The Talon

  • Steps to a spontaneous September

    Steps to a spontaneous September

    Violet Resh, Copy Editor

    September 20, 2018

    As the leaves start to change color and the morning air becomes crisp, summer comes to a close and winter is on its way. Before everyone gets cuddled up with ten blankets trying to keep warm and watching the five feet of snow accumulate, it’s important to make the most of autumn. Here are a few things to do this September to embrace the season. DIA - Star Wars exh...

  • Senior Column: High School Defined

    Senior Column: High School Defined

    Lauren Karmo, Editor-In-Chief

    June 14, 2018

    I know it sounds cliche, but high school is really like a rollercoaster. But, I would challenge that to say that it’s more like one of those run-down carnival rides that still goes up and down but also throws you around any which way. One thing about those carnival rides though, is that when you look back on the memory of it, it doesn’t seem as bad as it felt when you were...

  • APUSH and AP Gov take on Boston

    APUSH and AP Gov take on Boston

    Emma Scharfenberg, Staff Writer

    June 4, 2018

    On May 12-15, students from Rochester’s AP US History and AP Government classes went on a trip to Boston, Massachusetts. They explored the city of Boston and went to sites that were important to the Revolutionary War like the Bunker Hill Memorial and Boston Harbor where the Tea Party took place as well as the town of Salem where the infamous Salem witch trials occured. ...

    View of the city from the Boston Harbor. Photo by Emma Scharfenberg.

    Emma Scharfenberg

  • RHS choir performs its 30th annual Cabaret concert

    RHS choir performs its 30th annual Cabaret concert

    Zoe Sawdon, Sports Editor

    June 4, 2018

    Rochester High School’s choir program performed their 30th annual Cabaret concert on the nights of May 10 and May 11 in the RHS auditorium. Each year, Cabaret has a different theme represented in the music and performances throughout the night. This year’s theme was “Timeless.” “This year, because of the 30th anniversary, we decided the theme was time, and so...

    The stage has been decorated to fit the concert's theme of "Timeless." Photo from Rochester High School's Facebook page.

  • BRIEF: Softball prepares for pre-districts

    BRIEF: Softball prepares for pre-districts

    Taylor Simmons, Entertainment/Lifestyle Editor

    May 18, 2018

    The varsity softball team last year won the OAA white league championship and are pushing to win it again. The varsity softball team is also getting prepared for the pre-district game against Eisenhower High School. The game is on May 29 and if they win, they will move on to the district game which is on June 2.  Senior Harper Monica is a three year varsity player and is gett...

    Senior members of the varsity softball team, who are preparing for their final two games of the year.

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Where to find the best hot chocolate in town this winter

Where to find the best hot chocolate in town this winter

December 22, 2017

When the weather is below freezing, you can only put on so many layers. One thing that is certain to warm you up, though,...

Fun ways to pass your time over Winter Break

Fun ways to pass your time over Winter Break

December 19, 2017

Winter break is around the corner, which means it's time for sleeping in and having a good time. It's a time for seeing family...

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Block science students participate in March Mammal Madness

Block science students participate in March Mammal Madness

April 2, 2018

As March comes to an end, many think of college basketball. Inspired by the NCAA College Basketball tournament, March Mammal...

RHS welcomes next year’s freshman class with 8th Grade Parent Night

RHS welcomes next year’s freshman class with 8th Grade Parent Night

March 21, 2018

It is the night of March 14, 2018, and Mrs. Messing-Mirabito, a counselor at Rochester High, prepares for the arrival of...

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