AROUND THE BEND

Pros and Cons of Cancelled Exams

Rachel McKane and Hailey Matthews

February 26, 2014

The Pro’s of Cancelled Exams  By Rachel McKane Exam week is a week of stress piled onto teenagers.  It’s not always the most favorable week in school, but this year, Spotsylvania County has decided to cancel exams due t...

Know Which Test is Best

Shadae Strother, Op-Ed Editor

February 20, 2014

To get into a four year university you have to take either the ACT or the SAT. They are both standardized tests that examine what you have learned throughout your high school years.  ACT questions are often easier to understand...

Teacher Probs

Shadae Strother, Op-Ed Editor

December 19, 2013

Once in a while, we will come across a teacher that doesn’t teach in a way that fits our technique of learning. Either they do too much group work and don’t assist you, they give no group work, and you are forced to sit in...

No Seniority?

Rebecca Statler, Co-Editor

December 19, 2013

Riverbend is a very new, nice, and safe school; however students complain all the time about how other schools get more senior privileges and are able to do “cooler” things.  Devin Ostermann, a senior, said, “It is not...

T’was the weeks before Christmas

Shadae Strother, Op-Ed Editor

December 19, 2013

The streets were crowded, the kids were screaming, and floats road down the streets lighting up Old Fredericksburg.  On December 7th, radio stations, high school bands, junior dance, and pet organizations showed their love of Ch...

Catching Fire Takes Fire at Theatres

Emily Vinchiarello, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, was an extremely well-casted, entertaining and accurate movie.  In the movie, the heroine, Katniss Everdeen, continues her life as a victor of the Hunger Games, and through a twist...