The Highlighter

The Necessity of Drug Harm Reduction Education

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Currently, the government's  approach to limiting the use of drugs is focused on prohibition and criminalization. This ultimately fails as it fails to address the causes of addiction and because many people are not deterred by illegality. This strategy is especially problematic in the context of schools. Many...

Useful Tools for College From a Person Who Has Never Been To College.

Every student needs tools to help them get through the year

Lilah Claycomb, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

High school is a long journey, but for some of us, it is coming to an end. College is the next step in life for a lot of students at Rocky Mountain High. It is a frightening prospect for a majority of seniors, especially when it comes to what to do when you make it to your senior year. If only there...

Hubie Halloween Review

Hubie presents to the school before a food fight breaks out.

Laylah Reyes, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Many people these days need a good laugh and what’s better than combining it with Halloween? "Hubie Halloween" directed by Steven Brill and released on October 7, 2020, through Netflix lasts an hour and 43 minutes. It stars Adam Sandler, Noah Schnapp, Julie Bowen, and more. It tells the story of Hu...

The Significance of Minecraft During the Pandemic

The Significance of Minecraft During the Pandemic

Lindsay Grimm, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The game Minecraft has become a household name by now. First released in 2011, the game has gone on to become the best-selling video game of all time, selling over 200,000,000 copies of the game across the many platforms on which it is offered.  Multiplayer gameplay has always been an important part of what M...

Comparison of 5 Horror Movie Adaptations

Horror Movies

Laylah Reyes, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Spooky Season is upon us, meaning Halloween candy, costumes, and, most of all, horror films! These are five horror movie/book adaptations and I've included the minor and major differences between the movies and the books. ***Beware! Spoilers ahead.*** Birdbox: Written by Susanne Bier and adapted/dir...

Shawn Mendes Saves 2020?

Shawn Mendes' handwritten note to his fans explaining the song.

Annabel Lasher, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment has finally come--Shawn Mendes is here to save 2020 with his brand new single “Wonder,” the featured track for his new album dropping in December.  Over the past two days, Shawn surprised the Mendes Army with a couple of teasers on his Instagram regarding the ne...

We Should Start Celebrating Christmas Early

A classic Christmas candle and a tiny Christmas tree just make the room look and feel homey.

Lilah Claycomb, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

Celebrating Christmas early is a somewhat controversial subject, though not a particularly important one especially surrounding the current events. However, it is a subject that has the potential to significantly improve our time while distanced. I'm asking you to put aside the disagreement about whether...

The Benefits of a Second Language

Most often, learning a second language is easiest as a child, especially when one parent or both speak a second language.

Whitney Holland, Contributor

October 5, 2020

Travelling to a new country can always be fun, but one thing that makes a trip less enjoyable is the language barrier. When travelling to places that speak different languages, it is difficult sometimes to be able to communicate with the people there in order to get what you need.

What Is Prison Abolition?

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writier

October 5, 2020

Despite its citizens accounting for only 4% of the world’s overall population, the United States has 22% of the prison population. Even if African Americans were incarcerated at the same rate as whites, the US would still have the world's most prisoners by far. How did we get here and where do we go...

Three Little Piggies

Jaden Clarke, Staff Writier

October 5, 2020

  One of the greatest aspects of Fort Collins is it's vibrant local music scene. One of the most unique bands has the moniker People In General. You can find their music on Spotify or Youtube. Please pause to put their song "Sunrise" on before finishing this article. In terms of genre, they are a bold fusion of J...

Opinion: Ways PSD Can Help Students of Color

Protests across the country are calling for the end to police brutality, particularly against African Americans and other Americans of color.

Payton Perkins, Editor

June 5, 2020

Denver Public Schools have just announced a plan to phase out the School Resource Officers (SRO) and use the funding for more mental health services, citing the school to prison pipeline as one reason. There are clear actions that can and should be taken to ensure Poudre School District students are not subject to the effects of the school to prison pipeline.

Taking care of yourself

Raegan Marlow, Contributor

April 25, 2020

People will workout, eat healthy, and take vitamins, but they often forget about what one of the most important aspects we need to take care of, the brain and mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in their life, and 17% of youth (6-17...

The Community Experience of Rocky Mountain High School