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									Eye of the tiger
 May 10, 2010                                                                                          Issue 14, Volume 9                                                Roseville High School’s student-produced publication

Fishing line, birdseed possibly result of senior prank
By LiSa PhaM                            clean up.                                 senior picnic and no graduation.”        that helped us. They had it all over       open.”                                      Senior Kevin Tajeran was disap-
lpham.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com              “It was creative,” said Coleman.          According to Newman, the prank        the trees and the greenhouse like a           According to Coleman, he could        pointed by the prank.
                                        “Not that I want to see it anymore.       occurred the night before or early       spider web. Most of it they kept low       have done something more produc-              “I think that was a retarded
     Last Friday morning, mainte-                                                 that Friday morning.
                                        It was relatively harmless. It didn’t                                              and few were high. We cut it and           tive rather than cleaning up a prank     prank,” said Tajeran. “They could
nance workers discovered thou-                                                          “They could have climbed
                                        create any damage and it wasn’t                                                    wound it up. We got the blower out         after the student.                       have done something better to prank
sands of feet of fishing line wrapped                                             the fences or slid underneath the
                                        hard to clean up, but it was a pain                                                and blew it down.”                             “At least there was no property      the school. I think past years have
throughout Roseville High School,                                                 fences,” said Newman. “There are
                                        because it takes time to clean up.”                                                   The culprits have yet to be caught      damage, but it was a lot of man          done better.”
in what the administration suspects                                               multiple ways.”
                                           There will be a possibility that the                                            and the administration currently has       hour,” said Newman. “(There) were            According to senior class advi-
is a senior class prank. Also, 100                                                     One of the RHS maintenance
                                        students involved will not be able to                                              no leads, but Coleman is confidant         four of us and it took an hour and       sor Diane Rodriguez, the prank this
pounds of birdseed was spread                                                     workers discovered the prank while
                                        participate in senior activities.                                                  that he will discover who committed        a half.”                                 year was better compared to those
around senior square, as well as the                                              he was opening the school for the
                                             “They will be punished appro-                                                 the prank.                                     Senior Cutter Chaboya felt that      in the past.
400, 500, and 900 buildings.                                                      day.
                                        priately,” said Coleman. “Generally,                                                  “There are no secrets,” said Cole-      the prank was not very memo-                “It’s fun to do senior pranks, but
   Once Coleman received the call                                                       “He was clotheslined,” said
                                        pranks get a suspension. If they get                                               man. “Eventually, someone will say         rable.                                   I’m glad it did not hurt any school
from maintenance worker Tony                                                      Newman. “As soon as I got there, I
                                        suspended, they are immediately put                                                it and word will spread and it will           “If we didn’t really hear about it,   buildings or damage any school
Newman concerning the prank, he                                                   started cleaning it up and I notified
                                        on senior conduct and potentially,                                                 come to me. I think it was probably        then it is probably not a really good    property,” said Rodriguez. “The
arrived at 6:30 a.m. to begin the                                                 Mr. Coleman. There was one student
                                        there will be no senior breakfast, no                                              more than one. We keep our ears            prank,” said Chaboya.                    birds will enjoy it too.”

                                                             Every 15 Minutes                                                                                                                                  Senior conduct

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fewer on
                                                                                                                                                                                                               this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                               By Sydney Maynard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This year, fewer seniors are cur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               rently on senior conduct compared
Dance classes prepare                                                                                                                                                                                          to the previous years. According to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               assistant principal Jason Wilson, it
for the annual spring                                                                                                                                                                                          is becoming less of a problem.
shows starting next                                                                                                                                                                                               “Senior conduct is a board policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                               that tries to help enforce good atten-
week.                                                                                                                                                                                                          dance, grades, and behavior during
Page 3                                                                                                                                                                                                         senior year,” said Wilson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A student may be placed on se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               nior conduct if they have an F at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               end of a quarter for any class, 16 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                               more unexcused absences during a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter, 10 or more tardies during a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter, or were suspended for any
                                                                                                                                                                                                               reason during the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If a senior is on senior conduct,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               they are unable to participate in stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               dent and graduation activities. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                               includes dances, senior breakfast,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               senior picnic, and senior sunset. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                               also prevents seniors from cross-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ing the stage during the graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ceremony and they have the possi-
                                                                                                                                                                             PHOTO BY TYLER MILLER
                                                                                                                                                                                                               bility of not receiving a high school
                                          Seniors who were selected to “die” for Every 15 Minutes had their tombstones displayed in senior square April 26 and 27.
FBLA club travels to                                                                                                                                                                                           diploma.

                                        Seniors discouraged                                                                cause I wanted to get out of school.       curred acting as a memorial service          Students were able to earn their
state conference to                                                                                                        It was very different.”                    for those who “died.” During the         way off of senior conduct by passing
compete.                                                                                                                        When the students were taken          ceremony, parents read their good-       their classes, attending school every

                                        from drunk driving
                                                                                                                           away, the teachers were asked to           bye letters to their kids and the        day, and not breaking school rules.
Page 5                                                                                                                     read their obituaries.                     student’s read theirs’. The assembly     They could also submit an appeal
                                                                                                                                “Actually being pulled out of         was held during STAR testing, so         for review by the senior conduct
                                                                                                                           class was kind of shocking,” said          only seniors were able to go.            committee, who would then decide
                                        By Sydney Maynard                                                                                                                                                      whether or not to grant the appeal.
                                                                                      The grim reaper visited the se-      Diminyatz. “It got completely dead              “I thought it went very well,”
                                                                                  lected seniors and pulled them out       silent.”                                   said Veilleux. “The students that           “There is an appeal process,” said
                                             Roseville High School staff          of their classes on the first day of          The seniors stayed in a local         were selected and the parents were       Wilson. “Students can say if there is
                                        nominated 16 seniors to “die” for         the event. Once they were pulled out     hotel overnight, so that they would        very actively involved in it. Based      an extenuated circumstance outside
                                        Every 15 Minutes. Assistant prin-         of class, they were taken to senior      have no contact with their family or       on some of the emotions I observed       of their control, like they tried their
                                        cipal Nancy Veilleux was in charge        square where a marker in the shape       their friends.                             in the crowd and on comments from        very best, but it just didn’t work.”
                                        of coordinating the event and as-         of a tombstone was put in the grass.          During the evening, there was         students afterward, it seemed to             Senior Kevin Harvey thinks that
                                        sembly, while assistant principal         The tombstones included the name         a presentation by Jill Mason. She          make a big impact.”                      senior conduct could be run better
                                        Matt Pipitone and school resource         of the students, their pictures, and     was a victim of an alcohol related              Officers Bonner and Lynn also       at the school.
                                        officer Greg Lieberman assisted           the year of their death.                 car collision that killed her fiancé       gave presentations during the as-           “It’s a valid idea, but not put into
                                        her. The event was held on April              Seniors Morgan Diminyatz and         and paralyzed her from the waist           sembly.                                  practice very well,” said Harvey.
                                        26 and 27.                                Jordan Magnusson were two of             down.                                           Officer Bonner shared how to            To make an appeal, seniors had
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to give a compelling explanation
Seniors honored for                            Every 15 Minutes is a na-          the students that were selected to            The students were also asked          be a first responder to a drunken
                                                                                                                                                                                                               as to some event that may have
                                        tionally recognized program that          “die.”                                   to reflect on the impact that their        driving accident and Officer Lynn
their achievements at                   aims to provide students a greater            “At first, it was strange because    “death” has on other people and they       shared a personal experience about       happened to place them on senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                               conduct. Appeal forms were able
awards night last                       understanding of the dangers of           they were asking me to die, but I        read their parents’ goodbye letters.       his brother who was a drunk driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to be downloaded off the school
                                        drunk driving. The name originally        wanted to do it because I wanted the        “The activities made me feel more       and how his brother killed his best
Monday.                                 derived from the statistic that at one    experience,” said Diminyatz.             away than actually being away,”            friend.                                  Web site or picked up at the student
                                                                                                                                                                                                               services window.
Page 7                                  time, somebody in the country died           Magnusson did not have an opin-       said Diminyatz. “It was emotional.             “Our hope is that when it comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    However, last Monday was the
                                        in an alcohol-related accident every      ion about it going in.                   It really put you in the position of       to making a crucial decision about
Sports                                  15 minutes. This was the 13th year
                                        RHS has organized the program.
                                                                                      “I didn’t know what to expect,”
                                                                                  said Magnusson. “I just said yes be-
                                                                                                                           what it would be like to die.”
                                                                                                                               The next day, the assembly oc-
                                                                                                                                                                      drinking and driving, they will think
                                                                                                                                                                      back to this,” said Veilleux.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               final deadline to submit appeals to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the senior conduct committee.

                                        Advanced Placement

                                        Testing continues through this week
                                        By Menna WehiB                            then go straight to the AP Art His-      but it’s always better to pass.”           said Feliciano. “You never know          classes in the future.
                                        mwehib.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com            tory exam,” said junior Sheandell           Senior Camille Feliciano, who is        what’s going to be on the test. I feel         “I would love to have an AP
                                             Annual Advanced Placement            Gibson. “I have to go straight from      taking four AP exams this year, has        like I have to over study to not be      Biology or Environmental Science
                                        exams have begun at Roseville High        one to the other. That’s almost six      mixed feeling about the testing.           nervous.”                                class,” said Wilson. “It would also
                                        School. Starting last Monday and          hours of testing. It’s going to be          “It was alright, I felt prepared but       According to assistant principal      be good to have an AP test for Eco-
                                        continuing through this Friday, over      really tiring.”                          it was still stressful,” said Feliciano.   Jason Wilson, the majority of AP         nomics since we only offer it for
                                        500 students will take the exams.               Even with the exam’s poten-        “The AP classes I had this term            students are taking the correspond-      Government.”
                                            For many students this time of        tial to earn college credits, junior     made it easier but the (exam for the)      ing exam.                                   Examinations have already been
                                        year can be hectic, as they balance       Camille Ross chose not to take the       class I had last term was really hard           “There are 503 test takers set      administered in Government and
Playoff hopes ride on                   studying for AP exams, the stress         test at all.                             because I had to remember what I           for the next two weeks, which is         Politics: United States, French Lan-
series against Del Oro                  of the tests themselves, and their           “No, I’d rather not because those     learned last term.”                        even more than the previous year,”       guage, Spanish Language, Statistics,
                                        normal academic load.                     tests are hard and its $90 down the         Feliciano still feels anxious about     said Wilson.                             Calculus AB and BC, English Lit-
this week.                                 “I have to take the AP (English)       drain,” said Ross. “I know they tell     the exams she has yet to take.                   Wilson hopes RHS will offer        erature, United States History and
Page 10                                 Language exam in the morning and          you that it’s good to take it anyways,   “I’m always nervous for tests,”            more advanced placement science          European History.
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                                                                                                                 News                                                                                                  May 10, 2010
eye of the tiger Fashion
     Editorial Board
                                      RHS will add two new                                                                                                          Upcoming Events

                                      classes to the program
                                                                                                                                                                    By MENNA WEHIB & NAtAsHA dEv       theme is “Under the Sea.”
            News:                                                                                                                                                                                      Dance show
          LISA PHAM
                                                                                                                                                                    AP exams                           May 20, 21, 22
                                                                                be opened to upperclassmen and                According to Kringel, not a lot                                          The dance will be in the Patti
        OUTLOOK:                      By JocElyN BEAslEy
                                                                                students must have a B or better in       of students will sign up for the new
                                                                                                                                                                    May 10
                                      jbeasley.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                              AP Physics B- 12 p.m.              Baker theater at 7 p.m. On
                                                                                their previous fashion design and         classes because they are in advanced                                         Saturday there will also be a
                                           Roseville High School fashion        merchandising courses. Students           fashion classes and it will not be
                                                                                                                                                                                                       matinee , which will start at
          OPINION:                    program will incorporate two more         must get teacher approval to enter        easy to handle.                           May 11
        KATIE WILCOX                                                                                                                                                                                   2 p.m. Tickets are on sale in
                                      classes for next year: fashion design     this course and will be required to           After going to the International      AP Chemistry- 8 a.m.
                                      and merchandising intern, and ap-         provide all materials for projects and    Textile Apparel Association Confer-                                          the dance room or Student
                                                                                                                                                                    AP Psychology- 12 p.m.
         SPORTS:                      parel and textile product develop-        final showcase.                           ence, Kringel thought of the apparel                                         Services window for $8.
   LILLIAN ABDELMALEK                 ment.                                        “Students in this class will have to   and textile product development
        MATT HACK                        Fashion design and merchandis-         create their own logo and collection
                                                                                                                                                                    May 12
                                                                                                                                                                    English Language- 8 a.m.           Yearbook distribu-
                                      ing intern is a class that will be open   and will design their own clothes,”          “Exciting worldwide and college
           COPY:                      to the upperclassmen. In order to         said Kringel. “After they designed        level classes were displayed there,”      AP Art History- 12 p.m.            tion
        NATASHA DEV                   enter this class, students must have      their own clothes and have their own      said Kringel. “I really liked the idea                                       May 20
                                      already taken fashion design and          little collection, students will have     of these classes and thought it would     May 14                             Students may pick up their
    FACULTY ADVISOR:                  merchandising I and II and receive        to arrange their own showcase and         be great to have these classes offered    Human Geography- 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       yearbook at the student ser-
                                      a C or higher in both classes. In         are completely independent.”              at RHS.”                                                                     vice window or outside the
                                      this course, students will have to              In this class, students are also       The fashion design and merchan-
             News:                    research and write grant propos-          required to write a proposal the first    dising intern class came to Kringel’s     CASHEE make-ups                    cafeteria during lunch.
     JOCELYN BEASLEY                  als, develop new assignments and          week of the term, maintain a daily        mind because she wants to get as          May 10 & May 11
                                      rubrics for current classes, research     work log, as well as document all         much support as possible for the          Students must pass with            Senior breakfast
                                      pod casts as well as help manage          expenditures and progress.                Stripes N’ Stitches business.             a score of 350 in order to         May 21
       MASON DODSON                   the onsite textile business, Stripes          “This class sounds like it will be          “It is hard to teach at school      graduate high school.              Breakfast includes a slide-
        SELINA LIANG                  ‘N Stitches.                              awesome,” said sophomore Kristina         and also running a business,” said
                                           According to fashion advisor         Platonoff. “To be able to create                                                                                       show of the seniors through-
                                                                                                                          Kringel. “That’s why I need a lot of
     DANIELLE MARTIN                                                                                                                                                                                   out the years.
                                      Tara Kringel students in this class       your own clothing label sounds            students that are dedicated to it and     Ton O’ Sun
     SYDNEY MAYNARD                   will have the opportunity to help         great and like a lot of fun, but it       can support me in taking responsi-        May 14
                                      and support the teacher.                  also seems like students will have a      bility for Stripes N’ Stitches.”
                                            “The work the students ac-          huge responsibility planning their           The Stripes ‘N Stitches president,
                                                                                                                                                                    This is an annual event            Senior picnic
      MICHAEL SAKATA                  complish is similar to the work of        own runway.”
                                                                                                                                                                    where students gather              May 21
                                                                                                                          senior Chelsey Boehrer, is a big
    LEANDRA WEINBERG                  a TA,” said Kringel. “But in this              To ask for acceptance for these      help and takes responsibility for         together and participate in        At the Auburn Area Recre-
                                      class, students have to carry out         two new courses, Kringel wrote            the business.                             activities. The event will be-     ation & Park. Departure from
                                      much harder work and are basi-            a grant to the site council. After             “I’m in charge of the orders of      gin at 12:10 p.m. and ended        school at 9:15. Permission
          Features:                   cally responsible for the Stripes ‘N      their approval, the grant had to be       our customers and overlooking our         at 2:30 p.m.                       forms are due this Friday.
         DAVID ADAO                   Stitches business.”                       accepted by the District CILT com-        workers in order to control their
                                           The second fashion class that        mittee school board. The classes          work so that’s all the work is done
                                      has been added, apparel and textile       received final approval at the end        that has to get done,” said Boehrer.
                                                                                                                                                                    Outdoor dance                      Sober grad night
  SAMANTHA BRAINARD                   product development, will also            of April.                                                                           May 14                             May 28
       AUSTIN BUTLER                                                                                                                                                The dance will begin at 7:30       Sober grad night will be
    SAMANTHA GILBEAU                  STAR                                                                                                                          p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.         held at John’s Incredible

                                      Testing wraps up for the
                                                                                                                                                                    Today, student government          Pizza. Tickets are on sale
                                                                                                                                                                    will be selling dance tickets      every Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                    for $1 and will increase by        during both lunches for $65
        KELSEY STARR                                                                                                                                                $1 everyday. This year’s           through the month of May.

                                      2009-2010 school year
                                      By JocElyN BEAslEy
                                                                                                                                                                     The Eye of the Tiger is com-      In the April 19 issue, the
    CHRISTOPHER AGAN                                                            freshmen also had to take the             “But not all of the students that
                                      jbeasley.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                               mitted to correcting errors       BP Fashion Board article
                                                                                CAHSEE (California High School            should have made up the STAR
   ZACHARY ANDERSON                         The annual STAR testing, an                                                                                              that appear in the paper. If      was incorrectly attributed to
                                                                                Exit Exam) prep. The answer sheets        testing did.”
       RAMON ESPINO                   exam to determine student’s profi-        for this year were also changed                Sophomore Jazzmine Martinez           you are aware of any errors,      Tanisha Saini. Alison Busch
        TRAVIS JAMES                  ciency in specific subjects, occurred     with better placements of version         did not have a positive experience         please contact us at any of the   wrote this article.
                                      last month.                               numbers.                                  with STAR testing.                         department e-mails or at rhs.
        TYLER MILLER                    According to math teacher Martha           “All but 62 students finished the         “Star testing was to long and a lot     eyeofthetiger@gmail.com.          In the April 19 issue, the
      TREY ROSENBERG                  Ogness, STAR testing this year went       test,” said Ogness.                       to do,” said said Martinez. “STAR                                            Top 10 incorrectly stated
    CAMERON STEWART                   really well. Overall, 1552 students          According to Ogness, the make-         testing shouldn’t be every year and        In the April 19 issue, the Paul   Cameron Stewart’s email.
                                      were tested and no booklets were          up testing was well attended.             it’s a bad time because we have our
MISSION STATEMENT                     lost.                                                                                                                          Mitchell article was incor-       His email is cstewart.eyeof-
                                                                                      “The attendance for this year       finals just few weeks right after
                                            Compared to previous years,         was best than ever,” said Ogness.         STAR testing.”
                                                                                                                                                                     rectly attributed to Tanisha      thetiger@gmail.com.
The mission of the Eye of the Ti-                                                                                                                                    Saini. Menna Wehib wrote
ger, a news publication produced      Sober grad night                                                                                                               this article.

                                      Event aims to provide seniors
by the students of Roseville High
School, is to inform, entertain,
and serve as a public forum for
student expression.

We will accomplish our goals by
reporting unbiased news, while
offering student perspectives in
                                      with alcohol free celebration
                                      By tANIsHA sAINI                            The night will include an unlimit-      are not allowed to drive to or from
our columns and editorials. This      tsaini.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com            ed buffet, arcade games, a hypnotist,     the event.
includes, but is not limited to,                                                henna tattoos, pictures, and games            Yadao is not in favor of the idea
prominent issues, changes, and            The annual sober grad night, an       that embrace $4000 worth of prizes.       of the event being at John’s Incred-
events that have an impact on         event where the senior class receives     Prizes will remain unknown until          ible Pizza.
the students and communities of       an opportunity to spend time with         the night of the event.                        “Although it is a good alterna-
Roseville High School. We will        each other, will once again occur at          “I think it is a wise decision by     tive, I think the location and the blue
strive to report with depth, ac-      Johns incredible Pizza. This year,        the parents and administration to         print of activities is very unsuitable
curacy, and timeliness. It is not     the event will occur from 12 a.m.         give us a type of safe haven for          for the interest of our age group,
our goal to invoke controversy        to 5 a.m.                                 graduation night-for the students         said Yadao.
or sensationalize issues. We do           “The idea of sober grad night is      that want it at least,” said senior             Tickets start at $65 and will
not push moral values or political    smart, because it keeps all students      Chona Yadao.                              increase to $70 after today. Cur-
agendas.                              out of trouble for the night,” said          According to senior Kelly Hoso-        rently, about 70 seniors have al-
                                      event coordinator Cindy Hosoda.           da, rules will be enforced to ensure      ready bought their tickets. Tickets
Views expressed in the opinion           This is the second year that it has    student’s safety.                         are sold during both lunches in the
and outlook sections, columns,        been held at John’s Incredible Pizza         Buses will pick up graduating se-      cafeteria.
and letters-to-the-editor are those   due to the variety of activities that     niors from the cafeteria at Roseville        “I think it will be super fun,” said
of the individual author, and do      will be available within the vicinity.    High School and will take them to         Kelly Hosoda. “Everyone will be
not necessarily belong to Eye         The cost is also cheaper compared         John’s Incredible Pizza. Parents          given the chance to be together one
of the Tiger staff, this publica-     to that of Golfland Sunsplash which       must pick up their child from John’s      last time before going off.”
tion or Roseville High School.        was the previous location.                Incredible Pizza at 5 a.m. Students

We reserve the right to edit sub-     Senior retreat
mitted work as needed for space
limitations and content. Non-
attributed editorials reflect the
                                      Administration notified students on
opinion of the editors and must
be approved by the entire edito-
rial board.
                                      upcoming activities and graduation        an opportunity to get information         students about the dates and times
                                      By AlIsoN BuscH
                                      abusch.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com            about the rest of the years events,”      of all of the events.
                                                                                said Coleman.                                  This year, unlike years in the
     Comments?                            Roseville High School’s seniors            During the retreat, there were       past, all of administration put on
      Criticism?                      gathered in the Patti Baker Theater       guitar playing, singing and dance         this assembly. This was the last as-
                                                                                performances. These performances          sembly for seniors to attend while
    We want to hear                   for senior retreat, an assembly in
                                                                                hoped to get the crowd excited about      the rest of the student body was
                                      which assistant principal Jon Cole-
       about it.                      man and the other administrators          the events that would soon be tak-        STAR testing.
                                      discussed information about senior        ing place.                                     “For future years, I think that
                                      picnic, graduation practice, senior           After the entertainers had per-       if we had better publicity, it would
    Write to us at any of the
                                      graduation, and many other activi-        formed, Coleman went more in              have pushed students to participate
department e-mail addresses or at                                               depth about the senior activities that    in the activity just like a talent
                                      ties that celebrate the end of the se-
 rhs.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com          niors’ last day of high school.           are coming up and passed out per-         show,” said the senior class vice
                                         “This assembly gave the seniors        mission forms and flyers to inform        president Warren Chabrier.
news.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                 rhs.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                      my.hsj.org/ca/roseville/eyeofthetiger
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Fashion                                                                                                                                          SAGE
Students work together on branding Club decides to opt out
project and gain real life experience of competition, focuses
By kendall hopkins
khopkins.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com      on community outreach
   The fashion design and merchandising
class was given three weeks to complete                                                                                                          By selina liang                                 thing to do,” said Nguyen.
a branding project with the goal of giving                                                                                                       sliang.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                      SAGE club’s activity this year has
students an assignment that would give                                                                                                                                                           included hosting a fashion show to
them real life experience in the fashion                                                                                                             Roseville High School’s SAGE club           raise money for the Roseville Recre-
industry.                                                                                                                                        recently decided to not participate in          ation Center, collecting blankets for the
    Roseville High School teacher Tara                                                                                                           their annual competition, in which each         homeless, and raising money for various
Kringel was in charge of the project and                                                                                                         division of SAGE is judged on their             organizations by selling handmade items
acted as the store and students presenting                                                                                                       fiscal prosperity and community involve-        for holidays such as Valentine’s Day and
their merchandise to her.                                                                                                                        ment. The competition judges clubs from         Christmas on campus.
    “The goal is to pretend I was a big                                                                                                          schools on a regional, national, and world-         It is these kinds of events that SAGE
store, and they were supposed to present                                                                                                         wide level and is the culmination of the        wishes to focus as a club.
their merchandise to me as if it were in                                                                                                         club’s activities throughout the year.              “Overall, we’re really proud of the
the real world,” said Kringel.                                                                                                                       The decision to forgo the competition       projects we’ve done, and want to focus
    Students had a variety of steps to take                                                                                                      for the 2009-2010 school year was made          more on that,” said Nguyen.
before their work was complete.                                                                                                                  after their meetings, in which the group           Allen finds that the decision has in-
    “First the students made their collages                                                                                                      came to a consensus.                            creased the sense of unity and identity.
based on what they are inspired by,” said                                                                                                           According to senior club member De-              “The biggest upside of it is that now
Kringel. “Then students took a look at                                                                                                           von Allen, the decision was made based          we focus more on who we are and what
the jobs in the fashion industry that they                                                                                                       on the level of stress that a large-scale       we’ve done, instead of trying to please a
                                                                                                     PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TARA KRINGEL
liked, then students came together to                                                                                                            competition would create.                       panel of judges,” said Allen.
                                                 Sophomore Emily Kirn’s project was based around a theme of flowers.                                “We felt that the club itself was fun,”         The club’s adviser, fashion and design
find common themes, and then students
came up with brand names, logos, and tag            “My project had a theme of flowers,                                                          said Allen. “It was such a strain on the        teacher Tara Kringel supports the choices
                                                                                                 on,” said Kringel. “I didn’t want high
lines.”                                          and it was called Carnation,” said Kirn.                                                        club members to get everything done.            made by the members and agrees with
                                                                                                 school level work- I wanted the work to
    Sophomore Emily Kirn was one of                 Kirn feels that everyone creating their                                                      It would’ve kind of torn the club apart         their mentality of focusing on local proj-
                                                                                                 be followed through with.”
the students in the class who worked on a        own fabric made the projects unique.                                                            a little bit if we were to have done the        ects.
                                                                                                     The grading criteria for this particular
branding team.                                      “Since we made our own textiles, it                                                          competition.”                                     “It was totally up to them,” said Kringel.
                                                                                                 project is different than others, and all the
    “We came up with our logo and name,          was different than everyone else’s,” said                                                           SAGE club president, senior Victoria        “We had a group meeting, discussed it and
                                                                                                 students in the class had to be taken into
then we sketched out our work, and then          Kirn. “Everyone stuck to their theme, and                                                       Nguyen, stands by the rationality of the        came to a consensus. It’s their club. It’s
                                                                                                 consideration because no child is the same
our branding on Campo Street,” said              everyone had good projects.”                                                                    choice.                                         been their club since the beginning. We
                                                                                                 in regards to their fashion skills.
Kirn. “Then we set up our displays in the           Kringel expected high quality work                                                               “In the circumstance, it was the best       know that what we’ve done is good.”
                                                                                                     “It’s very subjective, because all stu-

office.”                                         from the projects the students worked           dents are different, but I used Soft Skills
    Every student had a different project        on and did not want to see just simple or       as a rubric,” said Kringel. You can’t grade

                             Teacher appreciation
and had things in it that separated it from      basic work.                                     these kinds of projects like you would an
the rest.                                           “Yes, quality was the thing we focused       English or science project.”

Preparation underway for the culminates with court
final performance of the year
                                                                                                                                                 By Chrissy rogers                                  Not only is student government
                                                                                                                                                 crogers.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                 celebrating teacher appreciation week by
                                                                                                                                                                                                 sending out gifts and thank you notes,
                                                                                                                                                     Last week was teacher appreciation          they are also having a teacher court to rep-
                                                                                                                                                 week, which is a way for the students to        resent the teachers’ popularity with their
By samantha Brainard                                                                                                                             let their teachers know how thankful they       students at Roseville High School.
sbrainard.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                                                are for all the hard work they put in to           The teachers on teacher court are math
                                                                                                                                                 education each and every day.                   teachers Tyson Maytanes, Sandy Riggs
   The dance program at Roseville High
                                                                                                                                                     Student government passed out blank         and Brian Klein, science teachers Chris-
School is putting on a final show this
                                                                                                                                                 thank you notes for students to fill out and    topher Addington and Robert Mahlman,
month. The show features about 300 danc-
                                                                                                                                                 give to their favorite teachers. Student        English teachers Paige Powell and Bobby
ers and will take place from May 20-22.
                                                                                                                                                 government teacher Ron Grove has as-            Ritter, dance teacher Sally Cofield, special
   All dance classes are participating and
                                                                                                                                                 signed all of the students to pass out at       education teacher Tara Skinner, and com-
each dancer will be in a minimum of two
                                                                                                                                                 least five thank you cards each.                puter lab technician Mary Eib.
dances. There are 36 dances altogether
                                                                                                                                                     Along with the thank you notes for             The two teacher court winners will
including the finale.
                                                                                                                                                 teachers, student government is also let-       be announced this Friday at the rally.
   “We are doing this performance to
                                                                                                                                                 ting teachers know the students appreciate      The nominees for the court were decided
show off what we have learned through-
                                                                                                                                                 their hard work by sending them choco-          based on their performances as teachers.
out the year,” said dance teacher Sally
                                                                                                                                                 late desserts treats as another thank you.      The administrators decided what teachers
                                                                                                                                                     “We are sending out thank you cards         would be elected for teacher court.
   The dance show starts at 7 p.m. in the
                                                                                                                                                 and getting teachers chocolate stuff like          “I think Klein and Riggs will win
Patti Baker Theater. Family and friends
                                                                                                                                                 cookies and brownies,” said junior Alex         because they’re a match made in heaven,”
are welcome to attend and tickets are $8.
                                                                                                                                                 Kludjian.                                       said senior Emma Mailey.
Tickets have been selling since April 12
and can be purchased until they are sold
out.                                                                                                                                             Open forum
                                                                                                                                                 Teens to discuss drug
   The dance styles in the show will
include jazz, tap, clogging, ballet, modern,                                                               PHOTO BY SAMANTHA BRAINARD
hip hop, character and African.
                                                 Dance classes have been practicing for the show for the past few weeks.
   “The students put their preference on
what dance they wanted to be in,” said
Cofield. “But the teachers do the final
                                                 ers, this performance should not be any
                                                 different from past years.
                                                     “This dance show should be like any
                                                                                                    To raise money, the dance team had
                                                                                                 a Chevy’s Night. If people went into
                                                                                                 Chevy’s and they mentioned the RHS
                                                                                                                                                 abuse tomorrow at Maidu
   For senior Marissa Ballou, the upcom-         other year but I really am looking for-         dance team, 20 percent of the money they        By selina liang                                 taking place in the Mahany Sports Center.
                                                                                                 spent went directly to the team. The team       sliang.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                  The particular group of seminars focused
ing show will be her last performance at         ward to performing it,” said senior Jordan
RHS.                                             Meyer.                                          also held a car wash at the beginning of                                                        on the abuse of the drug meth.
                                                                                                                                                     The Coalition for Placer Youth along            The organizations hope that these fo-
   “It’s cool because I am the last of five          The RHS dance team, which is also led       May.
                                                                                                                                                 with Roseville Police Department is             rums will not only get the word about, but
family members who has gotten through            by Cofield, is putting on a fundraiser to          “The fundraiser started sometime in
                                                                                                                                                 hosting an Open Forum for teenagers             open the eyes of parents.
the dance program,” said Ballou.                 help raise money for the end of the year        the end of March and it will keep going
                                                                                                                                                 tomorrow. Teens in the Roseville area are           “Communities and parents are often
   Some senior dancers are sad because           trip to Disneyland, the end of the year         until the end of the year,” said junior Brit-
                                                                                                                                                 invited to come to Maidu Community              in denial that substance issues exist until
this is their last show, but for other danc-     party and for coach Cofield.                    tany Chandler.
                                                                                                                                                 Center at 6:30 p.m. in order to discuss the     there is a crisis in the community, the
Yearbooks                                                                                                                                        subject of teenage drug abuse. The forum
                                                                                                                                                 hopes to prevent teen drug abuse within
                                                                                                                                                                                                 school or the family,” said Crow. “The

Distribution to take place after school,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coalition works on primary prevention
                                                                                                                                                 the Roseville community.                        to create change before something tragic
                                                                                                                                                    “The committee wants to heighten             happens.”
                                                                                                                                                 awareness to the hidden dangers and real            Junior Anthony Demartino disagrees

books are still available for purchase
                                                                                                                                                 costs and loss of teenage drug abuse,” said     with the methods, but not the motives of
                                                                                                                                                 coordinator for Coalition for Placer Youth      the Coalition.
                                                                                                                                                 Shari Crow.                                         “Well, they’re right, but kids are gonna
                                                 last year,” said yearbook adviser Michelle                                                          The event was advertised in the Ro-         do what they want,” said Demartino.
By samantha Brainard                                                                                 To claim their yearbook in the cafete-
                                                 Cole. “By the end there are really no guar-                                                     seville High School bulletin in the weeks          According to Crow, the Placer Youth
sbrainard.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                ria a student will need to have a form of
                                                 antees that there will be many yearbooks                                                        following up to the event. Guest speakers       Coalition hopes to continue in hosting
                                                                                                 photo ID, such as a bus pass, license, or
   Yearbook students will distribute this        left.”                                                                                          will include Superior Court Judge Coleen        these events with help from the commu-
                                                                                                 student ID.
year’s edition in the cafeteria on May 20.           Cole is hopeful that all books will be                                                      Nicholas, a RPD probation officer, an           nity and other local organizations.
                                                                                                     Senior Melissa Brown is excited to get
   Students will need to come in the caf-        sold.                                                                                           adolescent treatment specialist and parents        “The Coalition anticipates continu-
                                                                                                 her last high school yearbook.
eteria on that day from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.          “I don’t think that there will be any ex-                                                   of recovering addicts and users. Sheriff        ing to collaborate, partner and work with
                                                                                                     “I’m going to get my yearbook when
to get their yearbook. Additionally, 200         tras,” said Cole. “I hope there won’t be.”                                                      Ed Bonner will serve as moderator for the       communities to heighten awareness of
                                                                                                 they are distributing them,” said Brown.
yearbooks are still available to order for           The yearbooks will not be distributed                                                       evening.                                        substance abuse issues and work to create
                                                                                                 “I’m excited to get the yearbook because
$65 at the student services window or if         during school at all. If a student wants to                                                         These forums were last hosted three         healthy communities free of substance
                                                                                                 I am a senior and I want to see the senior
there are any left, at the distribution event.   get their yearbook then they would have                                                         years ago, with one taking place at the         abuse,” said Crow.
   “There are more yearbook sales than           to come that afternoon.                                                                         Maidu Community Center and the other

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Musical review                                                                                               Ton O’ Sun
Schoolhouse features great End of the year event features
choreography while dealing free food and rally games
with technical difficulties
                                                                                                                    By KenDall hopKins                     minimize the people going to the       to Win It (and) Olympic styled
                                                                                                                    khopkins.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com       lake,” said Nurenberg. “The whole      rally games,” said Nurenberg.
                                                                                                                        Roseville High School’s annual     school would be our goal.”             “Anybody can participate, you
                                                                                                                    Ton O’ Sun event will be held on           Food and drinks will be pro-       need teams of six made up of
By Danielle martin                                                                                                                                         vided for those who attend.
                                                                                                                    May 14 after school and everyone                                              students and a teacher. A teacher is
                                                                                                                    is encouraged to come participate          “We have outside vendors like      required in order to have a team.”
                                                                                                                    in the event.                          Jamba Juice, Chick-Fil-A, and              The specific games that will
     The majority of the American                                                                                                                          everyone will get will get a free
                                                                                                                        “It’s pretty much a free event                                            be held at the event have not been
population can probably recall                                                                                                                             hamburger or hot dog along with a
                                                                                                                    that everyone can come to and                                                 finalized yet and are still part of
sitting in a classroom at one point                                                                                                                        free drink,” said Nurenberg.
                                                                                                                    have fun,” said student govern-                                               the preparation.
or another, forced to listen to the                                                                                                                            This event will be different
                                                                                                                    ment member Jamie Nurenberg.                                                      “We’re still narrowing them
grammatically correct tunes of                                                                                                                             than the previous Ton O’ Sun
                                                                                                                    “It’ll be right after the rally, and                                          down, but they’ll be random and
Schoolhouse Rock. Whether you                                                                                                                              events, and the main activities that
                                                                                                                    then there will be the outdoor                                                fun,” said Johnson.
want it to be or not, the educa-                                                                                                                           will be going on will be a series of
                                                                                                                    dance.”                                                                           The event will be free for ev-
tional program has deeply rooted                                                                                                                           rally games.
                                                                                                                        Student government’s goal is to                                           eryone to come to, but the student
itself into the realms of common                                                                                                                               “We’re changing Ton O’ Sun
                                                                                                                    have as much student participation                                            government class will use funds
knowledge and the public educa-                                                                                                                            this year because we don’t have
                                                                                                                    as possible during the event.                                                 from the student body account
tion system. Such is the inspiration                                                                                                                       money for inflatables and what
                                                                                                                        “We want to try to maximize                                               to pay for Ton O’ Sun as well as
for this year’s spring musical, as                                                                                                                         not, but were having huge Minute
                                                                                                                    the population at the event and                                               ticket sales from past dances.
put on by Roseville High School’s

                                                                                                                    Student government
Burning Bright Theater.                                                   PHOTO SUBMITTED BY STUART SMITH
    Schoolhouse Rock Live! opened      Sophomore Michael Levine played Tom, a nervous teacher.

                                                                                                                    This Friday’s rally will take
on April 30, showcasing many
of the most well-known musi-           ten seconds later is he comforted      out into the seating area.
cal numbers from the original          about yet another song about              As the case is with any play
TV show. Intertwined among the         where to put your commas. The          or musical on opening night, this

                                                                                                                    place during fourth period
songs was a storyline of the musi-     rapid pattern of several-seconds-      one had its fair share of mishaps
cal theater class’s own creation.      of-dialogue-and-then-a-song-out-       and technical difficulties. Some-
The story centered around Tom          of-nowhere continued on through-       times the sound was too quiet only
(played by Michael Levine), a          out the production.                    to overcompensate with sound
                                                                                                                    By austen Butler & sloan hamilton      this year, and combine them into       junior Alexi Johnson. “That’s why
nervous teacher about to begin            While the dialogue to musical       later on, and the back end of a
                                                                                                                    abutler.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com &      one rally.                             it’s fourth period this time.”
his first day at a new school who      number ratio was relatively unbal-     rhinoceros costume collapsed in
                                                                                                                    shamilton.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com          Halfway through the rally,            This rally is the last rally for the
can’t remember why he even             anced, the choreography at least       the middle of a song. Perhaps the
                                                                                                                                                           seniors will be brought down           seniors.
enjoys teaching in the first place.    made up for it. The dances were        biggest mishap, though, was the
                                                                                                                       Student government is working       from the bleachers to the middle          “One of my favorite things
In an attempt to calm his nerves,      skillfully executed and arranged in    absence of shoes on Tom. While
                                                                                                                    to bring Roseville High School a       of the gym. The other classes are      about high school was the rallies,”
Tom suffers a hallucination of         an aesthetically appealing manner.     this was probably part of his cos-
                                                                                                                    fun-filled rally for the end of the    going to move to their spot in the     said senior Warren Chabrier. “I’ll
massive proportions wherein his        While the set was considerably         tume, I couldn’t help but focus on
                                                                                                                    year. It will take place this Friday   bleachers as if it was next year.      miss dressing up and being crazy
brain releases personified facets      bare, the dances sufficed as set       the sound of bare feet padding on
                                                                                                                    during fourth period.                  There will also be a balloon drop      but I will just bring my rally-ness
of his memory and mind. These          decoration in their own way. Be-       the ground.
                                                                                                                       “It’s a totally new rally this      for the seniors.                       to college.”
hallucinations then proceed to sing    yond the choreography, an inter-           Despite the rapid-fire arrange-
                                                                                                                    year,” said sophomore Jessica              Due to a scheduling conflict,          People have been anxious to
songs about proper grammar and         esting characteristic of the musical   ment of songs and the fluctuating
                                                                                                                    Grondin. “We are doing things          the rally is being held during         find out who is going to win.
United States history which serve      was the way in which the cast in-      sound quality and the bare, bare
                                                                                                                    differently for this spring rally,     fourth period of the Ton O’ Sun            “This rally is basically going to
to inspire Tom to get dressed and      teracted with the audience. Giving     feet, Schoolhouse Rock Live! ex-
                                                                                                                    and people are going to enjoy this     minimum day.                           be a senior send off,” said student
go to work.                            the production a more personal air,    hibited the nostalgia of childhood
                                                                                                                    one.”                                      “The rally wasn’t planned at       government member, senior
    After a quick musical num-         viewers were encouraged to sing        school experiences and a well put-
                                                                                                                       Student government came up          first so we didn’t have it on the      Megan McKee. “We are also
ber, Tom again appears to have         along; at several points during the    together collaborative effort.
                                                                                                                    with the idea to use all the past      schedule so we had to cope with        really emphasizing on the whole
a nervous breakdown, but not           production, the dances extended
                                                                                                                    emcees from all the other rallies      the schedule we were given,” said      entire year.”

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Senior awards night                                                                                          Senior breakfast
Graduating class honored by     Parent volunteers put together
Roseville community with local annual event, seniors prepare
scholarships and various awards for video and gag awards
By mason dodson
mdodson.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                      By Leandra weinBerg                    also include pancakes cooked by        members of the senior class, will
                                                                                                                     lweinberg.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com      assistant principal Jon Coleman.
    Senior awards night took place                                                                                                                                                                 be shown at the breakfast.
in the Patti Baker Theater last                                                                                         Roseville High School’s annual      There are 465 seniors, but not all         Senior gag awards will also be
Monday at 6:30 p.m. During the                                                                                       Senior Breakfast is coming up.         plan to attend.                        given out. Seniors were nominated
event, graduating seniors were                                                                                       The breakfast will be held next            “I’m not going,” said senior       by their peers for various award
recognized for their athletic and                                                                                    Friday morning at 8 a.m. in the        Nick Sanders. “It seems boring.        categories.
academic achievements with med-                                                                                      cafeteria.                             What’s so cool about it, Coleman’s         Senior class president A.J.
als and scholarships.                                                                                                   “It’s a lot of fun,” said senior    flap-jacks? They’re probably           Adams looks forward to attending
    Daniel Seo and Tong Wu were                                                                                      class adviser, Spanish teacher Di-     flappy flap-jacks.”                    the breakfast.
announcement as dual valedic-                                                                                        ane Rodriguez. “I coordinated last        The breakfast is run by parent          “I’m excited,” said Adams.
torians for the class of 2010                                                                                        year, and they needed someone          volunteers who are mainly in           “It’s one of the last school events
while Brianna Liang and Divya                                                                                        this year so I did it again.”          charge of getting the menu and         we’ll all attend, so it’s a good
Balakrishnan were announced as                                                                                          There will be bacon, eggs,          food together. The senior video,       chance to hang out with our
the salutatorians.                                                                                                   and sausage. The breakfast will        consisting of pictures submitted by    friends.”
    Receptionist Gail Toste and
                                                                              PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TOM HACK
College and Career Center tech-
                                       Senior Josh Pulver was recognized as a three sport athlete.
nician Cindy Travasso mailed
notifications to over 200 students
informing them of the scholar-
ships or medals they were to be
                                       and recognitions,” said Travasso.
                                          Senior Jon Pham felt that the
                                       ceremony was positive reinforce-
                                                                              to have accomplished so much in
                                                                              high school,” said Pulver.
                                                                                 According to assistant principal
                                                                                                                     Seniors gather in Patti Baker
                                                                                                                     Theater and watch student
awarded.                               ment for the seniors’ high school      Jason Wilson, more seniors re-
    Scholarships were awarded to       careers.                               ceived gold and bronze Academic
seniors from the colleges that they       “It is a chance for seniors to be   Merit Awards than previous years.
were accepted to. According to         recognized for their hard work,”       Wilson believed this was due to

                                                                                                                     performances during STAR
Travasso, the award night lasted       said Pham.                             the increased size of the senior
approximately two hours.                  Senior Josh Pulver won eight        class.
    “It is combined with senior        awards, which included the                 “It’s a great night; the parents
[academic merit awards], recogni-      National Athlete award and the         and the staff enjoy it,” said Wil-
tion awards, military recognitions,    Ronald Fredrick Scholarship.           son. “It’s the beginning of the end    By aLison Busch                        seniors an opportunity to get infor-   out permission forms and flyers
president’s education awards, and         “The scholarships will really       of their high school experience.”      abusch.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com         mation about the rest of the years     to inform students about the dates
CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awards         help next year, but I’m just glad                                                                                    events,” said Coleman.                 and times of all of the events.
                                                                                                                         Roseville High School’s                During the retreat, several            This year, unlike years in the
Graduation                                                                                                           seniors gathered in the Patti Baker    groups of students performed.          past, all of administration put on

Senior committee bestows
                                                                                                                     Theater for senior retreat, an as-     There was guitar playing, singing      this assembly. This was the last as-
                                                                                                                     sembly in which assistant princi-      and dance performances. These          sembly for seniors to attend while
                                                                                                                     pal Jon Coleman and the other ad-      performances were put on in order      the rest of the student body was
                                                                                                                     ministrators discussed information     to get the crowd excited about the     STAR testing.

four with valedictorian,
                                                                                                                     about senior picnic, graduation        events that would soon be taking           “For future years, I think that
                                                                                                                     practice, senior graduation, and       place.                                 if we had better publicity, it would
                                                                                                                     many other activities that celebrate       After the entertainers had         have pushed students to participate
                                                                                                                     the end of the seniors’ last day of    performed, Coleman went more           in the activity just like a talent
                                                                                                                     high school.

salutatorian recognition Internet fads
                                                                                                                                                            in depth about the senior activi-      show,” said the senior class vice
                                                                                                                        “This assembly gave the             ties that are coming up and passed     president Warren Chabrier.

By tanisha saini                       majors so he can learn the bases of    symbolic systems at Stanford. She

                                                                                                                     Social networking sites cannot
tsaini.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com         every major and attempt to unof-       desires to combine her interests in
                                       ficially dominate the world.           science and humanities. According
   This year, Roseville High               By ending high school as the       to Liang, by being informed that
School announced two valedic-          valedictorian, he felt privileged      she would be a salutatorian she
torians and two salutatorians.
According to assistant principal
Jason Wilson, this decision was
                                       and does not feel envious for hav-
                                       ing to share the role of valedicto-
                                                                              did not expect it and feels it is an
                                                                                  Balakrishnan has sustained a
                                                                                                                     match Formspring’s popularity
made by the senior committee,              “I don’t feel any negativity or    4.37 GPA and will be attending
also known as the student conduct      animosity towards having to share      UC Berkeley. Throughout high           By austen ButLer                           Twitter is becoming huge with      drama and no good things are
committee. The valedictorians,         the role,” said Seo. “To be honest     school, she has been president of      abutler.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com        teenagers. Even celebrity teenag-      ever asked, it’s always weird and
Daniel Seo and Tong Wu, were           I would rather have him make the       Tomorrow’s Medical Community                                                  ers are getting into it, such as the   awkward questions you don’t
within .03 of a grade point aver-      speech.”                               for two years, has been involved          Three years ago I would be          much loved Justin Bieber, Selena       really want to answer. I had a
age from each other. The saluta-           Wu has maintained a 4.42 GPA       in all art classes available at RHS,   writing this entertainment story       Gomez, and many other teenage          Formspring for a week or two, and
torians, Brianna Liang and Divya       and will be attending the Universi-    and has participated in Relay for      about MySpace, but the year            stars. Most teenagers these days       then it got completely boring. But
Balakrishnan were within .02 of a      ty of California, Berkeley. During     Life for four years. Balakrishnan      is now 2010 and there are new          love tweeting what they are doing      that doesn’t change the fact that all
grade point average.                   the summer, Wu taught English          plans to major in art at Berkeley      trends on the Internet. MySpace        at that exact time; it’s the “in”      other teenagers are extremely into
    “It was not an easy decision       to a class of 20 in China. Wu also     and hopes to continue helping          has died down since the invention      thing right now. People find it        this website, and continue to keep
to make,” said Wilson. “They all       plans to major in engineering at       people throughout her community.       of Facebook, Twitter, and even         entertaining to read other people’s    using it.
deserved it because they all were      Berkeley.                                 According to Balakrishnan, by       Formspring. Kids are into these        tweets (posts about what they are          And last but not least we have
so close within GPA’s.”                    He feels that by ending high       being one of the salutatorians, she    three Web sites even more than         doing at that time). The teenagers,    Facebook, also known as Mys-
   This was not the first year that    school as valedictorian, it will be    feels very excited not for the title   Myspace now. These are the new         who do tweet a lot, do it daily, and   pace’s replacement. Facebook
RHS had multiple valedictorians        entertaining to share the spotlight.   of salutatorian, but for having the    trends on the Internet.                multiple times a day at that. The      started off as a site more for
and salutatorians, although for the        “I am amused that Daniel now       chance to share a speech with the          All high school students use the   thing that makes Twitter so popu-      adults, but slowly it became popu-
past several years typically one       has to share his spotlight,” said      graduating class before everyone       Internet; there is no doubt about      lar these days is that you can do      lar to teenagers as well.
valedictorian and one salutato-        Wu.                                    parts.                                 that. I can’t even think about how     it from your phone now too, and             All of my friends have a Face-
rian have been chosen. However,            Wu is also pleased with being          “I think it is really great that   many kids go home after school         who doesn’t have a phone?              book and always check it, or play
having multiple recognitions this      valedictorian now, but was also        the conduct committee has recog-       and update their Twitter, check            Formspring has also taken over     the games (managing your farm
year does not imply that this will     content when he expected to have       nized both Brianna and my hard         what people have anonymously           in teenagers’ lives. They just can’t   on Farmville is a popular one).
happen next year.                      the position as salutatorian.          work,” said Balakrishnan. “I am        left them on their Formspring, and     seem to wait until they can check      Playing games, talking to friends
   Seo currently has a GPA of 4.46         “I was perfectly apathetic about   happy they made this decision.”        even check their Facebook (most        what people have anonymously           online, and viewing pictures of
and plans to attend Cornell Uni-       being salutatorian, but now that I        According to Wilson, the deci-      likely to play the addicting games     asked them over their Formspring       people you know have brought Fa-
versity this fall. Throughout high     am valedictorian, I am thankful for    sion was a hard one to make. He        Facebook has added to their site),     page. I don’t really understand        cebook into most of teenage lives.
school, Seo has been involved in       an opportunity to end this school      feels content with the senior com-     or even all three. It has become the   why most teenagers are into this
FBLA and taken first place at sec-     year with a speech to my peers,”       mittee’s decision.                     popular thing to do now.               site, due to the fact it only starts
tionals and third place at state for   said Wu.                                    “I think this year’s top
competitions in Management De-             Liang has a 4.38 GPA, and will     students in the graduating class
cisions. He has also dedicated 200     be attending Stanford University       are academically exceptional,”
hours at the Martha Riley Library      in the fall. During high school,       said Wilson. “It was not an easy
in Roseville by shelving books         she was editor in chief of the         decision to make, but I feel the
and assisting librarians. During his   RHS newspaper, Eye of the Tiger,       senior committee did a good job in
time at Cornell, he will be major-     captain of the academic decathlon      giving this recognition to the right
ing in electrical engineering. He      team, and a National Hispanic          students.”
plans to make friends in different     Scholar. Liang plans to major in

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Trends                                                                                                                                        Fashion

80s fads dominate teenager’s Runway styles are not
music and clothing choices   practical for school
                                                                                                                                              By Selina liang                                  selling more clog style shoes, as well as
By Sloan hamilton                              earrings and leg warmers. Many teenagers        “Right Round” and many others. People          sliang.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                   high platforms that ruled the runaway this
                                               over the nation are wearing neon tops or        are even remaking movies from back in                                                           spring. While these styles are now acces-
                                               leg warmers to be bring back the bright         the day to have the hottest celebrities star                                                    sible to the fashion-conscious teenagers,
    Throughout the years, teenagers have       colors of the 80’s. The cut off shoulders       in them, even though with movies the              The clothes in stores throughout the          it may not be realistic. High heeled shoes
been introduced to trends from fashion to      and the big stomach shirts have come            original will always be the best.              spring and summer seasons are widely             and styles as dated as a clog aren’t appeal-
slang that dies and come back as the years     back into style for dress up days, every             Another big trend that has come back      dependant on New York’s semi-annual              ing to teens who go to school and walk to
go on. Starting all the way back from the      day chic and even in celebrity attire. Even     is slang. “Rad,” “chill,” and “gnarly” have    Fashion Week. Dozens of new clothing             all their classes daily, especially when the
80’s, music and fashion trends have seen       the boys have fashion “use to be don’ts”        all come back to present day teenage life.     items and accessories were showcased by          spring rain is taken into account.
the nation through the humiliating teenage     coming back into our era, such as the cut       They come to have a new purpose every          numerous designers. These runway shows                Urban Outfitters is seemingly always
years that are appearing in our lives again    off shirts, the light jeans and the tight       time they are used; the slang trends make      are widely covered, attended and set the         quick to adapt to high fashion trends, and
today.                                         shirts.                                         their way back without even knowing it.        standard for what kind of clothes will be        has already done so this season, carrying
   First thing that came back from the            The second trend is music; people have           In every teenager’s life, the next best    popular in almost every retail store in the      timely and trendy styles of clothing with
80’s is fashion – it came back to our time     been discovering old beats, remaking old        thing might just be a blast from the past      country.                                         lots of lace details. Despite being a store
with the mini skirts, oversized tops, huge     songs like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,”         waiting to relive itself.                           Slowly but surely, trends have shifted,     appealing to the trendy hipster crowd, the
                                                                                                                                              and the influence of Fashion Week has            store still manages to keep the same kind
Student style                                                                                                                                 become evident in many popular retailers,        of clothing in stock, season after season,

Latest trends costly for students
                                                                                                                                              as well as the closets of most teens.            with not much change in the overall qual-
                                                                                                                                                  This February, Fashion Week show-            ity or style.
                                                                                                                                              cased a variety of styles and trends,                 Many stores, from Claire’s to Juicy
                                                                                                                                              ranging from athletic style casual wear          Couture, have begun to stock clear acces-
                                                                                                                                              to futuristic apparel and accessories, a         sories. While these clear necklaces and
By Sydney maynard                              cheaper. However, both are expensive and            I have noticed that a good percentage
                                                                                                                                              fashion movement popularized since Lady          bracelets are fresh, they can also look
smaynard.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com               I, like many other people, can not afford       of the people who do not sport purses or
                                                                                                                                              Gaga’s rise to fame in mainstream culture.       quite tacky, dated and frankly ridiculous.
                                               to wear Hollister clothes every day.            bags to school use JanSport backpacks.
                                                                                                                                              Accessories also play a large part in this       See-through jewelry has and will always
    Several clothing trends are quite popu-        UGGs are still popular. They are warm,      You can see them everywhere as you are
                                                                                                                                              season’s more striking trends, with orange       be around, not as a chic fashion choice,
lar with teens. Many teenagers copy styles     comfortable, and last a long time. I myself     walking around campus. They are nice
                                                                                                                                              lipstick, clear plastic jewelry, and clog        but for club-goers and small children who
when they know that they are current.          do not own a pair of UGG boots; I know I        and last for a long time. They are some-
                                                                                                                                              style shoes.                                     like things that grab their attention.
Somebody somewhere sets a trend, and           would like them if I had them but I do not      what expensive but worth it.
                                                                                                                                                   As the event takes place in February,            Overall, while the spring trends may
soon everyone is following. Styles change      see the point in spending over $100 for a           Basically, what I am trying to say is
                                                                                                                                              in the weeks that have passed, retailers         be sold to the masses, they are not practi-
constantly; this is a problem for those who    pair of shoes. I get the cheap knock-off        that there are certain trends that are set
                                                                                                                                              have had time to catch up on the forecast        cal, and therefore will just become fads
always try to keep up with the latest thing.   boots from Payless and I find them just as      and most people follow them. I give credit
                                                                                                                                              of upcoming trends. And while this has           quite quickly. It’s the retail or designer’s
  A while back, it seemed like every-          efficient.                                      to the ones who do not copy every style
                                                                                                                                              proved to be a highly effective practice,        job to think outside the box when it comes
body was wearing Abercrombie. That                 Vans are also well-liked and they have      just because everyone else is. There is no
                                                                                                                                              it should be taken into consideration how        to fashion statements, but teenagers still
has slowly dwindled and now Hollister          been around forever. They come in a             need to change your style just because it is
                                                                                                                                              high fashion translates to everyday life.        go to school and live active lifestyles,
has become more popular. I would rather        variety of colors and styles which adds to      not “in” at the moment. You never know
                                                                                                                                                   Popular shoe stores such as Aldo,           which is just as important to consider as
wear Hollister; the clothes are cuter and      the popularity.                                 when it is going to change again.
                                                                                                                                              Urban Outfitters and Payless have began          creativity.

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May 10, 2010                                                                                                 OutlOOk                                                                                                                 Page 7
FBLA                                                                                                                    Album review
Club competes at state Bullet for My Valentine’s
                                                                                                                        latest album, Fever, is
By Leandra WeinBerg

   Students from Roseville High
School’s FBLA club attended the

                                                                                                                        monotonous and generic
state conference for California
after competing and placing in the
top five at the section conference.
The state conference was held
April 15-18 at the Irvine Spec-                                                                                                                                  Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet            The cover of the CD is a woman
                                                                                                                        By TyLer hersko
trum. Along with the RHS team,                                                                                          thersko.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com          For My Valentine. The latter has        with a claw covering her bare
approximately 16,000-18,000                                                                                                                                      arguably become one of the most         chest. It is as blunt as can be, and
other kids attended the conference.                                                                                         Fact: The entertainment indus-       popular bands of the 21st century,      the end result is more comical
   According to club adviser Ron-                                                                                       try thrives on greed.                    selling hundreds of thousands of        than austere, but for all the wrong
ald Volk, FBLA is beneficial to its                                                                                         It doesn’t matter - games,           albums in their relatively short        reasons.
members in various ways.                                                                                                movies or music - corporations           career.                                     If, however, you’re able to
    “It’s a great organization to be                                            PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KAREN PHAM           are more concerned with making               Without a doubt, BFMV are           overlook the generic lyrics, you’ll
a part of,” said advisor Ronald        The state conference was held at the Irvine Spectrum.                            money than preserving the integ-         popular, but they are oft-criticized    find that there’s some promising
Volk. “It teaches the kids a lot and                                                                                    rity of their respective products.       for “selling-out.” These accusa-        material to salvage.
it’s great for networking, so they     seniors Daniel Seo and Evan Pratt,        for the students at the hotel and      This unfortunate issue is most           tions are certainly not without             Practice makes perfect, and
can meet a lot of new people.”         finished third in their category of       workshops that taught students’        noticeable in the music business.        merit. While I am not a diehard         the young lads of BFMV have
    The conference consisted of        competition, which was Global             organization, stress management,           The last few years will go down      fan, I found their previous two         evidently been practicing quite a
different competitions between         Business Management and Deci-             and sales techniques. There were       as a low point in the history of         albums - The Poison and Scream          bit. The instrumentals are notably
teams on things like business and      sion Making; however, only the            also guest speakers, alumni of         music. These days, artists are           Aim Fire - to be breezy fun. While      improved over previous releases,
computer applications. In one          top two moved on.                         FBLA programs, who spoke of the        seemingly more concerned with            the music itself was adequate, the      and several nice guitar solos are
category, teams took an exam and           “It was a lot of fun,” said Pratt.    great opportunities they received      becoming rock stars and making           instrumentals made no lasting im-       spread throughout the album.
the top five highest scoring teams     “I met a lot of new people. There         by participating in FBLA.              loads of cash, as opposed to play-       pact, and the lyrics were unbear-           Lead vocalist Matt Tuck’s
overall moved on to an oral exam       were a few workshops, but it was             “It’s really fun,” said FBLA        ing music for the sake of playing.       ably cheesy.                            clean singing is quite good, (for
before the national conference in      mostly for networking and such.”          president Gem Antonio. “This was       Sadly, it seems to work.                     When the band announced that        the genre, at least), and is much
Tennessee.                                Along with the competitions,           my third year going.”                      Artists such as Adam Young,          their new album, Fever, would be        more prominent than on previous
    One team of RHS students,          there were things like dances                                                    Ke$ha and Justin Bieber have             “considerably more mature,” I was       albums. Many metalcore vocal-
                                                                                                                        come and gone, selling hundreds
Student profile
                                                                                                                                                                 excited, to say the least. Of course,   ists rely on screaming to deliver
                                                                                                                        of thousands of albums. With all         hype is a double edged sword.           lyrics, and it’s nice to see BFMV

Junior Ela Banerjee prepares to
                                                                                                                        due respect to fans, these releases      While Fever is far from perfect, it     break that trend. However, even to
                                                                                                                        are hardly groundbreaking or             is sure to satisfy their legion fan     the casual listener, Tuck’s sing-
                                                                                                                        innovative in any way, shape or          base.                                   ing sounds overproduced and
                                                                                                                        form. The same generic pop has               After an incessantly repetitive     has changed little from previous

win $6500 college scholarship                                                                                           been dominating the radio and
                                                                                                                        billboard charts for some time, and
                                                                                                                        it is showing no sign of slowing
                                                                                                                                                                 drum intro, (seriously, 40 sec-
                                                                                                                                                                 onds), the opener “Your Betrayal”
                                                                                                                                                                 sets the tone for the majority
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Analyzing individual songs is
                                                                                                                                                                                                         rather pointless. None of the songs
By keLsey sTarr                                                                                                         down.                                    of Fever. Love, loss, lust, and         are spectacular, though none of
kstarr.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                              In stark contrast, heavy metal       yawn-inducing teen angst are the        them are genuinely bad. There
    Junior Ela Banerjee competed                                                                                        has always been considered an            dominant themes of the band’s           aren’t many defining moments on
in the area level competition for                                                                                       “underground” form of music              third album.                            the album. All in all, Fever is the
the Lion’s Club High School                                                                                             since its inception back in the              While writing about emotional       band’s most cohesive and interest-
Student Speaker Contest last                                                                                            ‘70s. Surprisingly, (and much to         issues is certainly no crime, it has    ing release yet, but on its own, it
Saturday. The topic is the effect of                                                                                    the dismay of fans), even this typi-     been done to death. And quite           fails to truly impress.
universal health care.                                                                                                  cally anti-commercial genre has          frankly, BFMV takes their own               In the end, if you’re a fan of
    Banerjee has already competed                                                                                       burst into the mainstream.               work far too seriously.                 the band or metalcore in general,
and won on the club, zone, region,                                                                                          The subgenre of metalcore,               Stagnant song titles such as        Fever is sure to please. However,
and after levels. If she wins the                                                                                       perhaps the most “mainstream”            “Begging For Mercy” and “Pretty         BFMV’s latest will do little to
area level, Banerjee will win a                                                                                         form of metal, has become                On The Outside” are exactly what        sway the opinion of their detrac-
$6,500 dollar scholarship to go                                                                                         synonymous with bands such as            you’d expect them to be about.          tors. It’s par for the course, really.

                                                                                                                        Album review
towards her college tuition. Each
level has a cash prize and the

                                                                                                                        Periphery’s future
amount goes up with each level.
    “I feel really fortunate to have
gotten this far,” said Banerjee.
“I’ve been really lucky.”                                                                PHOTO BY KELSEY STARR
    Banerjee is one of four people     Ela Banerjee has competed in numerous competitions.
who will be competing for the             Banerjee just recently com-            college,” said Banerjee. “It gives

                                                                                                                        in music is bright
scholarship and the chance to          peted in the American Association         students a voice about current is-
move up to the state level.            of University Women as well and           sues that are important.”
    “I’m a little nervous because I    won third place in state.                    Additionally, Banerjee quali-
only have a 25 percent chance,”           “It’s a great thing for people         fied for both the state and national
said Banerjee. “But, I’ve been re-     to do if they are interested in           original prose and poetry champi-
ally lucky.”                           public speaking or learning about         onships.
                                                                                                                                                                 ing over the guitar distortion and          To add insult to injury, though
Tiger Link Crew
                                                                                                                        By TyLer hersko
                                                                                                                                                                 blast beat drumming.                    many of the songs have memo-
                                                                                                                                                                     While Sotelo’s clean singing        rable hooks, (don’t forget those

RHS students help incoming                                                                                                  Boring, uninspired heavy metal
                                                                                                                        music? Please, that’s so for the
                                                                                                                        above article.
                                                                                                                                                                 may be a disappointment, guitar-
                                                                                                                                                                 ists Misha Mansoor and Jake
                                                                                                                                                                 Bowen more than make up for it
                                                                                                                                                                                                         impressive guitar riffs), the songs
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tend to blend together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             This isn’t due to poor songwrit-

freshmen during orientation
                                                                                                                            If you’re interested in distinctly   with some fantastic shredding.          ing - there’s only so much variety
                                                                                                                        not boring music, then Periphery’s           The guitarists carry Periphery      to be had in this genre of music
                                                                                                                        self-titled debut album has your         when Sotelo stumbles. You’ll be         - but it’s obvious the band just
                                                                                                                        fix.                                     hard-pressed to find a song with-       didn’t have enough ideas to fill a
By keLsey sTarr                            The Tiger Link Crew leaders           easier and helps them not be ner-          Even the most famous of bands        out an infectiously catchy riff or a    CD of this length.
kstarr.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com         are supposed to stay in contact           vous,” said Borowiak.                  have very humble beginnings. If          blistering solo.                            Perhaps the band should
   Student government has taken        with incoming freshman over                   Last Monday, there was a meet-     you compare the average band’s               One of the best tracks, “Icarus     practice what they preach, as the
over Tiger Link Crew’s responsi-       summer.                                   ing for all those had signed up.       debut album to later releases,           Lives,” opens with a downright          opening lyrics to “Totla Mad”
bilities and will be running fresh-         “Each leader is going to get         Its purpose was to gather contact      you’ll probably notice significant       groovy guitar lick that only gets       ironically state: “Strip away all
man orientation this year. Students    roughly five freshmen and write           information. The next meeting will     improvements in one way or               better as the song goes on. Periph-     the excess components.” If the
were able to get an application in     letters to them over the summer to        possibly be scheduled for May 24       another.                                 ery is full of moments like these,      album had been trimmed down,
room 606 to sign up to help with       interact with them,” said Borow-          and will be more of an informative         It’s truly exciting – Periphery’s    be it the solos on “The Letter          these issues would not be present
the orientation.                       iak. “It helps get freshmen ready         meeting on how to keep in contact      debut has not only been commer-          Experiment” and “Zyglrox,” or           and would have made the album a
   Freshman Alexandra Dozsa,           for high school.”                         with the incoming freshman.            cially successful, (at the time of       the more accessible “Jetpack Was        much easier listen.
sophomore Larisa Borowiak, and             At the orientation, freshman              “It is a way for us to reach out   this writing, Periphery has cracked      Yes” ballad.                                Surprisingly, album closer
juniors Alex Kruchinin and Brit-       will be divided up and put into           to the freshman and help bridge        the top five on the Amazon.com               Unfortunately, several impor-       “Racecar,” clocking in at over 15
tany Walker comprise the commit-       groups with Tiger Link Crew lead-         the gap from middle school to          bestseller list, which is nothing        tant factors stop Periphery from        minutes, does not fall victim to the
tee in charge of TLC.                  ers. They will play ice breakers          high school,” said Borowiak.           short of amazing), but it is also        becoming an album that deserves         “samey” feel many of the other
    “At the orientation, we hope to    and name games to get to know                 Freshman Justin Chavez went        quite a solid debut album.               universal recommendation.               songs have.
mix boys and girls together from       each other before going to tour the       to last year’s freshman orientation.       After a brief atmospheric intro,         Already mentioned, Sotelo’s             “Racecar” utilizes the best parts
Cooley and Buljan so that fresh-       school.                                       “The tour got me used to and       “Insomnia” kicks off the album           clean vocals are on the whiny side.     of the entire album and makes
men will know more people going            “It makes the transition from         prepared for the campus when I         with aggressive riffing and lead         While they don’t detract from           for a thoroughly satisfying outro,
into high school,” said Borowiak.      middle school to high school              started school,” said Chavez.          vocalist Spencer Sotelo’s throaty        most songs, where they are mixed        and is one of the best songs on the
                                                                                                                        scream.                                  with heavier forms of singing,          album.
Last dance                                                                                                                  It’s obvious that at least several
                                                                                                                        members of Periphery are big fans
                                                                                                                                                                 they can really begin to grate on
                                                                                                                                                                 songs with extended moments of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Periphery is not without its
                                                                                                                                                                                                         faults, but this does not stop it

Assistant principal Jon Coleman                                                                                         of Meshuggah, one of the most
                                                                                                                        important bands in the “extreme
                                                                                                                        metal” scene. Sotelo’s harsh
                                                                                                                                                                 singing. Fans of UnderØath and
                                                                                                                                                                 Bring Me the Horizon will feel
                                                                                                                                                                 right at home with this vocal style,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         from being a hearty recommenda-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion. As long as you can stomach
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the vocals and the general overin-

will serve as DJ at outdoor dance                                                                                       vocals are very reminiscent of Me-
                                                                                                                        shuggah’s, a definite compliment,
                                                                                                                        and the harsh vocals are a good fit
                                                                                                                                                                 but for the rest of us, it gets old
                                                                                                                                                                     Perhaps the biggest issue with
                                                                                                                                                                                                         dulgence, you’ll certainly get your
                                                                                                                                                                                                         bang your buck.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Overall, Periphery is an im-
By MichaeL sakaTa                      Roseville Under the Sea. Prices           tant principal Jon Coleman.            for the fast paced music on display      Periphery is its length. At an epic     pressive debut album. It’s obvious
msakata.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                      “We have a list of popular         here.                                    73 minutes, listening to Periphery      that the band has a lot of talent
                                       will start at $1 today and will
   Roseville High School will be       increase by $1 every day until the        songs we are going to play,” said          Far less impressive is Sotelo’s      in one sitting is quite a challenge.    - this is definitely a group to keep
holding the annual outdoor dance,      dance.                                    senior Hailey Fernandez. “Last         clean singing, which is just as          70 minutes is far too long for any      a close eye on. For Periphery,
which will be held this Friday in          “I would go, but they don’t           year we had about 500 people           prominent as his screams.                band to play this style of music,       the future could be very bright,
Senior Square from 7:30 p.m. to        play the music I like,” said senior       show up. It’s a fun dance and it           His vocals often come off as         and you’ll probably find your-          indeed.
10:30 p.m.                             Julian Hays.                              has a good reputation.”                whiny, and while they’re not ter-        self spacing out long before the
   The theme of the dance will be          The DJ this year will be assis-                                              rible, it almost sounds embarrass-       album’s end.

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Race to the Top garners response
Obama’s education       New educational plan
overhaul is a waste of is promising concept
scarce fiscal resources                                                                                                      by Leandra Weinberg

                                                                                                                                                           I’m defi-
                                                                                                                                                                        years for labeling more than a third
                                                                                                                                                                        of all public schools as failing.
                                                                                                                                                                             It has been a primary concern
                                                                                                                                                                        that No Child Left Behind is way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  school-improvement strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Obama is also in favor of requiring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  states to develop teacher evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  systems, which will depend partially
by Tanisha saini                         enced by the education systems             be dismal, and RJUHSD even more                                  nitely not a       too focused on standardized test-         on the basis of student performance.
tsaini.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com           that are executed in other countries.      fiscally depressed compared to the                               big fan of Ba-     ing as a way to evaluate teacher          This will go a long way toward
                                                Therefore, teachers and stu-        amount it will take to make perma-                               rack Obama         performance and school progress.          improving teacher quality.
                              Presi-     dents will be forced to cover fewer        nent change and improvement.                                     whatsoever.             That’s another thing Obama is               All of his ideas are seem-
                        dent Barack      topics, but obtain a more in depth              It is not a good plan. Obama                                In fact, un-       looking to change, and I think it’s       ingly good ones, but the Presi-
                        Obama has        understanding of these selected            knows very well the recession                                    til recently,      a good idea – the fact that right         d e n t m u s t g o e v e n f u r t h e r.
                        created an       concepts.                                  America is under. How does he                                    I’d have said      now, schools are judged on their               For example, the budgets are in
                        education           Although, this plan sounds like a       expect for the education plan to                                 he’s some-         standardized test scores is complete      a dire state right now. Budget cuts in
                        plan that will   miracle fix, it is not. This plan alone    improve when the system simply                                   what of an         ridiculousness.                           all the wrong places lead to lack of
                        reconstruct      will cost the government – which           does not have the resources to do        idiot. However, I have to give his             Obama also wants to make sure a       supplies, student participation, and
                        the methods      really means tax payers – $4.35            so? This plan almost seems like a        national education plan, Race to the       high school diploma means students        increased layoffs.
                        employed to      billion dollars.                           gimmick.                                 Top, a solid seven out of ten on the       actually have the skills they need to         Obama has shown no interest in
emit our school systems nationwide.         California did apply for this plan,         People are not going to be will-     productivity scale – a good start, but     compete in an increasingly difficult      challenging the powerful teachers’
The purpose of this plan, called         and was disqualified in the first          ing to pay for a plan that is not even   it could use some improvement.             global workforce. Under Race to           unions, but unless we finally get rid
Race to the Top, is to reform the No     round. Standards need to be met by         guaranteed to work, and he probably           Basically Obama wants to link         the Top, student success would be         of these employment rules, we’ll
Child Left Behind plan.                  California that proves that the state      knows that.                              billions of federal dollars to initia-     defined by how much improvement           continue to define reform as good
     Currently the No Child Left         will take the initiative to apply the          I believe he is putting this plan    tives like ending the achievement          he/she makes from grade to grade,         intentions, extra dollars, and insuf-
Behind education plan, instituted        principles of Obama’s plan before          together just to say he attempted to     gap between white and non-white            no matter where they started. This        ficient results.
by the Bush administration, bases        receiving the funds to completely          execute some sort of plan for the        students, evaluating teachers and          is opposed to the current system,              But overall, several states have
a school’s prestige on how well          adopt it.                                  better good of America when he           awarding performance bonuses               in which students are judged on           already rushed to take advantage
students do on standardized testing.           I believe this is unnecessary.       was in office.                           to principals and teachers who’ve          absolute and overall performance,         of some of the President’s ideas,
These scores are compared with other     It will only cost California more              He has not done much and his         earned them.                               not their progress.                       and I believe that promoting some
students’ scores around the country.     money that it does not have to at-         ideas are not well thought out. This            However, the majority of               I actually like this idea, and think   even bolder ones in this new plan
     The new education plan will         tempt to advocate Obama’s doctrine         plan is a joke and will not take the     the plan looks to make greatly             it’s a keeper. Kids that continually      would push even more states to act.
eliminate the CAHSEE and re-             once again.                                country anywhere.                        needed improvements to George              progress in getting their act together      If that happens, we have a real shot
place state standards with national         California already is in debt and            He is expecting too much to         W. Bush’s frequently criticized            throughout their high school years        at moving public education into this
standards. This means that students      not doing well with their education-       happen under this recession-without      N o C h i l d L e f t B e h i n d l a w.   should be rewarded with their di-         century, improving opportunities for
within the United States will have       al system, as classes are being cut        bothering to correct it-and is not              Here’s some background              ploma, not punished for a screw-up        our highest-need kids and putting
their scores compared with those         constantly at colleges and supplies        giving us enough resources to help       on No Child Left Behind.                   freshman year when they thought           our nation back on top in its rightful
of students in other countries on a      and assistance are minimal. The            maintain this plan, only start the          It mainly aimed to have all school      they were “too cool for school.”          spot as a world leader.
global spectrum.                         amount of money California would           plan for a time being.                   children on grade level by 2014, but           Race to the Top calls for includ-
     Obama’s plan is mainly influ-       receive from Race to the Top would                                                  came under intense fire in recent          ing performance pay and mandated

STAR tests                                                                                                                   End of year events
Yearly exams are not an effective                                                                                            Memories are created
method to judge student progress
by KendaLL hopKins
                                         reflection of what students have re-
                                         ally learned over the year.
                                                                                    back in my academic career. There
                                                                                    isn’t any point in asking me ques-
                                                                                                                             during spring activities                      The seniors’ calendars are packed      memory of the four years that they
                                             Every year before students open        tions about topics I know nothing        by sLoan hamiLTon
                                                                                                                             shamilton.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com          with picnics, Sober Grad Night, and       attended here. It is a sad time but
                                All      up their test booklets, teachers al-       about to begin with, or things that I                                               much more. The rest of the school         also exciting that we finally get a
                       throughout        ways read the required pamphlets           haven’t been practicing on recently.
                                                                                                                                                         Summer         will be attending rallies, Ton-O-Sun,     break from tests, stress and all the
                       these couple      that read something like, “Today              I understand that we need to have
                                                                                                                                                   is coming up         the outdoor dance and more. This          drama that happens in high school.
                       of weeks,         you will take a test that will show        some sort of marker of how students
                                                                                                                                                   and we are           year has been long and bland, but             This school year hasn’t been the
                       I’ve been         how much you have learned. Some            are progressing, but to test students
                                                                                                                                                   all getting ex-      all of us are hoping to end it on a       best, but I am proud of the school
                       contemplat-       questions will be easy and some            in things that they have not learned
                                                                                                                                                   cited. This is       good note.                                making up events to make the
                       ing the im-       will be hard, but it is important that     is absurd. Some states with schools
                                                                                                                                                   the best time           The events at the end of the year      school year more memorable.
                       portance of       you try your best and not leave any        on the block schedule, such as Vir-
                                                                                                                                                   of the year to       are going to leave the students with         With all the chaos going on at the
                       t h e S TA R      answer unmarked because there is           ginia, have organized their testing
                                                                                                                                                   be happy, not        positive memories of the 2009-            end, we are all ending the school
                       test that I       no penalty for guessing.” However,         so it takes place at the end of each
                                                                                                                                                   only because         2010 school year at RHS, even if          year as a family and have hopefully
take-along with the rest of the          I feel that the goal of this test is not   semester, when the classes change.
                                                                                                                             school is ending but there are so          every moment of the year wasn’t           made a mark on our RHS past, even
school. While thinking about this,       truly being met.                           I think this would be a much better
                                                                                                                             many events coming up to finish off        completely thrilling. It should also      if we aren’t seniors. I’m really look-
I couldn’t ignore some things that             I think that the whole idea          way of judging student progress.
                                                                                                                             the year in an exciting way.               leave the seniors with a great final      ing forward to next year.
kept popping up in my head about         of STAR testing is ridiculous,                  Because of these things I think

                                                                                                                             Student life
these standardized tests. Obviously,     because every year I find myself           that a change is needed in regards to
I was thinking about how boring          testing on material that I haven’t         STAR testing. We need the option

                                                                                                                             Students should not
the testing is, like most students,      learned before, or material from a         of revising the test schedule so that
but even more importantly about          class that I haven’t been in since         students are tested on actual material
how STAR testing isn’t an accurate       the previous term or even further          that they have learned.

Modern communications only                                                                                                   use restroom pass to
trivialize everyday interactions
by mason dodson                          state of panic and disarray. The           of its innocence left without those
                                                                                                                             socialize or hang out
                                                                                                                                                                             The planner has exactly 124          they can’t because they already used
mdodson.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com          world has come to rely on so much          devices.                                 by samanTha brainard
                                                                                                                                                                        bathroom spaces for your teacher          all of their bathroom passes.
                                         technology that if the Internet failed,         I do not have a cell phone, but     sbrainard.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                        to sign. Some people use the bath-            I don’t think that people realize
                            The other    we would all walk into the backyard        I do use the computer and Internet                                  Whenev-         room in every class, which is four        that bathroom passes are for using
                        day I sat and    and take a bullet to the head.             and it has increased the ease of my                             er a student        times a day, and they usually don’t       the restroom, as obvious as that may
                        watched my             We would wonder through              life by a long shot. All I’m saying                             wants to go         even use the restroom. They talk          seem. It is not a time for socializing
                        sisters play.    the streets like mindless zombies          is decrease the reliability in the                              to the bath-        to friends or go to the vending           with your friends. There are des-
                        As I sat, the    searching for something to grab            Internet and computers and instead                              room during         machines, which is a complete             ignated times for such things, like
                        third-grader     and type with. Kids have forgotten         use your damn imagination.                                      class they          waste of valuable learning time.          lunch or passing periods. I don’t see
                        in the seat in   what life is like without cell phones.        Kids do not know what imagina-                               must fill out           Contrary to popular belief, it’s      why it is so hard to wait an hour and
                        front of me      They would actually have to com-           tion is anymore. They don’t dream;                              a planner and       necessary to not only be present at       a half before seeing your friends.
                        texted away      municate with other people, have a         they don’t picture themselves in                                get a teacher       school but to actually absorb the             Teachers have important lessons
on his key board cell phone. Par-        conversation involving real words-         unrealistic places doing unrealis-                              signature.          lectures as well. If you plan on doing    to teach, and if you’re constantly
ents are getting stupider, giving        not “u” and “ttyl” gibberish.              tic things. America will soon not        Many students complain about how           anything worthwhile with your time        going to the restroom for no reason,
their kids cell phones so they can          Yes, cell phones have increased         understand the concept of imagina-       they don’t have enough bathroom            when you’re older, school is kind of      then there is a good chance that you
text their little hearts out and add     the ease of life but have also dilapi-     tion. The computers will crash, the      passes to last them the entire year,       a necessity. Going and getting a soda     can get a bad grade in the class.
to how antisocial everyone is in         dated modern society. So much filth        cell phones will die and the world       but I think that there are plenty of       during class doesn’t do that.             It’s best just to save your bathroom
America today.                           travels back and forth through cell        might have a chance to start over.       passes in students’ planners to go to          When the time comes that they         passes for when you really need
    What happens when technology         phones, and computers, that the            Then again, I’m just using my            the restroom.                              do actually need to use the restroom,     them.
fails? People will go into an utter      world would probably have some             imagination.

opinion.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                         rhs.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                     my.hsj.org/ca/roseville/eyeofthetiger
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jv boys baseball                                                                                                                                                     freshmen baseball

Team gets first series win against Tigers fail to get a
Rocklin High School as they win    win against Granite
                                   Bay and Rocklin
two out of three games last week                                                                                                                                     BY TRAViS JAMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                              er and Matt Garza. Austin Ash had a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              big game at the plate going 2-3 with
BY zACh ANdERSON                                                                                                                                                          Last week the Roseville High        2 walks and Bryce Reichmann and
zanderson.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                                                                                                                                    School freshmen boys baseball team       Brad Palitti each went 3-4. Grant
                                                                                                                                                                     dropped three straight to the Rocklin    Jansen had a big pinch hit.
     The Roseville High School JV                                                                                                                                    Thunder. The prior week, the Tiger           The third game Roseville had a
baseball team had a breakthrough                                                                                                                                     were also swept by Granite Bay.          huge pitching performance from Joe
last week, finally picking up their                                                                                                                                       The Tigers played Oakmont           Wagner Davis who had a no hitter
first series win with some impres-                                                                                                                                   High School during the week of           going through the fourth inning.
sive pitching. The Tigers took two                                                                                                                                   April 20 and won all three games.        Dayanne “Cuba” Solórzano had a
games out of three from the Rocklin                                                                                                                                  The Tigers won the first game 3-2,       big game in RF making a couple of
Thunder, who were one of the teams                                                                                                                                   second game 18-10, and 3rd game          big plays late in the game to help se-
to beat in the league.                                                                                                                                               11-6. During the first game Bryce        cure the win. Bryce Reichmann and
      The Tigers opened the series                                                                                                                                   Reichmann threw six strong in-           Brad Palitti each went 3-4 again to
with a 4-0 victory. Sophomore Mark                                                                                                                                   nings and Joe Wagner Davis came          close out the series with Oakmont.
Reece, the teams leading pitcher this                                                                                                                                in and closed out the game. Ryan         Grant Jansen went 2-2 in the series
season, foiled the Rocklin hitters,                                                                                                                                  McFayden had two RBI and Brad            and had two pinch hits in the second
tossing a no hitter with eight strike-                                                                                                                               Palitti came through and had the         and third game of the series.
outs. The defense behind Reece                                                                                                                                       game winning RBI in the bottom                 “The series against Oakmont
was just as solid as his pitching, not                                                                                                                               of the 6th inning. Max Jensen had        went well,” said head coach Rian
committing a single error for the                                                                                                                                    a big game at second base making         Henry. “Anytime you can win 3 in
first time all season.                                                                                                                                               several nice plays.                      a row against a team in our league is
     “It was a great all around team                                                                                                                                     The second game the Tigers had       big. Our players stepped, up played
win,” said assistant coach John Rie-                                                                                                                                 strong pitching from Hunter Fourni-      big, and it showed.”
gel. “It was awesome to see.”
    Roseville was unable to back up                                                                                                                                  jv girls soccer

                                                                                                                                                                     Lady Tigers beat
their near perfect performance with
another victory however, as they fell
in the next contest 7-2.
     “It was a bummer to have a let                                                                                            PHOTO BY LILLIAN ABDELMALEK

                                                                                                                                                                     Nevada Union
down after a great performance,”
said Reece.                               The JV boys get first series win against Rocklin High School. Above sophomore Mark Reece
   The Tigers committed several er-       steps up to bat in last Friday’s practice.
rors in the contest, and failed to gar-   fifth league win of the year.              and rescheduled games that left both    salvage a 7-6 win from the Grizzlies.

                                                                                                                                                                     in season finale
ner any consistency at the plate.            “It was great to get our first series   teams pitching staffs in a funk.        Cunha, Garcia, and sophomore
      With the series tied, the two       win,” said Riegel.                           The Granite Bay series also ended     Blake Rivera are the only ones to
foes faced off in the series’ rubber          Prior to their series triumph over     in a 1-2 record for the Tigers. The     have a home run thus far for the
game at Rocklin. Roseville came           Rocklin, the Tigers took on the            win however, was the highlight of       Tigers.
away with another victory to finally      Oakmont Vikings and the Granite            the season thus far. In a tense extra      The Tigers currently sit at a dis-   BY CAMERON STEWART
secure a series win. Their 8-5 series     Bay Grizzlies.                             inning contest, sophomore Zac           appointing 5-10 league record, with                                              into Friday’s final game against
clinching victory was highlighted              The series against the Vikings        Cunha stepped up in the bottom          one week remaining. The final three                                              Nevada Union, had scored 18 goals
by a homerun by freshman call up          ultimately ended in a 1-2 record for       of the 8th and smacked a walk off                                                   The Roseville High School JV         and recorded eight assist.
                                                                                                                             games will be contested against the
Marcus Garcia. This was the team’s        the Tigers, after multiple rain outs       home run over the left field fence to                                           girls soccer team finished in second       “Tori Conti has been a huge factor
                                                                                                                             Del Oro Golden Eagles.
                                                                                                                                                                     place in the SFL, finishing just         this year,” said Stewart.
swim                                                                                                                                                                 below Granite Bay. They had an                The ladies have been able to

Girls end 2010 season in a three-way
                                                                                                                                                                     overall record of 15-4-2 after win-      avenge their early losses in the
                                                                                                                                                                     ning seven of their last eight games,    season to both Rocklin High School
                                                                                                                                                                     including victories over Rocklin,        and Del Oro High School.
                                                                                                                                                                     Del Oro, and Nevada Union.                 Unfortunately they lost to Granite

tie for second place as the boys place
                                                                                                                                                                           Coach Paul Stewart was par-        Bay by a very late goal in the last
                                                                                                                                                                     ticular impressed with the work of       minutes to have the final score of
                                                                                                                                                                     freshman Tori Conti, who, heading        1-0.

fourth in the Sierra Foothill League Boys compete in
BY TYlER MillER                              “The season was pretty good and         Horchak.                                man year,” said Horchak. “We’ve

                                                                                                                                                                     SFL championship
tmill.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com             it was tougher than last year, so it           The Woodcreek victory raised        been working [hard] this week,
      The Roseville High School           show’s the team’s improvement,”            morale among the boys swim              and we’ll be tapering next week, so
boys and girls swim team finished         said junior Courtney McFate.               team.                                   hopefully I’ll do very well.”
off their 2010 league season at the          Many of the players enjoyed the              “I think we accomplished a           Many of the members of the boys

                                                                                                                                                                     to wrap up season
league championships. According           season and plan to participate again       lot when we claimed victory over        team wished there had been a junior
to coach John Fuller, the boys team       on next year’s team.                       Woodcreek, as that was a personal       varsity team for swim this season.
placed fourth in league behind Gran-          “I think we did well this year,        goal for the team this season,” said      “More people should come out for
ite Bay, Del Oro, and Nevada Union        but next year I think we’ll do a lot       Fuller. “Although the loss against      the junior varsity team next year,”
High Schools.                             better,” said Bridges.                     Nevada Union was unfortunate.”          said junior Evan Nazaroff.              BY zACh ANdERSON                         gra and junior Charlie Faes. Faes
                                              Senior Joseph Horchak agrees                The team’s last event is sec-           Whitten agrees with Nazaroff,      zanderson.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com        opened up with Oakmont’s Kyle
     “I always love champs and I
placed in all of my events, so I was      with Bridges, believing that the           tions, which takes place at Tokay       believing that because there aren’t                                              Coates, and was dismissed handily
                                          team had some really good meets,           High School in Lodi. According          cuts, that it’d be a good workout             The Roseville High School          by a score of 6-0 6-2. Coates would
happy about that,” said junior Bran-
                                          but thinks they’ll do better next          to sophomore Grayson Whitten,           for people who have nothing to do       varsity boys tennis team ended           go on to win the championship
don Bridges.
                                          season.                                    sections is faster paced than the       during the Spring season.               their season by competing at the         match.
    The girls swim season ended in
                                             “We beat Woodcreek for the first        championships, and teams from all           “There aren’t any cuts, and it’s    prestigious Sierra Foothill League            Nagra’s opening round match
a three way tie for second place,
                                          time in a long time, though, so that       over come to participate in it.         a pretty good workout,” said Whit-      singles and doubles championship         pitted him against Nevada Union’s
according to junior Courtney Mc-
                                          was a huge accomplishment,” said              “I’ve made sections since fresh-     ten.                                    events on May third and fifth.           Weston Messier. Nagra fought for
                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Jordan Hastings was fea-       a 6-1 6-4 victory. His second round
jv girls softball                                                                                                                                                    tured in the B singles bracket, along    match against Del Oro’s Brett

Lady Tigers fall short to the Lady
                                                                                                                                                                     with senior Omar Khan. Hastings          Bacharach ended in a 6-0 6-0 loss.
                                                                                                                                                                     took on Matt Thompson from Gran-         This loss ended Nagra’s Roseville
                                                                                                                                                                     ite Bay High School, and saw his         career highlighted by him being
                                                                                                                                                                     high school tennis game come to a        the number one singles player this

Timberwolves and end in second
                                                                                                                                                                     close with a 6-0 6-3 loss. Thompson      past season.
                                                                                                                                                                     would go on to finish second in the           Roseville also had representa-
                                                                                                                                                                     entire tournament, falling 6-4 7-5 in    tives in the doubles tournament.
                                                                                                                                                                     the title match.                         In the B bracket, Khan and senior
BY RAMON ESPiNO                           season didn’t end as planned and the       shutouts against Granite Bay 10-0       been pitching outstanding.                   Khan opened up with Del Oro         Jake Schmitz teamed up and faced
respino.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com           team went on to lose the game 8-0          and Oakmont 15-0. The team also             The team also got the job done      High School’s Travis Denna. Khan         a duo from Granite Bay and fell
                                          knocking them out of first.                beat up on Del Oro 6-1 and won a        with their bats this season. The team   battled to a tough straight sets vic-    6-4 6-2. Freshman Dallas Guerrero
                                               According to freshman Lilly           close one against Rocklin 6-3.          had three players bat over .330.        tory, coming out with a 6-3 7-5 win.     and junior Mark Little also teamed
    Heading into their game versus
                                          Kraft, the team just didn’t play               Although the season didn’t end      The team’s best batting average         In his second round match, Khan          up, but fell 6-1 6-2 to Rocklin High
Woodcreek last Wednesday, the
                                          their normal game and had a lot of         as planned, the Lady Tigers had an      however, came from Powers who           faced Oakmont High School’s Zach         School.
Roseville High School’s JV softball
                                          defensive miscues.                         outstanding league record of 9-1-1      had an incredible batting average       Paiva, and dismissed him handily            In the A bracket, Nagra and Hast-
team controlled their own destiny
                                              “Basically we beat our selves,”        heading into their season finale        of .434. Powers also hit two home       6-1 6-4. This victory put Khan into      ings teamed up to try and capture
for a chance to win the Sierra Foot-
                                          said Kraft. “We are a better team          versus Nevada Union. According to       runs on the season.                     the quarterfinals. In his quarterfinal   their brackets title. They defeated a
hill League title for the second year
                                          than them we just didn’t show it           coach Lindsey Parker they got great           “Throughout the season our        match, Khan faced Nick Koop out          team from Oakmont 6-2 6-2 in the
in a row. The team was in first place
                                          when it really mattered.”                  production from their defense and       hitting kept on improving and that      of Del Oro. Khan saw his Roseville       opening round. In round 2, they fell
with an overall record of 15-1-1
                                              Leading up to this epic rivalry        starting pitcher sophomore Savan-       contributed a lot to our success,”      career come to an end after falling      to Nevada Union 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
and a league record of 9-0-1, while
                                          game the Lady Tigers had won               nah Burch, who had a total of 143       said Powers.                            behind 6-2 4-1 before retiring with          The other Roseville representa-
Woodcreek was in second place,
                                          their previous four games against          strikeouts in 112 innings pitched.          The Lady Tigers wrapped up the      an illness. Koop would go on to win      tives in the A bracket were Faes
only one game back.
                                          Oakmont, Del Oro, Rocklin, and                  According to freshman Ashley       in a double header against Nevada       the section championship.                and senior Warren Chabrier. They
      With a victory over Wood-
                                          Granite Bay High Schools. In those         Powers, the team’s defense has been     Union High School last Friday.              In the A bracket, Roseville was      were taken out in the first round by
creek, they would be crowned SFL
                                          four games the team has had two            really good this year and Burch has                                             represented by senior Azaan Na-          Woodcreek 6-3 6-4.
Champs, but unlike most stories the
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tRACK                                                                                                                                                                 Varsity girls soccer

Team defeats Nevada Union at home as Lady Tigers clinch
they prepare for league championships league championship
By Tyler MIller & TrAVIS JAMeS
                                                                                                                                                                      with a 2-0 victory
                                                                                                                                                                      By CHrIS AGAN                               Head coach Pablo Gutierrez feels
                                                                                                                                                                      cagan.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com           that the team has remained focused
      The Roseville High girls and                                                                                                                                                                            and it paid off.
boys track team brought it’s year to                                                                                                                                        The Roseville High School             “Our team has been pretty con-
a close with their last few meets of                                                                                                                                  varsity girls soccer team picked        sistent,” said Gutierrez. “The girls
the 2010 season. They preformed                                                                                                                                       up a 4-0 lead at Nevada Union last      have stayed focused on improving
at the Glen Pool Invitational at                                                                                                                                      Friday, as they prepared themselves     our teamwork.”
Oakmont High School the week                                                                                                                                          for this week’s playoffs.                     Heading into their game last
before last, and had a meet at Del                                                                                                                                        Last Tuesday, they secured the      Tuesday against Woodcreek High
Oro High School where the varsity                                                                                                                                     SFL league championship with their      School the girls needed to secure the
boys lost 98-13.                                                                                                                                                      2-0 victory over cross-town rival       win in order to make play-offs, and
     Junior Jared Isaeff and Foster                                                                                                                                   Woodcreek High School. The Lady         if they didn’t it would open up the
Tracey believe that the loss against                                                                                                                                  Tigers are headed to the playoffs for   door for Woodcreek to try and take
Del Oro was a setback, but Isaeff is                                                                                                                                  the third straight year.                their league championship away.
confident that the team will recover                                                                                                                                        Sophomore fullback Kelsey              The girls were able to shut the
and continue to progress through                                                                                                                                      DeCarlo attributes their play to the    Timberwolves out 2-0 and clinch
to the end of season positively.                                                                                                                                      team’s chemistry.                       up the title.
Although they suffered a loss at the                                                                                                                                    “The team is playing really well,”        Gutierrez feels that the team still
Del Oro meet, Tracey thinks the                                                                                                                                       said DeCarlo. “Over time we have        has improvements they can make
outcome of their season this year                                                                                                                                     grown together and learned each         before heading into the playoffs.
was still positive.                                                                                                                                                   others weaknesses and what we do             “We need to improve on mak-
   “I really like how the team works                                                                                                                                  well so we are all more unified now     ing adjustments to all the different
together and how they always stay                                                                                                                                     and closer as a team and its making     defensive strategies other teams are
optimistic,” said Tracey.                                                                                                                                             us play well.”                          using against us,” said Gutierrez.
     The team claimed victory over
Nevada Union last week at home.
Many of the participants were en-
                                                                                                                                        PHOTO BY NATASHA DEV          golf

                                                                                                                                                                      Tigers compete in
thusiastic about the victory.             Senior Jordan Magnusson beats the Woodcreek High School sprinters as he comes in first in
    “I threw pretty well, but I didn’t    a home meet.
meet my personal record,” said ju-        personal record consistently each        him coaching us,” said Adcock.            ing the end of the boys and girls
nior Annie Adcock who competes            meet because it adds an extra bit to          Junior Brittany Walker agrees        track season, are on Wednesday and
in the throwing events, shot-put
and discus.
  Many of the RHS athletes are not
                                          the competitiveness.”
                                              Many of the team players enjoy
                                          the synergy that the team shares and
                                                                                   with Adcock, and believes that
                                                                                   coach Nelson has helped them
                                                                                   greatly this year.
                                                                                                                             Friday this week.
                                                                                                                                  With the season closing, many
                                                                                                                             of the track competitors pledge
                                                                                                                                                                      SFL tournaments
                                                                                                                                                                      but fail to get a win
allowing any hurdle prevent them          the comfort that the team provides           “I liked coach Nelson a lot and       themselves to compete for next
from improving week to week.              as well as the new additions to          I think he is a very good addition        year’s team.
     “I really like track and I think     the coaching staff this year, coach      to the coaching staff this season,”          “I definitely think I’ll be commit-
we’re doing very good this season,”       Nelson.                                  said Walker.                              ted to [the team] next year and hope
said Isaeff. “I try to improve my            “[He] is pretty funny, and I enjoy       The league championships, mark-        that we’ll do well,” said Walker.                                                Aubrey Harwell had the team’s top
                                                                                                                                                                      By rAMON eSPINO
                                                                                                                                                                      respino.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com         scores. Anderson scored an 81 and
varsity boys baseball                                                                                                                                                                                         Harwell scored an 83.

Tigers are 7-7 in league as they
                                                                                                                                                                          The Roseville High School var-          The Tigers’ second match of the
                                                                                                                                                                      sity golf team’s season has come to     SFL tournament took place at the
                                                                                                                                                                      a close. The Tigers won one match       Sunset Whitney Country Club. As a
                                                                                                                                                                      during the season, but most matches     team, they posted 479 for 18 holes.
                                                                                                                                                                      were close.                             The top people who posted were

look towards the SFL playoffs
                                                                                                                                                                          The Tigers lost their last match    Anderson who scored an 85 and
                                                                                                                                                                      212-230 against the Nevada Union        Atteberry who scored a 95.
                                                                                                                                                                      Miners at the Alta Sierra Country             According to Anderson, the
                                                                                                                                                                      Club. The team’s top scores came        team played well and that although
                                          The Tigers gave up seven earned          in the 5th inning.                        seeded team in the league, and they      from seniors Nick Anderson and          the team won only one match, the
By Trey rOSeNBerG
                                          runs, while only being able to bring         “Our bats woke up and we were         took advantage of the young Tigers.      Jake Lummen with a 43 and sopho-        season was still a success. Anderson
                                          in four runs. Senior John Silva had      able to play like we know we can,”        The Tigers went on to drop the series    more Kyle Atteberry with a 46.          will be the only one from the RHS
    The Roseville High School var-        three hits in the game while also        said junior Beau Smith.                   while being swept loosing all three         According to junior Alex Bailey,     golf team to compete in the division
sity boys baseball team is in conten-     knocking in a run. Senior Tyler Ash         In the final game of the series, the   games. The Tigers lost 12-2 in the       it was a tough match because for        II tournament.
tion to make playoffs. The Tigers         also had two hits in game.               Tigers fell once again. The Thunder       first game, 4-2 in the second, and 7-1   six holes it was pouring down rain,          “I think the season was pretty
need to be in the top three teams              “Our pitching wasn’t the best,      came up on top with a 10-5 victory        in the third. The Tigers had a decent    making it hard to read the greens and   successful because a lot of people
in league to be able to qualify for       but we just couldn’t come together       over the Tigers. Roberts hit a home       hitting performance by Roberts, but      making it hard to hit the fairways.     got the opportunity to compete at
playoffs, and are currently in third.     to win that game,” said junior third     run, to help the Tigers, but the bats     still couldn’t pull out one game.           On April 19, the Tigers competed     the varsity level and they got a lot
The Tigers recently have played the       baseman Anthony Roberts.                 couldn’t keep up. After an injury              Going into the last series of the   in the first of two Sierra Foothill     of good experience that will benefit
top two teams in league in Rocklin,          Battling back from game one, the      to pitcher junior Matt Maher, the         year against Del Oro High School,        League tournaments at Catta Verd-       them next season,” said Anderson.
and Granite Bay High Schools.             Tigers came out and won the second       Tigers had to do some changing            the Tigers will need to sweep the        era Country Club. The team golfed a         Anderson will compete today at
Struggling against Granite Bay the        game 13-3. Senior Sam Vergara            around in the field. Silva played         series to lock up a definite playoff     446 for the 18 holes and finished in    the Turkey Creek Golf Course for
Tigers bounced back to battle with        pitched for the Tigers while junior      catcher for the first time all season,    spot. With a lot around the corner,      last place. Anderson and sophomore      the division II tournament.
Rocklin.                                  Matt Parks and sophomore Dalton          while senior center fielder Matt          the Tigers are looking to step up in
    The Tigers are currently 7-7 in
league after splitting the first two
                                          Blaser each had home runs in the
                                          affair. Parks also had five RBI in the
                                                                                   Hack played short stop for the first
                                                                                   time all season.
                                                                                                                             more than they have all season.
                                                                                                                                “We need to play the best we have      Sports Calendar
games with Rocklin. Rocklin won           game to help the 13 runs come in.            The previous series prior to the      all season to reach one of our goals,”    May 10, 2010
the first of the three game series,       The Tigers didn’t need a 7th inning      Thunder came against Granite Bay          said Smith. “I think we can do it. We
10-4, while pitching was a problem.       because they 10 runned the Thunder       Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the top      just have to stay focused.”               4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: F. Baseball vs Del Oro
                                                                                                                                                                       4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: JV Baseball vs Del Oro
varsity girls softball                                                                                                                                                 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Var. Baseball @ Del Oro

Lady Tigers defeat the Woodcreek                                                                                                                                       May 11, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                       4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: F. Baseball @ Del Oro

High School Timberwolves 7-6 to                                                                                                                                        4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: JV Baseball @ Del Oro
                                                                                                                                                                       4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Var. Baseball vs Del Oro

secure a spot in the SFL playoffs
                                                                                                                                                                       May 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                       4:00 PM Track ~ SFL Trials @ Rocklin HS
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                                          some one on base,” said Gonzales.        didn’t score after that and held the         Junior Alicea Coy who is leading
By MATT HACK                                                                                                                                                           4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: F. Baseball vs Del Oro
mhack.eyeofthetiger@gmail.com                  Due to rain outs the team play      Thunder to only two runs.                 the team in batting average, recently
                                          Oakmont High School last Monday             “We are all playing really well,       suffered ligament damage and is           4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: JV Baseball vs Del Oro
     The Roseville High School            and beat the Vikings with a final        we have not had as many errors as         currently out for three weeks, and
varsity girls softball team clinched      score of 6-0.                            we did earlier in the season,” said       will miss playoffs.
                                                                                                                                                                       4:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Var. Baseball @ Del Oro
their playoff spot last Wednesday             The Lady Tigers played the Del       junior Alexi Johnson.                         “We are really excited for play-      May 14, 2010
against the rival Woodcreek Tim-          Oro Eagles who are first in league.           The team played Granite Bay          offs,” said Gonzales. “The past
berwolves.                                The game went into 10 innings on         High School on April 23 and ended         couple years we have been knocked         Track ~ SFL Finals @ Granite Bay HS
      “It felt really good knocking       April 30.                                the game early with a 10-0 mercy          out in a playoff game, but now we
Woodcreek out of the playoffs                                                                                                                                          May 19, 2010
                                             Both teams did not score until the    rule win in the fifth inning.             already have a secure spot and we
because they did that to us the past      Eagles scored four runs in the top on        Freshman Delany DeMello and           are ready.”                               2:00 PM- 6:00 PM Track ~ Sub Section Trials @ Bella
couple years,” said junior Gabby          the tenth inning. The Eagles kept the    Gonzales have been teaming up for             The Lady Tigers played the Ne-
Gonzales.                                 team to only one run and lost with a
                                                                                                                                                                       Vista HS
                                                                                   the pitching staff.                       vada Union Miners on Friday and
    The Lady Tigers combined for          score of 4-1.                                “We are two different pitchers        that game decided which seed the          May 21, 2010
12 hits to score seven runs and held          On April 28 the Tigers traveled      and we switch a couple times dur-         team will have in playoffs that will
Woodcreek to a score of six.              to Rocklin and beat the Thunder for      ing the game to change it up so the       begin later this week. The team is        2:00 PM- 6:00 PM Track ~ Sub Section Finals @ Bella
  “It was a really close for the entire   the second time this year. Roseville     other teams don’t catch on,” said         also waiting for their match-up to
game, every inning both teams had
                                                                                                                                                                       Vista HS
                                          scored 3 runs in the first inning and    Gonzales.                                 be determined.

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