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Cheeseweed in sidewalk cracks at Rocky.

Invasive Species: A Problem at RMHS

Elliott Fitz, Contributor May 21, 2024

If you are familiar with the environment, you have probably heard of the term invasive species. If not, here is a definition. An invasive species is a species from a foreign environment that tends to have...

Rocky’s Pool?

Katelyn Kimbell and Nikki Gudemann May 21, 2024

Nikki and Katelyn discuss the ongoing rumor of a pool at Rocky. Join in the conversation in the comments!

Wallace graphic drawn by Blake Agnew.

Why “Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers” is a Cinematic Masterpiece

Logan Agnew, Contributor May 1, 2024

Introduction From Aardman Animations, creators of "Chicken Run," the “Wallace and Gromit” franchise has amassed four short films, multiple television series, a feature film, and three Academy...

A look into the Emporium.


Faith Ridinger, Contributor May 1, 2024

The Emporium Sports Bar, located on Taft Hill and West Elizabeth Street, is a cute little pool hall based off of the Emporium Pool Hall in the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused." My first impression after...

At the Cheesecake Factory, the end of a great meal is made even better with their signature dish--cheesecake.

From Starters to Sweets: A Review of the Cheesecake Factory

Isabella Lebron Chiaramonte, Contributor May 1, 2024

Last weekend, my mom, her friend, my boyfriend, and I ate dinner at Cheesecake Factory off of the 16th Street Mall in Denver for my birthday. I was stuck with choosing just one meal out of a menu of 250...

Ms. Madison is a good teacher who wants to help and will forgive you and still write you a letter of rec, Gabriel Philippe, senior.

What the school system does right and how we can make it better

Joshua Pluta, Contributor April 3, 2024

The media thrives on sensationalism. Someone is more likely to click on an article that says fourth graders don’t know how to read over one that says a teacher is giving extra help to his students. This...

Religion is an important thing to understand other people, Rocky student.

Would teaching about religion benefit the public school system?

Jasmine Kleebach, Contributor March 25, 2024

Should the basics of the most widespread religions be taught in public schools? This is a topic that has been seen as very controversial. A small amount of religion is taught in humanities class, but what...

Ableism is everywhere, and we need it out of schools

Ableism is everywhere, and we need it out of schools

Logan Agnew, Contributor March 25, 2024

There were about 7.3 million disabled students in 2021-2022, according to a Pew Research Study. This number made up approximately 15% of the students that year. According to EdW, this is double the...

Rashleigh Inn Fish and Chips

From Sea to Plate: A Delicious Dive into Fish and Chips Around the UK

Katelyn Kimbell, Staff writer March 25, 2024

    On my recent trip to the UK I was determined to bring back findings on whether fish and chips were worth the hype and which place would be a right fit for you, reader. So instead of rating one...

Front door at Rocky with handicap button and welcome sign, where people can get their first glimpse of accessibility at the school.

Accessible or Convenient?

Nikki Gudemann, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Rocky Mountain High School has been open since 1973, and as time passes, changes are an essential requirement.  According to the US Department of Education “Since its enactment in 1990, the ADA has...

College and Career Center

Registration… What am I supposed to do?

Katelyn Kimbell, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen! Registration has come, and let's be honest it's hard to know what classes to take. As a senior who has completed all her credits and more, I have come to offer some...

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