New band director Bill Zabelsky said that he and his marching band were going to focus on playing more repetitive songs and recognizable music with a fun beat.
Zabelsky replaced former band director Jarod Sorum, who left for another position. Zabelsky is the former long-time director of Douglas High School. Among his expectations, Zabelsky said, he wanted “to continue where the director left off and to continue challenging students, and to maybe bring home some top trophies.” Zabelsky said he applied for the position to work in what he called “a wonderful school district who supports music.”
“The best part of my job is making music all day and the wonderful support of the students and staff,” the band director said. Zabelsky said he believes that band changes the student body because ” I don’t know another source of pride. Music is important throughout our lives.”
Zabelsky says funding was adequate for the music program, although of course everyone wants more funding. “I am no different,” he said.
Zabelsky jokingly said the worst part of his job is the stairs to his classroom. Other than that he said he enjoys ever aspect of his job.
Has he changed the life of any of his students? Zabelsky said it was hard to tell, but he plans on being a Senator for many years to come.
Carson High School is a club, service, and activity oriented school, as you may know. The Key Club focuses on helping not just the school itself, but the community of Carson City as well.
Rosie Bautista, 10, is the Secretary for the Key Club. Bautista is appreciative that she’s met some important people in the city through the club.
“Key Club is a volunteer group and service organization that collaborates with KIWANIS, a bigger organization. This group looks good on resumes, so you should join!”
Ryker Been, 11, Event Coordinator, is a part of the KC to aid others, and appreciates the variety of people he has become friends with in the club.
“The Key Club is a service oriented club, a lot like National Honors Society but without the points. I think more people should join, because it is a very fun club that anyone can be a part of.”
Been then went on to describe the various projects the club has partnered with KIWANIS on.
“We have done several projects, like the Carson River Cleanup, and easter egg stuffing.”
Kimberly Parsons, 11, Treasurer, has been involved in helping the community since 7th grade, and is an opportunist when it comes to service organizations.
“I like being in Key Club because it’s easy going and has fun people and events. We have gone to the senior homes and sang christmas carols and sold hot dogs at the carnival to raise money, all with support from KIWANIS. You should join Key Club because it’s a fun opportunity, and lets you view people from a different perspective, and it helps you see the world differently.”
California’s new state law, “Social Networking Privacy Bill”, ensures all minors a safety of their social life. It lets students and job applicants under 18 have the ability to delete individual postings or their entire accounts’ content.
Joshua Guevara, freshman, agrees with law.
“It’s a good law because people don’t need to know about your business. They need to know what I do and what I’m good at, not what I say.” Guevara feels that a job should choose him because of his present, not his past.
The state assembly approved the bill 62-12, so the law will allegedly develop. Darell Steinberg originally wrote the bill.
Logan Hampton, senior, is neutral towards this law.
“They should just leave it in California, it will cause more drama. They shouldn’t pass it, because you can just ask someone if they’ve done something instead of searching them behind their backs.”
The law goes into effect January 1st, 2015. The governor of California, Jerry Brown, was the last to sign the bill.
Allan Huntington, freshman, is against the law.
“It makes sense that it’s aimed at the minors because kids are less responsible. I don’t think it’s a good idea because it gives kids an easy way out.”
He feels kids need to be more mature. “I wouldn’t use it because I don’t have a Twitter, and I don’t post a lot anyway. The fact that they’re making it a law is over the top.”
The bill assures that within 96 hours of request, personal information will be removed altogether.
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With September at an end, summer has been ushered out and fall is coming in full force. The arrival of fall means many things: pumpkin spice lattes, vibrantly hued leaves, football games, dropping temperatures, shorter days, and of course, fall fashion! With the change of a season comes a whole new set of trends to explore. Whether this new fashion opportunity has you rushing to the department stores, credit card in hand or breathing new life into garments in your own wardrobe you had previously underestimated, here are 15 trends that will be huge this fall according to Glamour and Instyle Magazines:
Classic prints: Time to put away your florals and tie-dye prints and instead embrace prints like houndstooth, plaid, and tweed.
Gray flannel: look for pieces made from gray flannel or consisting of grey flannel accents for a soft and sophisticated look this fall. To add some edginess to the outfit pair the gray flannel piece with black leather.
Chunky sweaters: The classic fall staple is back, look for sweaters in interesting colors, patterns, and textures.
Statement coats: Look for coats in bold colors or interesting cuts. Moto jackets, oversized coats, menswear inspired coats, or (if you’re feeling really bold) capes made from a heavy material like flannel or wool are a chic way to stand out.
Mix or double up on patterns: To add interest to an outfit this season try wearing outfits that double up on stripes, pair pinstripes and embroidery, pastels and zebra print, or even plaid and floral print. Just remember that when putting these pieces together the idea is to compliment, not clash.
Be bold and try a leather piece: Leather isn’t just for bikers and if done in an interesting and colorful way, it can really add interest to an outfit. Look for colored leather and style it like you would a knit piece. But remember that a little goes a long way!
Military inspiration: Look for military inspired pieces with a girly edge like lace or brocade on a khaki green jacket or shirt. Or a girly version of combat boots which can be both functional and fashionable!
Black and gold: Create a perfectly blended mix of cold sophistication and warmth by looking for pieces that pair black and gold
Brocade: This regal looking embroidery can add a sense of opulence and foreign mystery to any outfit, even when done in the smallest amounts
Winter White: Don’t be afraid to wear white! It’ll make a statement in contrast to all the dark hues most people tend to gravitate towards as the temperature starts to drop. Just make sure it’s done in a structured weather appropriate way like jeans, jackets, or chunky knits
Emerald: Emerald will be huge this fall. Try pairing it with other jewel tones like amethyst and garnet or use it as a pop of color in an outfit. “A structured bag or high heels in this vibrant hue is like an exclamation point at the end of your ensemble.” says Glamour fashion writer, Nikki Ogunnaike in her article “The Dos and Don’ts of Fall 2013 Fashion Trends”
Have fun layering: Mix different colors, textures, and prints to add interest but don’t go so crazy that it gets overwhelming
Leopard Print: Leopard print is still holding strong! Mix it up a bit by trying leopard print in different colors like red, blue, or even purple.
Graphite: Slightly less flashy than gold or silver, this metallic will add a nice shine while looking darker and more sophisticated. Also, since all metallics are neutrals it can be paired with anything.
Peplum: The peplum tops, dresses, and skirts haven’t started to fade away yet! This ultra-flattering cut still has a huge presence on the catwalk.
**If you really want to stand out this season try wearing velvet shades, thumb rings, nature print scarves, ear cuffs, colored skinny cords, or booties with exciting or interesting backs like cutouts, glitter, or lacing.**
More than 100 people made their way to the Fandango Galaxy Theater Monday, Sept. 16, evening for a special showing of the documentary “Trans,” the story of the transgender community.
The evening began with a presentation by Guy Rocha, former historian for the state and a member of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Rocha is a strong member because, he knows that everyone is, “born different,” he’s a firm believer of this since his son has down syndrome. “More people who know they’re free, respect the rights of others more,” Rocha said. One of the freedoms of life is speech which also means communication. Pam Graber, another PFLAG activist said, “messages and communication will help support and encourage any person with any identity issues.
Two Senator Alumni Heather and James Marrone, came to the movie to, “support how transgender feel about themselves,” which Heather said, and James also said, “see if the people in the movie had the same feeling as I did.” The Marrones, last year, were two senior twin girls, James has been getting a lot of support from everyone, especially his sister, but he isn’t the only one. Shelby Epley, Jenna Wong-Fortanado, and Katherine Reyes, sophomores, also wanted to show their support. Epley, Wong-Fortanado, and Reyes all agreed that, “this is a new generation, people should be more open.” But they aren’t the only ones, everyone seems to think that the transgender community should, “continue to change since it’s the number one social change for this generation,” as Rocha said, “since, for the past six months there has been a huge change for the transgender community in PFLAG meetings should continue to grow,” like Graber has stated.
Many people want to help this change that is long overdue. For the last 5 years, transgenders have truly let their voice be heard but it really started in 1990.
If anybody wants to talk about, support, or learn more about this growing community anyone and everyone is free to go the Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 750 Del Monte Lane, Reno or contact PFLAG by either, email@example.com, http://www.pflag.com, (202) 467-8180, or even by going old school and writing a letter to:
1828 L Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
My name is Alexa Ortega. I’m a very hard working student. Most of the time I’m helping my mom in the house. When I’m not helping her I’m doing my homework. On my free time I take pictures and I was very excited to get into photography as a freshmen in the high school. I’m very nice and easy to get along with. I hope this year goes good. I am looking forward to this class. I think it’s going to be very fun!