• Important Dates -->
  • 6/6: Capstone Gala and Senior Awards
  • 6/7: Rent Revival Performance
  • 6/13: Graduation Practice
  • 6/14: Last Day of School
  • 6/14: Graduation @ RRHS
The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The phone-free school movement started as a small act and is now spreading all over the United States, and will continue until something is done about it.
Opinion
Should Schools Go Phone Free?

Schoolwork? Free time? Walking in the halls? Bathroom? With your friends? Lunch? There is one object that is used by all highschoolers in all...

Medha Karumuri pursued her passion for tech theater and owned the  prominent positions,“Front of house designer” through her senior year. 
Photo Courtesy of Medha Karumuri
News
Medha Karumuri’s Building Blocks of High School: Tech Theatre

Senior Medha Karumuri is dedicated to excellence in the field of tech theater and consistently pursues new opportunities to further enhance her...

While sophomore Tyler Nguyen, senior Shubha Ballurkar, and junior Norah Thomas concentrate on playing their cello in tune with the music, junior Andrew Takach stands behind them, moving his hands across the fingerboard of his double bass as the only player with this instrument.
Arts & Entertainment
Moving Music and Final Farewells: Seniors Take Last Bow at Orchestra’s Annual Spring Concert

On Tuesday, May 28, the Rock Ridge orchestra held its annual spring concert in the auditorium. Although the performance was notably brief, lasting...

Sophomore Zoe Fyne-Okorie (left) and freshman Addison Dietz (right) strike a pose at the end of  “Girls Just Wanna Dance,” arranged by Paul Langford.
Arts & Entertainment
Rock Ridge Sings Celebrates Seniors and Sends Them Off With Final Concert

On May 29, Rock Ridge Sings gathered for their final spring concert of the year. Unlike other concerts, this one featured a medley of high-energy,...

 Senior Teyany Kleiner looks to take the lead away from a Huskies runner and a Wolverines runner. Kleiner became the regional runner-up after racing in the 100 and 200 meter.
Phoenix Leave a Blazing Trail for Track Regionals
Lucian Tiller, Nidhi Manchala, and Fran Rodriguez June 3, 2024

On Wednesday, May 22, the Phoenix track team competed alongside Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park...

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Sophomore Bhanuteja Alluri, senior Umair Syed, and freshman Ethan Williams play the trumpets in “Thunderscape,” an up-tempo song about the power of nature — especially that of thunder.
Rock Ridge Bands’ Spring Concert Blooms With Unity
Ananya Karthik and Dayanna Anton June 3, 2024

On the evening of May 23, the auditorium was filled with the anticipatory buzz of excited parents and friends as they gathered for the spring...

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Colors, contrasts, font, size, neatness, background, context, and more, all contribute to the particular style of one’s handwriting.  How far has handwriting, as an art form, come? Taking a look back in history and comparing it to modern-day practices shows how little yet how far the art form has transitioned, especially with its recent booming on digital platforms.
The Lost Art of Penmanship: Rediscovering the Beauty of Handwriting
Azciel Goodhart and Danielle Kimpson June 10, 2024

Humans have been communicating through writing for as long as we can remember. It’s a key part of every language. Writing is one of the most...

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