Every year, minor edits are made to the RAHS dress code. But on 16 May 2018, the RAHS administration implemented big changes to the student handbook, including an AP Testing section and a Spirit Day section. In addition to all of these changes, the 2018-19 dress code will be entirely gender neutral. Junior Nico Wilson became a member of the committee that helped form the new dress code because he felt it was important to share his insights, rather than being silently frustrated. “I want to have a say in what kids get to wear,” said Wilson, “because no one else was going to take initiative. [I] was thinking ‘why not just take this easy opportunity to have a say[…]

On 21 Mar. 2018, a new bill supporting civic education was signed into law in Washington State. The bill will require this year’s freshmen to take a standalone civics class as a requirement for graduation in hopes to increase young people’s knowledge of government. Because RAHS is a smaller school than some others in the district, it can be difficult to add new classes. Counselor Katie Carper will play a large part in incorporating the new mandatory Civics class into the master schedule. Even if some classes have to be sacrificed to meet the requirement, RAHS will be able to continue to provide most of the specialized classes that make the school unique. “We don’t know yet [how it will[…]

Wind team is upping the ante by taking their turbine to Chicago to prepare for collegiate-level competitions. While they won’t technically be competing, the team will travel to the Collegiate Wind Competition on 7 May through the 10th in order to test their turbine for a consistent power output under the same conditions as the college teams, and to present their progress to the Department of Energy. Although the higher level competition will be much more challenging, Junior Tom Connolly feels the team will benefit from the surplus of high-quality materials to test their turbines. “I am really interested to see how the turbine will perform in a real wind tunnel because we haven’t really had the opportunity to test[…]