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NASA and SpaceX Launch Dragon 2

Maggie Duchnowski, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

On the week of April 23, 2021, SpaceX launched a rocket set for the International Space Station. That same day, they were ready and docked at 5:08 a.m. ET where liftoff occurred at 5:49 a.m. ET.  ...

The trial of Derek Chauvin

The trial of Derek Chauvin

Vasi Urs-Juffa, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s fate finally rested in the hands of the 12 jurors. On April 19, after three weeks of testimonies and witness statements, the prosecutor and defense attorneys made their closing arguments.  Eric...

How the different COVID-19 vaccines work

How the different COVID-19 vaccines work

Zhanet Zografova, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Over the past centuries, vaccines have played a significant role in the modernization of medicine. The latest creation is the vaccine protecting people from SARS-CoV-2. The first vaccine dose was administered...

Canal crisis in Suez

Canal crisis in Suez

Zhanet Zografova, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

The Suez Canal in Egypt is a man-made 120-mile waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, cutting north-south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt. After 10 years of labor and 1.5 million...

COVID-19 Vaccine rollout for ages 16 and older

COVID-19 Vaccine rollout for ages 16 and older

Lily Jarosik, Features Editor April 26, 2021

  As a part of Illinois’s previous phase, 1B plan, frontline healthcare workers and people ages 65 and older with pre-existing conditions were allowed to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As Illinois entered...

RMHS News briefs for the week of March 22

Vasi Urs-Juffa, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

  Art Show    The 37th Annual Harper Art show was this year and senior Sophia Baldassano won best in the show for her 2-dimensional oil painting. “She was honored to receive the award...

Businesses going bankrupt due to COVID-19

Monica Kupiec, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

In the past year, we’ve seen a wave of retail store bankruptcies and closings that seem to continue into our new year of 2021. The impact of the pandemic on the economy is still ongoing. Unfortunately,...

Return to in-person at RMHS April 5th

Lily Jarosik, Features Editor March 19, 2021

Issued by the District 214 School Board, starting April 5, 2021, students will return to school unless they fill out an in-person exemption form. The form was due Monday, March 15 at 8:00 A.M. for those...

President Joe Biden's executive orders for dummies

President Joe Biden’s executive orders for dummies

Connor Davenport, Copy Editor March 19, 2021

 President Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th president on Jan. 20. Since that day, he hasn’t wasted any time tackling important matters such as COVID-19, healthcare, environmental changes,...

Not one mask but two masks

Maggie Duchnowski, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Ever since the pandemic occurred almost a year ago it created restrictions and the entire population had to adapt. As of recently, information has been updated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about...

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars with big goals for future life

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars with big goals for future life

Zhanet Zografova, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The red, rocky, dusty, dry planet of Mars welcomed NASA's fifth successfully landed rover, Perseverance, on Feb.18 after a 203-day journey over 293 million miles. This is the largest, most advanced rover...

D214 In-person plan

Lily Jarosik, Features Editor March 17, 2021

Issued by the District 214 School Board, starting April 5, 2021, students will return to school unless they fill out an in-person exemption form. The form was due Monday, March 15 at 8:00 A.M. for those...

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