Ralph Northam needs to speak at VMI

Beckett Howe, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Even though the blackface scandal of Governor Ralph Northam has smeared his career, there can be a good lesson learned from this horrible action. Northam’s refusal to speak at VMI will make him appear weak to his constituents by declining this offer to apologize for his racist actions. Lexington...

Northam Backs Out of VMI Commencement

McKelvey Collins, Print Editor

May 21, 2019

It is hard to tell when the public forgets about a person’s wrongdoings, and just how much that will damage their career. For every Kevin Spacey, whose most recent movie earned a total of $167 at the domestic box office (that number is not in millions or thousands, just one hundred and sixty-seven...

The “Gluten Free” Diet Needs to Die

Lily Moreschi, Assistant Managing Editor

February 1, 2019

Imagine this: you are 11 and a half years old. You are sitting in the booth of a one of your favorite restaurants and tell your waiter that you eat gluten free. The waiter understands what you are saying, and he goes to find the owner of the restaurant to tell you what is safe for you to eat. When...

Freedom of the Press Suffers in Saudi Arabia

Freedom of the Press Suffers in Saudi Arabia

Kate Hentz, Layout Editor

January 31, 2019

Censorship has a dangerous presence in Saudi Arabia. Recently, freedom of the press in Saudi Arabia has turned deadly with the killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post Columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. Due to a rise in domestic criticism over their war with Yemen, Saudi Arabia has begun to crack down...

A Newcomer Observes RCHS

Caitlyn Hill, Adviser

January 30, 2019

Nobody would dare make the claim these days that general diversity is unimportant. Anyone who does is shunned and ridiculed. Why is this? In my life, I’ve had always had very straightforward and clear personal ideas of what diversity is and what it looks like--and until recently, I was never given...

Gun Violence in The United States Increases

Gun Violence in The United States Increases

Sarah Hennis, Online Newspaper Editor

January 27, 2019

As a high school student, I constantly dread the day when I hear gunshots in my school and when my worst nightmare becomes a reality. Although some might find it unnecessary to have such morbid thoughts, I believe that since school shootings are becoming so common, we are forced to constantly be ready....

Trump Puts Human Rights at the Bottom of His To-Do List

Kate Hentz, Layout Editor

January 25, 2019

The Trump administration has taken its biggest step yet away from the United States’ commitment to human rights. This past June, President Donald Trump declared his highly-anticipated exit of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council is a committee made up of 47 seats filled...

Gene Therapy is Ethical in Humans

Lily Moreschi, Assistant Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

Gene therapy is defined as altering an organism’s genome, either by insertion, correction, or deletion of specific genes, in order to cure a disease by a method other than surgery or drugs. While most gene therapy techniques are experimental, they exist in order to prevent diseases at the root cause....

Salerno Scathed Again

Salerno Scathed Again

Brinson Mullis, Managing Editor

October 31, 2018

I have been preparing for this very moment for the last two years. Somehow, I always knew it would come back to this. There was just no shaking the feeling that something was after me. Following my every move. Waiting to strike when I least expect it. That thing was my mortal enemy, Salerno Restaurant....

Sexual Harassment Pertaining to Schools

McKelvey Collins, Features Editor

May 25, 2018

Ever since the sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein broke in Oct. 2017, harassment and violence against women has been a controversial topic. Still, few people consider how men’s behavior and the flaws in their upbringing are correlated. When young children are not taught about the basic...

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