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Friday, May 23, 2014 Vol. 54 No. 5

Fairview High School 1515 Greenbriar Blvd.

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sports senior leaders grid 3 signed seniors map 4 coach o 5



summer activities 6 shakespeare festival 7 z tunes money trees 8







letter to the editor 9 a new fairview tradition 10 the inequality behind the film industry 10-11


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Senior Leaders Grid by Dvir Goldman Favorite Moment of Athletic Career


Anders Hill

Cross Country

Isabelle Kennedy


Cito Balsells


Jeff Clarke

Favorite Cartoon Character

Favorite Ice College Cream Flavor Attending Next Year

“Life’s like a box of Simba Neapolitan chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” - Forrest Gump “Bro, your references Patrick Starr Cookie are out of control” Dough - This is The End

The spirit song before every cross country meet


“Never do something tomorrow when you can do it today” -Thomas Jefferson

Penelope Sorbet from “Wreck it Ralph”

Boston College

Qualifying for State


“We’re food for worms, lads” - Dead Poets Society

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Funky Donkey

Case Western Reserve University



Aang, from Avatar the Last Airbender

Ben & Jerry’s Pacific Coffee Toffee Lutheran Bar Crunch University

The turtle from “Finding Nemo”

Mint Choco- Albilene late Chip Christian University


Joel Frykholm

Favorite Quote

Running out Polar [on to the field] Bear for the state championship game Beating Pomo- Pheonix na in the Elite 8


Sam Martin

Spirit Animal

Beating Eaton in extra-innings in the Legion State Tournament last summer

“Protection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love. There are reasons each of us are born. We have to find those reasons.” Uncle Iroh, Avatar the Last Airbender Manatee “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” — Anchorman

Columbia University

Miami of Ohio

Graphic Credit Ethan Kennedy

Key: 1. Kiani Rayford-Cal State East Bay-Volleyball 2. Owen Harris-Santa Barbara City-Football 3. Bridger Dunn-Puget Sound-Football 4. Connor Spencer-U. of San Diego-Football 5. Ryan Shuman-U. of Redlands-Swimming 6. Heather Harrower-North Dakota State U.-Track 7. Gabe Tierney-Dakota Technical College-Basketball 8. Cameron Frazier-San Jacinto College Baseball 9. Melissa Cuddington-Rhodes College-Soccer 10. Savannah Beetcher-Central Michigan U.-Soccer 11. Sam Martin-Miami of Ohio U.-Football 12. Daniel Hoskins- Case Western Reserve-Football Cito Balsells-Case Western Reserve-Wrestling 13. Teresa Prinster-John Carroll U.-Swimming 14. Anders Hill-Columbia U.-Football 15. Sarah Kaufman-Middlebury College-Basketball 16. Sophie Lattes-Tufts U.-Track 17. Isabel Kennedy-Boston College-Cross Country/Track 18. Ryan Prinster-MIT-Track 19. Justine Sherman-Worcester Polytechnic Institute-Track 20.Ryan Hartzell- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo-Track 21. Emma Sanchez-U. of Kentucky-Track 22. Zane Vanderberg-Colorado State U.-Track 23. Jeff Clarke-Abilene Christian U.-Baseball

Signed Seniors Map

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List taken from Adrianna Torres as of May 19th



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The “Coach O” SEGMENT by Owen Harris, Guest Writer


he Fairview High School class of 2014 has proved to be nothing short of impressive when it comes to on-the-field performance. Ranging from the historic run the football team had back in the fall to the sensational season the baseball team is having. Girls’ soccer was a Top-Five team in the State for the majority of the season and the lacrosse squad made tremendous strides with their first victory over Monarch in eight years. The basketball team’s OT win over Monarch in The Dungeon was one of the best games in recent memory. But all these results do not give these teams and players the proper justice for the work they put in to achieve these outstanding results. The Football Knights won 12 games straight, won The North Metro League for the first time in school history, put 69 points on “The North-Siders” (most in school history), beat Pomona twice, and Ralston Valley for the first time in school history, and had two last-second kicks by Jonathan Swartzwelter to secure victories over Lakewood and Pomona, and earned the right to play for the State Championship. QB Anders Hill and WR Sam Martin were All-Colorado and Division 1 commits. Sam Martin broke numerous State records and Anders Hill threw for over 5000 yards and almost 50 touchdowns. Yet, none of this was all possible without the outstanding leadership of the senior class. The names Connor Spencer, Daniel Hoskins, and Bridger Dunn, the backbone for The Knights, never quite had enough attention. The work ethic and determination Spencer brought to the team, although sometimes in uncomfortable man-

ners, produced the best from everyone. Hoskins was the QB of the defense and, simply, Dunn did it all. The Knights’ work ethic was untouched as we made history. The girls’ soccer squad was led by strong forward play from Savannah Beetcher and solid “soccer IQ” from Issi Stahl, Melissa Cuddington, and other seniors. The Knights possess great speed and intelligent coaching from Dan Niedringhaus. Their opponents simply cannot keep up with that speed and that has the Knights’ poised for yet another deep playoff run. The baseball team led by Jeff Clarke, Cameron Frazier and Ryan Kokora has been the best team Coach Harig has produced in 10-plus years. Clarke is putting together an All-Colorado season as he attempts for the Triple Crown and Frazier is on the brink of All-Colorado as well. Kokora is clearly the ace of not only The Knights but the Front Range Conference. Clarke’s relentless work ethic has landed him a spot on Abilene Christian’s baseball team next year and also made him the most feared hitter around the state. The Big 3 for Knights baseball put them in position to host district playoffs and for a run at The State Championship Sean LaVine is one of the best lacrosse players in America and his leadership has landed him a spot with the Air Force Academy. His intelligence on the field and as a feared leader has also brought the lacrosse team to new heights as they reach for a playoff birth. Fairview’s talent across the board this year has been magical, yes. You will rarely find a public high school with this kind of talent putting together these kinds of results. But

talent is nothing without action, and I believe that is one of the most impressive things about our class. The work that we put together to achieve these results was remarkable. When it comes down to this year, many will remember the historic season Tommy Mac and the football boys had, the explosive bats of the baseball squad and the speed of the soccer team. Yes, these will be the emphasis of conversation but don’t be fooled by the stat-sheet. The Knights of 2014 work ethic has been unmatched and that’s #JUSTICESERVEDCOLD. So long Fairview, I will miss you. #CoachOout #MambaMentality #GoKnights #ForeverAKnight

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Entertainment of the Summer

by Mike Sparkman and Varun Narayanswamy

This summer, as with any summer, there will be many much-anticipated album releases that people all over the world will be eagerly awaiting. We have chosen six of the upcoming albums to overview, so that Fairview students are prepared for this summer’s best tunes. -Jack White “Lazaretto” On June 10, Jack White will release his new album “Lazaretto,” which he announced on April 1 of this year. White was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the White Stripes, whose single “Seven Nation Army” won the 2004 Grammy for best rock song, until the band broke up in 2011. He then released his debut solo album “Blunderbuss” in 2012 to high critical praise. “Lazaretto” will be White’s sophomore album, which is expected to see White sticking with his trademark garagepunk-blues-folk-rock, a style that he has come to master over the years. -Kendrick Lamar “TBA” While it is planned to be released in September, there is no way I could leave Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming new album off of this list.

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Undoubtedly, there will be high anticipation for Lamar’s followup to his prolific debut, “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City” (which features the song “Money Trees,” the newest song to be featured in the ongoing feature series “zTunes” (insert page number here)), which if you will recall, made my list of 17 classic albums, so I, along with many FHS students, will be eagerly awaiting this new album, which has yet to be given an official title. -Interpol “TBA” Chances are you haven’t heard of Interpol, but chances are their widespread influence has powerfully influenced the music you listen to today. A band who rose to prominence as a part of the same scene as The Strokes, Interpol’s 2002 debut album, “Turn on the Bright Lights” (also included in my 17 classic albums list) generated perhaps as much buzz and as many rave reviews as their counterparts’ 2001 release. Their story is quite similar to The Strokes’ after that, a slow decline in popularity, but still a force in popular music. Their first album after the tenth anniversary release of their first record, and also the first after the departure of bassist Carlos Dengler, their new album will see them under a brighter spotlight to put out dark, affecting, atmospheric indie rock since a decade ago.

Movies are produced all the time. However, in past year the film industry has been known to boom over the summer. This year is no different. These are the six most anticipated movies this summer. Not sure what to see? Try any of these… “The Fault in Our Stars” (June 6): Only one week after the break begins movies are already on the go. “The Fault in our Stars” is a film adaptation of the book of the same title by John Green. Hazel Lancaster is a smart, witty, 16-year-old girl who happens to be a cancer patient. While attending a cancer patient relief group she meets Augustus Waters, another cancer patient. The two form a close bond and soon fall in love. This movie is full of romance, tragedy, humor and fun. “22 Jump Street” (June 13): This movie is the sequel to “21 Jump Street.” Since the high school drug fiasco, police officers Jenko and Schmidt have become famous for their sweet busting skills, but now a new challenge has arisen. The two cops are being sent to a place far worse than high school: college. As amusing as this movie is, be warned. It’s not for young children or judgemental adults. For this reason, make sure not to bring your little siblings and any parents who have trouble watching PG+ movies. Then it won’t be fun for anyone. “Captain America” (August 4): The final movie of this summer is another sequel: “Captain America the Winter Soldier.” After waking up from his slumber in a block of ice, Steve Rogers (Captain America) tries to forget the past. However, his attempts are useless as his new enemy appears, an old Soviet Union agent called the Winter Soldier. Photos:Wikimedia Commons


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The CU Colorado Shakespeare Festival by Varun Narayanswamy Although we call summer vacation a “break,” high schoolers still seem to be busy all the time. Sports, clubs, classes, jobs. It may be good to take a break and watch something good. Movies are great but for some it may not be real enough. So, the solution is to watch plays and musicals. Where? Well, Fairview Theater Department will be closed. But there are other plays that are just as good, if not better than Fairview plays, every summer. Right on the top we have CU’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival. University of Colorado is the local school and is well known for its skills in many departments. Its engineering, science and many others are off the chart. Their theater department. This year, there are five different plays being put on. “The Tempest” (June 6-August 10:) Prospero is the Duke of Milan and a powerful sorcerer. He is well known throughout the land. With his fame come another problem. He also has many different enemies. When a storm pushes a boat of his enemies on his shores they begin a plot to take him down and kill him. With magic, monsters, fairies and more this a definite play to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (June 27-August 9:) This comedy piece illustrates the story a lone knight who has been assigned an unknown test. He catches the interest of two married English Ladies who constantly play pranks on him throughout the play. This pro duction is full of romance, comedy, action and much more. With great actors and good company, going to this play will be all types of fun.

“I Hate Hamlet” (June 12-August 9:) This play focuses on a young Hollywood superstar who leaves his job behind and takes the position of Hamlet in a New York play of Hamlet. Many people believe he has gone





completely insane. This play is good for younger kids or easily bored teens as the language is easier to comprehend as this takes place in the 21st century. It will be hilarious and interesting. “Henry IV Part 1” (July 17-August 10) “Part 2” (July 27-August 3:) One of the more famous of Shakespeare’s works Henry IV is well known throughout the country. However, CU really brings this piece to life. The main characters are

Prince Hal and his advisor, Falstaff. Although Hal is the prince it is his advisor who has the true power. This play has lots of action and is very eloquent. If you love Shakespeare, this is the one for you. Job options: With this much work, CU needs a little help. And who is always willing to work for the right price? High schoolers. The main job needed in the front entrance, finding people their seats, checking tickets, and similar activities with a fee of 8-10$ an hour. This is a great oppurtunity for work and a great form of entertainment. Go watch some Shakespeare!

Photo: CU Shakespeare Festival Crew

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ZTUNES: Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” by Sarah Zerwin, RB Advisor

First impressions of Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees?” I liked the groove. Didn’t like the profanity. I wondered what “ya bish” meant (according the Urban Dictionary--it’s akin to “word”). It featured another artist (Jay Rock in this case). I wondered what the title meant--seemed to be something about how money offers hope, a way out? There’s a lot to unpack in the lyrics, a task I accomplished with the help of Wikipedia, Google, and the Urban Dictionary. Verse 2 begins: “Dreams of living life like rappers do / Bump that new E-40 at the school / You know big ballin’ with my homies / Earl Stevens had us thinking rational.” I found out that E-40 refers to the rapper Earl Stevens, who came to fame in the early 90s. He’s been wildly successful as a musician and as an entrepreneur and investor. The speaker here is talking about how he and his friends would listen to E-40’s music and start to think that they could live “life like rappers do” until, “back to reality we poor, ya bish / Another casualty at war, ya bish.” And the next four lines reveal what

that war is like: “Two bullets in my Uncle Tony head / He said one day I’d be on tour, ya bish / That Louie’s Burger never be the same / A Louis belt will never ease that pain.” The speaker’s Uncle Tony, shot outside of a Louie’s Burger in Compton, died with the dream of the speaker to be on tour some day. And a Louis Vuitton belt (emblematic of “living life like rappers do”), though desired, will never account for the loved ones lost to violence on the streets. Here emerges the song’s main tension. There’s a contrast between the dream visions of the life described in the music the speaker listens to, where everyone has a lot of money and everyone is happy, and the reality of the speaker’s life. In reality the speaker’s uncle gets shot on the street outside of the neighborhood burger joint, one more moment in the war that burns in the speaker’s world. It’s a world where “everbody gon’ respect the shooter / But the one in front of the gun lives forever.” In a world where respect comes through violence, “Money trees [can seem] the perfect place for shade.” Kendrick Lamar is 27. He signed his first record deal at 17. And I can see why. “Money Trees” is but one

Entertainment song on a critically-acclaimed autobiographical album, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city.” From what I’ve read about the album, the album reflects on Lamar’s own adolescence, each track telling another aspect of his struggle to make his way to adulthood in Compton, surrounded by gang activity, chasing a love interest, fighting to stay above the violence and not taking a dangerous path to get the money that seemed like the best route to happiness. This is important storytelling. Stories help us to develop empathy for the experiences of others. And as human beings, we should work to develop empathy for the full range of human experience. I didn’t myself live through post-emancipation proclamation Southern Ohio to see first hand what the human consequences of slavery were for those who had lived most of their lives enslaved--but Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” takes me there. I wasn’t there to witness the violence of the French Revolution, but Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities” shows me the kinds of human stories that unfolded in that setting. How did colonization affect the people of Nigeria in the late 1800s? Chinua Achebe gives me an idea in “Things Fall Apart.” How might the Holocaust affect the life of a typical adolescent girl? Luckily Anne Frank kept a diary where she shared her story and we can read it all these years later. What does it take to grow up surrounded by the complexities of Compton? I grew up in Denver-how could I know? And why should I care? Because empathy breeds kindness. And our world is violent enough that we need as much kindness as possible. This is why we needs stories. This is why we need Kendrick Lamar and his layered and beautiful, artistic, layered storytelling.

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Letter to the Editor from Dustin Michels with Respect to “The Parking Problem”

Last month’s Royal Banner allocated a page to discussion of the “The Parking Prob- Photo by: Aleah Matthews-Runner lem.” It suggested that a shortage of parking spaces is inconveniencing students and I certainly agree. The part of the article that troubled me was Principal Stensrud’s statement that Fairview may change the parking on the street from parallel to diagonal, creating 150 additional parking spots. As CO2 emissions drive global temperatures upward, our climate becomes increasingly dangerous and unpredictable. While adding spots addresses our immediate problem, it augments the larger issue of climate change. Instead, let’s limit the number of parking spaces and force ourselves to seek more meaningful solutions. Let’s incentivize alternative transpiration, perhaps by adopting the Trip Tracker program in place at Boulder High and New Vista, which awards students dollar credits for walking, biking, busing or carpooling to school. Let’s build a more user-friendly RTD stop, as Stensrud also suggested in the article. Let’s improve infrastructure for walking and biking to school and create resources for students to discover all the biking, busing, and carpooling options available to them. Perhaps Fairview could award P.E. credit to human-powered commuters. Better yet, Fairview could design a P.E. class modeled after Community Cycles’ Earn-a-Bike Program, wherein students would build a bike from recycled parts and learn the art of bicycle maintenance in the process! I understand that some students have no reasonable alternative to driving…but many do. Before we add more parking, let’s try empowering them to pursue alternative transit, thereby resolving our parking problem while simultaneously addressing the climate crises. No matter what solutions we chose, let’s be creative, thoughtful, and bold as we tackle this issue. To frame my sentiments another way: Adding spots is no solution, To see the full version, go to Let’s roll to the rhythm of the ecolution! Graphic from Wiki Commons ing graduation at this new location outnumber the advantages of CU, it’s hard to let the tradition change. Some students won’t get the chance By Emily Ellis to graduate at the same venue as their siblings did. Stensrud said, “Graduation hasn’t Breaking the known tradition of upsides to being at the new location always been at CU Event Center. So the Coors Events Center in Boulder, in Broomfield. when people start to think, ‘Oh gosh Fairview moves graduation to 1st “[The 1st Bank Center] has a Jum- I didn’t get to graduate in the same Bank Center in Broomfield. botron that everyone gets their face place,’ if you go back fifteen years, it “CU Boulder, by the time we had on as they go across and get their wasn’t there. It has moved a lot over paid for rehearsal, parking, security, diploma. We don’t have to line up time. ” rental of the facility, the price came to outside, which Boulder High about $14,000 or $15,000,” said Don was, in the bad “Graduation hasn’t always School has the Stensrud, Fairview’s Principal, “The weather, either been at CU Event Center.” opportuniBroomfield Event Center/1st Bank really, really hot ty to graduate ~ Principal Stensrud Center is $10,000 all inclusive. And or rainy, and at Recht Field we also get to sell all the box seats there was no on their school which last year made about $2,600, place to line the grounds. Suggestions for Fairview bringing the net cost down to $7,400. students up. Here, we have an auxil- to graduate on school grounds were So, about half.” iary gym to put everybody in where taken into consideration by Stensrud After over a decade of having grad- we can bring everyone in. The park- when deciding the new location this uation at CU, many are used to the ing is better at Broomfield.” said St- past year. atmosphere inside the Coors Events ensrud. Center. However, there are a lot of Although the advantages to hav- Continued on page 11...

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We have become so numb to the sexism in our lives. Films and shows tend to make women into supporting characters; they are either the love interest, an assistant, or a supporting role. They are made to support and depend on another, usually male, character.

Opinion Graphic by: Aleah Matthews-Runner


he Academy Awards began 85 years ago, in 1929. Eighty-one years later, in 2010, the award for the Best Director went to a woman director for the first time, and, so far, the only time ever. The ratio of men to women who have won the Oscar for Best Director is 84 to 1. The 21st century has brought a lot of progress in the fight for gender equality. Matt Leal, a freshman at Fairview, said, “Over time [media] has become less and less sexist, unless it’s portraying a time when sexism was a thing” Sexism in film and TV has decreased in some ways, but in other ways, it has simply changed into different expressions of sexism. For example, at the beginning of the 20th century women were required and taught to wear clothes that completely covered their bodies. Now, women are taught to reveal as much skin as possible. Sydney Chinowsky, a junior at Fairview, said, “Sexism generally portrays women as stereotypes. They’re either not powerful enough or they’re seen just as objects of pleasure. So generally, when TV shows aren’t showing enough intelligent or independent women or even women who can make their own choices, I think that’s when it becomes sexist.”


Alexis Ashe, a junior at Fairview, view, said “If a character is there said “I think that, in movies, the for the purpose of being a characwoman’s role is very cut and dry, ter, not being a love interest or beand that’s not necessarily patroning hot, a female character, that is, izing, it’s just stereotypical. And then that movie isn’t sexist.” women are used as objects in a lot We have become so numb to the of movies and a lot of media [...] sexism in our lives. I dislike it [...] It Mr. Boyer, the just bothers me Film teacher at The ratio of men to how typical it women who have won the Fairview said, is and that peo“All my film Oscar for Best Director is classes are like, ple would go crazy if it was two or three to 84 to 1. changed.” one male to feThe majority male ratio. And of films and TV shows do not show so it’s difficult for the girls to get a woman as a complex human bea word in, edgewise just from the ing. While women do gossip and class standpoint [...] I’m constanttalk about love interests in real life, ly trying to help them get a leg that is not all they do. A woman up above the competition, ‘cause is not necessarily obsessed with the guys are imbeciles essentially. clothes or fashion, but that doesn’t They’re chauvinistic. They do not mean she is completely opposed to recognize that their upbringing it. It is a difficult line to draw, but and their societal norms that have when TV shows and films choose been weighed upon them domito only use women as sex objects nate what it is that they know and or exclude women who are equal believe. And the girls are ever so to the men in power and smarts, aware of it, because they face it on the line has been crossed. a daily basis.” Audrey Randall, a senior at FairContinued on page 15...

Royal Banner However, even women have become numb. While it is difficult to judge what is societal pressure and what is a conscious decision, there is a huge number of girls who wear revealing clothes. In Knight of Stars, the majority of songs sung by girls were about romantic relationships, and the majority of costumes for these songs were barely-thereclothes.

Perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of society and media is the idea that sexism is no longer an issue. In contrast, the songs sung by boys were generally not about romantic relationships and, even with the few songs that were, the boys weren’t trying to seduce the audience. Above all, the boys were fully covered, with the exception of “Nothing Like a Dame” where the male characters were dressed for the heat of the South Pacific Islands. While the romantic songs were beautiful, and the girls looked wonderful, why couldn’t the songs be about something else? There are great songs sung by girls that aren’t about romantic relationships. Are these costume choices a result of omnipresent societal standards, or do these girls actually want to wear tight, short dresses and revealing outfits? Perhaps one of the most dangerous



aspects of society and media is the support females to take up directidea that sexism is no longer an issue. ing, screenwriting, or any number of It is important to not tolerate sexism leadership positions in film and TV, in the media but first, we must recog- we could change the image of women. According to the Celluloid Ceilnize that it exists. The Bechdel Test is a test of fem- ing report from 2012, women only inism for films and shows. To pass make up 18% of all directors, execthis test, a film or show must (1) utive producers, producers, writers, show two named women characters, cinematographers and editors who (2) who converse with each other (3) worked on the top 250 grossing films and not just about men. While pass- in the United States. By getting women into these poing or failing this test does not ensure that a form of media is free of sexism, sitions, we could make the film and it does establish a baseline for wom- TV industry less sexist and more equal. “Frozen” is a great example en in the media. “There is no such thing as an ac- of what can be done when women are in these positions. tion movie that passes Photo from One of the directors is the Bechdel Test,” said WikiCommons a woman, JenniAudrey Randall, fer Lee. Not only a senior at Fairdoes “Frozen” view. have two female Although the protagonists who Bechdel Test is are shown as dya good way to namic human beassess media, ings, but the ‘true passing this test love’ event occurs shouldn’t be our between the two ultimate goal. sisters. Our goal should It is important be equality. There to remember to are obviously going to be TV Photo of producer and dircetors of focus on a solution, shows and movies Frozen, respectively left to right: not on finding a that don’t pass the Peter Del Vecho, Jennifer Lee and guilty party. “If we really want test. but what is Chris Buck. important is how we react to these to stop sexism in TV, then we don’t shows and films. If you don’t like how need to start villainizing [blaming] somebody is being portrayed, write men,” said Chinowsky, “we just need the director or television network or to show them as equals, and really portray their power as equal, and even boycott the show. We are the future. If we, as a soci- show them as complementary, not ety and individuals, encourage and one dominant over the other.”

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“Now you don’t want to go outside. It would be cool if our facilities out here could handle us, and we had a little stadium, we could graduate on site. I was the principal a few years back at Green Mountain High School and we would graduate at Red Rocks, which is way cool. One year, it was 65 de-

grees; it was sunny and beautiful,” said Stensrud, “Another one it was raining, so we had to shorten down graduation to ‘Welcome, here’s your diploma.’ And that’s the downside to the outside.” Fairview had to make a decision with the entire school in mind. While

the transition was difficult, choosing the air-conditioned 1st Bank Center was the best new choice and allows more people to comfortably celebrate the graduation ceremony. The class of 2014 will follow in last year’s footsteps at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield on Sunday, May 25th at 2:00 pm.

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Stringer Alexa Colorado State University Sullivan Bryan CU Boulder Sun Emily Brown University Sun Kevin CU Boulder Sun Siyang University of California, Los Angeles Sutton Jaime AMDA College Swanson Cory CU Boulder Swanson Honna University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Swartzwelter Jonathan Gap year Swenson Zachary Villanova University Navy ROTC Swift Clancy University of Northern Colorado Syler Taryn Colorado State University Takagi-Ati Paolo Unknown Tandukar Pujan CU Boulder Tarasewicz Benjamin Unknown Tavarez Gabriel CU Boulder Tawa Kayla Mount Holyoke Taylor Summer Deferring acceptance to University of British Columbia in Vancouver Tazelaar Meg CU Boulder Thompson Pauline CU Boulder Thomson Christopher CU Boulder Tierney Gabriel Dakota County Technical College Twist Matthew University of Northern Colorado Uribe Jose CU Boulder Vacek Jack Unknown Vaidya Aakash CU Boulder Valdez Nicholas CU Denver Vanderberg Zane CSU Vanderpool Cecily Front Range Community College Vermeire Gabrielle University of Chicago Viale Rebecca Unknown Vickers Rebecca Azusa Pacific University Vlasity Michael Unknown Vojta Austin University of Texas at Austin Volkman Noah CU Boulder Von Eschen Konnor CU Boulder Vu Anna CU Boulder Wakefield Katherine Unknown Walsh Eleanor University of South Carolina Walton Alexander Unknown Wang Peter Unknown Wang Rose Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wantz Matthew CU Boulder Ward Emma Syracuse University Watkins Jordan Unknown Watson Grant Unknown Weber Nicole Eckerd College Weil Jonah Georgia Tech Weinstein Hope Yale University Weiss Izaak Unknown Wells Madison CU School of Engineering and Applied Science Wells Wylie CU Boulder Westphal Aisha University of New Haven Whited Riley CU Boulder Whiteside Boone CU Boulder Wieder Brennan Montana State University Wilder Cole Colorado Mountain College Wiley Chelsey Franklin University Switzerland Wilkins Emily University of Texas at Austin Willett Isabelle Gap Year Williams Ryan Great Lakes Maritime Academy Williams Savannah University of South Carolina Williams Shana CU Boulder Winchester Lauren Coe College Wind Griffin CU Boulder Witmer Samuel College of William and Mary Wohlfarth Kevin Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Worster Joseph University of Northern Colorado Wroblewski Mara CU Boulder Wurman Ilana University of Pennsylvania Xi Cally Colby College Xiao Michael CU Boulder Yardley Alison Purdue University Young Alexandra CU Boulder Young Jared Unknown Young Scott Unknown Zarkin Matthew Community College of Denver Zhang Hugh University of Rochester Zhang Lawrence Massachusetts Institute of Technology Zhang Matthew Unknown Zheng Victoria George Washington University Zhu Jaimie Unknown Zimmerer Nicholas CU Boulder Zoglo Christina Colorado School of Mines Zurn Olivia University of Arizona

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Editor-in-Chief Goodbyes Savarone Ammann: Pictures can often times speak louder than words. Even if you do not agree with that statement, journalism embodies both pictures and words that cohesively create something even greater, stories. Growing from a freshman in Beginning Journalism to an Editor-in-chief on the Royal Banner as a senior, I have picked up nitty gritty journalistic skills and information on bylines and headlines. But what I have learned most simply, and yet most importantly, is that journalism tells stories. I have heard and told endless stories in my four years and now my own life, my own story, begins a new paragraph in college. I will miss the ecstatic reporters, the frustrating late nights on InDesign, and the tingly rush of emotion I feel when holding the final product in my hands before distributing it to the school. Journalism is moving into a digital age and I hope that I can move there with it. Four years was not enough, but all good things must come to an end, or rather, begin indented, as a new paragraph in its own story. Elise Maclean: “What is real? What is unreal? That which lifts the corner of your mouth, trust that.” This year has made me smile more than I could have ever imagined. Being an editor in chief has been an unbelievable experience, and being part of the Royal Banner has inspired farther than I ever imagined. Journalism and communication is more than just being able to speak. It is knowing that someone hears and understands you. Saying goodbye to high school has been both easy and difficult. When I think about all the experiences I will have in the future, I don’t feel like I am leaving much behind, but when I think about all the memories that I have had here, I remember how much everything that has happened in high school has made me who I am to this day. Wherever we go in life, our words will go with us. We all have a voice. We just have to remember not to let anyone change that.

Sharone Goldman: I recently came across a quote by C.S. Lewis that went, “There are far, far better things ahead than what we leave behind.” This message was especially welcome to me, because I’ve reached this frustratingly bittersweet point in my life. I am preparing to move halfway across the world in just shy of three months, and break clean of everything I know. One of those things is - and has been for the past four years - the Banner. I’ve loved my time at Fairview, especially on the Banner. I’ll miss the deadline craziness, the ethical dilemmas, and the newness that every day brought to this class. I’ve made some of my best friends here, and learned so much about myself through the process. I’d like to especially appreciate Doc Z for guiding me through it all, as well as my co-chiefs, and fabulous staff. I realize that there are far, far better moments that lay ahead. And I’m excited for that. But I am also leaving behind this amazing thing, which is my experience at Fairview and the Banner. To everyone who has contributed to these experiences: thank you! Cason McHose: This year has been one of the best years of my life. The classes, teachers, and friends that I have had the genuine pleasure to meet at Fairview over the past four years have played a pivotal role in making me who I am today. When I walked into Fairview almost 4 years ago, I could not even imagine what being a senior was like, how these last few weeks would make me feel, and what graduating would remotely feel like. As we quickly approach the looming deadline of May 25th, I can only say thank you. Even though i'm not tall, I have “grown up” so much over these last four years. I am confident that I am prepared for the newest chapter that will be written in my 18 year old book. As we all move on, I just want to say thank you again Fairview. Thanks Fairview for who you made me, and what you stand for. I would not trade this last four years for anything else.

a red perspective.

“Fairview has done the same yearbook every year for four years. We wanted to buck that tradition and get rid of everything that was old fashioned and stagnant. We redid the entire book around this idea of a new type of yearbook for Fairview. The theme came secondary to the design and coverage which grew organically from the student body,” said Rae Pennington, Co-Editor-in-Chief. This year’s yearbook heavily emphasized photography as a form of covering outstanding moments throughout the year. Instead of simply using copy (the large paragraph of text on each page) to explain the purpose of each activity, the staff focused on a singular story from the year. “I think the staff was privileged with the several photographers on staff who were able to improve the quality of the photos, and we hope to continue to include only good pictures thoroughout next year’s book,” said Jennifer Jun, next year’s Co-Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, the yearbook included student profiles based off of the photojournalism project “Humans of New York,” creatCover of 2014 Lance ing their own version, “Humans of Fairview,” throughout the people section and spring supplement. “‘Humans of Fairview’ was my favorite addition to the book,” said Haasini Ravisankar, People Editor and next year’s Co-Editor-in-Chief. “Turning the book sideways allowed us to make a powerful impact and really emphasize our new perspective on the yearbook. The goal of this year’s yearbook was to set a precedent for future yearbooks to grow organically from the current senior class,” said Pennington.

Knights of the Round Table The Knights of the Round Table award is a prestigious award given to seniors who exemplify what it means to be a Knight. They must be outstanding students, not just academically, but in all aspects, such as athletics or the arts. Winners of the award must maintain at least a 3.75 weighted GPA. Winners were recognized at yesterday’s Knight of Excellence. This year’s winners are: Arianna Benson Adam Grushan Ella Jenak Avi Kolbrener Katie Li Hillary Lutkus Jack McClellan Caroline McKee Katherine McQuie Dustin Michels Sean Moore Erin Mooz Emma Schwartz Emily Sun Zachary Swenson Eleanor Walsh Lawrence Zhang Jaime Zhu

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Student of the Issue: Benjamin Tarasewicz By Rachel Grushan

agnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), CNN reports. A survey conducted by the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University has also found that 63% of these children are bullied by their peers. “Kids who are different so often endure teasing and bullying,” Tarasewicz said. “We have thoughts and feelings like everyone else and a lot of times people don’t understand that what they say really hurts… That’s why I want to educate people on autism.” Besides being a public speaker with an incredible story to tell, Tarasewicz is like any other teenager. His hobbies include riding his bike, hiking, and spending time with friends. He is also a talented musician who has been playing the violin since he was three and sings with the Festival choir here at Fairview. Another passion of his is acting; he is involved in Tapestry Theatre Company, a camp in which the lead roles are filled by students with special needs while their peers act as mentors and understudies. “Especially at this age, the expectation and reliability level is so high for theatre and musicals,” said Tarasewicz. The understudies in Tapestry are there to support the actors and jump in if help is needed, which Tarasewicz champions as “an amazing way to include kids with special needs in the experience of musical theatre.” When asked what the most important thing there is to understand about people with autism, Tarasewicz responded with the wise words, “People with autism need nurturing and much time spent with loving and enthusiastic people… We may be different, but that does not make us less.” Visit Tarasewicz’s website,, to read more about him and the work he is doing. Benjamin’s favorite joke to tell at presentations: There are three sailors. They have four cigarettes, but no cigarette lighter. What do they do? Turn to page 24 for the answer.

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“One of my biggest dreams is if I could give my speech in a fully packed football stadium for thousands and thousands of people at once,” said Benjamin Tarasewicz. For most high school students, this dream would appear to be an unlikely fantasy. However, for Tarasewicz, a Fairview student and talented public speaker, this dream could very much become a reality someday. Tarasewicz is known for his insightful and uplifting presentations in which he educates his audiences about what it is like to live with autism. On April 14 this year he appeared on 9News with his mother Malva to talk about his presentations as well as her new book, “Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism, a Journey of Hope.” It was his second time being interviewed on television, the previous time being last spring. “I had kind of an anxiety attack last spring, maybe because it was my first time, but this time it couldn’t have gone better,” said Tarasewicz. “It was so much fun!” Tarasewicz even got to share his prom-posal story on air, which involved a handmade model of a red cardinal and a sign which read “Want to have a cardinal time at Prom with me?” The book’s website calls Benjamin Breaking Barriers “a fascinating life-stor y with broad audience appeal.” Tar a s e w i c z read the whole thing. For him, it was “so fascinating to r e a d ab out myself growing and developing.” One in every 68 children in the United States will be di-

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Don’t Forget the Lyrics: Fairview Students Rock at eTown This year, three of the five winners of the eTown Handmade Songs competiton, a contest for high school songwriters, were Fairview students who will be recording their original songs at eTown Hall this summer in a professional studio as well as receiving mentorship from local professionals.

Steve D’Epagnier, 11 1. It was pretty crazy. I was actually the last one who they announced, so I was super nervous. 2. I love music and I can’t sing, so it’s kind of like the way I can have a musical outlet. I wrote the song specifically for the contest. It was called “Still Here.” 3. I’m just super excited because I want to do something in the music industry, maybe working in a studio. So just being able to have that experience before I make a decision about that is really cool. 4. MGK, Machine Gun Kelly. He’s not big yet. The obvious one is Eminem. I have a lot of rock, a lot of my favorite bands are punk rock like Green Daytype stuff outside of rap music.

By Rachel Grushan 1. How it felt to win Photos by Emily Ellis 2. About their song 3. Most exciting part of recording at eTown Hall 4. Inspirational artists

Elise Legandre, 10 1. It was exciting. We were all standing up on stage so they couldn’t acknowledge us all before they called out the winners, so I didn’t hear my name at first. There was a huge amount of talent, so it was pretty incredible. 2. A friend of mine killed herself last summer, so I wrote it for her. It was hard to perform because it’s one of my more personal songs. But I think it was the right choice. 3. Getting to record in a professional studio with a professional band and getting to add a bunch of instruments and harmonies to my song. 4. Missy Higgins, A Fine Frenzy, Christina Perry, a little bit of The Bird and the Bee, a little bit of ZZ Ward, Fiona Apple, and Norah Jones.

Avi Kolbrener, 12 1. It was great. I worked really hard on my songs, each song is up to a six-month process depending on what I’m writing, so it felt great. 2. The song is called “Lost in Time” and it’s a song about transitions, and just moving from where I am now as a senior in high school to whatever comes next. 3. I’m excited to play with some really professional musicians and see how much energy I can put into the song. Their sound guy there is unbelievable, he can make anything sound good so it will be fun. 4. Blind Pilot, The Head and the Heart... but I listen to a lot of everything right now.

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Fairview Royals: Molly and Daryn By Raine Kennedy On April 26th, Molly Marcus and Daryn Copeland won prom royalty. The crowd at Sports Authority Field went wild. “It was awesome,” said senior Daryn Copeland. “Molly cried because she was so happy and I was just really happy.” In the chaos that ensued, Marcus and Copeland, both seniors, and both female, stepped up onto the stage to receive their matching tiaras. “I decided to call Molly before I knew the results... I asked her what she wanted if they won and told her I only had one tiara,” said Ms. Roetto, science teacher. “Because we are both girls and it is kind of a statement for us to be even nominated, I told her it would be better for us to both have tiaras,” Marcus said. Copeland and Marcus have been dating since sophomore year, and plan on staying together next year, as they both will be attending University of Colorado in the fall. Both have been prominent members of Fairview’s Gay Straight Alliance during their time in high school and have been in-

19 tegral in Fairview events such as, “We Are Fairview Day” and “Day of Silence.” “Fairview is a place where kids can be who they really are. They don’t have to hide; they don’t have to pretend to be something else. I think it speaks volumes of the character and the quality of the kids who go here,” said Principal Don Stensrud. This sets a precedent not only for Fairview, but for the district. This is the first time in BVSD history that a same-sex couple has won prom royalty titles, and certainly represents a big step in the gay civil rights struggle in our community. “The fact that we won really puts a face to people that were there and are going to Fairview, [and lets LGBTQ students know] to just be more confident and know that there’s support amongst the student body,” said Copeland. Yet, while this is clearly a mark of an acceptance and openness in our community new to the 21st century, it is important not to forget the cruelty and bigotry that still exists. “I think Fairview’s already really great but I also think that o n e of the issues that I noticed when I first came to Fairview was that it was really accepting, there wasn’t bullying or harassment, but there was an overall

Student News isolation of LGBTQ identifying students,” said Copeland. According to the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), 97% of Colorado teens have heard the word gay used in a derogatory way. Only 59% of Colorado high schools have a Gay Straight Alliance. In school, only 20% of Coloradan teens are taught about LGBTQ historical movements and people in a positive light. “When will we know we have made it? We’ll know when no one is surprised that our prom royalty are the same gender,” said Stensrud. Ultimately, Molly and Daryn have spent their four years at Fairview not only as fighters for LGBTQ rights, but as wonderful and caring members of our community who will be sorely missed next year. The Royal Banner asked the couple how it felt to be the first LGBTQ prom royalty in BVSD history. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool. It means a lot to both of us and it’s cool to be recognized for just being us, really,” said Copeland.

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Seniors Going Abroad

Pages by: Sharone Goldman and Varun Narayanswamy Graphics by: Wikimedia Commons


What program are What motivated you to What are you most you doing after take a different route excited for? high school? than many of your classmates?

What do you plan on doing after the program?

Trevor Cates (Internship)

After, I’m done I’m I'm going to be taking I don’t know what I want I’m extremely excited hoping my trip will an internship with to do in college yet and I for traveling the world a company my dad didn’t want to waste the and living in different help me find out what works for. It’s called time and money in school cultures. I’m going to be I want to do in college. Savory institute. It if I’m not sure what I want traveling to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sweden, brings dead grasslands to go to school for. Argentina, and Chile. back to life.

Erin Gillespie (Working abroad)

I was recently accepted I feel like this is one of the I am really excited to I plan on attending into a working abroad best times in my life to travel up to the Bay of UNC in Northern Colprogram starting July take advantage of an opIslands with my host orado as an Elemen2014 in New Zealand. portunity like this. I don’t family. Their grandtary Education Major I will be working as have student debt from mother has a little farm when I return for Fall an Au Pair and living college and I am not tied right by the beach and of 2015 and plan on with a host family in down by a job with limited from the pictures they taking advantage of New Zealand’s big city, have sent me, it looks vacation days. their study abroad Auckland. absolutely gorgeous. programs.

Katie Cunningham (Gap year program)

The program is called I wanted to take a break I’m most excited to be “Thinking Beyond from the traditional school able to see other parts of setting so that I could exBorders.” the world and expeplore more of my interests rience other cultures! and regain an excitement I’m also really excited for learning. to go to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Chelsey Wiley (Studying abroad)

Being a narrator... Receiving my masters I will be attending I have had many opportunities to meet people Though I wouldn’t like in DC after I graduate Franklin University doing it all the time, it’s Franklin. I also hope Switzerland in Lugano, abroad and have many friends around the world. I definitely a fun role to to intern on Capitol Switzerland. want to study International play. Hill. Relations and work for US Foreign Affairs.

I will be attending University of Puget Sound, beginning in the fall of 2015.

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Jo ni g t e A me Fo ce Q’s

Alex Petroy The Navy

What inspired you to join?

What was your decision process like?

Being in the military I was accepted into the Both of my parents allows me to serve the Coast Guard Academy, have been very country. In addition, Air Force Academy and supportive so far. the military provides Naval Academy as well as They do still worry the best leadership receiving the scholarship. for me and constantly try to conexperiences possible. It was a tough choice. vince me to take the “safer” jobs.

The Navy was always my The opportunity to first choice, but choosing serve as a member and leader in the U.S. the right path took time. Armed Forces, and the ability to give back to this country that has afforded me so many opportunities. Zach Swenson Inspired to get a I had the scholarship assigned to a different The Navy NROTC Scholarship because it allows school, but was luckily able me to go to college to transfer it to Villanova. for free while giving It turned out great because me an opportunity Villanova has produced the most Admirals of any to be an officer in the worlds strongest ROTC program. military.

Hillary Lutkus The Navy

Ian Passareli The Navy

How do your parents feel about your service?

What will your next few years in the military will look like?

What are you most excited for?

My life will be I am most pretty much the excited for the same as other summer training college students opportunities. but there will be NROTC commitments.

They are extremely proud, especially since I am the first woman in my family to serve.

After college, I see The chance to myself serving as “sea” the world a Surface Warfare from a new perOfficer aboard an spective. aircraft carrier or destroyer.

I’m sure they are worried about the possibility of me being in danger, but serving as an officer in the Navy is very safe.

The uniforms, by I will be taking undergoing phys- far. Navy dress ical training to uniforms are so prepare myself for sharp. life in the Navy. I hope to go to flight school and become a Navy Pilot.

It happened sophomore My whole family It will be long but I’m excited for (Finding) my definition of honor, and year when some one asked is super excited well worth it. the exposure to to live that definition me if I ever thought about and supportive. I things that some completely. the military. I went to the think my mom is people don’t do in recruiter for information just glad I won’t be a lifetime. the next day. living on her couch until I’m 35.


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Many FHS students are planning on attending college in the fall, and packing for something so big can be a huge challenge. Here's a handy-dandy list of must-haves and must-not-bring-no-matter-whats to ease your stress about packing.

M U S T - H AV E S


Birth certificates, immunization records, proof of insurance, blah, blah, blah. These are adult things. You aren't an adult, so you won't need them. You’re too cool to ever get into accidents, so there's really no point.


This will liven up and not at all cramp your tiny dorm and if you have a roommate, they'll be forever in your debt for making their days slightly brighter.



Mooch off your roommates and people you don't know if you absolutely need it. Worried about how you'll pay for food? Little-known fact: colleges pay for all their students' expenses, including nourishment.

With all the free time you'll have between studying, homework, more studying, and more homework, you'll be able to kick back and relax as often as you want.



You won't need them, it's not like you're going to class. Besides, these take up valuable space that could otherwise be occupied by your four computer monitors.

People will view you as extremely mature for your age, and everyone in college loves hearing about how awesome you were in your mid-teenage years.


These are too subtle to really give you the street cred of being the absolute nerd you are. Skip the portable electronics and bring your quad-monitor gaming computer instead.


Taking up space is never a problem in your dorm and you want to place to feel like home. Bring a table, a desk, your grandmother's old rocking chair, your California king bedframe.

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23 Don’t You Hate It When People Use Illegible Fonts? By the Royal Banner Staff

The first person to translate this and bring it to the newspaper staff will be featured in the next 2013-14 issue of the Royal Banner! (See conditions on the backpage under Disclaimers!)

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranq u i l i t y , provide for the common defence, p r o m o t e the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this

Constitution for the United States of America. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several

States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of


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It was the best of jobs, it was the worst of jobs. Whatever your reason may be for getting a job this summer, be sure to apply at one of these winners for the primary source of your income.




The sounds of people who bombard you with questions like “Why isn’t this organic?” and “What do you mean you don’t carry (obscure low-calorie, gluten-free, carbfree food?)” will be your Grammy award-winning soundtrack for the summer. Make sure to bring your bagging gloves and practice your “I am barely containing my anger at your stupidity” face. It’ll build character!

Imagine: It’s 6:30 in the morning and you’re behind the Starbucks counter. A grouchy businessman with a bad toupee comes right up to you and demands the most complicated order you’ve ever heard, spouting words like “frappe” and “venti” and “coffee.” Next thing you know, he’ll be expecting a “hot chocolate.”

Unemployment, or as I like to call it, funemployment, is the best job in the world. Who cares about responsibility?! You certainly don’t! Sit around in your underwear, eat mounds of chips and cartons of ice cream, and watch things on Netflix! Sleep 40 hours straight! Bask in your own filth! I swear, it’s the best job ever. Well, until you’re perpetually jobless and living in a box. Even worse, you won’t have Netflix.


KIDS’ CAMP COUNSELOR The children that are under your watch will often lull you into a false sense that everything’s tranquil and then BAM! They strike when you’re blinking and suddenly, every child under 12 is hanging from the ceiling wearing nothing but their superhero jammies. Okay, individually kids are kinda alright. But put them in a group and they become a zombie horde requiring chocolate and candy and attention.




INTERN You may be thinking, “Interning is not a job! Go get a real job, you hippie!” But that’s because you think that you won’t get paid. You do get paid: in experience. Because experience pays the bills and makes sure you can get food on the table. Take your experience right to the bank. Right after you get your boss their coffee.


CONTACT: Your mother, probably PAY: Ø

HUMOR SECTION DISCLAIMERS 1) Please actually pack your intimidating legal paperwork for college. 2) This is the last issue of the 2013-14 school year. Have fun translating it, though. 3) These classifieds aren’t real classifieds. Please don’t email ultrahipsterboss for a job.

They toss one cigarette overboard, and the whole boat is a cigarette lighter.

May 23, 2014  

The Royal Banner Newsmagazine from May 23, 2014

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