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Volume 11 Issue 3

November 18,






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Harris waits to receive heart

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Editors in Chief: Grace Kubish Trevor Ledbetter Assistant Editor: Lauren Whiteside Copy Editor: Kylie Bell Business Manager: Jacob Hoepner Cartoonist: Courtney Schwartzbeck Photographers: Melissa Boyd Landon Fruhauf Sports Editor: Greg Schaulis News/Feature Editor: Justyce Perez Opinion/ Entertainment: Emily Peer Circulation: Megan Kohman Blair Pullman



Production: Makenzie Allison Hannah Johnson Elena Joseph Megan Kohman Blair Pullman

Jacob Harris, senior, has been at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City since early September awaiting a heart transplant. Harris was initially admitted to the hospital for a staph infection that had spread to his heart and adhered to the patch surgically placed on his aorta. His heart was unable to function properly on it own due to this. Seven weeks later, Harris remains hospitalized and is undergoing the appropriate Rebecca Harris (Jacob’s mother) and her sister Liz join Harris’ sister measures to prepare for a Hannah in the Operation Jacob garage sale held in the commons. transplant. >> Cameron Lyon In early 2008 Harris collapsed in gym class and few weeks holding events went into cardiac arrest. His to help ease the financial heart momentarily stopped burden of the Harris family. and the middle school nurse Kids 4 Kids teamed up at the resuscitated him. It was Andover vs. Central football then that Harris received game with a pass the can a pacemaker, an electronic fundraiser, which with the device used to control money from the donation box abnormal heartbeats. in the nurse’s office totaled Harris’ Ventricular Assist over $3000. The following Device, which served as an week, a garage sale was external heart while Harris held to raise more money awaited his new heart, began for Harris’ bills. Between causing complications around sales and donations that day, seven weeks ago by creating another $4,500 was raised. Jacob Harris a pressure point in his calf “I can’t believe how muscle. This led to poor generous the community Due to recent complications circulation throughout his is in a time of need. From with high antibodies and a body and resulted in the shut donations, to the garage bed sore requiring surgery, down of vital organs such sale, to donations for the he has gone down on the as the liver and kidneys. He garage sale, it’s incredible. transplant list. He still needs was then placed on dialysis And I know my sister, Becky, to improve his nutrition and and doctors were forced to [Jacob’s mom] feels the same will undergo six weeks of amputate his leg above the way,” Harris’ aunt Tracy Smith physical rehabilitation. After knee. said. that, it is just a matter of To help with expenses, Harris is now conscious, waiting for an available heart the Andover community has and is balancing between to be delivered. come together over the last critical and stable condition. >> Kylie Bell

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Jason Gazaway and Steven Leu, seniors, serve a line of students Freddy’s Frozen Custard. “Market Day went great. It’s good that we planned because we had several backups for all of our toppings and our custard,” Leu said. >> Landon Fruhauf

YE Market Day brings success, students earn large profits Stepping into the shoes of business owners, students in Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) participated in the annual Market Day Challenge on Nov. 3. Market Day gives students the opportunity to experience what owning a business is like for an hour and a half. The class splits into groups, the groups decide on a product to sell to the student body and then they develop a business plan. One goal of Market Day is to give students

an idea of all the time and effort that goes into financially running a business. In anticipation of Market Day, senior Jason Gazaway expressed his anxiousness. Gazaway is also planning on opening his own business and was happy for the opportunity to learn so many valuable aspects of entrepreneurship. “I’m excited because it’s a pretty cool opportunity to sell a product and come up with a business plan. Everything we have been able to do has

“Market Day is always really fun, I like seeing the groups compete. But I was sad because I forgot my money at home,” junior Bay Huntley said.

“I wish they had advertised it even more, because I didn’t bring enough money to buy anything myself. But I bought a slushie with money that a friend gave me,” freshman Tyler Koch said.


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been an overall cool experience. Plus, if we get a profit on Market Day, we get to walk away with whatever we make,” Gazaway said. In preparation for Market Day, students took a field trip to buy supplies with money from a loan provided by the program. Ideally, groups were trying to pay back their loan and make a profit. Variety between this year’s groups’ products was very apparent, with no group selling the same product. Groups sold food from complete burger or pizza meals, to cold treats like Freddy’s Frozen Custard or slushies, to snacks such as nachos, puppy chow, tiger butter fudge and treats from Baker’s Dozen. With such diverse products, the groups really had to compete for student sales. “Our group’s product was more expensive to buy everything we needed to, so it was going to be harder to pay back the loan. We hung fliers in the hallway and made shirts telling people to ask about Market Day and basically word of mouth was another big way to get ahead of other groups,” junior Ashlyn Goldston said. The atmosphere of Market Day proved very different


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most lunches with the from stands of food surrounding the commons. Music from the fudge stand even motivated some to get up and dance. “Preston asked if anyone wanted to dance and Party Rock Anthem was playing so we did,” senior Colton Koenigs said. “Market Day went great. It’s really good that we planned because we had several backups for all of our toppings and our custard,” senior Stephen Leu said. Every group paid off their loans and made a profit. The top selling groups, in order, were Pizza Kings +1, Freddy’s Frozen Custard, Tailgate Grill and Baker’s Dozen Boys. The top selling groups were given the opportunity to compete with each other in order to see Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, speak at a business breakfast. For the competition, seniors, Trevor Ledbetter, Grace Kubish, Stephen Leu and Jason Gazaway, and juniors Ashlyn Goldston and Courtney Miller presented a speech in front of a panel of judges. Judges included teachers Nicole Eitzmann and Derek Tuttle, Athletic Director, Doug Carr and Executive Director of YE, Kylie Stupka Tuesday, Nov. 8. Although only two students were supposed to be able to go, Stupka provided additional tickets in order for all six students to be able to attend. > > H a n n a h J o h n so n

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“I really like the idea of Market Day, but I always end up spending way more than I should,” senior Aubrey Cain said.

“I bought Freddy’s ice cream and two pieces of pizza. I really like Market Day, and I wish they had it more often,” sophomore Colton Walter said.



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Leu preps For KSU With the time for college enrollment drawing near, seniors are busy preparing for the future. Stephen Leu, senior, with a 27 on his ACT, studied constantly to get where he is now and knows where he is headed. “To prepare for the ACT I bought software to take tests and study my weaknesses,” Leu said. When picking the college of choice, students weigh the pros and cons of each school. Location is a big factor for most students; not wanting to leave family or being too far from home can be hard on a college freshman. Preferring to stay in state and seeking a career in dental care, Leu chose Kansas State University. In the process of choosing, Leu made a chart comparing KSU and WSU, leading to his final choice of Kansas State. “Everyone has pre-dental so there’s no reason to leave. Also WSU is a college in an aeronautical town and I don’t like KU. Personally, when I went on a KU visit I really felt like another number. Additionally most graduates/fans of KU seem to have attitude of constant boasting. Plus, KU also costs the most in state for a major university,” Leu said. Not only does price and location have a big impact on the choice of school, but also the campus and student life. Leu said that the “college life” definitely had an influence on the college he chose. “The KSU library is better than the WSU library and WSU has no football. The college life at KSU involves the whole university as well as the whole team. KSU has a much larger



fraternity community than WSU and therefore meets my different morals. Also, the football games are incredible! They truly unite the whole university and campus, ” Leu said. Apart from the campus life, the actual classes and programs each school has to offer is also a deciding factor. Leu looked at the pre-dental programs along with biology majors and business minors. He plans to take classes in biology and dental, relating both to a future business plan. “I want to major in biology because it prepares me best for the first two years of dental school. I also want to minor in business because I plan to own my own practice,” Leu said. Students have the option of dual credit and college credit classes as seniors. With this option they have the opportunity to leave high school with multiple credits for college before entering the first semester. To gain college credits, students can take dual credit classes. Students can take a three-credit hour college class and get half a high school credit. Students can get up to a full high school credit by taking a five-credit hour college class. Looking at college overall Leu says he is ready. “I’m more excited than nervous. I feel high school is now pointless because of the number of college credit classes I’m taking. I decided for myself that I would enjoy Kansas State University more. How can you study and love the diploma you get from a college you hate?” Leu said. >> st or y and design b y E m i l y Pe e r

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College prep... “I took the ACT as a sophomore to see what I would get and I am taking it again on December 10th. I’m going to use Mrs. Maupin’s prep books and books of my own to prepare,” junior Emily Ingram said.

“I have filled out five applications: Oregon, Arizona State, Colorado, Kansas State and Colorado State,” senior Matt Henrikson said. The average application fee varies from $35$50.

“I think all students should use FAFSA, colleges want it so all students should do it,” senior counselor John Calabro said. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aide.

The average annual increases in college textbook prices from Dec. ‘01 to Nov. ‘10 was 6.1%,. Assuming this inflation rate continues, the current annual cost of college textbooks should be about $1057 on average.

Spoltight November 2011