Eye of the Tiger

GUEST PIECE: Schools need their librarian full-time

GUEST PIECE: Schools need their librarian full-time

Lauren Zdybel, Zenia Treto, Johanna McCoy, Loretta Saenz, and Megan Blue

May 26, 2020

This piece has been written by the teacher-librarians of RJUHSD following a district change to library services. With the new plan, six library technicians will be hired to handle issues with Chromebooks at the six RJUHSD schools, while three credentialed librarians will manage the six libraries –...

METTEN: Online school could be a positive change

METTEN: Online school could be a positive change

RYLEY METTEN

May 5, 2020

Coronavirus has made it impossible to go back to school for the end of the 2019-2020 school year, initiating an unprecedented switch to online schooling. Online schooling is the only way to access class material and receive credit for classes. However many students argue that the change to online school...

BATEMAN: We’re tired of no, it should be a degree of yes

BATEMAN: We’re tired of no, it should be a degree of yes

ELENA BATEMAN

April 29, 2020

I’ve loved my past four years at Roseville. I’ve loved every teacher, every class, every sport and every club I’ve ever had at RHS. Yet over the past month at home, I’ve had a much different perspective. Never once have I felt that a teacher or administrator at Roseville hasn’t given their...

GUEST PIECE: COVID-19 suspension of SAT scores step in right direction

GUEST PIECE: COVID-19 suspension of SAT scores step in right direction

NATALIE ANG, GUEST WRITER

April 7, 2020

5 a.m., Friday morning, the middle of December.  I frantically open the College Board website, pessimistically bracing myself for an unsatisfactory SAT score that will end up with me needing to take the exam again.  Loading… loading… loading… done. Four numbers in bold. Four numbers that are...

DEL VALLE TONOIAN: Eat a slice of the corona-cake

DEL VALLE TONOIAN: Eat a slice of the corona-cake

JORDAN DEL VALLE TONOIAN

April 3, 2020

I would have never imagined that this is the way my senior year would turn out. And yet —here we are, stuck at home with no human contact for at least another month. I feel extra stupid because back in February I kept saying to myself, “It’s no big deal, this will all blow over by the end of...

GAPONYUK: COVID-19 ruins class of 2020’s senior year

GAPONYUK: COVID-19 ruins class of 2020's senior year

JONATHAN GAPONYUK

March 27, 2020

The final months of senior year are coming to an end. Memories are starting to flood our minds, we’ve all come to the sad realization that  high school is ending - now is the time for final memories. I am working my hardest to finish off with excellent grades and to leave feeling accomplished and...

NUGYEN & PIEDAD: COVID-19 communication lackluster

NUGYEN & PIEDAD: COVID-19 communication lackluster

JULIE NGUYEN and NATHAN PIEDAD

March 12, 2020

“Communication is important in any relationship”, your mom tells you as you cry over a bucket of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream because your significant other cheated on you. Little did you know, less than a year later COVID-19 would come barging into your otherwise unremarkable Californian suburb...

RUSSELL: Money spent on junior prom wasted

RUSSELL: Money spent on junior prom wasted

NATALIE RUSSELL

March 12, 2020

The entire RJUHSD community received an email after school on March 10th from Superintendent Denise Hermann explaining the precautions being taken surrounding the COVID-19 virus.  In the email, it specifically explained the actions implemented surrounding after-school events. It declared that all on...

LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Breathe, it doesn’t really matter

LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Breathe, it doesn’t really matter

RYLEY METTEN

March 4, 2020

I remember freshman year almost as it was yesterday, and I vividly remember being very aware and self-conscious as to what people would think of me. From the clothes I wore to the words I said. Overthinking overtook my life until it had driven me insane. One of the main things that I think is a ver...

LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves

NICOLE KHUDYAKOV

March 2, 2020

In the wise words of everyone’s favorite arguably-not-a-Disney-Princess Disney-Princess, Mulan: when will my reflection show, who I am, inside? I hope you read that with melancholy violin music playing in your head, because that’s exactly the level of melodrama I’m currently reaching for. Betw...

NGUYEN: Apply Euro standards to ethnic courses

(SOFIA MARTOS / EYE OF THE TIGER)

JULIE NGUYEN

March 2, 2020

The last name Smith is a common name that comes from the occupational name of a blacksmith. The last name Nguyen (how do you pronounce that again?) is derived from the last name of the last Vietnamese emperor who forced a large amount of the Vietnamese population to assume his last name under his regime...

BATEMAN: Admissions simplified with rank

(RILEIGH SHULL / EYE OF THE TIGER)

ELENA BATEMAN

March 2, 2020

Within the past couple of months, there’s been talk about potentially getting rid of the class rank within the Roseville Joint Union High School District. Some have claimed that it causes unnecessary competition among students fighting for valedictorian and salutatorian, the number one and numb...