By Francisco Turrubiates and Christopher Herrera | Students talk about the meaning of prom and their preparations for prom.
From staff reports | This morning the Rough Rider Battalion held their 9/11 ceremony at 8:15 a.m. The ceremony was attended by current students, faculty, staff and community members, each who came to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in their own way. “I came out today to honor people who sacrificed their […]
More than 550 seniors walked the stage Saturday night, becoming the newest group of Rough Rider alumni. Here’s a glimpse at before, during and after at Freeman Coliseum. Images are provided courtesy of the Big Stick and may be shared for noncommercial purposes.
By Aliyah Dixon and Devin Caron | Photos by Devin Caron | On Thursday May 28 at 6:30 p.m. the choir took the stage to perform songs from the 50s, 60s, 80s, and today for the pop show. Songs included modern singles such as “I Gotta Feeling” by The BlackEyed Peas. The 80s were represented with “Hit me […]
By Kayla Rudd | Graphics by Kayla Rudd and Juan Villanueva | Seniors are making plans for themselves after they graduate on June 6, next Saturday evening. From there, life will take this class of 2015 in many different directions. The Big Stick recently polled 100 seniors at random about their college plans, 78 percent of them are […]
By Angel Sabater| Mother’s Day was Sunday May 10. To surprise their moms with something wonderful, on Tuesday, May 5 during all lunches, the Molly Pruitt library hosted Teen Time: Mothers Day Corsages for teens to make corsages by hand for their moms, grandmas or someone they consider “mom.” “I came because I love my mom […]
Photos and Story by Juan Villanueva | From April 16 to 26, the city of San Antonio held its annual spring festival celebrations. The ten-day event featured events including Fiesta Carnival, Fiesta de Cascarónes, Fiesta San Fernando, NIOSA and others. Throughout the entire celebration there were rainy times, but towards the last days, Fiesta was enjoy […]
By Angel Sabater| On Tuesday, April 28, students came to join librarian, Rae Downen for blackout poetry and to make many creative poems. “Blackout poetry is a method of poetry that you create with words that are previously written,” librarian, Rae Downen said. “And you blackout the words you don’t want, leaving the words that […]
By Kayla Rudd | Photo by Victor Rodriguez | The last time the varsity football payed team played against Judson in the school year 2011-2012. In that game, the team lost 27-6. After four years the team faces the Rockets tonight. They hope to build on their momentum this season and beat them. “We’ve got a great opportunity to […]
By Victor Rodriguez | Friday Aug. 28 marked the kick off of the new season for the varsity football team. Coming off a 10-loss season in 2014, the buzz around campus has been not knowing what to expect this fall. The Riders made a statement by topping the Warren Warriors 42-21 to end a 15-game […]
By Victor Rodriguez | On Friday May 22, the Roosevelt varsity football team strapped on their pads and took the field one last time this school year as they participated in the annual blue and white spring game. Each year this game gives players and coaches a chance to test and tune, making adjustments where […]
By Aliyah Dixon | Sophomore Joshua Morgan is the only person from this school to advance to the regional track meet after advancing from both district and area in the long jump competition. “I know I couldn’t do it without the support of my team and coaches,” Morgan said. To train Joshua has been doing squats, […]
By Angel Sabater | On Sept. 23, at 3:22 a.m. the start of fall happened, and with that the end of WWE Summer Slam, on Sept. 20 with the WWE Night Of Champions, which was held at the Toyota Center in Houston. This entertainment phenomenon started in the early 1950’s when founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondit […]
By Juan Villanueva | Ashley Frangipane’s life style recently changed from her sharing her music onto sites like YouTube and SoundCloud to her becoming a pop celebrity. Last year, Frangipane’s song Ghost, led her to become signed with Astralwerks, which marked the beginning of her artistry. After choosing the name of Halsey, she recorded and […]
By Juan Villanueva | Melanie Martinez was first a member of Team Adam in season three of singing competition and show, The Voice. However, after getting eliminated during week five, Martinez took her own path and began working on her own material, and her first full-length album, Cry Baby, was released Aug. 14. She released […]
By Oscar Ramirez It’s been over 22 years since the original Jurassic Park (1993), but Jurassic World is now set to open June 12. This upcoming Jurassic World is about a dinosaur theme park and what happens when a new dinosaur for a new attraction goes on a rampage in the theme park. The stars […]