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Dear Class of 2020,

Hailey Hunter, Social Media Director

May 6, 2020

Dear Seniors,    This isn’t how it was supposed to go. This was the final stretch of our high school experience, and we were supposed to make some of the best memories in these last few months. We weren’t supposed t...

Seniors voice their opinions on the primary election

Jack Bathje, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

   On Mar. 17th, the 2020 Primary election will take place, and for many seniors this will be their first time to voice their opinions. This election’s ballot spans from local officials all the way up to presidential cand...

Sale of cosmetics tested on animals banned in Illinois

Tabitha Yoakum, Communications Director

February 20, 2020

Recently, the state of Illinois has put a ban on the sale and distribution of all animal-testing for cosmetics. Cosmetics are defined as products (excluding pure soap) intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, bea...

E-Rabs discuss the final exemption process

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor

January 24, 2020

   After introducing final exemptions fourth quarter last year, many E-rabs were excited by the idea of getting out of finals. One rule that stood out to many was that upperclassmen were able to exempt two finals instead of...

A Recap of 2019

Hailey Hunter, Social Media Director

January 17, 2020

     2019 was quite the year for pop culture, athletics, politics and even our very own E-Rabs. Now as we enter a new year and a new decade with many possibilities, moments and memories awaiting us, let us take a quic...

Criminal makes history while holding woman hostage

Aly Scott and Leila Rydell

January 15, 2020

Domestic violence is a horrendous crime that leaves people mentally scarred and physically damaged, along with forcing victims to carry an awful weight with them for the rest of their lives. Knowing the effects domestic violence...

UPDATE: Australia Bushfires

Elizabeth Martinez, Reporter

January 15, 2020

Australia is back in the news again as the fires have been getting progressively worse and spreading to more parts of the region after multiple fires ended up merging. Here is an update on the current situation in the country.  ...

Dreadful finals after break

Zach Mosley, Reporter

January 15, 2020

   This year has been different. Starting after Labor Day was an unusual start to my last year. While just about everyone in the RPS community is used to starting up school up again in mid-to-late August, we did not go back for ...

Australia deals with overwhelming bushfires

Elizabeth Martinez, Reporter

January 8, 2020

 Since the start of Bushfire Season in Australia, numerous fires have been reported in the country causing mass destruction, wreaking havoc and putting many wildlife and citizens in danger. These fires have burned up nearly 2.5...

Dear Seniors,

Hailey Hunter, Social Media Director

December 17, 2019

Dear seniors,    We’ve waited on graduation day for four years now, and before we know it we will be walking across the stage. It’s exciting, but don’t let it pass by without stopping for a moment to be thankful fo...

Star Wars causes a lot of issues within its fanbase

Sully Reilly, Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2019

   The trailer of the third and final movie of the new Star Wars trilogy was released a bit ago and so far, it is not as impressive as I expected it to be. What they revealed so far is genuinely disappointing. It feels like ...

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