Saenger zooms down Colorado mountains

As the lift comes around, it carries you up until a 360 view from the mountain tops presents itself below. Tiny people who look like ants swerve down the mountain, shredding fresh powder. You feel the cold mountain breeze blowing as you fly downwards to the bottom of the mountain; it is that time of…

From the inside: New season brings reflection

Students are wearing Christmas (and Hanukkah) sweaters, holding holiday inspired red Starbucks cups and getting restless, counting the days until winter break finally arrives. As the end of December draws near, I thought it would be fitting to take a moment to reflect on 2017. When I look back at all that’s happened from last…

Holiday movies bring winter spirit

If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, there’s no better cure for that than a classic holiday movie to put you in the mood. It’s winter time, and nothing is better than to hiding out from the cold than being inside watching a holiday movie with a cup of cocoa. While nothing can beat…

New season results in fresh treats

The snow is falling. You’re stuffed in layers and layers of warm clothing. Joy is in the air as you celebrate the holidays. This is all great but the best thing about this time is the seasonal specials that restaurants come out with. Yes, Panera and Dunkin Donuts have some classics, but Starbucks truly runs…

Stern shares Santa secrets

Celebrating the holidays with a group of friends has become a staple of the holiday season. Scrolling through Instagram in late November, it is hard not to “like” everyone’s “Friendsgiving” posts, even if you see the same picture seven different times. With the Thanksgiving season over and the Christmas season just beginning, a new method…

School dashes into break

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: winter break. It is a great time to relax, spend time with family, celebrate the holidays and to go on fun and unique vacations. In this school, plenty of students and teachers go away for the break. The most common places are the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica and…

Alumnus’ ‘Flower’ blooms onto big screen

Last issue, Common Sense wrote an article about class of 2008 alum Eric Fleischman, who is now a successful film producer in the thick of the Los Angeles film industry. Common Sense follow up with a Q & A. Common Sense: What was your early inspiration to become a producer and be involved in the…