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See page4 Hltllng 1he _. 1 See poge 11 J Borah High Vol,34 Issue 6 School ENATOR 6001 Cassia Boise, Idaho 83709 Janua00, 29,1993 RACKING FEBRUARY I -District Inservice NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 2 -District Writing Asslgment for juniors :EBRUARY 3 -National Math Exam :EBRUARY 9 -Sophomore Parent Night, 7-8 p.m FEBRUARY -11 -Dotty Clark ski race :EBRUARY 12 FEBRUARY 16-18 -TAP Tests for junlors FEBRUARY 23 -Blg Meeting Cafeteria, 7i.'30 p.m. FEBRUARY 25 -Choir Concert-South _ Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Welcome to the jungle Faculty, students and board members joined the architect and construction company for the official opening of the new Borah gym on Thursday, January 21. gym wms .. high above the rest in the state maintaining Borah's If roaring pride. Start Lira, junior ........... ,Snaciousnew  Kelly Patterson -Valentine's Day J Reporter It ... the gym will stand FEBRUARY 15 -NO SCHOOL As one enters the new gym the aroma of floor enamel fills the air as the bright green and gold stripes reach out in greeting. The white of the never before used basketball hoops are blinding when one sees the vast emptiness of the project that has long awaited its' opening. After walking through the doors and entering the foyer, which is bright with recessed light on an awesome marble background, there are conces- sion stands on either side. The actual gym is decorated with great lions and bold green and gold stripes. Even the bathrooms with their white tile and abundant lighting were impressive. The opening of the new gym was an event that few students missed. On Saturday, January 9, the doors were opened to the 'Free at last': Remembering MLK, Jr. Danielle Otte Features Editor bering the changes King brought about in this country and around the world. At a very early age King fol- lowed his father's footsteps and became a minister. During these years he was greatly impressed and influenced by the essay Civil Disobedience, written by Henry David Thoreau 100 years earlier. This essay stated that if people would just follow their conscience and disobey unjust laws, they could bring about a peaceful revo- lution and win their argument. King also read about the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, who struggled to free his people. These were ideas on which King was to live his. life. King, the great freedom "fighter organized such things as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which he defended a young lady . by the name of Rosa Parks who white person. He also started the Southern Leadership Conference. King delivered a powerful speech, entitled"I Have a Dream," to more than 250,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington. This famous speech inspired many people yet to come and bring about great changes. King was not able to see these further changes develop in his lifetime, although he gave hope to his followers. King was shot in the neck April 3,1968, and within minutes died. PHOTO BY AARON LOWRY lmiration It wasn't until more than 366 years after the first black slaves arrived; 122 years after the sign- ing of the Emancipation Procla- mation freeing the slaves after the Civil War; and 31 years after the Supreme Court declared seg- regation between blacks and whites illegal, that a bill was passed to honor the great freedom fighter of America, Martin Luther King, Jr. The bill, signed by President Ronald Reagan on Ndvenaber 2, 1983, introduced and established King's birthday as a state holiday that takes place the third Monday in January. To holaor the slain civil rights leader, the U.S. Post Office, banks and federal offices shut down. It's a day for parades, (Sl:eches, and prayers, remem, ,: wouldn:t, give up her seat to.a. public for the first home game to be played in the new gym. Borah students have been excited about the long-awaited opening since the beginning of con- struction in April 1992. But it's not over yet; only Phase One is complete. How long until Phase Two begins and finishes? "I'm assuming that they would start in the spring and hopefully be done before fall to play games, but that is shooting the gun in the air.'" stated athletic director Lyle Petty. "The complete gym won't finish for 3-5 years though, depending on if the ideas change or the district needs are changed." Petty added. The gym will now host boy's SIC varsity basket- ball games. Besides this advantage, there will be continued on p.5 L i i um i We lost a great leader. King had fired hopes of minority groups and shown them the way to achieve self-respect. He had done much to change the conscience of the world. On his tombstone are carved the words "Free at Last," Equal Rights Crusader Even 25 years after his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s memory stirs hope and inspiration in the hearts of