The Union St. Journal: Cherry Creek High School's official news source

Union St. Journal

The Union St. Journal: Cherry Creek High School's official news source

Union St. Journal

The Union St. Journal: Cherry Creek High School's official news source

Union St. Journal

All nominees for the Bobby G award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role stand together and sing during their group performance. The Bobby G awards seek to honor the achievements of high school theater from across the state, and were held on Friday, May 17. Creek was nominated for thirteen awards, and won in the category of direction.
Creek Senior Alec Doherty, and Directors Alex Burkart and Emily Burkart win Bobby G Award For Choreography in “Chicago; Teen Edition”: See Moments Here
Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor | May 20, 2024

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) held their annual Bobby G awards to showcase achievements in high school theater from the past year on Friday, May 17. This...

Professional Trumpeter Bijon Watson fist-bumps Jazz B tenor saxophonist Gavin Kim. Watson helped Kim work on his solo, growing his confidence and encouraging to look away from his music and truly improvise. As a young player that is learning jazz, it is important for them to treat jazz as learning a language, Watson said. Improvisation is not just making things up, there are several rules, parameters, and approaches that one can only learn through repetition, discipline, and humility.
Grammy Award Winning Trumpeter Visits, Clinics Creek Jazz Bands
Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor | May 20, 2024
Author and social strategist 
Nick Shelton gives his talk at the 2023
 TEDxCherryCreekHS event, hosted by 
now freshman Michael Zhang when he was an eighth grader at Campus Middle School. “I felt really comfortable up there,” Shelton said.
TEDx CherryCreekHS Aims to Engage, Include Bruins
Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor | May 10, 2024
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Health teacher Seneca Homes teaches his 8th period  health class. After leaving the CFL, he returned to Creek as a health teacher.
Seneca Holmes: Creek Champion to Canadian Football League
Kellen Ringland, Staff Writer | May 14, 2024

Thirty years ago, Seneca Holmes played football at Creek as a wide receiver and kick returner, eventually becoming a state champion. Now, he’s back to his roots at Creek teaching health to students. Holmes...

The boys’ volleyball team celebrates after a point during a game against Grandview on April 9. Creek lost 3-0.
Boys’ Volleyball Struggles to Rebuild
Andrei Machado, Asst. Sports Editor | May 13, 2024
Junior small forward and shooting guard A’neya Chambers (#25) celebrates after a penalty shot  during the Sweet 16 game on Feb. 23, where Creek won 44-28.
Girls' Basketball Dominates Until the End
Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor | March 25, 2024
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Junior Giselle Yokomichi poses behind a curtain. For Yokomichi, her experience with sexual assault was a battle between sharing her story and staying quiet. As far as my own experience and others, a lot of the time you want to stay anonymous and we want to keep the other person anonymous, Yokomichi said. You dont want to be reminded of it. I feel like most victims want to stay quiet and hidden away.
‘You Never Really Heal From Something Like That’
Alex Gribb, Editor-in-Chief | March 16, 2024

Trigger Warning: the following article contains graphic content depicting sexual assault ‘Victims are scared to share...We need to have way more discussions about sexual assault.’ -Junior Giselle Yokomichi Why didn’t you choose to be anonymous?...

Donald Duvall Jr., the assistant track and field coach and a member of the West Cafeteria staff, is part of a community at Creek who work behind the scenes jobs - but those jobs are no less important than any teacher or administration. Duvall, and many others, are more than their profession.
Behind the Scenes
Alex Gribb, Editor-in-Chief | January 11, 2024
In a recent surge of antisemitism nationally, many have pointed towards social media and pop culture as a source of hate. “Many far-right people have gone on [X] and started just blasting all their beliefs, Sophomore Scott Weiner said.
Pop Culture Invites Surge of Antisemitism
Peter Philpott, Managing Editor | October 27, 2023
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All nominees for the Bobby G award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role stand together and sing during their group performance. The Bobby G awards seek to honor the achievements of high school theater from across the state, and were held on Friday, May 17. Creek was nominated for thirteen awards, and won in the category of direction.
Creek Senior Alec Doherty, and Directors Alex Burkart and Emily Burkart win Bobby G Award For Choreography in “Chicago; Teen Edition”: See Moments Here
Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor | May 20, 2024

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) held their annual Bobby G awards to showcase achievements in high school theater from the past year on Friday, May 17. This...

Why Everyone Should Wear a Bonnet
Why Everyone Should Wear a Bonnet
Rue Minar, Staff Writer | May 13, 2024
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Both students and teachers often struggle to handle disrespect in their classrooms because interruptions can create large tensions between everyone in the room.
How Do Teachers Handle Disrespect In Their Classrooms?
Madalyn Hoop, Staff Writer | May 16, 2024

Students aren't just disrespecting classrooms and teachers, they disrespect each other too. That being said, many teachers strive to make sure respect is present in their...

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The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (XII)
The Hateful Eight: Eight Things I Hate (XII)
Alex Gribb, Editor-in-Chief | May 22, 2024

I want to be honest with you guys for a minute: I led you here with false pretenses. As a member of the Gribb family, and more importantly, as a teenage girl, apologizing...

Citizens hold the power to vote for initiatives that could change things. But instead, many choose to ignore action because it makes them uncomfortable. The longer people avoid the things that make them uncomfortable, the more difficult solutions becomes when faced with voting.
Put Your Education to Work
Staff | May 15, 2024
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