 2014

Projected Schedule, Odds and Predictions for 1st Round By: Madi Thornton The end of the NHL regular season has fans excited for the start of the 2014 playoffs, and with just a few games remaining before the start of the postseason (10 games on Sunday), the anticipation is growing with every passing minute. With the league making […]

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Baseball

Baseball

By: Emily Kobayashi The baseball season started off with a hit.  This team captains are seniors Eric Tokuyama and Brandon Kryzanski.  Brandon has played baseball for 14 years.  His family inspired him to start playing, just for the fun of it.  He plays outfielder with Eric and is also a pitcher.  “My friends keep me motivated […]

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Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

By: Emily Kobayashi This year, started with quite a racquet.  There were many players brand new to the sport of tennis who decided to try out this year.  Varsity is undefeated with four wins and zero losses.  So far they have played Heritage, Legend, Castle View, and Chaparral.  The matches against Heritage was won 4-3, meaning […]

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