Recent Scores
  • Dec 3 / Varsity Girls BasketballRock Canyon High School - 52, Rampart High School - 41
  • Dec 3 / Varsity Boys BasketballRock Canyon High School - 51, Mountain Vista High School - 52
  • Dec 2 / Varsity Girls BasketballRock Canyon High School - 47, D'Evelyn High School - 52
  • Dec 2 / Varsity Boys BasketballRock Canyon High School - 76, Douglas County High School - 50
  • Nov 30 / Varsity Girls BasketballRock Canyon High School - 68, Liberty High School - 38
  • Nov 30 / Varsity Boys BasketballRock Canyon High School - 55, Liberty High School - 20
  • Nov 12 / Varsity Girls VolleyballRock Canyon High School - 0, Valor Christian High School - 3
  • Nov 11 / Varsity FootballRock Canyon High School - 17, Columbine High School - 24
  • Nov 11 / Varsity Girls VolleyballRock Canyon High School - 3, Cherry Creek High School - 2
  • Nov 10 / Varsity Girls VolleyballRock Canyon High School - 3, Chaparral High School - 1
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A graphic introduces the midterm election results with a ballot box.
Midterm Election Results: What You Need to Know
by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief • November 10, 2022

A multitude of issues, a variety of candidates, and so many different perspectives. Bubbles on a ballot get colored in before being dropped off...

Atlas acts out his words by putting his arms up to emphasize his point about why students should work to enjoy their lives and elicits cheers from the audience. “It was really inspiring to envision yourself in him and see, like, think about what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it,” Peyton Howey ‘23 said.
"Believe in You" Assembly Recap: Kevin Atlas Inspires Students
by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief • September 7, 2022

Students clap and holler. Hands raise. The gym sways with energy as students cheer for a guest Sept. 7. Motivational speaker Kevin Atlas spoke...

The upper parking lot floods with rainwater during a brief but heavy rainstorm. Heavy rain and flash flood warnings made driving and walking home potentially dangerous. The rain lasted from about 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
BREAKING: Heavy Rain and Flood Warnings at Rock Canyon
by Claire Bauer, Editor in Chief • August 22, 2022

Sudden heavy rain and flash flood warnings swept through Highlands Ranch from 3:00 p.m. to about 3:45 p.m. Aug. 22. The weather led to traffic...

Gannon Figueroa ‘24 watches and reacts to the video of Will Smith getting on stage and hitting Chris Rock. The incident happened after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, which prompted Smith to get on stage and hit Rock.
Slapping the Competition: The 94th Oscars
by Ben England and Madison Loucks April 2, 2022

The Oscars this year were a hit! Literally. The 94th Oscars were live-streamed on ABC, March 26. Actresses, actors, and film legends gathered...

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Varsity quarterback Luke Wennogle ‘23 and middle linebacker Ryland Mill ‘23 hold up the Rock Canyon flag and the American flag as they run through the Jaguar tunnel during their opening game Aug. 25. Inside the tunnel, everyone is pumped up banging on the side waiting to hear [the song] Welcome to the Jungle and for the curtains to open because everyone knows its game time, Mill said.
2022-2023 Varsity Football Season: Photo Recap
by Abigail Wood, Managing Editor • November 19, 2022

  Hours of practice, nights of games, dropping temperature, and the motivation to win. For the second time in two years, the varsity...

A football graphic introduces student opinions on fantasy football and players.
The Ups and Downs of Fantasy Football
by Dawson Hunt and Kishan Vahalia November 10, 2022

Throughout the first seven weeks of fantasy football, there have been ups and downs. From the booms, busts, and new breakout players, to the...

Five Things to Know About Valor’s Rugby Club
Five Things to Know About Valor’s Rugby Club
by Daniel Zilligen and Audrey Rea October 14, 2022

Typically a popular English sport, rugby is often forgotten within the list of activities partaken by students. However, Valor Christian High...

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Kelly Jennings, a special education teacher, bonds with her seminar students Sept. 27. Jennings talked with each student individually about their day. “My favorite part is working with the families, students, and the teachers all together putting together the puzzle of what the kids need,” Jennings said.
FRIDAY FACULTY FEATURE: Kelly Jennings Makes a Difference in the SPED Department
by Elizabeth Schlue, Reporter • December 2, 2022

Kelly Jennings walks across the hallway, getting smiles and waves as she passes students that know her. She smiles back and greets her students...

Reagan Synk 23 places a box for the Creativity Drive outside of room 4113 Nov. 18. Synk worked with Morgan Tempel 23, Zella Schnitzspahn ‘23 and Trey Spuhler ‘23 to collaborate with Urban Peak to give to the homeless. “So many people donate the needs, but nobody thinks about the wants. A lot of these kids are just trying to survive and we want to make them feel like they’re more than just surviving, that they can enjoy life,” Synk said.
Crafting a Better Future
by River Brown and Eila Liu November 29, 2022
Jazzy Lorenz 23 prepares her camera to film a new episode for the Cmon Now podcast Oct 18. Lorenz was getting her set up ready for an episode named Used Squared on the topic of unloyal friends. Setting up normally takes us about 15 minutes, but occasionally something will happen and well either have to wait for the camera to charge or well have to spend forever adjusting the lighting on the camera, Lorenz said.
C'mon Now, Just Tune In
by Olivia Cadwell, Reporter • November 22, 2022
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Arianna Johnson ‘23, Brooke Schenderlein ‘25 and Eliannah Nguyen ‘25 put a bald cap on Kieran Williams ‘23 for the second act of “Marvin’s Room Nov. 17. The show took place 7:00 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, and 18. Tickets were $10 for adults and $5 for students. Williamss character, Bessie, lost her hair due to chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. “It is weird to see myself without hair, but it was fine. Being bald is a result of chemotherapy and that’s just what Bessie had to go through,” Williams said.
Let Love Light The Way
by Elizabeth Schlue, Lucas Lemire, and Gigi Calvanese December 4, 2022

When a person is diagnosed with leukemia - a disease that occurs when bone marrow and blood-forming organs begin to produce DNA with mutations...

Music to Fall Into
Music to Fall Into
by Maddie Leonardi, Reporter • December 1, 2022

Warm tones, chilly nights, the crunch of the leaves, the autumn breeze, and seasonal treats - all things that make fall such an enjoyable season....

Stella Catalano ‘24 and Oliver Conard ‘24, the mother and father of Jesse (played by Katelyn Falcon ‘24) in “Distracted,” talk to each other about if their child could have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in their final dress rehearsal Nov. 2. Catalano’s character believes that Jesse could have one of these disorders while Conard’s character believes that their son is just being a kid which causes them to argue about the different ways in which they should approach the issue with their child. “Theater has given me a place where I can be myself and express my emotions in creative ways,” Conard said.
We’re All a Little “Distracted”
by Elizabeth Schlue, Gigi Calvanese, and Lucas Lemire November 4, 2022

Being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a child can be a struggle for all...

Emmas Recovery: Journey to Congress
Emma's Recovery: Journey to Congress
by Ella Daniel and Sam Record November 2, 2022

While fighting an eating disorder herself, Children's Hospital Colorado Patient Ambassador Emma Warford '23 works with Senior Director of Governmental...

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Meet the Staff
Audrey Rea
Audrey Rea
Social Media Manager

Hi! My name is Audrey Rea, I am a senior this year, and this is my second year with the newspaper! Outside of school, I play for the school volleyball team and Elevation Volleyball Club, which drives my...

This graphic is a depiction that peoples expressions and appearance do not show their true colors and who they really are.
R.B.F.: The Enemy of a Social Life
by Avalon Nielsen, Reporter • November 25, 2022

As a society, looks are important. There is no other way to say it. We make split-second judgments about others entirely based on our first impressions...

Clouds roll in over the Ten Mile Range and Lake Dillon Oct. 1. Over Homecoming weekend, many students who chose not to go to the dance found other alternatives.
Hoco: It's Okay Not To Go
by River Brown, Reporter • October 7, 2022
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