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  • The evolution of Taylor Swift

    The evolution of Taylor Swift

    Angela Mammel, Copy Editor and News Editor

    November 15, 2017

    2006-2007 The world’s introduction to Taylor Swift is as a Nashville teenager who believes in fairy tales. Her blonde curls and sparkly dresses paired with cowboy boots built the framework of her earliest looks, and songs like “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Our Song” had us all singing along. This Taylor was filled with childlike joy at the dream come true of ju...

    Taylor Swift smiles at her audience at a "Red" tour concert. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

  • Stranger Things Review

    Stranger Things Review

    Isabella Malatesta, Staff Writer

    November 9, 2017

    “Stranger Things” season two was released Oct. 27, just in time for Halloween. This continuation was highly requested after experts raved about the first season. The Netflix original is a science fiction horror series about the disappearance of a young boy into an alternate universe. This shows stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, and Finn Wolfha...

    Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

  • Dance Team – Club or Sport

    Dance Team – Club or Sport

    Isabella Malatesta, Staff Writer

    November 5, 2017

    The coach of Rochester High School’s dance team, Allie Mercer, has been speaking with members of the school board in order to push for her team to become a sport, instead of an athletic club. Ever since the dance team was created, it has been an athletic club, but now Mercer is trying to change people’s minds in order to get the respect it deserves. “Ever since I made...

    Photo courtesy of Isabella Malatesta

  • Making the Most out of College Visits

    Making the Most out of College Visits

    Zoe Sawdon, Staff Writer

    November 5, 2017

    Senior Hussein Murray eagerly opened up his email and saw several messages from college admissions counselors appear at the top of his screen. Ever since the SAT, Murray had been asking around and searching for information about the schools he was interested in, hoping to be ahead of the game when it was time to apply. Feeling somewhat apprehensive but also very excited, Murray w...

    Senior Grace Murphy visits the MSU Sparty statue during her college visit. Photo courtesy of Grace Murphy.

  • Annual Collage Concert is bittersweet for seniors

    Annual Collage Concert is bittersweet for seniors

    November 1, 2017

    The annual Collage Concert provides a tradition at RHS where band and choir classes come together to perform as one. While the variety of music draws full audiences to see the performance yearly, some seniors find it difficult to leave such a tradition behind. “[My last concert] was bittersweet,” senior Lizzie Novak said. “That concert is one of the more difficult...

    Chorale choir performs one of their well-rehearsed songs at the Collage Concert. Photo courtesy of Eileen Brennan.

RHS boil water advisory

RHS boil water advisory

Makenzie Shubnell, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2017No Comments

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, it was announced that RHS was to be under a boil water advisory, meaning ...

Teen “prank” turns to tragedy

Teen “prank” turns to tragedy

Bianca Mow, Sports Editior

October 26, 2017No Comments

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, five teens threw rocks off an overpass on Interstate-75. They damaged ...

RHS renovations photos

RHS renovations photos

Christopher Komarzec, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017No Comments

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Easy ways to be politically involved

Easy ways to be politically involved

Angela Mammel, Copy Editor

October 27, 20171 Comment

From the shots that rang out recently over a Las Vegas music festival to people struggling t...

Column: The real life of a freshman

Column: The real life of a freshman

Megan Lorenzo, Staff Writter

October 26, 2017No Comments

Being a freshman is probably one of the biggest and hardest changes for someone. Before goi...

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RHS students share their favorite candy

RHS students share their favorite candy

Elizabeth Bulat, Feature Editor

November 5, 2017No Comments

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School Morning Breakfasts

School Morning Breakfasts

October 26, 2017

You wake up in a daze, check your alarm clock, and realize that there’s barely enough time to get ready for school. In you...

Banana-oatmeal smoothie recipe

Banana-oatmeal smoothie recipe

October 25, 2017

Banana-Oatmeal Smoothie This quick and simple smoothie makes a great breakfast or snack. Follow the recipe below to make yo...

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Staying safe this Halloween

Staying safe this Halloween

Ellie Gnass, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017No Comments

As October comes to an end, the biggest thing on everyone's mind is Halloween, and most teens' main concern is what costume to wear. Although the Halloween season is an exciting time for many, it’s ...

New staff at RHS

New staff at RHS

October 27, 2017

  Picture by Eileen Brennan Theresa Robinson (Foreign Language Department) Favorite part of RHS: “My favorite thing about R...

When are you too old to go trick or treating?

When are you too old to go trick or treating?

October 25, 2017

Halloween: a day full of fright and candy, October 31st. Halloween is the day that people can dress up and be whoever the...

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