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Winning Ceramic Sculpture "Raindrops"
The Contest Of The Keys
By Tanja Pohl, Reporter • February 12, 2021

Halfway through the school year, the winner of the annual Scholastic Art Awards have been announced and PRHS obviously has some talents up its sleeve! The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program...

Palmer Lake
Palmer Lake Starlighting
By Taylor Goss and Luxe Palmer December 3, 2020

2020 has seen the cancelations of many traditions and events that communities hold dear, such as plays, concerts, or gatherings; thankfully, the Palmer Lake Starlighting escaped that fate. The Palmer Lake Starlighting happens every year around the end of November....

Even before Black Friday, stores like Walmart are packed.
Will 2020 be the Death of Black Friday?
By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter • November 25, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise and more restrictions being put in place over the past few weeks, it's clear that many things in society, including Black Friday, may never be the same again. Some might argue that Black Friday was already on its way out over...

The trophy the Speech and Debate team won after taking second place in sweepstakes.
Speech and Debate "Gnomes" What They're Doing!
By Mallory Sale, Reporter • November 16, 2020

The Speech and Debate team took second place overall at their first Varsity Tournament of the season, winning the sweepstake prize of... a gnome?! Yes, you read that right, our very own Speech and Debate team won a gnome after placing second overall at the PikeSpeak...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lolley
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lolley's Ice Cream!
By Taylor Goss, Reporter • February 24, 2021

Photo taken by Taylor Goss In 2020, we realized the importance of supporting our local, small businesses here in Monument when COVID-19 hit. A new small business called...

Book Review: Then She Was Gone
Book Review: Then She Was Gone
By Amber Wright, Co-Editor-in-Chief • February 17, 2021

Author: Lisa Jewell Synopsis: Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. And then she was gone. Ten years after Ellie's disappearance, her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to...

The talented choir gifts a valentune to a student in the cafeteria.
Palmer Ridge's Week of Valentunes
By Amaya Taylor and Mallory Sale February 16, 2021

COVID-19 has canceled dances, graduations, and even proms across the nation. However, the PRHS Choir department was determined to bring the joy of Valentine's Day to students....

The Curtain Opens Again!
The Curtain Opens Again!
February 4, 2021
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lolley
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lolley's Ice Cream!
By Taylor Goss, Reporter • February 24, 2021

Photo taken by Taylor Goss In 2020, we realized the importance of supporting our local, small businesses here in Monument when COVID-19 hit. A new small business called...

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,...

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August 24, 2020
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Varsity Football Quarantined
Varsity Football Quarantined
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • November 17, 2020

Football at Palmer Ridge is a big deal and many were upset when the football season was initially pushed back to spring. Surprisingly, CHSAA...

Softball team warming up.
Social-Distanced Sports
October 24, 2020
An Ode to 2020
An Ode to 2020
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • February 1, 2021

Let's go back in time to December 31, 2019. It’s 11:59 pm and the best year of our lives is going to start in 10 seconds. You’re with your...

Meet the Staff
Tanja Pohl
Tanja Pohl
Reporter

Tanja is a junior and an exchange student from Germany at PR this year. She is a huge art fan and participated in PR Cross country, she plays Field Hockey, joined the Drama Club, and now the newspaper...

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,...

Luxe Palmer
Luxe Palmer
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Luxe Palmer is a junior at PRHS, this being her third year on the newspaper staff. She is a Co-Editor-in-Chief and Cuisine Specialist, and her goal is to join the staff of Bon Appétit or Traveller magazine...

Taylor Goss
Taylor Goss
Reporter

Taylor Goss is a sophomore at Palmer Ridge high school who loves the outdoors, to read, to dance, and recently joined the newspaper staff. On most weekends that they are free, her family can be found doing...

Madissyn is a senior at Palmer Ridge this year. She is one of our new reporters who started last semester. Madissyn also participates on our varsity track team. In her free time she likes to write and...

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