Archive for Category: "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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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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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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Winter Is on Its Way

Winter Is on Its Way

Snowboarding Season is on the Rise By: Makayla Kranig Juniors Travis Hoffarth and Aidan Rickard are both avid snowboarders and are writers for the “Angry Snowboarder,” a website that is different from many other snowboarding sites. It offers product reviews as well as a distinct take on snowboarding. When asked about their experience with writing […]

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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? […]

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Hunter Matney

Hunter Matney

By: Allie Roberts Hunter Matney, a freshman, accepted a spot on the Varsity wrestling team. He wrestles at 106 pounds, and has qualified for state. He has wrestled for eight years, and was home schooled until this year. “I came to Ponderosa because I wanted to wrestle, and all the other schools suck,” says Matney. […]

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The Legend

The Legend

By:  Allie Roberts Blake Bruner, a senior at Ponderosa, is quite the legend at school. He was born in Colorado and has lived here his entire life. Not only that, he has lived in the same house his whole life. He has played lacrosse for as long as he can remember, and also participated in […]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Emily Kobayashi In the remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., this January 20th is the celebration of his birthday. On this day, schools and businesses are often closed to respect the life of this amazing man. It took 15 year for this day to become a federal holiday.  On every third Monday in the month […]

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