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New Normal For Student Activities

May 10, 2020

It has now been over a month since students left campus for the last time, and as per Governor Abbott’s announcement April 17 it will be the last until next school year. This development along with the local, state, and country-wide stay at home and shelter-in place orders now leaves almost no out-of-house activities at all. For the last month, students have been finding ways...

How the Yearbook Staff Maintained Quality During the Quarantine

How the Yearbook Staff Maintained Quality During the Quarantine

May 10, 2020

For many years, the RRHS Dragon yearbook has been an example to other schools on how to put together a better yearbook. The award-winning publication is...

Distance Learning

Kaden Hanafi, Reporter

May 8, 2020

Round Rock ISD began distance learning on Monday April 6 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The district was forced to adapt due to the circumstances and make changes to the way grading would be done.

Students Find Creative Ways to Stay Busy

Geoffrey Daniels, Reporter

May 8, 2020

RRHS students are finding things to do to keep them preoccupied while they are not doing homework due to the unprecedented amount of freetime they all now have. Since the Governor gave the stay at home order April 2, technology has played an integral role in keeping connected and also entertained, while some have started cooking to pass the time, and or to learn how to cook. Mo...

Keeping Busy During Quarantine

Devon Rodriguez, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Due to the strict stay at home orders, students are reaching peak boredom. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, people are finding ways to have fun while in quarantine.

Dragon softball players round home plate as Madi Johnson arrives after a home run bomb

Softball team embraces adversity

May 3, 2020

The month of March of 2020 is one that athletes around the world will never forget. It will be marked as the month in their life where their season was cut short due to the spread of the coronavirus. While some sports had the opportunity to finish their seasons, others such as Round Rock softball were just getting started, opening the season 13-2 overall, 3-0 in district. The number 11 state ranked Lady Dragon’s will have to wait until next year to compete as the UIL announced on April 17 that all spring sports would be cancelled.

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Testing For College

February 14, 2020

In these coming months, while final grades complete transcripts for when students apply to dream schools, tests also become a big contender in how their future will play out. From the monthly chance to take the SAT, ACT, along with the selective TSI, ASVAB and AP exams, the spring semester is when almost all of these tests take place.

Student Directed Senior Plays

Student Directed Senior Plays

February 14, 2020

Coming this May the senior theatre class will be presenting student directed versions of “Death of a Salesman” a play by Arthor Miller about the gritty depressing reality of the depression era and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simons a more lighthearted comedy about a family surviving poverty in New York.  Student directors Trenton Pepper and Caroline Cantrell work with a cast of their peers in order to present their plays to family and friends in May. This hands-on approach allows students to make their own decisions and grasp important lessons about teamwork. 

Teenagers in the Workforce

Devon Rodriguez, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Junior Cassie Fotovitch works at Hip Hounds, a dog boarding and daycare. She works with animals daily, which she sees as a dream. Cassie works up to 30 hours a week, with all different types of dogs. 

Girl Scout Economics

Girl Scout Economics

February 12, 2020

As February comes to a close student’s last chance to purchase the iconic Girl Scout Cookies does as well. The $4 cookie boxes can be found being sold in front of stores and even in school. Girl Scouts at Round Rock sell during lunchtimes or even in class.

New Year’s Resolution

Marissa Montemayor, Reporter

February 12, 2020

January is named after a mythical god in early Rome back in 153 B.C. Janus was known to have two faces - one looking back towards the past, and one looking forward towards the future. Today, Janus is a symbolic representation of letting go of the past and refreshing. Now,  every year, Jan. 1 tends to be the start of something new in many people's lives.

College Acceptance

College Acceptance

December 17, 2019

The most stressful part about being an upperclassmen is having to apply to colleges. As the holidays get closer and closer, so does the deadline for college applications. 

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