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CON: Participation Trophies Stifle Individuals Drive to Gain Accomplishments and to Succeed Past Adversity

CON: Participation Trophies Stifle Individuals Drive to Gain Accomplishments and to Succeed Past Adversity

Sarah Natchipolsky, Staff Writer

June 17, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion

Almost anyone who has participated in youth sports has a small collection of participation trophies collecting dust on a shelf or sitting in a box somewhere in their house. While they may seem meaningless, participation trophies are a symbol for the toxic “everybody’s a winner” mindset that has...

Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

June 17, 2016


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Junior Eric Guerci from Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) HS will continue in his position as the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for the 2016-17 school year. Guerci earned 54 percent of votes from approximately 80,000 MCPS students who voted April 27. The MCPS Board of Education consists of nine members, one of who...

Snacks Sold in School Violate MCPS Nutrition Requirements

Snacks Sold in School Violate MCPS Nutrition Requirements

June 17, 2016


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In efforts to promote and maintain a healthy school environment, MCPS has specific regulations for all snack and beverage items through vending machines, school stores, the athletic department and fundraisers. These nutritional requirements run from midnight until 30 minutes after school ends.   Ma...

Tuition Increases for Md. Universities

Tuition Increases for Md. Universities

June 17, 2016


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All Maryland public universities will be increasing tuition rates by a total of at least five percent this fall: two percent for in-state students and three percent for out-of-state. The Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland (USM), including 12 universities, approved the proposal April 15....

Maryland Schools Best in Nation

Maryland Schools Best in Nation

June 17, 2016


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According to US News and World Report Magazine’s annual public school rankings Maryland ranks number one in the country. As for RHS, our home school is 16th in the state. The top schools in Maryland in order are Whitman HS, Churchill HS and Poolesville HS. All three schools have a 98 percent g...

K1N6DOM’S RE16N Comes to an End

K1N6DOM’S RE16N Comes to an End

June 17, 2016


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Class of 2016 graduated Thursday, June 2 at DAR Constitution Hall. Senior Class President Hazel Carmona began the ceremony with opening remarks. Her speech highlighted the growth of the class of 2016. Senior Class Vice President Johnathan Garcia introduced commencement speaker and WTTG Fox 5 DC...

Boys Varsity Baseball Wins Sectionals, Loses Regionals

Boys Varsity Baseball Wins Sectionals, Loses Regionals

June 16, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

With a final record of 11-9, RHS varsity baseball ended their season as sectional champions and regional runners-up. The team beat Magruder HS 11-1 in the sectional finals but lost 1-0 to Huntingtown HS in the regional finals. RHS went into regionals feeling confident and hopeful. “We expect to do ...

Check Out Our New Captain America: Civil War Buzzquiz!

Check Out Our New Captain America: Civil War Buzzquiz!

May 18, 2016


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https://www.rockvillerampage.com/quiz/which-team-are-you-on/

Rate of Teachers Steadies, Rate of Students Skyrockets

Rate of Teachers Steadies, Rate of Students Skyrockets

May 18, 2016


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In recent years, the number of students enrolling in MCPS has drastically increased, while the number of staff hired to accommodate students has not corresponded to this growth. Due to these disproportional numbers, class sizes have grown. According to an MCPS advocacy document for the recent operating...

Career Day Turns to Career Week

Career Day Turns to Career Week

May 18, 2016


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Due to six winter weather-related days off from school, Career Day was delayed until late April and was extended to a “Career Week.” Staff development teacher and career week organizer Debra Plaisance said, “We decided to come up with an alternative where we still do something and have some sense...

Boys Tennis Causes a Racquet with Division Title

Boys Tennis Causes a Racquet with Division Title

May 18, 2016


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Mediocre performances by the mainstream male teams like basketball, football and lacrosse have yet to taste the consistent sweet victories that the underrated boys tennis team has devoured as they clinched the division title with a 5-0 record. The team started off the season strong, shutting out their...

Vandalism Sweeps School Vicinity

Vandalism Sweeps School Vicinity

May 18, 2016


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On many occasions, graffiti in public places could be viewed as a work of art with vibrant colors and intricate designs, but this is not the case with the homophobic messages and phallic symbols left on RHS property, resulting in the removal of the graffiti from the property. Immature drawings in bathrooms,...

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