By: Angelina Romo
Ethics is a moral principle that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity. Your ethic ability depends on the job you have, for example Ester Romo works in the mail room at PCC (Pueblo Community College). This job includes daily ethics by not invading others privacy, being honest, having responsibility, and respect. Romo was asked the question describe your code of ethics in the workplace, and she responded with, “Confidentiality, I give every single piece of mail privacy and respect, I can’t look into the mail, I can’t share what’s in the mail. Make sure to get people their packages on a timely manner.’’ The daily procedures Romo takes to ensure all the people she delivers to on PCC campus is to make sure all packages are assigned for, make sure she is not giving the package the wrong person. She has to weigh and meter outgoing packages mail, also sort and deliver incoming mail all before a certain time depending on the package. Romo follows each and every single one of these ethics on a daily basis without question. Romo stated, “Being able to deliver mail, comes with trust of the school, the students and teachers and most of all me, there could be consequences if some mail cold get into the wrong hands. If that does happen it will make me and the college look bad, which is not something we would want.”
Twenty-two spectacular acts had an amazing performance 6 February 2020. Magic on the Mesa is an annual talent show at Pueblo County High School. This talent show has talent of all ages involved. Twelve year-old Troy Moore ,a student at Connect Middle School, played the piano. There were two showings of this talent show one of them at school for the students to go watch and one at 7pm on Thursday for anyone who wanted to come. I enjoyed having the opportunity to see both. Peyton Vilapando a sixth grader at Vineland Middle School blew the whole audience away with her amazing dancing. Elizabeth Cannon sang an original song called 'I’m Sorry' and blew the whole crowd away. Watching the Dixiland Delight Guys made the whole school laugh at the school performance. Mycheal Jones did an outstanding job playing ,'Smells Like Teen Spirit' on the drums.
By: Kayleigh Larkins
Ethics in the workplace? Is it even that important? Depending on your job it’s one of the most important things to have during your workday. Ashley Larkins a Certified Pharmacy Technician knows all about ethics in the workplace as she uses them every day. Larkins stated that before she could even start working in the pharmacy, she had to know the oath that pharmacist take. This oath that Larkins had to read states that they will put the greater good of all humans first, use the skills and experiences to the best of their ability to make sure they give them the right drug to make sure nothing interferes with other prescriptions. The pharmacy oath also said that they have to maintain the highest principles of morals, ethical, and legal conduct, meaning they have to follow all of their morals no matter what. HIPAA is another one of the professional standards pharmacist technicians have to follow. HIPAA is an acronym that stands for health, insurance, portability, and accountability act. HIPAA is a law that all people in the medical field have to follow, restricting them from releasing any private personal information on the customer/patient.
Larkins follows each and every single one of these ethics’ codes daily without a thought. Larkins said “I honestly don’t even think about it. Doing these things come so naturally to me now.” Larkins said, “Being honest and ethical isn’t hard at all, because you do it naturally as a person.”
On Thursday Feb. 13, 2020 US History teacher Ramon Enriquez gave his students the chance to experience what it was like for the soldiers in WWI. He had the students build trenches with the desks and divide up into two teams. The students then had the choices to throw from inside the trench, build a two-desk tank, or travel into “no man’s land”. “I wanted to give the students a real example of the vocabulary for WWI.” Enriquez said. Students also felt like they had learned from the experiment. Jade Laughlin said she learned, “How dangerous it could actually have been because it was hard to dodge the bullets.” “I learned the struggle of life and death of warfare in the trenches.” Shantel Gordon stated. The students had a blast while throwing paper “bullets” at each other. They all joyfully participated because Enriquez had told them if at least one person did not participate, the whole class had to write an essay about WWI.
Twenty-two spectacular acts had an amazing performance 6 February 2020. Magic on the Mesa is an annual talent show at Pueblo County High School. This talent show has talent of all ages involved. 12-year-old ,Troy Moore, a student at Connect Middle School played the piano. There were two showings of this talent show, one of them at school for the students to go watch and one at 7pm on Thursday for anyone who wanted to come. I enjoyed having the opportunity to see both. Peyton Vilapando a, sixth grader at Vineland Middle School, blew the whole audience away with her amazing dancing. Elizabeth Cannon sang an original song called "I’m Sorry" and blew the whole crowd away. Watching the Dixiland Delight Guys made the whole school laugh at the school performance. Mycheal Jones did an outstanding job playing "Smells Like a Teen Spirit" on the drums.
By: Elizabeth Bridgewater
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Stores are filled with the cheesy things that everyone loves for this day. Bright colored cards, sweet candies, and giant balloons. Everyone has their own way of celebrating this day whether it be with someone special or Netflix and a tub of ice cream by their selves.
“I’m all for the candy. But I think there needs to be something for the single people out there,” said someone who asked to stay anonymous.
“It doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s an excuse for couples to act more “lovey dovey” than normal and I just don’t see the point in this holiday,” Erika Maes, a sophomore at PCHS said.
“A distraction, I suppose. Not for me, of course, but for those around me. I do not have a significant other, so I have no reason to partake in this holiday,” Mario Coco, a sophomore at PCHS said.
“Valentine’s Day to me is about getting together with your girlfriend or boyfriend on this day and just hanging out together. This day is about making your partner happy and just letting them know how much they mean to you. This day to me means that even if y’all fought at a point then this day is basically for you to make up for it and just make each other happy,” Ryan Davis, another sophomore at PCHS said.
“To me? Valentine’s day to me means showing your significant other how much you care about them and how much you love them,” Brooklynn Cancino, a student at PCHS said.
“For me, Valentine's Day is a day in which you can show those you care about just how much you appreciate them. The positivity of Valentine's Day is something I appreciate about it most.” Brian Dilka, the principal of PCHS said.
The 'Buzz' on Valentine’s Day continues as this special day arrives. Whether people do or don’t like this certain day, it still happens every year. So PCHS students and staff, what does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
By: Uriel Villalobos
To most people, public speaking is a huge fear. Studies even show that most people fear public speaking more than death; but to the Pueblo County Hornets on the Speech & Debate team, it’s just another day on the job. From poetry to duo pieces to even orignally written ones, these Hornets are displaying their skills up in front of their peers and fellow competitors. From Colorado Springs to La Junta, these Hornets have been putting their all into meets with members making it to Finals almost every single time! On February 22nd, the Speech & Debate team will be heading to Cañon City to compete for State Qualifiers! So make sure to wish them good luck if you pass them by in the halls.
By: Kayleigh Larkins
Our Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) defeated the ethel Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training (AFJROTC). The score was 1016.5 to 957.3 in the National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Pueblo County taking the win. Our PCHS AJROTC is currently in seventh place overall. Pueblo County’s AJROTC was led by Sylvia Deherrera who had a score of 266.6. Other contributing members of the PCHS AJROTC team was Jamie Know, Ryan Kent, and Aija Barela, being coached by Arnold Lewis.
By: Elizabeth Bridgewater
The 2020 Snowball was on the 31st of January. Jose Handford was announced king for the dance and was seen wearing a big crown as he talked with his friends. Everyone was getting down with the different types of music that they played. Some people were even dancing with their friends or dates during the slow songs. In the end though, everyone had a great time.
By: Kayleigh Larkins and Angelina Romo
Snowball Spirt week at Pueblo County High School this year was decided has been kind of crazy. Staring out our week we had each class were a specific color. Freshman wore Orange, Sophomore wore Purple, Juniors wore Grey and Senior wore pink. Monday caused some confusion, on them changing colors pretty late, but everyone that participate looked great representing their class colors. Tuesday was Jersey day, we've seen a variety of jerseys in the hall, varying from sport to sport. Wednesday was Suit-letics. Suit-letics is where you have a business meeting at five and a tournament at five thirty. The outfits in the halls were crazy, you saw students halfway dressed up but also ready to go shoot some hoops. Then Thursday as always is Green and Gold, so many students participated this week, all looking amazing in the spirt week clothes.