Stories... The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle is the offical newspaper of the Rapid City High School Cobblers!

Things have changed over the years! The school's Pine Needle Newspaper is now on-line and includes the Pine Needle Magazine. This addition is a cultural journal which adds essays, features, fiction and commentary inserts that go beyond the typical high school newspaper.

    BUT... Our stories are from 1965 to 1968

January 13, 1966

Twirp Season
     Twirp Season, January 17 to February 3, gives boys a chance to enjoy some relief from the financial strain of dating.
     During Twirp Season (the woman is requested to pay), the girls ask the boys on dates and are expected to pay for them.  They are also expected to preform other "Boy-type" jobs such as arrange the details of time, place and transportation.
     Sponsored by Student Council, the season is highlighted by the twirp Dance, January 28.

January 13, 1966

First Pep Student of 1966 Represents Sophomore Class
     Smiling, blue-eyed, blonde Sandra Yeoman was chosen last week to represent the sophomore class as the first pep student for 1966.
     Noted for her hard working attitude, leadership and good personality, Sandra more than qualifies for the honor. 
     A member of the sophomore council and active in debate, Sandra also holds down positions in many extracurricular activities.  She belongs to the Jobs Daughters, her MYF church group and is also vice president of her "Y" organization.
     Sandra maintains a high scholastic average and her hobbies lean towards the athletic side with swimming and tennis, though she is also noted for playing piano.
     A pep student is chosen each month according to leadership, willingness to work, scholastic ability and personality.



A Christmas Gift... (Dec. 1965)

     When on November 23, the voters of Rapid City passed the school bond issue by an overwhelming majority, they were giving Rapid City students a Christmas present that will be around for a number of years.
     The new high school was approved by an 86.43% yes vote and modernization of the present school was approved by an even greater 88.04%. Both issues required a 60% yes vote to pass.
     Votes numbered 8,997 were cast on the issue of a new school, and 8,824 votes were cast on the renovation of the present facility. In comparison 9,467 voters went to the polls the week before to vote in the city mayor run-off.
     Students were able to assist in the passage of the school bond issue by talking to their parents and friends, by placing "Invest In Learning" stickers on their cars and by distributing handbills.  Monday night before the voting, students blanketed the town with handbills urging the citizens to "Vote Yes."
(I remember my father driving the car, while a friend and myself handed flyers door to door.  The reason I remember it so well is because I heard this dog barking and it sounded like it was coming after me. I was afraid the dog was going to bite me, but when I got to the car, my father was laughing!  I turned around and it was a tiny Chihuahua that knew he was only allowed to go to the edge of the yard!)

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