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Varsity boys basketball defeats Nevada Union at Casaba. Page 10

AP Lang and U.S. History classes will adopt yearlong block schedule By MARIAN ABDELMALEK

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A new rotating A/B class, featuring AP U.S. History and AP English Language & Composition, will be available for juniors next school year. According to social science teacher Jessica Fork, who will teach the AP U.S. History class, the idea of blocking these two courses was originally social studies teacher Guy Fine’s idea. According to English teacher Paige Powell, who will teach AP Language & Composition, Fork approached her with the idea and she agreed to work together because she thinks she is an outstanding teacher. Both teachers agree that the two classes mesh well together and benefit each other, as both teachers have comparable styles. “We have similar teaching styles,” said Powell. One of the reasons for the new rotating A/B class is because students will be able to have more time to process the information that they will be learning. “We could really sharpen skills,” said Powell. “I think they will learn a lot more.” A factor behind the idea of an A/B class is that the current block schedule works to somewhat of a disadvantage to students who have an AP class in the fall, when the exam is in the spring. The students in the fall term have a lower passing rate versus the spring term students. “It will help improve the scores,” said Fork. Some students find comfort in having an A/B class, as they can be

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Freshman pathways approved for next year by robbie short

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The administrative proposal that provided for the creation of four “pathways” for freshmen, starting next year, has officially been approved. Many details of the plan have yet to be worked out, but the biggest change that the plan will bring is the addition of two new freshman classes to Roseville High School: a seminar class that has previously been called Freshman Connections and a new “pre-AP” CP English 9/Geography and World

Cultures block. The new seminar class will be part of the Traditional pathway and the English/Geography block will be included in the Pre-AP pathway. Registering eighth-graders will have the option to sign up for their preferred pathway, and will also be able to choose from the AVID pathway or the Strategic Interventions pathway, which will feature AVID 9 and an intervention class called Positive Power, respectively. However, after registering students sign up, the administration

will be checking their selections to ensure that they will be able to thrive in those courses. “Universal screenings, meaning a screening that will get to any student or all students who’re interested in going this direction, we look at certain data points and make sure, ‘okay, yeah, they look like they’re ready to be there,’ or, ‘maybe not yet,’” said assistant principal Matt Pipitone. According to counselor Jason Bradley, these course selections will be made in the best interest of the student.

“Freshmen will not be involuntarily placed into any course,” said Bradley. “We will place students into the course that best meets their needs to be successful in high school and their post-secondary education goals.” Principal Brad Basham believes that the majority of the freshman class will be in the new freshman seminar class, which is part of the Traditional pathway. It had originally been called Freshman Connections until the administration realized that there has already been a course with that same title at another

district school that had a different curriculum from the new course being introduced at RHS. The course will follow an AVIDlike curriculum with built-in support for new freshmen and it may be blocked with CP English 9 in an A/B format. “The whole idea with the freshman seminar class and English 9 – a final decision hasn’t been made, but the feeling is that we probably should A/B it with English 9,” said Basham. “The reason for that is the seminar class will have

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Administration plans to increase security

Construction of a new gate by 900 East planned, possibly on Campo St. by brodie may

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The Roseville High School administration is installing an automatic gate near the 900 East building. The gate will cost approximately between $8,000 and $10,000, and is scheduled to be put in sometime next school year. Assistant principal Jon Coleman developed the idea for the gate and proposed it to principal Brad Basham, who approved the proposal. The plan was then brought to the Roseville Joint Union High School District office and set in motion. Basham points out, however, that it takes more than just a new gate to maintain campus safety. “As a district we’re being reflective in terms of our campus and what we can do to keep it safe,” said Basham. “Good communication among our staff, as well as the student body, is a very important factor in keeping the students and staff safe.” The new gate is just one of several new changes the RHS campus will be undergoing in the near future.

District and city lawyers are meeting about putting gates on both ends of Campo Street in place of the chains that currently section off the street during school hours. The goal of the installating gates around campus is to force visitors not permitted on school grounds to go through the front office. “We really want to keep strangers out and keep students in,” said Coleman. Sophomore Sam Ronco is looking at the situation differently. “There’s a difference between having a safe campus and being in a prison,” said Ronco. The day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident that left 28 dead in Connecticut, the entire district had a meeting to confer on how safe RJUHSD campuses are and what could be done to ensure they stay safe. Despite having goals to create a safer campus, Coleman doesn’t want students to feel trapped. “There are many ways on and off campus and it would be difficult and inefficient to lock the school up that tightly,” said Coleman.

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Above, a gate existing on campus near the administration building. Below, the site where the new gate will be, near 900 East.

2013-14 freshman class size expected to increase by ROBBIE SHORT

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Based on a preliminary report by a district data manager, the next incoming freshman class at Roseville High School will include 581 students, a significant increase over the recent average of around 480. That number is representative of the number of graduating eighthgrade students who live in the RHS attendance areas and will be slotted to go to RHS, unless they choose to transfer elsewhere. However, because some students may choose to transfer out, school administration believes the figure is overinflated. “We won’t see 580,” said principal Brad Basham. “We may see 500. We may see a few more

than that. First of all, we’re going to lose students because of Program Improvement and the school of choice program, and so they’ll be some who choose to not attend because of that, and then we’ll lose students to the IB program at both Granite Bay and Oakmont.” Assistant principal Jason Wilson echoed Basham’s thoughts that the incoming class would actually be much smaller than the initial number. “My guess is that we’ll probably be about an average freshman class size, somewhere around 500 or so,” said Wilson. “I don’t think we’ll end up at 580.” Though the final number of enrolling students will likely not be known until very close to the beginning of next school year, as

the registration and transferring processes are completed, the possibility that RHS might see an increase in population has some members of its faculty thinking about what that would mean for the school. According to Wilson, a larger freshman class would improve RHS in many different ways. “[A larger freshman class] helps support a lot of things that we do on campus,” said Wilson. “It helps support our staffing, it helps support our athletic programs, it tells us kids are coming to Roseville and wanting to be part of our school.” RHS athletics director Jamie Bunch said that he believes that a larger class would bring with it, the possibility of a more successful sports program. “A larger freshman class

would give RHS more of a talent pool to pull from,” said Bunch. “Likewise, if we had a smaller class, there would be fewer athletes to participate in sports. I am not saying that a smaller class would be less successful by any means. It is just a chance with a larger class there could be more athletes.” According to Bunch, the only potential problem would be ensuring that the program had enough equipment and uniforms for all students to be able to participate, but he does not think that would be an issue. RHS band director Mark Toffelmier also thinks that having a larger incoming class could be beneficial to his program. “Well, hopefully, if there’s a larger

freshman class that means then there’d be more freshman bands kids, which would make the band bigger, which makes a difference, especially in the fall,” said Toffelmier. Because RHS adheres to a district-wide staffing ratio, there is also a possibility that having a larger freshman class would require it to hire more teachers. “If we add another hundred kids to the number of students in our school population, that would require more teachers to teach those classes,” said assistant principal Judy Daniels. According to Daniels, the ratio would give RHS the proper funding to pay all of those teachers and would prevent individual class sizes from increasing.

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Common Core proposal seeks to remove STAR tests

By meghan julin

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Roseville High School may be seeing some changes in Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) in the near future, and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may also be playing a larger role in state testing and classroom curriculum. According to a press release from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, has proposed a change for schools in California. His proposal includes an elimination of a majority of the STAR testing. However, juniors

would still take the eleventh grade English Language Arts California State Test (CST/STAR), Algebra 2 or Summative Math CST, as well as the Early Assessment Program tests in Math and English. Sophomores, on the other hand, would still take the CAHSEE. This possible change is being caused by a transition to the CCSS and assessments aligned with them. Assistant principal Judy Daniels has advocated for Common Core and fully supports it. “Common Core is a national set of standards that was developed

in response to the realization that America has fallen behind other countries,” said Daniels. “It targets college-and-career readiness.” Daniels also elaborates that Common Core standards cause students to think more than normal STAR standards do. “Even in math, students will have to justify their answers,” said Daniels. “It’s more critical thinking. They’re data -based questions, [similar to a Free Response Question]. STAR tests factoids, not collegeand-career readiness. It doesn’t target the essential learnings, [it’s]

memory based rather than critical thinking skills. Across the board, I feel kids need strategies more than anything to help them understand concepts, which is what Common Core would help with.” Principal Brad Basham explains that Torlakson’s proposal to cut STAR tests has not yet been approved. “It will be reviewed by the State Board of Education at the next meeting,” said Basham. “It will be discussed whether or not his proposal will still fit with the federal government’s ‘No Child Left

Behind’ guidelines.” Basham also explains that RHS may be one of the first schools to try out Common Core Standards. “There will be some pilot schools [to try out] the Common Core standards in 2014-2015,” said Basham. “Our district has submitted an application in order to be a pilot district. This year’s freshmen would take Common Core [assessments] their junior year if so.” Basham also supports the use of Common Core standards.

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Block Class: Uncertain whether students will be able to choose to only take AP U.S. History or AP Language and Composition Continued from front more prepared for the AP exam. “I like [the A/B schedule] because then I’m ready for the AP test no matter what [term] I take,” said Maddy Pilgrim. “Also because we have more time for homework.” Powell believes that an A/B class will help teachers develop a better relationship with their students. “You get to know your students better,” said Powell. “[You] build deeper connections when you have

them for a full year.” Some students are looking forward to the new A/B class schedule. “I like the idea of an [A/B block schedule] because you get to take two AP classes at the same time and you don’t feel rushed because it’s all year long,” said sophomore Catherine Barber. Though it is still uncertain, students may be able to have the option of only taking one of the classes if that is what they choose to do.

Common Core: STAR doesn’t correlate with what Common Core aims to teach Continued from front “Our job is to prepare students for post-secondary education,” said Basham. “Common Core targets that, [so] why wouldn’t we want that for every student?” RHS English teacher Cecil Morris believes that the change in standards would be a good idea. “I think that, as Mr. Basham and Torlakson said, the current set of STAR standards are multiple choice but measure a student’s least important skills, especially in

English,” said Morris. However, Morris does have some hesitation with adopting these new standards. “Common Core seems to be more clearly written and it seems very logical and sensible in promoting deeper thinking, knowledge, and usable skills for outside of the school testing environment,” said Morris. “But the standards seem to be really the same thing. However, it’s not surprising since it is reading and writing, which hasn’t changed.”

Senior ball to be school-sponsored for first time in 30 years By Michelle IM

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Effective immediately from this year and onwards, Roseville Joint Union High School District board policy now states that senior ball will be a school-sponsored event. This changes the policy made in 1979 to assure that the school does not interfere with the senior ball. This policy extends towards all the schools in the district: Roseville High School, Woodcreek High School, Granite Bay High School, Adelante High School and Oakmont High School. A reason for this change is because parents have had to put down their contact information at the venue, causing liability concerns. In addition, the activities directors from these schools felt it was time to change because the RJUHSD was the only district in the Sacramento area that did not have senior ball as a school-sponsored event. “It seemed that senior ball was getting a bad reputation,” said RHS Activities Director Lindsey Parker. “The school felt it was [their] responsibility because even though it’s not school sponsored, it still held the title of ‘Roseville High School Senior Ball’.” Parker, along with the assistant principals, principal and class advisors, John Fuller and Joanne Cook, will be present at the venue, Arden Hills Country Club. They

will be dressed in formal attire and helping parents at check-in. In addition, they will be on the lookout for inappropriate behavior at the full-course dinner and dance, which will last until 11 p.m. “I guess maybe it will be a little bit stricter since parents aren’t as strict,” said senior Hannah Smith. “They’re kind of lenient on what kids do, but I guess the teachers [will] kick people out when they’re doing stuff that they shouldn’t be doing.” Other changes have been made to accommodate senior ball being school sponsored. The senior class will be able to use their on-site money, cash that the senior class has accumulated with an account on campus, for the senior ball. This will be the first time they’ve used that money for this purpose. “As far as it being a school sponsored event, I think it’s a good thing,” said senior Cameron Bones. “[Since] we can use our off-site money on-site, [we] don’t have to do as much fundraising outside of class.” Most of this money will be used to buy nicer center pieces and favors for senior ball. The rest of the money will be used for Senior Breakfast, Senior Sunrise, and Senior Picnic. “[The extra money] will make senior ball better,” said Smith. “I am excited since it is my first dance, [and] it is the last dance we (the senior class) will have together.”

January 28, 2013

Upcoming Events

Marines Presentation January 28

The presentation takes place in portable 31 from 12-12:30 p.m. Lunch is included. It is open only to juniors and will include NROTC scholarship information. Preregistration and a signed permission slip are required to attend. Visit the College & Career Center for more information.

Utah State University January 29

The presentation takes place in portable 31 from 11-11:30 a.m. Preregistration and a signed permission slip are required to attend. Visit the College & Career Center for more information.

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Red Out Basketball Game January 30

The basketball games against Granite Bay will be a “red out” to support the American Heart Association. T-shirts will be sold at the game and those who purchase one will get in for free.

offered at Roseville High School. Presentations on academics and extracurriculars will be held in the cafeteria from 6-7:30 p.m., an AVID presentation takes place 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the JB Gale Theater and information on the four-year course planning will be presented from 6-7:15 p.m. in the library.

CAHSEE Testing

Minimum Day

February 4 School gets out at 12:10 p.m. due to High School on the Hill Night.

February 5-6

Students are required to pass this test in order to graduate.

High School on the Hill No School February 11

February 4

Incoming freshmen and their parents will be given the opportunity to explore the programs

Students and staff get a three-day weekend in celebration of Lincoln’s birthday.

NewsBriefs PE clothes out of sizes

The student store has recently faced trouble with the lack of sizes available for students currently enrolled in physical education. Sophomore Isabel Fajardo had problems finding PE shorts in her size during the first week of the spring term. “My shorts were way too big on me,” said Fajardo. “My problem isn’t so much how it looks, but more on my ability to run and do all the activities in the class. I’m scared my grade will go down. My shorts are two whole sizes bigger than what I wanted.” According to a source who works for the students store but would not go on record, the student store bought the same amount of shirts as the previous year, but one box of clothes went missing after it had arrived on campus Sophomore Alex Contreras also had problems finding a shirt in his size. “I hate having to wear a huge shirt,” said Contreras. “It’s the school’s responsibility to make sure there’s everyone’s size if they’re going to force us to buy them and also to have more security around the school. I’m not surprised the box of clothes went missing because anyone could just walk on to campus.” PE teacher Randy Wright, was not aware of the lack of sizes available. “No one has ever come to me and told me that,” said Wright. “I never had problems with this in the past and since we have already started running. I don’t think anyone has had a very big problem with it. I just can’t see that situation happening.” -Netzy Ortega

School on February 19. During these demonstrations, parents are told what they can do to ensure their teenagers are safe in today’s globally connected world. One suggestion is to monitor Internet and cell phone use. The Roseville PD also gives out a list of “sexting codes.” These are, supposedly, codes that teenagers text each other to be discreet while sexting. Examples include: “CD9” meaning code 9, signaling that parents are around, “GNRN” meaning get naked right now and “CU46” which is short for see you for sex. The Roseville PD hopes to avoid prosecuting teenagers by informing parents. For instance, teenagers can get charged with distribution of child pornography for sending nude pictures to one another if they are under the age of 18. Parent Ron Baioni thought the presentation was useful. “[I wanted] to find out what kinds of things are going on out there,” said Baioni. “That was my main focus.” -Ian Souza

RHS gains National Demonstration School status

The Roseville Police Department recently hosted a presentation at Roseville High School on the matter of sexting, cyber-bullying and Internet safety. This presentation was one of many. The next presentation will be Tuesday at Coyote Ridge Elementary School. This will be followed by a presentation at Oakmont High

Roseville High School has been awarded the title as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration School. The school received a 3-year certification, the maximum offered by AVID Center, which means RHS will be certified until the fall of 2016. “We’re very excited about this three-year standing as it makes a very clear statement about the work our teachers, tutors and students have put into learning a new tutorial process,” said AVID teacher, Anna Marie Clark. “We can all attest to the fact that we’ve seen a marked change in the depth of thinking and level of inquiry in which our kids engage.” RHS was awarded the status for only one year last year. Visitors from the AVID center noted that out of 4500 schools implementing AVID, only about 125 are National Demonstrations Sites. “They have experienced validating schools that are good at AVID and schools that are great at AVID,”

also got feedback from the student body and heard that students really wanted Winter Formal.” Senior Kaitlynn Plaskett, one of the students in charge of planning Casaba, had been advocating for a formal Casaba for several years. “I’ve been pushing for a formal Casaba since freshman year,” said Plaskett. “So it’s exciting to see it finally happening.” According to Plaskett, she hoped Casaba would see the same attendance numbers as Homecoming. “Our goal [was] to make it

as much like Homecoming as possible, so if we [could] get it in the Homecoming attendance range, that’s my goal,” said Plaskett. Other changes to RHS’ Casaba included the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball team playing on the same night as the varsity boys basketball team and stricter selection regulations for Casaba court. Nominated students were asked to fill out applications and explain why they deserve to be on court. Students around the school have mixed opinions about Casaba.

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said Clark. “The defining difference between the two is a feeling that permeates the campus and rides on the conversations they have with both staff and students about learning.” Sophomore Lauren Andrews has been in AVID since freshman year. “I love AVID,” said Andrews. “The tutorials are always reinforced which has definitely helped me as I move on to higher-level classes. I’m not surprised our school received this status.” -Netzy Ortega

Pre-calculus gets new textbooks

Roseville High School received new pre-calculus textbooks over winter break and put them to use spring term.  The books came in at $125 per, paid for through the district. “The books are fantastic,” said sophomore Awfa Al-Rakabi. “They’ve really helped me, especially when the teacher doesn’t teach the lesson well, I can go back and it has a specific chapter in the back to help you with your graphing calculator. It’s really helpful.” Additionally, the books are administered to students through a new barcode scanning system, where teachers scan the students ID card and their book in order to keep track of them.  Other schools are using barcode scanning to keep track of their textbooks. “I think the barcode scanning was definitely more convenient,” said Al-rakabi. Math teacher David Ray feels that this system should be implemented schoolwide at RHS in the future, and even though this requires a bit of extra work for teachers, it is much more efficient.  “There are a lot of improvements in this book,” said math teacher Ray. “I haven’t noticed any real negatives.” According to Ray, the old books were 17-20 years old and new books were necessary for alignment with the modern world for students to best connect with the math they are learning. They were the oldest books still in use at RHS. However, the teacher’s edition copies of the new textbook have not arrived yet. -Leandra Weinberg

Casaba dance sees new changes By Meghan Julin

meghan.julin@eyeofthetigernews.com

Roseville High School’s annual Casaba dance underwent some changes this year. Rather than being a casual attire event held on a Friday, it was a formal event last Saturday night. The formal atmosphere of Casaba was meant to take the place of the Winter Formal that debuted last year, but will not be occurring this year. RHS student government teacher Lindsey Parker believes that

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combining the formal atmosphere of Winter Formal with Casaba was a great decision. “It was the perfect opportunity to make Casaba formal and to combine the two dances,” said Parker. “I thought it was weird how there was a formal dance with no court. Now there’s a formal dance with court.” Parker was hopeful that the change in Casaba would cause attendance numbers to go up. “For Casaba, we’ve had low numbers in the past few years and [we] thought maybe a change would up the numbers,” said Parker. “We

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Junior Sierra Felkins is concerned about the financial aspect of going to Casaba. “I think a lot of people are saving for junior prom and senior ball and don’t want to buy another dress,” said Felkins. Other students were excited for the Casaba dance and had high hopes for it. “Since I’m a freshman it’ll be cool to go to Casaba,” said freshman Morgan Gori. “It’s different from middle school and I like the theme, Casaba Royale.”

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Pathways: Pre-AP pathway creates a new Geography and English 9 block that will be more challenging to students Continued from front built in tutorial time, sort of like an AVID Tutorial, and students will need that support yearlong, versus just one semester or another, but we haven’t finalized that.” A complete curriculum is still in the early stages of development, as are all decisions regarding who will be teaching the class, but what is certain is that a wide variety of teachers would be able to teach it. According to Basham, the course will not be tied to any one department or credential, but the administration will try to find teachers who have previous experience teaching AVID. “Some of the strategies that go with AVID would be a part of that class, the reading and writing strand that they teach, study skills strand, tutorials, so having someone that has a background or some training in that would be very beneficial,” said Basham. A different option for students

who will not be enrolled in the seminar class will be a pre-AP English/Geography block, which has been developing separately from the pathways proposal. “Even if the pathways didn’t materialize, [the new block] would still be occurring on its own,” said social science teacher Cari Oberreuter. Oberreuter was part of a team comprised of social science and English teachers that has been meeting since November of last year as part of an effort to provide students with an opportunity for a more challenging curriculum freshman year. The course will consist of an integrated yearlong block, similar to the AP European History/Honors English 10 block currently available to sophomores. It will be marketed as “pre-AP,” but students will not receive any weighted credit for taking the class. However, though students will

not have their grades weighted, the course will be more challenging than their regular CP English 9 and Geography counterparts. No lesson plan has been created for the course yet, but the development team of teachers has written out a general outline of what the course will cover, and are working on preparing materials including flyers, brochures and a video to help market the class to registering eighth-graders at High School on the Hill Night on February 4. “Basically what we’re going to do is we’re going to kind of take a continental focus, and both English and Geography will have their introductory unit and then from there we’ll go continent to continent, and within that continent or region, we will align literature to the area that we’re in,” said Oberreuter. According to Bradley, the course will help prepare students for their later upper-level courses.

“[The point of the new block] is to give freshmen more opportunities to be successful in subsequent AP classes and to create a more challenging option for students wanting a more rigorous high school education,” said Bradley. The number of sections, students and teachers will not be determined until after the incoming freshmen register, but Oberreuter expects to have at least enough for one block. “In terms of enrollment, I would think we would have enough for at least one block of students, and I think that we’re hopeful that there will be enough interest for two,” said Oberreuter. When the pathways proposal was first presented, one of the major concerns voiced was that the addition of these new classes would prevent freshmen from taking as many electives as they can now. “I think they’re saying that there’s initially going to be a decrease [of students enrolled in

electives], because students will lose that elective [due to the new classes], but that it will pick up again in sophomore and junior year, as students need to fulfill that arts requirement,” said art teacher Patricia Leong. According to Leong, this decrease will be the result of a disconnect between the administration and visual and performing arts teachers. “[Administration and VAPA teachers] both want our students to be successful; we just don’t agree on what that means,” said Leong. Marc Chappelle, an eighth-grader currently attending Buljan Middle School and planning on going to RHS next fall, said that he does not feel that the new support classes will be necessary. “Well, I’ll probably take the preAP class, and the geography thing will be a breeze, but, honestly, I’d rather have another elective choice than one of these classes, because I really don’t need any of them,” said

Chappelle. However, assistant principal Jason Wilson said that the tradeoff of holding off on the electives is worth it, when the benefits of the added support are considered. “It may postpone some of our electives, maybe allow some of our freshman kids to continue to get used to the freshman year, still be able to take an elective or two, and then mature and be prepared to jump into higher-level courses,” said Wilson. According to Chappelle, though, he appreciates the thought but does not think that there will be any benefits for him personally. “I think [the new courses do have value], ultimately, at least in terms of the skills that AVID teaches and encourages…they won’t benefit me, but it’s at least nice to know that the school is trying something to bring up test scores and stuff,” said Chappelle.

Freshmen: 581 incoming freshmen may not be the accurate number for next year due to various reasons Continued from front “Because we have a ratio of 25:1, then that’s how we’re staffed and that’s how we’re funded, so we will have the funding that will allow us [to keep the ratio stable],” said Daniels. “[Class sizes] are not going to be any bigger than freshman classes are now, because of that ratio.” Wilson also said that the facilities

at RHS would be able to handle an increase of that magnitude, as there are currently several portable classrooms going unused or being used as offices that could be repurposed as classrooms. The report from which the 581 number is being pulled also included the expected attendance at the other district schools, all of which were

lower than at RHS. According to the report, Antelope High School will be receiving 368 freshmen, Oakmont High School will be receiving 438, Woodcreek High School will be receiving 500 and Granite Bay High School will be receiving 411. Wilson believes that the reason for the increased enrollment at RHS and WHS, in comparison to the other

district schools, is the increased population and development in the areas that feed into those schools. “In the west Roseville area is where most of the growth is, and so when that happens we get more and more students to that side, and what it’s affecting mostly is Woodcreek and Roseville,” said Wilson. This increase in growth is expected

to cause WHS to reach its capacity, which would prevent any eighthgraders outside of its attendance area from transferring there, except in cases when they already have an older sibling enrolled there. According to Basham, WHS reaching its capacity could provide an additional boost to the incoming class at RHS.

“The thing that may reduce the number that leave is - because this year we lost over 100 freshmen the thing that will help us this year is that I believe Woodcreek High School will probably be closed, except for those that are in that attendance area or to those who are grandfathered in because of the sibling rule,” said Basham.

Due to students not paying art supply fees, art department hosts multiple art shows during the school year to raise money By brodie may

doesn’t fire the students’ artwork if they did not pay the fee. This Roseville High School’s art process is what hardens the clay department is financially limited and makes the sculpture complete. because of fluctuations in the The clay may then be used again for number of students paying the fee another project.  The art classes host three shows for supplies.  every year where the students’      “There is no way to enforce supply artwork is put on display and sold fees because they are technically to recover some funds.  just an optional donation,” said      According to Henry, unlike other ceramics teacher Joyce Henry. “But departments who can fundraise to students who pay the donation tend pay for materials, the art department to put more effort and creativity into must rely on donations and the art their artwork, knowing that they are shows. making it for themselves.” Each show averages $50     To conserve materials, Henry

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$100 in sold artwork. The amount and types of projects students will see depends on the allotted revenue to buy supplies.      “We are given a general fund which covers for basic materials,” said art teacher Patricia Leong. “It’s just hard to replenish.” Some students look at the art shows as a proactive mean of earning money for the department.      “All of the art classes need supplies and selling the artwork is a logical way to pay for them,” said junior Ben Khoen.

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Roseville High School’s art class working on a project with materials that the art show and the budget have alloted them.

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RHS graduates visit to share college experiences with CSF club By MARIAN ABDELMALEK marian.abdelmalek@eyeofthetigernews.com

     The Roseville High School chapter of the California Scholarship Federation held presentations where previous members of CSF and graduates of RHS returned and shared their college experiences.      The club’s main goal is to prepare students for life after high school by providing information about college and the future.      Senior Stephanie Mah, CSF president, organized the presentations and chose former CSF members to speak.      The speakers included Jessica Mah on December 19, Aarif Masani on January 10, Keaton

Landenberger on January 11 and Clayton Strawn on January 14. “I wanted to have presenters who would be able to talk about all kinds of colleges in addition to their unique personal experiences in college and before with applications,” said Mah.       Each speaker was present during both lunches for members of CSF to come and learn more about colleges. “[The presentations] were in the form of question-and-answer sessions so that students could ask individual questions and get the most out of the presentations,” said Mah.      Landenberger, who currently attends Sierra College, was surprised by some of the students,

as they were not focused on the money aspect of college.      Members of CSF seemed to enjoy the presentations and gained more knowledge about college. Some members want more presentations. “Students said they enjoyed the presentations because they learned a lot about colleges and life beyond high school,” said Mah. “Most wanted more to happen, like with even more presenters from an even wider variety of colleges.”      Besides educating students about college, the club benefits them and looks great on college applications. “Beyond its extra addition to my achievement, it was

Kyle Schwartz takes part in cheese steak eating competition Finishes food in under an hour and reigns champion BY LINDSAY MAYNARD lindsay.maynard@eyeofthetigernews.com

challenge.” Schwartz finished his food in 48 minutes and 30 seconds. “I was given free sandwiches and the title ‘The King of Roseville’ because I am the only person to have completed it in less

than an hour,” said Schwartz. He is not planning on competing in another eating challenge anytime soon, since he has already been called champion and no one has been able to beat him out of his title yet.

Senior Kyle Schwartz recently competed in a cheese steak eating challenge and reigned champion. Schwartz heard about the challenge from his friend, whose dad owns the Cheese Steak Shop on Eureka Road. The challenge took place over winter break. Schwartz and his friend senior Maddyx Helmrich were the only people that competed. They were given an hour to eat two 15-inchlong sandwiches with double meat, a large portion of steak fries, a large drink and dessert. They had to pay $20 for the food. Schwartz was successful, while Helmrich fell just short. “In the time I was given, I finished about 85 percent of the food,” said Helmrich. “I knew I wouldn’t finish. I just volunteered because Kyle needed someone PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KYLE SCHWARTZ to compete with. It Senior Kyle Schwartz ate two 15-inch-long sandwiches with double meat, was good to watch large fries, a large drink and dessert in 48 minutes and 30 seconds to win him complete the the cheese steak competition over winter break.

beneficial for me to be with a group of students that have the same mindset and goals toward their future education,” said Landenberger. “[CSF] did benefit my [college] application in many ways.”      Since the club found the presentations to be a success this year, there may be more to come in the future. “I am going to graduate this year so I cannot say for sure that presentations will be held again in the future,” said Mah. “However, I do feel that they were a great success and that officers in the years to come will go back to them as a way to help members with college decisions.”

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CSF welcomed Roseville High School graduates in recent presentations. Clayton Strawn, class of 2012, presented on January 14.

Key Club Conclave held to pick lieutenant governor, Simiron Dhadda runs for position By SYDNEY MAYNARD sydney.maynard@eyeofthetigernews.com

A Key Club Conclave was recently held to elect a new lieutenant governor for the district level. Lieutenant governors have the job of filling out report and monthly forms from each club and holding divisional meetings between the clubs under jurisdiction. Roseville High School junior Simiron Dhadda ran for the position. Dhadda is currently the secretary of the RHS Key Club and plans to become more involved in the program as a whole. “I saw the position and I was interested in what they do,” said Dhadda. “It’s a very interesting job to do and [takes] a lot of work. It was something I wanted to work my hardest on.” The event was held January 19 at 1 p.m. in the JB Gale Theater. Key Clubs from the Placer and Sacramento counties were in attendance. Three people ran for the position. “We had to deliver a speech based on what we want to do and change,” said Dhadda. “I wasn’t really nervous.” Only one candidate was in the room at a time. After they spoke, the audience had the opportunity to ask them questions. Two delegates from each school then voted on who they thought would be the best at the job. The position was awarded to Anna von Wendorff from Granite Bay High School. Seniors Kayla Johnson and Ulyssa Cayetano were the delegates representing RHS.

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(Top) Junior Simiron Dhadda ran for the position of lieutenant governor at the Key Club Conclave on January 19. (Bottom) After the conclave, Divisions 44 North and South held their divisional meetings. According to Johnson, it was difficult to choose the lieutenant governor. “There were three really good candidates that had specific platforms with things that they wanted to do,” said Johnson. After the Conclave, Divisions 44 North and South held their division council meeting.

Although Dhadda didn’t become lieutenant governor, he is not deterred from becoming involved in Key Club. He is now planning to run for a divisional position, which will happen in May at the district convention. “If I don’t win a division position, I’ll run for a chair,” said Dhadda.

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Ryan McFadyen featured for unique style, referred to as “hobo-chic” By SELINA LIANG

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How would you describe your style? It’s very individualized. I don’t like looking like other people because I don’t like blending into the crowd. I think that has come from my upbringing. My parents have taught me to be my own person and that is something that has developed throughout the years. Throughout various events in my life I have realized that storytelling is one of the best things that I could do with my life, and if I want to write children’s books, I’ll do it. Do your clothes tell a story about you? I guess you could say that, yeah. They’re also comfortable. They also fit my hobbies if you will, kind of wild and they’re not super fancy but they’re not super trashy either. My mom thinks I look like a hobo. How does that make you feel?

I laugh sometimes, and other times I’m like ‘Dang it mom, you should be proud of me’. I have heard some people describe your style as “hobo-chic” or “thrift-store chic.” What would you say to those people? When in Rome. Do you do a lot of your shopping at thrift stores? Yeah, I would say that like 90 percent of what I wear, that people notice at least, is thrift-bought. What are some things you look for when thrifting, and some things that made you want to go thrifting more? I don’t even go with some[thing] particular in mind. Not always, that is. If I’m just going to go, I’m just looking for whatever and I pretty much look for whatever’s awesome and cheap. But everything is, so I guess that doesn’t really apply. What made me want to go was going there for something specific and then realizing that there is so much awesome stuff. And it’s all way more afford-

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able than other normal stores. So I could get one shirt, at a normal store, for one price, or, like, five that are way cooler at a thrift store for the same price. Do you think that other people would agree that thrift store clothes look way cooler? I think that it’s an opinion. I can’t speak for everyone. Do you feel like other people could learn something from your way or dressing more individually and economically? Absolutely yes. Frugality is one of my biggest policies, and I’m not really into spending obscene amounts of money on clothing. So for those of you that rock the very expensive clothes, put that money towards something way [cooler], like a snowboard or something. Or fix up your bike and ride it. Or go skydiving. Do something awesome, instead of wearing shiny clothes. But I’m not telling you what to do. I’m not like that. What are some things you’ve been able to do with the money

that you’ve saved on clothes? I’ve skydived [and] I’ve been snowboarding a lot because of that money. I’ve been able to fix up my mountain bike and ride a lot more and I tend to mess up a lot so it’s good to be able to fix it. I also do charitable things for myself, like eating food. What are some things that you’ve worn that people have had the strongest reactions to? It kind of started with my poncho. It’s just like a Hispanic sweatshirt, really, with stripes all over it. The next thing was probably my wolf shirt. That was a good time. And lately maybe my button up with sailboats all over it. [I’ve] never been sailing, but it’s kind of inspired me. I hope to go one day. Do you have any favorites of your own? Sailboat shirt, definitely. And this jacket, I love this jacket. It was such a find. It’s an all-weather jacket and I’m positive that if I bought this at a Macy’s or something thirty years back when they

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were making it, it would cost like $100. But now it keeps me dry, warm, and it gives me places to keep things in my pockets. What kind of jacket is it? [At this point Ryan took off the

jacket and read the label]. Weatherproof Garment Company. Since 1948. And it was made in Guatemala. I’m supporting the Guatemalan economy.

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Senior Ryan McFadyen’s style has been referred to as “hobochic” or “thrift-store chic.” His practice of buying clothes from thrift stores allows him to get cool clothes at a bargain.

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Junior Matt Hillier competes in Chance Owen’s Eagle Scout motocross, has won first place project cleaned up senior lot By BRE WEINBERG

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Matt Hillier, a Roseville High School junior, rides motocross and competes in races in his free time. He started when he was about seven or eight years old and began racing competitively four years ago. The season began January 19 and lasts for about four to five months. “We just try to ride as fast as we can,” said Hillier. Hillier competes locally most of the time, but he has also gone to southern California and placed first more than once. “I try to ride two or sometimes three times a week,” said Hillier. “Competitions are every weekend

usually.” Hillier owns two Kawasaki bikes. He has had them for about a year. He usually sells his bikes when they break down to people who will fix them up, and then uses the money to get new ones. Hillier has made a lot of friends riding motocross and enjoys the extreme sport. “Some people ride because they like the adrenaline,” said Hillier. “I just had a lot of friends that did it, so my dad bought me a bike when I was little

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and then I started racing. I started winning and I just didn’t want to stop.” Hillier wasn’t able to compete in the first race this season due to an injured knee, but he intends to get back in the competition as soon as possible.

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Roseville High School senior Chance Owen and a group of about 20 of his friends and church members cleaned the graffiti off of the pavement of the RHS senior parking lot. The event occurred on December 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It was great being part of something positive for our school,” said Owen. The cleanup was part of Owen’s Eagle Scout project. Every Boy Scout wishing to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout must complete a large project as part of their advancement. It must be beneficial to many and take a certain number of hours. “My Board of Review is on

February 24 to decide whether I become an Eagle Scout,” said Owen. “They go over everything you have done in the past years. We wanted to make the parking lot look nice and classy, and I’m happy with how PHOTO BY BRODIE MAY it turned out. Senior Chance Owen completed an Eagle The parking lot Scout project entailing covering graffiti in the looks great.” senior parking lot in order to advance in the Senior Boy Scouts. Max Jensen participated in the parking lot impact on our school and to help cleanup. out my friend with his project,” “It was awesome to make an said Jensen.

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Junior Matt Hillier began racing around the age of eight. He initially became interested in the sport because of his friends that were involved with it. He received a bike and discovered his passion.

International Club planning trip to San Francisco to celebrate Chinese culture By LINDSAY MAYNARD lindsay.maynard@eyeofthetigernews.com

The International Club is gearing up for a day-trip to San Francisco to watch the Chinese New Year parade. Every month the International Club celebrates a different culture and learns how that culture celebrates their big holidays. The month of February was dedicated to the Chinese New Year. The club felt that going to see the Chinese New Year parade in person would be a great way to celebrate this culture firsthand. Junior Kevin Chappelle, the president of the International Club, came up with the idea

to go to the parade. Chappelle has not yet attended a cultural celebration this big. He has been in the International Club since his freshman year, but this is the first year he has gotten to really take charge of an event. “I am very excited,” said Chappelle. “I would love for everyone to go, although not everyone would benefit from it as much as the ones involved in the club or that [are] in the art classes.” Advisor of the club Patricia Leong is in charge of coordinating this event. It took about a week to plan and is costing the students attending around $15. “I think the kids will enjoy it a

lot,” said Leong. “I’ve never been to the Chinese New Year parade. I know it’s going to be crazy.” The art classes are joining International Club for the trip, and possibly the AP Art History class. The group will also visit a museum to incorporate the art part of the Chinese culture. “It’s going to be a good opportunity to see the culture of San Francisco,” said senior Marisa Clegg, the vice president of the club.

Kevin Chappelle creates colorful designs on Vans By BRE WEINBERG

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Junior Kevin Chappelle has a colorful hobby of designing shoes. He buys plain white Vans and decorates them with bright and vivid art. Chappelle has only designed a couple of pairs, but he intends to keep going with the shoe art. His designs include a pair with a bright sunset and city landscape. “My cousin is my inspiration,” said Chappelle. “She’s an artist. She does a lot of drawing on shoes and cardboard and just random stuff.” Chappelle uses Sharpies to

decorate the shoes, although for the first pair he sketched the design with pencil before using sharpies to add color. He then finishes the shoes off with a special protective spray he buys at the Vans store in the mall to protect the shoes from things such as water and humidity. “Usually, I just create colorful drawings,” said Chappelle. “Normally it’s not realistic. It’s called expressionism.” Other students on campus seem to appreciate

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Chappelle’s shoe designs. “I think he is very creative and he is a good artist,” said senior Ana Lubko. Chappelle might start to design shoes for others to make a profit, if the person is willing to buy the shoes first.

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Junior Kevin Chappelle buys white Vans and decorates them with Sharpies. He draws inspiration from his cousin. He is considering designing and selling them to others.

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No scapegoats should be used regarding the Letter to the Eye of the Tiger editorial staff: Sandy Hook shooting, society is to blame by Robbie Short

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In response t o t h e December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a group of celebrities, including the highprofile likes of Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx and Conan O’Brien, released a PSA entitled, “Demand a Plan.” The video urges watchers to ask their lawmakers to take action in light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook and asks “how many more” events like it must occur for changes to be made. The release of the video was quickly followed up with the release a response video entitled, “Demand a Plan – Demand Celebrities Go F*** Themselves,” which consists of the original video but with various scenes from movies in which the actors demanding action against gun violence appear to be engaging in it themselves. The obvious intention of the second video is to draw attention to the hypocrisy of these celebrities, who often “glorify” gun violence through the roles that they play in film and on television. It is meant to devalue the opinions of the celebrities, as no sane person would ever want to listen to a hypocrite. To say that the widespread popularity of violence, whether gunrelated or not, in our entertainment industries has not desensitized our nation to that very violence would be an outright lie. But to say that the celebrities who star in those industries promote that violence would be an even greater one. Violence has become commonplace in the mind of the average filmgoer and television watcher. We have been subjected to an increasing wave of action and horror movies whose plotlines rely on it. We

see guns, fists, knives, punches, blows, kicks, fights, brawls, battles, injuries, wounds and bruises 24/7. Violence seems to be a way of life in the entertainment industry. When a person sees something that many times on such a regular basis, it is only natural for them to begin to see it as the way things are. The culture of violence that it seems Hollywood has created has begun to seep into our collective conscience as consumers of the entertainment it produces. This in turn has caused us to begin to lose our ability for empathy. We human beings are unique in our capacity to feel for others – we can not only understand the pain and emotions of those suffering around us, but can also share them. But it appears as if the strength of our ability to feel for the victims of gun violence is waning. (I will strive for complete honesty in what I am about to write). When I first heard the news of the Sandy Hook shooting last December, I was hardly affected by it. I cried no tears for the children killed at Newtown. My life continued on as it would have, with only the factual knowledge of what had happened, not any significant emotional imprint. Do not misunderstand me. I am not downplaying the events of December 14, nor am I criticizing those who reacted to them with passion. What I am trying to say is that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while sad and tragic, failed to register as a significant event in the larger personal context of my week or even my day. I know I am not alone in feeling this way, but perhaps I am one of the few who realized it and is willing to write about it. After the shootings, Facebook and other social media sites were lit up with posts, tweets and the like declaring support for

the victims and their families. But we all returned to our normal posts of food pictures, birthday wishes and support for various sports teams within a few days. If this article did not include the date of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I doubt many readers would be able to remember it, despite their posts of, “We will never forget the victims of 12/14/12.” But this is not the fault of the readers. This, rather, is the fault of the overarching move in our society towards a culture of violence, as seen in the shift of our entertainment industry towards action-packed thrillers and away from sensitive dramas. The boundary between the “acceptable” violence of the entertainment industry and the tragic violence of school shootings is quickly blurring. To say that there is no collective shock experienced by our country whenever an event like the Sandy Hook shooting occurs would be doing an injustice to our empathetic capacities as humans. But to say that the shock is lessening as violence becomes more normalized in our culture would be stating only the hard truth. The response video seems to show this, but it pins the blame on the wrong people. Chastising actors for starring in roles that seem to glorify gun violence is an easy way to create a scapegoat out of the entertainment industry, but that logic fails to realize that the industry would not continue to produce movies that include gun violence if they were not being watched. The consumer who purchases the ticket is as much at fault for supporting gun violence by watching the movie as the actor is for supporting it by starring in the movie, which is to say that neither are really at fault. No sane person would believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the

starring role in the several of the Terminator movies, actually shows his support for gun violence through the character he plays. He is simply an actor doing his job. Nevertheless, the end result of this trend without a culprit is that violence has become an ordinary thing. It has become subconsciously accepted – although we may not realize the worsening dearth of our ability to empathize with victims of violence, it continues to worsen. This is not to say that nothing can be done. The fact that an event as tragic as the one in Newtown largely failed to create a meaningful connection with the average citizen is perhaps the greatest justification of pleas for action – what this action might be is a discussion for another time. But what is certain is the fact that attempting to scapegoat any one group as responsible for mass shootings like the one in Newtown is the work of a desperate coward. In some small way, we are all responsible for the shootings in Newtown. Mass shootings like the one seen there are not simply the byproduct of one mad man who cracked, but are the result of a culture and system of laws that allowed him to. Blame Hollywood. Blame hunters. Blame Republicans, Democrats, gun activists, peace activists, military personnel, the president, the health care system, the gun manufacturers, the school system. Blame all but yourself. But are you not a part of this culture as well? Shifting blame does nothing to bring the children of Sandy Hook back. Nothing does. But the only way the cycle can be broken is through honest evaluation of the causes of gun violence and action against future incidents. How many more tragedies will it take?

New ‘cut for Bieber’ Tiger Pride at an all trend on Twitter is a time high, Moeller terrible overreaction Maniacs keep spirit by mghan julin

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I’ll just start off by saying that I’m not exactly J u s t i n B i e b e r ’s number one fan. However, I’m not a hater either. So, in writing this article, I don’t have anything in particular against Bieber. I’ll just attempt to look at the issue presented in a way as unbiased as possible. Within the past few weeks, the stupidest trend of perhaps all time made its debut: #cutforbieber. For those of you who don’t know, several weeks ago it came out that Justin Bieber had smoked a blunt -or marijuana for the slightly over-sheltered readers- at a party. After his crazed fans found out this traumatizing information, they cut themselves and posted pictures on Twitter to show that they were angry. This trend became popular nationally in just a few hours. Maybe they were disappointed, or frustrated, or both. Regardless, the point I’m trying to make is that Bieber fans are crazy. My main goal here isn’t to bash on Bieber fans, and I’m kind of worried I’ll be assassinated by a Bieber fan for saying that they’re crazy, but I’m just trying to exploit this trend for what it truly is: disgusting. The fact that fans would even consider inflicting self-harm because of a celebrity’s actions is awful. What would possibly possess a person to even consider that? In

reality, I would hope no one took this trend seriously. It was seen as an overall joke that was taken very lightheartedly with many Instagram and Twitter pictures of people with ketchup on their arm and knife in hand. However, out of the millions and millions of people on social networking sites, who’s to say that someone didn’t take it seriously? Maybe someone was in a bad enough state of mind that this could have been used as an excuse to take that first step. There are some extremely emotionally unstable people in this world. Self-inflicted pain is not funny, and it’s definitely not something to joke about. We all know someone who has cut themselves, whether we realize it or not. The fact that people would so willingly promote a trend about self-harm is truly disgusting and shows that social media has no boundaries. What’s just as equally disappointing as this is the lack of response from Bieber. You have millions of people ‘joking’ about the fact that they’d cut themselves over your choices, and you don’t even have the dignity to respond to the millions of tweets and pictures? In some cases it’s better to leave media fire alone, but in this case someone needed to step up and tell people this was wrong. Maybe someone whose name was in the hashtag. My final point in all this that I feel is necessary to say is: why is everyone so surprised JB smoked? I mean, really. It was sort of a given. Just saying.

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by marian abdelmalek

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     Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed something that I haven’t seen any other school do besides Roseville High School, which is having school pride – but for RHS it’s not just school pride, it’s Tiger pride.      The student body has tons of spirit. Whether it’s a rally, a sporting event or a dance, students have an optimistic attitude.      The pride that this school has is definitely a larger amount than any other school. I was shocked by how supportive and enthusiastic the student body has become in comparison to last year and am very happy that it all has changed.      Tiger pride has also taken its way onto social networking sites. I constantly see people telling others to make sure to dress up or go to a certain event that is being held that day/night. Social networking is definitely a great place to be supportive and optimistic. At least most of the time.      I’ve been to a couple of basketball games and would like to give a big shout-out to the Moeller Maniacs. Not only are they representing the RHS in a great way, but they are coming out to home and away games. Win or lose, those maniacs

go to every game and are the loudest they can be. Besides sporting events, dances and other activities, the teachers at RHS have definitely shown a lot of Tiger pride. Whether it is chaperoning, dressing up or just supporting students, it shows that we truly have spirit.      Now of course, the students and teachers are a big part of the school, but it’s fair to say that some parents have Tiger pride as well. Whether putting a bumper sticker on their car, cheering on their kids, or making sure to be involved in some -or any - way, the parents are a big part of RHS.      Students, teachers and parents all have one thing in common. It’s tiger pride. Each category plays a different kind of position in making RHS what it is today. The spirit that we all share gives our school unity. High school is going to have its positives and negatives, you as an individual are going to have ups and downs, but at the end of the day the unity that RHS has will and always be strong.      I guess what I am trying to point out is that high school is only four years, so make sure to enjoy it. Get involved, meet new people, learn new things, try something you never would and show your school spirit. Tiger pride will stay with all of us forever, but we’re only young for so long. Enjoy it.

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The column [Top 10 worst things about the holidays] written by Danielle Ulle and Katelyn Rolen is appalling. The holidays are about being thankful for what you have and being able to spend quality time with the people you love. However, these two girls turned the season of happiness and cheer into a time to express how ungrateful they truly are to everyone in the school. They complain about not getting the correct gifts, people with too much

Christmas spirit, too much food, family, and children. All of these are things that we should feel lucky to have during this special time. I understand that this is an opinion article, but why anyone would choose to spread negativity, especially during that time of year, is beyond me. Next time, maybe think about people less fortunate than yourselves and be grateful for what you have. Sincerely, Breanan Rocha

Armstrong will most likely not be stripped of his yellow jerseys by neilson powless

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Cycling superstar L a n c e Armstrong has recently b e e n stripped of all 25 of his stage win titles and all seven of his Tour de France win titles for doping. Lance won his first Tour de France in 1999, and won for seven consecutive years up until 2005. Lance had been tested for doping many times and faced constant accusation, but through it all there were no public positive tests and he vehemently denied that he used performance enhancing drugs. Even though Lance was doping for most of his cycling career, he mentioned in his interview with Opera Winfrey that he only did it to level the playing field since everyone was doing it. So even if he was doping, it is still likely that he could have been the strongest cyclist ever. Going back and watching the first Tour he ever won, I noticed the many great cyclists that raced that year and most of them have all been caught for performance-enhancing drugs. Although it was good for Lance to come forward with this, he still should have spoken up sooner rather than suing the people who were

telling the truth about him years beforehand. So if he had come clean sooner then he would be in a lot less trouble. Now he has lost most of his money and millions of dollars in sponsors and his very own LiveStrong organization which he founded. Along with millions of dollars and sponsors, he lost his prized yellow jerseys he earned for winning the Tour de France. When the jerseys were stripped from him, the U.C.I. could not give the titles or prize money to anyone else because as they went down the list of people that came behind Armstrong, most of them were all using some form of performance -enhancing drugs. So even though the U.C.I. would like to take all of his Yellow Jerseys back along with approximately 3.8 million dollars, it doesn’t seem like they will get his winner’s jerseys. The reason I believe this is because the U.C.I. tried to take 1996 TDF winner Bjarne Riis’ winner’s jersey back after admitting to doping accusations, but never got them back. Hopefully the sport gets cleaned up for future generations to have a fair chance to compete and win, rather than having the sport stained with all the performance-enhancing drugs that so many cyclists these days are taking to try to get an unfair edge on their competition.

Teachers should put in more effort to their jobs, parents pays tax money to educate their students by akaash nagra

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Ever had a teacher that clearly did not care about their students at all? If you answered yes, you aren’t the only one. Some teachers on campus make it very clear that their chief concern at school is collecting their paychecks and going home. Their attitude towards the material they teach is unenthusiastic, almost angry, and their classrooms can at times feel like a war zone between teacher and students – the tension thick enough in the air that you can almost taste it. When students need help or have work to make up, these teachers tend to make students feel as if they are no more than an annoyance in the teachers day. When the class is uninspired and lacking motivation, these teachers do nothing to change the atmosphere. They exercise their

power to yell at or send students out of class, as if that power was impressive or meaningful. They have four reasons for teaching: summer break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break. The reason that this is unacceptable is that our parents’ taxpayer dollars fund our high school and pay our teachers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, California spends $9,375 per student, per year. So for the roughly 2100 students at Roseville High, that’s an annual expenditure of approximately $19 million from taxpayers, annually, on our high school alone. Your tax-paying parents work their butts off, then tons of money is taken from them to pay for our schools, and yet still after all of this, their children (us) are taught by teachers who sometimes treat us as if we are wasting their oh-so -valuable time. These teachers need to respect each student’s need for a helpful learning environment. The relationship between teachers and their students must not be adversarial.

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January 28, 2013

Mama is better than Django Unchained is another edgy what it is advertised masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino to be, complex plot and surprisingly sad By Brodie may

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Don’t let the trailers fool you, has surprising depth for a horror film By Robbie short

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When I first saw the trailers for Mama, I was expecting to see nothing more than a typical, ghostpops-out-at-you-in-the-dark scary movie. I am so glad to say that it is not that. What Mama is, though, is a heartbreakingly emotional wreck of a film that could have easily become just another entry in that trite, overused genre of secondrate horror. Mama tells many stories, all wrapped up into the fabric of the lives of two young girls, Victoria (played by Morgan McGarry and then the older Megan Charpentier) and Lilly (played by Isabelle Nélisse), whose financier father, Jeffrey (played by Nikolaj CosterWaldau), kills his estranged wife and business partners after the 2008 stock crash. He kidnaps the girls and, while driving far too fast on a snowy road, skids his car off a cliff. They all survive and eventually find an abandoned cabin, in which Jeffrey, obviously suffering from severe depression, tortuously attempts to kill first his daughters and then himself, but before he can pull the trigger, a cloaked figure (played by Javier Botet) intervenes and kills him. The girls then seem to be “adopted” by the ghost, and refer to her as the titular “Mama.” The girls are then perceived as missing by the public, but Jeffrey’s brother Lucas (also played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) continues to search, and eventually finds the girls, miraculously still alive in the cabin. They are admitted to a mental institution for study, but are eventually allowed to come home to live with him and his bass-playing rocker girlfriend Annabel (played by Jessica Chastain). The couple has to adapt their lives to raising two children, both of whom were rendered rather strange by their isolation in the woods, but Mama continues to haunt them. The family dynamic caused by their new situation, especially in terms of how the couple reacts to it, is the greatest tool used by the actors to create their characters

and display their adeptness in doing so. Coster-Waldau is almost immediately removed from the situation, as the ghost pushes Lucas over a banister in the house, causing him to fall into a coma, but when he plays Jeffrey in the very beginning, the anguish he feels as he puts the gun up to his little daughter’s head is palpable – we appear to be watching a man on the edge, struggling desperately to end his pain. However, great as CosterWaldau’s performance is, it does not even approach the portrayal of Annabel given by Chastain. She is nothing short of remarkable; her character undergoes a forced transformation from a cold rocker celebrating a negative pregnancy test to an involuntarily laden single mom. Chastain pulls this metamorphosis off in such a way that the audience approaches falling in love with her. We are able to understand the struggle she goes through in balancing her commitments to her incapacitated partner and her capacity to care for two unrelated, odd children, mostly through her amazing performance. Chastain touches the viewer’s heart, senses and mind and her performance is most heartwrenching in a scene where the younger daughter, Lilly, prompted by Mama, goes outside into the cold at night and Chastain rushes her in and warms her up by holding her close and breathing on her hands. The moment is tearworthy: this independent bassist has grown a heart, and it shows on her face and in her performance. The ultimate result of Chastain’s incredible acting is a movie that transcends the limitations of the horror film today and becomes something much different. Though the trailers had convinced me that Mama was just going to be another forgettable shock-scares movie, complete with its bumps, jumps and frights, the film itself is actually something quite different. The film is not so much a “scary movie,” but instead is a depressingly, impossibly sad movie with some scary aspects. This difference means that we can care about the characters in the film and ignore their clichéd, horror-movie-character traits that compel them to open the closet in which we know there is a ghost and to continue to explore the cabin despite feeling the mark of death on it. The ending to the film is somehow both frustratingly unpredictable and perfect, especially given the relationship we form with Chastain’s character. It wraps up a film that I am not sure is what it is advertised to be – however, I am certain that it is far better.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, is nothing short of a masterpiece, in the genre of American “Spaghetti Westerns.” The movie takes place in the preCivil War United States during the peak of African-American slavery. Django, played by Jamie Foxx, is a slave whose knowledge of three desperadoes, the Brittle brothers, makes him just the person Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is looking for. Schultz is an exdentist turned bounty hunter, killing wanted men and turning in their bodies for reward. Django is the only person who knows the appearance of the Brittle brothers and can lead him to them. Schultz is not pro-slavery, so he makes an agreement with Django to only partner up for the winter and capture the Brittle brothers and then free him. Upon the success of their initial mission, Django is granted his full freedom, Schultz discovers that Django intends to set off and rescue his German-speaking wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who had been sold to the infamous slave trader Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and vows to venture with Django to rescue her. The movie’s most apparent subject is slavery, a touchy and sensitive one in our generation.

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Django Unchained portrays its controversial topic well, reflecting Quentin Tarantino’s distinctive film making style. Although the dialogue is uncomfortably bombarded with excessive use of the “n-word,” it also provides the movie with depth and puts emphasis on how degraded the black race was in this era. The time period is presented in its truly horrible and nasty reality. The movie is extremely profane and bloody, as is to be expected from Quentin Tarantino, but such explicitness is certainly hit-or-miss

among most audiences, especially ones newer to Tarantino’s movies. Some people will appreciate the development cocoon that the over-the-top action scenes provide for the storyline, and some people will claim it only prevents the plot from delivering any serious meaning. Without all the brutality and profanity, people would critique the film as a dry, bland disappointment; it also wouldn’t be a true Tarantino film.

The cinematic direction that the movie takes is highly reflective of Quentin Tarantino’s distinctive film making style. Tarantino has made some of the most highly appraised films of the last two decades. Movies like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill remain renowned for being incredibly enticing films. All of which bring complex plots and resolutions. Django Unchained is no different. 

Restaurant Review

Sushi Unlimited is disappointing overall, lacks quality sushi for the price required At a glance... Location: 9600 Fairway Dr # 100, Roseville, CA Price Range: $6 - $15 Star rating: 2/5 By Bre Weinberg & lindsay maynard breanna.weinberg@eyeofthetigernews.com lindsay.maynard@eyeofthetigernews.com

Apparently, Sushi Unlimited does not, in fact, serve unlimited sushi. When we had finished our sushi, no one in our party was ever offered more. The name kind of misled us, however the sushi was just alright so I can’t imagine anyone wanting much more anyways. The “Crazzzzy” roll was completely deep-fried and had crab, salmon, deep-fried asparagus and was topped off with a cream sauce, it was good but it wasn’t anything special. Another roll ordered was called “Lincoln Hills.” It included spicy tuna, crab mix, deep-fried shrimp, avocado, tempura crumbs and it was topped with what they called a “Fair Oaks” sauce. This roll was alright, but it lacked a lot of flavor,

excluding the sauce, which was very good but can also be found on most rolls at Blue Nami also. The restaurant offers 50% off on certain rolls like most other sushi eateries. The place was pretty empty when we were there so the service was good, we got our drinks relatively quickly but the food seemed to take a bit longer than it would have at other places on a busier night. Their window was decorated with a huge ad for their karaoke, hosted on weeknights, which we think is pretty cool. It adds something extra to the place that other sushi establishments don’t offer. The hours during the week are weird though; they open up at 11 a.m. and close at 3 p.m., then proceed to re-open the restaurant at 5 p.m., then close again at 9:30, (these hours are for Monday – Wednesday). Thursday’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and then Friday- Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This could probably get confusing and inconvenient for some. So, overall Sushi Unlimited is pricier than and not as tasty as places like Blue Nami and Crazy Sushi. We guess it was okay but we probably wouldn’t recommend it.

Top: “Lincoln Hills” ($6.50) includes spicy tuna, crab mix, deep-fried shrimp, avocado, tempura crumbs, Fair Oaks sauce and sweet sauce Bottom: The Crazzzzy ($7.50) with crab, salmon, deep-fried asparagus and a cream sauce. Completely deep-fried.

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freshman girls basketball

Freshman boys basketball team Team defeats El Dorado High School looking for first win of season in tournament, places second overall BY HAYLEE SEX

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The Roseville High School freshman boys basketball team is still looking for their first win of the season. The team lost to Nevada Union High School last Thursday and to Rocklin High School 57-22 last Tuesday. The previous week, they lost to Woodcreek High School 56-9. That game was highlighted by

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Gabe Trujillo, who scored all nine of the Tiger’s points. The Tigers competed in the Tiger Classic Tournament on December 27-29. In the Tiger Classic Tournament, the Tigers lost 65-25 to Nevada Union High School, lost 59-32 to Oakmont and lost 44-42 to Sac High. The Tigers led for much of the game against Sac High, but eventually lost on a tip-back in

overtime. According to freshman Ceasar Sanchez, the team has improved on their teamwork. “We work as a team now,” said Sanchez. “Before, we worked by ourselves.” Freshman forward Casey Demello is not quite satisfied with the team’s performance. “[I’m] not quite [satisfied],” said Demello. “We haven’t won a game.”

WRESTLING

Wrestling team has one league match remaining BY SARAH LOOPER

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With just one league match remaining, the Roseville varisty wrestlers are stilllooking for their first league win. On Wednesday, January 23, the wrestling team had their most recent match against Granite Bay High School at home. “We held out pretty strong until the end, when we finished with a forfeit,” said senior Jordan Maulino. Both JV and varsity had a strong start; JV won all of their matches. “We are doing pretty well as a team because we are winning, but there is always room for improvement,” said JV wrestler junior Elijah Keaton. According to Maulino, two of varsity’s strongest wrestlers are senior Jon Maroon and senior Austin Ash. The most recent tournament was the Tim Brown tournament, held at the Sacramento Convention center on January 18 and 19. The tournament was open to varsity, and was invite only. Maroon went 4-2 while Ash when 3- 2.

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Above, a Roseville wrestler grapples with Rocklin wrestler during match at Rocklin High School.

Last Thursday, the Lady Tigers took Nevada Union to overtime, before ultimately losing by four points. On Wednesday, January 16, the freshman girls basketball team played against Woodcreek High School. Though the game resulted in a loss, coach Randy Wright believes the team is making improvements. “The team had good decisionmaking, but we still need to work on our shots,” said Wright. The game ended with a final score of 43-21. Ally Robinson was the leading scorer, with 9 points. This loss gives the team a record of 3-13. “The team played well defensively, but we’re having trouble scoring,” said Robinson. On Friday, January 11, the Lady Tigers took on the Granite Bay Grizzlies on the Grizzlies’ home court. The game resulted in a loss for the Tigers. The final score was 4220, with seven of Roseville’s points coming from Alyssa Lozano. The Friday before, January 4, the team played against Oakmont High School at home. Alyssa Lozano led the team in points, but the team still suffered a loss with a final score of 39-27. “We played well but we didn’t shoot well,” said Wright. On January 2, the Lady Tigers played an away game against Lincoln High School. Roseville lost the game 35-25. Maddy Palubicki was the leading scorer, contributing six points to Roseville’s 25 total points. The last week of December, the Roseville High School freshman

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Above, the team poses after placing second overall in El Dorado Tournament held in December. girls basketball team competed in the El Dorado Tournament. On Thursday, December 27, the lady Tigers played against the host team El Dorado. The game went into over time. Three players fouled out and the team finished the game with the remaining five players. Roseville prevailed with the winning score of 34-28. Rae Martinez led the team in points by scoring eight points. “We impressed some coaches and it was an exciting win,” said Wright. The following day, the Tigers played in the semi-final game

against Union Miners. “We played well,” said Wright. The Lady Tigers won the game with a score of 34-23, with leading scorers Maddy Palubicki and Rae Martinez. The Lady Tigers played in the El Dorado Championship game on Saturday, December 29. The game resulted in a loss for Roseville and a final score of 39-24. Lozano scored nine points. “We started off slow but we picked up the intensity in the second half,” said Wright. The team placed second in the El Dorado Tournament.

Plan to reshape SFL, brings in Oakridge and Folsom High BY MEGAN BLUMM

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The 2014-2015 athletic year could look very different for the Roseville Tigers. The California Interscholastic Federation is realigning leagues and it could drastically reshape the SFL or even see the Tigers move into a new league altogether. The current proposal brings Oakridge and Folsom into the Sierra Foothill League. If those schools join the SFL, Roseville might have the option of moving to the Capital Valley Conference. The CVC currently consists of Bella Vista, Casa Roble, Christian

Brothers, Del Campo, Oakmont and Rio Linda. The move to the division II league (the SFL would be Division I) would sever many of the rivalries that Roseville has built over the years, such as with Woodcreek and Del Oro. The realignment happens every four years, and lasts for four years. If the proposal goes into effect, it will last until 2018-2019. Assistant principal and athletics coordinator Jason Wilson would like to see Roseville stay in the SFL. “I like being in the SFL because of the rivalries and the competition,” said Wilson. “I believe the SFL is one of the most competitive leagues.”

Varsity basketball coach Greg Grannuci, however, would not mind moving to the CVC. “I’m all for going to the CVC if Folsom and Oakridge come in,” said Grannuci. “It should be pretty competitive.” The realignment proposal is based on two things: a points system and enrollment size. The point system focuses on high-profile athletic programs, such as football, basketball, and soccer. The proposal will be decided by the end of May. Roseville High School averages 1.82 points, while schools like Del Oro averages 2.91 and Granite Bay averages 3.05.

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Varsity boys team defeats Miners for Casaba game BY JAMES BARADARANNAKHJAVAN

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Roseville varsity boys basketball entered league play with an impressive 15-2 record. They won various tournaments in Jackson, Benicia, Concord and Liberty with players Cole Jacobs, Roman Tyukayev, Daniel Rios and Marcus Garcia earning tournament honors in those tournaments. They received their first losses of the season in Atascadero, where they played in a tournament, receiving a record of 1-2. With much anticipation after their almost perfect pre-league play, the boys basketball team had their first league game away at Granite Bay and suffered a 22-point loss. Their next game was viewed as one of the biggest games of the season, against the rival Woodcreek Timberwolves at home. The game was sold out by the third quarter of the JV game and the atmosphere was intense. Roseville dominated a majority of the game until Woodcreek tied the game at 44-44 at the half. However, Roseville came out with a 76-63 win and a ruckus crowd storming the court. Leading scorers of the night were Marcus Garcia with 12 points and reserve player Will White with 11 points. Perhaps the biggest story of the night was not the win over Woodcreek, but an impressive athletic performance by Cole Jacobs, who dunked the ball at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Roseville’s next game was against Del Oro at home, where they lost by 3 points, 62-59. Roseville’s next opponent was Rocklin – a team the Sacramento Bee ranks as the seventh best in the area, at Rocklin High School. The game stayed neck-and-neck and went into overtime after Daniel Rios hit a clutch bank-shot threepointer at the buzzer. However, Roseville suffered another defeat in overtime by a score of 95-83. Coach Granucci made a series of transitions in overtime, which some feel affected the chemistry of the team.  Roseville’s most recent game

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Above, senior Cole Jacobs goes for a layup against Del Oro. was against Nevada Union at home, which represented the Roseville Casaba game. The stands were packed. The game stayed close throughout until the fourth quarter, when the Tigers began to dominate the Miners. Roseville won 51-42.   Leading performers of the night were Marcus Garcia, Cole Jacobs and Roman Tyukayev. 

“We have a lot of potential as team; we just need to combine and finish better on the court,” said Jacobs. Roseville currently has a 17-6 record and already has a spot in the playoffs.  Roseville will next host the Granite Bay Grizzlies at home on Wednesday night. 

January 28, 2013

varsity girls basketball

Despite poor record, varsity team stays positive throughout season

BY MEGAN BLUMM megan.blumm@eyeofthetigernews.com

Last Friday, the varsity girls basketball team took on the Nevada Union Miners for the Casaba game. The game resulted in a devastating loss of 70-22. Last Wednesday, the varsity girls basketball team played against the Rocklin Thunder. The Lady Tigers lost 69-51. The ladies held off the Thunder as best as they could. Despite the setbacks, junior Lindsey Anderson, who is also a team captain, has been able to find some positives. “Although our record doesn’t really reflect it, we’ve improved a lot throughout the season,” said Anderson. Junior Summer Muir also thinks the ladies have faith in their team’s effort. “We are starting to believe in ourselves,” said Muir. On Friday, January 18, Roseville played Del Oro at home and lost 60-32. The next league game was against Woodcreek on January 16 and the Lady Tigers lost 51-49. Coach Ron Volk selected senior Ashley Jenkins as the player of the game. “We’ve gotten a lot better since preseason,” said Jenkins. “We have a small team and yet we are still keeping in there.” The first league game took place on Friday, January 11, against Granite Bay and the Lady Tigers lost 65-32. Wrapping up the pre-season, the ladies lost to Lincoln on January 2, 41-37, and lost to Oakmont on Friday, January 4, 68-57. According to junior Janice Mascarinas, the losses have been tough, but the ladies continue to stay strong. “We have a disadvantage in numbers,” said Mascarinas. “But we’re just as determined to win as any other team.”

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Above, junior Lindsay Anderson drives past a Del Oro player to shoot up the middle. Coach Ron Volk has been proud of the team’s hard work. “They’ve made tremendous progress,” said Volk. “They’re working really hard and the girls are fantastic.” From December 26-29, the Lady Tigers competed in the Davis tournament. The team went 1-2, losing to Davis (63-30) and Vacaville (64-59) and winning against American Canyon (52-42). Davis overpowered the Tigers throughout the entire game, but the ladies held on. Against the Vacaville Bulldogs, the Tigers strongly held them off in the second half, even scoring more points in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately still lost. In the winning game against American Canyon, Anderson blew

away the competition, scoring 37 points total, and earned player of the game. On Thursday, December 20, the ladies suffered a loss to River Valley, 52-25. The ladies were overpowered by the Falcons, who scored more than 10 points in the second and third quarter while Roseville scored under 10 points in every quarter. On Tuesday, December 18, the Tigers held off Whitney High School in the second half, but unfortunately lost 47-51. On Monday, December 17, the ladies lost to Antelope 55-42. On Thursday, December 13, the Lady Tigers gained a victory over San Juan with a final score of 55-40.

jv girls basketball

JV girls faces devastating loss for Casaba game against the Miners

BY NEILSON POWLESS

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jv boys basketball

JV boys enter SFL play on 12-game win streak BY MARCUS GARCIA marcus.garcia@eyeofthetigernews.com

Coming into league play, the JV boys basketball team put together a whopping record of 14 wins and 3 losses. A 12-game winning streak and two tournament championships helped lead the way to 14 wins in the pre-league play. Leading the way for the Tigers this year are their starting five,which consists of sophomores Max Modeste, Daniel Ryan, Hunter White, Amran Bisla and Nick Espino. Last Thursday in the nightcap game, the Tigers hosted the Nevada Union Miners. It was a close game throughout, but the Miners pulled through in the end to add a win to the win column with a 42-50 win over the Tigers. The leading scorer on the night was Ryan,who exploded for 24 points that included an impressive 4 three pointers. Modeste added 13 of his own, along with White, who added 7. “I thought we could have won

this game,” said Ryan. “We are the better team, just didn’t play like it.” Last Tuesday, the Tigers traveled to Rocklin High School to take on the powerhouse Thunder. This was by far the Tiger’s worst game of league as they lost by a score of 63-36. The game was a three-point game after the first quarter but then the Thunder absolutely took over the game as they went on an 18-0 run to widen the gap. Most of the Thunder’s second quarter points came off of offensive rebounds, as the Tigers were unable to rotate defensively and get into good position to blockout. Only five players scored on the night for the Tigers. The leading scorers were Ryan and Bisla, once again, as they had 11 points each. In their third league game of the year, the Tigers took on the Del Oro Golden Eagles at home. Outbursts from Espino and Bisla led the Tigers to their first league win as they dropped 18 apiece. Espino’s night consisted of five three-pointers which added up to 15

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of his game-high 18 points. The final score was 57-49. “It felt good to get this win, “ said Espino. In just their second league game of the year, the boys hosted their crosstown rivals, the Woodcreek Timberwolves. The outcome of the game was again not what the Tigers wanted, as they fell short to the Wolves by a score of 57-70. The leaders of the night for the Tigers were Ryan with 18 points, which included four three-pointers, and Modeste with 15. In their first league game of the year, the Tigers took on the Granite Bay Grizzlies. The outcome of the game was not what the Tigers expected nor wanted, as they fell short and lost to the Grizzlies. The Tigers had the lead at halftime but just couldn’t keep it in the second half. Leading the way for the Tigers in the game was Bisla with 19 points (7 two pointers and 5 free throws) and also Ryan with 13 of his own, which included two long balls.

Last Friday, the JV girls basketball team played the Nevada Union Miners at home. The game was close until the third quarter, but the Miners pulled ahead, which resulted in a 29-53 loss. Last Wednesday, the team faced Rocklin High School. The team was able to outscore Rocklin in the first quarter by seven points, but were not able to hold the lead in the second half and finished with a final score of 39-31. In Roseville’s game on January 13 against Del Oro, the Tigers fell short. They slipped back during the first second and third quarter, but were still able to outscore Del Oro in the final quarter. Roseville had a disappointing setback against the Woodcreek Timberwolves on January 16. Roseville let Woodcreek take a considerably large lead in the first half and then started to play an even game for the second half. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they fell behind during the third quarter, but then pulled it back together during the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap. “The first half was terrible, but we put it back together in the second half, and then finished nicely,” said sophomore Raine Howard. According to sophomore Jaqueline Gill, although they did not win, Roseville played a decent game, and finished strong. “It was a solid team effort,” said

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Above, sophomore Krystal Garcia passes around a player from Del Oro High School. Gill. Sophomore Kristal Garcia led the game with a total score of 42-34. the team, scoring over half of their Roseville’s JV girls basketball points. team started off the year playing a On Friday, January 18, the team game against Oakmont on January redeemed themselves during their 4. Although the game resulted in a game against Granite Bay to win loss, the game was very close.

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