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Op-Ed Video | Flex Time Should Offer Cultural Education Opportunities

Op-Ed Video | Flex Time Should Offer Cultural Education Opportunities

Jackson Estwanick, Production Editor/ Executive Producer

May 13, 2019

The "Option Four" schedule will go into effect in all Rockwood high schools next year and includes 60 minutes of flex time on A days and 90 minutes of flex on C days. Senior incentive and study hall will still be available. This will provide all students with time to diversify their education outside...

Michael’s Manifesto: Internet Privacy

Michael’s Manifesto: Internet Privacy

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

With the rise of social media, more and more of our information has become accessible to both individual internet users and companies  - a reality that’s potentially dangerous. This issue continues to be contentious as governments and companies like Facebook are criticised for harvesting Inter...

Michael’s Manifesto: Israeli Prime Minister Reelection

Variant of the reoccurring political series, Michael’s Manifesto, examining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Throughout my life as a Jew, I’ve felt that all sermons and all speeches have lead back to the state of Israel. At Sunday school, one of the greatest acts of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept for selflessly giving to others, was a student putting a $1 in the donation box to plant trees in Israel. B...

Michael’s Manifesto: Better Together is What Region Needs

Will Kruger, a representative from the Better Together campaign, presents the organization’s argument before a Chesterfield town hall meeting on April 15. “Better together was founded in 2013 to look at the municipal structure in St. Louis and try to understand what was working well, what was working poorly, and what lessons we could learn from cities that have consolidated,” he said. “The researchers of Better Together have identified that St. Louis has a number of very serious problems, many of which are directly tied to our structure.”

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Some people at MHS might be into baseball, soccer or ultimate frisbee. Others here might like rap, rock, pop or EDM as their music. Some people might see themselves as jocks, skater kids, or theatre geeks. Simply put: there’s a lot of diversity at MHS. The one thing that does undeniably unify eve...

Reflections On Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sam Hall, artistically depicts how rape culture when silenced in schools strips the identity of students who have experienced rape or sexual assault.

Sam Hall, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I remember announcing this fact to my classes and most notably the uncomfortable silence thereafter. I have a problem with the silence. We, as a society and a nation, have been silent about this topic for too long. In our #MeToo society, it seems i...

My Trash Week

My Trash Week

Jilian Bunderson, Illustrator

April 18, 2019

This past week, from April 10 to 17, I carried around trash in a small, drawstring bag that I duct-taped a trash liner into. Every snack wrapper, tissue and napkin I used was placed into this bag, so basically, I was transporting a miniature garbage dump everywhere I went  for a week. Sounds dis...

Recreational Reading Should Be Promoted

As people get older they are less likely to continue reading for pleasure. The teachers and administration should do more to promote recreational reading among high school students.

Alyssa Shellabarger, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

It is art class at Ridge Meadows Elementary School. The intercom crackles to life. “It is now time for 10 minutes of Silent Sustained Reading. Stop what you’re doing and take out your books.” This is the Rockwood Reading Day I remember from my childhood. Each student carried a book with the...

Opinion: Becoming A Mystique Dancer For a Day

Sam Hall, sophomore, performs a battement with poms. Hall is a ballet dancer who spent a day with the MHS poms team to experience a style of dance foreign to her.

Sam Hall, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

Blue poms and nude jazz shoes were strewn across the floor, girls clustered in small groups before warm up and anxiety filled my chest as I walked towards the group. On a dare, I had become part of Mystique for the day. I was raised in a studio where we were taught to hate competitive dancers. We place...

Let Boys be More Than Boys

Toxic masculinity can go beyond holding aggressive feelings toward women. It can cause men to hold in their feelings out of fear of being socially rejected.

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

March 11, 2019

“Boys don’t cry”: A silly mantra that was drilled into my head by the time I could walk and talk, yet the effect it’s had on my life so far is surprising. Whether it was something as simple as failing a test that would make or break my grade or as drastic as a friend collapsing from a pha...

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