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Students stressed about finals find ways to cope

Students stressed about finals find ways to cope

s the end of the school year approaches, many students are feeling the pressure of multiple spring activities. Sporting events, end-of-the-year concerts, the beginning of summer jobs, and family get-togethers are just a few of the worries that plague students during the months of April and May. Add finals to that list, and many begin […]

Student View: Winter Olympic Games

Student View: Winter Olympic Games

A suspect opening ceremony seems to be the biggest topic of discussion this year for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The reason for the commotion is the major fault in the pyrotechnics;  the fifth Olympic ring, representing North America, failed to illuminate, which arose questions about bias and legitimacy of judging against America and Russia, although […]

Student View: Marijuana Legalization

Student View: Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana is, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the third most abused drug in America today right behind tobacco and alcohol. While two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use of the cannabis drug, the other 48 states have yet to remove it from the ranks of prohibited drugs such as […]

Student view: North Korea and Dennis Rodman

Student view: North Korea and Dennis Rodman

Whether it be his multi-colored hair and hairstyles he donned on a multitude of occasions or his famous red carpet masquerades such as when he wore a wedding dress in May of 1996 to promote his autobiography,  Bad As I Wanna Be, by now many have heard of Dennis Rodman’s outlandish behavior, both on and off the court. […]

Student View: Should the break be called Winter Break or Christmas Break?

Student View: Should the break be called Winter Break or Christmas Break?

Perhaps it’s a minor detail: should school districts call the December recess a more secular “Winter Break” or the religiously oriented “Christmas Break?” But terms such as these are debated constantly in the media. Bill O’Reilly, a conservative commentator on Fox News, has an annual habit of discussing the so-called “war on Christmas.” He believes […]

Student View: Thanksgiving Break

Student View: Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates appreciating what you have. Beginning with the first Thanksgiving in 1621 in the Plymouth Colony with the American Indians and the Plymouth Colonists, where they famously put down their arms and put aside differences to eat the now-famous Thanksgiving turkey and celebrate the colonists’ first year in the colony, […]

Student View: Black Friday

Student View: Black Friday

Following the day of Thanksgiving, “door-buster sales” entice Americans to shop ’til they drop. Black Friday is an unofficial American holiday that is the opening of winter shopping in stores, with Cyber Monday coming a few days later for online shoppers. Sales let consumers find good deals on nearly everything from electronics to clothes to […]

Student View: The true meaning of Thanksgiving

Student View: The true meaning of Thanksgiving

A cultural holiday to celebrate and appreciate harvest time is common in many countries around the world. In Korea, they celebrate Chuseok with traditional food and games. Argentinians celebrate the Fiesta de la Vendimia by drinking wine made from their vineyards. Fruit pastries called kolache are common in Czech harvest festivals. Giving thanks for food […]

Student View: Next Generation Consoles, Worth It?

Student View: Next Generation Consoles, Worth It?

Ever since the first known mass produced video game, Computer Space, in November of 1971, American’s have divulged into the animated world and immersed themselves into an alternate reality known as “console gaming.” When one speaks of game consoles, they often refer to them by generations, from first to eighth. When German engineer Ralph H. Baer […]

Student View: Was JFK’s assassination a conspiracy?

Student View: Was JFK’s assassination a conspiracy?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Shot and killed by two bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, JFK died a few short hours later. Soon after of his death, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States, but it took […]

Student View: Honor Flight Fundraising Competition

Student View: Honor Flight Fundraising Competition

Last Monday, Nov. 11, RBHS kicked-off the second annual Honor Flight Competition against the Jefferson City Public School District. Sponsored by Young Republicans, the event aims to raise money for the non-profit organization, Honor Flight, that raises money to fly World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their war memorial at no charge […]

Student View: Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Student View: Do You Believe in Ghosts?

As the sun sets on Halloween, cities across the country are alive with people celebrating the occasion. Trick-or-treaters take to the streets and strategically scavenge for sweet treats, while older kids and adults choose to settle down to watch a horror movie or attend a Halloween gathering. Among the celebrations, thoughts of spooky apparitions and […]

Student View: Same-Sex Marriage

Student View: Same-Sex Marriage

Even though 27 states prohibit same-sex civil marriage by constitutional amendment or state law, three by constitutional amendment  only, and five by state law only, same-sex civil  marriage has made it through yet another barrier as New Jersey, at Midnight Oct. 21, has officially voted to end the ban on same-sex marriage. Gov. Chris Christie, […]

Student View: College and Career Village

Student View: College and Career Village

Today, Oct. 26, students to attend RBHS’s College and Career Village. The typical class schedule was completely rearranged to accommodate the event and its guests. The event gave students of all grade levels a chance to listen in on lectures and ask questions of professionals about their fields and then later browse a college fair […]

Student View: Government Shutdown

Student View: Government Shutdown

Fewer than 24 hours ago, with a 285-144 vote in the House of Representatives and an overwhelming 81-18 vote in the Senate, Congress moved to end the government shutdown and passed a bill on to the President of the United States. Congress, who was already on the American people’s chopping block for 16 days, faced […]

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