The Commoner

Why do people love their pets?

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash

Story by Lucas Hatten, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

In short: Companionship.

Emergency Food Network stands in the gap for families in need

Alexis Galovin (left) and Miss Pierce County 2019 Beckie Takashima at Emergency Food Network.

Story by Alexis Galovin, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Many food pantries are still open, even during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Consequences of Vape: Chapter 2

The Consequences of Vape: Chapter 2

Story by Alliyah Evans, Writer/Editor

November 20, 2019

Evidence has now been determined by scientific specialists about what the real costs of vaping are, and where it comes from

Book Review: Super Human is a super disappointment

Book Review: Super Human is a super disappointment

Story by Lucas N. Hatten, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

With a new plague affecting the world, it is up to a ragtag team of teens, mostly comprised of superhumans, to prevent the group of villains known as the Helotry from raising Kronin, the conqueror from ancient Egypt. While this may sound like an engaging and intense story, this is not the case.  Pret...

How to prep for test day

How to prep for test day

Story by Alliyah Evans, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

May has begun! Which means that last home stretch of the school year, and testing. Whether it’s AP Exams, the SATs, or simply finals, everyone should feel prepared for success! Continuing to exercise the brain and keeping yourself healthy is a good start.

The Consequences of Vape: What’s the Risk?

Is regular vaping damaging your body?

Story by Alliyah Evans, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Vaping has become a common part of today's society. But, what most users don't know, is that it is more dangerous than they believe.

How to Get Into College 101

Stanford University

Story by Jeter Arellano, Writer

December 13, 2018

Getting into college is intimidating, so here is a rundown of what five college admits (four of which are from Rogers!) [University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Stanford University, Central Washington University, Chaminade University] said of how to get in, in terms of: High Scho...

5 tips for a better night’s sleep

5 tips for a better night's sleep

Story by Maddy Searles, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

There are several ways to improve your sleep quality. One way is to go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday, although for some busy students this may not be possible. But fear not because there are other ways to get better sleep.

10 things seniors wish they knew earlier

Seniors from the 2018 class of Rogers.

Story by Crystal Choi, Editor

November 29, 2018

Ever wish you could go back in time and tell your past-self some things present-self really wish they would’ve known sooner? Last year’s seniors may not be able to go back in time to their sophomore year, but they can pass down their experiences and life hacks with us as we trek down the same road. Here are 10 things that the Class of 2018 Rams wish someone would have told them earlier.

How mental illness depresses the life of students

Mental health issues plague a majority of the student body.

Story by Maddy Searles, Writer

November 1, 2018

Anxiety and depression are problems that many students struggle with. Anxiety by definition is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Quite a few people with anxiety also have depression, which is a mental condition sho...

A different kind of high school experience

At RHS Key Club's Fall Ball fundraiser in 2017.

Story by Jasmine Teofilo, Staff Writer/Ad Sales

October 25, 2018

Cramming for exams, crowded hallways, lunchroom crushes, and football games. The high school experience is something that a lot of people look back on as a time in their life that shaped them into the people they were destined to become. The high school experience is also often something that Running St...

Social Medialess: An Experiment

Students often spend time on their phones, even when surrounded by friends.

Story by Joey Ancheta, Writer

October 12, 2018

How often do you whip out your smartphone, put in your fingerprint or let your camera view your face, flip to a certain little square on a screen and click on it? The answer to that question for me was a lot more than I originally thought. The presence of social media is everywhere. Everybody use...

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