Is taking AP classes and exams worth it?

  Depending on what college or major you are considering, AP tests can be advantageous or trivial. Advanced Placement classes are more challenging courses intended to prepare students for college academics, and the exams can result in college credit with the proper score. Factoring in cost, credit, and college admission counselors, students  can find AP…

HR to get new AD as Preston Davis retires

   As a chapter at HR comes to an end for Preston Davis, current athletic director, a new chapter opens up for Darren Withey, future athletic director.    Davis started out in the Cherry Creek School District, staying with them for 25 years. He then worked at Littleton School District for 2 years and has…

Ranch lacrosse makes it to Final Four

 Here we go again. #10 HR upset #2 Arapahoe in the quarterfinal lacrosse game to advance into the semi-finals. This will be the second Final Four for Ranch this year. The first was the one point loss to Cherry Creek in the Final Four of the girls basketball tournament, and as if it was destiny,…

The baseball seniors’ last hit

  The varsity boys baseball team just completed their last few games before the season came to an end and the seniors take off for college. During their playtime this year, they won an overall 7 out of 16 games. Throughout the whole Colorado 5A/4A Continental league, Jake McBride, sophomore, first baseman and pitcher, is…

Seniors cross line with class prank

 According to U.S. news, “Senior pranks are generally stunts pulled by seniors designed to amuse the school community, and often not school-sanctioned, have been going on for generations.” But sometimes, the senior class takes it too far, whether there is stealing that occurs, damage to the school, or offensive content. The 2019 class took their…

Cone and his journey to DECA state representative

  What individual is one of thirteen state representatives for DECA, helps plan district conferences, and represents the 800- 900 students in Douglas County that participate in DECA? The answer to that is junior Logan Cone.    Cone, who has been in DECA since his sophomore year, is the district four state representative for one…

SWENext engineering the future

     Women seem to be breaking the glass ceiling, and the women of engineering are building the future. SWENext is the national Society of Women Engineers, and HR has their own chapter.    For more than six decades, this honor society has recognized a niche and built a following in schools around the country.…