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Basic Fashion Trends Help You to Fit in

Michael Mantzouranis, Contributing Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being known. Being popular. A mass of people talking about you. You hear the whispers. “Are those the new shoes that just came out?” they wonder. You smirk as you strut by the people gazing, jaws lower than that oversized shirt you just bought. Who would not want this attention? The key to obtaining...

Graduating Early is Beneficial to Ambitious Students, But Mandatory Senior Year Credits Hold Them Back

Christi Larson, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Often students feel that they have all of the credits they need to graduate by the time they reach their senior year, and most of the time they do in fact have all the required credits. English is the only exception to that, as it is required for all four years, and more recently, math has been added...

Civil Rights Obstructed by Stalled Permit Distribution

Civil Rights Obstructed by Stalled Permit Distribution

Jackie De Melo, Opinion Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration formed into reality Friday, Jan. 20. In the weeks leading up to the event, there had been ongoing debate over whether or not national land should be used for Trump’s inauguration committee or a variety of protest groups. The politics of it were up in the...

Required Electives Restrict Flexibility in Schedules

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Requiring high school students to take an elective like health seems reasonable- it makes perfect sense that teens should have basic health education. However, there does not seem to be much of a point in forcing them to take other electives, such as technology or art, in order to graduate. There are...

Lengthy Cafeteria Lines Pose a Threat to Limited Minutes of Lunch Period

Kendra Lennon

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Lunch time is a precious 40 minutes. It is a time for eating, socializing, making up tests, attending clubs and visiting teachers. Unfortunately, the time it takes to get through the lunch line wastes a majority of those minutes. RHS has four lunch lines in the cafeteria. However, only three of them are...

Social Media Scammers Convey Fake Personalities Over the Internet, Which Are Inaccurate of Reality

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Bored in class, you find yourself on your phone yet again. Scrolling through your feed, you see a couple of nice group flicks, a questionable Finsta post, a selfie… Wait a minute. She does not look like that in real life. What’s up with that? On social media, many students strive to show the world...

Poli-Ticks Me Off; Media Outlets such as Twitter and News Networks Played a Pivotal Role in Reporting the Unprecedented Hostility of the Brutal 2016 Election Cycle to Viewers at Home

Aidan Brami, Financial Specialist

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every media outlet in the country seemed to be on 24/7 non-stop campaign watch which made this election cycle far from mundane.   Constant rumors, leaks and accusations about the candidates spread like wildfire as the general public has not second guessed pointing out the cons in each candidates...

Senior Sweeps Have Some Cleaning Up to Do to Boost Pep Rally Spirit

Kendra Lennon

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Noise and excitement at the homecoming pep rally is growing. Suddenly, shirtless boys in body paint run into the gym. They sweep brooms at the feet of spectators, then prepare to do a dance with the Poms. These are the “sweeps,” senior boys who, like the Poms squad and cheerleaders, are the hype me...

PRO: Private Transportation Is the Way to Go

Jackie De Melo, Opinion Managing Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When DMV residents think of public transportation, our automatic thought is the metro. Ask anyone in DC and they will tell you about using the metro to get to one place or another. However, for a while now, the metro has become slow, overcrowded and even unsafe. Private transportation is safer and more...

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...

PRO: Participation Trophies Give Young Athletes Motivation and Confidence

PRO: Participation Trophies Give Young Athletes Motivation and Confidence

June 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I feel as though I’ve been waiting my whole life to argue the pros of participation trophies. In fact, my short-lived dalliances with everything from taekwondo, to my admittedly lackluster performances in beat poetry jams have uniquely prepared me to explain the benefits of such regalia. Firstly, I...

Women Head New Twenty Dollar Bill

Women Head New Twenty Dollar Bill

June 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For as long as this country has existed, women have contributed to its growth and prosperity. Although not always recognized for their dedication and courage, past and present women have worked for the advancement of American society. In this long run with representation on American currency , infl...

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