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The Rockbridge County Courthouse where the trial took place.

Member of Jury Shares Thoughts on Natural Bridge Zoo Trials

Olivia Hickman and Claire Sigler May 17, 2024

On Feb. 26, trials began for the Natural Bridge Zoo at Circut Court in the Lexington Courthouse. The trial was to determine if the animals seized from the zoo were beyond a reasonable doubt suffering neglect,...

Junior Encourages Solutions to Climate Change by Winning Photo Competition

Junior Encourages Solutions to Climate Change by Winning Photo Competition

Grace Fleshman, News Editor May 13, 2024

In a recent photo competition, run by George Mason University’s Virginia Climate Center, junior Madelyn Jones earned 1st place. She is an RCHS Photography II student and she enjoys taking pictures of...

Sign announces construction project while workers work in the background
Photo courtesy of Mary Holton

Renovation on CTE Wing Continues

Lexi Walters, Reporter May 1, 2024

The renovation on the Career and Technical Education (CTE) wing that started in the summer will continue into the 2024-25 school year. Throughout the 2023-24 school year, the construction has affected...

Friday, April 26 SOL Schedule!

Friday, April 26 SOL Schedule!

Grace Fleshman, News Editor April 26, 2024

On Friday, April 26th, RCHS will have a different schedule than usual. In order for students  to complete their Geometry and Algebra II, 5th period will be extended almost two hours. Below is the schedule...

New hall passes administered by school admin.

New E-Hall Regulations Pass Admin Approval

Hallie Darmante, Social Media Manager April 17, 2024

One of the hottest topics in the hallways is the controversy surrounding E-Hall passes. Despite all the issues and pushback, new regulations have recently been approved by school administration. The new...

Evacuation Plan Graphic by Lexi Walters

RCHS Makes Changes To Evacuation Plans

Lexi Walters April 15, 2024

As a result of the bomb threat in Oct. 2023 at RCHS, some of the protocol for safety threats have changed. After the threat, law enforcement met with the RCHS administration to evaluate the current safety...

Northern Fires Cancel Athletic Events

Nala Shearer, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2024

Due to fires in the Rockingham County area, many Rockbridge County sporting events were postponed at the end of last week. All events Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 were postponed for the Wildcats.  The...

Graphic by Addie Flint.

RCHS Holds First Multicultural Festival

Addie Flint, Managing Editor March 28, 2024

On March 28, the Multicultural Student Union will host its first ever Multicultural Festival at Rockbridge County High School. The festival will start at 5 p.m. and is open to the community. Mr. Jay...

The Need-to-Knows of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The “Need-to-Knows” of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Bella Fitch, reporter March 28, 2024

On Oct. 7, 2023, the militant Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise attack in Southern Israel on the Gaza strip, killing over 1,000 Israeli citizens and taking over 200 hostage. However, this isn’t...

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