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Rogers’ video production program gets an upgrade

Rogers’ video production program gets an upgrade

Story by Joey Ancheta, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, School Life, Showcase, Video

 For the first time in Rogers and Puyallup School District history, there are regular, scheduled and high-quality live-streamed events of all things RHS uploaded directly to YouTube.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Story by Rhianna Rushton, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

A heartfelt and raw novel set in the deep south in the late 1800’s, Their Eyes Were Watching God introduces the world to Janie Crawford, mulatto woman, grown up after slaves were freed, determined on living her dreams and finding for herself what love is. Rich with symbolism, Black Southern culture, and e...

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Story by Rhianna Rushton, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Delve into the story of Nobody “Bod” Owens, a boy who unknowingly escaped the grip of a serial killer while still an infant by wandering into the common graveyard. Fifteen years later, Nobody takes his first step into the real world with the shadow of death still looming behind him. Battle gargoyles, d...

Behind the Scenes of Seussical: The Musical

Behind the Scenes of Seussical: The Musical

Story by Julia Melchert, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, School Life, Showcase

Do the titles Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas trigger a certain soft spot in your memories? Well, they should. Widely beloved by children and teenagers alike, Dr. Seuss helped teach us the importance of imagination. As an homage for writing the stories of our ch...

Seussical: The Musical

Seussical: The Musical

Story by Joey Ancheta, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, School Life, Showcase

Every person on stage is believable in their role, which made the audience even more immersed in the world unfolding before them.

White Boy Rick- decent, but worth the price of admission?

White Boy Rick- decent, but worth the price of admission?

Story by Joey Ancheta, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

This weekend I had the opportunity to see the movie “White Boy Rick” starring Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt. On paper, this movie is right up my alley. It’s got the FBI, conspiracy, action and Matthew McConaughey (one of my actors after I saw him in the brilliant Neo-Western, Mud). Based...

Big Sis Episode 1

Big Sis Episode 1

April 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Video

Big Sis is about giving advice to young girls that we wish we knew during high school. Let us know what questions you'd like answered in the comments section or DM us on Instagram!...

Why You Should be Watching The Walking Dead

Story by Kayla Judd, Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Imagine yourself living in a world with no laws, no electricity or a safe place to live. Just you and strangers you’ve learned to trust and banded together with to survive. There’s also flesh eating zombies. Welcome to the world of the apocalypse. AMC’s The Walking Dead is one of the most viewed...

Enthusiasts Continue to Revolve Their Ears at 33 1/3 RPM

Story by Cole Olafson, Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

A small and growing community of music listeners continue to purchase analog records over more popular mediums such as MP3. These tend to be more transportable and convenient rather than an LP that is around 12 inches long, and requires what most likely is a large array of equipment. Yet, people including...

Let’s Talk About It: Tacoma’s cutest cupcake shop

Story by Sarah Archer, Editor-In-Chief

February 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Name: Hello Cupcake Location: Tacoma, WA Price Point: $ Hours: Sunday to Monday 11 AM-6 PM, Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM-6 PM Website: http://www.hello-cupcake.com   If you’re looking for a reason to attend The University of Washington’s Tacoma campus, I have one: Hello Cupcake. Unfortunatel...

Is it even Debatable?

Story by Gabby Parreno, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There has been a lot of talk about which coffee shop is better: Starbucks or Bigfoot Java? Starbucks is a very well-known worldwide. Bigfoot is very well known too, but not as known as Starbucks According to Shannon Doran, she loves Bigfoot Java. “I much rather prefer Bigfoot. For 1, they’re cheaper....

Puppy Love

Story by Kayla Judd, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Adding a new member to the family can be one of the most fun challenges and getting a puppy is a great way to learn how to handle responsibilities, especially for kids. Owning a pet costs time and money but the experience will be worth it. Before you get a puppy, you might want to look at all of the...

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