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Junior Keelie   Roberts   lines   up   to   bat   during   an   away   game.   BHS   Lady   Longhorns   fi  nish   off   the   season  stronger  than  ever,   after  attending  states.  

Sophomore Brooklyn  Kos-­ ki  writes  and  publishes  her   fi  rst   novel,   “The   Weath-­ erman”   on,   after  overcoming  epileptic   seizures.   See  page  5

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Basalt soccer  player,   Ivano  Del  Piccolo,   squares    up  to  make  a   pass  in  the  game  against   Roaring  Fork  on  Sept.   25.   See  page  12

 NOVEMBER  2013                                                                                                                    VOLUME  3                                                                                                                                    ISSUE  1

Basalt Senior  Takes  State     Golf  Championship Genevieve  Lawry,  Co-­Editor Standing   on   the   fi  nal   tee   at   Pueblo   Country  Club,  Coach  Al  Rakowski  knew   that   senior   Tristan   Rohrbaugh   had   the   golf  state  championship  in  the  bag.              Upon  completing  his  fi  nal  5  par  on  the   18th   hole,   Rohrbaugh   did   exactly   that.   Rohrbaugh  scored  four  birdies,  three  bo-­ geys,  and  the  rest  pars  on  the  6,500  yard   course  over  the  course  of  two  days,  mak-­ ing   him   the   only   golfer   to   fi  nish   under   par   at   state,   and   ultimately   winning   the   individual   championship   for   the   Class   3A  State  Golf  Championships.            “When  I  fi  rst  realized  that  I  had  won   I   couldn’t   believe   it   was   real.   I   was   in   shock.  I  am  just  now  starting  to  believe   it,”  Tristan  Rohrbaugh  said.            However,  Rakowski  believes  other-­ wise.            “He  played  an  excellent  game.  All  of   his   emotions   were   in   check   and   he   had   the   game   under   complete   control,”   Ra-­ kowski  said.           Although   Rohrbaugh   stated   that   he   came  out  rocky  on  his  fi  rst  day,  scoring   shot  71,  along  with  two  bogeys  and  two  

birdies, he  quickly  picked  his  confi  dence   back   up   on   the   second   day   and   began   sinking  the  putts.           “The   second   day   I   wasn’t   nearly   as   nervous,  and  I  think  that’s  why  my  per-­ formance  showed  it,”  Rohrbaugh  said.        Rohrbaugh  scored  shot  70  on  the  sec-­ ond  day  of  the  tournament,    scoring  one   bogey  and  two  birdies.          His  two  birdies  were  on  the  5th  and   12th  hole,  both  5-­pars.          “Unfortunately  on  the  5th  the  ball  was   short   35   yards.   But   then   I   hit   within   6   feet   and   made   the   putt,”   Rohrbaugh   said.  “The  second  birdie  was  again  just   a  bit  short;;  it  fell  on  the  front  edge  of  the   fringe,  but  I  managed  to  tap  it  within  the   3  feet  and  made  the  birdie.”          Unfortunately  his  bogey  followed  on   the  12th  hole.          “I  just  struggled  to  get  it  in  and  make   par,  I  wish  I  could  have  redone  that  putt,”   Rohrbaugh  said  .                Overall,  Rohrbaugh  followed  a  close   game  plan  on  the  second  day  and  made   the  putts  when  presented  to  him.

Photo: Doug  Rohrbaugh Senior  Tristan  Rohrbaugh  fi  nds  time  to  play  golf  everyday  while  keeping  up  with  his   grades.    Here,  he  is  perfecting  his  swing.

     “I  didn’t  even  realize  that  I  was  in   the  lead  until  my  dad  told  me  on  the   17th  hole,”  said  Rohrbaugh.  “I  was  a   little   nervous   when   I   found   out,   but   I   just   tried   to   stay   focused   and   con-­ fi  dent   and   tried   not   to   worry   about   messing  up.”          And   it   worked;;   Rohrbaugh   fi  n-­ ished   in   the   lead,   posting   the   only  

under par  score,  triumphing  over  com-­ petitors   Cole   Folwell   and   Cameron   Connor  from  Alexander  Dawson  High   School.         “We   are   so   proud   to   have   a   state   championship   winner   at   our   school,”   Athletic   Director   Ben   Blaeser   said.   “Tristan   put   so   much   time   and   effort   into  it,  he  truly  deserves  this.”  

Keeping BHS  Students  Alive  at  25

Genevieve Lawry,  Co-­Editor          On  June  18,  2013,  Glenwood  Springs   High  School  junior,  Emma  Tordoff,  had   no   idea   that   everything   would   change   in  a  blink  of  an  eye;;  that  her  2000  Toy-­ ota  Tacoma   would   lose   control   on   the   backroads   behind   Willits,   fl  inging   her   truck   over   and   leaving   her   helpless   in   the  driver’s  seat.          “It  was  the  most  terrifying  experi-­ ence   of   my   life,”   Tordoff   said.   “I   lost   control   of   the   wheel,   the   truck   fl  ipped   over  and  began  spinning  to  the  side  of   the  cliff.  I  thought  I  was  going  to  die.”           Unfourtunately,   Tordoff’s   story   is   fairly  common  among  many  other  teen-­ age  drivers  across  the  nation,  some  end-­ ing  more  tragically  than  others.          To  reduce  the  number  of  casualties   amongst   teenage   drivers,   BHS   has   re-­

quired all  students-­  licensed  and  soon-­ to-­be  to  take  “Alive  at  25.”  This  class   is   dedicated   to   educating   drivers   be-­ tween  the  ages  of  15  and  24  in  order  to   promote  good  decision  making  while   driving  and  reduce  the  amount  of  au-­ tomobile  accidents  responsible  for  the   deaths  of  so  many  people  within  that   age  group.  Students  must  also  take  the   class  in  order  to  park  on  campus.           This   new   requirement,   however,   has   caused   some   disgruntled   conver-­ sation  amongst  students.           “If   students   are   angry   that   they   must   sit   through   a   four-­and-­a-­half   hour   class,   that   could   possibly   save   their  lives,  so  be  it,”  Principal  David   Schmid  said.  “We  want  to  help  in  any-­ way  to  prevent  our  students  from  be-­ coming  a  part  of  the  statistics.”  


“It was   the   most   terrify-­ ing  experience  of  my  life,”   Tordoff   said.   “I   lost   con-­ trol  of  the  wheel,  the  truck   fl  ipped   over   and   began             spinning  to  the  side  of  the           cliff.  I  thought  I  was  going   to  die.”           In   the   United   States,   the   number   one   leading   cause   of   teenage   deaths   happen  due  to  motor  vehicle  accidents.   Accounting  for  over  5,458  deaths  per   year,   motor   accidents   make   up   one   third  of  all  teenage  deaths,  killing  over   fi  ve   times   as   many   teens   than   cancer   and  other  poisons.  Overall  these  statis-­

tics put  teen  drivers  at  the  highest  risk   of   getting   into   an   accident   than   any   other  age  group.          “Driving  can  be  dangerous,”  Schmid   said.  “We  want  our  students  to  be  safe   and  therefore  I  believe  that  Alive  at  25   can  help  make  students  be  more  aware   of  the  consequences  of  driving.”        However,  many  students  are  appre-­ hensive   on   the   newly   required   class,   some   viewing   it   as   benefi  ciary   while   others  fi  nd  it  a  waste  of  time.          “I  expected  the  class  to  be  awful,   however  it  was  pretty  interesting.  The   images   that   played   defi  nitely   affected   me,”  senior  Sidney  Csotty  said.          So  will  Alive  at  25  ensure  student’s   driving  safety  and  perceive  its  reputa-­ tion?          Only  time  will  tell.

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longhorn roundup          November  2013

New Electric    Marquee                             In   addition   to   counseling   seniors,   meetings  are   held   to   keep   parents   up-­ Installed

dated and   involved   in   their   child’s              A  new  light  shines  upon  the  school,   application   process.     Students   say   the   literally.   A   new   electric   sign   was   in-­ bootcamps   have   been   very   effective   stalled   at   the   entrance   of   school,   list-­ and  helpful  in  completing  the  process.   ing   important   dates,   sports   events,             "It's   a   long   process,   dedicated   to   student-­based  information,  fun  events,   time,  and  work,"  says  college  counselor   and  much  more.  The  sign  was  funded   Carolyn  Williams.  She  says  the  process   by   Taste   of   Basalt,   along   with   BHS   is  almost  like  a  research  project,  trying   Boosters   Club.     The   key   people   who   to  get  a  better  understanding  of  it. made  the  electric  sign  possible  include:     Linda  and  Bill  Reynolds,  Dan  Erickson   JAS  Aspen  Makes  Donation   to  BHS  Chamber  Choir for  the  concrete  and  construction  work,   Tom  Banc  for  the  excavation  and  Mike         JAS  Aspen   donated   free   tickets   to   Hoffman  for  the  electrical  work. BHS  chamber  choir  members  to  attend   the  Labor  Day  Sunday  show  featuring   Paper   Bird,   Edward   Sharpe   and   the   Magnetic  Zeros,  and  Journey.  Director   Katie   Hone   Wiltgen   secured   the   free   tickets.

Photo: Basalt  Chamber  

       A  Chamber  Choir  member  stated,   “It  was  so  special  to  be  able  to  attend   with  the  other  members  and  share  our   love  for  music.  I  will  always  remember   the  great    bonding    experience  with  ev-­ eryone  over  the  song  Home  by  Edward   Sharpe  and  the  Magnetic  Zeros.”  

College Bootcamps  Scheduled          With  college  applications  due  right   around  the  corner,  BHS  college  coun-­ selors   scheduled   "senior   bootcamps"   which  kicked  off  in  June.  The  purpose   is  to  help  coach  seniors  through  the  ap-­ plication  process,  including  manuever-­ ing  around  the  Common  App  website,   writing   the   required   essays,   and   gath-­ ering   together   other   needed   college   knowledge.

Photo: Nicolas  Liuzzi

November 2013,  Volume  3,  Issue  1 Co-­Editor  

Genevieve Lawry


Katie Hankinson

Business Manager  

Oriah Clarke

Staff Oriah Clarke, Genevieve  Lawry, Katie  Hankinson, Kaity  Johnson, Hailey  Swirbul, Daniel  Martinez, Adviser Sheryl  Barto,

New  Community  Meetings              On  Oct.  3,  BHS  held  its  first  ever   community   meeting.   The   meeting   gathered   the   entire   school   together   in   the   cafeteria,   where   the   seniors   stood   in   a   circle   around   the   outside   of   the   room,   and   underclassmen   sat   inside   of  the  circle.  The  purpose  of  the  com-­ munity   meeting   was   to   bring   the   en-­ tire  school  together  to  discuss  current   issues  and  announcements,  as  well  as   honor   and   recognize   individuals   for   their   successes.   At   this   meeting,   the   school’s  police  officer,  Officer  Lemke,   spoke  to  the  students  about  bullying  in   an  attempt  to  raise  awareness  and  put   an  end  to  bullying  at  BHS.

       On  October  24-­26,  11  students  from   the   leadership   class   traveled   to   Du-­ rango  for  the  2013  Fall  CHSAA  Lead-­ ership  Conference,  which  was  held  at   Durango   High   School.   Over   500   stu-­ dent  leaders  from  all  over  Colorado  at-­ tended  this  conference.  All  of  the  stu-­ dents   were   split   into   “family   groups”   upon  their  arrival.  Paired  with  students   from   various   other   high   schools,   the   kids   participated   in   multiple   work-­ shops   and   team   building   activities   to   help   shape   and   establish   leadership   building  skills.  

       The  conference  wasn’t  all  just  busi-­ ness  and  team  building  though;;  the  stu-­ dents  had  the  oppurtunity  to  socialize   with  other  kids,  attend  dinner,  and  even   go  to  a  pumpkin  patch.  On  the  Friday   night  of  the  conference,  all  participants   attended     “Prom-­A-­Rama,”   an   event   that   featured   music   by   Sound   of   the   Rockies.  There  the  students  were  able   to  enjoy  and  dance  to  music  and  take   photos  in  the  nearby  photo  booth.    The   students  that  attended  returned  to  BHS   overflowing  with  positive  reviews  and            In  the  future,  Principal  Schmid  hopes   enthusiam  regarding  the  conference. to   make   these   meetings   consistent,   so  the  students  of  BHS  can  develop  a            “I  had  so  much  fun  this  year!”  said     tight  knit  community  and  be  involved.   junior   attendee   Mackenzie   Heard.   “There   was   so   much   positivity   and   in  current  events  within  the  school. enthusiasm  among  the  groups.  I  can’t   wait  for  next  year’s  conference!”  Bullying  Addressed  via  Seminars            Another  meeting  took  place  on  Fri-­ day,   Oct.   25,   where   sports   teams   and   individual  athletes  were  wished  luck  at   their  upcoming  competitions  or  games.   BHS  teen  author  Brooklyn  Koski  was   also   recognized   for   publishing   her   new   novel,   “The   Weatherman.”  After   listening  to  the  annoucements,  the  stu-­ dents   ended   the   meeting   by   watching   a   video   that   was   meant   to   promote   a   ‘never-­give-­up’  mindset.

    "Sticks,   and   stones   may   break   my   bones,  but  words  will  never  hurt  me"   -­   a   phrase   often   associated   with   bul-­ lying.   Bullying   continues   to   make   national  headlines  with  a  recent  story   about  two  girls,  ages  twelve  and  four-­ teen,  in  Florida  taunting  and  bullying   another  twelve-­year-­old  girl  until  she   committed  suicide.            At   Basalt   High   School   the   topic   of  bullying  has  recently  been  directly   addressed   in   a   few   different   ways.   Through  enrichment  class,  juniors  and   seniors  were  given  prompts  to  discuss   the  topic  of  bullying.  Many  of  the  stu-­ dents  who  participated  in  the    discus-­ sion  said  that  they  wanted  to  maintain   the   positive   space   around   the   topic,   as  well  as  ensure  that  every  student  at   BHS  feels  safe  and  comfortable  while   attending   school.   Following   enrich-­ ment,  and  during  the  new  school  com-­ munity  meeting  in  the  cafeteria,  Offi-­ cer  Lemke,  the  school  resource  officer,   discussed  the  effects  of  bullying  in  an   emotional,   passionate   style   showing   great   sensitivity   to   the   subject.   He   stressed  mostly  how  broken  bones  can   heal,  but  words  don’t.  

Mission The Longhorn  Roundup  is  committed  to  bring  the  BHS   student  body  and  administration  newsworthy  articles  that   will  inform,  educate,  and  entertain  in  a  reliable  and  timely   fashion  while  maintaining  the  district  wide  core  values  and   contributing  to  the  overall  pride  of  our  school. Letters  to  the  Editor We  welcome  letters  to  the  editor.    Please  email  one  of  our   Co-­Editors;;  Genevieve  Lawry  at or  Katie  Hankinson  at Advertising Please  contact  Oriah  Clarke  at

Students Attend  Fall  CHSAA   Leadership  Conference

Photo: Sheryl  Barto

Photo: Lucy  Ugucconi

“Backstage” Going  Onstage          Fall  Play  is  set  to  open  the  produc-­ tion  of  “Backstage”  on  Nov.  14  in  the   BHS  Cafetorium.            The  show  features  a  combination  of   Basalt  and  Aspen  students  in  this  witty   production  about  the  “backstage”  of  an   ongoing  high  school  show  that  is  pos-­ sibly   doomed   due   to   lack   of   funding.   In   an   attempt   to   save   the   show,   stu-­ dents  and  teachers  alike  rush  in  a  comi-­ cal   blur,   creating   chaos   and   laughter   amongst   audience   members   to   ensure   that  “the  show”  “Go  on!”           “Backstage”   is   directed   by   BHS   English   teacher,   Tim   McNulty,   and   student  directed  by  BHS  Alumni,  Zac   Hill.  Due  to  its  comedy  and  relevance   to   an   ongoing   high   school   production   which   reveals   the   madness   of   a   show   behind   the   scenes.   The   show   features   students   of   all   personalities   and   ages   from   Basalt,   including   two   students   from  Aspen  High  School.          Dinner  will  be  served  prior  to  the   show  at  6  pm,  followed  by  dessert  dur-­ ing   intermission.   All   students,   fami-­ lies,  and  friends  are  welcome  to  attend.   Show  dates  are  November  14,  15,  and   16.

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Katie Hankinson,  Co-­Editor          The  Roaring  Fork  School  District   has   initiated   a   series   of   meetings   open   to   both   students   and   parents   to  improve  the  district.      District  ad-­ ministration  wants  to  see  what  can   “make   us   the   best   school   system   we   can   be,”   Superintendent   Diana   Sirko  said.        On  Sept.  26,  32  BHS  students  at-­ tended  a  meeting  to  add  their  input   to  model  the  development  and  out-­ come  of  schools  in  the  valley.          The  three  main  questions  used   to   mold   this   vision   for   the   district   are:   “What   is   the   purpose   of   edu-­ cation?”   “What   should   the   student   outcome   be?”   and   “What   are   the   most  important  school  characteris-­ tics?”          To  get  a  read  on  student  opinion,   polls   were   taken   regarding   what   students  thought  were  the  most  im-­ portant   student   goals   and   student   characteristics:   core   academics,   non-­academic   learning,   extracur-­ ricular,    community  life,  and  school   environment.            Students  were  asked  to  answer  a   series   of   questions   regarding   what   they  wanted  to  see  in  a  school  set-­ ting.   After   voting,   students   were   then   asked   to   form   a   discussion   regarding  the  results.  One  topic  of   discussion  for  students  was  to  clari-­ fy  why  “knowledge  is  power”.        “We  need  to  put  more  focus  into   how   well   students   know   the   sub-­

ject, not   how   well   they   test,”   ju-­ nior  Nikole  Simecek  said.  “There’s   too  much  focus  on  what  grade  you   get   and   how   it   affects   your   GPA.   Grades   are   important,   but   if   kids   care  more  about  grades  than  learn-­ ing,  something’s  wrong.  No  one  is   going  to  learn  that  way.  The  biggest   focus  needs  to  be  making  sure  stu-­ dents  are  actually  learning.”        Contributing  factors  such  as  cur-­ riculum   and   learning   environment   were   mentioned   in   the   meeting   as   to   how   they   might   impact   student   learning.           “The   lack   of   “leveling”   for   students   is   difficult,”   sophomore   Brooklyn  Koski  said.  “The  ‘lower’   students  get  lost  or  left  behind  and   the   advanced   students   are   getting   held  back  and  not  being  challenged   enough,  and  no  one  is  learning  what   they   need   to.   We   need   leveling   so   that  way  everyone  is  going  far,  no   one  is  holding  each  other  back.”     Students   recommended   that   schools   should   be   sure   to   have   courses  suitable  for  each  student  to   ensure  their  learning  and  a  sense  of   challenge,   like   perhaps   switching   from   Advance   Placement   courses   to   International   Baccalaureate   in-­ stead,   along   with   increasing   the   amount   of   classes   available   since   presently   Basalt   only   has   one  A.P.   course.          Another  significant  characteristic    

that students   believe   makes   a   suc-­ cessful   school   is   to   provide   a   safe     and   comfortable   environment.   Re-­ cently,  the  crack  down  on  bullying   has  been  more  stern  than  usual  and   students   want   to   make   sure   those   talks   during   Enrichment   will   no   longer  be  needed.          “I  think  it’s  important  to  have  a   safe  environment  because  students   need   to   know   they’re   safe   before   they  can  learn,”  junior  Jhovani  Car-­ rillo  said.  “We  should  make  sure  we   have  “safety”  and  not  need  to  use  it,   rather  than  not  have  it  and  need  it.”          These  are  just  a  few  of  the  many   topics   brought   up   at   the   meeting   to   see   what   needs   to   be   refined   in   the  district.  The  main  point  of  this   meeting   was   to   have   that   student   voice   incorporated   into   what   this   reform  will  look  like.          “It’s  always  such  a  privilege  to   speak  to  students,”  Sirko  said.  “You   guys  are  what  make  this  school,  so   we  want  you  to  be  involved  as  well.   We  want  to  hear  what  you  want  us   to  work  on.”          The  district  hosted  community-­ wide   meetings   in   the   same   format   in   Basalt,   Carbondale   and   Glen-­ wood.     Roaring   Fork   High   School   and  Glenwood  Springs  High  School   also  hosted  student  meetings.    The   results   of   the   collective   visioning   process   will   be   made   available   by   the  end  of  the  year.

Below is  a  list  of  some  of  the  results  from  the   survey  administered  to  students  during  the   meeting,  to  see  what  they  would  like  to  see   added  or  improved  to  their  school  system. 23%  of  students  want  to  have  a  safe  learning   environment 21%  of  students  want  to  develop  strong  criti-­ cal  thinking  skills 19%  of  students  want  to  be  prepared  with  the   attitude  and  skill  for  a  challenging  college   curriculum.   16%  of  students  want  to  emphasize  hands-­on/ project-­based/experiential  learning 16%  of  students  want  to  offer  a  strong  educa-­ tion  in  life  skills

Link What?  Link  Who? Link  Crew! Daniel  Martinez,  Staff  Reporter

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    This   year,   Basalt   High   School   has   initiated  a   new   program,   called  “Link   Crew”   a   nation   wide   program   that   groups  seniors  and  juniors  with  fresh-­ men.          “It’s  where  incoming  freshman  get   paired  up  with  a  senior  to  help  mentor   them,”  Ralph  Smalley,  one  of  two  Link   Crew   supervisors,   said.   Smalley   and   Ben  Blaeser,  introduced  Link  Crew  to   the  school  as  a  way  to  bring  the  school   closer  together.          Besides  expanding  the  school’s  so-­ cial  boundaries,  though,  upperclassmen   act  as  mentors  to  the  younger  students   to  help  them  through  their  first  year  of  

high school,  in  order  to  prepare  them   for  the  years  to  come.         “It   gives   freshman   support   and   guidance  for  obstacles  they  may  face   in   school,”   Katherine   Marquez   said.   Marquez,  one  of  24  seniors  or  juniors,   is   involved   in   Link   Crew   as   a   Link   Leader.  Marquez  adds  that  “this  pro-­ gram  needs  to  be  more  involved  with   the  students.”        Apart  from  a  welcome  picnic  at  the   beginning  of  the  school  year,  though,   not  much  has  been  seen  from  the  Link   Crew   since.   A   meeting   will   be   held   however,   on   Nov.   7,   for   leaders   and   their  kids  to  catch  up.  

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Kaity Johnson,  Staff  Reporter

Photo: Stina  Peterson

Head girls,  Lucy  Uguccioni  and  Hunter  Ash,  pose  together  after  Basalt   Middle  School  pep  rally.            Instead  of  president  and  vice  presi-­ dent  this  school  year  Basalt  High  School   changed   things   up   a   bit.   Now   we   have   two   Head  Girls.  This  system  began  to-­ ward  the  end  of  last  year  when  all  of  the   students  listened  to  speeches  and  voted   for   who   they   thought   would   be   best   to   lead  the  school.  Since  only  three  juniors   (now  seniors)  ran,  it  was  clear  to  the  stu-­ dent  body  who  would  make  great  lead-­ ers.            Seniors  Lucy  Uguccioni  and  Hunter   Ash  were  elected  to  represent  BHS  this   year.            As  head  girls,  they  want  to  make  the   school   more   of   a   community   and   in-­ crease  school  spirit  and  student  involve-­ ment.  They  both  would  love  to  lead  the   school   in   a   positive   way   and   keep   the   student  body  moving  in  the  right  direc-­ tion.          “I  wanted  to  be  a  voice  for  the  stu-­ dents  and  be  able  to  relay  that  to  the  ad-­ ministration,”  Ash  said.  “We’re  here  to   make  a  difference.”          After  working  at  Aspen  High  School,   Principal   David   Schmid   thought   that   Basalt   should   start   the   same   kind   of   leadership   program.  The   difference   be-­ ing  that  in  Aspen  there  was  a  head  boy   and  a  head  girl.          “I  think  Hunter  and  Lucy  work  very   well   together   and   are   very   set   in   their   ways.  I  want  them  to  facilitate  the  lead-­ ership   group,   as   well   as   the   student   body”  Schmid  said.          Some  benefits  about  the  head  girl  sys-­

tem are   that   if   students   have   concerns   about  anything  they  can  go  to  the  head   girls   and   the   conflicts   can   be   changed.   Also   the   head   girls   are   a   resource   that   students   can   give   their   input   to   if   they   don’t   want   to   approach   the   principal   right  away.          “I  don’t  like  the  pressure  that  is  put  on   me  as  head  girl,  but  I  like  leading  events,   like  assemblies,”  Uguccioni  said.  “The   other  students  look  up  to  us.”            Another  new  system  this  school  year   is   the   class   officers.   Each   grade   has   a   president,   vice   president,   a   secretary   and  a  treasurer.            “Having  two  head  girls  and  the  class   officers  as  well  gives  students  more  of  a   voice.  But  because  the  class  officers  are   new,  it  might  take  some  time  to  develop   and   really   integrate   into   our   school,”     said  Ash.          BHS  is  starting  to  have  school  meet-­ ings  and  the  head  girls  are  very  excited   to  be  working  with  Schmid  to  incorpo-­ rate  those  into  the  student  involvement.           “These   meetings   will   give   seniors   a   leadership   role   and   everyone   else   a   voice  in  the  school,”  Uguccioni  said.          The  new  leadership  systems  at  Basalt   High   School   are   pulling   the   grades   to-­ gether  and  uniting  the  school  in  a  posi-­ tive  way  and  clearly  it  is  making  a  dif-­ ference  in  the  way  BHS  functions.        “I’m  worried  that  I  won’t  make  enough   of   a   difference,”   said  Ash,   “But   at   the   same  time  it  inspires  and  motivates  me   to  be  a  better  head  girl.”

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Upcoming Writer  Publishes  Novel  on Genevieve  Lawry,  Co-­Editor “Writing  is  a  passion  of  mine,   I   have   always   loved   doing   it,   and   so   I   have   always   made   time  for  it,”    said  Koski.  “I  don’t   plan  to  ever  stop.” erman’   sizes   up   to   approximately   179   pages   on   the   Kindle   and   is   available   for  just  $3.97  as  an  ebook  on  Amazon. com.            Koski  began  writing  in  the  fourth   grade,   and   admits   that   she   has   never   stopped.              “Writing  is  a  passion  of  mine,  I  have   always  loved  doing  it,  and  so  I  have  al-­ ways  made  time  for  it,”    said  Koski.  “I   don’t  plan  to  ever  stop.”             She’s   definitely   proved   her   love   for   writing,   since   she   has   not   only   overcome  writer’s  block,  but  perserved   through   epileptic   seizures   when   she   was  in  elementary  and  middle  school.                “I  would  be  walking  in  the  street,  or   writing  during  class  and  all  of  a  sudden   I  would  just  zone  out  for  an  extended   period  of  time,  then  snap  back  into  con-­ sciousness,”  said  Koski.             Koski   suffered   from   absence   sei-­ zures,  a  form  of  epilepsy  that  causes  the   victim  to  lose  their  sense  of  awareness   and   responsiveness.   Those   who   expe-­ rience   them   tend   to   not   realize   when  

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        As   many   15   year   olds   generally   focus  their  time  on  their  upcoming  li-­ cense  date  and  what  essay  is  due  next,   sophomore  Brooklyn  Koski  had  anoth-­ er  idea  in  mind:  writing  and  publishing   her  first  novel  on              A  writer  since  the  age  of  seven,  Kos-­ ki’s  first  novel  ‘The  Weatherman’  is  the   ninth  novel  that  she  has  written,  but  the   first  she  has  chosen  to  publish.          “After  my  nine  other  novels  –  bring-­ ing   my   word   count   up   to   about   half   a   million   –   I   finally   felt   that   I   had   something  to  share,”  said  Koski.  ‘The   Weatherman’   was   my   longest   story,   and  I  had  spent  the  most  time  editing   it,  so  it  just  seemed  like  the  right  one.”          Although   the   story   is   set   in   medi-­ eval   times,   it   offers   a   strong   fantasy   twist  that  helps  to  give  the  plot  direc-­ tion  and  purpose.  The  story  follows  the   main   character   Sibyl,   as   she   attempts   to  cope  with  a  series  of  issues  includ-­ ing  the  loss  of  her  father,  an  evolving   friendship   with   an   unlikely   character,   and   a   strange   presence   that   remains   ubiquitous  throughout  the  story.               “I   think   “The  Weatherman’   defi-­ nitely  keeps  readers  on  their  toes;;  it  has   plenty   of   twists   and   turns   that   always   keeps   the   reader   guessing,”   Koski   said.              After  over  a  year  of  writing  and  an-­ other  to  edit  and  publish,  ‘The  Weath-­

Photo: Genevieve  Lawry

Sophomore Brooklyn  Koski  reads  a  book  in  BHS  library.   they’ve  had  one,  as  they  are  completely   alert  following  the  seizure.              Koski  would  experience  up  to  100   seizures   a   day   until  her   parents   began   looking  to  the  Modified  Atkins  Diet  for   Seizures.   The   specially   modified   diet   allowed  Koski  to  stop  the  use  of  all  of   her  medications  by  2004  and  helped  to   subdue   and   slowly   put   an   end   to   her   seizures.            “They  just  eventually  stopped,  and   I  no  longer  had  to  be  on  medication,”   said   Koski.   “My   last   seizure   to   date  

was on  January  11,  2012.”            Following  the  family’s  new  libera-­ tion  to  Koski’s  medical  issues,  her  fa-­ ther,  Michael,  wrote  a  book  discussing   the  success  they  had  found  through  the   diet.          Koski  claims  that  through  seeing  her   father  write  a  book,  it  sparked  her  moti-­ vation  to  begin  writing  novels  herself.             “I   don’t   know   where   my   writing   will  take  me,”  said  Koski,    “I  just  know   that  I  want  to  be  an  author  and  I  will  do   anything  to  make  it  happen.”

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Welcome to  the  Longhorn  Family

Jack Mercer

Janis Taylor

Angelia Rosende

Whitney Meredith

As the  new  school  year  rolled  around,  new  faces  appeared  all  throughout  BHS.  Each  of  the   new  faculty  members  brings  something  new  to  the  table,  but  all  share  the  same  goal  in  hoping   to  make  Basalt  High  School  an  even  better  institution.   Teaches:  Chemistry,  Earth  Science  

Teaches: Special  Ed

Teaches: IMP  1/2,  IMP  2/3

What She   Plans   to   Bring   to   BHS:   “I  plan  to  help  students  see  that  they   are  more  capable  than  they  think  they   are.” Best   Childhood   Memory:   “My   old-­ er  brother  teaching  me  how  to  ride  a   bike.” Hobbies:   Mountain   biking,   reading   and  poetry.  

What He  Plans  to  Bring  to  BHS:  “I   want  to  help  the  students  out  as  best  as   I  possibly  can.”   Favorite   Ice   Cream   Flavor:   Phish   Food  by  Ben  &  Jerry’s. One  Thing  He  Couldn’t  Live  With-­ out:  “My  dog;;  he’s  half  German  Shep-­ herd,  half  Akita.”   High  School  Mascot:  The  Iron  Men.  

What She  Plans  to  Bring  to  BHS:  “I   want  to  help  students  find  success  in   math.”   Best  Childhood  Memory:  “I  rode  36   miles   in   a   bikeathon   when   I   was   in   fourth  grade.  I  won  a  trophy  that  was   bigger  than  me!” One  Thing  She  Couldn’t  Live  With-­ out:  Family.  

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Teaches: Spanish   I,   II,   III,   IV,   A.P   Spanish   What   She   Plans   to   Bring   to   BHS:   “The  Spanish  language.” Interesting  Fact:  Volunteered  for  the   Peace   Corps   for   two   years   in   South   America.   Favorite  Book:  The  Alchemist. High  School  Mascot:   The  Highlander.

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     Students  flood  down  the  hallway  to  the  gym,  nearly  thrown  back  as  they  enter  through  the  double  doors  b          Students  take  their  seats,  school  spirit  pulsing  as  class  cheers  are  shouted  in  a  lasting  echo  around  the  gym.  The  c babies  and  Cyndi  Lauper’s  alike,  saunter  down  to Photo:Stina  Peterson

Aye Macarena!

What did  you  think  of  the  Homecoming  Dance?  

Katie Hankinson,  Co-­Editor

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       Homecoming  finished  off  with  a   flare,  ending  in  the  traditional  Sat-­ urday  night  dance.  Students  arrived   dressed  to  the  nines-­  ladies  in  shim-­ mering   dresses,   the   men   mostly   in   dress  shirts,  perhaps  the  occasional   tie.            Despite  the  fiery  protest  against   the  No  Grinding  policy  put  into  ef-­ fect   last   year,   no   trouble   occurred     anywhere   on   the   dance   floor.   In   fact,  most  students  agree,  “it  would   have   been   more   awkward   to   grind   than  to  not.”  There  was  a  bit  of  dis-­ appointment   regarding   the   music   closer   to   the   end   of   the   night,   but   overall,   the   dance   was   considered   a   success.   The   first   ever   balloon   drop   took   place   this   year   and   the   music   toward   the   beginning   of   the   night   was   highly   praised   in   a   sur-­ vey  administered  by  the  newspaper   regarding  Homecoming.          “I  know  how  hard  the  leadership   class  works  to  pull  this  off,  and  it’s   cool  to  see  when  it  all  comes  togeth-­ er,”  Principal  Dave  Schmid  said.  “It   was   neat   to   see   everyone   dancing   and  trying  a  variety  of  things.  Even  

though the  DJ  wasn’t  playing,  you   know,  ‘typical  high  school’  music-­  I   mean  he  would  play  country  music-­   and  it  was  cool  to  see  everyone  line   dancing.  The  whole  dance  floor  was   line  dancing  and  I  thought  that  was   cool!  There  were  some  parts  of  the   dance   people   would   stand   on   the   side,   but   when   those   songs   started   playing,   that   was   when   everyone   would   rush   in   and   those   were   the   songs  everyone  was  dancing  to.”         For   some   unknown   reason,  

though, DJ   Power   Surge   switched   up   the   mix   toward   the   end   of   the   night   to   the   more   ‘modern’   style   music,   consisting   of   house   music   and  dubstep.            “I’m  not  sure  why  he  chose  to  do   what  he  did,”  leadership  teacher  Ka-­ tie  Hone  Wiltgen  said.  “I  know  that   students  and  teachers  didn’t  like  that   he  chose  to  play  what  he  did,  and  I   guess  the  way  to  express  we  didn’t   like   it   is   to   find   someone   else   who   will  play  what  we  ask  him  to  play.”

“I thought  it  was  fun,  but  I  didn’t   understand  what  was  going  on   with  the  music.”          Emmaline  Schweis,  sophomore

“It was  good  overall,  but  a  little   slow.  The  music  was  good,  but  I   think  we  should  have  had  it  in  the   gym.”          Nicolas  Liuzzi,  senior

“The music  was  awesome,  and   it  was  stuff  we  could  dance  and   sing  to.  I’m  excited  for  next  year!          Amanda  McComb,  sophomore

“It was  alright,  but  honestly,  I   thought  it  could  have  been  a  lot   better.  It  was  still  fun  though!”          Ricky  Perez,  freshman

“I had  a  lot  of  fun!  I  thought  the   balloon  drop  was  really  cool,   and  I  loved  the  decorations.”          Mackenzie  Heard,  junior

“It was  kind  of  boring  music   wise,  so  I  think  that  it  could  have   been  better.”            Cade  Erickson,  freshman

Student Weigh  In

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the Clock  and  the  Seasons

by music  being  blasted.  The  only  sight  visible  up  front  is  a  stage,  decorated  in  all  the  magnifi  cent,  cheesy  glory  that  makes  the  pep  rally  all  the  more  worthwhile. curtains  to  the  stage  part,  and  a  fl  urry  of  students  of  every  grade  and  “age”  strut  in  costume  down  the  catwalk  to  show  off  their  digs  for  Theme  Week.  Twins  and  cowgirls,   o  get  their  fellow  Longhorns  pumped  up  for  the  most  anticipated  week  of  the  school  year:  Homecoming.

Fruit Salad  and  Crazy  “Rain?” Katie  Hankinson,  Co-­Editor          For  this  year’s  themes,  the  Student  Leadership   Council  came  up  with  several  unique  ideas  to  grab   the  attention  of  the  student  body.          “Mackenzie  Heard  attended  the  CHSSA  sum-­ mer  leadership  conference  in  Fort  Collins  this  past   summer,”   said   Leadership   teacher   Katie   Hone   Wiltgen.  “It  was  a  fantastic  experience  and  she  got   tons   of   new   ideas   from   high   schools   all   over   the   state,  and  one  of  the  ideas  she  learned  was  “Salad   Day.”  And  when  she  fi  rst  pitched  it  to  us,  the  name   was  almost  so  shocking  that  we  were  like,  “What?   Salad  Day?”  and  there’s,  of  course,  some  connota-­ tions  that  might  make  you  think  other  things.  She   explained   it   though   of   course,   and   it   turned   out   to   be   “Caesar   Salad,   seniors   wear   togas;;   Hidden   Valley,  cowboys  and  cowgirls.”  It  was  brilliant  be-­ cause  if  you  can  shock  people  at  fi  rst  into  thinking   “Wait   a   minute,   that   sounds   weird,   what   do   you   mean?”  then  the  students  start  to  pay  attention.”           It   certainly   worked   out   well,   as   the   themes   this   year   sparked   the   most   participation   amongst   classes  to  dress  up,  making  Theme  Week  an  overall   success.          In  addition  to  this  year’s  unique  themes,  Home-­ coming  was  fi  lled  with  its  usual  traditions,  such  as   lunch  and  after-­school  activities  that  only  added  to   the  action.            The  seniors  dominated  overall  in  Tug  O’  War,   Powder  Puff,  and  Brute  Volleyball,  marking  their   four-­peat  win  throughout  their  time  in  high  school.  

As freshman  they  beat  the  seniors,  in  an  uncommon   victory  amongst  under  classmen.  The  bon  fi  re  also   showed  a  high  attendance  rate  as  students  gathered   even   in   chilly   conditions   to   celebrate   Homecom-­ ing   and   get   pumped   up   for   the   following   night’s   big  game.             The   excitement   never   stopped   there   though,   and  this  year  was  no  exception.  This  year’s  Home-­ coming  was  graced  with  the  most  “wild  weather”   Basalt   has   ever   seen   during   this   most   anticipated   week:   the   parade   Friday   was   very   down   cast   in   comparison  to  past  years,  and  the  tailgate-­  though   just  as  successful  to  the  year’s  prior-­  had  no  other   choice  but  to  move  inside  to  the  cafeteria.  Despite   this  change  in  atmosphere,  kids  went  wild  compet-­ ing   against   one   another   in   the   newly   added   relay   bouncy  house.  High  school  kids  were  just  as  excit-­ ed  to  race  each  other  as  the  younger  kids  present,   and  cheerful  banter  was  exchanged  before  the  game   over  Smoke’s  pulled  pork  and  mac  n’  cheese.             Cramming   a   bouncy   house   wasn’t   the   crazi-­ est   scene   of   the   week   though:   sometime   during   the  second  half  of  the  football  game  against  Gun-­ nison,   sleet   from   out   of   no   where   furiously   beat   down   upon   the   viewing   audience,   causing   most   to   run   for   cover   inside   the   school.   Although   the   Longhorns   lost,   it   was   certainly   one   of   the   more   memorable   Homecoming   sights   Basalt   has   ever   seen.  The  Longhorns  unfortunately  lost  against  the   Cowboys,    20-­9.

The key  players  who  worked  hard  to  make  Homecoming  week  happen: Genevieve  Lawry,  Tailgate  Coordinator Rebecca  Maniscalchi  and  Megan  Sherry,  Middle  School  Pep  Rally  Coordinators Mackenzie  Heard  and  Jamie  Briscoe,  Parade  Coordinators Meztly  Esparza,  Dance  Coordinator   Mr.  Smalley  and  Mr.  Blaeser,  the  Balloon  Drop Cody  Hoffman,  Bon  Fire  Coordinator Jesus  ‘YoYo’  Ceja,  Athletics  Coordinator  (Brute  Volleyball,  Powder  Puff,  Dodgeball) Katherine  Marquez,  Kick-­Off  Assembly  Coordinator.  

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10                                    commentary                                                         longhorn  roundup          November  2013

“Forget the  Haters”...Oh  Wait...

       More  child  stars  are  showing  up  in   yond   madness   that   on   the   crazy   scale   headline   news   again,   except   this   time   the   spectrum   now   reads   “On   a   scale   it’s  for  all  the  wrong  reasons.  Whether   from  1  to  Miley.”   it’s  announcing  they’ve  entered  rehab  or            It  is  of  course  arguable  “who  are  we   it’s  a  scandalous  event  seen  nationwide   to  judge  her  for  what  she  does,  it’s  her   (Longhorns   you   know   exactly   what   body,  her  choices.”  But  no  one  seemed   I’m  talking  about  here),  the  media  has   to  take  up  arms  that  Miley  was  just  “do-­ allowed   viewers   access   into   previous   ing   her   thing”   this   time.”   That   she’s   child  stars’  lives.  The  question   “just  growing  up”  and   to  keep  in  mind  here,  though,   “finding   out   who   she   is  whether  they’ve  maintained   is.”   Viewers   seemed   a   proper   role   model   status   in   pretty   alarmed   by   children’s  lives,  and  how  their   what  had  so  suddenly   actions  affect  the  youth  of  to-­ popped   up   on   their   day. TVs,   while   shots   of            To  get  straight  to  the  point:   shocked   audience   Miley  Cyrus’s  performance  at   members   were   left   the   VMAs.   Cyrus   walked   on   uncomfortably   star-­ stage,   sporting   a   costume   re-­ Katie  Hankinson ing   at   the   floor   or   sembling  a  “teddy  bear”,  only   ceiling   trying   their   to  rip  it  off  to  reveal  a  nude  bikini  that   best   not   to   watch.   People   everywhere   was  just  as,  if  not  more,  mortifying.  She   are  in  an  outrage  for  the  most  part  by   then   proceeded   to   “twerk”   and   dance   the  publicity  she’s  getting  because  it’s   with  some  very  promiscuous  teddy  bear   almost   encouraging   her.   It’s   a   worry   dancers.   Later   on   in   the   performance,   mostly   because   Miley   still   has   a   cer-­ she  would  act  out  some  very  alarming   tain  impact  as  a  role  model  for  children   and   inappropriate   (that’s   not   even   the   from   her   Hannah   Montana   days.   But   right  word  to  describe  it)  gestures  using   for  the  most  part?  I  think  everyone  is   a  foam  finger  and    grinding  on  pop  sen-­ a  little  surprised  by  how  “much”  Mi-­ sation,   Robin   Thicke   (Blurred   Lines),   ley  popped  up  on  their  TVs  that  night.   who  is  presently  married  with  children. I   understand   that   skin   is   skin,   every-­          Lately  Miley’s  been  on  the  radar  for   one’s  born  with  it.  But  Miley  doesn’t   her  very  non-­Disney  behavior,  and  this   exactly   carry   on   with   the   classiest   of   stunt  at  the  VMA’s  really  took  the  cake.   intentions.  Hepburn  made  history  too,   To   think   viewers   were   alarmed   when   Miley,  can’t  you  take  a  page  out  of  her   she   pole   danced   at   the   Teen   Choice   book? awards;;   this   performance   was   so   be-­          Mind,  Miley’s  not  the  first  to  rebel  

Cyrus before  and  after  wild  child    transformation. her   fame   from   a   young   age   and   rip   society   a   new   one.   In   2007,   Lindsay   Lohan   was   charged   with   two   drunk   driving   misdemeanors,   cocaine   use,   stealing  which  reulted  in  three  trips  to   rehab   (CNN);;   Demi   Lovato   checked   herself  into  treatment  for  Bulimia  and   cutting  after  striking  a  backup  dancer   due  to  self-­medication  and  lack  of  eat-­ ing  (ABC  News);;  Amanda  Bynes  has   approached  her  mental  illness  by  lash-­ ing  out  against  celebrities,  and  admit-­ ting  her  love  for  Drake,  over  Twitter   (in   quite   a   vulgar   manner)   (Huffing-­ ton  Post).            Although   you   have   to   admit:   19   million  hits  on  YouTube  for  Wrecking   Ball  in  24  hours-­  which  if  you  haven’t   seen  it,  consists  of  Miley  swinging  na-­

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ked from  said  wrecking  ball  and  get-­ ting   frisky   with   a   sledge   hammer-­   is   probably  not  something  society  had  in   mind  when  it  comes  to  a  previous  Dis-­ ney   sensation.   The   fact   her   tongue   is   the  most  photographed  piece  of  anato-­ my  right  now  in  the  USA,  according  to   Rolling  Stone  magazine,  should  mean   something,  don’t  you  think?          To  summarize:  props  to  Miley  for   coming  out  of  the  shell  created  for  her   and  being  who  she  wants  to  be,  but  if   she  could  do  so  with  a  little  less  middle   finger  to  the  world,  and  her  tongue  in   her   mouth,   that   would   be   great.   I’m   asking   for   a   little   decorum.   Because   apparently  it’s  not  just  “God  who  can   judge   you”,   but   close   to   everyone   world  wide  as  well.

Public Education:  No       Longer  Free?          The  definition  of  public  education  is   School  and  Roaring  Fork  High  School. as  follows:  a  school  in  the  United  States              “I  don’t  think  having  to  pay  for  CMC   supported  by  public  funds  and  providing   classes  is  fair  to  the  individual  families   free   education   for   children   of   a   com-­ that   are   already   paying   taxes   to   sup-­ munity   or   district.   But   is   public   educa-­ port   our   school   system,”   a   parent   with   tion   still   free   like   it   is   said   to   be?   Not   a   sophomore   in   precalculus   said.   “It   is   a  big  burden  for  the  families  who  are  al-­ at  BHS.          At  the  beginning  of  the  year,  all  stu-­ ready  saddled  with  other  fees  they  need   to  pay  for.”   dents  had  to  pay  a  basic  fee            In  the  past,  BHS  has  had   of   $40   to   help   the   school   one   or   two   sophomores   cover   copying,   paper,   Na-­ wishing   to   take   precalcu-­ viance   and   school   planner   lus,  but  this  year  about  one   costs,  which  is  expected  in   tenth   of   the   sophomore   most  schools.  But  the  more   population  is  enrolled  in  the   involved   and   the   harder   a   CMC   class.   Schmid   says   student  pushes  himself/her-­ that   historically   they   have   self   to   excel   in   advanced   not   had   to   consider   offer-­ classes,   the   greater   their   ing  a  precalculus  class  that   fees  become.  For  example,   Hailey  Swirbul is   taught   by   BHS   teachers   sophomores   taking   CMC   to  cater  to  advanced  sopho-­ precalculus  are  required  to   mores’  needs.   pay  $550.          “The  law  says  they  [the  district]  can             “We   felt   like   advanced   algebra   and   only  pay  for  CMC  classes  when  you’re  a   precalc   were   similar,   we   would   be   du-­ junior  or  senior,”  Principal  Dave  Schmid   plicating  that  class–  by  adding  precalcu-­ lus   to   the   existing   curriculum,”   Schmid   said.        What  doesn’t  make  sense,  however,  is   said.  “Also,  if  we  ask  for  another  precalc   that  precalculus  is  a  free  class  given  by   class  we  would  have  to  cut  out  something   full  time  teachers  at  other  schools  in  our   else.” district,  such  as  Glenwood  Springs  High              Other  school  fees  include  those  for  

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art classes,   woodshop,   and   sports,   whose  costs  add  up  for  many  fami-­ lies.               “I   had   to   spend   over   $700   in   school   fees   this   year,”   the   parent   said.  “It’s  burdensome.”           On   the   contrary,   the   initial   $40   of  fees  paid  by  students  included  tu-­ ition  to  unlimited  high  school  sport-­ ing   events.   Ten   dollars   of   the   $40   were   to   pay   for   students’   exclusive   sports   tickets   to   enter   high   school   sporting  events.  

      “Every   kid   could   go   to   every   sport,   and   they   wouldn’t   have   to   pay,”   Schmid   explained   about   the   unlimited   sporting   game   entries   for   students.              In  the  end,  Schmid  has  no  power   over  the  prices  of  school  fees,  and  he   can  only  wish  for  them  to  be  relieved   in  the  future.          “I  wish  there  weren’t  any  fees,”   Schmid  said.  “There  are  some  fami-­ lies  that  can’t  afford  them.  I  wish  we   could  pay  for  it  all.”  

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iOS 7’s  Redesigned  Interface  Steers  Apple  in  a  New  Direction   Genevieve  Lawry,  Co-­Editor          After  months  of  hype  and  specu-­ lation   preceding   a     June   preview,   Apple’s   newest   mobile   operating   system,   i0S   7,   became   available   to   the   public   on   Sept.   18.   Following   a   line  of  gradual  overdue  upgrades  that   left  plenty  to  be  desired,  i0S  7  is  the   boldest   mobile   software   redesign   in   Apple’s  history.            The  layout  of  the  lock  screen  and   spring   board   has   been   altered   dra-­ matically,   being   the   first   change   of   its   kind   since   the   iPhone’s   original   design.   The   relocation   of   various   features   such   as   the   lock   screen   and   spotlight   search,   allows   for   cleaner   functionality.  Also,  the  much  needed   control  center,  which  provides  access   to  music,  brightness,  WiFi  and  other   controls,  provides  a  much  more  con-­ venient   way   to   access   much   needed   I0S 7 Update...

smartphone necessities.   Apple  has  yet  to  introduce  something           “I   loved   that   the   new   update   al-­ truly  original  or  dazzling.  While  i0S   lowed   easy   access   to   the   flashlight   7  is  a  huge  step  in  the  right  direction,  most   app,”  said  junior  Mackenzie  Heard.   of   the   improvements   are   brought   upon   by            Another  home  run  Apple  achieved   years   of   customer   complaints,   sugges-­ is  iTunes  Radio,  an  internet  radio  plat-­ tions,  and  wishes  along  with  concepts  sim-­ form  similar  to  other  large  music  pro-­ ilar  to  those  of  iPhone  apps,  including  the   viders.  iTunes  Radio  is  built  into  the   flashlight  app.  Improvements  also  need  to   Music  application,  and  offers  a  seam-­ be  made  in  order  to  make  the  update  more   less  “star”  system  that  allows  users  to   desirable,   including   lengthening   the   bat-­ say   whether   a   song   should   never   be   tery   life,   and   possibly   changing   the   look   played  again,  fits  their  preferences  or   back  to  the  prior  design  as  the  new  could   should  be  added  to  their  iTunes  wish   possibly  be  mistaken  for  an  Android.   list.  What  sets  iTunes  Radio  apart  is              “I  hate  how  much  the  new  update  looks   the   integrations   with   iTunes   music   like   an   a   Window’s   phone,   it   took   me   a   database   and   personal   preferences,   while  to  finally  download  it  just  because   along  with  less-­frequent  appearances   of  that  reason,”  said  Heard.   of  ads.  The  radio  also  includes  a  slid-­          Apple  is  on  the  right  track  to  bringing   ing   scale   of   song   preference   from   back  Jobs-­style  innovation,  but  i0S  7  is  not   Photo: “hits  to  “discovery.”   quite  the  mind-­shattering  revolution  Apple   IPhone  interface:  before  and  after  I0S  7  installation.          However,  on  a  more  negative  note   users  wanted.          

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longhorn roundup          November  2013

Basalt Volleyball  ‘Sets’  Sights  On  Future Kaity  Johnson,  Staff  Reporter

       ‘Bump,  set,  spike  it,  that’s  the  way   we  like  it,’  is  a  very  popular  cheer  for   volleyball  teams,  but  the  Lady  Long-­ horn  Volleyball  team  did  not  like  the   way  their  season  turned  out.        With  a  record  of  0-­8,  the  Longhorns   are  looking  forward  to  next  season  in   hopes   of   improving   the   overall   atti-­ tude  and  work  ethic  of  the  team.          “I  like  seeing  girls  that  put  the  extra   time  in,”  Head  Coach  Brittany  Span-­ gler   said.“The   best   part   of   coaching   is  when  I  get  to  see  girls  that  love  the   sport  and  be  able  to  work  with  them.”      Spangler  has  been  coaching  at  BHS   for  two  years  and  hopes  to  keep  coach-­ ing  for  as  long  as  she  can.  She  played   volleyball  in  high  school  and  college   and   her   mom   played   as   well,   so   that   inspired  her  to  start  coaching.          “The  team  this  year  was  more  of  a   team  than  last  year,”  Spangler  said.           There   were   positives   and   nega-­ tives  of  this  season  for  the  Longhorns.  

Some of  the  players  didn’t   feel   like   everyone   was   be-­ ing   treated   fairly,   pointing   out   instances   of   favorit-­ ism   and   special   treatment   towards   certain   skill   lev-­ els.   But   overall,   the   girls   enjoyed   being   able   to   play     and   support   everyone   else   on  the  team.        “We  had  a  great  year,”  se-­ nior   Maggie   Morlind   said.   “There  were  some  ups  and   downs,   but   all   teams   have   them.”      The  girls  were  disappoint-­ Photo:  Cheyenne  Myers ed   that   they   didn’t   do   as   The  varsity  girls  join  together  as  the  national  anthem  plays  before  a  game  against  Olathe. well  as  they  wanted  to,  but   they  still  had  fun  together  as   That  might  have  made  a  difference  in   a   team.   The   seniors   would   Overall,  the  team  stuck  it  out. have   rather   seen   more   individualized   their  season.        “Reminiscing  on  senior  year  of  vol-­          “There  is  some  disappointment  that   team  practices,  like  Varsity,  JV  and  C   leyball   has   really   awakened   my   ap-­ we  lost  every  game,  but  there’s  still team  split  up  so  they  could  experience   preciation  of  BHS  and  will  be  dearly   enthusiasm   within   the   team,”   senio-­ how  the  separate  teams  work  together.   missed,”  senior  Carolyn  Devan  said. Lainey  Chadbourne  said.

Football Falls  Short  of  States Dented  Dreams  for           Soccer  Boys  

Genevieve Lawry,  Co-­Editor          With  the  descend  of  the   football   season,   the   Basalt   Longhorns  look  back  upon   their   previous   games   and   look   forward   to   the   years   ahead.   Ending   the   season   with  a  2-­8  record  the  boys-­ struggled   to   get   the   wins   they  needed,  unfortunately   eliminating  going  to  state.          “The  team  struggled  to   get   their   grasp   at   the   be-­ ginning  of  the  season,  and   suffered   as   a   result.   They   finally   started   to   get   it   to-­ gether  towards  the  end,  but   unfortunately  lost  to  Aspen   in   our   final   game,”   said   head  coach  Carl  Frerichs.             With   eight   returning   starters,   including   quarter-­ back  Tim  Johnson,  running   back  Cody  Banc,  and  wide   receiver   Oswaldo   Olmeda   the  boys  werehoping  to  get   their  record  back  up.         “We   all   worked   really   hard   in   practice   and   in   games,  but  we  just  couldn’t   get   the   wins   we   wanted,”   said   junior   captain   Jake   Levy.         After   triumphing   over   Coalridge,  28-­6,  on  Oct.  18   the   Longhorns   took   their   second   win   of   the   season,   and   planed   to   keep   it   up   by   maintaining   their   good   spirits   and   hard   work   eth-­ ic.           “Our   consecutive   wins   made   us   more   optimis-­ tic   and   hopeful.   We   really   wanted   to   win   the   game   against   Aspen,   but   it   just   didn’t  happen,”  said  Levy.            The  team  worked  to  use   past  experiences  and  over-­

Hailey Swirbul,  Staff  Reporter

Photo: Jim  Ryan

Senior Matt  Williams  readies  to  make  a  pass  in  a   game  against  Roaring  Fork. all   improvement   in   condi-­ tioning   and   skill   positions   to  try  and  reach  what  they   fell   short   of   in   the   begin-­ ning  of  the  season.           “Defense   did   awesome   all   season,   and   made   sure   to   come   out   competitively   strong  every  game.  The  of-­ fensive  line  struggled  a  bit   more   with   adversaries   and   it  took  them  a  bit  longer  to   get   it   together.   However,   I   think   both   the   offense,   the   team,   and   myself   finally   began   to   see   what   was   working  and  what  wasn’t,”   said  Frerichs.            The  Longhorns  also  had   to  face  the  loss  of  nine  grad-­ uated  seniors  who  made  up   a  large  fraction  of  the  team,   and   whom   helped   support   and   hold   up   the   team   and  

their spirits.           “We   did   lose   a   large   portion   of   our   seniors   last   season,   which   I   think   has   affected  us  a  lot  this  year,”   said  Levy.           The   Longhorns   plan   to   begin   the   next   season   strong,   preparing   both   of-­ fense   and   defense   to   the   best   of   the   their   abilities,   all  in  hopes  of  getting  wins   early   in   the   season,   and   ensuring   their   attendence   at   the   state   championship   next  year.        “Overall,  I  am  extremely   proud   of   this   team,”   said   Frerichs.   “They   all   made   sure  to  work  hard  and  play   hard.  I  know  with  the  right   mindset   we   can   get   the   wins   and   make   it   to   states   next  year.”  

       After  coming  into  the  season   with  two  strong  wins  against  Kent   Denver  and  Denver  Christian,  the   boys’  Basalt  soccer  team  sudden-­ ly  took  a  turn  for  the  worse.               Going   into   their   first   game   against   Roaring   Fork,   the   team   was   feeling   confident   from   their   wins   against   the   two   Denver   teams,  and  they  managed  to  walk   away   with   a   victory,   leading   the   team   to   three   major   wins   in   the   beginning  of  the  season.          A  tough  loss  against  Durango   came  next,  followed  by  an  unex-­ pected  loss  to  CRMS,  who  Basalt   has  never  lost  to  in  the  past.           “They   felt   like   they   could   win  without  even  trying,”  Coach   Hayes   said.   “With   this   team   it’s   all  mental.”            Hayes,  who  has  coached  this   team  through  thick  and  thin,  real-­ ized   what   was   standing   between   this   team   and   a   state   champion-­ ship  title.        “We  have  more  talent  than  we   need,”  Hayes  said.  “But  there’s  no   mental  toughness  to  the  team.”          Coach  Hayes  says  he  has  tried   talking  to  the  team  about  improv-­ ing  their  ‘mental  toughness’,  tell-­ ing   the   team   that   in   some   cases,   “they   are   their   own   worst   en-­ emy.”          According  to  Hayes,  the  team’s   goals   were   focused   in   the   same   place,  the  players  just  did  not  pic-­ ture  the  same  paths  to  victory.           “They   do   work   as   a   team,”   Hayes   said.   “They   all   want   to   win.   They   all   do   work   hard.   It’s   just  the  little  things  that  add  up.”             Occasionally,   teammates   would   yell   at   each   other   and   wouldn’t   concentrate   on   what  

they should  have  been  doing,  but   they   instead   thought   about   how   other   team   members   weren’t   do-­ ing   what   they   were   supposed   to   do.  Also,  players  being  ineligible   to  play  in  games  because  of  poor   grades  or  skipping  classes  took  a   toll  on  the  team.      “Ditching  classes,  which  makes   you   miss   out   on   the   next   game,   is  not  being  a  good  team  player,”   Hayes  said.            This  year,  the  captains  of  the   team  were  Ivano  Del  Piccolo,  Wil-­ ber  Marquez,  and  Ivan  Loya.          “Everybody  has  their  own  idea   of   what   a   good   game   of   soccer   should   look   like,”   Del   Piccolo   said.          Often  times,  according  to  Del   Piccolo,  the  players  wouldn’t  play   well   together   the   first   half,   and   then  would  panic  the  second  half,   resulting   in   a   stressed   out   team.   This   panic   often   caused   commu-­ nication  issues  amongst  the  team.        “We  made  history  after  beating   Kent   Denver   for   the   first   time,”   varsity   goalie,   junior   Adrian   Lu-­ jan   said.   “Now   we   are   not   com-­ municating,   and   we’re   having   problems.”          On  Oct.  25,  the  team  headed   to   playoffs   in   Colorado   Springs.   They   were   invited   as   an   ‘extra   team’,   and   were   seeded   14th   go-­ ing   into   the   weekend   of   intense   soccer  games.  They  ended  up  los-­ ing   their   first   game   against   Den-­ ver  Christian,  and  did  not  advance   to  play  again.              In  the  future,  the  coach  and   players  of  this  team  hope  to  re-­ build  Basalt’s  soccer  dynasty.        “As  far  as  next  year  goes,”  said   Hayes,“You  just  never  know.”

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Softball Girls  Tough  It  Out  Through  It  All Katie  Hankinson,  Co-­Editor

Thank you,  Coach  Bruce! Katie  Hankinson,  Co-­Editor             Recently,   after   their   loss   against   Du-­

rango, softball   coach,   Bruce   Matherly,   an-­ nounced  he  would  be  retiring  from  coaching   before  the  season  was  out,  after  coaching  the   Longhorns  since  2006.        “It’s  my  belief  that  one  should  decide  for   oneself   when   it’s   time   to   end   one’s   stay.,”   Matherly  wrote  in  his  retirement  letter.  “I  be-­ lieve  this  to  be  the  ideal  time  for  me  to  move   on  since  the  softball  program  has  never  been   stronger  and  it  is  poised  for  an  outstanding   season,  perhaps  the  best  year  ever.  The  right   people-­coaches  and  parents-­  are  in  place  to   maintain  and  enhance  what  we  have  worked   so  hard  to  build.”        Even  though  Matherly  will  no  longer  be   coaching,  he’s  still  going  to  show  his  pride   for  the    Lady  Longhorns.        “I  will  always  support  Longhorn  softball,   but  from  the  sidelines  now,”  Matherly  said.   “I  wanted  to  wait  until  the  right  time  came   along:   a   time   when   the   program   was   very   strong  with  a  successful  season  all  but  guar-­ anteed,   a   time   when   great   coaches,   parents   and  players  were  involved.  I  felt  this  was  the   perfect   season   to   pass   the   program   on   and   retire.”            Although  the  team  has  handled  Mather-­ ly’s  retirement  very  well,  many  players  were   sad  to  see  him  go.          “I  think  that  Bruce  retiring  in  the  middle   of  the  season  was  kind  of  shock  for  a  lot  of   girls  on  the  team,”  senior  Hunter  Ash  said.   “I  miss  his  coaching,  his  mentoring  and  the   way  he  treated  everyone  on  the  team.  I  along   with  every  other  girl,  respect  Bruce  a  lot.  He   taught  me  how  to  play  softball,  but  also  how   to  be  a  good  person.”        Matherly  plans  on  spending  his  free  time   to  enjoy  fall  hiking,  fishing,  and  biking.  

        The   Lady   Longhorns   have   found   themselves   in   the   spotlight   once   again   this   year   with   a   record   of   17-­6,  which  led  them  to  the   Colorado  State  Champion-­ ships   for   the   second   year   in   a   row.   The   Longhorns   thrived,  winning  their  first   state   playoff   game   15-­1,   but     unfortunately   getting   knocked   out   of  the  running  when   they   lost   their   sec-­ ond   game   10-­0.   It   hasn’t  been  all  home   runs   and   strikeouts,   but   the   Longhorns   have   come   a   long   way   this   season,   making   a   name   for   themselves  in  Basalt   athletics.           Since   Bruce   Matherly’s   retire-­ ment,   coaching   leadership  has  since   been   passed   over   to   Coach  Colin  Young,   which,  as  described  by  se-­ nior  Gavin  LaCroix,  “was   an   adjustment   to   change   from  the  coaching  method   that  they  were  all  used  to,   to   something   completely   different.”            Coach  Young,  who  has   been  helping  to  coach  the   Longhorns   for   two   years   now,   has   taken   over   fin-­ ishing  out  the  Longhorn’s   season   with   as   much,   if   not   more,   dedication   and   determination   to   get   the  

girls somewhere   they’ve   never  been  before.         “We   were   hoping   to   win   states,”   Young   said.   “That’s   always   our   big-­ gest  goal.  I  think  it’s  been   a  successful  season-­  plen-­ ty  of  wins  and  losses.  We   do   however   want   to   beat   our   personal   goals   every  

year in  order  to  set  higher   ones.”           This   level   of   commit-­ ment   and   endurance   does   not  come  easily,  especially   to  such  a  busy  group  of  la-­ dies:  facing  the  challenges   of   school   work   and   hold-­ ing  down  a  job,  so  long  as   they   ‘don’t   miss   a   prac-­ tice.’   Homecoming   even   took   second   to   softball,   as  the  girls  left  the  Friday   night   game   at   halftime   to   play  in  Gunnison  the  next  

day.      “I  think  student  athletes   have  to  be  both  committed   to   sports   and   their   class-­ es,”   junior   Bailey   Strobel   said.   “‘Cause   if   you   miss   a  class  for  a  game  then  it’s   all  up  to  you  to  get  caught   up,  which  has  been  a  chal-­ lenge  for  everyone  on  the  

on the   little   things.   From   there,   the   big   things   will   take   care   of   themselves.   We   focus   on   hitting   that   one   tough   pitch,   which   will  get  us  that  hit,  which   will  get  us  that  run,  which   will   take   care   of   winning   the   game,   which   is   the   big  thing  here.  But  we  al-­ ways  focus  on  the  little   things,  because  it’s  the   little   things   that   will   make  us  better.”          The  girls,  however,   focus   on   more   than   just   the   ‘little   things’   to   get   them   to   where   they   are   today;;   when   it   comes   to   the   key   to   their   success,   what   matters  most  seems  to   be   acting   as   a   family,   not  just  a  team.          “I  think  that  more   than   anything   this   season,   our   team   has   really   become   a   fam-­ Photo:  Susanne  Shimp ily,”   Hunter  Ash   said.   team  for  sure.” “There   have   definitely           Coach   Colin   has   said   been   some   rocky   mo-­ that  it  is  this  kind  of  man-­ ments  yet  it  has  taught  us   agement   he   wants   to   aid   a   lot.   Everything   that   has   his   players   in   gaining   happened   this   season   has   through  the  sport. made  us  stick  together  and        “We  look  at  athletics  as   stand   behind   one   another   an   extension   of   the   class-­ through   it   all.   The   rela-­ room   and   building   life   tionships  that  have  grown   skills   through   a   competi-­ through   the   sport   is   what   tive   environment,”  Young   I   love   the   most.   To   know   said.   “Our   goal   of   course   that   my   friends   have   my   is  to  always  do  our  best  to   back   is   good   to   know   es-­ win,  but  you  have  to  prove   pecially  as  our  senior  sea-­ as   an   individual,   to   focus   son  comes  to  an  end.”  

Basalt Cross  Country  Runners  Climb  Up  the  Rankings Hailey  Swirbul,  Staff  Reporter

Photo: Maite  Nieblas

The  team  flashes  their  gang  sign  on  top  of  Aspen  Mountain.

        Don’t   be   surprised   to   see   the   Longhorn’s   cross   country   running   stars   leading   the   pack   in   next   year’s   season,   as   the   run-­ ners   on   this   year’s   team   have   made   their   way   up   the  Colorado  rankings.  As   summer   came   to   a   close,   the   cross   country   runners   began   intensive   training   for  their  5k  running  races   throughout   the   fall,   and   every  member  of  the  team   shaved   off   at   least   1-­2   minutes  off  their  5k  times   from  the  beginning  of  the   season  to  the  end.          Head  coach  Ron  Lund   has   coached   the   Basalt   cross   country   team   for   many   years,   and   he   is  

very proud  of  the  runners’   performance   overall   this   year.           “I   was   pleased   to   see   kids   run   to   their   potential   by  the  end  of  the  season,”   Lund  said.          This  year,  the  team  had   more   than   one   dozen   par-­ ticipants,   including   run-­ ners   from   Roaring   Fork   High   School,   as   the   two-­ mid-­valley   schools   com-­ bine  to  create  one  team  big   enough   for   the   district   to   support.   Multiple   inexpe-­ rienced   runners   decided   to   join  the  cross  country  team   this   year,   but   Coach   Lund   made   the   season   memora-­ ble   and   fun   for   committed   runners  on  the  team.


“I’m real  happy  with  the   kids-­-­especially   since   they’re   such   a   young       team,”  Lund  said.                 Next   year,   Lund   hopes   to   “up   the   workload”   for   members  of  the  team,  since   most  of  them  now  have  ex-­ perience   under   their   belts.   The   head   coach   is   looking   forward   to   getting   athletes   more   “excited   about   run-­ ning  prior  to  the  season”  in   the  future.       On   October   26,   junior   Zach  Walsh  and  sophomore   Hailey   Swirbul   competed   at   the   cross   country   state   championships   and   got   4th   and  9th,  repectively.

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Dan Levan:  The  Number  One  Fan! Katie  Hankinson,  Co-­Editor

     Many  students  might  know  Dan   as  the    man  who  helps  out  Oliver,   but  who  would  have  known  he’s   the  Longhorn’s  biggest  fan?         A   mom   to   a   senior   football   player  said  that  at  her  son’s  foot-­ ball   games   she   always   took   no-­ tice  to  a  man  cheering  louder  than   anyone  in  the  stands.  Curious  as   to  who  this  mystery  man  was,  the   Roundup  was  surprised  to  find  it   was  none  other  than  Dan  Levan:   bus  driver  and  special  ed  teacher   for   Basalt.   Knowing   there   must   be   more   to   him   than   that,   the   Longhorn  Roundup  conducted  an   interview  with  Mr.  Dan  Levan.          Roundup:  Were  you  ever  in   the  military?  We  heard  you  were   very  loud  at  games  and  we  won-­ dered  if  you  had  ever  been  in  the   military.           Levan:   Of   course.   I   was   in   the  Air  Force  for  eight  years  and   the  Army  National  Guard  for  six   years.             RU:  We   can   see   where   the  

loud voice  comes  from  now.  What   is  your  job  at  BHS?          Levan:  I’m  a  Special  Ed  help-­ er.          RU:  What  is  your  dream  job?          Levan:  This  is  my  dream  job:   helping   at   Basalt   High   School.   My  school  spirit  comes  from  my   passion   for   the   school.   Out   of   the  multiple  jobs  I’ve  had,  this  is   my  favorite.  My  love  for  helping   started  from  a  young  age.  Every-­ one   in   my   life   has   always   sup-­ ported   me   and   that’s   why   I   sup-­ port  others.          RU:  What  is  it  that  you  love   about  your  job?          Levan:  Seeing  the  current  se-­ niors   grow   up   is   what   gives   me   inspiration.   I’ve   seen   them   de-­ velop   so   long   that   they   feel   like   family  to  me.  I  love  seeing  them   graduate.          RU:  Do  you  love  sports  in  gen-­ eral  or  specifically  school  sports?           Levan:   I   love   school   sports   because  I  get  to  see  students  from  

the class  pour  out  their  energy  on   the   field.   I   don’t   have   a   passion   for   national   sports,   but   I   love   to   support  the  school.            RU:  What’s  your  goal  as  the   Longhorn’s  number  one  fan?          Levan:  I  try  to  attend  all  the   events  I  can  but  I’m  unable  to  be-­ cause  of  how  the  sports  are  set  up   so  I  can’t  make  it  to  all  the  games.   I  try  to  go  to  as  many  football  and   volleyball  games  as  I  can.           RU:   What   makes   you   the   Longhorn’s  number  one  fan?         Levan:   I   have   the   spirit   of   a   student   because   I   never   played   sports   at   a   young   age.   I   was   in   choir.   Maybe   it’s   because   I   nev-­ er   played   sports   that   I’m   going   through  my  sports  stage  now.          RU:  Anything  you  would  like   to  add?              Levan:  I  had  so  many  people   help  me  in  life  that  I  want  to  mo-­ Photo:  Katie  Hankinson tivate  others.   Dan   Levan   stands   fully   attired   in   homecoming                RU:  You  are  a  motivator. themed  clothing  during  the  parade  on  Sept.  27. And  he  gave  a  giant  smile.

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First issue of student newspaper at Basalt High School for the 2013/14 school year.