May, 2015


Trapped in a Box

This year for MAD Week, Heritage High School added a new fundraiser: the Teacher in a Box. Two teachers and an administrator were “trapped” in a box for an hour and the students could give money to either make them smile or squirm.

You are what you eat

The saying “you are what you eat” isn’t taken as seriously as it should be. Everything that enters the body either hurts it or helps it; there’s no in between.

The Pioneer Webseries Episode 104: The Best Films of 2014, Part 1

On today’s episode of The Pioneer the crew reviews two of our personal favorites from the year: “Gone Girl” and “Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance).”

Silencing journalism

Having been a reporter and an online editor for the school newspaper, I have had to deal with a variety of obstacles, from hitting deadlines to setting up interviews. However, the one thing that looms over my head every time I publish an article is not the anxiety of reaching a word count, but the fear that my voice will be silenced or defamed.

Students take the stage at Mr. Eagle 2015

Jared Leonard ’15 takes home the title of Mr. Eagle 2015, the flowers, crown, and $150 at this year’s Mr. Eagle competition. Stunning everyone with talent, his 38 songs in six minutes kept everyone in awe and amazed at a talent only a few can do.

Overconfident snowboarders lead to crashes

Ever since snowboarding emerged in the 1970s, recreational skiers and mountain resorts have faced safety concerns for young skiers and in the face of an increase in injury risk due to reckless riders.

Water World blasts Eltich’s water park away

As the temperature rises to create another blazing Colorado summer, people flock to pools around the state. Although more expensive options, Water World and Elitch Gardens Water Park offer more than just a dip into a pool, though that is available as well. However, Water World trumps the water park at Elitch’s.

Alpine Club climbs to Butler Gulch

On Saturday, April 11, Alpine Club endeavored up to Butler Gulch Basin, which is on the east side of Berthoud Pass. The club ventured through the deep snow and climbed 12,150 feet.

Life 101 closes out the year

Since the middle of February, a group of Heritage senior have been meeting in the Heritage Library every other Wednesday night to participate in a senior seminar called Life 101.

Dazzling audiences again

Not many people know that I’m actually a huge theatre kid. I’ve grown up performing in plays as well as watching professionals all around the country. Luckily, one of my ultimate favorite musicals is coming back to Denver again to dazzle audiences at the Buell Theatre from June 3 to July 5.