Distracted driving leads to costly consequences

  According to AAA polls, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. Texting while driving has become an epidemic, and Colorado has reinforced texting laws with the hopes of seeing the numbers in this worldwide problem go down.    Police have been working to…

Home run season

  This past Saturday the HR baseball team went to Bear Creek to play Dakota Ridge and Bear Creek. In the first game against Bear Creek the boys won 17-7 after being down 6-0. In the second game they lost to Dakota Ridge and their amazing season ended.    Zac Dammel, junior infielder, said, “It…

Diving into the books for finals

  Studying for finals can be hard, I know. Trying to figure out what curriculum to study for each class, how you’re going to remember everything, how to know if you’re even studying the right thing, and so on. Now don’t sweat it because we all have been there at some point; it’s not just…

Why kids drop out of high school

  Walking through the crowded halls of Highlands Ranch High School can make you feel like just another number. With over 1700 students attending class everyday, it makes an individual wonder how many kids make the big decision to drop out of school? According to dosomething.org, as of 2015, over 1.2 million students drop out…

Oh snap! A glimpse of photography today in a flash

  We live in a digital age where you have most everything at your fingertips. Photography has been one of those things that we can access more freely because of the technology we have today. With smart phones, iPhones, and digital cameras, photography has boomed over the past 10  years.   Today roughly 77% of…

The gift of music at HR

  A day-dreaming teenager sits in silence as the teacher continues to endlessly lecture. He wonders, ‘How can I get movin’ in my career? Why should I have to wait until graduation to make something big of myself?’ That is until he discovered something new and great being brought into the school.   For many…

High school students contemplate relationship status in college

  It’s graduation time for high school seniors.  As these young adults finish their high school careers, they’re forced to make important life decisions such as what to study, what careers to consider, where to live, and how to live independently.  For couples, the status of their current relationship must be taken into account.  …