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Hours before the rivalry starts, students with painted faces and matching shirts wait for kick-off between Castle View versus Douglas County’s awaited game. “The CV vs. DC game is the best one by far,” said senior Hailey Young. “Everyone should attend.” With the intense school pride, Castle View fans have created a series of cheers to suport their team and have fun. “Yelling cheers out is so fun,” said sophomore Paisley Coffelt. “I’m so glad we have these at Castle View!” For each football game, the student section, led by a group of upperclassman, known as the Pride Group, has a special theme for the fans to dress for. “Colorado high schools are super competitive. You can tell how much we love a good rivalry, just look at our student section,” said sophomore Rachel Peete. Castle View is in the 5A Division for high school sports in Colorado. We have rivalries that draw out many students and parents to root for their school. “There’s no reason to not attend these games. They’re almost always sold out,” said Young. This year, over 1,500 pre-sale tickets were sold during the week of the CV/DC game. Other than bringing crowds to


the games, student government member, sophomore Sophie Jones, said they’ve been working hard to create a few new events. “We’re trying to create more fun things for students so they can have fun and be involved,” said Jones. One of these new events included the bonfire, which drew out many students to take part in burning a stuffed husky. Other clubs are also taking part in getting students excited for events. Varsity Poms member sophomore Jillian Ackerman, administration, and student government worked together to put on a pep rally. “It taught many fans the cheers that would be later yelled out at the football game,” said Ackerman. Young believes all the events leading up to the game make it that much better. During the game on September 9, Castle View Sabercats came out on top with a win of 20 to 17. This is the second year in a row that the Sabercats have beat Douglas County. Sophomore Varsity football player, Bryce Roberts said he’s thankful for the fans. “The fans at the football game definitely helped encourage us to keep playing and bring up the intensity,” said Roberts.

1. CELEBRATE The fan section ay the CV/DC throws ripped pieces of red streamers in the air at the beginning of the game. 2. BURN BURN BRUN A stuffed husky is placed on top of multiple crates. The first ever bonfire was in light of te town rivalry game. 3. CATS CATS CATS The fan section at the CV/DC game had large cut outs of the word ‘cats’ and matched the letters to the popular cheer, ‘c-a-t-s cats cats cats.’ “It’s a great cheer,” said senior Hailey Young.

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n order to graduate, Castle View students need to have completed four English credits, as well as three social studies credits. A way to obtain a credit for both requirements sophomore year is through Humanities II, what is intended to be a required course. However, some students have refused the necessity of taking the class. “I wish I had skipped it and gone straight to AP History,” said senior Brian Paige. For some, skipping the class can actually be a reality. Students have taken the initiative and have chosen to take higher level English and social studies classes in place of Humanities II. “I took AP Human Geography instead of Humanities II sophomore year,” said junior David Douglas. “It allowed me to get ahead with completing more college credits before I graduate.” Despite this trend, there still stands support for Humanities II. While 77 percent of 50 students polled Castle View students stated that Humanities II should not be mandatory, 46 percent felt that students should still take the class. “There’s still a lot of valuable things to learn in the class,” said senior Ethan Walker. “It’s good preparation for more advanced classes.” Humanities teacher Wes Chapman agreed. “Regardless of whether or not they feel it should be a mandatory class or not, I recommend taking it. It’s a good template to set yourself up for the rest of high school.” Photo by Harrison Sedmak

TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE Humanities teacher, Wes Champman, believes Humanities II is essential for preparing students for

higher level classes. He stands teaches students Regan Hanigar and Sawyer Caudil. “I think very few kids can effectively skip the sophomore year of Humanities and be truly successful in an AP level class,” said Chapman. The View | NEWS |


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