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Dealing With Deferral

Dealing With Deferral

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Is it worth the A?

Is it worth the A?

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Junior year: the tip of the iceberg, the mountain’s peak, the hellish, fiery depths of high school suffering. No doubt about it, junior year is the hardest, most stressful year of high school. The realization of soon-to-be adulthood hits along with mounds of AP assignments and SAT/ACT tests. Junior y...

Disney Channel Goes from Fab to Drab

Disney Channel Goes from Fab to Drab

Maddy Fleury, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Disney has become one of the most watched, well-known film and television production companies of all-time. This well known company began almost a century ago in 1923. After some of Disney`s first and most exemplary films were released in the twentieth century, Disney came out with new musicals o...

Broken Homes During the Holidays

Broken Homes During the Holidays

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With Christmas just around the corner, many people have given into the holiday fever. The holidays are an incredible time to be with close friends and family, but for some kids with divorced parents and blended families, they are a nightmare waiting to happen. “I’d say the most difficult part of having a divorced fa...

District Policy Stomps Holiday Spirit (featuring NINE Days of December)

District Policy Stomps Holiday Spirit (featuring NINE Days of December)

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Adams teachers were reminded  last week (December 2) of a long-standing policy regarding holiday celebrations and decorations within schools. The issue came to the attention of students when they were forced to take down their Christmas tree from display in the senior area. On Friday, teachers re...

A Peaceful Transition of Power: The Paramount Possibility in Politics

A Peaceful Transition of Power: The Paramount Possibility in Politics

Nick Cimino, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The highly anticipated election came to an end earlier this November. While results have relieved some, others’ hopes for the future of the country are shattered. Whatever the case, there may be something even more important than the election itself: a peaceful exchange of power in the government. ...

Hold Off the Holiday Cheer

Hold Off the Holiday Cheer

Lauren Dawn, Staff Writer

November 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The familiar sounds of holiday tunes can now be heard on the radio, and more houses are lined with Christmas lights. With Christmas lurking right around the corner, a multitude of people consider December to be their favorite time of year. The question always stands as to when to begin the celebratio...

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