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Veggie-Consuming Car CHS parent converts Mercedes- Benz to biodiesel Aside from the occasional hybrid, most cars seen on the road in Placer County are the large trucks and SUVs more suitable for the local lifestyle. However, one CHS parent, Mr. Shawn Mulkin, has taken on an ambitious project. After months of research, Mulkin converted a 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300d diesel to run off a new fuel – vegetable oil. Mulkin collects waste vegetable oil from several restaurants, then lets it sit in jugs in the sun for several days. This process filters crumbs to the bottom of the containers. Next, he places the fuel in a large tank in a greenhouse, which filters out the finer solutes. The vehicle itself contains several modifications. In order for the new fuel to ignite, it must be heated before entering the engine. Mulkin routed hot water from the radiator around the fuel line. Then, the fuel goes to electric heating coils, similar to those in a hair dryer. The added heat allows combustion to occur. The oil is filtered twice during these processes. Why go through the effort to build and operate these systems? Cost. Waste vegetable oil is free, resulting in dramatic savings in operating costs and quick payback of Mulkin’s initial investment. “There’s no cost except changing a couple of filters every few months,” he said. According to

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Mulkin, the te c h n o l o g y saves him thousands of dollars each year. Ve g e t a ble oil also benefits the environment. The only byproducts to the fuel processing, the crumbs and particles in the oil, are placed in mulch. The Shawn Mulkin admires his car’s engine that runs on vegetable car’s emis- oil. Mr. Mulkin has saved money and energy by using biodiesel. sions are Photo by: Alex Bonser after learning about the technology. “I greener , as they lack sulfur, a dangerwas tired for paying for fuel and knowous exhaust substance of regular gaso- ing… that money is going to the Middle line and diesel automobiles. In addition, East,” he cited as a reason for the underMulkin explained how restaurants who taking. He worked in collaboration with a give him their waste oil avoid having it friend who was also converting a car. driven away by a large, gas guzzling supRyan Mulkin is a sophomore at CHS, ply truck. “I take what was waste and use and has witnessed his father’s accomit to avoid the purchase of petroleum.” plishment firsthand. “It’s pretty good,” This was Mulkin’s second vegetable he summed up simply. “At least it’s not oil project. Several years ago he pur- expensive.” chased an old diesel for experimentation

Race to the Finish

Loren Sunding Staff Writer

Design Tech students send their final projects down the raceway.

This year Colfax High School was granted with the opportunity to host a brand new technology-based class. Design Tech was created to incorporate all four of Colfax’s technology oriented classes: Electronics, Woodshop, Metal Shop, and Computers. Students rotate throughout the four classes in groups of twenty-five to thirty and spend about five

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weeks in each class. Each of these classes integrated one project that would contribute to the final project: a solar powered drag racer. This small car features a metal chassis, a custom made circuit board, a student designed sticker package, and a plastic molded body. The students in Design Tech learned .

to use a variety of tools in all of these classes. In Woodshop, Mr. Schwartz teaches students to use the band saw, table saw, router, and sanders to create a tool box and the car body. He also instructs the students to create computer aided drafting (CAD), plans for all the projects.

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2010 Amgen Tour Lance Armstrong and fellow bikers race through Placer County

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Design Tech Continued from page 2

The front of the“pack” as it passes through Meadow Vista Photo by: Dylan Laidlaw

Taylor Whitehill Staff Writer

Each year some of the world’s best cyclists and teams congregate to California, to race in the Amgen Tour of California. Through stages from May 16th to the 23rd these racers competed all over California all vying for the ultimate prize of wearing the Yellow Jersey on the podium after the final stage. This year’s Amgen, however, was different for the area of Colfax, Meadow Vista, and Auburn as it is the first time this now iconic race passed through the local area. The Amgen sported some of the most famous athletes in the world, Lance Armstrong being among them as part of Team Radio Shack. Armstrong is of course famous for his victories in 8 consecutive Tour De Frances, but he is not the only cycling superstar who was among this years riders. Levi Leipheimer another member of the Radio Shack team has won the last three Tours of California was the favorite to win once again this year. This year he would face fierce competition from other contenders like German rider Jens Voigt who took fourth place last year, David Hinkeipi who has been on 8 winning teams throughout the Tour de France, and David Zabreskie who was the runner up in last years race. The first stage of the Tour of California started at Nevada City and finished in Sacramento. The course wound its way

through the foothills where fans gathered along the road side to catch the glimpse of the racers as they sped by. “It was surreal” said Mr. Wolff, computers teacher at Colfax High school, and one of the many locals watching along the road. “To see a world class event come down Placer Hill’s Road world was an amazing experience.” In the first stage, Mark Cavendesh was the first to don the yellow jersey of this year’s Amgen. He crossed the finish line with a 4:04:46 giving a “V” for victory to the large crowd gathered in Sacramento. Other contenders for the overall victory raced wisely not tiring themselves in the first stage, sticking with the Peloton throughout the entirety of the race. At the end of the last stage, Michael Rogers (USA) of HTC-Columbia was crowned the winner of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. The first stage was an exciting event of the small area of Colfax, Auburn, and Meadow Vista. It not only gave the residents something to be excited about but also brought new interest in the sport of cycling. After watching the race and reading a few articles afterward, Mr. Wolff commented “I’ve learned more about bicycle racing in the last two weeks than I have in my entire life.” This race has been an experience that will hopefully bring new enthusiasm to the sport, and bring the Tour through our area again soon.

Mr. Wolff reveals the possibilities of Photoshop and video editing programs in computers. Students learned to solder and create circuit boards with Mr. Martello in Electronics. In the metal shop students used the drill press, the CNC plasma cutter, and various hand tools to create the metal chassis, display stands, and a tool tray with Mr. Kinsey. The entire process of designing the car, chassis, and electronics took about nine months. The teachers worked during the summer and the fall terms to perfect all the designs. When asked how the final race would turn out Mr. Schwartz responded, “Pretty good, we have practiced a few times and we have tons of great sponsors and prizes.” He later commented that, “I love the mix of all the classes in one and the students will walk away with a great skill set.” After the students complete all four rotations, they will race their cars in a school wide race. All cars will be presented along with a portfolio to judges who will grade the racers on several categories. Judges will scan the cars for creativity, color schemes, body design, and workmanship. Conner Krier (10) is excited for the final race and commented, “I think my car has a good chance to win.” When asked what his favorite part of the class was he answered, “…definitely woodshop because you get to use a variety of tools and you actually design the body of the car.” The final race date is set for June 3rd and all participating students will race their cars in a drag style competition. Approximately 120 cars will compete against each other and be judged at the final event.

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opinion.

The Relevance of Newspapers Why the newspaper is still important today

The internet is used for many purposes today, including news updates. However, the newspaper is still a better news source than any modern technological resource for multiple reasons. “A lot of times, when you look at the newspaper, you find a lot of information that you normally wouldn’t go looking for,” Tracy Brooks (9) stated. One benefit of printed papers is that they include coupons not found online or by watching the news on TV. They also enable you to cut Colfax student Savannah Newman (10) out and share articles if you choose to. reads the Falcon Free Press, Colfax One problem with using the internet for High School’s own newspaper. Photo by: Tori Anderson finding news information is that several online newspaper editions are partial and internet accessible device. These devices might not include every piece that is in could have technical difficulties, and the printed editions. Also, some articles newspapers are available in places where that are found in print are not found on- you might not have internet access. line. Having a copy of a printed newspaSome people prefer the printed per allows you to use it for your own purnewspaper over the radio, internet, or TV poses. Michallynn Hoffman (10) said, “I like due to its convenience. They would rath- the printed newspaper better because it er carry around a newspaper instead of a is more traditional and it is more interaclaptop, cell phone, or any other portable tive because I can solve the puzzles and

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read the comics.” You are also able to highlight portions of the paper that you find interesting or important, and you can write notes in the margins. Some people like to save editions of the newspaper in order to review them or just to collect them. Printed paper companies also need more workers for distribution and printing. When people look for jobs, they normally check the classifieds section of the paper instead of going online and searching. By doing this, they are making sure that their job choices are all local. Katelyn Gassaway (9) said she likes “the classifieds section because there are many interesting things for sale.” Even though there are many benefits of getting the news online, by radio, or by TV, the printed newspaper is more convenient and locally centered. Sarah Shade (9) said that she thinks that, “the newspaper is more straight forward and less biased than other resources.” Overall, the reliability of newspapers surpasses that of any other media source.

Wall Street Reform

Congress reaches new level of incompetency

The financial legislation passed by the Senate fails to fix the issues plaguing Wall Street and instead marks a milestone in the growth of American corporatism. In a battle that disturbingly resembles the disastrous health care debate, Democrats have once again taken a vital piece of legislation and butchered it almost beyond recognition. Instead of sweeping reform that will permanently prevent future crises, Congress has taken a shuffle forward and called it a leap. Part of the legislation is centered on transparency. For example, the dangerous trading of complex financial derivatives (side bets banks use as insurance) that pulled America’s banks down the slippery slope of crisis may not be regulated, merely

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Christina Goodrich Staff Writer Tori Anderson Editor

made more public. The justification for this is that consumers and shareholders will be able to monitor the actions of Wall Street firms and act to protect themselves and the economy. However, there is an obvious flaw: hardly anybody outside of Wall Street and the Treasury department understands how complex financial derivatives work. This aspect of banking is so complicated that few are able to examine trading critically without extensive economic background. Investors and consumers will be able to observe the transactions, but will have no way of knowing which ones are “good” or “bad”. Thus, transparency is useless because the people who are supposed to be protected cont. on p. 5 are still in the dark.

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Wall Street

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Another major component of the bill is efforts to stop future taxpayer bailouts. Both parties oppose such measures for differing ideological reasons. However, stripping away last-resort economic options directly clashes with the purpose of the bill, which is to prevent future crises. Taxpayer bailouts should not be initiated casually. But in the midst of an economic disaster, future officials faced with the choice between bailing out corporations or sinking into a depression must not have their options limited by laws passed due to extreme ideologies and political jockeying. At least this time the so-called Democrats are actually fighting for their bill. Unlike health care reform, where Majority Leader Reid would not budge without a 60-vote threshold, the Democrats actually let the Republicans filibuster the popular measure. This turned out to be a brilliant political move, as Republicans realized they were risking enormous backlash from Main Street and surrendered after three days. The political skirmish had far-reaching implications: Democrats finally got an inkling of how empty the threat of filibuster actually is.

Nick Read Staff Writer

The Republicans also claim to support reform, as a crocodile might shed tears for its prey. While (reluctantly) willing to debate the issue, most of their “contributions” involve outsourcing decisions to bipartisan committees with enough Republicans in them to block all aspects of the bill. In other words, Senate Republicans want the bill to exist, but are terrified of it actually doing anything. The lack of serious reform reflects how corporatized our government has become. According to nonpartisan watchdog site Opensecrets.org, President Obama received over 24 million dollars in campaign donations from various Wall Street industries. And he is so liberal compared to other politicians that Republicans branded him as a Communist. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY), meanwhile, received 1.1 million dollars from the Securities and Investments industry in his 2008 campaign, constituting his largest donor by industry. It is clear that Wall Street has attempted, and to some extent succeeded, at buying their way out of responsibility for the economic crises and recession. The near uselessness of this bill is a signal that Wall

opinion. Street is once again grinding its heel into the exposed throat of Main Street. The Wall Street reform that comes out of conference may not even be passed. The Republicans’ tendency to filibuster anything that does not push America toward a corporate state, together with the Democrats’ inability to finish any project that does not have 60-plus votes behind it, gives the legislation very poor odds for survival. If it does pass, it will be virtually ineffective on its own. This bill requires much strengthening to protect citizens from the oppressive tactics of greedy financial institutions. America’s increasingly corporatist government has once again come through and destroyed hope of real and effective change. The chance to fix the problems plaguing our financial system has been ruined by politicians trying to weaken and/ or kill reform on behalf of their Wall Street patrons. Though the bill represents a small step forward, it alone is not worth the patience and support of taxpayers. As with health care, Wall Street reform must be modified and expanded to give Americans the legislation they de-

Vocational Versus College Weighing in on the pros and cons of vocational training

Vocational schools such as Wyo Tech, Heald College Schools of Business and Technology, ITT Technical Institute, and other local noteworthy schools, provide insight into specific career options. Possible trades include Aircraft, Business, Fashion Design, Dentistry, Healthcare and Medical fields, Telecommunications, and many more possibilities. Although these options might sound appealing to get a head start into a possible career straight out of high school, it is crucial to stand back and view the bigger picture that a student may overlook by receiving an education from these schools. Institutional schools are more suitable for the average incoming freshman than vocational schools. These schools can range from top private schools such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Dartmouth to community colleges such as Sierra College and American River Col-

lege. Institutional colleges can offer a varied education that vocational schools can not. These schools can offer general education to cover every possible avenue that a student may take instead of focusing on one specific career field. Students may choose to receive their education from local community colleges such as Sierra College as an inexpensive way to receive a quality general education, state funded colleges such as California’s UC’s and State Schools, or private Universities such as Stanford, University of San Diego, and Loyola-Marymount. Vocational schools are designed for those who are without a doubt going to enter the field they are training in; however, too often individuals make the mistake of entering these schools without real information or background about the career or school. If the student does not find the training desirable, he or she has

wasted valuable time and money. He or she must choose to receive a general education or pick another vocational school advocating for a different career. Overall, attending a two or four year institutional school after high school is more profitable than a vocational school in most situations. Some people who are sure about their future would find a general education useless. Vocational schools can be enriching for some students, but the vast majority of high school graduates are better suited to attend institutional schools to properly weigh their options. From there, these students may job shadow, or work under a specific career while completing coursework at respective colleges. This method allows for the same benefits without the backlash of wasted efforts.

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sports.

Athletes of the Issue

Karl Dietz and Kyle Borges

Presley Wetterstrom

How did you feel making it to the PVL tournament finals? It was a season long goal and it felt really good to finally accomplish our goal. We played in some tough matches, but in the end we pulled through. Did you expect to make it so far? At first it was an unrealistic goal for us, but when we saw the draw we knew it was possible. Do you like playing together? If so, what made you so good together? Yes, because we have the same type of attitude towards tennis, which makes us compatible partners. Also, we play a similar style which makes us in sync with one another. Do you have any pre-game rituals? We talk about our opponents, their skill levels, and their weaknesses. Even though you lost in the second round, are you proud of winning the first round of sections? We are proud as sophomores to have made it that far in a tournament of all the best players. We played well in our first match but it gave us experience to lose against a good opponent. Do you have any future plans for tennis? We want to play singles next year, because eventually we need to move on with our high school tennis career. After high school we would like to play in college, wherever we end up going.

What is your favorite stroke? My favorite stroke is the breaststroke. How did you get started in competitive swimming? When I was 10 years old I swam on a recreational swim team in Auburn, then in 8th grade I began swimming all year round. How would you rate this season? It was a really good season for me because I had some of my best times. I got 2nd place at sections in both the 100 m butterfly and 100 m breaststroke. Do you have any pregame rituals? No. Did you set any goals for yourself and meet them? I set a goal to qualify for Junior Nationals at sections. I had to get a time of 105 seconds to qualify and I got 106 so I didn’t make it. But I was the only person from Colfax to qualify for finals individually. Is it awkward hanging out with guys in Speedos? No, not really, I’m used to it.

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Laura Zajac Chris Lovejoy Editor Editor

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PVL Wrap Up

Spring sports shine bright at CHS

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Nick Read Staff Writer

Laura Zajac (12) highlighted the ten- varsity men’s 4x400 of Josh Solomon (12), but had several significant performances. nis team’s PVL performance winning the Chris Walton (9), Brennan Holman (11), Patrick Cabrera (10) qualified for Sections PVL singles women’s title 6-1, 6-2 over a and anchor Connor Sullivan (11) capped and Loren Sunding (10) and Chris Bower local rival from (10) nearly made it Bear River. Karl to the championDietz (10) and ship. Kyle Borges The Girls Soc(10) and Carissa cer team had Millanes (12) spectacular seaand Justin Witt son nearly going (12) all made it undefeated in the to the PVL finals season finishing 10for doubles and 1-1 in league and mixed doubles. 18-1-3 overall. The The Varsity Lady Falcons led by Baseball team Ashley Broussard had a disap(12) Kate Bianchi pointing season (10), Kelli Johnston despite the fact (12) lost to Whitney that the team for the PVL title 2-0, was relying on but will face Manyouth. The team teca next Tuesday lead by Justin Ab- Emily Colon (12) and Coach Alonzo rejoice after Colon broke the school record in section playoffs. bott (12), Steven with a throw of 115’5”. The swimming Smith (12), and team made a splash Kyle Pierce (12) finished 0-12 in league a great team effort moving on finishing at the PVL championships taking third in but picked up some quality non-league third and beating rival Bear River, who the men’s title and fourth in the women’s games finishing 4-16 overall. The team ousted Colfax last year. Other top quali- title. There were several standouts for wrapped up league play facing Bear River fiers included Jacey Crane (11), Michael both the men and women. Rick Tuttle (12) and Whitney high schools. Manning (11), and Evan Kaiser (11) in the finished first in the 100m backstroke, AnColfax Track and Field wrapped up pole vault, Adam Pugh (12) and Emily Co- thony Giuliani (12) finished second in the their season with PVL trials on Tuesday lon (12) in the discus, Allison Gutierrez (12) 100m butterfly and Kyle Barney (12) finand PVL Championships on Thursday. in the 100 meter hurdles, and Sara How- ished second in the 100m freestyle. The The teams performed exceptionally well ard (12) in the 3200 meters. women were led by Jessica Glazner’s (11) at Le Fevre Stadium with several qualiThe young Varsity Golf team could second place finish in the 100m butterfly fiers moving on to Division 3 Sections at not defend its long stretch of PVL suc- and Erin Peskin’s (12) third place finish in Modesto on Tuesday and Thursday. The cess of twelve PVL titles in fifteen years, the 100m breaststroke.

Congratulations to all my lovely friends, Payge, Rosie, Laura, Erin, Carissa, Kacey, Faith, Beka, and Katie, for sticking together through all these years. You are all beautiful and going somewhere special in life. Here’s to us! NEVER tap out. Never. NEVER pop your collar! (Especially Double Layered Pop) June 1st, 2010 7


arts.

Artist of the Issue: Catherine Jobes

technique, has had a significant influHer favorite subjects to depict are ence on her art and has provided the animals, particularly horses which, as Staff Writer In the naturally gifted hands of Col- ideal environment and instruction for her her friends and peer artists know, confax High School artist, Catherine Jobes to thrive. “I love his teaching style,” she stantly appear in various forms in her (10), nothing is mightier than the work. Whether her chosen beast pen, except perhaps the brush, is lazy or commanding, they are charcoal pencil and a variety conjured to being carefully, conof other utensils. Jobes has imstructed through steady, learned mersed herself in visual art since hands. She enjoys bringing her childhood. “I just got lost in it. It subjects to life through all types makes me happy,” she explains of media such as ink, paint, and simply of how she dwells in this sculpture. niche of hers. She continues exAs with many, Jobes is inercising her passion through arts spired by the classics. Renaisclasses at Colfax. These courses sance masters DaVinci and Mihave proven to be an essential chaelango are sources of “huge inspiration.” She finds masterful and valuable aspect of her expesculptures most stimulating and rience as an artist. Through them, she has learned techniques and hopes one day to gaze admirably skills on which all her art is sup- Catherine Jobes (10) paints one of her favorite subupon the famed statue of David. ported and emphasized and jects. Her love for animals, especially horses, is evident Jobes hopes to continue her which she hopes will help propel throughout her artwork. Photo by: Ally Rondoni artistic career at Colfax by taking Ceramics next year as a junior. her future. Jobes had never taken any art cours- raved. “I love the class, everything. There She aims to become a professional artist es before her freshman year. However, af- is nothing I could complain about.” Cov- as a side career after obtaining a degree ter taking Art 1, 2, and Advanced Art, she erston taught her the essential methods after two years at a university. The advice had been supplied with the education to of all medias and introduced her to inking she gives to aspiring artists is to simply refine her raw gift and acrylics. “Everything else,” she said “capture things you think are interesting.” She feels her teacher, Mr. Steve Cov- of her unsupervised beginnings “was me Catherine Jobes is evidence of how well erston, the only one to have taught her figuring it out for myself.” that fascination can serve you. Michelle Read

2010 Dance Spring Sensation

Maureen Burgess

Staff Writer Colfax High School’s Modern Dance class performed for their 2010 Spring Sensation Dance Concert on May 19 and 20 at 7 P.M in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets were sold for $4 for students and $5 for non-students. The Modern Dance students were eager to perform in the upcoming concert. For many of them, dancing has been a longtime passion. Ashly Luiz (12), a Modern Dance student at Colfax High School stated that she joined the class because she had “just done cheer” and often “danced around her living room.” Although Luiz decided to take dance simply so she would not have to take

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Modern Dance students dazzled and danced with unique and original performances any other P.E. class, she grew to love the class. “Modern dance is not only a class with your friends,” explained Luiz. “You get a good work out, and you stretch and dance.” Luiz is proud of the performances she and her peers have assembled and said that “All of the dances for the show are choreographed by the students who choose to do it, like me, and Kelcey Joyce (11) and Jen Hausler (12), and other people.” Another dance student, Anna Huckins (11) stated that the “performances are always very stressful preparing for everything, but it is always worth it in the end. If I could change anything about the class

I would try to motivate some of the dancers more and more to try and get them interested in the class.”

Modern dance students strike a pose. Photo by: Mr. Rigney

Jessica Garretson


Summer Plans

arts.

Traveling, relaxing, a little studying and touring in a band are on the itineraries of several CHS students’ summer months.

Others like Zakk Woodward (11) plan Davies explains that she will “get to stay to take a more relaxing approach to the in the dorms and go to the beach every Staff Writer As the summer approaches, plans summertime. Woodward plans to “rent day.” Another group of students, includare confirmed and summer anticipation a houseboat and spend 16 days on Lake ing Ian Schudel (11), Anseems to be increasing each drew Sargent (11), Brannon day of school. The plans for Lackey(11), Spencer Perry summer of Colfax students (10), and Jeremy Incardona, tend to vary largely, mostly have committed themselves because of the diversity of into a summer of touring the terests of students at Colfax. West Coast, playing music While some enjoy a summer and trying to get their name jammed-packed with sports known. Their band L.I.F.E practices and hard core conplans to travel in their “Shagditioning, others lean toward gin Waggon” playing experia summer spent relaxing on mental rock, funk, and acthe beach and working on a cording to member Spencer nice tan. Perry (10), “whatever they Some people plan to use feel like playing.” their summer time to travel Regardless of the plans abroad. Mathilde Bosgiraud ahead, everybody seems to (12) intends to go back to From left Andrew Sargent, Spencer Perry, Brannon Lackey, and be counting down the days France in June and spend Ian Schudel. The band L.I.F.E. plans for a summers of touring until summer vacation. The time in Paris. She then is set the coast. Photo by: Madi Newman idea of sunshine and freeto travel to Spain in July with Tahoe soaking up the sun while drinking dom seems to be the center of everysome of her friends and hopes to be able pink lemonade. body’s attention. Whether spending the to go to Greece in August. Finally, she Still other students prefer to get summer sleeping and lounging around wants to spend time with her father in the south of France. She says that being ahead on studies and be a little more pro- the house, looking for a job, or vacationable to go to Greece in August would be active during the summer. On the agenda ing all summer, most people seem to “really, really awesome” and is excited for for Ali Davies (10) is to go to an academic think time spent in the summer is more enrichment program at UC San Diego. enjoyable than time spent at school. the summer ahead of her. Madi Newman

Rosie Orozco Editor

Senior Portraits Project

Colfax High School seniors Danielle Schnittger and Megan Parker have taken an interesting approach to remembering the class of 2010. The two girls took pictures of the entire senior class, giving each individual an empty picture frame to use as they wished in the photo. The frame’s purpose was to help students express themselves and add a unique touch to what otherwise would be a dull portrait. Along with the pictures taken, the two girls also asked everyone to share a quote they liked so that it could be displayed underneath the picture. The pic-

Two seniors photograph their graduating class tures will all be presented in a slide show during the Senior Award Ceremony and during the 2010 Graduation Commencement Ceremony “I think it’s an amazing photo project,” commented Colfax High School Photography teacher Robin Clark. The idea aroused when Schnittger and Parker realized that they did not know or even recognize a lot of people in their class. “We wanted to know everyone when we graduate,” said Schnittger. Both girls decided to turn the idea into a photo project. Schnittger and Parker are both currently in Photography 2, which allows

for more original and creative projects. Even though they have different photo teachers, they have the class the same block which allows them to communicate and work on the project as a team. “We started taking pictures of all the seniors February first,” said Schnittger. The two girls worked hard on the project and persevered until the time-consuming project was finally finished. The students displayed the project during Falcon Period on May 13. “There was really good student feedback,” said Clark.

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culture. Hottest Songs of 2010 Your love is my drugKe$ha Fireflies- Owl City Rude Boy- Rihanna Alejandro- Lady Gaga Telephone- Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce Imma Be-Black Eyed Peas Bad Romance-Lady Gaga Nothing on You-B.O.B. Carry Out-Timbaland Tik Tok- Ke$ha

The Music of Today

Ally Rondoni Staff Writer

Today’s popular music culture is dominated by talented artists and not so talented artists; the loved and the hated. The world of music makes no promises and neither do these modern stars. The class of 2010 will no doubt have that moment at 47 where they turn up their mini-van’s stereo and explain to their kids how one of these songs was so “hot” their senior year. Here are this year’s hit artists and songs (in no particular order), whether you loved them or hated them.

Fashion in Review Every generation and year has its own particular style, different from the former year and the latter. The 80’s had big hair and neon colors. The 70’s had bell-bottoms and butterfly collar shirts, the 60’s had tie-dye and the iconic peace sign. This year it seemed like those styles, and more, came back into play. For girls, the Boho/Hippie style definitely reappeared along with chunky jewelry, retro sunglasses and gladiator sandals. “The boho style is very cool and mellow, its easy to wear,” said Anna Schmidt (12). When reflecting, it seems that plenty of styles worn in the past were somewhat skimpy and risqué. On the contrary, newer styles and fashions have seemed more conservative, fun and simple. Guys also seem to have upped their style this year. Most guys wore simple, good-looking flannels and plaid. The “bro” style approached early on this year and is now full-blown around campus. With skate brand shirts and shoes, backwards hats and long shorts, the “bro” style

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is here to stay. V-necks and tighter pants also were in style for a while. Boys were taking on a more feminine approach to fashion. However, femininity and flamboyancy have their limits. Possibly the worst style of our generation was highlighter colored, skin-tight jeans. “I don’t understand how someone thinks its attractive to wear jeans that were every color of the rainbow and as tight as a band-aid,” said Savana Ford (10). Another hit-and-miss style was the Ugg-boot and short-short, skirt combination. Exactly what is the appeal of being a wanna-be Eskimo Barbie? “The two individual styles completely clash; it’s like a mix of summer and winter. It’s just not right,” conceded Ally Rondoni (10). No matter if a style is a fad or reappearing classic, all fashion has its place in history and our memories. This year, was definitely more classic and classy than anything. Hopefully, we will not look back on the 2009-2010 school-year with a “what was I thinking” state of mind.

Lauren Hilton Staff Writer

Jessica Glazner (11) strikes a pose as she flaunts her new outfit. Glazner was excited to show off her frilly shirt and hot leather boots. Photo By: Kate Bradshaw

Kelcey Joyce


The Etiquette of culture. Discovering the Rules Nonconformity of Being Unique Kirsten Read Editor in Chief

High school has become an arena of judgment, a place where teenagers are analyzed, defined, and then sorted into groups or categories by their peers. Recently, a phenomenon has overcome our recognition of what is socially acceptable: the idea of uniqueness. Many people today proudly claim that they are confident enough to be who they are and share this with the rest of the world. But somehow this is harder to believe coming from someone wearing American Eagle who happens to have the same musical interests as the rest of Americans ages 13 to 25. We all have it: the Facebook picture in which we are surrounded by our friends, probably laughing or sticking out our tongues or presenting some sort of interesting pose or expression. The caption underneath proclaims what dorks we are and how strange our friends can be. But in a society that has been taught to celebrate uniqueness and scorn weirdness, we only do this because it is an acceptable form of dorkiness, a mainstream style of individuality. Society tends to stand on the safe shores of normalcy, clinging onto the one thing that cannot be ridiculed: commonality. More recently, it has stuck out a toe to test the waters of being beyond

average and explore how being different can be used to our advantage, to make us “cooler”. But we are afraid to take a dive into the void where whole-hearted celebration of uniqueness is actually real. Our constant fear of judgment drives our careful balance between being acceptably weird and deviating too far from what other people want. Teenagers have created an environment that encourages blindly following trends while pretending to set them. People have come to think it’s cool and interesting to do some ridiculously unnecessary things, solely for the sake of seeming quirky and interesting. One such trend is adding extra letters to words in texts and Facebook posts, turning simple messages that really don’t say very much into long, inarticulate fragments of the English language until, congratulations, the poster has successfully skirted the risk of appearing intelligent. Heaven forbid they use proper grammar, or write something that requires both thought and prior knowledge. Now that would be outside the lines of socially acceptable abnormality. Many teenagers claim to embrace uniqueness, and take pride in their ability to let loose and not be afraid to look like a dork. But as soon as actual dorks decide to show their dorkiness, it’s not

socially celebrated, it’s just dorky. Unless our outlandish actions fit into the narrowly defined parameters of individuality, that which is seen as marketable nonconformity and mainstream eccentricity, they are ridiculed. Maybe we are taught to “embrace uniqueness,” but society forgot to tell us what kind of uniqueness. Is it the glamorous kind of peculiarity that makes us quirky and fun, or the offensive kind that shuns us from the oppressing eyes of those who define what is cool and what is not? Teenage society has come to equate popularity with individuality, two things that, by definition, cannot remain true simultaneously. The kind of individuality that is popular may not be who we really are, but we pretend it is so we can pass our behavior as completely true to ourselves while remaining as high up on the social ladder as possible. All of this is wrapped up in a mixed message and handed to a market that presents it as one simple rule: be weird, but not too weird. It is socially acceptable to be a fake dork, but not a real one. Being weird is fun, but being different is frowned upon. It is truly a challenge to go against the expectations that society has of us, but one that we should all accept with conscious and proactive determination.

New Gaming Opportunities

Video games have certainly become one of the more popular forms of entertainment in the last decade and have quickly become a world wide phenomenon. With online play, gamers can now compete with others all over the world. Modern Warfare 2: Currently one of the most played games online, this sequel continues the multi-player focused tradition of the Call of Duty franchise. Set in the modern day you can use the weaponry used by today’s most advanced militaries. Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Released 2 years ago it remains as one of the most popular games for the Nintendo Wii. Its cartoon style of fighting and large number of characters and levels to select makes it a game with tons of replay abil-

ity and a perfect game for a party with friends. Left 4 Dead 1 & 2: Zombies are in, and video games continue to be one of the best sources of living dead action. In the Left 4 Dead series you and 4 other survivors of a zombie apocalypse must fight your way through waves of zombie hordes. You can team up with friends and battle as the infected or the survivors to play online. Halo 1, 2, and 3: Halo has become one of the most successful video game franchises in history. Created by Bungie and funded by Microsoft it quickly became the equivalent to a box-office smash and continues to be one of the most played games online on xbox Live.

Taylor Whitehill Staff Writer

Games that will be released later in the year that you might want to keep your eye on: Halo Reach: The next installment of the lucrative Halo franchise, Halo Reach will reach store shelves fall of this year. This “prequel” to the original trilogy will for the first time, incorporates RPG elements and allow players to improve and upgrade their characters. It will be released exclusively for the X-Box 360 and later in 2011 for the PC. Madden 11: An annual “must-buy” for any football fan with a gaming console, Madden 11 will be released in August of 2010. It will contain roster updates, improved graphics and controls, and new additions to multi-player and franchise mode.

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Prom: Outstanding or Overstated? FFP staff bicker: Was the biggest dance of the year worth it? David Snyder Staff Writer Prom is one of the few occasions in a young person’s life when extravagance is embraced. When else can you can go to a fancy dinner in a fancy limo to a fancy nondirty dance (with possible dirty dancing) at a fancy ballroom wearing a fancy dress or tuxedo? Prom is one of the major milestones of the high school experience. It is one of those stories you can tell your kids. For seniors, it is the last time to dance with friends in high school, and to create memories with the free disposable cameras or flip-books. And at the end of the night you get a wonderful picture that your children and grandchildren can look and say, “I want to go to my prom just like you, Dad.” Prom is much more than a dance in which girls get to wear their pretty pink dresses and guys get to wear their spiffy tuxes. Even if you cannot dance at all, you still get food and a night of good times. The desserts are amazing at prom, plus they have a dining area to hang out in if you have two left feet. They even had chocolate fountains this year. All in all, it was a very fun night.

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Pro Con

Kacey Capuchino Staff Writer

Alright, let’s start from the beginning. First, guys have to ask a girl to prom. Nerve-wracking to say the least, because you may be rejected. Girls, guys that you don’t even like might ask you to be their date. How do you politely tell them “No thank you” without crushing their egos? You can’t. And what about the people who really want to go but no one asks them? They may end up feeling depressed and rejected. Now comes the preparation stage. Girls have to go spend money on their hair, shoes, make up, jewelry, and dress. A dress, might I add, that you will have to spend weeks dieting to actually fit into just for one night. Guys, you have to rent a tux and possibly pay for dinner and transportation which adds up. When going with a group, you have to decide whether everyone wants to try to get around by themselves or rent a limo (which adds yet more money). Where to eat also proves to be a huge decision. Everyone has different tastes and different price ranges. For instance, one person could want to go to a 5 star restaurant and someone else could enjoy Chevy’s. So now you have successfully entered the prom. First lets take a moment to notice that the music is not only of sketchy taste, but is causing people to spontaneously break out into fits of dirty dancing. Look around, there are dozens of people being affected, dresses are being pulled up, personal bubble spaces are no longer existent and there are way more make-out sessions than should ever be going on in one place. According to Urban Dictionary prom “makes more people unhappy than any other thing in high school.” Uncomfortable situations, pricey objects, and necessary drama add up to make this night a stressful mess.

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Boys and Girls State Three students prepare to gain hands-on political experience this summer

like [Boys State] is going to be an excellent experience. I am very excited to go so I can practice my leadership abilities and gain political knowledge.” Gutierrez agreed, saying that “the best way to learn is by doing, especially when it comes to politics. I was aware of the [Boys State] program earlier this year and thought it would be cool to go, but now that I’m a delegate I’m even more excited.”

Littlejohn is also eager to attend her girls’ conference at Claremont University. “I didn’t really know about Girls State when I was nominated, but after talking to [last year’s female delegate] Kelsey Kilpatrick (12), I felt more encouraged to pursue the program. Now I’m super excited to go.” Littlejohn looks forward to being

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What is an umlaut? a) more than umlittle b) a U with two dots on top c) another word for uber d) a German general When you high five someone you… a) become uberly ecstatic b) have to redo it several times because you keep messing up c)don’t do high fives, knucks is where its at d) pull a jellyfish on your fellow high fiver How often do you wear tie dye? a) 2-3 times a week, including tie dye accessories, such as purses b) Tie dye is for losers and hippies c) I wish I owned some tie dye so I could be as uber as rosie! d) Everyday! Tie dye is groovy! What is the origin of the word Uber? a) Derived from the Latin roots meaning rubber b) German for hero c) Originally used by Hitler to describe his superior race d) Once used by a Latin King to defeat the Greek Goddess of Zyra

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Grant Gutierrez (11), Drew Anderson (11), and April Littlejohn (11) plan on attending the American Legion’s Boys and Girls State conventions as student delegates. The three were among the several students nominated by teachers to represent Colfax High School on a statewide level. After an extensive interview process, the trio of current juniors was awarded this amazing opportunity. As stated on the official American Legion website, these programs “are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen.” Gutierrez, Anderson and Littlejohn will have the opportunity to “run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.” Alongside politically-minded students from all across the state, the CHS delegates will develop confidence in their negotiating, debating, and public speaking skills, and learn more about what it means to be an active American citizen. Anderson and Gutierrez will be heading to Sacramento State University at the end of June for their week-long boys convention at. Anderson stated, “It sounds

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able to experience a high-energy political seminar. She is currently drafting a bill to be presented before a mock government sometime during the week. “We get to set up mock cities and then elect government officials to run them, as well as choose our own political parties.” CHS has not always been able so send more than one boy and one girl delegate to the conventions. Because the Auburn American Legion offers an all-expenses-paid scholarships to the student delegates, there has always been a limit on the number of delegates permitted to attend. This year is an exception. CHS and the Auburn American Legion were able to put together enough funds to send three Colfax delegates in order to allow one more student the opportunity to go. “I am happy to know that another guy from Colfax is going to Boys State,” said Anderson. “It will be good to already know someone.” American government is complex and almost impossible to understand from simply reading a textbook. These three students have been given the chance to move beyond the classroom and gain hands-on experience working within a political system. Anderson, Gutierrez, and Littlejohn will represent CHS well as they head off to the conferences this June. 10-12 Points Congratulations! You are the most uber kid around! Your love of tie dye and high fiving combined with your knowledge of the word “uber” are sure to make you admired by all. Keep up the coolness and don’t forget to spread the uber. 9-6 points You’re attempts at uberness are not in vain. You are close to being one of the coolest kids at school. Keep up the great attitude, and maybe wear a little more tie dye and keep on high fiving your friends. You will be moving you’re way up the uber ladder soon. 5 or less points Hang in there buddy. We are sorry to say it, but, you’re not as uber as you think. Your knowledge of the uber history and you’re somber feeling toward high fiving leave you a little less cool than your fellow peers. Try talking to some uber people to gain a more uber status.

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Alternatives to 4-year Colleges: The Case for Vocational Education Ian Schudel Staff Writer

Dreading a boring, hot summer with nothing to do?

Kate Bradshaw Editor in Chief

Many students in California have nei- Film Scoring was offered he decided to ther the means nor the grades necessary go for it. to go to a four year university directly out Last but not least, most colleges offer of high school. Many also do not have programs for students to study overseas. an interest in doing this. The path that Anna Schmidt (12) is taking advantage of comes to mind for most people as far as the program Sierra College offers. She Here are some ideas to combat those a cheap path towards an equitable career is going to study in Florence, Italy next summer blues: is community college but this is not the spring. She is going as part of an “Island 1. Go for a swim. Head to Rollins Lake for only way. Often times when someone Program” which means that teachers from a lovely afternoon in the sun. goes from high school to a, to quote Mr. Sierra are going with the students and so 2. Take a hike. Hit up Stevens’ Trail for an Steve Robinson, “McJob” they end up the students are essentially going to be adventure close to home. staying there for a period that is much studying at Sierra College, except for the 3. Read a book and then see the movie. too long. These are some of the reasons minor detail that they will be in Florence! Recent movies-from-books include: The that specialized schools can provide a She said she plans on taking nine cred- Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, The Road by brilliant opportunity for driven individu- its and is excited about the opportunity Cormac McCarthy, and The Green Zone by als who are inclined towards one area in because she said, “I find cultures very in- Rajiv Chandrasekaran. particular! teresting and I think I will learn a lot and 4. Learn a new skill. Have Grandma show Specialized schools, though specific, it will be a good experience living on my you her favorite recipe or spend an aftervary widely in the subjects that they fo- own.” Many students are ready to explore noon in the woodshop with Dad. cus on. Certain schools provide a training the new opportunities that high school 5. Meet regularly with friends by joining a ground for the future professional musi- graduation brings and study abroad pro- book club or workout group. cians that will be entertaining our world grams are one great avenue that is worth 6. Dig out your old rollerblades and go for a spin. for years to come. Other schools through- checking into. out our fine state, and nation, accept and Though often parents push their 7. Have a few friends over for a board give practical guidance and teaching to children to go to college right out of high game/Disney movie marathon. those who wish to be chefs and cooks. school and often those who do not go to 8. Head to a thrift store and find the These sort of schools attract individ- colleges are considered slackers, there are wackiest outfit you can buy for $7. uals from all over the world and some se- many ways to go other than your average 9. Organize a picnic at the park. Bring a niors at Colfax are going to be heading to university and there are ways to make go- kite and some yummy sandwiches. 10. Find some inner tubes and float down these specialized training schools follow- ing to college much more interesting. Bear River. ing graduation. One of these students is Shayne Plunkett (12). Attention CHS Fall Athletes and future Falcons! Briana Castorina Plunkett, one of the Mark these upcoming sports camps on your calendar. premier musicians at ColStaff Writer fax this year, has been acFootball: June 3,4,6 Boys (incoming 9th): Passing League 6/3-4 from 4-6 p.m. $15 cepted and is going to 6/14-7/8 Boys (frosh): M-TH from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $65 Berklee College of Music July 7-11 Sutter Contact Camp at Sutter High School $60 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is going to learn how Basketball: June 14-17 Boys (grades 4-6): 9-12:00 in Gym B/C to write musical scores for Girls (grades 4-8): 8:30-12:00 in Gym A movies and the games. June 7-10 Girls (grade 9-12): 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Gym A He already has experience June 21-24 Boys (grades 7-10): 8:00 a.m.-noon in Gym B/C composing and his music Soccer: June 21-24 Both (grades 1-8) Discount for additional children after the first. was featured in the Colfax Volleyball: High School production of June 14-17 Varsity Girls 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Gym A $100 The Jungle Book. He said June 21-24 Girls (grades 7-8): 8 a.m.-10:15 a.m. $95 he “Was always fascinated Girls (grades 9-10): 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. $95 by music in movies and Cross Country: video games, and didn’t July 6-8 All current and prospective CHS cross country athletes, located in Soda Springs. want to study something Itinerary includes running, swimming, and delicious food. ($50) boring like performance.” All participants in fall sports are reminded to attend the free sports physical night on June 30 at 6:30 When he found out that p.m.

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Journalism Class of 2010

A Message from the Editors

To our Beloved Readers, As another year draws to a close, we would like to thank all of you for your support. Life at Colfax High and on the staff of the Falcon Free Press will continue to be a new adventure every day. Although we bid adieu to our tenure as ‘Co-Co Editors in Chief,’ we are eager to place the torch of independent student news in the hands of our very capable successors, Dylan Laidlaw and Daniel Graupensperger. We hope we have shared our passion and both educated and enlightened the minds of our readers. In a society where news media often emphasizes the suffering and hardship incurred from catastrophes like earthquakes, oil spills, and economic chaos, we know that it is also important to maintain an optimistic and balanced perspective. We have done our best to highlight some of the incredible people and events that shape our daily lives. Kate Bradshaw and Kirsten Read 2010 Editors-in-Chief

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seniors. Justin Abbott Dustin Allen Carly Ashdown Devon Barnard Kyle Barney Brandon Bearry Marqi Bearry Emil Beffa Carissa Betker Monique Bird Donald Blackburn Megan Boal Emily Bodily Rebecca Bolger Shelby Bonino Mathilde Bosgiraud Jennifer Bozzo Kate Bradshaw Ashley Broussard Randy Brown Patrick Burgess Philip Burgess Cassandra Campbell Kacey Capuchino Katie Carrillo Andrew Casperite Jesse Clark Annemarie Cohodes Emily Colon Fred Condon Ambrosia Cramer Colin Critchfield Georgia Cuen Jesse Cunningham Patrick da Costa Hailey Davidson Billie Jo Davis Chloe Denault Lynden Deshane Quentin Devins Mimi Di Mare Andrew Diederich Eric Dougherty Keith Elliot Mackenzie Englund Bryce Fischer Elizabeth Fitzgerald Payge Fleming Jessica Forseth Simon Fry Jason Funk Anthony Giuliani Amber Glass Taylor Gordon Kyle Greer Donald Jesse Guiles

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Sierra College (Accounting) Sierra College (Music) Sierra College (Criminology) University of Nevada, Reno (Elementary & Special Education) University of Arizona (Entrepreneurship) Air Force (Electrician) Sierra College (later Veterinary School) Sierra College (Auto Mechanic) Citrus Heights Beauty School (Cosmetology) Modesto J.C. (Dental Hygienist) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Mechanical Engineering) William Jessup University (Teen Ministry) CSU Fresno (Psychology) CSU Sacramento (Chemistry) Sierra College (Auto Technician) Complete education in France University of Nevada, Reno (Business) Dartmouth College (Biology) UC Los Angeles (Global Studies) Sacramento State (Civil Engineering) Sierra College Undecided Sierra College (Liberal Studies) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Animal Science) Sierra College (Nursing) Fishing in the Bahamas Marines Chico State Sierra College (Education) Undecided Sierra College (Physical Therapy) UC Santa Barbara (Biology) Western Career College (Dental Assistant) UC Davis (Biological Sciences with a Pre-Medical Emphasis) Sierra College (High School Music Director) Study abroad in Italy Undecided Sierra College (Veterinary Technician) Sierra College (Liberal Studies) Complete education in France Sierra College (AA Administration of Justice) Sierra College (Theatre Arts or Technical Theatre) University of Nevada, Reno (Geological Engineering) Army (Radar Repair) UC Santa Cruz (Astrophysics) Work at a golf course in Hawaii Sierra College (Teaching Credential) UC Davis (Biochemistry) Sierra College (Psychiatry) Butte Fire Academy Sierra College (Medical Research or History) Chico State (Biology) American River College (Chef) Hoss Lee Academy (Cosmetology) Sierra College Sierra College (Pharmacist)

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Allison Gutierrez Ryan Habenicht Jared Harwood Justin Haskin Kassandra Hatcher Jennifer Hausler Jacqueline Hazard Dietmann Herold Catherine Hinrichs Christopher Holm Alec Hopkins Sara Howard Anthony Jackson-Arrabit Faith James Joey Jergo Paul Johnson Kelli Johnston Erin Katsura Danny Kern Joseph Kerschner Clay Killebrew Kelsey Kilpatrick Holly Klang Holden Klar David Lanthier Lindsay Larson John Mackey Leal Audrey Lewis Marqui Linden Joseph Lindstedt Nicholas Linthicum Ashley Luiz Abe Luckens Mark Machholz Jennifer Mayberry Shane McCarthy Chelsea McNutt Margarida Melo Carissa Millanes Jennifer Miller Connar Mitchell Cody Monroe Jessica Monroe Dwayne Montero Sean Mooney Jack Moran Jasmine Mulder Erin Murphy Michael Murphy Angelee Newman Cody Niskern Shannon O’Neill Rosie Orozco Chase Osmond Megan Parker Caite Pederson Danielle Pence Ashleigh Perry Erin Peskin Ryan Peters Danielle Petersen Joe Peterson Kyle Pierce Shayne Plunkett Arianna Price

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Sierra College (Pharmacist) Sierra College (Business) Culinary Institute of America Sierra College (Music) California Institute of Jewelry Training Sierra College (Interior Design) Western Career College (Respiratory Therapy) Sierra College (Art) Sierra College Ohio State University (Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies) Sierra College (Mechanical Engineering) College of the Redwoods (Radiology) Sierra College University of the Pacific (Political Science) Sierra College, later Fullerton College (Sports Broadcasting) Undecided Sierra College UC Davis (International Relations) Sierra College (Photography, Graphic Design, or Entrepreneurship) Sierra College (Yoga Instructor) Sierra College Sierra College (Hotel Manager) Monterey Bay State University (Liberal Arts) Sierra College (Criminal Justice) Sierra College Sierra College (Business) Yuba College (Associates Degree) San Francisco State The California Academy of Paul Mitchell (Cosmetology) Computer Technologies CSU Sacramento (Electrical Engineering) Le Cordon Bleu: College of Culinary Arts Sierra College (Criminal Justice) Sierra College (General Education) Sacramento City College (Nursing) Undecided San Francisco State University (Child & Adolescent Development) ISCTEG (Business Management) Chico State (Nursing) CSU East Bay (Modern Dance) Navy Sierra College (Graphic Communication) Sierra College (Animal Science) The Art Institute of Sacramento (Science In Filmmaking) Sierra College (Mecatronics) Sierra College (Law) Sierra College CSU Monterey Bay (Kinesiology) Sierra College (Entrepreneurship) Loyola Marymont University (Mechanical Engineering with Pre-Medical emphasis) Sierra College (Communications) Sonoma State University (Psychology) Sierra College (Nutrition) Sierra College (Business) Sierra College (Criminal Justice) Culinary Institute of America (Baking and Pastry Arts) Sierra Nursing Center (Certified Nursing Assistant) Sierra College (Pharmacy Technician) Sonoma State (Communications) Sierra College (EMT License) Undecided Air Force Sierra College (Criminal Justice) Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring) Sierra College (Registered Nurse)

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seniors. Matt Price Adam Pugh Patrick Rawlins Kirsten Read Nicholas Read Victor Rice Thomas Roberts Joshua Ross Katie Roye Brian Russell Sam Rydell Bryan Sackett Ryan Salmonson Miles Sanford Maxwell Satterlee Leah Schafer Alex Schmidt Anna Schmidt Danielle Schnittger Max Schopfer David Schweitzer Aryn Shaw Arraine Siefert Rosalia Silvestre Lauren Simmons Alexandria Smith Steven Smith David Snyder Josh Solomon Trent Sosbee Kelsie Sparks Daniel Stephens Matt Stuck Keith Suddjian Cody Sutherland Troy Symington Brittany Talley Ross Thompson Cameron Thornhill Ashley Tobiaz Christian Topper Carolyn Townsend Jaclyn Townsend Micah Trentman Bailey Trotter Frederick Tuttle Adrienne Van Auker Alexandria Vogel Shae Wall Curtis Wallington Kyann Waskowiak Alexandria Webb Nelson Wheelehan Taylor Whitehill Roger Whittlesey Justin Witt Shaun Wood Alyssa Workman Shelby Young Laura Zajac Sarah Zavala

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Sierra College (Administration of Justice) University of Rochester, New York (Mechanical Engineering) American River College (Agriculture) UC Berkeley (Music with a Minor in Global Poverty and Practice) UC Santa Barbara (History or Political Science) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Aerospace Engineering) Sierra College (Biological Science) Sierra College (Physical Education and Athletics) UC Davis (Design of Fashion and Textiles) Sierra College (Fire Science) University of the Pacific (Doctoral degree in Pharmaceuticals) Sierra College (Registered Nurse) Undecided Sierra College (Psychology or History) Undecided Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Biomedical Engineering) Sierra College (AS degree, Dental Hygienist) Sierra College Simpson University (Psychology) Sierra College (Physical Therapy) Sierra College (Construction) Taft Community College in Bakersfield UC Davis (Environmental Science) Undecided Sierra College (Theatrical Arts) Community College University of the Pacific (Business Law) Sierra College (Engineering) Sierra College (Design Construction) Sierra College in Truckee Sierra College (History and Deaf Studies) University of La Verne (Sports Movement Science) Sierra College Sierra College University Technical Institute (Auto/Diesel Mechanic) Sierra College (Audio Engineer) Sierra College (Registered Nurse) Universal Technical Institute Sierra College (Technician) American River College (Dental Hygiene) Sierra College (Business) Sierra College Sierra College Brigham Young University, Idaho (Musical Art) Sierra College (Sociology) Undecided Community College of San Francisco (Nursing) Academy of the Arts University (Motion Pictures and Television) Sierra College (Anthropology) Sierra College (Graphic Design) Sierra College (Business) Le Cordon Bleu: College of Culinary Arts CSU Chico (Journalism) UC Santa Cruz (Environmental Sciences) Go into the workforce as a Designer Fabricater Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Graphic Communications) Undecided Sierra College (Dental Hygiene) Sierra College UC Davis (Environmental Science) Sierra College (Biological Sciences)


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