Biology teacher Mr. Grandin uses the touch screen features of the new BoxLight in his classroom to help students visualize course content.
Touchscreen BoxLights Provide Engaging Replacement for Promethean Boards
Camille Lockwood, Staff Writer • November 22, 2021

Promethean boards have been used by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) for over 10 years, but in Nov. promethean boards were replaced with new, high-tech...

Senior Nia Newman watches youth pastors from St. Patricks Catholic Church present on Catholicism in the new comparative religion elective class. Prior to St. Patrick’s presentation, a Buddhist Monk from Silver Spring joined Shuler’s class.
Comparative Religions Returns as RHS Elective
Catherine Corbin, News Editor • November 19, 2021

Comparative religion class has made a return to RHS as a one-semester history elective. Taught by Rene Shuler, this course focuses on the earliest large...

Students play basketball during the school day while wearing masks at all times. Stringent COVID-19 protocols are expected to continue as sports move indoors for the winter.
New Protocols Introduced for Winter Sports
Malaak McDonald, Production Head • November 15, 2021

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) winter sports season is slated to begin this December, with some adaptations to ensure the health of all the...

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandated for Winter, Spring Athletes
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandated for Winter, Spring Athletes
Colleen Kelly, Staff Writer • November 8, 2021

On Sept. 9, Montgomery County Public Schools released a community update stating COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students to participate in winter...

Senior running back Erik Howard evades a defender during the season opener at John F. Kennedy high school, where the Rams won 43-6.
Howard Runs Back Into the Season
Elizabeth DiFonzo, Editor in Chief • November 15, 2021

After a long year deprived of play, the varsity football team is back in action, having completed their 2021 regular season. Rams captain and running back,...

Sophomore Holly Krawczel performs a baton routine at the homecoming pep rally. Her skills wowed the crowd as she executed complicated maneuvers.
Ram To Watch: Holly Krawczel
Sarah Spencer, Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

Performing in front of the whole school is a daunting task for any student, but sophomore Holly Krawczel made her Homecoming pep rally baton solo an act...

JV football players Rebecca Mintz (left) and Hana Hana Žitňanská were welcomed by the rest of team at the beginning of this year.
JV Football Welcomes Two Female Athletes
Ashley Nguyen, Staff Writer • November 1, 2021

The beginning of the 2021 school year marked the return of fall sports. This season, the Rockville JV football team welcomed two junior, female players--...

Senior football players pose for a picture after being introduced at their senior night ceremony. There were 13 seniors recognized in total, many of whom filled starting positions.
Varsity Football Rolls Over Northwood on Senior Night
Catherine Corbin, News Editor • October 27, 2021

Football senior night took place at Joesph B. Good stadium on Oct. 22. The class of 2022 holds a large amount of space on the varsity football team roster,...

Junior Bryan Ribeiro involves the audience in the second show of the day, Star Trip. Other cast members, including Phoenix Furtado, Miranda Verity, and Julia Feller also appear in the scene.
Aliens Touchdown in RHS Fall Play
Dayle Joseph, Staff Writer • November 19, 2021

This year's fall Rockville drama club fall production features two short children's plays about  the beautiful mysteries of extraterrestrial encounters....

Z&Z offers a variety of flatbread options for everyones tastes.
RHS Alumni Open Z&Z Restaurant
Chris Jarion, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

On Sept. 23, Z&Z, a family-owned Palestinian Manoushe bakery, opened in Rokville. The restaurant, which was opened by two Rockville HS alumni, offers...

Before teaching at RHS, Spanish teacher Chloe McCallum lived in Dubai for 13 years.
Foreign Language Teachers Bring Diverse Experiences to RHS
Nick Vasquez, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

There are many teachers at Rockville high school who take pride in teaching and bring something unique to the diverse community at Rockville.  Amongst...

The resurgence of 2000s fashion means a return to bucket hats and butterfly clips. Many students have embraced these 2000s trends you can see in the halls of RHS daily.
2000s Fashion Makes a Comeback
Olivia Finnegan and Eleanor Gensemer, Staff Writers • November 11, 2021

It’s no secret that many 2000s fashion trends are starting to resurface; from Air Jordans, to low rise jeans, 2000s fashion is on the rise. You may have...

PRO/CON: Does the 50% rule unfairly benefit students?
PRO/CON: Does the 50% rule unfairly benefit students?
November 22, 2021

Alicia Deeny made history this year as the first Latina principal in MCPS. She is also the first female principal of Richard Montgomery High School.
Increased Latino and Hispanic Representation in MCPS Would Break Barriers for Students
Isabella Amador, Associate Editor • November 11, 2021

Aug. 2020, Alicia Deeny made history as the first female principal of Richard Montgomery HS and the first Latina principal in a Montgomery County Public...

From Student to Starving Artist: MCPS Courses Should Enable Students to Monetize Skills
From Student to Starving Artist: MCPS Courses Should Enable Students to Monetize Skills
Ben Kushner , Editor in Chief • June 4, 2021

A thousand pieces of publishing advice came at me from every direction. It felt like I was caught in a hailstorm of suggestions for various formatters,...

Are Students Being Held Accountable During Online School?
Are Students Being Held Accountable During Online School?
Ahmad Haleem April 6, 2021

Amidst COVID-19, virtual learning became the norm for many schools around the country. Students are given lessons on zoom and then assigned work that they...

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