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Julia McDonald ‘22 practices for Color Guard Sept. 16 to perfect her routine but has to social distance and wear a face mask. It can take a long time to get used to the masks, and many students find it hard to practice with them. “Playing with them and exercising while we’re wearing them is really weird and hard,” McDonald said.

Music and the Mask

October 7, 2020

Outside under the warm sun, musical harmonies fill the open air from a bright white tent. Students congregate...

Graduates raise their fists during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during graduation at Echo Park June 27. Dozens of students raised their fists during the graduation ceremony in solidarity to protest police brutality. “As the graduating Class of 2020 at Rock Canyon High School, we say enough. We say enough to silence, discomfort, and ignorance of racism,” the Black Lives Matter Class of 2020 letter of intention said.

Graduation Demonstration: Students Show Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

July 4, 2020

The setting sun's golden rays illuminated the raised fists of dozens of seniors on Echo Park's field...

Jimmy Lam ‘20 converses with his fellow graduates before the graduation ceremony begins at Echo Park June 27. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation was postponed from its original date in May. “It was nice to see everyone one last time before we all go different ways and start new lives,” Taylor Eubanks ‘20 said.

Academics in a Pandemic: Graduation Recap

July 3, 2020


Yearbook Editors in Chief Kinley Rex '20, Amanda Brauchler '21 and Emma Shea '20 pose with the 2020 yearbook outside of the cafeteria June 22. Yearbooks will be distributed June 24-25 in the student lot.

Everything You Need to Know About Yearbook Distribution

June 23, 2020

Getting Your Book Yearbook distribution will be June 24 and 25 from 11 am-2pm both days. We are so ex...

A view of the two arches that form the Double Arch as seen from the Double Arch Trail.

A Cure to Outdoor Deprivation: A Virtual Tour of Moab

April 8, 2020

During this crazy time in life, many find themselves feeling trapped inside their own homes unable t...

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus has lead to the government urging social distancing. Students are adapting to this change, finding new ways to occupy and express themselves. photo (before edits): CDC

QuaranTEENS: How the Teenage Mind Copes with Home Isolation

March 19, 2020

As the Coronavirus spreads, so do concerns involving public health and safety, which have encouraged s...

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 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...