The Commoner

From Yellow Journalism to Fake News: What can we trust

Story by Madysen Privatsky, Reporter

April 28, 2017

The term “fake news” has exploded in print and broadcasting news sources around the world since the campaign and inauguration of President Donald Trump. Ironically, the media has something new to report on nearly every day regarding the alleged “fake news” Trump so often speaks of, most frequently...

School Clubs You Might Not Know Much About

Story by Kalani Woolery, Reporter

March 17, 2017

Even though we are in second semester you still have time to join the clubs and be prepared for next year. Key club is one of the biggest clubs here at RHS. Key club is held every other Wednesday at 2:30 in the library. Key club is a service organization, sponsored by Kiwanis Puyallup services. The...

New Semester, New Program

Story by Kate Caviezel, Reporter

March 13, 2017

Supposedly, Schoology was made to look similar to Facebook in order for students to connect with the program. Rogers High School has started using this in hopes that students will use it more than Home Access Center. Starting this semester, most of the teachers at Rogers have started the new program....

Where Did All of The Animals Go?

Story by Kalani Woolery, Reporter

March 2, 2017

Endangered species can vary from the most common animal at the zoo or animals that you have never even heard of. Endangered species are different kinds of animals that are at high risk of extinction. According to, this is because of” human activity, changes in climate, changes in predator-prey...

Girls’ Basketball Season Crosses Over To Playoffs

Story by Mady Privatsky, Reporter

March 2, 2017

Most sports fans define a winning season by a team’s record; however, even with their exceptionally winning season, Rogers High School Girls’ Basketball head coach Amy Looker characterizes the team’s success by not how many reported wins or losses are acquired, but instead the small individual a...

Rewriting the Narrative

Story by Sarah Archer, Editor-In-Chief

February 13, 2017

Liberty In North Korea is more than a sticker on a laptop, a t-shirt in the hallway, or a poster on the wall. Liberty In North Korea, otherwise known as LiNK, is a global movement designed to accomplish four very distinct and direct areas of focus: Refugee Rescues, Resettlement Assistance, Empowerment...

Digging up the Dirt on Groundhog Day

Story by Sarah Archer, Editor-In-Chief

February 2, 2017

In the rush of the New Year and the chaos of Valentines day, Americans seem to forget one of their most arguably unique holidays: Groundhog Day. Annually, Feb. 2 marks much more than the start of a new month. Feb. 2 is the day in which we, as a society let our favorite rodent meteorologist predict the...

Giving back this Holiday Season

Story by Kaitlyn Davis, Managing Editor

December 13, 2016

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. While the holiday season is a time to celebrate and cherish one another, there are endless opportunities to give back to your local community and help those in need. Whether it be ringing bells, collecting change, or donating gifts there are numerous ways t...

How Words Impact Our Perception

Story by Camryn Hulsey, Reporter

December 7, 2016

Ever heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? How true does that statement ring to you? We hear, see, and speak an abundance of words all the time. Some of us more than others, but the point is that subconsciously we’re impacted by them every day....

Cyber bullying on the Rise

Story by Carly Baker, Reporter

November 30, 2016

Media bullying is very common in today’s world. “Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night,” said. Social media, and just the internet alone, has become very popular to use t...

Vaping: A Fad or Health Risk?

Story by Alex Groom, Content Editor

November 29, 2016

In recent years, vaping has become a popular trend and topic for discussion. These e-cigs use batteries, cotton, and liquid to create smoke - resulting in a feeling that simulates cigarette use. While using different ingredients from conventional tobacco products. “I’ve seen a bunch of new smok...

The Reality of Double Standards

Story by Camryn Hulsey, Reporter

November 28, 2016

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “double standards”? The expectations for men and women when it comes to the same or similar situations? Maybe it’s the dress code difference between the two? Or is it the “respect your elders” rule when respect is meant to b...

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