The Highlighter

Opinion: Ways PSD Can Help Students of Color

Protests across the country are calling for the end to police brutality, particularly against African Americans and other Americans of color.

Payton Perkins, Editor

June 5, 2020

Denver Public Schools have just announced a plan to phase out the School Resource Officers (SRO) and use the funding for more mental health services, citing the school to prison pipeline as one reason. There are clear actions that can and should be taken to ensure Poudre School District students are not subject to the effects of the school to prison pipeline.

Taking care of yourself

Raegan Marlow, Contributor

April 25, 2020

People will workout, eat healthy, and take vitamins, but they often forget about what one of the most important aspects we need to take care of, the brain and mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in their life, and 17% of youth (6-17...


Logan Hardy, Contributor

April 13, 2020

As sports and events were cancelled, the National Basketball Association came up with an entertainment challenge of H-O-R-S-E, courtesy of State Farm. There were many notable basketball players in this competition, such as Trae Young, Tamika Catchings, Zach Lavine, and many more. ESPN’s Mark Jones...

Don’t forget the tip

Garrit Wilson, Contributor

April 13, 2020

The modern world and the introduction of the smartphone have revolutionized the world of ordering food. If you want food, all you have to do is click a button and you can have any food you want on your doorstep in 30 minutes. You can use apps like GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates, or local options (NOCONosh). Th...

I Tried the Whipped Coffee Trend so You Don’t Have to

Whipped coffee served with milk and ice.

Della Fisher, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

A new coffee trend is blowing up the internet: whipped coffee, also known as a Greek Frappe. This is coffee that has been mixed to give it a light and fluffy texture.  The recipe is super simple; you only need two tablespoons of instant coffee, two tablespoons of sugar, and two tablespoons of ho...

Rocky’s Opinion on Corona Virus

Della Fisher, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020  

Take Out Just Isn’t the Same

Garrit Wilson, Contributor

March 24, 2020

Seven days ago, on March 16, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered that all restaurants close their dining rooms. This action was obviously a reaction to the COVID19, and was launched in order to “flatten the curve” in Colorado. Polis’ order was a quick reaction to the panic of the state. This...

A Message of Hope in a Time of Hopelessness

Evan Morgan, Contributor

March 22, 2020

If you would have asked any high school senior what they thought their last quarter of school would be like, the thought of dancing the night away at their last prom would have been seen dancing through their eyes. Smiles would have shown across their faces as they imagined their silky gowns and funny loo...

Puppy Pow Wow

These are just a few of the puppies Morgan has fostered.

Evan Morgan, Contributor

March 13, 2020

There is an overwhelming amount of jubilation felt when there are nine, five-month-old, puppies crawling on top of you. There is an even stronger sense of tranquility when those puppies settle down and fall asleep on your legs in one big massive pile. This experience is not common for most people, but...

Still Grateful for the Dead

Jaden Clarke, Contributor

March 12, 2020

1972 is a hallowed year for followers of the Grateful Dead. This year saw the band cross the pond and go on tour in Europe, creating scores of hours of recordings, all of which beat many bands studio performances. 1972 also saw the Grateful Dead record themselves on video for the first time at the Old R...

New Pretzel Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts' latest flavor is Pretzel.

Sala Hording, Contributor

March 4, 2020

Over the weekend, I, together with my American host family, decided to review the new addition to the Pop-Tart family: Pop-Tarts Pretzel Chocolate. The brand, owned by Kellogg’s, recently introduced this flavor as well as the Pop-Tarts Pretzel Cinnamon Sugar.   I am a foreign exchange student and had neve...

“She lives in daydreams with me”

Raegan Marlow shows off one of her favorite albums.

Raegan Marlow, Contributor

March 4, 2020

December 13th, 2019, former member of One Direction, Harry Styles came out with his album “Fine Line.” This album is supported by four singles, “Watermelon Sugar,” “Adore You,” “Lights Up,”, and “Falling.” Rolling Stone released an interview with Styles back in August 2019, where...

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