Mar. 10 Dickson County 11:00
Mar. 12 Springfield* 4:30
Mar. 13 Springfield* 4:15/6:30
Mar. 15 Station Camp 4:00/7:00
Mar. 16 Brentwood 4:00/7:00
Mar. 19 Henry Co.* 4:15/6:30
Mar. 20 Henry Co.* (Teacher Appreciation) 4:15/6:30
Mar. 21 Beech (JV ONLY) 5:00/7:00
Mar. 23 Columbia 6:00
Mar. 24 Independence 11:00
Mar. 24 Spring Hill (JV ONLY) 1:45
Mar. 24 Spring Hill 2:00
Mar. 28 Grissom (AL) (@Hoover HS Field 2) 1:30
Mar. 28 Muscle Shoals (AL) (@Hoover HS Field 2) 3:45
Mar. 29 Springville (AL) (@Spain Park HS) 9:00am
Mar. 29 Hoover (AL) (@Hoover HS Field 1) 6:00
Mar. 31 Mt. Juliet 3:00
Mar. 12 Springfield (JV) Away 4:30
Mar. 13 Northeast (JV) Home 5:30
Mar. 15 Clarksville Academy (JV) Away 4:30
Mar. 16 - 17 Commando Classic Hendersonville, TN TBA
Mar. 19 West Creek (JV) Away 5:30
Mar. 20 Kenwood (JV) Home 5:30
Mar. 21 Montgomery Central (JV) Away 5:30
Mar. 22 Northwest (JV) Home 5:30
Mar. 23 - 24 Zaxby’s Tournament (JV) Clarksville, TN TBA
Mar. 27 Henry County (JV) Home 4:00
Mar. 6 Station Camp Home 5:30 & 7:00
Mar. 8 Hunters Lane Away 4:30 & 6:00
Mar. 12 Cookeville Home 5:00 & 7:00
Mar. 15-18 Gatlinburg Tournament Away TBA
Mar. 20 Northwest Away 5:00 & 7:00
Mar. 22 Gallatin Home 5:00 & 7:00
Mar. 23 Mont. Central Home (JV only) 11:00
Mar. 24 Bartlett Home 1:00
Mar. 27 Hendersonville Away 7:00
Mar. 10 Kenwood Jamboree @ Kenwood 9:00
Mar. 14 JV Meet @ Rossview 4:00
Mar. 17 Kenwood Classic @ Kenwood 9:00
Mar. 24 Saturday Early Bird Championship@ Riverdale Murfreesboro,TN 9:00
Boys' & Girls' Tennis:
Mar. 12 Creek Wood Away Creek Wood HS 4:00
Mar. 15 Kenwood Home RHS 3:30
Mar. 19 Springfield Home RHS 3:30
Mar. 22 Bowling Green HS Away Bowling Green, KY 4:00
ACT March 20th through 1st - 5th (7:35 - 11:35)
*Please see your teacher for information on testing locations and room changes.
*Sack lunches will be served through your 5th period. Students will be called in by groups. Stay in your 5th period until you are called.
U.S. History Field Test- March 22
Boys & Girls State Selection- March 22
Spring Pep Assembly- March 23
Spring Break March 27th - March 30th
Come see Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for stage by Mark Frattaroli at Rossview High School
Play times are:
March 1st @ 7:00 p.m.
March 2nd @ 7:00 p.m.
March 3rd @ 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
International Women’s Day
By Siera Millard
Photo by CESI
Throughout history, it is our differences that have defined us, and because of this the human race is plagued with inequality. Women have been considered domestic subordinates to men since the beginning of civilization and we continue to struggle from one generation to the next. In some countries it is worse than in others and in these places it is often harder to take steps toward equality, inequality being so ingrained as it is.
In order to succeed, all parts of the human existence must be given an equal chance to thrive. Malala Yousafzai said, “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Our differences are not what define us, but what we do in the face of those differences.
International Women’s Day was first observed on February 28th, 1909 in the United states to honor women’s protests against working conditions. In 1975, the United Nations changed March 8th as the day. In fact, the charter of the United Nations “was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.” (women). Every year there is a different “theme,” this year being Press for Progress, meaning that all people need to work together to make progress in the fight for equality. This is especially important amid movements focused on the gender wage gap, #MeToo, and #TimesUp.
Women’s rights are not just about women. Feminism is not just for females. Louise Brealey, actress and writer, said, “I’d like every man who doesn’t call himself a feminist to explain to the women in his life why he doesn’t believe in equality for women.” Feminism is not a belief that women are better than men. It does not mean that you hate men or that you don’t believe in makeup and shaving your legs. It means that you believe in equality for all. It is the belief in the choice to wear makeup, the choice to show off your body or to cover it up - and to not be judged either way.
This International Women’s day, think about those who are not as fortunate as you are to have the freedoms and opportunities that we often take for granted.
This International Women’s day, remember that women’s rights are human rights.
“CESI.” CESI Womens Rights and Gender Equality Commission Comments,
“#PressforProgress.” International Women's Day, www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme.
“Women, women's day, gender, 8 March, equality.” United Nations, United Nations, www.un.org/en/events/womensday/history.shtml.
Lent: Catholic Culture Versus Pop Culture
By: Rebecca Waddle
Lent lasts for 40 days and is used to portray what was once Catholic beginnings into what pop culture has made it out to be. Also, Lent comes from an Anglo-Saxon term: Lencten-meaning Spring.
In Catholic Culture lent starts on Ash Wednesday and goes until Easter (more on the days of lent later). Lent is done to let true, dedicated Christians imitate Jesus Christ’s last 40 days of fasting when he was stranded in the wilderness. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is a festival time before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is celebrated by both Catholics and non-Catholics. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the fasting and prayer, and it serves as a penance. During Ash Wednesday, the priest draws a cross on the person's forehead in ash and says: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Next, toward the end of Lent, Holy Thursday is when people celebrate the passover and share Jesus’ symbolic body and blood. Good Friday follows Holy Thursday. Good Friday is the end of Lent. Good Friday represents the death of Jesus, but he rises again on Easter Sunday.
In Pop Culture Lent is more of a cleansing activity, where people can challenge themselves to give up something they are addicted to. Some people may give up smoking, drinking, chewing gum, drinking soda, etc. Also, the pop culture side of Lent still participates in Fat Tuesday, which is Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday is used on both sides as a reason to pig out one last time and rid your pantry and fridge of what you are giving up (basically unhealthy foods).
The 2018 Winter Olympics and the Paralympics
By Sarah Lange
The Olympic Games that we are currently familiar with started in Athens, Greece in 1896, based on those held in Olympia, Greece from 776 BC to 393 AD. Not surprisingly, the 1503 year gap spurred some important changes: international athletes were allowed to compete, the religious festival honoring Zeus was eliminated, and individual winners were crowned in each event- rather than only one overall victor. Further, as of 1900, women were allowed to compete, which was an unprecedented opportunity for equality on a global scale. The tradition of the Olympics has continued ever since, occuring every four years, with the exception of 1916, 1940, and 1944, when the Games were cancelled due to World War I and World War II.
Originally held only during the summer, an idea was pitched to compete in events that involved colder temperatures. As a result, the Winter Olympic games were established in 1924, hosted in Chamonix, France. Since 1924, a total of 23 Winter Games have been held, with the exception of the 1940 and 1944 Games, called off because of World War II.
South Korea lost their bid to host the Winter Olympics in both 2010 and 2014, but they were finally given the opportunity to organize the 2018 games; thus, the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics were scheduled. The torch relay began on October 24, 2017, starting in Olympia, Greece and lasting until February 9, 2018 at The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. This year’s Games featured 102 events in 15 sports, with over 90 countries competing.
Action started right away in events such as snowboarding, curling, figure skating, and ice hockey. Viewers from every corner of the globe were able to watch and support their country through a variety of competitions and tournaments. Final standings for the Winter Olympics are as follows: Norway leads the pack with a whopping 14 gold medals, with 39 medals total; Germany, right on their tail, with 14 gold medals and 31 medals overall; and in third place is Canada with 11 gold medals and 29 medals overall. The closing ceremonies were held at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018, featuring popular modern artists and performing groups. At the ceremony, the countries shared a final celebration to honor the true intent of the Olympics: to promote world peace and unity through international community of athletes and competition.
Ending with 9 gold medals and 23 medals overall, America finished in fourth place. Despite setbacks, such as athletes oversleeping or misplacing their coats on the day of competition, they still had tremendous success, with victories in men and women’s snowboarding, women’s alpine skiing, women’s cross-country skiing, men’s freestyle skiing, and women’s ice hockey. The American competitors included two of the youngest competitors that the Winter Olympics have ever seen: seventeen-year-old Chloe Kim, the youngest female to ever win gold, and seventeen-year-old Red Gerard, the youngest American man to win gold in over 90 years.
The Winter Paralympic Games, a multi-event competition for athletes with handicaps and impairments, which will be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea and will take place from March 8th, 2018 to March 18th, 2018. This ten day event features sports such as snowboarding, alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling.
The Paralympic Games not only give disabled athletes the chance to prove how success and athleticism can be achieved at any physical state, but also provide a unique set of athlete role models that anyone can look up to for examples of those who demonstrate relentless determination and resolve. Just as the with Winter Olympics, the Paralympics are designed to bring together different countries throughout the world in a competition that empowers athletes from all cultures and promotes global cooperation between countries.
Spring is Coming
By Siera Millard
It’s said that April showers bring May flowers...but what does March bring? Usually it is filled with a copious storage of tissues for a nose that runs more than Usain Bolt, people who back away with looks of disgust from your sneezes as you try to tell them it is just allergies, and really just general misery. Anyone with allergies knows exactly what I am talking about. While the pollen count is on the rise, your bank account slowly depletes as you buy more and more allergy medicine.
Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, are the bane of around three-million people’s existence. Characterized by congestion, redness, runny nose, sneezing and other intolerable symptoms, allergies make March the beginning of a few insufferable months. With spring just around the corner, there are a few things you can do to make this time just a tad easier.
So goodluck to all those with allergies this March, and may winter come early this year to rid you of your allergens!
Fun fact: “In 2011 Knoxville, Tennessee was named the ‘Allergy Capital’ of the USA by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, based on pollen amounts, allergy prevalence, medicines consumed and number of allergists per patient.” (Triangle, 2016).
Triangle, The. “Hanover's Student-Run Newspaper The Triangle.” The Triangle, 27 Sept. 2016,
“The Eclipse” by Jenna Barney
The eclipse is dark,
Yet bathed in light—
The earth is highlighted by a silver ring.
The sun will attempt to shed its light,
But the moon disagrees--
It stands in the way.
A spectacular sight, but do not gaze towards it
The ring is inviting--
Your eyes will die.
Suddenly the world is shrouded in black,
They warned you intensely--
You did not listen.
You are filled with regret,
And now you are blind--
They cry for you.
Do not cry for me,
You were right; I am a fool--
And I paid the price.
The eclipse is dark,
Yet bathed in light--
The earth is highlighted by a silver ring.