Celebrating Seniors From Six Feet Apart

Celebrating Seniors From Six Feet Apart

Morgan Slusser, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Due to online school being the only option for Rockbridge County students, seniors are having an unusual senior year. Without dances, fall sports or clubs being able to meet in person, senior year looks very different on a social scale. Although it can be hard to compare to these normal high school act...

Hull’s Drive In Rents Out Venue

A busy night at Hull's Drive In

Seamus Looney, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Hull’s Drive In has begun renting out the venue to outside organizations, in hopes to help these organizations hold their events in a safe manner. Christian Reter is the theatre manager at the Drive In.  “Not only does it help provide additional revenue for the Drive In, but it helps local o...

Governor of Virginia Commissions a Curriculum Change

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Blake Darmante, Reporter

October 8, 2020

In light of the numerous social inequality issues America has dealt with in the past two years, Governor Ralph Northam has taken action to promote equality in the Virginia State curriculum. Northam’s  plan to create equality within the State curriculum starts with including an African American History cou...

RCHS Library Adapts to a Virtual World

Ella Vaught, Reporter

October 8, 2020

In the world of virtual school, the use of the school library dwindles. Students are not able to take study halls, check out books or use other resources, or attend presentations. Books and other media go on without being used while students at home go on without the ability to read new books or h...

Season Yield Farm

Season Yield Farm

Heidi Schwarzmann, Reporter

October 8, 2020

If the crisp, cool autumn mornings make you crave freshly baked pastries, maple infused coffee, and a beautiful space to unwind and rest, Seasons Yield Farm is the place to be.  This locally owned family business is set in Raphine, Va. off Interstate 81. On scheduled “bread days,” you can go ou...

The Death of RBG

The Death of RBG

Beckett Howe, Editor

October 8, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away due to metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. She served over 27 years as a Justice on the Supreme Court and has a legal record that has helped grant equality to everyone. For her, however, it was not that easy. Ginsburg graduated at ...

Is TikTok Good For the Mental Health of Teens?

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Emma Brooke, Reporter

October 8, 2020

While scrolling for hours on TikTok, teenagers might start to consider how the app affects mental health. The assignment a student knew was due that day is now missing. The chore a teen was assigned never got done. Just 10 minutes turns into two hours. To some, the app becomes an addiction that seems...

CTE Students Receive Home Kits

One of the Electronics Home Kits sent home by Mr. Jarvis.

Maren Jetton, Reporter

October 8, 2020

This fall, CTE classes such as Electronics and Robotics Technology are sending “Home Instructional Kits.” The purpose of these kits is to give students taking the class the ability to learn just as much outside of school as they would if the year was proceeding normally. Paige Owens is the supervisor o...

SCA’s Plans For the Fall

Parizad Irani and Tupu Mulitalo organizie folders

Maxwell Pearson, Reporter

October 8, 2020

The Student Council Association (SCA) may have limited options for the fall, but the council members are finding new ways to engage students and keep the school spirit going strong. The SCA is taking advantage of the internet and the resources available to socially interact with students in different ways...

SIRPHA in Rockbridge

One of the signs made to be placed around the county.

Sarah Phelps, Reporter

October 8, 2020

SIRPHA stands for Students in Rockbridge Promoting Healthy Alternatives and is a club in which the members work to spread awareness about topics such as underage drinking, tobacco use, drug use, and mental health.  SIRPHA is a student-led club and currently has 10 members. Each member is dedicate...

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