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Polar Plunge gives new meaning to “go jump in a lake”

Polar Plunge gives new meaning to “go jump in a lake”

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Jumping in a lake in below-freezing weather. Typically, these two things are not said in the same sentence let alone the same paragraph. But they can very well be said in the same sentence when you or someone you know is participating in the Polar Plunge. Like me. The Polar Plunge, which took...

JRW still champions, but a little wiser

JRW still champions, but a little wiser

Jimmy Nolter, Sport's Editor
February 17, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Recently, the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team that won the US championship and took second in the world in a riveting match against South Korea has been stripped of its national and international titles. The District Administrator and Coach of the team permitted kids to play who were...

COLUMN: Don’t lose the arts again

COLUMN:  Don’t lose the arts again

Jessica Van Winkle, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

After wrapping up this year’s fall play, Our Town,  Bye Bye Birdie is in the works as a Spring musical, marking the first time in four years, since the 2011 failed referendum, that both full-scale productions have appeared on the stage at RB. Having such a strong theatrical presence this year has bee...

Why was RB silent on Ferguson?

Why was RB silent on Ferguson?

Niko Radicanin, Features Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner. These names have circulated the world and caused controversy globally. They are associated together because they are similar in the case that they are all African Americans between the ages of 12 to 43 - each unarmed -  who have lost their lives to ...

When is it okay to take a week off of school?

When is it okay to take a week off of school?

Jimmy Nolter, Sport's Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As a senior currently taking four Advanced Placement (AP) classes and one honors class, taking a week off of school may seem ridiculous.  How could I just leave for a week while taking four college level courses? Easy, I wanted to go see another country. I stayed in the Dominican Republic for...

Get up and get outside

Get up and get outside

Robby Filec, Story Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not everyone is a fan of the outdoors, but it’s really just a great place to be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sappy, desiring to be one with nature, etc. but after a camping experience the prior weekend, I realized that it wasn’t just great to be outdoors, but to be doing something different with my...

Headlines and deadlines are my life

Headlines and deadlines are my life

Molly Cunningham, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Student publications have been a major part of the four years I've been at RB and have created experiences in my life that will stick with me forever. Now that I am a senior and finally leaving RB, with only my byline left, I encourage you to join one of award winning publications I have put blood, sweat,...

EDITORIAL: At least offer Prom options

EDITORIAL:  At least offer Prom options

Clarion Staff, Clarion Staff
November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories

Historically, Prom has been held each year at a unique venue, but as of this year, the decision was made administratively to change that.  This year, Prom will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont. And next year. And the year after that. And the year after that. This decision...

Digital Citizenship: Cyber spying vs cyber bullying

Digital Citizenship:  Cyber spying vs cyber bullying

Galen Alaks, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

You just finished your essay and are just about to share it with your English teacher. You worked so hard on it, but now it’s done and it’s perfect. All of a sudden, a warning pops up on your screen: The attached file was flagged for inappropriate language. Please refrain from using this type of...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Spirit Fridays. Too few? Just right?

POINT/COUNTERPOINT:  Spirit Fridays.  Too few?  Just right?

Molly Cunningham and Andrew Pilewski
September 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Top Stories

POINT:  Let's have Spirit every Friday In order to encourage school spirit, Student Association hosts a monthly Spirit Friday competition between fifth hour classes.The class that has the most school spirit (determined by the amount of people in that particular class wearing blue and white  in a sem...

Starting young key to sport’s success

Starting young key to sport’s success

Andrew Pilewski, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports, Sports Page Featured, Top Stories

As the RB swim team lifted the sectional championship trophy high last year, the whole of RB cheered. The swim team is one of the most successful sports teams at RB, but what makes them successful? With the swim team, the success can be traced back to when they first hopped in the pool at a young age....

Chromebooks, will we be spared?

Chromebooks, will we be spared?

Galen Alaks, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Imagine this world: you go to Western Civ. and hop on a computer to research the French Revolution. Then you head over to Biology and find extinction rates of animals, followed by taking notes on your computer. You word process essays in English, take digital notes in Algebra, and use computers all...

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