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Claire Lyhus Leaves Her Mark

Claire Lyhus Leaves Her Mark

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


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For some students, art is just a class that fulfills a graduation requirement and a period during the day. But for senior Claire Lyhus, it fulfills her passion for creativity and imagination, and is one of the most important parts of her day. Lyhus is currently an IB Art Higher Level (HL) student, and enj...

New Teachers Bring Innovative Ideas

New Teachers Bring Innovative Ideas

Kelly DiFonzo, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017


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Teachers are the pinnacle of education and are critical in creating a dynamic learning environment. RHS is welcoming 17 new teachers in a broad range of subjects, each with a unique background and skills to offer students. In total, this year's new staff has several years of prior work and educa...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

William Gangnath, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the Korean-based company's latest smartphone, unveiled at Unpacked, one of Samsung's largest news conferences, and officially released worldwide Sept. 15. The phone has a 6.3-inch display, which is massive compared to the newly announced iPhone X with a display size of ...

Common Application

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

June 13, 2017


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If applying to several colleges and universities, the Common Application, known as the Common App, is a useful and free source to shorten the application process.

Schilling’s Chilling Graduation Solo

June 13, 2017


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Since 2008, it has been a tradition for a senior musician to perform a solo at graduation, accompanied by the combined band of musicians of all grade levels. Anna Schilling was this year's senior soloist, performing Concertino by Chaminade on the flute. The soloist selection process for the follow...

13 Reasons Why the Show is a No

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in_Chief

June 12, 2017


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Netflix's new hit series, "13 Reasons Why," was released worldwide March 31 and quickly gained popularity, becoming Netflix's most popular show on social media. The show, based off the book by Jay Asher, has shocked millions with its portrayal of the aftermath of a high school girl's suicide. Upon watching...

The “Whitewashing” of Hollywood

Noam Elfassi, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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La La Land; the title probably sounds familiar seeming as the new movie has swept Hollywood as one of the best movies of the year winning five Oscars and six Golden Globes. However, some critics disagree with the rave reviews, faulting the plot, composed of a practically all white cast. "I think it...

How to Prepare For Unexpected Maryland Weather

Christi Larson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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The D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area suffers from very inconsistent weather patterns. One day it will be below freezing, and the next a person can walk out of the house in shorts. These constant up and down temperatures mean the inevitable storms are going to be very severe, only to lead t...

Theater’s Magical Spring Show

Erin Bode, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," RHS's annual spring musical, took place March 21, 30 and April 1. It was also co-sponsors Dana (Sato) and Daniel Tobiassen's last production at RHS. Willy Wonka tells the story of a poor young boy who wins one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bars to take a...

Robotics Club Dominates

Alex Reynolds, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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In only their second year of existence, the RHS Robotics Club, also known as Botball, has established themselves as one of the most successful clubs in the school. Botball is a club at here at Rockville, where students program automated robots to compete in different customized maps. Botball requ...

Spotify Proves to Be Favorite Music Source According to RHS Students

Brady Doyle, Director of Communications

March 6, 2017


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There is a wide range of different music services, such as YouTube or Spotify, to assure one always has music playing throughout the day. All apps have advantages and disadvantages, such as whether the service is free or if the app has a wide range of genres, but which music app is best according to ...

2017 Oscars Overview

Alex Reynolds, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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In light of last year's controversy, the 2017 Oscars had made major changes that resulted in much more diversity at the award show this year. A year ago, the Oscars were catching a lot of heat due to a lack of diversity among the nominations. Literally every single nominee across all categories w...

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