Archive for 'March,2015'

News: Student Council sponsors first Mr. Rock Creek pageant

News: Student Council sponsors first Mr. Rock Creek pageant

The audience was bustling with curiosity and excitement about who would be crowned the Mr. Rock Creek. Student Council sponsored the first Mr. Rock Creek pageant on March 26 during second advisor in the auditorium. “Student [...]

News: Juniors continue preparation for Prom on April 11

News: Juniors continue preparation for Prom on April 11

With spring sports just beginning and state basketball ending on March 14, the last few weeks have been busy for everyone. But, it is even more so for the junior class, which has just weeks to [...]

News: Journalists qualify 14 entries for state competition

News: Journalists qualify 14 entries for state competition

On Feb. 26 at Kansas State University, Rock Creek journalists competed at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association 3A/4A regional competitions, qualifying 14 entries out of the 31 contests that were entered. “I am pleased because I [...]

Sports: Spring brings changes to baseball, softball, track teams

Sports: Spring brings changes to baseball, softball, track teams

The upcoming spring sports seasons for Rock Creek athletes will involve some big changes. The baseball team has a new coach, the softball team has a new field and the track teams have a large number [...]

Opinions: Spring Break practices beneficial for teams

Opinions: Spring Break practices beneficial for teams

Most kids during spring break will stay at home and play videos games all day, but not our baseball team. The baseball team practiced almost every day of break and ran a camp for younger kids [...]

Sports: Winter seasons finish with state appearances for boys basketball, wrestling

Sports: Winter seasons finish with state appearances for boys basketball, wrestling

This winter featured one record-breaking season, one season focused on team growth and one surprisingly successful season with a young team. The Rock Creek boys basketball team had very high expectations coming in the season with [...]

Sports: Junior high boys basketball team earns national fame

Sports: Junior high boys basketball team earns national fame

Eighth grader Nathan Williams looks up at the clock. His heart is pounding, and adrenaline is flowing through his veins. There are five seconds between win or loss, victory or heartbreak. The score is 26-25 in [...]

Sports: Cheerleaders perform at sub-state, state basketball

Sports: Cheerleaders perform at sub-state, state basketball

Hard work and determination is what the Rock Creek varsity cheerleaders put forward for not only the football team, but also the basketball team. The cheerleaders supported the varsity basketball team when they headed out to [...]

Features: Students, staff spend Spring Break traveling

Features: Students, staff spend Spring Break traveling

All the way from the beaches of Florida, to the mountains of Colorado, to the country of Mexico, multiple Rock Creek students were found traveling for Spring Break 2015. Some students were very lucky and got [...]

Features: Senior choir member also sings opera

Features: Senior choir member also sings opera

As senior Kimmy Woodworth walks on the stage prepared to perform an opera song, three judges scribble and record in their notepads. Woodworth has been singing with the school choir since the seventh grade, but she [...]

Features: ‘The Dress’ causes differing opinions among students

Features: ‘The Dress’ causes differing opinions among students

The fact that a single image could divide an entire nation into two, very distinct sides is no surprise. But, just why did this particular image create such controversy? A picture of a lace dress swept [...]

Opinions: PepperJax Grill needs more variety, more advertising

Opinions: PepperJax Grill needs more variety, more advertising

PepperJax Grill first was opened in 2002 in Omaha, Neb., by Gary and Linda Rohwer. Since then, it has grown to 28 locations, all around the Midwest area. They are supposedly best known for their Philly [...]

Opinions: New ‘Cinderella’ movie has changes from original story

Opinions: New ‘Cinderella’ movie has changes from original story

“Have courage and be kind” are simple words to live by, but were the most important to a young girl named Ella. In the new movie Cinderella, we become reunited with the character we all know [...]

Opinions: ‘DUFF’ teaches viewers to ignore labels

‘Duff’ is a word that stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend, and The Duff is a movie about social statuses in high schools. The main character is Bianca, who is played by Mae Margaret Whitman. She [...]

Opinions: New SpongeBob Squarepants movie different from shows

“Are you ready, kids?” “Aye-aye, captain.” “I can’t hear you!” “Aye-aye, captain!” I am sure you have heard that song somewhere before, and if you have not, it is the theme song of SpongeBob SquarePants. I [...]