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  • Literacy: Reading has a greater effect than many would think

    Literacy: Reading has a greater effect than many would think

    Lauren Alison, Copy Editor

    April 10, 2017

    It’s a beautiful spring day. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the weather couldn’t be better. Taking advantage of the spectacular weather, you decide to go to your favorite spot at the park, and maybe even make a small picnic out of it. The only thing that would make that day better is your favorite book. According to a study conducted in August 2016 by the U.S. Depart...

  • RHS students reflect on the pros and cons of online shopping

    RHS students reflect on the pros and cons of online shopping

    Bianca Mow, Staff Writer

    April 10, 2017

    Recently the trend of online shopping has grown. Now you can buy anything you want online: clothes, food, accessories, movies, books, etc. Online shopping makes a lot of things easier, but sometimes it  makes some things harder than they need to be. Because today's teens are growing up in the age of online shopping, it is not unusual, but sometimes it isn’t as conven...

    Students online shopping at lunch. Photo by Bianca Mow.

  • RHS Bands Compete At Band Festival

    RHS Bands Compete At Band Festival

    Kathryn Chatman, Staff Writer

    April 10, 2017

    In March, the RHS bands performed at the district band festival, run by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. All three bands— concert, symphony, and wind ensemble— produced first division ratings from three judicators. “It felt really exciting to perform,” junior Steven Salkowski said. “I really enjoyed playing music and it's a really fun thing to...

    Photo by Creative Commons

  • NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets

    NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets

    Angela Mammel, Feature Editor

    March 29, 2017

    At the forefront of space exploration, NASA recently discovered seven Earth-sized planets in orbit of a single star called TRAPPIST-1 outside of the solar system, marking the largest observed system of “exoplanets” in history. Located 40 light years away in the “habitable zone,” these planets have the possibility of supporting life due to their temperature and proxim...

    The TRAPPIST system of exoplanets marks the largest amount of planets found outside of our solar system in astronomical history.

  • “Beauty and the Beast” delights Disney fans

    “Beauty and the Beast” delights Disney fans

    Angela Mammel, Feature Editor

    March 28, 2017

    Movie theaters across the world are abuzz with Disney magic as the live action remake of the classic story of “Beauty and the Beast” is finally out in screenings. Featuring Emma Watson ("Harry Potter") in the iconic role of Belle and Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") as the Beast, the talented and star-studded cast made the beloved tale come to life through this colorful r...

Trump’s first 100 days in office

Trump’s first 100 days in office

Carly Craig, News Editor

The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, was inaugurated on Jan. 20. With Am...

March 28, 2017No Comments

To Read or Not to Read – March is Reading Month

To Read or Not to Read – March is Reading Month

Taylor Garber, Staff Writer

As high school progresses, reading for enjoyment becomes more of a struggle for those who enj...

March 14, 2017No Comments

RHS hosts Chinese exchange students

RHS hosts Chinese exchange students

Patrick Jordan, Staff Writer

For most, Jan. 29, will just be a normal day at school, but for twenty Chinese exchange stu...

February 3, 2017No Comments

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Trying Childhood Food

Tori Wendt Maggie Roehling, Staff Writer Bussiness Manager

April 21, 2017No Comments

What’s Happening to the Bees (and why we should care)

What’s Happening to the Bees (and why we should care)

Morgan Gallagher, Design Editor/Co-Photo Editor

Cut to the chase—bees are on a dangerous decline. We all know how easy it is to forget about the pro...

March 17, 2017No Comments

Education: Is there a best form?

Education: Is there a best form?

For you, it’s just another normal day: wake up, go to school, come home, work on homework. Ex...

March 2, 2017No Comments

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Sushi Taste Test

Ninotchka Valdez, Amanda Capaldi, Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyles Editor

The thirty minutes allotted for lunchtime often limits students’ choices. Although Rochester and Rochester Hills themselves offer a wide variety of cuisines, there never seems to be enough time to drive...

March 28, 2017No Comments

Meatless Diets Have Lasting Benefits

Meatless Diets Have Lasting Benefits

March 2, 2017

It’s Saturday night and then-freshman Emily Boar turns on the TV, changing through channels until she finds something inter...

Midwinter Break

Midwinter Break

February 23, 2017

Though midwinter break passed, it consisted of Feb. 20 and 21, and in those two days, Senior Mrudula Sriram relaxed and took...

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Grace Crites

On March 17, people from all around the world wearing hues of green are joined by their friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Although thousands of people enjoy the cheerful and jolly vi...

March 17, 2017No Comments

Charity Week benefits Dutton Farm

Charity Week benefits Dutton Farm

March 14, 2017

Dutton Farm is a non-profit organization that allows people with physical, mental or emotional impairments to have different...

RHS explores the possibility of aliens

RHS explores the possibility of aliens

March 8, 2017

UFOs crashing into fields, or a government testing site? Area 51 has raised some major questions since 1947, when an alleged UFO...

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