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Students Walk Out, Protest in D.C.

Students Walk Out, Protest in D.C.

Rebecca Pujo and Sarah D'Souza

April 3, 2018


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Tens of thousands of students walked out of school Wed. March 14, one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School shooting in which 17 people were killed. Across the nation, students walked out of class at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes of silence. Many schools across the D.C. area walked out...

RHS Holds First Ever Winter Formal

RHS Holds First Ever Winter Formal

Jonathan Brake, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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With not many school sanctioned events to look forward to in the cold winter months, SGA created a winter formal for students to look forward to. Originally, the dance was scheduled for Feb. 17; however, due to inclement winter weather conditions, it was cancelled and rescheduled to March 3. The r...

National Student Walkout Photo Gallery

National Student Walkout Photo Gallery

Sarah Natchipolsky, Chief Copy Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Pictures, Showcase

Full article on local and national walk outs in upcoming print issue.

Students Join National Walkout, Gather in Gym

Students Join National Walkout, Gather in Gym

Gabe Reyes, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


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  Students walked out of their classrooms during third period, to honor the 17 shooting victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They took part in 17 minutes of silence in the main gym. "I felt the plans needed to come from the students and that I wanted to be there to support ...

BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Speaks on Pressing Issues to BSU

BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Speaks on Pressing Issues to BSU

Alex Reynolds, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


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Board of Education (BOE) member Jeanette Dixon spoke to members of the Black Student Union (BSU) Feb. 28 about issues facing students, black history and her story. Dixon discussed how the BOE requested $2.59 billion to invest in social and emotional health, reorganizing central office funding, a...

BSU Hosts Congressman Raskin to Discuss Black History Month, School Shootings

BSU Hosts Congressman Raskin to Discuss Black History Month, School Shootings

Rebecca Pujo, Editor- in-Chief

February 22, 2018


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Congressman Jamie Raskin spoke in the media center yesterday in an event hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) for Black History Month. Raskin, who represents the eighth district of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives, answered questions from students and spoke about timely issues such as Bla...

US Schools Reading Scores Drop

US Schools Reading Scores Drop

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


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In data released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the U.S. rank dropped from fifth in 2011 to 13th in 2016 in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, (PIRLS,) an exam meant to measure reading ability. PIRLS is described on the NCES website as "an international assessment...

Principal Bensen Addresses Students About Recent School Shooting

Principal Bensen Addresses Students About Recent School Shooting

Sarah D'Souza and Alex Reynolds

February 16, 2018


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Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., along with an incident at Clarksburg HS Thursday in which a student was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded firearm to school, principal Billie-Jean Bensen addressed students over the morning announcements ...

This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


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For years, MCPS has been implementing filters to Chromebooks which limit the websites students can visit in order to minimize distractions and to safeguard students. This year in particular, RHS has experienced an uptick in its use of Chromebooks in order to make technology more accessible in the...

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

February 13, 2018


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After a hike with her family though the Rock Creek trails behind RHS, English teacher Catherine Byrne was disappointed with the amount of litter in the creek. Coincidentally, her International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) students were looking for a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)...

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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Superintendent Jack Smith proposed his operational budget for the MCPS 2019 fiscal school year in the RHS auditorium Dec. 19. Smith proposed a $2.59 billion budget, a $67 million increase from the previous year. The operational budget will go through many stages until it is finalized in July. After...

In Memoriam: David Robbins

In Memoriam: David Robbins

Matthew Difonzo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Rockville High School lost one of its most beloved alumni Nov. 30, 2017 when David Robbins ("17) passed away peacefully at his home in Rockville from complications due to cancer. Robbins was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, during his sophomore year at RHS. It was initially...

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