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Mill Stream Staff

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Matt Loria

editor-in-chief

Katie Souders

production editor

Zachary Hopper

business manager

Jace Hodson

features editor

Jenna Larson opinions editor

Brittany Burkhalter sports editor

Jayde Klave

photography editor circulation manager

Kendra Foley Madi McNew photographer

Abraham Echarry Quinn Reiff Navar Watson artist/cartoonist

Rachel Cox Sidney Huber Ainee Jeong Carlie Jordan Andrew Musselman Austin North Anna Kreutz Alejandra Coar writers

Krista Shields adviser

NHS appoints new poster child pg 3

WABA’s new film rolls into action pg 4

New football Q&A with Q&A pg 7

Homecoming preview pg 5

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opinion

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[the way we see it]

Mill Stream staff editorial

It’s hard to believe that it’s already homecoming week. The dance is only a few short days away and the theme of it has been a common topic among students. The theme is Miami Night Life, but students have taken it upon themselves to refer to it as “Jersey Shore.” Normally this would not be such a terrible thing, except the fact that to some

Rachel Cox

this gives an excuse to dress and act inappropriately. The Mill Stream feels that although the theme isn’t entirely unfitting for a high school dance, the way it will be interpreted is. All through the hallways there has been buzz about the “Jersey Shore” affair this Saturday. For those who aren’t aware of the tasteless things happening on the

That dress costs how much?!?!

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With the Homecoming season upon us I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to pay for my dress, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. For those of us that have to pay our own way, money is on the mind. In these times many of us are thinking about money-mainly about how to handle it and stay out of debt. The answer is to look to the past. The saying that we need to know our history in order to prevent the same mistakes is true, and our generation needs to start caring about that fact before we’re stuck in debt just like many of our parents. Our parents grew up during the oil crisis of the 1970s. The rampant inflation made it illogical to save, as the money

Mill Stream Policy

hit reality show, consider yourself lucky. Inappropriate is defined as not suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person or occasion. This also happens to be the definition of that specific series. The show is full of bad behavior and rotten role models. Both of which go hand in hand and are not suitable factors to mimic. Despite the intentions student government had when choosing the style, the dance appears to have turned into a look-a-like contest for Snooki, JWow and the Situation. We don’t believe that the decision to make “Miami Night Life” the theme was a bad one; the problem is what that theme means to students. The idea of having the dance resemble anything like a night in Miami would make it an enjoyable event --as long as individuals aren’t taking advantage of the situation. In hopes of not seeing every student with tall poofs and dresses lacking in length, we encourage students to follow the initial idea for what the dance is based off of. Above all, be safe, have fun and remember that it is still a school function, so rules need to be abided by.

wouldn’t be worth as much in the future, and led many to depend on loans for large purchases. Obviously, their loans have made an imprint on our generation. Buying houses, fancy cars, TVs, boats, et cetera that they couldn’t pay for led to the recession that we are currently in, and personally, I’m kinda ticked off about it. My parents have always taught me not to buy things that I can’t pay for in cash, and I’m extraordinarily thankful for that. Credit cards are merely there for convenience, are not “free money,” and certainly aren’t worth the cost in interest. If you can’t afford a new car and aren’t willing to be patient and scrimp and save for it, you shouldn’t buy it. The End. This is the lesson that we need to learn if we are to prevent another economic disaster. If you can’t afford to get a $300 dress for Homecoming, you should look for one that’s cheaper. If your financial calamity is a question between getting a brand new dress and eating throughout the week,

Mill Stream is published by Block 5 journalism students and distributed free of charge. The staff will publish 13 issues during the 2010-2011 school year. Mill Stream is a student newspaper, run for students, by students. We provide a public forum to serve as an outlet for student ideas and opinions; we work as an agent for change and provide credible, objective reporting to inform, entertain, educate the reader and better serve the reader. We welcome both signed letters to the editor and guest columns, which cannot exceed 350 words in length.

obviously choose the food. We can’t stay dependent on loans and credit cards forever. Living paycheck to paycheck is not what the Forefathers intended and is certainly no way to live your life. And is a new dress really worth the debt and stress? We need to recognize the reality that we are ruining our own economy with our greed. I am aware that we are much more accustomed to immediate gratification than anyone before us and that that fact isn’t going to change anytime soon, but it is necessary for us to learn patience and hard work if we want to make a change. And if you’ve seen the news or read the newspaper lately (which I recommend doing if you haven’t yet, you apathetic bum), the need for change is pretty darn obvious. We won’t always be able to depend on our parents or our government to save our butts when we buy something we can’t afford. That’s why I’m saving my money and buying a dress

Mill Stream reserves the right to correct grammatical errors and ask for the author’s assistance in editing. Mill Stream will not print letters that attack individuals or that contain obscene language. Letters may be submitted to room 137, the Mill Stream mailbox located in the commons or via www.mill-stream.org. The staff reserves the right to reject advertisements that are political in nature, false, promote illegal substances to minors, misleading, harmful, or not in the best interest of its readers. Mill Stream is a member of the Indiana High School Press Association.

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reviews

Mill Stream 09.15.2010

Find Homecoming Dress Deals Carlie Jordan

Anna Kreutz

carlie.sjordan@gmail.com

anna.lkreutz@gmail.com

A girl’s Homecoming dress can make or break the evening. And with so many options, it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to this particular hunt. With options come stores, with stores come styles, with styles come colors. You get the picture. This year, go to one store and find your dress at deb’s. deb’s is a dress store, so why not start there? You’ll find every color and size and style, and at a reasonable price; the majority of the dress prices vary somewhere between $15-90. While shopping, keep in mind the Homecoming dance theme: Miami Night Life. However, let’s say you’re ready to rebel against Jersey Shore. There are many other style choices to chose from at deb’s. While deb’s is flashy, it’s not completely “Snookie”, either. Thank goodness for that, right? deb’s has a pretty good balance of modern, club, and elegant styles when it comes to their Homecoming dress collection. This all depends on the dress you pick up. Some are a tad more risque. Every year around Homecoming the dress options at deb’s are endless. Racks upon racks are filled with a little bit of everything! Now, not everybody will find their perfect dress at deb’s, but many do every year. Want a tip? Buy a sale or clearance item because majority of those dresses are leftover and one-of-a-kind! Plus, this way, every other girl in school probably won’t show up in your dress! 4 out of 5 stars.

Dazzling glitter, layers of ruffles, and eye catching designs are all condensed on many of Von Maur’s dresses ideal for the Homecoming dance. Von Maur’s current dress options are suited for events like the Homecoming dance because of their short length, different from prom’s usually elongated style. They have ranging styles to choose from: strapless, spaghetti straps, halter, and one shoulder. Stylish shrugs and blazers are sold as well for more coverage. Von Maur’s dress colors are more on the darker scale, but there is an abundance of other styles as well. Like every year, there is some zebra print and an overwhelming amount of sequins in between each black and white combination. This year though, there are a lot of dark blues, reds, and purples as well. Van Maur also carries more diverse brands than other department stores and many are more upscale, such as XOXO, Trixxi, and BCX. Although this means higher prices, the quality proves its worth. There is also a large sale rack that is surprisingly not outdated. This close to the dance, shoppers are pressed for time and have the potential to be freaking out and stressed right now if their dress has yet to be purchased. Von Maur’s customer service is phenomenal and greatly reduces possible freak outs. Employees are eager to help and offer their own opinions. Von Maur is appropriately ideal for whatever style you’re looking for. Happy shopping. Rating: 4.5/5

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Eavesdropping at its funniest “Learning is an opinion.” - Physics AP “I’ve wanted to throw babies before“ -Journalism Room “There are little crusties in your bun” -Art Hallway “Old ladies rock the demon world” -Math Hallway “Cloning a booger.” -Jr./Sr. Cafeteria

Jenna Larson larson.jennac@gmail.com JC Penney presents quality, not quantity I walked through the glass doors of JC Penney on a mission. I came to find a Homecoming dress, and I wasn’t leaving without one. I made my way to the juniors department with my little sister/personal fashion consultant in tow, ready to dominate. To be honest, the display was a little wimpy. A few racks of dresses were all that the store had to offer. Nevertheless, I surrounded myself in a midst of cascading fabric, beading, and bubble hems. Although the number of dresses was disappointing, the garments themselves were top notch. My little assistant only deemed a select few as gag-worthy. I do recall one poofy, obnoxiously flashy and sequined monstrosity and a couple of distastefully skimpy getups, but the majority was A-OK. Some blatant and abundant trends included tie-back waists, eccentric ruffles and pleating to slap on some texture, and of course, lots of shiny embellishment to add a little sparkle. Prices were decent, ranging from $25 -75 each. I found myself in a dressing room crisis toward the end of my trip. After thoroughly searching each rack, I was torn between two possibilities: a light purple gown with beading or a vintage black and cream dress with lace detailing. It took a lot of silent debating—trendy or classic? In the end, the black and cream won out. Overall, I would recommend JC Penney to any girls out there who have yet to make their dress shopping excursion. Although their selection isn’t the most abundant, it’s full of potential winners. Rating: 4/5

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Brittany Burkhalter burkhalter.brittany@gmail.com Macy’s department store has a great selection of junior clothes but when it came to buying that perfect Homecoming dress that would dazzle everyone, it turned out to be a major disappointment. As I walked around the juniors department it was hard not to notice that the good half of the dresses all had similar qualities. The majority of the dresses were strapless or they had ruffles at the bottom. Three or four of the dresses stood out, but most of them blended together. It was also very disappointing to see the lack of colors in the dress section. There were a lot of blues and purples and the occasional reds but beyond that there was nothing else. It was shocking to see that almost every dress there was a solid color. It was very boring to look at. I couldn’t help but notice that every time a dress was picked up a dress and the price tag was noticed, I would flinch a little. Some prices were very reasonable but others were outrageous. Many people honestly will not pay $89-100 on a dress that is hemmed to only the mid-thigh. I will be honest and say I will not buy my Homecoming dress at Macy’s.

photos taken from www.vonmaur.com

“I wonder what a koala with down syndrome looks like” -Art Hallway “I’m just the little man behind the sheet” -English 12 Comp “I can still feel your hand on my foot.” - Physics AP “Is this dog food, or poop?” -Athletic Hallway


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Jake Bates embodies a tobacco free NHS nated and then the final decision is made by the athletic diHigh schoolers in rector as to who will represent NHS in a healthy lifestyle for the 21st century have the rest of the students. musselman.drew@gmail.com become infamously “Jake is an excellent representative for both Noblesville afflicted with the consumption of drugs and alcohol. The Indiana High School Athletic Association has set out to put an end to the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco by minors by choosing a male and a female athlete in each school on a poster to endorse being tobacco free for other high school students. This year, two senior were chosen to represent a drug and tobacco free environment.Seniors Jake Bates and Grace Herron were chosen to promote this for NHS in the 2010-2011 school year. Bates endorses having a healthy lifestyle for Noblesville High School’s students to follow, and more specifically a tobacco free lifestyle. Each of the nominees for the school’s poster child have to meet certain criteria. The student that is under consideration to be chosen should have good sportsmanship, have a good academic record, have a good attitude in general, and be a good role model for all NHS students. “It may not necessarily be the posters, so much as recognizing the students themselves for the behaviors we hope everyone will model,” Principal Annetta Petty said. Current interim athletic director, Mr. Bob Tremain, said that each year, the IHSAA chooses a certain sport they want to promote living in a healthy way. Someone within the sport is nomiPhoto by Sidney Huber

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Day in the life of: Morgan Buntin Alejandra Coar

coar.alejandra@gmail.com Summer vacation is traditionally a time when teens take the opportunity to kick back and relax until the next school year. Some, however chose this time for a crash course in self-discipline. As most teens spend their days going to the movies and spending time with friends, senior Morgan Buntin chose to spend her summer in Army Basic Training camp. On May 31, Buntin took a long flight to a base training camp in Missouri to join other teens and young adults who had enlisted in the armed forces. “I had really been slacking off on my schoolwork last year, so I thought that basic training would help me become more disciplined,” Buntin said. Being real training for the National Guard, Army, and other branches of the armed forces, Buntin received little sympathy when she attended camp. After waking up at 4:30 a.m., campers were given two to three minutes to eat what was on their plate before going outside to do their daily training. The training that became a daily task involved running, obstacle courses, and target practice. Later in their 10 week stay, campers took part in ‘field training’-a trek out into the wilderness for a simulation of what duty would entail. “The first three weeks were torture, but the longer I stayed in it, the more I didn’t want to leave,” Buntin said. “A lot of girls came into camp with French manicures and other things that got in the way. For me, it was my hair. It was just easier to cut it then to deal with the damage later,” Buntin said. Reflecting back on her overall experience, Buntin was glad that she went; some of her peers had their own opinions too. “It truly was an awesome experience. I gained a lot from being there; I definitely found the discipline I needed, and I learned to be more accepting of people I meet,” Buntin said. “[Buntin] seems a lot more focused than she was last year. Basic training was definitely good for her,” senior Amy Randall said. Other peers, however, do not agree that it was altogether a good thing. “I think the overall experience was a good thing, but she seems to be more serious than she was last year,” said sophomore Cody Batman. “I know that going to basic training changed me, and hopefully for the better,” Buntin said. “If someone is looking for a chance to become a better, more well-rounded person, despite how difficult it was at first, I would definitely recommend it for everyone.”

High School and the IHSAA in its determination to prevent teen smoking,” said Tremain. Tremain thinks that having a high school senior as a poster child, which most students look up to as leaders, helps other students to stay away from drugs and alcohol. This actually helps with all ages because the posters are distributed all throughout Noblesville Schools, including the elementary schools. Jake Bates was nominated to endorse being tobacco free for Noblesville High School around the spring time. “He was nominated by the athletic director after receiving input from the head coach,” former assistant athletic director Mr. Mark Wilkinson said. “It’s good to be able to be an athlete, and good to be able to voice your opinions and to respect that it is okay to be clean,” Bates said. There are many different reactions he gets from being on the poster. While some people make jokes about how he looks on the poster, Bates also gets nice comments on the poster as well. Some of his peerscomplement him on being tobacco free and endorsing it to Noblesville High School. The female nominee for this placement, Grace Herron, is on the Noblesville soccer and basketball teams. For more information on Herron, go to www.mill-stream.org for a question and answer with Noblesville High School’s female poster child nominee.


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W.A.B.A. shoots new action-packed film Madi McNew

mcnew.madi@gmail.com Lost love, villains, samurai swords, and fight scenes are among the exciting new elements that are present in W.A.B.A. Productions’ latest short film. W.A.B.A. Productions is a media productions group comprised of seniors William Grabb, Austin Mace, and Brendan Elmore. Grabb acts, makes posters for the group, and is known as the “photoshop guru.” Elmore, the “filming guru,” writes, directs, and films their movies. Mace, known as the “tech guru,” is the executive producer and is in charge of the group’s funding. W.A.B.A. first got started because they wanted to enter the Phantoscope High School Film Festival to win money. Their first film, “Discontinuation,” was their debut project. Since then, they have also made “Night of the Storm,” and “Edge.” In their new short film, it’s all about samurai. This time they wanted to play with samurai culture and mix traditional Japanese customs with contemporary customs. The interesting part of this film is that it is made with no dialogue at all. “This is one of our most ambitious films we’ve attemptPhoto by: Austin Mace ed,” said Mace. Full of new equipment, action, fight scenes, flashbacks, Senior William Grabb practices choreography with a samurai sword and a junkyard for a set, they are planning on making the before filming. Grabb is one of the two main samurais in the film.

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film exciting and entertaining. “I’m the villain, and I die. I killed his woman, and he’s gonna kill me for that,” junior Daniel Purvlicis said. Purvlicis and Grabb are the two main samurais fighting in the film. They used real samurai swords to fight with, and they had to practice choreography before filming, so they wouldn’t hurt each other. The focus of this film is on visual storytelling and cinematography. The members of W.A.B.A. are staying as optimistic as possible while filming and finding time to get it shot and edited. However, a film this thought-out takes time to shoot. According to W.A.B.A., they are sometimes spontaneous when it comes to actually filming their scenes. With academics and sports to contend with, it is sometimes hard to find a time when the whole cast is available. All of the W.A.B.A. members have their own niches, and they feel like they can work together towards a common goal, especially because they have been friends since the sixth grade. Also, they all have their favorite aspects of being part of W.A.B.A. Productions. “My favorite part is the creative outlet it provides for storytelling,” Elmore said. Grabb enjoys making the movies and the final product that reveals itself in the end. Mace especially likes the leadership aspect that their group provides, along with getting to work together as a team.


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Sneak a peek into Homecoming week, glance at past years Ainee Jeong jeong.ainee@gmail.com Homecoming. During the week of Sept. 13, the halls and minds of Noblesville High School will ring with this word. Homecoming is an event that can be expected to happen every year, but how it will happen varies. This year’s float/class themes are Disney Pixar movies: the freshmen have The Incredibles, sophomores have Monsters, Inc., juniors have Up, seniors have Toy Story, and the faculty has Cars. The dance’s theme is “Miami Nightlife,” and the changes to the date and décor of the dance are among the handful of changes to Homecoming 2010. Although in the past, the Homecoming dance had been the kick-off event preceding Spirit Week and the game, this year it is the ending event, set on Saturday, Sept. 18. A volleyball tournament prevented the dance from being scheduled the weekend before, and the idea of having the dance immediately after the game was vetoed. The decorations for the dance are being provided by Engeldow, the same group that takes care of Prom. “They only choose three high schools to donate their service to, and we’re one of them,” Homecoming Committee chairperson Mrs. Debbie Marcum said, who has been on the committee for as long as she can remember. “When Prom used to be in the gym, their decorating would totally transform it into a different place. We’re hoping

Survey: What part of Homecoming week are you most excited for? Powder Puff Football Game Parade Dance Mini Olympics Spirit Days No Answer Total Surveyed

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that could happen with Homecoming this year.” As for the Homecoming court, the parade will still have a spot for them, but the crowning will happen during half-time at the game. Additionally, with the increasing class sizes and a current senior class of 573, the number of senior princes/princesses has expanded to 10 each. “It gives more opportunities to more people,” Marcum explained. More of the senior nominees will have a bigger chance of experiencing a position in the Homecoming court. Another change in Homecoming may not be seen as a change. “Mini-Olympics will be in the gym this year,” student body vice president Sydney White said. “Not because of the weather like last year, but we actually found that more students liked it in the gym.” Accordi ng to Mrs. Marcum, MiniOlympics in

the gym is easier to organize and seems to boost students’ spirits and rivalry. But now that Homecoming 2010 has been previewed, what about a review of Homecoming’s history? Many of the traditions today were not as they were before… “I know that senior cords were originally yellow cords and that boys also made them,” White said. Then why are only senior girls seen with them today? One of the reasons is that this tradition had been “brought back” by senior girls only about a decade ago. “The senior cords we know today are actually a comeback of a tradition that had stopped,” Principal Mrs. Annetta Petty said. “In the fifties, they were skirts instead of white jeans,” Marcum added. “But they weren’t big in the seventies.” The origin of freshman and sophomore Powder Puff came alongside the opening of the Freshman Campus. “Adding the freshmen and sophomores to Powder Puff was a way for the freshmen to become involved with the upperclassmen, since they became separated,” Marcum said. Powder Puff started out as, and continues to be, a successful junior class fundraiser for Prom. Mini-Olympics, on the other hand, was started around 20 years ago, as an idea brought over from Pendleton Heights that “stuck.” “I do remember a time when the staff brought grills and made hamburgers for students during Mini-Olympics,” Mrs. Petty recalled. Despite many changes, Homecoming has not failed to be a positive force of Noblesville High School each year. “Homecoming is the one big event at NHS in which everybody can participate in some way,” Marcum declares. “It really unites the school and creates many memories for everyone.”

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Hear what students have to say about Homecoming Senior Reece Clark “I’m looking forward to dancing to some techno beats.” Soph. Alex Robinson “I look forward to shopping for a dress and dancing with my friends.” Soph. Emily Reese “I think the best part of Homecoming is actually getting ready.”

Junior Geoff Gervase “Homecoming is a great way to kick off the year.”

Soph. Alexis Allen “I think it’s really cool, and I can’t wait.”

Junior Alec Hamaker “Homecoming is so fun. I love it so much!”


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udents shell out cash for Homecoming

As Homecoming, the week of Sept 13, approaches, the students Students still manage to keep the spirit of Homecoming in mind despite its monetary costs. of NHS excitedly plan for the traditional festivities, buying outfits “Homecoming’s not something I wanna splurge on. It [should be] more fun than expensive,” on.jace@gmail.com and shoes, getting a date for the dance, and starting to save money Krum said. to shell out for everything involved. There are t-shirts to be bought, tickets to be ed, and of course, dance attire to be bought. No one knows more e costs than the students themselves. They use their hard-earned— wed—money to pay for the expenses of the traditions in which they ate. Girls snap up dresses and shoes for the dance while guys typicalthe transportation and ticket costs, which are $10 apiece this year. gotta be a gentleman. Of course, I pay for my date’s ticket. And we’re Benihana’s, and I’m buying clothes. I’d say I’m spending about $200 junior Pulani Pham said. ent 50 bucks on my dress, and hopefully, homecoming won’t cost me an a hundred,” senior Paige Morrison said. n’t have to go out and buy a $150 dress, but it still costs money. Maybe sophomore Zach Wampler said. students, though going to Homecoming, aren’t thrilled by the exnd try to avoid it. probably spend about $65 total…I spent $45 on my dress. I mean, n year Homecoming had to be super nice. But now I know it’s just ming, not the freaking Oscars,” junior Lacey Krum said. re’s a Subway down the road from my house for dinner, and I already dress I can wear. I’m not spending more than $10, for the ticket. It’s a sophomore Adlee Twiehaus said. e most students spend their own, or their parents’, money on Homemembers of the student government get to spend the school’s money. nd student body vice president Sydney White says that the homedance shouldn’t cost the school more than past years. re hoping to break even through the ticket sales and t-shirt sales…We ds collected throughout the years from things, like past t-shirt sales et sales,” White said. although the tickets are slightly more expensive ($2 more) than preears because of the professional decorator that has been hired, the government thinks it’s worth it. pefully, this encourages people to come. [The dance] is going to be rethis year,” White said. Sophomore Molly Agnew purchases a Homecoming dress with a credit card. The Homecoming

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Meet your 2010 Homecoming court Seniors

Freshmen

Mitch McVey Kylie Kamens

Sophomores

Abi Fisher Jake Davis

Juniors

Kehkeh Nyeayea Jenna Larson

Kelsey Vaught Katie Bittner Grace Herron Tori Lorch Morgan Hine Allie Curry Caitlin Taylor Kasey Hartzell Annie Sarno Delaney Riddle

Junior Cayla Irlbeck “I’m most excited for the game on Friday night because a majority of our school goes to the Homecoming game, and it really shows off our school spirit.”

Connor Sullivan Tanner Watson Eric Earle Christian Bowers Joey Concannon John Harris Nick Coffeen Jameson Brock Josh Clemence Joey Pasquale

Schedule

dance is to be held on Sept. 18.

Friday, Sept. 17.........Mini Olympics after block 6

Parade at 3:30 pm

Football game against McCutcheon at 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 18.....“Miami Night Life” Dance

in the main gym from 8-11 pm


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Volleyball team bumps it up Kendra Foley foley.ckendra@gmail.com The Millers girls’ varsity volleyball team sets standards high and confidence spiking. Already the Lady Millers have an outstanding record of 11-2 and a new coach to launch the new season off. Coach Steve Ward is in the midst of his first year at Noblesville High School after coaching at the Indiana Volleyball Academy (IVA) and Siena High School. “I feel I can bring new experience, technique, and knowledge to the team this year,”Coach Ward said. Other players have their own opinions of the new coach and what he brings to the team. “I think he is just what the team needed, a fresh new start.”Sophomore Shelby Lackney said. Lackney plays right side, a new position and an exciting new challenge for her. “I like that Coach Ward pushes the team farther, and that’s just what we need to improve our record.”Junior Sarah Pruden said. The players and Coach Ward believe that they have the talent and work ethic to make it out of the Sectional tournament as winners. “Noblesville always has the talent, and if they bring it every night, our team has high hopes and will go far,” Ward said. To make it past the sectional tournament, the girls on the team have individual goals to achieve. Gawaluck believes she nees to maintain consistency with her hits and less errors during games. Not all goals involve physical improvement. “I hope to get less frustrated during games and stay focused,” Pruden said. “The team is like a family; we keep the drama low and the intensity high,” said Lackney. Lackney said, during practices the gym is full of energy, determination, Photo by K.Foley and laughter. Gawaluck also agrees that the chemistry between all the girls has improved this season. Lacy Crum practices spiking the ball Come support the Lady Miller girl’s varsity volleyball team on senior night. All Noblesville students who come before the varsity game will be entered in a drawing during their Thurday practice. The girl’s team has played 11 matches so for a $200 gift card to Best Buy. So come out wearing your black and gold and cheer on t;he varsity team. far this season.

Photo by K.Foley

At practice Thursday evening, Clair Gawaluck blocks an attempt shot from a team mate. The girls volleyball team practices every weekday from 6 to 8pm.


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Q&A with Q&A In this section, seniors Quinn Reiff and Austin North ask Noblesville High School athletes the serious questions. They get the cold, hard facts and they don’t pull punches. Now prepare for the literary equivalent to a kick in the gut or a rabbit punch to the kidney in a delightfully pleasing question and answer format. Q&A: Do you participate in fantasy football as a member of the Noblesville football team?

Q&A: If you did have to shave a body part for football (not including your face) what would it be and why?

Logan O’Conner: Uh… No, I don’t. I hate fantasy football. It’s the Devil.

Douglass: Arms. Because when you hit people, it’ll get ripped out. Q&A: That doesn’t sound comfortable. Douglass: Yeah… no.

Trey Douglass: No. Q&A: Why not? Douglass: I play real football. Q&A: If you could give the Millers another mascot, what would it be and why? O’Conner: I’d say it should be the Conner Sullivans because, I mean, who doesn’t want to be him? Braden Gillian: Um… heheheh… Q&A: Let’s get a little more emotion. Gillian: Uh… A fierce tiger. Q&A: Like Fishers? Gillian: No. Q&A: Like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh? Gillian: …Yes. Q&A: Do you have to shave any body parts like divers do? Gillian: Uh… just, uh, just my beard. Douglass: NO. Q&A: Okay…

great one. Like many golfers, Brown is able to gauge where the ball will land in relation to the hole, and she had a austin.k.north@gmail.com good feeling about it right away. “I According to the United States Golf didn’t see the ball at first, but when I Register, the odds of hitting a hole-in- got closer and saw it go in the cup, it one in golf are up to 1 in 33,000. Most was crazy. The golf course gave me a recreational and professional golfers trophy for shooting a hole-in-one, and spend much of their lives playing golf the trophy holds the golf ball I used, without ever getting the ball in the so I just keep it inside the trophy.” hole on the first shot. In fact, only a “I’ve never seen one of the kids handful of hole-in-ones have been hit get a hole-in-one since I’ve been in this year by professional golfers on the program,” said Lady Miller Golf the PGA tour. Coach Mike Abbot, who is in his sevMost sports analysts agree that the enth year as head coach of the team. hole-in-one “Her is one of the scores have most difreally imficult feats proved since in sports to the hole in accomplish, one. Her harder even overall avthan pitcherage score ing a perhas lowered fect game by fifteen in baseball percent, and or making she shot her a half court lowest round shot in basever two ketball. weeks after Merethe hole-indith Brown one. As for doesn’t the diffiseem inculty of the t i m idated shot, there by the stais some luck tistics, At involved, the Stony but skill is Creek Golf a huge facphoto provided by N. Brown Club on the tor in makpar three Freshman Meredith Brown enjoys a moing a shot c o u r s e like that. She ment of satsfaction on the green where Brown shot knew what she scored a hole in one. The odds of her first she was aimhole-in-one, hitting a hole in one is 1 in 33,000. ing for,” said a feat that Abbott. most high Obviously, these kinds of incredible school-level golfers can only dream shots are extremely hard to come by. about. As for a repeat, though, Brown admits “It felt strange at first to know that that the chances of another hole-inI shot a hole in one,” said Brown, “but one this year are very slim. However, after I thought about it, it felt really she does maintain the idea that anothawesome to know that I did it.” er shot like that it is still a possibility Brown realized immediately af- for her, and shooting another one like ter the shot that it was going to be a that would be just as exciting.

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O’Conner: I’d have to say my left eyebrow, because it would look pretty crazy.

Q&A: Have you considered not shaving until you win… kinda like Clint Session? O’Conner: I’m actually growing my hair out, so yeah, actually.

Q&A: What is a maverick? Because, you know, you play the McCutcheon Mavericks for homecoming. And why do they insist on calling themselves Tom Cruise’s character on Top Gun? Gillian: I believe it is uh… an animal of some sort, and I have no idea why they call themselves Tom Cruise’s character. Douglas: I don’t know, I think it’s a horse. O’Conner: I think they’re trying to be like Sarah Palin, in which case they’re just from Alaska.

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Mill Stream 09.15.2010

school events Homecoming Game Sept. 17

College Night Sept. 21

Homecoming Dance Sept. 18

End of First 9 Weeks Oct. 8

movie releases

In Theatres

On DVD

Alpha and Omega Sept. 17

Robin Hood Sept. 21

The Town Sept. 17

Iron Man 2 Sept. 28

A Year Without Rain Selena Gomez

Easy A Sept. 17

A Nightmare on Elm Street Oct. 5

Libra Scale Ne-Yo

The Karate Kid Oct. 5

Buzzard Margot & The Nuclear So And So

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Sept. 24 You Again Sept. 24

Sept. 21 Hand All Over Maroon 5

Guitar Heaven Santana

live shows Conseco Fieldhouse WWE Monday Night Raw Sept. 20

Murat Egyptian Room Mike Posner Sept. 30

UFC 119 Sept. 25

30 Seconds to Mars Oct. 3

Eagles Oct. 12 Murat Theater Mary Poppins Sept. 23-Oct. 3 Goo Goo Dolls Oct. 7 Roberts Stadium Casting Crowns Sept. 16 Ron White Sept. 30

Louis C.K. Oct. 7

Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct. 11

cd releases Sept. 28 Invented Jimmy Eat World

I Am The West Ice Cube

Oct. 5 The Other Side of Down David Archuleta


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