Spectrum All In for acceptance

  Spectrum by definition from Merriam Webster is “a continuous sequence or range.” At HR, Spectrum is a club who is accepting of anyone who identifies on the gender spectrum and offers a safe place for students to be themselves with no judgement. Spectrum held a social on Friday, May 11 to offer a place…

Class of 2018 says ‘goodbye’ at graduation

  As the class of 2018 walked across the popular stage of Red Rocks Amphitheater, they crossed the line from students, to graduates, and to official adults in the world. HR students look forward to walking down the 196 steps to receive their diploma after their final year of high school. Kelsey Newman, sophomore, said,…

A look into Model UN

    “Sometimes even the shiest of the shy kids can come alive when they don’t have to be themselves,” said Emily Muellenberg, social studies teacher and Model United Nations advisor. Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations for high school and college students.   In Model UN, students become a representative of…

Life’s experiences teaches lessons

  Warren Berg, a science teacher at Highlands Ranch High School, isn’t only a high school teacher but a person who has experienced lots of ups and downs in his life. Through experiencing his sister trying to take her own life and the aftermath of this situation from the pain he experienced, he has grown…

Teacher by day, businesswoman by night

  Bonnie Matticks, a teacher at Highlands Ranch High School, does a lot more than just teach high schoolers science. Outside of school, she is a self-made businesswoman, who started her rental property business in 1988.   Matticks started off her corporation when she was just in college, renting rooms in her house. She has…

The Fellowship Of Christian Athletes makes an impact on HR

  The FCA is a Christian club and organization that takes place in the choir room every Friday morning starting at seven. It is hosted by Jon Cushing, art teacher at HR, for the soul purpose of leading teens through their lives with Jesus Christ.   During the meetings, the club often plays games and…

HR wrestling gets a new coach

  This year, Justin Kast, the technology and engineering teacher at HR, took over leadership of the wrestling team from previous coach, Anthony Castillo. As the new head coach of the wrestling team, he has guided HR to the wrestling state finals at the Pepsi Center on Feb. 15.   The student who qualified for…