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Rock Canyon High School's Student Newspaper

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According to CPR News, over 1,500 teachers in Douglas County called out sick Feb. 3. Many teachers joined the protest at the Wilcox Building.

School Board Politics: Protesters Gather Together at DCSD Headquarters

by Claire Bauer, Editor in Chief February 5, 2022

On a day of below-freezing temperatures, a clear blue sky and school canceled due to a district-wide teacher sick out, an estimated 1,000+ community members congregated around the Douglas County School...

Protestors gather around the Wilcox Boardroom in opposition to the DCSD school board majority’s actions Feb. 3. This protest lasted from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

School Board Division Leads to Community Action

by Kira Zizzo, Editor in Chief February 5, 2022

  In a special meeting without public comment, Douglas County School District (DCSD) board members voted 4-3 to fire Superintendent Corey Wise without cause Feb. 4. The newly-elected conservative...

A timeline shows events in DCSD surrounding masks and COVID outbreaks.

A Fierce Debate: Facts and Perspectives on Wearing Masks in School

by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief November 19, 2021

Imagine every person in the Denver Metro Area gathered in one place. Millions of people, millions of views. Each of these people has a unique perspective. Think about one issue, masks in schools. Think...

Students wear their masks in school following the Tri-County Health Departments mask mandate Sept. 13.

BREAKING: Mask Mandate Will Be Enforced In Schools

by Claire Bauer, Editor in Chief September 13, 2021

School administration will officially enforce the mask mandate in schools for all students ages two and up per communication from Tri-County Health Sept. 13. According to an article in the Highlands...

Yearbook students cover wall decorations in room 4113, to prepare for the cleaning over spring break March 13. After announcing a two-week school closure, the district also announced that schools would be sprayed down over spring break with industrial chemicals, to counter the coronavirus.

How Coronavirus Affects School

by Amanda Brauchler, Editor in Chief March 18, 2020

As students prepared for their last full day of school before spring break March 13, the district announced that schools would be closed an extra week. All Douglas County schools are closed from March...

Schools Are Places for Students and Smarts, Not Swastikas

by Amanda Brauchler, Editor in Chief April 9, 2018

Nov. 1, almost a month before Hanukkah, two students were reported to the office for hate speech. One student had drawn a swastika on her Starbucks cup, with flames drawn around the sides and the words,...

Awards and Achievements

March 10, 2022

2022-2023 Colorado Student Media Association (CSMA) 1st Place Best of Show   2021-2022 Colorado Student Media Association (CSMA) Award of Commendation Hybrid News 1st Place Staff...

A graphic depicts a question and answer with next years principal Andy Abner.

New principal announced – he may be familiar…

by Grace Uhrain, Editor in Chief February 23, 2022

 “It’s a great day to be a jag!” If you've missed this catchphrase, you will be hearing it again soon. Andy Abner will be returning as principal at Rock Canyon next school year.  Abner had...

Students cheer at honking cars driving by the protest Feb. 7. After walking laps around the campus, protesters gathered at the intersection of McArthur Ranch Road and Monarch Boulevard for the remainder of the walkout.

Who’s The Priority?

by Claire Bauer and Grace Uhrain February 8, 2022

                  “Who's the priority? We are the priority! Remove corruption for our education!” Students shouted in unison...

Students sit in a half-empty classroom after returning to a full in-person schedule. Students returned March 22, and the school has already experienced quarantining students. “It seems like every time I come to class more and more people are online, Aiden Macarthur 23’ said.

How COVID has been Effecting Rock Canyon in the Fourth Quarter So Far

by Calvin Edlund, Reporter May 4, 2021

Monday March 22, students returned to school full in-person. This controversial decision was met with some backlash because many people felt as if it was too early after spring break to return since many...

Supporters stand in front of the Capitol hoisting flags.

Biden Supporters Celebrate a Presidential Victory

by Ben England, Sports Editor November 11, 2020

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden won enough Electoral votes (over 270) to become the new president of the United States. After a five-day-long election, due to voting counts being...

The main gym remains roped off from the public as final touches are finished Sept. 23. After being impacted by weather over the 2021 summer break, months of work have been put into restoring it. Its affected quite a bit here, but were looking forward to getting it back, Athletics Director Thomas Brieske said.

It’s Not Just Information That’s Been Flooding

by Claire Bauer, Editor in Chief October 5, 2021

The entire main gym, still roped off and shut down, has been worked on all summer and fall. The harsh reality of unexpected flood damage has caused many people and events to have to adapt. “This summer...

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