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College Visits Necessary Before Committing

College Visits Necessary Before Committing

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Planning for college is one of the most exciting and overwhelming parts of high school, and while students put in ample time and effort into researching and applying to schools, they often neglect one of the most critical parts of the process: visiting the colleges they are considering. Seniors frequently...

Banned Books Week: Essential to Supporting Student Growth

Banned Books Week: Essential to Supporting Student Growth

January 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Banned Books Week was Sept. 24-30 and served as an important reminder that banning influential, engaging and well-written works of literature deprives students of valuable learning opportunities. Books are typically banned within individual school districts for reasons such as explicit language, sex...

Polit-ticks Me Off: President Trump’s Hypocritcal Stance on the Military

Polit-ticks Me Off: President Trump’s Hypocritcal Stance on the Military

Sarah Natchipolsky, Chief Copy Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off, Showcase

Hypocrisy is nothing new in Donald Trump's White House, but his stance on respecting the military is particularly insulting as he so often claims to be the military's biggest supporter. Recently, in response to a movement of NFL players protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem,...

#WeToo Must Speak Up Against Harassment

#WeToo Must Speak Up Against Harassment

Iris Valentin, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since October, many women have been speaking out about sexual harassment and sharing their personal stories. With the #MeToo movement attracting media attention, it is important for all women, especially younger ones, to recognize what sexual harassment is and how to handle it. A push for awareness...

Overtesting Overwhelms Students

Overtesting Overwhelms Students

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While final exams are not returning anytime soon, students still experience the stress of testing with new progress checks, as well as the PARCC and HSA evaluations. We are still being over tested and it is time for the county and state to fix this issue on the local level. Students know that the end...

Social Media Users Succumb to ‘Slacktivism’ Movement

Social Media Users Succumb to ‘Slacktivism’ Movement

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

'While social media can sometimes produce social or political change by spreading word and raising awareness for a subject or movement, in many ways it has also bred a new generation of internet "slacktivists." Slacktivism is defined as "The practice of supporting a political or social cause by means...

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Requires Student Support to be Effective

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Requires Student Support to be Effective

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“Every Fifteen Minutes” has been an RHS tradition since before 2003, taking place every two years. However, a lack of student initiative resulted in minimized efforts to support an extremely important cause which is a shame. “Every fifteen Minutes” a person in the U.S. is killed in alcohol-related...

College App Process Made Too Complicated

College App Process Made Too Complicated

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Uncategorized

Now that seniors have submitted apps for the first deadlines, the class of 2018 is spotlighting a number of issues they encountered during the process such as conflicting information about the application process and deadlines. Applying to college is the pinnacle of a four-year high school workload,...

Cheese Dippers: Gone But Never Forgotten

Cheese Dippers: Gone But Never Forgotten

Teddy Andrew, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 2011, former First Lady Michelle Obama implemented the MyPlate Food Act into the United States Food and Drug Administration, effectively removing the many unhealthy snacks from school cafeterias nationwide, which tend to be favorites among students in lunchrooms. The MyPlate system replaced the MyPyramid st...

Trump Administration Slow to Respond to Puerto Rico Disaster

Trump Administration Slow to Respond to Puerto Rico Disaster

Iris Valentin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just days before Hurricane Maria Sept. 18, numerous hurricanes hit the Caribbean, particularly Puerto Rico. Maria crashed into the "Island of Enchantment," without mercy. Maria struck Sept. 18 just as Hurricane Irma left major damage to Puerto Rico. Maria had shown no mercy, causing damage to the is...

Summer Workouts Prepare Athletes

Summer Workouts Prepare Athletes

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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