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Could legalization be in Limbo?

Alan Anaya, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Could Colorado’s Economy be in trouble? U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently attacked the legalization of marijuana, potentially creating an issue for  Colorado, since marijuana has been legalized in Colorado since 2014.     Colorado collected over $10 million in marijuana reta...

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For Hire at the Highlighter

Cedric Culhane, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Highlighter needs your help; as a reader and a student at Rocky Mountain High you have a unique opportunity to join the Highlighter staff. Personally, I never imagined enjoying writing. I never had a good experience in an English class until my senior year of high school. That class was Journalism 1...

Why I Hate Group Work

Rebecca Knaff, Staff Cartoonist

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows the insurmountable feeling of dread when your teacher says they’ll be assigning you to groups.   Group work should be easy; more people are working on the same proble m and it should be more efficient to solve and finish. Then why do we hate it so much? I will be rel...

Wrestling Slams

Gunnar Anderson, Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the sport of wrestling, there are many penalties and precautionary actions to ensure the safety of each of the wrestlers, but in the three different types of wrestling, Greco-Roman, Freestyle, and Folkstyle, only one of them penalizes for a “slam.”   In Greco-Roman and Freestyle, it is not ille...

Rocky Dress Code

Bea Ashcraft, Photographer/writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Rocky dress code allows the students to express themselves with few restrictions on what they can and cannot wear. This is important because students should be able to wear what they want and should be able to express themselves through their clothing, and Rocky lets us do this. Compared to other s...

Playing the GPA Game

Aaron Lambert, Staff Member

December 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many of the smartest people you know aren’t much more intelligent than you, they’re just really good at playing games. GPA, classes, standardized tests; they’re a system of simple procedures that are friendliest to those willing to sell out for them. Now, well past the halfway point of high...

“War on Christmas” Shames Others into Assent

Ravyn Cullor, Web Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Is saying “happy holidays” really anti-Christian, or is it just pro the 5.1 billion non-Christians living on the planet? The “war on Christmas” was a concept popularized by Fox News’ political commentator Bill O’Reilly, and placed into pop culture by controversies like that of the Starbuck...

Tires Can Be the Line Between Safe Winter Drive and Icy Car Crash

Cameron Schoenleber, Contributer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

 When the winter season comes, driving in the snow can be a very challenging feat for those not used to it. As a seasoned veteran myself, I have seen a lot of snow driving and can offer you some advice. The most important part is having a vehicle that is suited and ready to drive with fresh...

You’re Bigger than You Think

Arrionna Farricker, Staff Member

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Helping others can help you. How is this? The answer is simple--by volunteering. Many people think they can only help others through small acts, and, sure, they pay off eventually. However, a recent study done by ChildTrends found that teenagers between the ages of 16 to 19 who are more likely to v...

2-Year Community College, 4-Year University, or Both?

Arrionna Farricker, Staff Member

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Across the United States, high school seniors are debating the subject: Should I attend a community college or a four-year university? Students are stuck between where they should choose to go to college. Community colleges are much less expensive and most students finish their degree without accr...

Seniors Feel Student Section Isn’t What it Used to Be

Ravyn Cullor, Staff Member

September 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In 2014, RMHS was voted the best student section in the state by 10,000 votes, but seniors this year have found the school spirit a bit lackluster. As a senior myself, I look back with nostalgia at games where seniors had their whole faces painted, and it was almost impossible to get a spot in the...

Work Hard, Play Little

Will Arone, Staff Member

September 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Any Rocky student who has a job knows that work plus school doesn’t leave much down time. It seems like as students enter working age they are dying to get a first job for many different reasons: not enough money to buy video games, saving for a future, or just to get out of the house. Whatever...

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