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Artificial or Real Trees?

Artificial or Real Trees?

Lola Mulitalo and Quincy Speers January 8, 2024

As the Christmas season approaches, more and more people are putting up their Christmas trees. With some people using real trees and some using artificial trees, the question remains, which one is better.   There...

Picture Roslyn Morrow looking at the Speech and Debate slide.

Forensics “Rebrands” Their Team

Hallie Darmante, Reporter January 8, 2024

On Sept.  11, the RCHS Forensics team got back into their groove and started their long journey of rebranding. Forensics is originally a speech and debate based club that involves poetic and literary...

The Prowler staff lines up for a photo after the completion of the annual Prowler Talent Show. Photo taken by Laila Thomas.

The Prowler Hosts the Annual Talent Show

Nala Shearer, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2024

The annual Prowler Talent Show was finally held Thursday Nov. 30. This show date had to get pushed back due to four days of school closures prior to Thanksgiving break. The Prowler staff, however, did...

A Students Guide to Passing Exams

A Student’s Guide to Passing Exams

Claire Sigler and Olivia Hickman January 8, 2024

As the stress of exam season approaches, students are beginning to study for their midterms. With the first exam being on December 14, we have some helpful tactics on how to prepare for the exams. There...

Graphic Courtesy of Ms. McKenzey Robinson

Winter Sparks a New Sale From the Cat Crew Bakery

Gardner Clement and Jack Jensen January 8, 2024

Every holiday season, the Hospitality Program sets up a bakery, called the Cat Crew Bakery. The Cat Crew Bakery is led by Ms. McKenzey Robinson, and her Upper Level Hospitality class runs the bakery every...

Actor Esra Knight speaking at a SAG-AFTRA rally, photo courtesy of AP News Entertainment Instagram page

Actors’ Fight for Rights Come to an End in the SAG-AFTRA Strike

Bella Fitch, reporter December 11, 2023

The Actors’ Strike comes to an End   For 118 days, actors across the U.S. have been fighting for their right to fair compensation and prevention of AI use that impersonates actors. The Screen...

The Marching Wildcats march the streets of Lexington as one of the various floats. Photo curtesy Bella Fitch.

Marching Wildcats March for Christmas

Hallie Darmante, Reporter December 11, 2023

When Starbucks finally retires their famous pumpkin spice lattes and you are bombarded with waves of hallmark advertisements, you know that it is  finally time for the annual Lexington Christmas parade....

Students show their school spirit in the Cat Pack Section at the Homecoming Football Game.

Cat Pack Shows Their School Spirit

Ella Cate Brown, Reporter December 11, 2023

There are so many ways to participate in game day school spirit, and dressing up according to the themes is very popular among students. At football and volleyball games students can dress up according...

Burch smiles with his daughter, and her four fellow volleyball seniors before a big regular season game. Photo courtesy of Jaden Harrison. 

Remembering Mike Burch

Nala Shearer, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2023

On Oct. 12, the Rockbridge County and Lexington City Schools communities lost an influential teacher, mentor, and friend.  Mr. Michael “Mike” Burch lost a hard-fought battle to cancer this fall,...

“ChatGPT on Chromebook” by Will Gibbs, image by Logowiki licensed under

AI Mania Sweeps the School

Will Gibbs, Reporter November 27, 2023

Since its release and lightning rise earlier this year, ChatGPT and other AI models have taken our school by storm because students have discovered their utility in all fields from science labs to math...

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