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Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

On January 27, President Trump issued an executive order barring the admittance of Syrian refugees for 120 days in addition to blocking citizens of certain specific countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order became more commonly known as the Travel Ban or the Muslim Ban, since it prevented...

The Truth About Hoaxes

The Truth About Hoaxes

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Roswell, New Mexico, 1947: A rancher discovers debris from a mysterious crashed object on his land late in the evening. A short time later, military officers show up to collect the debris. The craft was allegedly a weather balloon, but the mystery surrounding the incident lead many to believe the crash ...

Orwell in America

Orwell in America

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

“In times of universal deceit, being in the right is considered a revolutionary act.” This quote was the spirit of the classic 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This novel is one of the most well known, most quoted, and often misquoted works of literature published in the last century. O...

Trump’s Inaugural Address: Pros & Cons

Trump’s Inaugural Address: Pros & Cons

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2017

President Donald Trump, our 45th President of the United States of America, began his presidency with quite an interesting speech. Time and time again, past Presidents have used their inaugural speech as an opportunity to unite the country as one with their hopeful pledges and promises, with their words ...

Trump’s Inaugural Address: Pros & Cons

Trump’s Inaugural Address: Pros & Cons

Zachery Pierre, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Trump was sworn in at approximately noon after Vice President Michael R. Pence. Trump’s inaugural speech was shrouded in controversy; although most outspoken critics are from the left, the established right also has ...

Dealing With Deferral

Dealing With Deferral

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

Winter brings much more than just brisk weather and icy streets for high school seniors; it is also accompanied by the painful review of decision letters from universities. Just a few months ago, students spent countless days and nights applying to colleges, many of which they would gladly give ...

Millions Set to Watch Inauguration- Not so at RCS

Millions Set to Watch Inauguration- Not so at RCS

Shelby Smith, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2017

Today, January 20, President-Elect Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump is replacing President Barack Obama, who has held the office for the past eight years. Tensions were high when Trump won the election on November 9, and they have yet...

GOP Attempts to Weaken Role of Congressional Committee

GOP Attempts to Weaken Role of Congressional Committee

Zachery Pierre, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017

Checks and balances are what make the United States government as stable as possible. That’s why, when the GOP (the Republican Party or “Grand Old Party”) decided to vote on softening the Office of Congressional Ethics behind closed doors, many were outraged. The Office of Congressional Ethics ...

‘Tis the Season to Be Stressing

‘Tis the Season to Be Stressing

Lauren Dawn, Staff Writer

December 27, 2016

Winter break is supposed to be a time for students to celebrate the holiday season and relax. It presents the opportunity to spend time with family or even travel somewhere for vacation. This winter break, however, the new year isn’t the only thing on students’ minds. When students return from...

Health and Grades: Know the Real Cost of that A

Health and Grades: Know the Real Cost of that A

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

December 25, 2016

Some people would give anything to do better in school. And some people do.  They sacrifice their free time, their social lives, and even their own well-being so they can make good grades. When it comes time to take a test, many students often sacrifice their health for their grade. Almost everyone...

Give Vaccinations a Shot

Give Vaccinations a Shot

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer

December 23, 2016

Arriving at the doctor’s office for a yearly checkup or athletic physical is always an anxiety ridden mystery. The possibility of having to undergo shots and vaccines can still terrify the average high school student, leaving him or her weary to return after such an experience. What many people ma...

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