Rampage

Con: Contact Sport Regulations

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Editorial- Officials Do Not Provide Sufficient Info on Graduation

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The class of 2017's graduation date changed from May 26 to June 7. DAR took no responsibility. MCPS took no responsibility. And RHS just got one call and an email from Associate Superintendant Darryl Williams and Secondary Director Brain Scriven of the Office of School Support and Improvement. "To...

Basic Fashion Trends Help You to Fit in

Michael Pankowski, Opinion Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is a privilege to be allowed to wear (almost) whatever we want here at RHS. However, upon seeing how the students here dress, one would think there was a school uniform policy in place. On weekdays ending in "y" you are bound to see Average Joe sauntering down the hallway in his Nike t-shirt that...

Basic Fashion Trends Help You to Fit in

Michael Mantzouranis, Contributing Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being known. Being popular. A mass of people talking about you. You hear the whispers. "Are those the new shoes that just came out?" they wonder. You smirk as you strut by the people gazing, jaws lower than that oversized shirt you just bought. Who would not want this attention? The key to obtaining...

Graduating Early is Beneficial to Ambitious Students, But Mandatory Senior Year Credits Hold Them Back

Christi Larson, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Often students feel that they have all of the credits they need to graduate by the time they reach their senior year, and most of the time they do in fact have all the required credits. English is the only exception to that, as it is required for all four years, and more recently, math has been added...

Civil Rights Obstructed by Stalled Permit Distribution

Civil Rights Obstructed by Stalled Permit Distribution

Jackie De Melo, Opinion Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration formed into reality Friday, Jan. 20. In the weeks leading up to the event, there had been ongoing debate over whether or not national land should be used for Trump's inauguration committee or a variety of protest groups. The politics of it were up in the air. Trump's...

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