Archive for 'December,2016'

Opinions:  Staff member reviews new Chainsmokers EP

Opinions: Staff member reviews new Chainsmokers EP

In 2014, The Chainsmokers became known around the world for their hit, “#SELFIE”. And, again, in 2015, they shook fans with the song “Roses” (featuring ROZES). Now, The Chainsmokers have done it again, but this time [...]

Opinions:  ‘Arrival’ leaves staff member searching for answers

Opinions: ‘Arrival’ leaves staff member searching for answers

“If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?” This is the question that has been stuck in my head since I left the Manhattan movie theater. When I saw [...]

Opinions:  Harry Potter fanatic reviews new spin-off movie

Opinions: Harry Potter fanatic reviews new spin-off movie

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a Harry Potter spinoff film that focuses on a brand new lead character, Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, an interestingly awkward British wizard who travels to New [...]

Opinions:  While states legalize marijuana, it has many negative effects

Opinions: While states legalize marijuana, it has many negative effects

It goes by many names — cannabis, grass, pot, bong, burnie, weed, dope, hay and herb are just a few. Side effects include altered sense of time, brighter colors, short-term memory loss, slower reaction time, difficulty [...]

Opinions:  Student savors family Thanksgiving as times change

Opinions: Student savors family Thanksgiving as times change

The soft, sweet smells of fall, a 25-pound turkey in the roaster, potatoes on the stove top, pies freshly made in the oven and family arriving one by one. These are the sights, smells and sounds [...]

Opinions:  Staff member recaps favorite show, ‘Game of Thrones’

Opinions: Staff member recaps favorite show, ‘Game of Thrones’

Stab, stab, stab. You think you know what show I am talking about? Yes, I am talking about “Game of Thrones,” the most critically acclaimed show on television. Last season, we saw a lot of plot [...]

Opinions:  Growing up with siblings can lead to many pranks

Opinions: Growing up with siblings can lead to many pranks

Growing up in a family with multiple siblings can have its pros and cons. I grew up with three siblings in one house, all of us fairly close in age. I was the youngest, so that [...]

Opinions:  Staffer reviews the latest season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Opinions: Staffer reviews the latest season of ‘The Walking Dead’

“You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry.” “The Walking Dead” season premiere is finally out. “Walking Dead” fans have been waiting all summer for Season 7 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” and they got [...]

Opinions:  Staff member believes NBA trade affects entire league

Opinions: Staff member believes NBA trade affects entire league

Before the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season started, former Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, had to make the most important decision of his career. Durant needed to choose what team he would sign with. During the [...]

Opinions:  Students should realize bonfires can be harmful

Opinions: Students should realize bonfires can be harmful

When in a situation with fire, especially during the cold winters or during the wildfire season, people must realize that fires, like bonfires, can help and hurt our environment at the same time. Fire can be [...]

Opinions:  National Honor Society needs more transparent process

Opinions: National Honor Society needs more transparent process

The National Honor Society is a very prestigious organization to be involved with in high school. All selection processes are different, which is acceptable by the NHS rules, but the Rock Creek High School NHS does [...]

Opinions:  Staff member shares first rock concert experience

Opinions: Staff member shares first rock concert experience

My brother and I were sitting in the car, waiting for the AC/DC concert on Feb. 28, 2016, which was my first “real” concert. When we got to Kansas City, my friends and their parents were [...]