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fear \’fir\ n.

an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

DECA

CHEER

FEARS live within us all.

Everyday we work to fight these FEARS,

and the students at HR overcome their FEARS

to enjoy what they love the most. The Chronicle asked students what they

FEAR most

in their activity/sport and what helped them

FEAR LESS.

PhotoCo: Megan deGuzman “When I fly, I usually just try to push all thought out of my head, so I don’t get scared. It’s impossible to be fearless though, so sometimes it is scary when I think about falling! To overcome being afraid, I just have to focus on my job and my job only, and put the rest of my trust in my bases below me.”

Ava Taylor, freshman

PhotoCo: Sam Mate “When I’m about to present at a DECA competition, I get really nervous and then once I meet the judge and start, I use all the business skills I’ve learned and overcome my fear.”

Taylor Fricke, senior

SCHOOL MASCOT

UNIFIED

THEATER

PhotoCo: Megan de Guzman “My [biggest] fear about being a Unified athlete is how good I do in the game or how the team does and seeing the fans watch me play. What I do to overcome my biggest fear is not worry about the score, not focus on the fans while playing the game, tell myself to remain calm, and have a great time. It doesn’t matter how well we do; it’s the heart we have and the strength that keeps us strong as a team, and we could overcome anything no matter how hard it is.”

PhotoCo: John Boughey “My biggest fear comes tech wise when I’m afraid I missed a cue to move a prop or a cue to change the lights. Acting-wise, my biggest fear out of all of them is that I’ll forget all my lines onstage. I get all the stress out before the show starts, so I let myself be stressed before I go onstage, so the second it starts it just all goes away.”

Connor Slavey, junior December 2016

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Justin Marquez, junior

Kaylee Kirkwood

CSMA Designer of the Year Portfolio Annotations I chose this spread because I spent most of my time working on it in PhotoShop, a program I still don’t have much experience with. We got photos of students from different clubs and activities throughout our school, and asked them what they feared, and how they overcome their fears. Through trial and error, I was able to refine the photos of these students and make them consistent in color and crop. I also used PhotoShop to add the brush strokes at the top of the page, which were the elements that really helped me figure out the rest of my design for the page. This page also features a radically different color scheme from the rest of our news magazine, which set it apart and further helped us exemplify the idea of fears and being fearless. Space was also a big issue on this page, and I had to keep a balance between the students, the text, and the negative space between them.


Sports

1 sport 1 coach 2 families 4 boys

Coach conversing with player about sports. PhotoCo: Pam Jones

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his started out as a story about four lacrosse boys and two lacrosse families. This started out about the bond one sport can make between people, but it wasn’t the sport that made that bond. It was one coach. Lacrosse was played by the Native Americans. They played to please their ancestors and their creator. To this day that has not changed. Four boys played for one man up until high school. That one man not only coached lacrosse, but was part of one of the greatest family bonds there will ever be. The four boys are Austin Davis, Ben Davis, Jordan Jones, and Josh Jones. The Davis brothers and Jones brothers have been best friends since third grade. Jordan and Austin started playing lacrosse in 3rd grade while Josh and Ben started in 5th grade. Austin Davis is a graduate from HR in 2014, plays NCAA division II lacrosse at Adam’s State , is a defensemen in lacrosse, and is the older brother of Ben Davis. Ben Davis is a sophomore at HR and plays defensemen for lacrosse. Jordan Jones, graduate of HR in 2014, now August 2016

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plays MCLA also known as club lacrosse at Colorado State, plays defensemen in lacrosse, and is the older brother of Josh Jones. Josh Jones is a sophomore at HR and plays defensemen in lacrosse. A coach can either make you love the sport or hate the sport you play. Walt Jones, father of Jordan and Josh, created a love for sports that only the greatest coaches can do. “Walt Jones is like a father to me. He gave me my first stick, my first pad, he was my first coach. He spoke at my signing day. He was more than a coach, man, he was my father, and I am forever thankful to him,” said Austin Davis. The younger davis brother feels the same way. Ben Davis said,“I loved playing for him. It was cool having the same coach for so long and having someone look out for me. He has been a big role model and I am very thankful he kept coaching.” Walt Jones started coaching lacrosse when Jordan and Austin were in 3rd grade. He had no background in the sport. He played Division 1 football at Idaho, and really loved coaching. Jordan Jones said, ““Having my dad coach

Dominic Dakovich, Staff Reporter

I chose this page because it looks quite different than my other pages. When I designed this page, I decided to take a more simple approach to this page, and it was a quicker layout than my others. I chose my color scheme from the photo that I used at the top of the page. I also used parts of the article, being the sport, coach, families, and boys, to make the headline more eye-catching.


Poison Apple

Homework: edit o rial

The poison apple for students

or the antidote?

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omework is the age old enemy of students. omework may seem like the bane of a stuFor many it feels like the poison apple in their dent’s life, dragging them down every single happily ever after story. Many students feel night, but that is not so. Homework has many too stressed over the amount of homework and that benefits to be seen, helping students during their leads to bad side effects. years at school. According to Daily Mail, “Fifty-six percent of the Many may believe that homework is a complete students in a study cited homework as a primary waste of their time, but in reality, it has many uses. stressor in their lives.” All this extra work is causing Homework is not meant solely for high schoolers. In kids to be more stressed and more stress means bad elementary school, students just begin to realize they results. According to WebMD, “Common signs of now possess new responsibilities. Homework can stress include depression, sleep problems, tension, help strengthen this, letting the student learn new anxiety, work mistakes, poor concentration, and apaskills. A skill learned would be time management. If thy, among many others.” All of these side effects will the student’s time is spent playing outside, the homecause poor results in class. work will not get completed. Then, after a series of According to US News, “Students nowadays missing work, they can see their mistakes and are spending significantly more time on rectify them. If this skill is not learned early homework assignments-sometimes up to on in life, there could be more serious 17.5 hours each week.” This much work consequences. For example, if one can even lead to social problems. A were not to turn in work for their job, study was done by Stanford School they would not just get a slap on the of Education that tested students in wrist. They would be fired. high to middle class areas to meaConnecting back to high schoolsure their stress levels. In the end, ers, homework can be beneficial because of all the work of a seven to the understanding of a certain hour day and three more hours of subject. Doing more of the same homework, the students’ stress levels work you learned in class, outside of skyrocketed. Students could feel alienclass, would help more with memoriated because they are spending more zation. According to Duke Today, more time doing work instead of being social. than 60 research studies on homework Even in college, students feel the stress between 1987 and 2003 concluded that od Hom wo of homework. Caitie Madden, senior at homework does have a positive effect on Kirk ework e e l . PhotoCo: Kay Purdue University, is on the dean’s list but still student achievement. doesn’t feel like homework is worth it. Madden said, There are also more lifelong advantages gained “College is already crazy trying to figure your life out. from homework. There is no question that these Then you have the five hours of homework and studyqualities can definitely help the individual through ing.” Madden believes that homework has hurt her their lives. Homework can begin to show students on many occasions rather than helped her. the difficulties of life. This could be applied to many Homework is the poison apple in many students’ things in life, from using time management skills lives. Homework causes stress which can lead to learned for a particular job, paying all bills and debts, worse results in school. Ultimately, homework has living a healthy lifestyle, et cetera. At the end of the hurt more than helped in every student’s life. day, homework may seem to be your poisoned apple, but it is the exact opposite.

Aidan Cox, Staff Reporter

Jordan Rust, Staff Reporter

Homework Timeline 1901 California legislature passed a law abolishing homework in grades K-8, and limiting it in high school.

1950s America became concerned with children’s education. They believed homework may help with accelerating learning. March 2017

1960s Homework was once again viewed poorly, as people saw it crowding personal time of students.

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1990s Overwhelming consensus in favor of homework among both educators and general public. Many districts have policies requiring homework.

Sources:quora.com, sfgate.com GraphicCo: Kaylee Kirkwood

I chose this spread because it it takes a different approach to laying out articles. The splitting of the page halfway down the middle was the easiest part, but then I also had to figure out how to unify the different sides and make the page look more interesting. As a result, I added a simple picture of a textbook in the middle, and a timeline at the bottom. I used circles, once again, as the main shape on my page, and I used green and red to emphasize the “Pro/Con” setup of the articles.


This spread includes four different writers from our staff, and the stories are laid out according to their content. As a result, while designing this page, space was the biggest challenge I faced. I laid out this spread so that freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all had their own section. We used photos of students from our school and staged them so that they corresponded with the articles. I also decided to use circles as the main shape on the spread to help unify all of the elements. The large “How To:� in the circle, and the student’s photos are the focal point of the spread, and they help tie the articles, graphics, and sections together.

Kaylee kirkwood design portfolio  

2017 CSMA Designer of the Year

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