The Mental Impact

Alayna Amidon, Editor

May 27, 2020

There’s no denying that quarantine has hit a lot of us pretty hard, especially those with previous mental and physical health conditions. I don’t want to speak on behalf of all of those with mental illnesses, but for me p...

My Rocks

Amelia Pena, Editor

May 27, 2020

For most of my life, I was never a mommy’s girl or a daddy’s girl. I think for the most part I was just a little bit of both. There are many scenarios where I am told I’m just like my mom because of my attitude and the ...

All I Need

Alayna Amidon, Editor

May 27, 2020

Social distancing has been filled with loads of boredom, stress, and low motivation for loads of people, but finding things that make quarantine a bit easier can go a long way. It’s safe to say that surviving a quarantine in this day and a...

A New Perspective

Darian Harding, Editor

May 26, 2020

COVID-19 has so greatly affected our community and not for the better. We have to stay six feet apart from each other, all wear masks and gloves. We can’t come together as a community anymore because no more than 10 people ...

To the Future Rocky Graduates,

Darian Harding, Editor

May 26, 2020

To the Future Rocky Graduates, I wish I could’ve said goodbye to all my teachers. I wish I would’ve known that that Friday would’ve been my last day inside the school. That I was going to have to graduate through a comp...

Closer in Quarantine

Alayna Amidon, Editor

May 26, 2020

There’s no denying that quarantine has been tough on all of us, but things become just a bit easier when you’re surrounded by the right people. I’ve spent most of my quarantine going between both parents’ homes and ha...

Dear you,

Ethan Kirkpatrick, Editor

May 26, 2020

Hi. My name is Ethan, and I am a senior at Rock Island High School in the year 2020. I’m writing this on my computer at home, while the COVID-19 quarantine is still going on. This has been a weird year, and there have been many ...

For Better or For Worse

Alayna Amidon, Editor

May 26, 2020

They say that every year in high school gets better, but I couldn’t disagree more with the turn of events that have happened during my junior year. It’s sad to see the fourth quarter of my junior year go completely down the dra...

Challenging times

Kerrigan Lewis, Writer

May 26, 2020

During this pandemic, nothing has really been easy. We are all sitting on the edge of our seats hoping and waiting for this thing to end so that we can get back to our normal lives before this all occurred.    One thing th...

Surreal

Amelia Pena, Editor

May 26, 2020

As a kid, having a bunch of older cousins, sitting at the Iwireless Center, Bettendorf High School, and Wharton Field House for hours watching my cousins and my brother graduate was SO irritating to a young girl like me. Every ...

Dear future Rocks,

Alayna Amidon, Editor

May 25, 2020

Dear future Rocks,   This year has by far been one of the craziest years of my life and it’s safe to say that a lot of other people could agree. It feels like the year of 2020 was just made to be ridden with bad lu...

Dear future rocky kids,

Kerrigan Lewis, Writer

May 25, 2020

Dear future rocky kids, This experience was quite interesting and scary at the same time. I hope no one ever has to go through this again because it was something that was so unexpected. I think this experience was so bad t...