The Commoner

Students headed to Washington State University line up at Decision Day 2019.

Next steps for seniors at RHS

Cap and gown pickup, virtual Decision Day to provide a sense of connection.
Story by Alliyah Evans, Editor April 20, 2020
Cap and gown pickup, virtual Decision Day to provide a sense of connection.
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee delivers an address on March 23, 2020. (Photo from the official Washington State Office of the Governor)

How COVID-19 is affecting RHS students and staff

Schools will be shut down until at least April 27 to try and slow the spread of the deadly virus.
Story by Alliyah Evans, Editor March 25, 2020
Schools will be shut down until at least April 27 to try and slow the spread of the deadly virus.
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.
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
Daffodil Princess; Megan Gratzer

Megan Gratzer is crowned Daffodil Princess 2020

Five qualified candidates were presented for a Daffodil title.
Story by Nevaeh Hines, Staff Photographer November 5, 2019

Megan Gratzer was crowned the 2020 Daffodil princess from Rogers High School on October 17 in the PAC. Following the theme "Honoring the Past," with a full hour of speeches and impromptu question-responses,...

RHS Principal Smith (left), patrolling the school campus

Student arrested on campus with firearm in September

Student apprehended by security guards before school even began.
Story by Gavin Cook, Staff Writer October 24, 2019
Student apprehended by security guards before school even began.
Afternoon Inferno

Afternoon Inferno

Three cars were damaged in a fire in the Heritage parking lot.
Story by Maddy Searles, Staff Writer June 11, 2019
On May 10th, Friday afternoon around three o’clock a car burst into flames at Heritage Park. Shattering glass and the sound of popping tires could be heard for quite sometime while a car was ablaze.
All misters, escorts and hosts after the pageant

Joel Antush takes title of Mr. Rogers 2019

The class of 2021 has a lot to live up to after the amazing performances from this year's juniors.
Story by Alliyah Evans, Staff Writer June 9, 2019
Once again, another successful Mr. Rogers pageant took place on May 30th. Joel Antush, Mr. DECA, won all with his hilarious remake of the Chippendales audition from 1990’s Saturday Night Live. It was an entertaining evening, watching 21 junior class misters present their comedic “talents” in the PAC.
Measles cases popping up in Pierce County

Measles cases popping up in Pierce County

A measles outbreak could impact our school.
Story by Jasmine Teofilo, Staff Writer May 30, 2019
The Measles virus has begun popping up across Washington State. With 7 case in King County, and 2 in Pierce County (According to Washington State Department of Health as of 5/30/2019 ). Carriers have been in popular, populated areas around Puyallup including Target and Costco, putting anybody there during or after them at risk.
Jason Smith wins two prestigious awards

Jason Smith wins two prestigious awards

Congrats Jason Smith!
Story by Lauren Hopkins, Editor May 23, 2019
Principal Jason Smith was awarded Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year on May 13 for his leadership and positive effect on the climate of the school. He was also selected as this year’s Washington State High School Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).
Rams celebrated their post high school plans on our annual Decision Day!

Another successful Decision Day in the books

The annual celebration highlighted the class of 2019 seniors and their post high school plans.
Story by Nicole Beauvais, Editor May 16, 2019
Roughly 250 Rams in the class of 2019 got to show off their post high school plan to their classmates at Rogers’ annual Decision Day on April 30. Students starting apprenticeships, going into the military, attending two-year colleges, and attending four-year universities were all included in the festivities to celebrate their post-high plans.
Do I give off this vibe?

Do I give off this vibe?

Catcalling is degrading and makes girls fear the outside world.
Story by Lauren Hopkins, Editor April 17, 2019
Catcalling is beyond what anyone can just tell you because different people react in different ways, but you can't assume that it's okay, that there won't be consequences, that just because one girl liked it that another would.
Is regular vaping damaging your body?

The Consequences of Vape: What’s the Risk?

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.
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.
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