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RB Blood Drive: donate a pint, save three lives

RB Blood Drive: donate a pint, save three lives

Nicolette O'Keefe, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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During school on Wednesday, March 1, Student Association hosted a school wide blood drive that took place here at RB. Student and faculty volunteered to donate one pint of blood to LifeSource, a local Chicago organization that collects blood donations and outsources them among local hospitals and place...

District 208 Board of Education renews principal’s contract

District 208 Board of Education renews principal’s contract

Isabel Hughes, Story/Layout Editor
March 1, 2017
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On February 14, 2017, RBHS’ Principal Kristin Smetana’s contract was renewed. This contract is for two years set to begin on July 1, 2017 and end on June 30, 2019. This contract comes with salary and performance increases. As Smetana looks to her next two years here, she hopes to collaborate wit...

Nintendo Switch Preview

Nintendo Switch Preview

Daniel Fosselman, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
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The Nintendo Switch, the next gaming console being made by Nintendo is rapidly approaching. Slated for a March 3, 2017 release, here is a rundown of everything it will be able to do and all of the games for it. One of the major focuses of the Switch is its portability. While at home, it would ...

Make a splash, make a difference: RBHS Polar Plunge

Make a splash, make a difference: RBHS Polar Plunge

Joy Greco, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
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The RBHS Polar Plunge took place Saturday, February 18. Students “polar plunged” into chilly Lake Michigan in order to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. “Plungers get sponsored to jump into Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. This money directly benefits our...

RBHS bids farewell to Coach McCloskey

RBHS bids farewell to Coach McCloskey

Rahim Kouferidji, Dylan Drews, Daisy Tinerella, and Jaylyn Bravo
February 21, 2017
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Tom McCloskey has been coaching at RB for 27 years. Of those 27, he has spent 21 of them as the head coach of the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team. This will be his last year coaching at RB. With 40 total years of coaching experience, he is most known for coaching the RB Varsity Boys’ Basketball team. ...

Brookfield PD pushes safety after local crimes

Brookfield PD pushes safety after local crimes

Nicolette O'Keefe, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2017
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This past January, several burglaries occurred in the Village of Brookfield. According to Brookfield Police, items stolen include electronics, money, jewelry and there was also damage to property. Chief Deputy Officer Ed Petrak explained that a total of two home burglaries, two garage burglaries,...

Policy change has PE students wait downstairs

Policy change has PE students wait downstairs

Mia Donnamario, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
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As of January 9th, the RBHS students have to wait downstairs after PE classes. Instead of waiting in the concession/vending machine area, students have to wait at the bottom of the stairs.  The school believes that students should stay away from the machines, as it is for the students safety. "As ...

RB cheer team tumbles to the top

RB cheer team tumbles to the top

Kassie Ramirez, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
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The RBHS competitive cheer team has had a great season this year. This past weekend the cheer team placed 23rd in the IHSA Cheerleading finals. The RBHS cheer team's main duty is to cheer on the school's football and basketball teams. On top of cheering for RB sports, the cheer team also has a c...

Students react to Super Bowl LI

Students react to Super Bowl LI

Armando Marmolejo, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Super Bowl LI went down in the history books as one of "the best games ever in football." The final score was Patriots 34 and the Falcons 28. RBHS students made predictions on who would win and other things considering the Super Bowl. Here are some examples of what students had to say. Sop...

Impressive performances adding up for RB Math Team

Impressive performances adding up for RB Math Team

Rahim Kouferidji, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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On January 25, the RB Math Team went to their very first math competition: the Lemont Invitational. The Freshman/Sophomore eight-person team placed third and the Junior/Senior two-person team placed fourth. The Junior/Senior relay team also placed fourth as well. “I was surprised because I didn...

Another one for the book: RBHS Rouser wins award

Another one for the book: RBHS Rouser wins award

Lauren Lambros, Story Editor
January 31, 2017
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On Wednesday, January 11, the RBHS Rouser staff earned first place in the American Scholastic Press Association yearbook competition. The staff earned first place by creating a memorable 2016 yearbook that showcased, the superbness of the staff’s writing, photography, and page design. Every year...

Future Bulldog Night inspires students

Future Bulldog Night inspires students

Gabby Gilhooley, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
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Future Bulldog Night took place on January 18, 2017 at Riverside Brookfield High School. The event was held for incoming freshman and other students of RB. Members and representatives from several clubs and sports advertised their activity to gain interest. Students were placed near the area according...

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