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. […]

#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 […]


Sports

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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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

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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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 […]

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New Growth of Super Bacteria in Space

New Growth of Super Bacteria in Space

New Germ Could Save Lives By: Grant Evenson A new study of super bacteria on the International Space Station could prove helpful to both astronauts working in space, as well as people back on Earth. The zero-gravity environment provides a better growth conditions for bacteria to spawn. Diseases can be brought into space by microbes within […]

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Shootings for Sandy Hook

Shootings for Sandy Hook

74 Shootings Since December 2012 By: Morgan Billingsley On December 14, 2012, tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza entered the school and killed twenty young children before taking his own life. Most people have heard of this incident. What most people don’t know is that there have been 74 school shootings […]

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A Missing Man

A Missing Man

The Search for Paul Kitterman By: Morgan Billingsley Denver Broncos fan Paul Kitterman, 53, was attending the Denver vs. San Diego NFL game with his son, Jarod Tonneson, and two family friends when he vanished. Kitterman and his son got up during halftime to meet up with friends and go to the restroom. Kitterman reportedly […]

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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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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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Books and Movies in 21st Century

Books and Movies in 21st Century

Books and Movies Evolving By: Jadeann Dahlem There are many books that have been published, and then turned into amazing movies. For instance, The Hunger Games trilogy had started off of the first book written by Suzanne Collins, which had later turned into a movie, surprisingly matching well with the novel. It seems as though […]

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A New Face to Ponderosa

A New Face to Ponderosa

Mrs. Veksler By: Hannah Kobayashi There are many new teachers to Ponderosa this year, including Jennifer Veksler.  Mrs. Veksler is an English teacher for English I, English I Honors, and English IV.  She’s very passionate and enjoys teaching at Ponderosa, which is significant in size compared to the last school at which she taught.  This […]

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Unified Sports

Unified Sports

A Connected Sport By: Hannah Kobayashi Unified Sports not only give the students with special needs a chance to play in high school, but it also unites all the students of Ponderosa High School.  Unified Sports came about similarly to Special Olympics, and it has been a part of the district for quite a long […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wearing Pink By: Hannah Kobayashi While breast cancer may not seem to be a growing concern, the truth is that one in eight people are diagnosed with it. It affects the lives of many and their families. Annabelle Peterson, a sophomore at Ponderosa High School, has had to personally understand the extent of this disease. […]

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The Kilauea

Disaster or Deliverance? By: Sarah Weller The Kilauea Volcano Disaster or Deliverance? By Sarah Weller The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii has been producing lava and molten rock since June, but as of late October, the lava began to crawl towards homes in the town of Pahoa at an alarming rate of five to ten yards […]

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