Bhavya Lavu, an eighth-grader on the discovery team, standing with her Panther time’s class poster, based on the book Animal Farm.
Reading competition at Carson gets pages turning
Silvia Metcalf, Wrighter • June 6, 2024

The reading competition posed by Ms. Rachel Copeland, was for the whole month of May, had Carson panther time’s counting their minutes to be the one winner of their grade, the prize: doughnuts. The winning classes: Ms....

Ms. Donovan reads The Summer I Turned Pretty.
BookTok spreads influence throughout teens lives
Annie Wang and Bhavya Lavu June 6, 2024

In around 2020, a part of social media called BookTok started to gain popularity within many young adults and teens. BookTok is a segment of many social media platforms, including Tiktok, Youtube, and Instagram, where...

A damaged side cover on one of the Dell Latitude laptops. Credit: Artem Godlevsky
IT Department shares the details of the new Chromebooks
Artem Godlevsky and Abhay Acharya June 5, 2024

New Chromebook laptops will be introduced to the students of RCMS in the school year of 2024-2025 to replace the current Dell Latitude model. Kruthik Nyshadham, a seventh-grader in A pod, says there’s things to improve...

Arohi, a member of MUN, is editing a spreadsheet for the conference.
Students at RCMS participate in the first RCMS Model UN Conference
Kylie Li, Writer • June 5, 2024

The RCMUN Conference, the first conference of its kind to be held in RCMS, was hosted on June 1 to let members of the club boost their public speaking and collaboration skills. To execute the conference, each MUN member...

Radhika Deshpande,12, of the champions team practices solving the 2 by 2 Rubix Cube to prepare for the next competition
RCMS hosts World Cube Association cubing competition
Priya Deshpande and Kriya Vijai June 5, 2024

“The competition was a dream come true,” said Nihal Gorthi, 14, Discovery, founder of RCMS's Rubik's Cube Club.   Nihal said his main goal for making the cubing club was hosting a cubing competition at RCMS, and...

Seare Khairzada wearing a Kufiyah-styled scarf to show his support for Palestine at school.
Support for Palestine rises within youth
MD Jawad, Writer • June 5, 2024

Some RCMS students are joining a rising group expresses their concerns over the rising Israel-Palestine conflict, especially after recent protests in college campuses.  “I support Palestine because of the large number...

Jackson Fuerst,14, eighth-grader on the Dolphins team practices his smile for the eighth grade party.
Eighth graders get ready to graduate by kicking off with a party
Leighton Talley and Sienna Baltrym May 31, 2024

RCMS eighth-graders will attend a party on June 7  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rachel Carson Middle School to celebrate their middle school years. The annual eighth-grade graduation party is coming up. This year the theme...

Futsal ends after a successful season
Saad Jamili, Writer • May 31, 2024

The Futsal session ended on May 31, and many students and teachers enjoyed playing and watching. Coach Mark Bolt said the session went very well. “Competitive but fun,” he said. Eighth-grader Sladin Dilamo on...

First Olympic Stadium   Athens, Greece
Summer Olympics makes a grand return to Paris
Aarav Patel and Ayaan Dhala May 30, 2024

Within a few months arrives the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, a huge event for athletes. The Summer Olympics are held every four years, the summer and winter Olympics are alternated between the four-year gap.  It includes...

Lauren Eldredge, an eighth-grader on the Voyagers Team, shares her service hours project, on “Preventing Cancer in Old Age”, with the RCMS community.
Eighth-grader hopes to help students prevent cancer
Isha Katti, Writer • May 29, 2024

“We have to think about the future and take our health into our own hands,” says Lauren Eldredge, an eighth-grade student on the Voyagers Team.  That’s why Lauren decided to spread awareness about cancer in the...

A student opens the TikTok app on their phone.
"Destructive in and out of school": How the TikTok ban could change lives
Kate Russell May 29, 2024

The U.S. government passed a bill to ban the popular social media app TikTok in late April. In response, TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is suing them and calling the ban unconstitutional. TikTok is often used by RCMS...

Rakshana Damodaran, an eighth-grader on Dream Team, stands in front of the American flag.
Students say the country needs a younger president
Annie Wang, Writer • May 24, 2024

The upcoming 2024 presidential election has been causing stirs in the political world. Every single outcome will profoundly affect our country’s future, deciding the direction of the next four years of our lives. “Right...

Heathcliff Herndon, on vacation at Germany July 8
RCMS shares summer break vacations 
James Steare and Rayyan Kambuly May 16, 2024

RCMS students and teachers enjoy a wide variety of summer vacations. While some go to the beach others might go to a lake house or even visit another country. Mr. Brian Corman, an eighth-grade civics teacher on the Explores...

Seventh grader James Steare looking at an image of a modern German tank that was gifted to Ukraine for the fight against Russia.
Students wonder if escalating global conflicts will lead to WWIII
Heathcliff Herndon, Journalist • May 16, 2024

With several major conflicts brewing around the globe, students are wondering, will they result in a Third World War? The Middle-Eastern Conflicts Some students were concerned last month when Israel was struck by Iran...

Isha Katti, 13, of the Champions team, reviews math on May 16 for the SOLs.
Students prepare for upcoming SOLs
Zahra Haji, Writer • May 16, 2024

RCMS students have been preparing for the SOLs on May 16, 20 and 22, with different resources and review material for math, reading and science. “I just review the packets they give me,” said Anjali Mallangi, 12, of...

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