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Via Zoom, senior Sarah George was announced the National Champion in the Prepared Prompt Speaking event for Speech and Debate.

George Wins Speech and Debate National Championship

Zara Tola, Copy Editor June 26, 2020

Around MHS, senior Sarah George is known for her ability to talk the talk in front of others.  As a member of Speech and Debate, George has been described by coaches as expressive, confident and driven.  As...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted in March due to the signifcant strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on the economy.

COVID-19 Causes Significant Crash in Stock Market

Sushant Marella, Student Reporter June 5, 2020

Around mid-late February junior Aaron Alter, president of the Stock Club, pulled out of a large number of his shares in the stock market in fear of what was going to happen. Global economies, such as China...

Starting with the 2020-2021 school year, teachers in RSD will be required to use Canvas (pictured above) as the primary online communication platform between them and their students.

RSD to Require Canvas in the Upcoming School Year

Zara Tola, Copy Editor June 5, 2020

Starting with the 2020-2021 school year, teachers in RSD will be required to use Canvas as the primary online communication platform between them and their students.  Dr. Shelley Willott, Assistant...

Natalie Anderson, junior, views the tickets for her Prom on Ticketleap.

Junior Plans Summer Prom

Zara Tola, Social Media Editor May 25, 2020

“Prom is an event for students to dress up and enjoy each other’s company at a formal event,” senior Olivia Heidbrink said of the iconic high school event. “It’s a way to have fun and let loose...

Laura Marie Coverstone, language arts teacher, said social media tributes and hashtags, such as #IRunWithMaud, can become therapeutic as they allow individuals to feel connected and to mourn during the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies. “There are many ways to be heard without physically being present to advocate,” Coverstone said. “A lot of great conversations have been started and letters have been written that may have not been so articulately crafted, if people did not have the time to do so. For once, we have time on our side, and hopefully, we get it right this time.”

Death of Ahmaud Arbery Evokes Reflections and Tributes

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter May 16, 2020

Laura Marie Coverstone, language arts teacher, felt her stomach drop and sickness wash over her after reading a news headline concerning the death of a stranger—Ahmaud Arbery.  “As a mother,...

Caps and gown packages are delivered to senior’s car windows by MHS staff members wearing masks and gloves.

Photo Gallery: Senior Cap and Gown Handout

Ben Hughes, Equipment Manager May 16, 2020

South Base Terminal Manager Alex Gensler (left) and Starr Giammanco, meal distributor, (right) load school buses with boxes of prepared meals for regional distribution.

RSD Community Lends Helping Hand to Students and Families

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter May 7, 2020

Rene Moore, senior, faces a new stressor amid the threats of an unparalleled crisis in recent history with the novel coronavirus pandemic.  She is concerned for her grandparents' medical issues...

Zoom allows students to meet with their teachers and ask questions about assignments. They can also start their own meetings if they have a Zoom account.

Students Adjust to Online School

Ella Musial, Staff Reporter May 5, 2020

Students and teachers, now more than a month into RSD’s Applied Learning Program (ALP), are finding it has its benefits and disadvantages.  As a part of the ALP, assignments are now given online...

Quit Kits put together by Lili Schliesser contain information for someone who is quitting, information for anyone supporting them and some inconspicuous tools to deal with cravings including packs of mint gum, cinnamon toothpicks and chapstick.

RSD Offers Quit Kits to Students in Need of Vaping Recovery

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter April 21, 2020

RSD is no stranger to the use of vaping products throughout its schools, with vaping being the number one substance in RSD schools, according to the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition. Data from a RSD survey...

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