The Highlighter

Protest perspective

Connor Culhane, Contributor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, February 27th students from high schools across the city gathered in the Square in Old Town to protest. This protest was the beginning of a series of student demonstrations across the nation regarding gun control in the wake of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that lef...

Recruiting is who you know

Hayden Heinze, Contributor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to the NCAA only about two percent of high school athletes get recruited and have the chance to play in college. There is recent debate on whether or not simply being a talented athlete is enough to get you recruited. Colleges send scouts all over the country to watch and meet with student ...

Get involved in RMHS sports

Get involved in RMHS sports

Max Hand, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

High school sports are fun to participate in and to support. Rocky has lots of sports you can play or watch. In my experience, high school sports are very important, not just for results, but for so much more.     High school sports create a good bonding experience for students. Rocky get...

School shootings

Madisyn Seidel, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There have been a total of eight school shootings in the United States since January 1st of this year. So many people are affected by a tragedy like this and I can’t even imagine what the families of the victims are going through.   The number of school shootings has affected both students and st...

“Students You Give Me Hope”

“Students You Give Me Hope”

Emma Mackey, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Attending the student organized walk-out on Tuesday February 27th was one of the most touching and inspiring experiences that I’ve ever been a part of. Having so many individuals so empowered to see a change happen created an environment of tangible love and support. Students who had never met befo...

Black Panther Movie Review

Adrion Folse, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Life, Opinion

The newest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent its first week in theatres breaking box office records and grossing $218 million during its opening weekend. “Black Panther” has become the top-grossing film with a black director and a mainly black cast. Taking the place of the movie t...

Keep Rocky Safe

Keep Rocky Safe

Max Hand, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Do you feel safe going to school at Rocky? Poudre School District (PSD) believes that in order to protect schools teachers need to be informed and equipped and prepare them for the worst. Friday, March 2nd, while students have the day off, all Rocky employees will be attending a seminar taught by Officer Car...

School is a privilege, don’t get schooled

Taylor Barella, Staff Writter

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many adults feel that today’s kids don’t take advantage of the free education that the state provides for them. Kids have taken for granted a free education, and I strongly agree with these adults. I hate how my peers will drop out of school because they think it’s too hard for them when they sho...

Dylan Salas: Not Another Statistic

Dylan Salas: Not Another Statistic

Max Hand, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

At 10:22 p.m. on January 28, 19-year-old Dylan Salas was shot and killed near the intersection Harmony Road and Shields Street. This is not the first shooting to happen in 2018. It seems like there’s been a new one every day. In fact, there was another one the very next day. What made Salas’ deat...

Why Aren’t Kids Scared Anymore?

Abi Loughrey

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In every history class since fifth grade we have been taught about the terrifying time during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, when the world was on the edge of its seat wondering if each day could be their last, and the beginning of a nuclear apocalypse. Schools held drills to teach children what t...

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Elisia Hannah-Severs, Staff Writer

December 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

*THIS MOVIE REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS*   Written and directed by Marc Meyers, the biographical drama “My Friend Dahmer” does a great job playing with your emotions. This movie is a captivating psychological thriller that is guaranteed to keep your eyes glued to the screen.   ...

The Best Presents Aren’t Pets?

The Best Presents Aren’t Pets?

Sydney Olsen, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a child, almost every kid wanted to wake up on Christmas morning and open up that one big box and hope for a small animal to be in it; whether that be a puppy or a kitten or any other animal. However, this isn’t really a realistic idea.   The temptation to buy an animal as present f...

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