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Featured is graphic created by Julian Baron in honor of the late queen who ruled for 70 years in England.

Queen Elizabeth II: Legend in Life and Death

Jade Kratochvil and Jacob Turner
October 5, 2022

God Save the Queen On the afternoon of Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth the II passed away in the Balmoral Castle in Scotland. “The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening...

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A compilation of RHHS sophomores Chiara Damommio and Madison Martinezs BeReal photos shows the function of the app. Dammomio takes a picture while at band practice, and Martinez takes one in her car.

BeReal is not all it claims to be, and that’s okay

Tolu Oyesanya, Reporter
September 15, 2022

Every month or so, a new social media app takes Gen Z by storm. This past month, it’s BeReal. I’m sure we’ve all heard of the trending app that has been all the talk. BeReal claims that it’s...

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A graphic created by Editor-in-Chief Gianna Ortner-Findlay features three women on a background of teal, the symbolic sexual assault awareness color. I think from an outsiders point of view, Im a big fan of asking questions, Rock Hill High School counselor Sarah Luce said. If something feels weird, I think [in society] we have this-this feeling of like, that is not my business. Im going to stay out of it. I think you do still have to protect yourself. According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds and every nine minutes- that victim is a child.

‘What was she wearing?’

Gianna Ortner-Findlay, Editor-In-Chief
May 24, 2022

For many high school seniors, the month of May is full of both finalities and new beginnings. It is a goodbye to spring, underclassmen friends, the high school experience, and the relative safety of familiarity....

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Jade Kratochvil reviews The Girls in the Stilt House, the debut novel of Kelly Mustian.  it was a beautiful novel and though the story feels familiar, the way it was written caught my eye, Kratochvil said.

Book review: The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian

Jade Kratochvil
May 14, 2022

Synopsis The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian tells the story of Ada and Matilda, two teenage girls on either side of the Trace swamp, which may as well be opposite ends of the world. They both...

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V.E. Schwab is a young adult novel that explores the life of a timeless girl after she made a deal without naming the terms. In addition, Ortner-Findlay said, I connected deeply with Addie LaRue’s fear and deep-rooted anxiety about aging and not creating a life in which I’ve felt I’ve lived or done something that mattered. The book by Schwab was published in 2020, after being in development for a little over a decade.

A star amongst YA novels

Gianna Ortner-Findlay, Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2022

Victoria Elizabeth Schwab, also known as V.E. Schwab, produced or contributed to over 30 novels in her short but expansive career. After reading one of her latest works, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,...

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A Rock Hill High School cafeteria photo shows students permanent food line choices. Many small business owners have the chance to join Rock Hill High School in their cafeteria to show students the food that they make, staff reporter Dana Garcia said. There are options that may be possible for this to happen.

Editorial- Lack of small business representation in PISD cafeterias can be remedied

Hill Top Times Staff and Dana Garcia
April 12, 2022

Entering the cafeteria on an empty and hungry stomach is something every student embarks on daily. The glowing signs above each line and the smell of the different cuisines entice students to make their...

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Rock Hill Theatres group photo after performing and advancing from the district competition for U.I.L OAP. 
My favorite memory would have to be when we had our Bi-District Competition at Lebanon Trail, Sophomore Stephen Goree said, although we didnt advance we still accomplished so many things.
Rock Hill Theatres encore performance is this Tuesday, March 29 in the RHHS auditorium.

Rock Hill Theatre Presents The Sweet Science of Bruising- Review 

Jacob Turner, Staff
March 29, 2022

Fun Facts About Boxing-   The world of boxing and “lady boxing” is long, and some fascinating facts are hidden in boxing history. To share in some of the fun, here is a brief list of facts...

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A digitally constructed image by student Michelle Hie of the Hawkeye logo, that represents the new Marvel series. The series first premiered on Nov. 24 on Disney Plus. Staff writer Ananya Nandyala reviews the show, saying the chemistry and dynamic between the characters makes the series fun and entertaining.

Review: Hawkeye

Ananya Nandyala, Staff Writer
January 26, 2022

The six-episode Disney+ series Hawkeye presents the long-awaited story of Avenger Clint Barton. Despite being a part of numerous Marvel-affiliated films, actor Jeremy Renner's character Hawkeye was the...

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Flyers providing information for a Dual Credit course offered at RHHS is set out at the EXPO Night on Jan. 19. Counselors and teachers want to make sure rising and current RHHS students know about Dual Credit options to choose courses that best fit them. Junior Ethan Malcolm said, “Dual Credit is a great way to fulfill high school course requirements and college credits at the same time.”

Students evaluate Dual Credit courses while considering new schedules

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer
January 21, 2022

Almost a month into the second semester, discussions about courses for the next academic year have started. Counselors have been eager to educate students and parents on options and scopes, incorporating...

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Opinion- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Gianna Ortner-Findlay, Editor-In-Chief
January 19, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Following ministers' footsteps, King Jr. became a pastor and an advocate for...

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A promotional poster for “Encanto,” which premiered on Nov. 24, is displayed inside a local movie theater. The movie’s themes focus on family, tradition and belonging in accordance with typical end-of-the-year spirit. Staff writer Nanditha Nagavishnu reviews the movie, saying its “flowery color palette and rosy soundtrack” make it a fun watch.

Review: ‘Encanto’ uses magic realism to reflect on reconciliation and tradition

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer
December 23, 2021

Disney’s new movie “Encanto” was released in the middle of Thanksgiving week, timely marketing for a story exploring ideas of family, love and the security of tradition. Its success isn’t surprising,...

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A copy of Rant by Chuck Palahniuk sits on a desk. Columnist Jade Kratochvil reviews the book in the following article. [Rant] wanted to feel things, to live, and it was hard for him because what was fun to everyone else wasnt for him, they said. I plan to read more of Palahniuks novels, Kratochvil said.

A review of Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

Jade Kratochvil, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2021

Synopsis The critically acclaimed Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk, brings us Rant, an oral biography of Buster "Rant" Casey — a feared outcast. The story picks up after the fantastical highway...

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