The Last Week of Track

This last week the Pirates went to Limon for their league and final track meet.  In the 100m Ariel Bray ran a 14.47 placing 4th, Mariah Bray ran a 14.97 placing 8th, and Maddy Carr ran a 15.07 placing 9th.  Shawn Ashmore ran a 13.83 placing 12th.  In the 200m Ariel Bray ran a 30.80 placing 4th, and Shawn Ashmore ran a 28.51 placing 9th.  In the 400m Taryn Book ran a 1:09.71 placing 2nd.  In the girls 4x100m they ran a 58.45 placing 4th.  In long jump Shawn Ashmore jumped a 14’7″ placing 12th and Mariah Bray jumped a 13’1″ placing 5th.  In triple jump Shawn Ashmore jumped a 30’3″ placing 10th and Maddy Carr scratched all jumps not placing.  In high jump Taryn Book jumped 4’6″ tying for 2nd.  In discus Bryson Herbert threw a 106’4″ placing 5th.  In shot put Bryson Herbert threw a 36’8″ placing 6th.  Great season to everybody and good luck to Taryn Book Thursday at state in high jump!

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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in High School Track, Sports


Is Texting Ruining English


In a way txting is ruining our English Language, some people are txting so mch that it is starting to effect their writing and spelling.  Like in essays people are putting u instead of you and 2day instead of today and so many ppl are using the txting lingo that they are putting it in their writing and not even noticing and they are getting bad grades for it. So the English language is being ruined by this txting age and u all know some1 who uses this lingo all the time. It is stupid because u will get a txt and it will have 2day, lol, and things like that and I will be like IDK what that means, and then they will reply btw it means today and laugh out loud. Then they will say brb can u just talk right. And in school they will put for answers IDK, or on the test they will write a narrative and use things like u brb ttyl 2day. What happened to the world and y can’t u just typ the right way?

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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in News, Opinion




Time has been a wonder to man since the dawn of time, trying to figure out if we can travel through it, speed it up, or slow it down, or freeze time.  But that is physically impossible because nothing can travel near or faster than the speed of light only light itself can do that. Also how we spend our time, like when it is time to get up and it is 6:45am and then you put your head down and it feels like 5 minutes and you look up and it is 7:45 am. Then when you are at school and you put your head down at 1:30pm and it feels like 5 minutes has gone by and you look up and it is 1:31pm. It will always be a wonder to man and I don’t think man will be able to figure time out until the end of time so it will always be a mystery to man and it will never be figured out. So it is just best to live while you still have time left.


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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in News


The Class of 2017

The class of 2017 are freshman at Hugo, Colorado. They are proud and sometimes they don’t get along but some day they will make up and become friends again. There are 6 of us left that grew up with each other and we have our ups and downs but we all know what each other has been through. Being Freshmen, it is kinda sad to know in 3 years that the 6 of us will split up and go our own separate ways and maybe won’t see each other untill our 10 or 20 year reunion. The 6 of us have gone through so much together, like losing family, saying goodbye to our best friends, or all kinds of other things. I will be sad to say goodbye to the best bunch of teens I will or would ever meet, because when I get out to the real world no one will ever know what I have been through like those 5. I will miss you guys when we leave this little town we call home. Even though we say we hate this school sometimes, it will always be apart of us.

class of 2017



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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Opinion


Game review of Touhou: Imperishible Night

forgivness honest mans death

a screenshot of the spellcard “Forgiveness Honest Mans Death”

This game is the 8th game in the Touhou series and quite frankly while it is one of the easier games in the series the extra boss is one of the hardest, mainly because of the “spellcard” shown in the picture along with other spellcards that the extra boss uses.  The gameplay is as hard as ever considering first time players will be absolutely swarmed if they accidentally click on “Lunatic” mode.  Lets just say that was the mistake I made when I first played “Embodiment of Scarlet Devil” which was the 6th game in the series and I could barely make it past the first level without having to use a continue.  This series plays and looks like an old top-down shooter or as this series is classified along with other games, it will be classified as a “danmaku” game.  The creator of this series is just one guy and he designs the graphics, the music, the gameplay, and even the characters, he commonly goes by the pseudonym “ZUN”.  But he is still making games in fact the most recent game is Double Dealing Character” which is the 14th game in the series. But anyways the games are fun if you know what to do and have the reflexes of a cheetah.  There are several things that tie each game together with gameplay and storyline.  The gameplay part is that there are “spellcards” that bosses use, bombs the controllable characters use, the fact that there are 6 bosses and an extra boss if you beat the game on normal and above without using a continue. Then there is the sheer difficulty spike from easy to normal and that is just crazy to keep up with. The storyline part is that the games reference each other and have several characters appear in different games than the ones they were introduced in.

The story in each game is always some incident caused by a “yokai” or other powerful being like in the 10th game Mountain of Faith” where a god wanted to collect more followers for her shrine.  But this games incident is caused by a “lunarian” (who is immortal in the truest sense, more on this later) who wanted to hide from the rest of her race with her assistant, so her assistant causes the moon to never become full by causing the moon to go to a new moon when there is ever a full moon.  So this causes panic in the human village so the local shrine maiden is asked to solve this mystery.  Then her “friend” decides to follow along with and then other yokai the shrine maiden defeated pop up and assist the shrine maiden when the game starts.  You each get a little bit of the story with each boss you defeat untill you get to the 5th and 6th boss where you finally get the true story.  apparently the one that caused this has taken some medicine called the “Hourai elixir” and it consists of a liquid. From what the wiki says if one drink is taken the person will never age, the second drink will render the person immune from any disease, while the third drink causes the person to be immortal to the truest sense.  But it also has this side effect of having the user be as susceptible to pain as before and injuries can still be caused but the injuries can be healed at an increased pace. So from what I can figure out if the person who took the elixir got cut in half the person will regenerate.  And from what the wiki said only four people have taken this elixir and the ingredients to making the elixir are known only to the maker.  So if you are a klutz this is extremely useful if you end up getting a horrible cut, you can get it healed in a matter of hours instead of weeks or months.  Although the game does say any injuries suffered before the elixir has been taken will still remain with the person.  When you do finally defeat the 6th boss (hopefully on normal or above without using a continue) you unlock the extra stage where you find the 3rd person who took the elixir and then you fight her.

This game while it is one of the easier games in the series (only being beaten in easiness by “Great Fairy Wars” which is like 12.8 it’s not really part of the storyline but it continues some of the storyline featured in earlier games) it features a decent storyline with good music.  On every stage there are two music tracks, one for the main stage and one for the boss.  The amount of characters you can use was an increase from other games but it is only used in just this game.  After that it is just reset to using two or three characters.  The music seems to fit each character with either being fast paced or calm and intense at the same time.  The graphics are somewhat minimal but why make extremely good graphics when they will just be blocked out by all the “bullets” on the screen.  As seen in the photo with the spell card shown.  I mean sure the graphics get better in later games but they still get harder as you continue throughout the game.  The only game that I have seen that has thoroughly frustrated me before the final boss was the 12th game “Unidentified Fantastic Object” but that is for another review sometime later.  So far I have enjoy every one of these games and I still hope that more shall be made.  The only thing I have against this series is the sheer difficulty spike from easy to normal.  Lets say if you have memorized all the patterns for the spellcards in easy mode than when you play normal mode you have no idea what to do because it just cranks the difficulty up.  The overall score I would give this game is 8.6/10.  This is mainly because of the difficulty spike but otherwise it is a great game.  After this review it will be the last one for the school year and I will be making a new blog to put reviews on it for the summer.  Although not in a weekly interval so I guess see ya until I put a new review on the blog.

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Reviews


Root Beer!

The origin is referred to small beers that are local beverages. Some contained alcohol and some did not. Root beer was made during colonial times in America from herbs, roots, and barks. There are four different types of beers they used. They were birch beer, sarsparilla beer, ginger beer, and root beer. The first bottle of Root Beer was made by the Hires family in 1893, even though Root Beer can be traced way back into history. Another type or brand of root beer is A & W Root Beer. It was founded by Roy Allen, who was the man who started marketing Root Beer in 1919. He was partnered with Frank Wright and that’s how A&W gets its name. It is the number one selling Root Beer in the world. The original recipe for Root Beer was made by Native Americans and now there are over 100 recipes.


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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in News


Dog Saves Military Vet by Calling 911

Terry McGlade was a United States marine says his dog, Major is a hero. He trained his dog to sense if McGlade was going to have a seizure so if Major had to he could call 911. One day Major sensed that there was going to be an incident about to happen and soon enough McGlade collapsed to the floor and Major got the phone and started dialing 911. When he pressed the buttons to call 911 the dispatcher said he didn’t hear any bark, but only the sound of a confused man and they knew something was suspicious going on. Major knew someone was going to come help so he waited outside. When the medics and police came he lead them into the house where McGlade was laying. When McGlade recovered he said he was proud that he taught his dog how to call for help. Major helped save a life that day.


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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in News