Archive for 'February,2012'

Features:  Preparing for scholarships important for seniors, underclassmen alike

Features: Preparing for scholarships important for seniors, underclassmen alike

College is definitely something that needs to be thought about before a person’s senior year. A lot of seniors are applying for scholarships this time of year, trying to get their college funding sorted out. According [...]

Editorial:  Time devoted to scholarship work worth it in the end

Editorial: Time devoted to scholarship work worth it in the end

As the second semester rolls around, many seniors are beginning to realize just how close they are to the ultimate freedom, graduation. Just when the excitement starts to set in, they realize that there is one [...]

Sports:  Superstitions, rituals help athletes, in their opinion

Sports: Superstitions, rituals help athletes, in their opinion

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines superstition as “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.” So, actions such as eating “green gum,” telling [...]

Sports:  Wrestlers continue successful season

Sports: Wrestlers continue successful season

The month of January has been a busy one for the wrestlers, as they continue gaining experience in different tournaments. The Burlington Invitational tournament on Jan. 7 went fairly well for the Mustang wrestlers. Rock Creek [...]

Sports:  Girls basketball improves by the week

Sports: Girls basketball improves by the week

The girls basketball team started the month of January with a shaken-up schedule due to a beam in the gym being torqued, cancelling the game against the Riley County Falcons. The game, originally scheduled for Jan. [...]

Sports:  Basketball boys off to a strong start

Sports: Basketball boys off to a strong start

The Rock Creek Mustangs boys basketball team entered month two of January, coming off a strong start in December. They started things off against Riley County, which was supposed to be played here at Rock Creek, [...]

Column:  Staffer approves of new lunch items

Column: Staffer approves of new lunch items

There are a few new foods being added to the school lunch and breakfast menus.  Italian pasta bake. Garlic cheddar biscuits. Breakfast pita. These are just a few of the new foods that the school cafeteria [...]

News: Military parents return home from Iraq

Operation Iraqi Freedom started on March 20, 2003, and ended eight years and 273 days later on Dec. 18, 2011.  In this war, the United States of America’s goal was to help the Iraqi civilians and [...]

News Brief: Debate team competes at state

The 2012 state debate tournament was held on Saturday, Jan 14. Debate coach Keith Miller took senior Ben Peterson and juniors Crystal Chitwood, Dylan Meyer, Jacob Miller and Josh Roberts to the four-speaker tournament and sophomores [...]

News Brief: Yearbook staff wins KSPA All-Kansas award

The 2011 Rock Creek yearbook recently received the All-Kansas award in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s  annual critique contest. The judges critiqued the yearbook on five different areas — concept, design, coverage, writing and photography. The [...]

News Brief: Heading to the Shrine Bowl

The 2012 Shrine Bowl will be on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Emporia State University. Senior Logan Miner was selected from 25-member committee to be in the East-West Shrine Bowl, and head football coach Mike [...]

News Brief: Prom Preparations Underway

The junior class is starting to plan food, decorations and other miscellaneous items for Prom this year. The junior class voted and decided to have a “Waking Up In Vegas” theme for Prom on Saturday, April [...]

Features: Students spend free time working for a living

As much as high school students struggle through the piles of homework, club meetings and sporting events, there are also the students who add one more duty to their schedule, a job. Students at Rock Creek [...]