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Parents On Using Uber For Children

April 24, 2015


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Most people when thinking of Uber think of the affordable and efficient alternative to public transportation. What people don’t realize is that some parents dare to use Uber for transporting their kids. Where some parents may not feel comfortable putting their kids in a car with a stranger, Sue...

Skateboarding Shortage In High Schoolers

Skateboarding Shortage In High Schoolers

March 4, 2015


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Wood MS used to be known for its massive skate sessions before and after school. Twenty or more students would assemble on the black top or the path, if security was strict that day, and skate vigorously until the bell rang for 1st period. As soon as the 7th period bell rang they snatched their bo...

People Turn More to Online Streaming Than In-Face Movie Views

People Turn More to Online Streaming Than In-Face Movie Views

February 6, 2015


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In light of recent events regarding recent blockbuster "The Interview," the general public has been exposed to the first major movie launched online before hitting theaters. This change brought about many different feelings about how the movie is being distributed. Some people would much rather ha...

Erasure of “Lesser Known LGBTQ Identities” An Issue

Erasure of “Lesser Known LGBTQ Identities” An Issue

January 10, 2015


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When most people hear the acronym LGBTQ+, they can easily conjure up mental images of Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris. Unfortunately, people identifying with any group outside of the often-recognized “gay” and “lesbian” are usually left behind in the dust. Yes, the existence of their grou...

Field Trips: Beneficial or Waste of Class Time?

January 7, 2015


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Some teachers have shown their interest for field trips, while others have rejected the idea. Everyone wants to know if field trips are that beneficial to miss valuable class time. Sure they give you a chance to explore your surroundings in way you would not be able to on your own, but is the missed...

Staying Home During Winter Break Proves a Wise Decision

Staying Home During Winter Break Proves a Wise Decision

December 23, 2014


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Winter break is the perfect time for catching up on sleep, reconnecting with friends home from college and cranking out some homework before the end of the semester. Traveling over winter break can be fun, but at the same time, it is hard to catch up on sleep, reconnect with college friends and ca...

Unfair Focus on Race in College Admissions

November 6, 2014


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When filling in a college application, students are asked questions ranging from what their siblings’ names are to what their tax returns were in the past year. After the usual interrogation they get to the infamous race question, where applications ask them to designate their race with an electronic c...

Drama Takes Positive Risk With Fall Play

Drama Takes Positive Risk With Fall Play

October 29, 2014


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This fall, the drama department plans to turn heads with its production of "Rent: School Edition," a change from its usually lighthearted musical selections. The script focuses on the AIDS epidemic and takes place in New York City. Unlike previous musicals RHS has put on, this is not the typical b...

Differing Global Education Practices Lead to Student’s Reflection on US Schools

October 3, 2014


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As a country as powerful as the United States drops in the worldwide educational rankings, people begin to wonder what makes the American school system and education different from European schools. Over the summer I was able to travel to Europe, talk with students who have experienced both American a...

DARing Changes to 2015 Graduation; Graduation Location Changes

October 3, 2014


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Janet Jackson first performed here after the sudden death of her legendary brother Michael Jackson and after showing up an hour late, Charlie Sheen appeared at the historic DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Now the RHS class of 2015 will be added to this impressive list when they graduate from ...

Impact of Racial Injustice Goes Beyond Ferguson

Impact of Racial Injustice Goes Beyond Ferguson

October 3, 2014


Filed under Highlight, Opinion

Even though the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. over Michael Brown’s death is nearly a thousand miles away, the impact has been etched into our city. Bauer Drive, the Safeway plaza and parts of Baltimore Road were vandalized with "RIP Mike Brown" written on walls, in the streets and on road signs, along with the occasional "F*** the Feds" or "Call for new wor...

Cold Truth About ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Attention On Participants, Not Charity

Cold Truth About ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Attention On Participants, Not Charity

October 1, 2014


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Look at the camera, say a few names, dump a bucket of ice water over your head and raise awareness for the incurable disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). While the ice bucket challenge is an excellent way to put the "fun" in fundraising, is it really the best way to spread awareness? In a r...

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