Will Every Fifteen Minutes Make an Impact?

Extreme and scary events like the Every Fifteen Minutes carcrash will hopefully teach students to not drink and drive. --Nathaly Taffo

April 6, 2011

Almost everyone knows the familiar sounds of sirens going off in honor of Every 15 Minutes, an event created to provide awareness about the dangers of drunk driving, which is funded by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Drunk driving is an issue that has plagued high schools for decades. The question is, will this event make an im...

Bill in Congress Would Change Licensing Process for the Better

Bill in Congress Would Change Licensing Process for the Better

April 1, 2011

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths among teenagers in the United States. In fact, according to takethewheel.net, the fatality rate for teenage drivers between the ages of 16 to 19 is four times the fatality rate for everyone ages 25 to 69. How can that be? How can teenagers be so ...

Ugg Boots: In or Out?

These stylish yet damaging boots can be spotted at just about every corner. -- Melissa Holler

March 18, 2011

Uggs are like slippers, but with extra material added on them to look like a boot. Uggs are overpriced, AND they are bad for your feet. People wear these things and do not even notice what their feet are going through. Just think about your feet FLOPPING around in those things all day. Uggs are expens...

Limitless Preview

The action packed thriller limitless hits the big screens Mar. 18 2011 -- Courtesy of iamROGUE

March 15, 2011

Humans are said to only use about 20 percent of their brains... have you ever wondered if you could unlock the other 80 percent? If so, then the new movie Limitless, to be released March 18, is something you should see. In this movie, you follow the story of writer Eddie Morra as his entire life falls apart.....

Summer Jobs in the Past

Summer Jobs in the Past

March 14, 2011

How many high school students nowadays have jobs? It seems like a lost art. But believe it or not, having a job used to be a popular pastime for teens in America. In movies and TV shows from the 1980s and 1990s, one would always see young adults working at the movies or the local hangout. Take Fa...

Let’s Handle Textbooks… Electronically

The next generation classes are using innovative technology such as computers to replace the standard classroom experience. -- Magdalena Golczynski

March 11, 2011

Whether you would like to admit it or not, you have probably used Google to search for something rather outrageous. You have probably asked your beloved, all-knowing, all-powerful search engine some strange questions, and you have probably found comfort in the fact that many others wonder the same thing...

“Beastly” and “Red Riding Hood” Movie Review

Red Riding Hood takes a twist on the fairy tale we thought we knew. -- Courtesy of Warner Bros

March 10, 2011

Lots of film-makers are turning to the old version of fairy-tales like Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood, and putting a modern twist on them. Movies like Beastly and Red Riding Hood have plots that are identical to the old children fairy-tales; they are just full of more action. In "Be...

The Survivor’s Guide To Power Outage Boredom

Reading that book your english teacher assigned for 2 weeks now may be a good idea during a power outage. -- Stephen Ezequiel

March 9, 2011

Most people have experienced those dreaded power outages, and it seems as though the electric company takes forever to restore the power. So, here are some things you can do while you wait for the power to come back on. Power outages can be extremely irritating, because it seems as if there is nothing...

Battle: Los Angeles Preview

Battle Los Angeles Movie Poster -- Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

March 8, 2011

Do you like action? Do you like science-fiction? Do you like action and science-fiction? If so, there is an upcoming movie that you may want to check out: Battle: Los Angeles. The movie is set in modern day Los Angeles, if that was not obvious. Battle: Los Angeles story follows a platoon of Marines ...

Thoughts on War in Afghanistan

Graphic by Alex Sanchez and Nicholas Cerdeira

February 28, 2011

The United States and Afghanistan have been at war for 10 years; yet, for some reason, we are unable to find the man who had planned the tragic event that hurt many people physically and mentally, Osama bin Ladin. The U.S. government is spending billions on intelligence investigations, yet we still can not find one man. The whole U.S. mi...

More Gym?

Weight Training is one of the PE classes offered at RHS -- photo by Alisa Bargeski

February 28, 2011

According to New York Times Well Blog, exercise increases the activity of neurons in one's brain, which improves one's thinking. MCPS policy mandates that only one gym credit is necessary in roder to graduate from high school. Gym teachers at RHS believe that gym should be taken every year because...

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