Ralston Valley REVIEW

An Open Letter

February 12, 2020

To all the stick-figure drawers out there, You may believe that you lack the talent to create an eye-pleasing masterpiece, or the ability to construct art is a gift a person was born with. You may believe that art isn’t a h...

Luv is Rage 2

Shaun McDonnell, News editor

April 15, 2019

Lil Uzi Vert is becoming one of today’s most popular artists. Uzi, born in Philadelphia, is a young 24-year-old rapper and is only beginning to hit the music industry. He started rapping in 2016 and made it big with his debut ...

Every Last Word Book Review

Emme Clymer, Inspiration Station Editor

April 15, 2019

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone is a heartwarming and inspiring story portraying the perspective of a teenage girl secretly struggling with Purely-Obsessional OCD all while trying to fit in with her peers. I thoroughl...

Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Review

Sydney Horn, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is located just nearby the infamous Lincoln memorial and it’s reflecting pool, cutting harshly through a hill. The memorial is made entirely of black marble that c...

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant Review

Casey Holtzman, Editor

April 15, 2019

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant is a lively place that serves incredible authentic Mexican food, with a busy and bustling feel. The food is arguably the best part about Tequilas. Every time you go, you’re immediately grac...

Do Students Feel Safe in School?

Sydney Horn, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019

Growing up and going to school when school shootings are becoming alarmingly commonplace is an inherently frightening thing. For many students, the lockdown drill is well known and the fear of every day being their last is all too...

Are Frantic Finals Profitable or Pointless?

Tenley Kruse, Voice Section Editor

December 14, 2018

The holiday season is generally perceived as a magical time. For many high schoolers, though, the magic has dissipated. As winter storms blow in, signifying the semester’s conclusion, they carry along stress for students acros...

State of the Public School System

Jiah Cooper, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

The American education system is a massive subject for debate, and one which involves multiple angles to view it. Should we look at it through an economic lens? A political lens? Or even a psychological one? Even once you decide which...

After the Midterms: What Change Are Students Fighting For?

Sydney Horn, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018

This year’s midterms had particularly high stakes with gun control legislation on the line, and by extension, the lives of students. Ever since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, gun control has been heat...

How Bullying Affects Us All

Michael Poisson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

When someone decides to become a bully, they decide to ruin someone's day, or even life. Bullying isn’t limited to hurtful words- it can include physical abuse, or cyberbullying from teens’ phones. Bullying can cause frus...

Why Should Students Get Involved?

Sydney Horn, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018

Today's world can be quite overwhelming for students, from college application deadlines to dealing with deteriorating mental health on a daily basis. Yet some students are stepping up and using their voice to create the chang...

Why the Buffaloes are Nothing Without Laviska Shenault Jr.

Grant McGann, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

As the regular season winds down, and the playoff bracket and bowl schedule grows closer, the Colorado Buffaloes are crashing and burning like no other team in college football. They are the sore thumb of the Pac-12 conference...