The Highlighter

Annika sits in her sister Averys college dorm room thinking about what she may have forgotten from this list.

College Essentials

Annika Nickel, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

If you are planning on attending college in the fall, it is time to begin researching what you might need. A lot of websites and articles will give you lists full of supplies you will never actually use,...

ChatGPT is one of the most popular AI websites for language, conversation, and tasks.

Artificial Intelligence

Finn Moore, Staff Writer May 19, 2023

Artificial Intelligence has been around for about 70-80 years, predating the invention of the smartphone. Recent interest has left people wondering what risk it poses to society. The earliest Artificial...

My friend and I group took prom pictures in front of the CSU Art Center.

Rendez-vous au bal de promo!

Elea Gasmi, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

For many American teenagers, prom may be one of the most anticipated events of their high school experience. For others, it might just be one of the many other school events that they aren’t really interested...

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Transgender Rights and Safety In and Out of Rocky

Finn Moore March 24, 2023

“Transgenderism must be eradicated,” Michael Knowles, a political commentator, and media host said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 4th, 2023. What did he mean by this? “There...

Italian exchange student Sara Ciceri and Brazilian exchange student Betina Averbuch arrived to Fort Collins in January, for the second semester of the school year.

Why Should You Go On An Exchange Year?

Elea Gasmi, Writer March 24, 2023

An exchange student is a high school student who decides to live and study abroad in a host country, usually for a period of either a semester or a year. Exchange students usually live with a host family...

Art made by Rocky students lines the walls.

Self-Expression at Rocky

Finn Moore February 27, 2023

No matter what culture or place you come from, it’s important that you feel safe and happy when expressing yourself in public. When it comes down to it, self-identity and self-expression aren’t...

Student Council and Emmalese pose after the assembly.

Granting Wishes this February

Annika Nickel, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

Last week Rocky sponsored a 14-year old girl named Emmalese Schultz through Make-A-Wish Colorado. Emmalese is battling leukemia, but keeps her spirits high through her passions of singing, dancing, and...

Rocky’s Restrooms

Finn Moore February 8, 2023

Rocky's restrooms vary when it comes to accessibility, space, mirrors, and even popularity. All Rocky students have a preference when it comes to which bathroom they would rather go to, but I will...

Taking a gap year

Marlo Rulon, Contributor February 8, 2023

Very few students take a gap year between the end of high school and the first year of college. A UCLA study found only about 3% of students in the United States decide to take a year off of school. Even...

The Looking Glass

How does the Looking Glass work?

Emily McMahon, Contributor January 26, 2023

The Looking Glass Magazine is a literary magazine at Rocky Mountain High School that anyone can submit to, but what happens to your hard work once you submit? Let's take a peep into the looking glass and...

My favorite horror movie is Carrie

OPINION: Is Watching Horror Movies Good for You?

Finn Moore, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Whether you’re a hardcore horror fan or the complete opposite, your brain would appreciate a scary movie every once in a while. I believe that watching horror movies is good for your brain.    Why...

How to Set a New Year’s Intention (and how it is different than a New Year’s Resolution)

Annika Nickel, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

As we enter the new year, we are presented with a fresh start and an opportunity to set New Year's resolutions…and honestly, probably fail at them too. It sounds like a negative way to start 2023, but...

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