• Important Dates -->
  • Sept 23: 1st Quarter Senior Breakfast
  • Sept 26: No School -- Teacher Work Day
  • Oct 5: No School -- Yom Kippur
  • Oct 10: No School -- Indigenous People's Day
  • Oct 12: PSAT Day
  • Oct 21: Homecoming Game
  • Oct 22: Homecoming Dance
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

Some recommended Latino song selections from  throughout this year include “Girl From Rio” by Anitta, “This Is Not America” by Residente, and “KI-KI” by YEИDRY.
Arts & Entertainment
Creation with Colors, Prides, and Pasts: A Review of Latino Artists from 2021 - 2022

The 2021-2022 school year saw many highlights and achievements created by artists all over the world. But some that hit close to home to some...

After weeks of hard work, members of the Rock Ridge debate team qualified for Nationals, placing in the top 100 teams. Sophomore Veer Sidhu worked for the most time on his research. “You need to know a lot about the topic before you can write your case,” Sidhu said.
News
Phoenix Debate Argues Their Way to Nationals

On May 28 and 29, three Phoenix debate teams went to Nationals, scoring in the top 100 out of 300 schools from around the country. They were...

Junior Maddy Springer attempts to swing at the coming softball, allowing her team to advance to further bases on the field. “We should go in expecting to win and we need to have high hopes and good spirits,” sophomore Emma Spielman said.
Sports
Phoenix Clash with Lightridge Lightning in Final Softball Game

On May 18, the Phoenix Girls Varsity Softball team played against the Lightridge Lightning. The game ended with the Lightning winning 9-1 against...

A carrion crow rests on a mossy branch, surveying the area for carcasses. While the albatross has quite the reputation, it’s infamy is dwarfed in the presence of any species of crow⸺they’re almost always depicted as omens of death, decay, and bad luck. Carrion crows, in comparison to other species, were particularly associated with death and sickness (as their name suggests), and their presence often foreshadowed catastrophic events.
Opinion
Exploring the Implications of Attribution With the Help of the Albatross

In psychology, particularly the work of Fritz Heider, attribution is an umbrella term relating to how humans perceive the causes of everyday...

The Aluminum Falcons built their VEX robot last August, gaining new parts and assembling the robot throughout the year. “We’ve been working, testing several designs,” junior Krish Shah said. “If it doesn’t work, we restart, find a new design, and make sure it works.”
Aluminum Falcons Take the Stage at VEX Robotics Worlds
Anik Mridha and Sudeepa Pasupuleeti June 11, 2022

On May 3, teams from all over the world attended the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas. The cut-throat competition, hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention...

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Senior Ryan Buermeyer (22), mid-swing, aims to hit the ball and allow sophomore Dylan Neach (21) and freshman Nikhil Midda (9) to make it home from second and third bases respectively.
Phoenix Swing a Win for the Season
James Bowles, Bella Gerardi, and Nidhi Manchala June 14, 2022

On May 16, the Phoenix baseball team had a successful win against the Loudoun County Cavaliers. The Phoenix maintained a lead throughout the game, and a winning hit by sophomore...

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Young Wabo’s “Mirage” was released on May 1, 2022, and was Wabo’s newest release since his previous EP, “Mid,” released in 2021.
A Look Into The “Mirage:” An Interview With Young Wabo
Jackson Mitchell, Staff Writer • June 8, 2022

Young Wabo is one of the most overlooked rappers in the east coast underground scene. With only 52,000 monthly listeners, he makes music that...

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We’ve all seen it:  after the teacher has given out their lesson and passed out homework, some students finally catch up on the much needed rest they missed out on the night before. Some students may see it as a sign of them being hard working; I see it as a sign of being overworked and as not desirable.
Don’t Snooze on Student’s Sleep
James Bowles, Opinion Section Editor

Everyone has been told by their parents time and time again to get the necessary amount of sleep. For teenagers, the CDC recommends getting eight...

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