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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018
Roosevelt High School

RHSBear Dai l Roosevelt High School - Wyandotte, MI

@RHS_WyNews Wy-News

Homecoming Edition- October 2018

H OM E COM I NG 2018

The Wyandotte Marching Chiefs have Cheer performed at the pep rally before Sarah Haener and Max Skolnik crowned
new, unique show for 2018. the annual games. Homecoming Queen and King.
Check out page 5! Check out page 8! Check out page11!

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October 2018

The Wy-News From theEditor... Thebeginning of theend

2018-2019 Staff Emma Rankine, Editor-in-Chief excited to be writing this, and more sooner. Dress up for spirit days (all of
Edi t or -i n-Chi ef : importantly to share this first edition them), and get as rowdy as you can,
Emma Rankine, 2019 I never thought that I would be having with everyone. always.
to sit down and write this letter to the
Executive Editor : staff and students of RHS. I remember It is so cliché, but it?s true: High school To the Classof 2021: Enjoy sophomore
Wendy Guzman, 2019 coming out of room C119 at the flies by. I still feel like I have so much year. It was my favorite (and most chill)
beginning my sophomore year not time left, when in reality the seniors only year of high school. Try new things that
Bear Daily Editor : knowing what was going on half of the have eight months left in this school, you were too scared to do while you were
Max Skolnik, 2019 time, and constantly asking the editors, until we go out into the world to have a freshman, but stay smart. Most
?Does this look good?Does this sound real lives. importantly, make good memories
Feature Editor : okay??... Things are pretty much the before things get too stressful.
Sa'Mya Overall, 2019 same, except now my editors and I are Last week was the seniors?very last
getting asked those questions by our homecoming, which honestly was such a To the Classof 2020: Good luck. Junior
Sports Editor : newbies. surreal experience. If I?m being honest, year truly is the worst, but that doesn?t
Nick Campbell, 2019 senior year as a whole does not feel real. mean it has to be bad. Surround yourself
At this point, I am so honored and Even looking at all of the pictures and with positive vibes, and take advantage
News Editor : articles that are in this issue, it seems like of being an upperclassman. Try not to
Lillian Settles, 2020 the whole thing is a dream. stress yourself out too much, and keep
on keeping on.
Business Editor : I still can?t believe it has been four
Kate Simpson, 2020 years already. Throughout my years I?ve To the Classof 2019: Thank you all for
discovered some things that I think are being the best class out there. We?ve
Repor ter s: worth sharing. come such a long way with each other,
and we still have a whole year to go. Let?s
Hannah Gripp, 2019 To the Classof 2022: First off, welcome live it up.
Cecilia Kujawa, 2019 to high school. I hope you?ve been able
to adjust so far, and if not, you have To the student body of Roosevelt High
plenty of time. Get to know your School, please enjoy the 2018
classmates now, because you?ll regret Homecoming Issue of the Wy-News, this
not getting close with some people one?s for you.

Tabl e of Con ten ts

School News:
Pg. 3 New rules for the Hot Spot and The Post/ Mr. Purdu's new job

Natalie Reid, 2020 Pg. 4 Yearbook adds spring sports/ Sa'Mya Overall's internship
Isaac Bolton, 2021 Featur es:
Alex Gervasi, 2021 Pg. 5 Marching band's new show, "Seeking Virtue"
Megan Harper, 2021 Pg. 6 & 7 Block Out Cancer/ Vara Gordon
Jude Rodriguez, 2021 Hom ecom i n g:
Pg. 8 & 9 Pep rally, spirit week, spirit week results
Julia Tully, 2021 Pg. 10 Homecoming banners/ 2020 takes gold once again
Pg. 11 Homecoming court
Advisor : Pg. 12 Powderpuff
Spor ts:
Janet Haddad Pg. 13 Football fills gaps/ Carlos Vargas takes over student section
Pg. 14 Fall sports updates
TheWy-NewsisRoosevelt High School?s En ter tai n m en t :
student-produced newspaper, editorials Pg. 15 All things Wyandotte
and bylined columnsreflect theopinionsof Pg. 16 #RHSHOCO18 / Crossword

individual columnistsand not the
Wy-Newsstaff, itsadvisor, theRHS faculty,

administration, or student body.

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Photos: SaMya Overall

New rule only allowsPost, Hot Spot to
be open during lunch, before school

SaMya Overall, FeatureEditor that they?re going to the bathroom. Are they really students for the working world in the classroom
going there?How long are they going to be gone?So I environment.?
RHSadministration has prohibited the Post and the think it?s more of a control thing to keep them where
Hot Spot from being open all day, instead only they need to be.? The Post not being allowed to be open all day also
allowing them to open during lunch and before school affects the Peer to Peer mentees, who go into the
for the 2018-2019 school year. Though nobody is questioning the rule, senior Marketing Two classroom during fourth hour.
marketing student Kenedi Harmon believes the rule
?It?s depressing for me because that?s how we make does more harm than good for DECA. ?We also work with the special needs students
our fundraising for our DECA chapter,?Marketing Two during fourth hour, and they?re not letting us open
teacher Elissa Cumiskey said. ?Each year, we try to ?I understand the reasoning for it,?Harmon said. ?I fourth hour either,?Cumiskey said. ?So now we?re also
raise a lot of money in order to have a lot of winners understand that they don?t want students roaming the taking away their ability to learn social skills and use
and send our kids to the next conference, but having halls throughout the day, but it?s very hard on our the registers. It?s not just hurting us, it also hurts our
the store shut down depletes our funds.? DECA program. I don?t agree with it. I understand relationship with the Peer to Peer program.?
why, but I don?t agree with it.?
Cumiskey and Marketing One teacher, Dawn Jenkins doesn?t believe that the rule will be changed
Jenkins, first learned about the new rule two weeks Besides affecting the DECA project, the new rule anytime soon.
before school started. The limited sell-time is prevents Marketing One students from learning
supposed to prevent students from leaving class and important topics like how to use a cash register. ?I think that there were a lot of kids in the hall last
missing instruction. year,?Jenkins said. ?There was a lot of traffic, and you
?They?re getting bits and pieces, but it?s not the couldn?t differentiate really who was out for class, who
?It?s the start of the year, and at the start of any same as a true life situation,?Jenkins said. ?Which is was running an errand...there isn?t a good way to
school year, we try to keep kids in the classroom where unfortunate because that is the purpose of a CTE monitor it, so I think [the rule] will stay that way.?
they should be,?Jenkins said. ?I think that sometimes [Career and Technical Education] class is to train
if kids are in here [The Hotspot], or even if they say

Purdu becomes WPSInstructional Technology Coach

SaMya Overall, FeatureEditor there just to throw it out there, but making sure that classroom,?Purdu said. ?I love being around the
Former World History and Government Teacher
what we?re doing and how we utilize technology is to students, but I think I can still be around the students,
George Purdu took the job of Wyandotte Public
School?s Instructional Technology Coach, leaving the an advantage.? but not on an everyday basis. But, then I get a chance
classroom to help teach teachers instead.
Purdu?s former room neighbor, Mark Diroff, uses to see all levels, so I get to work with elementary kids
?Basically I?m working with students, teachers, and
parents on different applications in the classroom,? technology in his classes often. as well. I?ve been at Wilson a lot to start the
Purdu said. ?So for parents, it?s the best practices for
using the Chromebook versus teachers, where it?s how ?I do Google Classroom. I do all my tests on Google that part I miss, but I don?t think I?m done teaching yet
to implement Chrome applications in the classroom.?
Forms online? I try to use those Chromebooks as in my career.?
Being able to work with everyone was one of the
things that drew Purdu into the new position. much as I can, every day,?Government and World

?I think if you believe in what you?re doing and take History Teacher Diroff said. ?Students have grown
that message to other people and get them motivated
for it, then that can be what makes this job rewarding,? up with all the technology, and for us who didn?t
Purdu said. ?Being around all the students kind of
takes me back to when I first started. I was a librarian grow up with it all the time, it?s something that we
at the middle school, so I saw all the students in the
course of a year... now I can see all the students in know you guys use it all the time so you?ll be
every building!?
comfortable with it.?
According to a study by IT Trade Association
CompTIA, a technology association, 75 percent of Purdu wants to make sure students and parents
educators think that technology had a positive impact
in the education process. At RHS, technology is often use technology correctly inside and outside the
used for group activities, tests, and teaching videos.
?The Chromebook can be a positive tool in the
classroom,?Purdu said. ?Keeping up to date and ?We?ve started to make some practice videos for
sending those messages to teachers, and making sure
they?re good tools, too. Not just throwing stuff out parents so they can understand, especially with the Photo: SaMya Overall

Chromebooks going home,?Purdu said. ?Same for

the students too, the fact that we are showing them

some of the best ways to use the Chromebook

outside of the classroom...also some best practices

for digital citizenship? ?

Though Purdu had to give up teaching for his

new role, he is comfortable as the Instructional

Technology Coach.
?It?s tough. When I made my pros and cons list, Purdu helps junior Kate Simpson use Flipgrid, a social learning
website. Flipgrid is one of many websites Purdu is trying to
one of the cons was not being able to teach in the implement into the classroom.

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Spring sportsscore place in 2019 yearbook

Hannah Gripp, Reporter obstacles. because they will be in it more than once now; and Photo: Hannah Gripp
?...A lot of the teams don?t even get decided or start they will be interested in seeing the pages they are in,?
Spring sports will now be included in the 2019 Business Editor Sarah Haener said.
yearbook after the Wy-Hi Yearbook Staff is finally able practicing yet and we will have issues getting photos of
to extend deadlines. the whole team in time for the yearbook to go out,? Kristin Gorecki takes photos at a Bears football game. This
LaMonica said. year all school sports will be featured in the yearbook.
Due to early deadlines spring sports have not been
included in the yearbook. But finally after nine years, LaMonica and the rest of the yearbook staff are
the staff led by Wy-Hi Editor-in-Chief Allison hoping to see a positive reaction from the students.
LaMonica, is able to bring spring sports into this year?s
book. ?I think the students will all be able to appreciate the
fact that we are giving all sports an equal platform in
?I feel that the student body has always been very the yearbook this year,?Timmons said.
involved in spring sports and not having them in the
yearbook is kind of like a shot to them,?LaMonica said. The staff is excited to let all student-athletes get
recognized in the yearbook this year, regardless of the
This was decided last year after yearbook adviser, sharp deadlines.
Janet Haddad, and LaMonica were able to get Herff
Jones, the yearbook?s publisher, to extend the final ?A lot of people don?t get to see themselves in the
deadline for the book. yearbook if they only do certain sports so having those
people who aren?t as involved as the Iron-Bear athletes
?We were considering a new publisher who could finally get their mark in the yearbook will be very
extend our deadlines, but we really didn?t want to exciting,?LaMonica said.
make this change,?Haddad said.
This yearbook is something that will show who
After speaking with a representative from the LaMonica is, and helps her play out her goal of
original company, the publisher was able to extend the including all students to the book.
book?s deadline to April 15th, giving them the time to
include spring sports. In addition to this, the yearbook staff is hopeful to
see how their hard work will improve sales and student
Although this change will allow spring sports to be interest.
noticed in the standard yearbook, LaMonica and the
rest of the staff are faced with a great load of new ?I hope that more students will buy a yearbook

Overall takeson Free Pressapprenticeship program
JudeRodriguez, Reporter

Wy-News Feature Editor SaMya Overall was one of connections. Overall?s first attempt at getting into the program. Last
year she applied, but her application was rejected
thirteen aspiring journalists accepted into the 2018 ?I met 12 other people? I still talk to them, we have since she had no publications at the time. She decided
to try again this year because of encouragement from
Detroit FreePressSummer Apprenticeship Program. a group chat called ?The Former Free Press?so we still Wy-News advisor Janet Haddad.

Overall applied for the apprenticeship along with talk to each other,?Overall said. ?They were really cool ?Haddad wanted me to and I was like, ?OK, this is
weird? ?so I just thought, ?Hey, why not, at least apply
many other Downriver juniors and seniors. people, I wouldn?t want to do an apprenticeship with and if I don?t get it that?s fine but if I do great?.?

?It was an online application,?Overall said. ?They any other people.? Her father had mentioned it to her just days before
but she was hesitant because of her other summer
wanted us to submit three examples of your work that During her time at the FreePress, Overall wrote an obligations.

had been published? and two letters of opinion piece on the, then-recent, ruling of the ?I was like, ?No, I?m not going to do it, it?s summer
like I?m in band and I want to be in band,?Overall said.
recommendation.? Michigan tampon tax, which stated that feminine
Haddad suggested Overall participate in the
Interns worked four to five hours every Monday, hygiene products are subject to the state?s 6%sales tax apprenticeship program since Overall has expressed
interest in journalism as a career.
Tuesday, and Wednesday for five weeks, and were paid as they are ?not seen as necessity items?.
?I just told her about it and asked her if it was
$371 every two weeks. She also met many other ?No woman considers anything related to her something she?d like to do,?Haddad said.

aspiring journalists, with whom she made many monthly period optional or luxurious, but considering Not only does Haddad believe the apprenticeship
program would benefit Overall?s future, but also the
there are only four future of the Wy-News.

women in the ?For us here, it?s going to give her a different insight
on how it goes professionally? I also think this is
Michigan Senate, important for her career because it puts her above
everyone else? ?Haddad said. ?Having, in high school,
that viewpoint worked for a professional paper just puts her a leg up
on everyone else in the same age group.?
probably isn?t
Wy-News Editor-in-Chief, Emma Rankine, is
recogni zed,? Overal l impressed by Overall?s natural ability and work ethic
she has shown at the Wy-News.
?She gives us a great dynamic here at the
The FreePresshas Wy-News...she is incredible at writing news, she is
incredible at writing features,?Rankine said. ?She?s
not yet published this kind of like a jack of all trades.?

piece. Rankine believes the program has strengthened
Overall?s writing, and seems to be excited to see how
In addition to her new talent will affect the the Wy-News.

writing multiple ?I think it definitely helped strengthen her already
awesome abilities and showed her how the real world
opinion pieces and in news works,?Rankine said. ?It just brings more ideas
to staff meetings and for article and layout ideas.?
feature stories, she

has also had the

opportunity to sit

Photo: Jude Rodriguez down with some

political elite.

?I had to interview

state senators, I

thought that was so

cool,?Overall said.

?They were really

cool people, I used to

think politicians were

Senior SaMya Overall, junior Kate Simpson, senior Nick Campbell, junior, Lillian Settles and mean... but they were
senior Max Skolnik work together to think of ideas for the next issue of Wy-News. really nice.?

This year was not

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vi r tue

New ban d sh ow i n cl u des fi gh t scen es, n ar r ati on
Megan Harper, Reporter
the monthly virtue program at RHS. members?opinion on the show can be just as
The Wyandotte Marching Chiefs are hard at work ?We as a staff at Roosevelt and the PBISteam are important as a judge?s opinion.
preparing their halftime and competition show,
?Seeking Virtue?inspired by the RHSvirtue always working on developing these virtues every ?Everybody is really enjoying this year?s show, and
presentations. month. I thought that this would be a really great way it?s very different from anything we?ve done in the past.
to connect to what the student body is doing and It?s an amazing show, I love it and everybody else
?The concept is really to tell the story of a young focusing on,?D?Angelo said. ?It?s a concept that?s not adores it,?Senior Drum Major Max Skolnik said.
boy?s journey, seeking wisdom, seeking virtue,?RHS just unique to us, but it?s something that ties together
band director Mark D?Angelo said. ?Every movement well with what Roosevelt is doing.? The show is a hit with many of the band members,
talks about playfulness, and training, and love, and who are hoping it will be just as successful in
beauty, and simplicity, and all of these things, all of The show will be performed at all home football competition.
these virtues that someone can gather to become a games, as well as regional competitions in cities such
virtuous man.? as Trenton, Livonia, and Clarkston. It was also ?Everyone?s been talking about how much they like
performed at the Downriver Fanfare at Roosevelt on the show and especially comparing it to our last
This year?s show includes elements not included in October 2nd. favorite show, Old Glory, which was my freshman
previous years, including recorded narration, Japanese year,?Head Drum Major Emma Rankine said.
Taiko drumming, actors, and choreographed fight The band is hoping for another successful season, ?Everyone was...even saying that it?s better. I think that
scenes. with goals including scoring well at competitions and that?s really cool because that was always seen as our
overall excellence as a band. However, the band favorite show.?
The concept of the show was originally inspired by

Uniquely Wyandotte: Sweet Week beloved music tradition

Hannah Gripp, Reporter Sweetheart to the entire instrumental music school dance.
?Better food. Better people. Better music. Better
Just as spirit week ends, the Marching Chiefs and department,?D?Angelo said. everything. It?s just more fun,?senior Lazarus Kmet
other members of the music department will be said.
decked out in crazy outfits yet again, this time to Although the dance is only for students involved in
support their section in the band. 1. 2018 Band
the music program, guests may attend at the invitation Sweetheart court
This week, known as Band Sweet Week, is running (L-R) Emma
this year from October 8-12, with the dance being held of a member, which is something D?Angelo Rankine, Lazarus
on November 17, around the end of the marching Kmet, Gabby
band?s competitive season. hopes for. Sheldrake, Carter
Coyne, Carly Allen,
Band Sweetheart is very similar to homecoming in a ?I wish more people outside of the music and Max Skolnik. 2.
sense that there is a Band Sweetheart court (winners Juniors Kameron
being crowned as Band Sweetheart and King Cutie), department got excited about Band Shelton and Dylan
creative dress days, a dance, and formal attire. Stone use binoculars
Sweetheart,?D?Angelo said. in Symphony Band
Band sweetheart started in 1954, when Ken Hower, on clash day. 3.
the founding band director and Michigan State Many students bring a date to the dance Ethan Kowalski and
alumni, was inspired by a similar tradition held at the Slade Gasiewski play
university. and plan their outfits together. in their class dressed
as Mario and Luigi
?He brought Band Sweetheart to Wyandotte to ?I?m going to be matching with my for duo day.
create some comradery and recognition within the .
school system for the band program,?director Mark girlfriend for the dance, since she?s going as
D?Angelo said.
my date,?senior Carter Coyne said.
The Band Sweetheart tradition has been celebrated
by band members for five decades, and is a unifying The Band Sweetheart dance is unique in
event for members of the music department.
which it also caters dinner to all attendees of
?I think the tradition every year builds spirit,
togetherness, comradery within the band program,? the event. Photo: Wendy Guzman
D?Angelo said. Photos: Lillian Settles
Members of the music department
The week leading up to the Band Sweetheart game is
a spirit week specifically for members of the music acknowledge how big of a role the dance
department called ?Band Sweet Week?.
plays in the overall culture of the program.
?My favorite part of the whole thing is spirit week,
it?s like the normal homecoming spirit week we do but ?If we didn?t have Band Sweetheart, we
a lot more close knit and we all participate and have a
great time,?Junior Drum Major Matthew DiMaggio would just do band all the time, we wouldn?t
really have any fun with it,?DiMaggio said.
Each section (trumpets, low brass, etc.) of the band
competes against each other during this spirit week as ?We wouldn?t have the community and 1.
a fun way to create a sense of unity within the sections.
Recently, D?Angelo has made it a priority to ensure
that no current music student gets left out of the fun. it would just

?In the past fifteen years we have extended Band be? meh,?

DiMaggio said.

Almost all of

the band


exclaim their

preference of

the cherished






or any other 3. 2.

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Var a Gor don : Face of Bl ock D
Out Can cer cam pai gn
Emma Rankine, Editor-in-Chief f
Eleven-year-old cancer survivor and patient of C.S. Mott Children?s Hospital Vara c
Gordon and her mother, Emily Gordon, collectively raised more than $15,000 for the
Block Out Cancer Organization over the span of two years. Photos: Emma Rankine g
?As a cancer patient, we were able to meet with the fundraising group, and we were R
able to do the ?Whip Cancer?event, doing whip cream pies in the face and stuff like, o
which was an idea that Vara had,?E. Gordon said. ?After that, they decided to merge
it with Block Out Cancer. This year she?s trying to do as much as she can and R
especially trying to work with you guys [RHSDECA].? i

At the young age of nine years old, V. Gordon was diagnosed with and battled a t
form of phase three liver cancer called Wilms. According to E. Gordon, V. Gordon
had to have her kidney removed, and e i
experienced about 28 weeks of treatment including radiation and three different
types of chemotherapy. U

?She was off treatment for nine months and didn?t have any signs of disease, and s
then at her nine-month checkup, they found cancer in her lungs,?E. Gordon said.
?She is off treatment right now, we did another thirty weeks of treatment, and had l
surgery on her lungs to get the tumor out, and she had eight days of radiation and
five different types of chemo every three weeks.? Senior DECA Vice Presidents Harrison Rose, Kenedi Harmon, Madi Gonzalez, and Emma I
Sliwka, as well as V. Gordon, were all a crucial part of Wyandotte's Block Out Cancer event. a
While V. Gordon was a patient in C.S. Mott Children?s Hospital, she was one of the
first patients to go through a new procedure called ?sequencing,?which was funded the WTKA radio station. Eventually, the project was merged with Block Out Cancer w
by the Block Out Cancer Organization.
as an extra fundraising event. s
After V. Gordon?s treatments, E. Gordon, an alumni of University of Michigan,
approached the Block Out Cancer representatives about getting involved in After meeting V. Gordon at a tour of C.S. Mott Children?s Hospital in May, DECA
the cause.
students said that she was an inspiration to them all.
?Emily basically came to us, and said ?Whatever we can do to help, we will do. I
want to help make sure that no other child or family has to go through anything like ?She always is so positive, and she brings this kind of energy to the room, it?s
this ever again,??Assistant Director of Corporate Sponsorships for University of
Michigan Health System Gene Skidmore said. crazy,?DECA President Emma Sliwka said. ?She will literally give you chills if you 1.2%
hear her speak about her treatments and how she overcame all of that.?
V. Gordon eventually came up with the idea for a fundraising event called ?Whip In di an 's Wh
Cancer,?where sponsors would pay to throw a whipped cream pie into someone?s V. Gordon believes that Block Out Cancer is a very important organization, and Can cer
face. This event was featured on the Big Ten Network, Facebook, and talked about on wants to get as many people involved and raise as much money as possible.
?[Block Out] helps other people, it doesn?t just go to their foundation and pays
their workers,?V. Gordon said. ?Everyone should support Block Out so that we can Gol f Cour s

fight the fight together.?

How you can hel p: B

- Donate - Visit make-difference and
donate online

- Fundraising - Use C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's online
fundraising tool to create a fundraising page (find on make-difference

- Apparel - Buy Block Out gear on blockoutcancer to support the cause

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DECA raises largest amount for charity in RHShistor y

Emma Rankine, Editor-in-Chief

The RHSstudent body and Wyandotte community C.S. Mott Children?sHospital in Ann Arbor in May to find theelementary schoolsand the middleschool, as well as
raised a grand total of $20,267.88 (as of October 3, 2018) out moreinformation about thecampaign. our school and the game,? Deichelboher said.
for the Block Out Cancer foundation, an organization
through the University of Michigan that targets pediatric According to DECA Vice President of Membership Aside from monetary aim, Sliwkasays that the group?s
cancer research. Development Marisa Gonzalez, Skidmore took the group biggest goal is to spread the word about the Block Out
on a tour of the hospital, introduced them to a doctor that Cancer organization.

?Each year Mrs. Cumiskey wants to do a charity football workson groundbreaking cancer research,and to the ?Our main goal is to spread awareness because
game, and she likes to switch it up,?DECA President organization?s public relation representatives. childhood cancer doesn?t really get a lot of money from
Emma Sliwka said. ?Last year, they went through thegovernment, so we really want to bring awarenessto
Relentless Detroit, and raised thousands of dollars for that According to Skidmore, Block Out Cancer is U of M?s thecause,? Sliwka said. ?[Block Out Cancer] is really
organization.? C.S. Mott Children?sHospital?s largest campaign for important because I think it?s alwaysgood to do
childhood cancer, and their goal differs from previous somethingthat?s bigger than yourself, and thisjust helps
studentsrealize that their lives may not be great, but it
Their efforts of last year?s project were noticed by an years char i ti es?. Photos: Emma Rankinecould beway worse for someoneelse.?
RHSalumni who was interested in getting them involved ?The Gold Rush was based on RelentlessDetroit, which
in another campaign. 1.
wasa group of weightliftersthat raised money for kids that
?We heard about and saw what Roosevelt hasdone for have different disabilitiesand illnesses,?Gonzalez said. 2.
the programs in the past, and we wanted to get them ?Block Out is for cancer research, and it goesto either a 1. A total of 81 jersey
involved,?Assistant Director of Corporate Sponsorshipsat certain kid?stumor that might bemore rare, something sponsorshipswere sold
University of Michigan Health System Gene Skidmore that could help multiple children, or it goes towards a thisyear, sponsored by
said. ?I came and talked to Mr. Adams and Tom DeSana specific typeof cancer.? local businesses,
last year about having a Block Out football game, and then community members,
I approached and pitched the idea to Mrs. Cumiskey Theevent this year raised more money than the chapter and friends and family
about having it be a DECA project, and we worked the hasever before. However, the group was just short of their m em ber s.
whole thing out.? goal of $25,000. Statewide, the monetary goal for 2. Gonzalezcollects
Michigan is $200,000, and is currently at $47, 419 as of money from the
After being approached by Skidmore, twelveDECA October 3, 2018. student section and
senior Savannah
students traveled to ?Twenty-five-thousand dollars[the initial goal of RHS' Brunson. The Miracle
Minutes made over
Block Out] would be enough to fund research to attack a $7,000, between all of
theschools and the
0.6% 37.3% specific kind of cancer, or to fund a doctor to focus on one football game. 3. Senior
patient?stumor, which allows them to usethat data to NinaJones organizes
Fl ower s Mi r acl e Mi nutes contributeto more research,?Skidmore said. ?The small Block Out apparel sold
by the DECA chapter.
ip amountsthat people arepaying for shirts or for Apparel made up five
wristbands addsup, and honestly has the potential to percent of thefunds
% have global ramificationson pediatric cancer 3. raised.
se To achieve this goal, Sliwka, Gonzalez, and

DECA VicePresident of Fundraising Joseph

5.0% Deichelboher, who are in charge of theproject,
had to brainstorm new fundraising ideas, as well
Appar el as organize thetraditional ones.

7.1% 34.9% Throughout the weeksleading up to the Block
Out game,students could buy Block Out shirts,
Br acel ets an d Al l j er seys wristbands, bandanas, sweatbands, and ?blocks?
car ds to support thecause. The community could also
get involved by donating money or sponsoring
11.8% jerseysfor the football players, as well as all of the
cheerleadersand the four drum majors.
Donati ons ?This year we had so many people coming to us
for jersey sponsorships, and we sold out within a
month, or month in a half,? Sliwka said. ?Peoplekept

coming to us, and we said ?why not??. The cheerleaders

wear their jerseysfor homecoming, so we basically said ?if

we?re making moremoney for the kids, anything will be

Another big fundraiser for the project this year was

$20,267.88 theMiracle Minute,which raised atotal of $7,540.38
between the all elementary schools, themiddle
school, the high school, and thefootball game.
?The MiracleMinute used to be strictly the high
school and at the game. This year we went out to all

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1. Sophomore Dexter Kmet reads his newspaper
clipping of Isle Royale, referencing David Blake's 2.I t's a gr eat w e
biology class. 2. Dressed as social studies teacher
Marshall Wymore, senior Ben Czarnota leans
against a wall. 3. Members of the music

department stand alongside Mark D'Angelo. 4.
Science Teacher Tina Weller laughs dressed as
drafting teacher Natalie Rankine. 5. Sophomore

Marissa Pelland smiles in her signature Kelly
Lomas red lipstick1..

Dr ess l i k e a teacher 4. 5.
3. 4.
1. Junior Madison 1.
Villarreal shows her 2. Red, white & blue 5.
American pride in class. 2.
Sophomore Jalin Pitchford
walks into class in red,
white, and Blue. 3. Seniors
Chech Mendiola and
Colton Rudd carry a
conversations through the
hall. 4. Bella Cappuccilli,
Nina Steffin discuss their
assignment in their
Marketing class. 5. Seniors
Lazarus Kmet, Jose
Pacheco, and Elizabeth
Kiss sport patriotic attire

in class.

Blue & gold

5. 1. 1. 2.
4. 5. 3.
1. Sophomore Olivia Harder puts blue and 2. 6. 1. Junior Emilio Plasencia competes
in the limbo contest. 2. The varsity
gold face paint on Seth Nogle. 2. Seniors 3. Pep r a6. l l y cheerleading team perform their
Chech Mendiola, Josh Kish, and Matt routine to kick off the pep rally. 3. T
sophomores scream intensely in th
Trusewicz walk into a class to discuss pep annual scream off. 4. Seniors Colton
rally games. 4. Science teacher Tina Weller Rudd and Kylie Clay prepare for the
uproar from their class. 5. The
takes a selfie with seniors Kristin Goreki, Percussion ensemble hype up the
Kali Sims, and juniors Kaitlyn Osmulski crowd with their beats. 6. The
freshmen class excitedly participate
and MacKenzie Cartwright. 4. Tyler in their first Homecoming pep rally
Murasky and Matt Montroy work on their 7. Junior MacKenzie Cartwright
biolofy assignment 5. Juniors Kara Amison colorguard member performs with

and Jessica Thompson discuss their 4. the band.
english homework.

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eek to Bear
1. Sophomore Cordelia Krajewski and Kyra
Cleveland chat in their tropical clothes. 2.
Sophomore Mia Morford puts her things in her bag
after lunch. 3. Senior Braylen Matulonis joinsa
discussion in themusic room. 4.Sophomores
Gabriella Giammalvaand Victoria Shalda walk
down musical in their floral shirts. 5. Senior Grace
Ray checks her phone in the commons.


1. 2. Tropical tuesday5.

1. 1. Junior Mattthew DiMaggio sits in his
2. HonorsPre Calculus class and useshis
Chromebook ashe showsspirit for the
Cl a ss c o l o r 3. Classof 2020. 2. Sophomore class
sponsor Susi Stiles explains a
technique to freshman Aliyah Brandt.
Stiles wears red in support of theClass
of 2021. 3. Senior Michaela Miller
wears facepaint in support of her class.
5. 4.Freshman Ethan Breaux sportsa

purple bandana to show his school
spirit. 5. Junior Emily Okstrowski takes
a break from her work on her
Cromebook to turn around an talk
with a friend. 6.Seniors Rebecca
Amison, Sydney LaBell, and Samantha
Root sit in A.P.English and talk freely
4. 6. before class starts.

PAClass R T I C

20 19 I PA T I O N
57% 2020
es 41% 2021
The 34% 2022


es 5. 32%


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Beyon d ban n er wal l s

Classof 2020 attemptsanother win for banner competition

KateSimpson, Reporter want to have more lights and moving parts where it option, they felt it will be easy to find well thought out Photo Courtesy: Gwen Dixon
would make the most sense.? ideas.
The homecoming banner has been won by the class
of 2020 for the past two years, and they feel they have a The class of 2020 has some advantages, including ?We originally wanted Detroit because of it being
reputation to uphold. Hirsch who does the mechanics, with people working closest to us, but New York was our second choice.
on the banner.
?I don?t necessarily think winning will be a Before picking a city we made sure that we could find
challenge this year. We know what we need to do to get ?We?re going to ensure we are better than the other easily identifiable landmarks, and somehow make
first place,?junior vice president Frances Hickey said. classes by the movement on our board. The mechanics certain things move,?Hickey said.
?I feel like having to create a banner that was nothing on our board is by far our advantage. Not every class
like previous years is the hardest part, but we?ll for sure has someone who?s skilled enough to know how to The class of 2020 plans on trying their hardest to get
pull it off.? design certain elements to move,?Hickey said. ?We another win in the banner competition.
also have very artistic people working on the banner as
While some people are very confident the class will well so the clean-cut look will for sure give us an ?There?s no guarantee but we?re just gonna do our
win again this year, others think it will be a difficult advantage as well.? best,?Hirsch said. ?We?re gonna stick to what we?ve
task. done the other years, improve upon it and work from
Although they have skilled people to work on the there.?
?Winning this year is going to be a challenge banner, not everything came easily at first.
because we have to top what we?ve done the last two ?We?ve learned how to do [the banner] in general, I Classof 2020 posesfor a picture after their third consecutive
years,?junior treasurer Sydney Lazarek said. mean we?ve gotten more done [in a week] than we wi n.
have any other year. I think it took us probably three
Since the class was struggling to come up with new weeks to get this much done freshman year,?Hirsch
ideas, they decided to take things up a couple notches. said.
?We?re doing a lot of stuff the same, but to a much
bigger scale. A lot more stuff, a lot more moving items The class knew what they had to do to ensure another
for sure,?junior Jack Hirsch said. win.
?We have learned from previous years that the more
Making objects move is one of the many things the we have on the board and the more stuff we have the
class adds to their board to make it really stand out. better it looks,?Lazarek said.

?This year we?re focusing on making more things Despite the fact New York City was not their first
move and making it look cleaner. We want to make
sure that it isn?t too overwhelming, but at the same
time not underwhelming,?Hickey said. ?We obviously

Actual big city experience vs. class banner depiction Photos: Lillian Settles

Lillian Settles, NewsEditor

Detroit vs.
Classof 2019

Classof 2022 Classof 2021 Classof 2020 Class of 2019
Los Angeles New Orleans New York Detroit

RHSalumni Mike Turner moved to ?The Family friend of senior Emma Senior Max Skolnik?s aunt, Eva English teacher Lela Blake grew up in
City Of Angels?to attend a more exotic
liberal arts college, and has become Rankine, Maureen Bongiovanni, Samothrakis, moved to New York to help Detroit where she moved and traveled
fascinated with the scenery.
moved to ?The Big Easy?to be closer to revamp a failing company, and was around ?The Motor City?.
?It is absolutely insane to see a booming her friends and family, and fell in love energized by the millions of people that ?...It was kind of multicultural even in the
city designed around all these mountains. with the community feel of the city. populate ?The Big Apple?.
The craziest thing is just the fact that this is 70?s and 80?s. I never felt afraid. We would
not naturally lend itself very well to human ?New Orleans has its own accent; its ?[New York] is a city where everyone fits walk to the corner store and ride our bikes
inhabitants...It took a lot of planning and own architecture; its own way of
specific designing to make this place in. There is nothing cookie cutter. You are to the corner store. Right now what stands
habitable. But what you get out of that hard celebrating the good times, and making surrounded with all types of people from out to me is the excitement everybody has
work is one of the most naturally beautiful it through the bad ones. There's no
cities in the country...The people that I have around the world and somehow everyone to see the city come back. It has had a bad
come to know are some of the most genuine place like it anywhere in America...
I have ever met. I wouldn?t trade the lives in harmony. It is a city where one reputation for being run down and crime, I
community I have found here for anything.? practicing for Mardi Gras, the smell of can be immersed in a large group of Photos: Studio One
am very excited to see the cool things that
crawfish boils drifting through the air, people or chose to be a loner and both are are happening. As a person that did live
and neighbors on their front porches socially acceptable... I, along with all
there a lot of my life it is very exciting. I
who wave to everyone who passes by. others in NYC, contributed to the makeup have been really excited to see the
The culture, the food, the people -
of it. From feeding the homeless to revamping that has happened at Belle Isle. I
everything! everything that makes New designing for the Royal family; only in like where I live but I do miss that city,
Orleans great is right at your doorstep.? New York.?
corner store, pizza shop kind of feeling.?

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Roosevelt's homecoming royalty
Ki n g
"It goesbeyond Max Sk ol ni k
just comingto
school, goingto
classand going
home, it isabout
I want to makea
differencein this Photos: Lillian Settles
school I want to Photo: Greg Timmons
leavemy own
legacy." Qu een
-MaxSkolnik Sar ah Haen er

"I try to beniceto everyoneand treat everyonelikehow I want to betreated, and I
hopepeoplenoticed it." -Sarah Haener

Homecoming Court 2018

Marisa Gonzalez Wendy Guzma4n. Sarah Haener 3. Allison LaMonica Em m aRan ki n e
Brandon Byrd Zachary Crosby Jacob Ford Max Skolnik Matt hewTr usewi cz

U n d er cl assm en r ep r esen t at i ves Par ad e M ar sh al l
Paige Chinavare 2021 Gavin Munroe
Alex Biundo Jennie Knight

2022 Jenna Williams 2020 Cecilia Kujawa
Patrick Schilk

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Photos: Max Skolnik

Tough enough for PowderPuff, seniorsdominate

Max Skolnik, Bear Daily Editor-in-Chief seniors leading a strong offense. Senior Nina Jones ran in a During the fourth quarter, both sides found success.
five yard touchdown, finding a weak spot in the juniors Starting off the last quarter, senior Serenity Brown
The annual PowderPuff game was held on October 4, with defense. The seniors followed up with an attempted PAT by intercepted another junior pass, giving the seniors a first
the class of 2019 overpowering the class of 2020 in a score of Anna Tertel, which was unsuccessful. The competition down.
26-6. continued with both teams holding each other off. The
second quarter ended with the seniors up 12-0. ?Our coaches were amazing,?Senior Nina Jones said.
?The seniors defense was spaced so well we couldn?t break ?Shout out to Donte (Epps) and Colton (Rudd) because we
to the outside like we wanted to,?junior coach Cody Bowser The third quarter had similar results for the seniors, ran a ton of plays that included interceptions... So definitely
said. ?It was tough.? starting off with Chavez intercepting another pass from the our practices, just doing that helped a ton.?
When the game first began, both sides proved to be Brunson ran hard again, breaking the juniors defense and
formidable adversaries and the score was deadlocked until The competition heated up, as the juniors began to hold off running in another touchdown, making the score 26-0.
senior Savannah Brunson carried the seniors and sprinted in the seniors more. This was until senior Alexandra Sharba
their first touchdown of the night. The seniors attempted to earned a 30 yard run that ended on the 10 yard line, setting In a last stand effort, the junior class ran in a 26-yard
follow up with a conversion with running back Cherish the stage for Chavez to score a touchdown on the next play, touchdown from Anna Samek in the last 40 seconds of the
Antoine, who was stopped by junior Megan Colgrove. bringing the seniors lead to 18-0. Avenging her second game, ending so with a score of 26-6.
quarter attempt, Tertel came back and kicked a good PAT,
The first quarter went back and forth with both sides not pushing the seniors into a 20-0 lead. While the seniors took home the victory of the night, the
being able to penetrate the other?s defense. That was until juniors were also satisfied with their performance.
senior Skyleigh Chavez intercepted a pass from the juniors, ?I think the fact that we went in super confident and just
giving the seniors their first down. ready to play [made us prepared],?senior Kenedi Harmon ?The juniors definitely always give 100 percent,?junior
said. ?Unlike last year when we didn?t know what to expect Abbey Simpson said. ?We were new to the game but we
?We practiced every day for the past week including and were scared. Also last year?s experience obviously helped prevailed and didn?t leave the game without a score? I think
weekends,?Chavez said. ?The football players put us a lot.? that the fact that we have now had experience, we know what
basically in their shoes and showed us different plays for to expect for next year. Also, [we were] trusting one another?
different scenarios.? like a team should.?

The game continued into the second quarter with the

Male cheerleaders continue PowderPuff tradition

Wendy Guzman, ExecutiveEditor

As the girls take the field, the boys take the sidelines show. really only have like three left after fifteen years of kids
wearing them.?
as cheerleaders for the annual juniors versus seniors ?It was really exciting when they said we could do it,?
In order to ensure the tradition continues in an
PowderPuff game. junior cheerleader Nick McPhall said. ?It?s such a cool orderly fashion, next year the sign ups for powder puff
will include the cheerleaders.
?I?ve been here for fifteen years and [the boys] have thing to do, like we?re switching roles.. That?s the whole
?This year Ms. Morris is unofficially in charge of the
always [cheered for the girls],?marketing teacher Elissa idea of PowderPuff.? junior cheerleaders, however next year I will be in
charge of the PowderPuff players and the PowderPuff
Cumiskey said. In order to participate, the cheerleaders had to have cheerleaders,?PowderPuff organizer Krissy Powers
said. ?I?m gonna have t-shirts for both and I?m gonna
Traditionally the boys are known to bring additional permission slips signed by a parent and will have a staff have sign ups with permission slips for both.?

entertainment to the game, attempting cheers and member along with them on the sideline. 2.

stunts the girls typically perform on Friday nights. ?I just have to be with them game day and sit out on

?I?m a former cheerleading coach so I love to see the the track with them to make sure they don?t go crazy,?

guys really see how difficult it is to be a cheerleader, Morris said.

and obviously it?s humorous; but I like them to see the Additionally, this year they opted for t-shirts due to

role that the cheerleaders have to play and trying to act the condition of the old cheerleading uniforms.

it out,?Cumiskey said. ?The uniforms that I lend to them are destroyed.

This year however, many thought the boys were not When the boys wear them they rip and it?s just not

going to be allowed to cheer for the girls at all. something that we have the financial ability to replace,?

?I was told it took too much away from the girls Cumiskey said. ?So I can?t loan them out because I

playing football,?junior cheerleader organizer Michelle

Morris said.

In order to keep the game?s attention centered on the

girls playing, administration was going to stop the

traditional male cheerleading. However, the boys

interested in participating were able to convince

administration to let them continue the tradition,

although they will not be able to perform a halftime 1.

1. The senior powderpuff cheerleaders (L-R: Carter Coyne, Photos: Wendy Guzman
Josue Henriquez, Cameron Harris, Joshua Hughes, Jacob Ford,
Patrick Cahalan, Zachary Crosby, Emiliano Mendiola,
Benjamin Czarnota, Zachary Tolbert, Carlos Vargas, Travis
Scott, and Andrew Nestman) perform a kickline to fire up the
crowd. The guys performed multiple acts and cheers to liven
up the night. 2. The junior PowderPuff cheerleaders (L-R:
Drew Wesner, Pedro Trevino, Emilio Placencia, Nick McPhall,
Mateo Juarez, Elliot Bernaiche, and Hunter Segrest) play leap
frog to give their crowd a big laugh as they watch the junior
girls play football. 1.

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Un fam i l i ar water s pr ove n o m atch
Younggroup workstoward same goalsasalways
Coming back strong
Nick Campbell, SportsEditor in line, by keeping us as much as a three.?
Many players on last year?s Team 119, family as we possibly can, and the ref The team is currently 3-2 and hopes NatalieReid, Reporter
comes to me first if there?s a problem,? to make a run at the playoffs and to be a
who went undefeated in the regular Epps said. force in the Downriver League down the The varsity football team had a rough
season, have graduated and moved on The season began with a dominant stretch. start to this season, but the Bears plan on
to bigger things, leaving Coach Ron victory over Taylor, but in game two, the ?I hope we finish real well. I believe making a comeback, starting with a win
Adams in a critical coaching position Bears took a tough 14-10 loss to that we can be a playoff team, but against Dearborn Edsel Ford 47-0.
with a lot of younger players filling gaps. Woodhaven on the road. should not take any game lightly. I
?It was just some things that we can?t believe that we can really make a run in ?This is a huge confidence booster for
?We lost a lot of good football players control, and a lot of big miracle plays the playoffs this year,?Pitchford said. the team,?senior co-captain Donte Epps
last year, and that?s one of the difficult that they got over said. ?This was a wake up call for us as a
things about running a football us. We all know whole that this game was a make or
program? but we?ve got some young what we have to do break.?
guys that are talented, they?ve been for the rest of the
working hard, and they?ve done a great season, and we The Block Out game was an important
job of representing the program and have something to week for the Bears, who were coming off
that?s all I can ask for,?Adams said. prove,?Epps said. of a tough loss to Allen Park.
After the tough
One impactful young player on the loss, Adams made ?It really showed whether we cared or
team is Jalin Pitchford. The sophomore sure that his team not cause our last loss to AP [Allen Park]
quarterback hadn?t played a game under came in strong the was kind of difficult, but we understood
the Friday night lights before this year, following week our mistakes and came back for it,?senior
but Pitchford has remained against Lincoln co-captain Dade Craig said.
level-headed and is taking advantage of Park, earning a
his opportunity. dominant 42-0 The boys made sure to encourage each
victory. Adams other to do their best.
?As a sophomore, you?ve got to know made sure to focus
that making mistakes is bound to on improving the ?Every time someone made a big play
happen? but this whole process has mistakes that were the team was right there to congratulate
been expected for me; I?ve been working made in them,?senior wide receiver and corner
too hard to get to this point,?Pitchford Woodhaven. Chance Persondek said.
said. ?We struggled to
run the football [in There is still room for improvement
Though only a sophomore, Pitchford Woodhaven], and after this big win.
has already gotten early exposure by in Lincoln Park we
attending college camps over the ?We need to come out more
summer. These colleges include Ohio consistently in the beginning of games
State University, the University of when we face better teams,?senior
Michigan, the University of Miami, and fullback/ defensive end Seth Luczak said.
Ferris State University.
The Bears plan on working hard to fix
?It?s important to get exposure from any mistakes from this game.
big colleges early because if you don?t,
you?re already behind from other kids ?There was a couple of dumb penalties
across the country that play year-round,? and missed assignments that we have to
Pitchford said. clean up this week in practice,?Persondek
With the starting quarterback being
just a sophomore, the team is left with With the confidence this game gave
three captains, and one alternate them, the boys feel prepared to continue
captain per week. The captains are this comeback streak this Friday against
seniors Donte Epps, Joe Dull, and Dade Carlson.
Craig. Captains have responsibilities on rushed for over 175 Photo: WyHi Yearbook
and off of the field to help the team yards,?Adams said. Photos: Emma Rankine
progress. ?... We got some
great plays from our
?As a captain I have to keep the team quarterback,
because we did
much better job of
pass protecting
than in week two.
We definitely
improved on a lot
of weaknesses from
week two to week Senior Captain and Running Back Donte Epps shakes off a
Railsplitters defender in a blowout victory for the Bears.

Déj à Var gas:NickCampbell, SportsEditor Sasensitourd eCnatr lsoesctVi oanr gal esatdaekres after b r o t h er

During every fall at RHS, the student As loud and rowdy as the section is at entire school behind them. numbers than I did, but we dressed up
section, or Bear Den, is a place for times, C. Vargas and other leaders feel ?It?s important to get into the other and had much more participation then
students to get involved by cheering on that they could use more participation, team?s head, and to get our team hype they do. If he can get everyone to listen
their peers on Friday nights, but this mainly from the underclassmen. when we?re down in the game and need to him, they will get louder every game,?
year?s section is special for one senior to be hyped up,?A. Vargas said. A. Vargas said.
leader. ?The student section?s participation Though the brothers both have Though the brothers are unsure of
this year is kinda lacking in the shown pride for their school and want whose section shows more Bear pride, it
Senior Carlos Vargas has been an freshmen and sophomore area, but their sections to do well, they are is certain that both brothers will bleed
active member of the student section getting crazier with their outfits for the conflicted on whose section showed the blue and gold for life.
since his freshman year, and has taken themes and being louder is a great way most ?Bear Pride?.
over as section leader this season, a for them to put more effort into the ?My student section is
position held by his older brother in student section,?senior Sebastian Davis way better than
2016. said. Anthony?s. His section
wasn?t nearly loud as Photo: Wendy Guzman
?It?s cool to follow in my brother?s C. Vargas also feels that though the mine is,?C. Vargas said.
footsteps as a section leader because I section is often loud, there are ways that Though Carlos believes
have always looked up to my brother,? they could improve to hype the football his section is louder,
C. Vargas said. players more often. Anthony believes the
section may be better for
Anthony Vargas, who graduated in ?The section can improve if everyone different reasons, that are
2016 as a student section leader, feels can start cheering as loud as possible, also important to the
honored to have his younger brother and bring all of their friends to the student section.
taking over the position he once held. games and get them loud too,?C. Vargas ?Carlos?s section looks
said. like they have way more Carlos Vargas in the student section cheering his team on at
?I think that it?s super cool knowing the Block Out Cancer Game.
that [Carlos] wanted to be the section The main purpose that the student
leader his senior year and follow in my section serves is to make the football
footsteps,?A. Vargas said. players perform better, by having the

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Woida leadsswim team toward success

Hannah Gripp, Reporter Photo: Hannah Gripp our best times and our best swimmers, and I think we "Last year we worked really hard to beat Woodhaven Photo: Hannah Gripp
The girls varsity swim team is determined to reach could potentially win.? and this year we did, so Trenton is next on our list,?
senior Kenedi Harmon said.
new heights with their 2018 swim season. Aside from their improvements as swimmers, the
Senior captains Samantha Root and Sydney LaBell captains put a big stress on the team?s need for Senior diver Marissa Woida prepares for her dive in a
bonding. meet. Woida was a state qualifier last year.
have been pushing the girls to make this season their
best. "We definitely need to work on how much drama we
have," Root said. "We need to get along better and we
It feels really great to be captain,?Root said. ?I wasn?t need to stop separating into our own groups and
expecting it but I am so grateful.? branch out more."

The team is undefeated in dual meets, and have only In competitions, the team has gained a lot of points
lost twice throughout their competitions: a Downriver from their relay events and their dives, both of which
League fall to Trenton at News Heralds, and a senior Marissa Woida is a large part.
non-league loss to Grosse Ile.
?I think my biggest asset to the team is being a strong
?I feel like the team works really hard and we diver, being consistent, most of the time getting first,
definitely have been training a lot harder than we have and at the same time I?m also a really great swimmer
in previous seasons,?LaBell said. so I can also add onto the team in that way,?Woida
This year, the girls are hoping to win Leagues and
believe if their hard work continues, they have a good The team overall has strong motivations to
chance. accomplish new victories that previous teams did not
think were possible.
?The most important part of our swim season is
Leagues,?Root said. ?It gives us a chance to showcase

Photo: Cecilia Kujawa Fal l Sp or t s i n Fu l l Swi n g Bouncing
Photo: Wendy Guzman NatalieReid, Reporter

Photo: Isaac Bolton ?Some of the biggest

senior leadership comes

from our offensive line.

All five of our offensive

linemen are seniors, so

Ser vi n g justi ce Sophomore quarterback literally the game is won
Jalin Pitchford looks for and lost in the trenches,?
Senior Zach Crosby sends the ball over the net to a teammate. coach Derek Hoffman
his opponent. said.

Senior Jared Blum keeps a nice pace at a IsaacBolton, Reporter Fighting to
meet. ?If you had seen these guys at the beginning i m pr ove
of the season, you would have to admit that
Young fight tough Photo: Alex Gervasi the whole team has immensely improved,? Photo: WyHi Yearbook Cecilia Kajuwa,
coach Joey Loselle said. Reporter
JudeRodriguez, Reporter ?This year has been all
Strong second season over the place,?senior
Roosevelt?s boys and girls cross country captain Elizabeth
Alex Gervasi, Reporter Gilbert said. ?We hope
teams are upping their game for Downriver This is the girls second year having a golf team, to get better, but we?re a
young team with only
League Championships on October 18. and based on previous matches, they make it seem four seniors.?
like they?ve had a team for years now.
The boys' team captain, Jared Blum, is
?Last year a lot of us didn?t break a certain
confident in his team?s ability to win at number,?junior Emily Brandenburg said. ?A lot of
us have just been reaching our personal goals this
leagues. year.? Senior Emma Sliwka sets
the ball to a teammate.
?I think we?re pretty prepared,?Blum Excellence for the team doesn?t stop at veteran
golfers, athletes that are new to golf have been
said. ?We?ve been training since June? It?s picking up fast as well.

going to be a tough battle to win the whole ?All of us girls also have been bonding so I think Com i n g
that?s what?s been helping a lot,?sophomore together
thing, but I think we can put up a good McKenzie Potasnik said. ?Our goal for the season
is to just get up there with the other teams and do Julia Tully, Reporter
fight.? good in our matches.? ?We?ve been struggling
a bit,?team captain
The current varsity roster has changed The girls golf team has bumped up the standards Rogelio Conrique said.Photo: Julia Tully
recently, and they don?t plan to stop anytime soon. ?But now everyone?s
since Blum first started running cross ?Our goal for the rest of the season is to just keep playing better, and we?re
improving,?sophomore Sarah Stathakis said. playing more as a
country. ?Everyday at practice we work on the little things SeniorRogelioConriquesteals team.?
that will make the biggest differences when it t hebal l fr oma Car di nal s'
?In the past seasons, we had a pretty comes to our performances.? player.

strong team with a lot of upperclassmen,? With just a few matches left, the girls golf team
is working to improve to the best of their ability
Blum said. ?Right now we have a lot of
and come out on top.
underclassmen, so it?s hard to get everyone

running and everyone moving.?

Girl?s team captain Gabby Feltz finds

that the biggest difference the coaching.

?This season?s a lot different,? Get full stories about the teams
and game stories from contests at
Feltz said. ?We have a new coach, RHSBear Dai l

which isn?t

exactly a bad thing but I like my Junior Julia Edmonds

other coach a little bit better.? swings her golf club
during a practice.

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What makes Wyandotte, Wyandotte?

Maria Hendrickson "OKAY!!" "GO BEARS!"
?I feel like when you ?To me, ?Go Bears?isa
see someone and term that istypically
they look good, or said asa joke, but has
they are talking to a much deeper
someone that they, meaning. It?sa
?mess?with, you?re sense of pride for
just like, ?okay!' I your school and a
feel like people are way to show that
so used to saying it,? you are proud to
-Senior Sarah Haener represent RHS,"
-Senior Sydney LaBell

Chech Mendiola "TWEAKING" "CLUTCH"

??Tweak?means that you ??Cl utch?i s when Photos: Max Skolnik
are freaking out or you are something is
getting nervous about convenient, it?s
something. You can be just ?clutch.?It
basically means
tweaking out about a when it?sver y
test or if you?re mad for convenient when it
no reason you could happened."
just be ?tweaking?.? -Freshman Nina
-Freshman Reese Steffin

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know you're from Wyandotte
Ac c o r ding t o Kat e Simps o n
Bus ines s Edit o r

So you think you are from Wyandotte? Usually you know you are from Wyandotte if you catch yourself doing any of these things:

Hangingout with your friendsat the street fair is If you remember walking around downtown Going to Bacon Library at the beginning of
alwaysan essential activity duringyour summer. Wyandotte on Third Friday looking at ice sculptures, the summer in elementary school and
you have had the ultimate Wyandotte experience. enrolling in the summer reading program.

Many of these experiences shape anyone in the Wyandotte community and Phraseslike?Go Bears?bringa smileto your face and a
will always signify you attend Wyandotte Public Schools. voice to your head.

- You also may know you are from Wyandotte if you walk into any school and Once phraseslike?wouldn?t be caught?start catching
expect it to smell like paint in the hallways. on you start sayingthem yourself,you know you are
from Wyandotte.
- If you ever find yourself sitting at Bishop Park in front of the river at any point
during your high school life, that is a for sure sign you are from Wyandotte.

- Wearing long, extravagant dresses to homecoming and dropping close to $400
is one of the most prominent things about Wyandotte.

Many of these experiencesshape anyone in the Wyandotte community alwaysand will alwayssignify they are from Wyandotte.

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3. What grade is quarterback Jalin Pitchford in? 1. Who is the mechanic that works on the 2020 class
4. What is now being featured in the 2018-2019 banner?
7. Who was crowned Homecoming Queen? 2. Which male DECA member is on the Block Out
8. What school did the football team win 42-0 project?
9. What is Nick Campbell's position in the 5. What RHSAlumni now lives in Los Angeles?
Wy-News? 6. Where could you enroll in the summer reading
10. Whose title is now 'Instructional Technology program in Wyandotte?
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