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She Said x2 Pg.5

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The Sentinel Konah

October 26, 2017

a peek INSIDE “Welcome back to school Spartans. It’s another great year with a brand new staff. We are all excited for the year to come and are ready to report on all that happened. From spirit week to journalism’s favorite holiday, Halloween, this issue covers all the best moments that start out our academic year..”-- Aston Kinsella, Editor-in-Chief




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Aston Kinsella Design Editors

Seniors Grace Stayner and Tanner Stack were crowned Homecoming P6 Queen and King Oct. 6, 2017.

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Homecoming festivies are always highlighted by Spirit Week costumes. P 12 Check out some of the best.

Meet the Staff


You may have noticed some new faces in the hall. Check out the new faculty.

Meet the other Staff


We’re back at it. See the new faces of the 2017-2018 Konah staff.

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Stranger Things In honor of Season 2 of Stranger Things, we looked up some strange laws around the country you may just want to be aware of.

A night of Kings Author Stephen King visited Missoula earlier this month with son Owen King to discuss their new book Sleeping Beauties.

Shearer receives Peace Award from United States Institute of Peace by Danika Firth

of the Sentinel Konah Social studies teacher Ezra Shearer received the Peace Teacher Award from the US Institute of Peace. This award is shaped around the idea that young people can change the world and is awarded to teachers who aid students in pursuing the ability to form organizations surrounding the idea of peace. As a recipient of the Peace Award, Shearer will be meeting monthly with the four other recipients across the United

States. These meetings revolve around the implementation of the peace builder’s curriculum that is later implemented. A huge part of Peace Day as a whole is pursuing the idea of promoting peace among individuals. With increasing global interconnectivity, it is impossible to not know what is going on around the world. “The impacts of what’s happening on the other side of the globe are felt more immediately and have higher impacts on individuals,” Shearer said. Shearer is hopeful his students will be able to develop a new set of skills, such as conflict resolution and peace building.

Say WHAT? Comments made by students, faculty, and staff around campus -Journalism adviser Jenn Keintz on the haunted halls of SHS.

“I think he should still be in jail, because armed robbery is not ok.” -Junior Ty Whalen on OJ Simpson getting out of jail.

“They are exercising their First Amendment rights.” -Senior Trey Kolb on the NFL kneeling

“It was really good and super fun.” -Frosh Quinn Paffhausen on Homecoming

“If it were my family, I wouldn’t feel traumatized. I’d be fine.”

-Sophomore Jeremy Skelton on DACA.

Jada Knight Andrea Porch Reporters

Jordan Cowan Olivia Curran Mya Davis Max Dupras Darren Faughn Danika Firth Sarah Hauser Riley Nielsen Arianna Silva Miya Snead Ethan Violette Adviser

Jenn Keintz Principal

Dr. Ted Fuller, Ph.D. Konah means “bitterroot” in Salish. The western artist E.S. Paxson suggested the name for the paper when it was first published in 1913. The opinions expressed in the Sentinel Konah are those of the individual staff members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the staff or administration. Letters to the editor are encouraged, but may be edited for libelous or obscene material or omitted at the discretion of the administation. We will not accept any unsigned or anonymous letters.

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Montana Wildfires Keep Aerial Support Off the Ground

Open House kicks off new year

Students and families were welcomed with open arms from the faculty and staff to help parents become more familiar with what their kids are up to during the annual Open House Sept. 20, 2017 “Open House shows parents they can trust us to educate their children,” Principal Ted Fuller said.


TAKE OFF. Neptune Aviation’s P2v-5 is a dual engine nine crewman plane first built in 1962. The P2V-5 is one of five planes that made their last loop around Missoula on Sept. 30, 2017, getting as low as 60 feet off the ground.

The Montana wildfires reached an alarming $378 million charge, breaking the 1999 price tag for fighting the blazes. This exceeds the Montana State budget, which was $60 million as of July, by $318 million. As of Oct. 14, 2017 the biggest fire, Rice Ridge, was 100 percent contained, but had spread to 160,187 acres and threatened over 1,719 buildings. The second biggest being the Lolo Peak fire has spread to 53,902 acres, with no evacuation orders in place yet. According to Missoula Neptune Aviation’s Executive Assistant CEO, Michelle McCue, pilots logged about 3,052 hours, 139 more than 2016. Pilots also successfully dropped more than one million gallons of retardant on Montana fires alone. Even though Land Service works tightly with Neptune to keep the grounds clear to the best of their ability, thinning of the forest has been limited due to State cash going towardNeptune’s aerial tankers. With two plus months left in the fire season, cold weather has finally begun its way into Montana, ensuring further safety of Montana towns. As Neptune’s aerial tankers begin their way down to California to aid in their fires, we can only hope our need for them doesn’t pick up until next summer.

HOSA officers represent in Washington, DC HOSA officers recently attended the the Washington Leadership Academy conference in the District of Columbia. Schools from across the country represented their chapters and learned skills on how to become better leaders. They were also able to talk to Sen. Steve Daines and Sen. Jon Tester. “It was an amazing experience to talk to them,” said HOSA officer Taylor Brinkman. “While meeting with them we also got to take the underground tunnels under the capitol that only the ‘official’ people get to take.” HOSA is a club for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care. “I joined HOSA my freshman year because I really wanted to be a doctor when I grew up,” Brinkman said. “I have since learned about health care and being a better leader.” HOSA’s next big trip will be in March for a State Leadership conference in Helena where members compete in events such as medical photography and public health awareness against other chapters in Montana. The top three of each event have the chance to then move on to the International conference.

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at a GLANCE Curious what to join? See what some clubs offer at SHS Chess Club

Chess club meets Mondays in the main gym at lunch with adviser Pete Joseph.

Robotics Robotics takes place in Room 146 with adviser Dave Hamilton from 4- 6 p.m. Mondays. By becoming a part of the Missoula Robotics Team you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous competitions and explore paths within engineering, computer science, marketing and business.

Student Government Student Government meets during lunch in Room 248 on Mondays with advisers Erika Martin and Lisa Anderson. This club is a group of student leaders who want to make Sentinel a fun and positive place to attend school. Anyone interested in participating in Student Government is welcome to join. You don’t need to be an elected officer.

Eco Club

Eco Club is a group who share the goal of improving our environment through volunteering, education, and enacting change through activism. They meet every other Tuesday in Room 165 at lunch with adviser Ben Cummins.

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate meets in Room 241 after school with Cassidy Brooks and Meredith Britt.

French Club

French Club is every other Tuesday at lunch. The meetings are in Room 224 with adviser Bryan Whitney.

Japan club

Students will learn Japanese language and culture. Students will also be given the opportunity to travel and learn more about the Japanese lifestyle. Japan Club meets on Fridays in Room 239 with adviser Drew Burfeind. Don’t come this week, though--they’re in Japan.


Spartanaires is an auditioned honor choir that offers an advanced chamber choir experience. This club meets after school in the choir room.


DECA is an association of marketing students. This club helps to gain skills in the fields of business, marketing, and entrepreneurship with Mark Hartman.

Art Club

Art Club is a great place to learn more about art, work with local artists, and creat many art making opportunities. They meet every Thursday at lunch with adviser Sally Friou in Room 185.

National Honor Society

This group is for those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The National Honors Society members provide free peer tutoring and volunteer frequently in the community. They meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at lunch in Room 112.

MHS Special Olympics

This club is a group of people dedicated to playing various sports and competing in the state Special Olympics. You can join either as a helper or an Olympian. They meet at 3:30 every Wednesday in the Big Sky auxiliary gym.

Spartan Ambassadors Spartan Ambassadors is a group of students who peer mentor the 9th graders to help ease their transition into high school. They help host a few events around the school and meet sporadically throughout the school year as by announcement.

Key Club Key Club is a great opportunity for students to improve upon their community and world through service to others. They meet Wednesdays at lunch in Room 247 with advisers Pete Joseph and Joe Fischer. More clubs next issue!

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The Sentinel Konah

October 26 2017

New Sentinel Konah Staff 2017-18

Aston Kinsella Editor-in-Chief

Jordan Cowan Senior Reporter

Riley Nielsen Senior Reporter

Arianna Silva Senior Reporter

Darren Faughn Senior Reporter

Danika Firth Junior Reporter

Ethan Violette Sports Reporter

Sarah Hauser Junior Reporter

Olivia Curran Junior Reporter

Mya Davis Sophomore Repoter

Max Dupras Sophomore Reporter

Miya Snead Junior Reporter

October 26. 2017

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Ending DACA an act of hate:

Trump’s cancelation worst decision to date


eferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will put young immigrants in a tough spot in the coming months. The Trump administration officially announced its plan to end the DACA program in March 2018. The program, signed into law by an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012, provides a level of amnesty to certain illegal immigrants, many of whom came to the U.S. as children. These certain illegal immigrants, called “Dreamers” gain a working permit and protection from deportation. The original program expired after two years, subject to renewal. Arianna Silva Even with a sixth month delay until March, the Reporter end of DACA is creating chaos for almost 100,000 young immigrants. Dreamers count on this program not only for protection, but also to be able to create a better life for their families. Dreamers should have the opportunity to have protection from deportation and make a living through this program. The restrictions that have been put on young immigrants are already very strict, but with this new decision to get rid of a program that helps the young Dreamers, creates a whole new problem. With Trump in office, some view the republican party as hostile and bitter toward

young immigrants. If Trump stays on this path, the Republican party may be stained forever. The United States is full of immigrants. America was founded by immigrants. Europeans were the first immigrants that came to America to start a new life. Europeans had the same wants and needs as the young Dreamers of today. People have distorted views of immigrants coming to the United States. Some believe that immigrants are taking jobs from United States citizens. Some believe immigrants need only come legally, and will be accepted into society. Others see immigrants as dangerous and suspicious. Indigenous peoples had no problem with the European immigrants coming to their lands until the Europeans decided to kill them off because they didn’t think the same way as them. Immigrants are the main reason why the United States is so diverse and unique. Getting rid of DACA would mean the United States would get rid of the diversity and uniqueness that it is known for. The solution for protecting young immigrants from deportation is now in the hands of Congress, who has only a few months to pass immigration reform legislation. The current system may be flawed, and a solution is needed, but the solution is not ending a system that helps people become contributing citizens.

She said/She said:

When it comes to budget cuts, what should be the first to go--sports or the arts?


igh school athletic programs are a staple of an American education. While budget cuts are sometimes necessary in education, cutting the sports programs doesn’t seem a viable option if school districts want to keep a larger number of students and community members active, engaged, and committed to an activity. “Sports reaches a greater number of kids. I feel like keeping sports rather than arts would be Mya Davis for the greater good,” coach and teacher Jordan Reporter Graves said. While it is true both sports and the arts take in money, sports within schools have a more stable influx of money and attendance of both the student body and parents. For example, between 100-150 people attend a play, per night, for the three nights its open. Money raised goes straight back into the program. One night at a football game nearly doubles that number, with much more funds going back into the activities fund. In addition, the active lifestyle athletics promotes exceeds that of many arts programs--except perhaps dance. “Sports offers exercise and healthier eating habits,” girls basketball coach Karen Deden said. However, Deden believes both arts and sports should be funded. “It’s frustrating that our government isn’t funding our schools enough to keep both sports and the arts around. Both are important,” Deden said. Athletics encourage kids to interact with others, be team players, be good leaders, practice good sportsmanship, and maintain academic eligibility. These skills are important for life after school, and everyday life as well.


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n high schools major school money cuts have always been a threat to the art programs. Even at Sentinel they usually cut funding in the art programs. But in other schools that is not always the case. Sometimes they will cut funding from the sports programs such as track or soccer. It is always a hard decision to make when trying to make ends meet. Some schools from other states such as Alaska or New York more often choose to have funding cuts from the sports programs, while other states

choose otherwise. “You can’t compare the two,” drama teacher Katie Cassidy said. “Both teach life skills.” Most people when asked if they would rather keep arts or sports if the funding for one had to be cut, they said that they did not understand why they would have to choose between the two and that both activities are both great things to have. “Both are great things to do, I don’t see them as relating at all.” art teacher Tim Nielson said. Nielson also mentioned that cutting funding from these activities cut opportunities for students. Student Tegan Schaper also had a similar opinion. She talked about how both are important to the schools and that it should not be up for debate, that both are two different personalities. “If you cut the funding for the arts there is less likely chance to get a sponsor, rather than sports,” she said. “The arts lead to a successful career, we need more creative thinkers,” art teacher Nicole Whitescarver said.

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Kingsmen: Golden Circle recycled, saturized cliche


atthew Vaughn is back with The Kingsmen: The Golden Circle. This movie, from the beginning, had me wanting it to be as good as the first. Maybe I had this mentality from watching all Darren Faughn the John Wick movies or Reporter maybe not, but this movie straight-up fell flat for me. This movie was bland, boring, and of everything, cliche with it’s story. Let’s start with the characters. The premise of the movie itself is that all the Kingsman get massacred by an organization called The Golden Circle. The crazy cartel leader “Poppy” kills most of The Kingsman and of course, they had to exact revenge on her dastardly deeds. One thing the movie didn’t forget was how to have a sense of humor. The franchise was known for its Deadpool-esque sense of sarcasm. No matter how serious a scene could be, Vaughn and the writers just know how to write in a joke or two. I will say that was really the only plus side to this movie. Another major thing that set this apart from other action movies, including the first Kingsman, was the CGI. Let me tell you something, the CGI was bad. Now I haven’t found CGI appealing in quite a while, but I’ve witnessed that perfect blend like the last two Star Wars movies or any David Finch movie, where they actually know how and when to use the tool. Matthew Vaughn doesn’t know how to use CGI at all. The movie itself was just one big computer animation of blood and explosions. Finally I would like to talk about the story; it was just one big ball of cliche. All the points were mentioned: the guy get’s the girl, the bad guy is taken down, everyone is saved, building blow up, Michael Bay, etc, etc. Matthew Vaughn seemed to just give up with the story and all the character arcs. He even brought back older characters with, what seemed to me, the lamest ways possible; they came back from the dead. It was just annoying to me to watch all this and think to myself, “This guy seriously took three steps back when writing this movie with everyone.” Overall The Kingsman: The Golden Circle was all one big sham. The story was recycled and saturized. The characters were just plain vanilly action heros. The CGI was all a big turn off, but the jokes were all spot on funny. 4/10.

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The Sentinel Konah

October 26, 2017

Senior Homecoming Court

Jake Treece, Mariel Warren

King and Queen Tanner Stack, Grace Stayner

Caden Messer, Lauren Bingham

October 26, 2017

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Sentinel welcomes new staff This year at Sentinel, we have seven new teachers joining the school. We were able to talk to a few of them to learn more about each individual and how their experience at Sentinel has been so far.

Renee Conner, English

Q:Most embarrassing or memorable teaching moment to date? Conner: I once was wearing my skirt backwards. Q: What is your teaching experience? Conner: I have been teaching for 20 years, three at the UM, one year at Big Sky and 15 years at Hellgate. Q: What is your favorite genre of music?

Q:Where did you go to college? Sobin: I went to UM and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in English literature. I went back to get a teaching certificates in biology, broadfield science and English. Q:What is your teaching experience? Sobin: This is my first year in a traditional school setting in the US. I worked at an international school in India and then as a traveling educator for the SpectrUM Discovery Area here in Montana for two years. Q:What is your favorite genre of music? Alex Sobin, Science Sobin: I love ’90s alternative rock and grunge. Q:What’s your best advice for students? Sobin: Don’t worry as much about what you want to do when you grow up. Do your best at everything you take on. You never know what will turn into an opportunity.

Conner: I love heavy metal and jazz. Q: Where did you go to college? Conner: I got a B.S. at MSU for English Literature and then got my M.A. at the UM for English Linguistics and then an got a secondary teaching certification at the UM.

Hannah Sutton, Math

Q:What are some of your interests/hobbies? Sutton: My favorite activities are hiking, cross-country skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Q:Where did you go to college? Sutton: I went to the University of Montana-Western and I got my B.S. in Secondary Education and Mathematics Q:What do you like most about Sentinel and why? Sutton: I like the supportive staff and positive atmosphere created by the students and staff. It makes teaching here fun and enjoyable. Q:Who inspires you and why? Sutton: My parents- they work very hard and have excellent attitudes about life!

Q:What’s your best advice for students? Manning: Make a place for yourself in the world where you can love what you do, share your passions with others, love to be happy! Q:What are you looking forward to most this year? Manning: Creating interesting and creative lessons and being in the classroom with all my students looking and learning and great discussions. Q:Most embarrassing or memorable teaching moment to date? Michelle Manning, FACS Manning: When I taught 7th grade World History and I didn’t preview a movie on ancient Rome and it was quite explicit, I had to run up and shut off the video player! Q:Where did you grow up? Manning: Oakland, CA. The big city! I also spent a lot of time in Berkeley which is a pretty interesting place.

Stephen Roose, Special Education Q:Where did you grow up? Roose: I grew up in Fremont, CA and the town was growing very quickly. Q: What are you looking forward to most this school year? Roose: I am excited to watch the students grow, feel empowered and achieve their dreams. Q: What’s your best advice for students? Roose: Dream Big! If your dreams don’t scare you… dream bigger! Q: What’s your teaching experience? Roose: I have taught one year at Laurel and one year at Belgrade. Q: What do you like most about Sentinel and why? Stubbs: School spirit! It makes being a Spartan mean something. Q:Teaching experience? Stubbs: I taught three years in Redmond, WA. Q:What are you looking forward to most this year? Stubbs: Watching kids cook amazing food and coaching basketball. Megan Stubbs, FACS Q: Most embarrassing moment to date? Stubbs: I was grating a carrot during student teaching and I sliced my knuckles off! So scary!

Q:What is your favorite genre of music? Rugh: Over time, it evolves but right now I would say “alt-country”... if that’s a thing. Q: Where did you go to college? Rugh: I have a B.S. in Geosciences from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Teaching from Western Washington University. Q:Most embarrassing or memorable teaching moment to date? Rugh: A student once copied my staff Beth Rugh, Science photo from the school website and made my face the background or every slide of a powerpoint presentation he did for my class. Q: Who inspires you and why? Rugh: Within the school, Mrs. Smith! I’m pretty sure she knows everything. In life in general, any and all amazing women scientists.

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Don't forget to wear shoes: School rules to know by Max Dupras

of the Sentinel Konah Laws and rules are very easy and hard to come up with. One has to decide whether or not something is morally wrong. There are also laws that require you to do something to help better your community. Many rules have been created with thought and reason, but others, not so much. There are rules that are so weird that nobody really knows why they are in place. Either they are too old to matter or they are just plain crazy. From a law in Minnesota that requires men to wear shirts from to laws in California requiring a pediatrician’s permission to film a month old baby, anything could be illegal.

However one topic is very prominent when it comes to specific rules: school. School rules and regulations are meant to help the learning and development of students, but even schools have some weird or unknown rules. I bet many of you didn’t know that you must wear your shoes at all times during the school, so no lounging. Another rule is that all publications must be reviewed by the school. The school can destroy anything that is deemed against an academic mission. Now some of these rules may not seem that odd, but I bet you didn’t know quite a few of them. One of these is that you are not eligible for MHSA ( Montana High School Association) events if they turn 19 before midnight of August 31 previous to

participation of the last school year. There are also a couple unknown consequences for being caught doing something bad.You can get up to an OSS (Out of School Suspension) for being caught with your phone when you’re not supposed to have it. Another consequence is if you are even around drugs on school campus and you don’t exit within a reasonable amount of time, you will experience disciplinary actions. With many rules that affect our everyday lives at Sentinel, we have to be aware. Rules that aren’t completely enforced are still rules. But when you don’t realize that a rule is enforced, then you could end up in huge trouble. So don’t be too up-tight about different school laws, but remember to be aware.

Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook! Bring $75 cash or check made out to SHS to the 500 Building ASAP!

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Stephen King, son Owen kick off Halloween month with treat for Missoula by Max Dupras of the Sentinel Konah It was a dream come true for 400 lucky Stephen King fans earlier this month. The best-selling horror author of all time and his son Owen King were invited to Missoula on Oct. 2, 2017 by Shakespeare and Co. to discuss their new novel Sleeping Beauties at the Dennison Theatre. And they didn’t disappoint. While their language is not for the feint of heart, (many f-bombs and other profanities proliferated), the hour-long chat ended much to soon for the audience. The session started with both Kings reciting passages from their new novel, discussing the specific topics and issues that litter the collaboration. The second half of the session consisted of an informative, and somewhat revealing, Q&A. The questions came with answers both personal, and hilarious. They discussed moments from their past, such as how Stephen King would make his kids record books on tape for allowance money. He also talked briefly about his accident a while back where he was struck by a car. These moments all changed how he writes today. The duo also discussed their process of writing--a big hit for the literary crowd. Owen talked about how his first thought for a job

was not to be a writer, but after watching and absorbing his father’s lifestyle, he fell in love. However, he did admit that the amount of work his parents (his mom is author Tabitha King) put into their writing seemed intimidating. They would go to their offices at 9 a.m. and often not reemerge until 7 p.m. doing nothing but writing, which was not Owen’s idea of a good time. (Stephen devotes himself to writing 10 publishable pages a day.) Owen’s attitude, of course, changed as he got older, which helped lead into the creation of father-son collaboration, Sleeping Beauties. Owen and Stephen talked about how the book was originally going to be a miniseries, but the idea evolved into something much more complex. Owen talked with his father about the idea and insisted he write it, but the idea changed after Stephen recommended they would write together. This turned into a family affair worth fighting over. They constantly sent each other drafts and what they wanted in the novel. The tedious process of editing back and forth eventually turned into their new powerful dual-written book. Sleeping Beauties, all 444 pages of it, is based on the premise of what would happen if all of the women in the world went to sleep-indefinitely. The night ended with everyone leaving in

around town this weekend for the haunted holiday

1010 Clements Rd., Missoula, Mont. Hours: Oct. 26 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Oct. 27 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 28 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Oct. 29 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct. 31 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Costs: Children 4-12 & Seniors 65+: $5 Adults 13-65: $8


-Emma Hietala, Senior

“The Conjuring.” -Dylan Chalmers Junior


Although recording wasn’t allowed, audience members could snap photos earlier in the presentation. Author Stephen King and son Owen (not pictured) did not dissapoint, even those of us sitting in the balcony.

an orderly fashion, where at the exit they received their own copy of this exciting literary marvel--and some even received autographed copies. Those lucky enough to attend definitely received a true treat for Halloween.

Haunted Mansion Hayrides Daly Mansion 251 Eastside Highway Hamilton, Mont. Hours: Oct. 27 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Oct. 28 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Tortured Souls Investigation

Missoula Public Library Real Life Ghostbusters discuss investigations of the paranormal Oct. 30 6 p.m. Free


Skeleton Skedaddle 5K

University Golf Course, 515 South Avenue Time: Oct. 27 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Register: All proceeds go to UM Physical Therapy Student Association

Field of Screams

1497 US-97, Victor, MT, 59875

Hours: Oct. 27 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Oct. 28 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Oct. 30 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Oct. 31 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cost: $15 per person

Halloween for Hospice

Southgate Mall Oct. 31: 6 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

“Silent Hill.” -Brianna Bustillos O’Leary, Spanish teacher

Halloween See what’s happening in and

Missoula Maze

Spartans Speak: What is your favorite Horror flick?

“It.” -Olivia Cady Sophomore


-Jasmine Mai Freshman

Baumler to tell tall tales

Montana Historical Society’s Interpretive Historian Ellen Baumler is telling ghost stories again— this time close to home. In her latest book Ghosts of the Last Best Place, Baumler includes stories of SHS as well as former EngThe Missoula Haunted House lish teacher Mike Lyons’ Missoula Fairgrounds childhood home.. Hours: Oct. 27 - 31: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Lyons’ childhood home Cost: $10 regular; $15 express line is featured in the chapter “When Dreams Be*Cash only* come Nightmares.” In the chapter, Lyons tells the tale of his home being inhabited by the Raising Missoula’s Spirits former resident, famed Missoula artist Edgar Again: History and Hauntings S. Paxson (who happened to name the Konah). Missoula Public Library In addition, Baumler spoke to retired When: Oct. 28: noon - 1:30 p.m. Historian and author Ellen Baumler speaks custodians Debbie Davis and Frank Shephard about spotting Clem Henry, a Missoula about Montana’s haunted history County High School custodian who died at Missoula Y’s Hoot & Howl work in 1945. Baumler will be reading from her latest Missoula YMCA story collection this Saturday, Oct. 28 from When: Tuesday Oct. 31: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Indoor Trick or Treat. Open to public but noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Missoula Public Lia $1 donation is suggested. brary.

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Spartans need victory to continue season Seniors reminisce on season Max Dupras

Sarah Hauser

of the Sentinel Konah The last two weeks of travel didn’t fare well for the football team. Varsity football lost the last two away games, Oct. 20 Helena High 17-40 and the week before to Billings West, 9-14. The losses came after the Homecoming victory over Hellgate Oct. 6, 45-6. The game was a great way to end Homecoming week for Sentinel, even if it didn’t kick start the rest of the season. This Friday, the team play Capital at home for their senior night. “This is an important game for us,” Senior Austin Carlson said, “especially for the seniors. We need to put it all on the line in order to make it to the playoffs.” Odds are if the team loses at home Friday, their season will end. A victory will gain them a birth to a playoff game, potentially against crosstown rival Big Sky, who are 7-2 on the season.

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Junior Elias DeWaters, #24, avoids a defender to cut up the field against Big Sky. The Spartans lost earlier in the season 40-44.

Sentinel is sitting in seventh place currently at 4-4. Friday’s game starts at 7 at the MCPS stadium. The game is a pink out for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Spartan Golf Ready for Years to Come Ethan Violette

of the Sentinel Konah The 2017-2018 Spartan golf team had a very successful and fun year. Many golfers tell of their relationships with their teammates and of their accomplishments. We asked the golfers about their successes and memories. Talking about his favorite golf memory Junior Jack Johnston said, “Getting to hangout with my teammates on the bus and seeing their results after their rounds.” Jack placed 6th at state this year and is the youngest of the top 8 finishers. The Lady Spartans team as a whole placed 4th at state and the Men’s Spartan team placed 5th--a very successful year for our Spartans. “I would prepare more with chipping. This year’s course was very long and uphill. I would also get more sleep,” said Senior Lauren Peterson when asked what she would’ve done if she could go back to the week before state.

They have many more years of success because of their youth. Only four seniors graduate from this year’s team. Those seniors are Shawn Ryan, Blake Hasquet, Andrea Porch, and Lauren Peterson. “Our team is very junior heavy,” Coach Matosich said. This means that most of the golf team will be on the team next year. Freshman Sophie Fero tells how the Junior Varsity team is a very old team consisting of upper classmen mainly. Fero also shared her most embarrassing moment this year, “At the Missoula tournament it was raining and I took a practice swing and let go of the club. It flew and hit a Helena Capital girl.” Looking toward next season Mato said, “I’m hoping for improvement from the start of the season to the end. I’m hoping for battling and bringing home a trophy too.”

Cross country ended its season last week, with both teams taking 5th place at state overall. While the races themselves may not have been the most successful, co-captain seniors Taylor Leistiko and Kelsey Mueller made memories to last a lifetime. “We lost three weeks of training becaue of the smoke,” JV co-captain, Taylor Leistiko said. The cross country team may have had a slow start but they made a strong comeback especially against their rival team the Hellgate Knights. “They were our biggest rivals,” Kelsey Mueller said.. In this sport a person needs a lot of vigour to get through the long courses, while keeping in mind hard work and determination. Without all this hard work there would not be a reward. “The last sprint, when you laid it all out on the course,” Mueller said. “Whatever you put in you get out,” Taylor Leistoko said. For Kelsey and Taylor being a captain has been an enjoyable learning experience. They have been able to have team bonding parties and make locker signs for other teammates. This year’s team has come a long way


Seniors Taylor Leistiko and Kelsey Mueller celebrate after their last home cross country meet at Linda Vista. Leistiko set a personal best, while Mueller went on to state.

from where they started at the beginning of the school year. Kelsey and Taylor believe the freshmen are some of the fastest they have seen, while Calvin and Otto said that the team has definitely improved and they are dropping times. With a good year comes many good memories. For Kelsey and Taylor a fun memory was the 7 on 7 meet where 8 races were run that day, so they sat down in the grass and had a feast on the course.

Boys soccer make it to state, girls fall By Aston Kinsella

Editor-in-Chief The boys’ soccer team is currently competing at the State Tournament this weekend in Missoula, going in as the number four seed from West. The boys play the number one seed from the East, Billings Senior, currently undefeated in conference play at noon Thursday. The boys defeated the Flathead Braves 2-1 in Kalispell last week to earn the berth to state.

“I was really happy to beat Flathead and be able to go to state because it’s such a fun experience. And I’d say our toughest opponent is Hellgate because we haven’t beaten them yet this year and they play really fast,” Junior Luke Joy said. The girls’ team didn’t fare as well, losing their playoff game 0-3 to Big Sky Eagles. “The match was hard fought, unfortunately it just wasn’t our day. I’m thankful to have been able to play one last time with the girls under Coach Keri,” Varsity Captain Grace Stayner said.

Spartans win Missoula Invite, set their focus toward state Ethan Violette

of the Sentinel Konah Our Lady Spartan Volleyball team took home the trophy for the Missoula Invite winning 18 of the 20 sets they played. Our girls played Corvallis in the championship and destroyed them 25-10, 25-12.

On the first day of the tournament they played Helena High and Glacier. The second day they played Big Sky, Florence, Corvallis, and won all of them handily. Senior Cassie North said, “We played really well as a whole, everyone came out with a lot of energy and that really helped us to get through every game.” The Spartan Volleyball team has not lost a single match for the last two years. The State class AA tournament is being held at Bozeman, Nov. 9-11.

October 26, 2017

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Homecoming 12

That’s Really a Law? In Montana

By Jordan Cowan

In Billings *It is illegal to raise rats as pets. *Bands or other perfoming artists cannot leave the stage anywhere alcohol is served In Helena *It is illegal to use your lawn sprinklers to annoy passersby. In All of Montana *It is illegal to folf anywher other than a designated “folf-course”. *Folfing at night is also prohibited. *Guiding sheep onto a railroad track with intent to injure the train, not the sheep, can get you a fine of $50,000 and up to five years in prison. *It is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and Illegal for unmarried women to fish at all.

In the USA

In Connecticut *A pickle is not leagally considered a pickle unless it bounces. In Missouri *It’s illegal to drive with an uncaged bear. In South Carolina *Horses may not be kept in bathtubs. In Tennesee *Sharing your Netflix password is against the law.

In Washington *The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or other unnamed subspecies is a felony and can be punishable by fine or imprisonment. In Georgia *It’s illegal to keep an ice cream cone in your back pocke on Sundays. In Arkansas *It’s illegal to mispronounce “Arkansas”.

Sentinel Konah Oct. 26, 2017  

Homecoming 2017.

Sentinel Konah Oct. 26, 2017  

Homecoming 2017.