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President Biden congratulates Palmer Ridge alumnus, Jacob Cheeseman, upon receiving his diploma from the United States Coast Guard Academy. 
Photo by PA3 Matthew Thieme, USCG Public Affairs
Preparing For Takeoff
By Jake Wright , Reporter • January 20, 2022

Four Palmer Ridge 2017 graduates were accepted into the Naval Air Station, a military flight training school in Pensacola, Florida. Jacob Cheeseman, Abigail Bogdovitz, Samantha Jackson, and Claire Graziano may have all gone their different ways after high school...

The inductees recite the official NHS pledge.
A New Generation: NHS Inductees Join the Chapter
By Hannah Miller, Reporter • October 26, 2021

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a prestigious organization that recognizes high school students all over the nation for their academic achievements. The organization also recognizes students for their outstanding character and willingness to provide service...

The New TikTok Trend: Devious Lick
The New TikTok Trend: "Devious Lick"
By Amaya Taylor, Reporter • October 6, 2021

The social media app where users can share short clips consisting of skits, dances, recipes and more, otherwise known as TikTok, is known by almost every American high schooler out there. Trends (usually appearing in the form of hashtags) spread quickly and vastly...

Todd Osborn (11) donates blood and gives back to his community.
Give Blood, Give Back
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 3, 2021

Most clubs and organizations hold bake sales, food drives, or festivals to give back to the community. PRHS's National Honor Society chapter has chosen a different approach. On October 1, 2021, NHS partnered with Vitalant to host a blood drive for students and...

Food War: What Mexican Restaurant Has The Best Tacos?
Food War: What Mexican Restaurant Has The Best Tacos?
By Olivia Sargent , Contributor • November 12, 2021

All photos by Olivia Sargent unless otherwise noted Everyone loves tacos. When it comes to picking a taco restaurant, it's difficult to decide where to go. I reviewed...

My Struggles with Mental Health
My Struggles with Mental Health
By Mallory Sale, Reporter • November 5, 2021

Photo of Mallory Sale. After the bulk of Covid-19, school is back in full swing and students are dealing with classes and social life in a way they hadn't for a year....

Crushing Your Fears: Volume 1
Crushing Your Fears: Volume 1
By Mallory Sale, Reporter • November 3, 2021

Welcome to the Love Doctor’s office! This week, several people responded to our Google Form asking for advice on their love life, and the Doc is here to help. Now, it is...

Food War: What Mexican Restaurant Has The Best Tacos?
Food War: What Mexican Restaurant Has The Best Tacos?
By Olivia Sargent , Contributor • November 12, 2021

All photos by Olivia Sargent unless otherwise noted Everyone loves tacos. When it comes to picking a taco restaurant, it's difficult to decide where to go. I reviewed...

Finished Cookie Monster Cookies. Photo by Maggie Mulloy
Recipe: Monster Cookies
By Maggie Mulloy, Reporter • October 23, 2021

This is a fun cookie recipe from Matthew Merril (@matthewinthekitchen) on TikTok. They are pretty easy to make and taste super good when they're done! Ingredients: 1...

Butterbeer, as imagined by Luxe and Kaitlyn
Butterbeer Bonanza!
October 27, 2020
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Lewis-Palmer Competes in the First Ever Palmer Lake Outdoor Classic
Lewis-Palmer Competes in the First Ever Palmer Lake Outdoor Classic
By Oliver Hayes, Reporter • January 20, 2022

On January 4, 2022, the Lewis-Palmer Rangers hosted the undefeated Cheyenne Mountain Red-Tailed Hawks in the first ever Palmer Lake Outdoor...

Cross Country State Race
Cross Country State Race
November 4, 2021
Ashley competing with her teammates on her club team, Real Athletico. We as a team make each other better.
School vs Club Soccer
November 3, 2021
My Struggles with Mental Health
My Struggles with Mental Health
By Mallory Sale, Reporter • November 5, 2021

Photo of Mallory Sale. After the bulk of Covid-19, school is back in full swing and students are dealing with classes and social life in...

Meet the Staff

Tom Patrick, CJE, is the founding adviser of The Bear Truth and is proud to be one of the few remaining staff members from Palmer Ridge's inaugural year way back in 2008. When not advising the newspaper...

Amaya is a junior at Palmer Ridge this year and is looking forward to her second year as a reporter for the Bear Truth.  Amaya seeks to pursue a career in law after high school. When she is not participating...

Amber Wright
Amber Wright
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Amber Wright is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bear Truth newspaper. She is a senior and has been on the staff for three years. Amber is Debate President on PR's Speech and Debate team, the NHS Director of...

Mallory is a senior at Palmer Ridge involved in Sources of Strength, Environmentalists United, Student Council, and Bear Necessity theater company. She joined the newspaper last year and loves to write...

Simon Pleasant is a junior at Palmer Ridge High School. This year will be his introduction to the Bear Truth staff. Simon is an avid runner, and he can often be seen on or near the Palmer Ridge campus....

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