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Survival Guide to Finals

Survival Guide to Finals

Kamika Patel, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

Do everyone a favor, including yourself, and before you continue reading, admit that you have procrastinated and or been somewhat unorganized about preparing for finals. If you have not been a victim of procrastination so far into the semester, then please bestow your superhuman ways upon the rest of...

Endlessly Scrolling

Endlessly Scrolling

Marianne Schraeder, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Netflix has skyrocketed in popularity since its creation in 1998 (starting as an online DVD rental company) and has become a hotspot for TV show binging and an excuse for kids not to do their homework. It was a unique way to culminate tv shows that both already existed and were being created by said ...

Load Of Excuses

Eli Morkert, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

“For me, my background frankly, it all goes back to expectations,” Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford said. “Being with Michael [Jordan] in Charlotte,  he used to tell them every year, you’re paid to play 82 games.”    NBA superstar and two-time Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard’s decisio...

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...

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