By Bekah Loberg
Cody offers a wide variety of different job for the community. Among those who work during tourist season are CHS students. Most will apply for jobs by the time they are 14, in order to support themselves or their summer activities. By being employed they are able to pay for gas and other expenses. Also, they can save up to achieve multiple financial goals. For example, if kids are going on a trip or saving up for a new car being employed all summer allows them to learn how to save up money. Also they learn to be responsible, work with others and develop a strong work ethic.
By Cherokee Barger
On April 8, 2015 several CHS English classes had the chance to hear author, screenwriter, and Cody Native Mark Spragg speak. Spragg covered a variety of topics while speaking to these students. Among those topics, Spragg expressed the importance of reading to the students and even went into some of the biochemical reactions that reading has on the brain. Perhaps the most influential item expressed by Spragg was the need for students to "find their bliss." By this, Spragg meant that students needed to find a career which they enjoyed and pursue that career.
By Katherine Morrison
In a small town in Wyoming, a new type of restaurant has been attracting Cody natives to this new, and delicious option inspired by fresh produce and healthy options for the community: The Local. Previously living in Nirobi, Africa, Peter and Faith Malimo decided to create an establishment that has both the locals and tourists talking. With a seasonal menu and a professional team of chefs, The Local has a fresh take on what food should taste like. This restaurant wants to create a comfortable environment for customers and provide a healthy option, aside from the steaks and cheeseburgers commonly found in Wyoming. The atmosphere is deli style during the day, and at night is transformed into a formal dining experience, complete with candles and lights. Additionally, the pictures found throughout the restaurant are taken by the owner and friend, whom are professional filmmakers and photographers previously working for organizations such as National Geographic. With a rich history and amazing food, The Local is inspiring the people of Cody, Wyoming one meal at a time.
By Kaylee Arnold
Has anyone walked up to you and given you a picture cut out from a magazine? Or maybe you have sat down at your desk and found a cut out of a painting.
Nancy Hook is a senior at CHS, in her free time she sits in Mr. Mark McKenna’s room cutting out the pictures.”Nancy comes into my class almost every day just to cut out pictures,” McKenna said. The pictures are from a famous artist and magazines. She will walk around and give them to random or sometime select people. She does it just to be nice and to share the art with her peers.
Nancy will usually tell a little story to go along with the select images she shares but not always. Some people are a little shocked to her random approach but for others it's a constant occurrence, as she makes daily delivers to them.
All the kids are very welcoming at CHS. When you first come into highschool as a freshman you are scared of everyone and worried about impressions. But not, Nancy, she walks to her own beating drum and is welcoming to everyone she comes across. She is a unique individual with an artistic flair.
Some people pass the art onto their friends or may keep it. Some may even research and find out who the artist is or what the piece represents. Nancy doesn’t keep much of the art that she cuts out unless she really likes the pieces.
Mr. Scotty Owen, the Special Education teacher, believes that with her distributing the art it shows how much she cares about the student body and developing new friendships. “Nancy is very kind and has a bright future ahead of her,” Owen said
It’s going to be sad to see Nancy leave this year, as her high school years come to an end but I think we can all agree that Nancy is a very special person. She is hardworking, caring, loves artwork, and is a great example for any CHS student.
By Delia Alcaraz
Mr. Larsen never planned to raise turkeys, but with his love for birds he wasn’t able to pass up the opportunity. Mr White, a former CHS teacher, asked for help to care for the turkeys. So, Larsen made a decision to watch the turkeys for a short while.
Mr.Larsen’s science classes were thrilled for the new additions. Students were able to watch the turkeys develop and play with them. Larsen feels the process has been impactful for his students. “The students like to see the little babies growing up, the only thing that was a bummer was that they hatched really fast. We got them, then two days later they hatched, so we didn’t know where they were at incubation wise,” Larsen said.
Even though the students didn’t get the full experience of watching the whole process, they still enjoyed the time they had and learning how turkeys grow up.
French Fry Interview
"I thought it was interesting and funny, because the interviewees were expecting a serious interview and their reactions made the whole thing come together."- Bekah Loberg
Alta Clark Feature
"Its really cool to focus on an individual that has a unique talent that not many people know about. It was a well don't feature on a person who deserves the recognition." -Katherine Morrison
US History Test
"I thought it was funny that people didn't know the history of the US, especially Mr. Larsen."- Kaylee Arnold
"They has nice interviews and it was a well structured story."
Bears In Yellowstone
"I liked how well done the story was. The footage was good and it was just an all around good story. It was good information to the community also." Dellia Alcaraz
By Dean Madley
92 year-old Lamar Empey from Wapiti, WY talks about the process of declaring the Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone “Wild and Scenic”. Kayakers are among the people affected, including Will Taggart and Aaron Pruzan (Jackson Kayak and Rendezvous Media) who are working on a kayaking documentary. I set out to make a teaser trailer for their film using the footage I got, and this short clip records some of what Lamar had to say about the process and the reasons behind declaring the river “Wild and Scenic”. His son-in-law David Ryan was a major part of those reasons. In the 1980’s David was killed in a landslide while climbing in the Grand Tetons. Mr. Empey decided he needed to ensure that the river David kayaked regularly could never be developed.
Reporter: Casey Sinclair
For 41 years Mrs. Rose Bigelow has been teaching students and 14 of those years she has taught at CHS. Mrs. Bigelow first started teaching in 1973 and has loved teaching ever since. “It’s all about the kids cause they really make it worthwhile” bigelow said.
Dr. Bigelow received a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree from Montana State University. Mrs Bigelow first started teaching at CHS in 2000, 15 years ago. Mrs. Bigelow’s devotion for teaching over the years has helped many students learned what they need to succeed after high school.
Mrs. Bigelow has taught students for the majority of her life and plans on enjoying her retirement. As this being Mrs. Bigelow's last year at CHS she plans to leave a lasting impression on her students and fellow teachers. Mrs. Bigelow has taught countless students over her 41 teaching career but said “it was time for another chapter in her life”.
This year, the band has traveled to Casper, Denver and Cheyenne for multiple awards. Each time they have competed, they have won a superior award for marching and pep band along with awards for regular ensemble band. “I feel like we are more connected than any other band and anyone who plays music knows that connection is huge.” Trey Montgomery, a senior at CHS shares with his experience throughout the year. Trey also believes that the advisors have been a big part of the band’s experiences and have played a key factor in leading the band to their awards this year. “Again, they have that awesome connection and they are both young so we can really relate to them.”
Recently, the band has acquired a new addition to their set featuring Hope Beier, an Equestria singer. “Hope Beier, a very nice singer, she came to us after we decided to add a vocal piece to our music for the pop concert.” Mr. French explains to us. Twelve girls, tried out for the song, I Dreamed a Dream, from Les Miserables. Out of the twelve, Mr. French decided that Hope would be the best fit for the band. “The band is so good that it was really an honor to be able to sing with them.” Hope tells us. Hope has been singing since ninth grade and was inspired to sing this because of her grandmother. Cody High School is honored to have such exceptional talent within the band and choir.
Senior Malik Oilar has decided to dedicate the next two years of his life to becoming a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will share his knowledge of the gospel in Santa Rosa, California. Malik has been planning on serving a mission from the time he was a child and believes his experience will bless the lives of many people, including his own.
Malik's family looked forward to the day when the letter containing his mission call would arrive in the mail. This call contains where Malik will live and serve for the next two years. Friends and family gathered in the Oilar's home to show their support of Malik's mission and watch his reaction as he discovered where he would serve. As the oldest child in the Oilar family, Malik has started the tradition to have loved ones guess where he will be serving before the call is opened, to see who can guess the closest location.
There are more than 88,000 LDS missionaries serving in hundreds of different countries and thousands of different cities, most of whom are under the age of 25. On the 8th of July, Malik will report to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah and become one of the many missionaries of the LDS church. Starting in July, Malik will wake up each day at 6:30 A.M. and prepare himself for a day of studying, praying, planning, working, teaching, helping, and serving. Throughout it all, the common thread of mission life is a missionaries purpose: “Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement" (Lds.org)