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Opinions: The little things: All the “whys”

Opinions: The little things: All the “whys”

Hannah Mellor, reporter

September 14, 2016


Filed under The little things, Top Stories

Often I catch myself wondering about the “whys” in my life. Why did this happen? The drama of high school life (boys, mean girls) pressed down on one of my best friends to the point of collapse, and I had no idea. Why didn't she say something to me? Why did this have to happen to her? Why now? ...

Opinions: From the desk: Something in the air

Opinions: From the desk: Something in the air

Nick Weaver, EBN editor-in-chief

September 7, 2016


Filed under From the desk, Opinion, Top Stories

Walking into school this year, the atmosphere just felt… different. As I took my final first step into EHS, the school was exactly the same, but there was a strange new feeling in the air. Everywhere I went there were people calling out to me: friends, teachers, acquaintances--many whose nam...

Opinions: The little things: Hello

Opinions: The little things: Hello

Hannah Mellor, reporter

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The little things, Top Stories

This is my first column. I am a sophomore on a small but mighty news staff. Being among the youngest writer, I am excited to be able to voice my perspective here because life constantly surprises me whether it be finding an extra dollar in my pocket, the new friend I made in math class, wearing a new o...

2016 senior column: Leaving a mark: Mary Kay Gagnepain

2016 senior column: Leaving a mark: Mary Kay Gagnepain

Mary Kay Gagnepain, editor-in-chief

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I didn’t find myself in high school. I don’t know who I am, but I know who I want to be. I can’t tell you what my style is. I can’t tell you my political views. I couldn’t even tell you how I see my future going. But I know I’ll be okay. I have hope. As a sophomore, I walked ...

2016 senior columns: Leaving a mark: Drew Guise

2016 senior columns: Leaving a mark: Drew Guise

Drew Guise, sports reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

So here we are. The end of 12 years in the Rockwood School District. The end of high school; the best four years of my life. The end of the relationships with all the amazing people I’ve met throughout high school. I loved each and every one of you. This marks the end of my youth... But th...

2016 senior column: Leaving a mark: Lauren Dell

2016 senior column: Leaving a mark: Lauren Dell

Lauren Dell, publicist

May 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

High school is an emotional time. People are going through puberty and everyone's hormones are all screwed up. But I am a person who is not really in touch with my own emotions. I am in a constant state of being over what I interpret as people’s drama. Most days I feel like teenagers over exaggerate e...

2016 senior columns: Leaving a mark: Kendra Coughlin

2016 senior columns: Leaving a mark: Kendra Coughlin

Kendra Coughlin, social outreach coordinator

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

If someone were to sit me down right now and ask me how my high school experience was, I would have a few answers. I couldn’t wait to get out. I am NOT ready to leave. How am I already 18?” High school for me consisted of so many crazy, beautiful, sad and happy memories. In bet...

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Learning to make lemonade

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Learning to make lemonade

Lauren Rocca, opinions writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Rocca-ing the world, Top Stories

Last week Beyonce released her new album “Lemonade,” and it got me thinking. The whole album is one continuous video with speaking parts and heart-wrenching, artistic visuals of what it really feels like to be cheated on. The viewer is saturated with images like a room filled with water, and Bey...

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: The league of cliques

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: The league of cliques

Lauren Rocca, opinions writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Rocca-ing the world, Top Stories

High school makes it hard to fit in. With so many labels and social constructs, the way people look and the activities they choose decide who their friends are. It’s like we all have to choose a team, or we won’t have friends, and as a result, the League of Cliques forms. These cliques ...

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Becoming a fan of life

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Becoming a fan of life

Lauren Rocca, opinions writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Rocca-ing the world, Top Stories

“You only live once.” I've always thought that I live my life by this premise: YOLO. But recent events have made me doubt that. When I have free time, I fill it with books. When I'm at school, I like to learn. When I go on field trips, I follow the rules. These sound boring. The seni...

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Ruling the night

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Ruling the night

Lauren Rocca, opinions writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Rocca-ing the world, Top Stories

Prom season stresses me out unlike anything else. It literally takes over my thoughts and my errands. The to-do list is endless with picking out a dress, finding shoes, getting accessories, wondering if I'll get a date, thinking of a place to take pictures, finding a place to go afterward, not to me...

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Puppet pleasing

Opinions: Rocca-ing the world: Puppet pleasing

Lauren Rocca, opinions writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Rocca-ing the world, Top Stories

Recently, I have realized that other people's’ needs matter along with my own. I am a die-hard people pleaser, and I used to be unsure of whether this quality is a good or a bad thing. Now I am sure that people pleasing is not only toxic but also a lie. Seeking to please others makes me feel l...