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The Pirateer

The student news site of Englewood High School

The Pirateer

The student news site of Englewood High School

The Pirateer

Jaydin Webb

Jaydin Webb, Editor in Chief

I am part of the senior class of 2020. I hope to continue my career in journalism and leave a legacy for the next Editor. I have put my all into making sure we have the best content for our readers, and that everyone feels welcomed onto the pirateer.

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Joey Groenbeck is one of the many seniors who had already purchased clothing for prom. It has been delayed.

#Classof2020 “This is so completely unexpected and none of this feels right.”

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
April 16, 2020

“2020 is the strictest parent I’ve ever had.”    Memes like these are all over the internet. You will also see a lot of pictures of seniors in a cap and hospital gown and protective...

Guin Sailors, Jenna Perry, and Shy Clanton contemplate their R-P-S strategies as they prepare to take on students from other schools at the Game Theory workshop.

Math students take part in CSU Mathematics Day

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
March 13, 2020

Six EHS students made a day trip to Colorado State University to take part in the Sonia Kovalevsky Day/Woma in Mathematics event. Students Shy Clanton, Paige Lincoln-Rohlfing, Rachel Reyes, Guinevere Sailors,...

UPDATE: EHS Students react to virus outbreak

Jaydin Webb and Pirateer Staff
March 13, 2020

(Updated March 13, 2020) Closed Down "The last time the school shut down for two weeks was the blizzard of 2003.  It started to snow on Monday the 17th and didn't stop for 3 days. We had classes on...

“The snow buries slick patches you can’t see, said Archer Husbands (10) who walks to school each day. But Englewood experts say, most residents are following the rules when it comes to clearing the walks.

Shovel your walks! A student’s safety may be at stake! 

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
February 13, 2020

Sophomore Archer Husbands is up at 6:30 each school day, gets ready and heads out the door to school by 7:30. The school day starts at 8:15. Husbands walks seven blocks to school. It’s not a long trek,...

Intent on playing football in college

Jaydin Webb and Katie Rucki
February 10, 2020

Strong offensive tackle Gabe Torres gets to take his skills on the gridiron to the next level. He and Senior Josiah Hazard signed letters of intent to play football in college. Torres will play at Western...

Cisco Sanchez (11) and his group make an attempt to keep the egg from breaking. It was unsuccessful.

Physics — a drop in the bucket

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
January 29, 2020

Teachers do everything they can to get their students to understand the materials they are learning and applying them to real life. For science teachers, this happens a lot in the form of science experiments....

Workers prepare a donor for the blood draw. The procedure usually takes around 20-minutes.

EHS blood drive draws a lot of donors

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
December 6, 2019

“It's not just like a simple task, but you're going out of your way to help someone and it's just an amazing thing,” said Senior Bailey Caldwell. Helping people is something everyone says they want...

Marching band accepts their award for third place after the event held in Grand Junction, Co.

Marching band wins another award

Jaydin Webb, Alex Greer, and Randy Cifuentes
November 22, 2019

“I love taking part in the marching band because of the hard work that eventually leads to a payoff,” said Senior Ashlynn Hainey, who plays the clarinet and took on the coveted leadership position...

Junior Elspeth Wooldridge has been singing her entire life and is the latest in a long line of EHS choir members.

An Englewood choir legacy earns a spot at All-State Choir

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
November 20, 2019

She had a good idea it would happen for her. Junior, Elspeth Wooldridge, is only the second student in two years to make it into the prestigious choir.    Thousands of students all over Colorado...

Senior Heavenlee Escobar plays the main female lead who goes on many bad dates in search of her true love. Here she is fending off unwelcome attention.

Check, Please! takes the cake

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
November 19, 2019

Dating is hard. Bad dating takes it to a different level. Englewood actors put on Check, Please this past weekend to sold-out audiences Thursday and Friday. The culinary students prepared a meal to...

Final performance of the RMICF joining schools from all over the front range, “It was really cool, a lot of schools came and the guest director was really nice. We all got to sing together, said Katie Moraja (11).

Five front range choirs converge at EHS

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
November 18, 2019

“It was a cool experience to have 200 kids singing together,” said Junior Katie Moraja.    Throughout the fall, students in sports go up against athletes from other schools, in the choir,...

The offensive line including (front to back) Josiah Hazard (12), DAngelo Williams (11), Marshall Hodges (10), Center Sebastian Diaz (12), Angel Villarruel (12), Gabe Torres (12), Destin Bick (11) and receiver Milo Fernandez (12) will be the starting line-up for the playoff game in Rifle.

Road to the playoffs begins in Rifle

Jaydin Webb and Cesar Mezta
November 5, 2019

Englewood football heads to the playoffs for the first time in nearly ten years.    Senior defensive tackle James Sharp was just four-years-old when he found out about Englewood football, “I...

Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel speaks to students about her experiences with German soldiers during WW2. Broadcast Journalism students were honored to sit in on the session and record her story.

Holocaust survivor speaks to students

Jaydin Webb, Editor in Chief
October 15, 2019

Estelle Nadel, known as Enia Feld, was only 7-years-old when her life changed forever. Born in Poland into a Jewish family, she was the youngest of five children. She found herself swept up in the hate...

Shakespeare in the Parking lot was moved to the auditorium on a rainy day.

Shakespeare at EHS

Jaydin Webb, Editor in Chief
October 2, 2019

It was supposed to be Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, but on a rainy October day, EHS students were treated to Shakespeare in the auditorium.  The shortened version of the play Romeo & Juliet...

The homecoming activities are a decades long tradition at EHS, dating back to just after the opening of the school in 1913.

It’s Homecoming! Events start this week

Brooke Mckee and Jaydin Webb
September 17, 2019

Homecoming week is a time for students to come together, show their class spirit and bond as a school.  Homecoming week is just around the corner. It kicks off with a Homecoming Assembly this Friday,...

Hainey, number 10, celebrates a great play with her team. This is a strong group, having played together for many years. 

One EHS student-athlete is honored with nomination

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
September 13, 2019

Sports play a big part in many students lives. For some it’s more than something to do in their free time, it is a passion that has shaped their future. When senior Ashlynn Hainey found out she was on...

A little stunned, a little excited. 9th graders start high school with Link Crew members who help them navigate the school.

The First Week Back Brings Excitement

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
August 21, 2019

;   First Day of Class It is a chance to be a leader, "I relied on a lot of seniors last year and many were my friends. I can do the same and take younger students under my wing and do the same,"...

“45 Words” is the JEA conference focus this year for the annual national conference. It refers to the words outlined in the First Amendment of the Constitution which includes Freedom of Speech.

Free to Speak

Jaydin Webb, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2019

“It is important because I feel like a lot of violence that is going on in the country lately is from people pulling out the first amendment kind of like a weapon as a means to defend themselves and...

JEA keynote speaker Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist who writes about hunger, addiction and immigration.


JEA keynote speaker Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist who writes about hunger, addiction and immigration.

Teacher Sarah Fuller helps senior Casey Kohler with her essay during a college level english class.

EHS teacher honored by Boettcher Foundation

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
April 12, 2019

At one point in her life, Sarah Fuller had to pick a path. At a fork in her life’s roadway, she chose to teach, “I gave myself two career options. I tried option one, corporate communications, and...

Fernando Urrutia was selected as a Boettcher Foundation Scholar.

Pirate wins top academic award

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
March 18, 2019

It is a day of celebration for one Englewood Pirate.  Fernando Urrutia was selected as a Boettcher Foundation Scholar.  One of the highest academic honors in Colorado.   Urrutia had been...

A visit from the U.S. representative from the 1st District in Colorado

Students bend the ear of their voice in Washington

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
March 15, 2019

A visit from the U.S. representative from the 1st District in Colorado

Pictures by NBC News

Taking a Stand for Teachers

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2019

As our school days in Englewood continue the same, many brave Denver teachers marched for what they believe in and what they say will benefit their students. Over the past year, many issues involving teachers...

The next step is a big one

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
February 12, 2019

Aside from graduating, some would say the best part of being a senior is being accepted into college. For some special students, an acceptance letter also came with the change to be accepted into their...

Conditioning leaderboard keeps track of students who push to improve.

Of sound mind and body

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
December 17, 2018

Englewood high school students are not only focussed on finals this week, but they are also making sure their bodies are as fit as their minds. Drew Chiacchieri, the strength and conditioning coach and...

The new front door system at EHS

Securing Our Future

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
December 17, 2018

When you returned from Thanksgiving break, you may have noticed a change in the way you enter the front of the high school. Once you walk through the main double doors, you see thick metal...

Snow covers the roads as students head to school this week

Winter Rolls In

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
November 14, 2018

Over the weekend, a cold front rolled into Colorado and we are expecting another round of storms as we head into Thanksgiving break. With cold weather came the snow and worry for some student drivers,...

Polis wins election becoming the first openly gay man in the nation to hold such a top elected post.

EHS speaks out: Election day

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
November 7, 2018

Students Speak: New Colorado Governor   Tuesday’s election broke records and brought change. Here in Colorado, voters elected a new governor, turned down new funding for education, and didn’t...

Its Shark Week! But where is Waldo?

Halloween at EHS

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
October 31, 2018

Hugh Hefner is walking the halls of Englewood High School on this Halloween day. Senior Carlos Martinez has a red robe, a captains hat, and a pipe, harking back to Hefner's heydays. “I wanted...

This is a close knit team who support each other on the course and in the classroom. Photo by Adrian Mancilla.

Cross country is a lifestyle: Boys team to state

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
October 29, 2018

Senior Trevor Fama loves to stretch himself. He has been running for six years, “I started running in middle school. I got into running from Mr. Swanston who was the best middle school cross country...

Varsity girls team ready to take to the court.

Volleyball’s Road to State

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
October 29, 2018

She eats and sleeps the game. If you’ve never seen Mason Lores (12) play volleyball, you are missing elegance on the court. Each move has been perfected, each serve is strong and placed in an opponent's...

 Victor Alfaro is honored during the coin toss before the homecoming game against Denver West.

A fighting spirit-the story of Victor Alfaro Jr.

Jaydin Webb and Vivian Cedillo
October 8, 2018
"I want my friends and family to know that I never gave up!” -Victor Alfaro

Englewood shows school spirit during Homecoming.

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
September 7, 2018

    The seniors led the school in enthusiasm as the entire campus gathered in the field house Friday. It was the yearly kick-off to celebrate homecoming week. Each class showed Pirate...

Randall Neal is congratulated by student Thomas OConnor after his ceremony.

Teacher earns Master’s degree for himself, his family and his students

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
August 27, 2018

An Englewood teacher pushes himself to help Englewood students. Randall Neal, the athletic trainer at EHS, earned his Master’s Degree in Science and Sports Rehabilitation this past Friday from Logan...

Dr. Stan Whitcomb

Talk of gravitation pulls students in

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
April 23, 2018

Gravitational pull, black holes, and Einstein’s theory are topics you would normally hear in science class. Monday, it was discussed in front of the entire school. A special assembly was hosted by Physics...

Lauryn Williams (12) is joined by her family

“I would like to thank everyone for coming. It means a lot to have all this support.” Lauryn Williams signs letter of intent.

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
March 15, 2018

The halls of Englewood high school filled with joy and excitement as friends and family gathered to watch a lifetime goal achieved.  Lauryn Williams (12) is going to University of Wyoming but more than...

Signing Day

Hard work pays off: It’s signing day!

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
February 22, 2018
Two EHS students will play sports at the college level next year.
iPads might be going away

Changing Tech

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
February 15, 2018

Englewood has been using Apple's IPad for almost five years now. Just like everything else, the IPads are beginning to grow old which calls for the new and improved. As the Englewood administration choose...


Shooting incidents

Jaydin Webb, Editor In Chief
December 15, 2017

With the crime rates growing each day, should we be worried about what could happen in our community? Two of the most deadly shootings in history happened within a span of 35 days, the first being the...

New Rules Take Effect Nov. 6th

New Rules Take Effect Nov. 6th

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
November 6, 2017

A lot of students are upset about the new changes happening around the school. These include where you can sit, what you can watch and what we are allowed to do. Principal Ryan West announced the new...

Dress up week

Dressed to Thrill

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
November 6, 2017

As homecoming inched closer day by day students started preparing for their favorite time of the school year, Spirit Week. The fun blasted off with Marvel-ous Monday, giving the chance to see student's...

“Prayers to them” – TEC reaction to Las Vegas shooting

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
October 2, 2017

Students at TEC woke to horrible news Monday morning.  "Scary! It's a crazy feeling" said Francisco Sanchez (9). Around 10:00, terror hit the Las Vegas strip.  At least 58 people were killed and 500...

Students bring food to class

Staff Editorial

Cody Baldridge and Jaydin Webb
September 20, 2017

Many of our student-athletes travel from school to school for their activities and some are jealous of what they see in other schools. Vending machines. It prompted the question—Why don't we have vending...

Football team kneels for an injured player on Denver West

Pirates Football Schedule

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
September 20, 2017

Heres the football schedule for the rest of the season : 9/22 7:00p @ Manitou Springs (Manitou Springs, CO) Location: Manitou Springs High School 9/29 7:00p - Vs Sheridan (Denver, CO) Location:...

New Bell Schedule

New Bell Schedule

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
May 8, 2017

    Rise and shine TEC students! School will begin 5 minutes earlier when you return from summer break for the 2017-2018 school year. District officials have been working with the public, teachers, administrators...

EHS teachers take part in College Friday in Colorado

EHS teachers take part in College Friday in Colorado

Jaydin Webb, Editor-In-Chief
April 21, 2017

On a typical Friday around the TEC campus, teachers can be seen wearing Pirate gear. Friday, April 21st was a bit different. Teachers and administrators proudly wore the apparel from their alma mater...

Transgender bathroom issue

A voice on the transgender bathroom issue

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
April 17, 2017

       He is in the Englewood band. He rocks the trombone. He is very opinionated on issues of politics, classwork, and social media. He is a good student. He works hard in class. He loves animated...

Englewood honored for commitment to Veterans

Englewood honored for commitment to Veterans

Jaydin Webb, Editor in chief
March 13, 2017

Englewood schools spend a lot of time teaching students about our Veterans and the service they gave to our country. The effort was rewarded. On Friday, March 10th, the TEC campus joined together in the...

Drowsy Chaperone tickets available

Drowsy Chaperone tickets available

Jaydin Webb, Editor-in-chief
March 2, 2017

  TEC students got a sneak peak at the show theater students have been working on for six weeks. "Rehearsal has really been paying off. It's going to be hilarious, and it will be a great performance,"...

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Jaydin Webb, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016

   A full out war took place at Englewood High School recently. There were punches thrown, words shouted, and damage done. But no actual person was injured in the course of this battle, students used...

A New Direction : West

A New Direction : West

Jaydin Webb
October 24, 2016

The TEC campus has a new leader this year and he comes with a focus on you the student. How much do you know about him? Where is he from? What are his plans for you? Many of you have questions about our...

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