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An Ashland High School Publication Backpage Halloween in Ashland October 31, takes on a new spook 2006 Page 8 www.therogueonline.net Ashland, Oregon Vol. I Issue I Athletes donate time to tutor tots rector at AHS. “The idea is to letes. looked up to them.” said Shel- class was enjoying a game of Volleyball, football give back to the community for The football team decided don Cotts, a senior on the foot- touch football with Lipski and the support that they’ve given to visit elementary schools as ball team. Cotts. “Kids need heroes. They players donate time us, and we’re also helping kids their project because they know Charlie Hall, the Grizzlies’ see people on T.V. that they to tutor youngsters understand how to help out in the influence they have on the head coach, also thought it look up to but they don’t get to their community,” said Kemper kids. “I believe that we’re huge would be a great chance for the meet them face-to-face. Here, as part of new who is excited about the new role models for these kids. I players. “It’s so younger kids can they can meet and talk with athletic department opportunities that the require- know when I was little I loved see our football players as more football players, and it really ment will bring to student ath- to watch the Grizzlies play and than athletes, but also as people can have an influence on their policy they can look up to lives,” said Kitchell. and respect.” The In the other class, Sopho- By Rachel Pittman kids got a chance more Charlie Sebrell talked Rogue News to meet the players to the kids about sportsman- that they look up ship. After class when the bell Players from the Ashland to, including play- rang, the kids crowded around High School boys’ varsity ers that might have the Grizzlies for autographs, football team on Thursday intimidated them something the players enjoyed Oct. 24 visited Bellview in other situations. as much as the kids. “I wish I and Helman Elementary as Matt Lipski, a ju- could do this every day!” ex- part of a new community nior who is 6’9 and claimed Sebrell while excited service requirement for the 325 pounds, was kids were mobbing him. team. Starting this year, all one of them. “They Currently, the football team varsity athletic teams are re- were a little intimi- does not have another visit to quired to complete a com- dated (of Lipski), the schools scheduled, but the munity service project of but became very whole experience was a success. their choice. The Grizzlies excited after they The younger kids enjoyed it a assisted kids in classrooms, met him. The kids lot, and the players would be provided some tutoring are really drawn happy to go back. “I just loved and played a friendly game to people from playing with the kids--they’re of touch football. The deci- Photo by Katie Wishart the high school,” so much fun to be around and I sion to add the requirement Lewis Sebrell works with a student at Bellveiw Elementary as a part of a new Athletic said David Kitch- hope we can do this again,” said Department policy that requires in-season sport teams to participate in Community Ser- came from head coaches and ell, a teacher from Lipski. vice projects Karl Kemper, the athletic di- Bellview, while his Homecoming spirit shines By Em Dickey The winner of the evening upperclassmen, even though we Rogue News was “The Dan Cropper Band” didn’t get the chance to show- whose members include Tan- up the seniors like we wish we This year’s Homecoming ner Arndt, Josh Houghton, could have,” said freshman festivities brought school spir- Jesse Javna, Andy Orsow and, team captain Chloe Deckwar. it and fun to the high school of course, Dan Cropper. The On the boys side, the seniors, campus last week. boys wore karate outfits and whose volleyball skills could not The week’s dress-up days sang ‘80s cover songs. Guitar- be denied, were the victors. were kicked off with West- ist Jesse Javna had a lot of fun, Thursday night’s activity Rogue News Returns ern Day Monday, followed by even though he failed to sway was the home volleyball match, Twin Day Tuesday, Retro Day the ladies in the crowd with where our girls soundly beat Wednesday, Pirate Day Thurs- his open invitation to be his Klamath Union. day, and, finally, Red and White the strong relationship between Homecoming date, as he intro- Friday marked the most ac- After a four year day Friday. Many students par- the high school and the Ash- duced the band’s rendition of tion-packed day, with the as- ticipated in the dress-up days, break, the Rogue land community. Even though the song “Jesse’s Girl”. sembly, where Colin Costantino with some very creative re- Rogue News is currently being Always a favorite, Powder was announced Homecoming News Student Paper sults. published by Valley Web Print- Puff was played Wednesday King to the fanfare of the The merriment didn’t stop is returning ing in Medford, Gabriel hopes night. This year a new power- Jazz band’s trumpets, the pa- during the daytime. A.H.S. that the newspaper will continue house emerged in the form of rade through downtown, and By Jesse Javna leadership class planned night- this legacy and provide the Ash- the freshman girls, who, with the football game, complete time activities for the student Heather Bailey land community with a look into great skill in the game of foot- with the halftime announce- body to enjoy as well. Tues- Rogue News what happens at A.H.S. ball, defeated the juniors and ment of Hannah Sohl’s win as day night came, and brought Advertising manager, Joey the sophomores to take first Homecoming Queen. “It’s nice with it Battle of the Bands. Tuck, agreed. “This is a great place. “It was great to beat the to know your peers appreciate opportunity to express the way you,” said Colin, who was very The Ashland High School we see what’s going on in Ash- happy to be voted King. Han- newspaper, Rogue News, is be- nah also enjoyed her coronation land and at our school, and for ing revived after a four-year hia- as Queen, as it came accompa- our community to gain that per- tus, thanks to the hard work of nied with proclamations of love spective,” he commented. English teacher Bill Gabriel and from elementary school-aged The staff of Rogue News 55 journalism students. Sec- boys throughout the duration hopes to release fifteen bi-week- tion editors went to a journal- of the football game. “It was an ly issues this school year, includ- ism workshop over the summer, honor,” said Hannah. ing six special issues. They also and students have been working The week was topped off have an online edition at www. on the newspaper since school with the “Hollywood Glam” therogueonline.net. started in September. Homecoming Dance on Satur- We welcome your comments The original Rogue News was Photo by Tori Ainsworth day night, where students got and hope you enjoy our first is- Students particpate in the Homecoming Parade Friday. The Parade distributed through the Ashland featured princes and princesses, class floats, sports teams and their groove on. sue. Daily Tidings and represented Ashland Middle School Leadership. News Page 2 Rogue News October 31, 2006 School bond decision time Ashland residents to to present the voters with a more manageable sum of $46.8 million to vote on district bond address the most immediate issues. proposals The bond provides funds to completely rebuild Bellview By Jesse Javna Elementary, a project that would cost Rogue News over $12 million. Helman Elementary would receive a new gym, and Ashland voters will decide Ashland Middle School’s cafeteria the fate of a $46.8 million bond on facilities would be expanded. Nov. 7 for the Ashland school district At Ashland High School, a to improve local school facilities. It scene-making shop would be added to would replace a previous bond, passed the Mountain Avenue Theater, and the in 1996, that is set to expire in the physical education complex would be Bellview Elementary School will be completely rebuilt if the Bond passes. summer of 2007. upgraded as well. In the Humanities “The last bond the community building, air conditioning and fewer repairs at either location than Ashland residents. The last bond had passed is ending; it’s time to continue other maintenance issues would be at any of the district’s open schools. an identical rate, but some argue that, [its] work,” said Jim Teece, a addressed. “The High School part is Those opposed to the bond, like local because of higher real estate values, member of the citizens bond advisory significant,” said Teece. “There was a community activist Paul Copeland, taxes will increase. The committee committee that formed the proposal. master plan done last year and we are feel that the burden of the bond is takes a different stance on the issue. After more than a year of planning looking to implement phase one of a unnecessary. “Taxpayers are being “I feel good knowing that and research by the committee, three-phase plan to completely rebuild asked to approve funds for new my tax of a few hundred dollars per the bond has undergone numerous the High School.” construction while the district sits year will be used to create schools transformations. An architectural Despite a community on closed schools worth millions of that will leave a lasting legacy in the firm was hired to assess costs, and consensus on the bond’s valid dollars,” said Copeland. community,” explained Teece. “My months of surveying and visiting intentions, some question the Opponents of the bond small contribution makes a very large schools led to a final estimate of committee’s planning with regard also object to the taxes that would difference.” about $85 over a twelve-year period to two closed elementary school accompany the levy. If passed, it The bond is measure 15-68 to cure all of the district’s ills. After buildings in Ashland: Lincoln and would provide for a $2 tax for each on the ballot. Polls close at 8 P.M. on further consideration and numerous Briscoe. The bond provides for far $1,000 of assessed property value for Nov. 7. public forums, the committee chose Blood drive returns to AHS AHS Leadership McGuire, members of AHS’s donated during last year’s drive leadership class, will supervise and hopes for more this year. students organize the drive. “I just make sure they Prior to donating, each the biannual event have everything they need, but participant will be given a brief Katie and Molly are at the gym examination, during which By Harry Noone all day,” explained Sturdevant. temperature, pulse, blood pres- Rogue News The Red Cross will distribute sure, and blood count will be the donations after the drive. measured. After the procedure, In an effort to help the Before someone can donors are taken to the “out Photo Curtesy of Betsy Bishop community, the Ashland High become a donor, he/she must area,” where they’ll be able to Front: Bobby Alter, Mikhail Pinyo, Natasha Barnes, Eli Alexander, Taylor School Leadership class will be at least 16 years old, with rest and where the leadership Sharpe. Back: Cassie Miriam Wasche, Mig Windows, Ari Susu-Mago hold a blood drive sponsored proof of age, and must turn in students make sure they’re feel- by the Red Cross on Nov. 4 in the small gym. a registration form to set up a time to donate. Forms will be ing normal, as some people feel woozy immediately afterwards. ‘Rumors’ are (almost) out “It’s for a good cause, available on the quad during In some cases, donors will be lunch and can be returned to given food to help make sure By Garret Haberman truth is always in question. and donating blood can help the same location. People with that their blood sugar is at a Rogue News Tyrone Wylson of the Ore- save lives,” said Mr. Aaron Stur- certain blood types may not be healthy level. gon Shakespeare Festival is the devant, who is coordinating the allowed to donate. Students wishing to director of the play, which has drive. Mr. Sturdevant himself a cast of only 11 students. “It’s donates to the drive every year, “We try to make the process as simple as possible to encour- donate blood to the Red Cross are highly encouraged to do so. T he Ashland High School a fabulous cast, even though which he says has been going Theater Department will per- age people to come and do- There are informational booths it’s the smallest we’ve ever on since he was a student at form their fall play, “Rumors” nate,” Sturdevant explained. He around campus if you are inter- had,” said Betsy Bishop, the Ashland High. by Neil Simon, beginning Nov. guessed that about 40 people ested or have any questions. head of Ashland High’s the- Katie Wishart and Molly 2 in the Mountain Avenue ater department. “We wanted Scavenger hunters prepare for competition Theater. it that way; we chose this play The play is set in the home because it’s light and funny, of New York City’s deputy and we wanted to capitalize on time in the Scavenger Hunt’s dent on using the internet. For mayor, where a luxurious anni- the comedic abilities of Wyl- history that Ashland has had this reason, team members gen- versary party is being held for By Heather Bailey son as a director.” There will the chance to defend its title erally feel they have improved him. However, as the guests Rogue News be six performances, the last of State of Jefferson Scavenger their research skills by the end begin to arrive, they discover of which is on Saturday, Nov. Hunt Champions. of the competition. that the host has shot himself 11. Tickets are available in the The Scavenger Hunt is an In order to answer questions, in the earlobe, and his wife, T he Ashland High School intense research competition. team members contact mem- butler and cook have gone main office. For a full list of Scavenger Hunt Team began re- upcoming events at the high There are six types of questions: bers of the community. For missing. Rumors begin to cir- search for the 23rd annual State school and in the community, print-based, internet-based, instance, on a question about culate among the guests about of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt see Rogue News Online at art, music, bring-in items, and Willy’s Automobiles, a car brand the events that unfold, but the Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 www.therogueonline.net. dedicatee. All answers must be from the 1950’s, the team con- a.m. 12 members of the team backed by at least one source, tacted local repair shop owner showed up for a presentation but print-based questions must Greg Bailey. Bailey found a of questions and fresh donuts riculum director Michelle Zun- “Everybody who’s reading this have a book, magazine, or repair manual from 1957 and del, she found article is on the team.” provided by librarian and coach newspaper for a source. Find- brought it in for the team. For Bill Street. that Zundel had read a book The winner of the Scavenger ing print-based sources can be another question, librarian Judy on Bell in the last year and asked Hunt was determined Monday, But team members had more one of the most challenging Kimball was looking for a spe- than donuts as an incentive to her to bring it in. October 30. To see the results parts of the hunt because many cific book about Gertrude Bell. “If you think about it, every- visit www.sou.edu/ecp/youth/ arrive early. This year is the first students have become depen- During a conversation with cur- body’s on the team,” said Street. competition.html. Page 3 Rogue News Feature October 31, 2006 Drew Schieber: not your typical teenage boy Junior Drew dad served to express my out- hind my back or laugh at me. wasn’t proud of, but all it did dances. It was definitely not rage. Consequently, I got some I used to be taken advantage was create immeasurable guilt “my cup of tea.” Both times Schieber gives us all punishments like no TV for a of. If someone wanted me to and deepened the depression, left me wondering to myself, a reality check couple of weeks. Pretty much do something for him or her, I along with making me feel mis- “Am I surrounded by another my only social interaction came would do it just to please him erable. species?” I felt like a lemon in By Drew Schieber at school and in sports, which or her. Also I was naïve and Academically, I struggled a bunch of oranges. At lunch, Rogue News I played almost all season long impressionable. Sometimes my somewhat as I had, (and still, when everyone else is having a with soccer and basketball. feelings were hurt substantially to some extent, have) trouble marvelous time gossiping with D o you know someone Unfortunately, high school because I am very sensitive and, paying attention in school and each other on the quad, I sit in who is a social loser, isolated, or sports got too competitive and unfortunately, until recently, sometimes in conversations the upstairs eating area, seclud- doesn’t exactly “fit in?” Then ceased to be oriented toward with my peers. I can misinter- ed from the rest of the world. there is a large possibility that fun, so I decided to end my ten- pret what they say, leading to an Tupac’s famous song “Me that person has Asperger’s Syn- ure as the sports maniac. uncomfortable silence and em- against the World” is a little too drome or something similar When I attempt to interact barrassment. extreme, but if you substitute to it. Incidentally, that person with others, I say insignificant Some say that Asperger’s “Me Trying to Harmonize in could be me. and petty things because I feel is the “mild” form of autism. the World,” it gives a more real- Recently, my mother told me insecure. If I try to say some- There is nothing “mild” about istic effect of how it is for me. that when I was in preschool, I thing humorous, people stare Asperger’s; all you need for If I had to say one thing was shy, timid and not playing at me with agonizing looks that verification is to meet someone to others who are mentally or with the other kids, so I got a say, “Who are you?” who has it. My parents have physically “handicapped,” I test for autism at the hospital. Walking through the quad, gone in numerous directions to would tell them that they are The results were negative; I I feel like a ghost; no one even try to help me, but the effects capable of achieving anything didn’t have autism. They had a acknowledges I exist. People are hard to measure. I think I that they set their minds to. If sense, though, that something around me are like statues as I have improved by myself with anyone says you can’t, that’s in my brain seemed off. walk by, uninfluenced and un- wisdom and maturity, observ- them trying to act superior to When I was in elementary noticed. If by chance someone ing how I should behave and you. Don’t let one word pen- school, I had a good group of does happen to say something, took criticism way too serious- learning not to get engrossed etrate into your mind. friends and did fine socially, but it’s the overused and meaning- ly. with the wrong folks. So when you see someone suddenly in middle school a ma- less exchange of “Hey what’s Depression has dwelled in- I tend to avoid being in a so- who may have eccentric behav- jor shift occurred; my partially- up?” “Nothing much,” or “Do- side me periodically -- with so- cial atmosphere. For instance, ior, before you criticize, ponder outgoing personality turned ex- ing good,” I reply, and the per- cial isolation probably a major events most teens find enjoy- the prospect that they probably ceptionally introverted. During son leaves with no interest in contributor. Depression is one able such as parties and dances, have a legitimate reason for why school I built up lots of tension keeping a conversation going. of the worst feelings ever, that I find to be a completely unful- they are unique. Try imagining and, when I got home, my in- On occasions I will feel a and guilt. You feel worthless, filling. Wanting to experiment walking in their shoes and per- nocent parents got blasted with malicious vibe from others, and inferior, and disgruntled. When with something outside of my haps you’ll feel more empathy my fury. Screaming and physi- they may say some insult be- I felt depressed, I did things I comfort zone, I attended a few and compassion. cal confrontations with my Foods, Leadership, Lasagna, Peace House Ashland High House volunteer who organizes who came to enjoy the meal the meal, reflected, “It’s good to raved about the service and the School students cook have the high school now.” This students’ lasagna, one even go- up a storm for the sentiment was not only shared ing so far as to proclaim that it by the Peace House, who ap- was the best meal he’s ever had. local Peace House preciated some extra hands, Steve Smith, a counselor community meal and the gracious people receiv- at the high school, helped out ing their meal, but also by the by manning the steaming pots By Mary Hall students who had fun working in the kitchen. Smith is one of Rogue News with and contributing to the the three AHS staff members community. to adopt this project and see A group of students and The meal was a holistic ef- it through. Last year Smith ap- staff from Ashland High School fort, enlisting Karen Green’s proached Karen Green with gathered at the First United Foods II class, a student violin- the idea of serving student- Methodist Church on Tuesday, ist for entertainment, and sever- made dishes in a free commu- Oct. 10 to volunteer their time al students and staff members nity meal setting. He also asked and cooking abilities at a com- who showed up to help prepare Aaron Sturdevant, the leader- munity meal put on by Peace and serve the food. ship advisor, to recruit student House. The event culminates a Student server, Em Dickey, volunteers. The three eventually year of unsuccessful attempts was pleased with the event, contacted Peace House, who to coordinate the high school’s observing, “Overall, everyone cooks a free and healthy meal involvement with the commu- involved seemed to be enjoy- every Tuesday and proposed nity meal, and both students ing themselves.” She added, “It their idea. The high school is and Peace House were happy was a lot of fun to be able to now responsible for putting with the outcome. help out, even though the lasa- on the meal one Tuesday every Vinnie Muolo, the Peace gna got a little crazy.” month. The community members In-Depth Page 4 Rogue News October 31, 2006 A BLENDING Seven teenagers from around the world substitute their usual daily lives with tho Angel, Guanajuato, Mexico Interests? Going to discos or coffee houses; watching TV. Involved at AHS? Cross Coun- try Team. Anything else? Enjoys Ashland and is “really thankful for every one making me feel like I am home.” Ricardo, Guanajuato, Mexico Chuen-Hsi Interests? Soccer, economics, Interests? Foreign la geometry, and engineering . Anything else? On th Involved at AHS? Varsity Boys of fashion, she said, Soccer Team. America, girls dress mature and sexy, bu Anything else? Ricardo chose Taiwan we dress mor Ashland for his exchange due nine and cute.” to its small-town setting. Moroni, Feira de Santana, Brazil Interests? Soccer, volleyball, and school. Involved at AHS? He is studying twice as much to prepare himself for his return to Brazil next summer. Anything else? He really likes people. Page 5 Rogue News In -Depth October 31, 2006 OF CULTURES ose of Ashland High School students. An inside look at these brave individuals. -Staff Reports Simon, Boussu, Bel- Interests? Playing guitar, listening to music and watching movies. Involved at AHS? Snowboard team. Anything else? “People are more friendly here.” ien, Taipei, Taiwan Alicia, Valencia, Spain anguages. Interests? Riding horses, he topic playing violin, traveling and “In painting. more ut in Anything else? She is skepti- re femi- cal of American cuisine but says, “The people here in America are much nicer.” Ahmad, Amman, Jordan Interests? Soccer and his family. Involved at AHS? J.V. Boys Soccer and Leadership in Action. Anything else? In Jordan he would spend his weekends at his uncle’s farm with his extended family. Page Layout by Alexandra Amarotico | Photos by Katie Wishart OPINION Page 6 Rogue News October 31, 2006 Thank you Ashland! The smell of newsprint and the sound of the students’ voices should always be heard. However, for the last four years, this was not possible. The Rogue News, student news- paper of Ashland High School, had been in hibernation and all but forgotten. This is the day we reemerge. The Rogue News is a new animal, with an energetic staff, a print publication with a cir- culation of 2000, and an online edition. We are slowly trying to rebuild the award-winning newspaper that Ashland High School once circulated with pride. We face upcoming obstacles with energetic enthusiasm. For both the past and the future conquest of these obstacles, we owe our sincere gratitude to all those who have assisted us. Thanks to Bill Gabriel, our fearless advisor. Thanks to Dennis Dunleavy for his teaching, Marcia Hunter for all her guidance, and JD McIntire for his wealth of wisdom. Thanks to Bill Christianson and the maintenance staff for giving us the power to run our computers, and to Amin Pirasteh and Steve Mitzel for giving sense to technological confusion. We owe our gratitude to all of the staff and administrators who have given us support to push through this crazy endeavor, Photo courtesy of The Rogue especially Jeff Schlecht, Juli Di Chiro, Ken Kigel, and many Senior Kail Maeda holds a thermometer that was placed in Karen Green’s Virtual Enterprise room on others. Monday morning, October 23. The classroom is located in Ashland High School’s library building, where Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all of you who temperatures continue to fluctuate. have given us kind words and support, and to those of you who happen to be reading this first issue. We hope that you will enjoy this creation of ours. Don’t forget to visit www. The Ashland Schools bond; therogueonline.net. Read on! necessary for better schools school where 53% of the D o n ’ t by Molly McGuire student body participated in start thinking that AHS is the Rogue News school-sponsored sports last only Ashland school that has year, and I recognize both the these problems or worse. physical and mental value of At Bellview last fall, a 5 by 20 Last week it was 96 degrees participating in these activities. foot section of the library floor in Mrs. Green’s Virtual Enter- However, some of the rooms collapsed. The repairs could prise class. A few days before that these sports utilize lack not be done during the school that, it was 51 degrees in Mr. even the most basic ventila- year unless there were no stu- Gabriel’s World History class. tion systems. If you are ever dents in the building, because Education needs more than looking for a free sauna, feel of the presence of asbestos in a good teacher and some text- free to visit the wrestling room the original structure. books. If the students’ physi- from 4 – 6 p.m. during the win- Currently, the cafeteria and cal environment is not condu- ter season; you will be walking the gym are the same space at cive to learning, then learning into AHS crew practice. While Helman Elementary. cannot happen. This is what you are visiting, please stop by It is important that the com- the Ashland Schools Bond is any one of the drinking foun- munity recognizes what specif- addressing. A faulty heating tains in the building; an aging ically is included in the bond. system is only one of the many pipe system causes the water in Contrary to popular belief, problems that the Ashland these fountains to run brown. no buildings at Ashland High Schools face. Let’s imagine that there is an School will actually be torn At Ashland High School armed intruder who enters the down. Changes to the gym- there is no handicapped acces- campus during class time. A call nasium will preserve the more sibility to the third floor of the is made over the PA system or- historic parts of the building, Humanities Building on Moun- dering all of the teachers to lock including the actual gym floor. Rogue News tain Avenue. If a student with a physical disability that did their doors. You might imagine that each teacher would dash to The Ashland Schools Bond will address all of these issues Rogue News is published by the newspaper classes of Ashland High School, not allow for walking up stairs the door, flip a lock, and then and more in all of the Ashland 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, Oregon 97520, (541) 482-8771 ext. 195. The editori- wanted to take Speech and De- turn his or her attention to the Schools. The Ashland com- als written by the Rogue News express the opinions of the editorial staff on issues relevant to the staff, the school and the community. bate, AP US History, or any students. 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Advertising Manager…………………………….....…………Tanner Arndt, Joey Tuck Sports Page 7 October 31, 2006 Rogue News Grizz soccer kickin’ it on the football field Grizzly Sports Schedule Soccer fans enjoy father of sophomore Varsity teamed up to tear down the old stadium feel, and it seems like Oct. 31 -- Nov. 17 soccer player Nate Roupp, for- student bleachers and remove more people are coming to the added bleachers and mulated the idea of moving the their concrete foundations. games now.” Volleyball games under the soccer games on-campus to They also helped to put in the However, not everything Nov. 1 -- First round playoff, Walter A. Phillips Field. extra grass sod that, when add- about playing at the high school Mt. Ave. Gym lights at stadium “We wanted to move the ed to the field, made it regula- has thrilled Rodrigo. “The field Nov. 4 – Second round, TBA games for two reasons,” ex- tion size. “Because we got so at the middle school is nicer. Nov. 10-11 – 5A state finals, By Ethan Moskowitz plained Kemper. “We could play much help from volunteers, the We have to share the field with Univ. of Portland Rogue News night games with the lights here cost was fairly inexpensive,” the football team here, so it gets at the stadium, and with the said Kemper. pretty torn up,” explained Ra- Boys Soccer The grandstand at Walter A. grandstand and other bleachers, Nov. 4 – First round playoff, What do the players think mos. Phillips Field roared to life in Phillips Field we could accommodate more about the change? Senior Rodri- But. unlike Ramos, not ev- Nov. 7 – Second round, TBA celebration. Students clad in red fans to watch the game and get go Ramos has liked the change eryone has been pleased with Nov. 11/14 – quarter/semifi- and white cheered on the Griz- an overall better atmosphere.” in venue. “ I like playing here at the change in venue. “I liked nals, TBA zly players battling on the field. During the summer, soccer AHS much better,” said watching soccer games at the Nov. 18 – 5A state finals, It seemed like just another Fri- players and volunteers Ramos. “ The stands give you a other fields better,” said senior Liberty HS (Hillsboro) day night Ashland Grizzly foot- Laura Blount, a regular at both ball game. However, the calen- boys and girls soccer games. She Girls Soccer dar reads Tuesday, and there’s a added, “I still think the lights Nov. 4 – First round playoff, different kind of football being here on campus are pretty cool, Bend played on the field. and the bleachers make it easier Nov. 7 – Second round, TBA Until this year, the Griz- to see the action on the field.” Nov. 11/14 – quarter/semifi- zly soccer teams had played nals, TBA It seems like the idea Karl their games off campus. The Nov. 18 – 5A state finals, Kemper and Brad Roupp Liberty HS Hillsboro boys played at Ashland Middle hatched has been successful, as School, while the girls played on-campus home soccer games at North Mountain Park. The Cross Country will continue next year and into Nov. 4 – 5A state finals, Lane venues were fine, although the future. It’s safe to say that CC (Eugene) both had limited if any bleacher from now on, Fridays won’t space for fans to sit, limiting at- be the only night of the week Crew tendance. It was during the off- that the football stands will be Nov. 10-12 – Frostbite and season that Athletic Director rockin’. Head of the Lake Regattas, Karl Kemper and Brad Roupp, Seattle WA Growth and tinue their success. “Each day is a learning process; we hope The start of ment is funded by the Ashland Schools Levy, so participants start: financial support from the Ashland Schools Levy and success key to to keep improving, and I hope intramural don’t have to pay any fees. a place to play. Now that funds that during state (playoffs) we Steve Smith, a counselor at from the Levy have been se- volleyball can accomplish everything we sports at AHS AHS, is in charge of the new cured and, with Lincoln School set goals for,” commented Hol- By Spencer Gabriel program. He will be counting ready to host the events, this season gen. The seven seniors, Bonnie Rogue News on a Student Advisory Board new program has the potential of student volunteers to get it to become a very successful ac- Jensen, Emily Osvold, Jamie up and running. tivity for students to participate Marvin, Kayla Cardoza, Mad- Many students would love The idea for high school in- in. dison Thivierge, Natalie Lefler, nothing more than to partici- tramural sports started when “It’s a program that I can’t and Sarah Holgen, were hon- pate in an athletic activity with- Smith wanted to pursue a pro- wait to take part in. I’ve always ored by the crowd and their out sacrificing all of their free gram in which anybody could wanted intramural sports here parents as a special thank you time. With the high school’s participate, regardless of grades at the high school,” said an for the seniors’ hard work and new intramural sports program, or ability. As long as enough stu- AHS junior. dedication to the volleyball pro- those students can rejoice. dents participate, Smith hopes Sign-ups for the intramural gram at AHS. Sports such as dodge ball, that the program will become sports are set to start in the first Coach Josh Rohlfing said kickball, flag football, badmin- a well-known, yearlong event at week in November, and the the hard work started as soon ton, and many more recreational Ashland High School. events themselves will begin in as last season ended -- the girls activities will be provided in the The intramural program mid-December. have been hitting the weights, new program. All of the equip- needed two main resources to playing club ball, competing Grizz girls roll in tournaments, and sweat- toward state ing through sand training all through the summer. Grizzly Sports Wire Girls Soccer By Claire Schlect Rohlfing said that while he By Micaela Bishop and Lexi Munson In action this past Saturday, the Ashland Griz- Rogue News could measure success this Rogue News zly girls soccer team fell 3-0 to Crater and cur- year by the number of wins rently sit in second place in the Southern Sky and losses, he prefers to track Dance Conference standings. The girls finished with an Thursday was an emotional growth over time as the true The first competition for the AHS dance team overall conference record of 6-2. With a Crater night for all of the senior varsity indicator of greatness. The girls is set for November 18 in Albany, Oregon. Over loss to Eagle Point, the Grizzlies would host a volleyball players who played for begin each season with tentative the past month, the girls have been working on first round playoff game at home against either the last time at the crowd-filled goal setting and, as they prog- the routine they will be using in competition. Hillsboro or Wilsonville. But if the Comets are Mountain Avenue Gym. “It was ress, adapt both team and indi- They hope to improve on their 2005 second- victorious, Ashland will finish in second place sad that the season was almost vidual goals. The athletes must place finish at the Albany competition. and have to travel to Bend for their first round over, but it made me happy that “play within themselves” and Cross-Country game. I have so many memories with keep the game “on our side of In the first ever Southern Sky Conference Boys Soccer this program,” said senior Sarah the court.” district cross country meet, the Ashland girls The Ashland Grizzly boys soccer team fin- Holgen. Because the season can be took second place and the boys took third. Ju- ished their first season in the Southern Sky Con- They won the match against grueling, the team makes sure nior Aria Hemphill finished with a second-place ference on a high note, with a 2-1 win over sec- Klamath Union 3-0 and domi- to take time to relax and have overall time of 19:21.8, and junior Matt Miner ond place Crater at home on Saturday, October nated throughout. This victory fun. Last week the entire team placed fifth overall at 16:20.5. The top two teams 28. They will host a first round playoff game at advances the team to play on went bowling. Rohlfing said and the top four individuals not on the winning Walter A. Phillips Field on Nov. 4 and are cur- Saturday, Nov. 4 against Marsh- with a chuckle, “We had a really squads qualified for the 5A state meet on Nov. 4 rently ranked first in the latest 5A boy’s soccer field. The team hopes to con- good time.” at Lane Community College in Eugene. poll. HALLOWEEN EDITION page 8 SOU’s Swedenburg house: haunted or hyped? by Tucker Reed The eight AHS students ar- Rogue News rived at the Swedenburg a little before midnight. On hand to unlock the building, campus A ccording to a group of security warned the group to eight Ashland High students, “avoid the attic and the base- doctor Francis C. Swedenburg ment,” and revealed that the lat- still resides in his house on the est anyone had ever lasted was corner of Siskiyou and Moun- about 1:45 AM. tain – some seventy years after The students were then al- his death. lowed to split up and explore The students enlisted to the first story of the building, spend the small hours of Friday though some people insisted on the thirteenth in the house rep- having a partner. Participants resent the latest group to inves- took turns sitting alone in a tigate claims that the building darkened staircase, and closely harbors at least one supernatu- monitored various motion de- ral inhabitant. tectors – part of the building’s Photo by Nisha Burton Stories detailing “encoun- newer security system – for any ters” at the Swedenburg date irregular or inexplicable detec- “YES.” The questions “Should ther doctor Swedenburg had a “I had fun,” said one par- back for decades. A candlelit tions. we be afraid?” and “Should serious case of split-personality, ticipant. “It was exciting and séance in 1973 held by former The group soon centered in we leave?” were also affirmed, or the board was “channeling” creepy, and I could have sworn professor Bill Muelemans and the office from Ngan’s shadow- coupled with words like “FOR- two or more “spirits.”) I saw something walk past me seven students resulted in a dra- woman account. It was at this EVER” and “DEATH.” Things began to wind down at one point.” matic blackout and hasty escape. time that a student produced a Despite, or perhaps even be- around 2:30 AM, but not be- Readers interested in plan- Retired security guard Joe Ngan glow-in-the-dark Parker Bros. cause of, the disembodied cor- fore the unmanned planchette ning a similar experience this reports having seen the silhou- ouija board, which appeared to respondent’s lack of hospitality, visibly darted a half-inch across All Hallow’s Eve should have ette of a woman in a downstairs communicate on its own when the students continued to quiz the board without any provo- no problem finding a location office window during one of everyone placed a finger on the the board for over an hour. cation, and a loud and sudden for their own candlelit vigil his midnight rounds in the early planchette and repeated ques- The ouija board claimed gasp was heard from a neigh- – the Rogue Valley boasts an eighties. Numerous unrelated tions in unison. to be both “FRANCIS SWE- boring room. overwhelming number of high- visitors have reported glimps- The first question – “Are DENBURG” and an unnamed The group said goodnight profile haunts, including hous- ing a little girl in pigtails out of there ghosts in this house?” 12-year-old girl who died of a at three, well past the existing es and businesses in Ashland, the corners of their eyes. – was met with a (predictable) “SICKNESS” in “1937.” (Ei- record. Jacksonville and Medford. Origins of All Hallow’s Eve HAlloween Poll Halloween’s roots can be visit and influence the fortune- bined Samhain with two of traced back for two millenia to telling power of the Druids, or their own festivals. In the 800’s, Favorite 10 Costumes: the Celtic festival of Samhain, Celtic priests. Pope Boniface IV designated 1. Ninja 6. Witch which marked the official end Numerous divinations for the first of November as All 2. Pumpkin 7. Pirate of summer, and the beginning the coming year were made -- Saints’ Day, to honor saints and 3. Superman 8. Princess of winter. often by using apples--that were martyrs, and, it is rumored, one 4. Fairy 9. Cleopatra For the Celts, Halloween was thought to reveal intimate and day replace the pagan holiday 5. Power Ranger 10. Angel regarded as a time of spiritual reliable details about one’s luck, celebrated the day before. significance; the barrenness of health and love-life. These for- All Saints’ Day was often Most Creative Costumes: winter naturally brought about tune-telling techniques have referred to as All-hallows, and 1. Washing Machine 6. M&Ms comparisons to death, and the now almost all become “games” Samhain soon began to be called 2. Oompa Loompa 7. Cheese Box for children -- most notably, All-hallows Eve. All Saints’ 3. Jelly Bean 8. Playing Card Celts believed it was on this bobbing for apples. Day, Halloween and All Souls 4. Tree 9. T.V. night that the spirits of the 5. Pizza 10.Cheese dead returned to the earth, to By A.D. 43 the Romans had Day are called “Hallowmas.” conquered the Celts, and com- Sources: history.com, emayzine.com Favorite Candy: Chocolate Candy 55% ATTENTION STUDENTS! Sour Candy Chewy Candy 21% 19% Rogue News is raising the bar, producing not only a print edition, but, as of this week, Hard Candy 5% an online edition, as well. Trick-or-Treating this year? The online edition can be viewed at www.therogueonline.net. Check it out for Yes 81% staff profiles, event calendars, sports scores, and additional articles that didn’t make No 19% it to print.
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