www.eyeofthetigernews.com Roseville High School’s student-produced publication
September 12, 2011
Issue 1, Volume 11
THISWEEK PAWS CHANGED CyCle 2
OPINION S - tuDENtS Commit to tWo WEEk CyClE enriChment
Senior Henry Tran
not see cuts,
advises students to
go to homecoming
dance with or with-
out a date.
Page 4 By aarif masani
•Today, cycle two
FEATURES enrichment courses
The RJUHSD budget will not
suffer major cuts this year despite
Guest speaker Laura will be reviewed in continuing state budget woes, partly
Kenny of Real Food periods 1 and 2 due to conservative financial deci-
sions in past years.
Catering discusses Last year, the amount spent per
healthy culinary op- •Tomorrow during student, known as the State Revenue
tions. PAWS students must Limit Funding Per Student, was
Page 6 sign up for all enrich- $6,004. Governor Jerry Brown’s
ment class in Moeller May Revise allowed the district
to receive the exact same amount
ENTERTAINMENT of funding per student in a process
known as flat-funding.
Senior Kendall Hop- -Humanities “We’ve done a lot of things to try
kins is pleased with Patty Baker Theater to save money,” said Roseville High
2011 Video Music PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
School principal Brad Basham. “We
are in the best position of any district
Awards. Above, students a part of the humanities enrichment program watch movies and television -Music Theory, part 2 around us.”
from different decades in the 1900s in the Patty Baker Theater. Band Room RHS has saved money in previous
Page 7 go to that class (or a corresponding, week cycle and the time should be
By jessica wang years by sending fewer teachers to
firstname.lastname@example.org department specific study hall) for given back to each class period,” -Mathematics mini lab staff development conferences and
the two week interval. said junior Rianna Reed. Admin 1 sharing a school nurse with two
This school year kicked off with “It’s improved a lot from last According to assistant principal other schools in the district.
a new PAWS policy involving a year,” said senior Matsu Mori. Judi Daniels, the goal is to help RJUHSD’s financial position has
Varsity football loses -Cafeteria Study Hall
two week cycle. Students pick an “People’s grades have improved so students maintain good grades. allowed it to reduce the district staff-
61-49 against the enrichment class or a study hall to it helps.” The cycle allows students to make cafeteria ing ratio from 27.5:1 to 27:1.
Folsom Bulldogs last attend every PAWS period for two Other students aren’t as enthusi- changes in a timely manner. “I think small classes are better
friday night. weeks straight if they have an A, B , astic about the new cycle. “[PAWS] is good because it keeps -Library Study Hall for student learning,” said science
or C in all of their classes. Students “I think that the entire PAWS teacher Mike Purvines. “But I’d like
Page 10 who have a D or F in any class must [period] is confusing with the two See Paws page 2 library to see the ratio lower.”
This change incurred an expense
RHS tops 800 in
of about $430,000. RJUHSD As-
700 Wing sistant Superintendent and head of
Business Services Gary Stevens
believes the cost of lowering the
API for first time,
staff ratio is worth it.
“Our purpose is to try to put as
completed, many dollars into the classroom as
we can,” said Stevens. “That money
but still proceeds
is absolutely well spent because it’s
improved helping provide a higher number of
teachers to help [the student].”
RJUHSD is projected to run a
to year two of PI
$3.5 million deficit in the 2011-12
year. However, approximately $2.1
million in surplus rollover funds
from last year will help offset the
By clayton strawn we didn’t grow enough in,” said
email@example.com Basham. “That is why we are going
In addition, RHS is not expect-
By leandra weinBerg Roseville High School will to continue to be Program Improve-
firstname.lastname@example.org ing to institute furlough days or
PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
remain on Program Improvement ment. We’re going to continue down
lay anyone off this year because of
(PI) status next year because one that road.”
The 700 Wing renovations started The newly renovated science classes include nine lab stations budget constraints.
significant subgroup of the school Each year, all California Schools
last spring and were completed on per classroom, three more than before, which allow teachers There is a possibility that
did not meet the expected Annual are given a number of measure-
August 5 as scheduled. to have smaller and more engaging labs. Above, students RJUHSD may suffer mid-year
Measurable Objectives for English- ments, including California Stan-
There are new heating and air listen to a biology lecture delivered by science teacher Gene cuts as a result of regulations in
Language Arts proficiency on the dards Test (CST) scores, CAHSEE
conditioning systems, furniture, Domek. the governor’s May Revise. If the
California High School Exit Exam scores, graduation rates and other
more lab stations, wireless technol- state of California fails to collect
(CAHSEE). measurements to determine whether
ogy, additional space and a new the forecasted amount of revenue,
On a brighter note for the school, the school has made the state-
prep area in the classrooms of the these trigger cuts will go into ef-
RHS topped 800 in the API for the mandated Adequate Yearly Progress
new 700 Wing. fect. If the state revenue falls short
first time, finishing with a score of (AYP) objectives during the last
“It’s beautiful,” said Roseville by more than 2 billion dollars, k-12
803. year. Roseville High School had 18
High School Principal Brad Basham. education will be affected.
According to principal Brad of these objectives to meet this year
“It started on time, it finished on In a worst case scenario, RJUHSD
Basham, our scores on the CAHSEE but only satisfied 17 of them.
time and the quality of the work will have a $323 reduction in the
test, taken by all sophomores, did “But we can’t beat ourselves
is excellent. The teachers are very State Revenue Limit Funding per
not meet the necessary achievement up too much,” said Basham. “We
objectives in all areas. made 17/18, where last year, we
The change from six to nine lab “There is always a possibility that
“We’ve shown growth in all
stations per classroom allows teach- areas, but there was one area that See PI Status page 2 there will be mid year cuts,” said
ers to make smaller groups which Stevens. “We’ve built our budget
allow more engaging labs. so that we have adequate reserves
“I had class in the old 700 rooms to absorb the worst case.”
too and the new ones are way RJUHSD will face several other
better,” said senior Shawn Jones- expenses this year.
Trammell. “The new equipment is The district is saving about
cool and makes the learning a lot PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS $500,000 per year for the develop-
easier and better.” ment and startup costs of the sixth
Prior to the renovations, students used the hallway to a get to
The classrooms are approximately high school. In addition, RHS will
the class in the 700 wing or as a shortcut to the 900 building.
six feet longer and the center hall- attempt to replace the synthetic
Above, the hallway is used as a storage facility for the science
way has been turned into a teacher football field. RJUHSD has bud-
storage and prep area. Students are geted $300,000 for the project and
no longer allowed in the hall. Some look into the new rooms and provide Though several teachers did is currently in negotiations with
students oppose this, but the teach- positive feedback. not enjoy having to move to the the manufacturer and contractor of
ers find it easier to share supplies “They turned out amazing,” said portables on such short notice last the field.
because everyone knows where assistant principal Jon Coleman. spring, the move was worth it. “Our field is in such bad shape,”
everything is. “Better than I expected. The Turner “I’m thrilled,” said Purvines. Basham said. “It looks like a quilt
“I don’t like how the hallway Construction Company did a fabu- “The district didn’t have to spend out there with all the different
in the middle is now closed off to lous job and was able to work magic that kind of money but they did patches on it.”
students, it makes getting to certain with a relatively small project for a and that really shows a lot. This is Stevens hopes that RJUHSD
rooms difficult and confusing,” said company of that size.” such a big change and good change will continue its favorable financial
junior Stephanie Mah. According to Coleman, the teach- for RHS.” position in coming years.
According to teacher Mike Pur- ers have been giving great feedback As part of the 700 Wing recon- “We want to make sure that we
vines, the students have commented and said they are wonderful. structions, the area around the west are an ongoing fiscally solvent high
on the positive differences and “We’re really grateful to be in 900 building was repaved. school district, not just for one year,
noticed the room is more pleasant. here on time,” said teacher Gene “It’s outstanding,” said Basham. but…for at least three years and
Former students who had classes Domek. “I think that’s something “It’s an incredible addition to be in a comfortable position,” said
in the old rooms have come back to really successful.” RHS.” Stevens. “That’s the prudent way
Page 2 News SePTeMBeR 12, 2011
EYE OF THE TIGER P.I. status: federally granted waiver may upcoming Events
remove Program Improvement sanctions By natasha dev
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Some teachers at the school think good. Students must turn in their Tdap
Continued from front
NATASHA DEV that it is unfair to place a school on “We’re headed in the right direc- information to the nurse other-
only made 14/18 targets.” Program Improvement based on a tion,” said Basham. “But there’s still HOMECOMING wise they’ll be excluded from
NEWS: The only objective RHS failed single missed objective on a test a lot of work to do.” class and school activities.
to meet was the english-language that is taken at the beginning of the If RHS does not meet all 18 of the
proficiency standard on the CAH- sophomore year. ayP criteria during the 2011-2012
See by the Hispanic or latino “So the whole school goes on PI school year, it will be designated Saturday, September 17 PSAT
FEATURES: subgroup of the school population. for one subgroup that we’ve only a year Three PI school. at year through Friday
from 7:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. Students must sign up at the
SYDNEY MAYNARD The target proficiency rate was had for one year,” said RHS science Three, the government will insti-
66.7 percent, meaning 66.7 percent teacher mike Purvines, “It’s a better tute a “corrective action” program student services window for the
of Hispanic or latino sophomores reflection of the work of the middle in which government officials Parade October 12 test at RHS. It costs
who took the CaHSee had to pass schools than us at that point.” start to take over school functions.
TYLER HERSKO the english portion with a score of The overall performance level Consequences include the possible
Friday, September 16 at
‘proficient’ or higher. of the school has been increasing in replacement of school staff, the 2:00p.m.
OPINION: This subgroup had a 53.5 percent many ways, even though it is still on implementation of new curriculums Sober grad night/crab
SELINA LIANG proficiency rate. Program Improvement. and/or the extension of the school feed
For this reason, RHS has been aP enrollment and scores are up year or the school day. Ticket sales September 14
designated a year Two Program overall. Significantly more students another factor that may come into Today-Wednesday all parents of senior students are
SPORTS: Improvement school. are making the University of Cali- play is the possibility that California invited to a meeting at 7 pm in
LILLIAN ABDELMALEK The changes that the state man- fornia’s a-G requirements. will be granted a waiver from the $20 singles, $30 couples the Julie estridge library manily
dates for a year Two School include All significant RHS subgroups federal government. That waiver Thursday-Friday to discuss the crab feed fund-
COPY: a school-wide option for students to showed the necessary improvement would protect schools throughout raiser.
transfer to another district school on the CST tests. the state from suffering sanctions $25 singles, $ couples
and faculty planning to develop according to principal Brad laid out the No Child left Behind
LEANDRA WEINBERG a plan to meet all ayP objectives Basham, the school’s overall per- act, including those related to Pro- Mock ACT exam
next year. formance has actually been fairly gram Improvement.
PHOTO: Due by the end of school to- Register and pay $10 at the
Paws: students sign-up for enrichment day student services window by
September 22. The test will be
from 9am-1pm in the cafeteria.
DANIEL WETTER classes during PaWS time on Tuesday Dress up days
The rest results seminar will be
on Semptember 29 from 6-7pm.
Fliers are available at the college
FACULTY ADVISOR: Continued from front two week goal at the beginning of “Television is such a major part Tomorrow-Twin Tuesday and career center.
the cycle and they also set a simple of people’s lives,” said Criste.
BOBBY RITTER me on track,” said sophomore deja daily goal every day. Students who are allowed to go to Wednesday- Superhero/vil-
Frazier. “It’s worth it.” aVId college student tutors go enrichment classes can still be held lian day
Europe summer trip
STAFF WRITERS The two week cycle was intro- in every Tuesday and Thursday to in if they need to make up work or Students interested in traveling
MARIAN ABDELMALEK duced by a leadership group that provide one on one tutoring. On if they need help. Thursday-Class Color Day to london, Paris, Florence and
gathered during the latter half of Wednesday and Friday they work on “any teacher has the right to keep Rome next summer should see
AuSTIN ASH Friday-Orange and Black- mr. andreatta in Room 507 for
the spring term last year and over assignments given by their teachers, their kids in [during their PaWS
JOCELYN BEASLEY the summer. The group was picked goal setting and reflection as to why period],” said daniels. out details.
DALTON BLASER by principal Brad Basham, who se- they were in OCS PaWS. There will be a new change on
MEGAN BLuM lected teachers that have previously “Not only do we want the students how students are able to sign up for
KYLE BuRGER served on other committees. The to do their work in OCS but we want PaWS period enrichment classes.
committee meets twice a month. them to get some strategies and tips during fourth period PaWS tomor-
down on gang related
The leadership group worked on how to improve as students,” row, students will go to designated
JOAquIN CRISOSTO- with the entire faculty to analyze said Crone. areas to sign up for enrichment
MO what was going well and not go- enrichment classes are taught by classes. Sign ups for Humanities
ALExANDRA ESCA- ing well. The group picked the two teachers who were asked to teach (Film and TV) will be in the Patti
week cycle based off feedback from
teachers. Teachers asked for the
ability to work with small groups of
something they were passionate
about and will start a new unit at the
end of the two week cycle. These
Baker Theater, mathematics mini
lab in admin 1, Cafeteria Study
Hall in the cafeteria and library
rosary bead necklaces
KENDALL HOpKINS students and to work with students enrichment classes are connected Study Hall in the library. all other By maRIaN aBdelmaleK “If you’re using rosary necklaces
TRAVIS JAMES from all their periods. to targets and goals for students. enrichment sign ups will be held in email@example.com to identify your gang, then yes, of
AKAASH NAGRA Groups were broken down within Teachers only teach the class for the moeller Gym. course, [it will be confiscated],” said
JARED pERI the leadership group in order to a two week period and they can Students will receive a card if Roseville High School began Youth Service Officer Carlos Cortes.
decide how to reform the account- decide whether or not to take the there are enough spots left for them cracking down on students wearing “I have done it and I will continue
ability aspect of PaWS, identify next two weeks off or to continue in the class. To prevent students certain colored rosary necklaces to do it. It’s unacceptable.”
SHAYNA pOWLESS students who need help, organize teaching the class. from waiting in line for a class that because they might have gang af- However, ‘neutral colors,’ includ-
MARK REECE enrichment activities, utilize study One enrichment class is taught is full, there will be signs above the filiations. ing white, brown, and black, are
KYLE ROGERS halls and operate the new On Cam- by social science teacher marie tables with the number of available a rosary necklace a type of ac- acceptable.
SAM SIMMONS pus Suspension (OCS) PaWS. Criste. “Humanities: Teen Culture spots left in the class. The cards cessory that represents the Christian “If you’re using them for reli-
“I think it’s 100 percent improved Seen Through TV/Film Through are based on a first come first serve faith, but are sometimes associated gious purposes you can [wear rosary
from last year,” said Philomena the ages” is an enrichment class basis. with gangs. RHS supervisors and necklaces],” said Cortes.
IAN SOuzA Crone, a school counselor and mem- where students are able to watch “Part of [PaWS] is accountabil- administrators have a zero tolerance Students who are found to have
NATHAN STONEKING ber of the leadership group. television shows and parts of mov- ity, so that students are getting to policy for gang-affiliated clothing. gang affiliations may face long term
CLAYTON STRAWN Students who have three or more ies from past generations. The class the classes on which they need that Faculty hall monitors have been consequences, including harsher
HENRY TRAN F’s are required to go to OCS PaWS. starts with television in the 50’s and extra help,” said Basham. “We knew instructed to confiscate red and blue consequences for future infractions.
The two goals of OCS PaWS are to proceeds to the present. Some of the that PaWS was the right thing to do rosary necklaces because they might For example, a criminal may receive
help students complete their work films and shows shown were Happy in terms of having additional time show gang affiliations. Students a longer sentence because of previ-
JESSICA WANG and to identify what’s getting in the days, Grease, That 70’s show, and and support for students. who are found wearing red or blue ous gang affiliation.
way to be successful. Students set a The Simpson’s. rosary necklaces will have their “They can wear rosary neck-
necklaces confiscated and may be laces,” said Cortes. “Wear a neutral
MISSION STATEMENT sent to the office and/or receive a color.”
The mission of the Eye of the Ti- CYCLE 2 call home.
ger, a news publication produced ENRICHMENT Physical Education College and Career Planning
by the students of Roseville High
School, is to inform, entertain, and
serve as a public forum for student
CLASSES • Powder Puff Flag
• Find your dream
College Rocks prevent students
expression. We will accomplish our
goals by reporting unbiased news,
while offering student perspec-
Academic Testing Prepara-
Study and Homework Halls
and Labs from parking on dirt lot
in front of Berry Street
tives in our columns and editorials. • SaT Prep, math • 20th Century Cultural • library Study Hall
This includes, but is not limited History as portrayed (Quiet, studious
• SaT Prep, english
to, prominent issues, changes, and in american Film and environment)
events that have an impact on the Visual and Performing Arts Television By Kyle ROdGeRS there,” said Roseville Cemetery
• Computer lab 911 firstname.lastname@example.org
students and communities of Ro- employee Kelley ehrman. “We
• Ceramics Mathematics (Quiet focused research
seville High School. We will strive The Roseville Cemetery didn’t want the front of our cem-
and essay writing)
to report with depth, accuracy, • art Studio district recently put rocks on the etery to look like a parking lot.”
• mini-laptop computer
and timeliness. It is not our goal math enrichment for • Classroom Study dirt strip in front of the cemetery Senior austin Samsel doesn’t
• Comedy Sports Halls (Quiet, studious on Berry Street to prevent people like the change to the dirt area.
to invoke controversy or sensa- skill development
tionalize issues. We do not push • Introduction to music environment) from using the space as parking. “It sucks we can’t park there
moral values or political agendas. Theory, Part 2 (pre- Journalism and Writing In previous years, students anymore because there is such
• Cafeteria (Partner work limited parking spaces,” said Sam-
Views expressed in the opinion registered from Part 1) would often use the area as
• Creative Writing (Tiger permitted, but study sel. “But I think it’s for the best.”
and outlook sections, columns, overflow parking when the Berry
• Guitar lab 20 Ink) hall behavior required) The Cemetery district has
and letters-to-the-editor are those Street student parking lot was full.
of the individual author, and do “We had trouble mowing and plans to beautify the area with
not necessarily belong to Eye weeding when cars were parked plants.
of the Tiger staff, this publica-
tion or Roseville High School.
We reserve the right to edit submit-
ted work as needed for space limi-
tations and content. Non-attributed
taking to improve Roseville
A submission from ASB president chosen after our Homecom-
editorials reflect the opinion of the
editors and must be approved by the
Jacob Priley High School. Right now ing festivities- if you want
My name is Jacob Priley Homecoming is consuming to be apart of this organiza-
entire editorial board. tion, ask your second period
and I am your ASB Presi- all of our efforts. I encour-
Comments? dent. I’ve been given an age you to get involved with teacher how. Stop by room
Criticism? opportunity to write in the your class floats this week. 606 if you have any ques-
We want to hear about it. Eye of the Tiger as a way to They are putting on the final tions- we are always happy
communicate to the student touches and class officers to help.
Write to us at body the actions the Stu- need all the help they can Thank you, PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
email@example.com dent Government class is get. Student Senate will be Jacob Priley Over summer, the Roseville Cemetery District placed rocks
on the dirt lot to prevent RHS students from parking there.
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SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 News PAGE 3
RHS Athletic Boosters AP Euro teacher buys
offers $20 fall sports class set of iPod Touches
unlimited season pass
By megan Blumm
Roseville High School AP Euro-
money,” said athletic director Jaime and to get more cheering and sup- pean History teacher Marie Criste
By shayna powless has found a new way to incorporate
Bunch. “And that’s not even includ- port for the players.
firstname.lastname@example.org technology into her curriculum. This
ing the home volleyball games.” “It has bothered me for years that
Roseville High School is now Rosanne Haflich, three year vice after football practice there are tons year she purchased a set of fourth
offering fall season sports passes for president of the booster club, was of players standing outside the gym generation Apple iPod Touches for
anyone attending fall sports games the one who first had the idea of watching the girls play volleyball use in her AP European History
this year. The RHS booster club making a season pass available to instead of being inside watching and classes.
discussed the option of providing RHS students. Tom Hack, another rooting for their team,” said Hack. The set consists of 20 iPod
a season pass last year and final- member of the RHS booster club, All the funds from the passes will Touches and a cart for storage. The
ized the decision to have a pass was another one of the people who go towards the sports programs. set has a value of approximately
this year. suggested having a sports season “Another great thing about the $5000 and was funded by various
The fall season sports pass allows pass. passes is that it will raise more mon- associations, including the RHS
students and adults to attend any “We saw what other schools ey for the sports programs through Alumni Association.
home football or volleyball game were doing such as Woodcreek and the snack bar due to higher amounts The App store for Apple’s iTunes PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
free of charge. The passes are $20 we thought it would be great if we of crowds,” said Hack. offers many educational apps for The iPod Touches have several apps that students use to
for students and $30 for adults. could also provide a season sports The booster club will make an iPod Touches, such as the Black- take tests, research, view presentations, or access text-
“Each football game is $6 and pass,” said Hack. additional season sports pass for board App, iBooks and Dictionary. books.
there are five home games, so if you The overall idea of the sports the winter sports. The pass will be com App. All of the apps on the
buy a pass and attend all the home pass is to encourage more students continued in the future if this year’s iPods were downloaded and pur- “I think that’s cool that we use also purchased an Apple MacBook
games, you automatically save to attend all of the sporting events season pass is successful. chased by Criste herself, who gets technology like this to take quizzes, Pro, a WiFi adapter that allows her
Students without Tdap
an educational discount on them. tests and study,” said Smirnov. “If to control the iPods’ internet con-
In addition, students have access to it is successful, more classes should nection, and two Apple iPads. She
educational web sites such as Test- use them. It’s a lot better than paper also obtained an iConfiguration
maker and Polleverywhere. and pencils.” profile to allow her to disable the
vaccination proof face
Criste also has a closed forum in Sophomore Joseph McCray also internet from her computer.
which students can ask or answer has a positive opinion about the Some believe that allowing
questions to each other, partici- devices that Criste purchased. technology in a classroom distracts
pate in polls and post educational “They’re very convenient and students, but Criste feels that the
exclusion from school
pictures. make the teacher’s job a lot easier,” economy-friendly devices can
Students use the iPod Touches said McCray. save money and provide education
in a variety of ways, including tak- Criste has high hopes for the without disrupting class. Cristes’
ing tests, viewing presentations and technology-based classrooms. She main goal is to achieve the learning
mation is an inconvenience. cases were reported, including 10 reading textbooks online. believes that it is worth the risk to targets with the use of the iPods.
By Ian souZa “The iPods make class engaging introduce technology to the students “I know I’m going out on a limb
email@example.com “My doctor said that [my shots] infant deaths. The epidemic has not
are up to date,” said senior Jordan greatly affected Placer County. and at the same time, the students during school. here, but if a student has an A or B
Starting today, several Roseville Farris. “I just didn’t turn in the According to RHS nurse Dayle learn,” said Criste. “The California Core Standards in the class (especially in A.P.) and
High School students face exclusion records.” Edgerton, the vaccination is not just Several students, including will require students to take assess- they are listening to Pandora Radio
from school because they have not Records of immunizations can to keep individual students from sophomore Roman Smimov, enjoy ments online,” said Criste. during a work session,” said Criste.
yet turned in their Tdap verification be turned in to the office. Students getting sick but to stop whooping the new technology. Along with the set of iPods, Criste “What is wrong with that.”
forms. who wish to not be vaccinated can cough from spreading.
New stop sign installed on
A new state law known as AB submit a personal belief waiver to “You can get the shot yourself,”
354 states that any students in the office instead. said Edgerton. “But a baby can’t.”
grades 7-12 without verification of Fees have been reduced in Placer Whooping cough is characterized
their Tdap booster immunizations County and surrounding counties in by persistent coughing attacks that
Berry Street creates traffic
will be excluded from all of their order to make vaccinations available end with a high pitched “whoop”
classes and not allowed to enter any to everyone. Students without a sound during the next breath for air.
public or private school in the state regular health care provider can use It can last for months and because
of California until their records are the services of Placer County Health of this has also been nicknamed ‘the
Schools were given 30 calendar
days beginning on the first day of
their school year. Today is the last
in order to receive the vaccine.
The Tdap booster vaccination is
meant to prevent Tetanus, Diphthe-
ria and Pertussis – also known as the
100 day cough’.
“We all don’t want to be sick for
100 days,” said Edgerton.
Administrators have called home
problems for RHS students
for RHS. whooping cough. and will continue to do so in order to By aarIf masanI
As of last Thursday, approxi- The requirement, signed into law remind parents and students to get firstname.lastname@example.org
mately 100 RHS students had not by Governor Arnold Schwarzeneg- the shots and to turn the records in if
The city of Roseville recently
turned in their records and are facing ger in 2010, was mainly introduced they have not done so already.
installed a new stop sign on Berry
possible exclusions. in response to an epidemic of “I’m sorry we have to have a law
Street between Galleria Blvd. and
Students commonly complain whooping cough that is spreading to regulate common sense,” said as-
Roseville High School that has
that turning in their vaccine infor- through California. Last year 8,000 sistant principal Jon Coleman.
resulted in increased traffic con-
Algebra 1 Boot Camp targets
gestions on Berry Street before
and after school. The stop sign is
located at an intersection of Berry
Street, another unnamed street and
parents of struggling students Algebra 1 teacher Lisa Kunst Anyone from RHS who needs
an entrance to a gravel contracting
Last week, the city posted signs PHOTO BY LILLIAN ABDELMALEK
notifying motorists that a stop sign The stop signs were installed on Berry Street last week and
By Kendall hopKIns agrees with Pipitone’s decision of help with Algebra 1 is welcome would be installed at the intersec-
email@example.com backed up traffic to Galleria Blvd last Friday morning. A large
narrowing the content of the boot to come to the event, but the Boot tion. number of RHS students come to school via Berry Street.
In order to help provide parents camp to only Algebra 1. Camp’s focus is placed on parents. The stop signs were in place by
with the skills they need to help their “I think Algebra 1 acts as the “I’ve invited every single Algebra last Friday morning and resulted “The new stop sign is an inconve- new traffic control measure.
children with Algebra 1, Roseville building blocks for other math 1 parent, and the Algebra teachers in a traffic backup that extended to nience for everyone,” said Swayne. “It took an extra four to five min-
High School hosted its first ever classes,” said Kunst. “If we help may invite certain parents,” said Galleria Blvd. “Traffic was backed up all the way utes to get to school,” said Senior
Algebra 1 Boot Camp. kids with this class, then they’re Pipitone. “The focus is for parents, Senior Latrelle Swayne, who to Galleria Blvd., which could make Michael Gregory, who experienced
Assistant Principal Matt Pipitone more likely to do better in classes but it can be helpful for students.” drives to school every morning, kids late for school.” increased congestion as a result of
hosted the event in the cafeteria further down the road.” Kunst thinks that the boot camp feels that the new stop signs are The city did not return phone calls the stop sign.
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Although Pipitone is hosting is beneficial for parents and can also detrimental to RHS students. inquiring about the reasoning for the
September 6. the event, he is planning on receiv- help students with their math skills.
New locker room policy goes into
There will be additional meet- ing assistance from students in the She encourages the parents of her
ings on October 4, November 1 and AVID class and possibly from some own students to go.
December 6 for those who could not math teachers. “If parents go, I definitely think
effect, inconveniences students
make the first meeting and those “At this point it’s just me, but that it can be useful because it can
who wish to come back and con- I’ll have a variety of AVID students help parents help their kids,” said
tinue with the Boot Camp. helping, and some of the other Kunst. “There are a lot of resources
“It’s a way to help parents help math teachers might help,” said out there for students and the Boot attention. Since then, locker room sports teams.
By sam BraInard & shayna powless security has tightened. According to tennis coach Donny
their students be more successful in Pipitone. Camp allows parents to be one of
math,” said Pipitone. Juniors Melissa Saldana and them.” The new policy means that fall Nush, the reason that students are
The boot camp is meant to help Guadalupe Angulo are both AVID The boot camp goes over dif- sports athletes now have to be super- late to their practice is because they
Algebra 1 students struggling with students who assisted Pipitone at ferent ways that parents can help As a result of thefts and violence vised after school while changing. are socializing and not going straight
homework. the first boot camp meeting. their students improve their skills in in the locker rooms last year, Ro- This has resulted in some delays to the locker room to change.
“Too often I hear parents say “I liked helping out and I thought Algebra including online resources, seville High School has been more for athletes, who have to wait for “[Not being able to go into the
things like: ‘I want to help my kid, it was fun,” said Angulo. “I also study skills, and homework assign- diligent on enforcing a policy that a teacher or coach to unlock and girls’ locker room] requires more
but…I didn’t do well with math in thought it was useful because it re- ments. requires a teacher or coach to be in supervise the locker rooms. trust in the players,” said Nush.
school’, or ‘it’s been so long… I ally shows parents how to help their “We’ll look at sample homework the locker rooms at any time there RHS sophomore Emma Carlson “We have to make sure someone’s
forgot’, or just flat out, ‘I don’t know kids in math.” pages from different students, see are students present. is on the tennis team and practices watching the facility so that no one
how’,” said Pipitone. “So I thought, Saldana and Angulo both partici- what good homework looks like and The policy is aimed at reducing every day after school and feels is taking advantage of it.”
let’s do something to answer those pated in the program voluntarily. go over study skills for math class,” theft. that the policy is inconvenient, but The locker rooms are open after
questions for people.” “We weren’t forced,” said Sal- said Pipitone. According to assistant principal beneficial. school already for the physical
Algebra 1 is the primary subject dana. “We’re supposed to do it for Pipitone expects the boot camp Jon Coleman, faculty is now making “It does make it harder to change education classes, so Nush stands
matter of the event and no other AVID, but we also like helping out to be successful. a more conscious effort to enforce in time to go over to Sierra View, es- outside and supervises.
levels of math will be covered. with things like this too.” “I hope that parents will find it the policy. pecially on match days [for tennis],” “People socialize before they
“I wanted it to be content specific, Angulo wants to stick with the valuable, and ultimately kids will “There hasn’t been anything sto- said Carlson. “I think it’s good that change and that’s what makes them
so I picked a specific class,” said program. do better in Algebra,” said Pipitone. len so far this year,” said Coleman. teachers are locking it after school late,” said Nush.
Pipitone. “I didn’t want it to be ge- “I’ll be helping with the boot “We plan on continuing it if it works “It’s working.” for security reasons, but I think that According to Nush, it’s okay to
neric in terms of content. I selected camp every month, and I also out. I hope we have a full house in Last year, a fight took place in they should give us more time.” take 10 minutes off of prep time to
it because it’s the foundation for all do community service outside of the cafeteria when we do this.” the locker room between two boys By supervising the locker room, ensure students safety.
high school mathematics.” school,” said Angulo. and the story garnered national coaches lose set up time for their
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Tiger Cage desperately needs Passing periods do not account for
an increase in student spirit the personal needs of many students
by marian abdelmalek previous years. You would think Even though everything is timed
traordinarily amount of high school to the game (not some Klub Kaos) firstname.lastname@example.org
by Jared peri that one minute wouldn’t make a for you to make it to class when
email@example.com spirit. This year, however, is a com- and cheer for our team.
difference, but to some it does. Even the bell rings, you don’t have much
pletely different story. Roseville’s student section has
Pass- though I am only a freshmen and a time to stop.
Our first two football games a reputation for being loud, crazy
i n g longer passing period is new to me, Teachers don’t usually understand
were an embarrassment to what we and haphazard actions. We need our
p e - having one more minute would be when you tell them you are late be-
have shown in the past. Our student students to actually show up for our
riod is very helpful. If I had that one extra cause your class is across the cam-
section, aka The Tiger Cage, con- games with a decent amount of en-
a time minute I wouldn’t have to rush to pus. They still mark you tardy when
sisted of about 20 people leaning thusiasm. Our team likes hearing the
when class after using the restroom or really it was not your fault. A longer
up against the arm rail with the cheer and they always react to it.
stu- getting something from the vending passing period would prevent this
occasional chant. Instead of sitting next to the
dents machine. from happening and would not only
I don’t know if I was the only bathroom talking to your little group
get a After being in class for more benefit students but also the teach-
one, but I feel a varsity high school’s of friends that you see everyday, go
snack, than an hour, I think having a pass- ers. If your student doesn’t have to
As we all reminisce on last years football cheering section should be in the student section, help to root
u s e ing period where you don’t have interrupt you to use the restroom or
football games, we all remember a place in which the elderly would on your school and help fire up the
the re- to be rushed would be a relief. But get some water, it is going to be a
how loud and involved the student not like to sit. Our student’s need to players.
stroom and talk with their friends, in other situations, some students better learning environment for the
section was. The group of students get more fired up and filled with the Homecoming is coming up and
but mostly get from one class to aren’t even able to stop. If your class rest of the students. Without these
crowded together standing, scream- fire and rage of a tiger. so is the annual homecoming game.
another. Six minutes to do one of is in the portables and you have to interruptions you may continue
ing and focused on the game. Last year’s student section was As a student, I would really appre-
these things, or maybe all of them, walk all the way to the administra- your lesson and have student’s full
It was a time for people to so- so dedicated they had their own ciate it if this we had our largest,
isn’t a lot of time. Passing periods tion buildings, you feel like you concentration, instead of worrying
cialize, but more than that, it was a fan club, specifically for the kicker loudest and most vehement Tiger
used to be seven minutes long in have the possibility of being late. about their personal needs.
time for the students of the school Roberto Vazquez. Fabio, our kicker Cage ever.
Students should not be prohibited
to come together and cheer on their this year, did great in the game and Most importantly, don’t be afraid
team. yet almost no students cheered for to dress up and go all out for the
The crowd incorporated horns, him. Seniors and juniors, we need games. That is what makes us stand
from wearing colored rosary beads
vuvuzelas and slide whistles. The to step it up. out as Tigers.
student section overall had an ex- Next game we all need actually go
Having fun at homecoming dance by dalTon blaser
anymore. The only colors they are
allowed to wear are the traditional
colors of black and white.
I think administration really
needs to step back and say, ‘What
are we doing?’
is far more important than a date Really? How are you going to
tell someone that really is Catholic
or Christian, who wears the beads
There is no real gang problem
here. In turn, if a kid was to promote
a gang “affiliation,” we would much
by Henry Tran for a specifically religious reason, rather have it happen through rosary
when the slow music started. night and awkwardly trying to make
firstname.lastname@example.org that they just can’t wear it? beads, which is meant to say the
The thing about not attending a conversation to be a polite date. So
dance is it makes you out to be an my advice is that guys should only Rosary beads are used to say the rosary or the Lord’s Prayer, rather
introverted shut-in that cringes at ask a girl to the dance if they truly rosary, which people often use to then a bandana….Right?
the mere chance of social interac- believe they could have a fun night Roseville High School has always say the prayer of the Lord’s Prayer. This can either turn out two ways
tion. Now, I don’t know what type with them. had many rules and regulations Each large or small bead represents for Roseville:
of girl you gents go for, but the ones My advice to girls is that they regarding dress code and what you something in each prayer. So how is 1. They stop taking away kids
I’m eyeing aren’t really into that shouldn’t be afraid to be the ones to can say or do at this school. Being the administration going to try and rosaries.
type of man. For the girls, the same ask the guy out. You gals could look as that may, where do we draw the take away something that may, in Or…
rules apply. at it as breaking the long tradition line with the rules? turn, mean EVERYTHING to that 2. Somebody’s parent goes crazy
In all my years of high school, I The simple fact of the matter is of prince and princess or you could Administration now has a new individual? on the administration trying to
have only ever been to one dance. going to a dance with a date or alone look at it as a fun chance to crush issue with rosary beads. The issue is I honestly think this is a bogus take away something that has
At that one dance, I didn’t even have is going to give you the appearance your guy’s masculinity. And if I that the kids are apparently promot- rule that we can’t wear them. I my- such a significant meaning to
a date. Does that make me a loser? of somebody that has a social life, know guys (hopefully I do, consid- ing their “gang affiliation” through self wear rosary beads. No way am the students and sues the school.
Probably. Did I let that stop me from and the opposite sex digs that. You ering I am one), they will attempt the beads. Kids at RHS are not I really religious, but to the person We all know we don’t need that
having a fun night? Heck no. can blab on and on about how it’s to reclaim their manhood in some allowed to wear rosary beads that who is religious, how can you do at RHS.
A lot of high school students often selling your soul to conformity just ridiculous act of affection that will have the colors red or blue on them something like that?
get this deception that a date to the to get a better chance at meeting more than likely work in your favor.
dance is of utmost importance. I’d
be lying if I said I never believed in
that, because I really did. I mean,
somebody and I can’t argue against
that. It is conformity, but it’s a nec-
essary one (like wearing clothes in
So that’s pretty much a win-win for
Not going to a school dance
Despite phone call home, campus
what else was stopping me from
attending a dance for the first two
years of my high school days?
public, or not urinating on school
One thing I see happening
will sooner or later leave you with
regret. I, for one, regret not going
my first two years of high school and
security still seems to be lacking
Going to a dance alone really is guys asking girls out to these how I had missed out on some fine by Jake planer anybody who looks young enough stopped and questioned about their
does not sacrifice as much to a dance dances when they really aren’t go- opportunities to make some good email@example.com to be a student as an intrusion. intentions?
night as one would think. You still ing to have a fun night with those memories with friends; memories While these students are usually The security is so lacking that
get to dress up in some nice formal ladies. I mean, they’re sacrificing a that I would’ve cherished until I just here to see some friends, if the during lunch I could walk down the
wear, you still get to hang out with perfectly fine night of bachelorship didn’t like them anymore and chose school is letting anyone who looks alley on Campo Street and have no
friends, you still get to watch people just for the sake of being seen with to forget them. Dances are just fun young enough on campus, that could problem with administration.
make fools of themselves on the somebody. So instead of mingling overall and if you haven’t been to lead to problems. For those who have fourth period
dance floor and you still get to enjoy with friends, dancing and perhaps one yet, it’s best that you give it a I mean, what if a student from off and have second lunch, adminis-
the atmosphere of sweaty teenagers acting like the dweeb that rips off his try rather than just abolish the idea another school wants to beat up tration states that you are supposed
and mainstream pop songs. Even shirt when his favorite song comes because you lack a date. As the old someone here and no one stops to wait until lunch is over before
going alone at my one dance, I still on, he’s now confined to following saying goes, “don’t knock it until them from getting on campus be- leaving the campus. The school does
had a very nice girl to dance with a girl he barely likes around all you try it.” Due to the recent alleged ab- cause, oh hey, they showed up on post guards around many exits but if
duction attempt, the school called time, have a backpack and they’re you walk the right way you can get
Section winning baseball team home to inform our parents about
the would-be abduction and the
increased presence of security
The problems don’t only lie in
arch rivals coming on campus, but
out of school with no effort at all. I
don’t care that these kids are going
off campus 30 minutes earlier than
deserved more recognition
around campus. However, it does there’s always the trouble of kids they should be.
not seem that much has changed. I trying to sneak off campus or just Why even stop them if they have
see graduates from last year walking blatantly walking off school ground. no more business on our campus?
around campus all the time and the It’s not uncommon to see people They aren’t instructional minutes,
by mark reece and dalTon blaser baseball the proper recognition it Well, there’s nothing better. You administration and their so called walking off campus at various so why keep them here?
firstname.lastname@example.org deserved for winning the Section nailed it Roseville High. times. There are some legitimate The fact of the matter is our
security does nothing about it.
Championship. We mean, it’s not like we ex- Don’t worry, they aren’t abduct- appointments that students have school’s security is not as efficient
Where were you guys on May pected to be embraced by each indi- ing students and they’re not hostile, to attend to, but how often is a kid as it should be and the phone call
30? Since the vast majority of Ro- vidual Roseville High administrator, but our security never considers headed down the front office hall home did lead to any change.
seville administration probably has but come on. That’s it? Can’t we
absolutely no clue what that date have done more to commemorate
signifies, we’ll break it down for the event?
you in a simple, easy to comprehend We just won a championship for
fashion. the first time in almost three decades
For the first time in 27 years, and we didn’t get jack. Meanwhile, We welcome and encourage all feedback, including criticism.
our baseball program won a Sec- the administration would probably
Hey, have you noticed a new tion Title. have rewarded every other program
blue, triangular-shaped Sac-Joaquin Fact. You’re welcome. that accomplished what we did with Letters to the Editor must be signed and submitted five days prior
Section banner won by the baseball Granted, we don’t play for praise, some sort of highly advertised pa-
team in the gym? We haven’t either. but a little recognition would be rade and/or all-inclusive Caribbean to the distribution date.
No one has hung it up yet. Studly. nice. resort vacation.
In fact, outside of the mention at the But first, we’ll give credit where But not baseball. We were
rally, we have received very little credit is due. We felt extremely rewarded with a $267 bill for our Letters may be submitted by e-mail. Anonymous letters will not
deliberate and organized recognition proud when our team was “honored” championship ring. be published.
from the school. at the Back to School Rally. What’s We’re curious to know if there’s
First off, this is not at all a knock better than having the team walk some sort of vendetta that admin has
against any sports department or to center court holding the banner with the baseball program? Not that We reserve the right to edit all submitted content based on length,
team. We respect everything the (which teams for the past 27 years this article will necessarily patch
players and athletes do for their failed to attain) while roughly ten things up, but we just figured it was obscenities, and/or libel.
respective sport and we completely percent of the student body was part of our “Tiger Way” to repre-
support the teams. monotonously applauding only be- sent the grievances of a neglected
We find it funny, however, that cause they thought the dance team program. Articles and other submissions may also be submitted. If you have
the school in general didn’t give was beginning to perform?
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Angela Ash brings new ideas to culinary classroom
Ash takes over class
easy-going and has brought new
ideas to the culinary classes.
Dean said that the student posi-
after Muriel Bergman
tions in the culinary class actually
have real titles similar to the ones
in a professional kitchen.
Students learn many genres of
retirement last year. foods, ranging from pastries to
dinners, but focus primarily on
cuisines. Nevertheless, Ash helps
learn how to cook. prepare the students for future
By DANIELLE ULLE
“You don’t even need to know careers and jobs around the com-
how to boil water,” said Ash. munity. She even knows students
There are four different courses who work as interns at places like
Angela Ash, the new culinary that a student can take, but they Johnny Garlic’s.
teacher at Roseville High School, can not just jump into a certain “It’s completely run by the stu-
is keeping the tradition alive by class. Gradually, a student who dents,” said Ash. “I just supervise
continuing to teach students the art wishes to take the ROP culinary and assist, but there are students in
of cooking. course must make their way to the charge of the funding.”
Having years of experience top by starting at the bottom with Advanced culinary students
in her own kitchen, along with Introduction to Foods and Bever- who are qualified to work in the
professional classes at American ages. Tiger Café prepare and cater to
River College, Ash first started The room is set up like a different locations in order to
catering before she decided to take professional kitchen, with the earn the money that supports the
up teaching at local schools. students paired up into groups of culinary program, which includes
“I took courses at different six. Each student in the group has the materials and produce needed
schools to get a sense of what it’s a certain title, and as the groups for each project.
like for students, but it’s my first trade into different sections, their Dean took a personal interest
PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
year teaching at RHS,” said Ash. positions and status changes. for cooking, achieving to go to a Ash brings her personal style to cooking. Above she helps junior Riley Blas as he hones his
Ash teaches everything that Ash took over the program good college and possibly start a culinary skills during a recent class.
involves cooking, from selecting after Muriel Bergman retired last career.
the best produce to demonstrating year. According to junior Zach- “My whole family cooks,” said her learn even though the ad- for the whole school,” said Strick- banquet, later in the term the genre
a proper technique. She explains ary Dean, who is in the combined Dean. vanced students cook more. lin. of food becomes more of a variety.
that students who have no experi- class of advanced culinary and According to junior Alexandra “I think that the class should Although the classes are stick- “It’s pretty fun,” said Dean.
ence can sign up for the class and culinary technology, Ash is very Stricklin, the combined class helps come together one day and cook ing primarily to foods for the “We get to cook everything.”
Cancer survivor Evan Artica grants student
$6000 to the Peer Helping program pursues
By ALEXANDRA ESCAMILLA
said Erb. “I had no idea what he
had planned for his wish.”
Following Artica’s announce-
of the money. Among the sugges-
tions are a professional video, a
book and an interactive web site.
ment, a tearful yet joyful Erb “We really want to get other
Roseville High School junior thanked both Artica and the Make- schools involved and show them
Evan Artica was diagnosed with A-Wish Foundation for their dona- how it’s [Peer Helping] helped us
mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, a tion. A representative from the here,” said Erb. “We’re hoping to
rare yet aggressive form of cancer, Westfield Galleria then surprised try and connect with them from
almost two years ago and through Artica with a five hundred dollar the heart.”
the help of the Make-A-Wish check as a gift back for Artica’s In appreciation of Artica’s
Foundation, was able to grant touching gift to the Peer Helping generous decision, the RJUHSD
By SHAyNA POWLESS
Roseville High School’s Peer class. School Board will be holding
Helping class with $6,000. “In all the years of doing this, I a meeting this month and pres-
Artica announced his decision don’t think we’ve ever had a wish ent approval of the $6,000 dollar
Videography plays a large role
while live on the KNCI Pat and paid forward,” said Pat Still, host grant.
in Roseville High School senior
Tom Radio Show at the Westfield and Assistant Program Director In an earlier interview with
Ivan Berdonosov’s extra curricular
Galleria Mall in Roseville. It was for the KNCI Pat and Tom Radio the Press Tribune, Roseville High
there that the RHS Peer Helping Show. School principal Brad Basham
Berdonosov has been engag-
Program Director Valerie Erb was Artica is hoping that the $6,000 commented on Artica’s generosity.
ing in videography for about three
informed of Artica’s generous donation will help the RHS Peer “Evan is an example of unself-
years and was first introduced to
donation to her class. Helping class expand and that ishness and just caring and giving
PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS it by watching his friends make
“I got a call towards the end of other schools will take on the to others,” said Basham. “I can see
Junior Evan Artica survived rare mesenchymal chondrosar- YouTube videos.
summer from Make-A-Wish tell- program. him making a huge impression on
coma cancer and, through Make-A-Wish-Foundation, he was “I do lots of videos that involve
ing me they wanted me to be there Both Erb and Artica have dis- the world. We are blessed to have
able to grant Roseville’s Peer Helping class with $6,000. recording game play and I add
while Evan presented his wish,” cussed possible ideas for the use him as a student at RHS.”
music to the videos as well,” said
Gail Calhoun takes over Roseville’s
Berdonosov also edits videos
and short films for people he
meets online, as well as friends
student run fashion program and club
He currently has about 30
videos on YouTube and his overall
views accumulate to over one mil-
He also helps others with their
By JOCELyN BEASLEy The members of the Fashion order to make a quilt. The class “I once edited a Spanish project
email@example.com Club are planning on meeting to is planning on continuing this for some friends here at RHS,”
decorate shirts together for the program. said Berdonosov.
New family and consumer rally. In addition, Fashion Club The Fashion Club would like Both Bianca Luna and Nick
science teacher Gail Calhoun took president Kelsey Norris talked to have more people join their Silva, seniors at RHS, had their
over the fashion program and club to club members about ways to program. Spanish 3 group project edited by
this year, after Tara Kringel was accessorize for Homecoming and “I want people to get excited Berdonosov.
forced to step down for medical discuss popular fashion trends. about fashion and give people a “I really appreciated his help
reasons. “I also did this to get to know better idea of the industry,” said with our video,” said Luna. “It
Calhoun started teaching at the members a little better,” said Calhoun. made our video 10 times better.
Roseville High School this year. Norris. The fashion club collaborates Everyone loved it and thought it
She has been teaching for eight According to Calhoun, the with the Fashion Institute of De- was hilarious.”
and a half years and has been in students will have to show their sign and Merchandise campuses of Berdonosov has also just re-
Roseville for seven. Before RHS creative side to get a more specific San Diego, Los Angeles and San cently taken an interest in Photo-
she taught at Oakmont. According idea of the principles of fashion. Francisco. shop.
to Calhoun, she heard that RHS “They are also planning on According to Calhoun she tries His Photoshop activities
is a good school, which was only making a mood board,” said to join Kringel’s and her own include making avatars for his
one of the reasons why she wanted Calhoun. program and she would like em- PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS friends and designing computer
to teach here. Each student will make a phasize the importance of tailoring backgrounds.
“Mrs. Kringel had a great collage based on an inspirational and sewing. Calhoun tries to merge her own techniques with Kringel’s as
However, videography remains
program set up,” said Calhoun. “I piece. The students of the fashion well as emphasize the importance of sewing and tailoring in
his first priority.
love teaching here and the kids are A few years ago Kringel started class are preparing for their own this year’s fashion program.
“I really enjoy videography
great.” a project with SAGE, a com- individual fashion show in March and I hope to have a job some-
RHS fashion club is student munity service club where every next year. their models, said Calhoun. “I would really like to have day that involves videography
run and currently includes seven student sewed a little tile of fabric “The students will present their Calhoun also hopes to expand interns for our business,” said or something art related,” said
members. that was later sewn together in own created clothing line with the Stripes n’ Stitches program. Calhoun. Berdonosov.
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Guest chef presents to culinary classes
By sHayna POWLess
What do you
The advanced culinary and
Kenny brought in various
ingredients such as peaches and remember
culinary tech classes were re-
cently given a presentation by
yogurt to demonstrate her meth-
ods of using healthy ingredients about 9/11?
Chef Laura Kenny, of Real Food for snacks. She also talked about
Catering, about the food industry ways to cook healthy meals using By danIeL WeTTer & sydney
and the benefits of using fresh simple ingredients. maynard
food in everyday meals. Culinary Real Food Catering uses all firstname.lastname@example.org
arts teacher Angela Ash thought natural and healthy ingredients for email@example.com
it would help students’ mission their food.
statements if a speaker came in “People will order a meal ran-
and talked to them about healthy domly from our business without
foods. knowing what they’re getting, but
“I’m hoping students’ vision they know it’s going to be healthy
will include a healthier, fresh, and good,” said Kenny. member
locally-grown and sustainable Kenny emphasized the impor- wak-
element that will work in tandem tance of knowing what is in your ing up
with the thoughtful environmental food and whether or not it is in and the
design of our beautiful facility,” season.
said Ash. “It’s really important to know
TV was off, everything
Kenny, who has been in the where your food came from, so felt absolutely normal.
business for 14 years and has been know what you eat,” said Kenny. We got a call from one
working for Real Food Cater- Kenny was introduced to
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY ANGELA ASH of our neighbors saying
ing for the past year, introduced healthy foods when she was a kid. “turn on the TV, turn on
During her presentation, Kenny stressed the importance of using fresh produce when
“farm to table” concepts and how “My parents would always take
to incorporate them into everyday me to farmers markets and fruit
cooking. Her cookbook, Placer County Real Food, is pictured next to her. the TV.” We turned on
meals using simple techniques and stands when I was a kid so I was the TV and all I see are
recipes. introduced to it early on,” said Real Food which includes a chart sold for $28. Kenny is currently hearing her advice,” said junior two buildings and one
“I love making food for Kenny. showing when certain fruits and writing another cookbook which culinary student Marissa Deraya. of them is on fire. This
people,” said Kenny. “And to Kenny wrote a cookbook vegetables are in season and the comes out next spring. “I hope to someday apply for a job was before the second
me, knowing what you eat and with fellow healthy foods expert locations of all the local Foothill “I think that Kenny’s presen- in the catering business.”
what you put in your food is most Joanne Heft called Placer County Farmers markets. The book is tation was really cool and I like plane had hit and all of
a sudden we see a plane
Rachel Bach chosen to represent
come into the picture
Roseville’s and the second plane
hit. For some odd reason
drama class I didn’t know what was
Roseville in 2012 London parade creates play
going on, my stomach
-Senior Jacob Priley
to honor 100
in the band during that time.”
According to Bach, she had a
lot of positive experiences during
her stay at the camps, such as pro-
jecting herself as she wants others
to see her.
“The band camps helped to By marIan aBdeLmaLeK “I do re-
expand my knowledge as a leader firstname.lastname@example.org member
and it showed me how to guide
my band to obvious success,” said
After 100 years, Roseville High
Bach. “Being there also helped me School is still known as the “High out and seeing the news
to project how I want others to see School on the Hill.” RHS has a and the towers collaps-
myself with different techniques.” long history and the drama class ing and my mom calling
The first camp she attended has decided to bring it to life by a lot of our family that
was the George N. Parks Drum putting on a play for the student
Major at UC Riverside, where she
lives in New York. My
stayed for a week. Two days after, The play is going to include aunt worked in the Twin
she traveled to the USA Santa 10 cycles. Each cycle will portray Towers and she didn’t go
Clara Camp. RHS during a certain decade. It is to work that day because
When Bach goes to London, going to be written and directed by she missed her train. I
she will stay from December 26 students in the drama class, while
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY RACHEL BACH until January 2.
can’t imagine the grief
drama teacher Stuart Smith is the
Bach attended band camps, where she increased her leadership skills. Above, she is shown “It was very emotional when production director. that people have for los-
conducting fellow campers. they selected me because I had no “It all started when students in ing loved ones.”
By JOCeLyn BeasLey idea that I [would] be given the my beginning class, last year, got
According to Bach, she is very in the Bay Area, introduced Bach honor to do that,” said Bach. interested in medieval mystery -Senior Kirt Sandhu
committed to her position and to it and she found it interesting. According to Bach, RHS has plays,” said Smith. “That’s where
Senior Rachel Bach, drum ma- spends a lot of time practicing. “He told me about it and been very supportive throughout the whole story of the bible gets
jor for the Roseville High School’s “I practice everyday after showed me his baton and a few her career as a drum major. told in the series of short plays,
Marching Band, attended two school for about two hours,” said moves,” said Bach. “I just want to thank my school which is where we got the idea to
band camps over summer. In addi- Bach. “First I practice with the Bach’s friend, Camille Feli- for everything that was given to celebrate RHS’s centennial in the
tion, Bach was selected as an All- baton and then for the field show ciano, also introduced her to it. me in excelling my drum major same way.”
American drum major to represent at the football games and also for “She was the one that showed path,” said Bach. “I will do my This play is designed to make “It was
America and RHS at the 2012 competitions.” it to me also and gave me private best to fully represent RHS in people realize that high school shock-
New Year’s parade in London. Her uncle, being a drum major lessons,” said Bach. “I was already everything I do.” students have a lot more in com- ing
New club on campus
mon than anyone may think, even
students from 100 years ago.
what I saw. I came to
“High school is still high work and that’s what we
school, whether it is 1912 or did at work- we talked
teaches Asian culture 2012,” said Smith.
Senior Aurelia Moulin feels
that this production is beneficial.
about it, the kids talked
about it. All of us were
By marIan aBdeLmaLeK “The play represents RHS
amazed of what had just
“I want the student body to
email@example.com learn more about Asian heritage across 10 decades,” said Moulin. happened.
This year a new club vs. stereotype,” said Kevin Saddi. “I think it is important for students Anybody that’s had a rel-
emerged on the Roseville High Fukuman thinks that this club to know their school’s history.” ative in a war or in a war
School campus. The Asian Club, will be successful because the The drama class is opening this zone, you think about it
formally known as the Asian Asian Club got a lot of inter- play the first week of November.
On November 4 they will be do-
all the time, it’s always
Culture Club, was cofounded est during Club Rush and Kevin
Saddi expects at least 70 people ing a special performance. Each on your mind. It’s one of
by Kevin and Bianca Saddi and
teacher adviser Corey Fukuman. just from the sign ups. decade will be performed in a those things that people
The purpose of this club is to “There are a lot of people ask- classroom or some other school that have either been
educate students on Asian culture ing what the club is about,” said facility. through it or had rela-
and the different heritages of Kevin Saddi. “And I like that.” “It’s very different than
PHOTO BY SAM SIMMONS
anything we’ve done here be-
tives go through it know
Asian descent such as Chinese, The first meeting of the Asian Fukuman is the teacher advisor for the Asian club.
club was held on August 24. Dur- fore,” said Smith. “But our drama that it’s quite a burden.”
Japanese, Korean, Filipino and
Taiwanese. Students in the club ing the meeting, president of the mentioned club elections. ber in Fukuman’s class, Admin program has a history of being
The next meeting is scheduled 7. Anyone is welcome to join the adventurous and trying lots of new
who are educated in a certain club, Kevin Saddi talked about
country will be spokespeople. what the Asian club is about and to be held at the end of Septem- club. things.”
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The Tran Times MTV Video Music Awards
Henry Tran The 2011 Video Music Awards were enjoyable
reports on By Kendall HopKins
“Now this is the time you want
to interrupt me Kanye,” said Perry.
celebrity Despite the show’s mixed
reception in years past, this year’s
VMA’s weren’t half bad. From the
Kanye played it humble and
just stood there smiling in embar-
rassment – a smart move on his
gossip and people to the fashion and from the
performances to the awards, there
were some pretty “interesting”
part. Kanye’s reputation for being
rude at the VMA’s could have
taken another turn for the worst if
mishaps things that went down. Personally,
I haven’t kept up with all of the
he made a sarcastic comment of
By Henry Tran
previous VMA’s, but I think this As for the winners, Katy
firstname.lastname@example.org one was worth watching for a few Perry won video of the year for
different reasons. her song “Firework,” Lady Gaga
Celebrities are a lot like us. For starters, the number one won the award for best female vid-
They live, they breathe and they trending topic on Twitter for the eo for her song “Born This Way”
do stupid and embarrassing things VMA’s that night was about what as well as the award for best video
from time to time. But unlike you Lady Gaga was going to wear. with a message and Justin Bieber
and me, when celebrities slip up, And I think I speak for just about won the award for best male video
the world hears about it. everyone when I say that she for his song “You Smile.”
I love to hear about these didn’t disappoint. Out of all the As previously mentioned,
mishaps as much as the next guy. crazy outfits she’s worn thus far, Kanye West and Katy Perry won
Henceforth, every issue forward I never would have guessed that the award for best collaboration
I’ll be reporting on the weirdest she would show up at the event as well as best special effects for
and funniest of the celebrity gos- dressed up as a man. their song “E.T.,” while Nicki
sip. Instead of coming to the show Minaj won the award for best
Speaking of funny, comedian as herself, she decided to come hip-hop video for her song “Super
Jim Carrey was launching videos as Joe Calderone. She didn’t just Bass” and the Foo Fighters won
on his new video blog, (http:// dress up like him - she truly be- the award for best rock video for
www.jimcarreytrulife.com) re- came Calderone. Gaga dove deep their song “Walk.”
cently, when attention was drawn into his character and the impres- Britney Spears won the award
to his rather creepy love video to sive thing was that she didn’t for best pop video for her song
Emma Stone. Carrey expresses crack, not even once. “Till the World Ends,” Adele won
his affection towards the young “Calderone” started out by the award for best art direction,
actress and his wish that he were giving the audience a monologue best cinematography and best edit-
younger for her. But sadly, dear about “his” former lover, Gaga, ing for her song “Rolling in the
Carrey has “lines on [his] face, and then jumping right into a Deep.”
sometimes a little gray in [his] performance. Later in the show Beyonce won the award for
beard and it takes [him] a lot lon- “he” gave kudos to Britney Spears best choreography for her song
ger to pee than it used to.” for winning the VMA tribute and “Run the World,” the Beastie Boys
Jim Carrey is 49 years old in throughout the rest of the show, won the award for best direction
comparison to the 29 year old Calderone just kept on acting as for their song “Make Some Noise”
Emma Stone, which is an age gap fearless as ever. and Tyler the Creator won the
that he feels makes a love between Gaga wasn’t the only person award for best new artist for his
the two of them impossible. He who brought a surprise that night. song “Yonkers.” Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement was one of several highlights at this year’s VMA’s
even goes to say “If I were a lot Kanye West and Jay Z hit the Out of all the winners from Photo by Lionel Hahn/MCT
younger, I would marry you, stage to perform hit single “Otis” the VMA’s, it seems that Tyler
and we would have chubby little from their recently released album, the Creator has sparked the most And for those who don’t know, that night performing a hit single wear. As the performance went
freckle-faced kids. We’d laugh Watch the Throne. controversy. There are those who Tyler doesn’t think very highly of from his new album Tha Carter IV on he continuously screamed and
all day long and go camping and Speaking of Jay Z, Beyonce too think that he rightfully deserved Bruno Mars. While being inter- called “How to Love.” jumped around to get the crowd
play Yahtzee and tell ghost stories had a mesmerizing performance. the award for best new artist and viewed backstage, a reporter asked One of the reasons I have a hyped up. And to top of his perfor-
by the fire.” What is probably the She also confirmed the rumors of those who think he didn’t. Despite Tyler if he felt bad about his previ- hard time considering Wayne a mance, he proved his guitar skills
creepiest part of the video is the her pregnancy at the end of her what people say, Tyler is a pretty ous negative comments towards good rapper is because of his low to everyone as he played for about
end where it ends with him whis- performance when she revealed innovative artist, so I think that him in the past. His response was and raspy voice which auto-tune 15 seconds before he smashed it
pering the words “I love you” as her pregnant belly. Surprisingly, alone makes him fit the criteria for blunt, to say the least. only makes worse. I was relieved and walked off stage (not really
his lips suffer from an uncontrol- Kanye kept his cool during the the award he got. “Oh, this guy wants a good when his first song was over and my idea of good entertainment,
lable quiver. event. Don’t get me wrong, I think Whatever you believe, you story. Um, no… He put on a good Wayne moved on to his next one, but most of the audience seemed
While Carrey’s publicist an- he’s a great rapper and producer, should at least be able to admit performance, but I still hate his “John.” But then things took a to enjoy it).
nounced to the public that the but every now and again his ar- that he was going up against music,” said Tyler. few more turns for the worse. Overall, the Video Music
video was entirely a joke, I find rogance gets the better of him. some formidable competition that The final performance was As soon as the song started, Awards ended up being pretty
that difficult to believe. The video Before Katy Perry grabbed night. The other nominees were under whelming and ended the he took off his shirt, therefore good this year. The show was a
was rather convincing and Stone is her award, she took a crack at the Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Foster the VMA’s on an unfortunately low bringing attention to his tight, mix of surprises, laughter and a
rather attractive. I really wouldn’t famed rapper. People and Kreayshawn. note. Lil’ Wayne took the stage girly, leopard pants he decided to few good performances.
blame Carrey if he was all seri-
Video Game Review
ous when he said Stone was “all
As odd of a couple as Jim Car-
rey and Emma Stone are, there are
even weirder couples out there. “Resistance 3” is worth it, despite underwhelming multiplayer
Just look at Brenda Song and
Metro Station’s Trace Cyrus. Here By clayTon sTrawn quire, the Bullseye, is the only gun and the Chimeras (especially the travel, including a steam boat, you immune to being shot from all
we have a pretty Asian girl dating email@example.com that really has plentiful ammuni- bigger ones) are really menacing, an airplane, a train and good old directions.
a tattoo covered rocker. “Resistance 3” is one of the tion. But if you can keep track of grotesque and just downright cool- walking. They are rather annoying when
The real kicker here is that most anticipated PlayStation 3 your ammunition, you have a very looking. Every time, you get interrupted people put them up all over the
Song is now pregnant with Cyrus’ games of the year. It’s part of wide and interesting selection of Sometimes after a fight, I and have to stop and shoot some map, where you actually were
kid. the wildly popular “Resistance” unique killing devices, such as would go around and just look people before you continue. Then planning on shooting things, not
The biggest question here is franchise and is one of the most the Auger, which can see enemies at the dead Chimera for awhile, it just skips over the last couple watching the enemy through an
how on earth such an innocent anticipated games of the year. behind cover and shoot through because they were really quite hundred miles without comment, impenetrable window.
looking girl like Brenda Song That said, the plot is rather basic: it, completely ignoring the cover, interesting. The animation flows because apparently the Chimera There is not really very much
ended up with a guy like Trace people get infected by a virus, or the Atomizer, that can deploy really smoothly (except for climb- thin out as you get closer to their customization available to you.
Cyrus. It really makes me wonder grow extra eyes (so now they’re a gravity well generator and suck ing up ladders, for some reason) central base. You have six parts of your load-
what her parents were thinking. called the Chimera), turn evil, get in that mess of enemies that was and the game generally looks There are some scattered bands out to customize: your primary
While we’re on the subject guns and take over the world. following you. pretty stunning. of humans along the way but they weapon, grenade, two types of
of strangeness, we have actor The game play is largely a But the best part of “Resis- “Resistance 3” starts out in aren’t very numerous, except for equipment and two Perks. There
Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock now cross between “Halo” and “Fall- tance 3” is the “Fallout” style a small town of survivors, after one level where you are captured are only 8 guns to choose from
promoting his new flavor of ice out” and it’s actually a really good wandering through the sewers and the Chimera have taken over the by a band of humans who, for no and of those only four are really
cream. Made and distributed by mix. You spend most of your time abandoned towns, watching out world. The survivors are trying to particular reason, really want to worth your time.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Co., either fighting in a pitched battle for Grims (basically “Fallout’s” hide from the Chimera in a series kill you. The vague explanation is The multiplayer is passable but
Alex Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls between you (and sometimes your Feral Ghouls) that might show up of tunnels underground. that they’re something like Raid- nothing special. The main thing
are now available. teammates, but don’t expect too and swarm you from nowhere. It’s Then all of a sudden, they get ers from “Fallout 3” and just like that I liked about it was that you
The ice cream itself is rum- much from their questionable not really frightening, but it does discovered and attacked. And our to be mean to everyone. could at least have two people
laced vanilla with fudge covered intelligence) and huge groups get pretty tense when you hear hero, Joseph Capelli, is called to Multiplayer is unfortunately play split-screen online, which is
rum and malt balls. The idea of of enemies to be dispatched, or the distinctive noise of the Grims action by a mysterious old guy to unimpressive. First off, let me in- always pretty fun. But if you’re
Schweddy Balls originally came wandering around spooky desolate hatching from their little pods and reach the Chimera home base in form everyone who is planning on usually going to be playing “Re-
from when Baldwin appeared in buildings in the dark. you start spinning about frantically former New York City (of course buying this game that in order to sistance 3” by yourself, the Online
a Saturday Night Live skit where The levels are entirely linear, with your shotgun and flashlight they put it in New York), and play Multiplayer mode, you have Pass is probably not worth your
he introduced himself as a baker so there’s really no backtracking out. stop the extinction of humanity to also purchase a “Resistance 3” additional $10.
famous for his Schweddy Balls. and not much to explore, but it’s Though these sections are because the Chimera are going to Online Pass from the PlayStation Overall, however, this game
“For a long time, I thought fun all the same. easier than real combat, these dark freeze the planet with their magic Store for an additional $10. This is definitely worth trying out. It’s
‘Here lies Pete Schweddy’ would The battles are really very well lonely parts are more exciting. wormhole. is rather annoying, as one of the well written, if somewhat pre-
end up on my tombstone,” said done, because of the versatility of The slower parts also give you Even though you have no idea PlayStation’s biggest boons is free dictable. It looks great, in every
Baldwin. your combat arsenal. The Weapon a chance to admire the game’s what he’s talking about (and it’s online multiplayer. environment.
Needless to say, Baldwin is Select Wheel is back, so you can graphics and they are really quite not really explained), your job And then you get there and Combat is fun, challenging
rather proud of what he is hoping pretty much carry your entire impressive. Most of the areas look remains to shoot at stuff. it’s kind of under whelming. You enough to require strategy but not
to be an American classic. arsenal of weapons at once. By the a lot like the Capitol Wasteland So you go on a quest across the shoot people, people shoot you so difficult as to be frustrating.
Celebrity stupidities are a dime end, you’ll always have 12 guns to from “Fallout 3” and the overall former US of A, now populated and whoever has the Rossmore And in the end, it’s a game worthy
a dozen, and there will certainly be choose from. feeling of the game is that Ameri- mostly by unfriendly four-eyed shotgun wins and everyone is of its award-winning prequels.
more laughable incidents coming That’s a relief because ammo ca is very war-torn and desolate. creeps. To get there, you need entranced by the magical “bubble
up- for everyone’s entertainment. is scarce. The first weapon you ac- Everything looks very realistic to take every available means of shield,” which basically makes
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Local Music Album Review
The Ace of Spades continues to expand Lil’Wayne makes a comeback
after a yearlong incarceration
presence as one of the best local venues
By Jake Planer
By dalton Blaser
Ross, “Mega Man” and “Night-
mares of the Bottom” display
firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne’s use of rhythm and sound
After a years worth of jail time great.
The Sacramento area is not in Rikers Island, Lil’ Wayne has All of the featuring artists add
lacking in musical shows and ven- simply taken off. The Best Rapper fresh and original twists to the mu-
ues to host them. The most recent Alive recently released a mixtape sic and all of their performances
such venue to spring up is Ace of titled “Sorry 4 the Wait” in addi- mesh naturally with the album as
Spades in Sacramento. tion to a new album. a whole.
Ace of Spades came about as This mixtape was just a pre- The Carter IV is quite unlike past
a result of The Artery Foundation view of what Wayne had in store Wayne albums – he truly sounds
purchasing Venue, which was until he released his album that like a different rapper.
previously a warehouse that had he had been working on before he What separates these songs
a two million dollar renovation. went to jail. Though it has been a from the past is the way he puts
The musical revenue reopened in long time coming, Wayne’s new thoughts and opinions into words.
February. album was certainly worth the The beats have also improved and
Ace of Spades is the newest wait. he has branched out and uses more
club in the Sacramento and is Tha Carter IV displays his new than just e’s.
competing with The Boardwalk style of rapping. He used to use Wayne has always put his life
in Orangevale and Club Retro, Many notable bands such as Between the Buried and Me have performed at the Ace of Spades a style of writing using similes. into his music. The release of Tha
also located in Roseville. The club Photo by Tyler Hersko Wayne’s time behind bars seems Carter IV was delayed because of
contains a 30 foot long stage, a bar to rap. Retro, unfortunately, have been when it gets crowded with people to have inspired him and his songs his sentencing, but it seems like he
for those over the age of 21 and Big events like the All Stars getting less traffic from big name it can get very hot and uncomfort- seem unique and fresh. has learned a lot since being sent
bleacher seats for those who don’t Tour, the Toxic Airborne Tour and bands and larger tours. Although ably sweaty. Wayne’s lyrics are more inspi- to Rikers Island. In “Mirrors,” he
feel like standing all night. Welcome to Hell Tour have all they are getting many more local However, when it isn’t ex- rational and thought-provoking expresses his feelings about how
There is also an upstairs bal- played at Ace of Spades. Aside bands, which isn’t necessarily a tremely crowded the venue is very than ever. He speaks from his he went to jail and how now he is
cony for those VIP’s with special from tours of metalcore bands and bad thing, they typically generate spacious and has a lot of room to heart and his words are truly a different man because of it.
packages or parties. The venue is countless breakdowns, there are less revenue and aren’t the best for move around. Photographers and impactful. Tha Carter IV is basically
larger than The Boardwalk and bigger name bands such as Papa business. security guards are in abundance The song structures have also Wayne reaching out to the people
has hosted many popular artists Roach and Rob Zombie. Addition- They still have some shows in case the pit gets a little too improved. No longer content with who have never doubted him and
of various genres, such as Andre ally, on some of the bigger tours, that are definitely worth checking intense for your liking. merely similes, many of the songs have stood behind him and real-
Nickatina and Snoop Dogg. local bands are able to latch on out but if you want to see the big- Despite this, the venue has on The Carter IV make excellent ized he is a person too and people
Ticket prices range typically to the tours and get a little more ger bands or rappers these venues a friendly atmosphere. Ace of use of rhyming. make mistakes. The Best Rapper
from $10 to around $60 for bigger exposure than they would at The no longer compare to the Ace of Spades hit the ground running and Songs like “She Will” featur- Alive is back and is better than
name bands. The venue caters to a Boardwalk or Club Retro. Spades. is still in full stride. ing Drake, “John” featuring Rick ever.
wide variety of tastes from metal The Boardwalk and Club On the downside for Ace,
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus release a fun, but flawed album that returns to band’s roots
By henry tran unable to reproduce its success sound of Lonely Road, AITE of- guitars, heavy bass-drum lines their lyrics are neither catchy nor since eighth grade.
with the first album, as their fers much livelier guitar riffs and and screamed vocals. There’s still meaningful. Pop punk as a whole is a die-
sophomore effort Lonely Road machine gun drumming that could plenty of clean singing, showing The lyrical content of RJA as ing genre that time after time has
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
took an unexpected turn for the be easily compared to their debut. RJA’s effort to returning to their a whole shows little maturity and proved to be as generic as the
is one of the more notable pop
worse. In the midst of attempting Despite this heaviness, opener old sound while offering some- still seems to target the adolescent bands that often pursue its sound.
punk bands to emerge in recent
to work in a more alternative rock “Salvation” has a very catchy thing new. angst of teenagers that enjoyed While RJA may be beating
years. Thanks to songs such as
sound, they lost the sound that had chorus that starts the album on a While Am I the Enemy is much their music back in 2006. While the dead horse here to try and
“Your Guardian Angel” and “Face
originally differentiated them from high note. more mature than Lonely Road old fans of the band may have make something out of it, they
Down” from their 2006 debut
the other bands of their genre. In Some parts of AITE are even was, the band still sits on the enjoyed lyrics like “I hope you have actually managed to produce
Don’t You Fake It, RJA managed
their most recently released album, heavier than those of their first al- fence of being unique to just being choke/ On the letters that you something redeeming to the genre.
to distinguish themselves from
Am I the Enemy, the band attempts bum and bring a refreshing change another pop punk band. Songs wrote/ Telling me that you will be While it isn’t perfect, The Red
the slew of other bands that they
to return to the roots of their debut to what would just be another like “Where Are the Heroes” offer here ‘till the end,” when they were Jumpsuit Apparatus has produced
would have otherwise been identi-
album. repeat of their first album. Songs nothing special as their instru- 13, they are now undoubtedly an enjoyable album that manages
Unlike the more mainstream like “Reap” have distorted electric mentals offer nothing new and older and have matured quite a bit to stand out against its many peers.
Unfortunately, the band was
Harry Potter Web Site
Official Pottermore web opening soon
By Jessica Wang nights (1-3), including myself, wizard.”
email@example.com got the short end of the stick. In Chapter seven also included a
The magic never ends. My fel- order to protect your “privacy” test to determine which house the
low Potterheads will know exactly Pottermore creates five user names user belonged to. The test consist-
what I mean. Growing up watch- for you to choose from. While ed of a handful of bizarre ques-
ing Harry Potter, anticipating each this could be annoying to some, tions such as “left or right?” Once
new book or each new movie, the user names all included words someone is placed into a house,
has made a huge impact on my used in the Harry Potter books. it’s impossible to switch houses or
childhood and I definitely wasn’t Even though users registered to re-take the test.
ready to let it go when the second for an account the day they As the chapters continue,
part of the Deathly Hollows rolled answered the challenge, access knowledge of what else is avail-
around. to the site wasn’t available right able on the site was revealed. In
So can you imagine the excite- away. Pottermore started sending a chapter eight, users learned to
ment I felt when Pottermore was congratulation e-mail to registered brew potions and in chapter nine
opening? users on August 10 to inform them they learned to cast spells.
For those who are unaware, that they gained access to the beta While the site is very inform-
Pottermore is a web site J.K. site. Without the welcome e-mail, ing and exciting to explore, there
Rowling has worked on for two it’s impossible to use the site, are many faults with the beta site.
years and will be launched to all in even if you got accepted for early For one, there is no sound on the
October 2011. The web site allows access. site. No matter how fun exploring
users to register for an account, be The welcome letters were sent the site could be, nothing is ever
sorted into a house, obtain a wand, to random users on random days, complete with music, especially
brew potions, cast spells and go making them impatient. If the music from Harry Potter.
through the adventures of all seven clues for the first three days were Another fault of the site is the
Harry Potter books where Rowling harder than the rest, shouldn’t they amount of time needed to brew a
will reveal exclusive details along receive access to the site earlier potion. Once a potion is started,
the way that were not included in then those who registered on the pausing is impossible. Some
the books. last day? Hypothetically, shouldn’t potions require a wait time of 95
In order to up the ante, Rowl- the people who answered the clue minutes and will fail if you do not
ing had decided to open up Pot- the first day gain access first? come back once the 95 minutes
termore as a beta site during the However, like many others, is up.
months of August and September. once I received my welcome While a user goes through
On July 31, 2011, the birthday of e-mail I forgot all about the long all the major events in the Harry
both Rowling and Harry Potter, wait I had agonized over. The Potter books, catching faces of the
the beta site was opened for early adventures of Harry Potter awaited characters is impossible.
registration. me. The first thing users were Never once will you see a close
Those who were able to get able to do on Pottermore was up, frontal view of Hagrid, Snape
into the site were informed of a relive the scene of Privet Drive or even the faces of the students.
challenge, “The Magical Quill.” where Professor McGonagall and Pottermore may hold many
For seven days, seven different Dumbledore leave Harry outside faults, but the beta site is open for
challenges were presented to the of Petunia and Vernon’s house. suggestions to improve it before it
public admitting 1,000,000 users Users go through each chap- opens to all.
who complete the challenge access ter, reading through information Until the October release, I
to the early registration. The seven Rowling has provided and collect cannot truly judge the web site.
clues corresponded to the seven items that will supposedly be use- For now, the only thing I can do
books of Harry Potter. ful in the future. is continue on in hopes that these
Each day the clues got progres- In chapter five, users explore changes will be added before
sively easier, making access to the Diagon Alley where they visit October so the site can reach its
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volleyball varsity WATER POLO
Varsity records 7-2 record at High Teams look to improve
on last year’s seasons
Sierra tournament, JV and frosh boys Lewis the defense was slightly bet-
ter than past games.
lose to the rival Oakmont Vikings
BY TRAVIS JAMES
firstname.lastname@example.org “The defense in the second game
allowed a lot of goals but it was bet-
The varsity boys water polo team
ter than it had been,” said Lewis.
played their first regular season
The Tigers competed in an all
game last Thursday against Nevada
VARSITY day Sierra tournament last Friday.
Union High School. Prior to the
Look for the results at eyeoftheti-
game, head coach Brad Molina an-
BY MARCUS GARCIA gernews.com.
nounced the captains for the 2011
season. The select few are seniors girls
Last Thursday, the varsity girls Keaton Landenburger and Chris
BY DALTON BLASER
volleyball team took on the Oak- Lewis along with junior Eric Wa-
mont Vikings and won the match ters. Led by the new captains, the
in four sets. This win moved the Tigers played a very close game The varsity girls water polo
Lady Tigers to a 9-5 record on the against the Miners. The end result team traveled to Nevada Union last
year. The key player on defense was was 16-13 in favor of the Miners, Thursday to take on the Lady Min-
senior Amanda Susbilla and on the but the Tiger offense was a bright ers. The game ended in a 22-4 loss
offensive side the stars were junior spot in this one. for the Lady Tigers.
Kirsten Merlino and senior Kendall The Tigers played in two scrim- Starting off, last year was not only
Harrison. mages on August 25 and were de- rocky, but was much unexpected.
“I thought we executed very feated on both occasions. The first The team hopes to have a much dif-
well on offense and our defense was game of the day was against Dixon ferent turn around from last year’s
strong,” said junior Jordyn Smith. High School. This rare mach-up was 2-11 record.
Last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers fairly close as the Tigers lost by a This year’s team will be led by
played Rio Americano in their thir- PHOTO BY NATHAN STONEKING single point. new coach Emily Dodds. Dodds is
teenth match of the season. They “The defense wasn’t very good in also a PE teacher at Roseville and
Roseville’s junior varsity volleyball team lost to Oakmont and Rio Americano High Schools. the first game,” said Lewis. has a strong background coming
came up short against the Raiders Above, the Lady Tigers set-up to spike the ball back to the opponent.
as they lost in 3 straight sets. The The Tiger’s allowed 12 goals in into this coaching position. She was
loss moved their record to 8-4 on Coach Cindy Simon led the hard work and determination,” said the last game.” this one and had a lot of offensive an All-American water polo player
the year. Roseville High School JV girls vol- Simon. The score of the first game was 25- success, scoring 11. Lewis was the at Cal Poly and will be coaching
Over the three day weekend the leyball team to a first place finish in The Lady Tigers took on the 21 to Oakmont. The second game team’s leading scorer with six goals. both varsity and JV teams.
team played in the High Sierra Invi- league last year and hopes to do so Woodland Wolves on August 31. the Lady Tigers barely edged one Landenburger and senior Aiden This year’s team is packed with
tational tournament. They played a again with her new team this year. They won the first game 25-21 and in and won 25-23 then they went up Brennan scored two. players looking forward to the new
tiring nine games in two days. The “The JV team has great team the second game 25-16. to game three and fell short with the The offense in the second game season and more players are inter-
Tigers finished the tournament with chemistry and works very well to- The team has started their sea- score of 15-10 going to Oakmont. was led by Landenburger, who ested in joining.
7-2. But since they lost a game on gether,” said Simon. “The girls are son with a scrimmage at Union “I played okay,” said freshman had two goals. This game, like the “[I want to] be better then we
the first day of the tournament they very passionate, dedicated and work Mine. The Lady Tigers won in two Mckenna VanDerHaegen. “We one before it, was also a defensive were last year and compete with
were in the silver bracket. They extremely hard.” games. lacked communication once again struggle on the score board as the every team,” said returning junior
ended up winning the bracket and Last Thursday they played against The JV girls had a tournament but we didn’t come out flat which Tigers lost 13-5, but according to Delany DeMello.
placed thirteenth in the tourna- the Oakmont Vikings. They came this past weekend. was good. We just need to come out
ment. out strong and won the first game better our next game.”
“I think we played exceptionally 25-19. The Lady Tigers came out a FRESHMEN The team started their season off
well after the loss to Truckee,” said
junior Jennifer Simon. “We picked
little slow in the second game and
went down 13-1. On game point
for Oakmont, Roseville was down
BY RYAN SONG
with a pre-season game hosting the
Rio Americano Raiders. The Lady
Tigers lost 25-15 in both matches.
Cunha wins competition,
while Lambert is chosen
it up after the loss and played great email@example.com
volleyball.” 24-13; however they didn’t give “I thought we played good,”
After the tournament the team up and went on a 10-0 rally before The Roseville High School said freshman Taylor Gobron. “We
for KCRA 3 commercial
had a record of 8-3. Oakmont was able to finish the freshmen girl’s volleyball team didn’t communicate and that was a
In the Lady Tigers first week of game 25-23. faced off with cross-town rival problem.”
play they faced off against El Cami- In the final game Roseville lost Oakmont High School last Thursday The Lady Tigers switched coaches
15-8. night. The Lady Tigers lost in three right before the game. Dori Stonek- BYJESSIE CHOONG
no and Woodland High Schools.
Last Tuesday the Lady Ti- games. ing was the coach and resigned so
zac cunha firstname.lastname@example.org
They ended the week with a 1-1
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record, losing to El Camino and gers took on Rio Americano High “I think we played a good game,” math teacher Paul Stewart took over Nearly 40 quarterbacks from
beating the Woodland Wolves. School. According to Simon the said head coach Paul Stewart. “We the team. Northern California came to com-
Lady Tigers put up a strong fight. came out flat the first game but “I think the two coaches are
JV However Rio Americano defeated picked it up the next. I understand similar,” said Gobron. “They were
pete at Grant High School for the
KCRA 3 High School Playbook
BY NATHAN STONEKING the team in two games. the momentum changes in sports both good and I like Stewart, he’s a Quarterback Combine North on
email@example.com “I was very impressed with their and they just had the momentum in good coach.” August 19. These high school
athletes faced off in three different
boys soccer challenges which tested their short-
distance accuracy, long-distance
Varsity boys lose first three
accuracy and arm strength.
At the end of two rounds of
competition, two quarterbacks
were tied at the top – River City’s
Joey Beall and Roseville senior
games, JV starts season 5-1
Zac Cunha. The winner was de-
cided in a sudden death throw-off.
In the end, Cunha of the Ro-
seville Tigers prevailed and got to
take home the trophy, with Beall
Senior Zac Cunha took finishing second. Finishing in a tie
because we either rush the play or cleared to play until later this week. team captain Bailey Jensen he is not
varsity don’t have enough support from The Tigers, still looking to pick up overly authoritative or dictatorial.
first place in High School for third were Michael Hicks of Cor-
Playbook Quarterback dova and Austin Young of Colfax.
midfield,” said Gutierrez. their first victory, played a night “He’s always calm and collected
BY TRAVIS JAMES Combine North competi- “The combine was actually
The team began their season on game against Lincoln High School and I don’t think he really ever loses
firstname.lastname@example.org tion, excelling in all three really difficult, but it was what I
August 26 with a disappointing loss last Friday. Lincoln is on a role as of his cool,” said Jensen.
challenges. expected,” said Cunha. “It was fun
The Roseville High School var- to the visiting Oakmont Vikings. late as the fighting Zebras are cur- Coach Sanchez emphasizes mak-
and I’m glad I won.”
sity boys soccer team began their The Vikings, despite having been rently on a three game win streak. ing the simple passes and executing casey lambert
season with an injury stricken roster removed from the Sierra Foothill Look for the results of the Lincoln the basics correctly. He also empha-
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and it greatly affected them in their League, have remained heated rivals sizes team play. BYJESSIE CHOONG
game on our new web site, eyeof-
loss to Sheldon High School on Sep- of RHS. The Tigers played well ac- thetigernews.com. “He’s a good coach,” said Craw-
tember 2. This one was a nail-biter cording to Gutierrez, the two teams “The league is going to be very ford. “He’s not one of those strict Senior Casey Lambert, star run-
dominated primarily by defense. were in a close 2-2 battle heading competitive this year,” said Guti- coaches and he’ll talk you through ning back of the Roseville High
The lone goal in this one was put in into the second half. The Vikings errez. “I hope we can win some things and teach you how to do School varsity football team, was
by the Huskies resulting in a 1-0 loss scored the lone second half goal to games.” things.” chosen to take part in a KCRA3
for the Tigers. The Tigers had six pick up the victory on Roseville’s The biggest hurdle for the team commercial. There were 16 kids
players out due to injuries and their home turf. jv this year has been the fact that their from 16 area schools that took part
offense suffered for it, limiting the “The team did a great job con- team captain, defender Bailey Jens- in the shoot.
substitution options for head coach sidering the circumstances,” said BY AKAASH NAGRA en, was injured until last Thursday, The commercial featured Del
Pablo Gutierrez. The Tigers only Gutierrez. “It was a hot day, we had email@example.com missing the first six games. This is Rogers, the sports director at KCRA,
had 13 players suit up for them on five players out with injuries and a of particular note because in their along with all 16 athletes and aired
Friday, but they are all expected to few players got cramps as well.” The Roseville High School boys first loss of the season against Davis September 1.
return soon. The Tigers have many players JV soccer team has started out their High School, they allowed six goals. “The commercial was fun to
“Once the team is healthy again returning this year. Among them are season with a 5-1 record. Their first Perhaps with one of their strongest shoot and it came out looking really
things should be much better,” said senior captains Fabio Torres, Jesus loss of the season was a 6-2 defeat at defender on the back line the result good,” said Lambert.
Gutierrez. “The players that were Loza, and Joel Acuna. Gutierrez’s the hands of Davis High School. would have been different. Lambert’s expectations for the
healthy played really well and our other key players consist of senior The team attributes their early “We do miss him back there,” team and himself are extremely
defense was outstanding.” Dominic Virga, junior Mauro Proo success to working well together. said Crawford. ”He’s a strong de- high, but achievable.
The Tiger’s offense continued and sophomore Raul Valdez. “We’re all pretty happy so far and fender.” “I believe we can win league,
Senior Casey Lambert was
to struggle, this being the second “Our team needs to capitalize we haven’t gotten mad at each other Jensen is optimistic and con- and then go on to win section,” said
among 16 athletes chosen
game this week that they have on our scoring opportunities,” said at all,” said sophomore sweeper tinues to have a good outlook for Lambert. “For myself, I want to rush
to be a part of a KCRA 3
been shut out, the first coming on Gutierrez. “Lincoln is doing very Chandler Crawford. “We work well the team. for over 2,000 yards and contribute
commercial featuring Del
Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Natomas. well it’s going to be and exciting together.” “It’s been hard for me but I’m on the defensive end.”
Rogers. The commercial
Roseville has only scored two goals game.” Most of, if not all, of the team back now and I’m just going to try Lambert rushed for 1,587
was aired on TV on Septem-
in their past three games. RHS has recently acquired a is satisfied with head coach Sky and help out the team in any way I rushes last year and added 18
‘We are struggling on offense transfer student that will not be Sanchez. According to sophomore can,” said Jensen. touchdowns.
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Tigers begin season with victories over visiting Jaguars and
Knights, but varsity and frosh lose to the Folsom Bulldogs
The Roseville defense blanked the catches for 59 yards and one TD, Lopez. Then Scott added a 25 yard
Knights in the forth quarter, refusing three carries for 68 yards), Chris field goal. Lira returned a kickoff
to allow them to gain any offensive Vagadori (1 sack, and a 65 yard for 97 yards but shortly got stopped
momentum whatsoever. Meanwhile, fumble recovery for a TD), LeDesky at the two yard line. Sophomore
the Tigers offense tallied an impres- (two sacks) and senior Fabio Torres Isaac Carrel scored a two yard
sive 21 points in the final quarter, (8/8 on PAT’s). rushing touchdown and sophomore
resulting in an all-around dominant Matt Grashoff also added a passing
quarter for Roseville. touchdown from 15 yards out.
Lambert was unstoppable, gath- jv “We have started out pretty well,”
ering 267 rushing yards and two BY RYAN SONG said head coach Tim McDowell.
touchdowns while fellow senior firstname.lastname@example.org “We need to clean up some mis-
running back Grady Allin earned takes, but I am pleased with how
70 rushing yards with one touch- The Roseville High School junior we look so far. I have very high
down. Cunha had another solid varsity football team traveled to Fol- expectations for the team.”
game through the air, completing som High School last Friday night to The team has two good quarter-
nine passes for 172 yards and one face the Bulldogs. The Tigers came backs fighting for the number one
score, plus scrambling for a total of out victorious in their first away spot but for now they’re splitting
70 yards in the game. game, winning 35-14. game time.
On Saturday August, 27 battled “Our defense was shutting their “I have never had 2 QB’s share
the Jaguars of Segerstrom High whole offense down and offense ex- time,” said McDowell. “They are
School. Segerstrom traveled up ecuted very well,” said sophomore both very good quarterbacks. I plan
from Santa Ana, California for the Gabe Lira. on keeping the rotation until one of
Week 0 game; the first that Roseville On the previous Friday, the Ti- the two clearly stands out. If they
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High has hosted in its history. gers hosted the Rio Linda Knights both play well, we will stay with it
Senior running back Casey Lambert receives a pass from senior quarterback Zac Cunha and Roseville came out firing on all and prevailed with a 35-7 win. The the entire season.”
rushes it toward the end zone against the Rio Linda Knights. cylinders, rushing out to a 28-6 half scores included a 35 yard touch- Freshmen
time lead. Cunha had a huge game down pass to sophomore John
for the Tigers, accounting for three Scott from Jonathon Lopez. Lira BY KYLE BURGER
VARSITY Cunha was responsible for lead early in the fourth quarter, of the eight total touchdowns. also returned a 80 yard kickoff and
three TD’s in the first quarter, with scoring on a 16 yard toss from “We have great surrounding tal- sophomore Isaac Carrel scored two Last Thursday the Tigers played
BY MARK REECE the other two being deep passing Cunha to senior Brandon Butler ent so it makes things easier,” said rushing touchdowns. the Folsom Bulldogs, their first
strikes to senior wide receiver with 11:08 left, as the scoreboard Cunha. “Our backfield (seniors “The team played really good away game of the season. They also
Last Friday, the Roseville High Cody Lindner. Senior running back read 47-42 in favor of Folsom. Casey Lambert, Grady Allin, Mc- and the second half was all ours,” suffered their first loss of the season
School varsity football team battled Casey Lambert added a second Folsom added to their lead with Cory LeDesky, Grant Jansen) is tops said Lopez. “[We] definitely proved falling 56-8 to the Bulldogs.
the defending state champions quarter score to his name as well. eight minutes left when Trosin hit in the area.” ourselves in the second half.” “Despite the score some of the
the Folsom Bulldogs. Both teams The Roseville defense contained the a wide-open Muldrow, putting the Returning All-League running On the defensive side, Lira had players played hard,” said head
entered the game ranked in the Bulldog offensive attack well enough Bulldogs ahead by a score of 54-42. back Lambert proved to be unstop- two interceptions with Scott also coach Jaime Bunch. “However, we
Top 10 for area programs accord- to take a 28-26 lead into halftime. A few plays after this, Lam- pable throughout the whole night. having a pick as well. will need everybody to play hard
ing to the Sac Bee, so the game However, the Bulldogs stormed bert busted through the Folsom Lambert posted an impressive 12 “Our defense really held it for us next week against Oakmont if we
promised to be an entertaining one. out of halftime, jumping to a 40-28 secondary, burning every Bulldog carries for 75 yards and a touchdown this game,” said Lira. “We lacked it want to win.”
In two contests last year, the third quarter lead. Senior J’Juan defender as he ran 65 yards to bring (6.25 yards/carry), and also returned our first game and definitely picked Bryce Crouch was the lone scorer
Bulldogs outscored the Tigers Muldrow was unstoppable for the the score to 54-49 with 7:46 left. a kick 75 yards for another score. it up this game.”
111-20, so Roseville looked to Bulldogs, as he returned a third for the Tigers.
Folsom put together a clutch In addition, Lambert recovered a The team started their season
a v e n g e l a s t y e a r ’s d e f e a t s . quarter punt for a score for Folsom. driving, ending with a short On Thursday, September 1, the
pooch kick on special teams. opener with a 22-13 win against
Folsom came into the game hold- As momentum began to shift pass completed to Muldrow to RHS freshmen football team hosted
Other notable performances the Segerstrom Jaguars at home on
ing a 1-1 record, while the Tigers solely to the Bulldogs, Roseville lengthen Folsom’s lead to 61-49. the Rio Linda Knights for the first
include Cody Lindner (two catches August 27. Sophomore Matt Tawlks
boasted a 2-0 mark after impressive showed they weren’t done yet The Tigers fought hard and game of the season. With solid play
for 72 yards and one TD), Allin (two scored on a 13 yard flag-route from
defeats over Segerstrom of Santa when Cunha uncorked a 75 yard had a valiant effort, but came from the defense, the Tigers came
Ana and Rio Linda High School. bomb to Lindner late in the third. up short in this shootout. away with a 14-7 victory.
Roseville came out on fire, march- Senior Jordan Carrell was a The final scoreboard read “I think we improved from the
ing down the field to take a 7-0 lead huge presence on defense, inter- Folsom 61, Roseville 49. jamboree, mainly on the defensive
despite a 30 minute pause due to cepting two Tanner Trosin passes. Cunha accounted for five total side of the ball,” said Bunch.
lightning in the area. The drive was The fourth quarter included huge of- touchdowns (four passing, one The two scores of the game came
capped off by a short touchdown run fensive performances for both teams. rushing), Lindner gathered three from starting quarterback Michael
by senior quarterback Zac Cunha. The Tigers cut into the Folsom receiving TD’s, and Lambert rushed Dobler and Brandon Koch.
for two scores. “I hope to come away with an-
A week earlier, the varsity foot- other win, but we need to improve
ball team took care of the Rio Linda in a couple of areas going forward,”
Knights, thanks to a fourth quarter said Bunch.
surge that resulted in a 42-21 score On Thursday August 25, the team
in favor of the Tigers. partook in their annual jamboree.
The game was back and forth for They played three scrimmages ro-
the first three quarters, with both tating offense and defense with the
teams taking less than a minute to other team. Their opponents were
reach the end zone during their first Kimbol, Union Mine and Antelope
possessions. Despite the early break High Schools. Scores weren’t kept,
throughs, the game was tied at 21 but Bunch came away with high
apiece entering the fourth quarter. expectations for the team.
“We all felt that we outplayed “I think everyday we improve,”
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“We were confident that we’d pull looking to have a successful season
Above senior Jordan Carrell waves the Tiger flag and leads away.” Above, a Tiger player goes up one on one against a Rio and for the kids to learn the game
the team into warm ups. And the Tigers did just that. Linda Knight. of football.”
CROSS COUNTRY girls tennis
Vaccaro, MacManus Lady Tigers begin year
now coach the team strong with 8-1 record
BY KYLE BURGER & MARK REECE and have fun,” said Efstathiu. to support each other each day at BY AKAASH NAGRA of the best players in the section. the thorough practices that the team
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org went through over the summer.
McColley and Navasero also practice,” said Vacarro. “Whether “She’s just a great athlete,” said
hope to improve from last year. it be pushing their partner through The Roseville High School girls head coach Donny Nush. “She “Having more players playing
The 2011 varsity boys and girls The cross country team also trains a tough workout, encouraging each tennis team has began their season dominates the field. She’s very throughout the summer has helped
cross country team have started the everyday in hopes to be better pre- other or helping each other through in an impressive fashion with three athletic and I believe she could be us,” said Nush.
season in full stride. pared for the meets. Their workouts long runs on hot days.” straight wins. They defeated El successful in many different sports The team has been practicing
Head coach Lisa Vacarro has high include long runs ranging from three This marks the first year in a long Camino High School 8-1 on Sep- if she wanted to.” this season at Sierra View Country
expectations for the long distance to six miles and hills. time that the team will be without tember 1, Pioneer High School 8-1 Nush will be guiding the team this Club, as opposed to their practice
running squad this year. Also, they undergo lots of cross- long time coach Gary Casagrande. on August 29 and Yuba City High year to what he believes could be a venue of past years, Johnson Ranch
“We started double days for training with coach Melissa Stevens Instead Vaccaro has taken over the School 6-4 on August 26. deep run into the post season. Country Club.
varsity runners,” said Vacarro. “We on the x-bikes, as well as strengthen- program and works with new coach “I think we definitely have a “I want us to be at least top two “I’d like to give a thank you to
are increasing their mileage by 6-12 ing exercises such as core, myrtles, Katie Macmanus to prepare the team really good chance of winning play- in league,” said Nush. “I want us to Sierra View Country Club for al-
miles a week.” bosu ball, jump rope, barefoot run- for competition. offs because our team is really good make the playoffs for the first time lowing us to use their facility,” said
Other runners, such as senior ning, strides and lunge matrix. The varsity team has already and everybody is very strong,” said in over 20 years. I expect big things. Nush. “They’ve been very generous
Nick Navasero and juniors Kaylee Vacarro also feels that everyone competed in two events thus far. senior Ada Ukaegbu. I think we can make a deep run into with their use even during a time of
Efstathiu and Megan McColley, apart of the squad is vital in order Their first meet was at Maidu with Ukaegbu will be the anchor of the playoffs and maybe win sections.” trouble.”
have similar season aspirations. for the team to succeed. the ensuing contest hosted at Del girl’s team this year, as she is ranked Nush believes that one factor in Last weekend, the team traveled
“My individual goal is to improve “All of the athletes do so much Oro High School. number one on the team and is one the strength of the team this year is to Fresno for a tournament.
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