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The Truth About Meth

The Truth About Meth

Carter Walz, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Meth, we all know it, we all don’t love it, and we all know it's illegal. But the dirty truth of the matter is that methamphetamine isn’t illegal enough. Methamphetamine is a schedule II drug. And as some of you may know, that isn’t the highest scheduling an illegal drug can get. But why does that...

No Mo’ Snow!

No Mo’ Snow!

MaKayla McAllister, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Winter may induce freezing winds that bite your skin and soak into your bones, but at least everyone develops seasonal depression, too. Every second of every day, it feels like you’re naked in a snowstorm on the top of Mount Everest. 

Opinion: Should Police Adopt New Technologies?

Opinion: Should Police Adopt New Technologies?

Jackson Sutherland, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Imagine the following: a group of teenagers drive up to a bank in a white van, having the intention to rob it. Yet somehow, there are already multiple police cars parked in front. Now knowing the futility of their effort, they drive away. What could have informed those officers to be there? How did they know that crime was going to happen?

Should Students Take Standardized Tests?

Should Students Take Standardized Tests?

Janie Liddle, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Since the mid to late 1800s, standardized testing has been a part of the education system. Though, speculation on whether or not standardized testing is really beneficial has been on the rise, and continues to go up.

How To Eat Out: A Guide For Vegans

How To Eat Out: A Guide For Vegans

Mady Seeber, Contributor

November 8, 2019

As a vegan, you're severely limited on what you can and cannot eat, especially at restaurants. And you usually have your go-to, a vegan or vegetarian restaurant that you LOVE. But, when you're with a group of people who aren't vegan - or even vegetarian, being vegan gets just a little bit harder.

Why lowering America’s voting age might be beneficial

Carter Walz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

In a lot of respects the United States isn’t up to date with what other countries are doing. For example, look at how we measure temperature. But, when it comes to voting, America seems to be way behind. The first age that citizens can vote is 18, which cuts out a huge amount of the population. The n...

Opinion: Rocky Should Implement Pronouns in Class Introductions

Opinion: Rocky Should Implement Pronouns in Class Introductions

Payton Perkins, Editor

October 23, 2019

At the beginning of classes, students and teachers should include pronouns in introductions and teachers should have an option for students to use names not in the school’s database. Allowing students options to express their identities and assuring a safe environment for them will help foster LGBTQ...

Vote yes on 4A

Vote yes on 4A

Carter Walz, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

After a long week of test taking and homework, you go home for a two-day weekend, sleep in, relax, hang with your friends and just chill. But, what do you think teachers are doing on the weekends? Sleeping in? Nope, teachers all around Colorado are hitting the pavement and asking the local populace t...

Is Escaping New York really the new escape?

Della Fisher, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The hype for Beast Coast’s album “Escape From New York” has been huge. Is this going to be the new album of the summer? Beast Coast is a hip hop collective made up of rappers from New York groups like Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and Pro Era. They started making a big splash in pop cu...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Editor

May 21, 2019

The True Crime genre of movies have been very popular recently with reenactments of the lives of famous serials killers in their prime years being created for viewers interested in learning more about these twisted stories. The movies make you disturbed and uncomfortable, but a new Ted Bundy movie is a ...

Questioning 13 Reasons Why

Questioning 13 Reasons Why

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Editor

May 21, 2019

Netflix’s hit show, 13 Reasons Why, has been controversial since it was released in 2017. From people saying it was romanticizing suicide to saying it was a good representation of how important it is to speak out about mental health issues, but the show is back in the news with a new study that show...

When I Get Home

Della Fisher, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Popular R&B singer Solange has come out with a highly anticipated album “When I Get Home.” She shocked the R&B world with her first album “A Seat At The Table”in 2016 and that album quickly became a cult classic. “When I get Home,” was expected to come out in 2018 but ended comi...

The Community Experience of Rocky Mountain High School
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