• Graduation May 30 @ 5 p.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center

  • Long School Holiday May 23- 26

  • State Academic UIL Meet May 19-21

  • Follow the Silver Streak on Twitter and InStagram for breaking news and a chance to win prizes- search RHSSilverStreak

Amarillo plunges back into the dust bowl

Amarillo plunges back into the dust bowl

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Everybody’s talking about it. It fills their lungs. It gets in their teeth. They feel it in their sinuses. They feel it hit their face. They hate Amarillo. They want to move. Nothing good is said about the dust. It’s getting tiring for Amarillo citizens. Yesterday the National Weather Service... Read more »

Apple’s progress disappoints consumers

Apple’s progress disappoints consumers

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Technology & Apps

Essentially, Apple produced one product in the past decade. You can buy it in a small, (iPod Nano), a medium (iPhone) and a large (iPad). Everybody anticipated the release of each product. They couldn’t wait to exercise with their iTunes music resounding in their ears, or play Doodle Jump for endless... Read more »

Licensed sophomores ask for change to extended lunch policy

Licensed sophomores ask for change to extended lunch policy

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Last year the school decided to change the attendance policy. Instead of implementing the rule that students should be allowed to miss three days of school and be exempt from their semester tests, students are now rewarded with extended lunch for being present every day for every three week period. Juniors... Read more »

Cheerleading is a sport

Tiahna Brecheisen, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The Merriam Webster's Dictionary's definition of a sport is "a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other," yet there is still controversy as to whether or not cheerleading is a sport. As a competitive cheerleader,... Read more »

Ellen Page moves audience with revealing speech

Natalie Aguirre, Staff writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

At The Human Rights Foundation's inaugural Time to Thrive conference actress Ellen Page presented the audience with a speech she used to publicize her sexuality. In her speech she talks about how the organization inspired her as well as many other young people around the nation. The Time to Thrive... Read more »

Reading develops human knowledge

Tiahna Brecheisen, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With technology advancing quickly, books are becoming a thing of the past. Fewer and fewer people want to take the time to pick up a paperback and read it cover to cover, they'd much rather play on cellphones, watch T.V. and play on the computer. Choosing to do this, however, is harming them more than... Read more »

Technology, social media hinder communication skills

Technology, social media hinder communication skills

Christian Nicholson, Co-Editor
February 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

"I am human." "I am human too." These days having a face-to-face conversation can be as awkward as an alien encounter. At lunch, students can be seen texting instead of talking to the person sitting next... Read more »

Teens strike out with giant teddy bears

Teens strike out with giant teddy bears

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
February 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As a general rule, teenage girls don’t quite understand teenage boys. In turn, teenage boys have a difficult time interpreting the ways of teenage girls. All the confusion intensifies on Feb. 14, when the two are expected to mix in a flurry of romantic gestures and declarations of passion. Most sweethearts... Read more »

President Obama takes inappropriate ‘selfie’ at Mandela memorial service

December 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion

There is much controversy over how President Barack Obama is running the United States. Regardless of how he runs the country, the "selfie" he took during Nelson Mandela's recent memorial service takes the controversy to a whole new level. During the Dec. 15 service, President Obama took a selfie... Read more »

Time for guys to put more thought into Silver Ball

Time for guys to put more thought into Silver Ball

Christian Nicholson, Co-Editor
December 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Girls spend hours deciding what makeup they should put on, days on what shoes to wear, and weeks on what dress to put on. It is no doubt that it takes girls a long time, sometimes months to decide what to do for the occasion, and guys usually spend around 30 minutes in thought over the Silver Ball.   It... Read more »