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Mass Misrepresentation in Oscar Nominations

Mass Misrepresentation in Oscar Nominations

January 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Articles, Opinion

The Academy Awards, or the “Oscars,” is an annual American awards ceremony honoring the year’s cinematic achievements. The ceremony and the award itself are exceedingly prestigious in the film industry and winners are supposedly the best of the best. Still, the best of the best seems to exclude fe...

Misconceptions Regarding Minority Acceptances into Higher Education

Misconceptions Regarding Minority Acceptances into Higher Education

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When filling out college applications for highly selective schools, race is thought of more as more of an asset than a student’s quality. Most students assume that colleges need a certain quota of diversity on their campus and that is the only reason that a student of a minority would be accepted over...

Body Shaming is Discriminating

Body Shaming is Discriminating

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In today’s society, people of all genders are still pressured to conform to a single body type: thin. Constant advertising and media campaigns that promote unhealthy body ideals are symptoms of a society that undervalues people of larger body types. But in a world where a thin body is ideal, how can...

Protest Sparks Speech Debate

Protest Sparks Speech Debate

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We at the Rampage are no strangers to the First Amendment right to the Freedom of Speech. In fact, it is the First Amendment that allows journalism to thrive and provides the public with a diverse array of perspectives and viewpoints. Still, we are constantly faced with the question of what is appropriate...

CON: Students Can Opt Out of Pep Rallies

CON: Students Can Opt Out of Pep Rallies

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pep rallies are a focal point of school spirit and classmate camaraderie that is unparalleled in its communal benefits. As one student-faculty body, we come together as a community and show that we are united in supporting each other. To choose absence from such an event is destructive for both the school...

PRO: Students Can Opt Out of Pep Rallies

PRO: Students Can Opt Out of Pep Rallies

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Classes are cut short. Sports players and cheerleaders wear their uniforms. Students flock down to the gym as music from the band carries through the hallways. But some students pass by the gym, taking advantage of the new option to go to the cafeteria to relax and play games. School spirit is an important...

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Six Episode Three Tears Out the Hearts of Fans

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Six Episode Three Tears Out the Hearts of Fans

November 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Walking Dead fans tuned into AMC Sunday Oct. 21 for a seemingly normal episode, only to be horrified that one of the series most beloved and prominent characters died in arguably, one of the most unmemorable deaths in the series history. Glenn Rhee did not get the glorious death he deserved. He is one...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Remains Problematic

October 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Nearly everybody knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that in October, they can count on seeing pink-ribbon-labeled products everywhere they go. What they don’t know, though, is that some of these “support breast cancer” efforts actually do more harm than good. To begin wit...

Students Debate the Ultimate Decision: AP Versus IB

Students Debate the Ultimate Decision: AP Versus IB

October 8, 2015


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RHS is one of the few schools in Montgomery County to offer both AP classes and the IB diploma program. Incoming students unfamiliar with the educational offerings often get AP and IB confused, and the school does not do enough to clarify the differences between each. If students were clear on the...

“Grey’s Anatomy” Recovers from Trauma of Previous Season

“Grey’s Anatomy” Recovers from Trauma of Previous Season

September 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Millions of Americans rushed to their televisions last night at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for at least an hour of viewing some of the most captivating shows to ever grace television. The occasion? The return of TGIT, better known as Thank God It’s Thursday. TGIT is the affectionate fan name for...

Buses Don’t Stop For All

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

MCPS transportation policy states that buses will be provided to high school students who live more than two miles away from their school. This is a huge inconvenience to students who live less than the required two miles, but more than one. The county should provide transportation for more students...

Privacy Law Protects Future

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Can you imagine not being accepted to your dream school because of one thoughtless social media post? Well, plenty of students have suffered the disappointing feeling. Thanks to a new law passed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 12, students in Maryland will not have to worry about social media when applying...

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