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Ch, Ch, Changes New year, new principal, new administration, new teachers, same old Tigers? pp. 4-6 Grand Junction High School

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1400 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction, Colo. 81501

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Volume 90 • Issue 1

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August 2007


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Administration signs in: new leadership for GJHS

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InMotion takes a look at what’s in store for fall sports at Junction

Zach Castle

Jamie Newton

[Scene]

Jessica Alvarado

[Now]

Landon Bain

Audrey Keenan Brendan Gibbons

[InSight]

Natalie Bamford

[InMotion]

Haley Fritzler

[Connection] Jodi Arroyo

Leah Fugere David Skinner

Kim Diemer

[Pure Entertainment] Max O’Roark

[Photo and Graphics Editor] Christa Funk

[Ad Manager] Katie Bock

[Ad Assistant] Jenny Jessup

[Lab Masters]

Daniel Harris

[Graphic Artists]

Dejan Jestrovich Nicholas Powell

[Reporters]

Shandie Case Emily Dohm Brionne Griffin Kirstin Maska Stephanie Soto

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Thomas Nelson Nic Murdock

Jessa Dearth Rebekah Gallegos Jenna Hansen Dylan Prioetti

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[ Photographers] Hannah Gibson Shreya Pokharel Chelsea Tomasi

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[Open to Interpretation]

Kayden Horwitz Nicki Stewart Lesley Wharton

[Adviser] Mark Newton, MJE Policy The Orange and Black, a legally recognized public forum for student expression, is published six to nine times a year by the Newspaper Class for students of Grand Junction High School. Expression made by students in the exercise of the freedom of speech or freedom of press is not an expression of District 51 school board policy. The views expressed in The Orange and Black do not necessarily represent the views of the entire staff, adviser, GJHS administration or the School District 51 administration. Board policy regarding student publications (JICE, JICE-R) is available in the journalism room (Rooms 130131) or in the principal’s office. Letters to the Editor The Orange and Black welcomes and encourages letters to the editors. This is a chance to express your viewpoint on important issues. Letters should be limited to 250 words. They will be edited for space and legal considerations, but not for inaccuracies, grammar or spelling. Letters must contain information pertinent to the students of GJHS. The staff retains the right to not publish any letter not meeting these requirements. Unsigned letters will not be published. Please submit typed letters in person to Rooms 130-131 or via mail or email. Contact The Orange and Black, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. Phone: 970-254-6929. FAX: 970-254-6973. Staff e-mail: gjhsnews@yahoo.com. Web site: GJHSNEWS.com. Adviser e-mail: marknewt@mesa.k12. co.us. Cost Single copies free. Where available, additional copies of this paper are available for purchase for 50 cents each. Contact The Orange and Black for more information. Taking more than one copy of this paper with the intent to prevent other individuals from reading this edition of the paper is prohibited (C.R.S. 18-4419). Violators, subject to prosecution and penalty under C.R.S. 13-21-123, will be prosecuted. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service. © 2007 The Orange and Black Grand Junction High School. All rights reserved. Cover photograph by Christa Funk

This One Time In ... Students share their stories from summer

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Street Dance/Tailgate by the band room 5-7 p.m.

School pictures

Homecoming Week

Tailgate in GJHS parking lot 4-6:15 p.m.

Homecoming football game GJHS vs. Thunderidge 7 p.m.

Homecoming dance in the gym 7:30-11:30 p.m.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m.


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CLUE IN[BACK TO SCHOOL] WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE UPCOMING YEAR new administration and “The Junction kicking everyone

Three school supplies you can’t live without

else’s butt in football. Peter Volkmann, sophomore

looking forward to being “I’m shined upon by the lights of Ryan Mumby, freshman

Math Door #2 This is the second door to the math building. It is always locked. If you expect the door to magically open by the kindness of strangers, your CSAP scores do not do you justice.

a lot of friends and “Making learning more about math. Aaron Davis, freshman back to school and “Getting seeing all my friends again and

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Boy’s Bathroom Beware the Comrade Commode. Unless you wish to get to know your fellow student much more personally without the benefit of stall doors, be sure to go elsewhere.

Stephanie Wilson, junior

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HOW TO AVOID THE PITFALLS OF GJHS The Green Mile Option 1: Be pushed and shoved all the way to gym. Option 2: Walk outside.

games.

NAVIGATING THE SCHOOL The Commons Avoid this. Really. Despite the friendly name meant to fool you into hanging out there, the Commons area is just a popular spot for dumping french fries and ditching without actually leaving.

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an upperclassman “Being and going to all the football

(going to) UTEC.

Ben Madison, junior

TEN THINGS THAT NEED TO DIE IN THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR 1. Chew in the fountains. 2. Fries on the floor. 3. Badly-made posters. 4. Garbled PA announcements.

5. Using the library as a cafeteria. 6. Cardboard-tasting cookies and frozen orange juice for CSAP and ACT.

6. Back-to-back fire alarms. 7. School-wide recognition assemblies. 8. Popping freshman.

9. School construction that clogs up the parking lots. 10. Axe body spray in the hallways. ORANGE&BLACK | AUGUST 2007

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What do you like to read? “Non-fiction.” What is your favorite band? “The Eagles / James Taylor.” Describe your personality in 10 words or less. “Kind, but firm.” What was the last Halloween costume you wore? “Have never worn one.” If you could have a super power, what would it be? “Remove all politics.” What kind of car do you drive? “‘97 Ford Taurus.” Have you ever been in love? “Only once.” What is your favorite beverage? “Something wet.”

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[The Survey] What is your favorite band? “Journey, Styx, most any classic rock band, but I also like smooth jazz. Paul Taylor is very talented.” Did you ever play an instrument? “Yes. I took piano lessons for three years, the trombone, bells and drums.” Who is your hero? “My mom. She was a single parent for much of my young life and sacrificed many things so that I wouldn’t go without.” What was your favorite class in high school? “Art. At that time, it was the best way to release some high school emotions. I ended up majoring in math because it seemed to fit my detailed personality type, but I wish I would have finished pursuing a degree in art also.” What kind of car do you drive? “A Porsche disguised as a practical Honda Accord.” Have you ever been in love? “Yes! The best thing is that I’m lucky enough to be married for nearly 16 years and still be in love.”

Stephani Soto

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Leah Gonyeau is shouldering the “huge umbrella of responsibility” that comes with the position of Grand Junction High School’s new assistant principal. Born in the Grand Valley, Gonyeau attended Palisade High School and taught math at Central and Fruita Monument high schools. Now Gonyeau wants to focus on student achievement for her first year as an administrator. Gonyeau describes herself as caring, saying that she likes to listen to kids’ stories, but she emphasizes that there should be a fair enforcement of rules. “If we’ve got tardies or kids out of class we’re not giving our teachers a chance to teach,” she said.

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Jason Eidenger has come back to Grand Junction High School. He decided to become an administrator after teaching science for eight years because he wanted to find a new challenge in supporting students. “(My job) is to support student achievement in any way I possibly can,” Eidenger said. Part of that support system is following the policies at GJHS. Eidenger also has strong views on Advisory. He said that Advisory is a great opporunity, it just needs to be used effectively. Eidenger said the administration will find an effective use for the time students have in Advisory. “I’m excited for a great school year,” he said.

of the students and faculty.” “I want a rigorous and challenging curriculum that will give our students a chance to succeed,” he said. He is interested in improving the extracurricular activities but is concerned with the school’s current CSAP and ACT scores. “We need to refocus what we’re doing academically in the building,“ he said. The new principal described himself both as “student and faculty-oriented” and as “systems and results-oriented.” “I just want Grand Junction High School to be the best high school in the country, and whatever we need to do in order to move in that direction, that’s what we need to do,”

Stephani Soto

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In and out of the office, meeting after meeting, late afternoons; Jon Bilbo is a busy man. The new principal is “working for our achievement” and preparing himself for his first year at Grand Junction High School. Bilbo moved here from Hanover, Pa. where he was a counselor and substitute for six years and an administrator for six years. Bilbo spent 23 years in the army as an armor platoon leader and a military policy coordinator. He transferred to GJHS because of the school’s “outstanding reputation” and is excited to “meet more

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Grand Junction High School’s new band director, Issac Lavadie, is straight out of college at Mesa State. He says “(his) youthfulness will be a good contribution to the school as a whole.” Lavadie, a Central High School graduate, says he remembers the responsibilities and time commitments that go with high school, therefore, he says he will have a much more laid back teaching style. “I don’t have to yell,” he says. “There are much better ways to get results.” Lavadie said he plans to have the band compete with personal standards instead of competing with other bands.

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Angela Werner, Grand Junction High School’s new choral director, came to Grand Junction after teaching choir for nine years in Utah and Oregon. She says she hopes to create a concert choir in addition to the previously existing four choirs.

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Justin Whiteford, the new drama teacher at GJHS said he wants to foster an environment in which his students will discover and utilize their own creative abilities. “I hope to reestablish the strong foundation of theater at GJHS, and create a cooperative relationship with both Mesa (State) and the community.”

Emily Dohm Jenna Hansen Kayden Horwitz Lesley Wharton

the relationships that are built. We work with them in more of a one-on-one basis, so we get to really know the students.” Hal Templeton ESL

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with seem to be doing the best that they can, which is all we can ask of any student.” Marilyn Myers special education

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2“I love the kids.The classes are smaller, so I get to know them better.” Mira Monroe special education

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at those interventions that are already in place and adapt them to better fit the students’ needs. I hope to reach out to all students, not just those that are flunking every class.” Alex Matuszak-Clarke business/progress moniter

Also joining GJHS staff: Rose Reardon special education aide

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COACHES DISCUSS OUTLOOK FOR FALL ATHLETICS.

As always we have high expectations for our program. Our seniors will provide leadership and experience. Our goal is to win the regional tournament and qualify the team for state.

Tom LeFebre, boys’ golf coach

Meet the new athletic director,

Greg King

I’m really proud of the effort and commitment level of our Tiger boys. They’re quality players; they want to be pushed and it’s exciting as a coach. Excellence is what we’re striving for. I see success coming. Hal Templeton, boys’ soccer coach

We expect a lot of good things from the SWL league, to place high at regionals and place well at state. This year will be more fun in terms of the kids we have because we have a lot of returning players. We can eventually do well at state if we can develop our new players.

Carol Elliott, boys’ tennis coach We’re going to have a chance to compete in the league championships again this year. Our schedule is similar to last year but it will be hard for us to have as good as a record (18-2). We need a little growing time, but by the end of the season we should be every bit as good. Mickey Mantlo, softball coach The girls’ team is going to be vastly improved. (This season) will be more challenging because we lost our front runner, Richard Medina, and Raffi Cote, who ran for us last year, is in Chile. But that just means that the guys who have run with us for a while will have to fill in the order. Clay Keithley, cross country coach

Expect excitement. We’ll win with four things: good fundamentals, we’ve got talent, we’re relying on heart from the team, like hard work and playing harder than the opponent, and we’ve got to play smart. Expect a season as good, if not better, than last year, which was Junction volleyball’s most successful year since the ‘80s.

When I went to college, you had to be a teacher to be a coach, so that is what I did. I attended Adams State. It is my passion to watch players succeed. I have always followed the successes of the GJHS Tigers. This is my 31st year dealing with school athletic programs, whether it be coaching or directing. I have coached (football and basketball) for 27 years. Success is a journey, not a destination. Student-athletes should be role models. The word “student” comes before “athlete”. Back in the “stone ages”, when I was in high school, the team would drag Main Street after the game. I was in National Honor Society, along with playing basketball and baseball.

I know that the tradition at GJHS is to be the best possible, and I am more than confident that this year will be another successful year.

We have a lot of new faces, but the same schemes and the same types of offense and defense. We added five or six new coaches, so the practices are more broken down. This has been the toughest preseason schedule since Coach Marsh has been here. Kyle Rush, football coach

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The last school I worked at had the same colors and mascot as Grand Junction High School.

I have always loved to have a connection with the students I work with. When seniors graduate, I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve.

Shane Allerheiligen,volleyball coach

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IN HIS OWN WORDS

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Photos by Kayden Horwitz

This school’s athletic program has been done very well in the past, and I want to make sure that everything continues to run smoothly. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I decided to be an athletic director because, even though it is not actually coaching the team, you are still able to have a connection with the players. COMPILED BY SHANDIE CASE


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GJHS Tiger Pride Marching Band Competitive Marching Season 9/20 Marching Expo-Stocker Stadium 9/21-22 Friendship Cup-Englewood 10/6 Colorado West Marching Festival 10/11 Regional Qualifier-Delta 10/19-20 State Tournament-Denver

Administration signs in: new leadership for GJHS

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Jessica Alvarado

[Now]

Landon Bain

Audrey Keenan Brendan Gibbons

[InSight]

Natalie Bamford

[InMotion]

Haley Fritzler

[Connection] Jodi Arroyo

Leah Fugere David Skinner

Kim Diemer

[Pure Entertainment] Max O’Roark

[Photo and Graphics Editor] Christa Funk

[Ad Manager] Katie Bock

[Ad Assistant] Jenny Jessup

[Lab Masters]

Daniel Harris

[Graphic Artists]

Dejan Jestrovich Nicholas Powell

[Reporters]

Shandie Case Emily Dohm Brionne Griffin Kirstin Maska Stephanie Soto

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Thomas Nelson Nic Murdock

Jessa Dearth Rebekah Gallegos Jenna Hansen Dylan Prioetti

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[ Photographers] Hannah Gibson Shreya Pokharel Chelsea Tomasi

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Jamie Newton

Kayden Horwitz Nicki Stewart Lesley Wharton

[Adviser]

Cover photograph by Christa Funk

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This One Time In ... Students share their stories from summer

Mark Newton, MJE Policy The Orange and Black, a legally recognized public forum for student expression, is published six to nine times a year by the Newspaper Class for students of Grand Junction High School. Expression made by students in the exercise of the freedom of speech or freedom of press is not an expression of District 51 school board policy. The views expressed in The Orange and Black do not necessarily represent the views of the entire staff, adviser, GJHS administration or the School District 51 administration. Board policy regarding student publications (JICE, JICE-R) is available in the journalism room (Rooms 130131) or in the principal’s office. Letters to the Editor The Orange and Black welcomes and encourages letters to the editors. This is a chance to express your viewpoint on important issues. Letters should be limited to 250 words. They will be edited for space and legal considerations, but not for inaccuracies, grammar or spelling. Letters must contain information pertinent to the students of GJHS. The staff retains the right to not publish any letter not meeting these requirements. Unsigned letters will not be published. Please submit typed letters in person to Rooms 130-131 or via mail or email. Contact The Orange and Black, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. Phone: 970-254-6929. FAX: 970-254-6973. Staff e-mail: gjhsnews@yahoo.com. Web site: GJHSNEWS.com. Adviser e-mail: marknewt@mesa.k12. co.us. Cost Single copies free. Where available, additional copies of this paper are available for purchase for 50 cents each. Contact The Orange and Black for more information. Taking more than one copy of this paper with the intent to prevent other individuals from reading this edition of the paper is prohibited (C.R.S. 18-4419). Violators, subject to prosecution and penalty under C.R.S. 13-21-123, will be prosecuted. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service. © 2007 The Orange and Black Grand Junction High School. All rights reserved.

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Homecoming Week

Tailgate in GJHS parking lot 4-6:15 p.m.

Homecoming football game GJHS vs. Thunderidge 7 p.m.

Homecoming dance in the gym 7:30-11:30 p.m.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m.

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VACATION[YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE] BRAZIL Brendan Ryan, sophomore

The stadium was crowded, like everything else in Brazil. Still, the Grand Mesa soccer players felt lucky to be there, on a 12-day soccer camp. “Brazil is big on two things: love and futbol,” and B, a Brazilian friend, well, “he (got) us into places we couldn’t get into otherwise,” said Ryan. “I didn’t know what was going on, (but) on the field you (do),” he said. Ryan’s group watched the game until, at half-time, one friend walked downstairs.

A man walked up to him, saying something in Portuguese. “He was like (making fist motions)…He said, ‘I’ll break you,’ in translation because Brazilians talk with their hands.” The group returned to their seats, but the guy came back, starting trouble with the crowd. “He just started a brawl. We weren’t a part of it, but it was right there... one set of bleachers away from us. After that, there was a gang of people lined up by the fence, chanting something (angrily) until security came.

Photo courtesy of Brendan Ryan

This One Time In...

By Kim Diemer, Bekah Gallegos and Kirstin Maska

BAND CAMP Alex Espinoza, senior

At band camp we always have skit nights, and this year our band staff performed a choreographed dance in front of the entire camp to “Barbie Girl.” The band director (Mr. Lavadie) and the other male members of the staff dressed in girl clothes, like short shorts and tank tops, while the females on the staff dressed as males. “It was hilarious and priceless; people were taking pictures like crazy and laughing their heads off.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Davenport

It was really windy one night on the lake, and our house boat came undocked when we were sleeping. We actually did a complete 180, but didn’t realize we were moving until we hit a wall on the other side. When we went outside to go reanchor the boat, there was nothing but water.

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GERMANY Anna McEndree, junior

We were in Germany for a few days and started to get bored so Jessa (Dearth, junior) and I decided to go exploring in the German countryside. We ended up walking down the wrong road or something and we got lost. It was raining, like, the entire time and there were these nasty slugs all over the ground. I stepped on one and almost busted my butt in the mud. We finally found our way back, but I had to finish our little exploration with a squished slug on the bottom of my flip-flop. It was nasty!

LAKE POWELL Patrick Davenport, sophomore

Photo courtesy of Alex Espinoza

Photo courtesy of Anna McEndree


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