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Reading competition at Carson gets pages turning

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. Karen Schmidt for seventh-grade, and for eighth-grade, Ms. Barbara Marshall.  The reading competition at Carson had sparked different…

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BookTok spreads influence throughout teens lives

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 readers can connect with other readers.  BookTok has such a huge impact on book popularity that most reading websites even…

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IT Department shares the details of the new Chromebooks

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 on from the current laptop model. “I would make it so that they run faster,” he said. Chromebooks that…

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Students at RCMS participate in the first RCMS Model UN Conference

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 put in preparation. Every participant of MUN was given a position to argue for. A fundraiser…

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Support for Palestine rises within youth

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 of civilian casualties from Israel,” said Jivan Sabavala, 13, on the Trail Blazers team. Although conflict has recurred often, this one is different, said…

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Students see history unfold as former U.S. president Trump is convicted of 34 felonies

Former U.S. president Donald Trump was convicted of 34 felony counts of falsified business records and financial fraud on May 30. “I think that he probably was guilty of fraud, so I think that is a rightful conviction that is completely justified,” said Heathcliff Herndon, a seventh-grader on the Trailblazers team. The charges include false…

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Eighth graders get ready to graduate by kicking off with a party

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 of the event will be Hawaiian luau. There will be food and drinks along with some games for…

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Students torn over effects their phone brings

“Tiktok pulls me in,” said Hayden Lucca, 14, of the Dolphins team. RCMS students struggle with managing their time on their phones due to their addiction to social media platforms like Tiktok. Reports from National Library of Medicine.gov shows that the average teen spends seven hours and 22 minutes on their phone a day. That…

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Students say the country needs a younger president

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 now, it’s looking at a 50-50, which is surprising,” said Jake Sim, a seventh-grader on the Dream Team. According to a…

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RCMS shares summer break vacations 

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 team, will go to Colorado for about five to seven days to see his parents and…

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Students wonder if escalating global conflicts will lead to WWIII

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 on April 14 and then launched an airstrike on Iranian nuclear facilities on the night of April 19 in retaliation. The…

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Students prepare for upcoming SOLs

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 Dream Team. SOLs, Standard of Learning tests, measure the success of students in meeting the board of…

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