The Panther Prowl

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,”  mikvachallenge.org 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

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

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...

Hospitality class gets into the Mardi Gras spirit

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...

Drama Society puts on a play to remember

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

Student Assembly sells Valentine’s Day bracelets

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....

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...

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