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In-Depth p. 6-7

Opinion p. 9

Culture p. 11

Senior Plans: All about everyone’s favorite seniors’ futures!

The Beef: As usual, JTVD has some beef! This time it’s about the MLA Style Manual.

Go for the Gold: How to get the perfect -and safe - tan this summer.

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T h e R e d C r o s s M a y N o t W a n t Yo u r s

art by Sophie Cannon This year in both fall and winter, countless Edina High School students gathered in the EHS field house to participate in one of EHS’s biannual blood drives. Students were given the opportunity to donate blood through the American Red Cross Association to save lives and make a difference. However for openly gay senior Jack Kewitsch, this provided a way to be discriminated against due to his sexual orientation. “I had donated blood before and I signed up ing out the packet and then a man came up to me

and told me I couldn’t donate.” Kewitsch is not only a past donor but has also been tested for HIV and AIDs in the past and has proven to be clean of the virus. “I was a little annoyed at the time just because I love to give blood and it’s good to give back but there’s nothing I could really do,” he said. Kewitsch’s story is not uncommon. According to CNN over 50,000 men were turned away last year due to their sexual orientation. These needed blood which was down 10% from 2012.

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To the frustration of the gay community and on gay and bisexual men from donating blood. This ban was put into effect in the early 1980s when little information about HIV and AIDs was around other than it was hitting the gay or bisexual male community hardest. Scientists hoping to eliminate the risk of HIV spreading advised national blood drives to forbid gay and bisexual another man even if they’re perfectly healthy, to be able to give blood ever. According to CNN, all donated blood is now tested for HIV. Nevertheless, the FDA still pushes this ban on account of the notion that tests cannot detect the virus one hundred percent of the time. This includes senior Jack Kewitsch, who attempted to donate blood in Edina’s last blood drive. Not only has there been upset over this ban nationally, but in the Edina community itself. Countless students were outraged at the discrimination shown to Kewitsch and the gay and bisexual community nationally. “Personally, having many friends, relatives, and neighbors who are LGBTQIA, and the utmost respect for the comface when they cannot donate their blood. Good people doing a good thing should not be turned down,” said junior Tori Adams. Fortunately for Kewitsch and the many like him, there is hope. “Since 2006 our organizations have recommended a change in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deferral criteria for prospective male blood donors who have had sexual contact with another male (MSM),” says

American Red Cross communications program manager Sue Thesenga. “The Red Cross believes ity and respect and the Red Cross believes the current lifetime deferral for men who have had deferral criteria made comparable with that for other behaviors which pose an increased risk for transmission-transmitted infections.” led by Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services urging it to denounce the ban to end discrimination. “We remain concerned that a blanket deferral of MSM for any length of time both perpetuates the unwarranted discrimination against the bisexual and gay community and prevents healthy men supply,” the letter said. Looking ahead, legislators such as Quigley and Kerry are pushing for a legislative change that would develop a better process of managing HIV and AIDS in the future. Under the work of the Department of Human and Health Services, a groundwork for a review of the policy. Likewise, Ryan James Yezak, who organized a national blood drive for the gay and bisexual community, is making a documentary about discrimination based on sexual orientation. With these efforts, the United States foresees change in future blood drives. Patricia Leach, art editor

Staff Shake-Ups Rattle EHS Push for Longer Collab. Times Casey, Szporn, Jones, Schimmelphennig Leaving the School; Ellen Guerin Returning After Multi-Year Absence Edina High School is facing some major staff changes for the 2014-2015 school year. Academic Counselor Toni Jones is leaving the country for a new job in Brazil. Angela Kieffer, a current Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, will be replacing Jones. Another staff departure includes Gail Casey, who will be retiring from her position as an Advanced Algebra and AP Calculus BC teacher. Additionally, AP Economics teacher Jason Szporn will be vacating his position to become a Teaching Coach for Edina Public Schools. Szporn will be working with other teachers on curriculum and instruction. “I am very sad to hear he is going because I have heard so many good things about him, and that is why I signed up for AP Econ next year,” said junior Jacob Batchelor. “There is no doubt Jason will be sorely missed by students and staff alike next year, as he has developed an extremely successful and popular AP Economics program here at Edina,” said Area Leader and Social Studies teacher Elizabeth Nimmo. Former EHS Social Studies teacher Ellen Guerin will be returning next year after a multiple-year leave to teach English. She will be replacing current English teacher and Windigo

advisor Amanda Schimmelpfennig. Guerin will also be taking Schimmelpfennig’s role as the advisor of Windigo. This will be the third advisor Windigo has had in three years. Senior Emma Chen, the current Head Editor of Windigo, said, “It’s just a really tough position to put Windigo in... [it’s] a huge transition as we try to rework procedures and get in a rhythm of how things work.” Because Guerin is licensed to teach both English and Social Studies, some members of the English Department are advocating for her or another Social Studies teacher to take Szporn’s position in order to keep Schimmelpfennig. circumstances and did an amazing job,” said Area Leader and English Teacher Tim Klobuchar. regarding who will take Szporn’s position. Assistant Principal Eric Nelson may be leavthe Assistant Principal job at South View Middle School. An announcement about that position will be made later this month. Business, on the other hand, will be adding another teacher due to increased enrollment. Drew Davis, online editor in chief

The addition of collaborative Wednesday was overall a popular change to the schedule. It has given students time to cram in some last test, or meet with teachers. Collaborative time with students or colleagues in their department. Either way, it’s a win-win situation. Last week, the Edina Professional Learning Leadership Team made a new collaborative time proposal. The suggestion consisted of increasing collaborative time to 110 minutes and splitting it into two 55 minute periods. It would start at ing class time to 44 minutes. Furthermore, team meetings, activitiy fairs, AP registrations, and other events would all take place during this collaborative time. Although an effective model, this is only a tentative proposal and no permanent decisions have yet been made. Many students are thrilled by this possible change. “I would love additional collab time because I think I would be able to accomplish Sunday



more and be able to avoid the nights where I have nights really impact how effective I can be at school the next day,” said junior Magen Puerzer. Students and teachers alike feel as if one collaborative time is not enough, “Bring it on. I think once every two weeks to meet with students and colleagues, as is the case with the current schedule, is not enough time. I am very much in favor of rethinking the way that we go about the process of teaching and learning; more collaborative time is a step in the right direction,” said EHS English teacher Kristin Benson. However, nothing is set in stone. “Please note that a decision has not been made but we look to do so by mid-May. The team realizes that any additional collaborative time could create potential daily schedule issues. With that in mind, we are trying to come up with a solution to decrease schedule interruptions on non-collaborative days,” said team member and Spanish teacher Meggie Trenda. Madeline Marker, sports editor






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Art Fair Around the Corner From Jun. 6 to Jun. 8, thousands of people will venture out to the streets of 50th and France to attend the annual Edina Art Fair, which was ranked as best in the state and 32nd in the nation according to a list released by Art Fair Source Book. Drawing around three hundred artists each year, it features a wide variety of art, including pottery, photography, sculpture, glass, and clothing. The art fair has a distinguished reputation but it still manages to maintain a local feel. “It embraces culture, music, fun foods, art, and [it’s a] good community get together,” said Rachel Thelemann, Executive Director of the 50th and France Business and Professional Association. “50th and France is a quaint area that is walker friendly. It is a perfect place to walk, buy art, eat, hear some fun music, and visit your favorite store during the art fair weekend.” This year, the art fair will feature more attractions including an expanded kid’s zone and an art auction inside the Edina Fifty Mall. Partial proceeds from merchandise and art auction sales go to the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota.

Edina High School students can often be found roaming the streets of the art fair, enjoying its art and signature cuisine. “The Edina Art Fair is great because you get a lot of great artists and cool pieces but not the crazy large crowds that you would get at a bigger art fair,”said senior Lydia Gutowsky. “Students should go to the art fair because the kettle corn is awesome and the artwork is really different Junior Sophia Munic also frequents the art fair and believes that it is a fantastic way to celebrate the talented artists around us. “I love seeing the variety of art at the Edina Art Fair. There are so many different mediums and everyone there is so inviting when you ask them about their artwork,” she said. “I also love the variety of people that come,” Munic added. “It really shows how dedicated and passionate Edina and the cities around us are to art.” The art fair goes from ten to seven on Friday and

Bye Bye Bullying

photo by Maddie Fischer A new bill was signed on Apr. 11, 2014 by Governor Mark Dayton which enforces bullying prevention in Minnesota. The Safe and Supportive Schools Act was implemented in order to help teachers become better trained in prethe bill requires that school districts look directly into sources of bullying and correct them rather than punishing acts themselves. The bill will take effect in the 2014-15 school year. The passage of the bill is largely a result of lawsuits against the AnokaHennepin School District, alleging that the school completely neglected explicit incidents of bullying, citing evidence such as death threats and numerous preventable suicides. The bill represents a major victory for groups such as OutFront Minnesota, an LGBT advocacy group which has long been urging for the passage of a bill

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Hannah Kloos, online copy editor

Deca III to Be a Class? Within the next year or two, a third DECA class may become available for Edina students. The DECA program’s popularity within EHS is sparking this need for possible expansion. Many students who take DECA I as sophomores want to remain involved in the program up until their senior year. At the moment, this is not an option given that there are currently only two courses. Ms. Savino, one of Edina’s business teachers, said of the program’s development, “As business is everchanging, our classes should change too. We try to offer courses that will prove useful to students and prepare them to thrive in their college years and in their career.” Edina’s already strong DECA of business and helps many narrow their potential major for college. “All DECA courses focus on 21st century skills that all students should be exposed to prior to graduation; communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and more,” said Savino.

For those who don’t already know, DECA I and DECA II are two drastically different courses, though both have produced many successful students. “DECA I lays a foundation for DECA II. It covers marketing and business course content and offers the opportunity for students to incorporate a competition component,” said Savino. “DECA II allows students to run the student-run coffee shop, the DECAfé. Students enrolled in DECA II experience project-based learning opportunities by completing realistic business plans, advertising campaigns, and promotion plans for current businesses,” she added. This course would include more of a hands-on and interactive learning experience, where students would be able to gain real experience within the business world as well as participate in competitions, like all other years. Taught by Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Savino, this class would focus on experience. “Our vision is a senior level, advanced professional studies program where students will have

the opportunity to have a year-long mentorship-internship relationship with a business/community member that aligns with students’ academic and professional goals,” said Savino. Given seniors’ release status, the students would be able to depart the school building to gain more knowlfor two years previously. “The program will be designed to give senior students an advantage in the college application process,” she stated. “I think it is a great idea,” said sophomore Adair Fogelberg, who has heard mention of a potential third course in class. “We will be able to take the things we have learned in class and apply them to real life situations.” nal, the course will hopefully become available for students in the 20152016 school year. So current sophomores, keep an eye out for DECA course you don’t want to miss out on. Emily Kraft, outgoing senior

participation in school activities. According to the LGBT advocacy group’s appeal, “Minnesota has one of the weakest anti-bullying laws in the countryjust 37 words. If passed, the Safe and Supportive Schools Act will provide our state with one of the most effective.” Although the signing of the bill saw hordes of supporters, it received little Republican support. State Senator Michelle Benson of Ham Lake argued that the bill’s focus on shifting control of bullying away from individual school districts will create trouble in preventing and eliminating bullying. Junior Annika Smith-Ortiz has a similar opinion. “I don’t think bullying is new bullying bill is good at recognizing that bullying is a problem but I don’t think that rules, regulations and laws always accomplish what they’re set out result in more documentation of bullying but we already document in Edina so it won’t change much for us.” Perry Bruder, outgoing editor

photo by Bridgit Loeffelholz Edina DECA teachers Ryan Gallagher and Alicia Savino

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Four Paths for the Future A Break f rom S c hool While 95% of this year’s graduating class will be packing up their belongings for four more years of school, there are a few students taking a gap year before resuming their education. Traveling to other countries with Rotary through North Star Youth Exchange are seniors Amy Hobday, Kat Fink, Pauline Vivi, and myself. I will be Samba-ing my way to Brazil in a few short months and I couldn’t be more excited about my year ahead. The

culture is everything I’ve ever wanted, and has a lot of diversity. However, I am worried that people won’t understand my sarcasm. All in all, I can’t wait to dance, meet boys (and girls), and see all that the beautiful country has to offer. Hobday, venturing off to Italy, is “most nervous for just the initial language barrier. Hopefully I’ll learn enough Italian before I get there to make it a little easier,” she said. “I’m most looking forward to having host families and meeting new people. I also can’t wait to learn Italian and learn how to cook Italian food.” Fink will be flying to Denmark for her year abroad. “I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful people and architecture. The ocean as well, since photo by Bridgit Loffeholz I’ve only swam in it once in my life,” she said. At

From left: Sarah Aydinalp, Amy Hobday, Tiffany Wu, Kat Fink, and Pauline Vivi

take a gap year. “I actually wanted to go to college after graduation so I could get everything over with!” she said. Vivi will also be spending a year in Denmark. “I’ve met many exchange students and my cousin did an exchange [from Germany to the United States] a few years back, so I learned from them that it’s a great experience and it got me interested in the idea,” said Vivi. “I love to travel but you only see a small part of a culture when traveling so living in a country for a year would be absolutely amazing. It’ll be a great experience to become more independent, have fun and of course get to know a whole different language and culture.” Tiffany Wu will be going to Australia through InterExchange. “Let’s be honest, I’m most looking forward to mastering my Australian accent and riding in the pouch of a kangaroo,” said Wu. While there, she’ll be doing mission trips and job hunting “so I can travel on the weekends… since my program only offers room and board.” Sarah Aydinalp, outgoing senior

Marching to the Military

As many high school seniors prepare to attend college, a few students will be preparing to attend military boot camp or military academies. Senior Alex Morales will be going to Boot Camp for the US Navy this summer. After two months at Boot Camp, he will be going to something called “A” school. “Basically it’s going to a mini college for your job training and my job is basically being a mechanical engineer aboard a ship,” Morales said. “I have always thought serving my country is one of the most important things that I can do to show my appreciation for this country. I thought protecting this country and all the things that it stands for is one of the most honorable things anyone can do and I just wanted to do my part,” Morales said. Senior Max Olson will be “playing tennis for and attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs the next four years. After that I’ll be serving active A few things factored into his choice. “I’m able to play tennis for them, receive one of the best educations in the country for free, and then get to serve my country as well,” Olson said. Hannah Sommerville, outgoing senior

Learning Internationally

Next fall, hundreds of current Edina High School seniors are going to be embarking on a journey to start the rest of their life. For most, this new experience is attending college in the United States. But one EHS student is going much farther than that. Senior Laine Mclntyre is attending the University College of Dublin in Ireland. “About two years ago, my mom and sister made a bet about how close my college would be from home. My mom said two to four hours and my sister said Mclntyre. She sure did. Minneapolis to Dublin is about

Going about choosing a college is never an easy decision, as there are many factors to consider. “My plans for next year are actually a gap year. I was extremely unhappy with all of my college choices and started looking at gap year options. I found a program that sends you abroad to an international college for a year. I get college credits and can become a transfer student for my sophomore year,” said Mclntyre. Even though she will be overseas for most of the year, she plans on making it home during Christmas break. Alexi Diem, outgoing senior

photo by Maddie Fischer Future Navy Midshipman Alex Morales

Ivy Leaguing Next Year Every American teen knows about the Ivy League, and many dream of being a part of this prestigious group. But what actually is the Ivy League? What many don’t know is that the Ivy

League is actually an athletic conference of some of the nation’s oldest schools, created because of their close proximity. The Ivy League is comprised of eight institutions: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. There are a few Edina High School students who will be attending these colleges for next school photo by Bridgit Loeffeholz year. Senior Brandon Wright will be shipping Top Row: Buzz Rehnberg, Mark Bryan, Brandon off to the famous HarWright, Stephen Kim, Rebecca Ohaeri vard University. Bottom Row: Ken Shimizu, Luke Peilen, Abhi Nayar “I knew I wanted to

apply to a high-caliber school since sophomore year, but I had no idea that it would be Harvard... I knew that they were such a crapshoot that there was no way that actually considering an Ivy League school meant anything,” said Wright. Besides being known for their extremely high academic achievement, Ivy League schools are often stereotyped as having a lot of pretentious rich kids who are willing to take extreme risks to be number one. Senior Cristina Ballarini, who will be attending Brown University, disagrees with this stereotype. “What I really liked about Brown was how laid-back it was, especially compared to universities that are equally as prestigious. It wasn’t cutthroat. People didn’t seem to use education as a type of gamesmanship,” said Ballarini. Many juniors and sophomores may hope to be one of the lucky few to attend an Ivy

League School. Here’s some advice from senior Mark Bryan, who will be attending Cornell University next year: “Emphasize your strengths in your application. But you also want to be a well-rounded applicant, with leadership positions in the extracurricular groups that you’re in. It’s important to have but you also need to have meaningful essays and involvement in groups outside of school. Stress in your application how you’re going to get involved on campus because schools want to admit students that are going to do more than just study in their dorm rooms for four years,” Bryan said. “Ultimately, be honest in your application, and don’t force yourself to write the unique, quirky essay if that’s just not your personality,” added Bryan. “And in the end, realize that there’s tons of awesome schools out there and that college is what you make of it!” Adair Andre, outgoing senior



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Life and Death at EHS In this new Edina High School version of life and death, students take to the streets armed with only hit-man intuition and fu-fu weaponry. Nerf Assassins, a school-wide game between seventysix teams composed of four to six students each, set out with the overall goal of taking home the prize of $1,140. “The objective is to get the other members out of the game by shooting them with your Nerf gun. Once everyone has been shot on a team, their team is eliminated. “It’s just friendly competition,” said junior Mollie McNamara. The game returned to EHS this spring after senior Ben Johnson stepped up and made the twitter account that would facilitate the game. “I was surprised by how many other people wanted to play. I was expecting about 20 teams, but [more than] sixty entered and it has been a huge success,” said Johnson. Costing $15 per team to join, students of all different backgrounds formed teams. Each team has a different strategy. “My team’s strategy [was] to get as many kills as possible,” said Johnson. Leading the league with week, Johnson’s team, the Ghosts, were enacting their strategy well. Other teams, however, have success with different strategies. “My team’s strategy [was] to just stay alive, get the two kills that are needed to stay in the game, and then just watch each other’s backs,”

said McNamara. Her team, the Panthers, got deaths. Nerf Assassins started Apr. 10, and is expected to last until summer. The game, although fairly simple, does have a few basic rules. “Your team needs two kills a week or you will be eliminated,” said Johnson. As the game goes on and the numbers of students still alive in the game shrink, it is rumored that the weekly kills rule will be lowered or deleted altogether. “Some [other] basic rules are no shooting on school grounds, at grad parties, or at sporting events or practices. [You also cannot use] shields or be killed for a minute after killing someone,” said McNamara. With the large number of teams interested in playing, Johnson closed the entry period and didn’t allow any more than the initial seventy-six teams to enter. Seniors and juniors had priority over sophomores, and only a few sophomore teams made it into the game. “I wanted to play in the senior Nerf game, but my team didn’t get in, so I decided to make a league for the sophomores who didn’t get into the game either,” said junior Alex Slothower. The sophomore game is Although Nerf Assassins can be intense and stressful, in the end, it is a great way to spend time with your friends. “The best part of the

photo by Bridgit Loeffelholz Pictured from Left to Right: Nick Hiniker, Laney Grissom, Sam Moore, Asha Rao, Mollie McNamara game is just being able to act like kids again. My team and I actually had shooting practice one night and got into our own little Nerf war. It’s a fun way to get people all around the high

Ms. Casey Slides into Retirement

If I Could Do High School Over Again...

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With high school coming to an end, its hard not to become nostalgic about the past three years at Edina High School. Seniors think back to the good times, the bad times, and even the times that could have been. But what if you were given a second chance to do it all over again? What would you change? Who would you be? Underclassmen take note. If I could do high school over again… Anne Dovolis: I would also start a blog or something sophomore year to document all the adventures of high school, and take lots of pictures with a good camera, not a phone. I would tell people how I really feel more. I would also get to know everyone in people as possible. I wish I could’ve had space in my schedule for a ceramics/art class! I think it’d be cool to start a club too, Edina gives so many awesome opportunities for that. I wish I would’ve proposed to Matt Dulas too.” Jalen Giles: “I would have worked harder sophomore year to give my GPA a little more wiggle room to slide senior year. I would have also gone to more school events- I’ve never been to a boy’s basketball game or the can dance, which I have tried so hard to seem normal. I wasted a lot of time mattered don’t care if I’m a little awkward!” Alex Davis: “I would have more fun. Enjoy high school for everything it’s worth, cherish every moment because it goes by too quickly, and then it’s gone.” Mark Harmon: “I would now realize that these three years are over before you know it, so you gotta make it count. If you want something worthwhile, it’s not going to come easily, the hard work might suck but it will be worth it in the end. Make friends with the “weirdo” sitting next to you in class, they’re probably really cool (and they might save you if you don’t know an answer to a teachers question). Let if a girl likes you? Bring her Chipotle and if she says “aww you’re such a good friend” it’s probably time to give it up. While grades are important, no one will forever remember a night spent getting ahead on homework. Make people happy, be real with your friends, and if someone brings nothing but

school involved in a fair and friendly game,” said McNamara. Jack Hultstrand, outgoing senior

photo by Maddie Fischer drama to your life then it’s probably not worth it. Take at least one foods class, and above all know this: you’re going to mess some things up, and everyone around you will fail as well. Remember to grow from your mistakes, and forgive everyone else’s because they’re growing up just like you.” Isaac Chestler: “I’d drop out of school and start a career in the nail polish industry.” Anna Pugh: “I would be less afraid to put myself out there. Nothing exciting happens in your comfort zone! (Also, I would have also gotten my gym credit over with sophomore year oh my gosh...)” Jack Halverson: Hornettes.” Helen Risser: “I’d do more volunteering for the subjects I’m interested in. I had the opportunity to volunteer for the writer’s block, but I turned it down because I was insecure about my skills as a potential writing coach. I feel like I missed out on a really good opportunity to use my skills to help other people.” David Sannerud: “I would buy an ostrich in my sophomore year so I could ride it to school and the school couldn’t make me buy a parking permit. Also, then I could take its eggs and make a quiche.” Matt Dulas, outgoing senior

As a high school, it’s not uncommon for EHS to watch as students leave behind the painted corridors and personalized classrooms each year. However, students are not the only ones who wave goodbye to Edina High. Gail Casey, the Advanced Algebra and AP Calculus BC teacher, is planning to retire at the end of this year, putting the math books on the shelf and leaving the classroom for a last time. Zephyrus took the opportunity to sit down and ask her a few questions about her plans for next year: Zephyrus: Why do you plan on retiring this year? Gail Casey: Mainly, because I am old! I want to be able to retire by choice, before I completely lose it and start doing the math wrong. Also, my husband has been retired for a while and his lifestyle looks pretty good to me. Z: What will you miss most about teaching at EHS? GC: I will miss the great students here – all the laughs we have had – the silly mistake contest – “fun or not fun” – and eavesdropping during group quizzes. But students move on, so I’ll miss my longtime friends here most – especially Mrs. Johnson, aka Nancy J, and of course Mr. Simpson. Z: What do you plan on doing during retirement? GC: I have a long list of organizations for which I would like to volunteer. Some of them are math related – fun! For coffee money I plan to do a little tutoring, maybe a little subbing. Above all, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family; our daughters and grandchildren all live nearby. Z: Are you excited to retire, and how do you think it will change/impact your daily life? GC: I am both excited and sad to be leaving. Luckily, teaching allowed me to experience mini-retirements each summer so I already know that I will be able to keep busy but also have the said: “It is not how old you are, but how you are old.” Chiara Kohlmayr, news editor

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All About All-Conference Front Row : Olivia Anderson (swimming), Kate Moreton (swimming), Ellen Brunker (alpine), Holly Berling (soccer), Kelly Johnson (gymnastics), Tyler Nanne (hockey), Jack Dummer (football). Middle Row: Matt Lumbar (cross country), Matt Dulas (nordic), David Ellenberger (cross country), Colin Ritter (football), Dylan Malmquist (hockey), Matt Masterman (hockey), Cullen Munson (hockey), Troy Peterson (football). Back Row: Syver Johansen (nordic), Isaac Bloom (soccer), Conor Hussey (nordic), Brett Weicht (swimming and soccer), Spencer Knack (Alpine), Ken Shimizu (swimming), Ben Boone (football), Patrick LeCorre (football). Not Pictured: Logan Ramlet (cross country), Jonathon Shirley (cross country), Amanda Mosborg (cross country), Shannon Spalding (cross country), Jack White (football), Nick Stastny (soccer), Lara Boman (soccer), Anne Dovolis (soccer), Cara Sierks (soccer), Raime Jones (swimming), Emma Wittmer (swimming), Rachel Wittmer (swimming), Madeline Boyer (tennis), Mackenzie Marinovich (tennis), Caitlyn Merzbacher (tennis), Sophia Reddy (tennis), Kelly Reger (tennis), Natalie Haben (volleyball), Dennis Bao (alpine), Daniel Brunker (alpine), David Smith (alpine), Ema Martinez (alpine), Walt McGrory (basketball), Annika Jank (basketball), Jill Moreton (basketball), Miguel Fidler (hockey), Andrew Rohkohl (hockey), Grace Bowlby (hockey), Jackie Pieper (hockey), Taylor Williamson (hockey), Peter Illig (nordic), Henry Jessen (swimming), Buzz Rehnberg (swimming), Harry Rothberg (swimming).

photo by Bridgit Loeffelholz As another year in Edina Sports begins to come to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to honor some of the individuals from the fall and winter seasons who were named to the All-Conference teams for their respective sports. The All-Conference team highlights Conference, made up of Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Wayzata and Hopkins. Edina’s presence on the All-Conference Teams were strong Weicht was named to the team for two sports, swimming and soccer. In order to make an All-Conference team, you must be voted on by a coalition of the Lake Conference coaches, which means you’re going to have to really stand out or post good numbers week-to-week to get yourself known. For those who are not All-Conference, honorable mentions are given out to those who still deserve acknowledgement for

Edina High School sophomore Lucy Thompson joined badminton this spring as “something fun to do after school.” An avid soccer player, Thompson believed that badminton “would be a good way to stay in shape.” The 2014 season marks the fourth year for Edina Badminton, and from the looks of it, things are only going to get bigger. The team junior Celine Henke. “We didn’t know if we’d get two girls Henke, mother of Celine and co-coach of the team in an interview with WCCO last spring. “We certainly didn’t expect forty the do we do?’” The team has since grown monumentally. With a current roster of over eighty girls, Margo and her husband Steve Henke recently recruited two other coaches to help the team with training and technique. One of them, Summer Mao, played for the Shanghai Women’s Team in China before coming to Minnesota where she now gives badminton lessons to younger students. “I started training with Summer this past

their feats. Above the All-Conference level, an athlete is also eligible to receive an All-State honorable mention or make an All-State team, an even more rare and renowned honor, placing them in the ranks among the best athletes in the state. Grades nine through twelve are all represented as All-Conference athletes, even though the upperclassmen typically have an advantage, with more training and Varsity experience than their younger counterparts. Those who make an All-Conference team have opportunities for college scholarships, as coaches will often recruit from the best athletes, in the best conference in the state. So if you see one of these esteemed athletes wandering the halls of or your lunch money, for they are gifted individuals. Tanner Sparrow, copy editor

Talk Birdie to Me: Edina Girls’ Badminton Emerges as a Popular New Sport at EHS January, and she really helped me with my clears,” remarked sophomore Emily Ding. So what does a typical day look like for an Edina Badminton athlete? “We warm up by hitting with our partners and stretching and then we break up into singles and doubles players and work on skills with coaches or play matches,” said senior captain Mary Beth Dahl. “On game days we fuel up with lots of good snacks and then we warm up and play,” Dahl continued. The team’s season started towards the end of February with captain’s practice, and until

photo courtesy of the Edina Girls Badminton Team mid-May they will compete in close to twenty matches and tournaments with opponents ranging from St. Paul’s Hmong Academy to neighborhood rival Eden Prairie. “We are big rivals with Burnsville and are

hoping to beat them at the State Tournament this year,” remarked Dahl. Claire Ling, outgoing senior

8 Wombmates Siblings. They can be younger, older, or even the same age. Sometimes they may even be identical to you. Deep down, we love our brothers and sisters, and they can even be extremely helpful, but in some cases we just want to kill them. I’ve never had a younger sibling, but I am one myself, and I must say I’ve received the luck of the draw in this situation. Not only did my parents loosen their basic teenage rules on me, but my older

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me how to approach it. One would think that the younger sibling should be extremely grateful of their older sibling, but I brother is something I try to do on a regular basis. It’s not that I don’t appreciate him, it can just be very entertaining to get on his nerves. Even though I’ve wanted to kill him at times, I’m sure he’s wanted to kill me much more. I can’t even imagine what it will be like next year without someone to constantly bug. Not only is my brother there for me to annoy, but he’s also there to gang up on our parents with me. Usually, my brother and I try to have each other’s backs in disputes with the adults. This usually causes my parents to concede sooner, because they have two people arguing the rules, not just one. I’ll miss my brother next year at college, but I’m excited for the countless perks that will appear for me at home. Not only will I get my own bathroom now, photos by Bridgit Loeffelholz but I’ll also have the chance to convert his room into a sitting Twins Matt and Jenny Jirsa show their lounge. I even get sibling love for each other. his car for myself. So, when it comes down to it, siblings can be extremely annoying, but they rules, being the rookie in the family for everything, and leaving me with his room and car next year. Without him, I would not have the same luxuries I do now. Megan Hussey, culture editor

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As high school students, we’re incredibly familiar with the idea of scholastic dishonesty, i.e. cheating. But what about drinking and drug use? Sure, we all know the people who drink and use drugs, but how do these relate to each other. They might seem like apples and oranges, but I think they can still be realistically compared. As a juvenile, the punishment for underage drinking or drug use, is felt hardest by enabling adults. The punishment to the actual juvenile is decided in juvenile court, and if serious enough, will result in a bit of time in juvenile hall. On the other hand, scholastic dishonesty at Edina results in “disciplinary action assigned offense and suspension for subsequent offenses. Comparing these punishments, it looks as if scholastic dishonesty has a more rigid punishment. But I think it’s important to think about the causes and situation resulting in these two acts. Scholastic dishonesty is caused by someone striving for academic success. And though

they do break a rule, a greater reprimanding should fall to someone drinking and doing drugs. They’re the ones who truly need guidance. Not the ones who are pushed so much by society that they cheat. The interesting thing here is the long term effects. The future of a cheater is just as dark as that of a drug user. Addiction is a serious and long-term problem, but if you seek quality help, that troubling story can even be something of a selling point for you. Meanwhile, scholastic dishonesty blacklists you for all eternity, which doesn’t seem fair. too equal in our society. This isn’t as much a call to action as it is noticing something backwards about society. Of course they’re both bad, and neither deserve to be lightened in the intensity culture puts on them. But the way we punish and treat past drug users and past cheaters seems backwards. Jackson Van Dyke, managing editor

Why Our Generation Is Great I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people talking about how they “should have been born in the 60s” or they “belong in the 90s.” It seems like it’s a common thought among people to wish they were born in a different generation. But we’re lucky to live in today’s world, no matter what you think of today’s culture. Nonetheless, there seems to be a major misrepresentation of our generation, often referred to as Generation Y or Millennials, in the media. We constantly read narcissistic headlines eration?” or the New York Times’ “The Go-Nowhere Generation.” However, contrary to many beliefs, I think that our generation is pretty great. We get picked on a lot for being obsessed with our technology. We get accused of losing social interaction. I don’t see this as a problem. We’re the only generation group that will actually adapt to this technological revolution. Simply stated: nobody else really understands. The rise of technology and accessibility has given way to something really important: awareness. We know what’s happening anywhere at any time. It doesn’t matter if it has to do with Hollywood or Russia, we’re always tuned in. Furthermore, we’re more inclined to question what’s happening around us. Movements such as feminism, and education reform are becoming increasingly powerful arguably because of the power of Gen Y. San Diego State University psychology professor

were reported to be as materialistic as ever. The concept of materialism has greatly changed over the years. In the 60s and 70s, materialism was wanting a TV set, but today it means needing a smartphone, or a laptop. Having material items has actually become an increasingly important necessity. Most students in the US need a laptop to go to school. Adding on to the laundry list of how Gen Y is portrayed, we are “lazy” and “entitled” because we don’t want to work traditional jobs. I’ll admit that I know a lot of people who have a sense of entitlement. It would be foolish to condemn Gen Y for not wanting “traditional jobs” or “desk jobs.” We live in a world that constantly shows how miserable people with so-called normal jobs are. We also see how exciting adventurous jobs are. This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s great. It means that many of us Frankly, I’m really over hearing how terrible Gen Y is, when those who rat on us fail to see how humans develop, change, and evolve as they grow. We’re making big changes, and it’s really your choice to view that as a good thing or a bad thing. Drew Davis, online editor in chief

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Censorship in the Newspaper Imagine a world where you would be punished for voicing your aspires to be like a normal newspaper, the same rules should apply. opinion. Someone is constantly looking over your shoulder to make High school journalists should be given the right to free speech sure you are saying the right things at the right time. This is what and be able to voice their opinions because it prepares them for high school journalists in many states the workforce and increase their awareness of have to face in class everyday, and, real world problems. what we as Zephyrus staff members have to deal with everyday. many advisors of these newspapers. They don’t Censorship has become a problem for want to end up getting in trouble for allowing many high school newspapers and has recently created controversy throughout ever, if they are essentially allowing students to the country. It has even sparked major debate within the staff of the Edina them for what it would be like to work at a real High School newspaper. If we compare newspaper? Isn’t it every teacher’s goal to set a high school newspaper to a regular students up for success after graduation? newspaper, the only difference is one I have considered countless times the possibilis run by students, while the other is run ity of majoring in English in college and becoming by adults. So if adults have the freedom a writer. I want to prepare myself for what the real to write without censorship, students should world will really be like before I get there. I am so be allowed to as well. grateful for being given the opportunity to write High school newspapers are not covered for a great newspaper like Zephyrus, but I can’t by First Amendment rights. The administraart by Sophie Cannon help but ask myself if living in fear of what others tion of any school is authorized to take over the will think is what a true newspaper is like. newspaper if they deem it necessary, without the advisor’s consent. While censorship is necessary in extreme cases, fearing the First Amendment rights promote freedom of speech, and in my consequences is not a valid reason. If we really want to be like The opinion, a newspaper should absolutely have these rights if they New York Times, we should not be afraid of a little controversy want to write articles about controversial topics. or backlash. Don’t get me wrong, I love the humorous articles we A good newspaper should be covering controversial topics and write, but I’m ready to start writing pieces that will really impact - people and their opinions. dom to write about what they choose, so if a high school newspaper Megan Hussey, culture editor

MLA Format

Everyone in high school is undoubtedly familiar with the literary manifestation of the devil, known unaffectionately as MLA format. For me, MLA doesn’t mean giving an author their recognition, it stands for the same thing as unfair copyright laws, and people pretending they’re better than other people because they can follow a set of dogmatic rules. Personally, there are no authors worth reading, much less enjoying, that would be honored to be credited using the horrible imperious rules of MLA format. I dare say Steinbeck would hate this rampant superiority. Gogol would hate this dogma. Emerson would despise an entire book written about how to pretend you’re better than people who don’t waste their life worrying about citing things using the MLA style. in writing, but only in things like journalism and

put it in a box, and force it into the mold of MLA smothers it. MLA does everything but encourage an emotional experience. This has an interesting relationship with stigma in general, which in essence represents an inability to see beyond a name, or even a goal. Neither of which should serve as a purpose of life. Take the college search as an example. So many people have an obsession over the college showcasing the melting pot that is our great they go to. Which is obviously healthy. But it’s United States. the reason for this obsession that matters. For Not to mention, the South is one of the many, it’s about the name of the school, and the most vibrant places for young people to live. With amazing opportunities for small busi- guarantee success. After you leave this big name ness owners and start-up companies, below the Mason-Dixon line may be your best bet. It’s slower pace and amiable mindset make This is really just an inability to think about it an ideal place to live, work, and raise a the future, an inability we can see just as well in family. the evils of MLA. You don’t need to think about If you’ve lived your entire life in the the writing if you just have to follow the rules North yet chastise the South on a consistent set out for you in order to cite it. basis, I highly suggest that you dismount Jackson Van Dyke, managing editor your high horse and live a little. If anything can teach you to be open minded and more cultured, it’s the South. Bess Pearson, outgoing senior

You Don’t Know the South and fried chicken. This is how I have heard the South being described by the majority of Northerners for the past twelve years. I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and both my mother and father attended school and lived in the South. Consequently, I have been surrounded I personally characterize the South by its unique culture, well-mannered inhabitants, and rich history. In all honesty, the anti-South mindset that so many harness is just a clear sign of the bias, lack of understanding, and exclusion that divided our country into the Union ing gross generalizations of any group of

people based on little-to-no knowledge is the epitome of intolerance and ignorance. Yes, slavery is part of the South’s history. But if you think that slavery occurred solely in the south you are off your rocker. George Washington, Mary Todd (and by extension Abraham Lincoln), and even Union army general William T. Sherman owned slaves. So if we are going to reincarnate history to the present we might as well characterize every United States citizen as being proslavery. The South is one of, if not the most, culturally vibrant regions of the country. -

Carolina boast music, art, and cuisine that

To Binge Watch or Not to Binge Watch With summer just around the corner, students are excited to start new TV shows or catch up on old ones. When deciding if you should cram a whole season into a day or keep it going for months, keep in mind all

As a connoisseur of television shows, I’ve taken both the binge-watching and the week-by-week healthier option.

Shows are meant to draw you in. When they leave you with a jawdropping cliff-hanger, there’s nothing better than being able to watch the next episode immediately rather than waiting a week. Another perk of binge watching is that these cliff-hangers won’t distract you.

within a few hours. However, those few hours that you’ve allotted will mostly likely turn into a whole day of mindless show watching. Taking your time with a show prevents you from wasting all your time on the couch and gives you a much needed hour break to enjoy your show, while still getting things done before and after.

Rauchle. “When it’s time for homework I don’t have to worry about show steadily is that during the week, you have something to look forward to. Binge watching also allows you to get more absorbed in the show. You can’t fall in love with characters you only see once a week. Watching consecutive episodes will make you very immersed in a show and its characters, which makes for a better viewing experience. You’ll remember almost every detail and the show becomes much more inter-

at the same time. This strategy was designed to suck viewers in so they would come back for the next season. Sarah Nealon, outgoing senior

started watching from the pilot episode and have been caught up ever since.That pre-scheduled hour of me time every Thursday night is the highlight of my week and nothing can stop me from enjoying every second of it. When I binge watch a show, the relationships, plot, and character development don’t get the chance to fully develop for me. Starting a show from the very beginning, and then having a week to process each episode gives me the opportunity to understand what’s happened and develop thoughts and feelings about the characters. Those feelings make the show that much more enjoyable and makes me feel like I’m part of the show. My personal connection with the plot and the characters also helps me wait so long for the next episode, feeling as if I owe it to them to keep up. Sophie Cannon, culture editor



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Take a Byte into That Apple Shout out to the class of 2014. You’ve made your college choice and you’re ready to go! But one last thing, how do you pick out a computer? “I mean, I don’t really know anything about computers, but I guess I would say that weight and the capacity of the hard drive are the most important things...” said Wheaton-bound senior Allie Whiteside. While bringing a desktop or a netbook is always a valuable option, this article will stick to looking at laptop characteristics. With the immense market that is portable computing, picking out the perfect computer can be a huge chore. Let me lay down a few important characteristics to consider when shopping for a laptop. First: Give yourself a price limit. There’s no point in falling in love with a computer that you can’t afford. Also, no one wants to be THAT guy middle of Best Buy. Set a limit, and stick to it. Second: Look at what your school supports and suggests. Some schools may require a speonly support a single brand. You don’t want to

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and your term paper is gone forever. Third: You have to carry this computer to the library and to class. You’ll probably want to sit in the quad and tan as you pretend to study for an Econ test. Make sure to think about the pounds and under, with a screen size of between Fourth: College is the time to spread your wings and fly. But you can only fly so high when you are tethered to a power cord. No one will want to have to sit in their dorm room or the library instead of sitting outside because their laptop battery only lasts twenty minutes. Make sure your prospective computing pal can make it through at least ten episodes of “House of Cards” (about eight hours) without too much trouble. For a student’s perspective, I turned to Brandon Wright who is heading to Harvard next fall. “I’ll be using a MacBook Pro [in college]. For me, [choosing] was between a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro. I knew I wanted a light

computer but solid processing and memory to handle some of my software and multitasking... The Pro definitely had more options for performance [upgrades], so I chose to get the Pro and soup it up with some extra performance features.” Wright went on to add that the “most important factor to consider” could vary greatly from person to person, but “in general I would say portability and how well it blends with the lifestyle of a college student.” Senior Katie Schleck, who has committed

Jammin’ in the Summer This summer over 140 acts are coming to Minneapolis, with performances ranging in style from singer Katy Perry to comedian Tracy Morgan. However, the big trend this summer seems to be older musicians coming back. One of the biggest of these concerts is undoubtedly Fleetwood Mac’s reunion tour, which kicked off in the Xcel Energy center on Apr. 28. “I’m reluctantly excited, due to a fear that it might just be recycled material, but still glad that they’re coming,” said Fleetwood Mac fan and junior Wes Muilenberg before the concert. Of course, Fleetwood Mac isn’t the only

artist from a bygone era planning a concert in Minneapolis this summer. Styx, Cher, and Buddy Guy, all of whom had their hits decades ago, are planning on coming to Minneapolis on Jul. 17, Jun. 11, and Sept. 7, respectively. One of the biggest acts is Paul McCartney, a former Beatle with around 50 years of musical experience, is playing at Target Field on Aug. 2 in a show that has already sold out. And plenty of artists in their heyday are coming to the Twin Cities too. Tegan and Sara, performers of the song “Everything is AWESOME!!!!” from the recent blockbuster “The

CGI, and poorly-written dialogue. But are there movies that shine through the junk and give us a glimpse of cinema’s potential in the hottest months of the year? Westbrook cites last year’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” an independently-produced

Movie remakes are often a dreaded update of

Lego Movie,” in June. Vampire Weekend and Chvrches, both of whom have recently put out an album are also stopping by. But music that you’re likely to hear on the radio isn’t the only kind playing in Minneapolis over the summer. Timothy McManus, an Edina High School math teacher, recently enjoyed seeing the Minnesota Orchestra. “They were good, I was very impressed,” said McManus. “It was kind of like the POPS concert.” John Osler, news editor

received (both critically and commercially) “Iron Man 3” came out in May. He also noted

scored a full 15% higher the original. The likely ing, energetic choreography and a better adjusted southern feel. Sophomore Maggie Walsh agreed that the remake is better. “The guys are a lot hotter in the new one,” she said. “Freaky Friday” (1976/2003): Both versions

Generally, movies meant to be in Oscar

wholeheartedly. Micah Osler, outgoing senior -

few of it’s stars. However, when compared on

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after its release last April, as a movie that manages to break the action-adventure mold. In fact, she believes its release date might have hurt its awards chances. “It didn’t get very much attention from awards ceremonies,” she said. “[It] might have had to do with the fact that it was released in the summer.”

expect. But somewhere, somehow, a few movies were able to slip through the cracks of this stereotype. How is this possible? Just ask sophomore and movie remake enthusiast Ellie Kewitsch. “A remake really depends on the director, actors, and the style they chose to remake it. If they keep the plot but change time period, age group, etc., it can turn out really unique,” she said. “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)/ “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005): & the Chocolate Factory” (based on the 1964 book were slightly more novel. By the time the remake came out, the use of special effects in movies and especially CGI were fairly common. However, the remake still proved to be a solid second take, integrating new scenes that had not been mentioned in the book or previous movie and modernizing slightly to the appeal of the 21st century audience. “Footloose” (1984/2011): “Footloose” was a movie that created cherished memories for some

mer movies in general. “I think summer is a good time [for movies],” he said. “May and June [are] typically a very good time.” This hits at something bigger about the summer movie season – it’s more about type

studios (correctly or not) as serious and wellacted enough to garner awards are released in mid-autumn through mid-winter, while crowd-pleasers are usually released in a window between April and August. While the prior group might inspire more fanatical devotion and critical adoration, there are still plenty of people who believe that summer is, in fact, the best time to see a quality movie. In the end, though, it seems that there is a common ground between those who prefer autumn’s more cerebral fare and those who crave summer’s well-crafted action – a radioactive Japanese monster. “I am very, very excited about ‘Godzilla,’”

anyways.” As for why she’s bringing a Mac over a PC, Schleck responded, “because apples are my favorite fruit!” Will Hagens, outgoing senior

So Unoriginal

Sun-”Screen”! “Summer is usually a really bad time for movies, at least for the movies I really like.” So thinks senior Emma Westbrook, one of Edina

to the University of Wisconsin, Madison said “I have a MacBook Air that I’m going to bring with me... I love that it’s thin and not heavy so it won’t add a bunch of extra weight lugging it up Bascom Hill everyday, and although it doesn’t

or not, the movie was still popular and the remake even more so. The 2003 version scoring higher than the original on Rotten Tomatoes. The newer version was not only adjusted to the time, it also presented some of it’s humor more smoothly than its earlier counterpart. “Hairspray” (1988/2007): The original classic was popular for its time, bringing up social issues in the midst of choreographed musical numbers (seeing that it was a musiEfron straight out of his “High School Musical” days so it pretty much trumps everything. Ellie Bender, opinion editor


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How to Achieve a Safe and Perfect Tan

Bergsten stated, “Those who are tanning now are being diagnosed with skin cancer when they are thirty.” If you’re tanning in a public place, please cover up with a swimsuit, at least. The majority of those around you don’t want to see what your parents gave you. Although a natural tan looks the best, getting there can take work. “The worst part of tanning is waiting to see results. I feel like I’m getting tan but when I take off my

sunglasses to check, I’m still pale,” said sophomore Maggie Walsh. Besides waiting for the sun to work its magic, natural tans can also involve to avoid those nasty t-shirt and sock tans is to simply give those areas occasional sun. We still have a while before summer comes, and if you happen to be one of the unfortunate that didn’t turn into a golden god or goddess over spring break and don’t want to wait until summer, there is the opportunity to try out a spray tan. These tans have the possibility of turning out really well, but there are many cases where one comes out looking like an Oompa Loompa. According to Allure magazine, it is always best to err on the light side, to exfoliate your skin beforehand, and lightly blot drips or pools of tanner. Another option for a fake tan is going to a tanning bed, but keep in mind all the controversy around these. It is ultimately your decision but Little advised, “No tanning beds.” Multiple studies have shown that the tanning bed’s UV lights can lead to skin cancer. For a gradual tan, the best method is tanning lotion. Two popular and cheap brands are NIVEA Sun-Kissed Radiance Gradual Tanner, and Jergens Natural Glow. Be careful using tanning lotions, the more self-tanner doesn’t necessarily mean the darker the tan, but rather more orange looking skin. It can be tricky business trying to get an overall even tone. So before starting, exfoliating will decrease the chance of uneven, blotchy results. Also put on gloves to avoid tanning the palms of your

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Summer is coming, which means many people will probably be spending a lot of time outside, getting a natural tan. Before you sit back and relax, put on some sunscreen. This wonderful product can be annoying, and might seem like a big barrier to the tanning process, but it could mean the difference between life and death. That’s right, skin cancer. “Slip, slop, slap. Slip on clothes, slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat,” says Health Service Associate Cesley Bergsten. Use a generous amount. Although some might think it will block your tan, don’t worry, it won’t. Don’t forget to put it on your feet, because getting burned there can make it hard to walk. After you rub in all the sunscreen and let it soak for 20 minutes or so, you are free to jump in the pool or lay out in the sun. If you are outside for a long period of time, remember to reapply the sunscreen. “The only thing you can really do if you get burned is to deal with it,” said Edina High School nurse, Ann Little. “But tanning is skin damage so watch for

hands, which can be the clear giveaway of a fake tan. When applying the tanning lotion, use broad strokes and avoid spots where the sun doesn’t shine, like the soles of your feet. If you end up with orange streaks or smudges, a quick shower should fade them away. If that doesn’t work, adding a cup of milk to a bath is said to help tone down the color because of the lactic acids. Ankles, knees, and elbows can be tricky, but you can tone down mistakes with Marissa Nelson, opinion editor

Marveling at Marvel Movies

One of the hottest trends right now is movies based on comic book heroes, and the most popular of those are made by Marvel Entertainment. Since 1944, Marvel has produced a total of thirty-seven

to play Iron Man. He created such an enjoyable character, that it became possible to watch over and over again. 3. “The Avengers”: This movie broke records.

1. “X-Men First Class”: Kickstarting our list is most likely the best movie in the X-Men series. What was so amazing about this was that the viewers can see the history and relationship between the well-known enemies of Professor X and Magneto. 2. “Iron Man”: This movie was a great portrayal of the narcissistic billionaire Tony Stark. It was funny, even when he was a prisoner and

together, bringing the Avengers team together for the first time. It featured the same humor Tony Stark always has, but with all six heroes saving the world from the God of Mischief, Loki. “The Avengers is my favorite because all of my favorite heroes came together as a team,” said sophomore Yochanna Kancherla. 4. “Spider-Man”: Most believe that Tobey Maguire in the original Spider-Man trilogies played a much better Peter Parker than Andrew

minutes. Robert Downey Jr. was the best man

very attractive,” said sophomore Hailey Hagen.

You are able to see Parker’s transformation from a nerdy outcast into the web-slinging hero much more clearly. Also, it’s enjoyable to watch the relationship between Peter Parker and his best friend, Harry Osborn, his best friend, evolve. 5. “X-Men the Last Stand”: The end to the highly acclaimed X-Men trilogy, it shows the rivalry between humans and mutants. The difference between this and First Class is that it is set later in time and chronicles long term enemies coming together to save the mutant race. The best of the X-Men comic storyline such as Colossus and Angel. With very dramatic plot twists and a hopeful ending, this movie will always be one of my favorites. Farhia Osman, features editor

The Bonnaroo Music Festival is one of the biggest summer music events and takes place June 12th-15th in Manchester, Tennessee . Edina High School senior Jack Hennenberg will be making the trip. “Since we’re seniors we were gonna do a little something fun for our last summer, and we thought we should go to a music festival. It was kind of up to Lalapalooza, Coachella, or Bonnaroo, and when we saw the lineup for Bonnaroo we just had to go,” said Hennenberg. Bonnaroo will please music lovers of all genres. More than 125 artists will be attending and performing on thirteen stages, including Elton John, Kanye West, The Broken Bells, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, and more. “I’m excited to see Frank Ocean, The Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye,” said Hennenberg. This festival is not only for music lovers. There will also be more than twenty comedians, a 5K run, a disco, a cinema, lots of food, and even a giant waterslide! The festival is open twenty-four hours a day for four days, and is the largest camping event in North America. “Everyone kind of just camps in in the car and just camp,” said Hennenberg. Tickets are sold in thirty-seven countries

to participate in the event. At the moment, ticket prices are nearing three-hundred dollars. Don’t let the cost scare you off though, because it’s a pretty reasonable price for four days of limitless entertainment. In addition to this, it is the only music festival in North America that runs for 24 hours without a curfew, and it even has its own Ben and Jerry’s Bonnaroo isn’t the only music bonanza taking place this summer. Senior Ian Anderson is attending Summerfest. “I chose Summerfest because it’s cheaper than those I think, and I’ll be able to roadtrip out there. We’re gonna drive there and spend the night,” said Anderson. Summerfest takes place right next door in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so it won’t be such a haul to get there. Despite the fact that there are over eight hundred acts over the course of eleven days (Jun. 25-Jul. 6), Anderson is only stoked for one. “The Dave Matthews Band. That’s the only person I am seeing anyway so that’s who I’m really excited to see,” he said. Erik Lindquist, features editor

Matthew Dulas: The Underground Hipster We all know those people who brag about the music they listen to being the best. People who know senior Matt Dulas would probably classify him this way, but we will see if some of his favorite Indie/ Alternative bands stand the test of my reviews. Broken Bells: A duo comprised of the Shins’ lead singer James Mercer and famous producer Danger Mouse. These guys really know how to make music. With songs from their debut album such as, “The High Road,” “Vaporize,” and “The Mall and the Misery,” they became one of my favorites very quickly. The combination of Mercer’s voice and acoustic guitar skills with Danger Mouse’s legendary electronica beats and production experience makes some truly great songs. Their new album “After the Disco,” was released in January of 2014, which featured a Broken Bells’ sound was really about. The band gets 8 out of 10.

The Head and the Heart: While some may revel in the comfort of hits like “Lost in my Mind” and “Rivers and Roads,” this band just doesn’t quite do it for me. I feel like they are just a nameless Indie tive sound to call their own. When listening to them, one could easily confuse them for the Lumineers or Band of Horses. Maybe a few years out they will have better defined their sound and strayed from their current blandness. The songs themselves aren’t unpleasant to listen to, but when you hear a string of their music, it gets repetitive very fast. Step your game up Dulas, 5.5 out of 10. Death Cab for Cutie: This band is known for their quiet sound with soft, sweet vocals from frontman Ben Gibbard. Songs like “Pictures in an Exhibition,” “Transatlanticism,” “Soul Meets Body,” “I will Follow you into the Dark,” “Grapevine Fires,” and “You are a Tourist,” all exemplify the group’s solid

productions throughout their various albums. That choose which songs are better than others. With only a few exceptions, I’d say this is the type of music one can fall asleep to, in a good way. Also, while most some special value in hearing Death Cab’s awlbums straight through. All in all, I’ll give this band an 8.5 out of 10. Not too shabby Matthew. The Wombats: Although I’m not terribly familiar with this band, after listening to a few of their songs, they are a slightly above average modern British band at best. I drew similarities to Two Door Cinema Club their sound, but really couldn’t see myself listening to them on a consistent basis. I will concede that “Jump into the Fog” is a pretty catchy song. I feel a bit guilty giving them this score, but I don’t think they’re worthy of anything better, 6.5 out of 10.

photo by Maddie Fischer get right, but when it’s done right, it can be pretty great. Good choices Dulas, but don’t play any Head and the Heart while I’m around, sorry man. Noah Chestler, opinion editor

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Match the following outgoing Zephyrites to their baby picture! 1. ___ Jack Hultstrand 2. ___ Sarah Nealon 3. ___ Clare Ling 4. ___ Matt Dulas

5. ___ Hannah Sommerville 6. ___ Micah Osler 7. ___ Sarah Aydinalp 8. ___ Adair Andre

9. ___ Bridgit Loeffelholz 10. ___ Will Hagens


Note: The following outgoing Zephyrites failed to turn in their baby pictures for publication. The Editorial Board was forced to find alternative photos for these staff members. Bess Pearson loves to

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deep into the abyss as she fondles her luscious locks.

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coiffed hair.

Answers: 1,C; 2,A; 3,F; 4,I; 5,B; 6,E; 7,J; 8,H; 9,G; 10,D

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