The Rogue News

What Goes into Making a Play?

Allie Poole

January 17, 2019

A question the Ashland High School student body has most likely repetitively pondered: how do the productions in the Mountain Avenue Theater take to the stage? One may wonder, how does a show-tune-chanting bunch goes through the two month process of cutting off most of their social lives to put on a...

Inspiration from Literature III

Sequoia Snogren-McGinnis

January 7, 2019

Inspiration: “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacks of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadows under houses and trees and stones, and shadows at the back of people’s eyes and sm...

Holly Jolly Yule Lads

Jared Stamper, Writer

January 7, 2019

Who are the Yule Lads? The Yule Lads are from Icelandic Christmas folklore. They go to everyone’s houses to leave gifts in their shoes, but only if they’re good. If not, they leave rotting potatoes. One comes each day for 13 days leading up to Christmas, all with individual quirks and t...

Al’s Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks

Alex Brehmer, Artist

December 13, 2018

A message from the artist: “When in doubt, nap it out. My one and only party tip is this: turn off the lights in the bathroom, sit on the cold shower floor. It’s okay to cry. I do this at all birthday parties, weddings, and holidays. Also, if you have any leftover stuffing or gravy (only the ...


Grace Schroder and Charlotte Julian

December 13, 2018

Aries: Like the delicata squash, Aries are bold and ambitious. The delicata squash has enthusiastic green stripes and an honest taste, which fits with the enthusiasm and honesty that Aries have. They both need to be cared for lovingly, due to the d     elicata’s delicate rind....

Thanksgiving Anthem

Alex Brehmer

December 5, 2018

It is in this hour of holiday spirit that I give to you this song of thankfulness. May it help you through the long family gatherings and the food comas.

Stars in the Making

Zeleyha Mata

December 5, 2018

If a friend invited me to see a play saying that it was about a basketball team, I would have likely replied with a “sorry I’m busy,” and spent the night relaxing as usual. But, without much choice in the matter as the reviewer, I decided to give this team a shot. Celebrating our 25th anniversary...

Studying With Music: Good, Bad, or Both?

Studying With Music: Good, Bad, or Both?

Lillian Witnauer, Reporter

January 24, 2017

Music is an extremely important part of human culture. There are very few places around the world where music is not practiced, celebrated and enjoyed. It could be said that music is almost as important as breathing. One will seldom find a commercial venue without at least the radio playing softly in...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Wizarding Reignited

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Wizarding Reignited

Laila Borden, Reporter

January 18, 2017

As a childhood Harry Potter fan, I was thrilled to hear that J.K. Rowling's fantasy world, in which I spent countless hours during my years of imaginary friends and unquestioned belief in magic, would be reignited on screen with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. At first, I was unsure if the fil...

The Nobel Prize: it’s a Changin’

The Nobel Prize: it’s a Changin’

Zaida LaRose and Dylan Kistler

November 17, 2016

On October 13th, Bob Dylan became the first musician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not everyone is pleased to see the rebellious folk hero slouching next to the likes of Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Steinbeck, and Solzhenitsyn. Of these awards given annually to a writer whose work is deemed...

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