Person of the Day Junior Sunny Cisneros helps her squad with proper stance during a drill practice.

Cisneros leads MCJROTC »

By Nicole Hilden In the halls of Ruskin, one sees straight faces, straight lines, three squads of four, with marching feet that thud. Loud calls of “mark time,” “change step,”…

Mar 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The Life of a Cheerleader »

By Ciara Griffin Scream and shout and let it all out, Mishayla Jones is the name and cheering is her game. Jones cheers for Ruskin High School as a senior,…

Dec 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ruskin closed today »

Ruskin High School students and staff get an extra day of Thanksgiving break as the school is closed today due to…

Nov 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Resiliently Fighting »

Fighting off the defense, senior Oscar Moreno desperately tries to regain possession of the ball in a pivotal matchup against…

Nov 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Halls full of spirit »

Junior Ariona Verge and Communication Arts teacher Carla Gunner show their spirit on "Salad Day" as they dress in Italian togas.

By Anthony Glover Staff Reporter The week of Oct. 5- Oct. 9 is spirit week at RHS. The days for…

Oct 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Fighting For the Crown »

Last years homecoming King and Queen Darius Walker and Tranae Lauterdale

By Jasmine Shelton Staff Reporter Ruskin High School staff and students are  gearing up for its  annual Homecoming celebration this…

Oct 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Ruskin Prepares for Homecoming Game »


By Alesia Davis The Ruskin Golden Eagles will be playing against the Park Hill South Panthers for Ruskin’s homecoming game.…

Oct 6 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Avenue Q Comes To Ruskin »

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By Jasmine Shelton Managing Editor The cast and  crew of this year’s fall musical “Avenue Q: School Edition” is prepping for this week’s performances Nov. 19-21. “Avenue Q” is a musical telling the story of  Princeton, a recent college graduate who steps out into the…

Nov 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hitting A Falsetto »


Jasmine Shelton Staff Reporter Senior Delshon Bradford, junior Shelby Woodruff, and sophomore Monah Isenhower gather around the piano at the “Avenue Q” vocal rehearsal on October 5. The fall musical “Avenue Q” premiers November 19. “It feels good to be the lead,” senior Delshon Bradford…

Nov 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Avenue Q Comes To Ruskin »

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By Jasmine Shelton Managing Editor The cast and  crew of this year’s fall musical “Avenue Q: School Edition” is prepping for this week’s performances Nov.…

Nov 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Goodbyes for RHS Science Teacher After 43 years »


By Dquarius Lowery After teaching in the Hickman Mills School District for the past 11 of his 43 years teaching, biology/chemistry teacher, Lamar Pearson is…

May 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Look At Me!

Jasmine Shelton Managing Editor Ruskin’s JIII class members Dominique McClunie, Shaniya Shelby-Fell and Sa’Rah Al Basir sorted and organized the 2015-2016 school portraits on October 20 in Room 103. The pictures were then given to the classroom…

Nov 13 2015 / Read More »
5 Questions With... Senior Tranae Lauderdale asks for donations for Polar Plunge during a Girl's Varsity Basketball game.

Comedy or Irritation? The Tranae Lauderdale Story.

By D’ashay Reed.   Some say senior Tranae Lauderdale is one of the funniest people at RHS and is pure, walking comedy. Others, say she is just irritating.   Q: What do you think makes you…

May 30 2015 / Read More »
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McKenzie departs Ruskin for other opportunities

By Nicole Hilden “It’s supposed to be hard. If it’s not hard then it’s not worth doing,” Lewis McKenzie said. Mckenzie, an engineering and technology teacher who has taught at Ruskin for six years, will be…

May 20 2015 / Read More »
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The Last Good Vacation I had Was….

By Maygan Ham  The last good vacation junior Valeczia Hooks took was to Orlando, Fla. “The weather was beautiful and there was a lot of things to do,” Hooks said. They had so many things they…

Jan 20 2015 / Read More »
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Clark Impresses on and Off the Court

  By Dashay Reed On and off the court, senior Madison Clark excels as a student. She is one of the highlight athletes on the Lady Eagles Basketball Team. Clark said the hardest thing would be…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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School Spirit Bird’s Cage

By: Summer Love Staff Reporter “What do we need?” “SCHOOL SPIRIT!!!!” “What do we what?” “SCHOOL SPIRIT!!!” These were the thoughts of Ruskin’s Student Council who started a new spirit squad this year called the Bird’s…

Oct 12 2015 / Read More »
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Because I’m happy.

By Dyjwan Watson After completing the ice bucket challenge, cross country coaches Carla Sole and Troy Kreiling show each other their excitement for accomplishing the task. Sole later went on to congratulate the rest of the…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
Soccer Soaring For Success The Ruskin Eagles Boys Soccer Team gathers for a pre-game talk to pump up the boys’ spirits. The team practiced countless hours to perfect their playing techniques. Those techniques come into play when the team gives it their all on the field. “We basically go over working as a team and trying to master our team playing abilities.” senior Robert Johnson said. Photo by Madeline Harris.

Soccer Soaring For Success

By: Desirae Ford Staff Reporter Even with the record of Junior Varsity 2-9 and  Varsity 1-10, the Ruskin High Soccer Team is making great progress thanks to Mario Barnes, Ruskin’s new soccer coach. The team has…

Oct 12 2015 / Read More »


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