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People petting dog in group therapy session

Therapy Dog Training at RMHS

Zoe Kersbergen October 12, 2021

Animal therapy can be a very  beneficial resource for many people. At Rolling Meadows High School, students are able to learn about therapy dogs and even help train them. On Thursdays in the South...

The Push for Indigenous Peoples Day

The Push for Indigenous People’s Day

Lily Jarosik October 11, 2021

Formerly Known as Columbus Day, this year, October 11, 2021 is being formally celebrated as Indigenous People’s day, by word of President Biden. Although Columbus was a large part of history, it has...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Ryan Schoessling September 20, 2021

Broadway: The Lion King , Wicked and Hamilton are all up and running again for the first time in 18 months. Fans must have proof of vaccination in order to attend and masks must be worn at all times.    Met...

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Charlotte Peterson September 20, 2021

The month of September brings two important Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are lucky to receive those days off from school, and while it is just a free day for most, for some, both are...

FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine

FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine

Connor Davenport September 3, 2021

As of Aug. 23, 2021, the FDA has granted approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Previously named Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the company has now renamed the vaccination ‘Comirnaty’.  When...

The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan

Charlotte Peterson August 30, 2021

The Taliban, the militant terrorist group of the Middle East, has regained control in Afghanistan. The group originally emerged in the early 1990s and began to take power in 1994. They controlled Afghanistan...

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...

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