The Talon

The Student News Site of Rockwood Summit High School

The Talon

The Talon

Participation and engagement in schools
Madison Springett, Editor-in-Chief • October 25, 2023
Creating your own path through high school
Abby Glenn, of the Talon staff • October 25, 2023
Social and emotional learning in schools
Madison Springett, Editor-in-Chief • September 25, 2023
Coping with a home team that can't win
Mary Corkery, News Editor • September 25, 2023
Is Chat GPT the future?
Is Chat GPT the future?
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • March 30, 2023
Daylight Saving time should become the standard
Mary Corkery, News Editor • March 30, 2023
New year, new Talon
New year, new Talon
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • March 2, 2023
Who's really the problem?
Raghed Hadi, Photo Editor • February 24, 2023
Report all threats to help keep school safe
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • December 21, 2022

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Post-break stretch is the ultimate trial
Mary Corkery, News Editor • December 21, 2022
Remain cautious of false info on social media
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • November 30, 2022
How early is too early?
Mary Corkery, News Editor • November 30, 2022
Yes, you will use this in the real world
Mary Corkery, News Editor • October 31, 2022

Each subject has its own unique characteristics, but they all seem to be plagued by at least one kid who will groan at the end of class and ask...

District removes six titles due to new law
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • October 31, 2022

Rockwood School District has removed 22 books, the most of any school district in the Missouri area, in response to the passing of a new Missouri...

Let's do homecoming right this year
Mary Corkery, News Editor • September 30, 2022

Homecoming is a staple of the back to school season. Practically everyone has a part of the tradition that they eagerly wait for, whether...

BOE deserves caring representatives
Taylor Spencer, Editor-in-Cheif • September 30, 2022

The district’s governmental body, the Rockwood Board of Education, advocates for the community’s education by exercising the powers delegated...

ACTs decreasing role in college process
ACT's decreasing role in college process
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • May 26, 2022

The ACT initially began as an exam designed to test students’ capabilities in reading, writing, science, and math; but evolved into a sprawling...

Intelligence beyond the classroom
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

When most students think of a smart person, they imagine an AP student with a 36 on the ACT and med school in the future. It’s easy for other...

Where has the spirit gone?
Taylor Spencer, News Editor • April 29, 2022

Walking through the halls, one wouldn’t think anything is amiss. Other than the few outliers wearing similar clothing that can typically be...

Fighting for field space
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • April 29, 2022

By having spring sports in full swing, teams struggle to find space in order to host practices due to conflicts of games, weather, or alternative...

Students should plan for alternate options
Students should plan for alternate options
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • April 29, 2022

As the school year draws to a close, many students find themselves looking ahead to the next year. Whether that is freshmen planning to step...

The eternal winter in the cafeteria
Siri Mandava, Business Manager • March 31, 2022

Upon walking into the cafeteria, or sitting down at the table, a question popped into my head: why is it so cold in here? On a cold winter day,...

Is prom designed for girls?
Katie Eckrich, Photo and Copy Editor • March 31, 2022

One of the most exciting nights that students look forward to in high school is prom. Girls look forward to dressing up in a beautiful long...

Educators do more, should be paid more
Educators do more, should be paid more
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • March 31, 2022

The biggest question that any student has been asked since they were young is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A variety of answers...