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The Capulet Ball
God Squad Vigil
Beginning Friday night at 10 p.m. and continuing until Saturday morning at 6 a.m., God Squad will be holding a Lenten All-Night Vigil. It will be held at Father Jarrod’s parish of St. John Clonmel.
Cheerleading tryouts will be held after school in the cave. The positions of the departing seniors need to be filled. Try something new and show your school spirit with cheerleading.
April 22-25 Easter Break
Beginning on Good Friday, Easter break runs until Easter Monday of the following week. However, just because Easter Sunday has passed, that doesn’t mean the Easter season is over. Continue to celebrate Christ!
Rachel Hubbard (top row, far left) and her fellow choir members in front of Radio City Music Hall. The choir performed at Carnegie Hall.
Rachel Hubbard, along with other members of the Madrigals and Chantrelles from the BCCHS choir, traveled to New York City to perform in the famed Carnegie Hall.
Q: What was the first thing you did upon arriving in New York? A: We got settled into our hotel that night and then we went and saw “Mama Mia!” that night. Q: What music did you perform at Carnegie Hall? Did only concert choir go, or the seperate groups? Which This year’s Prom theme is “A Midgroup are you in? summer Night’s Dream.” The dance A: We performed “Requiem,” “Gloria,” “Rise Up My will be held at the Cotillion, and AfLove,” and “River in Judea,” all composed by John ter Prom will be at Bishop Carroll. Leavitt. Only the Madrigals and Chantrelles went. I’m Tickets are $20 per person and After in Madrigals. Prom tickets are $5 a person. Q: What was the most exciting thing you did? A: Singing in Carnegie Hall was amazing! We saw “Phantom of the Opera,” on Broadway, and the dinner cruise around the Satue of Liberty was awesome. Q: How did you celebrate a successful performance? A: With a dinner cruise. I cried, I’m not gonna lie. I told myself I wouldn’t, but then Mrs. Seiler was Think you know your feland I couldn’t help it! We got mac low classmates really well? ‘n cheese and pizza for dinner. The Find out on pages 12-13 in cruise was basically a dance on a the ultimate Bishop Carroll boat. We sailed around the Statue of match game. Liberty until 2 in the morning! Photo illustration by Kristyn Chapman
April 30 Prom
Aubrey Logsdon’s fourth-hour freshman English class made masks for its very own Capulet Ball. “We’re doing this to prepare for ‘Romeo adn Juliet,’ and to learn about the time period of the play,” she said. The famous Capulet Ball, from “Romeo & Juliet,” is the scene in which Romeo and Juliet meet and fall madly in love. The students, prior to beginning the play in class, acted out this scene in an effort to explore the Renaissance time period and gain a better understanding of the era in which the play was written. Students used multicolored feathers, shiny beads, sparkly glitter glue, vibrant pieces of felt, markers, and pipe cleaners to decorate their masks. Once completed, the masks were like a kaleidoscope. Many were different animal shapes, because during the Renaissance, ball masks looked like animals. The girls’ masks were generally prettier than the boys’, with lots of glitter, feathers, and beads. The boys’ masks, however, were very creative, ranging from large square-ish ones that looked to have a crest on them to small ones covered in dark feathers. The ball took place in the library on Feb. 14. In addition to their masks, the students brought Renaissance food and used Renaissance-style compliments on each other. And since they were attending a ball, there was definitely some dancing involved. “My favorite thing about my mask is the feathers,” freshman Carly Clasen said. “Making these was fun!” -Melanie Tidball
Logsdon’s students gathered in the library for the Capulet Ball and performed a Renaissance dance. Photo by Haley Berning
Teen truck driving dangers Seniors Blake Bullinger and Cameron Shirkey and junior Evan Koehler pose in front of their trucks. A recent National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study shows that young male drivers are especially aggressive drivers when operating pickup trucks. Photo by Abby Mies.
Logan Fritz Staff Writer Does what you drive influence how you drive? New results from a National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study, focusing on young drivers, has found surprising distinctions that separates 16-17 year-old drivers from 18-20 year-old drivers and also takes into account variables such as vehicle type. In addition, it was found that drivers are most dangerous when driving with one young passenger. According to the study, the most aggressive drivers on the road are 16-17 years old drivers, specifically those driving pick-up trucks. These aggressive tendencies, when combined with lack of experience, leads to “an over-representation of 16-17 year old drivers in traffic crashes.” The study went on to say that when drivers turn 18 years old, aggressive driving begins to decrease. Students are split on whether they agree with these statistics. Some students believe that the novelty of driving makes new drivers more cautious. “I think 16- and 17-year olds are more cautious,” senior Brett McGreevy said. “They don’t want to get pulled over because they just got their license. When you turn eighteen you sometimes get an
invulnerability feeling, like nothing can happen to you.” Other students agree that inexperience makes new drivers more aggressive, and therefore more dangerous drivers. “I see 16- and 17-year-olds drive more dangerously,” 17 year-old pick-up truck driver Evan Koehler said. “They have less experience and are always in a hurry.” When choosing a car for a new driver, the study shows that a pick-up truck may not be the best answer. Not only do pick-up trucks tend to trigger aggressive driving behavior, but they also “appear to be more dangerous in terms of injury severity in crashes relative to sedans, vans, and SUVs.” Senior Travis Holbrook recently learned first-hand the dangers of driving when a car pulled out in front of his truck at the intersection of Central and Maize. Neither driver was injured, but the car had major damage and the truck was totaled. Holbrook believes that his truck protected him in the crash, but that trucks are a greater danger to the many smaller cars on the road. “When I buy a new car, I want something smaller that I can maneuver easier and have more control,” Holbrook said. The most shocking finding of the document was to dispel the notion that teenagers are most dangerous when they are driving with more than one of their peers in the car. Instead, the study found that “the most dangerous situation
from a driver injury standpoint is when there is a single young passenger in the vehicle,” and that “it is safer for drivers to have two or more young passengers.” Prior to this study, the general consensus was that the more passengers in a car, the more likely a crash may occur. Although this belief was proven groundless, the study went on to say that “there is no documented empirical evidence of the detrimental effect of strict passenger restrictions,” so current passenger laws will probably stay in effect. Current Kansas law states that drivers under the age of 17 can have “no more than one passenger who is under the age of 18.” “I could see six people in a car being safer than one,” Senior Michael Eastman said. “With six, they are all going to be talking to each other. With one, you’re trying to carry on a conversation and entertain.” Countless studies have been done enumerating the causes of car crashes, but few solutions have been found. Senior Angie Linnebur believes the onerous weight of dangerous driving does not hang solely on young drivers, but on anyone who risks the dangers of the road. “It doesn’t matter how good of a driver you are, it still comes down to how everyone else drives. I’ve had three friends wreck their cars in the past month, and only one of them was at fault.”
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Issue 5 Volume 23 April 8, 2011
They Can Dance
if They Want To
Anna Deines Kelly Gawlak
Business Manager Christian McCaulley
Features Editor Kaitlynn Grube
Online Editor Erika Northcutt
Kristyn Chapman Matthew McKernan
Design Editor Hannah Keating
Sports Editor Alex Walters
Writers/Designers Austin Armstrong Alyssa Beck Christian Berger Logan Fritz AnneMarie Hauge Tyler Heng Chris Hybl Emily Jacobs Melissa Lies Jared Ohm Maddie Oxler Kathleen Rajewski Rachel Tangney Melanie Tidball
Photographers Haley Berning Amanda McVey Abby Mies
Kollen Long The Flyer is the student-produced newspaper of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Editorials are a consensus of the Flyer staff and are not necessarily the opinion of the adviser, administration, faculty, or the Catholic Diocese.
Elizabeth Goenner Journalism The Mafia is the most famous mob in history, but the Bishop Carroll flash mob deserves a place next to them in the history books. During halftime of the Senior vs. Faculty basketball game on March 8th, all was uneventful until the music started, and the teachers stood up, clapping and dancing to the music. This proved to students that there really is another side their teachers than the disciplinarian in the front of the classroom. (Shocking, isn’t it?) Beginning in kindergarten, students develop their own strange view of teachers. Children think that their teachers are there to teach them, and not do anything else. This is the reason that so many people are shocked when they see their teacher outside of school. This way of thinking continues through high school, and only people that live with teachers know any differently. When the teachers began to dance, students were shocked. First of all, they weren’t expecting it, and second, it was—gasp!—their teachers. No longer
were the teachers lecturing or complaining about their sore feet, but they were on their feet laughing and clapping and grooving to the music. Mrs. Meeker was in deep concentration on how to add precise physics moves into the routine. Mrs. Harshberger added a hint of modern style by sporting BC shades. Coach Peter was intent on getting the moves down and having a great time. By the looks of Miss Logsdon, dead in the middle of the mob, was entertained by the students shock and the audacity of the teachers. For the first time all year, students weren’t complaining about their teachers at the end of the day with the usual griping about homework, but they were praising them, congratulating them, and asking to watch the YouTube video over and over again. The flash mob changed the students’ perception of teachers. So thank you, Bishop Carroll flash mob, for showing the student body that teachers are humans too.
What we leave behind Logan Fritz Staff Writer
I only remember one thing from my first day at Bishop Carroll. It wasn’t meeting my friends after a long summer, or trying to open my locker for the first time. The memory that has stuck was Father Jarrod’s welcoming homily where he challenged us to, “leave Carroll better than how you found it.” So, the question becomes as seniors what have we left behind? You could say we have the new Activities Complex and the Family Field, but that’s not quite right. Past generations of alumni have given these buildings to us. What we have done is filled these shells with the school spirit we ourselves have had passed down to us. We did not build the gym; we filled it with our hard work and school pride. We did not fund or lay the turf. We watered it with our sweat and blood. And all this work has not gone unnoticed. We leave behind new hardware on the walls, from
repeat-performers like football and cross-country to developing programs, such as soccer and swimming. Our tradition of excellence on the field has been upheld, and looking back one can say that this tradition has been grown. And yet we’ve accomplished much more than this. Off the field, we’ve pushed ourselves in the classroom. We will graduate 2 National Merit Finalists and countless Kansas Honor Scholars. Spiritually, we leave a large, active God Squad and a community that allows faith to thrive. Each senior will leave a small part of himself here at Bishop Carroll. What you leave behind is your decision, your choice. But it will also be our legacy. Remember this as we finish up our last days at Carroll. How will our legacy leave Carroll better than how we found it?
Keep the peace: Out of my space Erika Northcutt | Staff Writer You know, I’ve never been one to really complain much, but there’s just been something really driving me crazy recently. With track season starting, the hallways are beginning to fill up with 5,000 track bags stowed carefully above the lockers. That’s all fine and dandy—until they are above my locker! Honestly, put your bags above your own locker! Now I’m not referring to the times when my neighbor’s bag edges over mine; that’s acceptable. What I’m talking about are the times when some random guy come over to grab his bag. “Excuse me, sir, are you even a senior!?!?” I asked oh so polietly. No response. I get that you have to put your bags somewhere, and seeing them above YOUR locker doesn’t bother me. Note though that the emphasis is on the YOUR part of that sentence. Let’s keep the peace for the last few weeks of school and keep our things in our own little bubbles.
Choir’s Trip to the Big Apple Kelly Gawlak Editor
It was just an average summer afternoon. The sun was shining, the birds were singing—and then suddenly the fateful email arrived in my mom’s inbox. We were both unprepared for the words it contained. The BCCHS madrigals and chanterelles were invited to sing in New York City, and not just anywhere in New York City, but the historically famous Carnegie Hall! “Someone pinch me because I must be dreaming!” Those words must have run through my mind a thousand times. It just didn’t seem possible. How could a mere high school choir from little ol’ Wichita, Kansas be invited to one of the most famous places on the planet? It seemed like a beautiful dream leading up to a rude awakening. Time passed quickly and, before I knew it, we were all at the airport at 6 in the morning. I was half asleep, so the fact that in just a few hours I would be landing in New York City hadn’t quite hit me. When we arrived, it did. Everyone was buzzing with excitement. As we headed out to our bus, the anticipation grew. It would be the first time I saw the city in person. A bus picked up the choir, and we headed to our hotel in Manhattan. And so
the sight-seeing began. With so little time and such a big city to see, we wanted to make sure we spent our time wisely. We saw Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Broadway. I loved Broadway; the whole street was lined with theatres with large marquees and bright lights. I was lucky enough to see three musicals, “Mamma Mia!”, “Memphis”, and “The Phantom of the Opera.” Even though it burned a hole in my wallet, it was well worth it. There is nothing quite like seeing a musical on Broadway. All the site-seeing, shopping, and exploring was just the pre-show, however. The main event was our concert in Carnegie. The hall can hold up to 2,804 people. Even though it was not full, there was still a goodsized crowd coming to watch us. Can you believe it? They were coming to watch us. We were performing on the same stage as the Beatles and Frank Sinatra! We were focused, determined to put on a fabulous performance. We walked out on the stage with smiling faces. The crowd applauded for us. The overture started. I took deep breaths. And the show begin. Fortyfive minutes later we were starting our final piece, “River in Judea” by John Leavitt, our conductor. However, for that song he wasn’t conducting, but rather sat down at the keys to show off his piano skills. I have never seen anyone play piano like him. That song was the best of the night. We gave our all, and by the end of the song I was trying to catch my breath not only from the singing but from the standing ovation that we received. That was a feeling like no other. Following our performance, the choirs celebrated by taking a trip on a yacht around the Statue of Liberty. We celebrated until 2:30 in the morning. Sadly, the trip was coming to a close, but it was a weekend I’ll never forget. This was a once in a lifetime experience! Not only did I get to visit a place that I might never have gotten to see, but I also got to spend the trip with some good friends, leaving me memories to last a lifetime.
from the hometown hockey player... to the world famous heart throb.
Top 5 Hits:
1) Baby 2) Love Me 3) U Smile 4) Never Say Never 5) One Time Do Bishop Carroll students love or hate Justin Bieber? A poll taken on how many BC students love and hate Justin Bieber shows we have Bieber Fever!
Interesting Facts Most People Don’t Know About Justin - Justin only drinks water at room temperature in order to keep his voice strong. He never drinks pop. - He got a brand new Range Rover for his 16th birthday. - Bieber went on his first date at The King’s Buffet. - JB can sing in French. - Before every concert, he says a prayer with his band and mom. - Justin plays the piano, trumpet, guitar, drums, and sings. - He was more into sports when he was younger than into music.
How well do you know Justin Bieber?
1. How was Justin Bieber discovered? He was discovered through a youtube video of him singing in a competition. 2. What’s his favorite color? Purple 3. Does he have any tatoos? Yes, he has a small tatoo of a bird on his hip resembling his dad’s tatoo. 4. What’s his favorite sport? Hockey. He played it his whole childhood in Canada. 5. Where’s his favorite place to sing? The shower. He claims it has the best acoustics. 6. What does he like to do in his free time? He enjoys hanging out with friends and riding around on his Segway.
Left: Justin Bieber smiles for the camera on the red carpet at the Grammy awards. Above left: Justin and singer/actor Jaden Smith sing their hit song “Never Say Never” together. Above right: Justin Bieber shows the world his new hair cut at the Golden Globes. Right: Justin Bieber shows off his dance moves while performing.
Swift Impressions Jared Ohm & Kathleen Rajewski Staff Writers
6 Random Facts about T-Swift • Taylor’s favorite TV shows are the crime-dramas “Law and Order: SVU” and “CSI.” The singer considers herself an “expert” on the shows, and would want to be a forensic detective if she weren’t in the music industry. • Swift’s childhood crushes were the members of the band Hanson — especially Taylor. She’s said that she’d love to do a duet with him. • When Taylor Swift gets bored she likes to conduct random baking experiments in her kitchen. • Swift used to keep practicing her guitar until her fingers bled. • Taylor Swift’s grandmother was a professional opera singer, and inspired Taylor to become a singer. • Taylor likes to look up strange medical problems
Who her songs are really about “Dear John” is about John Mayer “Forever & Always” written about Joe Jonas “Back to December” is about Taylor Lautner “Innocent” written about Kanye West “Enchanted” written about Owl City singer Adam Young
Taylor Swift on Fearless: “To me, fearless isn’t not having fear. It’s not that you’re not afraid of anything. I think that being fearless is having a lot of fears, but you jump anyway.”
Splash a little dip into everything
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Upcoming Concerts and Events at the Intrust Bank Arena Billy Currington Uncle Cracker
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may 19 Tim Mcgraw
may 14 avenged Sevenfold may 21 Josh Groban
Luke Bryan Band Perry
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Ke$ha Artist Story
Kesha located the home of Prince while in Los Angeles and made a bold move for the sake of her future music career. The star trespassed onto his property but was soon found and thrown out. However, not before she left her demo with him. Kesha received her first big break when she did background vocals for Flo Rida’s hit song “Right Round,” but received no official credit or payment. She also refused to be in the video because she didn’t want to be objectified and lusted over. -Jared Ohm
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who's behind the items? Bishop Carroll students let their signature looks speak for them. Can you guess who they are?
Choose a match:
1.Elizabeth Beversdorf 2.Braedon Butcher 3. Amanda Kwasniak 4. Becca Powell 5.Sam Peck 6. Liza Jackson 7. Stephen Johnson 8. Audrey Hall
Big dreams Melissa Lies Staff Writer
Photo by Kristyn Chapman
he atmosphere is calm, with a side of enthusiasm, as freshman Ariel Schmidt skates out onto the ice to begin her practice. She begins by quickly and gracefully skating around the rink. She is determined but keeps her composure and power as she practices for her upcoming competitions. To the untrained eye, Schmidt appears to simply be skating around, but she is working on precise angles and movements to make her figure skating exact and pleasurable to watch. Schmidt was first introduced to skating when she signed up for a Learn to Skate program with a friend. A year later, her friend discontinued the lessons, but Schmidt continued on. Schmidt has now been skating for about six years. In those years she has been advancing and maturing in her technique and abilities. Last year, when her group, the Wichita Figure Skating Club, chose its yearly awards, Schmidt received the Most Improved and the Skater of the Year awards. These are extraordinary awards to win because they show leadership, hard work, and dedication. Schmidt practices four times a week. She practices for an average of an hour at each of her several practices, and she starts her practices as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:15 p.m. Schmidt mentions that she knows she loves skating because otherwise, she would not be getting up so early. Schmidt is part of a fairly new group and competition for skaters called Solo Dance. Solo Dance is a type of skating where one skates a partner dance without a partner. The availability for male skaters in Schmidt’s club is minimal so
she participates in these competitions. Her favorite part about competing is that she always feels relaxed and confident. When she performs, she usually feels as if she is not ready, and she hates testing because of all the stress to complete a requirement. Considering all the different aspects of skating, Schmidt says she would summarize it all with one word – amazing. “I am just excited,” Schmidt said about her feelings before competition. “I just want to go skate and see what happens.” Most of the competitions that Schmidt competes in are during the summer, and, including travel, practice, and performances, usually takes up to roughly five days. Schmidt’s mother, Tammy Schmidt, mentions that one of the toughest parts of being a parent of a skater is preparing for competitions, because there is so much to plan for such as the hotel, the travel, the competition admission, what coach will also be attending, and how to cover the costs. Schmidt’s mother is very content with her daughter’s choice of hobby. The whole skating ordeal is very costly, but Schmidt’s mother says that
when a kid is so passionate about something, you simply have to find a way to make ends meet. Schmidt’s mother enjoys her daughter as a skater, and although she cannot pinpoint one favorite memory, she loves watching her daughter skate, is very proud of her and mentioned with a smile, “I love it because she loves it.” Schmidt points out that the hardest part for her with skating is learning new moves and mastering new dances because they usually take a year to learn and complete. The most difficult move that Schmidt is currently working on is her intricate footwork in ice dancing. One of Ariel’s coaches, Anjanette Jacobs, has been coaching Ariel for four years. Coaching Schmidt is a joy for Jacobs. “She is always enthusiastic; she rarely misses lessons, gives 100 percent all the time,” Jacobs said. “She is very committed and dedicated. She has really good edge control and power and flow.” These attributes are beneficial because they are good qualities to possess as an ice dancer and figure skater. Schmidt claims that her passion in skating is to get to the highest level she can and her inspiration is essentially her friends. She says she keeps working hard because of her passion for it and how much she loves it. A pet peeve that Schmidt has is when others do not believe figure skating is a sport because the judging is subjective. However, Schmidt is determined that figure skating is definitely a sport. Although Schmidt views figure skating as more of a hobby, she thoroughly enjoys every minute and continually tries to do her best. When asked where she would like to see herself as a skater in a few years, Schmidt replied, “I would like to say with a partner, but probably loving skating as much as I do now.”
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Above: Lead actors Gavin Myers and Breck Schmidt cross swords during an intense scene. Left: Devin Bacha, playing Oswald, is exasperated by his menâ€™s bungled attempts to capture Robin Hood. Photos by Matt Mckernan
Hood Above: Gavin Myers spills out his heart in a musical number during the play. Myers played the character of Guy Gisborne, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Above Right: Breck Schmidt and Sara Ast, who played Robin Hood and Maid Marian, take the stage and sing out with the rest of the cast.
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I would get blended up to where all my peices flowed out of the blender and then glue myself back together.
I parallel park because it’s a lot faster and I personally think it’s easier. What shoe do you put on first and why? I put on my right shoe first, I guess because I’m righthanded.
If you became a multimillionare overnight, what would you buy?
A small island. When is the last time you played the air guitar and what song did you play?
Last night. I played “Soda in the Water Cup.”
If you were the size of a pencil stuck in a blender, how would you get out?
Do you parallel park or drive around the block and why?
What’s the strangest talent you have? Being able to go over level 14 on Call of Duty.
Students speak out... How do you eat your cookies?
I dip them in milk and then eat them. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done while riding in the car?
I rolled down my window and threw a rock at the car beside us.
Logsdon By Chloe Armagost, Shannon Conover, and Lexi Dorn Journalism Aubrey Logsdon isn’t afraid to have a little fun with her students — that is, until they end up in handcuffs. Logsdon said she has had many enjoyable times in her classroom, including last year with one of her students put on handcuffs that had been used in a skit. It was funny until Logsdon realized the boy couldn’t get the handcuffs off. “I had to tell the office I was sending down a kid in handcuffs. That was fun,” Logsdon said with a smile. Logsdon, a graduate of BC, teaches freshman English. She said she “loves” the subject she teaches, especially Shakespeare. “I love Shakespeare,” she said.
“I get really excited and do a lot of jumping up and down in front of the classroom. I like to share my excitement with my students.” Interestingly, Logsdon didn’t originally plan to be a teacher. While a student at Carroll, she hoped to be a marine biologist. However, her love of English led her to teaching. She has never regretted the decision, adding that students respond to her laid-back style. “Every class is unique and fun,” she said. “I love every one of them but just in a different way.” Logsdon has one special memory of when she made a difference. During her first yer of teaching, one of her students was involved with gangs and drugs. Logsdon counseled the student and prayed with him, helping him turn his life around. “That was definitely a big grace from God,” she said.
Photos by Haley Berning
Beginning journalism students profile 2 faculty members
by Madeline Lubbers Journalism Al Rohleder’s first season as boys basketball coach started out slow —no wins and three losses, to be exact. “I thought, boy, what did I get myself into?” Rohleder said. Rohleder felt hard work was the answer. He read books by basketball legends Dean Smith and John Wooden and changed his approach with the boys. “I built them up,” Rohleder said. The team won its next 10 games, and Rohleder said that many on the team considered it an important moment in their loves. “Most said it was the greatest experience they ever had and helped them prepare for life,” he said. Rohleder tries to help his students prepare for life, too, in the Web Team class, which is
Photos by Amanda McVey
responsible for the school website at bcchs.org. Students update the site daily with school news, features and photos. “It’s run like a business, like the real world,” he said. Rohleder has first-hand experience with perseverance and business success. He was a business owner for 20 years before coming to teach at Carroll. In January, he celebrated his eighth year at BC. “I always wanted to be able to teach and coach and be with kids,” he said. “The students here like to learn. They have good attitudes.” Kay Reynolds took Web Design and liked his teaching style. “He gave us interesting projects that we actually wanted to do,” she said.
Uncharted Chow The Flyer takes an in-depth look at three restaurants that are off the map
X La Galette
Location: 1017 Douglas Atmosphere: La Galette’s position downtown, with the brick buildings surrounding it, gives it an immediate quaint feel. The restaurant’s décor makes you feel like you are out in the country side, stopping in for your mid-day meal. Plus, the service was great; even with a large group, our food was out very quickly. Menu: The menu is much the same as many cafés or delis; there is quiche, salads, and different sandwiches which are all very good. Price Range: For downtown eating, the food is well priced; a sandwich is $6.45 and a chicken salad is about $8. Value: Considering the restaurant’s location downtown, the food is an excellent value. It is cheaper than many delis, and you get a much nicer atmosphere. Must have: The best part of the menu, by far is the desserts. They have everything from chocolate covered strawberries to pieces of cake.
photo by Haley Benning
X Wheat State Pizza
Location: 236 W. Greenway St. Atmosphere: Wheat State Pizza’s atmosphere is hard to beat when it comes to gourmet pizza. The setting was light and family oriented, and everything was clean. Menu: Classic pizza joint cuisine is available here, from chicken wings and breadsticks to sandwiches and, of course, pizza. The choice in toppings is larger than most other restaurants and has something for everybody. Price Range: Sandwiches cost around $7, and salads anywhere from $3-7. One-topping large pizzas start at $12.99, but the price rises with the amount of toppings added. Value: The best value at Wheat State is by far the Gorilla-sized pizzas, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. These pizzas cost around $30, but a group of eight hungry men would have trouble finishing this pizza off. Must Have: For the meat lovers out there, Pa’s Barnyard is the way to go. Pepperoni, ham, beef, pork sausage, and bacon are layered on Wheat State’s famous hand-tossed wheat crust and will sate any man’s appetite.
X photo by Amanda McVey
X And the Weiner Is
Location: 2322 E Douglas Atmosphere: And the Wiener Is has a great casual atmosphere with friendly staff, complimented by the all-important delicious food. It takes the common idea of dressing up an ordinary hotdog and perfects it. Menu: There are over 40 delicious and interesting hot dog entrees at And the Wiener Is, such as the PB&J Dog or Macaroni Dog, that are sure to be a hit with the kids. Each delectable dog comes with your choice of delicious sides, such as fries or potato salad. Price Range: Each entrée can be purchased for at or under $10. Value: And the Wiener Is value makes the trip easy and light on your pocketbook. Must have: The revolutionary Thai dog, Reuben dog, and the classic build your own dog should definitely be at the top of the list.
photo by Abbie Mies
Lacrosse Above: Victoria Harmon attempts to catch the ball with her lacrosse stick. She enjoys playing the sport, even though it comes with many aches and pains.
Above: Harmon and Sarah Redia push and shove while fighting for possession of the ball during a drill at lacrosse practice.
Jared Ohm Staff Writer The injuries are brutal and widespread, but that’s not stopping juniors Halee Buckingham, Victoria Harmon, Sarah Reida, and Kady Russell from playing the game they love—lacrosse. Joining a local lacrosse team first dawned on Buckingham when she saw a flyer seeking more players for a lacrosse team. Reida and Harmon were looking for a fun sport to play that would allow them to stay in shape and have fun at the same time. “I like being able to hang out with my friends, having fun and stay in shape at the same time,” said Harmon. Buckingham, Harmon, Redia, and Russell soon discovered that some of the other lacrosse teams were not only concerned with having fun, but winning and destroying the opposing team. “One time a player from this Arkansas team and I were scooping the ball and the girl smacked me in the face with her stick,” said Reida. “Then she acted clueless when the ref called a foul on her.” Due to a lack of lacrosse teams in the Wichita area, the team travels to Oklahoma, Kansas City, and Arkansas for tournaments Below: Reida and Harmon fight to scoop up the ball during a drill at practice. Photos by Jared Ohm
and league play. Players come from different public high schools in Wichita. The laughs had between teammates on their way to games also contribute to a love for lacrosse. The worst experience for Russell came in her first game as a lacrosse player. “I got a concussion when I was going for the ball against another player,” said Russell. “We smacked our heads together and then I blacked out after that.” For Buckingham, scoring is the most enjoyable aspect because she previously played soccer as a defender—never receiving a chance to score. Now, she is lead scorer. Playing lacrosse comes with its own set of risks, if you are looking to have a fun time, stay in shape, and aren’t afraid to get pushed around, then consider talking to one of the players because frankly they could really use some more legs on the field. However, make sure you can endure painful experiences like Harmon did. “The goalie threw the ball and these girls had their sticks up so I couldn’t see,” said Harmon. “It hit me in the lip but my mouth guard protected my teeth—definitely one of my worst injuries ever.”
“A Mid Summer Night’s Dream” Students gear up for a walk in the park on prom night After entering through a welcoming garden gate, a cobblestone path will await the feet of you and your date. Lights and floral accents will surround you as you make your grand entrance toward the dance floor. Expect blue and purple accents as well as other park furniture such as bridges and fountains. The famous chocolate fountain is sure to make an appearance as well.
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Make the final decisions regarding your evening attire before selection becomes slim-pickins. Piece your night together and finalize your plans to prevent last minute cramming regarding the night’s events. Keep it traditional by ordering matching corsages & boutonnieres for you and your date. Make dinner reservations at your favorite spot to guarantee that the night starts off fulfilling. Add that final flair to your nails and hair to guarantee you’ll feel glam on prom night.
Prom’s Best We polled a group of 100 seniors and asked for their favorites regarding the evening’s activities.
Best dress store: 62 Dress Gallery 28 Foggy Bottom 10 Parrot-fa-Nilia
Better to dine: 49 At your favorite resteraunt 51 In someone’s home
Better to arrive:
50 Via party bus 50 Via limo
Best part of the night: 53 After prom 39 Festivities before-hand 8 The arrival and the dance
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‘02 Honda Civic EM2
Smokey Panda brings car enthusiasts together. It provides a chance to meet new people. You just show up with a car, park it and look at other peoples cars.
with Jeremy krubsack, co founder of smokey panda
What is Smokey Panda?
It’s a chain of car meets that me and a few of my friends started.
how long ago did you start it? About a year ago.
Whose idea was it to start Smokey panda? :: My good friend Dennis Ho. Then me and some of our friends helped him make it happen.
How many meets have you had so far? And What were the turnouts?
‘91 Honda Civic CRX Alot of us just really love our cars and wanted a safe meet to get other people together who feel the same way. I have unconditional love for my car. Much like a child, but it will never talk back.
:: We have had two meets. The first one brought in about 75 people and the second one somewhere around 300 people came.
Why did you guys waNT to start it?
:: Alot of big cities have huge organized car meets and we wanted that for Wichita so that car
enthusiasts from around here can see all the work that other people have put into their cars and show off their own cars in a safe environment.
WHY DID YOU NAME IT SMOKEY PANDA?
sticker on their car and get the word out.
it is bigger than you thought it would be? Much bigger. I didn’t expect it to take off so quickly. After I set up the Facebook page, it blew up! We have around 600 fans now.
wHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
‘99 Volkswagen Jetta It’s an organization that makes car meets legal. Smokey Panda also raises money for charitable organizations. I feel like we are contributing to something.
:: HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SEE THE SMOKEY PANDA LOGO ON CARS AROUND TOWN? :: Extremely accomplished. I love seeing that people think highly enough of the meets to rock a I honestly have no idea. Dennis randomly came up with it and it stuck.
We want to keep doing the same thing, but bigger. We are going to start planning for the third meet as soon as the weather warms up.
For more pictures and to get information on the third meet, become a fan of smokey panda car meets on facebook. photos by Max Krubsack Information gathered by Kaitlynn Grube
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Extreme Makeover the Hall
Home Edition Family
Sophomore Megan Hall’s family was headed to a youth sports tournament in Norwich on June 26, 2010, when they were involved in a car accident. Five passengers in the car were unharmed, but Hall’s father, Carl, was seriously injured. He developed a severe neck injury, and was paralyzed from the neck down. Almost immediately, his family knew that their home would not be suitable for his future needs. Within a few weeks, several hundred nominations for the Hall family poured into the offices of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” many from outside Kansas. It would take months to find out if the family was chosen.
a team effort
Hundreds of volunteers were needed to build the house on time. Carroll seniors Austin Armstrong, Michael Eastman and Tanner Eischen helped, along with Mies Construction workers. Members of the Hall family’s parish, St. Peter Schulte, also lent a hand to the family’s new home. The “Extreme Makeover” team included Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Paul DiMeo, Gillian Michaels, and Eduardo Xol. Hall said, “Ty was not how I expected him to be, but the other designers were very nice and helpful.” All of the volunteers helped the house stay ahead of schedule. After one week, the home was ready to be presented to the Hall family.
Above: Members of Trinity Construction’s volunteer team raise one of the walls for Carl Hall’s therapy room. Right: Paige Hemmis consulting designers about the house. Below: Hall house progresses with walls being raised. Below Right: Seniors Mike Eastman (left) and Austin Armstrong carry roofing trusses for the therapy room. Photos by Matt McKernan.
Making a Surprise
Hall’s father, a former WSU baseball player, had been invited to speak to the current baseball team. The whole family attended the event held at Eck Stadium. During his motivational talk, the family was surprised when cast members from “Extreme Makeover” ran on to the field. Ty Pennington announced the Hall family would be the recipients of a new home, courtesy of his show. The family did not know the announcement was going to happen, so they were all stunned. “I was very shocked and joyful that they were there. I was excited for my family,” said Hall.
the grand revealing
On the reveal day, the crowd began chanting the familiar phrase “Move that bus.” The Hall family was ushered into a van and blindfolded. “I was very nervous, because I could hear everyone screaming but couldn’t see them,” said Hall. As the bus pulled away, the family burst into tears, and was amazed at how beautiful the house was. The house has many special features, including an elevator, a half-sized gym, movie theater, and batting cages. Hall’s favorite part of the house is her bedroom, which was designed by Hemmis, because it shows her personality. The Hall family moved into the house on March 12. Hall said, “The new house gives my dad more independence and takes the burden of building a house off our shoulders. We are very thankful to have so much support from everyone.”
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A lot of players think they have a sweet swing, but those aesthetics aren’t going to do you much good if you’re left staring at the ball in the catcher’s mitt every time. Senior center fielder Kaitlyn Carey has made sure her swing can talk the talk and walk the walk. “My swing is sweet,” said Carey. “But it also gives me a lot of options; I can bunt, hit for power, slap for a hard hit, or slap for a bounce over the short stop.” In softball, more than any other sport, usefulness comes before looks every time. Carey’s ability to find the gaps and use her versatility at the plate to fit the Photos by Matt McKernan; Photo editing by Kristyn Chapman game situation has helped her become the epitome of a utility player. With such a fundamentally sound approach at the plate, and so many talents, she has become a useful player in the lineup who can be put anywhere the coaches need. But for Carey’s game, the fun doesn’t stop in the batter’s box; she has been able to give the team speed around the base paths and an extra burst of energy and game changing momentum when Carroll needs it most. “I can give the team the speed on the bases they need,” said Carey. “And I love stealing bases.” Carroll softball will look this year, more than ever, to the silky-swinging senior to share the load on a senior-laden squad. The Eagles have experience that not many other teams can compete with and leadership that every coach dreams of having; all the cards are seemingly in place for a state run. “As an individual, I want to be first team all state and win at state for the team,” said Carey. “Each year, we have gotten closer and closer and it is right at our fingertips this year.” After such a successful season last year, it would be easy for the team to be satisfied with what it has accomplished, but not for Carey. “I don’t want to repeat my performance. I always strive to be better and make each season that much better,” said Carey. “I am just going to do my part for the team and have fun playing softball like I have been.” —by Christian Berger
Golf is a sport in which many like to focus on how fast they can swing the club. But for Bishop Carroll golfer Cooper Hoefling, it’s a smooth and efficient swing that has helped him find success in the sport. “I listen to music with a slow rhythm to have it in my head, it helps me slow my tempo down to improve my swing,” Hoefling said. The smooth swing saw its earliest developments dating back to 1998, when Hoefling first picked up a club. Hoefling and his dad would take the short walk out of their backyard to their neighborhood golf course for evening practice. “We would go out and mess around, and have a good time,” Hoefling said. “And I enjoyed it.” Hoefling was a lefty in his first years, until he switched to a right hand swing, realizing that he could swing better. Hoefling is currently a member at Rolling Hills Country Club and numerous hours of practice and lessons from club professionals have helped Hoefling’s swing progress into top varsity material. “Watching the pros and getting lessons has helped me a lot,” Hoefling said. “I just try to keep my swing flat.” Much of this practice has been with fellow teammate Nate Chadd as the two often practice in Chadd’s garage that has earned the “Fantasy Factory” nickname. Hoefling is one of Carroll’s top returners and will be very important for a team anxious for success. And in the words of Caroll golf head coach Mark Berger, Hoefling will be relied on heavily: “More often than not he’s going to be giving us our better or best scores and from qualifying, it looks like we’ll be counting on him a lot.” —by Chris Hybl
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Senior Jordan Torres hit a nice arcing return shot over the net in a practice match against teammate Jared Ohm. The ball went deep, forcing his opponent to back pedal and hit a weak lob that floated over the net—exactly the shot that Torres wanted. Torres charged the net and delivered a powerful volley into the corner, a shot that his opponent had no chance of returning. At first glance, the victory on the point would be attributed to the powerful volley, but what good is power if it misses the court? The main factor in the victory is control, and control comes from having a smooth swing on the hit. “In tennis, having control is more important than power,” coach Darren Huslig said. “If you just blast it but it goes out of bounds three fourths of the time, it’s not going to do you much good.” For Torres, who is in his third year of playing tennis, power came easily, but control is what he has had to work on over his short career. “My swing has a lot of power to it, not a lot of control,” Torres said. “Once I get that power going I can usually get to the net and get control of the point.” Along with an ability to swing through the ball smoothly, Torres also relies on what Huslig describes as his “freakish athletic ability” to get in position to win points. “Jordan will look like he is in the wrong spot or the wrong place a lot and then he’ll just leap and slam it. Somehow he gets it to work,” Huslig said. “He gets away with not always being in the right place, because he is so athletic.” Torres hopes to be able to successfully combine his athleticism, power, and control in order to help the team obtain its seventh straight City League title. “We want to win another City League championship, and hopefully get state,” Torres said. Although Huslig admits that Torres does not have the best swing he has ever seen, he knows that he can play to his strengths and help the varsity team to win matches. “It’s not the most beautiful swing. It’s not a horribly ugly swing,” Huslig said. “He uses his shots well to get to the net, where he has got the most advantage and where he can win.” —by Alex Walters
In a sport where a great swing has been attributed to slugging, home-run hitting greats, junior first baseman Nolan Barrientos has managed a sweet swing minus the glamour. “Certainly a contact hitter, he’s a singles, double kind of guy,” said Carroll baseball coach Charlie Ebright. But not to say that Barrientos can’t go yard. Barrientos’ slugging potential has been hindered by a series of dislocated shoulders. Entering this season, Barrientos is coming off of a big surgery that caused him to make the switch to first base, because he was unable to fully throw the ball across the diamond. “I’ve dislocated my shoulder a few times,” said Barrientos. “I did it last summer at a baseball tournament, but it first started freshman year during football.” Barrientos has had about 12 years of solid swing work, beginning with his introduction to the sport at the age of five. Barrientos has continued to play baseball ever since and has put in hard work both in season for Carroll, and offseason at Reds Academy, where he practices with his traveling summer team. Huis analytical approach to the swing is a reason for his success at the plate. “I try to put emphasis on my hands and how quick I get them to the ball,” Barrientos said. “I also like to focus on my legs and my hips to generate power so my hands can get through the ball.” Barrientos returns with, according to Ebright, a “solid glove” and is a worryfree player for the coach. “He’s the kind of guy that is going to make the routine play every time,” Ebright said. “He’s not going to be able to play at first, but the consistency he showed at third is looking like it’s going to carry over to base and that’s comforting as a coach.” —by Chris Hybl
Who’s Schooling Whom? Teachers prove tough test for struggling seniors
Above: Danny Crippen reaches for a pass in transition while teachers Cory Swords, Brenda Kobler, and Jose Gonzalez run to get back on defense. Above: Jacob Befort attempts to alter his shot around an airborn Kevin Racine, a substitute teacher. The seniors had a rough offensive performance which led to a 37-35 loss that stopped the senior win streak in the annual game.
Above: The teachers put on their flash mob dance to the song “Safety Dance.” The dance, which shocked the student body, was performed at halftime. The video of the dance was put on Youtube and has over 2,500 views in its first month. Left: Andrew Dang hoists a three-point attempt over a leaping Madison Slocum. The students had a bad outing from beyond the threepoint line. Photos by Matt Mckernan