The Rough Rider

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Roosevelt Ranked 8th in New Jersey Among Public Middle Schools
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Roosevelt Ranked 8th in New Jersey Among Public Middle Schools
By SOPHIE QUALBEN, AVERY LEVITT, ALEX BUONOCORE, and ADDISON MILLER

     As most people probably heard, recently, Roosevelt Intermediate School was ranked as the 8th best public middle school across the state of New Jersey. The ranking was determined by US News & World Report, a media company that publishes news,...

RIS’s FAD Performers Once Again  Blow The Crowd Away
RIS’s FAD Performers Once Again Blow The Crowd Away
By HUDSON CROTTY,, JAKE NALITT, CASEY LAWLOR, and ANTHONY ISOLA

     FAD, also known as Fine Arts Day, is an annual event at Roosevelt, where students can showcase their wondrous talents for the whole school...

2024 Summer Olympics Preview
2024 Summer Olympics Preview
By FIONA LICK, ANNIE SHERMAN, LILY SIMMS, and EMMA O'BRIEN

     Every four years the summer Olympics occur, creating a great deal of excitement for both the athletes and the spectators.  This summer...

Damaged building from NJs Recent Earthquake
The Ground Trembles as a Rare Earthquake Hits New Jersey, Leaving Most Residents Bewildered
PATRICK PRYBYLSKI, LINDSAY CHOI, and KEIRA MOSS

     On Friday, April 5th, an earthquake hit the Northeastern United States at around 10:23 A.M. For New Jersey, the earthquake registered...

A Silent Genocide
A Silent Genocide
Alexandra Kotsinis, Amelia Donnelly, and Oriana Soloway

     If you’re reading this, it’s probably on a phone, computer, or some sort of screen. Did you know your device might be traced back...

Controversial Ex-NFL Player OJ Simpson  Dies Of Prostate Cancer At 76
Controversial Ex-NFL Player OJ Simpson Dies Of Prostate Cancer At 76
By JAKE STEPHANAK, HUDSON CROTTY, and CASEY LAWLOR

     On April 10, 2024, former NFL star OJ Simpson passed away in his home in Las Vegas as a result of prostate cancer.  Orenthal James Simpson,...

Gwen Stefani & Olivia Rodrigo perform at Coachella 2024
Coachella Overview
BY MAYA SHALAYEV, SIENNA RAPUANO, and ABBY MAKELY

     The Coachella Valley Music Festival is one of the most well known music events in the world. The performances and attendees are always...

Roosevelt School before it became a construction zone
An Update on the RIS Construction
By FIONA LICK, ANNIE SHERMAN, ALEXA REID, and MAYA WIESEN

     All year long students and staff have seen the construction scaffolding outside of Roosevelt School, and as the year winds down many...

FRIEND GROUPS
FRIEND GROUPS
Grace Carroll and Camille Duque

     The word “perfect” is defined as having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible...

Should There be a Soda Shop in Town Instead of Another Acai Shop?
Should There be a Soda Shop in Town Instead of Another Acai Shop?
By EVANGELINE VAN BRUNT, TIA WYSE, and ALEXA REID

     Downtown is exceptionally important to the people that live here in Westfield. Many individuals, especially teens, like to go to town...

Fast Food Fight
Fast Food Fight
Esha Shrestha, Emily Williamson, Piper Moscowitz, and Liliana Vasquez

     There are many debates at Roosevelt that students and teachers get involved in … vanilla or chocolate, Taylor or Drake, cats or dogs,...

Best Beaches in New Jersey 2024
Best Beaches in New Jersey 2024
By SOFI ROSHE, KIERA MOSS, RILEY MURPHY, and ALEX LEVINSON

     One thing that New Jersey is known for is its stunning beaches along the Jersey Shore. Many students from Roosevelt travel to the beach...

Morgan Wallen making news for all the wrong reasons.
Morgan Wallen Arrested in Nashville, Tennessee
By EMORY GLEESON, ABBY MAKELY, and ALEX LEVINSON

     On April 7th, 2024, country music superstar, Morgan Wallen allegedly tossed a chair from the roof of Chief’s, a rooftop bar & music...