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BY MENNA ABDEL-SALAM ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Every year, Science Honor Society requires students to participate in two competitive events in order to maintain their membership. Some students participate in Science Olympiad; however, others choose to participate in the DNA Day essay competition.
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Winter is upon Rose, and with winter comes a multitude of different exciting activities. Though Christmas is just around the corner, not only is there still time for school activities like winter sports and chorus concerts, but there is also time for another Rampant production.
BY MARTHA BENNETT ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Although applying for education after high school is still in the works for seniors, some have already finished their applications and have already been accepted into college. Universities such as East Carolina (ECU) and North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) are examples of colleges that have already begun to make dreams come true for some seniors.
BY SOPHIE LEWIS ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
This year Anchor Club, DREAM Team and the Student Government Association (SGA) participate in their annual charity events as a way to raise money for those who are less fortunate. All three clubs participate in the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Rose lost cheerleader, band member and freshman Mickeyla Little on Nov. 30, due to a car accident. The service for Little was held Dec. 6 at the Philippi Church of Christ. Many staff members and students attended the service. During the service many students said a few words about Little to the congregation.
BY MARY-TATE TEANEY ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Project Connect is a program that allows high school seniors to try out new things, go after something they’re interested in, give back to the community and even step a little outside of their comfort zone.
BY JAMES PERKINS ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Spanish Club held a Winter Holiday Celebration on Dec. 10 to inform students about how people from other cultures celebrate during the holiday season. Spanish Club invited students from diverse backgrounds to come and share how the traditional winter holidays are celebrated in their native land.
BY MAYA JARRELL ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
On Aug. 9, Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. This caused the community members of Ferguson to riot in the streets of the city.
BY SALKEEL TILLERY ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
The symposium for Project Connect is drawing ever closer, and with its arrival seniors will have to show the progress they made with their final projects. For some seniors, they will build something or show results of the research they conducted for the past few months. For others, such as seniors Beatris Mosca and Hope Gibson, they wish to do something different that will involve not only themselves but others.
BY SOPHIE LEWIS ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Thanksgiving is a time of giving back and of being grateful. The Student Government Association (SGA) has prepared to give back today to those who would appreciate it most by preparing a banquet for the Exceptional Children’s department at Rose.
BY SALKEEL TILLERY ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Now is the time of the year when chorus, orchestra and band students alike get a chance to prove their skills and earn a position in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. The Tri-M Honor Society is an Honor Society for all musically involved students who participate in one of the many classes.
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here, and this time of the year brings caroling and food drives. This year Rose’s choral department has brought those two traditions together with an event called Sounds of the Season.
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Science. The organization of knowledge into testable explanations and predictions about the universe. For many, science is simply one of a multitude of mandatory core classes, but for a choice few, it is more than that.
BY MENNA ABDEL-SALAM & JAMES PERKINS ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
At Rose, there are many disciplinary measures that are taken when students violate rules. Students can be sent to Choice or In School Suspension (ISS) based on the degree of the student’s misconduct. According to Choice coordinator Lori Moore, who has been in charge since 2010, students get sent to Choice on a daily basis for a variety of reasons.
BY MARTHA BENNETT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
When talks of school dances arise, seniors and juniors are mostly looking towards prom, but fall semi-formal seems to raise excitement for all grade levels. On Nov. 15, Rose held its first school dance of the year, Fall Fiesta.
BY MAYA JARRELL ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
For most students, all they know about Veteran’s Day is that they get the day off school. However, the day is really celebrated in order to commemorate the end of World War I, and to honor the veterans who fought in it.
BY MARY-TATE TEANEY ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
DECA has continued to grow throughout the past few years at Rose. Sophomore Jackie Delgado, Rose’s DECA event and project manager, explained the basics of DECA. She said that DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a high school club that furthers students’ understanding of business and marketing.
BY MAYA JARRELL ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
The ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina has been ruled unconstitutional. On Oct. 10, 2014 North Carolina was added to the list of now 32 states where same-sex marriage is legal. This change allows the more than 18,000 same-sex couples in North Carolina to legally marry.
BY MARTHA BENNETT ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
For the many students who have taken AP Language and Composition with English teacher Ashley Hutchinson, the book title “Scratch Beginnings” may ring a bell. Author of his own personal story, Adam Shepard, came to Rose on Oct. 16 to talk to current and previous readers about his journey, answer questions and speak about his new book as well as his latest endeavors
BY MENNA ABDEL-SALAM ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
Over the years, Rose has been known for participating in study abroad programs and accepting foreign exchange students. We have had students in the past from Brazil, Australia and many other countries; however, this year, junior Filippo Cassini has come to Rose from Italy.
BY SOPHIE LEWIS ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
Court is now in session for Rose mock trial teams. Tryouts have been held and practice is underway. It is a new year, a new case, new teams and new a baby since the adviser, Mrs. Knight has just returned from maternity leave.
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
College, a path chosen by some for their future, can involve four or more years of education after high school for students who choose this route. For many, college is neither a preferred choice for their future nor financially available, but for others it is a necessary step in the education process. For a group of about 100 Rose students, it is necessary.
BY SALKEEL TILLERY ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
Halloween is just around the corner, and many societies and clubs have been preparing an annual event for students to check out. This event may be a chance for students to celebrate the Halloween holiday before they get off for the weekend.
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
Every year, the Rose choral department hosts the Music of the Night program. This is one of the fundraisers chorus performs to raise money for their department.
“Music of the Night is a program that consists of songs from Broadway and movies that are sung by students in the chorus,” chorus director Karen Meetze said.
BY MARY-TATE TEANEY ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
Each year, students are required to take some sort of test, whether it’s standardized, an EOC or a simple class test. Recently, thousands of students across America took the PSAT which is a standardized test that resembles a condensed SAT and consists of math, critical reading and writing sections.
BY JAMES PERKINS ON OCTOBER 31, 2014
The Culinary Arts Program at Rose teaches students the fundamentals of cooking and how to be industry ready. It also teaches students how to put the cooking that they have learned to use.
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
Pancakes, pina colada, Jolly Rancher and strawberry lemonade. These are just a few of the many flavors of a trending piece of technology that has recently begun to enter the lives of many Rose students. The e-cig.
BY MARTHA BENNET ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
The dawn of the fall season is bringing students at Rose of all grade levels to start applying to clubs, honor societies and for seniors, college. Student applications always bring questions of “What should I write for this?,”What are they asking for?,” and “When does it end?”
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
This year Rose has gained new clubs and opportunities for students to experience. The new clubs this year are Film club and PAWS. They are both are clubs that previous and present students have started.
BY SOPHIE LEWIS ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
Every year on the day of the homecoming game, Rose has a pep rally. Usually Rose does the same thing. The cheerleaders perform and, sometimes the teachers do as well. But this year is different. This year they tried something new.
BY JAMES PERKINS ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
“Barefoot in the Park,” a play that takes place in New York in the 1960s, will be the first play of the year to be performed by the Rampant Theatrical Company. This year will be the second time the play has been performed at Rose.
BY MENNA ABDEL-SALAM ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
BY MARY-TATE TEANEY ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
The cost of driver education has recently increased from $40 to $300+. This affects whether students will be able to take it or not. Some people can barely afford to pay $40 for a two week course. Now that it’s $300, “Driver’s Ed” might now be out of the question for many students.
BY SALKEEL TILLERY ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
For some students, school may seem like a stressful time, while for others school may seem easy. Either way, school is a place for students to learn how to prepare for their future. One way for students to do that was to attend the Construction Career Day.
BY MENNA ABDEL-SALAM ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
As the new school year begins, many students find themselves being placed in a new program in order to accommodate their schedules. Rose introduced this program, called Pitt County Schools Virtual Academy (PCSVA) to students on the first day of school.
BY EMILY HARVEY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
BY MARTHA BENNETT ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Rose’s Student Government Association (SGA) keeps coming up with creative ways to get students involved, even if it involves doughnuts. The junior class will hold its first “Feel Your Heart 5K and Doughnut Dash” on Saturday Sept. 27 to benefit Victory Junction and the Exceptional Children’s program at Rose.
BY JORDYN WILLIAMS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Homecoming, an event primarily organized to boost student morale and welcome back alumni, was originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12 here at Rose. Homecoming was pushed back to Sept. 26 due to weather conflictions, and this affected many people in the Rose community. Though it was pushed back, one aspect of the event, spirit week, still took place.
New Year, New Teachers
BY SOPHIE LEWIS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
There are some new faces in a few classrooms this year. Along with all the new freshmen, Rose has hired several new teachers. A former intern at Rose has taken a new position as a teacher. Mary Wells is a new Spanish teacher in the foreign language department. This second year teacher has also taught at Beddingfield High School in Wilson.
BY JAMES PERKINS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
The usual ages for students at Rose range from 14 to 18 years old, but this year there are a few exceptions to that standard. One of these exceptions is freshman Andy Smiley who is 12 years old and turning 13 this year.
BY MAYA JARRELL ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
This school year is full of changes. With a new tardy policy that gives students more chances and ID badges that will help keep the school secure, students should expect changes in their daily school routine.
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Over the summer, Pitt County Schools teacher assistants were not going to be able to put food on the table. Pitt County wanted to give all their teachers a raise. This caused a problem for the teacher assistants.
BY MARY-TATE TEANEY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
“I think with every change there is improvement,” English teacher Karen Medlin said.
There have been many changes occurring at Rose this year. One of these is SMART Block. Instead of leaving SMART Block how it was last year, the Rose committee for it has come up with a few new ideas to improve it and help it run more efficiently this coming school year.
New Semester New Classes
BY SALKEAL TILLERY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Starting the second semester of the 2014-2015 year, Rose will be offering many new classes that were not present in the curriculum last semester. These classes include an Adobe class, Scientific Visualization, Marine biology and Astrology.