by D.J. Reimer
Editor’s note: This was written just before school started again after winter break so the auditions are past & winter formal is tonight!
Pardon me if there are a few errors in this article, being away from school has made me stoopid.
I enjoy seeing all the Facebook posts and pictures on Instagram of people having fun over Christmas break almost as much as I hate the fact that I didn’t do much over Christmas break. Those of you that know me know my family. Those of you who know my family are fully aware of our many…shall we say mishaps? In other words, I considered changing my last name to Lampoon because of all the bad luck we’ve encountered on vacation. We usually go out of state or out of country for vacation so this year felt a little different. The only thing I did outside of town was see the little fishies at Monterrey Bay Aquarium followed by a lovely Afghan dinner. Followed by three hours on the toilet.
Anyways! This semester will certainly be a big one. The 103th Reedley High School Porcupine will be finished in March (can’t come soon enough) and then all my yearbook fears and nightmares and tears will be gone (until the book comes in May and everyone hates me). In addition to the yearbook, there are many social events to plan including Battle of the Sexes week, Sadies, Air Guitar, Prom, Spring Week, and Powder Puff. But I won’t even begin thinking about those events until after Formal which is a week from Saturday. It shall take place at the beautiful, lavish University of California, Reedley, located on fabulous Reed Avenue. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Old Library.
You thought that these events are the only events that will occupy the RHS schedule, and my life? Think again! This Monday and Tuesday are try-outs for our Drama Department’s spring musical, West Side Story. It seems only yesterday that I auditioned for my first high school show. This brings life into perspective knowing that my last high school audition will be over in less than 5 days. Sad stuff. This is my 8th show at RHS and it is sure to be the best of the best! For those of you that know West Side Story, we are doing the complete and full version from the 50s, classy! For those of you that live under a rock and don’t know what this show is, get your tickets ASAP because this show is likely to have the greatest box office impact in our Theater Department’s history! The show runs March 15, 17, 21, 22, and 23.
Also, before the break, rumors spread about a possible shooting the last day of school. Many students stayed home, and by many, I mean almost half. Whomever the perpetrator likely cost the school $13,000 (yes, 5 digits) because of all of the students that were absent. Congratulations to the criminal mastermind for wasting all our tax dollars!
See you next time!
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