A Closer Look is a web series that will look at large topics that affect Ritenour staff and students, as well as the greater national and worldwide community.
Despite progress, women still face an uphill battle
School is supposed to prepare students for the world after graduation, but it often fails to mention how half of them will be fighting for equality with the others.
The traditional gender roles assigned to women mold why misogyny is something that is dealt with. Students are not taught that they could be treated differently in the workplace based on their gender, but as many students start to ...
Social media and the modern athlete
Over the years, social media has become an outlet for personal opinions and free speech, positive or negative.
The sports scene is greatly affected by this phenomenon and the abuse continues to damage the careers and reputations of high-ranked athletes. As well as those under the spotlight of the media lens, college and high school athletes are also under the same pressures. Despite seeing pro ...
The obsession with Ritenour confessions
“Ritenour Confessions” took the school by storm when multiple accounts run by students popped up, sharing their classmates’ secrets and normalizing public insults.
Following the popularity and then death of last year’s “@ritenourhoodville”, an account posting memes about Ritenour run by a now-graduated student, many young protégés have tried their best to recreate the infamous accoun...
Principal turnover at RHS
Dr. Jana Haywood was hired last year as the Ritenour High School principal, but if the history of the principal position at Ritenour over the last ten years repeats itself, she will be gone by the class of 2025.
In the last 10 years, Ritenour has gone through five principals, each lasting an average of three years at the helm.
While this might seem alarming, this is not only a Ritenour problem....
Athletes and mental health: The battle inside the competition
Imagine an athlete has been playing a sport since they were little. They wanted to play this sport in college, and have thought about playing this sport for the rest of their life, but as they continue to play the sport for so long they realize that it is not what they remember and they give up their childhood dreams.
There are many things that can push an athlete to not love the sport anymore...