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He said yes: Guys and girls share thoughts on the first annual Sadie Hawkins dance

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By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor

By now everyone at school either knows what a Sadie Hawkins dance is or that we are having one soon. But how do people really feel about the whole idea of girls asking guys to the dance?  Several students shared their thoughts on the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance.

“I like that the roles are reversed, and girls get the opportunity to be creative and ask the boys,”  senior Brady Hamilton said.

Many have similar thoughts as Hamilton about girls asking the boys. Senior Marshae Dabney had the same feelings.

“I feel like it would be nice for girls to get out of their comfort zones and ask guys out,” Dabney said.

Contrary to Dabney and Hamilton, junior Olivia Caplan and sophomore Sydney Williams think there are some drawbacks to the switch.

“It’s a good idea, but I feel guys will reject girls to prove a point that girls reject guys,” Williams said.

“Dances, in my opinion, are kind of stupid. They look cool on TV shows that are focused on high school, but honestly this idea sounds dumb,” Caplan said.

The girls have voiced their opinions on the dance, but how do the boys really feel about being asked out?

Junior Andy Liscio, is one of the many James River boys who feels that girls should go for it, and ask the boys out.

“Girls need to man up and ask someone,” Liscio said.

Junior John Morley believes that getting the girls to ask the guys out is a great idea.

“The girls ask the guys. It’s always a surprise; there’s nothing better,” Morley said.
People may disagree about the roles being reversed, but there is one thing we know for sure: it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. The first annual JRHS Sadie Hawkins dance will on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30. Tickets will be on sale in the open commons until Friday, February 3rd.

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Scholarships available to seniors

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By: Dylan Lepore, Staff Writer

With college applications ending and the acceptance process under way, seniors need scholarships to help pay for the rising prices of college.. Every month the counseling office releases a “newsletter” called The James River Ripple that shows all the scholarships that are still available.

Just to name a few, there is the biweekly Sun Trust off to college scholarship, the ROTC scholarship, the Coca-Cola scholarship, and more coming each and every month.

The Ripple is always available on the James River website and in the counseling office for seniors only. If the scholarship application requires a transcript use Parchment to send it and sign it off on the pink form (again in the counseling) for the desk aids to send it off.
These and more are also on various websites like FastWeb and Collegenet.

Talent show coming soon

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By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor
Get your acts to together! The talent show is coming soon. Auditions for the JRHS Talent Show are on Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th. The talent show will be on Thursday, February 2nd. There will be prizes to be announced for the best acts.

Winter Exam Schedule Guide

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By: Dylan Lepore, Staff Writer

The first semester is ending and the end of 2016 is coming, but before we celebrate the holidays and the New Year, there is work to be done. Exams are the thing between you and those sweet Christmas cookies. This guide is going to help you understand the exam schedule. (For seniors exemptions skip down)

The Schedule

  • Monday, December 12th is a regular school day
  • Tuesday, December 13th is 2nd-period odd exam – full day(tech center students leave at 8:25)
  • Wednesday, December 14th are 1st and 2nd even exams – dismissal at 11:25 (tech center students have to find a ride home after their 1st-period exam or they can sit in ISD until the buses come)
  • Thursday, December 15th are  3rd and 4th odd exams – dismissal at 11:25 (odd day tech center exams – students leave for tech at 7:25)
  • Friday, December 16th are 3rd and 4th even exams – dismissal at 11:25 (even day tech center exams – Students leave for tech at 7:25)

Make-ups need to be pre-arranged by Friday, December 9th at 2:30pm.

Senior Exemptions and dates

Seniors should be notified by their teacher if they are exempt from a midterm no later than Thursday, December 8th, and Friday, December 9th. Seniors must have a B or above in the class they want to be exempted from and no more than five absences in first period and no more than three in all other periods.

Seniors do not have to be here on Monday, but for students that will be here, there will be review activities for their exams. All underclassmen are expected to be here for the entire week. Students are not allowed to leave during exams, even if they end up finishing the exam or have a pass to leave they must stay for respect of the other test takers.

For more info, click here.

Freshmen seek freshest title

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By: Caroline McMullan, Editor-in-Chief
On October 19th, 2016, while the sophomores and juniors took the PSAT, the senior mentors and freshman battled out through a series of games to see which freshmen homeroom is the best. Each homeroom has a different color shirt and throughout the four hours played dodgeball, tug of war, relay races, family feud, and knock out. If the homeroom won the game, they would earn points and at the end. The teams with the most points would play in the championship dodgeball tournament and Ice Gray came out on top as the winner of the third annual Battle of the Freshest. Please enjoy our photos below!

All photos by Caroline McMullan

Big Game, Big Night cap Homecoming Week

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By: Dylan Lepore, Staff Writer
Homecoming is upon us again. Spirit Week is in progress and the students are getting ready with dressing up and buying Homecoming tickets. On Friday, Homecoming Night starts with the parade in Riverton at 5:39pm, featuring parade floats from various clubs such as Young Democrats, Drama Club, surfing club, and the Regiment marching band. The football game follows at 7:30 against Midlothian High School. The Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 7pm – 11pm. If you want to buy a ticket to the dance, see Mrs. Oakey during both lunches in the Commons.

Marching Band plays at Band Night

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By: Dylan Lepore, Staff Writer

On Monday, October 10th, Cosby High School hosted the James River Regiment marching band at the annual County Band Night, which featured 10 different bands in the Chesterfield County area. With the entire area around and in Cosby High without power, the participants worried that the event would need to be rescheduled. Power was restored, and the band night continued as scheduled. While there are no rankings given on County Band Night, the Regiment will compete next on Saturday, October 29th at Powhatan High School.