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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...

Marching band performs for elementary and middle schools

Marching band performs for elementary and middle schools

October 31, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the RHS marching band performed for all fifth grade elementary band students, including Roseville and Eastland middle bands. Color Guard welcomed the kids at the entrance of the football field by holding their flags up to make a tunnel, and the drummers stood across from concessions playing songs while the kids walked to the bleachers. To get the kids fired up, the band students first introduced themselves in their sections, with a special performance from the trumpets playing “Baby Shark.” The kids even joined the dance. After getting into formation,...

Marching band performs for elementary and middle schools

Emily Mullins and Kristi Patton

October 30, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the RHS marching band performed for all fifth grade elementary band students, including Roseville and Eastland middle bands. Color Guard welcomed the kids at the entrance of the football field by holding their flags up to make a tunnel, and the drummers stood across from concessions playing songs while the kids walked to the bleachers. To get the kids fired up, the band students first introduced themselves in their sections, with a special performance from the trumpets playing “Baby Shark.” The kids even joined the dance. After getting into formation, the band used their performance they play at halftime during football games, with senior Meghan VanDamme leading the way. The performance lasted about 15 minutes and included songs such as “Bang Bang,” by Nic...

RHS starts construction on the new LB’s restaurant

RHS starts construction on the new LB’s restaurant

October 28, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 21, Roseville High School started construction on their new location for LB’s restaurant. Before it was located at Roseville Middle School, it is now in the North parking lot of RHS. The new Visitors parking lot is in the South parking lot. RHS also moved the security desk to the doors in front of the South lot entrance.  “I don’t think the restaurant will be done until spring of next school year, They’re also building a new security entrance lobby,”  RHS principal Dr. Adams said. ...

Where the Lions stand after trading Quandre Diggs

Where the Lions stand after trading Quandre Diggs

Garrison Ritts, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

News broke on Tuesday, Oct. 22, when the Detroit Lions traded starting safety Quandre Diggs (along with a 2021 seventh round draft pick) to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth round pick. Detroit just defeated the New York Giants with a score of 31-26, making their record 3-3-1 and placing them third in the N.F.C. North. Quandre Diggs was a trade deadline casualty because of the deadline being Oct. 29. Diggs was drafted by the Lions in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2015 N.F.L. draft and has been a starter on the defense since 2017. This comes as a surprise becaus...

Students to get new graduation look

Students to get new graduation look

Emma Carro and Madyson Marzec

October 24, 2019

There have been many changes made to RHS recently, but seniors specifically will be seeing a change in effect this May. Assistant principal Dennis Borse, who is also in charge of graduation, has made the executive decision to change the color of the caps and gowns. Although the school board has the final say overall, Borse asked the seniors in leadership class and Student Assembly what color the seniors would like to wear at graduation. The Student Assembly representatives decided on an all black robe with a white and red stripe on the sleeves.  “Mr. Borse lis...

Spirit week day four: Bora Bora beach day

Spirit week day four: Bora Bora beach day

October 11, 2019

On Thursday, Oct 10, students and teachers alike continued to participate in spirit week. The theme was “Bora Bora Beach Day.” Even though it may have been similar to Tacky Tourist Tuesday, everyone still let their creativity shine. In the hall students were seen wearing towels over their necks, sunglasses, swim shorts, sunscreen on their noses and even pool floaties! “Dressing up for spirit week was quite a hassle, even though a lot of people will stare at you, at least you’re representing school spirit. Participating isn't lame but it is even more lame if you...

Spirit week day three: out of this world Wednesday

Spirit week day three: out of this world Wednesday

October 10, 2019

Students came together on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to dress up as aliens or in NASA apparel for the days theme: “Out of this World” Wednesday. Many students dressed in green shirts or wore antenna headbands. Some wore shirts and socks with aliens on them, and some students even wore tinfoil on their heads to keep the aliens away. Students had a fun time participating in the days spirit wear, and it was definitely one of their favorites.  “Today was a blast, people were exploding with spirit,” senior Rim Bououdina said. “Overall, I think it was out of this world.” ...

Spirit week day two: tacky tourist Tuesday

Spirit week day two: tacky tourist Tuesday

October 9, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8 all classes came together to get their spirit on with tacky tourist Tuesday. Many people dressed in khaki shorts, shirts from places they have been to, bucket hats, socks with sandals, and more. Students were seen taking polaroid pictures of each other, and searching through the halls with binoculars. Although it seemed that the upperclassmen participated more, the day was overall well liked by students. “I thought it was fun, and I saw a lot of creative ideas on what a tacky tourist is,” senior Flora Luo said. Today’s spirit day theme...

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