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Senior, Riley Jones.
Riley Jones Wins Boettcher Scholarship
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • May 10, 2021

The Boettcher is an extremely difficult and widely known scholarship that hundreds of Coloradan students apply to every year. According to the official website for the scholarship, the scholarship was started as a way for the Boettcher family to give back to Colorado....

Our Upcoming Principal: Dr Frank
Our Upcoming Principal: Dr Frank
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 5, 2021

With Dr Bramschreiber leaving, a new era is dawning on Palmer Ridge High School, headed by our new principal, Dr Adam Frank. Dr Frank hails from Miamisburg, Ohio and is moving to Monument to fill the position.  Having gotten his doctorate in philosophy and...

Science Olympiad Grabs Awards at State Competition
Science Olympiad Grabs Awards at State Competition
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • April 28, 2021

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team! Over the weekend, the results of the Science Olympiad State Competition, held on April 10th, were released. The PRHS team placed 6th in the overall competition, with Ethan Michon and Ben Carlander earning 3rd place...

PRHS Hurries Back to In-Person Learning Before Spring Break
PRHS Hurries Back to In-Person Learning Before Spring Break
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 24, 2021

Two days before spring break, Palmer Ridge returned to full in-person learning- no cohorts, no online days, no hybrid option. The original plan was for school to resume in-person learning for all grades in a graduated manner. Freshman and sophomores (which a conducted...

"Hope in the shadow of fear is the world
Review: Scythe
By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter • May 14, 2021

Author: Neal Shusterman Synopsis: In a post-mortal society, humans no longer have to fear death by natural causes. But population growth has to be kept in control somehow,...

SEW Coalition Works to Mend Mental Health
SEW Coalition Works to Mend Mental Health
By Amber Wright and Kaitlyn Ketchell May 12, 2021

The Social Emotional Wellness (SEW) Coalition is a Tri-Lakes organization that works to have open conversations about mental health and improve the overall social and emotional...

Senior, Riley Jones.
Riley Jones Wins Boettcher Scholarship
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • May 10, 2021

The Boettcher is an extremely difficult and widely known scholarship that hundreds of Coloradan students apply to every year. According to the official website for the scholarship,...

Recipe: Tomato Soup From Scratch
Recipe: Tomato Soup From Scratch
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 6, 2021

If one thinks of winter, it quickly brings to mind the image of either drinking a hot cocoa, sitting by the fire, or eating warm soup after a long day playing in the snow....

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Starbucks
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Starbucks
December 10, 2020

The end of the year is near, with disastrous 2020 getting left behind, and that means the jolly holiday season is fast approaching. The best part about this time? Starbucks,...

Butterbeer, as imagined by Luxe and Kaitlyn
Butterbeer Bonanza!
October 27, 2020
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Sticks, Goggles and Grass: The Field Hockey Season Starts
Sticks, Goggles and Grass: The Field Hockey Season Starts
By Tanja Pohl, Reporter • March 20, 2021

It is March 8th and the Tryouts for the Field Hockey season start again today! After all the changes made this year, Sports Season C is finally...

The Bears fiercely running onto the field for the last time of their season.
The Last Game
December 6, 2020
Softball team warming up.
Social-Distanced Sports
October 24, 2020
My First Doctor Visit During a Pandemic
My First Doctor Visit During a Pandemic
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • April 2, 2021

I recently went to the doctor’s office for an MRI and I noticed significant changes throughout the process of my appointment, as compared...

Meet the Staff

Amaya is a sophomore at Palmer Ridge this year and is looking forward to her first year as a reporter on the Bear Truth staff. Amaya participates in Palmer Ridge’s Speech & Debate team, Key Club,...

Amber Wright
Amber Wright
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Amber Wright is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bear Truth newspaper. She is a junior and has been on the staff for two years. Amber is Debate President on PR's Speech and Debate team, a LINK Leader, and a...

Mallory is a junior at Palmer Ridge involved in Sources of Strength, Environmentalists United, Student Council, and Bear Necessity theater company. She joined the newspaper this year and cannot wait to...

Kaitlyn Ketchell has been part of the Bear Truth staff for a year. She’s a junior at PRHS who writes pop culture, horoscopes, a history column, and occasionally helps with cuisine. In her free time,...

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...

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