Eye of the Tiger

PIEDAD: Class rank emphasizes number, not people

(RILEIGH SHULL / EYE OF THE TIGER)

NATHAN PIEDAD

March 2, 2020

The transcript: it’s seen as a lot of things by students. It’s either a sign of hope or despair, a one-way ticket to either one’s dream school or a nightmare week’s worth of a grounding. These students have one thing in common: in terms of numbers, they want to see high grades, and a low rank. T...

DEL VALLE TONOIAN: PASSING PERIOD: the most valuable minutes

DEL VALLE TONOIAN: PASSING PERIOD: the most valuable minutes

JORDAN DEL VALLE TONOIAN

February 4, 2020

Roseville High School has the shortest passing period out of any RJUHSD site. Six minutes. Six minutes to dash between two classrooms separated by slender hallways, teeming with over two thousand students, visit one of the neglected restrooms, or get a sip of water out of a fountain - if you can fin...

METTEN: SAT incompatible with principles of education

(NATHAN SANGRIA / EYE OF THE TIGER)

RYLEY METTEN

February 3, 2020

So, it’s the final term of junior year and you’re getting prepared to take the SAT for the first time. You’ve been studying vigorously and are both nervous and excited to take it for this is one of the main opportunities you get to prove that you are college worthy. But why is that?  Why shou...

BATEMAN: Cords, stoles should mean something more

BATEMAN: Cords, stoles should mean something more

ELENA BATEMAN

February 3, 2020

This year, the district administration and board have decided that the current senior class will not be walking across Hanson Field, despite decades before us having that opportunity. The students expressed very dedicated opinions on this. So,  the district attempted to fix their mistake by granting ...

LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Four year plans don’t define what will actually happen

LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Four year plans don’t define what will actually happen

NATHAN PIEDAD

February 3, 2020

Whenever I feel like entertaining myself, I always take out the copy of my four-year plan from before I was even a freshman. I’ve always found it surreal that my plans had virtually derailed as soon as I hit my sophomore year. There’s no stopping the fact that plans aren’t a guarantee. You could plan some...

KHUDYAKOV: Raising UC tuition won’t solve the problem

(RILEIGH SHULL / EYE OF THE TIGER)

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

February 3, 2020

Truth: the cost of education is rising. Another truth: it's not just our sanity that's at risk. Our wallets (or our parents' wallets or the wallets of our wealthy step-aunt on our mother's side, depending on who you ask) have long been in danger of being emptied due to tuition costs. This sentime...

EYE OF THE TIGER’S VIEW: Redraw district lines: it’s urgent

(JULIE NGUYEN / EYE OF THE TIGER)

EDITORIAL BOARD

December 16, 2019

When West Park High School opens next school year, district attendance boundaries will shift to allow West Park residents into the new school. But in doing so, the new lines would wipe out a large portion of Oakmont High School’s population. Demographers project Oakmont will lose nearly 900 students o...

KHUDYAKOV: Dual enrollment provides opportunities

(NATHAN SANGRIA / EYE OF THE TIGER)

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

December 16, 2019

The sky is blue. The earth is round. College is expensive. Is that a surprise? No, just a sad, inescapable reality. Every second of time we spend on Earth draws us closer to the fiery, burning death of the universe. What else is new? Oh yeah, dual credit. Back in 2017, RJUHSD approved a $5000 s...

BENNETT: Appreciate the season

(ABIGAIL EDMONDSON / EYE OF THE TIGER)

DANIELLE BENNETT

December 16, 2019

Dear slices of the education system,  Yes. All of you. Colleges, K-12 education and anything else minutely “school-related” that makes like a (donkey) and butts its head into the holiday season festivities. You, like the toddler who stumbles into the family vase on Christmas Eve, all clumsy and o...

SHULL: Underclassmen can handle AP rigor

(ZACHARY GALAMGAM / EYE OF THE TIGER)

RILEIGH SHULL

December 16, 2019

In every highschooler’s life, it is inevitable to hear about the hardships that many upperclassmen face throughout high school years, especially junior year.    I am halfway through my junior year and I would say I have adapted to life as an upperclassman. Looking back on my previous years, the di...

PIEDAD: SAT curve subjectivity proves detrimental

(NATHAN SANGRIA / EYE OF THE TIGER)

NATHAN PIEDAD

December 16, 2019

Saturdays are normally for short-lived breaks, but as I exited the doors of Rocklin High School under the dripping December 7 rain, I realized that my break is nothing but a tiny light at the end of the miniscule tunnel. That was my third attempt at the Scholastic Aptitude Test, dubbed the “SAT”...

PIEDAD: Cans can’t

(ZACHARY GALAMGAM / EYE OF THE TIGER)

NATHAN PIEDAD

December 9, 2019

It’s 10:25a.m. The hum of the AC spreads around the room, but the sound of pencil lead scratching against a warm copy of a worksheet leaves you at an impasse for the next answer. Suddenly, the door bursts open. Three bubbly people you’ve probably seen before enter the classroom and they demand cans...