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“I plan on going to Florida with my family. We’re going to be there for about four days. In Florida, we’re going to Gatorland. I’m also going to Ohio to visit my grandfather for the Fourth of July. We’re gonna be there for about four days as well. I’m very excited because he has a very nice little house up in the mountains. The stars are really nice there. I’m also going to Montana for a little family reunion. We have a couple of new family members. I’m going to be doing some college applications as well. I plan on applying to UCCS because I want to major in either IT security or computer hardware engineering. I have a couple of online friends that I plan on hanging out with, and I may meet up with some of them at Southlands.” - Jack Converse (Junior)

Jack Converse

May 27, 2021
“I plan on going to band camp. It takes place the first week of June and then the last week of July. I’ve never been to band camp before, but I’m excited. We get to know our section and learn the basics of marching band. I also going to Girl Scouts camp, but as a CIT, it’s counseling and training. You get to work with the kids and figure out how to solve problems. It’s a good experience for being in a professional environment. I’m also hoping to get some more time with my friends since we’re all going to be vaccinated by the end of the summer.”
- Bianca Patten (Sophomore)

Bianca Patten

May 27, 2021
“I plan to go to this lake in Nebraska with my friend. I just want to get with my friends more than I did over the past year. I’m also going to Grand Junction with my family. I’m planning to hang out with my younger brother. During the summer, I go swimming a lot and I read a lot too. I like science fiction like The Hunger Games.” - Isabella Clementi (Freshman)

Isabella Clementi

May 27, 2021
“I plan to work at my summer job at Cherry Creek Park. I’ll be working at the entry booth, so I’ll just be selling tickets and checking passes. I’m excited about that. I’m hoping to go on a camping trip with my family. The campsite is somewhere in between Salida and Crested Butte, Colorado. It’s near a river, so we’ll just be doing a lot of hiking and hopefully some backpacking. I’m also planning on getting everything ready for college over the summer. My friends have been helping me write my essays.” - Adrienne Payne (Junior)

Adrienne Payne

May 27, 2021
“I plan on working over the summer to pay for a new car. I work at Lockheed Martin over in Littleton. I like my job. It’s very, very cool. As of right now, I’m a CNC machinist. I basically make parts for big companies. I could possibly go on some camping trips with family. I think we are planning to go to New Mexico. I’m pretty excited about that. I probably will also hang out with some friends and just relax. Just get away from school since I’m done.”
-Tyler Hirsch (Senior)

Tyler Hirsch

May 27, 2021
“A lot of my humor is “‘TikTok” humor and a lot of mannerisms I’ve picked up are from the app. There are [creators] that I kind of have a connection with; I interact with all their videos and I comment and stuff. One of my best friends met this group of people on TikTok, and now they’re great friends and planning on meeting up whenever COVID’s over.”

Kat Thorpe

Mandalena Peou, Reporter
May 24, 2021
“There have been a lot of negative things this year, but social media lets you see a lot of information. It’s good to have once you’re exposed to that information. Like with the Palestine [conflict], the violence against people because they’re different is so sad to hear about but it kind of opens your eyes. I have friends who are impacted by it a lot more than I am, and it hurts to see that people aren’t being treated fairly or kindly because they’re “different”. It does make my day a little sadder, but it’s good to be informed, it’s good to see what’s happening and what you can do about it.”

Taryn Taylor

Mandalena Peou, Reporter
May 24, 2021
“Over COVID, I got really into this story: it’s this Minecraft roleplay called the Dream SMP. It was all online, so they never really did anything that in-person celebrities did, and I was just never really into in-person celebrities. Their personalities all seemed really unique, and there was always that creative part of a story; it really seemed genuine. And I met other people who really liked it and that was fun.”

Nadia Brooks

Mandalena Peou, Reporter
May 24, 2021
“Being aware of germs and surroundings has become the new normal to me as I get back into the swing of things with school and sports. Sports like soccer were not the same when we came back. We had to continually wear masks, get out temperatures checked and having to always stay socially distanced. As the year continues I hopeful for things to slowly go back to normal, but still keep people aware.”

Lauren Jackson

May 5, 2021
“With covid at its peak going into football season, it had so many restrictions. The season being shortened by 6 games and the fact that only 8 teams were able to make it to playoffs, it definitely made this season one of the memorable ones. But also one of the most stressful.” 

Jake Defusco

May 5, 2021
“The Black Lives Matter Movement was impactful as it showed that justice for the black community, and being seen as equals is still on our minds even after 100 years of fighting. I feel the death of George Floyd reopened the eyes of so many americans as racial inequality and police brutality is still going on in modern day America. With the verdict recently coming out, I feel good about it. Derek Chauvin got what he deserved and knew he was in the wrong from day 1. As a black male in America, I hope to continue to see change and for things to get better. This is only the beginning we still have a long way to go.”

Kevin Agnigbakuo

May 5, 2021
“Racial inequality all over the world was widely shown this past year. It was sad and sickening to me; I wish and hope for better days to come. Seeing the impact it had on people really shocked me. It worried me for the future of me and my family being black in America. Change is coming, but we need it to come quicker before any other lives are lost.”

Ola Iwualla

May 5, 2021
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