Archive for 'December,2015'

News: 2015 yearbook receives All-Kansas Award

News: 2015 yearbook receives All-Kansas Award

The Rock Creek journalism staff was awarded the All-Kansas Award from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association for their work on last year’s Mustang yearbook, which had the theme “Count Us In.” Each year, Rock Creek fills [...]

News: Pep band moves locations for basketball season

News: Pep band moves locations for basketball season

What is a high school basketball game without the pep band to keep the audience and players pumped? Although Rock Creek has a pep band, the band had to change locations in the gym this year. [...]

Sports: Varsity boys basketball begins season with wins

Sports: Varsity boys basketball begins season with wins

After finishing the season at 23-2 last year and taking second at state, the high school boys varsity team is looking forward to the rest of the season after already winning their first two games against [...]

Sports: Girls basketball starts out rough, but hopes to improve

Sports: Girls basketball starts out rough, but hopes to improve

The Mustang girls basketball team has had a rough beginning to their season with a 0-3 start, falling to Clay Center on Dec. 4, to Abilene on Dec. 8 and to Council Grove Dec. 11. The [...]

Features: Students should follow tips for taking finals

Features: Students should follow tips for taking finals

Surrounded by textbooks and on the third cup of coffee, students endure the stereotypical middle-of-the-night cram session for finals. Although this technique is not usually recommended by teachers, students still partake in the cram sessions, thinking [...]

Opinions: Administration should bring back previous finals policy

Opinions: Administration should bring back previous finals policy

As the last few weeks of the first semester wind down, all students begin to prepare for finals. Late nights, early mornings and a lack of sleep occur as students crack down on studying. Three years [...]

Feature: Staff, students plan vacations over winter break

Feature: Staff, students plan vacations over winter break

He’s making a list and checking it twice. Gonna find who’s naughty and nice, Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Santa Claus may be coming to town, but for some, he is not necessarily visiting their [...]

Opinion: Shoppers should be more cautious during Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Opinion: Shoppers should be more cautious during Black Friday, Cyber Monday

“Shop ‘till you drop” is the main purpose behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this saying is starting to be taken too literally. In this year alone, on Black Friday, there were seven deaths and [...]

Opinions: ‘Krampus’ builds up anticipation, but lets down staffer

Opinions: ‘Krampus’ builds up anticipation, but lets down staffer

When thinking of Christmas, most people think of jolly ol’ St. Nicholas, or, in other words, Santa Claus. Yet, in 19th-century Europe, Santa was not the only one the people thought of. Krampus, otherwise known as [...]

Opinions: Last movie of ‘The Hunger Games’ series premiers

Opinions: Last movie of ‘The Hunger Games’ series premiers

We left off Mockingjay Part I with District 13 rescuing Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, along with the other victors. Peeta had been given tracker jacker venom, which brings on extreme pain, hallucinations and sometimes [...]

Opinion: Fall Play entertained staff member

Opinion: Fall Play entertained staff member

On Nov. 20 and 21, Rock Creek hosted the fall play, called “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show.” Acting in the lead roles were senior Kitrina Miller was “Princess Prince,” juniors Eli Miller as “Lord Dacron” and [...]

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

They’re here, and they cheer. The Rock Creek student section is in the stands, dressing up and cheering loudly at every Mustang basketball game. The Rock Creek student section, led by senior Layne Turnbull and junior [...]

Features: Administration looks to protect staff, students

Features: Administration looks to protect staff, students

Ten people were left dead, including the gunman, while nine were injured during a school shooting on Oct. 5 at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Statements like this seem to appear on the television screen [...]

News: Kansas State Assessment scores released to students, parents

Recently, Rock Creek made a decision to send home the Kansas State Assessment scores from last year with students who took the tests. This decision was made principal Eric Koppes and asst. principal Scott Harshbarger, the [...]