Hollywood’s Bleeding Review

Hollywood’s Bleeding Review

Thomas Black, Reporter

October 25, 2019

 With the atmospheric title track “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Post Malone’s album starts off very promising. The guitars help set the vibe, and complement his top notch vocal melodies. Furthermore, the lyrics paint the picture of a melancholic version of Hollywood, where everyone is chasing their...

A Rise in Student Vaping

A Rise in Student Vaping

Arden Courtney Collins, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Is vaping a deadly habit corrupting America’s youth? Or is it simply a harmless pastime? To answer these questions, one needs to know what vaping is. Vapes are electronic devices that are used to inhale aerosol comprised of various components like nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals.  Accor...

Class Rings are Fading Out

Class Rings are Fading Out

Brooke Gardner, Business Manager

October 25, 2019

The junior class ring ceremony recently took place, an event at which Juniors who previously ordered their class rings receive them from Principal Mike Craft and a member of Herff Jones in front of friends and family members.  Although the event is a way to celebrate the milestone of getting a class ring,...

A “Locked” Up Problem

A “Locked” Up Problem

Blake Darmante, Reporter

September 20, 2019

When I first came to RCHS as a freshman I had this image in my head as to what I thought the lockers would look like. I imagined being able put all sorts of things in my locker such as stickers, books, extra school supplies, lots of snacks, etc. I had also hoped that I would be able to slip handwritten...

Teachers Need To Be Paid More

Teachers Need To Be Paid More

Nakole Allen, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Spending 180 days or more with teenagers can be hard and stressful. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for a teacher is approximately $55,000 per year. Being paid $55,000 a year is an undeserving salary for the amount of time, effort, and work that te...

Future in Flames

Future in Flames

Arden Courtney Collins, Reporter

September 19, 2019

The Amazon is currently on fire, and we are screwed. Concern for the fires in the Amazon flared up in August, when hashtags like #PrayforAmazonia trended worldwide. The buzz has since died down, but the Amazon’s situation is still dire. During the internet buzz, claims about the Amazon being...

Young Thug Resurges

Young Thug Resurges

Thomas Black, Reporter

September 19, 2019

With “So Much Fun,” Atlanta based singer/rapper Young Thug has blasted back onto the scene with his unique sound. His blend of melodic riffing and fast-paced flows has had a huge impact on the sound of contemporary trap music, influencing the likes of Gunna, Lil Keed, Lil Baby, and more. With his so...

Black Makes Bangin’ Beats

Black Makes Bangin’ Beats

Brooke Gardner, Business Manager

September 19, 2019

Recently, I discovered an artist among my classmates that I never truly noticed until the beginning of this school year. Junior Thomas Black is the man behind the beats, known as OFFWORLD. The first thing that popped into my mind was how the beats have an “electronic vibe” to them. To give a proper...

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...

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