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Change of Culture: Immigrants give unique, inspiring perspective

John Giesey, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

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According to the 2010 census, Rolla’s population demographic was 86.71 percent White. Meaning that if one attends Rolla high school, there is a strong chance that they are an average white, American-looking kid. But for others,...

Finding faith, fighting hunger

Chloe Myers, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

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A local food distribution, which happens every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 AM to noon at Grace Church, takes place at Grace Church here in Rolla and feeds up to 600 families a month. It is called Phelps County Faith...

Diwali: ‘the festival of lights’, an international celebration

Rahel Pommerenke

November 24, 2014

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Diwali, the Festival of the Lights, has become an international celebration. In all of India, as well as in parts of the United States, this Hindu tradition has taken root. The India Association is an organization of students,...

Body image has impact on high schoolers

Theodora Leventis, Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

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       The pressures of social media have caused serious turmoils--from movies, magazines and activities in everyday life, the strain to be perfect seems to be everywhere people look. It’s unavoidable and many individual...

Marching bulldog brigade tells story of Boudica

Amanda Steineman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

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To come up with the band’s show theme, band directors Michael Goldschmidt and John Slowensky met with ex-choir director Jeff Sandquist and others to discuss in late March. Sandquist suggested doing a theme that revolves around...

South Korean exchange student shares her experience

Grace Keng, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2014

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I’m Grace Kang. I’m an exchange student this year, and I’m from South Korea. I came to Rolla High School this year, and it is really different. In South Korea, we think that getting a great job is really important. We...

Go on a college visit; Jakob Pommerenke’s experience visiting Colorado State University

Jakob Pommerenke

February 18, 2014

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Finding the right college is complicated. You have to look at the programs, the majors and minors, the area around the school, housing and so much more, but when all that is said and done, the real challenge starts. You may only...

Abusive relationships may have a different face in High School

Maggie Duncan

January 31, 2014

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

“I guess I just got tired of people telling me to just cut it off, that it was easy. It wasn’t, because I knew he wouldn’t let go that easy. So it was easier to say things were fine, that I was alright, until I could figure...

Little is known about impact of e-cigs, but they are contraband at RHS

Maggie Duncan

January 31, 2014

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E-cigarettes are quickly rising in popularity, with over 200 small companies making them in the United States.They are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking, and part of their popularity lies in the fact that they recreate...

A soccer season ten years in making

December 17, 2013

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  Growing up, little kids want to be astronauts, firemen, presidents and many other extraordinary things, but that wasn’t the case for a group of boys who were on Mark Calvert’s soccer team. Chances are, they dreamed of pl...

Host a bonfire, create memories

Strawn Wisdom, Reporter

November 4, 2013

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Bonfires have become the face of teenage group relaxation. A nice small, warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate is how most might picture it. Maybe with someone playing a guitar nice and soft to keep a mellow feel infused in each...

RHS Art Club will travel to St. Louis City Museum

Mitchell Brady, Ad Manager

October 29, 2013

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The RHS Art Club is visiting the City Museum [http://explorestlouis.com/visit-explore/see-do/see-do-member/?mid=29&gclid=COvJnuevvLoCFaZcMgodzgoAfg] and the Laumeier Sculpture Park [http://laumeiersculpturepark.org/index.php] in Saint Louis this Thursday. Shannon Engl...

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