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Letters to the Editor Deconstructing marriage, Teachers and guns-dismantling love--a view not a bad thing on same-sex unions Dear Editor, It is 2013, and this year has already shown that almost anything is possible. From the legalization of marijuana, to the Laker’s losing streak, and now with the world’s first Latin American Pope. In other recent headlines, Same-Sex Civil Unions has become legal in the Centennial State. For many, this may be a shout for, “Victory!” But for others, this is seen as an odd, terrifying, and crippling roadblock for Colorado in the years to come, just like the legalization of marijuana. Bottom line, we will hit on similar points Norma made in her last edition of “The Norm” and throw in our objections. First off, our intention is not hate. People should be tolerated, but that doesn't mean all principles should too. This article will reveal and support the truth about marriage. If, however, you associate hate with truth, then chances are you’ll be receiving reality checks the rest of your life. Secondly, in the previous Red Ink newspaper, an article supporting socalled same-sex “marriage” was written, we have responded by writing an article supporting traditional marriage. Before those who oppose us get fired up, we stress that we too have the right for freedom of speech, which includes communicating these truths, the truths, not so much of same sex attractions, but on the wrong of acting on those attractions.     Again, we are not here to tell people how to live their lives, because we simply cannot; we can only encourage and help those in trouble. We are no one to judge or condemn anyone. We are simply here to defend traditional marriage. It is something that cannot, and should not, be redefined, just like the concept of ‘gravity’ or ‘human’ can’t be redefined. We also write this article because we care. We care. Studies show that males who participate in homosexual acts are more likely to become victims of clinical depression, suicide, and substance abuse. Moreover, people acting on homosexual attractions “have a substantially

greater risk of suffering from psychiatric problems than do heterosexuals,” says Neil Whitehead, Ph.D and author of “Homosexuality and Mental Health Problems.” In short, yeah, we care that those with same sex attractions find true happiness and true love, which isn’t within the same gender.   Lastly, you are correct, to the extent that the words of the Bible have been distorted by those who read it. However, the perceptions and misinterpretations do not devalue the message itself. The Bible is not erroneous, and what is stated in the Bible is credible. Neither hate nor prejudice is supported in the Bible. The Bible is the basis for love. This love is seen throughout the bible but is better-known in the life of Christ. Many people in Eaton strive in basing their lives on Sacred Christian writing, because Christianity is the source of truth in the world. Period. Any establishment in society government, schools, clubs, organizations may try to explain the best they can to lead people to truth, but will fall short because there is no initial basis for truth within these establishments. Truth is what this world needs, not a small part or a distorted truth, but the full truth we have incorporated in this article about marriage. -Jose Delgado and Trevor Asche  To see this letter in its complete form please go to EatonRedInk.com

It is something that cannot, and should not, be redefined, just like the concept of ‘gravity’ or ‘human’ can’t be redefinded.

Student offers a counter-argument to the February Senate Bill 9 opinion that opposed teachers carrying concealed weapons. Dear Editor, 1. Places with the least gun restrictions have the least gun violence. 2. Teachers would not be required to use a gun. 3. Meth is completely unrelated as it is an illegal substance and guns are not. 4. Drugs and guns are nothing alike—some people are comfortable driving 50 m.p.h. over the speed limit—generalized comparison 5. School shootings happen because the school is defenseless not because it’s a challenge. If someone wanted a challenge they go to try attacking a police station or a gun show…no one seeks a fire fight as a challenge. 6. Being defenseless is not a safe environment. 7. Training could very well prepare someone to take out a gunman. 8. A teacher with good intent is not a danger; it deters the gunman from attacking students and forces them to focus on the person who could take them out. 9. Why? 10. Killing someone out of self defense or defense of others and having possible post-traumatic stress is a small price to pay for saving lives. 11. He went into a school with the intent of mass murder… who gives sh*&? At least he was stopped before countless innocent people were killed! 12. Being completely defenseless

fails to protect anyone. 13. They’d all be dead. 14. Or how about the gunmen who went in there to kill everyone. 15. FALSE 16. Contradiction—you state that if the teacher hesitated to shoot the gunner, more damage would be caused than if the teacher didn’t hesitate and removed the threat. I agree…which means it contradicts the rest of the argument. 17. People who want to be teachers will still want to be teachers. One more requirement for a job wouldn’t deter anone from their dream job. If I had to take and extra math course that was newly added to the curriculum of getting an engineering degree I wouldn’t just give up on something. I won’t just because I didn’t agree with a new requirement. 18. Unless it saved students’ lives, which it could so… 19. You’re right. No one should be allowed to (what?) In fact, as of now, no one is allowed to –but they do. People with the intent of causing harm will do so no matter what the laws are because those people don’t follow the laws anyway. No murderer won’t go places where they could easily be stopped. Final thoughts: You focus way too much on how it might “emotionally damage” a student rather than that it could save their life. If a watched my teacher kill the man who was pointing a gun at me or my classmates, I wouldn’t blame them for traumatizing me. I would be forever grateful to them because they saved my life. -Dalton Shoop P.S. Someone could get stabbed to death by a sharp pencil, should we ban these too?

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May 13, 2013

S p e e d deadly factor at crossing Losers to the back of the line adamschott staffreporter

With every day at Eaton High School that goes by, one thing that is on everybody’s mind in the whole entire school around 11:25, is the sacred lunch time. This is the time where those who have been starving ever since first period, those who are simply hungry, and those who need to get homework done release into a relaxation time. However, that is not the case sometimes because of the 35 minutes that makes kids rush to cut, speed back to school, and class on time. As a result, this leads many upperclassmen and social people to cut the line. Let’s not be unrealistic; almost everybody cuts the line, and many people think about it. If you cut the line, then you will get your food faster, eat quicker, talk longer, and get to class sooner. Really, cutting usually seems the best way to go in order to have a better lunch. The only people who have an excuse, and who get fuller lunches, are those in clubs that have meetings and need to get started right away, those with sack lunches, or those in CAT. Tucker Morrell (15) explained, “Considering that I’m one of the people that cut and will do it, it’s wrong--but necessary to have enough time.” Unfortunately the kids who are at the end of the line get the short end of the stick with about 10 to 15 minutes to eat. Although they have enough time to shovel down a plate of food, they don’t have a good amount of time to leisurely visit with friends, get homework done, or get in touch with a teacher. Lunch and cutting affect everybody including teachers, and time can become an issue during lunch. When someone is cut in the lunchline, what is a person supposed to do? Really they have only three solid options. The first option is to call the cutter out and ask them to peacefully resolve the problem by going to the back of the line. However,

it isn’t that likely for a freshman to take on a senior, or anybody for that matter. The second solution to do is to go to an adult supervisor, Rick Kaufman or Mark Naill to get help. By going to an adult, this removes the doubt that someone has in getting their lunch late. However, Vice Principal Kaufman explained, “Very rarely do students bring this to attention. If there is a problem, students must come to an adult to deal with the problem.” Students who want to stop getting cut by other people must take action against this problem. The third, and most often picked solution, is to just try and cut the cutter again in another area of the line. If kids had more time to eat their lunch, then cutting wouldn’t be a problem. All of these common solutions aren’t completely effective in solving the actual problems though. Are there any ways to get rid of this problem so that everybody can have enough time to eat, socialize, and have no reason to cut the line? For starters, the simple solution is to just make lunch longer so everybody has enough time to eat. This way the kids who are at the back of the line are able to get their food with absolutely no time constraints or restrictions. If the lunch period grew longer, then people wouldn’t feel like they have to cut as severely in order to get their food in time. When time becomes an issue, people will cut whether or not the teacher is looking. But the real question is where this time could come from. It’s not like you can just make time come out of nowhere. The first possible solution is to cut into advising class. It seems extreme, but that is a feasible area that could be cut down. The next solution is to cut down passing period time. Eaton has a significantly long passing period for kids to get to class. Although it is long if you get to class really on time, as far as hanging out, it doesn’t really have an effect un-

less someone has a chill teacher, or off period. The last proposed solution even more extreme, is to make lunch longer by making school longer as well. However, Kaufman explained, “This would cut into bus routes and pose quite a few problems.” I’m not saying these are the only ones, but they are possible options. I enjoy advising and passing time just as much as they next guy, but some people feel they would like lunch longer as well. Now it doesn’t have to be a full on hour of lunch, even 15 extra minutes would help a lot if any. There is one last factor that I feel could strongly influence the amount of time students have to eat, without cutting into time anywhere else. This idea is to simply have a teacher get to the lunch check out station much sooner before the bell rings. By doing this, the kids who get out of class early or who have an off period are able to get their food sooner, leaving an empty line. The true problem is the backup of having to go through one teacher when everybody gets there all at the same time. Teacher Gino Maio who takes numbers for lunch payment at the computers explained, “People [students] don’t think about it [cutting] because they always do it.” If there is disbursement between when kids getting their lunch, then it will be much more efficient. Rather than taking on one massive group of people, it will be much easier to have evenly spread groups receive their lunch. Although this depends on how soon the cooks are ready, Maio also explained, “two to three minutes makes a big difference in a lunch line.” This just looks to be the most feasible solution to start off with because it doesn’t change the schedule, has no negative effects besides finding someone to do it sooner, and will look to make the line shorter. If the line is short there is no reason to cut to get your food much faster.

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for a tragedy to happen. I have taken it upon myself to initiate the change mandatory that will prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. It is quite apparent the intersection of Highway 85 and WCR 85 possess a great threat to unsuspecting drivers. The speed limit approaching the intersection leaps from 35 m.p.h. in town to 65 m.p.h. just past the interLimit must be low- section. For an intersection without a light, ered at Highway 85 it is extremely difficult for drivers and WCR 76 intersec- crossing in either direction to gage the tion before more acci- right spacing and speed of oncoming traffic and cross safely. dents occur. After discussing the matter with the Mayor of Eaton, Scott Moser, he reecekothe opinioneditor said that, “We have been working with It was like any other day on that fate- the State of Colorado to help us come up with some ideas for this area.” ful evening last fall. Since Highway 85 is a state highI was merely driving home from a rather uneventful Cross Country way, the Town of Eaton cannot take direct action with the speed limit. practice with my sister. He agreed that the intersection Only that day was different. At the intersection of Highway 85 and WCR is problematic and went on to ex76, I waited to find an opening in the plain that it will take a long time to get the speed limit traffic while cars started changed or a light piling up behind me. I was merely installed because After looking back of extensive state and forth trying to be driving home regulations. careful, finally an openfrom a rather Moser said ing in the chaotic traffic that a traffic light came. As I uneventful cross with a railroad arm nervously eased across country practice would cost the the first two lanes of with my sister. town a $1,000,000 Highway 85 and began which is a third of to cross the next two, I the annual budget. suddenly saw headlights The state also out of the corner of my requires that a trafeye. fic study be done Time passed slugbefore any action gishly in slow motion can be taken. as I turned to look, all The Town at once exploding glass Manager, Gary was everywhere and my Carsten, said the Chevy truck was violenttown is currently ly jolted slamming our doing a $60,000 helpless bodies around study and developing a traffic plan like Jell-O. In a flash two vehicles were totaled that will be done in August. He also agreed that the intersection and four people were almost killed. The nature of the collision spelled is dangerous and said his daughter casualties, however, miraculously no was in an accident at the intersection one was severely injured beyond a few as well. I applaud the town for taking acsuperficial wounds. I thank God everyday that my sis- tion, but it is extremely frustrating ter and the two people in the other ve- that something as inexpensive and hicle were not injured or worse, killed. reasonable as changing the speed limit Since that time I have talked to hasn't already occurred as a first step. I can tell you from personal exothers who have had a close call at this intersection, there has been a car perience that slower speeds probably train crash and I saw another accident would have prevented my accident almost identical to mine, and these are from happening at all. If buracracy costs our town a perjust the accidents that I am aware of. There is no doubt that it is just son’s life it will be one life too many. a matter of time before people lose If you are concerned, speak up and proceed with caution or avoid that intheir lives. Therefore, I can't stand by and wait tersection all together.


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People always say that time flies. To this I usually respond with a scoff and a roll of the eyes. Yet here I am, not far from graduating wondering...where did the time go? High school, man, high school. It’s been a trip. For many, high school is the time of their lives. But for me, well, it really wasn’t like that at all. I’ve waited so long for this moment when I finally get to walk out of here and never look back. But as I type this, listening to the not-so-catchy Bon Iver, I can’t help but feel a little bittersweet. Nietzsche wrote "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Well, here I am. Still breathing. I've floated through these halls for the last eight semesters never invoking much of a second thought out of most people when I walked by. Just me, my blasting music, and my never ending, wandering thoughts. And that's okay. High school is a time when many kids peak—peak in life, peak socially. I just haven’t peaked yet. Eventually I'll peak. Eventually I'll be content. Eventually I'll find happiness. But until those dreams become reality, all I can do is appreciate how far I've come. I've changed so much in this school, especially over the past year. So rather than completely bashing this place—‘cause it's not all bad—I want to thank a few special people. Here goes nothing...

Selby

I bugged you a thousand times over for silly favors (and so does the entire student body) but you always assisted with a smile on your face. Your infinite good mood brightens days. You deserve a thank you for being bubbly, kind, and an overall good human being. And also for never failing to embarrass Rachel with your great humor.

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Throwin’ my deuces up... normaloya

Graber

Pottery was my favorite class in my entire school career. There's something fantastic about getting my hands all dirty and transforming a lump of clay into something shiny and attractive. Even when my projects were pretty mediocre you always managed to over-compliment me. Thank you for letting me be the first to take your class three times. You didn’t know it, but that class was my ultimate therapy. As all of the stress of the day gathered up on my shoulders, being in your room made it all go away. Even if it was just for an hour and a half. And even if I heavily slacked off this last semester. Hopefully I left enough of an impression on you as you and your class did on me. Thank you.

Grable

Despite my complete lack of athleticism, you were always the nicest person to me in your classes. The times I spent running, er, I mean, walking the miles, you would always tell me good job or give me a high five/fist pump. You made me feel like a total boss when I lifted weights. Plus you complimented my music when it was my day to play. Thank you, Grabes. You are an incredibly sweet person. Also, your calves are massive. Those alone could motivate anybody to work out.

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did share some laughs, though. So for that I thank you. …Even if you don’t like my music taste.

Sanger

I don’t even know how to thank you for helping me so much this year. I realize my ambitions are a little over-the-top (and expensive), but if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be able to follow my dreams and go to California. Thank you so much for helping get on the first step to the rest of my life. You are the bestest.

Mishter Maio

I've never met somebody as ridiculous and funny as you. I'm so glad to have been in your classes. Obviously I'll see you more in the future, but the past few years have been fun. The only reason I took AP Chem was so you could make me laugh every day. Science is not my thing, but your silly voices and strange jokes made it worthwhile. Thanks for the good times and good laughs.

Pierson

I think you hit me every time you saw me in the hallway, but despite that you’ve always been a cool guy, and I absolutely loved taking your speech class my sophomore year. Thanks.

Some people will never realize what a great person you are. It's a shame kids don't even attempt to get to know you. And really that's just their loss. Like I said to Maio, Science is not my forte, but getting to know you little by little was a pleasure. When I ceased to exist to every other person in the hallway, you always made sure to acknowledge me with a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’. It's the little things like that that make a difference to people. Thank you so very much. I look forward to you accepting my Facebook friend request haha.

I always wanted to have a closer relationship with you just like my brother did. I idolize him so naturally I try to copy him. Unfortunately, it just never happened. We

Oh, Mother Jones. Despite my usual apathetic attitude, somehow the issues we’ve produced this year have been the best I’ve seen in my newspaper career. Those three

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years of newspaper really flew by. I tried my best this year to be a solid EIC, and I really hope I made you proud. Otherwise those hours upon hooouuuurrrs of writing, laying out, stroking pictures (teehee) and copy editing won't be as sweet in retrospect. I know I'm no Hannah, but hell, I gave it a shot. The laughs and inside jokes we had in that secluded haven of a room have created quite the memories. Thank you for always being in a good mood, for making us aim for a perfect paper even if the technology lacks, and just for being you, Jones. I don't think there's really any other person in the world like you.

Trotter

Jeez, I could go on and on about how incredibly cool you are, but I'm limited to a paragraph. I wish one day I can be even remotely as cool as you. I have the most immense respect for you. You and your beard made History a memorable class. Taking Gov’t & Pol. was a wonderful decision. I discovered myself in that class. I realized who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. I solidified and strengthened my beliefs. I want to thank you for teaching us how to think and to question, but never what to think. Thank you for making such a massive impact on me and my thought process. Thank you for just being Tom freaking Trotter. PS - You should write a book on your life. Many agree that it’d be one hell of a read.

Janks

I don't think I'll ever get used to your new last name. It's pretty remarkable how just one year of having you as a teacher has made such an impact on me. I don’t even know what to write because I have so much to say and I don’t know how to put it into words. Although I'd like to forget a lot of things over the past four years, I will never forget that small moment we shared my freshman year when you hugged me as I broke down in the hallway. That's a strange thing to write about publicly in this note for everyone to read. But it meant a lot to me. Such a small gesture can really mean the

world to a person. People never get enough recognition. And if all I'm good for is to give someone the occasional thank you, then here it goes: Thank you. When I look back at the times here at EHS, it’s the extraordinary teachers in this building like you, and the listed above that I’ll remember fondly.

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I have hated each one of you at some point throughout that past four years. (Which is a fabulous way to begin a thank you/goodbye note). But at the end of the day, the memories, the incredibly inappropriate, vile memories we now share together...those are things I wouldn't trade for the world. I think most of us have been sitting together since 6th grade, which is unbelievable and sad to realize that it’s all winding down now. Marcus, the usual initiator of the sexual jokes that cross the line. McKyler, the usual initiator of the Mexi jokes. Haley, the cougar. Derek, the one on an exclusive cookie and Fuze diet. And Joben, the one with the goofiest laugh. I’d describe you guys in funnier, more vulgar ways, but I’d get in trouble. We should be social outcasts with the kind of conversations we have. Probably even suspended for the some of the stuff that goes down every day. Yolo, I guess. I’ll try my best to find friends at college as weird and hilarious as you guys. I imagine the interview process for that will be quite strange. Thanks for the innuendos, the racist jokes, the cookie game, the laughs that made my stomach hurt and my eyes tear up—everything. It's been real, guys.

Mexi, out. California awaits me.


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December 14, 2012

Amendment 64 highs and lows

Amendment 64, is beginning to draw questions. Will it faulter? Make up your own mind. Amendment 64, which legalizes small amounts of recreational pot for personal use, has been passed in the state of Colorado as of November 6, 2012 by 53% of Coloradans. Under the law, anyone 21 and older may possess up to an ounce of pot, and can smoke it in a private place without violating state law. The amendment allows people to grow up to six marijuana plants in private, secure areas and allows individuals to transport and sell weed within the state.

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Pros:

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being passed, pot is now being taxed. With weed being taxed, it is declared that each year the first $40 million profited from that tax would go toward public school construction. Because of weed being used for many different reasons, such as relief of symptoms caused by illnesses and relief of depression, it is predicted that marijuana sales could bring Colorado over $100 million in new tax revenue alone. This large amount of tax income will benefit schooling (including the teachers and students) and the economy in general.

Despite the negative light cast on it, pot is actually very beneficial toward a variety of issues. It is able to relieve stress and pain without the repercussion of secondhand smoke. It can be used through brownies, cupcakes, suckers, vaporizers, warm drinks, or synthetic pills. Also, because of the legalization, there would be a tremendous decrease in street crimes and theft due to marijuana. Not to mention, it is not possible to die of overdose of weed, unlike other prescription drugs. Scientific studies have actually been done to test the “harmful effects” of weed. According to Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, cannabinoids (found in pot) exert a neuroprotective effect on the brain. This proves that it does not kill brain cells, but rath-

er protects them. Also, in an interview done by Marc Kaufman of the Washington Post, Donald Tashkin, a pulmonologist of the University of California at Los Angeles, who has studied marijuana for 30 years, said, “We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use.” After testing this hypothesis, Tashkin said, “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.” Although marijuana is frowned upon by 47% of people in Colorado, it is actually very beneficial. It helps school construction, it protects brain cells and lungs, and helps soothes many illnesses. Before weed is degraded by being stereotyped as a “harmful drug,” it is necessary to know the benefits. Those benefits--health-wise as well as financially--outweigh the cons of marijuana. Amendment 64 is the legislation of a lifetime. The passing of this law will reform Colorado and allow the state to be reecekothe opinioneditor

Cons: The legalization of Marijuana has been a controversial issue for years. Although legalizing Marijuana may have its perks, Marijuana is still a drug nonetheless. Now that the drug is legal in Colorado, the state has decided to fund schools with Marijuana taxes. This is a poor justification to legalize a drug that can cause so many problems. Marijuana is morally wrong and yet ironically, schools will benefit from it. What has the state of Colorado come to? People should seek true happiness rather than escaping reality and getting high. It's hard to believe an intoxicating substance that was once illegal, and frowned upon by many is now funding schools where students were pressed not to get involved with drugs.

This argument gives students the idea that drugs are okay since drug money is funding the schools and gives way to more students getting sucked into a habit that could shape their lives for the worse. Many people who favor Marijuana argue that it will help recover the economy. Taxes will indeed provide a sum of money, but the social issues that the drug causes will offset this benefit. Marijuana intoxicates its users and renders them unable to function normally. This problem is particularly concerning behind the wheel of a car. Driving under the influence will greatly increase with the legalization of Marijuana causing more accidents to occur and thus more money to be spent to solve the problems. Driving while using marijuana is difficult and more dangerous because Marijuana delays the responses of the brain. Additionally, doctors say that users of Marijuana suffer motor issues within the brain overtime. Marijuana can cause brain cells to work at half capacity (in the hippocampus where the brain regenerates brain cells) for up to 7 months. Similarly, supporters of marijuana say that if alcohol is legal marijuana should be legal, but social issues related to alcohol actually prove why we shouldn't legalize marijuana. Substances that are legal and taxed such as alcohol cause much more trouble than tax related benefits. For example, federal excise taxes collected on alcohol in 2007 reached $9 billion and states collected $5.5 billion. These amounts together are not near the approximate $185 billion in alcohol costs to criminal justice, healthcare, and lost productivity in the workplace. This example shows that Marijuana is taking us on a road leading nowhere that will indeed cause more damage than profit. Using drugs is morally wrong and should remain that way. Really now, how will more potheads benefit our society?


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December 14 , 2012

Somebody that I used to know

It wasn’t too long ago when the students of EHS were little kiddies watching Disney, Nickelodeon and listening to huge pop stars like Britney and Christina with complete awe for the actors and singers. But then, the young Hollywood elite all seemed to hit their mid-life crises a little too early. With the oh so difficult pressures of being rich and famous, these teen-stars hit rock bottom quickly and publicly. Which begs the question: what happened to the kids we used to know and love? The once-beloved Parent Trap standout, Lindsay Lohan, is the poster child for messed up child actors. The Parent Trap was a critical movie in every kid’s childhood. But after the roaring success of Mean Girls--pretty much the greatest movie to quote from--she fell off the grid a bit. Following...what, 17 arrests now? (17 for you, Glenn Coco. You go, Glenn Coco!) there just seems to be no hope. Drugs, alcohol, bad driving, a dysfunctional family and a bad

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temper have been her downfall, and no movie—not even Lifetime's Liz & Dick—can revive her old A-list status. Though Lohan was not exclusive to any children's channel, Nickelodeon alumni Amanda Bynes has become the new Lindsay. Bynes first debuted on television on All That, a sort of kids version of Saturday Night Live. Eventually she went on to have a successful acting career but disappeared after Easy A. After announcing her retirement from acting a few years ago, she appeared on TV screens with in the form of a mug shot on every entertainment show. Careless driving and excessive clubbing turned this once lovable actress into just another hasbeen with serious issues. Nickelodeon has a knack for picking the most appropriate kids to represent their channel. From the show Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn Spears caused quite the fuss when she and her then-boyfriend forgot to use a latex. Silly children. Spears' teenage pregnancy caused her pop-

ular show to get axed. But it's not like the Spears family is unfamiliar to this kind of behavior. Her older sister, Britney—pop legend—temporarily ruined her image following a line of minimarriages. After a vaguely successful marriage, she pushed out two kids and went straight back to being crazy. A shaved head and many hilarious photos later, Spears eventually got her act together. Let's just forget about that period of her life and live in the early 2000s, when Britney and N'sync ruled the world. Hollywood is a crazy place filled with shallow, heartless, loaded celebrities. But since we're so obsessed with the lives of the rich and famous, the stories of their downfalls are that much more entertaining. It's only a matter of time before iCarly or Honey Boo Boo dabbles with cocaine, or makes a sex video, or runs over an old lady, or punches someone in a club, or makes death threats over a voicemail to their exes...either way, TMZ will have it covered. Fingers crossed.

Health conciousness can prevent injuries

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Christina Contreras has been a high school volleyball, basketball, track athlete and college volleyball player at Western State. She is a Certified kickboxing instructor, CrossFit Eaton owner/coach and two-time CrossFit Games Regional Qualifier First let me start off by stating I am NOT a doctor. This is merely my opinion and observation. I have been involved in many different facets of sports and fitness for many years and can’t help but to notice the increased amount of injuries. Here are my opinions as to why: 1. Year-round single sportsmen. When you are playing the same sport all year long, you are doing the same movements over and over, creating major wear and tear on certain joints/muscles (depending on the sport you’re playing). When you play different sports during different seasons (like I did when I was a kid), you’re training different muscles/movements. I’ve observed that multi-sport athletes

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are generally more athletic due to the variety of movements/skills. Playing multiple sports prevents burnout on one sport as well. 2. Poor diet. The average American diet is filled with fast food, too much sugar, not enough protein or vegetables. Muscles cannot recover, repair or strengthen efficiently without sufficient nutrition and hydration. You cannot expect to eat junk, but perform your best. 3. High level competition. Competition gets more advanced every year. High school level athletes are performing at what college level use to be. Anytime you have highly competitive athletes, there is a higher risk of injury. My recommendations: Play a variety of sports - be a well-rounded athlete AND person! Eat healthy foods that are good for your body. Drink more water, less sugary drinks. Stretch after every practice/workout-flexible bodies are less prone to injury. Take care of nagging injuries before they turn into major issues. These won’t ensure you will be injury-free, but it will help!

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EHS should take great pride in the way it has made each student feel welcome and worthy in their own ways. As soon as students enter the high school as freshman, the Eaton 101 program encourages them to be the best that they can be as they develop into the next generation of leaders. Advisers and LINK leaders guide the freshmen through the journey of high school and encourage them to succeed. These willing individuals are the true key in the success of freshmen and help make EHS a safe environment where the sky’s the limit for future success. Eaton 101 stresses the best out of the students and encourages these foundational qualities to be a constant throughout their lives.

Excellence, Awareness, Tenacity, Ownership, and Noteworthiness-the Eaton Way enables the students to start on their path to greatness by teaching a set of positive guidelines that the students can live by for the rest of their lives. These principles allow students to live their lives in successful ways. Eaton High School is like a family-a community that welcomes new students, and the “we are one” motto on every freshman t-shirt is becoming a reality. The teachers and staff create a great learning environment in which students can work hard and get to know each other. As a result, everyone is able to get along and focus on their futures. Without the positive atmosphere that is EHS, success would not equal what it does.


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Students should make up their own minds

STAFF EDITORIAL Eaton High School students need to formulate their own political opinions during this Presidential Campaign and not simply mimic their parents. The outcome of the Presidential election as well as local matters will greatly influence what the future holds for them. Students, as young Americans, should not blindly follow others and let peers, family and the media dictate their views. Instead, they need to think for themselves. Never has it been more important to seek the truth about issues facing the country. As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama travel across the nation spreading their viewpoints, as television advertisements spew misleading facts, as Facebook posts fly back and forth at the speed of light, students should check the reliability of information on both sides. Voting should be determined based on truthful knowledge of an issue as well as personal values and beliefs. As Thomas Jefferson warned, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” In other words, citizens have to think for themselves in order to maintain their freedom. High school students must strive to do what is right, play their part in America and celebrate in those freedoms. This nation faces some of the toughest econmic times it has ever faced. In this difficult time in America, the U.S. needs to hear the voices of EHS students. Students who are 18 need to vote and choose a strong- intentioned leader who can make difficult decisions and get the United States back on track. Young adults need to educate themselves on the larger national issues such as the economy and healthcare because these issues

affect them. If students think they aren’t affected by the economy-think again. Have you tried to get a job lately? If you think healthcare doesn’t matter, ask your mom and dad how much that last trip to the emergency room after you tore that ligament or got that last catscan cost them. But that’s not all. In less time than a graduating senior can guess, the future economy will greatly dictate the plans they make for college and for the rest of their lives. As the next generation of leaders, young Americans need to save our great country before it’s too late. Start standing up and making a difference now. This is America; the possibilities of greatness are endless.

Recreation Center

Several leaders in the community and the school have said a new recreation center would take the burden off of the heavily used high school and unite the community. The Red Ink stff agrees. With over 700 different school, athletic and community events. Each year, EHS is busy seven days a week with some event going on. Extra space and a new facility would meet the needs of the students and the community by balancing out usage and making for a less chaotic schedule. Instead of driving to Greeley, residents who participate in athletic and recreation activities could stay close to home and save both time and gas. It seems pretty apparent that a new recreation center is a great initiative and that would help the community for many generations to come. Hopefully it will be on the 2013 ballot and students will be involved in part of the community decision making.

October 8, 2012

Do you support or oppose your parents’ views?

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Poll of 212 EHS Students.

Do you support or oppose your parents’ politcal views?

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What will be the biggest issue in this campaign?

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redview

Students should make up their own minds

STAFF EDITORIAL Eaton High School students need to formulate their own political opinions during this Presidential Campaign and not simply mimic their parents. The outcome of the Presidential election as well as local matters will greatly influence what the future holds for them. Students, as young Americans, should not blindly follow others and let peers, family and the media dictate their views. Instead, they need to think for themselves. Never has it been more important to seek the truth about issues facing the country. As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama travel across the nation spreading their viewpoints, as television advertisements spew misleading facts, as Facebook posts fly back and forth at the speed of light, students should check the reliability of information on both sides. Voting should be determined based on truthful knowledge of an issue as well as personal values and beliefs. As Thomas Jefferson warned, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” In other words, citizens have to think for themselves in order to maintain their freedom. High school students must strive to do what is right, play their part in America and celebrate in those freedoms. This nation faces some of the toughest econmic times it has ever faced. In this difficult time in America, the U.S. needs to hear the voices of EHS students. Students who are 18 need to vote and choose a strong- intentioned leader who can make difficult decisions and get the United States back on track. Young adults need to educate themselves on the larger national issues such as the economy and healthcare because these issues

affect them. If students think they aren’t affected by the economy-think again. Have you tried to get a job lately? If you think healthcare doesn’t matter, ask your mom and dad how much that last trip to the emergency room after you tore that ligament or got that last catscan cost them. But that’s not all. In less time than a graduating senior can guess, the future economy will greatly dictate the plans they make for college and for the rest of their lives. As the next generation of leaders, young Americans need to save our great country before it’s too late. Start standing up and making a difference now. This is America; the possibilities of greatness are endless.

Recreation Center

Several leaders in the community and the school have said a new recreation center would take the burden off of the heavily used high school and unite the community. The Red Ink stff agrees. With over 700 different school, athletic and community events. Each year, EHS is busy seven days a week with some event going on. Extra space and a new facility would meet the needs of the students and the community by balancing out usage and making for a less chaotic schedule. Instead of driving to Greeley, residents who participate in athletic and recreation activities could stay close to home and save both time and gas. It seems pretty apparent that a new recreation center is a great initiative and that would help the community for many generations to come. Hopefully it will be on the 2013 ballot and students will be involved in part of the community decision making.

October 8, 2012

Do you support or oppose your parents’ views?

EHS

Poll of 212 EHS Students.

Do you support or oppose your parents’ politcal views?

Supp

ort 1

Oppo

se 38

What will be the biggest issue in this campaign?

my

o Econ

lth Hea re Ca

Gay rriage Ma

Like father like son

on rati

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74


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October 8, 2012

Mr. Lochte steals gold and hearts normaloya editorinchief

Time to pull the plug on Chris Columbus If foreigners know the real deal, why don’t we? averyjones featureeditor

The London Summer Olympics quickly became the most anticipated event of 2012. Magazine covers everywhere featured half-naked Olympians promising to make these Olympics better than the last. Aside from the advertised athletic prowess, much of the media’s attention focused on how attractive those athletes were. Ryan Lochte (obviously), Ashton Eaton, Michael Phelps, James Magnussen, Chris Paul, Hope Solo, Aly Raisman and Tom Daley were just some of the highlighted beauts.  In 2008, the world watched US swimmer Michael Phelps go eightfor-eight in Beijing. While all of that hooplah was going down, I directed my eyes elsewhere. A curly-haired goofy swimmer donning a pair of diamond-crested grills was unknown and underestimated. And so my obsession began. Four years later, this stud—the man everyone now knows as Ryan Lochte—returned with much hype, and a huge female fan base...along with a visibly low IQ.  As the much-awaited Opening Ceremony neared, every branch of media covered even the most ridiculous stories vaguely touching on the Olympics (fashion, ex-Olympians from the 80s, Olympic-inspired food, etc). Meanwhile, the “Loch Ness Monster” posed on the cover for Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal

and Time Magazine (most of which I had to buy #worthit). This was just the beginning of Lochte fever. Once the games finally began, interviews with him and his family highlighted dozens of channels. His answers to questions were quite dim and slowly delivered, but let’s face it—we weren’t focusing on how dumb he sounded, we were focusing on his ripped body, the body that is my phone’s current wallpaper.  Commercials guaranteed heartpounding matches between Phelps and Lochte, USA and France, and they were, and Missy Franklin was cool, too. But enough of that—after a week of nonstop swimming coverage, Lochte went home with two golds, two silvers and one bronze medal…and a Twitter following of over 1,000,000. It wasn’t long before talk shows invited Lochte for five-minute conversations to promote, well, Ryan Lochte. Leno, Fallon, and Ripa all took a piece from the Lochte pie to satisfy America’s post-Olympic-hunger. (My DVR sure enjoyed recording all of those.)  Anyway, the point is, America is obsessed with athletes. America is obsessed with attractive athletes. I’m obsessed with attractive athletes. I literally could list dozens, but this long rant was just about one—Ryan Lochte, Olympic-gold medalist… slash heartthrob.

    On this day, Oct. 8, 2012, America recognizes its great discoverer, Christopher Columbus. Across America, people celebrate the man who, 520 years ago, stumbled not upon American shores, but instead, those of Hispaniola. Wait what? I thought he discovered America? Well, you’ve been misled.  That’s right. In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain commissioned Columbus to find the shortest route to the Spice Islands in India. But instead, Columbus staggered onto the shores of the large island containing the Dominican Republic and Haiti about a thousand miles away from the closest shores of North America. Columbus and his men then proceeded to wipe out the indigenous people of Hispaniola. When they were all but extinct, he realized, “Hmm, maybe I should have kept them around as slaves.” But not to worry, Columbus didn’t have to perform work himself. Oh no, he found slaves alright. He imported them from Africa and forced them to perform labor entirely new to them under grueling conditions.        So let’s review: Columbus failed to find India, failed to find America, landed on Hispaniola, wiped out the indigenous people, brought slavery to

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the deficit in half and instead, is the first president to add five trillion dollars to our national debt which has led to the decrease in America’s credit rating.  He and the Democrat Party believe that the government should play a larger role in the lives of Americans and that the government should spend money to help people and get the middle class back on its feet and in jobs. On the other side of the debate, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney believe increasing government and government spending will not help a failing economy and that individuals make better decisions about spending their own money than does the government. They want to decrease the size of the government and spending, make the country more business friendly

and help people help themselves. An example of both political points of view can be seen in Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, Democrat Governor O’Malley increased sales tax, tobacco tax, gas tax, income tax and raised taxes on Maryland’s millionaires; He invested in schools, transportation and public works. His state has a seven percent unemployment rate and continues to experience budget shortfalls. In Virginia, Republican Governor McDonnell, cut taxes, reduced state expenditures and helped make business regulations less difficult. He turned a six billion budget deficit into a one billion surplus and has a 5.9 percent unemployment rate. Similarly, other Republican Governors in New Mexico, Ohio,

the country, and then received a day of commemoration and celebration for his grand contribution to history. Something seems a little off to me.      Why in the world would Americans choose to celebrate a man who not only did not discover their country, but also wreaked havoc on the land he did discover and laid the foundations for American colonization and slavery?      Apparently I am not the only one asking that question. At Eaton High School, every one of the foreign exchange students knows about the real deal behind Columbus. In Germany, Norway, and the Czech Republic, people look at America flabbergasted by the ridiculous holiday that we celebrate on this day. All over the world people know the truth, and yet Americans are left in the dark about the truth behind Columbus. Well not anymore. It’s time to open up our eyes and quit giving a terrible man the honor of a national holiday. Three states in America have caught on, though. Alaska has stopped celebrating Columbus day entirely. Hawaii, instead, celebrates a day they call Discoverer’s Day, a day to celebrate the Polynesian discovery of Hawaii. South Dakota celebrates Native American Day, Individual cities such as Berkeley, Sebastopol and Santa Cruz, California have followed suit now celebrating what they call Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus Day.  It’s time for the rest of America to catch on and stop giving recognition to a man undeserving of it. What better day to start? Take action right now. On tthis day. Happy Columbus Day everyone. Let’s make it one worth remembering.

Wisconsin and South Carolina have taken states with large deficits and turned them into surpluses without raising taxes. Their examples show that we shouldn’t spend what we don’t have, and budgets can be managed without taxing the people. Obama may be a great guy, but nonetheless people must not fall prey to his friendly personality and fluffy words and focus on the fate of America. As Americans we are all in this economic crisis together and must put our political differences aside. The United States is on the path to bankruptcy. If our country falters, life as we know it is over. Here in Colorado we can make a huge difference in the outcome. Unfortunately, this close presidential race will be won and lost by Swing

Red Ink Staff Box Editor-in-Chief..............normaloya Sports Editor...........carterwilliams Opinion Editor..............reecekothe Feature Editor...............averyjones News Editor......................erincarney Graphic Editor..............normaloya Web Editor..................aaronmiller Business Manager ..........................................chrisdawkins

Staff Reporter ...............................mishaylastephenson .......................................jazminschwark

Adviser..........................deirdrejones The Red Ink is a public forum, school-sponsored and student generated, which encourages the free exchange of ideas and information. All opinions made in the exercise of freedom of speech or press are the sole opinions of the writers and are in no way to be considered the opinions of Eaton High School, administration, Board of Education, or Eaton School District. The Red Ink strictly adheres to School Board Policy JCEA and Colorado Revised Statute 12-1-120. The Red Ink is a member of the Colorado High School Press Association, Journalism Education Association, and Quill and Scroll.

2012 election will decide fate of America opinioneditor

                      In this pivotal time in U.S. history it is time to make a “change.” Gas prices have doubled, groceries cost more, healthcare costs are rising, and job loss is at an all time high. Although the president inherited a challenging economy, the question is, how has he improved the economy and are our lives better today than they were four years ago?   President Obama promised to cut

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States. The people here must see the blatant truth and vote wisely to represent Colorado in a positive manner. Most voters can not begin to comprehend the importance of this election. This election is the future of America and must be dealt with decisively so our country is not brought to its knees in another four years. We must remain strong economically and militarily so that the American light of liberty can continue to shine in the world.     Other countries that don’t value freedom   would be happy to move to the front of the line. Never has so much been at stake. Now is the time to educate yourself on what is best for our country. Don’t get caught up in false accusations or empty campaign promises. You decide.


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