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Seconds of Fame

Seconds of Fame

Laiken Lockley, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Recently, I was hanging out with a group of friends, struggling to find something fun for us to do. After weighing several options, none of us could agree on a way to spend our time together. With one last effort to cure our boredom, my friend shouted: “let’s make a TikTok!” With little knowle...

Technological Isolation

Technological Isolation

Lily Jarosik and Taylor Repak, Staff Writers

November 4, 2019

"Every instinct in me tells me to text someone, send an email, check my Instagram [or] see if anyone saw my story. Why is this my instinct?” writes freshman Taylor Repak in her daily time log as she observes the classroom full of students on their phones, their eyes glued to the tiny devices they ...

RMHS’s Bests

Kamika Patel, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

Best Water Fountain: The best fountain to fill up your water bottle or catch a quick sip is the water fountain on the second level between the A and C wing, near the benches and lockers. This is where I make a quick stop during passing periods because there is rarely a line, the water is filtered and it h...

K-Pop Culture

Elizabeth Davenport, Features Editor

September 20, 2019

In the past couple of years, Korean fashion and culture have taken off as a trend in the United States. However, many Americans are reluctant to take part in enjoying the Hallyu wave.  Fans of Korean Pop (K-Pop) have been heavily typecast as obnoxious, disrespectful and intolerant of those that are ...

Traditional In-School Classes Are More Beneficial to Students than Online School Classes

Traditional In-School Classes Are More Beneficial to Students than Online School Classes

Laiken Lockley, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The other morning, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about school when I was caught off guard with a statement that agitated me. I told her I had been slightly enjoying school since we started, when she proceeded to say, “Yeah, I would like school too if I only went for one class ev...

Pride in Progress

Pride in Progress

Elizabeth Davenport, Features Editor

September 4, 2019

If LGBTQ+ children saw more representation during younger school aged years, they may not spend years potentially internalizing homophobia or racism. 

Assumptions and Expectations of Junior Year

Julian Rodriguez, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Junior year of high school is a year known for being tedious with standardized tests and an added homework load compared to freshman and sophomore year. Although I heard these assumptions before, I did not really take the assumptions into full consideration. I thought that the assumptions were just ...

Net Nuetrality

Charlee Rincon, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

In February of 2015 The Federal Commision of Communications (FCC) set specific Net Neutrality rules that were made to regulate internet providers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. Many who protested for their basic internet rights were pleased to be introduced to Title II of the Communications ...

Workload overload

Adam Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

There are seven hours and twenty minutes in the average school day. However, when you add up all the hours spent doing homework, studying and writing outside of school, the school day extends another one to five hours depending on the night. The workload students are getting is increasing, along with thei...

An Unfair System

Julia Skwerski, Staff Photographer

January 20, 2017

For me school is hardly ever enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong I love learning new things and solving fancy equations because it gives me a sense of accomplishment, but the harsh G.P.A and testing system has most everyone finding it harder and harder to focus on learning and more about memorizing correct...

Trump Inauguration Protest

Paige Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017

       On March 11, Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump abruptly cancelled his rally in Chicago after clashes with protesters inside and outside the Chicago Pavilion. The problem in this situation isn’t the protesters, but with what has flowed from Trump’s mouth.        Supporters and p...

Taking the reigns

Maddie Grant, Copy editor

January 9, 2017

Prior to Nov. 8, like many other Americans, I was eager to put the election behind me. I was ready for the barrage of news to cease and for the circus that had pitched its tent in America since June of last year to fold up and leave. After Election Day, I hoped I would finally regain peace of mind an...

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