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New calendar prompts tailgate for opening football game

New calendar prompts tailgate for opening football game

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017


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In response to the later school start this year, RHS held a tailgate for its opening home game against Seneca Valley HS Sept. 1.

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New Senior Tradition

New Senior Tradition

Brady Doyle, Director of Communications

June 13, 2017


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A new rising senior tradition was installed this year: a senior breakfast. June 8, the day after the previous seniors graduate, the current juniors take on their senior privileges. This is the day the “new seniors” take on their responsibilities as the head of the school and establish their domi...

Edline Taken Offline

Edline Taken Offline

Grace Goodman, News Managing Editor

June 13, 2017


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MyMCPS, a program introduced and supposed to be implemented in 2014, will officially be set in stone for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. MyMCPS will replace Edline, the longstanding website students currently use to access their grades and check for assignments. However, MyMCPS will have more functions,...

Teachers Bid Farewell and Hit the Road

Teachers Bid Farewell and Hit the Road

Grace D'Almeida, Social Media Specialist

June 13, 2017


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Many teachers at RHS have reported that this will be their last year teaching. While the reason for leaving varies, RHS will now have many open spots in different departments. Some teachers plan on moving to new schools, others plan on retiring from their teaching careers. English teacher Brian Annear...

Minor League Ball, Major Good Times

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

June 13, 2017


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Your lady friend wants to go on a date. She is getting tired of McDonalds and you are getting tired of getting your butt kicked every time you play mini golf. You have a $20 bill leftover from your bet with Tim that you would not expose your nipples in your school yearbook photo and an extra $4 your...

Seniors Move On

Seniors Move On

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

June 13, 2017


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Class of 2017’s graduation ceremony took place June 7 at DAR Constitution Hall with remarks from class officers, principal Billie-Jean Bensen, Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) member Shebra Evans and commencement speaker Lane Ethridge. Commencement speaker and RHS alum (‘01) Lane Ethridge...

MD Proposed Screen Time Bill Dies

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017


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A proposed Maryland state House of Representatives bill 866, which included requirements to limit screen time use in schools, recently died. Despite the Congressional decision to drop the bill, as limitations on screen time will be left to the discretion of schools, the bill did gather much support...

Model UN Achieves Success

Rebecca Pujo, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2017


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Model UN (United Nations), a worldwide organization, has recently returned to RHS with a new chapter created this year. The team has participated in three conferences, with their most recent conference as a team occurring in New York City the weekend of March 11. The team traveled to New York City in order ...

English Teacher Honored

English Teacher Honored

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

April 27, 2017


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English teacher Sean Pang was named the Washington Post’s 2017 Teacher of the Year out of 21 other finalists across the Washington-metropolitan area. Washington Post journalist Donna St. George wrote an article April 14 that highlighted Pang’s availability and involvement with students. She goes...

Case Spurs Changes

Case Spurs Changes

Sarah D'Souza & Amy Tran, Editor-in-Chief & Associate Editor

April 27, 2017


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Following the March 16 incident when two boys allegedly sexually assaulted a girl in a boys bathroom, RHS will be implementing new school-wide changes which have already begun to take effect. “I first felt kind of annoyed [about the changes] but I understood that they were trying to prevent another...

Policy Lacks Accuracy

Policy Lacks Accuracy

Grace Goodman, Rebecca Pujo, News Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017


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Since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the new grading policy has been in place. The new grading policy eliminated the semester final two-hour exams. Teachers now include County Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) or create their own quarter assessment or project to assess the students at...

Girls Rebuilding from 2016 Season

Thomas Barr, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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Losing only three seniors should be no problem for the varsity girls lacrosse team. With six former JV players, 13 returning varsity players, and a brand new experienced head coach, the girls seek to improve from last season. The team looks to improve on its 1-12 record of last season, with six s...

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