Etched in Stone

Melissa May

Melissa May, a junior, is starting her third year as an Etched In Stone staff member. She is excited to be back writing for the newspaper, and is optimistic heading into the year despite the unusual circumstances. This year, May took on the role of Head Copy Editor, and she will be editing articles as well as writing about Fossil’s and the community’s news. She loves writing about the arts, politics and different opinion pieces, and the students and teachers within Fossil.


May moved to Fort Collins before her freshman year from South Florida, where she was born and raised. She explains that “Colorado has a very obvious clash from South Florida, in lots of different ways, but [she] loves it here.” Outside of school, May loves being around her friends and family, getting outside and exploring nature, and listening to music. She also loves going to concerts, and has been to a few concerts already, her favorite being the time she saw Tyler, The Creator at Red Rocks. She hopes to continue attending them, as it is “a great opportunity to be with [her] friends and listen to artists [they] love and look up to.”


Beyond just her hobbies, May says that she loves being with her family, and that they “always make her happy.” She lives in Timnath with her parents and three dogs, Lady, Minnie, and Buddy. Her older brother, Greg, is in his junior year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and May explains that she “loves when he comes home,” as he is “one of [her] best friends.” She misses her family in Florida, but also expresses her excitement for the next time she will get to see them, looking forward to finally getting rid of the distance between them.


May is not entirely sure what her future will hold for her, but she has hopes of attending college and furthering her education. “I’m not sure what I want to study, but I have always been interested in psychology, and I also want to continue learning Spanish in the future.” With that somewhat uncertainty surrounding the future, for the time being, she just hopes to make the most of her high school career and enjoy everything in life as it comes to her. 


May’s writing and editing skills will continue to improve the paper and the Journalism class as a whole.


Melissa May, Head Copy Editor

Dec 15, 2020
Opinion: Future on the line, no teen should sit back and watch (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
Fossil plans to remove Advisory from future curriculum (Story/Media)
Nov 11, 2020
America’s battle with COVID-19: What’s next? (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Review: Wallows explores new genres in Remote (Story)
Oct 29, 2020
Opinion: How hybrid learning is affecting teenagers (Media)
Sep 30, 2020
First presidential debate sets stage for 2020 election (Story)
May 13, 2020
The dangers of reopening the country too soon (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Keeping occupied during the quarantine (Story/Media)
Mar 26, 2020
3.15.20 shows Childish Gambino’s growth (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Super Tuesday changes course of the upcoming election (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Review: The Book Of Gutsy Women inspires readers (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Metals classes spark students’ creativity (Story/Media)
Feb 15, 2020
Review: Tame Impala perfects his style in The Slow Rush (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Iowa caucuses kick off 2020 election (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Fossil students organizes blood drive for senior service project (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Futures Lab inspires Fossil students (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2019
Two casts succeed in unprecedented performance (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Fossil’s choir shares Halloween spirit at Frankenstein Fundraiser (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2019
GLS Lighting and Controls informs teachers of new technology (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2019
A night at a Tyler, the Creator concert (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2019
Fossil’s art students paint new stools (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Sabercat Story: Grace Stephens (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2019
Movie Review: IT: Chapter Two (Story)
May 15, 2019
AP Art Showcase paints a picture of Fossil talent (Story)
May 07, 2019
Out of this world: A night at Fossil’s 2019 Prom (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Fossil students compete in Clash of Cats (Story/Media)
Apr 17, 2019
Fossil bands take on state competition (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Sabercat Stories: Kyra Rivera (Story)
Mar 30, 2019
Fossil students compete in dodgeball tournament (Story/Media)
Mar 16, 2019
Superheroes, the end of the world, and a talking monkey: The Umbrella Academy Review (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Super Sadies: moments from the 2019 Sadies Dance (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Super Sadie’s: moments from the 2019 Sadie’s Dance (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Harlem Wizards visit Fossil Ridge High School (Story/Media)
Feb 24, 2019
Sweetheart Showcase lights up Valentine’s Day (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Choir program to host Sweetheart Showcase (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Band Program to host Breakfast with Santa (Story)
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Melissa May