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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

Coaches Encroaching on Our Time

Coaches Encroaching on Our Time

Kelly DiFonzo, Opinion Managing Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

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