Rocket Radio Archives

It's December!

Today's December 1st and winter things are happening! Last week was thanksgiving break and Rocket weighs in on a discussion of turkey (animal vs food) and cranberry sauce. Winter Ball at DHS is coming up this weekend. Rocket just came from the Arts Center, where he was helping to prepare for the 25th Annual Holiday Sale and Children's Secret Store. Rocket talks about the sale which takes place this weekend. Rocket also talks about the annual 6th grade Walker Creek trip. This show includes some sections from The Painted Word by Phil Cousineau. For music, this show includes the new single LA Decotee from Panic! At the Disco's new album Death Of A Bachelor, Down by the Water by the Decemberists (it's December!), and Always by Blink-182.

Santa Clara Debate Tournament With Jamie Moddelmog

This past weekend, Rocket and Jamie Moddelmog attended a debate tournament at Santa Clara University as pariliamentary debate partners. Jamie comes on the show to talk about the weekend and the various things they debated. Jamie talks about his experience with speech and debate as well as his experience so far with high school. Jamie also talks about his extensive rap career and the cross country team at DHS. For music, this show includes It's Thanksgiving by Nicole Westbrook (Thanksgiving is this week!), Cookie Jar Rap by Rocket Drew and Jamie Moddelmog (written and recorded in 6th grade), and Amber by Stick To Your Guns (the song they woke up to every morning in Santa Clara). 

Chili Cookoff

In this show, Rocket talks about the Da Vinci Chili Cookoff that took place last weekend! There was a ton of chili and the whole event was great. Rocket also talks about I Gelosi, Acme's winter show, for which rehearsals just started and an upcoming debate tournament at Santa Clara University. Rocket reads a couple math stories about sooty-smeared British people, a kiss, and a punch in the dark in a train compartment. This show also includes an exerpt from Scientific Feuds. This show features Hello by Adele from her new albym, 25, that drops on November 20, What a Catch, Donnie by Fall Out Boy (shoutout to Colin), and Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't by Brand New.

Flats, Monologues, and Science

In this show Rocket talks about the flat tire he got on his bike on his way to the studio. He talks about auditions for Acme's winter show, I Gelosi, and reads some audition monologues. There's a bad joke about a scientist, an engineer, and a statistician who go hunting. Rocket reads from the book "Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project" by Joel Levy. Music for this show is Spark by Ghost Town from their new album, Evolution, Better Off by Alive Like Me, and Remember Every Scar by Escape the Fate from their latest album, Hate Me.

Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham performed Sunday night at the Community Center Theater in Sacramento on his Make Happy Tour! In this show, Rocket talks about the performance and tells a bad joke about a pink and purple, polka-dotted polka dot. This show also includes a reading of some of the introduction to a copy of Macbeth. Music for this show consists of: Summer Shandy by The Front Bottoms, My Team by Drew Jacobs, and Emperor's New Clothes by Panic! At the Disco from their new album, Death of a Bachelor (to be released January 15). Rocket also reads an article relating to My Team from MTV News.

Halloween 2k15

Halloween!!! This show includes some rhymes, witch facts, and other halloween-related oddities from "The Hodgepodge Book". These include useful information such as "If you carry a penny in your pocket or wear a new dime in each show, witches can't harm you". Rocket tells a scary story about a man who sleeps in a haunted hotel. There are also scary stories from the book "More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" such as "The Voice" and "The Man in the Middle". Of course all this storytelling is accompanied by halloween-themed music such as "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas, "Run" by The Maine from the album Forever Halloween, and the classic, "Monster Mash".

Science Stuff

In this show Rocket talks about the debate tournament last weekend at Mira Loma High. There is also a bad pun involving debate and twenty-one pilots. Because of the chemistry test Rocket has to take this week, this show includes an excerpt from the book "Scientific Feuds" by Joel Levy about the age of the Earth and. In other news flu shots are a thing. Music for this show includes "Undercover Underwater Everywhere" by The Vesuvians (thanks to Alex!), "Fairly Local" by twenty one pilots (the bad pun), "The Elements" by Tom Leherer (chemistry!) and "Shots" by Imagine Dragons (like for the flu).

Debate & Fallacies

This Saturday DHS will be competing in a league dabate tournament at Mira Loma High School. The majority of this show is a list of logical fallacies that are commonly used in arguments. The list in the show comes from the University of North Carolina and includes fallacies such as equivocation, strawman, hasty generalization, and slippery slope. In other news: The Veterans' Memorial Center will host an Upstander Carnival this weekend to raise anti-bullying awareness through carnival games, DHS homecoming was last weekend (we won the football game!), articulation day is this Thursday, and the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death just passed. This show includes "Miss Jackson" by Panic!

A Fairytale Feast

Thank you to everyone who came to see Acme's fall fundraiser of A Fairytale Feast! This show includes an article from the Davis Enterprise about the performance. A Fairytale Feast was a series of fairyales told by a travelling group of hunters. Each of four stories corresponded to a delightful dish including pumpkin mousse and gingerbread cookies. In keeping with this show's fairytale theme, Rocket reads some Aesop's Fables and all the songs are fairytale-themed. The songs in this show are "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid, "Prince Ali" from Alladin, and "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast. Rocket also talks about "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

Football and Gay-Straight Alliances

Congratulations to the DHS football team for winning the first home game of the season against Edison High 36-0 (image from The Hub). Rocket talks about Persepolis, a movie about a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran, as well as lunchtime rap battles at school. GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs are starting up for the year at both Holmes and DHS. The Holmes GSA meets at lunch on Wednesdays in P-1 and the DHS GSA meets some Fridays in L-20, Mr. Wheeler's room. GSAs offer a safe space for students as well as a great way to get involved in LGBTQIA+ issues.

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