Do school clubs motivate students?

By Justin Gonzalez
The Rambler
     When it comes to school, many students don’t have any motivation.

 Schools set up clubs and activities to try and get students motivated about coming to school and doing well.
Many students say that clubs offer something to look forward to during the school day. Clubs can offer a variety of things that students can enjoy. Students can relate to others in the club as they have similar likes.
Lucky Keonakhone, a senior at Garinger High, says, “I think that clubs motivate kids to stay in school, and it teaches them time management.” Lucky also stated that clubs host events and get the school to participate and make it a more active place.  By doing so they can motivate the whole school and students who are not in clubs can be motivated to come to school for these events.
Leroy Phomma, also a senior, says that “clubs can be interesting sometimes when your friends are in it.”
With that said, you should motivate your friends to join a club with you.
Now what if there is a thing you would like to do but the school does not have a club for it?
Many students get discouraged by this, which causes them to get bored and not want to come at all. If this is you, instead of giving up, go to a teacher and explain the idea to them. Possibly the teacher will put in a notice to get a club started for you.
So if school bores you because there is nothing that excites your or motivates you, just ask a teacher or look for clubs. Become active and you can make school fun.

Python Challenge snatching snakes

By Annabel Sanchez

The Rambler


The python challenge is a competition that takes place in south Florida within its Everglades on Jan.12, 2013 and it’s dedicated to hunting the infamous Burmese python. It’s hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and is a month long competition. The whole purpose is to provide awareness of this invasive species within the delicate ecosystem because the Burmese python is a huge threat to all of the native species.

The official website,, states that the goal of the 2013 Python Challenge is to enlist both the general public and python permit holders in a month-long harvest of Burmese pythons. “Those who are skilled enough to snag one of the invasive species can win up to $1,500. An additional $1,000 will be given to the person who captures the longest python,” exclaimed Pawnation, a website for all thing pets and animals.

Super Spectacular Spirit Week


Garinger staff and students are rocking their weird and wacky outfits for spirit week 2012 at Garinger high school.

Photo by Leroy Phomma
Darius Dobson wears a wig for reverse day at Garinger.


Photo By Leroy Phomma
Aaron Moyataya, Deija Lewis and Miriam Pasquez dress like the 70s and 90s for retro-day at Garinger
Photo by Leroy Phomma
Mr. Davidson dresses as a woman for reverse day at Garinger.


Photo by Lucky Keonakhone
Nina Yearwood represents University of Michigan for college day at Garinger








Photo by Leroy Phomma
Anthony Saunders-Robinson Jr. reverses his outfit for reverse day at Garinger


By Puspa Mainali
The Rambler
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. There are many different places to enjoy nature. People from different countries come to Kathmandu to visit. The greatest mountain is in Nepal and it does bring big impact to economic and natural resources. Many tourists like to visit Kathmandu because there are many different religions and temples. The Bhaktapur Durbar and Patan are also well known for Nepalese religious heritage. Food is a big part of the culture of Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, there are many accidents because many people drive while drinking alcohol, there are no speed limits and no traffic lights. These are the main causes of people to be killed by accidents. There is not much clean water for drinking and places are dirty because the people from Kathmandu don’t have a proper place for trash. This brings much sickness to the people. In Kathmandu there is air pollution and water pollution.
These are the main problems of the Kathmandu people because the government doesn’t focus on these problems.

Winter showcase stuns with surprises

By Erica Watts
The Rambler

Garinger performing arts performed a phenomenal show on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the auditorium.
Chorus teacher Mrs. Thompson, band director Mr. Cofield and dance instructor Ms. Haith lead the Garinger students down the road to a successful show.
Crowds of people gathered in the auditorium not knowing what to expect from the students at Garinger. As Ms. Haith had, her dancers open up with a spectacular dance, the crowd was awoken with the unexpected.
With the crowd alert, Mrs. Thompson joined with her choir members, which by the way contained a few staff members from Garinger, filling the auditorium with their voices. Following was Mr.Cofield’s band playing instrumentals.
Wrapping up all the cheers and applauses with the Garinger Alma Mater was the band and the chorus.
The performing arts classes came together as one and to present this showcase for a nearly-full auditorium of teachers, students, parents and staff at Garinger High. Overall, it was a success.