Troops Gone for the Holidays

Troops Gone for the Holidays

Over-the-Seas Holidays By: Lauren Lindell Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are some of the biggest holidays of the year. Despite all of the festivities occurring in the United States, many military men and women are stationed overseas during the holidays, fighting for those that are home celebrating. Several students at Ponderosa, Jake and Josh […]

Jefferson County History Protests

Jefferson County History Protests

Censorship of Material Causes Uproar By: Grant Evenson In recent days, hundreds of students have stepped out of their morning classes to line the streets of Golden in protest. A recent proposal to change the curriculum for their AP United States History class sparked this controversy. The changes, included in a recent school board proposal […]

An Innocent Man- Dead

An Innocent Man- Dead

What Went Down in Beavercreek, Ohio By: Morgan Billingsley John Crawford, a twenty-two year-old African American man, didn’t know that when he walked into the Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart, on August 5, it would be his last time to ever do so. He picked up a MK-177 (.177 caliber) pellet/BB gun with intent to purchase, and […]

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. […]


Sports

A Swing into the Season

A Swing into the Season

Girls Golf By: Hannah Kobayashi Ponderosa girls’ golf is getting ready for their season. They are practicing hard and working on technique in order to better their game. The girls are also conditioning, so they can go into season in the best of shape. Makayla Kranig is playing as an upperclassman this year on the […]

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Campus

After Prom Article

Raffles and Blackjack By: Nathan Smith   After prom started at 11:30 PM on Saturday, April 18th, and ended at 4:00 AM on Sunday, April 19th, at the Parker Fieldhouse. The event was well worth the twenty five dollar admission fee, with activities such as tricycle racing, blackjack, roulette, archery, bouncy houses, and more to […]

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Opinion

Death With Dignity

Physician-Assisted Suicide By: Maddy Gomez Ever since the 1990’s, physician-assisted suicide has been a highly controversial topic, but there hasn’t been anything on it recently. Not until Brittany Maynard, that is. Maynard was a terminally-ill cancer patient who made the decision to end her own life with the assistance of a medical professional. In the […]

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People Features

Setting her Way to a Scholarship

Setting her Way to a Scholarship

Rebecca Page Scholarship By: Hannah Kobayashi Only a small percentage of high school students are lucky enough to continue their athletic career at the NCAA college level on an athletic scholarship. One of those students, Rebecca Page, is excited to continue her volleyball career at Chowan University in South Carolina. Page has been working hard […]

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Recent Articles

Trip to Europe

Trip to Europe

Ponderosa Around the World By: Emily Kobayashi This summer, German and world history teacher, Mr. Gigler, is taking Ponderosa students to the university city of Münster in northwestern Germany, followed by a stay with a partner school in Bavaria, just outside of Munich.  They will then head to the Austrian Alps where they will be […]

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A Swing into the Season

A Swing into the Season

Girls Golf By: Hannah Kobayashi Ponderosa girls’ golf is getting ready for their season. They are practicing hard and working on technique in order to better their game. The girls are also conditioning, so they can go into season in the best of shape. Makayla Kranig is playing as an upperclassman this year on the […]

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The Real Wonder Woman

Little Girl Battles Cancer By:  Hannah Kobayashi      In San Antonio, Texas, on January 30th, three-year-old Sophia Sandoval’s mom, Rossio Sandoval, took a picture of Sophia in a Wonder Woman costume holding a sign that read, “My last day of chemo, it was tough, but I was tougher.” Her mom posted the picture on […]

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Fed Irrelevancies

The Downfall of Modern Journalism By: Nathan Smith Modern journalism has a serious problem; no new news is actually relevant. Headlines are dominated by distractions, from celebrities and cats, to Kim Jong Un’s new hairstyle, the American people are slowly being fed lies and irrelevancies. It’s not very subtle either. It’s a well known fact […]

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Vaccination Editorial

A Moral and Ethical Dilemma By: Nathan Smith Vaccinations are widely regarded as a good thing, as they have cured the human race of some of its deadliest diseases. Vaccines have saved the populace from Polio, the worst of Influenza, and have all but removed Smallpox from the face of the Earth. And yet, despite […]

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Aceing Autism

Helping One child at a Time By: Lauren Lindell Aceing Autism is a program that is designed to help children from the ages of 5 to 10, with Autism, to learn the skills of tennis that will be able to help them further on in their life. Currently, the program is being held at Parker’s […]

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Paying Forward

Paying Forward

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza By: Emily Kobayashi Mason Wartman spent three years in a Wall Street job before he left and opened Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A piece of pizza is $1 and customers at Rosa’s can choose to buy a slice for a homeless person for just another buck.  They are then able […]

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Boys Lacrosse

Going for the Win By: Hannah Kobayashi Last year, the Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Team won first at State, and this year, they are hoping to defend their title. Senior and captain of the varsity team, Derik Mango, has played lacrosse for all four of his years at Ponderosa, and he is hoping to end the […]

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Senior Reflection

The Art of Procrastination By: Nathan Smith My four years at Ponderosa can be summed up with one word; procrastination. Be it procrastinating on that English essay I have yet to do, forgetting about math homework, or debating the merits of going to sleep versus finishing the science project, procrastination has been the defining factor […]

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After Prom Article

Raffles and Blackjack By: Nathan Smith   After prom started at 11:30 PM on Saturday, April 18th, and ended at 4:00 AM on Sunday, April 19th, at the Parker Fieldhouse. The event was well worth the twenty five dollar admission fee, with activities such as tricycle racing, blackjack, roulette, archery, bouncy houses, and more to […]

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Mother’s Day Race in Boulder

Mother’s Day Race in Boulder

Run for the Mum By: Emily Kobayashi      Each year, mothers come together to celebrate their day by running in a race.  Instead of getting breakfast in bed, men are cheering them on, and their kids are running right beside them.  Each year in Boulder, Colorado on Mother’s Day, the Title 9 Mother’s Day […]

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Lexi Davis Lacrosse

Lexi Davis Lacrosse By: Emily Kobayashi      Ponderosa junior Lexi Davis was offered a scholarship to play Division I Lacrosse at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.  She has been playing lacrosse since second grade and has enjoyed competitively playing the game ever since.  Davis plays attack wing, which is a position that covers a […]

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