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It: A Creative Revival of a Horror Classic

It: A Creative Revival of a Horror Classic

By Scott Buck The modern retelling of It is very unique within the contemporary horror drama. The scares and atmosphere are excellent, but the film seems to have an issue with its identity. It was released with a budget of 35 million dollars on September 8th. The film was directed by Andy Muschietti, staring multiple child actors, most notably Finn Wolfhard, one of the stars […]

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Rainstorm Floods High School

By: John​ ​Ferree For​ ​the​ ​second​ ​time​ ​in​ ​four​ ​years,​ ​the​ ​Estes​ ​Park​ ​High​ ​School​ ​flooded​ ​due​ ​to​ ​heavy​ ​rain. ​On​ ​Sunday,​ ​August​ ​30th,​ Estes Park experienced heavy rain, with two inches falling every half-hour. The​ ​rain​ ​flowed​ ​down from​ ​the​ ​elementary​ ​and​ ​middle​ ​school​ ​and​ ​pooled​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​the​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​“18​ ​inches​ ​of​ ​water was​ ​at​ ​the​ ​high​ ​school​ ​front​ ​door”​ ​said​ […]

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Flipped Classrooms: Good or Bad?

By Sabrina Rittner and Alex Leija Many students at Estes Park High School have either heard of, or experienced a flipped math classroom before. But what is a flipped classroom, and do they really work? A flipped classroom is a teaching style where students watch lectures and take notes at home. Then, they come into class and do what would usually be the homework with […]

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Estes Thrives 2017

Phoebe Dillon             Estes Thrives Days are a step out of the normal path of day to day school; students work outside: with close-toed-shoes, gloves, plenty of sunscreen and friends.             Starting off with attendance and a school wide debrief at 8 am, students, teachers and community members learned the reasoning behind the day’s events, and have a general idea of what to do during […]

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Eye of the Storm

​By: Bethan​ ​Denney           ​As​ ​I​ ​entered​ ​my​ ​current​ ​events​ ​class​ ​on​ ​a​ ​typical​ ​Monday,​ ​mumbles​ ​of Hurricane​ ​Harvey​ ​and the devastation​ ​in​ ​Texas​ ​recounted​ ​what​ ​I’d​ ​glanced​ ​at​ ​on​ ​the​ ​news​ ​the​ ​night before:​ ​huge​ ​loss and​ ​huge​ ​pain.​ When I heard these things I could feel my heart ache a little bit (okay, a lot). ​ ​My​ ​classmates​ ​and​ ​teacher​ ​voiced​ ​their​ […]

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