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									  EYE TIGEROF
           THE                                                       Roseville High School’s student-produced publication
                                                                                                                                                                                           September 12, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                           Issue 1, Volume 11


THISWEEK PAWS CHANGED                                                                                                                                                 CyCle 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                       budget will
 OPINION S       -                          tuDENtS Commit to tWo WEEk CyClE                                                                                       enriChment
 Senior Henry Tran
                                                                                                                                                                                                       not see cuts,
 advises students to
 go to homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                       despite state
 dance with or with-
 out a date.
                                                                                                                                                                    Sept 13-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                       budget woes
 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
                                                                                                                                                                    Gym except:
 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
                                          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

and design
                                                                                                                                                                                                       million in surplus rollover funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                       from last year will help offset the
                                                                                                                       By clayton strawn                       we didn’t grow enough in,” said
                                                                                                                        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-                                                                                                                                                                        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
happy.”                                                                                                                                                                                                Student.
                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to budget.”
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    EYE OF THE TIGER                    P.I. status: federally granted waiver may                                                                                           upcoming Events
       Editorial Staff
                                        remove Program Improvement sanctions                                                                                         By natasha dev
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tdap deadline
      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
       ENTERTAINMENT:                                                                                                                                                                                      $20.
                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                                    Dance bids
                                                                                                                                                                                                           September 24
           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
                                                                                                                                                                    Today-Pajama Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                           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

                                                                                                                                                                   administration cracks
      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       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
       RYAN SONG
                                        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-
                                                                                    •	 Basketball
                                                                                                                         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         
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.

                                                  SG Corner
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-
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                                                                     taking to improve Roseville
                                         A submission from ASB president                                                 chosen after our Homecom-
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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             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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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.                                                                                               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                   “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
turned in.
   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
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-                                                                                                                                       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)
by Jared peri                                                                                                                                                          that one minute wouldn’t make a           for you to make it to class when                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                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                      you girls.
                                                                                            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           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?               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

                                                                                                                                             SubmiSSionS Policy
                                           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
                                          “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
                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for video
                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and family.

student run fashion program and club
                                                                                                                                                                                                      He currently has about 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                 videos on YouTube and his overall
                                                                                                                                                                                                 views accumulate to over one mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 lion views.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     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         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                   9/11 tribute:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   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                                                                                                                    
arts teacher Angela Ash thought       natural and healthy ingredients for                                                                                                                
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I re
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                   just dropped.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -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.
                                                                                                                                                           year history
                                                                                                                        “The band camps helped to          By marIan aBdeLmaLeK                                     “I do re-
                                                                                                                    expand my knowledge as a leader                        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     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Guy Fine
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
                                                                              some sort.
By Henry Tran
                                       previous VMA’s, but I think this              As for the winners, Katy            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 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
around beautiful.”
    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          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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,

Album Review
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
cal to.
                                           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.”            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
site available to many. In short,      Ollivanders wand shop to take a         full potential.
people who signed up the first few     test and “let the wand choose the

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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                      athlete profiles
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                                    
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

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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                                                                      
They ended the week with a 1-1
                                                                                                                                                                                                        PHOTO BY CECIL MORRIS WWW.CECILMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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             “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                                                                                                                                           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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO BY CECIL MORRIS WWW.CECILMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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-                            “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              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ber 1.
     ‘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                “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
                                                       PHOTO BY CECIL MORRIS WWW.CECILMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
                                                                                                                                   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,”
        PHOTO BY CECIL MORRIS WWW.CECILMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM                              them to that point,” said Cunha.                                                                                            said Bunch. “As a result we are
                                                                                                                                         PHOTO BY CECIL MORRIS WWW.CECILMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
                                                                                          “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                                                                                                                                                   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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