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RHS ECHO: Online student news

Are weighted grades advantageous?

Rohit Allada, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013

A student’s grade point average is an essential part of his or her high school experience. Our GPAs are used to identify how we are perceived within the school, reflect the type of student we are, and have a direct impact on...

Nerd Day deemed not politically correct; changed to Genius Day

November 22, 2013

Last year, in an attempt to not offend the student body, one of the senior superlatives was changed from ‘Facebook Creep’ to ‘Facebook Guru’. Now, with this spirit week another change has been made. The classic ‘Nerd...

Intricacies of the (H:) drive

Jakob Pommerenke

November 19, 2013

Recently more and more problems have come up in the computer system, though many are unknown, a repeating problem which could probably be easily fixed is the space requirement issue. Each computer has a limited HDD (Hard disk...

It’s beginning to look like winter

Logan Houf

November 1, 2013

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Effect of ACA

Rohit Allada, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Registration for government healthcare plans begins tomorrow, October 1. Millions of Americans who were previously uninsured will now have access to health insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Each state will have a variety...

The failed war on drugs

Jakob Pommerenke

October 17, 2013

The recent use of the TOR network as a honey trap to install a tracker on people's computers and the shutdown of the Silkroad with arrests made all across the western world are one of the only few results that the war on drugs...

OPINION: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

David Park, Graphic design

October 10, 2013

Today, the school introduced a new circular table for the cafeteria. Personally, I was perfectly content with the long rectangular tables from last year. When the school replaced these long tables with shorter ones, I was a bit...

OPINION: The government shutdown has gone on long enough

Gavin Lewis, Multimedia

October 7, 2013

As the government shutdown looms into its fourth day, most people I hear are saying, “It’s all Obama’s fault for this shutdown,” or other phrases in that nature. This is actually far from the cause. For the public to tr...

Fear of missing out is real for social media generation

Theodora Leventis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

Teens often feel like they’re missing out when it comes to their social lives. With social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it is hard not to see what everyone is up to. Kids will see pictures of their...

OPINION: US intervention in Syria necessary

Wilson Bryan, Copy Editor

September 16, 2013

  President Obama has spoken again regarding the volatile circumstances in Syria. The situation thus far stands at this: the civil war in Syria began roughly two years ago with the people peacefully protesting Bashar al-Assad’s rule...

RHS tardy policy

Jakob Pommerenke

September 13, 2013

The school tardy policy is a broken policy that causes students to be later than they actually have to be by forcing them to go through the entire school simply to tell the attendance office they were late to their class. Others...

School pride is back!

Logan Houf, Graphic Designer

September 11, 2013

It’s no secret that school spirit has been declining over the past few years, but is it on its way back? A few of the students and teachers are coming up with ideas every day to help bring some spirit back. So far, RHS has...

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