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PRHS Implements VapeEducate Program
PRHS Implements VapeEducate Program
By Amber Wright and Amaya Taylor May 12, 2022

Starting in October of 2021, students that have been caught vaping on campus have been able to opt in to an online educational program about vaping in order to reduce their suspension. This optional program was implemented by Palmer Ridge’s new principal, Dr....

Mrs. Bushnell demonstrates how to print a t-shirt
Go Loco for MoCo: DECA's New Printing Business
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2022

Palmer Ridge's DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) team has known much success in the past; the team has won many competitions and has gone to State and Nationals every year in the history of Palmer Ridge. But what exactly does DECA do? Team advisor...

This picture depicts those accepted into the All-City Band, another selective group that has already performed in concert. Since All-State Band has not taken place, there are no current pictures of this group.
Eleven PRHS Students Go To Colorado All-State Band
January 31, 2022

The Colorado All-State Band is an audition-based group that get the opportunity to travel to the University of Northern Colorado and play with other musicians across the state. Among those accepted who were accepted are eleven students from Palmer Ridge High School!...

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...

PRHS Implements VapeEducate Program
PRHS Implements VapeEducate Program
By Amber Wright and Amaya Taylor May 12, 2022

Starting in October of 2021, students that have been caught vaping on campus have been able to opt in to an online educational program about vaping in order to reduce their...

The Puffs assemble in formation, ready to attack any possible threat
Play Review: Puffs
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 1, 2022

The story of Harry Potter is laced with nostalgia. Reading the books as a kid, watching the movies over and over, and-- if you were me-- obsessing over the series and its...

Nine Palmer Ridge Student-Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent
Nine Palmer Ridge Student-Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent
By Oliver Hayes, Reporter • May 1, 2022

A couple times a year, senior high school athletes all over the country sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI), confirming their achievement of becoming a collegiate...

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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Nine Palmer Ridge Student-Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent
Nine Palmer Ridge Student-Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent
By Oliver Hayes, Reporter • May 1, 2022

A couple times a year, senior high school athletes all over the country sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI), confirming their achievement...

Cross Country State Race
Cross Country State Race
November 4, 2021
Do Say Gay
Do Say Gay
By Anonymous, Reporter • May 12, 2022

I’m gay. I’ve only said those words to about 5 people in my life, none of whom are members of my family. Growing up in Monument, I knew...

Amaya Taylor models as a censored journalist.
Regis Jesuit's Fight for Freedom of Speech
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 3, 2022
Meet the Staff
Joey Biggs
Reporter

Joey Biggs is a sophomore at PRHS. Outside of school, you will find her with her 30 pets (that's right, 30). Her favorite hobbies are horseback riding on her horse Delilah or painting in the garage on...

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...

Anneliese Gracey is a junior at Palmer Ridge High School. This is her first year on the staff and she is in Intro to Journalism class. Anneliese loves to read, write, and swim. She is currently swimming...

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