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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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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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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tales of Harvey III

Tales of Harvey III

Once Upon a Bench By Kirsten Painter It seems to be that Harvey only appears to those who least expect it. In fact, the people that see him aren’t expecting anything out of the ordinary until they initially see him. This is primarily true for Travis Gerhards (11). “One day during ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, […]

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Tales of the Rabbit

Part Two: Becky Holcomb By Kirsten Painter When it comes to Harvey stories, it seems to be that no one has more tales than Becky Holcomb. For her, Harvey became a reality during her freshman year. Becky had gone up to the costume loft, where it was incredibly dark, and she knew there was no […]

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Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street By Kirsten Painter The night of November 1st, an eerie presence swept over Ponderosa. It was opening night of “Sweeney Todd.” Many must know this production from Tim Burton’s movie starring Johnny Depp, but after the seven showings that Ponderosa’s very own theatre company put on, the first thought […]

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Thor: The Dark World

Movie Review By: Sarah Kullman After the first Thor franchise and the first “Avengers” movie, I thought it couldn’t get any better. When the commercials for the sequel to Thor were aired, I was proven wrong. However, I was conflicted before the movie began, for I am known to dislike sequels. Yet, Chris Hemsworth is physically […]

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