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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...

Cover image for informational article on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What You Need to Know
by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief • March 8, 2022

The news has been buzzing with stories about increased Russian presence on the Ukrainian border. Stories of military buildup and theories about...

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Marching Band freezes in place in their final pose, finishing their music and ending their show Sept. 24. They had to wait until 4 p.m. to get their results. They placed 16th in the event. The show music this year is incredible, and putting movement to it is amazing, Drum major and All Bands President Zoë Danilchick ‘23 said.
Marching to Greatness
by River Brown, Reporter • September 28, 2022
Rehearsals, Football Games, Competitions- the hard work that goes into looking flawless on the field.
The varsity football team celebrates together after their 28-17 win against the Warriors Sept. 23.
Jaguar Football Takes on Arapahoe High School Warriors: Photo Recap
by Abigail Wood, Managing Editor • September 26, 2022

One broken down bus. Two injured players. Three pickled popsicles. Four touchdowns. Before the game against the Arapahoe High School Warriors...

Center, Long Snapper Aaron Moskoff ‘23 practices setting up the ball for a snap to the quarterback Sept. 2. The defensive team stood in line to set up the snap in order to make sure they were aligned and ready for the game. “Personally, I’m very superstitious when it comes to preparing for the game. Every time I warmup, I’ll do three sets of a drill, or do a certain stretch three times. Basically, I like to warm up in sets of threes. It keeps everything consistent,” Moskoff said.
Jaguar Football Takes on Smoky Hill High School: Photo Recap
by Abigail Wood, Managing Editor • September 6, 2022

As the sidelines and packed bleachers scream cheers, the ball lands into number seven's hands and allows him to run a 49 yard pass touchdown....

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Samantha Jacot ‘23 lays out the collection of notes and gifts she plans to give to Lily Fodness ‘23 to ask her to Homecoming. Jacot made a note and gift for each class period during an all day and had friends give them to Fodness throughout the day. “My favorite [gift] was probably third period. I got a Monster, that was really nice and I really needed the caffeine,” Fodness said.
Stories Behind the Signs: Homecoming Proposals
by Gigi Calvanese, Lucas Lemire, and Elizabeth Schlue October 6, 2022

It’s buying flowers, making a poster, or even finding a goat. It can be exciting, nerve-racking, or even terrifying. To many people, Homecoming...

Student Council member Isabella Robison ‘26 sells Homecoming t-shirts to students during B lunch Sept. 27. Members of Student Council took turns selling the t-shirts Monday through Thursday during Homecoming week during both lunches and Access. The shirts sold for $10 each. “I thought it was a good experience that I learned even though the credit card reader was being a little weird,” Robison said. “I really liked the opportunities we get to do for the school and for everyone to see.”
The CASH Behind the BASH
by Claudia Llado, Reporter • October 4, 2022
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A graphic displays student reviews of plans for Homecoming.
Regal Reviews
by Maddie Leonardi, Reporter • October 6, 2022

Loud music blasts as bright neon lights cross the gym. Students gather in the center, the gym vibrating as they jump up and down. You see the...

A graphic introduces the quiz: Colors of the Rainbow.
Colors of the Rainbow
by Abigail Wood, Managing Editor • September 13, 2022

Over 1.31 million people dye their hair each year, according to the National Consumer Survey (NCHS). Long aisles full of hair dye can be found...

Color Into Spring coloring page graphic.
Color Into Spring!
by Sam Jacot, Reporter • March 10, 2022

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Meet the Staff
Ally Kelley
Ally Kelley

Hello, my name is Ally Kelley. I am a freshman and this is my first year on staff for therock. Outside of school I draw, animate, and participate in colorguard. I am excited to take photos and help contribute...

Two ingredients on a bottle of mouthwash are highlighted to show the prevalence of unhealthy chemicals in self care products.
“Not So Pretty” Docuseries Review: the Hidden Toxins in Your Self-Care Products
by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief • July 8, 2022

Picture your morning routine. You take a shower, wash your face and hair, put some lotion on your hands, and maybe some makeup on your face....