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October 10, 2013


Volume 48, Issue 1

CHS FLIGHT Varsity football rolls through season

Artists shine in the spotlight ARTS PAGE 4


Boston/Butler: twin identity crisis



The school is having its own crisis of mistaken identities between science teachers, Aaron Butler and Sean Boston. The two look extremely similar, with students and even staff members mixing the two up, causing ensuing chaos and jokes. Boston and Butler want to clear the air by giving tips to tell them apart and why they think people mix them up.


1.) What are some of the main characteristics that separates the two of you apart? I am a Superior dresser... Butler didn’t even wear a belt to parent



teacher conferences! If you tuck it, you gotta wear a belt Bro!  I wear rad pointy dress shoes too.  I have longer hair typically.  I have better fart jokes.  I wear supper boss hipster specks daily.  I coach basketball!

est green. His favorite color is hunter green. In our school pictures, I’m the one wearing a black shirt.

2.) What do you teach? PHYSICS!!!!!

4.) How tall are you? See above.

3.) What clubs/groups do you sponsor? Astronomy club, rocket club, rock and roll club, and fun club. 4.) How tall are you? 6’4” with no shoes... maybe 6’5” in dress shoes ... 6’6” in my hiking boots... in 6” heels I’m 6’9”... on stilts I’m really tall. 5.) Why do you think people can’t tell the two

2.) What do you teach? He teaches Physics and I teach about fish tanks.

Sean Boston

Aaron Butler

of you apart? We are both:  6’4” tall, skinny, dark haired, aren’t bald like Blas Telleria, teach science, have heavy beards, have young families, our classrooms are next to each other, and are loud.

was lighting matches in his chemistry class without asking for permission.


1.) What are some of the main characteristics that separates the two of you apart? 6.) Are there any other He’s far-sighted. I’m things you want to add?  near-sighted. Fun fact: Butler once He’s 6’ 2”. I’m 6’ 2 1/2”. killed a bear with his He’s more hairy. own two hands. [He] My favorite color is for-

5.) Why do you think people can’t tell the two of you apart? Well, honestly, I think they are just not making the effort. I do understand though. At this time of the year most people have hundreds of new names to remember and two more may just be too many for them.  Also, we’re never in the

same place at the same time....Hmmm...... 6.) Are there any other things you want to add? I should admit that I do kind of use this to my advantage at times, kind of like a super power, but not really I guess. For example, if someone owes Mr. Boston money and they come up to me and say, “Hey, Mr. Boston here’s that $20 I owe you.” I then just say, “Thanks,” and take the cash.   All in all, I guess I am just kind of thankful that it is Mr. Boston that people confuse me for. I mean, at least I don’t have people saying, “Hi, Ms. Ciganda,” to me all day long.

New dress code not so new, but simply reinforced

Nicolette Grant FASHION EDITOR

Last year administrators would walk through the halls and were less then impressed by the way students had been presenting themselves. This caused the dress code to be modified and more strictly enforced. Dressing in order to express who you are is one thing but when students begin to reveal things that should remain hidden it can become a serious issue. Assistant principal Janet Cherry said, “The dress code is not new. We are just defining it a little more.” All that is required to avoid breaking the dress code and getting in trouble is the following; don’t show underwear, don’t show skin that should remain hidden, don’t wear clothing promoting drugs, gangs or foul language and, all in all, just dress modestly. Junior Roma Aatifi

said, “I didn’t dress too poorly to begin with. However I am even more mindful of what I choose to wear.” It is still possible to wear the things both guys and girls loved to wear last year. For example, yoga pants can still be worn as long as they are not see through, do not expose the derriere and underwear remains covered. Students are allowed to wear whatever they want as long as it is appropriate and not too revealing. “It’s all about time place and appropriateness,” said Cherry. School is a place of learning both in class and in the halls. It is preparing us for our future careers and simply how we make a first impression and a better dress code is attempting to do this at the educational system level. “We don’t want to be fashion police,” said Cherry. What may look good

on one student may not be as appealing on another. Girls and guys will not have to worry about the dress code if they just dress in a way that best suits them. As senior Sam Wong said, “ The dress code was put in place to protect the innocent minds of Capital’s student!” This isn’t entirely false, as previously stated the dress code has stayed the same but is being reinforced in order to keep students modest and focused on what matters. At the beginning of the year four students received lunch detention for breaking dress code rules. Since then the office has been receiving at least one to two emails a day of teachers and staff reporting students “but they are typically easy fixes” Cherry said. “We’re extremely proud of how our students have risen up and met expectations!” Cherry said.

Senior student council members Ali Mnongerwa and Alex Crowson helped organize Club Rush. They had to contact clubs to get booths and made sure to advertise to the rest of student body with posters, flyers, announcements and free pizza. The two said they were just hoping to get students more involved in the clubs around the school. The thirteen clubs that participated in Club Rush were Fictional,

Writing, Youth Alive, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Bowling, Lacrosse, Quizball, Science, Fashion, Green Team, DECA, Key Club, Invisible Children and Astronomy Club. Senior Hannah Kopp is one of the three founders of the new club, Green Team, which is advised by Environmental Science teacher Aaron Butler. “We noticed there is a lack of attention to the environment and we wanted to change that,” Kopp said.

Teachers and staff members were given this poster to hang up in their classroom. It shows the guidelines of the dress code and it is the official school policy.

Annual Club Rush features new and old clubs for new members

Emily Lundquist SPORTS EDITOR

Club Rush showcased thirteen different student-maintained clubs and organizations around the school. The event took place during lunch on Sept. 24-27 in the Eagle Square outside the cafeteria. Student Council planned the event in order to have clubs attempt to recruit new members and talk about their purpose. There was also free pizza.

The club plans to do various projects throughout the year, including more recycling bins for the school, planting more trees, cleaning up the parking lot and halls, as well as volunteering at the recycling center. “We want a cleaner school, and want to see more students willing to look at the big picture and realize that the environment is an important thing to pay attention to,” Kopp said. By setting up a booth at Club Rush, they were

hoping to get as many new members as they can to make a change around the school. Senior Emily Ip also started a new club this year, the Invisible Children Club. Ip wanted to start the club after going to a Leadership conference in L.A. sponsored by Invisible Children. It is an organization that raises awareness and tries to stop a war in Central Africa led by Joseph Kony, who takes kids captive for his army.

“I wanted to get more people involved because the war is almost over,” Ip said. The group’s mission is to get the remaining kids out of captivity as soon as possible. Throughout the year, the club plans to fundraise for the organization by selling bracelets, having a dance party, a raffle and a benefit concert. Ip said she wants more people to get “involved and raise money for all the programs with Invisible Children.”


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Algae: A step for a greener tomorrow Anthony Olvera STAFF WRITER

For the second year, science teacher Aaron Butler’s AP Environmental Science class has started with a major project. The class spends time researching an environmental dilemma and finding a possible solution. After that step, the students apply for government grants to fund their mission and begin working on the solution. “This is the second year that we have done this type of project where the students need to be involved in the

funding and I’ve seen it become a valuable learning experience for them and myself, and it is something I hope to continue each year at Capital,” said Butler. Butler’s class is researching an alternative form of diesel fuel. They are attempting to create a gallon of algae biofuel to power a diesel-powered machine. “I’m excited to see how this turns out because it could actually end up having huge significance to our environment and our economy, plus it gives the students an opportunity to learn first-hand how to enhance our assign-

ments instead of taking notes from a book,” said senior Surya Bhandari Butler hopes to use the algae biofuel that will be produced to power a car to get from the school to the State Capitol building downtown and hopes to spread the word about environmentally-friendly biofuel. “The project that we are doing is to try to further our awareness on moving away from our dependencies from using fossil fuels to a more environmental friendly fuel source,” said senior Taylor Anfinson. “For this year’s proj-

ect we are currently at the very preliminary stages of finalizing the application for the government grant. My fingers are crossed that we will receive the money we request and my students can take it to the next step!” said Butler. The APES class is hoping to turn in the grant application to CapEd by Oct. 10. Results of the grant application and project progress will be covered in future issues of Flight and coverage has been scheduled in the Talon yearbook.


Juniors Noah Bartschi, John Burnor, senior Parth Raina, and junior Dakota Reinsch research for the grant that AP Environmental science has been working on to fund their algae biofuel project.

School interior gets modernized Molly Freeney OPINION EDITOR

Capital’s interior was graced with some more renovations over the summer. According to the vice principal Greg Oram, “All the hallways [were redone], all new lighting, the sprinklers, the fire alarms, all new paint, new door jams, and all the doors were re keyed.” The fire alarms were enhanced to increase fire safety at school. A bond that was passed three summers ago allowed for these upgrades, and we are “using the leftover

money,” Oram said. Other schools, such as Morley Nelson and Grace Jordan also received money from the bond passed by the Boise School District. Last year fire safety was improved, and the floors, as well as one of the annexes, were redone. Three summers ago, when Capital first received the bond, the counseling and administration offices were renovated. Over the next two summers, they will use the rest of the money as to ensure that “the classrooms will be redone.”


E hall with it’s newly painted gold and beige walls, with new doors for the classrooms.


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Stairwell in the D hall with new railing, with gold and beige paint.




Thursday, October 10, 2013

Capital welcomes new teachers

Teegan Carter


How long have you been teaching, prior to your job at Capital? I taught in New York for two years and then five years at Rocky Mountain. How do you like the school, thus far? I LOVE Capital. How are you liking your fellow staff workers? The staff at Capital is amazing. They are very friendly, helpful and fun.  I have been extremely impressed with their dedication to their subject matter and to the students.  The knowledge that students have coming into my class is really impressive and I attribute a lot of that to the teachers here. How are you liking the students? Let’s just say that my job is very easy because of the students.  Capital students are welcoming, funny, hard working and smart.  I feel good about the future of America based on the students I see every day in my classroom.

Tracy Fuller

Drama, Language arts

How long have you been teaching, prior to your job at Capital? 15 Years How do you like the school, thus far?  I love it. How are you liking your fellow staff workers?  They have been amazing.  So positive and have made me feel very welcomed; like I have been here for years. How are you liking the students?  The students at Capital are great.  They are so hard working and very respectful.  They have great energy and are fun to teach. What do you expect from your time at Capital?  A new and exciting adventure.  I hope to take the drama program here at CHS and make it bigger and better.  The students here have so much potential and I cannot wait to see where that will take us in the classroom, on the stage and in competition.

Editor: Taylor Anfinson

Casey Lindorfer

Cindy Wilson

Mandy Simpson

Sarah Speck How long have you been teaching, prior to your job at Capital? Two years at ATLAS the alternative high school in Middleton How do you like the school, thus far? I am enjoying working at Capital. The students are awesome and very hard workers and the staff has been very welcoming. How are you liking your fellow staff workers? They are very welcoming How are you liking the Students? The students are awesome and very hard workers. What do you expect from your time at Capital? I expect to grow and become a better teacher so that I can get more kids interested in science.


Social Studies


How long have you been teaching, prior to your job at Capital? This is my first year teaching ever, and I am very excited to be at Capital. How do you like the school, thus far? The school has been great so far. I don’t think I could have ended up in a better place. How are you liking your fellow staff members? The faculty are amazing and are a blast to work with. How are you liking the students? The students are equally as good. They can bring lots of excitement to the classroom. What do you expect from your time at Capital? I look forward to seeing the music programs grow both in size and ability over the next few years.

How long have you been teaching

How long have you been teaching, prior to your job at Capital? 9 years in Nampa, 3 years at East Valley Middle School and the last 6 years at Columbia High School. How do you like the school, thus far? I really like Capital High School. How are you liking your fellow staff workers? Everyone I have met here has been very welcoming and extremely helpful. How are you liking the students? The students at Capital have been great. What do you expect from your time at Capital? I am expecting to learn a lot from the staff and student. And I plan to continue working to become the best teacher I can be for the students and staff at Capital High School.

prior to your job at Capital?

23 years at Orofino school district, ,3 years at Shelley High School, last six years at Centennial HS. How do you like Capital?

I LOVE Capital. Mr. Ruziska told me I would love being an Eagle, and he is SO right.

How do you like your colleagues? The Capital staff is extraordinary. I

especially enjoy working with the

others in my Social Studies Department. They are helpful, professional, student-oriented, and know their content.

How are you liking the students?

My students are the best. Truly, the

seniors in my classes astound me

with their engagement in the content matter and dedication to their studies. I’m impressed!

Already, I can see how teaching at Capital will benefit me profession-

ally. I’m learning so much from the administration and other staff

members about ideas to help me become a better teacher. I’m also

learning from my students about their competitiveness. They love to

compete and they love to win! It’s fun to teach such a motivated group of young people.


Next issue: Amy Ciaccio, Alane O’Leary, Courtney Smith, Mike Foristiere, Caleb Mattravers


A rts Drawing classes start off early

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Taylor Anfinson NEWS EDITOR

All of Cathy Younger’s drawing classes have been hard at work as the new school year has begun. Drawing 1 just finished up their blind contour drawing and applying their contours to a design. A blind contour design is a drawing where the artist looks at the object they are drawing, but not at the paper in which they are drawing it on. They’re now incorporating their contours into a project they are currently working on. Drawing 2 finished their forgery project and have now started their scratch board illustrations.

with their hard work

The forgery project is where the students take a painting from the artist Van Gough, redraw the piece with black and white charcoal and use hatchlines to imitate his brush patterns. A scratch board illustration is where a white piece of paper, coated in a clay, is covered in black ink the artist scrapes out a picture of their choice. The more the artist scrapes, the lighter the ink gets, to create a picture. Drawing 3/4 students are finishing their nature drawing and starting a collage or a photomontage. A nature drawing is a picture in which they redrew it using pencil. They took the pencil and redrew the picture by applying different

pressures, to vary the value of the pencil mark to help distinguish the different parts of the picture. In their photomontage they cut out pictures and paste them onto a white piece of paper, then photocopied the montage. After photo copying the montage, they cropped a portion of their montage, and then resized that portion. In their collage they draw multiple themebased drawings, then take these drawings and glue them onto a piece of white paper. Whitney Blackburn, an AP drawing student, said she enjoyed drawing because “when I need an outlet, I draw.” Whitney said she also plans to major in Art in college.


Senior Whitney Blackburn said, “ My friend Jared, who was a senior, didn’t have a yearbook. We were really good friends and I was going to miss him so I painted this picture for him” of the both of them.

Coming Soon: “Dracula The Play”

Andrew Sargent STAFF WRITER

Get your cape, makeup, black hair dye, and plastic fangs because drama instructor Tracy Fuller and her theater class are presenting the

play, Dracula. Fuller has been a drama teacher for 16 years and “every year is a new experience.” She hopes that everyone will go see the play. Fuller said she was excited to be, “working with these group of kids that give 110 percent, and just the new expe-

rience with new kids every year.” Fuller is preparing with her students during class and after school in the Eagle’s Nest to make sure this play is spectacular and fun for everyone. The actors and actresses of the play say the play is creepy and fun.

They hope that many students take time out of their busy lives to come see the play with their family and friends. The actors/actresses are going to focus more on the acting and less about the props, but there will be a nice big coffin for Dracula. The play is originally

based off the book written by Bram Stoker, which was later translated into a play by Stephen Hotcher. The plot of the story is during the year of 1462, where Vlad Dracula returns to his home to find his wife dead. In a fit of rage he swears to avenge his wife’s death


with all the powers of darkness. The play will be on October 17, 18, and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and will go for about an hour to an hour and a half. It will be shown in the auditorium, and will be $4.


Left: Juniors’ Dalton Turner, Mollie Smolkowski and Carson Smith practice for dracula which starts on October 17-19. Right: Senior Calista Houdek, juniors’ Mollie Smolkowski and Carson Smith practice another scene in the Dracula play.

S t u d e n ts ta lk a b o u t favo rite ar t s , pa s s io n s

Anders Lundquist STAFF WRITER

Students have different ways to express themselves like volunteering, sports, and many other activities such as art. There are many different forms of art being taught like painting, drawing, and ceramics. Senior painting and ceramics student Christian Melendez said, “I enjoy art because it helps me stay focused and it’s pretty therapeu-


tic. I’m currently taking Painting 3 and Ceramics 5.” “I enjoy painting because it is easier for me to picture a 2-D model instead of a 3-D model. I’m currently working on a painting of a moth with a picture scheme,” Melendez said. In her ceramics class, Melendez is working on “two mugs and a plate. I do art for fun.” Melendez said, “I don’t plan to rely on my work for income.” Senior Jessi Schnee also has interest in painting and drawing. “I have drawn for most

of my life, whereas I’m new to painting. I prefer painting because I’m new to it and I enjoy using colors,” Schnee said. Shnee is also working on two different painting projects. One is a ‘still life’, a painting of random objects in her room, the second picture is a self-portrait. “I’m enjoying AP Art and I look forward to seeing my progress throughout the year. I love having Mrs. Younger as my art teacher because she is great at teaching the subject,” Schnee said.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dress Code In full effect; More classy less trashy Nicolette Grant FASHION EDITOR

Starting this school year Capital’s dress code has been heightened and harshly enforced. There are no second chances and immediate lunch detention. It seems that administrators were frustrated by the way multitudes of students dressed. However, the dress code has not changed all that drastically. A very large issue with many of the ladies is the banning of leggings and yoga pants. However, they are not entirely banned. As long as the pants are not revealing,

the administrators have no issue with it. Adding a long cardigan to hide your derriere is a nice touch or even wearing a longer shirt over leggings is a good way to keep modest and stay out of trouble. Senior Sam Wong said, “I think enforcing the rules of short shorts and belly shirts is quite necessary.” Junior Roma Aatifi, said, “The dress code is fine and totally appropriate!” The dress code may be upsetting but there are definitely ways to dress the way you want without being reveling.

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Sophomore Christine Haensli posed for dress code wearing denim jeans, three quarter boots and a scarf to accent.

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Rowdies’ and Foxes’ Camo Pant Trouble Nicolette Grant FASHION EDITOR

Capital has a long tradition of students spreading spirit and dressing up both at school and sporting events. Very well known would be the wild and crazy boys and girls who attend Varsity football games, known to be the Rowdies and the Foxes. The traditional outfit should consist of their designated shirts with ladies wearing the usual black and green camo, while men wear white and grey camo.

However, some of the newer members to these “spirit squads” have shaken up a long lasting tradition by changing the designated dress and are even being asked to not sit in the official Rowdy sections! Seen on multiple occasions are both boys and girls wearing yucky orange and black camo, or even camo skinny jeans, which breaks all respect for tradition. Hopefully the students will recognize the importance of keeping the tradition and switch back to how it is meant to be.


Senior Sam Wong posed for dress code wearing gray Vans, a gray polo sweater and typical blue denim jeans.

Mall missing our favorite shops! Molly Freeney STAFF WRITER


Senior Hannah Kopp (Fox) and Jake Mitchell (Rowdie)

Anybody who’s been to the mall recently has noticed a change in our storefronts. Cellaris, a cell phone case store, was built near the food court, and J. Crew is now on the ground floor. However, Boise Towne Square is still missing a few major names in fashion. To begin with, most teenage girls wish for a Brandy Melville shop, although some Brandy Melville products can be purchased at Pacific Sunwear, the main out-

let offers jewelry and accessories that PacSun doesn’t stock. In addition, Charlotte Russe, a store reminiscent of Forever 21, is also absent from our selection. Many would also like to complete the Abercrombie trifecta with the addition of Gilly Hicks, a store that offers more in the way of sleep and active wear for teenage girls. H o p e f u l l y, these stores will hear our cries and open up shop in Boise Towne Square Mall.

Halloween costumes For couples! Nicolette Grant FASHION EDITOR

Halloween is just around the corner and more then most people love to dress up and impress. What’s even better is when you can do that with your significant other! There are many ways to dress with your boyfriend or gal; you can go funny, scary, and cute or even imitate a favorite famous group! Salt and pepper is traditional and cute! Or even Thing One

and Thing Two! Peanut Butter and Jelly or even go as Sandy and Danny from “Grease”! All of these are great ideas and there’s hundreds more. If you’re looking for more of a scary costume then some ideas would be the couple from Corpse bride or even Night Mirror Before Christmas. Dressing up with a friend or boy/girlfriend is a great way to have fun and make a statement!

Styles to look for:


Rowdies and Foxes at a Taco Bell party. Chelsea Mclaughlin, Courtney Cobbler, Bailey Flores, Joise Wray, Evan Nishihama, Salina Burakom, Denis hoang, Daniel Zmuda, kayla Pollard, Kristie Hoang, megan Gurney.

Editor: Nicolette Grant

Jeans, leggings and boots are making a big hit!! Find them at these local retailers~ 1318: Houses military boots, heels and flats Aeropostale: Has an abundance of skinny jean patterns (camo, flower ect.) Payless: Is stocked with leg warmers, knee high socks and even fashionable tights!



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cross country races to success Fatuma Mnongerwa STAFF WRITER

The Cross Country team raced at the Bob Firman Invitational on Sept. 21 at Eagle Island. Capital’s freshman varsity runner Kari Taylor placed 33 out of 193 varsity girls. Sophomore Varsity runner Olivia Konecni said “It was really the best race and it was not my favorite and I was having a rough day so I don’t think I did so well but I’m really looking forward to the next race.” Junior JV runner Chloe Krishnek placed 4th place. Krishnek said, “It was a good day to race because the weather was great and normally when I run that race it super hot. But this race

wasn’t as hot. It was just perfect and I thought I did an amazing job”. She also got a stuffed cow for placing top 10 she said, “I’ve been wanting one and finally got one.” The team head to the Nike Pre Nationals in Portland on Sept. 27, and they have at least three more races left before season is over. The Cross Country team put on Elementary Race here at Capital on Sept. 14, as the team worked with over 400 students from grades 1-6. The elementary kids did so great on their races and the Cross Country team encouraged them, making a great experience for both the kids and the team. The Cross Country team ran in the Centipede race on Sept. 11,


Junior Kaylan Lopez, freshmen Mckayla Lowe, sophomore Olivia Konecni, senior Katie Ackerman, and junior Alexis Cole run at the Bob Firman Invitational on September 21, at Eagle Island.

and the whole team placed well. The race was at the Fairgrounds, and instead of running individually, they ran in groups, where they

were tethered together with ropes. They had to encourage and support each other. The boys JV and Varsity received first place. The girls JV placed

first and the Varsity girls were second. Sophomore Jacob Davis was first place in the boys’ varsity race and senior Bracken Reseigh placed first in

Victoria Holm

started off great but lost our spark the further the season went. But we all had a lot of fun.” “You have to be smart on where you put the ball and be able to adjust to any type of set you’re given,” Love said. Senior Varsity Margaret Boggen said, “Last year we did well but not as good as this year. I am the libero, which is the back row passer, I play this position because I am short and can pass well.” Boggen looks forward to, “Spending time with the girls on my team and improving my skills.” Junior JV player Meaghan Chavez said,

“Last year I was on the sophomore team. We played decent but we didn’t work as a team as much as we should’ve. I am an outside hitter. I like hitting the ball, It’s very exciting.” Chavez said her most memorable moment for the sport was, “Working hard and getting a win, every game we make new memories good and or bad. Getting an awesome spike is one of the best feelings.” Sophmore Aubrey Newman said, “I’m a Defensive specialist. It takes communication with teammates passing accuracy and good transitions.”

the boys JV race. “It was a good race that involved a lot of teamwork, sacrifice, hard work, and focus. It was all about the team, you’re only as fast as your slowest guy,” said Reseigh. Freshman Sierra Berryman placed first place in the girls JV race. Senior Varsity runner Katherine Ackerman said, “ It’s an amazing team building opportunity and a lot of team support. It takes so much effort and running in groups is not something we normally do. It was a really great experience.”

Athlete of the Month

Volleyball hopes to improve as the season progresses ARTS EDITOR


Junior Nicole White passes the ball during the varsity volleyball game against Rocky Mountain High School on September 10.

The volleyball girls’ Capital teams are at a 1-1 in the actual season, winning against Borah High and losing against Boise High. They also played pregames earlier this season, which don’t count, with wins against Centennial and Mountain View High. They lost against Rocky High, Eagle High, Timberline High and Vallivue High. The next game is on Thursday, October 10 in the main gym at 6:30. Senior Varsity outside hitter Montana Love said last year “we

Girls Soccer “practicing hard” to improve season However, I do believe that we still need some improvement.” Weber said, “I joined Throughout the girls’ soccer seasons, both soccer because I wanted varsity and JV teams are to keep active and also struggling with varsity my friends joined the having a record of 1-8-1 soccer teams.” Weber said she thinks and JV with 0-8. Sophomore JV player that her team is “a large Emily Weber said, “Our family that gets along season hasn’t been so and treats each other good so far, but we’re with respect.” Weber also said practicing hard and that her hopes for the improving.” Senior varsity player future is that her team Makenna Berry said, improves and that she “Our season is going can see her teammates well, we’ve definitely on the field next year. improved from last year. Berry said, “I joined the Anders Lundquist STAFF WRITER

soccer team because I’ve played soccer pretty much my whole life.” Berry said,“I look at my soccer team as a bunch of girls that don’t know how to give up when we’re playing.” Berry said her hopes for the team to make it to the district tournament. Both players said they strongly recommend soccer to any students because it’s a great sport where you make new friends, build character, keep active, and have fun.

Erica Bullock Senior Sport: Volleyball Years playing: 6 Loves the sport because: The wonderful people I meet through it Favorite opponent: Boise Benefits of the sport: Relationships and Discipline College plans: Not sure Difficulty level: 7 One word to describe sport: Sisterhood Hours dedicated to sport each week: About 24


Senior Makenna Berry dribs the ball during the game against Vallivue High School on September 12.

Swim team shows improvement in meets Taylor Anfinson NEWS EDITOR

Swim team shows improvement and determination Capital’s swim has a record of 5-1 record for the boys, and a 1-5 for the girls. “Every swimmer is working hard in practice and that is showing at the meets.” Coach Kelly Knap said. Faculty advisor Nancy Stephan said, “We finally have year round, passionate swimmers.” “The team has a very strong family bond, and are improving every meet. Improve-


ment over the past two years,” Stephan said. “The swim team focuses on a family close relationship,” junior Jake Klassen said. The boys’ swim team has beaten Timberline High School, Rocky High School, Meridian High School, and Mountain View High School, and lost against Eagle High School. The girls have beaten Meridian High School. They’ve lost against Timberline High School, Rocky High School, and Mountain View High School. Along with a strong boys’ team and an improving girls’ team,

both teams are practicing new strokes, according to the girls’ swim captain junior Emily Alberda. “The family is the greatest accomplishment. As both a captain and as a team member,” Alberda said. “We also have had two school records fall in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 Free Relay,” Knap said. The swimmers are the “forgotten athletes” according to Stephan. The next meet will be on October 15. Districts are on October 26, and Districts are on November 1-2.


Junior Emily Alberda swims a relay at the October 1 race against Borah and Rocky Mountain High Schools.

Editor: Selma Kovac


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Undefeated season continues, remain top in state Emily Lundquist ASSISTANT EDITOR

As of Sept. 27, the varsity football team has gone undefeated with a record of 5-0. The team has beaten Post Falls High, Mountain View High, Vallivue High, Timberline High and Rocky Mountain High, which was an intense victory, making us number one in the state. “It was a big win over Mountain View and [had] a great trip up to Post Falls on week one,” Head Coach Todd Simis said. Simis has been the head coach for 10 years here at Capital and said, for this season, he’s excited for “watching us grow

as a team and seeing what the end result will be.” Simis said all their games are important but “Rocky Mountain and Borah are big games.” On Sept. 27, the team expected a tough game against Rocky Mountain at their field, due to last year’s big loss against the grizzlies. At half time, the Eagles were down 20-7, and came back third quarter scoring the last four touchdowns, giving Capital a 42-26 victory. Senior free safety Garret Pearson was a key player in the victory over Timberline High on Sept. 20, catching an interception and scoring

a touchdown. After last year’s record of 7-3, Pearson said he hopes to win the “State Championship this year.” As for Coach Simis, Pearson said he’s a “very respected coach who knows what he’s doing.” Senior linebacker Jacob Miller said his position is “a challenge, and every week you adjust.” As the season progresses, Miller said he expects the whole team to “play to the best of our potential.” Miller said Coach Simis is like a second father and all together the team is a “one of a kind football family.”


Senior wide receiver Marcell King Jr. runs the ball down the field to get a touchdown against Timberline High on Sept. 20.

Athlete of the Month

Zach Wiberg Junior


Sport: Cross Country


Left: Junior quarterback Conner Poulsen rushes the ball while avoiding tackles from opposing defensive players against Mountain View on Sept. 6. Right: Wide receiver Tarik Littlejohn jumps for a pass against a Timberline defensive player on Sept. 20.

JV football picks up season with three wins

Years playing: 5

Nicolette Grant

Loves the sport because: The best competitors aren’t necessarily the most talented, but give the most heart.


The JV football team had a record of 3-2 as of September 30. This was after a two game loss when they picked it up and received three wins against Timberline on September 19, Vallivue High on September 12 and Rocky Mountain high on September 26. They lost to Mountain

Favorite opponent: Rocky Mountain Benefits of the sport:

View High on September 5 and Post Falls High on August 30. Junior Deagan King said,“Well we have lost two games but we did beat Valley View and I’m hopeful that we will win more games then we loose.” Hoping that the team will end up better off then last year King said, “We didn’t come out as well as we could have.”

King said, “I’m looking forward to lots of playing time and honestly playing Rocky Mountain and Eagle High.” Sophomore Brandon Thorell said, “I play rover and fullback. I play rover because I’m good on the edge and I can contain the run. Also, I play fullback because we were missing someone so I filled

in.” King said, “I play corner-back because it’s fun and I have been playing it since freshman year.” According to Thorell, head coach Nick Calaycay is, “…Pretty tough on us, which is good and keeps us ready and prepared through out the season.” The team started off winning 3/5 of their

games but has high hopes of coming out on top and really doing their best. “JV got off to a slow start but I think if we focus more and work harder we can win the rest of our games,” Thorell said. JV has hopes to have a successful season and finish the year prepared to become varsity players.

Andrew Sargeant

junior Brett Becia are Varsity team captains. Being a team captain has its responsibilities; for example they inform the team about upcoming events. They also lead and are the only ones on the team who can talk to the referee, besides their coach. O’Keeffe has been playing soccer ever since he was 4 years old and he enjoys the game. Becia was inspired to play soccer by his older siblings.

Becia gets to be involved every play because he’s not only a captain but also a midfielder. “I get to be involved in every play/ aspect of the game and dictate the tempo of the game.” Becia was on varsity last year and said, “We played well but choked at the end to make state.” Their games are usually played at Milwaukee Park on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Boys’ soccer “starts off rusty”, improves as season progresses

The friendships I’ve made on the team.


College plans: Study engineering wherever I can continue my running career. Difficulty level: 8 One word to describe sport: Dedication Hours dedicated to sport each week: 15


Junior mid fielder Brett Becia goes for a goal against Rocky Mountain High on Sept. 4.

Fall Sports Records


Boise (L): 3-2 Meridian (W): 3-0 Borah (W): 3-0 Timberline (L): 0-3

Boys’ Soccer:

Borah (W): 4-2 Meridian (W): 5-1 Mountain View (W): 5-1 Rocky Mountain (T): 1-1 Eagle (L): 2-5


Post Falls (W): 35-0 Mountain View (W): 55-31 Vallivue (W): 28-7 Timberline (W): 49-22 Rocky Mountain (W): 42-26

Girls’ Soccer: Boise (L): 1-5 Timberline (L): 0-6 Borah (L): 0-2 Centennial (L): 0-4

Cross Country:

(Bob Firman Varsity Results)

Drew Shultz 16:31:69 Jacob Davis 16:48:76 Zach Wiberg 16:54:63

Kari Taylor 20:49:64 Olivia Konecni 21:04:63 Katie Ackerman 21:13:33

All stats/records as of October 2, 2013

Editor: Emily Lundquist

Our boys’ varsity soccer team has been doing well with a record of 4-5-2. They have won against Meridian High, Mountain View High, and Borah High. “We started off rusty but started to get the pieces together,” said senior James O’Keeffe said. Coached by Zo Omercevic and Benis Omercevic, O’Keeffe and

Varsity football predictions:

Solid team, easy game coming


I am thoroughly amazed about the smooth transition the team is making after losing both star quarterback and running back, Makena Simis and TJ Clarke last year. The offense is dominating their opponents. As of week five of the season, the offense is averaging 176 passing yards and 242.6 rushing yards per game, according to, an online high school stat site. The defense looks very solid, but has been allowing more points in the second half, but even though they’re been up

by multiple possessions at that point, it doesn’t really matter. With bigger games in the later part of the season, it may be the main chink in the team’s armor. Even with this, it wouldn’t be surprising seeing the team going deep into the post season, as long as they keep up the momentum into the playoffs. As of September 30, the team is one of two undefeated 5A SIC teams remaining, with Eagle High School being the other one. My prediction; overall final regular season record of 7-0, with the last game being our homecoming game

against Boise High School; but how the team has played thus far, even that should be a cake walk. Our team should be leading into a possible State title game. Boise’s overall performance is pretty sub par, and isn’t even remotely my concern, due to the fact that the Capital team is playing on another level compared to the rest of the 5A SIC. The whole team is playing like the Denver Broncos, while the rest of the conference is playing like the Jacksonville Jaguars.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hunting season in sight, with supporters and critics crying foul

we no longer need to rely on hunting for food, shelter, or to barter with. We have progressed beyond this point, and need to adapt to a world where food can be delivered to our habitat in minutes. Hunting is a profit-driven sport, a moneymaker for the Animals have maingovernment and the tained their numbers government alone. The fine without hunting. application fee for a tag is $14.75, the itself tag costs $2,101.75 for Molly Freeney moose, mountain goats, OPINION EDITOR and bighorn sheep. A Idaho is basically a tag defines how much very large park, mean- of a specific animal ing that one of the top you can kill. Not ev“sports” here is hunt- erybody who applies ing, or killing ani- for a tag will get one. mals for the fun of it. If hunting is a right, why There are many reasons, do we have to pay for it? and many people with a Hunting can be a very sense of reason, taking lethal sport-and not just a stand against hunting. for the intended quarry. One argument supOver 1,000 people a porting the protection year are seriously inof hunting rights is that jured in hunting acwe need to kill off the cidents, and 100 of weak or sick animals those are fatalities. in order for natural seOn a more legal lection to progress. note, hunting grounds However, animals have are usually paid for been taking care of this with tax dollars. So, themselves for years. instead of improving When hunting elk, our education system, wolves will always pick we offer up helpless off the weakest of the animals as scarifices. herd first, so why do we Why do we still pracneed to interfere? When tice these outdated trawe tried to reduce the ditions? If your answer number of wolves in was along the lines of Idaho, the balance of displaying the prized nature changed dras- head above your mantically through a sort tle, be sure to reevaluate of domino effect. your ideologies soon. Those who claim that Serial killers collect hunting is a God-given trophies from their kills, right that propelled our and clearly, those who society to where it is to- hunt are no different. day are correct. But now

Hunting is part of many people’s lives, and the tradition should be conutined. Anders Lundquist STAFF WRITER

The warmth of summer ends, and a cool breeze blows and you realize that fall is coming right around the corner. Fall brings many new specialties like holidays, brilliant leaf colors, and refreshing wind. For some people however, fall brings a new thought to mind, hunting. Hunting is a very strong tradition not only


in Idaho, but across the United States. It is a way for families and friends to bond, a chance to get some activity done, and gain a wider vision of respect for nature. Now of course, certain people believe that hunting is morally wrong and should be frowned upon. These opinions grow because of issues like poaching, or taking more animals than you need. However, these issues anger the hunting community due to various reasons; the issue of poaching casts a shadow on hunters in general, or it gives non-hunters the image that hunters are mindless barbarians running around destroying nature. This isn’t actually the case for most hunters. I firmly believe that the average hunter usually has more respect than that hiker who decides


‘New’ enforced dress code earns

mixed reactions thoughout school

Roundtable: Dress code policies

Dress Code; Page 13, Section XII STUDENT CONDUCT, Item A. Student Dress Code (#3223)- Clothing, accessories, cosmetics, tattoos and jewelry that are immodest, distruptive, gang-related or displaying illegal or banned substances are not appropriate. Students may not wear head coverings in school buildings during school hours, except as authorized by the principal. Shoes are required at all times unless a official indicates otherwise.

Dianne Ruxton

Keisha McCollum

Daniel Seguru

Emily Weber

“The ‘new’ dress code is not really new. The idea is that students need to dress appropriately. No one can focus on learning if someone is dressed inappropriately. The only new part may be the yoga pants, and really, that’s okay. We really don’t need to see girls in tight pants.”

“I think dress code is overkill. I understand the reasoning behind having a dress code, but taking away our comfort clothes that cover everything up, such as leggings/yoga pants is ridiculous. Also, getting no warning and sent straight to lunch detention is just outlandish!”

“My opinion on the new dress code would be that I agree with it, [and] some of the things they change about it. I personally think people represent themselves and the school by the way they dress.”

“I think the new dress code is ridiculous. We should be able to wear tank tops because there isn’t anything bad in our shoulders, but the rule on shorts and tube tops is fine. We should be able to wear yoga pants because there’s no harm in having everything covered. There could be a few changes, but other than that it makes us more classy than trashy.”




At last, a school policy I agree with


the cursing rule, Eagle Time, among others, I support this decision. I believe there’s a fine line between a cute outfit and looking extremely inappropriate and provocative. The change may not change much for guys, but for girls, it changes everything. My ears are on the verge of bleeding out because nearly every girl is complaining about the new rules ruining all their outfits, since they can’t

live without strapped shirts and yoga pants. The sky will not fall just because your wardrobe is inappropriate for any occasion. There are two options to stopping horrible fashion choices, it is this new rule or school uniforms. The latter of the two is clearly the less desirable choice. Wake up; pretty soon when we actually get to the “real world” sultry clothing won’t fly at all.


Starting this year, the school administration has completely overhauled the dress code, to the dismay of scores of students. The administration made this earth shaking decision due to the fact that last year’s dress code was obviously broken on a daily basis. Their new goal is to stop the epidemic. Unlike previous major changes from the hierarchy of the school; for example,

to throw their granola bar wrapper on the trail, because there wasn’t a trash can around. A hunter’s respect for wildlife deepens when he/she goes out every year for the season. Hunters understand that hunting always requires an animal’s life being taken, thus giving them a moral idea

that respect for that animal’s life is nothing to joke about. A hunter also rarely hunts an animal and wastes what he/she procures. Some of these laws regulate a species season, the amount or limit of that species you can procure, and the specific weapons you can use for that species.

I also believe any who say that it is immoral because you kill an animal for food, most of those people are hypocrites because what they just ate was that cow or pig as I mentioned earlier. Even though hunters are challenged before, during, and after hunting season, it is in my belief that they aren’t doing

any harm to the wildlife and are sharing a mutual relationship with nature and will continue carrying their traditions from one generation to the next, and that the argument against hunting goes against the American tradition.

Revised school dress code finally takes a stern stance on clothing. Devin Ramey

Editors: Devin Ramey and Molly Freeney

2013 October