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March 18, 2013 Issue 9, Volume 12

THISISSUE Federal Program Monitoring to audit EL programs FEATURES

To celebrate 3/14, or Pi day, pies sold on Campo St., to be thrown at math teachers Page 3

OPINION Senior Leandra Weinberg takes issue to Roseville’s switch to CVC. Page 5

ENTERTAINMENT Freshman Breanna Weinberg delights, tries to encompass all age groups. Page 6

SPORTS Varsity softball opens up league play with win over Granite Bay. Page 8

New gate scheduled to be built on Campo St.


At last week’s board meeting, the Roseville Joint Union High School District approved a proposal to build a gate on Campo Street. The new gate will replace the chain links that school currently uses to close the street during school hours. Plans to hire a company to start drawing up blueprints are forming, but they still need to pass the drafting stage and other stages. The possibility of this new gate has been discussed for years, and is now being put into action. According to principal Brad Basham, part of the reason for this is the recent school shootings and threats they pose to schools across the country. “I believe that the reason why we’re seeing this movement is because of the unfortunate events that happened back in Connecticut,” said Basham. “And, you know, [it’s] another school shooting. That always causes school officials to reflect and look at their own campuses.” Campus monitor Nancy Rash feels that the gate is not only needed, but will both protect students from outside threats and making sure students are kept on campus. “It’d take a little bit of getting used to,” said Rash. “But it’d keep the kids safer. Keep the flow of traffic in one direction, for the most part of the school day.” Denise Weis, an English teacher, also agrees with the safety of students, as well as staff. “There are times when they take that gate down, after school or on minimum days, and I have walked across that street and nearly been killed by a car because I forget the gates are down,” said Weis. “If the gates are up, that makes me safer and therefore makes everyone safer, and I’m totally for the gate being up there.”

By robbie short

Former district EL coordinator blows whistle on district’s improper allocation of state economic aid The Roseville Joint Union High School District will again be conducting mock Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) visits through the rest of March and into April to assess the English Learner (EL) programs at all seven district schools, keeping with a standard set after the district admitted to improperly allocating

funds meant for the programs. These mock FPM visits were first conducted during the 20112012 school year, after they were designed by an English language learner consultant, Dr. Edgar Lampkin, who was hired to provide guidance for the district after the rulings in Herr v. RJUHSD. In the case, which was decided July 11, 2011, plaintiff Ted Herr, formerly the district’s coordinator of intervention and EL support and currently a mathematics teacher at Roseville High School, alleged that the district failed to meet the minimum legal funding requirement for the programs. Money for the EL programs comes out of a state program

known as Economic Impact Aid (EIA), which provides support for educationally disadvantaged students and bilingual English learners, and districts are required to allocate 85 percent of the funds they receive from the program to their school sites for spending. However, as Herr claimed, the district failed to reach that requirement, and in the 2010-2011 school year – the year before he filed the complaint – the amount of funding received by school sites amounted to only 38 percent of the money received by the district. “The school district was withholding funds,” said Herr. “They were accepting funds from the state, they were spending

some of it appropriately, they were just stashing a bunch of it, and some of it was being diverted to other programs, to ineligible students, to ineligible programs.” One of the programs that illegally received the funds was the AP Chemistry program at Antelope High School, which received new textbooks paid for with money from the EIA funding. However, a majority of the money was going unspent and carrying over from year to year. The district initially denied the allegations, but an appeal by Herr eventually resulted in officials admitting to the misappropriation of funds, along with Herr’s other claim that they falsified paperwork to convince the state that the district

was allocating enough to the schools. However, the district did deny Herr ’s claim that the English Learners were being discriminated against on the basis of their national origin, and an appeal of that allegation, along with one that states that the district has unjustly taken actions against Herr for being the whistle-blower, including eliminating his administrative position, is currently working its way through the legal system. After the district admitted to Herr’s allegations, they were forced to follow a set of Corrective Actions to remedy the problems, which included the hiring of Lampkin,

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Juniors win Powder Puff championship By MICHELLE IM

For the first time, the annual Powder Puff football game was incorporated with the Battle of the Sexes rally. According to Josh Errecart, who oversees the Powder Puff game, the rally added to the experience as a whole, made it even more of an event than it already was and helped hype the games up and got people thinking more about going to the game. “600 people purchased tickets, and there were roughly around 200 players and 20 coaches,” said Errecart. The games took place on March 6, and the first game was between the juniors and the sophomores. The juniors claimed victory with a score of 11-6. The freshmen played the seniors next, and the seniors won 26-6. The championship game took place afterwards between the juniors and the seniors. Juniors dominated the field and won 27-0. Despite some of the scores being lopsided, Errecart feels the games were spirited. “The game was much more competitive this year,” said Errecart. “The freshmen scored a touchdown

for the first time in three years and everyone had a competitive team. The players and coaches were very spirited and intense as always. The crowd was really into the game and did a great job cheering on their team.” Freshman Madison Connor participated in the game for the first time. “I loved it,” said Connor. “The game was a lot of fun and, overall, really great. It was just a lot more aggressive than what I expected, but I think we did fine.” Senior Jordyn Smith played for the third year in a row this year and believes people should join the team. “The game hasn’t really changed except for people being more rough and vicious,” said Smith. “That shouldn’t stop people from playing, because they train you before the game and you can always go and just watch.” Freshman Marcus Wells was one of the male student coaches and enjoyed the experience. “I had a good time, but some of the girls were too girly and were too scared to actually play,” said Wells. “But there were also some girls who were kind of scary because they were so aggressive.”


Above, the seniors face the freshman in the second powder puff game. The freshman loss lead the seniors to play against the juniors in the final game. Errecart would like to add a faculty coach to each team next year to oversee the decision-making and keep the sideline coaches and players under better control.

“I definitely like having it paired with other events, as it just adds to the experience,” said Errecart. “I would like to see it be more connected to the actual football

season and/or the football team.” The timing of next year’s games is still undetermined at this point, but Errecart is aiming to hold it during the football season next fall.

Increase in students ticketed for illegal parking By NETZY ORTEGA

The city of Roseville’s parking enforcement has been handing out tickets in Roseville High School parking lots and streets near the school. Tickets being issued to students range from $25 up to hundreds of dollars, depending on the situation. According to youth service officer Carlos Cortes, the tickets are being handed out in response to complaints coming from residents in the neighborhoods around the school. He believes the large increase is also due to the fact that more students are driving and that there are more cars available for them to purchase. “It’s not that parking enforcement

is hammering the kids, but the people who live in these neighborhoods calling the police department, asking parking enforcement to come out and issue citations,” said Cortes. Senior Alyssa Sleadd believes the ticket she received was fair, but the reason why she got it was not her fault. “I understand why I got my parking ticket, but I would not have gotten it if there were more spaces for me to park,” said Sleadd. “I feel like students are at a disadvantage because teachers can park wherever they want but students cannot. I think a parking lot should be built, but I know that we don’t have a lot of space, but I think the portable area would be a good area.” According to Cortes, he sent

out an email to all teachers and administrators asking them to not park in the student parking lots because he does not think it is fair to the students. Cortes also believes that there are parking spaces for students to park, but they just aren’t as close. “Although it is quite a walk, students can go park by Woodbridge Park,” said Cortes. “There are a lot of parking spots over there.” There are also parking tickets being issued at other schools nearby and in downtown Roseville. Junior Kale Carder does not think the tickets are being issued fairly and that the police should not be so involved. “If students don’t care about what happens in the parking lot,


The Berry St. lot, one of the two lots where students can legally park, is pictured above. why should the police?” said Carder. tickets being given out, it feels like “I feel like they should not get they are just trying to make money.” involved. With the large amount of

Prerequisite for Student Government class mandated starting next year By BRODIE MAY

   Roseville High School will be seeing the addition of a Student Government leadership class starting next year. The class will be a prerequisite for the program and aims to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful later on. It will be required to be taken for one term and will be available for students to enroll in during both the fall and spring semesters.      The class will be required of any newcomers to the program,

including students who were involved with their middle school student government program. Additionally, current Student Government students will go through an interview process to determine whether they stay in Student Government or are placed in the leadership class. However, the three freshman class officers will not have to take the class and will automatically be in Student Government.    Senior Ariana Criste, ASB president, explained that some of the more experienced students in Student

Government will be helping those less experienced students in the class.      “There’s going to be teacher interns who will be helping out with leadership,” Criste said. “They’re kids that already have the skills and experience to help work with students who are new to the program.”      Students in the leadership class will be assigned to host and manage smaller events like spirit weeks and movie nights, while Student Government will still handle all of the large events, such as rallies and dances.      Senior Alyssa Sleadd feels that

the class will help students learn important skills they will use with other students in Student Government.    “It’s going to be more focused on your individual and teamwork skills, rather than planning events,” said Sleadd.      According to Student Government teacher Lindsey Parker, the class won’t infringe on students’ free time.      “Aside from teaching them the skills they will need to be successful, another benefit to Leadership is that there won’t be any outside hours involved,” said Parker. “Student Government students a lot of times

struggle with it because they’re playing sports or have a job and they have to be at a rally rehearsal or decorating, and Leadership students won’t have that problem.”    Ariana Criste believes Student Government takes up a lot of time and agrees with Parker that the leadership class will not take a lot of the students’ time.      “It’s a lot less of a time commitment,” said Criste. “So it’s easier for a lot of kids, because Student Government does end up being a very large time commitment.”


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College Board aims to make scores available online, plans on eliminating mailing paper scores in the month of July by Robbie Short

Scores for Advanced Placement exams will be available to students online for the first time as the College Board eliminates its old system of sending paper score reports through the mail. Students will need to have a College Board account to see their scores, which they can sign up for on the College Board’s website. Students who have already registered for the SAT or participated in other College Board programs may already have an account. After the exams, students will need to have either their AP number, which they can find on the label in their AP Student Pack, which they receive when they take their exams, or their student ID number if they put it on their answer sheet when they take their exams. These numbers will be used, along with the College Board login information, to access the scores. The College Board will send out emails after the grading period to all test-takers to let them know that their scores are ready for viewing.

The change has been met with mixed feelings from the staff at Roseville High School. “More and more companies are going paperless, so it makes sense that AP would be as well,” said social science teacher Jessica Fork. “But sometimes it’s nice to have a hard copy in your hand.” Librarian Lauren Zdybel also pointed out that the shift may pose a problem for some students who do not have Internet access at home. “As the librarian, I know there are students here who don’t have access to computers at home, but they can probably find a way to work around it,” said Zdybel. However, Zdybel believes the decision was unavoidable. “The beauty of the computer is not having to wait for the mail to come,” said Zdybel. “And the change is inevitable.” Junior Simiron Dhadda prefers the new system. “It would be better overall, so it wouldn’t get lost in the mail and you could have access to it anytime as long as you have Internet access,” said Dhadda.

AP teachers team up to form general study sessions for upcoming exams By michelle im

General Advanced Placement group study sessions will be available to students this spring. According to AP Government teacher Jessica Fork, this was due to students having trouble attending individual AP study sessions. “They will be doing studentled group[s],” said AP Art History teacher Patricia Leong. The study sessions will be held in the Julie Estridge Library on Wednesdays on April 3, 17 and 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A Saturday option is also available to students on April 6, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. “I highly recommend all AP students show up,” said Fork. “Any kind of review/refresher will help.” Leong came up with the idea to help students become more efficient. “We are giving students the facility to use, but it is up to them,” said Leong. In addition to Leong, other AP teachers have been asked to volunteer. AP Spanish teacher Kasey Hanna and Fork are among those who have agreed to help the study sessions. “Most of the AP teachers offer study/review sessions the closer it gets,” said Fork. “However, as teachers, we find it difficult to get large turn-outs (or for most of our students to show up/come back) because the students are taking multiple AP classes and struggle to juggle all of the review sessions offered.” According to Fork, fall-semester

students tend to score lower on the AP exams because they were not able to retain knowledge as the spring semester students were able to. “We are establishing a base where students can come and study,” said Fork. “I envision a situation in which students could rotate through to various teachers, spending as much or as little time as needed. Or teachers could just float around and help students.” Students will be able to share free-response questions, which is about half the exam, with each other and share information from previous study sessions. Extra work will also be provided. According to Leong, these study sessions will be different from hers, which she holds on Saturdays for her students, in the aspect that students will focus on the textbooks more, as opposed to her PowerPoints and slides. Junior Simiron Dhadda prefers the PowerPoints because the important information is easily found. “[I believe] PowerPoints are better because they have the most important information on them, so students don’t have to waste time searching for them,” said Dhadda. According to Leong, because there will be groups focused on different AP subjects, students will be able to rotate from subject to subject. Junior Kevin Chappelle believes the AP study sessions will be beneficial. “I think this is a nice idea for students who need the help,” said Chappelle.

March 18, 2013

Upcoming Events By SYDNEY MAYNARD

Junior Prom Court Nominations Through March 20

Nomination forms can be picked up in room 606.

Dance Bids

Through April 5

Bids for junior prom and senior ball are available at Student Services for $5.

S e n i o r B a l l Ti c k e t Presale March 18 - March 22 Single tickets are available for $55 and couple tickets for $100.

Blood Drive

Senior Ball Tickets

The blood drive will be held all day in the Blood Mobile on the blacktop between Moeller Gym and the 900 West building.

Prices vary accordingly: April 8-12: $60 single and $110 couple April 15-19: $65 single and $120 couple

March 19

Spring Break

April 8-19

Spring Sports Rally

March 25 to April 1

Students and staff will return to April 12 The rally will take place in Moeller school on April 2. Gym after second period.

Junior Prom Tickets April 2-12

Prices vary accordingly: April 2-5: $25 single and $40 couple April 8-10: $30 single and $50 couple April 11-12: $35 single and $60 couple

Junior Prom April 13

Dance will be held in the cafeteria from 7:30-10:30 p.m. *If your club has an upcoming event, let us know at news@

FPM: Mock FPM visit to provide feedback on the status of EL, real visits to occur in the 2015-2016 school year Continued from front who designed the mock FPM visits based on the real FPM visits that take place every few years. RJUHSD was scheduled to have an official FPM visit from the federal government during the 2011-2012 school year, the first year of the internal FPM visits based on modified legal checklists created by Lampkin, but the visit was cancelled. The next official visit is scheduled to take place during the 2015-2016 school year. “In 2011-2012, the visits provided a decentralized, districtwide analysis of all students who are at risk of not succeeding in high school and beyond,” said RJUHSD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction John Montgomery. “In addition, the visits helped the district encourage more walkthrough visits to all classes at many times throughout the year.” The report compiled by the teams that ran last year’s visits found that, among other things, the district as a whole needed to make the specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies more consistent and needed to provide more support for students who leave the EL programs and enter mainstream classes. The teams last year also created a report for each individual school.

The results of the report for Roseville High School led to the adoption of new curriculum in its English Language Development (ELD) classes, the creation of a new academic language proficiency class for long-term EL students, and the hiring of a learning support specialist. “We are looking at different ways of using that money and getting the most out of our resources … and that came about because the school sites now have more control over that money, and that was a result of the FPM visit [last year], so, yes, it’s very beneficial to Roseville High School, but also to all schools in the district,” said RHS principal Brad Basham. According to Montgomery, the district will continue to voluntarily stage these visits, based on checklists created by Lampkin and others inside the district, to allow for feedback with the hope of self-improvement before its next official visit from the government. The visits themselves consist of one-day walkthroughs by teams of teachers, administrators, EL specialist and outside experts in categorical funding in which the teams sit in on classes, interview students, parents and teachers, and general evaluations of how well the EL program works for students both in the program and

those who have graduated out of it. The mock FPM visit for RHS will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 16, and it may give the school’s administrators feedback on things that may need to be changed in the program. “When there’s a review, it’s always open to feedback, so, depending on the feedback, there might be adjustments, but I cannot say there will be,” said Nancy Muñoz, RHS EL specialist and coordinator of this year’s mock visits. “We have to wait for the review team to give us their input.” The visits should also tell the district if it is on track to meet the 85 percent allocation requirement, as the funding to the school sites still failed to reach the legal threshold during the 2011-2012 school year, after Herr filed the complaint. The district did increase the funding to 70 percent of the total, however, in comparison to 38 percent before the complaint. “Part of [the visits] will be looking at what they’re doing for English learners – are the English learners succeeding, are we doing all the necessary paperwork,” said Herr. “Part of what they should be doing is looking at the financial side, too, to make sure that they’re meeting the requirements of the state.”

ASB and class-level elections take place By michelle im

ASB and class-level elections are running concurrently this year. Campaign week started on March 11 and lasted until March 15. According to Student Government teacher Lindsey Parker, the change to the election schedule was due to the timing of spring break. “If we had done them at separate times, elections would have gone until May, and that would have just been too long and broken-up,” said Parker. This eliminates the possibility of someone running for their respective class-officer positions if they lose the ASB elections. “I thought it was fine if they didn’t get ASB and [they] ran for class office again,” said sophomore and junior class vice-presidential candidate Maddy Pilgrim. “However, it certainly is new to have them both in one week, and it

is kind of confusing. But it is not a big deal.” Some of the rules from the ASB Campaign Policy Code include stickers being prohibited, posters being required to be fastened by painter’s tape, no food or drinks being used during campaigning and a $75 limit on supplies. “It’s like how you are limited and have a budget for your class office and a budget for planning dances and et cetera, you have a budget to run for office,” said Pilgrim. All candidates have to meet the general criteria of maintaining a GPA of 2.5 during the term of office, maintaining a satisfactory citizenship in all classes, having a passing grade in all classes during term of office, having a good attendance record, completing the election process and understanding and meeting their responsibilities. However, different requirements are needed for some of the officer

positions as well. ASB candidates must be a junior or senior in the 2013-2014 school year, except for candidates running for president, who must be a senior, and their length of office is the full year, fall and spring terms. According to Parker, many people met these requirements. “I’m really excited because [I handed] out lots of packets, meaning a lot of people are running … it’s going to be good because more and more people are getting involved,” said Parker. Voting will take place before school, after school and during both lunches Monday through Wednesday this week in Senior Square. Students must bring their ID cards in order to vote and seniors are prohibited from voting. Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 21.

vices coordinators were trained, and this year any counselors that had not been previously been trained were instructed.      The program is a part of RHS’ Special Services Intervention Response Team (SSIRT), which consists of the school psychologist, special services coordinators, nurse Dayle Edgerton, assistant principal Judi Daniels and all of the counselors.      According to counselor Philomena Crone, even though all of the counselors went through training for the program, most of

them have not participated in it yet.     The training for the program lasted three days, in which they went through each of the components of the Why Try curriculum.     Bradley previously went through the training for Why Try almost ten years ago, and he implemented it in a nonpublic school for children with extreme behavioral issues.      “I would say Why Try has been very successful with a lot of the students who have participated,” said Bradley. “Although no specific thing is going to reach every student, if we can reach a few, or

the majority, then I’m content.”     Bradley is currently working with a Positive Power group, for students who lack positive reinforcement and provide aid to help them stay on track academically. Positive Power is also planning to be implemented in the fourth quarter.      Both Positive Power and Why Try students were selected by counselor and parent recommendations. Next year, they will be a part of the freshman program of study, and it will be a self-selected class in place of an elective.

Why Try to be officially formed next school year By Brodie May

The Why Try program will officially start next school year and plans to form a group during the fourth quarter of the spring term are underway. Why Try is a group assistance program that implements research-based curriculum that is designed to help students who may be disengaged from school or are having a hard time finding the motivation to be successful in school. “It’s very hands-on,” said counselor Jason Bradley. “There’s


a lot of activities, experiential, visual and kinesthetic learning. There are videos and music that go with the lessons, and students are more engaged because it’s fun.” The first group for Why Try formed last fall, and Roseville High School psychologist Shelly Davis ran the program. There were a total of 14 students, and some of those students were reported to be improving in the classroom.     All of the school psychologists in the district went through the instruction for the program. Last year, all of the special ser-




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Daniel Wetter selected as 2013 Boys State Delegate, Two sophomores shave heads plans to attend summer program at Sacramento State for St. Baldrick’s, raise money By MARIAN ABDELMALEK

This year, the American Legion Auxiliary committee has selected junior Daniel Wetter to represent Roseville High School at the 2013 Boys State Delegation that will take place this summer. Juniors Graeson Leach, Mitch Schellenger, Evan Stepper, Stephen Morin and Wetter were all nominated by RHS faculty. However, Morin had to drop out of the race due to already having a summer internship at a lab. “It was an honor [to be nominated],”said Schellenger. After the nomination, each boy was interviewed individually by three men from the American Legion Auxiliary. Each candidate was asked a total of 10 questions regarding patriotism, civic duties, military service, religious activities and activities that take place inside and outside of school. “[The interview] was kind of intimidating at first, but once I got talking, it was more relaxed,” said Schellenger. The interview was essential to be picked to be part of Boys State, but there was also an optional personal statement essay. Even

though the essay was not required, it was suggested, and each nominee wrote one. “They really liked the personal statements we gave,” said Wetter. Wetter believes that the personal statement benefited him in the long run. “I was definitely nervous before [the interview],” said Wetter. “Writing [the] personal statement kind of helped me with [the interview].” The nominees each have their area of interest which brought them to this point. “We all had our own thing to bring to the table,” said Wetter. “We all knew it was going to be very close.” In the end, Wetter was chosen to attend the 2013 Boys State Program taking place this summer at Sacramento State University from June 22 to June 29. “Not only does it feel good to be RHS’ delegate, but it’s that much more humbling when you compete against three other impressive people,” said Wetter. “This is one of the greatest honors I’ve had in my life.” Other nominees don’t hold anything against Wetter being

for childhood cancer research By BREANNA WEINBERG


Junior Daniel Wetter was one of four Boys State candidates. He was chosen as the delegate after an interview and personal statement process. chosen as the delegate. “Of course Daniel deserves it; the guy campaigned for Mitt Romney,” said Schellenger. At the program, various students from California will be participating in a mock government where they create cities and counties. The program teaches students about the role of government and people’s jobs in government.

“I’m really excited about it,” said Wetter. “It’s going to be a really different kind of experience because I don’t really know any of [the people].” Wetter is looking forward to this summer. “I can’t wait to represent Roseville at Boys State this summer,” said Wetter. “It really is an honor of a lifetime.”

Recently, two sophomore girls at Roseville High School took a stand against cancer and shaved off all but a mere half-inch of their hair. Lexi Vasquez and Mikayla Davis participated in the St. Baldrick’s event at the Galleria mall on March 2. At the event, participants lined up and were shaved in front of a crowd of supporters to help fund research for cancer. Both girls’ families were supportive, and members from each family chose to participate with the girls. Vasquez’s mother, aunt, father and younger brother joined her in participating, as did Davis’ father and brother. In addition to their families’ support, the girls’ friends and

classmates have been supportive and admire how brave the girls have been in doing what they have done. “I think it was very brave of her (Vasquez),” said junior Hunter Oliver. “I wouldn’t even do it and I have less hair than her.” Davis and Vasquez both had fairly long hair, so it’s a definite change for them, but that isn’t stopping Vasquez. She plans on doing the event again next year. Davis, however, is still undecided. “It was very scary,” said Davis. “Just walking up the stairs, my stomach hit my toes. But it wasn’t too bad because I knew why I was doing it.” In addition to shaving their hair, Vasquez and her team raised over $3,000 for childhood cancer research, and Davis raised almost $1,700.


Keilyn Nagtalon featured for DIY style, alters clothing to fit her taste and figure By SELINA LIANG

How would you describe your style? I don’t really have a style; it basically comes off of my mood of the day. Like one day I can be all hipster and the next day I can be all hypebeast, but really I just dress to fit my mood. If you woke up in a bad mood, how do you think you would dress? Just in a sweater, leggings and boots. Combat boots [are] my staple and I wear them everywhere. When you go shopping, is it difficult to find things in your size because you’re petite? Oh no, I could shop anywhere. Even if [the clothing is] super big, I can cut it. Like, I shop at the thrift store on the guys side still, and I can cut [things] up. For the girls, if it’s really tiny, it’s okay ’cause I can stretch it out. When I’m thrifting, I can just cut high-waisted pants into shorts, so everything is really easy. When I go to H&M, I go to the boys section and the little girls section. Why do you shop in those sections? I can fit them, or the larger sizes; they have really good stuff and it’s cheaper. What are some of your favorite places to shop? Definitely thrift stores, H&M, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Do you think that the way that you dress is influenced by trends? I guess. I don’t really like any of the trends at Roseville High School. What are some trends at Roseville that you do like? Combat boots and oversized sweaters. And everyone has buns that are perfect. That’s it. And the guys, they have really good style. What do you like about the guys’ style at Roseville? It’s very polished, or at least most of my friends’. It’s very Tumblrish, where it’s like button-ups [and] Jordans. That’s what I like. Does Tumblr influence the way you or your friends dress? Well, yeah. Like, if I see a picture, I’ll try to buy some of the stuff but cheaper, so then I’ll wear it. What kinds of pictures influence

you? I saw this one picture of this girl, she had, like, Nikes and an army jacket, and I really wanted it [the jacket], so I went to the thrift store and I got my own. You said that sometimes when you buy clothes from thrift stores you alter them to make them fit you better or suit your personal taste, so, tell me, what are some things that you commonly do to alter your clothes? I usually buy high-waisted pants and then I cut them up and slash them; sometimes I’ll bleach them and then, if I have studs, I stud them up. For my army jacket, I didn’t really do anything; I just added more patches. For shirts, I’ll buy shirts and cut them up and put, like, designs and stuff. If there’s a really oversized sweater, I’ll just roll it up and probably cut it. How long have you been doing DIY things to your clothes? Probably the beginning of freshman year. That’s when I found my true style. In eighth grade I didn’t have any; it was just jeans and sweatshirts. What do you think the old you would’ve said about your style now? “You’ve done better. You’re doing better with your life.” What’s your favorite DIY project that you’ve undertaken? I’d say my rally shirt; it’s pretty crazy. I made the back into a skeleton and I cut it up, and then I just added beads and it’s a croptop with fringe. What’s some advice you would give to people who are looking to start out altering their clothes? If you’re trying to find something crazier, like something to start out with, go to the thrift store and make sure you go through every rack. Then if you like something, just try it on and then you’ll see whether you like it or not. What’s something that you think everyone could learn from your style or way of altering your clothes to personalize them? What I do is just, if I like it, I’ll just wear it. Some girls, they just copy off of other girls. That’s what I usually see around Roseville – Ugg boots, Miss Me’s and a Victoria Secret hoodie. It’s kind



Sophomore Mikayla Davis participated in the St. Baldrick’s event at the Galleria on March 2. Above, she is pictured before and after her head was shaved.

Graeson Leach travels to Valley Forge, learns about US leadership By akaash nagra

Junior Graeson Leach recently took a trip to historic Valley Forge in Pennsylvania through the Freedom Foundation to learn about leadership and freedom in America. AP US History teacher Guy Fine gave Leach the application to go on the trip. Leach left March 7 and returned late on March 10. The Freedom Foundation’s event included many seminars, debates and interactive lectures, mostly from college professors and veterans. It also included tours of the historic Valley Forge site, as well as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. “We learned about liberties, securities, and our rights as citizens,” said Leach. Two hundred students from all over the nation attended the event. Leach stayed with other students in the Freedom Foundation’s


Sophomore Keilyn Nagtalon shops without referring to the size of the clothing and then alters them to fit her. Her favorite DIY project is her rally shirt, pictured above. of too basic for me, and I don’t like it.


dormitories at Valley Forge. The tour of Valley Forge included a tour of the Medal of Honor Grove as well, according to Leach. “It was 50 acres, with each acre representing one state,” said Leach. “We heard stories about many of the Medals of Honor that have been awarded, and they were amazing.” Many of the stories told during tours revolved around the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War. “Learning about how our forefathers fought for liberty was my favorite part, and it made me feel very proud,” said Leach. Junior Lindsay Anderson is proud of her classmate for seizing this opportunity. “He was the perfect candidate to go,” said Anderson. “I’m excited to implement the things he learned there into our school.”


Junior Graeson Leach visited Valley Forge from March 7-10 through the Freedom Foundation. He toured the historic Valley Forge site and learned about freedom in America.



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Drama program prepares for “Oliver Twist,” features middle-schoolers By MARIAN ABDELMALEK

The drama program is putting on a musical version of Charles Dickens’ book Oliver Twist. The musical will open on April 19 and will have a total of six shows. There will be performances at 7 p.m. on April 19, 26 and 27 and at 2 p.m. on April 20 and 27. The music in the show will be provided by band teacher Mark Toffelmier and the student orchestra. “We are really, really proud of having a student orchestra,” said director of the musical and drama class teacher Stuart Smith. “We challenge all of our students to

live up to what a musical needs.” Besides coordinating with Toffelmier and the student orchestra, the drama program is also coordinating with Bowman Charter School, a K-8 school located in Auburn, California. Students from Bowman auditioned for roles in the musical. Elainah Garten, a seventhgrader who attends Bowman, was cast to play the lead of Oliver. However, she was not expecting to receive the part. “[The audition] went well,” said Garten. “I wasn’t expecting to get the part because I just went down there to audition … It feels good knowing I got a part in [a]

high school play. And I’m only in seventh grade.” Garten’s mother, Robyn Garten, believes that this is a great experience for Bowman students. “I think it’s great to give kids the opportunity to get on the big stage,” said Robyn Garten. “I think it’s pretty amazing.” Some parents from BCS are very pleased with the RHS community. “I think it’s great and really open minded of the Roseville community to accept these younger girls,” said Janet Benson, whose daughter is in the musical. RHS students found working with younger students to be pretty

much the same as working with people their own age. “It’s very interesting once we got to know them,” said senior Belle Fulton, who plays the role of the Artful Dodger. “It’s not that different, because they’re very talented and easy to work with it.” Other people notice that students from Bowman are getting adjusted to working on a bigger stage. “It’s probably, well, intimidating to them, but they’re getting used to it and they’ve jumped right in,” said senior Mason Dodson, who plays the role of Bill Sykes. Smith is very pleased with the

cast for the musical. “You can see they’re really good for the parts they’re in – whether they’re small parts or big parts,” said Smith. Smith has noticed some new talent from this upcoming musical. “We have people who haven’t done many shows with us yet, but they are already showing talent,” said Smith. “This is a really deep cast.” The cast has gotten very close to each other throughout the process. “Everyone’s nice and supportive,” said Fulton. “[It’s] like a family in there.” As the entire cast is prepares

for the opening curtain, the seniors are preparing for their last RHS performance. “I think [the show] will be good,” said Dodson. “[It will be] a good wrap for the whole four years of drama.” The cast is hoping to be original but still reach any expectations the audience might have. “You really play with expectations a lot, where you don’t want to disappoint your audience and do it really, really different than what they expect,” said Smith. “But you also don’t want to just copy everything they’ve already seen before.”

Speech and Debate students place first Math teachers take pies to the face in Lions Club student-speaking contest during midterm Pi Day celebration By AKAASH NAGRA

Select Roseville High School Speech and Debate students recently took part in the California Lions Club student-speaking program. The Lions Club is a nonprofit international organization that does community service, and these speeches were hosted to engage American youth on modern issues. Students can win up to $10,000 for the overall national winner in this competition, with the competition starting out locally and gradually incorporating more regions. Juniors Acina Waziri and Janelle Stepper both had a few weeks to write a speech that addressed a prompt asking how to create and keep jobs in America. “My speech was about ten minutes long, and I delivered it

to the Roseville Lions Club,” said Stepper. “It’s down by Royer Park, and there were a lot of people watching.” Stepper ended up winning $75 for her performance in the competition on February 6, as she won the first round she competed in. Her speech focused PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JANELLE STEPPER on getting rid of Junior Janelle Stepper delivered a speech to excess regulations the Roseville Lions Club for the Lion’s Club on business, tax student-speaking contest. She placed first cuts and stopping and won $75. outsourcing. “It was really fun actually the Lincoln segment of the giving the speech to the Lions competition on February 7, also Club, and all the encouragement winning $75. I got afterwards was an added “I enjoyed being able to bonus,” said Stepper. practice my speaking skills,” said Waziri, meanwhile, won Waziri.

Future Business Leaders of America to advance to state-level competition By NEILSON POWLESS

Roseville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently competed against other students from around northern California. The competition took place on March 2. RHS’ chapter had many performances in the top three in a variety of categories. Senior Stephanie Mah placed second in the Business Calculations category, junior Simiron Dhadda placed second in the Business Law category, sophomore Brigit McAnlis placed third in the Impromptu Speaking category and sophomores Michelle Im and Robbie Short teamed up to take first place in the Marketing category. The competitions consist of everything from public speaking to multiple-choice tests. Whoever places in the top five in most events then advances to the state competition. Most


Midterms have passed, and some Roseville High School students and staff used a Pi Day celebration as a stress reliever. “Pi Day” is the day named after the math term pi – 3.14. In honor of “Pi Day,” Roseville High School’s Student Government class held an event on March 14. At the event, students were able to purchase yogurt whipped cream pies for $1 to throw at their math teachers. The pie-throwing was held on Campo Street after midterms. Math teachers that volunteered to have pie thrown at their faces included Kim Ceo, Cory Fukuman, Brian Klein, David Ray, Michelle Walton and Chaudra Wood. “[I] thought it would be a good way to encourage students to participate in a math-related event and a fun way to end day one of finals,” said Fukuman. However, few students showed up at the event, which was held after school. “I am disappointed that more students did not show up,” said Klein. “I think it was a great idea


Student Government hosted a Pi Day celebration on Campo Street after midterms last Thursday. Above, junior Sam Courville throws a yogurt whipped cream pie at math teacher David Ray. and a lot of fun.” With few students, teachers only had five to six pies thrown at them. The pies did not make a hard impact on the teachers. “The pies were made of yogurt and whipped cream, so it wasn’t too bad,” said Fukuman. Other teachers agreed with Fukuman’s statement. “[The pies] didn’t hurt,” said Klein. “I have to say, though, that [the pies] left a peculiar smell on my body.” Even though the anticipated

number of students did not attend, teachers still enjoyed the event. “Yes, it was [fun],” said Klein. “It’s good to loosen up – students and teachers alike.” Some teachers think that this was the students’ big chance for any “revenge” and that they missed out. “If I have offended a lot of students, though, this [was] their big chance,” said Klein. “I guess I need to make more enemies.”


Five students placed in the top three in various categories at the FBLA competition on March 2 and eight will advance to the state level. Above, the FBLA team is pictured. individual events stay the same at the state level, but some team events receive the addition of a presentation for the top five teams based on a preliminary objective test. RHS’ FBLA chapter spends most of their time studying for their competitions and fundraising for everyone who made it to states. “We participated in the March of Dimes, but a lot of it is studying and going to competitions,” said

Mah. According to Dhadda, being a part of FBLA gives students an opportunity to see if they would like to turn what they are studying into a career, as well as learn how to handle their everyday schoolwork. It also helps them learn about different fields of study. “It [FBLA] teaches you to self-study, so you can place,” said Dhadda.

Band spends month of March performing concerts and preparing for competitions By LINDSAY MAYNARD

Roseville High School’s concert band, drumline and color guard have had many concerts and competitions this month. On March 7, they performed at the Music for Hope concert. On March 9, the color guard and drumline performed at Woodcreek High School’s annual competition. On March 12, they held a band clinic for the local middle schools. On March 14, they had the annual combined concert with middle schools. On March 15, the color guard and drumline took part in a competition at Del Oro High School. On March 23, they are competing at a competition in Elk Grove. Some performances benefit causes. Every year, the ticketsale profits from the Music for Hope concert go towards the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

and Cancer Society. At the annual concert on March 14, the band was asking for donations to give to sophomore Ethan Roberts and his family, an RHS student and band member who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. At the concerts, the different types of bands play different genres. The concert band plays basic marches. The color guard does a piece titled “Lonely.” The drum line does a Queen rockand-roll concert and plays “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.” Every song that the drumline plays has a solo part or drum that is featured. The band has been practicing for these events for a while to get well-prepared. The concert band practices everyday in fourth period and the color guard troupe has been practicing two to three times a week after school for about two-


and-a-half hours since December. “I love playing,” said sophomore Susan Levine, part of the concert band, jazz band and winter color guard. “I’m always trying to do my best. I always try to improve my tone and technique. Concerts are your time to shine and get to perform in front of people.” The drumline this year has some high expectations because of their accomplishments last year. “The winter drumline was undefeated last year in championships,” said senior Miguel Melendrez. “We are looking for the same thing but there are a lot of new freshmen, so it will be more difficult.” The drumline took part in a competition against Rosemont High School and Nevada Union High School on March 9 and placed first.




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Changing from SFL to CVC is a bad Spring fever inspires a change in choice, eliminates years of tradition attitudes and clothing, while also

by leandra weinberg

    The decision for whether or not Roseville High School will be leaving the Sierra Foothill League (SFL) to join the Central Valley Conference (CVC) in the 2014-2015 school year is coming up, and I’m hoping things are decided in favor of RHS staying in the SFL for many reasons.      For starters, the level of competition may be higher in the SFL, but who cares? Why would we want to be a school that shies away from a challenging league? If that’s really a reason the move is being considered, our athletic talent should be offended. Those in the administration advocating for RHS to make the switch to the CVC because they don’t believe we can compete in the reformed SFL league should consider the fact that students come and go every year, just because we may have a bad year in a sport one year or a couple of years doesn’t mean that will stick forever. Ironically, I feel that by switching out of the competitive SFL, our teams will not get much better records. Athletically gifted kids that were already considering leaving RHS for another school with better athletic records may use the switch from the SFL to the CVC as their deciding factor. These students not only want to play in a competitive league, but I’m sure they’d prefer to compete against their friends and kids they

know from our rival schools during the regular season. This is why attendance at the home games will lower. Students enjoy seeing their school play against cross town rivals like Woodcreek or Granite Bay, schools we’ve always played, schools with kids we’ve grown up with. How well our teams perform is only one aspect of the experience of athletics in high school. Other things to consider are how the fans of RHS sports teams will react to the switch. If the switch to the CVC is made because it is thought to make it easier for us to win, the point is being missed. Competition is a good thing, especially competition against people you’ve known for years. It’s fun getting into the chants and school spirit levels are higher this year than in previous years. This could be because return of our Moeller Maniacs. Seeing your friends from Woodcreek or other rival schools at the football game, playing your friends from rival schools in those games and the spirit level kids feel when we’re rooting for our teams and having a “spirit war” at every game against Woodcreek’s Black Mob are some of my favorite memories from high school in general. I’ve never seen students so united against schools like Woodcreek, Rocklin and Granite Bay, both on twitter and at the games. Games are more enjoyable for fans if there’s a rivalry. re-game trash talking and the mid and post game chant-offs across the court pump up everyone in the room.

Also, the distance of the schools in the CVC is a factor for spirit and attendance of fans. A lot less students will want to travel – or even have the means to travel – to our away games if they’re places like Elk Grove (to play Consumnes Oaks), about a 35 minute drive from RHS, or Shingle Springs (Ponderosa), about a 45 minute drive from RHS. Along with the fun and competitive nature of the rivalries that have been established over the years, there’s a sense of community that we’ve formed with schools in the SFL as well. For example, during this past basketball season, Del Oro High School underwent a horrible tragedy, losing five students within a month, and the week before the RHS vs. Del Oro basketball game, the usual rivalry on twitter was replaced with supportive and kind tweets. #PrayForDO was even trending worldwide for a night. At the game, both schools were silent until the teams combined to reach ten points in honor of the DO students who passed away. After the silence, Del Oro students chanted “Thank you Roseville.” This is just one example of the supportive community we’ve formed with other SFL schools. So not only do we have rivalries with the schools in the SFL, but we just have overall connections as we’ve been a part of this league continuously since 1995. By making this switch and competing against schools we don’t usually play, with students that the majority of RHS students do not know, it’s not the same.

in student driving are wasteful, dangerous and, in most cases, make the driver look like a bit of an attention addict. It may be odd to think of driving recklessly as wasteful for the time being, but as the habit continues, the wastefulness becomes easier to see. Every day a car is driven, the more gas is used, brakes are worn down, the suspension is weakened and more wear-and-tear is done to almost all components to the car. These effects of driving are expected eventually, but why go out of your way to increase the severity and speed of the deterioration? Engines don’t need much time to warm up, but flooring while the engine is cold is not healthy for it. Accelerating continuously until meters from a turn and then

abruptly braking burns more gas than is necessary; braking quicker and with more force wears down brakes quicker. It’s obvious to see that driving quickly on roads, especially around turns, is extremely dangerous. Driving quickly is fun and has its place, but it doesn’t belong in public school parking lots or roads with heavy pedestrian traffic. Driving over the speed limit is understandable to an extent, but driving 45 in a 25 is pointless. It doesn’t save much time, it doesn’t make you look any cooler and it’s obviously unsafe. Overall drivng excessively fast is reckless and puts yourself and others in potential danger. You should think twice before doing this to look cool or get attention.

Reckless driving around school is dangerous and causes damage

by simon richardson

For some reason I can’t explain, some students think driving to and from school has to be like a scene from The Fast and the Furious. There is a strange habit of driving excessively fast and recklessly in student parking lots and the roads surrounding Roseville High School. They oftentimes accelerate unnecessarily quickly immediately after starting their cars, recklessly take turns to the point of losing traction and end up sporadically braking to abruptly stop or avoid hitting a pedestrian. These habits

Juniors should look to their own class when selecting a prom date by Michelle im

Here it comes a g a i n – another tiring stampede of juniors asking underclassmen to go to their once-in-a-lifetime junior prom. I would understand if juniors were asking their younger girlfriends or boyfriends to go with them, but they are asking people they barely know. I just don’t get it. Then I keep seeing those same girls giggling to their friends how they got some junior to take them to prom, just so they are able to say they went to an upperclassmen dance. First off, if the underclassmen really want to go, they can wait until their junior year. If they go earlier, they will probably not know anyone there and will have no friends to hang out with. It will most likely

be a waste of their time, and of the upperclassmen’s. People should not manipulate older strangers into going with them as “dates” if they are just going to ditch them after they get through the front gates with them. That is disrespectful to your “boarding ticket,” girls. Keep calm and wait until your junior year. As for the juniors, do you really want to spend your special junior prom with some underclassman that you barely know who would ditch you right after you get them in? You should spend time with the people you know and like. You do not need an invisible date. However, if you are close with the underclassmen and really do want to take them with you to your special dance, then go for it. That is different than asking somebody you barely know. I just want to get the point out that junior prom and senior ball are


personal experiences that only come once in a lifetime. After suffering through the first years of high school, you deserve something for your patience. Take it upon yourself to have a fun experience with people that you will have a great time going with, even if they are not your date. Honestly, that underclassman will probably embarrass you if you are with them, anyways. They do not know what it is like, and should not know what it is like to be a junior or class of 2014 representative at your prom. It may not seem bad when you are asking them out, but it is going to get worse after that. Please, underclassmen, be nice and play nice. Juniors, think about how you are going to feel and who really is the special person or just group of friends that you want to bring and hang out with at the prom. You only get one.

serving as a fun break from school by marian abdelmalek

The sun is shining bright, the flowers are beginning to grow and spring fever is starting

to kick in. Spring fever is the excitement that people feel during the beginning of spring – symptoms include loss of energy for schoolwork, changes in apparel and new-found goals. Spring break is not so far away and most of the school is getting excited. The weather has turned away from the cold, the rainy and the foggy into the sunny and the cool. Blossoms are sprouting at every corner. As the weather is beginning to change, I have noticed that the student body is as well. With the new weather, it seems that people are starting to try a bit more than they did in the winter apparel-wise. Their shorts and dresses are on, brighter accessories are being worn and I’m still waiting for guys to finally break out the muscle shirts that they have been

hiding in their closet all winter. Besides the increase in bright colors, dresses and shorts, I have noticed that people have, well, become friendlier. During winter, it seemed as if everyone was stressed, tired and constantly depressed from the gloomy weather and not “in the mood” to talk to anyone. Winter basically made the majority of us antisocial. Now, spring is here and everyone is happier, carefree and being social is starting to become a necessity again. Everyone is finally going outside, whether it’s for exercise or just hanging out. The normal ritual of staying inside and having Netflix as your only friend is gone. People are trying to get in shape for their ‘summer bodies,’ trying to be more active and, overall, handling stress with productive activities rather than raiding the fridge and eating their feelings with their favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Besides being more active, having new clothes and enjoying a friendlier approach to things, it seems as if everyone is finally trying to attempt their new year’s

resolutions that they probably gave up the week after they made them. The weather is happy, the people are vibrant and everyone’s resolutions are becoming a priority in their life as new-found goals to accomplish. Spring is basically one of the best seasons, ever. Everyone’s busy being active, attempting to achieve goals and being social. The only thing left is something we’re quite not done with – school. Spring fever brings the “chill and calm” vibe into people’s minds, basically kicking out any concentration that was left for school. Whether your teachers are assigning more work or less work, people don’t want to do it, and now people are not “in the mood” to sit and do their homework. Not wanting to do your homework? Spring fever is definitely starting to hit you. Spring is a great season with great vibes, cute clothes and everything just seems a little brighter and better. However, spring fever is out there, and we’re all going to catch it eventually – so make sure not to stray too far away; we still have finals.

Students should be able to wear what they want without fearing any backlash by netzy ortega

Popular trends have always been around and I have no problem with people liking them or even going all-out with it. I just have a problem when girls who think they’re better because they wear what’s popular. They look down on me and my friends because we don’t wear the same Juicy Couture hoodie and Miss Me jeans every week. Even if they don’t give me a rude look, they “whisper” a very snobby comment to their best friend. This kind of behavior is bad for everyone on campus and I really wish I didn’t see it happen so often. People don’t have to like each other and I know it probably won’t ever happen, but that isn’t an excuse to embarrass someone because you

think what they are wearing isn’t “nice.” It’s even worse when I see a group of girls do it to a single person. It’s not fair and it’s just disturbing to think that putting someone down in that way makes them feel better, especially because I know they have felt like that before. Most of the girls I have seen do that wouldn’t have done it if they were alone. Seeing two girls laugh and insult a girl as they walked away a couple of weeks ago really made me want to make sure this never happens again, or at least not on my campus. High school is about trying new things, and fashion shouldn’t be an exception. We should all be able to do whatever we want, even if other people don’t like it, because what we wear is our decision. When you put together an outfit with all your favorite clothes, you should leave the house feeling comfortable and, most of all,

confident. No one should take that away from you. Fashion is an excellent way to make yourself happy and express yourself in a completely healthy way. We get up in the morning and go to high school every day, not an office building. Other than the dress code here at school, no one is your boss, and you are nobody else’s boss. If I want to wear all black one day and a frilly dress the next day, I can do that. It’s my outfit, not yours. If I looked all over the mall for a skirt I’m wearing, I don’t see how anyone could feel happy with themselves knowing they hurt my feelings. This is high school, and I know I will probably regret a lot of the things I’m wearing when I’m older, but at least let me enjoy them now. So, save your rude comment, or least make sure I don’t hear it. If you really can’t control yourself, then maybe you’re just going to have to walk away.

People who park illegally should not be surprised by the tickets they receive by Jessica wang

Recently the City of Roseville’s parking enforcement has been passing out parking tickets left and right at Roseville High School parking lots. For the past week, all I’ve been hearing is students complaining about receiving tickets - some more than once. Unfortunately for most, I don’t have any sympathy for them. If you are parking illegally, is it so wrong for a ticket to be issued? Isn’t that the risk you were willing to take when you created your own parking spot or parked in the handicap spot without a sign? Many students I’ve overheard claim that creating parking spots on Berry Street has not caused any safety issues and is not a big deal. Clearly those students haven’t had fourth off and/or arrived school after first period. Usually students create their own parking spots in the very back of the parking lot or the very front of the lot. It’s literally impossible to circle the parking lot when this happens. Cars that park illegally in the back


of the lot don’t leave enough room between their car and the fence, blocking off anyone who wants to round that corner. Though student-made parking spots in the front don’t exactly block off a car from rounding that corner, it’s extremely tight and cars have to be very careful when they try to exit the parking lot. I can’t count on both of my hands how many times I’ve seen students back up into a car that is parallel parked against the fence. If students want to park there, they should park as close to the curb as possible and not complain when they get a ticket. Students who park in the handicap spot without signs are just outright dumb. They claim that no student in the school is handicapped and therefore it is okay to park in those spots, but how does that make sense when the Roseberry Home Care is right next door? The Berry Street parking lot is not a lot that Roseville High School owns; therefore it is not a private parking lot for students only. While I agree that teachers should not park in the student parking lot, if students are not allowed to park in the administration parking lot, I do not think students should hold

so much animosity for teachers that do. The amount of bashing I hear about a teacher for doing that is just surprising and things students say are too rude for a minor incident. Most teachers who park in the Berry Street parking lot have their classes in the 900 building, which I think is a legitimate reason for them to park there. If you don’t like walking, what makes you think they do? Coleman is notorious for saying it, and with the amount of whining and complaining I’ve been hearing, I can’t help but agree with him: students just have to suck it up. If you want to find a parking spot, get here earlier. Don’t complain about not getting a good parking spot when the only reason why you didn’t is because you couldn’t wake up on time. And if you wake up late, take the consequences and park somewhere farther from the school. In short, I don’t think it’s an evil deed for the parking enforcement to hand out tickets to those who are parked illegally. If you want to illegally park, you should take the consequences. Students need to learn to adjust, instead of whine and complain for reasons that are clearly just excuses.


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Oz the Great and Powerful attempts to reach all audiences by adding maturity and intensity to a film with a PG rating By breanna weinberg

On March 8, the highly anticipated film Oz The Great and Powerful, starring big names like James Franco and Mila Kunis, made its big debut in the theaters, making $79,110,453 just here in the US. Oz The Great and Powerful, a prequel set 20 years before L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, follows the story of a young, smalltime magician Oscar Diggs, or Oz, as some call him. When Oscar is cast into a violent tornado after trying to escape from an angry coworker of his circus, he is thrust into the Land of Oz and is believed to be a great wizard there to fulfill a prophecy and save their world. While seeking fortune and fame, Oscar lets the people of Oz, along with the three powerful witches who discover his presence in the land, believe that he is the great wizard of the prophecy. Oscar is then forced to choose a side and decide for himself which of the witches is deceiving him into believing that they are the good side. The film begins in black and white while Oscar is still in Kansas, which I thought was a good tribute to the 1939 The Wizard of Oz. When Oscar enters the land

of Oz, you are taken into a world of vivid color and beauty. The special effects used in the film are astounding and extremely realistic. There is a scene where Oscar is floating in a bubble with his newly found friends over the land of Oz and viewers will be taken aback by the amazingly realistic and bright scenery created. From blossoming flowers to pink soft clouds, the detail is remarkable. During scenes of battle, when the witches are using their magic to fight, there are strong electrical beams and fire balls, which also look pretty cool. James Franco, as Oz, did an okay job at the role. However, he has done a better job in movies such as Spider Man. He does an okay job coming off as a sneaky con artist, but transitioning into a caring man when things get rough for his friends and the one he cares about didn’t work out very well for Franco. Overall, he just came off as rather cheesy. Mila Kunis, as Theodora, did an excellent job. Theodora is a naïve witch who falls in love with Oz, only to have her heart broken. Kunis does a wonderful job portraying a wicked, bitter and heartbroken woman as the film progresses. She definitely did her role justice. Other characters, such as Finely, an adorable flying and


The graphics that created the land of Oz were bright and breathtaking, with exceptional detail throughout the film. talking monkey who sticks by Oscar’s side, played by Zach Braff, and Knuck, a grumpy munchkin, add a sense of humor to the film that kept it light, even during the most intense scenes. Overall, the biggest flaw

of the film seems to be the filmmakers’ desire to try and appeal to audiences of every age. Throughout, it struggled with balancing a light, family-friendly attitude for children to match its PG rating, with a darkness and

intensity to appeal to an older crowd. If they had chosen a side, instead of trying to walk on the fine line between PG and PG-13, I think I would’ve been much more impressed with the film as a

whole. However, being a huge fan of the original 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz, I enjoyed this film a lot. I would say Oz The Great and Powerful is still a definite mustsee.

Jack is not trying to get the giants treasures; he has a different reason for climbing up the beanstalk. Jack only goes up the beanstalk once and never returns to the giants’ land, as to where in the childhood story he goes up the beanstalk several times. Also in the movie, Jack lives with his uncle, not his mother. Hoult was a very good actor and portrayed Jack well. He brought a lot of life and personality to his character. I think that his performance in this film was better than in all other previous films he’s been in. Eleanor Tomlinson played the very humble princess Isabelle. She was a good actress with lots of emotion. The love between her and the male lead Jack seemed very real. The monsters were excessively

gross, uncivilized and hightempered. The main monster, Fallon (Bill Nighy and John Kassir), was a two headed monster that was very grumpy. I was initially concerned that this film would just portray them as unstoppable villains with no personality. Instead, the film fleshes them out a bit and gives them a motive for their actions. The movie had many special effects. They did a very good job making things look realistic. The bean stock was very detailed and looked like an actual plant. There was a point in the movie where the bean stock dropped to the ground and made the ground quake, and it seemed like the ground was actually shaking. Overall the movie was pretty good and I would recommend seeing it.

Jack The Giant Slayer is an impressive modern adaption of an old story

By breanna weinberg & LINDSAY mAYNARD

On March first, the new film Jack The Giant Slayer, starring Nicholas Hoult (whom recently starred in Warm Bodies) premiered in theaters. Jack the Giant slayer is a remake of the childhood story Jack and The Beanstalk. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. The idea of the beanstalk and war with the giants is the same, but every other small detail is completely different. In the movie,

Horoscopes: Discover your destiny


By megan blumm

be heard. Nothing will ever be changed with silence.

Pisces (2/20-3/20) Friends are going to be the ones you rely on most this week, and they will have your back no matter what happens.

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Libra (9/22-10/22) Let other people help you this week when you need it. You need to remember that you are not as alone as you think.


Scorpio (10/28-11/21) Your dedication to things will come in handy soon, as people may rely on you to do tasks for them that only you can do. Sagittarius (11/22-12/21) Have some fun this week and take a break. You have been working very hard and deserve a wellearned break. Capricorn (12/22-1/20) It is time for you to take charge of your life. Make the best decisions you can and steer your life on the best course possible. Aquarius (1/21-2/19) Don’t let other people control your actions; you are your own person. It all comes down to what you desire, not what others do.


March18, 2013

varsity baseball


Varsity baseball team kicks off season, team loses against Vista Del Lago in a dramatic game BY JAMES BARADARANNAKHJAVAN

Early this month, the Roseville Tigers varsity boys baseball team started their season. In their first preseason game, the team hosted Yuba City. Due to the fact that it was their first game of the preseason, coach Hank DeMello felt the need to play a majority of his team, instead of being selective on who to put on the field. This resulted in a 5-0 loss for the Tigers. The Tigers had multiple errors, which also played a major role in their loss. “It was a hard loss for our season opener,” said senior shortstop Alex Roper. Junior Matt Grashoff had Roseville’s only hit of the game. The Tigers were next to play at Raley Field against Vista del Lago, typically a favorite game for the players. In the second inning the score was 6-2, with Vista Del Lago in the lead until senior centerfielder Braeden Elderage scored off of sophomore Max Modeste’s triple. In the fifth inning, it was 9-3 until Roseville started to push for a comeback. Senior Austin Ash’s base hit

allowed for another score, which allowed Roseville to continue their comeback. Late in the fifth inning, Modeste hit an impressive 380-foot homerun to make the game 9-8. “I was happy with the team’s hard work on the field,” said Modeste. There was no score in the sixth and seventh innings. The final score was 9-8 Vista Del Lago. In the same week, the Tigers played Ponderosa at home. Roseville maintained the lead throughout the game until the sixth inning, when Ponderosa held the game 4-3. However, in the seventh inning, both Grashoff and Modeste scored to put Roseville in the lead. The Tigers won by a walk-off base hit by junior Joe Butcoff. Pitcher junior Daniel Nokamoto also pitched four innings of no-hit baseball. This was the Tigers’ first win in their preseason. “It was nice to get a win under our belt,” said senior Marcus Garcia. The Tigers next hosted Oakmont at home. With winning the previous game, the Tigers’ team morale was high, which was definitely exemplified in their 13-3 win over Oakmont. The Tigers dominated the game

from beginning to end. Due to being in the lead by ten runs, the game ended in the fifth inning, because of the ten-rule rule. “It wasn’t much of game, but was definitely a confidence booster for our team,” said Roper. Top hitters of the game were Ash, who went 3-3 and had 4 RBIs and Modeste who went 2-2 and had 2 RBIs. “That’s how baseball game should go,” said Elderage. The Tigers next faced highly ranked Laguna Creek. The Tigers faced defeat in the bottom of the seventh inning, 9-8. The Tigers led the game 5-1 up until the fifth inning, when Laguna tied the game, 5-5. Laguna then took the lead, scoring three more runs. However, Roseville fought to come back in the seventh inning, when Nokamoto hit a triple and Grashoff hit a double to allow Nokamoto to score. Ash also hit a sacrifice fly to allow Grashoff to score. In the bottom of the seventh, Laguna had all bases loaded and a weak ground ball guaranteed them the victory. “It was a tough loss, but we still played hard,” said Elderage. The Tigers will next play Bella Vista tomorrow.

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Lady Tigers open up league with a big win over rival Granite Bay BY MARCUS GARCIA

Last Wednesday, the varsity softball team hosted their crosstown rivals, the Woodcreek Timberwolves. The game was going well for the first four innings, as Roseville held onto a 2-1 lead due to a booming homerun by junior Taylor McDowell, but in the fifth inning, the Wolves added three runs and then three more in the seventh and beat the Lady Tigers 7-2. “We fought hard but just came up short,” said senior pitcher Kayla Fields. “The good thing about the SFL is that we get to play them two more times, so we’ll be ready next time.” Last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers took on the Granite Bay Grizzlies in their league-opener. The game went exactly how

Roseville wanted it to, as they won by a score of 5-3. The big hitter for the ladies was junior Mackensie Priley. Priley had two hits, which included a double, a homerun and 3 big RBIs. “It was a good win to open up league,” said senior pitcher and first baseman Delaney DeMello. “You just never know with the SFL, so I’m glad we got the win.” On March 9, the Ladies faced off against Oak Ridge. The game was a slug-fest, ending with a score of 10-6 in the Lady Tigers’ favor. Sophomore Naomi Monahan, junior Brittani Whitten, Fields and McDowell had two RBIs each to carry Roseville to yet another victory. Also on March 9, Roseville took on the Whitney Wildcats.

The game was a thrilling pitching duel that needed extra innings to find a winner. Unfortunately for the Lady Tigers, they fell with a score of 2-1 in 10 innings. DeMello was the starting pitcher as she threw two innings. But the real star of the night was Fields. She came in relief and pitched eight innings allowing no earned runs, striking out six batters and only walking one, but still got the undeserved loss. Monahan added one of Roseville’s two hits and had the only RBI of the game for the Lady Tigers. “We fought hard as a team to the end,” said Monahan. “It was a tough loss, and I think we established a new rivalry for the future with Whitney.”

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JV softball team defeats Lincoln high school and Granite Bay in preseason


Roseville High School’s girls JV softball team has had a great start to their season.

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The team won 10-0 on March 5 against Lincoln, and played Granite Bay last Tuesday, winning 9-0. Freshman catcher Katie Kapler is positive about her team’s

performance. “We’re really good,” said Kapler. “We get along really well.” According to Kapler, there is a lot of talent on the team.

JV baseball team begins season boys tennis with strong pitching and wins Boys tennis team begins season, over Oakmont and Yuba City competes in California Tennis Classic in Clovis, team suffers losses against every opponent BY MARCUS GARCIA

Coming into the season, the JV boys baseball team seemed pretty much solid. They have experience in returning sophomore third baseman and pitcher Nick Espino. The team has great pitching with Espino, sophomore Adam Erickson and sophomore Devin Orr. According to head coach Ron Volk, the team has the best JV catchers that he has coached at Roseville in sophomore Andrew Grinder and sophomore Chad Alves. “We just have a very good allaround team,” said Volk. Last Thursday, the boys took on a talented Laguna Creek team on

the road. It was tough to beat Laguna, but the Tigers did, winning 6-3. It was a combination of good situational hitting and great pitching by Erickson, who had a no-hitter through five innings. “Erickson looked real good out there,” said Volk. In their third game of the season, the boys faced off with the Oakmont Vikings at Oakmont. It wasn’t much of a challenge for the Tigers, and they banged Oakmont by a score of 7-1. Orr pitched a one-hitter against the Vikings, which set the tone for the Tigers. On Wednesday, March 6, the Tigers played at Raley Field against

a tough Vista Del Lago. This game was no pitching duel for Vista and Roseville; it was about who could hit the most deep hits. In the end, neither team could take the lead and push the critical run across, and it all ended in a 9-9 tie. “It was great playing at Raley Field this year but I wish we could have gotten the win,” said Espino. In their first game of the year, the boys hosted the Yuba City Honkers. It was not much of a game, as the Tigers came to play. Everyone was hitting the ball and that resulted in a win by the 10-run rule. The final score was 14-4. “We started the season off right,” said Espino. “[It was a] great win for the team.”

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Freshman baseball starts season on high note, freshman Andrew Hansen turns into a team asset BY HAYLEE SEX

Roseville High School’s freshman baseball team has kicked off the season by dominating all of their opponents thus far. The team played against Yuba City high school on Friday March 1, they won 12-2. They then played Bella Vista high school Monday March 4, winning 6-1. They went up against Valley

Christian Wednesday March 6, winning 6-4. The team played Ponderosa high school on Friday March 8, which resulted in a no-hitter for pitcher Andrew Hansen. They won 6-0. Right-handed pitcher Andrew Hansen throws about 78 mph and also throws a curveball. Hansen is inspired by Detroit Tigers pitcher and also 2011 AL Cy Young award winner Justin


Verlander. Catcher Casey DeMello is proud of Hansen’s performance. “It was really good,” said DeMello. DeMello also believes that the team will perform well this season. “[We will do] really good because we have deep pitching and really good hitters,” said DeMello. The team played Oakmont last Monday, March 11 and won 12-6.


The Roseville High School boys tennis team competed in the California Tennis Classic at Buchanan High School in Clovis on February 28. Roseville played against Buchanan, Tamalapis, Modesto, Napa and Granite Bay. Though the Tigers suffered a loss against every high school, they won three matches against Granite Bay and two against Napa. Still, coach Donnie Nush saw some positives in the team’s performance. “We played in the second toughest division and it was the highest level Roseville has competed in,” said Nush. “We lost all of our matches, but I felt like the team and all the players really grew and now understand what it takes to compete with the best teams in the section and state.” Roseville won three out of six matches played against Granite Bay and won two of the six games they played against Napa. Senior Chase Abel competed in the tournament. “On Friday, we played some really challenging teams and we didn’t win any matches,” said Abel. “On Saturday, we improved our playing and we won our first games of the tournament.” Individual players won matches, but as a team, Roseville went winless throughout the tournament. Coach Nush believes that the lack of success in the tournament will help motivate the team.



Above, sophomore Dillion Dhadda practices serving during after-school practice. “This has really motivated us for constantly on the opposing teams. league play and I think practices will Singles players learned that they become even more intense because need to open the court up and to not the players are hungry for some start down in the game.” victories” said Nush. “Doubles teams need to keep the pressure



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Boys swim team competes in Woodcreek Invitational, swims against schools in their league


With the preseason kickoff of the Woodcreek Invitational, the Roseville High School boys swim team was given the chance to swim against other schools in their league. The invitational, which took place March 9-10 at the Roseville Aquatics Center, hosted 21 teams. According to senior varsity swimmer Evan Artica, the meet also served as an opportunity to scope out the competition and begin the road to improvement. “It gave me a chance to get to know the competition and what I need to work on,” said Artica. “It was also fun seeing everyone there.” According to boys varsity and JV swim coach Kevin Seals, he also thought highly of the meet itself. “The invitational is a good experience,” said Seals. “I like this meet because it is pretty quickpaced; we do flyovers to make the meet quicker.” Seals thought the boys did well at the meet; however, there was room for improvement. “I think we could improve on the endurance of the swimmers,” said Seals. “Technique doesn’t hurt as well.” The team saw some standout swims from senior Justin Young, who placed twelfth overall out of the varsity boys, and from sophomore Josh McCown, who placed eleventh out of the JV boys. “[Senior Eric] Waters is our sprinter, and he usually swims the

50- and 100-yard freestyle,” said Seals. “Artica is also really good in both the 200 free and the 100 back.” Coach Seals was also able to field a JV team for the invitational. “I was successful for the most part; there are about five swimmers on JV,” said Seals. “I could move them up, but they just aren’t experienced enough.” According to Seals, fielding a JV team was possible because he was able to move some varsity swimmers down to JV. “This year, a lot of freshmen and sophomores were moved up to varsity,” said Seals. “At the Woodcreek Invite they could move down, but for the meet coming up against Granite Bay, those swimmers will remain on varsity.” The official 2012-2013 swim season will begin with an upcoming meet against Granite Bay on Friday, March 15. Granite Bay is labeled Roseville’s biggest threat this swim season. “Granite Bay is our biggest threat because they have kids that have been swimming since they were five, so they have a lot of experience,” said Seals. “Their team also has really good coaches.” Both Seals and his team are preparing for the upcoming season, and the team has received an addition of three new swimmers. According to Seals, even with the new additions to the team, the team will still be on the smaller side, which will be a disadvantage from a competitive standpoint. “The size of the team will be a

tremendous disadvantage with the relays, especially,” said Seals. “I am always short four relays and normally my kids have to swim four events, which tires them out quickly, as opposed to the larger teams that have their kids only swimming about two or three events per meet.” Waters has also noticed a change in the team from years past, but a change he believes to be a positive one. “I think the team is a lot smaller from years past, but we are all close, so it is more fun,” said Waters. Waters believes that the team will do well this season, and has set some goals for himself to achieve during his final year swimming for RHS. “My main goal this season is to break 50 seconds for my 100 free,” Waters said. “I am really close; last season I was at 51 seconds.” The swim experience at RHS has prepared Waters for college swim. If accepted to UCLA, Waters is hoping to swim for their college team. “Swimming for RHS has definitely prepared me because my technique used to be sloppy and I never used my legs at all,” said Waters. “Now, I use my legs, which translates to faster kicks and improved times in my races.” Artica says he too has benefited from the Roseville swim program. “We have had a mix of coaches over the years, but coach Seals has helped a lot of us improve,” said Artica. “He also helps me achieve my personal goals, and helped me get my pace down for the 200.”

jv girls soccer

JV girls soccer team finishes preseason with 4-1-1 record BY SIMON RICHARDSON

The Roseville High School junior varsity girls soccer team has finished their preseason games and is already proving to be a winning team. The team is coached by math teacher Paul Stewart. He has coached this year’s varsity and junior boys soccer teams and has been coaching the junior varsity girls soccer team for several years. The Lady Tigers have played six preseason games and have scored 15 goals. Their first game resulted in a tie against Casa Roble High School. The final score was 1-1. The Lady Tigers suffered their first lost against Bella Vista High School. Roseville went scoreless and Bella Vista scored two goals. The team had their first victory against Natomas High School. Roseville scored a total of seven goals and Natomas finished the game goalless. Roseville won the next consecutive game against Colfax High School. It was a close game, but Roseville came out on top scoring one goal and not allowing Colfax to score again. The lady tigers continued their winning streak by defeating Whitney High School. Roseville won the game with the safe score of 3-0. The team played their final preseason game against Oakmont High School. Roseville earned a victory and ended the game 3-0. The Lady Tigers finished their

March 18, 2013

girls swim

Girls swim team begins season, competes in first invitational at Woodcreek BY SARAH LOOPER

Roseville High School’s girls swim team had their first swim invitational at Woodcreek High School on Friday, March 8. Granite Bay, one of Roseville’s biggest swim competitors, competed in the swim invitational. Varsity swimmer sophomore Marissa Nunez, who swims the backstroke, is proud of her swim team.

“Being [that it was] our first real meet, we did really well,” said Nunez. “I myself did really good, too.” According to Nunez, Granite Bay has a lot of girls on their swim team, which might contribute to the high level of competition. Coach Emily Dodds was impressed at the girls’ performance at the swim meet. “It was a good swim meet to start off the season,” said Dodds.

Varsity swimmer senior Whitney Jorgensen is proud of her team’s performance at the Woodcreek meet. “I think as a team we did really good,” said Jorgensen. Sophomore Lynzy Jondro swims the breaststroke and has a positive outlook on the season. “The season is looking good,” said Jondro.

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Girls varsity soccer begins season, team stays strong despite injuries


The Roseville High School girls varsity soccer team started off its season strong. Last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers beat Oakmont at home. Juniors Nikki Lukasko and Hayley Barnes each scored against Oakmont. Then, juniors Haley Evans and junior Lindsay Anderson contributed with assists, securing a win. However, on the previous Monday, the girls lost to Whitney 1-0 at the away nonconference game. Despite injuries, the Lady Tigers pulled through. “We have had many unusual injuries to key players, but others have stepped up big time,” said coach Pablo Gutierrez. On March 7 against Colfax, the ladies won the game 1-0 due to strong offense and defense. “[Senior] Sierra Sanchez has been outstanding on defense,” said Gutierrez. “Nicole Lukasko has improved tremendously; [junior] Marissa Stone always gives 100 percent. My three captains, [seniors] Lauren Stafford, Sierra Sanchez and Sabrina Guzman have demonstrated to be excellent role models.” The ladies won on March 5 as well, with a final score of 2-0 against Natomas, another non-conference game. “Our key strikers, [sophomore] Carlie Reader, [junior] Hayley Barnes and Anderson have consistent on the forward line,” said Gutierrez.


Above, senior Emily Cecil passes the ball from center field. Reader, a striker and the lead scorer, believes her team is doing well. “Our team’s getting a lot better; we are working together more,” said Reader. “We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.” On February 28, the girls lost to Bella Vista at their away nonconference game. However, Evan scored, ending the game with a final score of 2-1.

On February 26, the Ladies dominated the field with a win of 4-1 against Casa Roble, sweeping away the competition in their first game of the season. Anderson, the sweeper and lead assister, has high hopes for the team. “It’s going to be a really tough league, but I think we have the potential to make playoffs,” said Anderson.

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Freshman girls soccer struggles during preseason, 0-3 record BY MARISSA STONE


Above, a JV player takes the ball down the outside of the field against Oakmont. preseason with a record of 4-1-1. Leading scorers, sophomore Mackenna VanDerHaegen and sophomore Kayla Dalnoki ended the preseason with four and three goals respectively. Sophomore Dominique Duran and sophomore Emily McFadyen led the team in assists with three


assists each. This Tuesday, The Roseville junior varsity girls play their first league game against Granite Bay High School. On Thursday, the lady tigers play their first home game against Woodcreek High School.

Roseville High School’s soccer program not only contains varsity and JV teams, but now they also have a freshman team as well. The freshman team has started off on a rough patch with a player quitting at the first game and a 0-3 record. The team will play eight other freshmen teams around the Roseville area, playing each team twice. The teams that they will play, such as Folsom and Bella Vista, have had freshman teams for years and this is RHS’ first year. The roster contains 22 girls on the team. Coaching the girls is varsity soccer coach Pablo Gutierrez and assisting him is JV soccer coach Paul Stewart.


“It’s going to be tough at first, being the first freshman team and all,” said Stewart. “The teams we are playing aren’t necessarily easy, but we’ll keep working hard and come out strong and keep progressing.” The Lady Tigers plan on improving and getting better as a team. They practice five days a week and plan on coming out even stronger than before. According to right midfielder Amanda Smith, their team will improve with even more hard work and dedication. “It’s our first time playing together and it takes a team a while to get into the flow of things together,” said Smith. “I think that after we have been playing together for longer we will start to do better as a whole.”

According to goal keeper Eliza Premo, the team needs to improve offensively, as they have tallied just one goal thus far in the season. “We have a stronger defense than we do offense,” said Premo. “More of our team plays defensively and a lot of them have experience, it’s just we need to get more numbers up top.” As the first season of the freshman team continues, they are hoping to improve and see better results in the games. “The freshmen are young and the first year will be hard but they’ll end up being very beneficial to our program,” said Stewart. “These girls that are here now are going to end up being our varsity players in the future and this will just prepare them for that.”


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