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Fireworks - bling in the sky

As many know, the fourth of July, otherwise known as Independence Day is the day that we celebrate the acceptance or adoption, as it is also referred to, of the Declaration of Independence. For some this means a full out celebration including speeche...

 

Small Town, Big Family

Living in a small town has many pros and many cons, one in particular being how many jobs are available and how many people are looking for jobs. Recently I moved to Colorado, and the windows of opportunity seemed much wider, as there were many more...

 
 By Elizabeth Syvanen    News    June 7, 2018

Remaking summer school to better fit students needs

With summer now here, many kids are ecstatic that it means no more school. However, that isn't the way it is for every student. Many schools have kids going to summer school, which is traditionally in June. Summer school was originally to make up...

 

Summertime Vibes

With graduation just around the corner, all students know what that means, summer time! Well, practically. Although summer doesn't officially start until the last few weeks of June, the weather...

 

New Beginnings come from an End

With Graduation nearly upon us, the life of a senior is always busy. Some of us have had to finish four quizzes the same week that grades were due, while others had to get caught up. One of the most important days in many students’ lives is quickly...

 

It began at the Starting Line!

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending Special Olympics. Special Olympics is something I hold in very high respect. People with intellectual disabilities of all sorts gathered around the...

 

Pine Bluffs brings home the Blue!

Once every year, thousands of students and teachers gather together in the Casper Event center to view the best artwork from high school students throughout the state. For the first time in many...

 

Guts to be Judged

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending Casper's Annual High School Art Symposium. The kids that went spent approximately six hours on a bus, three one way and three back. In my opinion, it...

 

The Life spring brings

If you've ever been around baby animals, I'm sure you're able to recognize the warm, cheerfully-serene feeling that seems to radiate from around them. Personally, it doesn't get much better than...

 

Dinner with a Cause

After the tragic loss of two inspiring students, the Pine Bluffs FFA chapter and Pine Bluffs High School senior class will be holding a dinner and silent auction to help the two families of the...

 

Change brings new beginnings

At the end of the school year, there are huge changes. One class leaves, another one takes their place and like stairsteps, the classes below it follow. Not only will Pine Bluffs this year be losing it’s seniors, but also many staff members. The...

 

Why 4-H?

Having been in 4-H since I was eight, I've often been asked "why 4-H?" That question to someone like me is a lot like "Why art?" Because it's something that I enjoy, and it's something that with...

 

More than just a game

This year the Pine Bluffs Music Bingo was held in the new elementary school for the first time. The Music Bingo is the biggest annual fundraiser that the Music department holds. The money earned goes...

 

Haize Fornstrom, MVP

Getting into the state championships for basketball is hard enough, but having all eyes on you as a player is even more difficult. The Most Valuable Player, Haize Fornstrom, didn't even seem to...

 

Grades, are they still important?

Being someone who grew up around people who take grades very seriously, I was taught from an early age that grades are important. Good grades open many more doors and they affect your life directly...

 

Singing for the community

This year the Pine Bluffs High School Choir decided to try out a new fundraiser for Valentine's Day. "We decided to do singing valentines. At first the idea sounded a bit silly, but it actually...

 

FFA more than just farming

When it comes to the importance of Agriculture, it's incredibly high, the reason being simple. We all need food if we want to stay alive. FFA focuses on that but has more defining qualities as well....

 

Pine Bluffs FBLA students place at competition

In 1937, Hamden L. Forkner of Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City proposed a national club to promote business education. The proposal was accepted, passed, and funded in 1940 and...

 

Senioritis

Senior year is hard, even for the seniors. "I feel like I'm surviving but just barely," was the answer I got from most of the 2018 Graduates to be. I decided to ask what advice seniors would give to...

 

Candy, Cards and Love Songs

Chocolate, candy hearts, a rose or Valentine's day cards are the 'norm' when it comes to showing just how much you love someone on Valentine's day. This year however, the Pine Bluffs High School...

 

More Than Just a Day

Although it's rarely talked about, unless around certain parts of the year, Veteran's day is something that has touched every person in America, regardless of their awareness. Without the sacrifice... Full story

 

Christmas with a Cost

As I look around and snow is all that I see, A white Christmas is in front of me, But my Christmas came with a cost, People that shiver in the cold frost. And I realize just how lucky I truly am, And as that weary soldier begins to stand, Tears fill... Full story

 

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