News

Riders prepare for Thanksgiving

Riders prepare for Thanksgiving

By Desiree Flores | Photo credit: Txema Aguilar via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND | Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. As it begins to sneak up right around  the corner, not […]

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Theater Hosts Social Awareness Play

Theater Hosts Social Awareness Play

Photos and Story By Nichelle Harris |  On Nov. 13, 2017 the theater arts program put on a show for the freshmen.  The main issues discussed in the play were social hierarchy, bullying, inner conflicts, and peer pressure “House of Cards was an anti-bullying skit,” junior Maria Feibelman said. “We performed for the freshmen and […]

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Patriot Boys Take the Stage at Preview

Patriot Boys Take the Stage at Preview

By Desiree Flores | Photo by Carmen Centeno | It is an annual tradition that gives senior boys a taste of what it is like for the Patriots. With the costumes, full out make up and wigs on, they make memories with their friends that will last a lifetime. As part of the Patriot Preview […]

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Tom Jones to Open Tonight

Tom Jones to Open Tonight

By Mellisa Griego and Gisselle Washington | This year Roosevelt Theatre Company will be performing the play “Tom Jones” Oct. 26-28 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  “It is a British comedy from like the late 1700s which I know sounds really boring, but it’s not,” director Chad Thompson said. “It’s a farce which means […]

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Features

Organization at it’s best

Organization at it’s best

By Ana Calderon | Being organized is very essential to Carla’s Sanchez life. Having everything in order and kept together says a lot about her personality. One of her best qualities is her handwriting. Sanchez believes the key to perfect handwriting is to be patient and practice. “I believe being organized sets a good example […]

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Student helps with ‘Puerto Rico Rises’

Student helps with ‘Puerto Rico Rises’

By Mayra Gallegos | Big Stick Editor | On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria had direct landfall on Puerto Rico, which left Puerto Rico  buried deep in rain. The damage is catastrophic. Homes are destroyed and the streets are flooded. Its impossible to move around without a high vehicle. Power will not be back on […]

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Seniors begin to finalize college choice

Seniors begin to finalize college choice

By Lizbeth Cuellar and Ana Calderon | Being a senior in high school can be one of the most exciting or stressful years of your schooling career. With essays, college applications, tuition coverage, scholarships, SATs, senior fees and countless visits to the career center it can become overwhelming. Looking back at those four years, it’s hard […]

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Jarvis encourages students to ask ‘why’

Jarvis encourages students to ask ‘why’

By Bralynn Sampson | Growing up, Mike Jarvis thought he did not have to work that hard in order to pass, but he soon learned studying and paying attention was the best way. Now this is Jarvis’s 14th year of teaching; he spent all 14 years at Roosevelt but was a sub at different schools […]

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Sports

Guerrero suffers late-season injury

Guerrero suffers late-season injury

By Lizbeth Cuellar | Big Stick Editor | On Nov. 10 the varsity football team took on the Reagan Rattlers in their final game of the 2017-2018 football season at Comalander Stadium. It was a special night to share with family and friends since senior night fell on the same night as the last game. During […]

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The Man On The Side: Pavon overcomes injury

The Man On The Side: Pavon overcomes injury

By Mayra Gallegos | Big Stick Editor | During the first quarter of the TR vs. Clark game, at Heroes stadium, #82, senior David Pavon, was blocking when Clark’s running back ran into him from behind causing a big pile up on top of him. Pavon tore his ACL, meniscus, and has a chondral fracture, […]

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Basketball prepares to build on gains

Basketball prepares to build on gains

By Bralynn Sampson | The upcoming basketball season has many people flustered on whether this could be a good year for the team or not. Since Roosevelt has went to playoffs for the last two years, there was a lot of pressure. Over the past few years, the team has gone from 5-7 to 8-4 […]

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Volleyball snaps district losing streak

Volleyball snaps district losing streak

By Mayra Gallegos | Big Stick Editor | The volleyball team ended their season on a high note with a victory against Lee Oct. 20, breaking a nearly four-year streak of no district wins. The last district game they won was also against Lee, Oct. 8, 2013. “People don’t see the hard work we put […]

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Entertainment

BTS bring global sound to AMAs

BTS bring global sound to AMAs

By Nichelle Harris | Photo by KristinieC on Foter.com / CC BY-SA | 2017 has been a great year for global superstars, seven member boy band, BTS or Bangtan Boys, they have set many records in the Korean pop industry. Earlier this year the Big Hit Entertainment group actually received an award at the Billboard Awards, which caused a huge commotion on […]

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Bring the holiday cheer to your ears

Bring the holiday cheer to your ears

By Desiree Flores | Assignments Editor | As the holidays come around, the Christmas spirit begins to come more and more alive, with nothing but holly and jolly things. There are a handful of songs with many different genres such as pop, modern, jazz,classic, children’s and more that tend to appear close to the end […]

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Stranger Things 2 delivers with a few kinks

Stranger Things 2 delivers with a few kinks

By Nichelle Harris | After making many captivated Netflix users wait a year, Stranger Things finally returned. When the news of Stranger Things 2 was released, the expectation for the show was very high. On Oct. 27 Stranger Things 2 was finally released. This season was very suspenseful, from the characters’ actions and motives to the unknown. […]

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Riverdale mysterious and suspenseful

Riverdale mysterious and suspenseful

By Danessa Rivers | Riverdale is a drama-based TV show. It was released Jan. 26, 2017. The genre is set to be mysterious and full of teen drama with crime in the mix of it all. This series will leave you wanting more.It will keep your attention and never let it go. Riverdale is based […]

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