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Eaglecrest High School students organized a sit-in protest on Nov. 8, hoping to communicate their displeasure with how administration was handling mental health at the school.
Eaglecrest High School Students Respond to How School Addressed Student Deaths
Amanda Castillo-Lopez and Gabby Schrock | November 19, 2022

On Nov. 8, students at Eaglecrest organized a sit-in in response to the way the school’s administration addressed mental health following the deaths of four Eaglecrest students...

Taylor Swift Club co-founders and Creek seniors Gauri Thaliyil (left) and Julia Gralla (right) with sophomore Norah Armstrong (middle) after Armstrong won the club’s Taylor Swift gift basket raffle at the club’s kickoff. (Jude Gorden)
'Midnights' Mayhem at Creek
Jude Gorden, Staff Writer | November 1, 2022
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Varsity Boys Tennis team poses after their victory over Valor Christian at the 5A State Championship.
Boys' Tennis Wins 45th State Championship
Avery Hutchins, Staff Writer | November 29, 2022

Cherry Creek's boys’ tennis team has continued their dominance in the state tournament this season, despite injuries and sickness plaguing their season. Cherry Creek played Valor Christian in the...

Blake Purchase (#12) attempts to tackle at his Oct. 14 game.
A Day in the Life With Blake Purchase
Vee Williamson, Staff Writer | October 31, 2022
Creek students hold up their flashlights at the 2022 Homecoming varsity football game.
Is Creek A Bad Sport?
Annabelle Crouch, Sports Editor & Design Manager | October 31, 2022
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Students perceive each other in highly critical ways. 
This is only magnified when the person being observed is transgender. Sophomore Aram Bazarian sat with a trans pride flag for our cover in an all too familiar position. As a trans person at Creek, Bazarian often feels isolated from students around him, not only because of his identity, but also because of the possible hate he could experience for being himself. “Some [students] have never met a trans person before,” senior Karter LaBarre said. “So I sometimes have some educating to do.” Educating their peers is the tip of the iceberg for these trans students. Name-changes, basic respect, and deadnaming are all part of the trans experience.
Across the Hall
Carly Philpott and Aurora Miller | November 1, 2022

The amount of transgender people in the nation grows every year, and so does the population of trans students at Creek. For trans kids, every day is a battle between their outer and inner selves, every new face another person they have to come out to....

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Smile is sweeping Creek, why?
'Smile' is sweeping Creek, why?
Marie Webster, Staff Writer | November 30, 2022

The horror film Smile, directed by Parker Finn, has taken over conversations all over Creek. Why? Released Sept. 30, the psychological horror movie starring Sosie Bacon is...

Olivia Wildes second film, Dont Worry Darling, was released on Sep. 23.
'Don't Worry Darling' Disappoints
Katya Roudakov, A&E Editor | November 1, 2022
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The Muslim Student Association meets after school on Nov. 29. The goal of the club is to provide fun and inclusive experiences for Muslim students at Creek.
Muslim Student Association Provides Support, Inclusion
Meron Banjaw, Staff Writer | December 1, 2022

The Muslim Student Association is a club new to Creek which seeks to form a community of Muslim students and friends while also having fun and creating experiences. Club...

Between finding their way around school, keeping track of homework, and maintaining social lives, many freshmen say they are plunged into a world of stress when they enter Creek.
The Stress of Becoming a Bruin
Peter Philpott, Assistant News Editor | November 8, 2022
German teacher Susanne Smith poses with her beehives. Smiths grandmother kept bees to make a living after the end of World War II. She [would go] clinking down the cobblestone streets, and she would sell honey, Smith said. So beekeeping represents my family.
How Frau Smith Honors Her Family History
Maddie Hart, Staff Writer | November 8, 2022
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The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (V)
The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (V)
Alex Gribb, Junior Editor-in-Chief | November 28, 2022

One of these days I will write about eight things I love. But not today. Today I am as bitter as always. I hope it comes through in the fifth rendition of this column.  1....

The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (IV)
The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (IV)
Alex Gribb, Junior Editor-in-Chief | November 15, 2022
There have long been teams in the MLB that have a huge advantage because they are in overall weaker divisions. Creating fewer match ups with players that capitalize on a certain team and consistently collect hits against them, like San Francisco Giant Brandon Crawford (above) against the Colorado Rockies, would make games less predictable.
Peanuts and Cracker Jack #4: Division swip swap
Peter Philpott, Assistant News Editor | November 14, 2022
As students walk through the halls from day to day, they can develop opinions on a person based on what types of clothes they wear.
Clothing Stereotypes Ignore Personality
Jonathan Lee, Staff Writer | November 3, 2022
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