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

Tearing Up the Slopes

Tearing Up the Slopes

Skiing vs. Snowboarding By: Hannah Kobayashi Every winter, thousands of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes. They all have the same love for the mountains, but there has been a mutual hatred between them for as long as one can remember. Payton Lukes, a freshman here at Ponderosa, skis and can’t stand the snowboarders on […]

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Campus

Homework vs. Family

Homework vs. Family

Homework Over the Breaks By: Hannah Kobayashi Homework is given out over every break, and students have to continue their school life, even when they have supposedly been given time to enjoy and relax. Education is very important, and students need to make sure they stay caught up, but is the excessive amount of homework […]

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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

Coming Back With a Splash

Coming Back With a Splash

KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi Coming Back With A Splash KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi   KJ Newkirk, a sophomore here at Ponderosa, has been swimming for over twelve years, “basically my entire life, I’ve been accustomed to being in the water; and swimming has always been a part of me; […]

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Recent Articles

Tearing Up the Slopes

Tearing Up the Slopes

Skiing vs. Snowboarding By: Hannah Kobayashi Every winter, thousands of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes. They all have the same love for the mountains, but there has been a mutual hatred between them for as long as one can remember. Payton Lukes, a freshman here at Ponderosa, skis and can’t stand the snowboarders on […]

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A New Shot This Season

A New Shot This Season

Boys’ Basketball By: Hannah Kobayashi The start of a new boys’ basketball season is on its way. The boys have been training since the start of the school year, and they are ready to bring their skills to the court. Senior and captain of the varsity team, Charlie Kruljack, says, “We have been having a […]

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Judy and Dennis Shepard

Working for Equality in Their Son’s Memory By: Sarah Weller On October 6th nearly, sixteen years ago, a twenty-one year old college student named Matthew Shepard was the victim of a brutal hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard, out as being gay, was approached by two men in their early twenties who lured Shepard to […]

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Pay More to Be Healthy

Pay More to Be Healthy

Food Pricing By: Emily Kobayashi Food is necessary in order to live.  Everyone should have a healthy diet and eat foods that will help keep their bodies in good condition.  People should expect the food that is better for them to be less expensive than unhealthy foods.  Canned fruits and vegetables are less expensive than […]

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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 […]

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Modernizing Religions

Modernizing Religions

Advances Throughout the World By: Lauren Lindell For centuries, the world has been plagued with a traditionalist viewpoint on the topic of religion, but as of recently, a few religious leaders have come out supporting ideas that do not coincide with their religion’s foundational stances on popular issues. Pope Francis, of the Roman Catholic Church, […]

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Lighting Up the Holiday Spirit

Parker Tree Lighting By: Maddy Gomez While thousands of people were out shopping for Black Friday deals, many Parker residents were attending the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.  It was a beautiful evening for this event, with temperatures warmer than usual.  The event was very well attended with an estimated 1500 people according to the […]

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Ebola Quarantine Within the East Coast

Ebola Quarantine Within the East Coast

The Elephant in the Room is Upon the US By: Grant Evenson In recent months, multiple nurses along the east coast have been quarantined for displaying the symptoms of the Ebola virus (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever). Part of these quarantines requires nurses and doctors returning from work in West Africa to stay in isolation for twenty-one […]

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Voter Fraud in Colorado

Voter Fraud in Colorado

Newer Laws Show Concern in Elections By: Grant Evenson Colorado, Oregon, and Washington in recent years have been testing new mail-in ballots. In Colorado, flaws within the state’s procedure have caused problems with voter fraud. Currently standing is a law permitting the practice of “ballot harvesting.” This process allows members of the community to collect […]

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The Horrific Truth

Couple Found Dead in Castle Rock By: Maddy Gomez Just before 7:30 AM on Sunday, October 26, 2014, high school sweethearts Kacey Heberlein and Chris Bankert were found dead in their home on the 4000 block of Old Windmill Way in The Meadows neighborhood of Castle Rock. Police were called out to do a welfare […]

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Champ Bailey

A Tribute to a Legendary Player By: Sarah Weller On November 17, 2014, football said goodbye to a truly legendary player. Former Denver Bronco Champ Bailey officially retired from the NFL, signing a one-day contract with Denver so he could retire as a Bronco and was honored at halftime during the game against Dolphins. Bailey […]

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Coming Back With a Splash

Coming Back With a Splash

KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi Coming Back With A Splash KJ Newkirk Student Profile By: Emily Kobayashi   KJ Newkirk, a sophomore here at Ponderosa, has been swimming for over twelve years, “basically my entire life, I’ve been accustomed to being in the water; and swimming has always been a part of me; […]

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