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As freshmen, the class of 2015 experiences their first day at Arapahoe High School on Friday, August 12, 2011 in the gym with their Link Crew leaders. Calumet Yearbook On the cover: Photo by Lindsey Archipley & Mason Steiner



Your guide to your perfect vehicular vacation By Mason Steiner



What seniors should have done or want to do before they go to college.


By AHS students



Tips to make it through this infamously stressful day By Lindsey Archipley


Reflecting on the accomplishments of student atheletes and teams throughout the year By Keegan Fulwider & Quinn Trask




I guess that there are some perks to being a wallflower By Alissa Brown


Suggestions for summer movies & concerts during the summer By Erica Martinez

Adviser: Greg Anderson Editor-in-Chief: Maddie Dorman Managing Editors: Anna Zeek Brian Heissenbuttel Copy Editor: Lindsey Archipley Design Editors: Mason Steiner, Carrie McDaniel Photo Editor: Emily Cunningham Distribution Manager: Erica Martinez Sports Manager: Quinn Trask

Senior college map By Brian Heissenbuttel



How to escape boredom over the next three months

Publicity Officer: Monica Splain

By Maddie Dorman

Reporters: Alissa Brown Mackenzie Callahan Reid Conant Katie Franklin Keegan Fulwider Abigail Guadnola Paige Paulsen Connor Scott Madison Wacaser

Seniors reminisce about their past four years of high school By Anna Zeek

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Excellent drives for the summer Some of the most fun road trips around Colorado for experienced and new drivers

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tradition. While most road trips go outside of Colorado, teenagers are not usually allowed to exit our state’s beautiful boundaries, past the “Colorful Colorado” signs, save for a few miles outside. To help with this, here are some easy Colorado, and just outside of Colorado, road trips that anyone can take. All three are very fun and rewarding, however, the first is easier, the second is an average difficulty, and the third is much longer, and much harder. Accompying the map is a helpful checklist and great music for road trips.

by Mason Steiner very summer, Americans across the country, pile into their cars with the best gas Mileage, gather their best friends and families and set out onto the open road. Armed with nothing but their beef jerkey and printed out Mapquest locations, these people embark on a journey of epic proportions. Teenagers, take some of the most road trips (if their parents will let them) with their best friends. As new drivers, they are anxious to hit the open road in this American

Setlist - Frank Turner – I Am Disappeared

1. Cheyenne Frontier Days July 19-26

2. Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak

3.The Stanley Hotel & Steamboat Springs

This is a trip in which it is about the destination, and less so the journey The drive through industrialized northern Colorado into fields is, admittedly, uneventful. However, when arriving at Frontier days, all of the driving is worth it. This annual cowboy carnival has rodeos, concerts and amusement rides. Tickets and concert schedules are available on www.cfrodeo.com.

This trip is very easy, and very beautiful. Driving through Southeastern Colorado is simple, surrounded by foothills on either side of the highway. Garden of the Gods offers breathtaking views and easy to moderate hikes and walks through the enormous orange mountains. Pikes Peak is over 14000 feet of beautiful sights up the precarious drive. If you’re a beginner driver, then there is a trolley that is available for a small cost.

This drive is, without a doubt, the most beautiful trip on this list. The first part of the drive is a simple city drive. But, after starting west, the drive becomes a stellar drive through the mountains to the world famous Stanley Hotel, which many may know as the hotel from The Shining. The path then goes to a small town on the western slope known as Steamboat Springs, which is renowned for its skiing hills in the winter. This drive, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful drives in Colorado. It goes past rivers, through mountain passes and past ghost towns & abandoned houses. The pass going into Steamboat, called Rabbit Ears Pass, is easier in the Summer, but a beast in the winter, and shouldn’t be attempted by anyone less than a seasoned driver. In Steamboat, there is a small town feel, but plenty of things to do. Whether it is shopping down Main Street, or going to the Hot Springs on the edge of the Yampa River, there is always an activity for anyone.

More information available on: www.gardenofgods.com/ www.pikes-peak.com/attractions/ pikes-peak-americas-mountain


A camera Printed maps for lack of service

A jacket Binoculars Water bottles

CD’s or an iPod, not relying on radio or data


Comfortable walking shoes Spending money

A trash bag for thecar Napkins

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- Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run - Led Zeppelin – Ramble On - Taylor Swift – Blank Space - Ed Sheeran – Don’t - Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling - Rasberries – Go all the Way - Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky - David Bowie – Moonage Daydream - Elvin Bishop – Fooled around and Fell in Love - 10cc – I’m Not in Love - Jackson Five – I Want You Back - Redbone – Come and Get Your Love - The Runaways – Cherry Bomb - Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Fice Stairsteps – O-o-h Child - Marvine Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough - Journey – Don’t Stop Believing - Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody - Spice Girls – Wannabe - The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love

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The Stanley Hotel

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Pikes Peak

Garden of the Gods

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Steamboat Springs



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Waze This community controlled app is very helpful. It allows people to mark police and road blocks between other Wazzers. https://goo.gl/6yKlWQ

Graphic Illustrations by Mason Steiner. App Photos from store.itunes.com

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Photo by Mason Steiner

Q: What are your plans/where are you traveling? A: “First I am going to Prague, then I’m going to Harlem and Amsterdam, then I’m going to Wales and London.” Q: Who are you going with and how long will your trip be? A: “I am going with my family and the trip is three weeks.” Q: What are you most excited about? A: “I am most excited about staying in a canal house and going to the Anne Frank museum.”

Q: Where are you going in the summer? A: I will be going to a mission trip to Haiti and then family vacation in the south of Spain and France. Q: What are you most excited about and what do you hope to gain from it? A: For my mission I am most excited to get to know the orphans of Haiti that we will be visiting and I hope it gives me a new perspective on all that I have. I’m most excited for my vacation to go hiking in the Pyrenees mountains and swimming in the Mediterranean.


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Photo by Lindsey Archipley Q: Where are you volunteering this summer? A: I will be volunteering at Denver Rescue Mission, [and] a soup kitchen down town. And I will also be volunteering with a group called There With Care. They have helped my family out during this past year. My sister was diagnosed with cancer and they have helped us out.”

Q: What does that organization do and what would you be doing for them? A: They provide financial help, such as gas gift cards for transportation to the hospital. They provide meals to families. They provide concert tickets and event tickets to bring hope. They have a food pantry. And I would be helping to make house calls, deliver groceries and stock the food pantry, along with other tasks. Photo by Lindsey Archipley

ELIZABETH Stagner, 10

Q: Where are you volunteering this summer? A: “Probably just a few old folks homes by where I live. For choralettes we went and sang at a couple and I might go back there. I also am a volunteer coach for a swim team.” Q: What made you want to go back to volunteer? What do you hope to gain from the experience? What is your favorite thing about being a swim coach? A: “I just have a lot of respect for the elderly. It’s probably just seeing how happy they get when someone new yet familiar to them (usually because of their grandkids) come to visit them. I hope to learn from them, I hope to feel like I’m making more of a difference and bettering the community in which I live. And I love little kids so being able to spend time with them is so fun for me and helping them learn how to swim is actually a life skill they can use so that’s pretty cool.”

ANDREA WOOD, 11 Q: What are you doing this summer? A: I will be very busy this summer with [a] part time job, [visiting] colleges, and chores. There is a lot of things I’m excited [about]. I’m most excited to work at Camp Elim as an art and crafts [leader] because I have been to Camp Elim since I was in fifth grade and it would be my first time to have a new job there. Also it was fun to be with friends and meet lots of new people to increase our relationships. Photo by Lindsey Archipley


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Key to arena scheduling is preparation, patience by Lindsey Archipley hen it comes to the end of the school year, nothing raises my blood pressure like the stress of arena scheduling. The not-knowing of what electives I will be able to get into, the possibility of having to rearrange my entire schedule in the middle of the cafeteria and the flashbacks of crying in the girl’s bathroom when my junior-year schedule seemed to be falling apart before my eyes are all contributing factors to my anxiety about this year’s arena scheduling. Of course, everything was worked out and I survived with a perfectly fine schedule this year; however, if you are anything like me, the idea of going through that process again may bring a small tear to your eye. If you are a freshman who has yet to experience this bittersweet process, I hope I have not scared you too much. While it is bound to be a stressful twenty minutes no matter what position your last name takes on the scheduling list, there are some tips and hacks that you can follow in order to avoid the waterworks on scheduling day. Arrive early. On scheduling day, students do not mess around. If your scheduled time is 1:00, I


suggest arriving by 12:45 at the latest. Enter through the North doors and make your way to the cafeteria. Wait patiently in line until it is your turn. Accept your fate. When it comes to arena scheduling, the biggest mistake you can make is being unrealistic. If you are a soon-to-be junior with a last name starting with “S,” you are not going to get into yoga. Be aware of how many students are scheduling before you and the popularity of the classes you are hoping to take. If your name is low on the list, you are an underclassmen and the prestige of the class is high, you probably should not even put it on your schedule. Have several alternate courses. In my experience, arena scheduling never goes exactly how I intend. To avoid having a breakdown in the middle of the cafeteria, plan to have several alternate courses for each period, especially for electives. If you race to the practical arts department only to find out that Culinary Essentials is full, take a deep breath and sign up for something like Woods or Design Projects instead. It may have not been your first choice, but I promise it will be okay. Don’t be rude. This seems like a no-brainer, but you might be

surprised at the number of people who think it is okay to act like brats just to get the schedules they want. Do not be that kid. Do not cut in line, do not trample your peers running into the cafeteria and do not sass your teachers when they tell you a class is full. They are there to help you and will do the best they can to ensure that you get the schedule you planned; however, if you treat them poorly, they are less likely to pull any strings for you. Ask for help. The cafeteria will be filled with Link Leaders – utilize them! These wise upperclassmen have valuable knowledge when it comes to classes and teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask for their advice. They are especially useful to the freshmen. Have a game plan. If you walk into the cafeteria without a clue as to where you should go first, you have already made a mistake. Make sure you know what department you need to get to first. Prioritize the order you will go in based on your desire for that class; if you desperately want to take Yoga, head to the P.E. teachers first. Because there are multiple slots of Economics, you are probably safe if you save the Social Studies department for last.

Arena Scheduling Day

Only students will be allowed on the arena floor

Tuesday, May 19 – Class of 2016 Wednesday, May 20 – Class of 2017 Friday, May 22 – Class of 2018

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Computer sciences program introduced to curriculum by Paige Paulsen Browsing the master schedule for the coming school year, students may have noticed the addition of “Introduction to Computer Science.” This course has been years in the making after it was approved by the Board of Education over a decade prior to its incorporation into the curriculum. Although the decision to offer the course was confirmed before this century, the finalization of the program came as a result of a recent survey organized by the school administration. This survey gauged students’ interest in computer programming among other areas of study in the field of computer engineering. With 151 members of the student body representing a desire to enroll in the course, the administration approved its addition to the list of classes offered next year. The administration has since announced the program as a three credit Practical Arts class which meets during first period on a MWF schedule. The master schedule has also confirmed that Director of Technology, Karl Fisch will be the instructor. The class is available to all

grade levels. Using computer programming as a basis for the course, the curriculum offers a range of lessons including familiarizing students with the Python language program. The class requires a prerequisite in Algebra I. Otherwise, very little experience is needed in order to enroll in this semester long elective course. For more information, visit the Pathway Course Finder on the Arapahoe website or contact Karl Fisch.

Q: Who is the target audience? A: “The target audience is any student who wants to learn more about how to use computers to solve problems. Anyone who is interested in being able to change the world because so much of our world these days are controlled by computers. If you want to get anything done, there is probably some sort of computer technology involved. People who are comfortable doing it themselves or at least are able to communicate with the people who write

opportunities for themselves. Again, the ability to code and interact with technology opens up a lot of doors in terms of things you are able to do as well as being an interesting and lucrative profession. From a global perspective, there are a lot of complicated problems that need to be solved, many of them using technology. If we are ignoring fifty percent of our brain power by not having women involved, then the problems will not be solved as well or as quickly. We would like to tap into that resource.”

If you want to get anything done, there is probably some sort of computer technology involved. People who are comfortable doing it themselves or at least are able to communicate with the people who write the code are going to be much more successful in whatever they do.” –Director of technology, Karl Fisch Q: What do you want students to gain from this course? A (Fisch): “I hope they gain an idea of what computers are capable of doing, and get an idea of how people go about writing programs that allow computers to do that. They are capable of making a computer do what they want even if there is not ready made software to do it for them.”

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the code are going to be much more successful in whatever they do.” Q: Why do you encourage women to enroll in this course or pursue a career in computer sciences? A: “Typically women are underrepresented in technology fields— math, science, engineering— but computer science as well. It is bad for women because they cut off a lot of

Q: What is the application or importance of computer engineering in any field of work? A: “These days, just about any field of work involves computer technology. If you are going to be able to innovate and create new ways to solve problems or create new technologies for [practical or entertainment purposes] you are going to need some of these skills. Either be the person who is creating or be able to communicate intelligently and consider what the possibilities are with the technologies when you talk with people who [performs] the coding so you can make reasonable requests.”

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Young entrepreneurs sell Barkalicious Biscuits Learn business skills, importance of marketing techniques, value of money by Katie Franklin t the beginning of the year, a special group of students had an exciting opportunity to start their own business. Ever since, they have been working hard as entrepreneurs to create their dog biscuit business, Barkalicious Biscuits. The students are in the CenterBased Program at Arapahoe, which provides life skills training for freshmen through seniors to prepare them for their next step: a transition program that furthers their education after high school. Speech language pathologist Christine Sibona was inspired to have her students start this business by the transition program, which is a gap between high school and adulthood for students with disabilities. She started doing research last summer, and began the project with her students at the end of September. Sibona saw this as an opportunity to teach functional life skills to her students in a fun way, and said she is hoping to prepare them for working in the future, when they will have to manage money. The students have learned about the different ways they can handle money. “Money management is an abstract concept for many students so one basic goal in this unit is to see how to fund a project and manage money,” Sibona said. “The unit piggybacks on previous work from last year where I tried to teach and reinforce these three ideas: people


spend, save and donate money.” One of the most meaningful aspects of this lesson, besides money management, was the social aspect of running a business. After assembling their products, the students got the chance to have a sale in the cafeteria on May 1. “Seeing the money come in and the social exchanges they have with teachers and classmates that they wouldn’t otherwise get to talk to was very impactful,” Sibona said. Besides this, the students received a lot of academic learning out of entrepreneurship. They had practice with math by tracking data from potential customers, as well as with literacy by writing posters and announcements for publicity. When assembling the dog biscuits, the students practiced cooking skills by preparing and baking the product, while also conducting their own grocery shopping. They handled other business skills as well, including the packaging of their product. They learned about what customers like to see in a product, such as the design. “For me, the more independence I can promote for


1 2 the students, the better it is for me, because it is easier to jump in and help somebody, while it is harder to watch people struggle,” Sibona said. “We are trying to find that happy medium where the kids are moving into that zone where they are really stretching their thinking and learning as opposed to saying, ‘I can not do this and I need some help.’” The students have worked hard on their business this school year and are hoping to carry it into next year as well. Be on the lookout for the next opportunity to purchase some 1. Sophomore Madelen McHugh and junior Alexandra Shankle sell Barkalicious Dog Biscuits to sophomore Electa Sutton on May 1, 2015. 2. McHugh and freshman Barkalicious Biscuits. Joshua Otto show off their Barkalicious dog treats. Photos by Jordan Petteys, Calumet Yearbook



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Senior 2012


August 15, 2011

November 6, 2012

First day of high school

Barack Obama reelected as president

February 2, 2014

May 21, 2015

Denver Broncos play in Super Bowl XLVIII


Graduation 2015

Graphic illustration by Brian Heissenbuttel

A two-time Pacemaker Award winner.

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What we wish we had done in high school? I wish I had been more involved in clubs. –Tina Nguyen

I wish I had more money. – Garrett Jonscher I wish I had put bird seed on the school roof as a prank. – Savannah Lewis-Sweed

I wish I had given a graduation speech. – Grant Wilson

I wish I had been calmer when it came to overwhelming situations. – Taj Davis

I wish I had worried less about what people thought about me and focused on being a good frined. – Noelle Romberger

I wish I had tried other things than just theater. Lighting and sound was great, but trying something else would have been interesting. – Willie Dickinson

I wish I would’ve been more friendly and talked to more people in the things I was involved in. I also wish I would have gone to a few more football games. – Whitney Byrd

I wish I had a rigid faction system. – Brian Heissenbuttel

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I want to lounge on a red velvet couch in a black evening gown encrusted in diamonds with an arm dramatically daped over my forehead in a glittering mansion next to a roaring fireplace. - Sophia Friskey


What we want to do before the Fall of 2015? I want to be a door-to-door solicitor selling cats. – Bryan Havener

I want to beat Sean Conway in a race. – Lou Sugo

I want to do my laundry. – Alex Bragg

I want to get my pilot’s license!. – Sheridan Godfrey

I want to go on a date with Lou Sugo. - Will Danuser

I want to have money. –LinsiAn Loadman-Copeland

I want to climb a 14er. – Abbey Skoda

I want to eat a mango and move to outer space. – Emma Norman



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Knauf – Ray Knauf, Sophia Knowles, Hunter Koke, Madeline Kopischke, Jeremy Kostroski, Mallory Kovacic, Isabel Kozlowski-McKinley, Michaela Lahana, Andrea Langas, Justine Larimore, Butler Larson, Alexandra Lawrence, Jordan Le, Richard LeBlang, Alan Ledesma, Rachel Leeper, James LeFebre, Alyssa Lemnios, Madison Lewis-Sweed, Savannah Leypoldt, Colton Liebrecht, Michelle Lienemann, Austin Lightbody, Jacob Lindsey, Lauren Linhardt, Alexis Linhardt, Kienan Lipski, Nicholas Litson, Sarah Loadman-Copeland, LinsiAn Locke, Caleb Long, Dillan Lyons, Samantha Macfarlane, Mackenzie Magnusson, Einar Magnusson, Olafur Malone, Duncan Marion, Jack Marizza, Ryan Martin, Heather Mashak, Emily Mason, Marillyn Masto, Shane Matthias, Teagan Maybee, Christine Mayer, Arthur Mayer, Robert McCandless, Margaret McCarthy, Damian McCauley, Maddison McDaniel, Carolyn McGhee, Madison McIlnay, Callahan McIlwaine, Brenna McKennon, Melanie McNulty, Daniel McNurlen, Nathaniel McNurney, Rochelle Medina, Ruben Melanson, Jairus Melkonian, Anna Mercer, Dominique Metherd, William Meyers, Andrew Middleton, Miranda Miller, Alexander Miller, Jacob Miller, Kaitlyn Millhollin, Jordan Mock, Angela Moeller, Emily Moore, Robert Morgan, Braedan Morris, Alexander Morris, Kathleen Morton, Ruth Moynihan, Ella Muetterties, Samuel Myers, Matthew Nagen, Olivia Nash, Andrew Newell, Benjamin Nguyen, Amanda Nguyen, Tina Nguyen, Tram Nickless, Theodore Nikkel, Alison Nolte, Amber Noreen, Gabriella Norman, Emma Nourse, Sheldon Nyman, Andrew O’Hayre, Paul Ogborn, Taylor Ohler, Caitlin Ollada, Nolan Ollada, Raymundo Otte, Dayna Page, Savannah Pahlau, Kendall Panis, Dylan Pappas, Sophia Parkhill, Zacary Patil, Sanjay Pebbles, Ellen Perez, Velazquez Petersen, Erica Peterson, Madyson Petty, Briana Phillips, Madeline Pickett, Madeline Pollard, Hannah Powell, Caroline Pruitt, Jeremy Purdy, Alexandra Quesada, Abigail Ramirez, Daniel Randolph, Tyler Ray, Zachary

Univ. of Southern Calif. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder undecided Univ. of Colo. at Denver Arap. Comm. College Bowling Green State Univ. 2 year college Colo. State Univ. South Dakota School of Mines Metro. State Univ. of Denver Comm. College of Denver Colo. State Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Minnesota Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Oklahoma Christian Univ. Grand Canyon Univ. Colo. of Mesa Univ. Rocky Mountain College of Art employed Univ. of Puget Sound Dakota Wesleyan Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Colo. at Denver Winthrop Univ. Winthrop Univ. Colo. School of Mines Grand Canyon Univ. Univ. of Iowa Colo. State Univ. 2 year college Metro. State Univ. Of Denver Brigham Young Univ. Guatemala community service Guatemala community service 2 year college Univ. of Wyoming Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Arizona State Univ. Lewis Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Colo. State Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Wyoming Colo. School of Mines Univ. of Oklahoma Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Arap. Comm. College Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Univ. of Denver St. Olaf College 4 year college Arap. Comm. College Colo. State Univ. year off Cosmetology Program Electrician unknown Univ. of Northern Colo. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Colby Comm. College Colo. State Univ. Colo. Christian Univ. employed Metro. State Univ. of Denver 4 year college Baylor Univ. Westminster College Colo. State Univ. Navy employed employed Montana State Univ. Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Notre Dame Colo. State Univ. unknown unknown Playing Hockey Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Kansas Univ. of Colo. at Denver Doane College Arap. Comm. College Tabor College Colo. State Univ. Regis Univ. Univ. of Toronto Dodge City Comm. College unknown Universal Technical Institute Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Western Colo. Comm. College Bel-Rea Colo. Christian Univ. Montana State Univ. Univ. of Denver Colo. School of Mines Harvard Univ. Brigham Young Univ. Universidad De Queretaro Univ. of Tampa unknown year off Northern Arizona Univ. Colo. State Univ. career education Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Chadron State College Arap. Comm. College Comm. College of Denver employed Univ. of North Dakota

Raymond – Zusi Raymond, Benjamin Reed, Marshall Reed, Samuel Reichman, Sydney Richards, Colleen Rickman, Shannon Riley, Kevin Riley, Melissa Romberger, Noelle Rome, Malorie Romero, Isaiah Romero, Ralph Rosenfield, Andrew Rossi, Jayne Rozman, Clayton Rozman, Erica Russo, Nicolette Ryan, Danielle Salas, Nicholas Salazar, Devin Samar, Stephanie Sanders, Justine Savarese, Ellen Schell, Pierce Schellhorn, Anna Schillinger, Chance Schlaver, Meranda Schmitt, Kevin Schultz, Baergen Schutz, Isabella Schwiethale, Klarissa Segura, Corina Serrano, Cheyenne Serrano, Tessa Setor, Isaac Seyfer, Taylor Shea, Samuel Shettler, Gregory Shindoll, Austin Siders, Austin Silva, Eric Skiles, Joseph Skoda, Abigayle Slaught, Madison Sloan, Jessica Smith, Colton Smith, Jacob Smith, Jonathan Smith, Ramsey Smoots, Casey Sobhi, Arman Sommerfeld, Kaylea Sosnowski, Michelle Sparks, Tanner Spears, Sydnie Spencer, Katherine Splain, Monica Staadt, Paeton Stanisz, Julia Steel, Katherine Stephens, Natalie Stott, Austin Streicher, Heidemarie Streifer, Elliana Stucker, Kristen Student, Ima Stutz, Daylon Sugo, Louis Sullivan, Anthony Suszynski, Gabriel Sweet, Daniel Swomley, Jennifer Tennant, Alexander Thompson, Jonathan Tice, Megan Tilton, Ethan Timmons, Lillian Tinker, Colin Toca, Nicholas Tolman, Samantha Toney, Hiatt Touchton, Hannah Trask, Katherine Trauernicht, Reid Traylor, Alexis Tripp, Alex Trujillo, Madison Tubbs, Juliette Unks, Kaelin Vaccaro, Andrew Voshell, Kaylee Wagner, Kaley Walker, Brandon Wallace, Nicole Walter, Bethany Waugh, Anne Weaver, Graham Weber, Hannah Webster, Drew Weiss, Julie Welch, George Wener, Jake Wesselman, Cole Westrup, Austin Whalin, Teresa Whitehead, Maxwell Wiegman, Jenevieve Wilkins, Keith Williams Macon Wilson, Aidan Wilson, Brian Wilson, Grant Wyant, Nikita Yeromich, Sergei Zeek, Anna Zieser, Rick Zusi, Sean

Montana State Univ. employed Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Calif. Polytechnic State Univ. cosmetology Military Univ. of Wyoming Biola Univ. Kansas State Univ. 4 year college Metro. State Univ. of Denver unknown Front Range Comm. College Colo. State Univ. Colo. Cosmetology Academy Concorde Career College Regis Univ. Ohio State Univ. employed Univ. of Arizona Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Univ. of Arizona Colo. State Univ. Vanderbilt Univ. unknown Colo. Mountain College Univ. of Iowa Lewis & Clark College Indiana Univ. John Brown Univ. Fort Lewis College Univ. of Wyoming Arap. Comm. College Military Metro. State Univ. of Denver Colo. State Univ. 4 year college Albright College Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Kansas State Univ. Arap. Comm. College Bethel Univ. Minnesota Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Northern Colo. Trinity Univ. Montana State Univ. Texas A&M Univ. Colo. State Univ. Indiana Univ. at Bloomington Colo. School of Mines 2 year college Lipscomb Univ. Univ. of Texas, Austin Montana State Univ. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Northern Arizona Univ. Arap. Comm. College Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Colo. State Univ. Texas Christian Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Colo. School of Mines Northeastern Univ. Bethel Univ.-Minnesota unknown Black Hills State Univ. Calif Polytechnic State Univ. employed Colo. College Univ. of Denver Western State Colo. Univ. Montana State Univ. unknown Brigham Young Univ., Idaho unknown Metro. State Univ. Metro. State Univ. of Denver Louisiana State Univ. Colo. State Univ. Colo. Mountain College Colo. State Univ. Texas Christian Univ. Colgate Univ. Fort Lewis College Grand Canyon Univ. Gonzaga Univ. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Univ. of Missouri Columbia Metro. State Univ. of Denver Univ. of Colo. at Colo. Springs Univ. of Colo. at Colo. Springs Univ. of Northern Colo. Colo. Mountain College Colo. State Univ. Kalamazoo College Colo. State Univ. Univ. of Colo. at Boulder Duke Univ. unknown Arap. Comm. College Fort Lewis College Iowa State Univ. employed Arap. Comm. College Pima Comm. College Fashion Institute of Design Brigham Young Univ., Idaho Metro. State Univ. of Denver unknown Stevenson Univ. Azusa Pacific Univ. gap year Arap. Comm. College Univ. of Kentucky Univ. of Notre Dame Colo. School of Mines



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“Here Comes Goodbye”

Anna Zeek

Monica Splain

Carrie McDaniel

Emily Cunningham

As a reporter, the first rule in writing the news is to stick to the facts. As a sophomore in my first year of newspaper, I was instructed not to lie, be afraid to ask questions for clarification, regardless of whom I was interviewing (even if it was the school principal or even my crush), or be ashamed of any article that I would write. Three years later, I still follow those same rules. Here are the facts: I know that I learned more about life and love by being a journalist than I would have by doing anything else. I know that due to a few members both past and present that I am an official Trekkie and I could not be more proud to be a geek. I realized that everyone, and I mean everyone, has a story that deserves to be told and that stereotypes of people are rarely true. I know that taking pictures, interviewing people and befriending strangers helped me realize how small moments can create lasting memories.

To those of you youngsters who do not know what to do with your lives, my advice would be to talk to those that you do not know, to put yourself out there and to be brave. Too often, people shy away from talking to strangers or putting themselves out there because it might be awkward or scary. Believe me, being brave is both awkward and scary but every friendship or relationship starts with someone making the first move. Most importantly, know that if you feel like you are just a “face in the crowd,” or a “wallflower” that someone looking at that photo will know who you are. Before my time is up, (this article will be my very last because a nursing degree and journalism do not mix well) I would like to thank some that have helped me along the way. First and foremost, I would like to thank my family. I am sorry that, during deadline

week, you rarely saw me and only talked to me on the phone when I was panicking over page layout. I would also like to thank my nonjournalism friends. Although I could tell by the wide-eyed and blank stares that you had no idea what I was talking about, thank you for letting me rant about page design, fonts and AP style. I love you all for it. Lastly and most importantly, thank you to the journalism staff and to Mr. Anderson. I have so many fond memories because of the Herald, and it is bittersweet to say goodbye. From winning best story at J-Camp, to an almost all-nighter on a school night, to distribution day with our “AH” cheer, I realize how lucky I am to have met such a diverse and fun group of people. You all have a special place in my heart and in the words of my favorite Vulcan, “Live Long and Prosper.” I will miss you all.

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” -Andy Bernard from “The Office.” Everything I have been thinking, feeling and speaking about graduating lately has been incredibly cheesy. I remember hearing phrases such as, “High school went by in the blink of an eye,” and “I wish I knew freshman year what I know now,” and “I can’t believe graduation is next week,” from the seniors who had graduated before me. I always thought that these phrases were overused and that seniors were so cliché, so I was surprised when I used the same overused senior year sayings to describe my feelings. But I have come to the realization that though all of these emotions that seniors feel (no matter how cliché) should be expressed, because it is just a step in the process of growing up. I urge all of you to not look back at years past and feel embarrassed about going through these phases because all of us, the classes before us and the classes to come after us have

or will have all gone through the same thing. Seniors should go through the phase of acting wise and reminiscent like seniors do every year. Juniors should go through the phase of thinking school and the ACT are the most important things in their life, even though they will come to find out they are not. Sophomores should go through the phase of having to park on the sophomore row. Freshman should go through the phase of being starry-eyed and occasionally too eager. I would like to express the gratitude that I have developed for the Arapahoe community during the past four years. First I would like to thank the administration for working so hard everyday to protect the unique and amazing spirit that Arapahoe is famous for. I want to thank each and every teacher who has ever touched my high school career: you have all been a blessing, and I appreciate all that you have done for my peers and I on the road to our futures.

I want to thank my swim team sisters for all of the incredible memories and laughs you have given me at team feeds, in the locker room and in the pool: Thanks Lady Water Warriors for being the most spirited and hardworking girls I have ever met — I was blessed to have you all. Along with that, I want to thank all of the coaches I have had the chance to learn from, every one of them has been an inspiration to both my swimming and my character. I want to thank all of my friends and classmates that I have had the privilege to meet, all of you have made an impact on not just my life, but on the history of Arapahoe. Thank you Arapahoe for giving me the opportunity to be a Warrior. Thank you, seniors, for spending these past four years alongside of me in this experience. I hope you remember that the times we had while at Arapahoe are just the beginning of our “good old days,” and I hope that you will always approach life as a Warrior and “always take care of one another.”

Slam dunk! We are graduating! Senior year has gone by way too fast, and it is a strange feeling leaving high school. But it has been a great four years, and it is time to say farewell to everyone. So here it is – my very last article for the Arapahoe Herald newspaper. Let’s start from the beginning. My first day of high school was strange, exciting, exhausting and awkward. I walked in with my bright green braces wondering how the day was going to go. In all honesty, the first day was terrible. It was hard adjusting. But after a couple of days, I became more comfortable through my classes and after school activities. During my first week of school, I signed up for cross country. While on the team, I met some amazing coaches and teammates. I will never forget singing Disney songs while running with my friends as a way of distracting us from the pain. Freshman year was a cringe-worthy experience, but I am so grateful that I learned the things I did during that year. That year helped me become the

person I am today. Fast forward to 2014: Senior year was the best year of high school for me. I spent a lot of time going on crazy adventures with my friends. I went to more after-school events this year than I ever have in the previous three years; I also came to the realization that I was growing out of high school. As each day passed, I found myself becoming more and more excited about starting college. Yet it still makes me sad to think about the day when we all have to leave our classmates and teachers behind. That being said, I want to say thank you to all of the teachers I have had the pleasure to learn from. Thank you to all of my friends who pretended to laugh at my non-funny jokes and who made my high school experience memorable. I am truly going to miss all of you. The group of people who deserves the biggest thank you is the Arapahoe Herald newspaper staff. I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am going to miss deadline week

with you guys. For all who do not know, the newspaper staff if full of smart, passionate and hilarious people. After time has passed by, I am not going to remember all of the articles I wrote, but I will remember the staff members who kept me sane when I was writing them. Thank you, nerdy journalism kids. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you over these three years. The class of 2015 is ready to move on. We cannot spend the rest of our lives at Arapahoe. We are heading off in the unknown, where we will meet new people, encounter new experiences and find the time to grow up. Enjoy the time you have left with your friends, because you never know when you are going to see them again. And always remember: once a warrior, always a warrior. You are going to do amazing things, class of 2015. Alright, I have said everything that I wanted to. So, here is me, Carrie McDaniel, signing off for the very last time. Carrie on my Wayward Son.

I’m not going to lie. High school was hell for me. I didn’t have the ideal high school experience that everyone expects from watching one movie from the 80s (Although, I am pretty sure that no one does). I didn’t have perfect grades, the perfect wardrobe or the perfect love life. High school was filled with pointless drama, spiteful early mornings and a depressing amount of stress. I’ve spent many mornings begging my parents not to force me to go to school. I would fake sick, promise to clean the whole house top to down and sometimes try to bribe them with money and love. None of these tactics ever worked and I always had to go to school. Even when I was actually sick my parents didn’t believe me because I was just “crying wolf.” As if.

During the school day there was always drama. Whether this drama involved me or not, it still took a toll on my patience. People fought over the pettiest things including being interested in the same boy, talking behind each other’s backs or my personal favorite: whether or not I was smoking cigarettes in my spare time. Girls endlessly fought about anything they could find. This lead to many broken friendships for me. My classes tested me to no end. I always felt like I knew the information, but when it came to tests and essays, it was proved that I actually had no clue. To this day I still do not know anything about Beowulf and I cannot remember a thing about the past tense in Spanish. Chemistry wasted my time in ways that

I did not think were possible and statistical hypothesis testing will never be used in my life again. The only thing that helped me through high school was learning to accept myself. High school is a tough time for everyone. Everybody is trying to find themselves and deciding who they want to be and where they want their lives to go. People are judgmental and hateful during this time. Being able to stand up for who I am and what I believe is something that I will keep with me for life. Thanks for everything guys, but I will not miss this place any time soon. Here’s to another four years of schooling, but this time let’s pay over forty grand a year for it.


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•Tebowmania sweeps nation. •“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” released in theaters. •YOLO, the newest, obnoxious teen slogan. •Whitney Houston found dead inside her hotel room. •Boys Basketball state runner-ups. •“Draw Something” makes artists out of all of us. •Occupy Wall Street takes residence. •Mitt Romney delivers speech at AHS. •Broncos acquire Peyton Manning (Good riddance, Timmy). •“The Hunger Games” movie opens in theaters. •Steve Jobs dies. •President Obama announces Iraq war is over, troops return home. •Ron Booth retires. Natalie Pramenko announced as future principal. •Seniors throw senior “prank” pool party. Nobody cares. •Michelle Obama speaks in Sitting Eagle gym. •Cherry Creek student steals ACT test, almost forces students all over state to re-take test.

•Missy Franklin represents Littleton at 2012 London Olympics. •Pramenko begins as principal at AHS. •Shawarma moves closer to school. •Inspirational double amputee Oscar Pistorius runs at Olympics, then is accused of murdering his wife shortly after. •Tom Toms win state championships. •School reschedules PSAT after power outage giving students a day off. •Hurricane Sandy destroys the East Coast. •Barack Obama reelected as the President of the United States. •Broncos shocked by Ravens in NFL playoffs; Ravens go on to win Super Bowl. •April “blizzard” snow day for two inches. •Boston Marathon bombing. •Civil unions legalized in Colorado. •PSY’s “Gangnam Style” becomes overplayed and obnoxious. •Marijuana is legalized in Colorado. •Pope Benedict XVI resigns. •Aurora shooting at “Dark Knight Rises” premiere.

•Kim births a cardinal direction… (North West). •The royal baby, Prince George, is born. •Childhood home-girl Hannah turns into raunchy MiCy (Miley Cyrus). •Several Syrian suburbs chemically attacked. •Former South African President and worldwide peace leader Nelson Mendela passes away. •Arapahoe shows strength of community after the shooting of 12/13/13. •Jimmy Fallon hosts “The Tonight show” as Jay Leno steps down. •Seattle Seahawks trample Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. •Putin pushes the boundaries in Ukraine. •A junior finds a mouse in her sealed Lays Cheetos bag from the cafeteria. •10th anniversary of ‘Mean Girls’ lands on a Wednesday, and if you didn’t wear pink… you didn’t sit with us. •Chic-Fil-A opens in Southglenn, students rejoice. •Volleyball takes state runner-up.

•Peyton Manning once again fails to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory. •Australian rapper Iggy Azalea tops charts with “Fancy.” •The app Tinder becomes popular, encouraging hookups rather than good relationships. •Seniors were supposed to take the CMAS test, and no one showed up. •Kim Kardashian’s game is released allowing a normal teen to be an A-lister. •Arapahoe continues to heal through the one year anniversary of the shooting on 12/13/13. •Radical group ISIS becomes global terror threat. •Jimmy Johns and Fins & Noodles open near Larkburger. •For the first time, AHS hosts Mr. Arapahoe pageant is held and student body president Sanjay Patil wins. •The second royal baby, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is born. •Seniors place handprints on Senior Wall in T-hallway. The wall was painted by senior publicity officer Mandee Middleton.

Lindsey Archipley: Uhhh. *Eye roll* Alissa Brown: You are so cute. *bites apple* Mackenzie Callahan: AGGRESSIVE. Reid Conant: *looks

up from playing games on phone* I’m not playing games on my phone. Emily Cunningham: …I am just going to go. Maddie Dorman: Is that font opus? IS THAT FONT OPUS?! Katie Franklin: Sorry, I cannot make it to deadline, I have (insert sport here) practice. Keegan

Fulwider: Shut up, Reid. Abigail Guadnola: I found the Christian Eminem! Brian Heissenbuttel: YEET, #yeetsquad. Erica Martinez: Do

you even know the roots of the music that you listen to? Carrie McDaniel: SLAM DUNK. Ghetto Nachos. Paige Paulsen: Sorry I wasn’t at deadline, I was saving lives. Connor Scott: Yo look at these limited-edition Nikes. Monica Splain: Quinn, give me back my keys. Hey Carrie, want to go to the library? Mason Steiner: LAST RESORT. I have to go sit under a desk for a couple of hours because Erica went on a cruise with Frank Turner. Quinn Trask: Did you see the game last night? Madison Wacaser: I can do that! Anna Zeek: Sweetheart, ___________________. Mr. Anderson: Roll on up.

Herald Staff 2014-2015

Dear Class of 2015, You have been among one of Arapahoe’s very best graduating classes. I admire and respect the senior class officers and the senior executive officers for all of their hard work and dedication. These designated leaders encouraged many others to step forward and seize leadership opportunities. Our high school is better because of the leadership provided by Executive Officers: president Sanjay Patil; vice president Jayla Hodge; secretary Erica Petersen; treasurer Chris Foster; publicity officer Jaylin Hodge; and Senior Class Officers: president Whitney Byrd; vice president Natalie Betts; treasurer Matthew Borcic; publicity officer Mandee Middleton; ambassador Kaytee Dobbs; and ambassador Tram Nguyen. Together they have shown our underclassman students what it is like to lead selflessly and with class. Numerous seniors have been awarded prestigious scholarships, including a Boettcher Scholarship to Sanjay Patil, a Daniels Fund Scholarship to Eli Bachali, and Will Butler is the recipient of a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

which includes full tuition and housing at CU Boulder. Seniors Rebekah Haysley and Ibrahim Karoussa are members of the CU President’s Leadership Class to which only 1% of the freshmen class is accepted, and many others worked equally hard throughout high school and met our graduation requirements. I am proud of every senior in the Class of 2015. Our seniors have shown generosity in fundraising for others less fortunate through commitment, organization, and hard work. A few of these charitable activities include raising $11,426.12 for the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. Under the leadership of this outstanding class, the Key Club and FBLA coordinated Trick or Treat Street. The Key Club also organized the Egg Hunt for children with Down syndrome, and FBLA helped fill and hide 2000 eggs for the Littleton Historical Museum. In both athletics and activities, our school had several outstanding performances this year. The girls’ cross country team was runner-up at the regional meet, and Mandee Middleton finished in 4th place at the state championships.

Girls’ swimming finished in 6th place at the state meet. Ella Moynihan, state champion in the 200 & 500 yard freestyles, was honored by the Colorado Community Media as the South Metro Athlete of the Year. Austin Lienemann was the recipient of the CHSAA IBM High School Heroes Award. This award was given based on his participation and excellence in both the activities and athletic arena. Austin was a state qualifier in golf this past fall, a four year letter winner in wrestling, and he was also a state finisher in track last year. Jennah Knafelc was selected to play in “The Show 2015 All-Star Basketball Game” on April 4th at the Pepsi Center. Mike Chism was allstate in soccer for the fall season, and Sheridan Godfrey was honored with all-state honors for cheers. Several seniors have shone brightly in the performing arts arena this year with Danny Sweet qualifying for Colorado All State Band, and Cole Bunch, Kathryn Cheney, Noelle Romberger and Lily Timmons qualifying for Colorado All State Choir. Arapahoe excelled this year in every competitive challenge because our seniors

performed as a team of Warriors. Special recognition must be given to DECA, FBLA, Speech & Debate, and TSA for all of the students who are state and national qualifiers. In addition, our Winter Guard was 2015 RMCGA State Championships Scholastic Open Finalist 2nd Place, 2015 WGI Western Championships, Scholastic Open Finalist 7th Place, and 2015 WGI Denver Regional Scholastic Open Finalist 2nd Place. Our Winter Percussion Ensemble earned a bronze medal at the RMPA State Championships at the First Bank Center in Broomfield on April 4th. Collectively, the Class of 2015 is comprised of many ambitious, passionate, intelligent, hardworking and caring individuals. Our faculty will never forget the students in the Class of 2015. Thank you for four great years!

Mrs. Pramenko Principal

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WALKING What are you looking forward to next school year?

“I am looking forward to making new friends and exploring my options. ” – Tess Serrano, 12

“I am looking forward to morning off hours.” – Skylar Kopit, 11

Looking Forward This summer certain to bring the opportunity to make memories


lot has happened in the 2014-2015 school year. With a lot of memories to look back and reminisce on, it is hard not to find ourselves searching back in the past and finding things to smile at. School years have that effect on people where the only thing they do is look back and remember things that happened throughout the school year. Rather than looking back at this year, we encourage looking forward to the future. Students should be filled with excitement about the new moments and memories to come in the next couple of months. Summer is the time for new adventures and friends, for new memories and picking up new hobbies. Whether you are excited about new movies coming out, such as “Star Wars” or “Jurassic World,” or spending some quality time outside in the heat, summer brings the chance for countless new memories to be made. The end of 2015 and the whole year of 2016 is destined for a brand-new everything: friends, grades, places, adventures, people and memories. Seniors are looking forward to becoming freshmen in college, creating new friendships and learning new things. Regardless if seniors are moving on to college, leaving the state, staying in state or taking a gap year, there are so many exciting events and activities to look forward to. High school and every aspect of their childhood has prepared them to grow up and leave a mark on this world. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 is the day that many people are looking forward to. Many students who are at least eighteen will

be able to vote in their very first election, signifying growing up and stepping out into the adult world. They will finally be given the opportunity to share their decision with the country and make an impact on the world we live in. Juniors have now progressed almost all the way to the top of the high school food chain. College applications await in the fall. Tests such as the ACT are over and juniors have powered through the last year strongly. Now they can look forward to the joys of being a senior including prom (again), senior ditch day, pranks, fun in the sun and graduation. Current sophomores can look forward to going to their first prom, taking AP classes and the general excitement that comes with being called upperclassmen.

Freshmen can look forward to new beginnings and finally getting the opportunity to choose their own classes, rather than having their schedules made for them. They will have one year of high school in their pocket and will be ready for the next. This summer is a world of opportunity – adventures and vacations all over the world await. Memories are forming and every student is sitting on the edge of their seat for that “High School Musical” moment. Though not all of us are going to break into song with synchronized dancing on the last day of school, it will still be exciting nonetheless. This summer is made for those who are willing to seize the opportunities as they come, so be willing to make the most of your 2015 summer.

Graphic illustration by Alissa Brown

To my loyal, adoring fans – farewell

“I am looking forward to more off hours.” – Brian Dorman, 10

“I’m looking forward to making a lot of money.” – Alize Read, 9

I hate the idea of a “goodbye column.” I really do. I have no intention of writing a completely insincere piece about how these last four years of high school were the best of my life – the past four years have actually been some of the (if not the) worst. That’s not to say that they were not valuable. Believe me, I learned a lot. I learned that you will always feel guilty for not telling a friend that you love them the last time you had a chance to. I learned that there is nothing more valuable than a friend when you have no one else to turn to. I learned that mistakes are inevitable – sometimes really big ones. I learned that sleeping as much as you can will help you more than cramming for another hour, that the far left stalls of the girl’s bathroom are the best to cry in, that your D in Geometry will not fix itself and that laughing at your

Chemistry teacher’s goofy jokes can

out to feel the sun on my face, ears full of my own laughter, bursting with excitement about summer. I’ll remember meeting my now best friend in my first newspaper class and forgetting her name when we had to list everyone else’s name (I know it now, don’t worry). And who could forget the time I was roped into going to Village Inn after the District Poetry Slam with

The moral of the story is that it is the people you meet who make your high school experience what it is.” mean the difference between a B+ and an A-. Of course, I learned other stuff in my time in highschool. Like y=mx+b and that a bildungsroman is a coming of age story, but that’s not the stuff that will stay with me when I’m 65, thumbing through the pages of my yearbook. I’m probably not likely to ever say, “Hey kids, did I ever tell you the story of covalent bonds?” What I will remember is my last day of school after my freshman year, finishing the giant speech that was my English final and walking

my ex-boyfriend, into whose lap I proceeded to spill a glass of water? The moral of the story is that it is the people you meet who make your high school experience what it is – not the grades, not the number of extracurriculars you squeezed in or even how many columns you write for the school newspaper. That being said, I should thank some of those people: Thank you to Ms. Crosby, who taught me three out of my four years of high school. I couldn’t have asked for a wiser or wittier teacher

and I wish everyone could be as lucky as I was to learn from such an incredible person. Thank you to Mr. Spare and Mr. Miles, who broadened my literary horizons and allowed me to have a role in creating The Muse, a true work of art. Thank you to Mr. Kleeman, for your bird calls, cheer, faith in my writing and for your understanding – and for never shouting at me for the fact that I maybe turned in one essay on time all year (I really do feel awful about that). Thank you to my beautiful, beautiful group of friends who keep me laughing, and who remind me of the importance of relaxation and snacks. Thank you to my incredible family for picking me up from late nights at deadline, for holding my hand when I sobbed over math, for dealing with my inability to do the dishes and for being there for me, no matter what. Ya’ll are crazy, but I love you like hell. Finally, I need to thank my newspaper family. To everyone who has ever been on staff with me, thank you. You gave me a home here at Arapahoe, and for that, I will always be grateful. Maddie out.

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Embracing emotions as they come Happiness is not the only emotion that people should strive for in life by Mackenzie Callahan think there is always a time in every person’s life where they question their happiness and the way that they are feeling. There was a time in my life where I could never differentiate between my feelings. They all felt mashed together and I could never figure out which one I wanted to be associated with the most. I never knew how I felt. People would ask my how I was doing and my answer would always be, “I am great.” I never really knew if that was the real answer or if it was something my brain just spoke without me ever thinking about it. Being happy seems to be what everyone strives for. They reach for it constantly which seems to bar them from experiencing any other emotion. Yes, there are emotions that we are not extremely excited to feel, like sadness or anger. But that does not mean we should avoid feeling them, and only look for happiness. As humans, we conform to the idea that we should constantly be comfortable, which makes us happy. Happiness is one of those emotions that should never be permanent. Rather, it


should come unexpectedly and be noticed for that unexpectedness. Life was never meant to be comfortable all the time: we were never meant to be stuck with one singular emotion. Life is supposed to be uncomfortable. Life is about staying up until two on a school night because there are much better things to do than sleep. To be lost while driving around, but appreciating the difficulty of trying to find a way back home. Never solely for happiness. People search for things to make them comfortable. If they are tired, they sleep. If they are lonely, they get a dog or a subscription to Netflix. Regardless of what it may be, everyone searches for something to fix their discomfort. It is human nature for us to hunt for something to remedy what we feel we are missing. All of us are yearning to fill some kind of void. But does anyone ever think of finding satisfaction with not fulfilling that wish? Maybe if we take a step back from a life of convenience, we would realize that the world we were placed in never defined the someone should live with solely the word, “happiness.”

When someone yearns to constantly be happy, they are missing the whole point of feeling. Life should be a scatter plot of emotions, not a line graph. If someone is sad, they should experience that sadness, and accept that they cannot search for happiness during that time. Only by feeling those emotions can you move on from them. When someone is feeling something, they should feel it completely. When someone is upset, they should be completely upset. That is when someone feels the most. Throw a phone at a wall, scream into a pillow, do not stop pacing, but during that time, do not try to be anything but upset. We should not search for something like happiness to remedy that anger. When the anger is felt completely, that is when a different emotion will intervene. But also remember that emotions will always subside, and are never permanent. So, when all hope is lost, please remember that sadness will not last forever. The goal of life should never be constant contentment. Instead, it should be our own handwritten, beautiful chaos.

Graphic Illustration by Mackenzie Callahan and Mason Steiner


Being alone does not mean being lonely by Alissa Brown My life has been a continuous cycle of asking myself if my social life is enough. Are the societal expectations, or the expectations of my parents, encouraged because it is healthier to increase my sociability? At first I questioned myself, felt as though there was something substantially wrong with me. Does my lack of connectivity with others directly correlate with my comfortability of myself? To me, an open expression of myself to the outside world has always been intimidating. I look back to my early childhood memories and remember feeling as though I was shrinking in a crowd rather that growing larger with the presence of more people. However, now that I have accepted myself as an introvert, my willingness to be alone without feelings of sadness or guilt has grown. Spending time alone has helped me to expand myself creatively. I have opened my mind and given myself time to process everything fully. I see my life and everything within my life as an art form. Alone, I have time to think about every interaction I have with everything and everyone. I have come to the realization that every person has inspirational qualities that I now draw from for the purpose of learning. I believe that the purpose of life is to uncover every detail of your inner self, by yourself, in order to attain a relatability and connection to every human around you as well as objects which are a part of nature. Spending time in solitude, and learning who I am, helps me to find that every part of myself can be connected to certain parts of others. Now, I personally believe that connection with someone can be more easily gained through the observation of that person. I do not need to spend large quantities of time with a person to understand or relate to them. I know much more about myself than I used to, and I learn more about who I am each day. My endless path to discovery of self has helped me to understand how much depth there is within a single person. Every person is equally as detailed as I am, has thoughts, feeling and ideas about the world around them and although all of my ideas can not be shared with a single person, I know that everyone is so dense with personality that I must share at least one idea with everyone on Earth. Knowing that my ideas are shared has opened the doors of my minds perception. Although I can not fully understand the actions of another, knowing that sometimes I do not fully understand my actions, I can predict their reasoning and forgive more easily. I believe that forgiveness is the direct road to healing and love. As an introvert, I can speak for loners and say that they are not entirely clueless to the world around them.

Looking back on four years of Herald madness

Four years. 28 issues. 400+ hours on deadline. Despite all of this, one week from today, when I graduate, it will be my turn to say goodbye to it all. Yet I still have to recall all the highs, lows, late nights, early mornings, calculus tests, chemistry labs and senior pranks, or lack thereof (sorry class of 2015). Times like these make me wish I could sum it all up in one word or phrase, such as “Hodor” or “I am Groot,” but I guess reflecting on the best and worst of times will do. Let’s start from the beginning: freshman year, all 5’ 2,” 95 lbs. of me, was as nervous as anyone else. Indeed that first year was tough,

but there were some people I could not have survived freshman year without. Chief among which is Mr. Morahan, who I have thanked many times, but honestly could not have made it through freshman year without. Same goes for Mr. Anderson, who has been the advisor for all four years of my time on the Arapahoe Herald. Sophomore year was unforgettable, as it sent me down a course that would define the rest of my time at Arapahoe: the year in which the Spear Broadcasting Network was established. I would like to thank all my friends, Rick, Mike, Scotty, Austin, Joe and everybody else who made

it happen in that first year. The humbler days in which the broadcast was nothing more than three guys with some beat up equipment will always bring back fond memories. They are so different from today’s fancy, high tech and multicamera broadcasts. From there, junior year was a mad scramble of AP scores and finding colleges. I imagine many seniors know that feeling. I am incredibly grateful for the help of my teachers, particularly Mr. Hatak for helping me survive AP Chem. (Note to future AP Chem students: be brave and work your way through titrations. It gets better). This year was also highlighted by a surprisingly good Arapahoe JV hockey team, so I have to give a shout out to all the guys from both Arapahoe and Heritage who helped us on that championship run. Now we have arrived at the climax of the story: senior year. While this may not have ended up as beautiful and poetic as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ” or “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” I can honestly say that I am leaving with good memories. The people responsible for this are, obviously, my closest friends. These are the people at the lunch table who are always happy to endure a rant during newspaper

deadline, help through any social or personal crisis or indulge in some immensely competitive lunchtime Mario Kart races. One major difference between freshman and senior year is my outlook on people and, most importantly, on superficiality. One of the great benefits of a school of 2,000 people is the availability of people who I could truly be myself with. Nobody has to create a superficial persona just to fit in. Most of my classmates will claim that they have grown a lot through their experience at Arapahoe. I, on the other hand, believe that this school has taught me a lot about who I am and the kind of person I want to be. It is almost impossible to describe how it feels to be leaving the center of the last four years of my life. One of my favorite quotes from Steve Martin’s film “Father of the Bride” is when the daughter, on the night before her wedding, tells her father, “I’ve lived here since I was five and I feel like I’m supposed to turn in my key tomorrow.” I have received such a warm welcome from this school every day since August 2011, yet on May 21, as soon as I get my hands on my diploma, I have to hand my key back to the school. It is scary, but it is the largest and most important step I will have to take.


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Spear “Founding Fathers” graduate with class of 2015 by Quinn Trask f you have ever watched an Arapahoe sporting event not from the heart of the student section, it was most likely brought to you by the Spear Broadcasting Network. Graduating in the class of 2015 are the “founding fathers” of the network; Rick Zieser, Joe Graves, Mike “Deejay” Carlson, Brian Heissenbuttel, Scott Ayers and Austin Lienemann The idea of the club was first presented in the spring of 2012 to the then-freshman Zieser. “Greg Anderson, Journalism teacher approached me in the spring of freshman year,” Zieser said. “He had been talking to Brian Heissenbuttel and was interested in creating a broadcasting club because some parents had been calling football games, but they were using really minimal equipment and not doing much color commentary. He thought


that we might be interested and then I recruited Deejay and we first came up with the idea and started it sophomore year.” The club was started from nothing and has now evolved to a very well-known, accomplished broadcasting network. “I think it’s a really amazing thing because we’re basically doing the same thing as we were right when we started,” Heissenbuttel said. “We plug in our cameras and plug in our microphones and yet the difference from then to now is drastic. It’s pretty amazing to see because we’ve still got the same style to our broadcasts, but we’re doing it to such a bigger market and with a lot more professionalism.” The Spear has had much to overcome, being a new club with only a few members to start with and minimal equipment. “A good memory of mine is

going to be the climb up to where we were because when we started there was so much room for improvement,” Heissenbuttel said. “We started to look at microphones and cameras and stuff like that but it really came down to adding more members and broadcasting more events and we really expanded fast and that was probably the coolest part about that. It went from a group of three to five guys just talking about it to where it’s now a network.” As the founding fathers head off to college, they reflect on some great memories and great lessons they have learned courtesy of the Spear. “I’m going to remember how much work it took to really set up everything from scratch and being one of the founding members as well as being one of the people making decisions,” Zieser said. “Every time we came across a new problem, unlike

other sports where you can always look to the seniors for what to do, it was us making the decisions.” Along with these life lessons, the seniors of course remember their favorite broadcasts from early in the network’s history. “I got to be on the news because of the basketball game against Cherokee Trail,” Ayers said. “It was senior night and if you’ve seen the video, it’s the Thomas Trottman buzzer beater to send it to overtime, and he hit a buzzer beater at the end of overtime but they still lost by two points but it was just one of those things that you won’t forget and you know where you were at the time because it was such a big shot in a big event.” Though there have been many memorable games, a certain invitation stands out to Zieser. “I’ll remember being asked by

CHSAA to call the playoff football games,” Zieser said. “They asked us to call Ralston Valley versus Fairview and then Ralston Valley versus Cherry Creek. That was quite an honor.” Though the founding fathers are moving on, the club will continue to improve broadcasts and reach new heights. The Spear will continue to broadcast all Arapahoe sporting events and continue to be beloved by Arapahoe’s athletes. Ayers has no regrets for how the club was shaped in its early years. “I’m pretty satisfied with what we were able to establish here,” Ayers said. “I think for the future this club has a nice setup for advancing because we started with nothing and there might have been technical things, but I think that anytime we screwed up it was a great learning experience. Overall, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

The Spear Club Photo 2014-15. Bianca Britz, Olivia Maloney, Melkorka Sverrisdottir, Zakary DeBaggis, Noah Curd, Quinn Trask, Scott Ayers, Jacob Reed, Rick Zieser, Max Geise, Austin Lienemann, Deejay Carlson, Andrew Carlson, Jack Adamson, Joseph Graves, Jack Berning, Brett Stenlund. Spear logo by Brian Heissenbuttel.

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Spring sports wrap up season on a high note BASEBALL 9W 10L

Junior Clay Hanson loads up to crush a homer vs. Grandview. The team lost 3-2. Photo by Scott Ayers, Calumet Yearbook

Season highlight: Opening day win vs. Regis “It was a really close team that got along really well,” Captain Jack Berning said. “We just couldn’t put the talent together in the end to live up to the expectations. All in all though, it was a great squad.”


Senior Joe Graves drives towards the net against Heritage. The boys won 16-8. Photo by Olivia Fink, Calumet yearbook.

Season highlight: Playoff upset vs. Chatfield ““I thought this year went well,” Captain Anthony Ferrie said. “Clearly we didn’t end up where we wanted to be, but the seniors this year played with a lot of heart and passion. They should be happy with what they did this year.”



Mac Yang-Arron succesfully vaults himself at the Cherry Creek meet on April 11th. Photo by Mary Forest, Calumet Yearbook

Season highlight: Sending 26 runners to state. “Right now we have a lot of momentum,” Captain Austin Lienemann said. “Both the boys and girls got second at league which no one expected. We were also able to qualify some more people that last chance we had in Friday so being able to bring that into state will help tremendously!”


Sophomore Madelyn Mathews battles for possesion vs. Heritage on March 31st. The girls tied 0-0. Photo by Olivia Fink, Calumet yearbook.

Season Highlight: Winning the Warrior Invitational “The best moment for our team was definitely winning the Warrior Invitational tournament in overtime,” Captain Kelsey Vogel said. “We felt so great about our accomplishment and it was a great way to kick off our season, and especially to win it in such an exciting way.”

Season Highlight: State tournament on May 18-19th “I think we had a really good team this year,” sophomore McKenna Grigsby said. “I got close with a lot of freshman and I thought we all played great! I am really xcited for the next few years with these girls.”

Freshman Elle Palmer returns the ball in a match against Cherry Creek. Photo by Jordan Petteys, Calumet yearbook.

Girl’s Tennis 6-1 record Season highlight: Sending 11 players to state. “Being a captain means I need to be I great representative of the team to encourage them and work hard even if I don’t feel like it,” Captain Natalie Betts said.


Boy’s Swimming gets pumped up before their meet on April 9th led by captain Colton Smith. Photo by Reagan Anema, Calumet yearbook.

Season highlight: Qualifying 11 swimmers for the state meet. “[Being a captain] means providing leadership for my team and representing Warrior ideals at all of our meets,” Captain Grant Wilson said.


Sophomore Tatum Ramsey fires a pass across the field to a teamate. Photo by Eli Bachali, Calumet yearbook. Junior Ireland Clouse hits the driving range to practice for the state meet. Photo by Olivia Fink Calumet yearbook.


Season highlight: Key victories vs. Eaglecrest and Ralston Valley “[We] had a very young team, which included six freshman.” said captain Katherine Steel.

Senior Alan LeBlang practices for the state meet.Photo by Quinn Trask

“It’s been going great, we have the best dive team in the state. We are undefeated, and we have three divers going to state,” Captain Sean Zusi said. “It has been a really awesome year.” “This is the greatest dive team ever assembled in the state of Colorado” coach Jeff Smith said.

I hate A-Rod, Yes I do! I Hate A-Rod, How about You?

When an athlete gives himself an unfair advantage, a.k.a cheating, they should automatically be kicked out of the sport. They cheat the fans, their opponents, the kids looking up to them and most importantly, the game. If you do not agree with me, then I question your morals as a sports fan and human being.

So how is a player like Alex “A-Roid” Rodriguez still playing in the MLB and now robbing the “greats” of their hard earned records? When Rodriguez passed Willie Mays on May 7th, I could not believe it. An ungrateful cheater, passing one of the all-time greats is ridiculously unfair. Guys who could drive the ball out of the yard off of a beautiful swing and pure strength and who could toy with pitchers have my utmost respect. The guys who put in the work for the love of the game and grinded to make it to where they are and make a name for themselves are my heroes. Guys like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Ted Williams are the reason baseball is what it is today. Baseball is a constant grind. It is about trying to find a slight mental or physical advantage to beat your opponent, not sticking a needle in your arm and calling yourself a slugger. It is just not morally right or fair to the sport and

something more serious needs to be done about it. Suspensions are just slaps on the wrist which do practically nothing. The performance-enhancing drug issue will never be solved until a more serious punishment is assessed. Until somebody is kicked out of the league, no issues will be solved. A guy like A-Rod does nothing for the league. He sets a bad example for young baseball fans all over the world. He shows that “you can always be better if you cheat.” It is disrespectful to guys like Mays, who put in their work and their hours to carve their place in history. So every time I see A-Rod’s name in the news, it disgusts me. It disgusts me that somebody who “faked it till they made it” actually made it. That is not the way that any sport should be played or how any life should be lived.


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Great reads give alternatives to summer activities


by Abigail Guadnola

ave you ever spent a day in summer where it feels as though watching paint dry would be more interesting than watching reruns of Game of Thrones or Keeping Up With The Kardashians? To make the

boredom even worse, the endless hours of movie watching offered by Netflix finally loses all appeal. In these times of an extreme lack of things to do, there is a solution to this problem that creeps up during the summer, a way to transport yourself to anywhere you want to go: reading.

Okay, I know what you might be thinking, “Why would I read if I have a cell phone and the internet?” Hear me out— books can be good. Listed below are four books that are worth checking out when you need something to spice up your summer day.

The Shack

Carrie Most everyone has heard of the movie adaptations of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie” but few have read the book. King pulls readers into the story of Carrie, a sheltered, misfit high-school girl who has the gift of telekinesis. Carrie lived her life alone, without friends, until one day a classmate shows kindness to her; unfortunately everything goes downhill from there. Unlike the movie, King’s novel includes excerpts from numerous books written about Carrie and the effect she left and what happened to her. “Carrie” as a book takes readers on a journey that can only be found within the pages, and not on the big screen. While lengthy, King keeps readers enthralled with each turn of a page. “Carrie” is a novel for horror lovers, and if you are squeamish and unable to handle even small amounts of horror, steer clear of this book. For all who love a bit of fright and a mountain of suspense, “Carrie” is the perfect book.

Taking place in the dead of winter, author Wm. Paul Young takes readers into the mysterious and supernatural adventure of husband and father Mackenzie Allen Phillips. In this thought provoking book, Young takes readers into Philips’s life as he struggles to overcome his pain after losing his daughter in a brutal murder. This book is perfect for those who are interested in exploring other belief systems and contemplating hard questions. In “The Shack,” a central question that is asked is the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” If you are looking for a good quick read with a different perspective, “The Shack” might be the perfect book for you.

The Ishbane Conspiricy In “The Ishbane Conspiracy,” authors Angela, Karina and Randy Alcorn take readers into the lives of four teenagers and their struggle against good and evil. As the main characters, Jillian Fletcher, Ian Stewart, Brittany Powell and Rob Gonzales live everyday teenage lives, readers are given a peek at the supernatural world as demonic forces look to wreak havoc on and destroy the lives of each character. “The Ishbane Conspiracy” transports readers into a world not much different from our own; however, with a different and fresh lens to see the supernatural side of life. If you find yourself with a thirst for conspiracies, adventure and the unknown, “The Ishbane Conspiracy” is perfect for you. While largely undiscovered, this book is a marvelous read and is relatable to high school students as it also discusses everyday problems. This raw look at life will have you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath until the very end.

The Lovely Bones Taking place in the 1970s, author Alice Sebold brings life to the character of Susie Salmon, a 14 year old girl who was brutally raped and dismembered by her neighbor. As her family grieves and struggles to cope, Susie looks down from her “heaven” and observes her family and their strife. Each page of this book will take you on a journey and tug on your heart as you experience each battle that the Salmon family goes through and each obstacle Susie must overcome as she attempts to guide her family to her murderer and watches over her loved ones, unable to truly interact with them. “The Lovely Bones” will keep you hooked until the final page of the journey. Sebold begins with extreme tragedy but ends with beauty and a sense of serenity. If you are looking for an enthralling book on a rainy day, “The Lovely Bones” is perfect for you.

Photos from Anchor Books, Multnomah Books, Windblow Media & Little, Brown and Company


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Tunes n’ flicks to take summer to the next level by Erica Martinez



Jurassic World

The Story So Far

twenty one pilots

Paper Towns


Self-Titled May 19

June 12

July 24

“It’s the few, the proud, and the emotional.” The fans of this undefinable Ohio duo are on a mission to push the boundaries of music and expect this album to exceed all expectations. This band is introspective, emotional, frantic and new. They break the molds of radio-ready songs, and lead their fans along with them. To show dedication to those who enjoy their music, twenty one pilots have pre-released five songs. Be on the lookout for more songs to show up on social media sites before the official release date. To experience the distinctive show of twenty one pilots head to Red Rocks on Sept. 27.

Who says pop-punk is dead? A pillar of the poppunk community, The Story So Far, is releasing a follow-up to their 2014 album. Short teasers have been posted on YouTube, as well as a full length song. The Summit Music Hall hosts this band on June 6. Fans of All Time Low and Pierce the Veil will appreciate the mature songwriting and lyrics of The Story So Far.

Recently, the trend is to take successful old movies and remake them with an abundance of modern special effects and then offering 3-D showings for no reason. “Jurassic World” is the revitalization of the original 1993 “Jurassic Park” movie. The new movie looks less like a movie about dinosaurs and more like a superhero movie, jam-packed with action and featuring an attractive male lead. This movie has all the makings of a huge summer blockbuster.

Following in the footsteps of “The Fault in Our Stars,” another John Green book will become a movie this summer. This movie is still filled with all the emotional teenage drama of the “The Fault in Our Stars,” minus the terminal illnesses. This young adult movie comes with a dedicated fanbase that will analyze every detail of the movie, so you can be sure this movie will be pretty close to the original text.


Nate Ruess

Of Monsters and Men

Fantastic Four

Beneath the Skin June 9

Grand Romantic June 16

August 7

Armed with feet stomping, accordions and other unique sounds, Of Monsters and Men will attempt to match the success of their 2012 single “Little Talks.” One of the few Icelandic bands to reach international success, this five-piece, indie-folk band recently released “I Of The Storm.” A worldwide tour is slated to begin in May and run through November. It is unlikely this band will draw in the same mega-crowds as they have done in the past, but their new album is worth a listen.

After announcing the hiatus of his band, fun., Nate Ruess is set to release his first solo album. Two songs from his upcoming album have already been released, “Nothing Without Love” and “AhHa.” Loud, dramatic and intense vocals mesh with the iconic pop sound of Ruess’s former band, this mix creates billboard topping songs. His new solo music is ready for the amphitheater tour Ruess is soon to impart on. If you want to hear this new music live, Nate Ruess will be playing Channel 93.3’s Big Gig on July 11.

Here comes the nostalgia. Many After the success of “Avengers,” Marvel teenagers grew up hiding under will make a second attempt to translate the covers in fear while reading the this superhero team onto the big screen. “Goosebumps” books. After a Canadian An all new cast plays four superheroes produced TV series, these frightening with newly discovered abilities in the children’s stories are heading to the big revamped version of “Fantastic Four.” screen. Jack Black is a standout in the The first run of these movies was met cast as R.L. Stine, the original author with lukewarm reactions, so this new of “Goosebumps.” An official trailer one must stand up to the expectations of has yet to be released, but this movie is super-fans. guaranteed to take audiences back to those haunting childhood tales. Photos from Fueled by Ramen, Pure Noise, Universal

August 7

Republic Records, Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Fox 2000 Pictures.

Mad libs for the end of school and beginning of summer by Madison Wacaser

Dear Mrs. Pramenko,

An amusement park is always fun to visit on a _____________

I regret to inform you that I will not be able to attend finals because I have a/an _____________ case of _____________. I am feeling very adjective


_____________ at this point in time because I was really looking emotion

forward to my ____________ final, but we all have to make sacrifices. class

I heard that there has been an outbreak in ____________ because they place

kept ____________ students who were sick in school. I would number

_____________ to have an outbreak at our school. I have consulted a verb

doctor who has studied this illness extensively, Dr.________________, person in the room

so I should be better by the Saturday after finals. See you next year, ______________. your name


summer day. Start with a smaller ride like the ______________. After plural noun

you ride that a few times, you can hit the _____________ coaster. adjective

There are also bumper cars, which have little _____________ that plural noun

you _____________ into other ____________. Another ride is the verb

plural noun

merry-go-round, where you sit on fake ____________ and steer it in plural animal

a ______________. When you’re starting to feel worn out, it’s time to geometric shape

find some food. There are lots of food stands with ____________ exotic animal

and ____________ on a stick. The amusement park is one of the food

_____________ places to be. adjective


Arapahoe Herald | Thursday, May 14, 2015


Fill your summer days with concerts, activities Sunday






































CONCERT SPORTS OTHER EVENT 2nd: Zeds Dead at Red Rocks 3rd - 5th: Cherry Creek Arts Festival 5th: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Red Rocks 7th-8th: Colorado Rockies vs. LA Angels 9th-12th: Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves 11th: Channel 93.3’s BIG GIG at Fiddler’s Green 15th: Death Cab for Cutie at Red Rocks 17th -19th: Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks 17th: First Day of Cheyenne Frontier Days (17th-26th) 18th: Bubble Run 20th - 22nd: Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers 24th - 26th: Colorado Rockies vs. Cinncinatti Reds 26th: Lady Antebellum at Fiddler’s Green 27th: Alt-J at Red Rocks 29th: Fall Out Boy with Wiz Khalifa at Fiddler’s Green


Ridiculous, out-of-context comments overheard throughout the school.


1st: Cage the Elephant/Portugal. The Man at Red Rocks 1st – 3rd: Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers 2nd: Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration 3rd: Wicked 3rd: Zac Brown Band at Coors Field 2nd: Botanical Gardens at Chatfield Free Day 5th - 7th: Colorado Rockies vs. Florida Marlins 6th – 7th: Denver Chalk Art Festival 7th: Drennen’s Dreams Splash Dash 8th -10th: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals 17th: Belle and Sebastion with The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks 18th: Breckenridge Kick-off to Summer 20th: Running Wild Fun Run 20th - 21st: Denver PrideFest 23rd - 25: Colorado Rockies vs D-Backs 27th: Stadium Stampede Run 29th - 30th Ed Sheeran at Red Rocks








































Calendar by Maddie Dorman

“Is she Italian? No, she’s Catholic.” -E8

“I had to tell my mother I was adopted. Awkward.” -W105

“I had a baconator after I hiked a fourteener and it was a religious experience.” -Cafeteria

“Today will be as useless as the “g” in lasagna.” -Cafeteria

“I can’t see the haters past my mom jeans.” -E8 “English takes other languages into a back alley and mugs them for grammar and punctuation.” -Choir room

“I’m a crepe; I doughnut belong here.” -E11

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