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January 10, 2017

I don’t know what you did over break, but I met Hobbits, threw knives, set off fireworks, witnessed the destruction of an entire planet, and...did math.

I don’t know what you did over break, but I met Hobbits, threw knives, witnessed the destruction of an entire planet, and...did math

July 16, 2016

At the start box Pete reared up off of his front legs.

      On the weekend of June 24-26 I competed in the Abbe Ranch Horse Trials on my horse Pete. Pete is a Bay Roan Appendix.

April 17, 2016

It was one of those summers where life could not have been better or more carefree. Days were filled with rain and sunshine and mud; we became children of the Earth, farmers of the Burren. From clucking chickens and freshly laid eggs to the distant baaing of sheep. For once there was complete silence or at least the silence of a farmyard. . . the mooing of cows, laughter of rain, and busy presence of honey and bumblebees.

It was one of those summers where life could not have been better or more carefree. Days were filled with rain and sunshine and mud; we became children of the Earth, farmers of the Burren.

April 17, 2016

Thank you for solitude:
the early-morning prayer of the countryside.

Thank you for patience:
understanding that imperfection takes time.

Thank you for stillness:

January 24, 2016

This true story about an American hero will leave you wanting more!

The United States in the 1860’s was a crazy world of rebellions, gangs, robberies, and murderers. Who was there to silence the foes and restore order to the U.S.A….

June 6, 2015

       The glass-sided elevator moved downwards as I tried to stuff some peanut butter toast, a last-second breakfast, into my mouth.

November 17, 2014

 
Hanukkah is a special time for many Jewish people around the world. It won't be as exciting as last year's Thanksgivikah, but every year must count! Spinning the dreidel, and eating potato latkes might seem like nothing to some people, but to the Jews, it means bringing the family together for a wonderful eight days of remembering the miracle of the oil burning for 8 days.
 

 

May 5, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go and live somewhere else for a while?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go and live somewhere else for a while? Well, this semester, I get to! I am living in Hawaii with my Mom, who is here for work.

March 17, 2013

The Colorado State Spelling Bee is one beelzebub (devil) of a competition!

The Colorado State Spelling Bee is a competition like no other. This was my second year competing so I knew what to expect: a difficult written test determining who moved on to the oral rounds.

October 4, 2012

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie!

For two 16oz cups

August 28, 2012

I was lucky to be the only reporter at the grand opening of eTown Hall.

 

August 7, 2012

Ramadan is here! Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar.

During Ramadan every Muslim is required to fast. Meaning not being able to eat or drink from dawn to dusk.

July 13, 2012

Opera is a professional job...but kids can do it too!

Performing with Central City Opera in La Boheme this summer has been an exceptional opportunity to learn and see a wonderful opera while being part of it!

May 10, 2012
May 3, 2012

“It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There's always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.”
~ Adam Lambert
 

More and more, teens that are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are bullied because of their sexuality. Is it really fair for them? For us? No, its not. But it gets better.

January 8, 2012

Who knew lip-gloss could be such a dangerous accessory? 

     On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, my sister came out of the brick building with the sign, “Walnut Hills Elementary -- Welcome Back Students!” on the front.

November 27, 2011

Melissa Kaiser writes, Many people have heard the story of Christmas...

Many people have heard the story of Christmas, but not everyone knows why we have a Christmas tree, wreaths, or many other Christmas items.

November 17, 2011

Cambria Pilger writes, "What about that tall one? It looks like fun.

Cambria Pilger writes, "What about that tall one? It looks like fun.

October 13, 2011

Kristen Courtney writes, Imagine living in a world were there there was no sound, only light.

Imagine living in a world were there there was no sound, only light. Where you can see your dog barking, but can hear no barking. Where everything is completely silent.

September 11, 2011

Lauren Huttner writes, If you have just started middle school or are almost in middle school, this book could help you survive.

Lauren Huttner writes, If you have just started middle school or are almost in middle school, this book could help you survive.

September 4, 2011

Taylor Kelly writes, Reel Life Starring Us was a cute girly book about fitting in and standing out.

"Reel Life Starring Us" was a cute girly book about fitting in and standing out. The story was about two girls and their lives at Rockwood Hills Middle School (RHMS).

August 24, 2011

Dannika Harris writes, Its time to say goodbye to your summer and hello to your new school year.

Its time to say goodbye to your summer and hello to your new school year. A new school year means a new start, build new goals and go to school with confidence.

August 16, 2011

Bradley King writes, I got an opportunity to go to my mom's work and to see the state court judicial branch in action.

I got an opportunity to go to my mom's work and to see the state court judicial branch in action. It was amazing! I learned what it would be like to be selected on as a juror on a jury trial.

August 15, 2011

Olivia Brett writes, On a recent Sunday, I attended a very unusual, "Pond Party" in Fort Collins.

On a recent Sunday, I attended a very unusual, "Pond Party" in Fort Collins. Even though it was a swimming party, no one wore bathing suits. All of the attendees were dogs!