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Rogers graduate receives the Medal of Honor

Staff Sergeant Ronald Shurer, a 1997 RHS graduate, receives the Medal of Honor from President Trump.

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

General Elections are held on Tues, Nov. 6.

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, Emilie Svensson, Brennah Llanos, Sabrina Engberg, Aidan Moeck, and Miriam Kayango after the coronation.

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

New art teacher PJ Gorski pickets in front of the school on Sept. 5.

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...

Rams got spirit? Nope.

At a girl's basketball game, stands were half empty and students were not interested.

Story by Angelique Nuxoll, Writer

May 10, 2018

School spirit is the foundation of the high school experience, but what happens when that foundation begins to crumble? In modern schools, having school spirit seems like a personality trait that you either have or don’t. What is causing the lack of school spirit in our school, and how do we get it...

Rogers walks out for Parkland

From left to right: Kelia Fields, Mandy Fifield, Miriam Kayongo

Story by Sara Lemagie, Writer

March 30, 2018

After the Valentine's Day Parkland school shooting, Rogers students walked out in unity.

Does homework help students succeed?

Does homework help students succeed?

Story by Crystal Choi, Editor

January 30, 2018

Tackling the homework debate with opinions of RHS students and teachers.

Students feel pressure to go to college

Photo by Victoria Heath on Unsplash

Story by Nicole Beauvais, Editor

January 23, 2018

Emphasis on college from parents and teachers overwhelms many students.

Winter Wishes: The Best of RHS

Nate Job and Ayden Ruminksi prepare for Winter Wishes 2017.

Story by Joey Ancheta, Writer

December 12, 2017

The annual tradition of giving takes a lot of work behind the scenes to pull off.

Chemical attack kills 89 Syrian Civilians

Story by Carly Baker, Reporter

May 15, 2017

On April 4 a chemical attack happened in Syria. It happened in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. The attack seems to be the deadliest chemical attack in Syria since August 2013. At least 89 people were killed. That includes 33 children and 18 women. And then another 541 people were injured...

What Happened to the Forests?

May 11, 2017

Deforestation is the demolition of forests to use its resources, which is mostly wood, and to use the cleared out land for planting crops or building houses. Forests are important to us because they convert carbon dioxide to oxygen to make our air fresh and breathable. “They play a critical role...

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