Rampage

Coaches Encroaching on Our Time

Coaches Encroaching on Our Time

Kelly DiFonzo, Opinion Managing Editor

June 13, 2017


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The daily grind of a student-athlete here at RHS is all about pushing yourself to the next level. When the clock strikes 2:30, it is time to get in your zone. Unfortunately, due to some coaches, this "zone" is often abusively extended for hours and hours. Time is of the essence in high school. We go...

Pop Culture Giving Free Passes to Celebrities with History of Sexual Assault is Detrimental

Pop Culture Giving Free Passes to Celebrities with History of Sexual Assault is Detrimental

Jackie De Melo, Opinion Managing Editor

June 12, 2017


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A popularized phrase across the music world, "Free Kodak" became popular back in 2016 calling for rapper Kodak Black's release from jail. Black is a convicted rapist, yet the music and social media worlds advocated for him to be freed from jail and still freely blast his music, ignoring the fact that...

Corporations and Cereal Killing the Campaign Trail

Aidan Brami, Financial Specialist

June 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While many people are focused on politics in D.C., other powerful people in the U.S. are beginning to shape politics. Large food and drink corporations are starting to take more political stances on a variety of issues, but is this truly because they believe in the cause? Or do they have alternative...

Poli-Ticks Me Off

Niko Baldwin and Jackie De Melo

April 27, 2017


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Within the first months of his presidency, Donald Trump has proposed a 54 billion dollar budget increase in military spending, which will be purportedly funded by reducing many other federal expenditures which combat everything from poverty to climate change. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly mentioned...

Pro: Contact Sport Regulations

Michael Mantzouranis, Contributing Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While the excitement and exhilaration brought about by intense sports is entertaining for students and fans, it should not be the number one priority in school athletic events. That spot belongs to the health and safety of the players. Injuries to young athletes are a major problem that plague our s...

Con: Contact Sport Regulations

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

April 27, 2017


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Many students at RHS and across the U.S. dream of one day playing their beloved sport in college. But those dreams could soon become a lot tougher to achieve. New regulations are being introduced that will dilute and even mangle the sports they love. These new rules could make it more difficult for y...

Pro: Social Media Inauthenticity

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


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A casual snapchat conversation, comments back and forth on an Instagram post, even a Twitter "fight." In this day and age, these are all common ways in which teens and young people communicate, but are they authentic? According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 71 percent of teens us...

Executive Orders Run Rampant

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


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In light of President Donald Trump's most recent actions since his inauguration, some questions have arisen over the constitutionality of executive orders. In the past decades, the use of presidential executive orders has been increasing, and has become almost a norm rather than a last resort to ...

DeVos Detached From Schools

Sarah Natchipolsky, Sports Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


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Betsy DeVos, our nation's new Secretary of Education, was appointed Feb. 7 after a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. Political affiliation aside, it should be clear that DeVos' appointment could spell trouble for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and other public school districts a...

CON: Social Media and Inauthetic Interactions

Jackie De Melo, Opinion Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


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Almost every teenager has heard the infamous phrase from a parent or a relative: "Why are you on your phone so much?" An eyeroll and an exclamation of "I'm not" or a short explanation precedes from the teenager. What is baffling to me is that there are individuals who neglect to realize that phones...

Despite Promoting Tolerance, Many Moco Liberals Refuse to Respect Opposing Viewpoints

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


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Most left-leaning students at RHS may be shocked to find that there are indeed Republicans that live in their progressive stronghold of Montgomery County. These outcasts are hard to spot, though, because they oftentimes are too intimidated to voice their opinions here in enemy territory. Many Republican...

Editorial- Society Undervalues Credible News

March 6, 2017


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With fake news everywhere today, it can be a relief to pick up a newspaper and see factual information from a credible organization is accountable for its reliability. Newspaper sales are declining in comparison to sales rates in the past, but this should not be the case. Newspapers are a very important...

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