December, 2013


Coach Griebel released, community speaks out

The school administration sent out a letter to all the Heritage Football Families saying, “Mike Griebel is no longer coaching for Heritage High School. He has formally retired from his teaching career at the end of the current school year, as well.”

3B Passes

Having been in the works for about two years, 3B passed with a 59.8% vote of support. 3B addressed the need for the Littleton Public School District to improve and update their schools. LPS’s intent for 3B is to keep their funding despite the tax decrease within Littleton. LPS is funded by property taxes, but since these have been decreasing lately, 3B lets LPS collect the same amount of funds as before, despite the lowered taxes. With the funds that they will take in, they’ll improve all the LPS schools including Heritage.

Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Heritage

Born on July 18 in 1918, Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa. The first to go to school in his family, he started to be interested in African history while learning Xhosa, English and social studies.

His decision to change the customs in South Africa stemmed not only from school, but also from a ceremony in which he learned that he and his village were enslaved in their own country by the white foreigners. Mandela soon after became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joined the African National Congress, or the ANC, and then because of this, was arrested and confined to prison for 27 years.

Melt with Meltaways

This recipe is a tradition in my family and it has been for as long as I can remember. The recipe makes 5 dozen cookies; I promise you’ll enjoy every single one!

Going Veggie

Teens love their steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, junk food and flavored bottles of soda. Few teens love vegetables and fruit, and even fewer eat only vegetables and fruit for their diet. Being a vegetarian or vegan has become more and more popular in recent years. A vegetarian is a person who doesn’t eat any meat. That includes beef, pork, poultry and fish. Some teens use the word loosely and do eat chicken and fish.

Value of language

In a study conducted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012, an estimated 13.3 million immigrants lived legally in the United States, each with their own unique culture and way of life, according to the DHS website.

Winter refreshes

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell by

‘Philomena’ a must see movie

With huge blockbuster movies being released in the last two months of the years it is easy for small independent films like Philomena to be passed over by movie-goers but I would strongly suggest checking this one out.

‘The Hunger Games’ catches fire once again

It’s a rare thing when I’ll go pay $15 to go see a movie. I’d usually much rather wait until it comes out on DVD and Netflix it. So it’s even rarer when I go to see a movie in a theater more than once. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, however, stands up to both re-watching and the cost of going to see multiple times.

Teaming Up

“I think it’s good to have team bonding like pre-season trips or camps that make everyone feel that they’re part of a larger community,” says Athletic Director Mr. Brock Becker.