Etched in Stone

Karen Manley

Karen Manley, a senior, has been in the journalism program since her freshman year. She feels most at home when writing about Unified Sports and activities, mental health, and other topics that people may not pay enough attention too. This year, Karen will be Co-Editor in Chief. Her responsibilities include taking care of the class emotionally and making sure that the paper runs smoothly. Karen explains “I’ve wanted to be an Editor in Chief since I was a freshman here. I am very excited to execute some of my ideas.”


Karen was in born San Diego, California and moved to Fort Collins when she was 14 years old. She currently lives with her family, including her mom, dad, and Brother. She enjoys her friends' company, being the Co-Historian for NHAS, taking AP courses including Studio Art, geocaching, going on bike rides, and playing board games.


As a senior, Karen knows that she wants to further her education after leaving Fossil Ridge High School. She hopes to attend either UNC or Eastern Washington University to study journalism. She may also want to take a gap year to serve in the Peace Corps. After she completes college, she hopes to have graduated with a degree in order to pursue war journalism. Karen would like to become a war journalist focused on the people living in war-torn areas to shed light on a problem rarely addressed.


Karen’s undeniable devotion to Etched in Stone can be seen clearly in her bubbly, kind, and sincere personality. She is excited to leave Fossil Ridge High School with a bang. Her dedication to Etched in Stone over the past three years has helped make the paper what it is today.


Karen Manley, Editor in Chief

Nov 13, 2018
Jay Hirning (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Fossil is Rent: Jay Hirning and Jack Kraus (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
One last time: Fossil Marching Band wows audiences at Community Encore Performance (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Unified Football places second at state (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2018
Trick or Treat Street was Trick or Treat sweet (Media)
Oct 20, 2018
Opinion: What we learned from Courts in the Community (Media)
Oct 10, 2018
Student film featured in New York City (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Unified Football takes narrow win (Media)
Sep 28, 2018
Sabercat Stories: Maddy Chong (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Op-Ed: What happened to kindness? (Media)
Sep 17, 2018
Spirit Days: fun or flop? (Media)
Sep 12, 2018
Peach Fuzz encourages school spirit (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Editor’s Note: Leaders are learning too (Story)
May 28, 2018
Saying goodbye the the senior class (Story)
May 22, 2018
Accident slows down Ziegler and Sabercat Dr. intersection (Story)
May 11, 2018
AP Art Showcase illustrates student talent (Story)
May 01, 2018
Fossil students register to vote (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
FBLA Sweeps State (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Dr. Chaplain will serve as Fossil’s new principal (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Op-Ed: Why we walked out (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
“This is for every single kid who fears for their life” (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Op-Ed: This is why the Women’s March matters (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Op-Ed: This is why the Women’s March matters (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Knowledge Bowl beats cross-state rivals (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
Knowledge Bowl wins third consecutive meet (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Letter of Recommendation (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Throw Down for charity (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Amnesty International supports Rohingya people (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Diversity Day builds student connections (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Trivia Night is an enormous success (Story)
Nov 04, 2017
Trick-or-Treat Street provides a safe alternative to Halloween (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
“A year ago I was in a mental hospital” (Story)
Sep 10, 2017
Class Competitions take a turn for the interesting (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Add/Drop starts early (Story)
May 02, 2017
Ridgebotics takes 25th at worlds (Story)
May 01, 2017
Unified Soccer takes the win in a close game (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Low turnout for a great game (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Kicking off the Unified Soccer Season (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Ridgebotics team qualifies for World Championship (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Knowledge Bowl unable to pull out A game at state (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
Unified Basketball takes third in state (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Unified Basketball dominates final games of regular season (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Fossil MUN conference unlike any before (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Starting the climb to a better understanding of mental health (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Excited or Nervous? Class of 2021 tours Fossil (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Unified Basketball falls to Greeley Central (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
Knowledge Bowl’s winning streak continues at regionals (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
FBLA dominates districts (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Knowledge Bowl takes first in second consecutive meet (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Unified Basketball shows what they’re made of (Story)
Jan 22, 2017
Knowledge Bowl destroys in third meet of the season (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
Curriculum Fair showcases student passion (Story)
Jan 15, 2017
“Knowledge never stops,” and neither does Knowledge Bowl (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Squealing with excitement (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
The beginning of the end: Smashing the stigma of mental illness (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Best Friend Bucket List: Make Thanksgiving dinner (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Fancy Fossil: Fashion Club boutique debut (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
“We are citizens of the world.” (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Knowledge Bowl destroys at first meet (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
“You are not in it alone.” (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Donald Trump’s Hollywood star destroyed (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
College Visits 9/27 (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
Week of 9/19 College Visits (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Week of 9/12 College Visits (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
Kicking into gear at Back to School Night (Story)
May 07, 2016
Films on a Shoestring festival highlights students’ work (Story)
May 05, 2016
Seniors show off their artistic talents (Story)
Apr 03, 2016
Photo Essay: The most important thing in life (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
The silent struggle: Mental illness in the halls of Fossil (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Humans of Fossil: Audrey Ehrhart (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Freshman dominates first season of Fossil Basketball on varsity (Story)
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