The “Gluten Free” Diet Needs to Die

Lily Moreschi, Assistant Managing Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Restaurant Reviews

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Gun Regulations are Necessary

Gun Regulations are Necessary

McKelvey Collins, Features Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Events such as the National School Walkout and the March for Our Lives have created discussions about gun violence and what we can do to prevent it from happening. However, lawmakers still have taken very little action to regulate firearms, which should be basic common sense. Many conservatives, backed...

The Meaning of Individualism is Changing

Colby Ervin, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We are not individualistic. America, as a nation, is known to put an extremely high stress on individualism. But, as I am sure you have noticed at some point, people with unpopular unique ideas are rarely socially accepted. I have seen people are shunned and shamed for thinking the way that they do, ...

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