The Pacer

District 211 transgender policy sparks widespread controversy

Alyssa Tornabene, Assoc. Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2016


Filed under News

In the past month, Township High School District 211, the largest high school district in the state, has slid under the microscope and gained national attention when it voted to give a transgender student partial access to the girls locker room. Earlier this year, the student, who identifies as fema...

No lights, camera or action

Ellen Krebs, Copy Editor

January 7, 2016


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Last year, Rolling Meadows High School confirmed plans to begin construction on a black box theater as part of a districtwide set of construction projects [in addition to the main theater]. The primary purpose of the black box theater is to host a variety of fine arts events, from chorus to jazz concerts....

Police start Heroin Amnesty Program

Alyssa Tornabene, Associate Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015


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Heroin overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. In order to address this problem, the Rolling Meadows Police Department (RMPD) has taken steps to combat addiction throughout the community. On Oct. 1, the RMPD instituted a program allowing citizens of the Rolling Mead...

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Molly Manley, Features Editor

November 13, 2015


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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they turn eighteen, but only one in 10 sexually abused children say something. On October 29, Erin Merryn came to Rolling Meadows High School to speak on sexual abuse and her law, Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law was created in 2011...

Girl power

Girl power

Brendan O'Brien, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2015


Filed under Front page, News

From 1970 to 2010, the percentage of physicians who are female grew from 9.7 percent to 32.4 percent. Similarly, women accounted for 4.9 percent of jobs in 1970 and 33.4 percent in 2010 in law careers, according to The Wall Street Journal. While in most fields the ratio of men to women seems to be ev...

District offers Wi-Fi to select families

Alyssa Tornabene, Assoc. Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2015


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As technology becomes more prevalent in students’ educational lives, there is an increasing need for access to wireless Internet. This school year District 214 provided every student with an iPad. While this can be a great resource for students consolidating homework to Schoology or even having textbo...

Check Point

Check Point

Laura Dacy, Managing Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Front page, News, Top Stories

Due to growing security concerns, Rolling Meadows High School has added increased precautions near the front entrance to guarantee student safety. Over the summer, construction began on a security vestibule that will be used to check visitors in and out of the building. Along with this renovation, students...

Dance All Night

Dance All Night

Brendan O'Brien, Managing editor

April 17, 2015


Filed under Front page, News

While other schools have been hyped up with excitement regarding Turnabout or another seasonal dance in recent years, Rolling Meadows has only dreamed of having such an event. This year, however, there will be a spring dance for the first time in four years. “Meadows Fest” will be held tonight,...

Staying gold

Staying gold

Ellen Krebs, News editor

February 25, 2015


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Originally, students would have to wait for a 25 minute period before leaving seminar. But upperclassmen who have achieved high grades have been rewarded with the opportunity to gain some of those minutes back. Juniors and seniors who have received A’s and B’s during first semester are now being...

Century of success

Century of success

Sahil Shah, Business manager

February 23, 2015


Filed under Front page, News

100 years ago, in a township not so far away, a district was born. Founded in 1914, District 214 has been inspiring students and teachers alike for a century. The District has come a long way since its inception; District 214 is the second largest high school district in Illinois, now educating 12,000...

PAC-ing it up

PAC-ing it up

Frank Bruno, Editorial Cartoonist

February 4, 2015


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There aren’t many classes that can provide an on-site experience in order to teach students about its key concepts. The Practical Architecture Construc- tion (PAC) class definitely delivers. This course teaches what goes into building a common family residence and shows students how to work with different...

Power up

Power up

Ellen Krebs, News editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Front page, News

Next year, Rolling Meadows High School (RMHS) will be introducing new classes with transferable college credit. “Before, we didn’t have any dual credits in the core [subjects], so we have dual credit opportunities in, say, our Prostart students,” Principal Eileen Hart said. “This is an expansion...

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