If These Halls Could Talk: Media Specialist Sherry Weiss

Media specialist Sherry Weiss chats with tech specialist Steve Mirman in the media center with whom she works closely.  Weiss has worked at RHS for 18 years.

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

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 pairs work together on projects during a club meeting at lunch.  Best Buddies matches mainstream and LFI students together.

Nathan Pianalto and Brendan Stewart

February 22, 2019

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

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the change seasons, according to the National Institute of  Mental Health.

Michael Carvajal, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

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

School Resource Officer, Arnold Aubrey watches as students pass by in the hallway during lunch. Aubrey has brought a new sense of safety and security to the school.

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

February 15, 2019

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 president Isha Lallsa speaks in the auditorium during the club's presentation Jan. 18.

Gili Golan, Features Writer

February 14, 2019

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

This newest version of the movie takes place 20 years after the original.  The plot is similar to the first movie as it has the same formula of Mary Poppins looking after the Banks children.

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor

February 13, 2019

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

Senior Manoli Athanasakis said every year his family gathers for the holidays and each member is responsible for bringing a food item.

Emily Nagy and Anna Stewart

January 11, 2019

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

Top left: Buffalo and Hickory Smoked wings from WIngstop.
Top Right: Urban BBQ  Dragon Honey and Buffalo Wings.
Bottom left: Full On Drafts and Eats Buffalo and Mumbo sauce wings. 
Bottom left: Old Bay wings from Outta the Way Cafe

Aidan Brami and Teddy Bilodeau

January 9, 2019

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

Seniors Stefan Piedrasanta, Emily Weerasinghe and Christian Melgar (left to right) have all been named Posse Scholars and will receive full tuition scholarships to either Sewanee University of the South or Bucknell University. All three have been involved in various extracurriculars throughout high school.

Elenna Mach and Zoe Moser

January 2, 2019

“‘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: The Crimes of Grindelwald' premiered Nov. 16 bringing fans on a new Dumbledore and Grindelwald adventure.

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor

December 21, 2018

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

National Honor Society and the SGA collected donated toys, both wrapped and unwrapped,  for the city of Rockville through Dec. 14.

Emily Nagy, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

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

English resource teacher Martin McCarrick, born in County Sligo, Ireland, helps senior Luis Cerna annotate text for his English 12 class.

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

December 20, 2018

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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