SARAH KLEIN | STAFF WRITER
Proposing ideas for new recycling options, cleaner water, going solar, and protecting New Mexico’s natural beauties is what one of La Cueva’s newest clubs is all about. After 32 years, La Cueva has taken the next step in going green. Whether you’re a tree hugging hippie, big game hunter, vegan enthusiast, or even just wanting to leave your mark on this world, the Environmental Club has a spot for you.
Ben Dallas, senior president of Environmental club, said, “As an environmentalist, I believe partial reformative actions need to be made to society in order to protect our environment.” He continued, “It is also crucial for people to care about what is happening to the environment before anything can be done to truly protect it.”
Environmental club is all about transforming La Cueva into an eco-friendly school so that students can see how they are affecting the world around them. Even if you are just converting to solar power or making the switch to reusable water bottles, you are helping contribute to a greener and healthier world. Amy Baca, a sophomore member of the environmental club, took a drink from her glass water bottle and said, “We want you to make a change one plastic bottle at a time.”
“I consider myself an earthist,” said Lilah Schlessinger, sophomore vice president, in a text with a laughing emoji complementing it. “I think that people have gotten so much from this planet and its animals that the very least we can do is try to protect what’s left of it.”
DESIREE SANCHEZ |EDITOR
Attention all who would like to tryout for the La Cueva cheer or dance team! The season has come to an end and the cheer and dance coaches are looking to expand the program and get more student spirit on the teams.
The La Cueva dance team is a talented and very spirited group of girls who have a passion for dance. The team does dances that vary from hip hop all the way to jazz. When on the team to will compete, cheer games (such as basketball and football), participate in school run activities, and more!
Tryouts are open to 10th to 12th graders and incoming freshman tryout in the fall. It is a great opportunity that you should definitely take up if you are interested in dance.
Tryout Meeting: April 20th, 2017 at 6 p.m. Located in the La Cueva cafeteria.
Tryout Clinic: May 2nd-4th , 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Located in the Main Gym
Tryout Day: May 5th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Good luck at the La Cueva 2017-2018 dance tryouts! Go Las Ositas!
Sara Brightwell | Staff Writer
A couple of weekends ago our fantastic show choirs went to The Heart of American Show Choir competition in Kansas City. Our all girl choir 5th Avenue got 3rd runner up in the unisex division. The boys and girls choir is Main Street, and they got 6th in the mixed division and were only four points away from making the finals.
Each show choir has a theme to their performance. 5th Ave’s theme was baseball and their performance was full of bats, caps, and pretty pink League of Our Own baseball dresses.
Main Street’s theme was being sneaky spies, and their performance was filled with smooth red dresses, pure white tuxedos, and a smirk on their faces.
It was a long trip to Kansas City, a fourteen hour drive. The singers had to be at La Cueva at 4:00am on Friday morning, the 17th of February with their suit case ready to go. They slept on the bus and when everyone woke up they watched movies, played games, and had to save their voices for the upcoming performance.
They performed on Saturday, the 18th, and had to wake up at 5:30 am to get prepared for the day ahead. Our mixed choir preformed at 7:45 am and after that they had a couple of hours in-between before Main Street had to go on.
Main Street went on and killed it! “We performed and that went pretty good! We felt that it was our best performance yet!” said Zach Miller, a junior on Main Street. After, they watched all the other teams in their division before the finals were announced.
Only a shocking four points can make a big difference, and Main Street placed 6th in their division.
Then 5th Ave showed what they’ve got. They were clean and their energy was off the charts! The awards for their division were at 11:00pm that night. 5th Ave placed 3rd runner-up.
Our choirs did really well and they enjoy what they do! Try out next year for our new one big choir Main Street!