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Policy restricts open doors

Policy restricts open doors

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2017


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“No Ma’am.” Shelley Justin, language arts teacher, remembers asking the janitor installing the door to her new classroom if he could add the propper. “He told me it was against policy,” Justin said. “They’re not allowing me to do that.” No door in the new STEM wing will have...

National Merit Semifinalists named

National Merit Semifinalists named

Greg Svirnovskiy and Connor Karst

September 25, 2017


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To be a National Merit Semifinalist, one must display astounding proficiency in math and English, scoring in the top one percent of the state on the 11th grade PSAT exam. For some, that means simple review and a clear mind. Pranav Sreekumar, senior, said his success on the exam came down to two...

RSD to fund ACT for juniors

RSD to fund ACT for juniors

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

September 25, 2017


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When Balqees Abdelbaset, junior, takes the district-wide ACT this April, she’ll be missing a section that was offered last year: writing. The state of Missouri will no longer fund theannual ACT test for high school juniors due to budget cuts, but Rockwood will continue to support students and offer...

Students and faculty reflect on eclipse

Students and faculty reflect on eclipse

Greg Svirnovskiy and Abhi Srirangam

August 23, 2017


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When Lizzy Konopelski, senior, awoke on eclipse day, Monday the 21st, she didn’t even need her morning coffee. Breakfast tasted sweeter. For the first time in four years, she drove to MHS with excitement. “I was in a better mood,” Konopelski said. “I felt more energetic and ready because I...

Students watch eclipse outside of school

Students watch eclipse outside of school

Mahika Mushuni, Copy Editor

August 22, 2017


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For nearly a month, the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse has been a hot topic in most discussions. It was the first solar eclipse visible in the contiguous US since Feb. 26, 1979 according to NASA, along with being the first time in 148 years that totality was visible from MO as reported by the Missouri ...

RSD ensures safety during eclipse

RSD ensures safety during eclipse

Neelansh Bute and Greg Svirnovskiy

August 20, 2017


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When the eclipse reaches totality around 1 p.m on Monday the 21, MHS students can expect to see day briefly turn to night. A sky riddled with abundant stars and four planets will engage every student for just a few minutes. Though exciting, the first total eclipse in the United States since 1979 can al...

Scholars after school: ACT and SAT tests take over first weeks of summer for MHS Students

Scholars after school: ACT and SAT tests take over first weeks of summer for MHS Students

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

June 9, 2017


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For Vinai Kumar, senior, summer didn’t start until June 3rd. The final school bell on May 25 meant the inauguration of two weeks of rigorous study for the SAT II subject tests, a series of exams doled out by the college board to test one’s knowledge of individual topics of study. “My first week, ...

Seniors win Boeing Engineering Challenge

Seniors win Boeing Engineering Challenge

Neelansh Bute and Abhijit Srirangam

May 24, 2017


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On May 3, two teams representing MHS emerged victorious in their respective competitive divisions at the Boeing Engineering Challenge at Washington University in St. Louis. According to The Source, the official newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, the Boeing Engineering Challenge is an...

Ransomware and the email security needed to fight it

Ransomware and the email security needed to fight it

Jen Bosche, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017


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In lieu of recent events, Rockwood sent out an email to students and teachers warning them of the new ransomware entitled, “Wannacry”. The ransomware has been an international problem for a while and the virus could impact Rockwood emails. “The e-mail message usually has a link to a website or it cont...

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