• Important Dates -->
  • 4/20: United Spring Fling
  • 4/27-5/4: RRPA's 'Frozen'
  • 4/23: NEHS Open Mic Night
  • 5/1: Senior Sports Signing
  • 5/3: Decision Day & Military Signing Day
  • 5/9: 'May I Serve' Day
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

Artificial Intelligence did not stop evolving when the ChatGPT craze flatlined, and a big scare involving OpenAI’s latest project demonstrates it.
Opinion
The Controversy That Is Artificial Intelligence Development in 2024

In the past few years, Artificial Intelligence has stepped up its game dramatically, and as a result, gained tremendous traction amongst the...

From Friday the 13th being an unlucky day to knocking twice on wood, everyone has their own beliefs and superstitions, and some are held more strongly than others.
Opinion
Superstitions Found To Affect Mental Health

At some point, everyone believes in something that to others may seem dumb. From tossing salt over your shoulder for good luck, to cursing yourself...

Senior Kyle Woody and sophomore Riya Cheruki pitch for their teams. The game had many ups and downs for both the opponent and the Phoenix, but in the end, the Lightning were able to secure the win for both their softball and baseball teams.
Sports
Lightning Strike Phoenix During Baseball/Softball Double Header

While both softball and baseball have similar goals and concepts, including getting to home base and the various positions played, there are...

At the U.S. Air National Guard stand, two guardswoman talk to interested students and parents about participation and college programs offered. Other divisions of the military, like the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force attended the event as well, spreading information about their various scholarships and military programs.
Multimedia
Making Connections and Seeking Opportunities: Over 1000 Students Attend the Annual Summer Job Fair

On March 16, students and parents of all LCPS high schools gathered in the main gym and cafeteria at Rock Ridge for the fifth annual summer job...

When Coach Barry isn’t coaching, he works at his main job as a study hall teacher. He also loves watching movies and is an avid reader. His favorite book is “Nausea” by Jean-Paul Sartre, and his favorite movie is “The Godfather Part II” by Francis Ford Coppola. Photo Courtesy of Ousmane Barry.
Meet Football and Softball Assistant Coach: Ousmane Barry
Riya Cherukuri, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024

Excited to foster change, Coach Ousmane Barry joined as an assistant coach for the Phoenix football and softball teams this year. In his high...

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The album cover for “Compliments of Grave Digger Mountain” portrays NBA YoungBoy as a mountain, hinting at the theme of him overcoming his challenges.
My Compliments to NBA YoungBoy for Making His Third Dull Album In a Row
Arnav Mahajan, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

NBA YoungBoy’s “New New” album is not the best. On March 8, YoungBoy released his first full-length album of the year titled “Compliments...

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Trying to make themselves seem as inviting as possible, many students meticulously select photos representative of their personalities and day-to-day lives for Instagram pages dedicated to a universitys incoming freshman class.
Roommate Speed Dating: College in the Digital Age
Tanishka Enugu and Shaila Patel April 8, 2024

Hi! My name is _____ and I’m from Northern Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. I am 100% committed to _____ and I’m planning on majoring...

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