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

Energy Drink Evaluation

Energy Drink Evaluation

Each day, at some point or another, many of us begin to feel tired and need a jolt of some description to keep us going.  It can be all too easy to reach for a delicious energy drink and keep on moving, but how often do we actually consider the contents of our sugary, vitamin […]

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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

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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Girls Varsity Soccer

Girls Varsity Soccer

By: Emily Kobayashi This soccer season started off with a kick!  The varsity has four new captains: seniors Abigail Eustace, Peyton Silbaugh, Erin Seeber, and Kira Trombly.  Peyton is looking forward to just being with her team and hopefully making playoffs.  She has played for 13 years, and her brother inspired her to start playing.  She […]

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Mystery in the Atlantic

Mystery in the Atlantic

Missing Plane By: Lauren Lindell On the eve of March 8th, the Malaysian Airline’s Boeing 777-200ER disappeared from the radar with 239 passengers aboard, three of them being American. The plane left from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at approximately 12:20 a.m. heading to Beijing, China. The last signal from the ACARS system, a maintenance […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Denver

Saint Patrick’s Day in Denver

Painting the Town Green By Erika Lane Saint Patrick’s Day is designed to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland who was the first to bring Christianity to Ireland. This holiday brings all people of Irish descent together to take pride in their heritage and marvel at the beauty of the Emerald Isle. The Denver Saint […]

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Non-Stop

Non-Stop

Movie Review By: Courtney Gordon In an interesting correspondence with recent Malaysian events, Non-Stop is a 2014 film starring Liam Neeson about a transatlantic flight that gets hijacked mid-flight. Neeson plays United States Air Marshall Bill Marks as Julianne Moore stars alongside of him. Downton Abbey fans may recognize Michelle Dockery as Nancy the flight attendant […]

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Super Bowl Commercials and the YouTube Ad Blitz Award

Super Bowl Commercials and the YouTube Ad Blitz Award

Battle of the Advertisements By: Lauren Lindell The ultimate battle between commercials and advertisements takes place on the night of the Super Bowl. This year, there was a variety of commercials that ranged from puppies and horses to a time machine that runs on Doritos. Though the Super Bowl is the main event for the […]

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Volunteer Falsities

Volunteer Falsities

By:Madison Smith Some in society no longer genuinely care about helping those in need. Students are too absorbed in the concept of being accepted into college and graduating from high school that they are missing the true meaning behind volunteering. More and more people are drifting away from what really matters. Negative comments concerning volunteering […]

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Trip to London, Paris, and Barcelona

Trip to London, Paris, and Barcelona

By: Emily Kobayashi This year, from June 4th -16th, 2014, the World Language department is taking a trip to London, Paris, and Barcelona. Señora Stanton is the chaperone and has taken approximately 200 students on 10 trips through Explorica including this one. Her first trip was in 1994 to Mexico. On the trip this year, the […]

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