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Afternoon Inferno

Afternoon Inferno

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.

Joel Antush takes title of Mr. Rogers 2019

Joel Antush takes title of Mr. Rogers 2019

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

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

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).

Another successful Decision Day in the books

Another successful Decision Day in the books

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?

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.

The Consequences of Vape: What’s the Risk?

The Consequences of Vape: What’s the Risk?

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.

Rogers graduate receives the Medal of Honor

Rogers graduate receives the Medal of Honor

Story by Lauren Hopkins, Editor

November 14, 2018

On October 1, former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II received the Medal of Honor for his life-saving actions in Afghanistan in 2008.

Election Day is Quickly Approaching

Election Day is Quickly Approaching

Story by Angelique Nuxoll, Writer

November 2, 2018

Election day is quickly approaching. The general election is set for November 6, 2018. Here is a quick summary of the different initiatives, amendments, special elections, and the advisory vote on the current ballot. The Washington State Elections include Initiative Measures No. 1631, 1634, 1639, and 940, ...

Haley Beyer wins RHS Daffodil Princess

Haley Beyer wins RHS Daffodil Princess

Story by Nicole Beauvais, Editor

October 30, 2018

Haley Beyer was crowned this year’s Daffodil Festival princess from Rogers High School on Monday, Oct. 22, in the PAC. After an hour of introductions, speeches, and impromptu questions, Beyer was coronated. “Having a heart for service does not mean going above and beyond all the time. It mean...

Teachers return to work after agreeing to new contract

Teachers return to work after agreeing to new contract

Story by Nicole Beauvais, Editor

September 12, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Puyallup Education Association and the Puyallup School District reached a tentative agreement that provided competitive wages for the teachers. That night, the PEA met at Rogers to ratify a three-year contract that would give teachers a 10 percent raise, officially ending the...

Matthew Suce wins Mr. Rogers 2018

Matthew Suce wins Mr. Rogers 2018

Story by Nicole Beauvais, Editor

June 14, 2018

On May 31, Matthew Suce, Mr. JROTC, became the victor of Mr. Rogers, after two hours of walking, performing, and talking on the PAC stage. His talent, a rifle spinning routine, was set to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”. Typically, the winners of Mr. Rogers perform a talent that leaves audience...

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