Archive for 'January,2013'

News:  Four-speaker debate team places third at first 4A state tournament

News: Four-speaker debate team places third at first 4A state tournament

Numb, relieved, empty and sad. On the weekend of Jan.12-13, 12 debaters went to the 4A state tournament in Tonganoxie with high hopes and a lot of knowledge. At the tournament, students participated in both the [...]

News:  Students select Miller, Newman as Homecoming royalty

News: Students select Miller, Newman as Homecoming royalty

The Winter Homecoming week, which took place from Jan. 2-4, was an exciting one for Rock Creek High School. The students had spirit days, in which they were supposed to dress up accordingly to show school [...]

News:  Rock Creek receives new crop of student teachers

News: Rock Creek receives new crop of student teachers

This semester, five student teachers from Kansas State University will be in the Rock Creek building, including Maggie Kuhlman, Stephanie Laack, Jess Rutledge, Shawn Seamatter and Mallory Weidner. Maggie Kuhlman Maggie Kuhlman is student-teaching with Bridgette [...]

Sports:  Rock Creek looking into possibility of a league change

Sports: Rock Creek looking into possibility of a league change

For 22 years, Rock Creek has been a part of the Mid-East League. Now after recent discussion, that could all change. For a few years, the Mustangs have been in talks with other leagues, and it [...]

News:  Yearbook receives honor from press association

News: Yearbook receives honor from press association

To get an all-state honor throughout all four years of your high-school career is very unlikely and requires a lot of dedication and hard work. However, this is exactly what the Multimedia class, which produces the [...]

Features:  Rock Creek welcomes exchange student from Hong Kong

Features: Rock Creek welcomes exchange student from Hong Kong

From Hong Kong to Tokyo to Chicago to Manhattan, after 15 hours of flying, new foreign exchange student, senior Heizel Sin, has made it to Rock Creek High School. Sin arrived on Dec. 27, 2012, and [...]

Features:  Rock Creek assigned new resource officer

Features: Rock Creek assigned new resource officer

Students and staff members may have noticed another new face in the building this year. Justin Young is the new school resource officer for the Rock Creek school district, along with eight other area schools. Starting [...]

Features:  Students, faculty members set resolutions for 2013

Features: Students, faculty members set resolutions for 2013

New year, new you, right? There are traditions that most people like to uphold, whether it be playing football on Thanksgiving or wearing pajamas all day on Christmas. One tradition, which has been around for centuries, [...]

Opinion:  Editor ranks favorite local breakfast restaurants

Opinion: Editor ranks favorite local breakfast restaurants

1. The Chef — 111 South Fourth St., Manhattan, Kan. The locally owned cafe, known as The Chef, is the greatest breakfast place I have ever been to. The Chef has everything from smoked salmon with [...]

Opinion:  Staffer pleased with new Manhattan restaurant

Opinion: Staffer pleased with new Manhattan restaurant

As Manhattan grows and expands, many new restaurants and shops are opening in town. Although there are many new local shops, Manhattan is gaining some chain restaurants, such as the new Texas Roadhouse. The barbeque-styled restaurant [...]

Sports:  Wrestlers prepare for league and state

Sports: Wrestlers prepare for league and state

Rock Creek head coach Dan Pray’s biggest goal for his wrestling team this season was for individuals to place in the top five overall at every tournament, and so far, many team members has reached his [...]

Sports:  Boys basketball on top in league, second at tournament

Sports: Boys basketball on top in league, second at tournament

The Rock Creek boys basketball team has been keeping busy lately, starting back up after Christmas break and taking on league opponents. The Mustangs opened up their 2013 portion of the season versus Silver Lake for [...]

Sports:  Girls basketball end mid-season tournament in fourth place

Sports: Girls basketball end mid-season tournament in fourth place

The Rock Creek varsity girls basketball team is off to a bumpy start with a 4-7 record compared to last year’s 6-2 record, with just two returning starters: seniors Shiann Bruce and Megan Srna. “We have [...]

News:  Forensics team begins season with home tournament

News: Forensics team begins season with home tournament

The Rock Creek forensics team, under the direction of coach Keith Miller, hosted its first tournament at Rock Creek High School on Jan. 26, and will follow that with tournaments on Feb. 2 at Nemaha Valley and Feb. [...]

Sports: Senior to represent Rock Creek at Shrine Bowl

Sports: Senior to represent Rock Creek at Shrine Bowl

On July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Yager Stadium at Washburn University, senior Jordan Ebert will be playing in the Shrine Bowl, which is a game to honor selected senior football players from across the state. [...]

Sports:  Rock Creek faculty and staff members attend Fiesta Bowl

Sports: Rock Creek faculty and staff members attend Fiesta Bowl

When the No. 5 Kansas State Wildcats played the No. 4 Oregon Ducks at the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3, fans, including some from Rock Creek, made the trip to Arizona. Science teacher Kellie Milner and [...]

Sports:  Kansas State mens basketball a ‘force’ in Big 12

Sports: Kansas State mens basketball a ‘force’ in Big 12

Kansas State University mens basketball has missed a screaming face on the sideline, which would strike fear into the hearts of his players, other coaches and the opposition, as Frank Martin is now coaching at the [...]