• Important Dates -->
  • May 17 - Orchestra Concert
  • May 20 - Pep rally
  • May 21 - Prom
  • May 30 - Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • June 15 - Last Day of School/ End of Quarter 4
  • June 16 - Graduation at 9:00 am
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

Posing for a picture, Phoenix MSA members await the announcement of the winners on March 27.
News
MSA Clears the “MIST” in D.C. Tournament

On March 26 and 27, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) participated in the D.C. Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST), an event filled with...

Sophomore Sriya Yalamanchili, throws the ball in preparation for a smashing serve to start off the rally for another point. “My individual performances during my matches this season have been going well,” Yalamanchili said. “I was always trying to play my best.”
Sports
Phoenix Emerge Victorious After Battle With the Titans

On April 28, the Phoenix Girls tennis took on the Dominan Titans at home. The team was excited to take on the Titans to maintain their top position...

Senior Anya Ambarish waits for her opponent to return the ball during her doubles match. Ambarish is the captain of the team this year and plans to continue playing club tennis at the University of Central Florida next year. “I might even walk on to their Varsity team,” Ambarish said.
Sports
Battle of the Dulles District: Phoenix Girls Tennis Wins Regular Season Championship

On Tuesday, May 10, the Phoenix girls varsity tennis team went up against the Lightridge Lightning. That night, the girls held their senior...

Although the criminal masterminds were largely hated on in the beginning of the film, “The Bad Guys” implements the concept of “everybody deserves a second chance” to create an entertaining journey that the viewers can follow along with.
Arts & Entertainment
“The Bad Guys:” The Big Bad Wolf Likes Being Called a Good Boy

Redemption—a scary search for self development, approval, and an improved reputation. It’s even scarier when you have to prove to others...

The girls varsity soccer team comes together for a team photograph at the last home game of the season. The seniors finished off their senior night with a leading score of 8-0.
The Phoenix Girls “Kick-It-Off” At Senior Night
Pavani Aakarapu, Naomi Cho, and Prajna Chakravarty May 20, 2022

On Monday, May 9, the Phoenix girls soccer team faced the Park View Patriots for senior night. The Phoenix were able to take an early lead and pushed through with senior Ayanna...

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Asa Butterfield and Lola Evans share a stage in the horror and suspense of the film.
Horror Movie “Choose or Die” Lacks Jump Scares, but Makes Up For It With Exciting Plot
Hylay Assefa, Staff Writer • May 24, 2022

The horror movie “Choose or Die,” released on April 15, 2022, caught viewers’ attention with a familiar cast.  Isaac, the main character,...

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(Pictured in blue) I patch together what I can recall about my kindergarten graduation, a distant memory. However, my upcoming graduation may stay as a framed photograph, recognizing the growth I made throughout the years.
Butler Swan Song: Grown
Dominika Butler, A&E Copy Editor

My brain is a continuous cycle of inconsistent flow. The ball starts rolling, yet it fumbles and begins to fall apart, barely reaching the end.  Without...

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