Storytelling in Hip Hop

Levi Wood, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2017

If I had a penny for how many times I have heard how modern day rap and hip-hop ain’t what they used to be, I’d be rich. Everyone is talking about it, but is it true? Is modern day rap really just a whole bunch of hubbas and huddas with an off beat trap mix in the background? Well, as quoted by Snoop ...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Lecture at University of Colorado

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Lecture at University of Colorado

Emma Wolters, Social Media Editor

September 10, 2016

If I had to describe Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture in one word, it would be enlightening. Though she only spoke for an hour, she said so many things that not only surprised me, but offered a new outlook. The lecture was on a Friday afternoon, the 2nd of September, in the Macky ...

Letter to an Incoming Junior

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Peyton Carter, Guest Contributor

May 19, 2016

You may have heard people say, “Junior year is the hardest year of high school”. Well, I believe that may be true, but it’s still manageable. Junior year is a year where there are a lot of standardized tests: some AP tests, the ACT, the SAT, and CMAS. If you are taking AP classes, my advice to y...

Soccer Salary Scandal

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Sarah Holland, Guest Contributor

May 19, 2016

Recently it has been released the USWNT (United States Women’s National Team) is suing U.S. soccer because they get paid a quarter less then the USMNT (United States Men’s National Team). This is first of all, unethical because it’s gender discrimination, but it is also unfair because the wome...

Bic for Her

Natalie Mitchell, Guest Contributor

May 18, 2016

Have you ever been walking through the soda aisle of a grocery store and noticed the two highly similar yet slightly different versions of calorie-free Coke: Diet Coke and Coke Zero? If you look closely enough you’ll realize that conveniently, they are both the same soda, just geared towards diffe...

Letter to the Editor

Broncos fans celebrate after Denver took a 20-13 lead against Pittsburgh during the fourth quarter on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Christian Murdock/Colorado Springs Gazette/TNS)

Frank Dalle Molle, Guest Writer

April 29, 2016

Dear Howler, I am writing you this letter to give a little piece of my mind about bandwagon fans and the illegitimacy of their species. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!! First of all, I think it is ridiculous that they try to play their support off like they’re an actual fan. For instance, I’m walking down the...

This is How We Do (Senior Year)

Senior girls pose at the Homecoming assembly.

Abby Pelsmaeker, Academics Editor

April 28, 2016

I am an almost legal adult that’s roughly 23 days way from graduating. I have infinite wisdom, most of which I pull from Nick from New Girl (You don’t need to wash a towel, the towel washes you, duh,) or Ryan from The Office (never cook cheese pitas in the office), and on some rare occasions, Charl...

“Addams Family” is a Must See

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

February 26, 2016

We all have family problems, but most families don’t have a torture chamber in their basement or a monster for a butler. For as unreadable as this situation may seem, the Monarch thespians brought it to life in the spring musical Addams Family starring Solomon Abell as Gomez and Sydney McDonald as Morticia. ...

What’s the big deal with education?

What’s the big deal with education?

Levi Wood, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015

Earth’s creatures are on the brink of a sixth mass extinction. One person every four seconds is dying of hunger. Habitats and ecosystems being ripped apart for the sake of big bucks and corporate profit. Human existence is being taken for granted with foreign countries slaving families to make our pr...

Sexualities Abound in the LGBTQ

This is the flag to represents pan-sexual pride.

Maddison Curry and Flora Mai

November 4, 2015

Almost everyone is attracted to one type of person or another. But that is by no means limited to boys and girls, and girls and boys. There is so much more to sexuality than that. Yes, it’s true, the sexualities are as varied as the fish in the sea. But not everyone is familiar with the sexualitie...

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