Vol. 5 Ed. 4 114 Park Ave, Eaton, CO 80615
RED Ink May 13, 2013
Seniors say goodbye
in one of the snowiest springs ever, the Class of 2013 bids adieu to ehs See pages 6-8
From top clockwise: Tyler Falk (13), Michael Cardona (14), Tucker Goodwine (15), Cassie Maack (13), Natalie Brummet (15), Hanna Karas (13), Korth, Ariana Brown (14), Tia Jones (15), Estin McGraw (14), Andrew Stout (14), Trent Sieg (13), and McKyler Korth (13).
May 13, 2013
Students ace Shakespeare’s Midterm adamschott staffreporter
In the theatre, the lights suddenly go down and everybody quiets. The curtains begin to open, revealing the actors and the play that is to be unleashed. This is a chance for actors to portray their talent and skill, while seniors give their last high school performance their best shot. All the preparation and time spent from 6:30-9:00 P.M. three days a week, leads up to these moments in the play. Then suddenly the play begins. Eaton High School’s Production class performed a rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Midterm in April Thursday April, Friday, and Saturday to the nearly full crowd in attendance. This play consisted of four students studying for a Shakespeare play, in which lovers fall in love with the wrong people, but end up returning back to their true lovers. Overall, the audience appeared very entertained, although some members of the audience seemed confused because of the Shakespeare drama. However, director drama teacher at EHS, Kendra Hixon said, “This is one of the smoother ones [plays]. It went just fine.” The play focused on four students played by Tucker Morrell (15), Molly Adams (15), and Trevor Foos (14) who are studying for a Shakespeare midterm. However, when the
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Knowledge Bowl buzzes to State tanneralm staffreporter
With their hands poised above the yellow buzzers, Eaton’s six-person knowledge bowl team elbowed its way through the brightest minds in Northern Colorado to earn its way to State meet at Colorado College in Colorado Springs April 18 and 19. According to former knowledge bowl coach, and school board member, Don Cadwallader, this is the first time in over twelve years that the Eaton knowledge bowl team has gone to state. In order to make it to State, Eaton had to beat out highly esteemed teams such as Platte Valley and Frontier. Team adviser Fred Kinney said,
“It’s a big honor to get to go to state.” He said the kids competed very well all year long especially considering the team had no seniors on it this year. Eaton was not the only name from the Patriot League to appear at State; Estes Park and University also made it to the State meet. Team captain Avery Jones (14) said, “I am so proud that we made it to State. It’s incredibly edifying to know we’re on the right track.” This year’s State members are Jones, Ian Spooner, Erin Carney (14), Trevor Alm, and Zane Cooper (15). The state meet was held over the
course of two days. The team scored 88 points in the first day and 68 the second. The team’s shining moment was the second round, scoring high in the written round, scoring decent in the oral rounds and raising a few places due to their effort in these categories. The written rounds carry more weight than the oral round per point, due to the fact that they are less common than oral rounds. The Eaton knowledge bowl team, led by adviser Fred Kinney, has accomplished something not done in over twelve years--going to state in knowledge bowl. The team hopes to do well next year and make it to state once more.
students get puzzled about the play, Kyle, played by Adams, leads the study session. While they continued to study, the stage came to real life with some entertaining interaction between the students and the actors. The play is set in the woods, with lovers Hermia and her lover, Lysander, played by Cassie Maack (13) and Tucker Goodwine (15), plan to run away; however, Demetrius played by Caleb Johnson (14) wants to marry Hermia. Yet to complicate matters, Helena, played by Hayley Miller (14) is in love with Demetrius, although he’s not in love with her. These actors did a superb job of really getting the conflict down. In a plot to get the lovers together, Oberon, the King of the Fairies, played by Tyler Falk (13), instructs his half-beasthalf-human helper, Robin, played by Michael Cardona (14), to drug the sleeping lovers. When Cardona appeared on stage in his hairy legs, hooved feet, and horns, the whole crowd burst into laughter. Robin messes up and puts the potion in the wrong person’s eyes causing lots of chaos and wild confusion. One of the funniest scenes, after intermission, took place over a student dispute over a cookie which ended in Foos tackling Morrell. The two end up giving each other half and they go right
back to preparing for their test. Part of the play was dedicated to the goofy actors who are to perform for the King’s wedding. This scene featured McKyler Korth (13) as Pyramus, Andrew Stout (14) as the Wall, Britten Abbott (13) as Quince, Trent Sieg (13) as the lion, and Estin McGraw (14) as the Flute and Thisbe. When this group begins their comedic play, an especially funny part comes when Pyramus the goof ball is turned into a donkey-showing his true personality. The fact that all of these actors, EHS tough guys by day, were wearing tights made a hilarious sight to behold. Overall, this was the most amuzing part of the play, showcasing funny personalities, slow motion exits, and Andrew Stout’s comedic self-injury. In the end all turns out well when the potion is used correctly, and the lovers fall in love with whom they truly love. This play was very well presented and showed Shakespeare in a very good way. Hixon explained, “This gave our seniors a final closure, and passed down a lot of the theatre rituals down.” As far as future performances the theatre students present their final performance of the year with Thursday Night Live on May 9.
Photo by Avery Jones
Eaton’s State knowledge bowl team poses on the steps of Colorado College at Colorado Springs. From left to right: advisor Fred Kinney, Erin Carney (14), Avery Jones (14), Trevor Alm (15), Zane Cooper (15), Ian Spooner (14).
May 13, 2013
Rininger evolves dance christopherdawkins newseditor
When Philip Rininger (14) puts on his shades, he becomes a ﬁrst-place talent show winner. Rininger performed what he called “The Evolution of Dance” at Eaton’s talent show Apr. 13. He delivered his ﬂashy dance moves giving the crowd something to scream about. After his performance he said, “All the nerves in me just leave when I put on the glasses.” He was the only performer who denied having nerves. Rininger’s absence of nerves and natural talent for dancing in front of a large crowd won him the ﬁrst place prize of $100. Second-place winner Joslyn Chapman (15) sang “Forget You” by Cee lo Green with high conﬁdence winning her
$50. Priscila Naranjo (13) added her own personality to the song “I’m Yours” while playing the guitar. Before performing Naranjo said he was anxious. She said with a nervous laugh, “Who’s not nervous?” With her talent and on-stage personality, Naranjo won third place and $25. The majority of the acts sang or played instruments. Tyler Gavette (14) and Dalton Shoop (13) acted as the masters of ceremonies for the talent show. The only criticism Shoop could give was, “I wish we had a bigger audience to appreciate the acts.” The auditorium looked empty compared to how much seating was available around the audience. Overall, Gavette and Shoop were pleased with the outcome
of the show and liked the acts. Adam Schott (15) showed off his talent playing a difﬁcult song, “More than a feeling” by Boston, on the electric guitar. Josh Carner (15) ﬂew his ﬁngers across the piano creating a nice melody. Estin McGraw (14) and Jerry Cruz (13) stepped on stage completing a duo with Cruz on vocals and the piano and McGraw sharing his mellow tenor voice singing “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons. Maija Rae Brown (15) also displayed her strong vocals while singing “My Chains are Gone” by Chris Tomlin. Every act said they liked going on stage. As Chapman said, “It’s a thrill. I love showing off, so it’s a perfect time to do it.”
Top left to right: Philip Rininger (14), Jerry Cruz (13), Estin McGraw (14), Joslyn Chapman (15), Alyssa Berg (15), Hanna Hergenreter (15), Priscila Naranjo (13), and Adam Schott (15).
Photos by Avery Jones
4 redREPORT Troubs, jazz receive standing ovation May 13, 2013
Troubadours capped a spring trip and week of concerts and contests with a standing ovation at the Championship Concert at DU Apr. 26. This concert is an invite-only performance for groups receiving a 1 at state, and included choirs from Denver School of Performing Arts to other 100-member 5-A groups. Troubadors, the final, as well as the smallest, choir to perform in the evening, received a spontaneous burst of applause and shouts in the middle of “Tshotsoloza,” a South African freedom song. And the audience of over 500, amazed at such a big sound from such a small choir, rose to its feet at the end. Mishayla Stephenson, who brings in the choir with the first call out of
“Tshotsoloza,” said she felt that much of the group’s energy from this song came from an experience in Colorado Springs where the choir spent the weekend at The Heritage Festival. In Colorado Springs, the choir performed their show pieces for a judge and were critiqued on their performance. During their stay in Colorado Springs the Troubs visited Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings and the Olympic Training center. After touring the Olympic Training Center, Rachel Selby (13) said, “It was a great experience to get to know all the other members so well.” The group then attended “Danger Ranger Granger” and a series of skits performed by the Chateau Players Iron Mountain Melodrama theatre. After the show, the group met the man from Kenya.
He danced along to the song and said he was pleased to have the opportunity to hear it performed so well. His energy gave the group new inspiration for the song, and they were excited to perform it for the judges the following day. “It was the best moment in Troubs, ever!” said Stephenson, but after the DU ovation, she said it was hard to choose which event was more emotional. “When the audience started yelling, I was shaking so bad. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush I’ve ever had,” she said. Everyone in the group said they enjoyed the Troubs trip immensely. “It was a blast, one of the first times we got to be together like that, it was a great experience,” says Trevor Asche (14). After their weekend in the Springs, the group performed at Contest, but
festivities, the music lowered and Doug Preston, Prom committee adviser, announced the court. The crowd applauded Four senior ladies, Carly Jurgensmeier, Alexis Truax, Cassie Maack, and Aimee Ledall, and four senior men, Christopher Dawkins, Aaron Vammer, Austin Ekeler, and Britten Abbott. All took the stage wearing different colored masks ready to hear the
disclosed king and queen of 2013. The two wearing red masks were given the 2013 royalty, and students cheered when Vammer and Maack were crowned. The two then danced to Journey’s classic love ballad, “Faithfully.” Maack and Vammer danced alone on the elevated dance floor until the rest of the court followed, and the dance floor got their groove on,
the judge who critiqued the group was not kind in her delivery of opinion. Director Christina Contreras said that she was not a fan of the judges’ ideas because they were not helpful to her choirs in any way. She wrote a letter to the CHSAA directors about how disappointed she was in the judges this year. All choirs ended with a “2”, which is still considered an excellent rating. The choir will be performing their same pieces they took to the Springs and State: “Tshotsholoza”, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough”, and finally a combination of “Love Potion Number 9” and “Johnny B. Goode” on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the EHS auditorium.
The choirs are not the only ones traveling around and showing their
skills. The weekend of May 4-5, the EHS Jazz and Marching bands traveled to Canyon City Blossom Festival where they showcased the musical talents of EHS. After its parade performance, the band placed third for marching but garnered a silver, second-place award for 1A Performance. Both Jazz I and II performed on stage. Although neither band placed, Jazz I received a standing ovation after Marcus Longwell’s sax solo on Canteloupe Island. “I’ll be totally honest with you, I think it was because Marcus went crazy-he was like unconsious playing,” said guitarist Adam Schott. The bands performed their last concert on Wed. May 7, and Schott said, “It will be tough losing so many pretty crucial seniors.”
once again, to continue the night. The music came to an end, and everyone headed back to EHS for some fun at After Prom. The night continued until 3 a.m. as everyone had a great time playing fun games and winning gift cards and cash. Parents of juniors and seniors committed their time to run these games and hand out prizes untill three o’clock in the morning.
The night ended with drawings for both seniors and juniors. Several televisions, two iPads, $100 cash, many gift cards, and numerous other luxurious prizes were handed out as names were called. Cash was also handed out to every junior and senior that stayed until 3am. Everyone headed home a lot more quietly than arriving as the droopyeyed students walked out the door.
Jazz and Marching Band
Seniors roll into sunset for masquerade aaronmiller webeditor
Black and white penguin tuxedos with shiny shoes, bright, jewelcolored dresses, and masquerade masks filled the Sunset Event Center on Saturday, April 27, for the masquerade-themed night. Juniors and seniors all danced the night away for Eaton’s 2013 Prom. Halfway through the
Photo by Norma Loya
Above: Prom court celebrates the spring snow. From left to right: Austin Ekeler, Alexis Truax, Christopher Dawkins, Cassie Maack, Aimee Ledall, Britten Abbott, Carly Jurgensmeier, Aaron Vammer (13). Right: King and Queen recipients Vammer and Maack dance to the coronation song, “Faithful” by Journey.
Photo by Deirdre Jones
May 13, 2013
Photo by Avery Jones
Student council members gather on stage in white to promote No Hate Day, a day dedicated by students at Columbine High School to spread love and good will. Outgoing officers passed on tradition to new members on May 3. From left to right: Damon Stover (15), Cassie Maack (13), Dalton Shoop (13), Ty Gavette (14), Desiree Bradley (15), Sallie Croissant (13), Mishayla Stephenson (14), and Andrew Stout (14).
STUCO promotes tolerance
Over $2,000 raised for Izaac’s Make-a-Wish christopherdawkins newseditor
Eaton High School students organized a volleyball tournament and a doggy dash to help Isaac’s wish to make it to the Grand Canyon. EHS teachers and students developed teams to play in a tournament for $10. The winners
included Dalton Shoop, Austin Ekeler, Trey Stephens, Carter Williams, Brock Needens, and Joe Stewart (13) of team, YOLO Swag. On Saturday, people from all over walked or ran with their dogs or walked and ran without a dog around town for a five kilometer race. Besides the active fundraisers, EHS also sold orange Mitch Unrein “96” t-shirts with Make-A-Wish on the sleeve. Many of the students at the school question what Make-A-Wish is. To help the donations for Make-A-Wish student council
put a together a first-ever video announcement, starring student body president Shoop. The total from all the fund raisers added up to $2,001, which is enough money for him to make his way to the Grand Canyon.
Breaking ground for rec center breecegesick guestreporter
The Eaton Area Recreation Committee is prepping and planning a recreation center that will be a place for everyone, from kids to senior citizens, to go. The goal is to bring people together and to establish a recreational center as a community. Chairman of the Facilities Committee, Jon Gesick, said, “The entire committee meets twice a month, and the sub committee also meets twice a
month.” The location is going to be west of the Evangelical Free church, between third and fifth street, Gesick said. “It is going to be 100,000 square feet. It will consist of three basketball courts, a weight room, a running track, rock climbing wall, therapeutic pool, lazy river, water slides, swimming pool, child care area, auditorium, senior citizen center, and a place to hold weddings and school plays or concerts.” Gesick said, “We are providing
the swimming pool for the Eaton School District.” The committee has chosen an architect, Roger Thorp, and has come up with conceptual drawings and budgetary numbers that will be presented to the community in June. Gesick said there will be open community meetings that everyone will be invited to within the next couple of months, and the votings will be held in November. The committee’s hope is to start building the center in one year.
People always say that time ﬂies. To this I usually respond with a scoff and a roll of the eyes. Yet here I am, not far from graduating wondering...where did the time go? High school, man, high school. It’s been a trip. For many, high school is the time of their lives. But for me, well, it really wasn’t like that at all. I’ve waited so long for this moment when I ﬁnally get to walk out of here and never look back. But as I type this, listening to the not-so-catchy Bon Iver, I can’t help but feel a little bittersweet. Nietzsche wrote "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Well, here I am. Still breathing. I've ﬂoated through these halls for the last eight semesters never invoking much of a second thought out of most people when I walked by. Just me, my blasting music, and my never ending, wandering thoughts. And that's okay. High school is a time when many kids peak—peak in life, peak socially. I just haven’t peaked yet. Eventually I'll peak. Eventually I'll be content. Eventually I'll ﬁnd happiness. But until those dreams become reality, all I can do is appreciate how far I've come. I've changed so much in this school, especially over the past year. So rather than completely bashing this place—‘cause it's not all bad—I want to thank a few special people. Here goes nothing...
I bugged you a thousand times over for silly favors (and so does the entire student body) but you always assisted with a smile on your face. Your inﬁnite good mood brightens days. You deserve a thank you for being bubbly, kind, and an overall good human being. And also for never failing to embarrass Rachel with your great humor.
May 13, 2013
Throwin’ my deuces up... normaloya
Pottery was my favorite class in my entire school career. There's something fantastic about getting my hands all dirty and transforming a lump of clay into something shiny and attractive. Even when my projects were pretty mediocre you always managed to over-compliment me. Thank you for letting me be the ﬁrst to take your class three times. You didn’t know it, but that class was my ultimate therapy. As all of the stress of the day gathered up on my shoulders, being in your room made it all go away. Even if it was just for an hour and a half. And even if I heavily slacked off this last semester. Hopefully I left enough of an impression on you as you and your class did on me. Thank you.
Despite my complete lack of athleticism, you were always the nicest person to me in your classes. The times I spent running, er, I mean, walking the miles, you would always tell me good job or give me a high ﬁve/ﬁst pump. You made me feel like a total boss when I lifted weights. Plus you complimented my music when it was my day to play. Thank you, Grabes. You are an incredibly sweet person. Also, your calves are massive. Those alone could motivate anybody to work out.
did share some laughs, though. So for that I thank you. …Even if you don’t like my music taste.
I don’t even know how to thank you for helping me so much this year. I realize my ambitions are a little over-the-top (and expensive), but if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be able to follow my dreams and go to California. Thank you so much for helping get on the ﬁrst step to the rest of my life. You are the bestest.
I've never met somebody as ridiculous and funny as you. I'm so glad to have been in your classes. Obviously I'll see you more in the future, but the past few years have been fun. The only reason I took AP Chem was so you could make me laugh every day. Science is not my thing, but your silly voices and strange jokes made it worthwhile. Thanks for the good times and good laughs.
I think you hit me every time you saw me in the hallway, but despite that you’ve always been a cool guy, and I absolutely loved taking your speech class my sophomore year. Thanks.
Some people will never realize what a great person you are. It's a shame kids don't even attempt to get to know you. And really that's just their loss. Like I said to Maio, Science is not my forte, but getting to know you little by little was a pleasure. When I ceased to exist to every other person in the hallway, you always made sure to acknowledge me with a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’. It's the little things like that that make a difference to people. Thank you so very much. I look forward to you accepting my Facebook friend request haha.
I always wanted to have a closer relationship with you just like my brother did. I idolize him so naturally I try to copy him. Unfortunately, it just never happened. We
Oh, Mother Jones. Despite my usual apathetic attitude, somehow the issues we’ve produced this year have been the best I’ve seen in my newspaper career. Those three
years of newspaper really ﬂew by. I tried my best this year to be a solid EIC, and I really hope I made you proud. Otherwise those hours upon hooouuuurrrs of writing, laying out, stroking pictures (teehee) and copy editing won't be as sweet in retrospect. I know I'm no Hannah, but hell, I gave it a shot. The laughs and inside jokes we had in that secluded haven of a room have created quite the memories. Thank you for always being in a good mood, for making us aim for a perfect paper even if the technology lacks, and just for being you, Jones. I don't think there's really any other person in the world like you.
Jeez, I could go on and on about how incredibly cool you are, but I'm limited to a paragraph. I wish one day I can be even remotely as cool as you. I have the most immense respect for you. You and your beard made History a memorable class. Taking Gov’t & Pol. was a wonderful decision. I discovered myself in that class. I realized who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. I solidiﬁed and strengthened my beliefs. I want to thank you for teaching us how to think and to question, but never what to think. Thank you for making such a massive impact on me and my thought process. Thank you for just being Tom freaking Trotter. PS - You should write a book on your life. Many agree that it’d be one hell of a read.
I don't think I'll ever get used to your new last name. It's pretty remarkable how just one year of having you as a teacher has made such an impact on me. I don’t even know what to write because I have so much to say and I don’t know how to put it into words. Although I'd like to forget a lot of things over the past four years, I will never forget that small moment we shared my freshman year when you hugged me as I broke down in the hallway. That's a strange thing to write about publicly in this note for everyone to read. But it meant a lot to me. Such a small gesture can really mean the
world to a person. People never get enough recognition. And if all I'm good for is to give someone the occasional thank you, then here it goes: Thank you. When I look back at the times here at EHS, it’s the extraordinary teachers in this building like you, and the listed above that I’ll remember fondly.
Lunch table crew
I have hated each one of you at some point throughout that past four years. (Which is a fabulous way to begin a thank you/goodbye note). But at the end of the day, the memories, the incredibly inappropriate, vile memories we now share together...those are things I wouldn't trade for the world. I think most of us have been sitting together since 6th grade, which is unbelievable and sad to realize that it’s all winding down now. Marcus, the usual initiator of the sexual jokes that cross the line. McKyler, the usual initiator of the Mexi jokes. Haley, the cougar. Derek, the one on an exclusive cookie and Fuze diet. And Joben, the one with the gooﬁest laugh. I’d describe you guys in funnier, more vulgar ways, but I’d get in trouble. We should be social outcasts with the kind of conversations we have. Probably even suspended for the some of the stuff that goes down every day. Yolo, I guess. I’ll try my best to ﬁnd friends at college as weird and hilarious as you guys. I imagine the interview process for that will be quite strange. Thanks for the innuendos, the racist jokes, the cookie game, the laughs that made my stomach hurt and my eyes tear up—everything. It's been real, guys.
Mexi, out. California awaits me.
Being a part of band for four years.
Playing at state and making it to the Final Four.
Learning so many things throughout my junior and senior year.
My grades and being friends with Norma. :)
William�Moss Relationship with my class.
Ismael�Ortega Playing football senior year.
Figuring who I am and what I want to do with my life.
Not getting put in jail.
Being an above average Joe who is honest...to a fault.
I have grown as an individual.
Developing a more tolerant view of diﬀerent cultures, people, etc.
Stefanie�Untiedt Not changing myself because of what people said.
I passed all my classes.
Being the school’s happiest redneck.
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My accomplishments in baseball and the friends I’ve made.
John�Ottoson My ability to play poker with a straight face.
Rachel�Selby Joining and managing so many clubs and choirs.
Michael�Thompson The style in which I write my stories.
Jacqueline�Villanueva The fact that I’ve grown so much as a person.
Making new friends, and achieving goals I set for myself.
Doing choir all 4 years. Perservering through the struggles of high school.
Getting into Troubs.
Austin�Prichard Learning to stand up for myself.
Justin�Pyfrom Being selected for the RYLA award.
Teegan�Owens Making friends through the school and each year.
Dalton�Shoop My two state championships.
Derek�Troudt Throwing Haley Morrell’s phone in the trash.
My active involvement in diﬀerent activities.
My ﬁgure. ;)
Alexis�Truax To call this place my home and I’ve been so involved.
Being friends with Mr. Colorado.
Wade�Wilson Started Varsity 3 years during football.
My accomplishments in athletics and hanging oﬀ the edge!
Tucker�Turner Joining the Marines.
Winning a state championship in volleyball my junior year.
Anna�Zubia Lettering in my favorite sport. :)
E The thing I'm most proud of in Britten�Abbott All my athletic achievements.
Justin�Ditter Balancing my academics and athletics
Marte�Hoel I took a school year in the US, attended EHS, got new friends and now have memories for life.
Being friends with Norma. :)
Lane�Holt� Grades at the end of everything.
My driving determination to help others in sports, band and the LINK program.
Getting my CNA.
Wyatt�Joseph� Making it to State High School Rodeo all four years!
Placing 3rd at state in wrestling.
Making lots of friends and not failing a class.
Contradicting with my last name.
The time and dedication that I have spent preparing myself for the future.
Brittany�Ballenger Cody�Bean Having a high GPA.
Colton�Fabrizius Hanging out with all my friends in the hallway and just enjoying high school.
Lettering every year in wrestling, and having a mullet!
Doing so well in hockey and never giving up on my dream.
Carly�Jurgensmeier Mitchell�Kammerer Hanna�Karas Being able to overcome my ACL injury and get back on the ﬁeld playing to sport I love.
Being in AG all four years.
Marcus�Longwell� Leticia�Lopez I made good friends with a variety of personalities.
Getting away from the park after my freshman year.
Making my own choices and having a good time.
Norma�Loya Never giving up on my dream to get out of here.
Getting good grades.
Never taking life for granted and living life the way I want.
Ciera�Kieler I have become a leader in my theater and choir classes.
The developmen that’s grown with myself and the less dependen I’ve become.
Making it throug school.
Cassandra�Maack Colton�Marrs Having friends. #teamgetswole
Working at school, and playing tag with friends.
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Mary�Brehon Making it so far in basketball and proving everyone wrong.
Braedon�Froid The friendships I have here and the people that have become so important.
ing it! Thanks oop jokes, I ouldn’t have de it without you!
Viviana�Chavez Learning new things and having diﬀerent things to do and meeting new teachers.
Finishing high school.
Tyler�Hauska Completing high school (almost).
Being the least environmental treehugger.
“I don’t build championship teams, I build championship boys” Coach Larry Gelwix.
Participating in as many activities as possible and diversifying myself (especially with my chill lunch group).
Alyssa�McIntyre Being so dang sexy.
Being currently tied for valedictorian.
Aaron�Miller Setting dreams, achieving goals, and taking the plunge!
Sallie�Croissant How I have branched out and become the person I am today.
Jeremias�Cruz Being anyone and everyone’s friend, also just being open to anyone as a friend.
Christopher�Dawkins Alexandra�Devost Accomplishing the things I set out to accomplish and making it into college. :)
My improvement of my work ethic for the better.
Morgan�Hawthorn Paitton�Heltenberg Ryan�Hergenreter Luis�Hernandez Making it on to the UW Cheer squad!!! :)
Jordan�Landen Biggest/best “personality.”
Shawndra�Miller To be able to make arrangements with ﬂowers and food.
That I was accepted right away when I ﬁrst moved here.
Winning state in volleyball. :)
Cole�Lawson Finishing my freshman year with a 3.7; haven’t been close since!
Stevie�Moran My long red hair!
Making new friends and all the experiences I lived through.
Setting ﬁve track records at Eaton.
Haley�Morrell I made good friends, amazing enemies, and I tested the limits of many teachers’ patience. #yolo #dontjudge
My personal development.
Dylan�Morris Good grades.
May 13, 2013
Letters to the Editor Deconstructing marriage, Teachers and guns-dismantling love--a view not a bad thing on same-sex unions Dear Editor, It is 2013, and this year has already shown that almost anything is possible. From the legalization of marijuana, to the Laker’s losing streak, and now with the world’s first Latin American Pope. In other recent headlines, Same-Sex Civil Unions has become legal in the Centennial State. For many, this may be a shout for, “Victory!” But for others, this is seen as an odd, terrifying, and crippling roadblock for Colorado in the years to come, just like the legalization of marijuana. Bottom line, we will hit on similar points Norma made in her last edition of “The Norm” and throw in our objections. First off, our intention is not hate. People should be tolerated, but that doesn't mean all principles should too. This article will reveal and support the truth about marriage. If, however, you associate hate with truth, then chances are you’ll be receiving reality checks the rest of your life. Secondly, in the previous Red Ink newspaper, an article supporting socalled same-sex “marriage” was written, we have responded by writing an article supporting traditional marriage. Before those who oppose us get fired up, we stress that we too have the right for freedom of speech, which includes communicating these truths, the truths, not so much of same sex attractions, but on the wrong of acting on those attractions. Again, we are not here to tell people how to live their lives, because we simply cannot; we can only encourage and help those in trouble. We are no one to judge or condemn anyone. We are simply here to defend traditional marriage. It is something that cannot, and should not, be redefined, just like the concept of ‘gravity’ or ‘human’ can’t be redefined. We also write this article because we care. We care. Studies show that males who participate in homosexual acts are more likely to become victims of clinical depression, suicide, and substance abuse. Moreover, people acting on homosexual attractions “have a substantially
greater risk of suffering from psychiatric problems than do heterosexuals,” says Neil Whitehead, Ph.D and author of “Homosexuality and Mental Health Problems.” In short, yeah, we care that those with same sex attractions find true happiness and true love, which isn’t within the same gender. Lastly, you are correct, to the extent that the words of the Bible have been distorted by those who read it. However, the perceptions and misinterpretations do not devalue the message itself. The Bible is not erroneous, and what is stated in the Bible is credible. Neither hate nor prejudice is supported in the Bible. The Bible is the basis for love. This love is seen throughout the bible but is better-known in the life of Christ. Many people in Eaton strive in basing their lives on Sacred Christian writing, because Christianity is the source of truth in the world. Period. Any establishment in society government, schools, clubs, organizations may try to explain the best they can to lead people to truth, but will fall short because there is no initial basis for truth within these establishments. Truth is what this world needs, not a small part or a distorted truth, but the full truth we have incorporated in this article about marriage. -Jose Delgado and Trevor Asche To see this letter in its complete form please go to EatonRedInk.com
It is something that cannot, and should not, be redefined, just like the concept of ‘gravity’ or ‘human’ can’t be redefinded.
Student offers a counter-argument to the February Senate Bill 9 opinion that opposed teachers carrying concealed weapons. Dear Editor, 1. Places with the least gun restrictions have the least gun violence. 2. Teachers would not be required to use a gun. 3. Meth is completely unrelated as it is an illegal substance and guns are not. 4. Drugs and guns are nothing alike—some people are comfortable driving 50 m.p.h. over the speed limit—generalized comparison 5. School shootings happen because the school is defenseless not because it’s a challenge. If someone wanted a challenge they go to try attacking a police station or a gun show…no one seeks a fire fight as a challenge. 6. Being defenseless is not a safe environment. 7. Training could very well prepare someone to take out a gunman. 8. A teacher with good intent is not a danger; it deters the gunman from attacking students and forces them to focus on the person who could take them out. 9. Why? 10. Killing someone out of self defense or defense of others and having possible post-traumatic stress is a small price to pay for saving lives. 11. He went into a school with the intent of mass murder… who gives sh*&? At least he was stopped before countless innocent people were killed! 12. Being completely defenseless
fails to protect anyone. 13. They’d all be dead. 14. Or how about the gunmen who went in there to kill everyone. 15. FALSE 16. Contradiction—you state that if the teacher hesitated to shoot the gunner, more damage would be caused than if the teacher didn’t hesitate and removed the threat. I agree…which means it contradicts the rest of the argument. 17. People who want to be teachers will still want to be teachers. One more requirement for a job wouldn’t deter anone from their dream job. If I had to take and extra math course that was newly added to the curriculum of getting an engineering degree I wouldn’t just give up on something. I won’t just because I didn’t agree with a new requirement. 18. Unless it saved students’ lives, which it could so… 19. You’re right. No one should be allowed to (what?) In fact, as of now, no one is allowed to –but they do. People with the intent of causing harm will do so no matter what the laws are because those people don’t follow the laws anyway. No murderer won’t go places where they could easily be stopped. Final thoughts: You focus way too much on how it might “emotionally damage” a student rather than that it could save their life. If a watched my teacher kill the man who was pointing a gun at me or my classmates, I wouldn’t blame them for traumatizing me. I would be forever grateful to them because they saved my life. -Dalton Shoop P.S. Someone could get stabbed to death by a sharp pencil, should we ban these too?
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May 13, 2013
S p e e d deadly factor at crossing Losers to the back of the line adamschott staffreporter
With every day at Eaton High School that goes by, one thing that is on everybody’s mind in the whole entire school around 11:25, is the sacred lunch time. This is the time where those who have been starving ever since first period, those who are simply hungry, and those who need to get homework done release into a relaxation time. However, that is not the case sometimes because of the 35 minutes that makes kids rush to cut, speed back to school, and class on time. As a result, this leads many upperclassmen and social people to cut the line. Let’s not be unrealistic; almost everybody cuts the line, and many people think about it. If you cut the line, then you will get your food faster, eat quicker, talk longer, and get to class sooner. Really, cutting usually seems the best way to go in order to have a better lunch. The only people who have an excuse, and who get fuller lunches, are those in clubs that have meetings and need to get started right away, those with sack lunches, or those in CAT. Tucker Morrell (15) explained, “Considering that I’m one of the people that cut and will do it, it’s wrong--but necessary to have enough time.” Unfortunately the kids who are at the end of the line get the short end of the stick with about 10 to 15 minutes to eat. Although they have enough time to shovel down a plate of food, they don’t have a good amount of time to leisurely visit with friends, get homework done, or get in touch with a teacher. Lunch and cutting affect everybody including teachers, and time can become an issue during lunch. When someone is cut in the lunchline, what is a person supposed to do? Really they have only three solid options. The first option is to call the cutter out and ask them to peacefully resolve the problem by going to the back of the line. However,
it isn’t that likely for a freshman to take on a senior, or anybody for that matter. The second solution to do is to go to an adult supervisor, Rick Kaufman or Mark Naill to get help. By going to an adult, this removes the doubt that someone has in getting their lunch late. However, Vice Principal Kaufman explained, “Very rarely do students bring this to attention. If there is a problem, students must come to an adult to deal with the problem.” Students who want to stop getting cut by other people must take action against this problem. The third, and most often picked solution, is to just try and cut the cutter again in another area of the line. If kids had more time to eat their lunch, then cutting wouldn’t be a problem. All of these common solutions aren’t completely effective in solving the actual problems though. Are there any ways to get rid of this problem so that everybody can have enough time to eat, socialize, and have no reason to cut the line? For starters, the simple solution is to just make lunch longer so everybody has enough time to eat. This way the kids who are at the back of the line are able to get their food with absolutely no time constraints or restrictions. If the lunch period grew longer, then people wouldn’t feel like they have to cut as severely in order to get their food in time. When time becomes an issue, people will cut whether or not the teacher is looking. But the real question is where this time could come from. It’s not like you can just make time come out of nowhere. The first possible solution is to cut into advising class. It seems extreme, but that is a feasible area that could be cut down. The next solution is to cut down passing period time. Eaton has a significantly long passing period for kids to get to class. Although it is long if you get to class really on time, as far as hanging out, it doesn’t really have an effect un-
less someone has a chill teacher, or off period. The last proposed solution even more extreme, is to make lunch longer by making school longer as well. However, Kaufman explained, “This would cut into bus routes and pose quite a few problems.” I’m not saying these are the only ones, but they are possible options. I enjoy advising and passing time just as much as they next guy, but some people feel they would like lunch longer as well. Now it doesn’t have to be a full on hour of lunch, even 15 extra minutes would help a lot if any. There is one last factor that I feel could strongly influence the amount of time students have to eat, without cutting into time anywhere else. This idea is to simply have a teacher get to the lunch check out station much sooner before the bell rings. By doing this, the kids who get out of class early or who have an off period are able to get their food sooner, leaving an empty line. The true problem is the backup of having to go through one teacher when everybody gets there all at the same time. Teacher Gino Maio who takes numbers for lunch payment at the computers explained, “People [students] don’t think about it [cutting] because they always do it.” If there is disbursement between when kids getting their lunch, then it will be much more efficient. Rather than taking on one massive group of people, it will be much easier to have evenly spread groups receive their lunch. Although this depends on how soon the cooks are ready, Maio also explained, “two to three minutes makes a big difference in a lunch line.” This just looks to be the most feasible solution to start off with because it doesn’t change the schedule, has no negative effects besides finding someone to do it sooner, and will look to make the line shorter. If the line is short there is no reason to cut to get your food much faster.
for a tragedy to happen. I have taken it upon myself to initiate the change mandatory that will prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. It is quite apparent the intersection of Highway 85 and WCR 85 possess a great threat to unsuspecting drivers. The speed limit approaching the intersection leaps from 35 m.p.h. in town to 65 m.p.h. just past the interLimit must be low- section. For an intersection without a light, ered at Highway 85 it is extremely difficult for drivers and WCR 76 intersec- crossing in either direction to gage the tion before more acci- right spacing and speed of oncoming traffic and cross safely. dents occur. After discussing the matter with the Mayor of Eaton, Scott Moser, he reecekothe opinioneditor said that, “We have been working with It was like any other day on that fate- the State of Colorado to help us come up with some ideas for this area.” ful evening last fall. Since Highway 85 is a state highI was merely driving home from a rather uneventful Cross Country way, the Town of Eaton cannot take direct action with the speed limit. practice with my sister. He agreed that the intersection Only that day was different. At the intersection of Highway 85 and WCR is problematic and went on to ex76, I waited to find an opening in the plain that it will take a long time to get the speed limit traffic while cars started changed or a light piling up behind me. I was merely installed because After looking back of extensive state and forth trying to be driving home regulations. careful, finally an openfrom a rather Moser said ing in the chaotic traffic that a traffic light came. As I uneventful cross with a railroad arm nervously eased across country practice would cost the the first two lanes of with my sister. town a $1,000,000 Highway 85 and began which is a third of to cross the next two, I the annual budget. suddenly saw headlights The state also out of the corner of my requires that a trafeye. fic study be done Time passed slugbefore any action gishly in slow motion can be taken. as I turned to look, all The Town at once exploding glass Manager, Gary was everywhere and my Carsten, said the Chevy truck was violenttown is currently ly jolted slamming our doing a $60,000 helpless bodies around study and developing a traffic plan like Jell-O. In a flash two vehicles were totaled that will be done in August. He also agreed that the intersection and four people were almost killed. The nature of the collision spelled is dangerous and said his daughter casualties, however, miraculously no was in an accident at the intersection one was severely injured beyond a few as well. I applaud the town for taking acsuperficial wounds. I thank God everyday that my sis- tion, but it is extremely frustrating ter and the two people in the other ve- that something as inexpensive and hicle were not injured or worse, killed. reasonable as changing the speed limit Since that time I have talked to hasn't already occurred as a first step. I can tell you from personal exothers who have had a close call at this intersection, there has been a car perience that slower speeds probably train crash and I saw another accident would have prevented my accident almost identical to mine, and these are from happening at all. If buracracy costs our town a perjust the accidents that I am aware of. There is no doubt that it is just son’s life it will be one life too many. a matter of time before people lose If you are concerned, speak up and proceed with caution or avoid that intheir lives. Therefore, I can't stand by and wait tersection all together.
May 13, 2013
Track and field ready to bring state titles back to Eaton ryleighhaynes guestreporter
As the track meets dwindle down to the last few before the state meet, many track athletes are looking to better their times, jumps, and throwing distances. The Eaton boys and girls track teams are known not for their large number of kids, but for doing so much with the little numbers they have. Even with its little numbers, the Eaton Track and Field program produces great athletes that always put them on top. Last year, the girls and boys teams qualified 22 athletes to the state meet. The number of athletes on both sides of the track team has grown for this season. Along with the substantial returners, many new faces are adding a lot of energy to the track. On the girls side, seniors Aimee Ledall, Keri Ruff and Paitton Heltenberg (13) will continue to stack on the points. Ruff is working to achieve yet another state championship in discus as she did last year, along with hopes of gaining a gold medal in
shot put. Ledall is a crucial element in the individual sprints and relays. Ledall is ranked first in the 100 meter dash with a 12.57 at the Eaton invitational Saturday May 4. Brittany Pierce and Emily Naill (14) will fight to the finish line in the 400 meter dash, Pierce with a 58.80 and Naill with a 60.00. At the Eaton invite, Pierce dropped her time down to a 58.80 putting her second in state for 3A in the 400 meters. The newcomers, Allie Hodgson (16) and Kinzy Anderson (15), have been turning heads as they impress everyone with their speed across the track. Jazmin Schwark (14) and Jayla Jarnagin (15) continually add solid points in the pole vault. Schwark is ranked first in the pole vault with a 9-1. Jarnagin also puts points on the board as she pushes Ruff in the shot put. At the April 24 meet in Loveland, Ruff threw a 37.2 in the shot put, placing first at a 5A meet. Ruff set a new personal record at the Platte Valley meet this year with a distance of 37.9. Because the girl’s
Photo by Avery Jones
Brittany Pierce (14) hands off the baton to Emily Naill (14) to initiate the last leg of the 4 by 200 meter relay with a time of 1.45.54 at the Eaton Invitational Meet on Saturday, May 4. Pierce, and Naill along with Aimee Ledall (13), and Allie Hodgson (16) took first at the meet, and are state bound with their number one ranked relay team.
team always seems to be short on distance runners, the pressure is on for the sprinters and field events to bring home the big points. The boy’s team has significant seniors who provide an immense amount of stability. Seniors Austin Ekeler, Dalton Shoop, Sean Earley and Tyler Hauska maintain crucial points for the boys. Ekeler is looking to become a state champion in the long jump, improving from his second place finish last year. Along with the jumps, he is a contender for the 100 meter dash as well. His best time this season is an 11.35 which seeds him as eighth in 3A. Shoop strives for improvement from last year in his throws while Earley hopes to jump his way to the podium in the triple jump and make up some ground in the 400 meter dash. During the Eaton invitational, Earley moved up the leaderboard to first by running a 50.58 in the Photo by Avery Jones 400 meters. He set a new meet Sean Earley (14) comes off the blocks in his open 200 meter dash at record and was only .05 seconds the Eaton Invitational. Earley took first at the meet, and is ranked fifth in the away from the school record. state as he approached his fourth appearence at the state meet in late May. Hauska sustains a steady spot in the 300 meter hurdles as he continues to work to make it to state with his most recent time and personal record of a 43.22. David Jones (14) has been having an impeccable season in the pole vault by increasing his personal record at almost every meet. At the Loveland meet Wednesday, April 24, Jones took first at the meet with a vault of 12-3. His personal record is a height of 13-3. Chad Foos (14) returns to the picture after a long injury that forced him to sit out half of the season. The new face for the boys’ team, Garrett Coalson (15), has made big strides in the discus and short sprints. Freshman Dalton Waln (16) adds an incredible new twist to the sprints and jumps. Waln’s 12.22 in the 100 meter dash put him in the middle of the pack. With this season’s poor weather, it is has become more and more difficult to get those times down and the distances farther. The pressure is on for the track Photo by Avery Jones athletes to make their final moves to the top of the leaderboard. The Reds keep their eye Holly Mawson (14) bounds over a hurdle in her open 100 meter hurdles on the prize as the three day in the Eaton Invitational meet. Mawson is another athlete that is headed to state meet approaches in May. state, as she has already pre-qualified.
May 13, 2013
Tennis sends five to state after great regionals performance stefanieuntiedt staffreporter
The 2013 tennis season began with snow but ended with five state-bound players. The team competes at State beginning on May 8. Kortney Lockey (15) will play number-one singles along with number-one doubles team of Maddy Shelton (14) and Catherine Harper (15) as well as the number-three doubles Karen Sigg (14) and Abigail Sanford (15) who will all be working hard to make their mark in Eaton tennis History. Due to the multiple snow days and the gracious amounts of snow received in April, the Eaton High School tennis team has had to reschedule multiple days of practice and matches. Though even with the snow, Captain Bailey Naibauer (13) was determined to get in as
many practices for the girls as second and Anna Bezouskova possible. The team practiced at (14) in third. Leading the Work Out West in Greeley when doubles is Shelton and Harper . Currently Niwot it got the chance, as to High School is leading not lose valuable time Even though working on their skills. it was a really the league with four short season, wins and no losses. “Even though it was we did really Lockey said that a really short season well. though the team will we did really well as a be missing players, team. Placing second -Kortney Lockey they will still be in conference and Regionals is a great ready next spring. “Next year should a c c o m p l i s h m e n t ,” still be a successful said Lockey. season because even Together the team though we lose Anna Courtesy Photo has competed in 184 and Bailey, there matches including are many players Lane Greiman (15) slings a slider past a Platte Valley batter in a Reds singles and doubles, are staying.” dominant 21-4 win. As the post season nears, Eaton sits as the number one resulting in 88 wins and 96 losses. who team in the state with a 14-0 win. Although the season was short, The team is currently standing in third place in the league with a and the end of the season, Dominant legacy continues in total of five team wins and one the team looks forward to an undefeated baseball season team loss. Currently, Lockey is exciting time at state and is carterwilliams 11, with the semi finals coming at the leader of the singles division ready to end the year with a win. sportseditor 10 a.m. and the regional chamwith seven wins and two losses, The state tournament begins next Eaton baseball continues a pionship at 3 p.m. later that day. followed by Megan Ice (14) in weekend, on May, 8 in Pueblo. legacy of dominance with anThe regional championship other undefeated record head- winner will advance to the elite ing into the postseason. Eaton eight on Friday, May 17, in cruised through the regular sea- Greeley, for the double elimison winning every game by at nation eight-team tournament. least seven runs, with the closLed by seniors Britten Abest coming in a 12-5 win against bott, Adam Mossberg, and Estes Park on Friday, May 3. Marcus Longwell (13), Eaton Eaton goes into the post- hopes to add its fourth chamseason ranked number one pionship in the last six seasons. in the state with a perfect It should also be noted that long 18-0 regular season record. time Coach Jim Danley recorded Regionals begin on Saturday, May his 750 career win this season.
Varsity girls pose with their regional championship plaque after the Saturday, May 4 meet, and five players are headed to state Saturday, May 18. Lockey will be playing number-one singles along with number-one doubles team Shelton and Harper as well as the number three doubles Sigg and Sanford. Top row, left to right Meghan Raisley, Hayley Miller (14), Kortney Lockey (15), Bailey Naibauer (13), Maddie Shelton (14), Catherine Harper (15), Emily Harper (16), Abigail Sanford (16), and Karen Sigg (14)
May 13, 2013
A gay athlete? Let’s look at the facts... carterwilliams sportseditor
Front and back view blueprint of the new stadium. Construction is set to begin in June and will be done before the ﬁrst football game in late August.
EHS to add new stadium press box by ﬁrst football game in fall adamschott staffreporter
It’s late in the fourth quarter of the football game, the score is tied and Eaton has the ball. The timer continues to pass showing every stride, and then in a lean towards the ﬁnish then.....boom she has the state record. Look at that nice picture of the EHS staff on the bleachers. At Eaton High School, the home section box ofﬁce is currently ready to undergo renovations and modeling in order to make it look more attractive, and improve the stadium’s overall condition. Many people feel that it is time for a change, and that it will make the stadium look a lot better, explained Athletic Director Steve Longwell who came up with the original design. By remodeling the stadium, the coaches will be become more comfortable, announcers will have better conditions to work in, and access will be much nicer. Once everything is all said and done, this project will ﬁnish in at a total of $129 thousand as told by Longwell. A special person in particular, who helped Longwell out with the planning and development for this box ofﬁce improvement plan, was sophomore Tim Been. Longwell insisted that one of the members from the Computer Aided Drafting class taught by Logan Lacy help him
on this project. Been was so far ahead of the class that he was the obvious choice to help work on the project. Been explained, “I wasn’t surprised when I was chosen to do the project since I was the furthest in the class.” After working hard at the projects design, Been ﬁnished the developmental plans and created a spacey ofﬁce with enough room for the coaches and announcers. Once Been was given all of the dimensions and standards for what the box ofﬁce should look like, he went on to ﬁnish the project. Been explained conﬁdently, “I just did what I did best, and be awesome.” Been said that he enjoyed it very much because it reﬂects who he is and his areas of interest. After high school and college, Tim described clearly that he plans on becoming an engineer. By doing this project, Been was able to get more involved and better at what he enjoys doing. “Anyone who plans on construction should take this class,” Been added, “It’s a bountiful amount of fun.” All of these improvements will be made over the summer out of the way of student athletes and sports, and done with the supervision and construction of Growling Bear. They are a local contracting company in Northern Colorado, who will use lots of help from their workers and
subcontractors to ﬁnish the project according to plan, and on time. Longwell explained, “I’m really excited about the project. If people have been inside [of the box ofﬁce] they know it’s outdated and needs to be replaced.” This total project will be expected and planned to be ﬁnished around August 1, just in time for football season. When this project is all said and done, the total cost will be split into three different parts: A press box layout in the front of the stadium, storage rooms in the back of the stadium for Track and Field equipment, and a back wall of stands where there will be a support system. One part that Longwell insisted that might not be ﬁnished in the project because of accessibility and back wall problems, are the stairs leading to the ofﬁce in the back. They may or may not be there depending on how the project lays out. By splitting this process up into different segments, Longwell and the contractors will be able to make decisions based on how the needs are met. If a problem comes up, they will have a ﬂexable budget. This project has been much needed, Longwell said, “It’s time for an update. It’s necessary not only for football, but for Track and Field and all events that take place inside of the stadium.”
Let’s go over what it takes to make the playoffs in the NBA. Eight teams from each conference make the playoffs. That is 16 teams... and there’s only 30 teams in the league. Over half of the league makes the playoffs, which is a total joke. On top of that, only three eighth seeds have ever pulled off top-seed upset, and the only team to ever go past the second round after the upset was the 1999 Knicks, which really shouldn’t count because they had injuries to Marcus Camby and Patrick Ewing during the season. Basically, the ﬁrst round of the NBA playoffs is worthless. It does not narrow down who the best teams in the league are because upsets never turn into a huge run toward a championship. What needs to happen is get rid of at least the seven and eight seeds, and maybe even six seeds. The only ﬁrst round matchup that ever is a true test of who the better team is, rather than just an upset is the ﬁve-six matchup because usually their records are similar. Seriously, we don’t need seven games to know that the 66-win Heat are better than the 38-win Bucks. Keep the ﬁve-six matchup as the only ﬁrst round matchup, and make it a quick three-game series.
What’s with the Rockies?
Well it’s baseball season, and I prepared to cringe through another season of the dreaded Rockies who could not have had a much worse season last year. Then, management claimed to be all in for winning, which I didn’t believe at all to say the least. On top of that, they hired Walt Weiss as their manager after ﬁring Jim Tracy, who I did not think was the problem. I thought the problem and still think the problem is in the front ofﬁce and ownership. I wasn’t so sure. The highest level of coaching he has done was at Regis Jesuit High School, where his son plays. This to me was the next bone head move that has made the Rockies who they have been the past few years. Then on opening day, Weiss had a chance to prove himself as a manager. Wilton Lopez was pitching in the eighth inning and had a great inning. At that point the Rockies were up, 4-3. Weiss had a chance to prove that he was worth managing a big league team by sticking with Lopez in the ninth because he had the hot hand. Instead, he called the pen and sent in Rex Brothers, who gave up the tying run, sending the game into extras, where the they ended up losing in the tenth inning. One game isn’t a big deal, but when your team is ﬁghting for a .500 record, those games matter.
Since then, however, Weiss has managed the Rockies to a well above .500 record, with ridiculous batting stats, and not too bad of starting pitching, particularly because Weiss has managed the pitch counts of the pitchers. This Walt Weiss project might actually work out.
Gay athlete or ﬁnancial crisis?
I debated even writing about this because of the heat I could get from it, but then I ﬁgured, “I’m a senior. This is the last thing I’ll ever write for the Red Ink. So may as well go out sturing up emotions and causing people to rethink this so called “Pioneer” in sports. Let’s look at some facts. Jason Collins, 34, an NBA center, and I mention that because unless you are a big NBA fan, you don’t know who he is, has come out as an openly gay, active athlete in an American major sport. President Obama called him and gave him praises to the “Pioneer of gay athletes” and NBA Commissioner David Stern has shown a great amount of respect for Collins. I’m not intolerant or anything, I just found this story a little ﬁshy for a guy who is 34 and going to be a free agent this summer, and probably wasn’t going to be signed this summer. I found out that Collins was engaged and married to a woman for nine years, while playing in the NBA. On top of that, Collins averages 3.8 rebounds per game in his 13 year NBA career. He also, like many athletes, has lost a great amount of his NBA earnings to bad investments. Also, ESPN.com quoted his twin brother, Jurron, who also played in the NBA, as saying he was “Utterly shocked” when he found out. Now, if an openly gay athlete doesn’t get signed by a team this summer, the NBA will be labled as an intolerant league, regardless of whether or not he has the talent to be on an NBA roster this late in his career. He’s been a player on the bubble his whole career. Someone will without a doubt in my mind get signed by a team this summer, and at least receive the veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million, plus an enormous amount of endorsements, simply because he is the ﬁrst to come out. All of this while he hasn’t had a relationship with any male, and was married to a woman for nine years. Does this guy sound gay to you? Because he doesn’t to me. Sounds like a way to get out of ﬁnancial trouble. On top of it all, it’s a little humorous that the country is blindly applauding this mediocre athlete, who was married to a woman, and at the same time running the 25 year old virgin athlete, who has produced playoff success, out of the country. Good game America. Deuces
May 13, 2013
When Ian Spooner’s (14) family implemented the rule that every family member must be involved in a physical activity, Ian considered many different sports. He tried soccer, baseball, even Tae Kwon Do. But Ian never hit his stride until he strapped on a pair of skates and hit the ice. Ian ﬁrst started ﬁgure skating with the Mountain View Skating Company (MVSC) when he was seven years old . Though he enjoyed skating, he quit when he was young. According to him, “It got a little ridiculous.” Ian said that once, when he ordered a costume, the company sent him a girl’s costume instead of the male one he had ordered. Being the only boy in his ﬁgure skating class, at that age, was a major deterrent. However, now that Ian has grown up and taken to skating again, he says the high girl-to-boy ratio is much more to his favor. “Come on, give me a break. I’m a guy!” Ian said with a chuckle. As of this year, he has been skating for three years: one year when he was seven, and two consecutive years starting last year. Other than the ladies, Ian likes many other aspects of ﬁgure skating. He said his favorite part is the accuracy of it all. Ian said, “You have
to be incredibly accurate in skating: in order to properly execute any spin, turn, or jump, you have to be completely precise in your movements.” It is this analytical side of ﬁgure skating that Ian loves, which is no shock to anyone who knows Ian Spooner. Ian excels in math and science. He especially loves Calculus and Anatomy, but what Ian really loves is computer sciences. He said, “It’s creative and concrete knowledge at the same time.” Ian uses codes to create different programs for computers. He said he likes creating programs because “it’s fulﬁlling and satisfying. You get to work on a project and see as it progresses and get’s better and better.” Ian likened programming to sculpting. He said, “It’s like a sculptor shaving away the outer layer and seeing the shape and saying, ‘Hey that looks good!’ and then adding different strokes to it to improve it. That’s what I do in programming.” Though it’s incredibly creative, Ian still said, “It’s all logic, and it’s all code.”
Ian uses this same combination of analytical and creative power to enhance his skating. Ian is very precise in his movements, but skating is still an art, and Ian displays this through his moves. However, not every part of skating is as compelling to Ian. He said that the thing he likes least is competing. Ian said he was raised to never brag on himself, and he said, “Competing just feels like I’m boasting or showing off.” Despite his aversion to it, he still competes. Of the seven or eight competitions MVSC holds, Ian said, “I only do one because I just don’t like it.” In performances, Ian especially pushes through his distaste of boasting. Ian performs in different shows every year. This year, Ian performed as Seaweed in the MVSC’s production of Hairspray. On March 9, Ian and the MVSC skated to “Good Morning Baltimore,” “I Can Hear the Bells,” “Welcome to the ‘60s,” and more. During intermission, Ian
performed solo acts to the songs “Come Together” by the Beatles and “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springﬁeld. On top of performances and competitions, Ian also does partner skating and tests. His partner is Angela Ruddick who is a junior at UNC. The tests determine when he can move up levels. He is tested on the form and accuracy of his moves and how good they look along with freestyle jumps. He is tested individually and as pairs. The jumps that Ian must learn are complicated and many in number. Ian said, “There’s the axle, waltz jump, salchow, camel spin, loop jump, ﬂip jump, lutz, and toe loop. Those are just the jumps; we’re just getting started. There’s also doubles, triples, and quadruples of each.” Ian said, “It takes hours and hours to get down a single jump. I’ve been working on my double salchow and double loop for about 40 hours now and I still don’t have them down perfectly. I have a permanent bruise on my knee from it!” It is apparent that Ian excels in the realms of academics, but this genius ﬁgures far more than numbers.
Come on, give me a break. I’m a guy! - Ian Spooner
May 13, 2013
Aaron Miller Eaton! Living within these small quarters has been fun, but it’s time I move into even smaller quarters at CSU. Sitting in the EHS auditorium as a freshman in 2009 made me think of the day I would soon be a senior and wearing that goofy hat at graduation. Freshman classes are only obscure memories now, but those memories make my ﬁnal days at EHS feel so much more deserved. Who I am today was not planned since freshman year. I thought I would take an easy road, but then I realized quitters are too lazy to win, and winners are too stubborn to quit. I didn’t take all four advanced placement classes, three years of foreign language, and more science classes than I need in order to call my high school years a “breeze”. I can’t be a quitter. My friends and I were sitting after school on the last day of sophomore year and we all were making bets on who would be the ﬁrst to break a tear at our graduation. I laugh at that bet now because we are all just ready to get out of here! There’s a shock of what will come with freedom and college now that there will be no shelter; regardless, that shock is super exciting. I would like to highly and respectfully take a moment to appreciate my favorite teacher, mentor, and friend, Mrs. Jones. She greatly has gone out of her way for me and has allowed my motivation to go an extra thousand miles. No other teacher spent that many hours outside of school to make a dedicated commitment toward their students and stressing to make their work exceptionally better. My golden sticker goes toward Mrs. Jones and I look forward to proudly outperform others throughout my college years because of her commitment. My words of advice for any high schooler is to become friends with your upperclassman. These are the students you can call your senior year and be excited about meeting up with in college. These are the students whose footsteps you can follow, or not follow, according to where they are down the road. I have heard these words of advice from seniors in the past, and didn’t take it seriously. I now live on that small regret. Eaton has changed who I am today and challenged me in many ways. CSU is an exciting step toward where I will be down the road, and I cannot wait to hear back from my old friends at EHS. It’s a concern if Facebook will keep me connected enough with my Eaton friends, but I look forward to seeing all of you posting pictures of the many “study sessions” I know you all plan on attending! It’s been a great road, but we are all ready to take our conversation out further than a class of 96 students. Let’s reach goals, strive another mile, and take a plunge! Class of 2013, LET’S GO!
Stefanie Untiedt Carter Williams
And I bid goodbye to the harsh world of high school drama and succulent women who contributed thereof. I do not know what half those words meant in that sentence. But it sounded good, didn’t it? Anyway, I really would like to bid adieu to this ﬁne institution of learning. The time I have spent here will be in my heart forever. I hope that all of you have enjoyed my Winston Churchill-esque wit that I used to write my incredible, award-winning, fabulous, prodigious, awe-inspiring, heart-stopping, thrilling, overwhelming sports column. I have thoroughly enjoyed presenting all of you with facts that not even the likes of Mike Mayock, Buster Olney, or Stephen A. Smith could indulge upon you. In all seriousness, I have enjoyed my time in newspaper and will miss the Red Ink and its staff... Except for Avery. There, Avery. I mentioned your name. Anyway, I would like to thank Ms. Jones for all she has done for me in my development as a sports writer. It was a great run. Don’t worry, though. You all can see me on ESPN someday. #realtalk #yolo #swag #hashtag
Four years sounds like a long time. But when you live it, four years ﬂew by faster than you could ever imagine. You walk in freshman year and your heart is racing from fear of the upper classmen. Then before you know it, you’re two weeks from graduation, sending out graduation invites and planning your future. But of course you don’t know your future until you remember your past, especially high school. For me high school has been full of ups and downs. I have had my difﬁculties with friends, grades, jobs, and just being in high school. While I normally complain about old memories and how I should have done something different, I know that everything happened for a reason. My biggest inﬂuences have been my friends and my teachers. My old cheer squad made a big difference in my life. Being accepted by upperclassmen and learning the basics of high school through them really helped me to become my own person and not fear my choices. High school has also taught me who I can believe in and who I can trust. My teachers really helped me to see my full potential through all my classes. My science teacher Molly Maguire really helped me to see my love of science especially through my anatomy classes and my biology classes. Tom Trotter also really helped me to advance my writing skills and my discussion skills and he has truly prepared me for my college career. Amy Irwin and Chad Shaw have also helped me to realize my leadership skills and the potential I have to become conﬁdent in myself. The ﬁnal teacher that has truly helped me through my high school career in is Mrs. Jones. She helped me to develop my writing skills and my love of writing. My friends Kaitlin, Jazmin, Meghan and Wendy have been my rocks through high school and without them, I would not have made it through high school. I am excited to move on from small town life and live my life in Fort Collins at CSU. I will miss my life here but I’m ready for the future.
I’m not very good at goodbyes and I have never been a guy to talk that much so I just wanted to say before I leave my humble abode, good bye. Nah...just kidding I will elaborate more. I don’t want to be that guy that leaves before saying anything. Nah... just good bye. Hehe kidding again...not really, goodbye. Okay serious now, I want to thank my teacher that I have taken many classes with and an individual study with, Deirdre Jones. She has been an excellent adviser for newspaper, and she knows what needs to be done to make an awardwinning paper. She is an amazing individual and I thank her for all that I have learned from her. Just sitting down with her and brainstorming ideas for the newspaper turned some days from negative to positive. I wouldn’t like to say that everybody I was once friends with, I will never see again, but from experiences of older friends, once the college fever sets in, high school is not the ﬁrst thing on the mind. It is sad to think that some of your closest friends will be in different states or on different sides of the state, but I think the end of high school is the time when people branch out and meet new people, which is the reason why I have never really reconnected with some of my older friends. I naturally hope that I will see some of my good friends still, but time will tell. I look forward to seeing who the ﬁrst people from my class will get married. Once someone gets married, it will really make me feel older. Not seen as a bad thing, but it marks the point of adulthood, so I set a competition for the ﬁrst person to get married. And for my Summit Hall buddies, Aaron Miller, Cassie Maack, and the kid in the room next to us, I say we are going to have one heck of a party for one year straight. Colorado State University may have a small amount of Eaton kids attending, but I promise you, for the few that are going to CSU, we will show them what Eaton is all about. Alright, bye.