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  • Freshman year in review

    Freshman year in review

    June 14, 2017

    Starting high school as a freshman is a crazy and new experience for students. Since freshman are coming from middle school, it can be hard to adapt to the pressure and energy that high school has to offer. So, how did the class of 2020 feel about its first year at RHS? “I love the freedom you get in high school," Freshman Talia Bowes said. "You get to carry a backpack,...

  • BRIEF: Mr. Beach wins Varsity Brands National Athletic Director of the Year award

    BRIEF: Mr. Beach wins Varsity Brands National Athletic Director of the Year award

    Lauren Karmo, Sports Editor

    June 13, 2017

    Mr. Luke Beach was recently awarded Varsity Brands National Athletic Director of the Year for 2017. The award was announced on May 15 in Disney World, and the event was live streamed for those who couldn’t attend. Mr Beach was selected based on his work with the Captains Club, the Women’s Leadership Club he started, and the events he organized following the passing of Gage G...

    Luke Beach proudly showing off the cheer state championship award earlier this year. Photo courtesy of rhsfalcons.com

  • Jagged Fork Restaurant Review

    Jagged Fork Restaurant Review

    Makenzie Shubnell, Editor-In-Chief

    June 13, 2017

    Where:  188 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Hours:  Mon-Sun: 8AM-3PM Call:  (+1) 248 710 3975 Fare and fees: The food on the menu ranges between $11 and $30, making for a nice medium between street food and a multi-star restaurant. Wait for food: Like any popular brunch spot, The Jagged Fork could have anywhere from a 15 minute to an hour long wait to be...

    The Jagged Fork, located in The Village of Rochester Hills. Photo by Makenzie Shubnell.

    Makenzie Shubnell

  • Long-awaited “Wonder Woman” surpasses expectations

    Long-awaited “Wonder Woman” surpasses expectations

    Kathryn Chatman, Staff Writer

    June 13, 2017

    Last week’s release of the highly anticipated film “Wonder Woman” finally fulfilled the long-held childhood dreams of many comic buffs. The DC Universe film, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, follows an Amazon warrior and an American pilot as they attempt to save the world from the grotesque plans of Dr. Poison. The movie explains the originals behind a prominent an...

  • RHS welcomes new equestrian team

    RHS welcomes new equestrian team

    Bianca Mow, Staff Writer

    June 7, 2017

    Rochester High School proudly presents a new equestrian team. This team will start up during the 2017-2018 school year and everyone is welcome to join. Sandra Morgan, one of two coaches, explains how this team came about. “Rochester High School plans to establish an equestrian team to compete in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association,” Morgan said. This organ...

    Coach Sandra Morgan's daughter riding her horse at a competition

Beyonce’s scholarships for women

Beyonce’s scholarships for women

Mackenzie Lovell, Staff Writer

The singer, songwriter and actor Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter may be known for her famous mel...

June 13, 2017No Comments

BRIEF: Physics trip to Cedar Point

BRIEF: Physics trip to Cedar Point

Angela Mammel, Feature Editor

On May 18, physics students in Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Ortman’s classes visited Cedar Point...

May 25, 2017No Comments

News Brief: Critic of the Kremlin Killed by Russian Agent

Patrick Jordan, Staff Writer

According to Fox news, as of March 23, Denis Voronenko, a critic of the Kremlin, was shot dead in front of a hotel in Ukraine. The shooter was later identified as Pavel Parshov, a Russian agent. Voronenko was once a Russian lawmaker, but became a critic of the Kremlin after he moved to Ukra...

May 25, 2017No Comments

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Senior Column: Thank you

Senior Column: Thank you

Amanda Capaldi, Lifestyles Editor

Time is a funny thing. It always feels like you have so much of it, until you don’t. The l...

May 23, 2017No Comments

Senior Column: The landscape of life

Senior Column: The landscape of life

Ollie Najar, Opinion Editor

One of my greatest fears is when I am old and almost done with life, to look back on the lands...

May 23, 2017No Comments

Senior Column: Expect nothing/accept everything

Senior Column: Expect nothing/accept everything

Taylor Garber, Staff Writer

Closing in on the last few weeks of my senior year, I can say that my experiences and memorie...

May 18, 2017No Comments

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Apple or Samsung

Apple or Samsung

Patrick Jordan, Staff Writer

On a normal day, junior Eric Gaisser receives a text message from his friends and responds to them on his much preferred iPhone. Gaisser enjoys using Apple technology and has done so for years. While th...

May 25, 2017No Comments

What to consider when choosing a college

What to consider when choosing a college

May 22, 2017

With the arrival of SAT results this spring, many RHS juniors once again find themselves contemplating— and stressing...

3 Beauty DIYs tried and tested

3 Beauty DIYs tried and tested

May 9, 2017

DIY Nail Polish - Supplies: Clear nail polish, eyeshadow, baggies and a sheet of paper. Instructions: Have out a c...

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Senior farewell

Senior farewell

Tori Wendt and Taylor Simmons, Staff Writers

As one chapter for the seniors at RHS closes, another opens. As four  years of laughter and friendship comes to an end at graduation on June 6, the seniors prepare to move on to a brighter future all tha...

June 2, 2017No Comments

Save the Earth – What YOU can do to make the earth greener

Save the Earth – What YOU can do to make the earth greener

May 9, 2017

Slow the Flow of Water: A faucet leaking one drop of water per second wastes over 1,300 gallons per year. Turn off the f...

Is Baldwin’s Trump Act Getting Old?

May 9, 2017

On Oct. 1, Alec Baldwin introduced audiences  to his hilarious impression of then Republican presidential candidate Donald T...

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