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The choir posing at the end of their outstanding performance.

Choir and band have their holiday performance

December 6, 2019

On Thursday Dec. 5, varsity band, jazz band, marching band, and choir all took part in the annual holiday concert. The choir sang songs like “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Mary Did You Know,” and  “Carol Of The Bells.” After the choir finished their first songs, Mr. Daniel Chesher welcomed everyone, along with welcoming the marching band, who had a surprise entrance and made their way to the front of the auditorium. Marching band performed “Jingle Bells”  and other songs as well.  “It was pretty stressful, but it put me in the Christmas mood,” junior C...

Little Caesars Arena is the home of the Pistons. Their start to the season has been disappointing, Should it be time to start over?

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...

Saniah Love dribbling the ball to get ready to make a shot.

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 gather for a group photo in front of Quicken Loans.

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...

The girls swim team trained and played hard all season to finish undefeated and as M.A.C. Silver champions.

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...

Biology teacher Bob Smitka lights bubbles in the air that cause a ripple effect across the ceiling.

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...

Teacher Jeff Awwad and students dress up in various costumes for Halloween.

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 Jujuan Ford gives freshman Elijah Wilson a pair of shoes.

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...

Saxophone section performed with fun hats to fire up the students.

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

At the halfway point of the season, the Lions are 3-3-1.

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...

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