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addie Taylor, senior, gives much of her time to school and extracurricular activities. She meets many people this way, and she hopes to help teach them respect and compassion. “I hope I’ve brought kindness to Grand Junction High School, because over the past four years, I have tried to show kindness and respect to everybody – no matter who they are,” Taylor said. In today’s world, an optimistic attitude like Taylor’s is rare but valued. By setting a positive example, she helps to make the world a brighter and better place.

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Mike is in Heaven today. In all the storms Mike endured, he left us in peace. We wanted this for him so very very much. All was quiet, much needed quiet for him. He is free from all those tubes, IV’s, drains, pumps, alarms..... It was time. Now to live up to my son’s will to fight. God help me.

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in the valley, in sports and the school everyone lives to beat; always have been. For us, history tends to repeat itself, and GJHS is widely known because of it. Many Tigers have been responsible for our reputation. The academic team has helped to create this legacy. GJHS has 13 state titles and has participated in 14 national tournaments. The tennis team

state champions

has had 16 in documented history, three in the last four years. The football team also has a record of excellence, which held up this year, earning a state Class 5A quarterfinal berth. The 1936 state football title team is the flagship, scoring 506 points during the season, and

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point. Wrestlers from GJHS boast 64 state

titles. Volleyball, track, cross-country, soccer, baseball and all other sports have contributed greatly to this legacy as well. From these examples, it is easy

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to understand the of GJHS. GJHS is a school of excellence. If we have learned anything from the past, it is that, here, repetition is a good thing. GJHS has never been known to be a one-hit wonder, and when we strike, you can expect we will strike again soon. Each year, someone at GJHS does something outstanding, and very rarely is it the first time. Take a stroll down to the gym, what do you see? Our athletic

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adorns the walls and is impossible to overlook. There are lists of great wrestlers, tennis players, basketball teams, volleyball leaders and other outstanding athletes. Each year, new pictures go up above the snack bar portraying the outstanding athletes of that year. History repeats itself over and over again. But, GJHS is about more than

athletics. The bands and choirs are constantly recognized, and have been for years, as have countless other clubs and organizations. The name, GJHS, cannot and will not be taken

“history repeats itself ” lightly. The phrase

is generally accompanied with negative connotations, but what is wrong with repeating the great history of GJHS? Certainly, historical repetition is a good thing for the Tigers.

Grand Junction High School, home of the Tigers. We are

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n the words of Karl Marx, “history repeats itself.” At GJHS, we have learned that he is correct. The name Grand Junction High School carries a certain legacy. We are despised by other schools

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Is that your perfume or did the Liz Claiborne factory move in next door? ‘93

Chuck Norris is essentially the Pope of the west. ‘08

Don’t look me in the eyes and tell me that Papa Smurf isn’t a Christ figure. ‘08

Except I didn’t crack a burrito on my chest. That’s what separates me from the otters. ‘09

The best of

Take it like a man in a skirt! ‘06

Showing us the easy way and then not letting us use it is like a mathematical striptease. ‘08

Why did we name french fries after people who hate us? They should be called Idaho sticks. ‘02

That’s not a ghetto booty, that’s a table booty; I could eat my lunch off of that thing. ‘10

At some point in my life I want to experience an implosion. ‘07

Are those high heels or are your shoes happy to see me? ‘93

Wait, bunnies don’t lay eggs? That makes me sad. ‘07

Nice clown face. I didn’t know you could put make-up on with a paint brush. ‘93

I don’t go on hikes, I go to Taco Bell. ‘07

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Women wore long dresses and scarves and hats of different fabrics and furs. Men wore suits and trench coats with canes and hats.

Women began to use different fabrics and colors. Flapper dresses were popular in clubs. Men wore suits and hats.

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Abstract fashion desgins were popular. The miniskirt was introduced and exploded into a fashion frenzy.

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Women found that trousers cost less and used less fabric. Some men wore bright colored ties and zoot suits.

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Evolution of fashion

Women wore bodice dresses and petticoats. Mid-length skirts and dress suits were a rising trend. Accessories such as hats, glasses and scarves were in.

The grunge look was common and men and women wore capri pants. Denim was the staple style.

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In the disco era, hip and groovy “flower power” clothing was the new craze. Flared jeans and platform shoes were worn by both guys and girls.

Extremes were a popular style, from neon clothes, to punk and spandex to leather. When it came to the 80s, “the bigger the better” perfectly describes the style.

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Living in the past The Orange & Black examines the lives of GJHS teens from past editions

Inl1953, the senior class brought Coke machines to the school. All • the proceeds went to senior class activities.

Raleigh Van Deren, a senior at the time, was responsible for taking care of the Coke machines. “It was worth the every morning-task of opening and locking the machine and seeing that there was always an adequate supply of Cokes,” Van Deren said. Instead of iPods and CDs, students listened to music on jukeboxes and record players. In The O&B’s ninth edition of 1953, the students rejoiced in the prospect of new music. “Many new tunes as well as quite a few old favorites done up in a new style are appearing daily on the shelves of record shops and on juke-boxes throughout the country.” According to the edition, the popular artists included Les Paul, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Francis Faye and Don Howard.

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The 1960s marked the start of the Vietnam War. Male students who • l were nearing their 18th birthday were required to enlist in the draft. In the second edition of 1961, The O&B featured an article about John Noble, who spent nine-and-a-half years in Communist prison camps. Noble stated, “While the war seems to hang as a threat over our heads and all our minds are directed toward this, the Soviets are undermining our American education, family life, morals, loyalty in the Armed Forces and even in churches to make us weak and soft.” Even with the war stuck in the minds of students at GJHS, the students still worked hard at the homecoming celebrations. Activities included a parade with floats, pep-rally, a dance and of course, the big game.

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Inlthe 70s teenagers discovered skateboarding. • “Land surfing or skateboarding has become popular over the years

in Grand Junction and the nation,” said one article from the 12th edition of 1977. When students were not skateboarding, they were involved in world events. Students were affected by current events, especially after the Vietnam War. In the 70s, GJHS was home to two Vietnamese teenagers, Ching Chang and Khue Huynh. The students had been displaced by the Vietnam War, but found a new home in Grand Junction. An article in the third edition of 1976 profiled the new students. According to this edition of The O&B, the two cultures were similar in some aspects, but very different in others. The new students stated that American music was popular in Vietnam, including artists such as the Beatles, John Denver and the Beach Boys.

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Compiled by Erin Lielkoks Graphics by Jasmine Waples

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• wentSoccer l 8-2. became an official sport at GJHS in 1985; the first boys team Another • l issue throughout the school in the 80s was drinking. Though drinking at 18-years-old was not yet illegal, the sixth edition of

The O&B in 1985 advised students to use caution when drinking. “Do not try and beat the odds on New Year’s Eve if you have been drinking,” the edition urged. In 1987, the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to 21. An article in the seventh edition of the 1987 The O&B spouted the opinions of many students who thought the new drinking age was illogical. Junior Chris Taylor thought that the new law would be impossible to enforce. “Kids are going to break the law, because you can’t take something away once it’s been there.”

In the 90s, Doc Martens were the fashion piece of the era. Students • l continued to demonstrate their unique spirit and wore a variety of

styles. Doc Martens could be worn to almost any occasion, though it was not recommended to wear these stylish shoes if going cow-tipping. The outlying areas of Grand Junction, such as Fruita and Clifton, were less developed. Instead of hanging out at the mall or at the movies, students in the 90s journeyed out to the unincorporated parts of town and went cow-tipping. In the same issue, freshman Jay Steele explained how it was done, saying, “A couple of friends and myself went out at night, went through a fence, pushed a cow over and ran.” Another issue of the 90s was racism. Some students were selfproclaimed racists who thought that minorities were less worthy than your average white American. In the fourth edition of the 1994 The O&B, students and reporters spoke out against racism. “Our society has become so conscious of the evils of discrimination against any racial group, that we have in turn created a new standard of thinking. While the new standard defeats the most visible form of racial prejudice, it at the same time creates a new, more subtle form against a completely different group.”

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The • l O&B featured an article focusing on whether various ministers thought the world was going to end. According to the article, most ministers thought that Judgment Day would happen in 2000. “The Bible tells us that certain specific conditions will herald the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth,” Rev. Hershel Darminger from Washington D.C. said in an article from the “Weekly World News.” In 1999, students made predictions, of their own, about the new millennium. Former O&B editor, senior Adam Van Dijk, decided to look for another prediction. To find his prediction he interviewed a local fortune teller, “Madam Zelda.” “The world will go on and on. The only thing that will change is people’s opinions. The universe runs on thought. When people feel evil, that’s what manifests.”

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Past

Music that marks our childhood

Graphics by Kaleigh Bell Compiled by Nicky Arja

From the Beatles to Britney Spears, this music will never die

‘56 “Hound Dog”

‘97 “Wannabe”

Elvis Presley

Spice Girls

‘63 “I Want to

‘98 “I Don’t Wanna

Hold Your Hand” The Beatles

‘67 “Respect”

Aretha Franklin

‘70 “Let It Be”

The Beatles

Miss a Thing” Aerosmith

‘77 “Come Sail Away” ‘80 “Back in Black”

ACDC

Tiger” Survivor

John Lennon

‘72 “Lean On Me”

Bill Withers

‘74 “Sweet Home

Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd

‘85 “I Want to

‘89

Prayer”

“I’ll Be There For You”

Way” Backstreet Boys “All Star” Smash Mouth

“Baby One More Time” Britney Spears

‘00 “Oops! . . . I Did It

Again” Britney Spears

‘76 “Dancing Queen”

ABBA

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“One”

Beyonce ft. Jay-Z “Stacy’s Mom” Fountains of Wayne

Kelly Clarkson “Yeah!” Usher

“Run It” Chris Brown

Heart” D.H.T.

‘01 “Get the Party Started”

U2

‘03 “Crazy In Love”

‘05 “Listen To Your “Bye Bye Bye” “It’s Gonna Be Me” N’Sync

Vanilla Ice

“Sk8r Boi” Avril Lavigne

‘04 “Breakaway”

Bon Jovi

‘90 “Ice Ice Baby”

Vanessa Carlton

‘99 “I Want It That

Know What Love Is” Foreigner

‘86 “Livin’ On A

“I’m Like A Bird” Nelly Furtado

‘02 “A Thousand Miles”

Styx

‘82 “Eye of the ‘71 “Imagine”

“Survivor” Destiny’s Child

P!nk

“Because Of You” Kelly Clarkson december 2010


Past

The glory days

Compiled by Nicky Arja

What was your most memorable moment as a GJHS athlete?

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1. Stephanie Johnson

2002

I transferred ... as a senior from Central. We made it to the ‘Sweet 16’ after defeating Horizon at home. I enjoyed my teammates, too.

5. Steve Cyphers

1973

When my sophomore brother got to come in and play a couple plays with me. Also, the hottest cheerleader (now his wife) dated me.

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2. Kathy Elliott

3. Mark Miller

1973

I played No. 1 doubles with my sister Sharon, and we won the state title two years in a row. It was pretty brutal (playing with a sister).

1981

Making the state playoffs in football, basketball and baseball my junior year. ... And doing interviews with Rick Jussel.

7. Ron Kovach

6. Jamie Penry

4. Carol Elliott

1994

We went to state all four years. We were in the championship twice in my junior and senior year. I am still friends with all my teammates.

1986

My sophomore year and winning the state championship. I was a sophomore, and I started on a young team. We were all very close.

8. Pete Cyphers

1976

Winning state senior year; it was a great year. My team had a lot of camaraderie ... we all got along and had a lot of great players.

1975

My junior year, the teachers went on strike so we got to play two games with no coaches. I got to call all my own plays ... from then on.

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Past

Looking through the lens of time

Lynn Wolf works the concession stand in 1960.

A GJHS student slides down the stair rail in 1980.

Stephanie Drake slides down the stair rail in 2010.

GJHS parking lot in 1970.

Dina Green, Kim Buchanan, Coach Kathy Elliott, Shauna Gilmore and Sandra Elliott line up for a team picture in 1980.

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Sandy Story works the concession stand in 2010.

GJHS parking lot in 2010.

Anna McGinnis, Maddy Hayduk, Coach Carol Elliott, Emma Holt and Coach Sandra Elliot line up for a team picture in 2010. Photos by Jade Smith and Stephanie Skinner

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Past

Mark Acker and Scott Bowman update the marquee in 1970.

O&B Editors-in-chief in 1940.

O&B Editors-in-chief in 2010. Photos by Aubri Wiley and Lacee Kilgore

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Garrick Lemley and Danny Marshall update the marquee in 2010.

Three boys pose for a picture in the locker room in 1971.

Zach Lebsock, Bob Fenske and Tim Watts pose for a picture in 2010.

Sharon Oberholtzer cooks in 1960.

Maggie Johnston cooks in 2010.

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our years, 1428 days, 34,272 hours, 2,056,320 minutes and 123,379,200 seconds of our lives are spent wandering the halls of GJHS. These four years will impact each one of us differently and help shape the rest of our lives. Whether we want to be here or not, these four years will someday be our glory days. Thirty years from now when you look back through your old yearbooks, what

remember

will you ? Will you remember what made you an individual? More importantly, how will GJHS remember you? The contributions we make to our school will be our legacy and will be what people remember us by.

Contributions

such as devoting your time to various clubs, your talent in your sport or pride around the campus may never be forgotten. The connections and contributions we make shape our high school experience, and will stay with us for years to come. In order

live in the present

to , cherish each moment that passes and live each day with an open mind. Every generation has experienced the cliques, judgements, divisions and drama of high school, but how much of this will matter? In the future, when you’re working

your nine to five job you won’t remember

social status

what your was in high school. You won’t remember how popular you were, or whether you wore Hollister or American Eagle. It won’t matter how hideous your haircut was or what dress you wore to homecoming. What will matter are the memories made, and the friends that

Acceptance

stood by us. is what we are looking for in the end. Each person enters high school with high hopes and ideas of what it will be like, but in reality, it isn’t always the picture-perfect lie Hollywood has created. Girls aren’t always nice enough to lend their underwear to a geek, popular girls don’t always lend their money and fashion sense to makeover an outcast and the Ferris Bueller’s of the world don’t always get away with ditching. Don’t let these false pretenses shape

attitude

your through all of high school. Don’t take this next semester of life at GJHS for granted. High school is one of the greatest times to express ourselves and to make contributions to the world. So use

GJHS as a place to grow, to give back and, most importantly, a place to live in the present.

Graphics by Haleigh Jacobson and Kyle Klements

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Social orbit of GJHS hollymeer

Freshman Freshman year is about trying to find your place. Freshman, Ryan Walz is not sure if he has found his yet. “This is the one time to try new things. I want to try a lot of new things to find out what I want to do with my life,” Walz said. “I want to try hunting. I also think that ALT and speech and debate

sound fun.” Whatever Walz ends up doing, right now he is focusing on getting the most out of high school. “I want to get an education and make some good friends,” Walz said. Although Walz is focusing on his academics this year, he still enjoys attending Young Life every Monday night. Walz also plays Xbox and goes longboarding in his free time. “Young Life is really fun. I want to stay involved throughout the rest of high school,” Walz said. Even though Walz is a freshman, he has already

started to think about his future. “I’m not sure what to do yet. I think being a chef or auto mechanic would be fun,” Walz said. Even though Walz is having fun this year, he feels that there is a lot of prejudice in high school. “People judge you by what you wear and things like that. It’s just what their first impression is of you,” Walz said. Despite the judgment, Walz is enjoying high school and feels like he is in a good place. “I’m happy with my social status because I’m having fun with my life,” Walz said. Having the comfort of Young Life on a weekly basis and a sister in high school makes Walz like high school.

Who am I? How do I categorize myself? Am I happy where I stand?

Junior Junior Hutton Veatch is all about baseball. Even though he classifies himself as an athlete, he does not just associate with “jocks”. He considers himself friendly and kind and able to hang out with multiple groups of people. However, he still sees the judgment that goes on at GJHS. “I think society has a certain mold for people and when people don’t fit that mold then that’s when they get judged,” Veatch said. As a member of ALT, Veatch sees first hand how judgment negatively affects GJHS. “I think judgment only causes tension in our tiger community, making it tough when it comes to working together,” Veatch said. Veatch feels that in high school the judgment is not as much of a burden for him as the stress of school. “I enjoy having everyone in one place and being

Sophomore

Senior

Juggling classes is usually enough to keep a student busy. Although Lucie Madison’s schoolwork consumes much of her time, she also runs cross country, plays soccer, is an officer in the volunteer group Interact Club, part of A-Team and is on the Academic team. Being involved in all of these activities, she interacts with all types of students and has gotten a feel for many of the different divisions. “I think people are probably judged on their race because we don’t have a very diverse high school, but also on other things like how they dress,” Madison said. Although Madison knows that judgment exists, she does not feel judged or excluded. “If you have a good group of friends, you’re not really left out,” Madison said. Madison believes that the people surrounding

Although senior Lissie Bloom is involved in stressful activities such as marching band and FBLA, she believes the responsibility is definitely worth it. Despite of the fun she has in these activities, she still is aware of the judgment that goes on in high school. “I didn’t believe it at first, but there are definitely the stereotypical mean girls here,” Bloom said. Even though Bloom sees cliques, she prefers not to categorize herself into the standard high school factions. “I feel that if I am versatile and friendly enough I can hang out with anyone,” Bloom said. Despite her positive attitude, Bloom often feels left out. “I feel left out all the time. Sometimes people exclude you and they judge you by your differences

her influence her high shcool experience. “I think a lot of (what shapes your experience) is who you hang out with. If you don’t surround yourself with good influences, you might not do well in school,” Madison said. “My parents are both in education; and from a young age, they have taught me the value of learning,” Madison said. Although she would categorize herself as a nerd, she does not place all of her attention on her academics. “I do athletics, but I still value doing well in school,” Madison said. When Madison is not participating in her many extracurricular activities, she likes to go to football and basketball games, run with her cross country team and hang out with her friends. Because of Madison’s involvment in many activitites, she is content with where she stands in high school.

Percentage of students that: are happy with their social status

89%

have felt outcasted

44%

see divisions and cliques

81%

are involved in a school activity

65%

Results from 300 people polled

able to bump into friends in the hallway, but there is so much homework that I don’t feel like I learn as well because I am so stressed,” Veatch said. Veatch credits his brother and his girlfriend, junior Stephanie Skinner, for keeping him motivated. “In stressful situations, Stephanie makes it lighter because it lets me talk to someone without being judged,” Veatch said. When Veatch is not dealing with the stresses of school he enjoys hanging out, going out to eat, playing baseball and laughing. “I like to watch really funny movies so I can get lines from them. Making other people laugh makes my day go a little better,” Veatch said. Veatch still does not know what his “identity” is. “I’m still looking for something, I’m not ready to decide what i want to do yet,” Veatch said. Although Veatch is not sure of what he is looking for, he knows he wants to get into a good school. “(I’m looking forward to) being able to be successful and to choose my way. I think that’s exciting,” Veatch said.

and forget about your similarities so they exclude you from their conversations,” Bloom said. Despite the differences she has encountered with some people, she has found places where she fits in. Bloom believes that her life is influenced by religion and band, but she still has not found her identity. “I feel like I’ve been a different person each year. I don’t really know who I am yet so I kind of want to explore different interests,” Bloom said. Some of those interests include biking, paintballing, playing computer games, hanging out and listening to music. Although Bloom enjoys high school for the most part, she is still very excited for the future. “I have regrets, but overall, my mistakes have made me a better person. It’s just another stage in life you have to go through and I can’t wait to see where I’m going to go next,” Bloom said. Graphic by Kaleigh Bell Photos by Jade Smith and Haleigh Jacobson


Present

Best songs released since 2007

Most applied-to colleges by GJHS seniors this year 1

Mesa State College

1

“Low (feat. T-Pain)” Flo Rida, 2007

2

University of Colorado - Boulder

2

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” Fergie, 2007

3

Colorado State University

3

“Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis, 2008

4

“Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)” T.I., 2008

5

“Poker Face” Lady GaGa, 2009

6

“Boom Boom Pow” Black Eyed Peas, 2009

7

“Down (feat. Lil Wayne)” Jay Sean, 2009

8

“California Gurls” Katy Perry, 2010

9

“Raise Your Glass” P!nk, 2010

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“Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)” Eminem, 2010

Graphic by Chelsea Shettler

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Denver University

Best movies released since 2007 1

5

Stanford University

2

3

New Moon, 2009

7

Transformers, 2007

8

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2010

9

Iron Man, 2008

Toy Story 3, 2010

Alice in Wonderland, 2010

University of Notre Dame

10 10

Spiderman 3, 2007

Harvard University

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6

Regis University

4 8

The Dark Knight, 2008

Western State College

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7

Avatar, 2009

Colorado School of Mines

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Compiled by Katherine Gibson and Chrissi Gillispie

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 2007

Best songs list based on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts

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Top sports moments from recent seasons Compiled by Kyleigh Larson

Fall Sports Softball: Four seniors hit a home run in the last game against Durango

Spring Sports Girls golf: Junior Jordan Tufly and senior Jordan Fellhauer went to the 5A State Championship The team placed first in the Montrose Invitational

Track: The girls 4x100 relay team placed fifth in the Class 5A state track meet Junior Sarah Versluis placed eighth in long jump

Boys Tennis: Sophomore Spencer Weinberg won the 5A state title at No. 1 Singles Senior Parker Hegstrom placed third at the Class 5A state tournament at No. 3 singles Juniors Gabe Campos and Felix Reinermann placed fourth at the Class 5A state tournament at No. 1 doubles

Football:

Made it to the state quarterfinals in Class 5A Cross Country: The boys placed first and the girls third at the Ouray/ Ridgeway Invitational Junior Kelsey Slauson placed first in the Ouray/Ridgeway Invitational with a time of 23:02.87

Baseball: Senior Tyler Stanford won All-Southwestern and was named League Player of the Year Boys swimming: For the past three years they have won the Southwestern League meet

Girls Soccer: Placed second in the Southwestern League Made it to the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs

Girls lacrosse: Beat Fruita three times last season Boys lacrosse: Beat Fruita the first time they played in double overtime

Boys golf: Senior Alex Wise placed first at the Adobe Creek Invitational with a score of 73, overall GJHS placed second Volleyball: Beat Montrose on Senior Night, winning three of the five games

Boys soccer: Making a comeback to beat Montrose 4-3 Senior Sean Foster won All-Southwestern League and was named Player of the Year

Present

Girls Tennis: Junior Madison Gurley and senior Emmie Madison placed fourth at No. 1 doubles Senior Margeaux Prinster and sophomore Kylie Pond placed third at No. 2 doubles

Winter Sports Girls basketball: Made it to sweet 16 or second round of playoffs in Class 5A Boys basketball: Coach Johnson did not receive any technical fouls

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Graphics courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune

Wrestling: As sophomores, Jessie Hoffschneider got second place and Dylon Thompson got fourth place in the Class 5A state championships Graphics by Kaleigh Bell

Girls swimming: Gillian McLean made it to the Class 5A state championships for diving as a junior.

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Present

Spreading the ashleyfunke

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tudents found new opportunities to donate toys this year. The annual Angels Among Us toy drive was directed by the Salvation Army, with help from med prep students from Western Colorado Community College. Those groups provided and spread boxes around town to collect donations. People were encouraged to donate toys, clothes and other items that would benefit

holiday cheer

underprivileged families. WCCC student Kori Kerkman, junior, firmly believes this is a good cause to be participating in. “Angels Among Us helps by giving needy kids and their families something for the holidays,” Kerkman said. The program also provides funding for students giving their time to this project. “This is beneficial to me because my classmates and I are eligible for a Mesa State scholarship that will help with

the first year of school,” Kerkman said. Some students are getting more than just a scholarship opportunity out of participating in the toy drive. “You have to put a lot of effort into this,” Cierra Cosslett, junior, said. “You want to get as much out of it as possible to help those around the community that are less fortunate, so they have a great Christmas.” The purpose of this toy drive

10 Coats Clothes 6 1 2 Books 7 Hats 3 Toys 8 Gloves 4 Blankets 9 Deodorant Canned Tooth 5 brushes 10 food

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Graphic by Jasmine Waples

items to donate to a good cause:

ways to spread holiday cheer:

Bake cookies for friends and neighbors.

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2

Fight the cold and pick up trash at local parks and businesses.

Take a light tour around town.

Go caroling with friends and family.

Pass out candy canes.

Decorate the house inside and out. Wish people “Happy Holidays.”

3

6 7 8 9 10

Put a wreath on your car.

Give your spare ch-ange to a good cause.

Four ways to give back over holiday break: Volunteer to serve meals at Homeward Bound, at 2853 North Ave.

was to provide underprivileged children who do not have a prosperous Christmas with the love and donations from those who are fortunate enough to afford gifts. This drive should help boost Christmas spirits. “Hopefully, we have an awesome turnout so that everyone can have an amazing Christmas,” Cosslett said. Angels Among Us stopped collecting donations on Dec. 10 and will now begin distributing them.

Shovel neighborhood sidewalks and public walkways around town.

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Start or participate in a gift exchange. Be happy and keep up the smiles.

Go through old clothes and donate items that no longer fit to Goodwill.

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What is your gift to GJHS?

Two students and two staff members share what they hope to have gifted our school with katherinegibson

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rincipal Jon Bilbo’s main focus for the past few years has been to give students the chance to succeed. “We want to focus on excellence in everything,” Bilbo said. “I hope to increase student achievement and the graduation rate, decrease the dropout rate and provide as many opportunities for students to be successful as possible.” He wants school to be a respectful environment where students can learn. In the long run, he wants the gap between the successful and unsuccessful students to decrease. Now in his fourth year at the school, Bilbo is hoping to pave the way for a brighter future.

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ong-time math teacher Amy Lambert has many gifts to offer. She interacts with hundreds of students, and she hopes her love for math will inspire them. “It’s my passion for teaching, my love for the subject that I teach and my loyalty to my students. I hope I can encourage kids who thought math wasn’t their deal to recognize that they can do it and that my passion rubs off on them. I hope they know I’m in their corner,” Lambert said. A motivating presence like Lambert’s is valued at this school, and her example should be one to aspire to.

Graphic by Kyle Klements Photo by Stephanie Skinner

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lair Thurman, senior wants to help give people the ability to look ahead to their future. “I hope I am at least able to make people a little bit more cheerful and live a happier life. I hope that while they’re here they realize that they don’t just go through life worrying about how they feel at a specific moment; I hope that I at least inspire people to worry about how they’re going to be in the future,” Thurman said. He hopes that because of him, the students will realize their potential and do their best to live life to the fullest. Photos by Aubri Wiley and Lacee Kilgore

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addie Taylor, senior, gives much of her time to school and extracurricular activities. She meets many people this way, and she hopes to help teach them respect and compassion. “I hope I’ve brought kindness to Grand Junction High School, because over the past four years, I have tried to show kindness and respect to everybody – no matter who they are,” Taylor said. In today’s world, an optimistic attitude like Taylor’s is rare but valued. By setting a positive example, she helps to make the world a brighter and better place.

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hat does the future have in store? What jobs will our great-great-great grandchildren seek? What will your hometown look like? Your nation? Your world? The past impacts us . . .

but how will you impact the

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Future

Ten jobs of the future Compiled by Paul Harmon

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Renewable Energy Engineer:

The move away from coal-based energy is becoming a major source of jobs. New, greener energy solutions will become producers of jobs in the future, as wind, water, solar and even nuclear energy will be in commonplace. Everything from building fusion-powered cars to maintaining highly-explosive nuclear power plants will cause employment to increase.

3

Cyber Cop: With more technology,

there will almost certainly be a rise in criminal activity on the web. Social networking sites are going to be hotbeds for criminal activity like cyber stalking and hacking. Think Law and Order: Cyberspace.

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Graphic by Kyle Klements

2

Ship Pilot/Lunar Tour Guide:

Virgin Galactic is currently in the midst of an endeavor to build a commercial spaceport in New Mexico. The spaceport may be fully operational within two years. Potential tourists will be able to pay around 200,000 dollars to fly to space and back. Talk about a crazy vacation.

4

3D Sports Engineer:

Movies filmed in 3D, such as the record-breaking blockbuster “Avatar,” have been huge successes in 2010. As professional sports make the jump from 2D to 3D, many people will have to work around the clock to make sure that consumers are able to watch every second of the big game.

Vertical Farmer:

Population is growing at an unprecedented rate, and more people are going to need to eat. Farmers will become more important than ever, and crop yields are going to have to increase in order to feed the growing masses. Land is a valuable commodity, as there really is little room for more agricultural development. Farms will follow the trend of skyscrapers: they will be built straight up. Vertical farming will allow for agriculture in urban areas, creating new opportunities for agricultural growth throughout the world.

7

Weather Modifier:

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Nanotechnologist:

Picture this scenario: It is January, and you are all set to head to Denver for a weekend of fun. The forecast is predicting a major winter storm, and the roads over the mountains are closed. In the future, this will present no problem. Weather modification will allow scientists to manipulate weather patterns by actually creating weather phenomenon such as rain, snow and clouds.

Antibiotics are now used in the war on disease. In the future,nanotechnology—that is, tiny robots—will take over that fight. Imagine a medicine that can find and cure any disease from the flu to terminal cancer. Science will develop technology that may do just that.

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Robotic Engineer:

The rise of the machines is coming. Robots will be far more prevalent, replacing soldiers, miners and construction workers in dangerous work areas. According to the London Guardian, “artificial intelligence will eliminate and transform many jobs by 2020.” Medicine too will be completely different in the future. In 2010, we trust the feeble hands of a human doctor for our surgery, but in the future, robots will have it covered.

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Body Part Maker:

Technology will have progressed enough to create working, robotic limbs, eyes and even organs for disabled people. Man-made body parts are a reality that could change the face of medicine in the future, creating job opportunities all over the map.

5

Video Game Creator: In August 2020, video game stores will be bursting at the seams for the release of Madden 2020. Video games are not going away any time soon, and companies are going to continue to push the boundaries of entertainment past recent innovations like the Xbox Kinect. Full immersion virtual reality films and games may be on the horizon. Anything is possible, and video game developers will be at the forefront of industry. Even slackers have an excellent future ahead. Somebody has to test those high tech virtual reality games.

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Future

Best and worst possibilities of the future

jillianarja hannahkimmel

Best

Space travel becomes commercialized

More green energy alternatives Discovery of a new planet that is hospitable to humans Lightsabers, hover cars and time machines The “Oldies” radio stations will play Lady Gaga and Eminem A cure for cancer is found Everyone gets their own robot . Awesome movie graphics. Holograms surrounding the viewer—the ultimate 3D Exotic new animals due to genetic hybridization Avatars Graphic by Chelsea Shettler

Worst

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Worsening Cyber Crime

World War III

The world will become overpopulated

Decreasing family values in America

Robots take jobs away from humans

America gets even fatter

Clones take over the world

AIDS in Africa does not end

Global climate change causes another ice age or a meltdown

Trash piles surpass the skyscrapers

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The future of . . . The School In the next decade, GJHS will build a new parking lot, a new library and the bathrooms will be redone. However, with the current budget of District 51, the school is simply trying to survive. After the District 51 staff identified $10,557,940 worth of cuts, GJHS is not considering spending. Even with the extreme amount of cuts, the administration believes that the school will be okay.

“We will be able to weather through the storm until the economy gets better,” Jon Bilbo, principal, said. Extra-curricular activities will remain at the school, but the quality may be at stake. With the budget cuts, some extacurricular activities could lose the majority of their supplies. Although the school is going through budget cuts, orchestra

director Cameron Law is confident that the orchestra music department will be able to purchase the missing equipment with the help of fundraisers. Other programs, including the science club, are taking the same approach and selling lollipops to earn money. Science classes, because of budget cuts, are predicted to raise their current breakage fees from $10.

“Science equipment is expensive to replace, but we aren’t as effected as the music department because science is required, which is sad,” Marua McDougal, biology teacher, said. “I would hate to see anything happen to them.” Athletic activities face the same economic difficulties in the future without the money to purchase equipment.

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The U.S. paulharmon The United States has changed perhaps more than any other nation in its short life. Through the last decade, the U.S. has been at the forefront of developments such as the iPod, high-tech computers and numerous medical innovations. The U.S. has also been at the forefront of culture, helping to usher hip-hop music into the world’s culture.

This nation has always approached life with a pedal to the metal attitude, jumping at every opportunity, every idea, every possibility to progress. Do not expect this to change. But some things will not stick around long. America may be a different place in 2020. In 2020, Sarah Palin might be

president. Bristol Palin might learn how to dance. In 2020, reality TV might be worth watching. Don’t get your hopes up though, one miracle at a time. In 2020, kids will roll their eyes when their parents make references to that “old guy” Eminem. IPads, Droids and Wiis will be tossed to sit with type writers and

printing presses in the trash heap. Robots will replace humans at Taco Bell and McDonald’s. Schools across the nation will replace textbooks with Kindles and nooks. High school students in 2020 will be leaders in business, engineering, politics and other fields in 2020.

saving human lives on both sides of the battlefield. If you like American-made products, you may be dismayed in the future, as current trends lead to an even greater increase in foreign manufacturing. American citizens will continue to focus on higherlevel jobs based on research. The disparity between nations will slowly be bridged, and though ten years may not be enough to

change the world, the future still holds promise. Though the changes may not all be great and the future will undoubtedly hold more challenges, 2020 and beyond looks to be bright for the entire world.

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The world will be a very different place in the future. With the world becoming more and more high tech each year, poorer nations will most likely see a major change in the quality of life. 50 years ago, McDonald’s was unique only to the United States; now fast food restaurants have permeated much of Europe and richer nations of Asia. In the next decade, commercial opportuni-

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ties in a globalized market will open the floodgates for Wal-Marts in Nairobi and Taco Bells in Tajikistan. In a report, World Health Organization expects to see an increase in common American diseases regarding heart and lung problems. War, unfortunately, will not be going away in the next ten years; it will, however, change with technology. Probes and robotic drones will replace soldiers on the battlefield,

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he year was 2012 (1). The planet earth had reached a dire level of turmoil. In January, every robot in Chicago had tried to kill their human masters when their three laws had been abolished (2). A month later, a group of aliens known as prawns had landed in South Africa (3). A giant gorilla (4) destroyed New York with the help of a giant Japanese lizard (5) and a bunch of dinosaurs who recently escaped from an island amusement park (6). Captain James Tiberius Kirk (7) and Arthur Dent (8) were leading the human race’s armies along with the Autobots (9) who were returning from their victory over the storm troopers on Endor (10) to face the rising threat of the Decepticons. While all these problems preoccupied Earth’s attention, another group of highly hostile aliens called the Formics (11) began laying waste to the major cities of Earth. After much political pressure from the Formics, Captain Nemo (12) went to their leader and pledged his allegiance. Over the next few months, the human race began to scatter. Some tried to go to the planets Pandora (13) or Caprica (14) and live with the inhabitants, but they were hunted down and destroyed by another race of aliens called the Psyclos (15) who proceeded to join forces with the Formics. Others had to go into the center of the Earth (16) to find sanctity. The only ones who returned to the surface were those who had the ability to go through tesseracts into other dimensions (17).

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As the human race scattered, tyranny and chaos girlfriend dropped him, and he pressed ensued over the bounds of the universe. In Earth’s his self-destruct button. There was a occupied territories, captured human children were cosmic explosion, and the ship went up forced to fight to the death on intergalactic televiin flames, destroying the enemy. Ecstatic sion (18) while Big Brother supervised (19). When from saving the human race, the girlthe children were not in pitched combat, they friend flew over the cities of the world. were forced to ride on speeding However, her happiness light bikes for the entertainabruptly ended when she ment of the users (20). The saw that the radiation Formics exercised their from the little robot’s time power by sending firemen to machine had produced a burn books (21) and forcmass amount of radiation, ing 16 year olds to undergo so much that the human cosmetic surgery to make them race became infertile and “pretty” (22). only had 100 years While Kirk and Dent to live (33). They made plans, a hero escaped destruction emerged. A trash before, but now it collecting robot and had come back. his cockroach friend Years later, the (23) began traveling girlfriend robot, across battlefields, watching over checking for woundthese mortal ed. Along his travels, beings, saw the he encountered Arnold last fertile woman Schwarzenegger who was of the world. A man locked in a heated battle approached the woman with a trophy-hunting alien and offered her a red Graphic by Haleigh Jacobson equipped with thermal vipill and a blue pill (34). sion and a cloaking device (24). Scared for the woman’s wellAfter months of travel, the small robot found being, the girlfriend robot swooped in a time traveling device with its inventor’s remains and ingested the red pill for the human. still inside from a fatal Morlock attack (25). The Once the pill settled in her plasma robot traveled with his girlfriend robot back to the interior, she began to question her suryear 2001 and teamed up with Malcolm Reynolds roundings. Curious, she pulled a small (26) to stop an unseen threat that started all the top out of her storage compartment and rest. Skynet (27), under the influence of HAL-9000 found a level surface to spin it. When (28), had begun making replicants (29) who were it never stopped spinning, she realized programmed to phone home (30) and check on she was dreaming (35). She revived the spice mining operations on the planet Arrakis from sleep mode after this and saw that (31) in 11 years. From these calls, the replicants her wires were connected to machines. initiated the Formics’ invasion. Strange men were standing over her, Needing help, he called upon his robot girlspeaking of the success of the architect’s friend. He whispered something into her ear, put intricate designs in her robo-dream. on a Guy Fawkes mask (32) and she picked him up and flew across towards the ominous HAL. When the little robot was directly above HAL, his

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Twelve ways to go out in 2012 The Mayans were an advanced society, and almost all of their predictions have come true. The next major one is the demise of the world in 2012. Here are twelve possible ways that the world could end.

1

Sweet tea overdoses cause all humans’ blood sugar levels to skyrocket. These sugar-induced comas are not conducive to living prosperously.

3

The space tyrant of Scientology, Xenu, stacks people around volcanoes and drops hydrogen bombs on them. L. Ron Hubbard was right.

5

After decades of listening to Lil Wayne and T. Pain, everyone begins to speak in autotune. Miscommunication and chaos ensues.

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Team Edward vs. Team Jacob evolves into full-scale civil wars in every industrialized nation in the world.

4

Snoop Dogg reproduces with enough women that the national IQ drops 10fold. People kill themselves out of stupidity.

6

Blue aliens invade our planet for a rare metal. If James Cameron wasn’t the first one killed, he would have done a great 5-hour documentary on it. december 2010


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Massive amounts of aerosol hairspray and overpowering cologne from Jersey Shore create a giant hole in the ozone. The world burns like an ant under a magnifying glass.

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Paris Hilton comes in contact with every STD possible to create a mutant strand virus: Herpegonorrsyphilis. It infects the world, even the abstinent.

10

Justin Bieber’s voice drops an octave which gives him even more power over girls. Bieber and his army of hypnotized preteens take over the world.

Communist zombies.

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Dr. Evil fires up the old “laser,� and Austin Powers is long gone. He died of some STD (thanks again, Paris Hilton).

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Excessive grinding finally takes its toll, as the men of the world become sterile. Without the ability to reproduce, the human race dies out.

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Future

What will you be doing in 10 years? GJHS students and staff share their dreams about the future In or out of college and helping people in one way or another.

Rucking for a club team.

Max Proietti, 9

TJ Downey, 11

Working as a nurse and living with my partner and a dog.

Doing something to make the world a better place.

On the opposite end of the scalpal helping people as an orthopedic surgeon.

Morgan Armbruster, 12

Jamie Derrieux, 11

Charlie Willett, 12

Learning a foreign language and living in Italy. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll live in a town near a ski resort.

I want to be performing in some form.

I will use my knowledge to be successful at whatever I do. I plan to work hard; nothing comes easy.

Teaching private lessons for saxophone, maybe with a husband.

Working as a barista, launching my art and absolutely loving it.

Matt Prinster, 9

Lane Melott, 10

Parker Hegstrom, 12

Brittney Davis, 10

Anna Exby, 10

Teaching drama and history at the high school level.

Picking up girls in my golden Ferrari.

Graduated from college, running my own company, (married to) a hot wife and still playing soccer.

Earning a master’s degree, possibly at Cal Tech.

Living in a colony on the moon.

In the classroom.

Allisyn Thompson, 11

Ike Armstrong, 9

Sean Foster,12

Patrick Thornton, 12

Julia Davenport,12

Ann Peterson, Math

Being a museum curator for the Guggenheim in Spain.

Building a small school or church somewhere off the grid and teaching kids to read.

I have no idea.

Doing something that I love and that makes me happy.

Sending faxes like a boss.

Probably locked away in a mad house.

Emma Rieves,12

Alex Castle, 12

Ryan Maggs, 12

Rebecca Roskowski, 11

Andrew Murdock, 11

Lissie Bloom, 10

Speaking fluent Mandarin and getting the hell out of Mesa County.

I’m going to be enlighted. I’ll have found Nirvana.

Waking up in the morning and having to decide if I should drive my Beamer, Benz or Bently to work.

Blasting my bass while I drive by those with well paying jobs.

Being a band director, teaching kids the joys of music and life lessons.

I see myself either in Africa helping out the kids and giving them hope or teaching elementary school here.

Jake Dodd, 9

Joel Trumbo, 10

Amy Flukey, 12

Happily married and still very much in love...teaching math to high school students. Megan McFarland, Math

Emma McNulty, 10

Lorena Thompson, English

Cyrus Pearo, 12

Traveling the world.

Jami Moore, Assistant Principal

Getting my masters in aerospace engineering.

In residency after medical school.

Working for a big oil company as a chemical engineer.

Starting a business or joining a theater company.

Finishing dental school and starting a successful orthodontics practice with Harrison Boardwine.

AJ Schlecten, 10

Bailey Hilty, 11

Brennan Duffy, 12

Ricky Oakley, 10

Keith Rockwood, 11

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At someone’s throat.

Steven Scroggins, Social studies

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