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National Dance Week, Orchesis spotlights power of dance

National Dance Week, Orchesis spotlights power of dance

Catherine Jasionowski, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

National Dance Week runs April 25 to May 4 and has included this year's Orchesis concert. There are many different kinds of dance, ranging from classical Ballet all the way to just doing whatever you want in your bedroom. The most popular kinds of dances are the ones that people tend to see the...

10 out of 10; I would goat again

Goat Simulator

Have you ever wanted to be a goat? Now's your chance!

Our Rating: 10 out of 10

Cameron Yarger and Jimmy Nolter
April 15, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Multimedia, Reviews, Top Stories

If you are looking for a game with an invigorating storyline that is full of action, Goat Simulator is not for you.  If you want a game that will make you laugh until it hurts, this game is perfect. History was made, April 1, 2014.  Never has a game quite like this been released, and I don't know...

Listening in on the Big Band Blast

Listening in on the Big Band Blast

Staff
March 21, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories

Music director James Baum led students in their Big Band Blast.  The effort got coverage from the local, professional papers and Clarion was there to take a listen.  Now you can as well.

Behind the curtain at Northside Gal

Behind the curtain at Northside Gal

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

DISCLAIMER: Reporter Cameron Bolton performed in this year's Spring Musical.  These are his personal observations behind the scenes. Auditioning for this year's musical, Northside Gal, provided some challenges for new directors Tom Dignan and Kathleen Harsy.  Because the play was based on the songs o...

Looking back: Milton Creagh visits RB

Looking back:  Milton Creagh visits RB

Staff
March 6, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories

Sophomores and Juniors had a chance to hear fan-favorite RB speaker Milton Creagh this past month.  Creagh talked about morality, character, and personal responsibility in what has become a regular series of speakers focusing on Character Counts-related issues.  Previous speakers have included John Register and Eddie Slowikowski.  If...

DIY: Making Duct Tape Roses

DIY:  Making Duct Tape Roses

Carey Torres, Lifestyles Editor/Cartoonist
February 19, 2014
Filed under Lifestyles, Multimedia, Top Stories

Brand new to The Clarion is a short web series where you can get great ideas on crafts, hair styles, fashion, and more.  Each DIY idea will be presented in video form so that you can follow along. In this episode, Lifestyles Editor Carey Torres demonstrates how to make roses out of duct tape. This...

Scholastic Bowl dreams of Nationals next year

Scholastic Bowl dreams of Nationals next year

McKenna Powers, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2014
Filed under Features, Multimedia

Scholastic Bowl is practicing and ready to win.  Social Studies teacher Adam Gibbons, who has been coaching for fifteen years, has a goal for the Scholastic Bowl season, which is to “learn something while having fun.”  The twenty four members of Scholastic Bowl are ready to do exactly that in t...

Looking back at the Holiday Concert

Looking back at the Holiday Concert

William Voorhees, A&E Editor
January 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Slideshow, Top Stories

Winter Break and the holidays have ended, but there's still time to relive the magic.  RB's annual Holiday Concert marked the beginning of the end of the first semester.  Classic songs such as "White Christmas" and "Sleigh Ride" helped to usher students into the last weeks of school before final...

Contract details released as new deal is signed

Contract details released as new deal is signed

Lauren Grimaldi, News Editor
December 19, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, News, School Board, Top Stories

After months of negotiations, the RBEA and the school board signed a contract into place at a special December 18 board meeting.  This guarantees that there will be no strike and no need for new negotiations until at least the year 2016, per the three-year collective bargaining agreement. In an e-mail, RBEA President Wendy Cassens noted that the vote was unanimous (7-0) among board members and that 85% of the RBEA membership voted to ratify the contract. Wednesday night, in a press release, more specific details were given about what exactly this contract includes.  Highlights include the fact that the board will be able to keep building up the school's educational fund balance and that employees will now contribute fixed percentages of their health insurance premiums without increasing their own health care cost. The release also indicated that the new contract offers restructured retirement incentives ...

Pack the Place half court miracle returns

Pack the Place half court miracle returns

Matt Arenas, Staff Reporter
November 25, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Last year, Special Olympic basketball player Michael Habayeb dazzled the crowd with an unexpected half court basket.  Could he do it again this year?  Take a look at Clarion's highlights of the event.  You think you know what will happen, but you don't!

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Cameron Yarger and Jimmy Nolter
November 25, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and appreciate the most important things in your life.  What are your friends around RB thankful for this year?  Take a look and find out.  Speakers include Assistant Principal John Passarella, teachers Dan O'Rourke and Dallas Till, and many of your RB friends and colleagues....

ACE: A cool presentation for a cooler climate

ACE: A cool presentation for a cooler climate

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
November 25, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, News, Top Stories

For the second year, RB has welcomed a representative from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) to come speak at RB. November 20, ACE speaker Eilene Spear presented to science classes in the auditorium. An ACE representative for only six months, Spear is passionate about the cause. “It’s re...

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