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So long to the 2017-18 school year

So long to the 2017-18 school year

June 13, 2018

First we said our goodbyes to the class of 2018 and it is now time to say goodbye to each other...for the summer at least. This year we were introduced to a new class called B.R.I.C.K., which has began to and will continue to build relationships in and out the classroom, a new hall of fame representing many admirable athletes such as Harry Sullins and Rich Maloney, and most recently a 58.6 million dollar bond, which will only lead to more upgrades in the near future. These upgrades including a turf football/soccer field, a new and improved security system, and  brand ne...

Freshmen win 2018 Boat Regatta

Freshmen win 2018 Boat Regatta

June 8, 2018

On Thursday, June 7, RHS hosted its fifth annual boat regatta. This is a race that the students participate in each year. Math teacher Christine Anderson organizes the event, and had some of her classes participate for a grade. About one month ago, the student started creating their boats. They must make this boat out of cardboard and duct tape under strict rules. During the competition, two students must get into the boat and paddle their boat across the pool; if they sink, they are out. These students must make it across the pool in any way they can. If their boat sin...

Shawn Mendes the Album Review

Shawn Mendes the Album Review

Tyra Hill, Copy Editor

May 29, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018, ET, Opinion

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes is a well known world phenomenon, gaining fame in 2013 on the now terminated app vine, posting six second singing videos. This alone made him a social media star, and eventually landed him a record deal with Island Records in 2014. Since then, Mendes has released three studio albums, the most recent one dropping on Friday, May 25. The self-titled album features 14 tracks from the pop star, including the hit single”In My Blood” which was released in early March, along with “Lost in Japan”. In addition to those, Mendes offers a varie...

Link Crew hosts ice cream social for freshmen

Link Crew hosts ice cream social for freshmen

May 18, 2018

Over the past year, Link Crew has been helping the freshmen adjust to high school life. They have gotten to know their freshmen groups and have become more involved with them by planning different events to get them more involved with the school. To wrap up the year, they  held an ice cream social on Thursday, May 17 during 6th hour. To make the ice cream social a surprise, Link Crew made tickets saying that freshmen had to go down to the main cafeteria for ICS testing, unaware there was a fun surprise awaiting them. There were four tables set up with different types of ...

Choir hosts spring cabaret

Dinaz kazi, Copy Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018, ET, School, Spring

On Monday, May 14, choir director Christina Collins presented a spring choir cabaret. It was held at 7 pm. The symphonic choir, who receiveda one at MSVMA choral festival, started off the night by singing “Amazing Grace” by Newton. Junior Niyah Caslin sung the song “Listen” from Dreamgirls, written and composed by Krieger, Cutler, and Preven. Seniors Samantha Averitt and Jasmine Zarves sung "Found/Tonight" from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, written by Miranda and Platt. Junior Jenna Smalstig sung "On My Own" from Les Miserables, composed by Boublil and Schonberg. Combined treble choirs sung "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr. Huff. Also, junior Caitlin Michael sung "Words Fail" from Dear Evan Hansen, written by Platt. Junior Kaelyn Ko...

Seniors celebrate final pep assembly

Seniors celebrate final pep assembly

May 14, 2018

RHS  hosted an end of the year pep assembly on Friday, May 11. All the students were seated on the bleachers in the cafeteria and sat with their grades. It started off with cheering and the grades were competing to be the loudest. Everyone then settled down to watch the games, such as, basketball relay and a unique game of  “trashketball.” The seniors and their accomplishments were acknowledged, including the higher education they plan  to pursue, and the recognitions they received for their different passions. There was then a dance off between student volunte...

Spirit Week: Day 5 Class Color Day

Spirit Week: Day 5 Class Color Day

Jacob Mohn, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018, ET, News, Showcase

On May 11, students who participated in today's spirit week day were asked to wear their spirit class colors, which will later in the day lead to a class color oriented pep assembly.  Freshmen wore white, sophomores wore black, juniors wore red, and seniors wore red, black, and white together. The girls wore their tutuos and applied dot patterned face paint. Many guys wore their sports team shirts that went with their class color or just a plain shirt. “I am impressed with the school spirit of the 10th and 12th grade that I teach students are fired up for the pep...

Rampage movie review

Rampage movie review

Anitra Vance, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018

Filed under ET

In 1986 the popular rampage game was played in arcade’s, and now it is playing on movie screens. Many adults were excited be to finally see there favorite video game come to live. If you love video games or apes then you'll love this movie. The movie follows the story of Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a former US Army Special Forces soldier and member of an anti-poaching unit. He befriends a rare albino gorilla named George, whom he saved from poachers. And raises him as his own. However, one day an  object falls out the sky which causes Georges behavior  to become violent. Along with George many anim...

Incoming freshmen visit the high school

Emily Soehren and Roqaiah Odeh

March 14, 2018

Filed under Community, ET, News

Roqaiah Odeh Last night, RHS hosted an event to welcome incoming freshmen to the high school. They will be coming here in the fall and it is going to be a huge transition from middle school. To make the change a little bit easier, eighth graders were able to come here and see what the school offers and all the different classes and teachers the high school has. It helped the students become more familiar with the building and, in the fall, hopefully give them a good idea of what to expect. The link crew members were preparing for this day a few weeks before and met up to practice on how to introduce the students. They went over where to take the students and what to speak about. Link crew sponsors, Michael Zimmer and Bethany Allen, made sure to cover every opportunity provided at our school. For example,...

Conspiracy theories: The Mandela effect

Conspiracy theories: The Mandela effect

March 12, 2018

A conspiracy theory is a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. There are many different types of conspiracy theories, though they are not for everyone, but mainly for an open-minded people.      One conspiracy theory is the Mandela Effect. The name of this theory comes from many people feeling certain they could remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison back in the ’80s. However, Mandela’s actual death was on Dec. 5, 2013. These false memories have made some people think they have bad ...

Choir hosts variety show for fundraiser

Tyra Hill and Caitlin Michael

March 1, 2018

Filed under ET, News, School, Showcase

This year, choir hopes to spread their wings by going to New York. In order to help raise money to go, they decided to host a variety show which featured choir students singing songs of their choice. The night kicked off with junior, Jenna Smalstig, singing “Journey to the Past” from the movie Anastasia. She wowed the crowd her amazing vocals and left everyone speechless. Next up, was junior Niyah Caslin, she gave an amazing performance of “Unfaithful” by Rihanna, putting her heart and soul into every word. Afterwards, junior Kaelyn Kowalski gave a comedic performance of “History of Wrong Guys” from the hit musical Kinky Boots, and even brought out props for her performance. Then, senior Rory Flanigan came out and slowed things down, performing “To a Wild Rose” on the piano. Next...

President Donald Trump’s first  year in office was not very shocking

President Donald Trump’s first year in office was not very shocking

February 12, 2018

President Trump’s first year in the office has been a rollercoaster ride for not only just Americans, but other countries as well. When taking the office, President Trump promised to “Make America Great Again,” but has failed to yet do that. He is leading a country that is more divided than ever. Ever since he took the office; he has banned immigrants from 6 Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S, pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, caused issues with other countries such as the U.K,- where he asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to give him a “warm...

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