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.  …

Flip the pages, the book club is here

  Working as an English teacher for AP Language and Composition, as well as Honors English and regular freshman English, Brian Domokos has his hands full. But with these many tasks already on his plate, Domokos still has the time to sponsor one of HR’s very own student book clubs.   The original owners, Nick…

Girls tennis strikes up a strong bond

  Some believe that winning is everything; they believe that the whole point of a sport is to compete against others and to ultimately win. While that is rewarding, the HR girls tennis team has shown the other motivations and benefits of team sports.   HR’s girls’ varsity tennis team has lost seven and won…