• Important Dates -->
  • 5/17: Rocky awards
  • 5/20: All School Awards (virtual)
  • 5/22: Region Track Champs
  • 5/23: Band Concert
  • 5/28: Orchestra Concert
  • 5/29: Chorus Concert
  • 6/4: Miscast Caberet
  • 6/6: Capstone Gala
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THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

Dua Lipa sits in the ocean as a shark fin approaches her, hinting at the theme of lovers potentially backstabbing you. Photo courtesy of Tyrone Lebon.
Arts & Entertainment
Dua Lipa’s New Album is Unquestionably Not the “End of an Era”

On May 3, English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa released her third studio album. Since Lipa is one of the most accomplished pop singers of recent...

It seems like nowadays Gen Z kids act very grown up. Instead of playing in playgrounds, they are running around Sephora. Instead of sending notes to each other in class, they are Snapping each other on Snapchat.  Why has this happened to Gen Z, and is it going to cause any lasting effects on the kids?
Opinion
Maturity Levels are Getting Higher and Higher

In the past, being a kid or teen meant you lived in a simple and carefree bubble of comfort. Life was full of fun and color, not of stress about...

Nature has proven to provide great benefits to students especially during stressful testing periods, allowing for students to take their minds off of school for a brief moment in time.
Opinion
Unwinding with Nature

There is nothing like the great outdoors! Everything, even pesky pests, have a purpose in nature. No matter how terrifying their 60 legs may...

Although people can use peer pressure for good or bad, they can cross boundaries. Freshman Anika Ranadive believes that good peer pressure can cross a line, and there’s a point where it can get too far.   “Sometimes people don’t want to do something and your friends only want to support you,” Ranadive said. Even with good intentions, people should mind others and their space and boundaries.
Opinion
Pushing Perimeters with Peer Pressure

When the club expo comes around, everyone is confronted with lots of choices. What club will you join? What are your friends doing after school?...

The courts are ablaze as “Challengers” hits theaters. The film is full of intense tennis and romance, as well as explorations of true intentions and the value of true friends. Promotional photo from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
“Challengers” Slams Into Theaters After Much Anticipation
Rachel Adams and Bella Gerardi May 20, 2024

This movie is rated R due to sexual content, language, and graphic nudity. Game, set, match. On April 26, “Challengers,” starring Zendaya,...

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A generation gap is usually seen as a divide or gap between newer and older generations’ viewpoints that sometimes clash with each other. These viewpoints and opinions, with factual information, come together to form discussions where both sides bring different, but factually grounded insights.
Opinion: The Growing Generation Gap
James Bowles, Managing Editor • May 20, 2024

Patiently sitting in the back seat of your family’s car, you enjoy the comfortable silence of a long car ride.  Suddenly, someone brings up...

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