The Official Newspaper of Riverbend High School


Is Everyone a Winner? (Op-Ed)

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

In an athlete's life, many people are involved in his or her hardwork and success. These people include teammates, coaches, and parents. To those involved, seeing a win come from the effort is the most rewarding thing there can...

Chapstick (Op-Ed)

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Chapstick is undoubtedly one of the world's most important inventions created in Lynchburg, Virginia during the 1880’s by Dr. Charles Browne Fleet. Not only does Chapstick keep lips from becoming chapped, but it also can be...

The Fight For Gun Control (OP-ED)

Arrie Mann, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire upon a crowd during a concert in Las Vegas of 22,000 people. 59 people were killed and 515 were injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting America has faced. Whenever a tragedy like...

The End of an Era

Robert Armstrong, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This year Riverbends class of 2017 will be one for the history books. The 2017 class is not only one of Riverbend highest scoring academics class of 2017, but this will be the last graduation year of kids born in the 1990’s....

Super Bowl Predictions

Isaiah Byrd, Sports Editor

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ever since the playoffs started and even before that, everyone has been making their playoff predictions. The two teams that are left are the New England Patriots, from the AFC, and the Atlanta Falcons, from the NFC. Heading t...

Why Winter Wins

Mary Ruegar, Staff Photographer

January 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After the autumn season comes, the best season of all-in my opinion: winter. The season brings joy to hearts throughout the world, and it has the ability to bring out the best in all people. Everybody knows that when the winter...

Grinds My Gears #2

Bethany Sanders, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

Something has bothered me for years.  It's those really inconsiderate students, you know the ones. They never shut-up, never listen to their teachers, and always annoy other students and teachers.  It's time we talk about these...

Do you know Democratic Socialism?

Bethany Sanders, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

According to the Democratic Socialists of America or DSA for short, they’re an organization -- not a political party -- that believes “that both the economy and society should run democratically to meet human needs, not to...

Grinds My Gears #1

Grayson Fusaro, Co Editor-In-Chief

January 15, 2016

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

You know what really grinds my gears? In a school with nearly two-thousand students, some feel it is ok to stand and have their conversations with their friends in the middle of the hallway. Right beneath the staircase and at ...

The Neglected Disease

Ryan Stewart, Lead Design

January 7, 2016

Filed under Around the Bend, Opinion

America has been one of the most influential countries of the past 100 years. We’ve industrialized a continent, left our footprints on the moon, and established one of the greatest societies ever seen by man. Our progression...

Whose Homework is That? (OP-ED)

Grayson Fusaro, Staff Writer

May 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A problem with schools nowadays is that students cheat on many assignments. As a student who cheats, they justify it by thinking as long as I get a good grade, nobody is hurt. However, students who cheat put the most harm on students...