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Natural hair discrimination against African Americans

Natural hair discrimination against African Americans

Sanaa Griggs, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

When you think of people being discriminated against, it is because of the color of their skin, but in reality, it can mean many things. Lately in the news, Africa Americans have been discriminated against because of how differently they wear their hair because it is considered to be “too long,”or “too messy looking,” to wear to school. Since this has become an issue, many people feel the need to make their hair appeal to others rather than themselves. In schools, they either have to make their hair look better or even cut it. Many people do not understand the me...

Why the SAT is important to a college bound student

Madyson Marzec, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The SAT is approaching fast for RHS juniors. The test is being held the week after spring break in April. The SAT is an entrance exam used by many colleges and universities to make admission decisions. The test is approximately 3 hours for multiple choice and 50 minutes for the essay. The two main subjects on the SAT are math and evidence based reading and writing. But many students wonder; why is the SAT a huge factor in where students can go for college? Many kids end with a 4.0 GPA in high school but get a 1020 on the SAT, which to most universities isn’t a high score and probably wouldn’t take that student. The SAT is considered a more valuable admission tool than your GPA. While the GPA compares you to your school, the SAT compares you to the rest of the country.  The SAT can be c...

A voice behind the students: Project Soapbox

Miranda Bolinger, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, students in A.P.U.S. government and leadership classes taught by teacher Emily Collias took part in Project Soapbox. Project Soapbox is a speech competition put together by Mikva Challenge that encourages students to speak out about an issue they are passionate about. Every student was required to write a speech, memorize it, and perform it on stage. “These powerful speeches have lasting, transformative impacts on classrooms, schools, and communities,” stated. Everyone's speeches were unique and  had personal experiences that touched many. A wide range of topics were presented including  issues with mental health, autism awareness, pro-choice and divorced households. All these things are relevant in today’s society and were passionately s...

Boys soccer starts up an indoor team to get a head start for next season

Junior Tyler Verhelle setting the ball up to pass to one of his teammates.

Madyson Marzec, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

On March. 7, some boys on both the jv and varsity soccer team played their last game of the indoor session. The game ended with the final score of 6-1. With this win in their pockets, the boys have a final record of  3-5. The team played well by having good passes and their shots were on target.  “I feel like we passed more and our shots were better; we played more as a team and actually cared about each other besides ourselves,” junior Gordon Luo said. They have decided to play indoor soccer to stay in shape and improve for next year's soccer season. Juniors Ryan and Matth...

Junior Aurand Jackson stirs seafood gumbo for Eastland Middle School students and RCS staff.

Hospitality class gets into the Mardi Gras spirit

March 2, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the hospitality class cooked a Mardi Gras feast for the Eastland Middle School French students and staff members throughout the district. Mardi Gras is also known as “Fat Tuesday,” because of all the foods that people eat. Many people eat desserts such as packzis and many others the last day before Lent, which then lasts until Easter. The feast that the hospitality students and teacher Jon. Grommons prepared included gumbo, jambalaya, baguettes, and crepes, among other specialties. The meal was served buffet style; however, the hospitality studen...

Senior Michonni Ward running through the tunnel of players.

Junior varsity takes the win as senior night hits the court

February 24, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Junior Varsity girls took the victory against Stevenson with a score of 41-35. The girls gained a major lead in the first period 15-0. Then, going into the third period, it was a close call leading with a few points, causing the crowd to get even more intense. “I think we played well overall and really put everything we learned over the season into that game. I feel like it was a good way to end the season,” freshman Saniah Love said.  After the J.V. girls celebrated, them and the juniors on varsity, including the dance team all lined up...

Senior RIm Bououdina played exceptionally well in one of the last home games of the season, racking up 17 points total.

Girls basketball comes back strong nearing the end of the season

February 20, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the girls varsity basketball team played Madison High School at home in one of their final games of the season. The girls struggled in the beginning of the season for a while, but through harder, more efficient practices and better communication as a team, they have been able to consistently win their past few games. By halftime, the Panthers were up 35-15. Many junior varsity players came up during this game to experience playing on the varsity level before the season ends. In the end, the girls took a big win against Madison with a final scor...

Drama Society members and kids posing as they finish one of the songs of the night.

Drama Society puts on a play to remember

February 14, 2020

Presented by the Drama Society, the musical production of  “Annie” was held on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Roseville Middle School. Annie (sophomore Savanna Kraft) is about an orphan girl who is put into an orphanage that is run by the wicked “Miss. Hannigan,” (senior Ranisha Scott) while Annie believes that her parents left her there by accident. “Oliver Warbucks,” (junior Devin Demers) brings Annie to his mansion with the help of “Grace Farrell,” (senior Rachel Hyde) in hopes of adopting her and bringing her into a more healthy household. However, Annie wants...

Student Assembly sells Valentine’s Day bracelets

  The first three friendship bracelets that were made by funraising committee in student assembly.

Kynia Smith, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

During all lunches from Feb. 10-12, Student Assembly’s “Funraising” committee has been selling friendship bracelets in light of Valentine’s Day. Their goal with this is to create an event that promotes school bonding, and also to raise money so they will be able to put on more school events like dances, pep rallies, and more. The price is $2 per bracelet, and they come with the option of customizing what each one says, such as“BFF,” “love,” or any other loving word that you want. The color choices for the bracelet are all red, all pink, or pink and red....

Senior campaigns in Iowa for presidential nomination

During the Iowa caucus, senior Meghan VanDamme takes a picture with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Jordan Olko, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Senior Meghan VanDamme took a trip to Iowa on Jan. 17-19 to be a part of the Iowa caucuses debate. This is an electoral event that takes place every four years for members of the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S. where registered voters go to public areas and vote in groups based on the candidate they support. VanDamme met over 200 people from many different states including Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “Meeting Joe Biden was interesting and unexpected. This wasn’t in my plans for the day. He was nice and cared more about speaking to his younger guests...

The boy’s varsity swim team celebrating their win with snacks after the meet.

Boys varsity swim team has huge win over Fitzgerald

January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the boy’s varsity swim team swam away against Fitzgerald High School.  The boys had several personal records (P.R’s.) and gained extra points from their diver, junior Shannon Urick. Fitzgerald is a co-ed team which threw Roseville off right away when they walked in.  Starting the meet, the swimmers lined up for the national anthem in unity. All hyped up and ready to go, the A Medley Relay made up of seniors Zachary Flicker, Brian Nankervis, Shaun Green and sophomore Chistopher Myers came in first place, followed by the Roseville B Relay made up o...

The girls basketball program celebrates Teacher Appreciation Night by honoring those teachers who have helped them throughout their academic career,

Girls basketball dominates the court on Teacher Appreciation Night

January 20, 2020

On Friday, Jan. 17, the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams faced off at home against Warren Woods Tower. This game in particular was special for the girls as it was Teacher Appreciation Night—a night where players and coaches were able to honor a teacher or staff member who has made an impact on their life. The junior varsity Panthers started the night off with a bang after they won against the Warren Woods Tower Titans with a final score of 33-29. After this first game of the night, teachers emerged from the stands and headed to the gym floor. Here, th...

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