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Natural hair discrimination against African Americans

Natural hair discrimination against African Americans

Sanaa Griggs, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

When you think of people being discriminated against, it is because of the color of their skin, but in reality, it can mean many things. Lately in the news, Africa Americans have been discriminated against because of how differently they wear their hair because it is considered to be “too long,”or “too messy looking,” to wear to school. Since this has become an issue, many people feel the need to make their hair appeal to others rather than themselves. In schools, they either have to make their hair look better or even cut it. Many people do not understand the me...

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...

Senior Michonni Ward running through the tunnel of players.

Junior varsity takes the win as senior night hits the court

February 24, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Junior Varsity girls took the victory against Stevenson with a score of 41-35. The girls gained a major lead in the first period 15-0. Then, going into the third period, it was a close call leading with a few points, causing the crowd to get even more intense. “I think we played well overall and really put everything we learned over the season into that game. I feel like it was a good way to end the season,” freshman Saniah Love said.  After the J.V. girls celebrated, them and the juniors on varsity, including the dance team all lined up...

Drama Society members and kids posing as they finish one of the songs of the night.

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

  The first three friendship bracelets that were made by funraising committee in student assembly.

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....

Senior campaigns in Iowa for presidential nomination

During the Iowa caucus, senior Meghan VanDamme takes a picture with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Jordan Olko, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Senior Meghan VanDamme took a trip to Iowa on Jan. 17-19 to be a part of the Iowa caucuses debate. This is an electoral event that takes place every four years for members of the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S. where registered voters go to public areas and vote in groups based on the candidate they support. VanDamme met over 200 people from many different states including Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “Meeting Joe Biden was interesting and unexpected. This wasn’t in my plans for the day. He was nice and cared more about speaking to his younger guests...

Juniors Lucas Horsley, Janai Carter, Camillia Matyszewski and senior Caleb Douglas show their spirit by wearing red.

Spirit week day four: red vs. green

December 20, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 19, the competitive spirit came to Roseville, (as well as holiday spirit) as students participated in day four of holiday spirit week: “Red vs. Green.” Freshmen and sophomores wore green,  juniors and seniors wore red. Many students love to compete to have the most school spirit!  Many teachers even decided to join in on the holiday fun.  “I couldn’t decide which group to support, so I supported both! Love our kids at Roseville High School,” staff member Chrystie Hodak said. Tomorrow, Dec. 20, it will be “Festive Friday”. Reme...

Students show holiday spirit by wearing blue and white.

Spirit week day three: Winter Wonderland

December 19, 2019

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, spirit week continued with the theme, “Winter Wonderland.” Students dressed in either blue, white, or both! Not everybody participated but a good amount of students continued on with the holiday spirit for this week.  “The students were exceptionally festive yesterday. I loved seeing a lot of involvement,and It was nice to see everybody working together and making it fun,” senior Trinitee Cooper said.  Tomorrow's spirit day is red vs. green; juniors/seniors wear red and freshman/sophomores wear green. Let's keep the holiday spirit going Rosev...

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...

News and Broadcasting students show their spirit by participating in pajama day.

Spirit week day one: Pajama day

December 17, 2019

     On Monday Dec. 16 students at RHS participated in the first day of the holiday themed spirit week:  pajama day. Students who participated in the spirit day wore things ranging from holiday themed pajama pants, sweatpants, and even onesies. Each grade showed their spirit by joining in on the holiday festivities.       “It was fun and exciting to see the students dressed in different things,” junior Dakoda Inscho said.        The holiday spirit week is usually held the week before holiday break. The theme  for Tuesday Dec. 17, follows as “Wel...

The dance team posing at the end of their dance.

Roseville’s dance competition in Brighton

December 10, 2019

On Saturday Dec. 5, there was 11 varsity teams and five J.V. teams that competed at Brighton High School for the 14th Annual Spirit Showdown. The dance team performed two dances: jazz and pom. The teams that performed were high school teams and other teams from around Michigan. The varsity high school teams were Brighton, Pinckney, Richards, Fowlerville, Lakeview, Cousino, and Holly. More dance teams were Father Gabriel, and Glenn’s Dance Stars. Livonia Pom Pon, Path Finder, Scranton Middle School, Brighton, and Pickney were all J.V. teams. The songs that they danced ...

Current and former members of R.E.S.T. stand at their presentation table to showcase the video games they created.

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...

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