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Mismanaged money

Anna Czulno, Online editor-in-chief

January 9, 2017

We’ve all heard this lesson at least one time in our life. Save your money. It seems simple enough, yet according to a survey conducted by Capital One and ING Direct, approximately 87 percent of teens know little to nothing about managing money. This means they know little to nothing about saving ...

Technical Difficulty

Julia Skwerski, Staff Photographer

December 5, 2016

Our education has a flaw, a big in your face flaw. Technology. Shocking I know, what could go wrong when you give a high school student an Ipad or Chromebook. But like the children’s story When You Give a Mouse a Cookie the student will inevitably want more whether it be in gadgets or apps, it begins t...

A World Series Title for the Cubs

Anna Czulno, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

Last Friday, many students from Rolling Meadows attended the Cubs parade. As one of the seventh largest human gatherings in history, the parade was a day to remember for all of the people that attended it. Despite all the excitement though, I couldn’t help but think that it was all a little bit bi...

How Scott Adams hypnotized himself

Sam Svoboda, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016

Dilbert creator Scott Adams has gained a sizable following recently for his blog posts on Trump and the general election. The angle he tackles the topic certainly is novel; he brands Trump as the “Master Persuader,” and predicts Trump will win the election due to his “superior persuasion skills....

Native American injustice

Natalie D'Souza, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2016

America. The most influential and dominant country in the world. A nation that is based on democratic values of justice and equality. A nation that is currently denying and violating those rights regarding those of the original American people: Native Americans. The injustice started in 1492, when Christop...

Denouncing derogatory words

Sammi Milligan, Features Editor

September 27, 2016

It’s just not funny anymore Here’s the thing, I know that our society has become very politically correct. I understand that sometimes a person really is joking or being sarcastic. I can be the exact same way, but if it truly affects or bothers a person, it shouldn’t be funny. Gay, in tech...

Political parody

Nidhi Thakkar, Business Manager

September 21, 2016

If you’ve happened to check Twitter, read the news or even look outside your window recently, you’ve noticed election propaganda everywhere. You’ve probably also realized that this election is a joke. Our candidates have focused on belittling each other, making irrelevant arguments and stooping ...

Downloadable disaster

Frankie Bruno, Editorial Cartoonist

March 17, 2016

Back before the Internet was popular and the video game industry was young, there was just the player and the game.  All of that has changed now thanks to downloadable content (DLC) and constant access to the Internet.  DLC seems like a fantastic idea in concept, but just like anything else, it has...

A united nation

Maxwell Barson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

“One nation, indivisible...” Every other day, these words are repeated during morning announcements. They are repeated so often that they have lost all meaning. This is a problem. We’ve lost our unity, we’ve turned on each other; we’ve started blaming others for our problems. Whether they...

Syrian refugee opinion

Ryan Kramp, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Nov. 13, 2015. On this tragic day, in the world famous city of Paris, coordinated terrorist attacks by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) military insurgents killed 130 and injured over 400. These savage attacks were a sign that ISIS must be stopped, but they were also a wake-up call for the weste...

Look, kid: Teens not as mature as we think we are

Maxwell Barson, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

     I have a secret. We’re not wise, we don’t know what's what, we aren’t ready for whatever life can throw at us, and more than anything, we are not adults.      Let’s establish something real quick: I’m not saying everything an adult does is right; I’m not saying everything a teen ...

Preparing for the future

Alyssa Tornabene, Associate Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015

If I selected a random student from the hallway and asked him or her how to file a tax return, I guarantee that most of the students at RMHS couldn’t tell me the first thing about filling out tax information. They also couldn’t tell me anything about voting for president or living on a budget. As g...

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