Color Conspiracy

BY Kaylah Kislan
LifeAtStart.com Reporter

When I asked my sister, Dasia Kislan, a freshman here at Start, what the school colors were she quickly replied, “Green and gold. Duh.” Many of you might say the same thing. Whether you heard a football cheer or actually took the time to read the high school handbook, you probably believed the same. However, I came across something that made me question what I have believed to be true since my freshman year here.

With a quick Google search, anyone could pull up information on our high school. And that is exactly what I did. Listed on the right sidebar of the webpage was various information that, at a first glance, appeared accurate. Looking for a juicy journalism topic, I knew I would not find inspiration from the high school’s address, so I continued to scroll until I got to the bit of information labeled “Colors” in bold face print. What I read piqued my curiosity.

Right there, next to the colon, stood the words “White, Green.” Maybe I was wrong after all. I grabbed my handy high school handbook a thumbed through the pages until I found what I was looking for. When reading our Alma Mater in comparison to the school’s fight song, I noticed nothing seemed to match up. In the Alma Mater, it mentions the colors green and gold. Yet in the fight song green is completely removed from the picture. Leaving only green and white.

While this minor slip up may seem unimportant, it caught my attention. Sure, Google isn’t always one hundred percent accurate. It was created by humans after all. Still, I can’t help but to wonder where the information on the side of the website came from. Who wrote it? Who verified it? Did they even bother to consult the handbook?

Handbook or no handbook, whether you see green and gold or green and white, Spartans will always be seen proudly sporting their school colors.