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We Didn’t Start the Fire…Or Did We?

September 9, 2019

Blinding crimson flames crackle as they engulf millions of lush, vibrant trees in the Amazon Rainforest, obliterate habitats, incinerate ecosystems, and ignite “the lungs of the planet”. The Problem Facing the Forest: The Amazon Rainforest, located in Brazil, is on fire and burnt for the past month. The billowing smok...

Something, Somewhere, Someone

Something, Somewhere, Someone

by Bennett Edlund, Reporter

September 5, 2019

    Something Growing A small mountain stream flows downriver, growing little by little via snowmelt, and merging with other streams...

How Self-Deprecating Humor has Defined the Mental Health Issues of Gen Z in an Alarming Way

by Kira Zizzo, Editor

August 30, 2019

Your finger glides down the sleek, chilling glass surface of your phone as you peruse the wide world of memes. The screen light reflects the delicate curvature of your eye as you comprehend the meme before you. It has the predictable punchline of hating yourself or being human trash, you chuckle, like it, and scroll to th...

Cofisnozia Causing Panic Throughout the Nation

by Emily Wilson, Editor

May 15, 2019

As the outbreak of Cofisnozia continues, students who are still attending school are now being required to take a seminar class on personal hygiene. The seminar includes how to properly wash your hands, how to cover a cough and sneeze to minimize spread of germs, and how to have a better chance of staying healthy. Many school...

Five Stars for Five Guys Shakes

by Brooke Andel, Reporter

April 8, 2019

It’s a typical day at school or work, counting down the hours until you can kick back and relax at home, and maybe if you’re lucky and finish all your work before bed watch an episode of that Netflix show that you’re dying to know the end of. You know, it’s been a hard day...maybe you will even allow yourself to get...

We Believe in Michael’s Wish

We Believe in Michael’s Wish

March 25, 2019

Wish Week expands beyond one student, one grade, or even one school. Wish Week means bringing one ex...

Student Worth Reduced to a Digit

by Kira Zizzo, Editor

February 28, 2019

Students. Daughters and sons. Freshman. Jaguars. Students, checking their Instagram feed, expecting smiling faces and wholesome content were met with a list ranking attractiveness that stripped away their individuality and personality, to be rendered down from human to a digit. People are being reduced from hu...

Glamorized

by Jana Seal, Editor In Chief

February 20, 2019

     “I have literally ten hours of homework tonight, I hate my life.” Sound familiar? This is something that I hear more than once everyday, and am guilty of saying myself. We exist in a time when the stresses of school, social life, family life and “the future” force us to find humor in the factors that make our li...

Not So Super, Super Bowl

by Matthew Fink, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Super Bowl LIII (53) happened Feb. 3, and the New England Patriots played against the Los Angeles Rams. It occurred at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The final score of the game was 13-3, with the Patriots winning their 6th Super Bowl. Many students at RCHS watched the super bowl, however this year’s Super Bow...

Which College is the Best Fit?

by Hailey Wyneken, Social Media Editor

January 29, 2019

  Money Matters Money is a huge factor for so many students and rightfully so. If you’re one of those students that needs to be cautious with how much you’re spending here’s what you should consider. Scholarships, a lot of schools give their applicants money towards their tuition and that could be a big help ...

The Climate of the Country in Regards to the Incident at the ‘March for Life’ in Washington D.C.

by Jana Seal, Editor In Chief

January 26, 2019

On Friday, January 18, a confrontation at the March for Life in Washington D.C. would make headlines of both liberal and conservative news outlets-- before the full story even surfaced. In a group of Black Israelites’ attempts to provoke a group of ‘MAGA’-hat-wearing students from Covington Catholic High School (C...

Girls Who Code

by Jana Seal, Editor In Chief

December 20, 2018

Women make up only 29% of the workforce in science and engineering careers, but about half of the entire general workforce (ngcproject.org).  In the past, these industries weren’t just male dominated-- they were entirely male-possesed. As a new progressive era picks up, women are spearheading their own involvement in these ...

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