Archive for 'December,2013'

News:  Procedure for using snow days explained

News: Procedure for using snow days explained

Everybody loves a snow day, but not everyone knows exactly how they work. Before a snow day is called, there are many factors to be considered by superintendent Dr. Darrel Stufflebeam and transportation director Pam Holaday. [...]

Features:  Rock Creek looks back on 2013 accomplishments, disappointments

Features: Rock Creek looks back on 2013 accomplishments, disappointments

As the 2013 calendar year comes to a close, students look back on the improvements to Rock Creek’s campus and the various achievements of the student body. In January of last year, the four-speaker debate team [...]

News:  Sheriff department searches parking lot, plans future searches

News: Sheriff department searches parking lot, plans future searches

Rumors — this word describes the outcome of a random drug search by Pottawatomie County Sheriff at Rock Creek on Nov. 13. According to principal Eric Koppes, the search at Rock Creek was random and is [...]

News:  Pep band looks to add spirit to basketball games

News: Pep band looks to add spirit to basketball games

Ugly sweaters, unique neckties and Hawaiian shirts are some clothing that the Rock Creek pep band is planning on wearing for pep band theme days. At the Rock Creek home basketball games, most of the 40 [...]

Sports:  Female wrestler joins team this year

Sports: Female wrestler joins team this year

Making history, freshman Kayla Thomas is one of the only girls who has been on the high school wrestling team at Rock Creek. When Thomas was in fourth grade, her brother, 2013 graduate Randall Thomas, and [...]

News:  New weight room facility almost completed

News: New weight room facility almost completed

Anytime from the end of January 2014 to the middle of February 2014, the new Rock Creek weight room is planned to be up and running for everyone, including strength classes, after-school weights and summer weights, [...]

News:  Renaissance Club starts WeBe program with junior high

News: Renaissance Club starts WeBe program with junior high

Junior high Student Council and high school Renaissance Club recently teamed up to start a new program called “WeBe: Rock Creek.” “It’s about promoting leadership with young kids, making connections and trying new things,” high school [...]

News:  FFA travels to Winter CDE speech competitions

News: FFA travels to Winter CDE speech competitions

Future Farmers of America (FFA) attended winter Career Development Event Day on Dec. 12 at Marysville, Kan. Seven students went to winter CDE Day, including sophomores Isaac Brunkow, Jackson Fike, Macie Frakes and Kyle Riffel, and [...]

News:  Debate prepares for regional competition

News: Debate prepares for regional competition

The Rock Creek debate team will be going to the regional tournament at Silver Lake on Dec. 21. The team has had a great season this year, overall winning 158 and losing 87 rounds. With the [...]

News:  Band and choir concert rings in the Christmas season

News: Band and choir concert rings in the Christmas season

Christmas music will be the sound of the season from the Rock Creek band and choir, as they have their winter concert on Dec. 19 in the Commons. The winter concert will feature the seasonal sounds [...]

News:  Renaissance hosts annual finals breakfast

News: Renaissance hosts annual finals breakfast

During semester finals, you may be running low on sleep and on food, so when your stomach grumbles and you smell syrup, come on down for the Rock Creek finals breakfast. On Dec. 20, from 7:30 [...]

News:  Student Council prepares for Winter Homecoming on Jan. 31

News: Student Council prepares for Winter Homecoming on Jan. 31

Winter Homecoming is a rich tradition at Rock Creek, and that tradition will continue on Jan. 31, 2014. Last year was a very special year for Winter Homecoming, with the student body nominating and crowning then-senior [...]

Opinion:  ‘Catching Fire’ on fire in the theaters

Opinion: ‘Catching Fire’ on fire in the theaters

“We have never seen anything like it before… and we will never see anything like it again.” Caesar Flickerman could not have said it any better in the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. Catching Fire, [...]

Opinions:  Disney treats viewers to a ‘Frozen’ treat

Opinions: Disney treats viewers to a ‘Frozen’ treat

For a frosty adventure, go to the magical land of Disney and see the new adventure movie, Frozen. Frozen premiered Nov. 27and was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Starring Kristen Bell as Anna and [...]

Opinions:  Powercat Sports Grill does not please staff writer

Opinions: Powercat Sports Grill does not please staff writer

New to the Manhattan area is the Powercat Grill, a sports bar and grill, with decor that  supports the Wildcats. With a very nice interior, I was impressed with the decor, as it had a good [...]

Features:  Students use tattoos to express themselves

Features: Students use tattoos to express themselves

A tattoo is given by pressing ink through a needle into the skin of the individual who is getting the tattoo, and recently, students at Rock Creek have been adding this artwork to their bodies. There [...]

Features:  Students join fellow youth at national convention

Features: Students join fellow youth at national convention

More than 27,000 Catholic teenagers congregated as one to praise and worship God when they attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The NCYC took place Nov. 21-25in Indianapolis, Ind., at Lucas Oil Stadium, giving teens [...]

Features:  Students rank their ‘Top 5′ Christmas gift ideas

Features: Students rank their ‘Top 5′ Christmas gift ideas

Imagine waking up on a cold, Christmas morning and walking upstairs to see tons of presents underneath the Christmas tree. There is one present that catches your eye; it is wrapped in shining silver paper with [...]

Sports:  Wrestling begins season with strong performances

Sports: Wrestling begins season with strong performances

On Dec. 7, the Rock Creek varsity wrestlers had their first meet at Wamego High School — one of their harder meets of the season because it had many schools in it. Junior Chase Ridder and [...]

Sports:  Boys basketball starts season with two losses, one win

Sports: Boys basketball starts season with two losses, one win

Rock Creek boys basketball started their season off at home on Dec. 6, defeating Clay Center 69-42. The overall high scorer was sophomore Carson Becker with 20 points; he also had the most assists with five, [...]