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The Best Presents Aren’t Pets?

The Best Presents Aren’t Pets?

Sydney Olsen, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a child, almost every kid wanted to wake up on Christmas morning and open up that one big box and hope for a small animal to be in it; whether that be a puppy or a kitten or any other animal. However, this isn’t really a realistic idea.   The temptation to buy an animal as present f...

School is Your Job and Work is Your Second

Harry Yoxall, Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Life, Opinion

In an era where the cost of living grows exponentially and the imminent cloud of student debt scares college students daily, how can a student be expected to survive without a side job. Though most high schoolers only work during the summers, it’s almost expected that you work year round during coll...

PSD Enrollment

Rebecca Griffith, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Enrollment is growing throughout the Poudre School District, but the school buildings can only hold so many students. Each year students try to ‘choice in’ to Rocky and other schools, causing some schools to be very full and others to see populations decrease. Class sizes at Rocky have grown each year, w...

Freaky Finals

Max Hand, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I think that we can all agree the most stressful weeks of school is the one leading up to finals and the week of finals. You've got four classes  to study for and depending on the class, you have to go over things that were taught at the beginning of the semester.   Some teachers believe that having a huge fin...

Top 5 Places to Travel During the Holidays

Elisia Hannah-Severs, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Gallery, Life, Opinion

  Charleston, SC Why Go? This town in South Carolina puts their own spin on celebrating the holidays with roasting pecans instead of chestnuts, community decorating, and groups of carolers singing in guest hotels. This cozy little town is definitely a scene out of "Home Alone." ...

Juul is Cool?

Juul is Cool?

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Juuling” has become increasingly popular. Rocky students are doing it all the time; during lunch, in the bathroom and even in class. A Juul is a small e-cigarette or vape pod that was made to help cigarette smokers quit smoking. It resembles something as small as a cigarette and has a bit of nicoti...

Supervised Drug Use

Abaigeal Loughrey, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyday 78 people in America die of an opioid overdose. Most often they are young heroin users. In fact, just this October President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency. Over the last ten years, overdose deaths in Colorado per year rose from 37 to 228. Death from overdose...

Veterans Values

Veterans Values

Max Hand, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Before World War II, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day. President Roosevelt changed it to Veterans Day on November 11th, 1938. This day is for honoring all of the veterans who served our country.   This is a day where veterans get special deals or discounts on food and some service...

Are Seniors Really the Loudest?

Are Seniors Really the Loudest?

Erin Hutcheson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Rocky Mountain High School assemblies are full of school spirit. Students yell, cheer, dance, and stomp their feet to show that their grade has the most school spirit. Every year the seniors win a screaming competition when the Student Council members ask each grade to get loud. Is it because they ha...

Faking Service Dogs

Erin Hutcheson

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Any dog owner knows the love you feel for your dog, but sometimes people who own dogs are so in love with them that they want to be with them all the time; those people are now making their pets service dogs. Service dogs are made for the people who have medical and psychological disabilities. T...

The Un-Progressive Era

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump has made his personal views on women very clear throughout the election and his presidency, but now he is using those views to take away affordable birth control . In the Obama-era, birth control was a part of all insurance policies, people could choose certain insurance and he...

No Offense

Harry Yoxall, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world fighting social norms, breaking stereotypes, and general activism in entire communities, are today’s youth more susceptible to being offended by off-handed jokes than previous generations were?   Social activism from powerful celebrities and athletes have kickstarted campaigns towa...

The Community Experience of Rocky Mountain High School
Opinion