The Panther Prowl

Girls basketball dominates the court on Teacher Appreciation Night

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...

Spirit week day two: Welcome to the North Pole

Spirit week day two: Welcome to the North Pole

December 18, 2019

The holiday spirit week continued on Tuesday, Dec. 17 with the theme being “Welcome to the North Pole.” Students were encouraged to dress up with Santa hats, antlers, elf ears, and other accessories. Although this day was not as easy to dress up for as pajama day, many people were seen wearing a classic Santa hat with their outfits. “I thought it was a good theme especially with Christmas being next week, it seems to be what was easiest for everyone to do also,” Chanel Shoemake-Holmes said. Wednesday’s theme may bring more participants, with it being “Winter Wonderland...

Boys varsity swim team welcomes new coach

Kayla Kornelson, Design Editor

December 13, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the boys varsity swim team swam against Port Huron at their first home meet. With their new coach Shannon Chapp, the boys dove in head first with positive mindsets. Chapp is a teacher at Roseville Middle School and brand new to coaching. After she heard her previous students say they need a new coach, she stepped up for the community and took the opportunity for a new job . Even though she never swam competitively, Chapp quickly became lifeguard certified. The hardest challenge she faced was trying to remember all the rules and technicalities within the strokes. In hopes to make swim a more respected sport, Chapp wants the boys to have fun while training to make sure they win divisions. “She radiates positivity towards us and makes us realize it’s more than win...

R.E.S.T. heads to State Capitol Building for presentation

R.E.S.T. heads to State Capitol Building for presentation

December 9, 2019

On Dec. 4, three Roseville Engineering Science and Technology (R.E.S.T.) club members, the club’s teacher chaperones, and a former member of R.E.S.T. traveled to the Capitol Building in Lansing to present video games that each student coded and designed. Although they only had a month to complete their games, that did not stop them from coding unique games and designs. For some of the students, it took no time at all to code. Sophomore Ayden Popkey created a Star Wars themed shooter game, senior Xavier Woodward coded a Space Invaders style game and senior Marissa Hedrick de...

Student volunteers at Detroit Zoo Lights

Student volunteers at Detroit Zoo Lights

Jewel Jurek-Stamm, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Zoo Lights are a very fun tradition at the Detroit Zoo. Lots of families tend to visit them every year. Through a volunteer program called the Zoo Corps, students like junior Kayla Iafrate are able to volunteer at the Zoo Lights. It is very simple to become a zoo corps volunteer. The application is on the zoo website, simply fill it out, complete a phone interview, and attend orientation. In the first year of volunteering, 30 hours must be completed. After that, 20 hours a year are to be completed.You schedule your own shifts according to your availability and keep a log...

Is it time for the Pistons to tear it down?

Is it time for the Pistons to tear it down?

December 6, 2019

In today's National Basketball Association (NBA), one is either competing for a championship or not; there is very little in between… unless you are the Detroit Pistons, who have been fighting mediocrity since trading for Allen Iverson in 2009. At the time this article was published, the Pistons have not been up to par to say the least, starting out 8-14 in the first 22 games of the 2019-20 NBA season. That record is good for ninth in East. The question is, should they ride out the storm or just tear it down? Detroit has been in NBA purgatory since the legendary 2004 champi...

Girls and Boys basketball start-up game fires up fans

Girls and Boys basketball start-up game fires up fans

December 5, 2019

On December 3, 2019 the basketball teams held a scrimmage against each other. The girls Junior Varsity went up against the girls Varsity while the boys Varsity team played against each other, naming their game black vs. white. The J.V.girls worked hard to beat the Varsity girls, but the varsity did not let that happen,Yet the J.V. girls still kept their positive attitudes throughout the game. The overall score of the game was 19-8. “ I’m proud of how we played and hustled against Varsity, of course we have a lot to work on but this is just showing us what we have...

Accounting students tour downtown Detroit

Accounting students tour downtown Detroit

November 26, 2019

On a rainy, cloudy day, all the accounting classes gathered to go on a field trip to Quicken Loans in downtown Detroit. Despite the unpleasant weather, students had a fun and informative day. Students had the opportunity to see people in the workplace and how their accounting class can apply in real life. In addition they witnessed the opening of an H&M store, the latest retail store to hit downtown. “Quicken Loans was beautiful and artsy and it also had a lot of history. They have everything there and the coolest, most beautiful scenery,“ senior Sorcha Blanke...

Girls swim goes undefeated and wins MAC Silver Championship

Girls swim goes undefeated and wins MAC Silver Championship

November 14, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9, the girls swim team competed in divisions at Sterling Heights High School. For the first time since 2004, the team won the Macomb Area Conference (M.A.C.) Silver Swimming and Diving Championship. They scored a 5-0 dual record as they showed their dedication to the sport, leaving themselves undefeated for the entire season. “It’s bittersweet to me. I’m going to miss the memories being in the pool and competing, but I’m glad to move on from this chapter in my life,” senior Kara Lightfoot said.  With the guidance of c...

Teacher presents Halloween science show

Teacher presents Halloween science show

October 31, 2019

When it is Halloween at RHS, students can always count on one thing—biology teacher Bob Smitka bringing fire and explosions to the classroom. Every year, Smitka dresses up as a mad scientist and puts on a Halloween-themed science show for students. This year, it was hosted in science teacher Brian King’s room and Smitka had the help of new teacher Reed Stevens in the spooky science setup. Smitka started his show with the electrocution of a pickle, causing a mini explosion that lit up in the dark. Sometime after that, he filled his mouth with cornstarch and lit his b...

Halloween at RHS

Halloween at RHS

October 31, 2019

Halloween is today and RHS is ready to celebrate. Many students shared their favorite things about the spooky season.  Freshmen “My favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare before Christmas,” Sierrah Saunders said. She also said that her favorite candy is Kit Kats. One thing she likes to do during the fall is going to the cider mill. In the past Saunders has dressed up as Queen of Hearts. “My favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Ja’lon Calhoun said. Calhoun’s favorite Halloween candy is Now & Laters. One thing he likes...

Freshman shows act of kindness

Freshman shows act of kindness

Chloe Grill, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, freshman Jujuan Ford wanted to help and give freshman Elijah Wilson another pair of shoes. Ford went up to Jamie Saric’s class and pulled him out of class, Ford then opened his backpack and gave Wilson a pair of golden Nike Air Force Ones. At first, Ford went to Chrystie Hodak and wanted to give him another pair of shoes, and so she wanted to see him give them to Wilson.  “I know how rough it can be, and I just want you to have these,” Ford said. Ford cleaned them up for him, and asked if a size seven would fit. Also, he tried to find new lace...

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