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DESCRIPTIONThe Senior Issue of the Roosevelt High School newspaper, the Nationalist.
Senior IssueTheMay 10, 2013
Roosevelt High School Student Newsmagazine
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CongratulationsROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
CLASS OF 2013
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Dear Senior Class of 2013, Be the unforeseen. The term hipster is a label some hate and some revere. To many, its about being independent thinkers, spiritualists and tasteful personalities who appreciate creativity, intelligence, and self-image. They would rather be the trendsetters of society rather than the trend-followers. To others, they are amoral and self-superior people who think theyre better than everyone else. But the modern day theme of hipsterism represents more than just this stereotype of a group of people. Its a state of mind that acts as a metaphor for how we should live. Today, Americas youth are told every day to be themselves. Hipsterism says, Dont just be yourself, think about it. Think about who you are and what you value. Counter-culture, the rejection of social norms, is a root for hipsters in their idea of self-image because it allows them to be them-selves rather than everyone else. Hipsterism appreciates the individual and rejects bandwagon ideals. So lets all think hipster. Be the new trendsetters, the unfore-seen phenomenon that no one will see coming. The staff of The National-ist would like to thank you earnestly for continuing to read The Nationalist these last four years and hope that you will be successful in all your endeavors.
Your Friends,The Nationalist Staff
The Nationalist Staff (from front to back): Whitney Fryer, Courtney Miller, Molly Gray, Cheyenne Zephier, Long Ha, Kourtney Sundheim, Luke Herbert, Kristina Ivanov, Destiny Moen and Napoleon Martinez.
Cover: Top Ten Seniors of 2013 show off their personal style. From front to back: Daniel Otamendi, Jordan Larsen, Brittany Kortan, Katelyn John-son, Kara Bunkers, Kassandra Friese, Adam Kost, Seth Bolon, Zachary Tuschen and John Slunecka.
4 Senior Issue
The Good, the Bad and the Ended Really Ugly!A vignette of the senior class and the stories theyll be telling for years, whether they were happy, horrid or hilarious.
Just like most stu-
dents on the first day of a new school year, senior Dylan McK-
elvey had a hard time getting from class to class his junior year. However, he wasnt
getting lost trying to find his classes, he just kept ending up in his sophomore classrooms. I walked
to my geometry class when I had Algebra II and my geometry teacher was like, Youre a junior now, said McKelvey. It took McKelvey about a week to finally re-member his new schedule. I started looking at my ID and it said 11th grader instead of 10th grader, said McKelvey.
According to McKelvey, this didnt hap-pen his freshman or sophomore year and
it hasnt happened at all during his senior year.
How I Forgot My ScheduleBy Courtney Miller
Senior Patrick Musils most
memorable moment in his time at RHS was receiving a football award
known as the Coca-Cola Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero Award honors volunteers, pro-
fessionals and high school students whose work and leadership efforts inspire others and have an impact on
Jewish life, according to HaroldGrinspoonFoundation.org. Coach Nelson thought my hard work and prac-tice attitude was good during the hard times, said Musil. He received the award last November. When he was given the award, he was in shock. Musil said his parents are the people who impact him the most in his life because they are always pushing him to do his best, like helping his team win the state
championship in 2011. Musils plans for next year are going to SDSU
for athletic training and psychology.
The Coca-Cola HeroBy Destiny Moen
Lao-Tzu once said, The journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step. For senior Mariam Albousafi, who was search-
ing to find her own identity, that single step all started with an old song and a few wise words from
a trusted teacher. One of the first things she had to do was find out
what was lost. The lost would be likepeer pressure and falling into the roles of society, said Albousafi. But finding herself came at a cost. I lost one friend that I feel made me a better person. Because she didnt fit what everybody [else] thought was cool and pretty, I didnt think she was cool and pretty, said Albousafi. In order to break free of societal stereotypes, she had to change her entire point of view to things that she felt would better help her in the long run as opposed to helping others in the short term.
Its going to be waves and rushes and hur-ricanes, but as long as you can get through
it, its pretty smooth sailing afterwards, said Albousafi. Its a really good
thing; it feels great.
Blast From the PastBy Luke Herbert
Mos t girls have been look-
ing forward to Prom since fresh-man year. Senior Megan Saathoff s fa-
vorite moment of high school was the night her boyfriend of three and a half years, senior
Austin Klueber, asked her to prom. At a Stampede game she attended with Klueber, a
player threw a T-shirt at the couple. When Saathoff opened it, the shirt had the question Prom? on it. I knew he was going to ask me because weve been dating for so long, but I didnt know when it was going to happen. I was really sur-prised, said Saathoff. On Prom night, Saathoff and Klueber, along with their group, took pictures at the CNA building downtown
and ate at Grille 26. Saathoff s favorite part of the night was the party bus she went on after Prom.
Saathoff and Klueber have decided to at-tend the University of South Dakota
together and she will be study-ing pre-law.
By Kourtney Sundheim A Catchy Proposal to Prom
For senior Katelyn
Foss, orchestra has always been a part of her high school ca-
reer. Through playing the viola all four years, she has met a lot of different people
and developed many memories. My favorite memory is when we went to
Cleveland, Ohio my freshman year because I got to meet all of my senior friends, said Foss. These connections have opened up new opportunities for Foss. Now I get to play [at] one of their weddings, she said. Foss and fellow seniors Kirsten Wheaton and Rachael Biggerstaff will all be playing in the band for a former RHS classmates wedding this summer. Megan asked me because I was in
her section my freshman year, said Foss.
By Cheyenne ZephierLiving Through the Music
Senior Issue 5
How I Forgot My ScheduleBy Courtney Miller
Senior Miranda Bar-
ton, was a stage manager for several RHS Drama Productions.
The things they did in Tom Sawyer back-stage is laying in the orchestra pit and have
dance parties where they jumped onto the gym-nastics mats that they used in the play. To make a play
run smoothly, it takes a lot of work. But people who are sitting in front dont see whats happening behind the scenes or whats going on back there. Watching the playing in the back is so much dif-ferent, we dont always hear the best, so if we miss a cue it will not be fun, said Barton The people she worked with behind the scenes were sophomores Sterling Cook and Rachel Dickerson, senior Ben Denui and former
RHS students Lindsay Boehemer and Marissa Boesel. Tom Sawyer is a show I will always
remember, I will remember always sitting with my techies and laughing about
nothing and everything, said Barton.
The Time I Jumped in the PitBy Long Ha
Hutchmeiers plans for the future had included enlisting into
the Air Force since this past summer. Recently, however, she learned she did not
meet their requirements. I was devastated for a whole 20 minutes and then I moved on to the
next thing, said Hutchmeier. Hutchmeier had been interested in enlisting be-cause the Air Force would have helped her pay for college and get a job after graduating. As of now, I [have] applied to the Univer-sity of Iowa and the Art Institute of Chicago, said Hutchmeier. She is interested in pursuing
a career involving marketing, adverting or graphic design. Between the two, the
Art Institute is where she really wants to attend.
By Whitney FryerA Change of Plans
Senior Ariel Feist re-
members Valentines Day 2011 very well. She was standing by the
locker bay near the library with her sister, senior Alyssa Feist, and senior Brielle Mears.
She dropped a piece of candy and naturally, she went to pick it up. Before she could do anything else, her pants ripped. I was freaking out, said Feist. She quickly went to the bathroom with her sister, in need of another pair of shorts. Luckily, another girl had some in her locker who could lend them until Feist called her mom in the office. It doesnt matter, it happened. I just thought it was funny; every year I look
back at it, said Feist. My sister brings it up every year Ill remember it