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  • Interact Day 2017

    Interact Day 2017

    Zoya Ahmed, Staff Writer

    November 28, 2017

    On November 11, Rochester High’s Rotary Interact Club hosted the fourth annual Interact Day at RHS, in which over 150 people participated. This year’s theme was Veterans Day: Service Above Self. “[The purpose of Interact Day is to] connect with Interact Clubs from all around Michigan,”sophomore Rishma Balakrishnan, an RHS Interact Club member said. “[They] talk ...

    The attendees of Interact Day gather for a picture together.

    Photo courtesy of Bilal Ibrahim

  • NEWS BRIEF: Congressman Mike Bishop visits RHS

    NEWS BRIEF: Congressman Mike Bishop visits RHS

    Wyatt Anness, Staff Writer

    November 28, 2017

    On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Mike Bishop, a congressman for the 8th district of Michigan in the House of Representatives, met with Advanced Placement Government students. Mr. Bishop gave a brief explanation of his journey into politics and followed up with a question and answer session where students got the opportunity to ask him about his stances on certain hot button issues....

    Headshot of Congressman Mike Bishop. Credit: Creavtive Commons

    U.S. House of Photography

  • New and upcoming movies for Winter 2017

    New and upcoming movies for Winter 2017

    Wyatt Anness, Staff Writer

    November 21, 2017

    There are  a lot of new movies coming to theaters this winter season, which hope to make up from the lackluster summer box office release season a few months ago. There’s a good mix of films for every type of movie goer this winter. Here are some of the most talked about upcoming movies this winter season: Justice League: Hoping to piggyback off the summer hit “Wonder ...

    Justice League opened on Nov. 17. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

  • 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.

Republicans push for tax reform

Republicans push for tax reform

Noah Peterson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017No Comments

After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act for a third time, Republican leadership has intr...

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 ...

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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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How to balance academics and club activities

Gloria Baldevia, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017No Comments

Every day, students go to school with a mindset of having an unforgettable high school experience. From academics to sports to clubs, some students are doing whatever they can to get as involved as possi...

RHS Students celebrate Thanksgiving 2017

RHS Students celebrate Thanksgiving 2017

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 is right around the corner, which means family traditions, thanks and food is in full swing. Freshmen Gwen...

Making the most out of college visits

Making the most out of college visits

November 5, 2017

Senior Hussein Murray eagerly opened up his email and saw several messages from college admissions counselors appear at the top of...

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The growth of artificial intelligence

Gloria Baldevia, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017No Comments

In the past decade, technology has made the world smaller as smartphones, wifi, and social networking sites were introduced. While these innovations are continuously growing,  another thing that extends th...

Robotics Club

Robotics Club

November 30, 2017

  Along with the new school year starting, the Robotics team (FEDS) is also beginning. Club leaders say that it's...

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. Whi...

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