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Opinion: The Only Christmas Movies You’ll Ever Need

Opinion: The Only Christmas Movies You’ll Ever Need

Payton Perkins, Editor

December 20, 2019

It's the Christmas season, and that means all the time in the world for movie binging over break. What better way to relax after finals than watching the top 8 Christmas movies of all time. From mature to kid-friendly, this list has all the recommendations you need.

Opinion: Clean It Up

Opinion: Clean It Up

Quintinn Rice, Writer

December 11, 2019

Are we a good community? I would say the people of Rocky and the community are all a good community, but when you see someone being messy, help them pick up after themselves. Helping out the community doesn't just mean picking up a piece of trash and calling it a day; it's more than that. It means t...

Rubbers for Rocky?

Rubbers for Rocky?

Cameron Jones, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Contraception is important, it helps prevent things like pregnancy and STD's. This can be through the use of condoms, the pill, an IUD, and many more. Some methods like condoms are widely available at drugstores, but it takes a doctor visit to get a birth control pill or an IUD. No options are avail...

The Climate Crisis is More Visible Than Ever

The Climate Crisis is More Visible Than Ever

Mady Seeber, Contributor

November 20, 2019

As I write, Australia burns under bush fires, while Venice sinks under itself. Natural rainforests fly up in flames for animal agriculture. Thousands of Californian homes perish. Layers of permafrost preserved for decades are under flames. The arctic shrinks. Glaciers that have existed for decades, melt. The climate crisis is here. ...

Is Getting Along Really As Hard As It Seems? Political Disputes Could Be Solved With A Few Basic Human Skills

Lilah Claycomb, Contributor

November 20, 2019

Politics are getting more heated as we approach the 2020 presidential election, and some people have once again found themselves drowning in politically induced anxiety. Passionate feelings often lead to disagreements, so I’m here to provide you with a few ways to avoid falling into that stress and ma...

Rating RMHS Water Fountains

Luke Crosser, Contributor

November 20, 2019

Does anyone ever need a quick drink while at school? Well come forward and see my personal favorite water fountains.

Opinion: Christmas Needs to Know It’s Place

Opinion: Christmas Needs to Know It’s Place

Miles Liss, Contributor

November 20, 2019

Christmas is a festive time of year to see your friends and family and exchange gifts. It’s a tradition that envelops most of the winter, and for many it brings life and excitement into one of the coldest, greyest months of the year. Of course, Christmas is an absolutely magical time of year for children, when old Saint Nick brings them candy and presents. For companies, however, when the weather gets cold and the snow begins to fall, their eyes fill with money signs. Christmas is the most profitable holiday and they know it. This has lead to the Christmas season arriving earlier and earlier every year. In my opinion, this is an egregious abuse of the holiday season. 

The Truth About Meth

The Truth About Meth

Carter Walz, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Meth, we all know it, we all don’t love it, and we all know it's illegal. But the dirty truth of the matter is that methamphetamine isn’t illegal enough. Methamphetamine is a schedule II drug. And as some of you may know, that isn’t the highest scheduling an illegal drug can get. But why does that...

No Mo’ Snow!

No Mo’ Snow!

MaKayla McAllister, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Winter may induce freezing winds that bite your skin and soak into your bones, but at least everyone develops seasonal depression, too. Every second of every day, it feels like you’re naked in a snowstorm on the top of Mount Everest. 

Opinion: Should Police Adopt New Technologies?

Opinion: Should Police Adopt New Technologies?

Jackson Sutherland, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Imagine the following: a group of teenagers drive up to a bank in a white van, having the intention to rob it. Yet somehow, there are already multiple police cars parked in front. Now knowing the futility of their effort, they drive away. What could have informed those officers to be there? How did they know that crime was going to happen?

Should Students Take Standardized Tests?

Should Students Take Standardized Tests?

Janie Liddle, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Since the mid to late 1800s, standardized testing has been a part of the education system. Though, speculation on whether or not standardized testing is really beneficial has been on the rise, and continues to go up.

How To Eat Out: A Guide For Vegans

How To Eat Out: A Guide For Vegans

Mady Seeber, Contributor

November 8, 2019

As a vegan, you're severely limited on what you can and cannot eat, especially at restaurants. And you usually have your go-to, a vegan or vegetarian restaurant that you LOVE. But, when you're with a group of people who aren't vegan - or even vegetarian, being vegan gets just a little bit harder.

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