The Pacer

Political parody

Nidhi Thakkar, Business Manager

September 21, 2016


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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     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


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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...

Dress to impress

Sahil Shah, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


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This past summer, my family and I packed our bags and took a trip to Europe. The first city that we visited was Milan, Italy, a place that many call the fashion capital of the world. There, I was given a glimpse into the outrageous styles and vibrant colors that Europeans are famous for. What I saw cha...

Career craze

Natalie D'Souza, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2015


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cWhat do you want to be when you grow up? This a question asked by every relative and demanded by every counselor. It pops up at an early age but the question seems to really come into play during high school.  At the measly age of 15, a student faces pressure from not only the school but from family ...

No recognition

Alyssa Tornabene, Assoc. Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2015


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Every year, the school holds an assembly to recognize the success of student athletes. These athletes are members of school-sponsored sports such as football, volleyball, golf, soccer and basketball. While I agree it is important that we celebrate student success and athletic ability, the school fails ...

Hear no evil, speak no evil

Ellen Krebs, Copy Editor

November 11, 2015


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I hear the words “retarded,” “lame,” “psychotic,” “crazy” and “OCD” nearly every day. The problem with them is that they’re ableist. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ableism as the “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities.” Although “retarded...

Rethinking finals

November 11, 2015


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Final exams are a cause of stress for every high school student and often involve long nights at the library, highlighter-stained hands and hundreds of flashcards. One issue with finals at Rolling Meadows High School is the fact that they take place after the long winter break. Recently District 2...

Bigger, stronger, better

Bigger, stronger, better

Greg Off, Food Critic

February 25, 2015


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Whether or not we like to admit it, guys actually have feelings and emotions. We might not express them often or even express them at all, but deep down, guys face most of the same problems that girls do, especially when it comes to body image. Body image has become a mainstay in the media, ranging...

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