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Why do people love their pets?

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash
In short: Companionship.
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.
Many food pantries are still open, even during the coronavirus outbreak.
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
Evidence has now been determined by scientific specialists about what the real costs of vaping are, and where it comes from.
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
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...

How to prep for test day

How to prep for test day
We are in the home stretch and we can't start slowing down now. Here are a few tips to make it a little easier.
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?
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.
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
Tips from Top College Students
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...

5 tips for a better night’s sleep

5 tips for a better night's sleep
With the stress of homework, extracurriculars, and other responsibilities, sleep is the last thing on one's mind, but it shouldn't be.
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.
Here's the inside info on how to survive senior year.
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.
More people than you realize suffer from mental health issues.
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...

A different kind of high school experience

At RHS Key Club's Fall Ball fundraiser in 2017.
I guess you could call this a think piece from a Running Start student.
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...

Social Medialess: An Experiment

Students often spend time on their phones, even when surrounded by friends.
Taking a break from social media benefited my personal and academic life.
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...

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