Archive for 'October,2017'

News: FFA competes at national convention in Indiana

News: FFA competes at national convention in Indiana

“I can. We will.” This year, the national FFA convention was held Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis, Ind. The FFA chapter was able to go this year because the livestock judging team won state during the 2016-2017 [...]

News: FBLA students attend conference in St. Louis

News: FBLA students attend conference in St. Louis

Think of any famous business. Maybe you thought of Google, Amazon or even PepsiCo. Now, think of a famous business CEO. You may have thought of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban or even Donald Trump. [...]

Features: Science teacher promoted to assistant principal/activities director

Features: Science teacher promoted to assistant principal/activities director

With a spring in his step, Rock Creek junior high science teacher Michael Rottinghaus walked through the halls of the high school, greeting each student with a wave and a smile. It was August 16, 2017, [...]

Features: Rock Creek welcomes new faculty members, student teachers

Features: Rock Creek welcomes new faculty members, student teachers

Two new junior high teachers have joined Rock Creek’s staff this school year. Junior high social studies teacher Shauna Churchman was added onto the staff in a new position, while junior high science teacher Steven LaRocque [...]

Features: Rock Creek hosts German exchange student

Features: Rock Creek hosts German exchange student

Fear is a natural human quality, but having courage to overcome fear is special. Junior Phillis Peusch, a foreign exchange student from Germany, dove into the discomfort of adapting to a new life. Peusch’s journey began [...]

Features: Q & A with freshman Mitch Bissen

Features: Q & A with freshman Mitch Bissen

Do you have any siblings at Rock Creek? “Reid Bissen. He is a senior.” Do you play any sports? “Yes, I play football, basketball and baseball.” Which sport is your favorite? “I would definitely say baseball, [...]

News: Hurricanes affect staff, students in local community

News: Hurricanes affect staff, students in local community

Natural disasters often occur with little or no warning and cause endless amounts of destruction. Recently, many hurricanes have slammed the South, but their devastation does not end within the region. Hurricane Harvey was the first [...]

News: Fall Homecoming events occur in early October

News: Fall Homecoming events occur in early October

The week of Oct. 2 marked many different milestones for many different people. For some freshmen at Rock Creek, it marked their first chance to experience Fall Homecoming as high school students. For some seventh graders, [...]

Sports: KSHSAA changes affect Mustang football for future

Sports: KSHSAA changes affect Mustang football for future

For the last few years, the Rock Creek football program has became accustomed to the Mid-East League and district competition schedules. Beginning with the 2018 season, Mustang football will move from the previous 4A classification into [...]

Sports: Trapshooting team an addition to Rock Creek activities

Sports: Trapshooting team an addition to Rock Creek activities

The fastest-growing sport in the nation has found a new home at Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School. Trapshooting has made its way to Rock Creek, as a trapshooting team is starting to take shape. Trapshooting is [...]

Opinions: Kneeling should be tolerated in the NFL

Opinions: Kneeling should be tolerated in the NFL

Racism and change. Two words that create an uncomfortable situation for all, and now those two words are being brought into light by National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem, which many find offensive [...]

Opinions: Players should not be allowed to kneel in the NFL

Opinions: Players should not be allowed to kneel in the NFL

Whether you watch every National Football League game you can, or you do not watch it at all, you have probably heard about the national anthem controversy. The controversy all started on Aug. 24, 2016, when [...]

Opinions: Staffer delves into the world of Fantasy Football

Opinions: Staffer delves into the world of Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football is America’s pastime. It is what stimulates us during an already exciting football game. An enjoyable activity to do is look deeper into the statistics of the game, which is what I did. This [...]

Opinions: Staffer reviews new P!nk album

Opinions: Staffer reviews new P!nk album

P!nk is a singer notorious for her punk rock aesthetic and no care attitude, a singer who recruited her ex-husband for a music video and seemingly redefined what it meant to be a popstar. This P!nk [...]

Opinions: Staffer reviews new Apple iPhone products

Opinions: Staffer reviews new Apple iPhone products

At the end of the summer, Apple came out with three new products: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Should you upgrade to one of these new and improved products? That is [...]

Opinions: Staffer highlights the use of iPads at Rock Creek

Opinions: Staffer highlights the use of iPads at Rock Creek

Three textbooks, a binder, three notebooks, a TI-84 graphing calculator, pens, pencils and of course, an iPad, our school provided “internet shingle,” which was introduced first to the junior high and then later to the high [...]

Opinions Staffer shares opinion on new ‘Legend of Zelda’ video game

Video games are an addicting hobby that millions of people have been attracted to. They come in different “shapes” and “sizes,” from simple puzzle games to large-scale simulation games. Every year, thousands of games are released [...]