The Highlighter

Tha Carter V: Lil Wayne

Katherine Bowes, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On September 28th, “Tha Carter V,” Lil Wayne’s new album was released. Its previous drop date was supposed to be in 2011, giving his fans a seven-year wait. During that time, he released mix tapes called “Sorry 4 the Wait,” continuing to give the denied gratification to all his listeners. Hones...

Senior Year Stolen

Senior Year Stolen

Hannah Strahmann, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After being at Rocky for four years, many of the current seniors have seen  past seniors get the privileges of standing at the bottom of the bleachers and getting spots in the senior lot. However, as a senior this year, we are able to see that we haven’t gotten those traditional privileges in the p...

Flavorless

Flavorless

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Juuls, mods, drops, airs, and many more new things kids have been getting their hands on. Vaping has really taken over this generation of teens. The demand for e-cigarettes boomed a couple years ago and has not stopped since then due to teens’ addiction. Obviously, this upsets the older generation of ...

Brett Kavanaugh vs. Christine Blasey Ford

Katherine Bowes, Staff Writer

September 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A recent political scandal has embroiled President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh and the accusations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford.   The incident occured at a small party the summer before Ford’s junior year. Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Preparatory S...

Can Teachers Be the Bullies?

Can Teachers Be the Bullies?

Karenna Doctor, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard the stories from our parents’ childhoods: when they misbehaved at school, they would get hit with a paddle, a ruler, or something along those lines. While the practice of disciplining children through physical measures has become outdated in the past couple of decades, it is still ...

Sierra Burgess Is a Jerk

Sierra Burgess Is a Jerk

Erin Hutcheson, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Netflix has been non-stop creating new shows and movies for a few years now. Most of these shows have been outside of the box, breaking the boundaries of normal Hollywood movies. Everything from Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things to The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved, but their latest ...

KOD-the voice behind the album

Katherine Bowes, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the drop of his newest album in April, “KOD,” the North Carolina rapper, J Cole, aims to show his inner personality through his songs. “It is a tough, rewarding meditation on addiction,” Rolling Stone stated. He has great depth of all subjects he chooses to rap about, including: addiction, racism, love, isolatio...

The New Kid on the Block

The New Kid on the Block

Karenna Doctor, Staff Writer

September 15, 2018


Filed under Life, Opinion

Peace and love may dominate in belief systems, but Peace, Love and Little Donuts is no longer the only artisanal donut shop in Fort Collins. Just down College Avenue hides a strong, new competitor: FoCo DoCo. The Fort Collins Donut Company just opened in August, so I went to try it. The shop is open...

Soaring Enrollment: How class size affects students

Soaring Enrollment:      How class size affects students

Evan Johnson, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Life, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

Have you been walking around the halls wondering why it feels so packed? The past few years Rocky has shown a steady increase in student enrollment. This directly correlates to the size of classes and the ability of students to get one on one learning time. Having over 30 students in one class doesn...

Don’t be Afraid of the Bell

Don’t be Afraid of the Bell

Max Hand, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Monday, September 10th, Rocky had a doorbell and camera installed in the front door to the school. This is not new to the district, as all elementary, middle, and high schools in Poudre School District now have this safety feature.   Christi Geist sits at the front desk and is in charge of looking...

Proposed High School Start Time Changes

Proposed High School Start Time Changes

Jason Bishop Jr., Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

There is discussion about new school start times for the 2019-2020 school year, and, boy, am I excited! Finally, I might be able to be a morning person--mornings can be the most rushed and nerve racking time. You have to get dressed, eat, make sure you have everything, and get there all in a short pe...

Is Eminem back?

Is Eminem back?

Jason Bishop, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On August 31, 2018, Eminem dropped a surprise album to redeem himself from his previous album, Revival, which was widely believed to be the worst album of his career. So far, there is a lot of controversy around this new album called “Kamikaze.” Did he bring himself back to the limelight or did ...

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