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If you’re a junior or senior here at Eaton High School, you know that junior year literature, like every good childhood birthday party, is themed. American Lit is all about the role of the artist. Everything we read and write has the central theme of “the artist.” So since we spend a whole year on it, I suppose I should know then exactly what an artist is. And I was very sure I did. Afterall, I’m a total literature nerd, and with the incredible English teachers we have in this building, of course I got the point. An artist goes against society. He makes people think and question their surroundings. Got it. Point made. Grade achieved. But I suppose the lesson didn’t sink in quite as far as I’d have liked to believe. Because recently, I got schooled in the meaning of art once again, but this time, it wasn’t my award-winning Lit teacher dishing out the lesson: It was my own peers. When the giant “2014” went up in the senior hallway, the only thing everyone noticed, or commented on, was that some fool had hung the 2 backwards. Everyone was confused, whispers flew throughout the school, and snide comments covered Snap Chat and Twitter. Nice going senior class. What gives with the backwards two? Are they dyslexic? They obviously know how to draw a 2. This can’t be right. That’s the senior class for ya! This 2 caused turmoil throughout the school like no numeral before. And so, I flipped it. I changed the 2 so the whispers would stop and people would quit questioning the class’s intelligence. I thought it would be an act of service to the senior class-and a note was left reflecting this

attitude--“you’re welcome.” The backlash of my actions was controversial to say the least. Much to my surprise, I learned I had not simply turned a 2: I’d tampered with a piece of art--something called installment art. As it turns out, the “2014,” constructed of calendar pages was not part of the senior bulletin board; it was an installment from the Art III class. The 2 was, indeed, supposed to be backward, and it had nothing to do with the senior class. Instead, it had everything to do with a poetic, artistic statement about the passing of time. And I had defaced it. As soon as I found out what I had done, I offered to switch back the 2, but was told not to bother--the piece was coming down the next day. When I got to school the next day, the 2014 was gone, and in its place hung a poster bearing one dominating question: What is Art? Around it were written the Art III kids’ colorful answers-- Art is expression, Art shouldn’t be censored, It’s against the norm, Art should make people think. Well congratulations because your art fulfilled these definitions. I think everyone learned a lesson from this whole debachle. My lesson? I’m an idiot. I have spent my entire high school career advocating for expression and speaking out against censorship, and here I am being the person I hate. I didn’t recognize art when it was quite literally right in front of my nose, and I censored it when it was. Art III’s lesson? You DO affect the world. You made people stop and think. You drew the exact reaction you desired. So congratulations, mission accomplished. Shelbey Nelson, you have my highest respect. You are one incredible artist.

April 11, 2014

PROPS and FLOPS averyjones





to Spring to classes not being outside when Break for arriving before everyone went into the it’s this nice out. sane. bros who refuse to stop wearing tanks. to studto “Let it ents digging in their for spare Go, Let it Gooooooo!” to pockets being indefinitely stuck people who hate on roll- change to raise money in our heads since the ing backpacks. Those for Make-A-Wish and release of Frozen onto Leukemia. things are the bomb. DVD. editorinchief




to the Knowledge Bowl team for heading to State for the second year in a row!


to Russia for dividing and conquering a country immediately after hosting the games of world unity.

PROPSto all you

contestants who entered the talent show. That took guts… and it was awesome.

Letter to the Editor:

Girls Swimming Corrections Dear Editor, These are the corrections I could find within the article that, if you don’t mind, the swim team would appreciate to be fixed: -The meet was the Tri-Valley Conference Meet -We originally had 22 girls go out for swimming, but by the time we swam conference, we only had 20, so saying 22 swam is false -Only 6 girls actually qualified for state, but we took 5 alternates to equal the 11 people we took -Four lines up from the bottom of the second column she spelled Jennifer Haley’s name “Hayley,” but previously wrote it correctly in the sentence before -Jazmin Schwark never qualified anything for state at all, and Jennie did help assist in the qualification of the medley relay with Taylor Dorsey, Lauryn Schriner, and Molly Adams -Taylor Dorsey didn’t even go to Rampart

-We qualified the 200 Free Relay for state at Rampart High school for the first time with Hailee Hernandez, Justice Muro, Molly Adams and Lauryn Schriner. -At state though, the 200 medley was swum with Jennie on back, Lauryn on breast, Justice on fly, and Molly on free, while the 200 free relay was swum with Lauryn 1st leg, Taylor 2nd leg, Hailee 3rd leg, and Molly as the anchor (coincidentally Justice and Taylor swam the opposite relays from the ones they helped qualify) -It says that Jennifer Haley went as an alternate and she actually swam there -She did not include everyone in the list of people that went to conference and the actual alternatives that went were Rebekah Whitaker, Elise Cozzens, Jazmin Schwark, Shelbey Nelson, and Kenzie Hull, while the state qualifiers were Jennie Haley, Molly Adams, Lauryn Schriner, Taylor

Dorsey, Justice Muro, and Hailee Hernandez -Lauryn and Taylor were the only two who individually qualified -And Jennie is not pleased with the way she was quoted because that is not how she said it. She would like to be requoted to say, “We lost one of our backstrokers which put more pressure on the rest of the backstrokers.” -Hailee Hernandez and the EHS GirlsSwim Team Because the Red Ink is a public forum, it encourages letters to the editor as a way to promote the free exchange of ideas concerning issues relevant to the student body and Eaton community. All letters to the editor must be signed and should be no more than 300 words. The Red Ink reserves the right to shorten letters or correct for grammar. Letters may be submitted to Eatonredink@ or to the editor.

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