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Tests are not catering to what students need in the real world, and could cause potential harm.

Standardized Tests Have No Place in Education

Haley Roach, Contributor April 7, 2021
Rocky Mountain’s freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are all preparing for standardized testing next week. Simply put, these tests are useless. Standardized tests do not benefit the education of students. Standardized tests force memorization not understanding, they cause unnecessary stress, low-self esteem, and are not designed to test the individual intelligence of each student.

Mini Brands Review

Della Fisher, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

All-Stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, and Zach Lavine

The NBA Allstar Picks are Flawed, Here’s How to Fix Them

Collin Claycomb, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

The picks for who was to be an NBA Allstar were released February 21st. And, as always, some players got snubbed. The same thing happened last year, and the year before, and will almost certainly happen...

Adopt a Pet

Hazel Barber, Contributor March 8, 2021

Humans are social creatures and the pandemic has sort of crushed our social lives. In these difficult times, a great source of companionship can be found in a new furry friend. Adopting an animal has been...

Sonic and KFC Chicken Sandwich Review! (Chicken Fest Part 5)

Payton Petrilli, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Review! (Chicken Fest Part 6)

Payton Petrilli, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Hand-painted Breakfast at Tiffany's poster.

Must-See Oldies But Goodies

Laylah Reyes, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

With 2020 coming to an end as an unforgettable year here is some unforgettable classics you'll want to see. Beware bits of spoliers. Casablanca Casablanca was released on January 23rd, 1943, starring...

Image courtesy of Poudre School District.

Opinion: PSD Should Postpone In Person Until Spring 2021

Payton Perkins, Editor December 19, 2020
A recent Poudre School District announcement, which can be read here, has confirmed a tentative deadline for the transition back to in person learning. Simply put, PSD shouldn’t send high school students back in person next year. 

The Rapidly Rising Cost of Magic the Gathering

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Magic the Gathering is one of the most popular trading card games across the world. It has a lengthy and complex lore, full of unique characters and fantasy monsters. It is set in a multiverse, where powerful...

The Imminent Potential of an American Third Party

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

One of the defining features of the American political landscape is the two party system. It is an informal one, there is no law codifying this system. The only thing maintaining the status of the...

The Actual Beliefs of Lenin and Marx

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

                      Joe Biden is not a socialist. He has not called for the nationalization of any industries, nor centralized...

Here Are Some Amazing Bands You May Not Have Heard Of – Indie Bands

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

In recent years, independent and alternative music has had a resurgence. Artists like Mom Jeans, Rex Orange County, and Tame Impala are some of the better known faces of this trend. There are also...

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