Archive for 'January,2016'

News: New regulations for concurrent classes will affect Rock Creek

News: New regulations for concurrent classes will affect Rock Creek

Over the past few months, talk of the possibility of removing dual credit classes through Highland Community College has been causing apprehension amongst Rock Creek students. Now, that may not be the case — at least [...]

News: Student Council makes changes to Winter Homecoming

News: Student Council makes changes to Winter Homecoming

Like Fall Homecoming of 2014, Winter Homecoming this year faced many changes, changes that many people feel are for the better. “ that Winter Homecoming should be a big deal, just like Fall is,” [...]

News: Debate students participate at state tournaments

News: Debate students participate at state tournaments

Early mornings, late nights and even school breaks. The life of a debater preparing for state can be tough. This year, the Rock Creek debate team qualified for both two-speaker and four-speaker state debate on Jan. [...]

Features: Seven student teachers join Rock Creek for second semester

Features: Seven student teachers join Rock Creek for second semester

Rock Creek High School has introduced staff and students to seven new student teachers this semester. Joe Hubener – Social Science History teachers Chris Schmitz’s and Mike Zabel’s student teacher, Joe Hubener, can agree that he [...]

Features: Rock Creek celebrates its 25th school year

Features: Rock Creek celebrates its 25th school year

In 1991, two schools came together from opposite sides of the highway to form one unified school. Rock Creek was the consolidation of students from St. George High School and Westmoreland High School, and along with [...]

Features: New anonymous app brings about concern

Features: New anonymous app brings about concern

The latest buzz among the student body of Rock Creek has been the app “Afterschool.” This app allows high school students to confess their thoughts without any repercussions due to the ability to post anonymously. Most [...]

Opinions: Removal of dual credit classes worries student

Opinions: Removal of dual credit classes worries student

In the future, three classes may no longer be offered for concurrent credit through Highland Community College, including U.S. Government, American History and Anatomy. The change comes from an update in the Kansas Board of Regents [...]

Opinions: Winter Homecoming at Rock Creek much different than at Emporia

Opinions: Winter Homecoming at Rock Creek much different than at Emporia

Dances are a popular event for students to attend in high school. They are a fun and safe atmosphere for students to go to celebrate achievements during the year. Some kids like them, and some hate [...]

Opinions: iPads should not have been purchased for all students

Opinions: iPads should not have been purchased for all students

This year, Rock Creek High School decided to expand the personal iPads into the high school, along with continuing it in the junior high. However, I honestly think that iPads for everyone was a waste of [...]

Opinions: Staff member reviews new Ferrell/Wahlberg film

Opinions: Staff member reviews new Ferrell/Wahlberg film

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are both known for humorous roles in movies, such as the hit, The Other Guys, an action/comedy. However, their newest movie together, Daddy’s Home took a turn, when you see them [...]

Opinions: Staffer enjoys late-night showing of ‘Star Wars’

Opinions: Staffer enjoys late-night showing of ‘Star Wars’

All Star Wars geeks have waited for this day to come. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been released. Many of the force followers watched this movie on the opening weekend of Dec. 15, 2015, [...]

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

The winter sports season is in full swing with both boys and girls basketball teams playing well, as well as the wrestling team improving as the season progresses. After starting the season 3-0, the Rock Creek [...]

Sports: Two more seniors sign with colleges to continue athletic careers

Sports: Two more seniors sign with colleges to continue athletic careers

In January, two seniors from the Rock Creek family, Amber Nowakowski and Caleb Rogge, made the decision to further their athletic careers at two different colleges: Avila University and Cowley County Community College. On Jan. 27, [...]

Sports: Senior football player selected to Shrine Bowl team

Sports: Senior football player selected to Shrine Bowl team

One of the biggest accomplishments in Kansas high school football is being chosen to play in the Shrine Bowl, and on July 30, senior Carson Becker will do just that. Each high school football coach in [...]