EHS girls soccer returns

The lights at Pirate Stadium will soon welcome back their stellar girls soccer team. After last year’s success of not being scored on, the expectations are high and the team has high hopes to surpass everything accomplished in the 2014 season. The team went 13-1-1 with the only loss being their first playoff game. The friendships that tie the team together as a family are an advantage to future success.
“I think we’re going to do pretty well actually. It might be a rough start because so many of our teammates left last year, but i think we can pull it together and do even better.”, Sierra Mazur (10).

Pirate Track

Track season is fast-approaching, and workouts have already begun a month before the first official practice. Several athletes have already taken advantage of this opportunity to get fit and ready for the season opening.
“I’ve been running 20 or so miles a week so I’ll already be in shape when the season starts,” Chad Glover (12) said.
Andy Cornell is the assistant coach of the EHS Track team and has student-athletes working out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after school in preparation for the upcoming season. The workouts include plyometrics, calisthenics, regular lifting, and tactitional running techniques. Proper running form is key in preseason workouts.
Students should not feel afraid to come get in shape, even if not interested in joining the team. Pirates work together to succeed together, whether in the classroom or on the field. Come out and push yourself to the limit!


Things to do on your day off:

Are you bored on the days you have completely off? Do you need to find a way to keep yourself occupied while on break? Here’s a list of things you can do to avoid boredom.

Netflix marathon:
One easy way to spend time is to watch a movie or a series of movies in a row. You can watch Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or even come up with your own set of movies to watch. You can also binge watch a full T.V. series.

I know what you’re thinking, “ It’s my day off, why on earth would I read?”, but reading provides many unique stories and characters and takes up quite a bit of time. All you need is a book that you are interested in, and time will fly right by. “The Library is open all day for students”, said substitute librarian, Mary Gelb.

Go hiking or walking with friends:
Basically, grab some friends, go to a park or the mountains, and walk around or explore the area. It is a great way to get exercise and get out of the house.

Listen to music:
Enough said.

Play board games with friends:
Friends make board games fun and more interactable, just try not to let the game ruin your friendship.

TEC Production of Singin’ in the Rain is approaching

It is about two weeks until show week for the winter musical production of Singin’ in the Rain and the cast is euphoniously preparing for opening night.
“We’ve learned the dances, blocking, and songs. Soon we will put all the elements together and do them in unison,” Jonathan Schroeder (11) said. With ‘off book’(when actors are required to run scenes without using a script) beginning on February 14, everyone has been spending a lot of time mastering the choreography, music and stage directions.
“Opening night of the show is on March 6th. We’re going to put on a great show and we’re even going make it rain on stage so come see us!” Shelby Moore (11) said.

Top 7 Ways to do Winterfest on a budget

1: Fun food, not fancy food
If you are going to Winterfest, you do not need to break the bank for a meal. The point is to have fun, so do just that! Order pizza, go to country buffet, storm into iHop in your formal garb, because pancakes are better the foie gras any day.

2: Reduce, reuse, recycle…your dress
Why spend another $80 on a dress that you will wear once for six hours? Just use an older dress. Chances are you still look great in it and nobody will notice anyway.

3: Buddy up!
If you are going with friends, why pay full price for all those singles tickets? Buddy up and buy a couples ticket with your buds.

4: Make DO with your friends
Yes, getting your hair done by a professional can be exciting, but it can also be pricey. Find an easy, yet classy hairdo that you like and have your friends create a masterpiece.

5: If your hands were suppose to look pretty, they would have dresses
Girls, if you are trying to limit your spending, do not go get your nails done. No one will care if your have new shellac that matches your outfit. If you really feel like you need colorful nails, paint them the night before.

6: You are not a flower child
Save the fancy corsages and boutonnieres for Prom. They are really just a hassle that nobody wants.

7: Relax, the dance is over
There is no point in spending tons of money on snacks and beverages after the festivities. If you wish to keep the night going, play some board games or watch a movie with your crew.

Jazz Concert: February 12th (Tonight!)

February 12th there will be a jazz concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Jazz bands 1 and 2 will be playing, along with the Englewood Talent Company and Expressions.
“I’m most excited because we just got back from mile high, and we did really well. We worked really hard on the pieces for them to sound super good, but we haven’t shown them to anyone in Englewood. I’m excited to show our community how hard we’ve been working in jazz,” bass player Page Langley (11) said.
Students around the school are also excited to go to the concert.
“I went last year, and it was pretty fancy, so I want to go again. Plus, I have friends that are in it,” Davida Martinez (12) said.
For some, attending the jazz concert will be a new experience.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been to the jazz Concert, so I’m really excited,” Mara Neumann (12) said.
Even though the production is not huge, students participating are still proud of the work they put in.
“People don’t really go to the jazz concert because it’s not as big of a production as the spring concert, but I think the jazz concerts are way better,” Langley said.


FBLA District Wrap-Up

Englewood’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America continued its tradition of excellence recently when competing at District 10 Leadership Conference which had over 550 participants. Participating in events ranging from business calculations to client services students managed to bring back 30 awards.

“This was the most successful district competition I have ever been a part of,” FBLA Member Trevor Willson (11) said.

Out of the 30 awards, students earned 12 births to the state competition to be held in Vail.


8 ways to fight a cold

1: Sleep!
As a high school student, balancing school life and a social life takes up all the time in the day, so it only makes sense that students are sleep deprived. However, when a cold starts to come on, it is important to put health first. Getting plenty of sleep is a sure fired way to kick that cold out.

2: Eat healthy
Colds strive off of sugars and unhealthy foods. Do not give it what it wants! Maintaining a healthy diet during this season is a must, especially if cold symptoms are upon you.

3: Fluids, Fluids, Fluids
It is essential that our bodies stay hydrated, especially when sick. make sure to drink plenty of water, healthy fruit juices and maybe even some hot tea to sooth that scratchy throat. be sure to avoid sodas and other sugary beverages (make sure the juice is not from concentrate).

4: Wash Your Hands
Germs accumulate on hands as students touch everything around them. We all know this traditional discipline of keeping our hands clean, but it really makes all the difference! Soap, warm water and 20 seconds will keep that cough away!

5: Hang out in the Sun (If Possible)
This does not mean that you should go outside in three below to try and get vitamin D, but if it is possible with reasonable weather conditions, spending a few minutes soaking up the sun will help relieve that cold and lift your spirits.

6: Soft Tissues
If you are sick, you might as well enjoy your tissues. Blowing your nose over and over again can cause irritation, so getting some soft tissues, maybe some with lotion, can help make your cold experience less miserable.

7: Chicken Noodle Soup
It is true! Chicken noodle soup makes everyone feel better. The broth is a must for a sore throat and it just tastes really good! Especially if you are having a hard time keeping down food. If you are a vegetarian, just avoid the chicken.

8: Sweat it Out!
Keep warm! Lots of blankets and sweater, hot showers and baths, and a warm house! Chances are that you are cold any way, so warming up will not require too much effort.

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