November 2010 820 Fourth Avenue Chula Vista, CA 91911Volume LXIII, No. 2
• Spartans were‘that close’ tobeing Trojans
• Is electronicsban trulynecessary?
Simple request:Clean upyour language
TV showsare beingdumbed down
• Football teamcelebratesa big win
Editor and Staff Writer
PAC is ready, but debut is invitation-only affair
CVH’s Performing Arts Center will have its grand opening onFriday night, Dec. 10, beginning at6:45 with a welcoming by PrincipalSteve Lizarraga and a ribbon-cuttingceremony.But don’t make plans to attendunless you receive an invitation. Itwas deemed invitation-only by theSUHSD, which has already issuedapproximately 350 of the covetedtickets to various diginities andcommunity members.A number of SCPA groups will beamong the featured performers at the Night of the Gala, including the band,mariachi, orchestra, HOGs, VocalSynergy and Silhouettes, and dancegroups.The program inside begins at 7,and will feature speeches by SUHSDsuperintendent Dr. Jesus Gandara,and Chula Vista mayor Cheryl Cox.CVH alum Mario Lopez has beenasked to be master of ceremonies, but
he had not conrmed by the time
went to press.The CVPAC will be the new gemof the district. It features state-of-the-art technology and classrooms, and atop-of-the-line sound system.A number of SCPA classes areexpected to move into the PAC for the spring semester, which begins inJanuary.The CVPAC will host many CVHevents that previously had to be heldoff campus because of limited seating,as well as those that were previouslystaged in the theater and gym.
Moreover, the CVPAC gures to
be a busy place and will host manyevents other than those featuringCVH groups.Other schools and the districtare expected to use it for major performances, meetings, and other events. It is also expected to be rentedto civic and community groups,which will provide another source of revenue for the district.
Band and Color Guard win big at Mt. Carmel
From assembly to game, to dance,Homecoming is a huge success
Staff Writer by
Flooded gym is latestincident to plague CVH
There is a rewardof more than $100leading to the ap-prehension of thosewho committed thecrimes.
Congratulations go out to theSpartan band and color guard for
winning rst place in the class
1A marching band and auxiliarycategories at the Mt. Carmel BandReview on Oct. 30.Competing with a marching block composed of 35 people, the band performed “The Fairest of the Fair” byJohn Philip Sousa, and scored 397.5 points in music, 184 in marching and200 in showmanship totaling to a
nal winning score of 83.15.
Although a small band, our bandwas also able to obtain the secondhighest score out of 16 competing
bands in eld of marching.
Also, the color guard comprisedof eight students won the class 1A
rst place in auxiliary by with a score
of 81.65, placing 5
best out of thecompeting 16 color guards. Bothof these lead by senior Angel IvanVazquez as mace drum major.Both groups will be performingSaturday at the Otay Ranch Center Band Review from 10 a.m. untilnoon.Homecoming day began with theHomecoming pep assembly. Thenewly renovated gym was decoratedwith blue, black, and white in spirit of the theme for homecoming: Avatar.After the usual class roll call, Mr.Gary Chapman, longtime teacher andformer principal, gave an enthusiasticspeech and presented the class of 1960.The Homecoming princesses:Viridiana Cansillo, KimberlyEncio, Samantha Marvin, AngelicaMarquez, and Erica Martinez where presented to the student body, eachaccompanied by a male loved one.The BMOC candidates followed,each accompanied by a female lovedone. Jorge Sanchez won the honor.The pep assembly then continued to
re up the Spartans for Friday’s game
against Mater Dei. The cheerleaders performed the traditional Spartancheer, which got many fellowSpartans pumped up for the game.The homecoming game began withthe parade. The princesses wheredriven in classic cars, followed by theclass of 1960. The cheerleaders were
next, riding a re truck, followed bythe class oats.
The theme this year was Avatar:The Last Air bender. The senior
classes theme was re. It was
basically about two girls wantingto go to the bathroom after eatingsome bad food from Taco Bell. Theysoon confronted the Chula Vista highstudents and where transformed intospirited Spartans that bleed blue and
are on “re”.The juniors’ oat was the theme
water. The skit was basically juniorsvs. seniors with dancing. The
sophomore oat was themed earth.
The skit involved hippies and NativeAmericans, which doesn’t have muchto do with the show. The skit wasabout the rivalry with Mater Dei highschool and CVH.
The freshman oat was given thetheme of air. Their oat had a mix of
both Avatar the last air bender and theAvatar movie with the blue aliens.
The winning oat/skit was not
announced at the game, but theenthusiastic, well-rehearsed freshmenseemed to be the most impressive.
After the oats, Vocal Synergy
presented a stirring rendition of thenational anthem, capped off with
At halftime, the SCPA dancers performed their Avatar dance, whichimpressed the crowd and drewenthusiastic applause and cheers fromthe home-side crowd.The homecoming princesses were presented again, with Erica Martinezcrowned as queen.
A plethora of reworks followed
the announcement, giving a grand
nale to the halftime show.
The Spartans were sent homehappy after a big victory to cap off the Spartan’s season (see Sports) butthe celebration didn’t end there.The next night at Seaworld, theHomecoming Dance was underway.The dance begun at 8 PM and lasteduntil 12 AM. It was located at the Beer Gardens in Seaworld and Spartanswere given access to the Sky Tower.The dance was a good time by mostand the BMOC and HomecomingQueen were showcased once more.Spartans can’t wait for next year’s.Weather damage and vandalismhas plagued CVH since September.
Recent incidents include the ooding
in the boys’ locker room andvandalism in the PAC building.
Most recently, ooding in the
boys’ locker room caused $150,000worth of damage (according to aconstruction worker), and made itimpossible for boys to suit up for physical education for the two weeksfollowing the fall break.
The ooding was caused by
unusually heavy seasonal rains that
hit Southern California the rst
week of the break. Unfortunately,construction on the boys’ gym was being done during that time.“Since it was due to delays inconstruction, then Prop O moneywon’t be used for those repairs,” saysPrincipal Steve Lizarraga.The money would be taken fromthe construction funds in order to havethe boys’ locker rooms repaired.The locker room was declaredready Nov. 1, but it still needs sometouchups that may take a few months, but it is ready to be used.The new Performing Arts Center was tagged, but also they destroyed
lots of valuable materials like re
extinguishers and doors.The estimated cost for all this wasat $16,000 to $17,000. The vandalsuse oil-based paint, which is very
difcult to remove.
The vandals entered by a door thatwas inadvertently left unlocked.Regarding the vandalism, Mr.Lizarraga said ,“we have suspects, but not the main person who did it.”There is a reward of more than$100 leading to the apprehension of those who committed the crimes.Vandalism in the 500 buildingin September cost about $2,000 torepair.There are suspects in this case aswell, but to date no one has beencharged.The Chula Vista police arecontinuing to investigate both cases.CVH admin and the police arehoping that any students who areaware of any of the incidents will comeforward and provide information thatcould be valuable in apprehendingthe criminals.
Spartans gather at the Homecoming Dance.