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Are Seniors Really the Loudest?

Are Seniors Really the Loudest?

Erin Hutcheson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Rocky Mountain High School assemblies are full of school spirit. Students yell, cheer, dance, and stomp their feet to show that their grade has the most school spirit. Every year the seniors win a screaming competition when the Student Council members ask each grade to get loud. Is it because they ha...

Faking Service Dogs

Erin Hutcheson

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Any dog owner knows the love you feel for your dog, but sometimes people who own dogs are so in love with them that they want to be with them all the time; those people are now making their pets service dogs. Service dogs are made for the people who have medical and psychological disabilities. T...

The Un-Progressive Era

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump has made his personal views on women very clear throughout the election and his presidency, but now he is using those views to take away affordable birth control . In the Obama-era, birth control was a part of all insurance policies, people could choose certain insurance and he...

No Offense

Harry Yoxall, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world fighting social norms, breaking stereotypes, and general activism in entire communities, are today’s youth more susceptible to being offended by off-handed jokes than previous generations were?   Social activism from powerful celebrities and athletes have kickstarted campaigns towa...

Everybody’s John Doe

Harry Yoxall, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Picture an average high school student, what do you see? Is it you? Your friend? Talking to those around Rocky, people are hesitant to call themselves average, but everybody has their own perception of what the average high school student looks like. When asked about the stereotype, nobody wanted to say it was the...

NFL Players Protest

Max Hand, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sunday September 24th, the National Football League played 14 games and in every game at least three players kneeled down in protest. Multiple players came out after the game saying they were responding to President Trump and his comments on the NFL. Trump made comments via twitter that said, “If NF...

Could Condoms Save Kids?

Could Condoms Save Kids?
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Alan Anaya, Staff Writers

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Condoms need to be available to all high school students in PSD. Students who have engaged in sexual intercourse without the use of condoms are at risk of teen pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).   Mrs. Devlin, the nurse here at Rocky Mountain High says, “Condoms should be avail...

Could legalization be in Limbo?

Alan Anaya, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Could Colorado’s Economy be in trouble? U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently attacked the legalization of marijuana, potentially creating an issue for  Colorado, since marijuana has been legalized in Colorado since 2014.     Colorado collected over $10 million in marijuana reta...

For Hire at the Highlighter

For Hire at the Highlighter

Cedric Culhane, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The Highlighter needs your help; as a reader and a student at Rocky Mountain High you have a unique opportunity to join the Highlighter staff. Personally, I never imagined enjoying writing. I never had a good experience in an English class until my senior year of high school. That class was Journalism 1...

Why I Hate Group Work

Rebecca Knaff, Staff Cartoonist

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows the insurmountable feeling of dread when your teacher says they’ll be assigning you to groups.   Group work should be easy; more people are working on the same proble m and it should be more efficient to solve and finish. Then why do we hate it so much? I will be rel...

Wrestling Slams

Gunnar Anderson, Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the sport of wrestling, there are many penalties and precautionary actions to ensure the safety of each of the wrestlers, but in the three different types of wrestling, Greco-Roman, Freestyle, and Folkstyle, only one of them penalizes for a “slam.”   In Greco-Roman and Freestyle, it is not ille...

Rocky Dress Code

Bea Ashcraft, Photographer/writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Rocky dress code allows the students to express themselves with few restrictions on what they can and cannot wear. This is important because students should be able to wear what they want and should be able to express themselves through their clothing, and Rocky lets us do this. Compared to other s...

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