Archive for 'Columns'

Opinions:  Community members want changes for dangerous intersection

Opinions: Community members want changes for dangerous intersection

Imagine being a junior in high school on your way to school, driving the same road that you have been taking since your seventh grade year. As you are waiting at a stop sign, you have [...]

Opinions:  Students suggest ideas for Spring Break adventures

Opinions: Students suggest ideas for Spring Break adventures

Spring Break is fast approaching, with it beginning on March 16. Spring Break is the last big break of the school year before summer, and because many of the students want to make the most of [...]

Opinions:  Is social media positive or negative?

Opinions: Is social media positive or negative?

When making a decision, it can be very difficult without knowing the pros and cons of the situation. The more information that someone has when making their decision could really affect his or her thoughts, especially [...]

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 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 [...]

Review: Staffer picks favorite albums from 2016

Review: Staffer picks favorite albums from 2016

2016 is looked at by the general public as the worst year in a very long time. Celebrities died, politics were pervasive and iOS almost got rid of the peach emoji. But, because of this brew [...]

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

It is approaching the end of the National Football League’s season, which means it is time to prepare for the best Super Bowl party ever. There are many elements to a great Super Bowl party, such [...]

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

With the National Football League regular season ending, many teams still have something to fight for, a championship. Twelve teams started in the NFL playoffs in hopes of becoming the Super Bowl champions. The NFL playoffs, [...]

Opinions: Staffer picks favorite movies from 2016

Opinions: Staffer picks favorite movies from 2016

Movies are a great way to relax. They can be based on books, they can be based on other movies, and most of them are good. In 2016, there were a lot of good movies, but [...]

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:  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:  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 [...]

Opinion: Staff member provides opinion on the Kesha case

Opinion: Staff member provides opinion on the Kesha case

293,000 people are sexually assaulted each year, and 68 percent of these assaults are never reported to the authorities, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Singer, songwriter and rapper Kesha Rose Sebert, known [...]

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 [...]