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

Peter Philpott

Peter Philpott, News Editor & Outreach Coordinator

Hey there! My name's Peter, I'm a junior, and I'm the USJ's News Editor and Outreach Coordinator. I believe that the first amendment is incredibly important, and as journalists we have the right and the duty to uphold it. I am very passionate for news reporting, from small, local issues, to major politics or systemic change topics. This is why I love political/breaking news reporting, and one day I hope to be an investigative journalist. I also enjoy artistic photography in my free time. My position as Outreach Coordinator gives me the opportunity to connect to other newspapers, businesses, and families in the community to grow our reach and get our coverage in the hands of more people. I play trumpet and mellophone and I am part of Creek's Marching Band. I'm enthusiastic to inform this school on the happenings of our community, from Capitol Hill to the quad. Also, check out my column, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, where I talk about in-depth baseball!

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All content by Peter Philpott
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
The MLB’s 2023 season brought many wonders. Perhaps the biggest one was the Texas Rangers. Led by all-star veterans like Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, the Rangers went all the way to win the World Series, after starting the postseason as a Wild Card.

Peanuts and Cracker Jack #10: 2023’s Biggest Surprises

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
November 10, 2023
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
Leading up to 2024, where Nike’s new uniform line has caused a great controversy, baseball has a long history of poorly designed uniforms. I highlighted some of the W.O.A.T.’s, including (from top left) the Los Angeles Dodgers City Connects, Great Britain’s from the World Baseball Classic, the Pittsburgh Pirates 2008 Alternates, the Arizona Diamondbacks color scheme swaps, the San Diego Padres blinding yellow outfits, the Chicago White Sox shorts, the Florida Marlins blue shirts, and the Milwaukee brewers baby blue uniforms. Then I reviewed the Nike scandal (center).

Peanuts and Cracker Jack #12: Bashing Baseball’s W.O.A.T. Uniforms

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
March 29, 2024
Denver School of the Arts Senior Skye, a speaker at a Nov. 9 pro-Palestine Rally at the Denver Capitol, leads chants and makes a speech for the protesters. A banner behind her accuses senator (D, CO) Michael Bennet of selling out to apartheid. High school-aged and other Gen-Z Americans like Skye have been a driving force in online advocacy for both Israel and Palestine.

Gen-Z Shares Fervent Advocacy in the Israel-Hamas War

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
March 27, 2024
Junior guard Molly Dorighi (#15) moves down the court during a game against Cherokee Trail on Feb. 17. Creek lost 60-56.

[Photo] Girls’ Basketball Dominates Until the End

Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor
March 25, 2024
Junior Zaylix Terhune works on central sections of the IC Cafe mural. Even though he’s not a member of the National Art Honor Society that organized the mural, he still chose to participate in the project as an Artisan Workshop student. “I get to say, ‘I painted that,’” Terhune said. “Thats a pretty cool flex.”

Art Students Splash IC Cafe With Color in New Senior-Designed Mural

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
March 11, 2024
Creek junior center and right winger Austin Katz (#20) and Regis senior forward Reece Peterson (#25) stand on the edge of the face off circle, awaiting the puck drop. Both scored a goal in Friday’s game, which went strongly in Regiss favor. We got on our heels early, we got behind three nothing early in the game and we just couldnt find that energy, Head Coach Jeff Mielnicki said.

Regis Thrashes Creek Varsity Hockey in 7-1 Loss: See Moments Here

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
February 6, 2024
To underclassmen, the variety of courses offered at CCHS can be overwhelming. And its a well-known and statistically-proven fact that Creek is an outstanding school. We have a heavy academic culture that promotes taking seven classes, and prioritizing weighted courses. But no one should feel pressured by that culture to take on more than they can handle.

Having Seven Classes is Difficult (And That’s Okay)

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
February 5, 2024
A WWII-used TBF Avenger dive bomber on display at the Intrepid Museum in New York City. Planes like these are what drew me into the historical aviation world. But every year, more and more crash in flying incidents. With each plane destroyed, we lose a real connection to the veterans and the history of WWII.

Precious World War II Planes Are Dying In Silence

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
January 26, 2024
Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop Ezequiel Tovar hits a single against the Oakland Athletics on July 30, 2023. Tovar showed consistency in his batting in the 2023 season, leading a new batch of Rockies rookies like Nolan Jones and Brenton Doyle, rookies that I hope will be the future of the team, bringing Colorado back to a respectable position in the league.

Peanuts and Cracker Jack #11: Newcomers on Blake Street

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
January 21, 2024
Science teacher Alexandra Baks new class, CP Zoology, goes beyond normal biology classes. “An understanding of the animal kingdom prepares you to be a more empathetic and knowledgeable citizen of our planet,” Bak said.

Examining a New Sphere of Biology With CP Zoology

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
January 11, 2024
Advisory students collect trash behind Fine Arts. Hundreds of students have participated in organized campus cleanups. “Kids need to do their part, adults need to do their part,” campus administrator Brynn Thomas said.

Creek Struggles to Tackle Trash Crisis

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
January 11, 2024
AJRs The Maybe Man Aches With Relatable Uncertainty

AJR’s ‘The Maybe Man’ Aches With Relatable Uncertainty

Peter Philpott, Managing Editor & Assistant News Editor
January 11, 2024
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