Archive for 'Features'

Features: Staff, students sacrifice during Lenten season

Features: Staff, students sacrifice during Lenten season

When people think of Easter, they often think of candy, egg hunts and Easter bunnies, but what most people do not know that Easter is a special holiday to many for another reason, the resurrection of [...]

Features: New sophomore transfers from Missouri high school

Features: New sophomore transfers from Missouri high school

Rock Creek High School recently had a new sophomore named Sabrina Ruston transfer to their school from El Dorado Springs, Mo., right before Spring Break. Ruston moved here because of her step-father’s job, which moves from [...]

Features:  New games, ‘Fortnite’ and ‘HQ Trivia’ appeal to students, staff

Features: New games, ‘Fortnite’ and ‘HQ Trivia’ appeal to students, staff

For 2017-2018, new games and new trends are arriving every week. For this year’s entertainment,“HQ Trivia” and “Fortnite: Battle Royale” are captivating both teens and adults around Rock Creek. Students sometimes assemble various teachers’ classrooms, such [...]

Features:  Freshman displays love of makeup on Instagram

Features: Freshman displays love of makeup on Instagram

Freshman Kaiton Padget recently created a makeup account on Instagram. The account shows her self-taught skills and highlights her passion for the art of makeup. Padget posted her first look on Sept. 4, 2017. Since then, [...]

Features:  New year allows staffer to reflect on highlights of 2017

Features: New year allows staffer to reflect on highlights of 2017

On Jan. 1, 2018, at 12 a.m., the ball dropped and people cheered. The new year had begun. People had different opinions about 2017, but for Rock Creek, it was a year to remember. The beginning [...]

Features:  Fashion trends change as new year begins

Features: Fashion trends change as new year begins

As we welcome the new year with fresh faces and new starts, it is time we welcome new trends and styles as well. It was a year of change for many in 2017. Fashion and clothing [...]

Features:  Student teacher also participates in ROTC program

Features: Student teacher also participates in ROTC program

Student teacher also participates in ROTC program… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Karter Carlson, Yearbook Sports Section Editor, and Spencer Dugan, Yearbook People Section Editor   [...]

Features: Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area

Features: Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area

Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Taylor Lembright, Yearbook Design Editor, and Natalie Lindsey, Newspaper Editor in Chief   [...]

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, [...]

Features: Three student teachers join Rock Creek staff

Features: Three student teachers join Rock Creek staff

Three new student teachers have been added to the Rock Creek staff for the spring semester, two in junior high and one in high school. Tyler Clubine – Social Science History teachers Chris Schmitz’s and Michael [...]

Features: Safety important during winter weather season

Features: Safety important during winter weather season

At Rock Creek, it is imperative that everyone has a good education, but it is also important that everyone stays safe in the process. Winter weather can be an obstacle for some and favorable for others. [...]

Feature: ‘Promposals’ allow students to prepare for Prom

Feature: ‘Promposals’ allow students to prepare for Prom

With deer season drawing to a close, a new season has begun at Rock Creek — Prom season. People are hunting for the perfect date, and an even more perfect way to ask. In the past [...]

Feature: Local skimboaders are put on the map with magazine coverage

Feature: Local skimboaders are put on the map with magazine coverage

Imagine being featured in a professional magazine because of something that started as a hobby. That is exactly what happened to a few students from Rock Creek. Living in Kansas can seem boring from time to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]