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Grading System Still a Problem

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Current MCPS grading policies are designed to help students pass classes. This also means that students can do so without learning much, so they end up failing the semester exam, which in turn has a huge impact on their final grade. In recent years, there has been a much larger percentage of students...

CON: High Level Courses Are Open to All

CON: High Level Courses Are Open to All

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Imagine going into your IB or AP class on the first day of school and finding a student who has absolutely no idea what they are doing. The only reason they are there is to hang out with their friends, while you are there to get a good education Would you really want to spend your whole semester with...

PRO: High Level Courses Are Open to All

PRO: High Level Courses Are Open to All

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The ability to take advanced classes is a privledge, but having to test into the higher-level programs is unfair and may deminish a students chance to excel in school. Now picture you fail that test. All you wanted was to get accepted into the IB or AP programs so you could challenge yourself and have...

RAMBLINGS: Stigmas Attached to Anxiety Need to Be Eliminated to Allow Comfort During School

RAMBLINGS: Stigmas Attached to Anxiety Need to Be Eliminated to Allow Comfort During School

June 5, 2015


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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eight percent of American teenagers -- over three million -- have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. You would think such a large number would prompt staff and students alike to take anxiety much more seriously, but you have sadly been deceived. As someone...

CON: Include Juniors in Senior Fun

CON: Include Juniors in Senior Fun

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Glitzy prom on the Baltimore waters, emotional and liberating graduation, and raucous beach week. These three events mark milestones as seniors head off from high school to the real world, but some believe prom should be open to juniors, too. RHS alumna Sophia Dillon said, “I think prom should be...

PRO: Include Juniors in Senior Fun

PRO: Include Juniors in Senior Fun

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Throughout modern high school history, upperclassmen have ruled supreme over the timid freshmen and sophomores. Juniors and seniors traditionally share jurisdiction and respect in this domain. So the question presents itself: why is prom night solely guaranteed to the seniors? “We should have a junior...

Doubted by Many, Practiced by More

June 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Here we go again. An unarmed black male is killed and the world suddenly pays notice to the systemic racial profiling, police brutality and oppression that still exists in our country. While the cross national dialogue is nice, the focus and sensationalism of burned down businesses are not. Baltimore...

Cameras Cannot Cure All

Cameras Cannot Cure All

June 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Following incidents in Ferguson and Baltimore, many Americans see the use of body cameras for officers as the solution to police brutality. But the solution is not quite so simple. It would be hard to find a student at RHS who doesn’t have an opinion on these issues. The Baltimore riots over the...

Graduation Holds Strict Dress Code

Graduation Holds Strict Dress Code

May 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  Graduation is a time to celebrate the achievements of our grade and acknowledge that we have completed high school. This is our night and being told what to wear can really take away from such a monumental event. Graduation’s dress code -- black pants for the men and all white for ...

Student Leadership Class Ends

Student Leadership Class Ends

May 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Elective classes fluctuate in size and availability due to budget constraints, but rarely are they discontinued after one year, as is the case with Student Leadership. Co-taught by Katherine Gross and Farron Riggs, the class was launched this year and contained about 32 upperclassmen, with a loose...

Dress Code Controversy

Dress Code Controversy

May 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Teachers, administration, and even other students to ridicule other students on the clothes they are wearing as the weather gets dramatically warmer, and this is a behavior that needs to change. The majority of students do use their judgement when getting dressed in the morning, school is a place...

Shocking “Grey’s Anatomy” Development Spells Doom For Series

Shocking “Grey’s Anatomy” Development Spells Doom For Series

May 12, 2015


Filed under Featured Articles, Opinion

As co-star Patrick Dempsey acted in his final episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” fans stared at their televisions in shock, their hearts slowly breaking into a million tiny pieces. Thanks to an edition of Entertainment Weekly that arrived at some Americans' homes earlier that day, it was no secret that ...

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