Archive for 'December,2012'

News:  Debate team places third in four-speaker regionals

News: Debate team places third in four-speaker regionals

The debate team members competed at the 4A four-speaker regional tournament at Olathe Northwest High School on Dec. 14-15, where they placed third in order to qualify for the state tournament. On the affirmative side, seniors [...]

Features:  Senior to travel to Florida for chorus convention

Features: Senior to travel to Florida for chorus convention

Many students have hobbies outside of school activities, and these interests may take them all across the country. Senior Mason Swenson’s hobby of music will soon take him to the Sunshine State of Florida. Swenson will [...]

Opinions:  Students should make time to help others during the holiday season

Opinions: Students should make time to help others during the holiday season

There are many ways that students can help others this holiday season. Whether it is simply giving a child a present or helping to feed a family, every little thing counts. Some people may not be [...]

Sports: Wildcats to travel to Fiesta Bowl to face Oregon Ducks

Sports: Wildcats to travel to Fiesta Bowl to face Oregon Ducks

While it is not the national championship, as many had hoped during the season, the Kansas State football team will be going to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, where the No. 5 Wildcats will take on the [...]

Features:  Student band, Nearly Flightless, performs locally, releases first single

Features: Student band, Nearly Flightless, performs locally, releases first single

In March 2012, around Spring Break, four guys started a band called Nearly Flightless in Manhattan. The band members include Rock Creek junior Jackson Meyer, plus Manhattan High School junior Austin Cranston and MHS seniors Adam [...]

Features:  Zabel retires as computer specialist, while Davis begins work

Features: Zabel retires as computer specialist, while Davis begins work

This December, Ruby Zabel retired from her job as the Computer Support Specialist at Rock Creek High School. To fill in her shoes, the district hired Bobby Davis. Zabel worked as the Computer Support Specialist since [...]

Features:  Senior recipient of state High School Heisman Award

Features: Senior recipient of state High School Heisman Award

Over the years, there have been many Rock Creek students who have been nominated for the High School Heisman Award in Kansas, but senior Jacob Miller won the statewide award this year. In order to qualify [...]

News:  Scholars Bowl hosts home tournament, places third overall

News: Scholars Bowl hosts home tournament, places third overall

When you combine math and fine arts into a competition, most people would stray away. But, for Rock Creek’s Scholars Bowl team members, they enjoy the challenge. In Scholars Bowl, students participate in 10 rounds per [...]

News:  Students selected to honor band and choir

News: Students selected to honor band and choir

The Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) district honor band and choir performances were on Dec.1 at Manhattan High School. Rock Creek students who were selected to perform for band were seniors Rachel Frank and Anna Jilka, [...]

News:  ZAP program continues to change

News: ZAP program continues to change

At Rock Creek, there have been many changes this school year, and the ZAP program happens to be one of them. With the retirement of principal Dennis Post, who used to oversee the ZAP program, Title [...]

Features:  Students prepare to buy gifts for family and friends

Features: Students prepare to buy gifts for family and friends

During the holiday season, numerous teenagers brainstorm gift ideas for their family, friends and significant others. While most students are completely lost while shopping or creating a gift, some kids know exactly what to buy for [...]

News: FCCLA preparing for STAR events in February

News: FCCLA preparing for STAR events in February

On Feb. 2, 2013, Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) will take place for students who are in Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). “Students do something to improve part of their life, the [...]

News:  Rock Creek FCA club grows as year progresses

News: Rock Creek FCA club grows as year progresses

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) recently had meetings on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 with the best turn-outs that sponsor Mike Beam has seen since supervising the club. Beam, who has been involved with FCA [...]

Sports:  Girls basketball using current record for motivation

Sports: Girls basketball using current record for motivation

The Rock Creek lady Mustangs kicked off their season on Nov. 30 versus the Clay Center Tigers by losing 49-39, but showing some great fight in the end. For the second game of the year, the [...]

Sports:  Boys basketball off to quick start

Sports: Boys basketball off to quick start

The Rock Creek boys basketball team has concluded the first part of its season and now has its holiday break. Rock Creek began this year with varsity experience returning, but only one starter. “We don’t have [...]

Opinions:  Staffer raves about “House of Night” book series

Opinions: Staffer raves about “House of Night” book series

We all know the simple love story with vampires:  she is a human, he is a vampire and they are in love. That is definitely not what the “House of Night”  book series is about. In [...]

Opinions:  Staffer shares her opinion of final ‘Twilight’ series movie

Opinions: Staffer shares her opinion of final ‘Twilight’ series movie

This year, many students got ready for the big premiere of the “Twilight” series’ last movie, “Breaking Dawn Part 2.”  Although I really enjoyed all the movies, this one was my favorite of the series. The [...]

Features:  Students entertain one another through Snapchat app

Features: Students entertain one another through Snapchat app

The newest, coolest app out is called “Snapchat,” and students all around are using it. “Snapchat” is a newer, free app that allows a person a take a picture of anything and send it to their [...]

News:  Seniors prepare to present Exit Projects early in December

News: Seniors prepare to present Exit Projects early in December

More than half of the senior class will be participating in early bird exit projects on Dec. 21. “I think that students are presenting early so that they can have their second semester to either work, [...]

Sports:  Possibility of new sports explored at Rock Creek

Sports: Possibility of new sports explored at Rock Creek

Rock Creek made a jump this year, going from 3A to 4A, in the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) classifications. With growing numbers of students, there has been talk that the number of sports [...]