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Governor Polis announced that all in-person instruction is suspended through April 17.
photo: CDC

BREAKING: All Colorado Schools Closed Through April 17

March 18, 2020

In a new executive order March 18, Governor Jared Polis announced that all Colorado schools must suspend in-p...

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

March 18, 2020

As students prepared for their last full day of school before spring break March 13, the district announced...

The Symphonic band works with clinician and band director at Rocky Mountain High School, Casey Cropp, after their performance at Castle View High school March 6. Cropp discussed his interpretation of the music and his thoughts on how the band could improve for state. “I’m really excited for State. It’s just a day that we are all really looking forward to,” clarinet player Annie Deschane ‘20 said.

Dancing to the Sound of State

March 11, 2020

Three judges, other bands watching from the audience, and blinding lights shining from above. In the...

Reese Cruz ‘20 dances along to “Topsy Turvy” as he sings in the auditorium during a rehearsal for Hunchback of Notre Dame Feb. 24. Cruz plays Clopin, the leader of the gypsies and also the narrator of the story.

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Opens Wed-Sat

March 4, 2020

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame," is being performed from Mar. 4 through Mar. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the RCHS...

Golden boys Dani Haddad and Cody Lange ‘20, along with Wish Kid Fabian and his brother Carlos, lead the student body in chanting, “I believe in Fabian’s wish,” at the closing assembly Feb. 28. Fabian joined in leading the chant after student council presented the Make A Wish Foundation with the money raised throughout the week.

Relive the Wish Week Closing Assembly

March 4, 2020


A Ray of BlackLight

by Matthew Fink and Bennett Edlund

February 27, 2020

The lights fade out as two teams approach the court for the first game of the annual BlackLight Dodgeball tournament. The bleachers surrounding the court are filled with spectators cheering a screaming. The announcer starts the countdown and the two teams line up to play BlackLight dodgeball possibly for the last time. ...

Before You Go: Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s Playoff Game

Promotional post featuring the rank of Rock Canyon and Rocky Mountain's basketball teams. They face off Feb. 26, 2020 in a playoff game. Design by Amanda Brauchler

by Zach Lipfield, Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Boys Varsity basketball team plays Rocky Mountain high school tonight at home. The game is the first ...

Students wait to order and eat at Costa Vida, as part of the Dish for a Wish event March 4, 2019.

Here’s What You’re Donating When You Buy Dinner Tonight: Costa Edition

February 24, 2020

Costa Vida is a Mexican based restaurant located near the school in Lone Tree. Students can go to Costa ...

Ben Gardner '20 practices blocking for a one-hand tip Feb. 20, 2019. Gardner had done Men's Volleyball for all three of the trials years.

SPRING Into the Spiking Season

February 24, 2020

The boys volleyball 2020 season is starting. All physicals must be turned in to Lori Rommel, the Athletics...

The panic surrounding the Coronavirus revolves around the outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Photos labeled for reuse with modification on Wikipedia.) Photo illustration by Kira Zizzo.

An Outbreak of Racism Follows the Spread of Coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, alarming headlines about the Coronavirus, infecting those in Wuhan, China...