Eye of the Tiger

College Application Essay: The Berry Lot

College Application Essay: The Berry Lot

NATE NGUYEN

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear college, Over the course of my academic career, I demonstrated and developed skills like hard work, determination, and creativity. Courses like English, mathematics, and various history classes pushed me to success. However the catalyst of many traits that make me a good fit for college comes...

GUEST PIECE: College decision wait anxiously brief

GUEST  PIECE: College decision wait anxiously brief

ANNA PRATT

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A dream I have dreamed a thousand times is coming to an end. Picture this: I’m 10 years old. My eldest brother returns from his first semester at university touting two gift bags, a smile, and an excited voice, saying, “Look what I got for you two!” My twin sister and I eagerly open the gifts,...

College Board stunts success

College Board stunts success

SINO OULAD DAOUD

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To exploit American students, one must slow the progress of American education as much as possible. The best way to do this would be to place education in the hands of one organization that squeezes every penny out of students, yet uses none of it to benefit society. Some sort of monopoly would establish...

PE policy reversal crushes fulfilled dreams

PE policy reversal crushes fulfilled dreams

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On the first day of the second semester, I experienced certain heartbreak. It was a terrible, achingly dramatic ordeal with a side dish of betrayal. I remember feeling hollow and disjointed. Almost like it was a freshly dead beloved household pet that nobody wanted to mention by name, I was forced...

Unweighted Pre-Calc prevents fair rank

Unweighted Pre-Calc prevents fair rank

CAM MEDRANO

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have what most consider a “grade obsession.” And if you take a look around RHS, you’ll find that this sanity-reducing ailment affects an abundance of other poor, unfortunate souls. I realize it probably isn’t the healthiest thing for me, but what can I say, I grew up with it and I haven’t...

Spirits days counterintuitive by lack of inclusivity

Spirits days counterintuitive by lack of inclusivity

DANIELLE BENNETT

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For the sake of full disclosure, I might not be the most outwardly spirited person at this school. While my more meticulous friends would religiously don attire for each spirit day, I spent my morning snoozing my alarm clock until I had to make a dash to school. Still, I appreciate spirit weeks as a ...

Personal finance course lacks depth

Personal finance course lacks depth

JACK ROSETTI

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Financial literacy is something seldom found in high school graduates. When the school district introduced the idea of an online financial literacy course, the majority of my acquaintances saw it as just another hurdle to leap on the pathway to graduation. This was the first mistake. In my experience...

Assigned $50 parking hurts those without

Assigned $50  parking  hurts those without

DOMINIC TAYLOR

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With a deep sigh of half relief and half skepticism, I finally believe we are on the right track to having organization and consistency for parking in the senior lot … well, at least we’re on the right track. With the new implementation of applications and purchase for personal parking spots,...

Calls home when tardy inessential

Calls home when tardy inessential

JAYDEN MILLER

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As an RHS student who does not possess a car, most of the time, I struggle to get to school on time. Whenever I do end up being late, my parents would always know, despite the fact that it would never be over half an hour. But ever since the school implemented a policy where they call home the second...

Lax history coverage costs awareness

Lax history coverage costs awareness

DANELLE BENNETT

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I take offense to claims that Americans are uncultured, self-centered people with little to no understanding of the world around them. Not necessarily because that isn’t true, but because I have successfully pointed to South Korea on a map and feel I should get some credit for my elementary knowledge...

Drop-off table risks personal, school security

Drop-off table risks personal, school security

KAIA WHITNEY

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last school year, RHS decided to implement a new sort of rule. If a parent or guardian is to bring us food, they must leave it at the drop off table in the front office rather than passing it to us through one of the gates as many students have done in the past. In theory this may be the safer option,...

AP Human Geo faulty prep for APUSH

AP Human Geo faulty prep for APUSH

DEAN EFSTATHIU

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Unlike most, I took both AP Human Geography and AP European History before my AP U.S. class. While people commonly misconceive that AP Human Geography is a much easier course than AP Euro, I found that both classes take a considerable amount of effort and time. However, though people claim that both...