The Pacer

The Show Must Go On

Taylor Repak, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Though the curtains have been drawn on many extracurricular activities, the RMHS Fine Arts department refuses to take its final bow. From choir performances to the spring musical, directors are determined to continue practicing the arts, even from behind a computer screen. Directors Stephanie Svarz and C...

Access To Restaurants And Stores During Quarantine

Charlotte Peterson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

As the world shuts down in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling to get food. Although restrictions have been set, there are luckily still ways to access restaurants and grocery stores. A large number of restaurants are still offering pickup and delivery. Most fast food places are cont...

RMHS takes on TikTok

RMHS takes on TikTok

Laiken Lockley, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The app “TikTok” has taken social media by storm over the last several months. Commonly used by teens to young adults, the app TikTok has gained its popularity in the last year due to its ability to share short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. Launched in 2017, the app merged with the popular...

RMHS Senior Qualifies For Poetry Out Loud State Competition

RMHS Senior Qualifies For Poetry Out Loud State Competition

Riya Shah, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Hundreds of eyes narrow as the speaker utters her first sound. The series of words she repeats are carefully crafted to blend, though each syllable is individually annunciated. The melodic tune provokes thought and challenge, and while she hits every note, she is not singing a song but instead, reciting po...

Remembering RMHS Security Guard James Steiner

Remembering RMHS Security Guard James Steiner

Kamika Patel, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

In the community that makes up RMHS, each person has a role to fulfill. As each person steps into their role whether they are a student or staff member, they establish meaningful relationships and impact one another in some significant manner. The phrase “it takes a village,” applies to every st...

Style 180

Taylor Repak, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Style is unique to each and every student that walks through the halls of Rolling Meadows High School. Whether it’s jeans and a t-shirt or leggings and an oversized sweatshirt, most people have their own identifiable “look.” I, for one, usually wear a pair of skinny jeans and a t-shirt, oft...

Teacher Talk: Todd Schaap

Michael Serritella, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Todd Schaap is one of the teachers that students hope to get during the sophomore year. I talked with him to find out some of his craziest stories in his classes and some of the things freshmen can look forward to.  Schaap has been teaching at Meadows and has been teaching science for all of thos...

Veterans Share Their Stories in Light of National Holiday

Kamika Patel, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally established as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I. However, at the urging of numerous veterans' service organizations and after World War II and the Korean War, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. ...

Who knows you better?

Who knows you better?

November 5, 2019

Featured Artist

Sydney Zeglin, News Editor

November 4, 2019

At RMHS, culture and art are very prominent as extracurriculars. The students enrolled in any of the arts have both creativity and expression, which can be seen throughout the school as many of their pieces are displayed around the building.  Students such as junior Gianna Martire are among these talented ...

Breakdown of Common Teen Slang

Riya Shah, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

To the adults, I get it. Keeping up with the teenage “lingo” can be a difficult task which requires slightly too much work. I often get confused when my best friend throws up some sort of hand signal followed by a series of unrelated words. So here’s a little guide to the recent slang that y...

Kamika vs Riya: Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts

Roasted coffee beans, ground coffee and a Cup of hot coffee on a black background

Riya Shah and Kamika Patel

November 4, 2019

Starbucks: Riya “That first sip feeling.” The Starbucks catchphrase says it all. As soon as you take your first gulp, you are met with the perfect concoction to get you through the three-hour study grind, the drab Monday morning, or the daily commute.  While I admit Starbucks puts a bigger dent in your ...

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