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If These Halls Could Talk: Media Specialist Sherry Weiss

If These Halls Could Talk: Media Specialist Sherry Weiss

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


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While walking in and out of the library, it is difficult not to spot student-created pieces of art, snowflakes hanging from the windows, lively plants decorating the room and media specialist Sherry Weiss. Weiss joined the RHS community 18 years ago and has brought her past experiences into her t...

Best Buddies Creates Bonds, Friendships

Best Buddies Creates Bonds, Friendships

Nathan Pianalto and Brendan Stewart

February 22, 2019


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The Best Buddies International chapter at RHS forges connections between mainstream and special education students, creating a lasting influence on its members by helping mainstream students become more understanding, patient and comfortable around students with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

With Winter Comes Seasonal Depression

With Winter Comes Seasonal Depression

Michael Carvajal, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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As the temperatures drop, many students start to feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a common disorder among Americans with over 3 million US cases a year in which a person gets depressive symptoms during certain times of the year, typically starting in the fall and lasting ...

New School Resource Officer Brings Spirit, Safety

New School Resource Officer Brings Spirit, Safety

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

February 15, 2019


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Returning from winter break, RHS students greeted new School Resource Officer (SRO) Arnold Aubrey Jan. 2 as he joined the school’s staff, after officer Robert Jacaruso departed. The SRO program is a partnership between the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and MCPS that provides a ¨law enforce...

Self-Cultivation Club Boosts, Cultivates Student Confidence

Self-Cultivation Club Boosts, Cultivates Student Confidence

Gili Golan, Features Writer

February 14, 2019


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The Self Cultivation club, created by junior Isha Lallsa, strives to help stressed students ¨conquer from within¨ through weekly meetings featuring motivational speeches and inspirational social media posts. The club, which began in the 2017-18 school year, aims to provide both visitors and members...

20 Years Later Mary Poppins Again Brings Families Together

20 Years Later Mary Poppins Again Brings Families Together

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor

February 13, 2019


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Fans of the first “Mary Poppins” movie will remember the joy and magic that it brought during their childhood as they watch the remake. Fifty-four years after the original movie’s release, Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” premiered in theatres Dec. 19. The new movie takes place 20 years...

Cultural Cuisine From the Holidays

Cultural Cuisine From the Holidays

Emily Nagy and Anna Stewart

January 11, 2019


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With the arrival of the holiday season, it’s a special time to gather with family and friends, whether here or abroad, celebrating unique cultures. For some RHS students, the holiday season brings a chance to appreciate their heritage, specifically through the food they eat. On a biological level,...

Winner, Winner Chicken Wing Dinner: Best Wings in the Rockville Area

Winner, Winner Chicken Wing Dinner: Best Wings in the Rockville Area

Aidan Brami and Teddy Bilodeau

January 9, 2019


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The chicken wing has become an iconic appetizer in American cuisine and a staple of game day grub.  The Rampage set out to find the best wings in the surrounding area, sampling buffalo wings and one other flavor unique to the restaurants, to find the best chicken wing spot for RHS students. Each rest...

3 Seniors Awarded Posse Scholarships

3 Seniors Awarded Posse Scholarships

Elenna Mach and Zoe Moser

January 2, 2019


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“‘I think I lost it, I think I blacked out, but I remember I was shaking and crying,’” senior Emily Weerasinghe said when reacting to the news of being named one of three RHS Posse Scholars. Seniors Christian Melgar, Stefan Piedrasanta and Weerasinghe have all been named Posse Scholars ...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Generates Mixed Reviews Among Harry Potter Fans

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Generates Mixed Reviews Among Harry Potter Fans

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor

December 21, 2018


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Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” premiered Nov. 16 in standard definition and Imax 3-D for fans to reunite with their favorite characters for a new adventure. Fantastic Beasts is a spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise by author J.K. Rowling. The movie brought in an...

Students Volunteer for Holiday Season

Students Volunteer for Holiday Season

Emily Nagy, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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The holiday season is often seen as a time of giving. It can be easy to focus on the gift exchanges between friends and family and forget about others whose holiday seasons are not as cheerful. While many in the country are caught in the shopping craze, there is another part of the country that focuse...

If These Halls Could Talk: Cultural Edition

If These Halls Could Talk: Cultural Edition

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

December 20, 2018


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Ireland, India, Bangladesh. Three countries far from Rockville, but the birthplace of three RHS teachers. RHS is a diverse school full of students from all over the world, but many often forget that the teacher population is diverse as well. Martin McCarrick - Ireland English resource teacher Mar...

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