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 […]

continue reading

Campus

Mud Club

Mud Club

From Mud to Masterpiece By: Hannah Kobayashi Art, like all of the other clubs and sports at Ponderosa, give students the ability to express themselves and connect with others.  Mud Club is one of the many clubs in which students participate here at Ponderosa.  It allows them to be creative and meet students who have […]

continue reading

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 […]

continue reading

People Features

All About Angela Ottoman

All About Angela Ottoman

The Varsity Poms Coach Interview By: Izzy Schneyer and Hannah Kobayashi Q: When did you start coaching Poms? A: This is my twenty-sixth year coaching Poms overall, and my twentieth year coaching for the Ponderosa Poms Team. Q: What is your dance background and how did you come to your position as a Poms coach? […]

continue reading

Recent Articles

Mud Club

Mud Club

From Mud to Masterpiece By: Hannah Kobayashi Art, like all of the other clubs and sports at Ponderosa, give students the ability to express themselves and connect with others.  Mud Club is one of the many clubs in which students participate here at Ponderosa.  It allows them to be creative and meet students who have […]

read more

Microsoft Lay-offs

Microsoft Lay-offs

Tech Giant Moves Towards Uncertain Future By: Grant Evenson Microsoft recently shocked the news world by laying off around 18,000 employees (14% of its workforce). This is marked as the largest round of lay-offs in the company’s history. It is also the fourth largest in tech history, behind IBM who layed off 60,000 people in […]

read more

Ferguson Riots

Ferguson Riots

Mayhem Brews In Missouri Town By: Grant Evenson On August 10th, 2014, the small town of Ferguson, Missouri, grieved for a fellow citizen who was fatally shot that morning. The officer, Darren Wilson, was responding to a convenience store robbery when he was given a description of the suspects. The policeman then proceeded to find […]

read more

All About Angela Ottoman

All About Angela Ottoman

The Varsity Poms Coach Interview By: Izzy Schneyer and Hannah Kobayashi Q: When did you start coaching Poms? A: This is my twenty-sixth year coaching Poms overall, and my twentieth year coaching for the Ponderosa Poms Team. Q: What is your dance background and how did you come to your position as a Poms coach? […]

read more

Newspaper Biography: Brianna Collins

Newspaper Biography: Brianna Collins

Newspaper Student Biography: Brianna Collins By: Brianna Collins Ello, my name is Brianna Collins, but I go by Breezy, and am currently a junior.  I take three college courses and am a hardcore english nerd.  I play soccer for Ponderosa’s girls varsity team as their goalkeeper. I have played soccer since I was eight, in […]

read more

Student Biography: Kendra Byon

Student Biography: Kendra Byon

Newspaper Student Biography: Kendra Byon By: Kendra Byon My name is Kendra Byon. I am fourteen years old and in the ninth grade. My family moved to Colorado from California almost five years ago. Reading, writing, and learning weird stuff are things I like to do. I take Aerial Circus lessons in Denver. Acting is another hobby of […]

read more

Student Biography: Meghan Cunningham

Student Biography: Meghan Cunningham

Newspaper Student Biography: Meghan Cunningham By: Meghan Cunningham Hi! My name’s Meghan Cunningham, and I’m a new member of the Mustang Express, which is Ponderosa High School’s newspaper class. My birthday is July 31, 2000, and I’m currently fourteen years old. A few things that I decided to include about myself, are that I love the color blue, […]

read more

Student Biography: Courtney Gordon

Student Biography: Courtney Gordon

Newspaper Student Biography: Courtney Gordon By: Courtney Gordon Hey! My name is Courtney Gordon and I’m super pumped for this year at Ponderosa! I am a junior this year, and as much as I wish I could say this is my third year in Newspaper, it is only my second. I have the privilege of being an […]

read more

Student Biography: Jerry Kigerl

Student Biography: Jerry Kigerl

Newspaper Student Biography: Jerry Kigerl By: Jerry Kigerl Hi, I’m Jerry Kigerl and I am a junior this year at Ponderosa. This is going to be my first year taking Newspaper, and I can’t wait to be a part of The Mustang Express. In addition to Newspaper, I am enrolled in many rigorous classes such as AP […]

read more

Student Biography: Emily Kobayashi

Student Biography: Emily Kobayashi

Newspaper Student Biography: Emily Kobayashi By: Emily Kobayashi Hello! My name is Emily Kobayashi. Yes, Kobayashi is Asian and means “little forest” in Japanese. I am the oldest child in my family. I have two younger sisters, Hannah, who is a freshman here at Ponderosa, and my youngest sister, Grace, who is in fourth grade at Northeast Elementary. […]

read more

Student Biography: KJ Newkirk

Student Biography: KJ Newkirk

Newspaper Student Biography: KJ Newkirk By: KJ Newkirk My name is KJ Newkirk and I am a Sophomore this year. In Newspaper, they call me K-to-the-power-of-J because, well, I don’t really know why but I like it, so it’s cool. I am a returner in this class and this year I am an editor. I like […]

read more

Student Biography: Grant Evenson

Student Biography: Grant Evenson

Newspaper Student Biography: Grant Evenson By: Grant Evenson My full name is Grant Lowell Evenson, and I was born on June 14, 1999. In my Fifteen Years on this planet I have lived in Colorado my entire life. I enjoy sports such as Baseball, Fishing, and Cycling. In the world of music I can play four different […]

read more