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Local news, policy changes,
club events & more
Looking for something festive to do this weekend? The 30th annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase is taking place Saturday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The lights shine from 8th to 21st streets in Paso Robles, and are sure to brighten anyone's evening. Come enjoy this fun community event and get in the holiday spirit.
This post was brought to you by Emma Strysko, first-year staff writer.
Beloved songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. This has caused a wide range of opinions, which other authors well express. Notable writer Sir Salman Rushdie stated, "From Orpheus to Faiz, songwriting and poetry have been closely linked. Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition. Great choice." Meanwhile, Irvine Welsh, author of the famous Trainspotting, tweeted, "I'm a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies." This post was brought to you by Co-Editor, Lia Freed-Doerr.
The Aerie staff is currently hard at work, tying up loose ends of our first issue of the year. On October 21, The Aerie will be delivered to THS classrooms first white period. Comics, great stories, a crossword. What more do you need?
This post was brought to you by social media director, Jasmine Lozon
Because October is breast cancer awareness month, THS Girl's Volleyball will be playing Morro Bay on October 13th. The loosing team's principal has promised to shave their head in honor of all the people who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. ASB will be selling wristbands, if you purchase one you will be entered to win gift cards. All proceeds go to fighting for a cure.
This post was brought to you by social media director Jasmine Lozon and event coordinator Hope Fardenesh.
On May 31st, Templeton High School's 2016 Evening of the Stars was held at the THS gym. This event is an award ceremony that honors students that excel in leadership, academics, sports, and more.
Senior Cory DeLisle was awarded the Eagle of the Year award, while Senior Michael Lofton received the Principal's Award. The top four scholars were announced to be valedictorian Molly Schaner, salutatorian Nicholas Yonker, and runners up Clayton Mackay and Ashley Barnes.
In terms of departmental awards, the winner of the English department award was Molly Schaner. The winners of the Journalism department award were Ashley Barnes and Molly Schaner. Clayton Mackay won the math department award. Rico Alcantar received the physical science award, while Molly Schaner won the life science award. In the agriculture department, Lilly Hildebrand won the award for ag science and Zack Cherry won for ag mechanics. In the art department, the winner of the visual arts award was Tracy Garcia, the winner of the music award was Andrew Magie, and the winner of the performing arts award was Ashley Brooks. The foreign language award went to Robert Kaiser. Andrew Magie was also awarded the social science award. Finally, the physical education award went to Brian Joslin.
Several special military awards were also awarded. Nicholas Yonker won the Army award for athletics and academics. Caitlin Hopkins won the academic Marine award and Alden Giese won music Marine award.
The athletes of the year were Matteo D'Alfonso and Sarah Bolts, and the academic athletes of the year were Clayton Mackay and Jordan Hazell.
Also honored at this ceremony were members of California Scholarship Federation (CSF), students with perfect attendance, students who scored over 1800 on the SAT, students who scored over 27 on the ACT, and students with a GPA of 4.0 or higher.
This post was brought to you by first year staff writer Clare Livick.
As the 2016 presidential race continues, the divide in the Democratic party widens. Although Bernie Sanders is lagging in the primaries, he and his supporters remain confident they can still win the party's support. Across the country, Sanders fans are rallying, staging demonstrations. This activity has not been excluded from to the Central Coast. Supporters have been viewed in Atascadero, Templeton, and San Luis Obispo, brandishing slogans such as "Feel the Bern!"
These supporters are delighted to learn that Sanders will be coming to Santa Maria on Saturday, May 26 for a rally at the Santa Maria High School's Wilson Stadium. The event will be held at 10:30, and is free to the public. Seats are available first come first serve.
This post was brought to you by Austin Miles, tech editor
Freshman, Ashley Daugherty has had an outstanding season pitching every single league game for the Varsity softball team. In the first round of CIF Daugherty pitched a one hit game leading her team to a victory winning 13-0. Second round the Eagles helped Daugherty get another win only allowing two hits. The Eagles bats seemed to come alive in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring nine runs helping the team advance to the third round of third round of CIF. The third round will be played at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks.
This post was brought to you by Jared Money, staff writer
The end of the year is almost here for Templeton High School. There are only 8 more school days left, and only 3 more school days before finals. This weekend is a three day weekend because of Memorial Day. If you are a senior, the weekend will be a four day weekend, because Friday is Senior Ditch Day. The annual Senior Prank happened today, which is always a clear indicator that the year is about to come to an end. The yearbooks are coming out soon as well. The final issue of the Aerie will come out next Tuesday after we return from the weekend, so be sure to check it out. Good luck to all of you as you begin to study (or not study) for your finals.This post brought to you by first year staff writer Josh Mathisen.
Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, California)
Nick Bruno, Music Performance
Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, California)
Ian Kroeker, Radiology
California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, California)
Sarah Bolts, Biology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, California)
Katie Bolts, Business
Reid Dawley, Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences
Alden Giese, Manufacturing Engineering
Veda Guillermo, Landscape Architecture
Hannah Hartenberger, Business
Jordan Hazell, Statistics
Josh Kanefield, Economics
Clayton Mackay, Electrical Engineering
Luke Peelen, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Lauren Ralston, Business
Kristen Raminha, Agribusiness
Josh Roof, Animal Science
Preston Ryan, Ag Systems Management
Maddie Schechter, Environmental Management and Protection
Kyuss Shriver, Psychology
Jade Sigmund, Communication Studies
Zach Urciuoli, Manufacturing Engineering
Blake Vande Hoef, Agribusiness
Kevin Wheeler, Biological Sciences
California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, California)
Brooke Ferrari, History/Art History
COAT (Templeton, California)
Cuesta College (Paso Robles, California)
Rico Alcantar, Computer Science
Angel Avelar, Kinesiology
Noah Benda, Graphic and Web Design
Drake Benson, Firefighting
Alysia Bertsch, Religious Studies/Graphic Design
Amanda Bourgault, Nursing
Brandon Bracy, Sociology
Jaret Butz, Environmental Engineering
Michael Capelli, Health
Bekah Carmichael, Criminology
Rebecca Chausse, Business
Kaitlyn Crossland, Nursing
Jacob Duran, Video Production
Cameron Frey, Business Administration
Mia Garcia, Small Business
Alex Garcia, Engineering
Brianna Greenway, Business
Jack He, Business
Nikki Herdman, Sports Medicine
Clint Howland, Construction Management
Matthew Hulfachor, Mechanic
Evan Kirk, Sports Broadcasting
Allyson Lawrence, First Response
Alex Lee, Computer Science
Louis Lindsey, Engineering
Brendan McDonough, Music Production
Erica Medhurst, Chemistry
Elise Pedone, Nutrition
Blaine Phillips, Business
Emily Phillips, Nursing
Sarah Potter, Biology
Dante Putrino, Medical
Logan Roth, Agribusiness
Daniel Rusco, Criminal Justice
Ramon Sandoval, Auto Body Mechanics
Chance Scantlin, Agribusiness
Elissa Scoles, Business
Madison Shriver, Psychology
SaVannah Spinharney, Radiology
Brittany Stanton, Agribusiness
Adam Stevens, Business
Caley Thompson, Biotechnology
MJ Torgerson, Political Science
Kendall Van Ness
Frankie Williams, Paramedic
Designs School of Cosmetology (Paso Robles, California)
McKinzie Bishop, Cosmetology
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Arizona)
Brandon Cirisan, Cyber Security and Intelligence
Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington)
Colin Smith, Botany
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York City, New York)
Tracy Garcia, Fashion Design
Folsom Lake College (Folsom, California)
Hannah Allen, Forensic Psychology
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, California)
Jessica Holthouse, Radiology
Jessica Neal, Dental
George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
Andrew Magie, Political Science/Economics
Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington)
Mac Lardner, Business Administration
Mills College (Oakland, California)
Clare Livick, Business
Modesto Junior College (Modesto, California)
Kaela Cooper, Agriculture Education
Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana)
Cory DeLisle, Farm and Ranch Management
Josi Kelly, Animal Science
Sierra King, Sociology/Criminology
Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey)
Joe Pandosh, Musical Theater
Monterey Peninsula College (Monterey, California)
Matteo D’Alfonso, Biological Sciences
Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan)
Aida Agybayeva, Politics/International Relations
North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)
Sydney Barlogio, Criminology
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)
Grant Klock, Business
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Lilly, Hildebrand, Agribusiness
Palomar College (San Marcos, California)
Brooke Kellogg, Business
Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, California)
Amanda Chaffe, Business Administration
San Antonio College (San Antonio, Texas)
Noah Bradley, Criminal Justice
San Diego State University (San Diego, California)
Payal Patel, Nursing
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, California)
Sonia Herron, Film Studies
Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, California)
Emily Burns, Marine Biology
Kaitlin Doty, Nursing
Emily Johnson, Radiology
University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California)
Michael Lofton, Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles (Westwood, California)
Ashley Barnes, Neuroscience/Psychobiology
Molly Schaner, Chemistry
Nick Yonker, Chemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
Ajar Kerey, Biopsychology
University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, California)
Marsella Hetland, Molecular Biology
Julio Hurtado, Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)
Maia Morris, Communications
Sophie Reyes, Neuroscience
Emily Toomey, Communications
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)
University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington)
Kelley Hall, Sociology/Business
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California)
Andrew Delgado, Engineering
University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, Texas)
Robby Kaiser, Business
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy (Chicago, Illinois)
William Jessup University (Rocklin, California)
Jared Wilson, Environmental Science
The "Skyfall" themed prom on Saturday, May 21, at the Carlton Hotel was a major hit. Around 300 students showed up in dapper suits and stunning dresses and danced the night away to music provided by DJ Flashback. Students were able to vote on Prom King and Prom Queen, and out of the six nominees, Alex Lee and Maia Morris were elected. Food was provided by Hurricane Kitchen, and the drinks were made by Templeton High School's very own Jason Diodati. At 10 o'clock, when the prom ended, many students were left wishing it lasted longer, and regrettably had to clear the dance floor. It was definitely a night to remember.
This post brought to you by first year staff writer Nicholas Yonker.
With prom a mere four days away, many are rushing to buy their tickets, outfits, and get a date before the big night. What some consider the biggest night of high school has been a huge source of stress for those who are waiting on dresses ordered online, or have not yet bought their ticket. Today was the last day to buy tickets for the reduced price of $30 with an ASB sticker and $35 without. Starting tomorrow, the prices will increase to $50 with an ASB sticker and $55 without. Tickets will not be sold at the door!!
Prom is expected to be a magical night, complete with a swanky "Skyfall" theme. It is promised that the music will be great, and a wide variety of food and refreshments will also be available for attendees to enjoy.
This story was brought to you by Hailey Hill and Serenity Wilcox, first year staff writers.
Templeton High School senior Clayton Mackay signed his National Letter of Intent to Cal Poly on May 11 at 2:30. Mackay will be on Cal Poly's Track and Field Team.
In his four years on THS's track team, Mackay has broken the school records in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, the 110 High Hurdles, and the 400 meters individually, and was part of the 4x400 team that set the school record. He also broke records at many meets and is the current Los Padres League Champion in both the 300 IH and the 110 HH events.
In addition to his amazing accomplishments on the track, Mackay was on the THS Varsity Soccer team for three years and is involved in the Engineering program.
This post is brought to you by Hope Fardanesh and Nina Spinello, first and second year staff writers.
Prom is right around the corner. On the 21st Prom will be being held at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero. Because Prom is a very expensive event, Kindness Club decided to put on a special raffle. This is a Kindness Club tradition in which the club gives away one free Prom Ticket. Everyone was given the opportunity to buy a sticky hand and one raffle ticket. This raffle was a great opportunity for the club to make some money, and for a lucky THS student to save some money.
The winning ticket was drawn today, and Reedley Morawas given a free Prom Ticket. Reedley is very excited for Prom along with many other students at THS.
If you haven't got your tickets yet, be sure to buy them on or before Monday the 16th. After this date the price for a ticket goes up from thirty dollars to fifty dollars. This is going to be a very memorable event so be sure to get those tickets.
by Brennan Tobin, first year staff writer
For the past week, College Board's annual AP Exams have been underway. Starting Monday, May 2, with AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science testing, the AP Exam period continues until Friday, May 13. The last exams are AP Human Geography and AP Latin. The first week is heavily science oriented, with subjects such as AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, and AP Psychology. The second week focuses more on the social sciences and arts, with tests on AP Music Theory, AP United States Government and Politics, and World History. Today marks the beginning of the second week as we approach the end of what many students lovingly refer to as "the worst weeks of the school year." If you have an AP Exam this week, make sure to study and get plenty of sleep the night before. Good Luck.
This post brought to you by first year staff writer Nicholas Yonker.
Prom is two weeks away, May 21, and plans are being made. Girls have purchased their dresses and boys are getting suited up. Many Templetonians will have dinner in Atascadero with its many choices of dining and its proximity to the prom venue--The Carlton.
This year Prom will be catered by Hurricane Kitchen and will receive many donations from Trader Joe's, Grocery Outlet, Mr. Pickle's, and possibly Albertsons. These donations are making the mocktails and copious amounts of desserts possible. Mr. Pickle's will be donating their special chocolate cookies.
Prom will start at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.. The early end to the dance will allow students to go to a second dinner or watch a movie at Galaxy Theaters.
Serenity Wilcox, first-year staff writer
Students are beginning to study for their AP exams, which are beginning on May 2, Monday. This means classes are frantically trying to prepare for the biggest test of year. Many students and teachers will be relieved once these exams have come to a close. These exams will be coming to a close on Friday the thirteenth. During these coming weeks many students will not be at school. Anyone taking one, or multiple, of these exams should sleep in as they prepare their minds and bodies for their tests. These tests are graded on a five point scale. Anything that is higher than a three will be a passing grade. By passing these exams students will enable themselves to receive college credit. This will help students to get their credits faster, and possibly finish college faster. Good luck to all students that will be participating in these tests.
Brennan Tobin, first year staff writer
The county wide Mock Rock and talent show will be taking place on April 29, 2016 at the Cal Poly PAC.
The first and second place talent acts and Mock Rock groups will be performing. These acts include, The Spice Girls, Beyonce, a comic piano routine, and a monologue.
Hundreds of students will perform in order to win a possible prize!
Come support our THS students on April 29 in the Cal Poly PAC.
Today Templeton High School started the Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC. The test is going to continue on tomorrow. The English section was started today and will be finished tomorrow. The Mathematics section will be taken at a later date. The SBAC is made to evaluate students' performance while optimizing education nationwide. It aligns with Common Core curriculum and can help for college.
The SBAC can be used as a replacement for community colleges' and CSU's placement tests. Students were given the option to submit their scores to the colleges at the end of the test. If the students meet the requirements to test out of a class, it will save them time and money in college.
This post is brought to you by Robert Shin, first-year staff-writer.
In today's world, people have more interaction then ever before. Advances in communications and technology have increased globalization, and interactions between people are on the rise. Ideas are spread quicker than ever, and trends achieve international significance even quicker. But one can't help wondering; is this really for the better?
The modern era has also brought with it more violence. There have been significant increases of school shootings in the United States alone every year, and suicide bombings are on the rise globally. This increase in globalization can be strongly linked to this rising violence.
Globalization has increased the publicity of terrorist acts. This in turn has led to an increase in terrorists who have had no formal introduction to the fanatics they make claims to, such as in the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013, which was ultimately inspired by the terrorist group al-Qaeda but had no official links to them. Since then, 16 major terrorist acts have been committed in the United States alone, with the most recent being the Richmond Attack which killed one and injured two. The attention that radical groups receive has turned previously sheltered communities into unexpected sources of terrorists. While terrorism is not a new invention, it seems to now come from a much wider variety of people and towns then ever before. Ultimately, we need to be aware of ourselves, and understand that technology is multi-faceted. As introverts have long known, sometimes dealing with people is painful.
This post brought to you by Austin Miles, second-year staff-writer.
This Thursday, a select group of Templeton High School students are taking a field trip to Inglewood in Los Angeles for We Day California. The event is a celebration of students who make a difference in their communities, and will have thousands of students from around the state. The event prides itself on not charging entry, instead selecting students who have proven capable leaders in their local communities. We Day features a live concert, as well as motivational speeches from leaders and celebrities who are active in the global community. Speakers come from around the country in an effort to inspire students who have already shown interest in helping others. Some celebrities that Templeton students will get a chance to hear from are Seth Rogen, Zooey Deschanel, Selena Gomez, Charlize Theron, Martin Sheen, and Big Sean, just to name a few. They will also get a chance to hear from speakers their age who have already made a big impact with their own organizations. It's an exciting opportunity for THS students who have proved their dedication to working outside of school.
Click your heels three times, and follow the yellow brick road to a land of magic, munchkins, and mock. This Friday, at 7:00 come to the THS gym for a night in the Emerald City. It's this year's Mock Rock: The Wizard of Mock and Talent. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 and will feature performances from talented students. To those people who have been stuck in Kansas for their entire life, the Mock Rock portion of the show has students dancing and lip-synching to popular songs. The talent portion of the show can include anything from singing, to underwater basket weaving. This show will be hosted by Miguel Palacios and Kyle Johnson and funded by FNL and the ASB leadership class and will be a night that even The Cowardly Lion wouldn't miss.
This post was brought to you by Jasmine Lozon,first year staff writer.
Most, if not all, colleges release their admissions decisions during the months of March and April. Many of the UCs have already made their decisions, including UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and UC Riverside. UC Berkeley is yet to announce its decisions, with the announcement scheduled for March 24.
Outside of California, most colleges have made their decisions as well, or are planning to make their announcements soon. This gives students plenty of time to decide on a college and enroll. Most enrollment deposits are due by mid to late May, but it differs from college to college, so make sure you get yours in on time!
Along with college decisions comes financial decisions. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was already due earlier this month, but there are plenty of scholarships available both locally and nationally. Some scholarships available for 2016 are the THS Drama Boosters Scholarship (due April 1), the Great Minds in STEM Scholarship (due April 30), and the Templeton Teachers Association Scholarship (due April 17). More information about these scholarships can be obtained online or from the Scholarship Box in the Counseling Center.
Make sure to keep all these deadlines in mind and don't get behind!
This post is brought to you by Clare Livick, first year staff writer.
THS Drama has seen major success with their spring musical Cinderella, which ended its run with a sellout performance on Saturday (March 19th). The cast was overjoyed to perform in front of a packed house; in addition to every seat in the house being filled, sixteen additional seats were brought in to make room for the crowd. Some were even turned away or refunded as the PAC reached capacity.
It was an emotional night for the cast, not only because of the excitement of selling out a show, but also because it was several seniors' last show with THS Drama. Graduating cast members include fan favorite Alex Lee, who played Lionel, and several other talented actors such as Jade Sigmund and Ashley Brooks, and invaluable crew members Joe Pandosh, Ryan Flores, Catherine Murray, and Nikki Herdman. Many of them had never performed in front of a sold out crowd until Saturday night, making the energy even more magical and contagious than previous nights.
A few, however, will also be performing in Little Shop of Horrors, which is to be performed at the Fringe Festival in Scotland.
This post was brought to you by Hailey Hill, first year staff writer.
Spring has sprung everyone. This means cleaning up--in more ways than one. Cleaning your room can be important but this year might be the year for you to clean up your act.
Meaning, be nice but don't take any poop from anyone. Be confident be not cocky. Show people how amazing you are without ostentatiously shoving it in their face. You are great. Treat others as great as you should treat yourself. Have a nice day.
This post was brought to you by, junior, Annamarie Anselmi--first year journalism student.