The Struggles of Homework: Quality versus Quantity

Homework. The main component to school and its work. Drag your books home, finish a ton of work, drag it back, and get a grade for it. It’s never that easy, though. Forget one assignment or don’t turn it in on time, and suddenly, the grade drops like a stone. So what do teachers want, the work to be bad but on-time, or the work […]

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Taking on the Challenge: Estes Park High School puts on West Side Story

West Side Story is a two-act, fifteen-scene musical with eleven vocal musical numbers and thirteen dance sequences. This poses an enormous challenge for any troupe in terms of set design, choreography, costuming, and simply scraping up the talent necessary to fill all the roles. The show would seem to be on a pedestal beyond the reach of a high school with less than four hundred […]

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A Trip to Ecuador: Lauren Igel’s Trip of a Lifetime

Across mountains and oceans, to the far reaching corners of the earth, there are amazing but seemingly unreachable locations. Many have dreamed of traveling to exotic places but few have the oportunity to go. Lauren Igel, senior, got the rare chance to travel the world. She got to experience the culture of Quito, Ecuador. Her trip was filled with an abundance of new experiences that […]

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iPhone 6: The New Kid on the Phablet Block

Apple has ventured into the phablet era with its newly launched iPhone 6 Plus, which is set to contented with Samsung’s Flagship the Galaxy Note series, the undisputed phablet king until now. A phablet is a phone that is almost the size of a tablet. With Samsung also releasing its successor to the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, which goes on sale […]

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Boy Scout Recruitment Drops

The Boy Scouts of America is a well known organization that helps communities and teaches young men important skills for the future. However, recent recruitment rates have some people concerned for the Boy Scout troops in Estes, particularly the small Troop 8. “This year we had one scout finish Cub Scouts,” said Troop 8 Scoutmaster Brian Burke.  “This scout did not continue on to Boy […]

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