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1 2823 East Jersey Avenue Orlando, Fl 32806 Gwatersx@gmail.com (407) 247-5141 Renee Burke Adviser William R. Boone High School 1000 East Kaley Avenue Orlando Florida 32806 Dear Mrs. Burke, Recently, the opening on the staff for Hi-lights Newspaper has been brought to my attention. I think my abilities to make deadline, work hard and help others will help improve the staff. If you think my strengths will help this paper please accept the accompanying resume for more detail on my strengths and experience. As a rookie member of the 2012-2013 Hi-lights Newspaper staff I learned the importance of being on time and working together as a staff to accomplish a common goal. I used my skills in these areas throughout the year and developed into a better worker using what I learned in all aspects of my life. These experiences have proved useful and would be essential to a successful staff next year. As a returning staffer, I understand the responsibilities and time that goes into a successful newspaper and am sure that I am up to the task. Also not being a rookie anymore I will be prepared to take on more responsibility and help rookies learn how the paper works. Returning to staff will be a good decision on improving the paper next year and will help prepare me to step up to an editor position my senior year. After reviewing my attached resume with the skills and background, I would like and opportunity to meet with you personally at your convenience. I would feel it demonstrates me better as a staffer and how I would help the staff. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon. Respectfully yours,

Gavin Waters Enclosed: resume


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Objective To further educate myself in journalism and improve my abilities in the workplace. Education Completed two years of William R. Boone High School. Graduation Date: June 2015. Cumulative G.P.A. 3.6 weighted. Experience Hi-lights Newspaper Staff Member, Boone High School August 2012- present. Yearbook Staff Member. Experience in technology, Photoshop, InDesign, writing, photography, deadlines, interviewing and research skills. Employee, Robert Batson Roofing June 2010- June 2012. Installer for the company, time management, money management, estimating, and building skills. Relevant High School Studies Journalism I-II; English I-II Honors Honors, Awards and Memberships National Junior Honor Society 2009-2011 An association based on leadership, community service and academic scholarship. Boone High School football 2011-present Player for the freshmen and JV team Boone High School Young Republicans 2011- present References Renee Burke, Boone High School Journalism Advisor renee.burke@ocps.net 407-893-7200 ext. 2614 Pete Hornburg, Images Landscaping, Owner 321-663-2009


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I got my start in journalism when i was signing up for classes at Boone and my friends older brother told us to take Journalism I because Mrs. Burke is a great teacher and Newspaper is a lot of fun. Throughout the year I have learned more than I ever thought I would have in Newspaper, but time management has to be the biggest lesson learned, making deadline is 100 percent using all free time and budgeting your time to meet deadline and go to every editor. Also I have learned that Newspaper is not dependent on one person, it takes a whole staff of everyone doing what they are supposed to in order to finish the paper on time and make it look good. Newspaper as a class is the most valuable class I have taken in high school, it does not only teach you how to actually do all the skills needed to work on the paper but it also teaches you how to work for a business. Although not a lot of money at stake, the paper is a business, without ad sales and donations the paper would not exist and the staff has to deliver to the business owners with a quality paper that people will want to read. All the skills involved in the process of the paper are useful in life, time management, ad sales, and money management are all skills necessary in everyday life.


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hi-lights insight STUDENT OBLIGATIONS

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RUN FOR A CAUSE

Outstanding financial obligations and checked out textbooks and library books can be seen on one’s Media Center profile from home at http://destiny.ocps.net. The username is one’s student number and the password is one’s eight digit birthdate. All obligations have to be cleared before purchasing prom tickets or parking decals and before graduation.

Boone High School Athletic Association will hold its 5th Annual Reservation Run 5K on Feb. 16, at 7:30 a.m. Registration costs are $15 for untimed runners and $20 for timed runners. Registration forms are available in the front office, online at www.booneatheletics.ocps.net or in the Trading Post.

Drinking causes age-old argument By LIA VILLAR Upon turning 18 years old, one is considered an adult, not only in the United States, but in most of the Western world as well. With this age, comes responsibility. One can vote for the president of the U.S., serve on juries, get married without parental consent, be prosecuted as an adult and join the military. Yet, the young adult who can risk his life for his country at 18 years old, cannot drink alcohol. Since 18 year olds are able to join the military and be sent to a foreign country, one might believe that an 18 year old can drink. In reality, despite the fact that the Western world allows 18 years old to drink, one cannot drink alcohol when in active duty. Keeping the Minimum Legal Drinking Age at 21 years old, urges 18 year olds to drink in secret to avoid consequences. Lowering the MLDA, will allow drinking to take place in more supervised environments. Along with this, according to drinkingage.procon.org, in 2002 and 2003 alone, the lives saved by the use of safety belts and airbags were far more effective than the MLDA. With advanced technology, airbags have succeeded in reducing the incidence of impared driving, crashes and fatalities which can result from drunk driving. Although one must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol in restaurants, bars and other licensed establishments, the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse reports that 72.2 percent of seniors in high school have drank alcohol at some point in their lives. According

Drinking is allowed in 29 states if done on private premises with parental consent and 25 states if for religious purposes.

to chooseresponsibility.org, lowering the MLDA, will decrease drinking large amounts of alcohol since one does not have to do it in secret. According to The New York Times, the nation’s state and local government take in $17 billion a year from alcohol taxes alone, and that figure is slowly rising. Washington State installed a temporary excise tax on certain beers, which adds about 28 cents to a six-pack of beer. This could help the economy if the MLDA was lowered to 18 year olds. It could increase revenue for business owners and tax revenue. If the MLDA was lowered to 18 years old, it could be treated as though one is receiving his learner’s permit. Rather than learning road rules, John McCardell Jr., founder of Choose Responsibility, suggests 18 year olds complete 42 hours of instruction in the history, chemistry, psychology and sociology of alcohol. This also includes sitting in during an Alcoholics Anonymous session and experiencing court hearings in drunk driving cases before receiving a license to consume alcohol. Licensing would take place in insitutions where one receives a drivers license. Like a drivers license, penalties for giving younger adolescents access to alcohol would result in revocation of one’s drinking license. As a result of the MLDA, labeling 18 year olds as “adults” is a misleading. An adult has to assume responsibilities and if the MLDA remains as it is then this federal mandate infantilizes young adults and causes only infantile behaviors.

2009: The 21to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentages of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentraction.

Current drinking age proves effective and responsible

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Lowering drinking age calls for responsible young adults

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source/Washington Post

2002: Meta-study of the legal drinking age and health and social problems, 72 percent of the studies found no statistically significant relationship

At 18 people are considered a legal adult. The MLDA should reflect this and thus be changed from 21.

The MLDA should be 21 years old, as teens are not yet mature enough to handle this responsibility.

By GAVIN WATERS Opinions on teen drinking range from the “if it was legal it would not be a big deal” to the “kids drink in Europe.” Both of those arguments are invalid. With the 18th Amendment ending prohibition and, the 21st Amendment lowering the drinking age to 18, teen alcohol-related deaths have increased by such high numbers that senators and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) teamed up to get the drinking age raised back to 21. President Ronald Reagan passed the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Act on July 17, 1984. The act forced states to raise the drinking age to 21 years old or risk losing 10 percent of their federal highway construction budget. After the act passed, teen driving under the influence (DUI) and teen alcohol-related deaths decreased almost 13 percent, proving that the increased minimum age was the right decision. Supporters of lowering the drinking age site european countries as an example the U.S. should follow. In Europe, for example, it is common to have a beer with a meal even as a young child, but this is not part of U.S. culture. Because of this, kids think of a beer as an adult beverage and as a way to get drunk, not as a soda or as an aspect of a meal. Even with Europe’s unenforced drinking laws and lower DUI rate, it is incomparable because public transportation is mostly used

2002: Twice as many 21 year olds died in alcoholrelated auto accidents as 18 year olds.

by the affected age group. With high school students being 18 years old, a lower drinking age makes alcohol accessible for their younger peers. This phase is different than 21 year olds buying alcohol because 18 year olds are generally in a new time in their lives where they have more freedom from their parents through college and the workforce, making them more susceptible to making bad decisions. Lowering the age would also be medically irresponsible because the brain is not fully developed until 20 to 25 years of age. Drinking as an adolescent can damage the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain in charge of memory and the ability to learn, as well as the frontal lobe which controls planning, forming ideas, making decisions and using self control. A person is emotional when intoxicated and over time it can damage the lobes forever and make a person vulnerable to addiction. Binge drinking (not able to be defined under one definition) is basically drinking a large enough amount of alcohol in a short amount of time to put the drinker and those around him at risk. Binge drinking on college campuses and communities around the nation has caused a public health problem. Among all the four year universities nationally, 44 percent of the students drink to the binge level causing 30,000 18 to 23-year-old students to need medical attention between 1999 to 2005. Lowering the drinking age is irresponsible. It is adults’ responsibility to protect youth. Lowering the age puts kids in harm’s way. Even with the higher age, society has problems with binge drinking now. Changing the age will not solve the problem, just move the problem from 21-24 year olds to 1820 year olds.

The 21 year old minimum drinking age decreased the number of deaths by 13 percent for 18-20 year old

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develope alcohol dependence in their lifetime, then those starting at 21

source/www.alcoholpolicy.niaaa.nih.gov, drinkingage.procon.org

hi-lightsnewspaper EDITORIAL BOARD Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Alexander Design Editor Anna Marie Boria Copy Editor Karina Flores Business Manager Lizzy Gordon Index Editor Delanee Bogan Webmaster Bridgette Norris Campus and Local Editor Thomas Egan Features Editor Lia Villar Sports Editor Chase Gardner Entertainment Editor Cooper Brock

STAFFERS Meghan Cotton, Jackson Crumbly, Conor

Curry, Gabriella Fakhoury, Kaley Gilbert, Austin Hall, Josh Halloran, Sam Holleman, Heather Janas, Jordan Knight, Ciara McCoy, Thomas McDonald, Mackenzie Mock, Paula Morales, Olivia Quatrone, Gavin Waters

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Adviser Renee Burke

Principal Margaret McMillen

Editorial Policy POLICY STATEMENT

Hi-Lights is a student publication of William R. Boone High School, 1000 E. Kaley Ave., Orlando, Florida, 32806. The ideas and views of the aforementioned students and faculty are not those of Boone or the Orange County School Board. Opinions expressed in unsigned editorials are those of the editorial board, who determine the content. Opinions expressed in columns are those of the authors. Comments, letters, stories and ideas are welcome and encouraged under the following: 1. The material is not obscene or libelous 2. The material is signed The staff reserves the right to edit letters for grammar, length, punctuation, accuracy, invasion of privacy and potential disruption of the school.

SCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATIONS

Hi-Lights is associated with Florida Scholastic, American Scholastic, Columbia Scholastic and National Scholastic Press Associations and Quill and Scroll.

OUR MISSION

This paper is a quality product whose sole purpose is to pursue the truth, and to provide information and factual news pertaining to Boone and the community around it. Any questions or comments can be directed to (407) 893-7200, extension 6012614 or Room 224, as well as by email to hilightsnp@gmail.com. If you find any errors, please call our offices or visit us.

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I got my start in journalism when i was signing up for classes at Boone and my friends older brother told us to take Journalism I because Mrs. Burke is a great teacher and Newspaper is a lot of fun. Throughout the year I have learned more than I ever thought I would have in Newspaper, but time management has to be the biggest lesson learned, making deadline is 100 percent using all free time and budgeting your time to meet deadline and go to every editor. Also I have learned that Newspaper is not dependent on one person, it takes a whole staff of everyone doing what they are supposed to in order to finish the paper on time and make it look good. Newspaper as a class is the most valuable class I have taken in high school, it does not only teach you how to actually do all the skills needed to work on the paper but it also teaches you how to work for a business. Although not a lot of money at stake, the paper is a business, without ad sales and donations the paper would not exist and the staff has to deliver to the business owners with a quality paper that people will want to read. All the skills involved in the process of the paper are useful in life, time management, ad sales, and money management are all skills necessary in everyday life.


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hi-lights insight VISIT COLLEGE AND CAREER

SPANISH CLUB CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

Seniors can go to the College and Career Center located in Student Services to check the Scholarship Board for scholarship opportunities. Seniors can also bring in a copy of their official college acceptance letters to be celebrated.

Spanish Club members are selling a limited number of the Boone 60th Anniversary Ornaments for $10. Payments can be made at schoolpay.ocps.net. Make sure to include your name and first period teacher.

Longer lunches help students By GAVIN WATERS Lunch is the time of the day to get things done; with only 30 minutes, students argue it is hard to get anything accomplished. Lunches, if extended, would provide students with more time to complete things they cannot do after school due to riding the bus or sports. A longer lunch could help resolve the conflict of balancing sports and clubs because they could meet during lunch. Coaches, who are unwilling to give up valuable time, will not play students if they miss practice; and students are not able to be leaders in clubs or active members because they are playing a sport part of the year. If club meetings were during a lunch period, students could eat during the meetings and then have a full practice after school. Local high schools, such as Colonial and Bishop Moore, have lunch as a period out of their day, but this is because they have a cafeteria large

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Lunch time should be extended to allow students sufficient time to eat, attend club meetings and receive tutoring.

enough to serve all students in one lunch shift. Additionally, Colonial’s high percentage of bus riders would not have transportation home from clubs if they met after school. Extracurricular activities keep students involved and give them an opportunity to get into better colleges by helping their resume. Those who ride the bus can still participate in these activities because meetings are during their lunch shifts. Even without a large enough lunchroom the school could accommodate this by splitting lunches into two periods like they do now. Therefore, lunch shifts would be a full 49 minute period. With the 30 minute lunch schedule, students do not have time to get through the line, causing them to have to eat in their next class, if teachers allow them to, or go without eating at all. When students have things they have to do during lunch they have no choice but to skip lunch, which is not healthy for a student who needs substantial energy to learn for the next three to four periods. Tutoring during lunch is beneficial to students who have trouble and cannot complete their homework on their own. Math teachers specifically could benefit from longer lunches by making

students who do not turn in their homework go to tutoring during lunch to receive half credit and extra help to understand their lessons. If National Honor Society members served as tutors during this time, it could help them fulfill the mandated five hours of community service on campus each nine weeks. This is a win-win. With an extension of lunch time the cafeteria would have an opportunity to make more money because students would have more time to buy food as they decompress. To make lunch a full period, there has to be time added to the school day. There are a minimum amount of minutes required by the state for each class. The best option would be to reduce pass-time between classes to five minutes and add an additional 13 minutes to the school day. The teacher duty day would then be 7:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. These adjustments would equal the 19 minutes added to lunch. Having 13 minutes added to the day would not make a substantial difference. If students had a whole period in the middle of the day, to get homework done, meet with clubs or just decompress their day would be more productive. With club meetings during lunch,

teachers would not mind the extra time in the day because the meetings during lunch and not after school would allow them to go home earlier, and it would provide a greater number of members since bus riders could participate. Understandably, one argument against longer lunches is that more free time would provide time for students to misbehave. Students misbehaving at lunch because of the increased time, are the same ones who get in trouble on a regular basis. So more or less time will not effect their behavior. Another downfall may be if a club sponsor has a different lunch period than club members. One thing that could occur is for the master schedule to arrange for club sponsors to have fourth period off. This would allow the sponsor to have two meetings to serve all club members. Another remedy would be to have officers record minutes for those who cannot meet. The current amount of time allocated for lunch shifts is not sufficient for students. Longer lunches are needed to get through the lines to get one’s food, attend club meetings and seek homework help. In the end, a longer lunch would be all around better for students, teachers and the school in general.

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ßletters to the editor Qualities define students

I believe that affirmative action should still exist today. In admission into a school they always look at all aspects of a student’s upbringing and life. Gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation and origin have a lot to do with how the student is going to respond to a situation and how they were raised to act towards school and their peers.

Thayane Pastick, junior

Advantages are undeserved

I do not think affirmative action should still exist today. I do not think it’s fair [because it] benefits people who did not even suffer from the discrimination. This is coming from me, a Hispanic person. Although I am grateful and will accept any money I get from being Hispanic, I do not think it’s fair that I get it. I didn’t do anything to earn that money, [I was] just born Hispanic. Scholarships and things of that nature should be earned not a birthright.

Elaina Carrion, senior

Nation takes step backwards

Affirmative action should not still exist today. We live in a time where society has realized that everyone is equal and everyone deserve equal opportunity. Affirmative action is a step backwards for us as people while we are trying to make progress in the area of equality. No one should be refused an opportunity because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or anything of the sort. The way people are seen in the eyes of another shouldn’t affect the way they live their life and the things they get to do.

Dana Ansell, sophomore

Best efforts need rewards

Race, religion, sex, origin, etcetera should have nothing to do with [one’s skills]. If somebody really wanted something bad enough he should try his best to get it. It is really unfair to see someone try his best to succeed just to lose it all and not get what he had worked for. Like, I would like to go to the Naval Academy in Maryland and if I try my best to achieve good grades but find out that although I met all the requirements but didn’t make it in and lost to someone else, I would be furious.

Carlos Parks, sophomore

Qualifications matter more

I do not believe affirmative action should still be used in today’s day and age. A college should base its decision solely on qualifications. Decisions being made are weighing too heavily on affirmative action. Also, I find it very unfair to use affirmative action in some situations a minority who doesn’t meet qualifications will make it in, while another who meets or exceeds the qualifications are turned down due to race, religion, etc.

Brianna Dickey, sophomore

Actions counter racism

Yes, affirmative action should exist because racism, sexism and discrimination still exist. Until we can live in a society where everyone is treated equally, it should be [available] to counteract discrimination [but] you should not have to have a certain amount of people from certain races because that is not equal opportunity. Some companies have to have a certain amount of minority races. I think it should be based on the skills of the employee.

Rachel Hewitt, sophomore

Everyone deserves equality

I do not believe affirmative action should exist today. I think everyone should have the same fair chance. I do not believe anyone should get special treatment. The discrimination happened a long time ago. I think everyone should have a fair shot at getting a job or going to a certain college.

Tyler Holmus, junior

Unfair for majority

Affirmative action should still exist today. Affirmative action allows diversity in certain situations, especially college. Statistically, minorities have more financial struggles and personal issues, such as single parent households and lower education, that make it more difficult for them to achieve success or have the opportunity to, at the next level. I believe that because of the additional struggles that minorities may have to endure they should be granted additional privileges and luxuries that will allow them to succeed and go far in their future.

Rhapsody Arias, senior

Policies outdated, ineffective The policies of affirmative action are outdated. The policies were set in place to help open opportunities for minorities in this great country. This policy is from the late 1960s. In the past 45 or 50 years since the policies have been set in place, people have been considered equal in this country for quite awhile but in a way, this policy makes us unequal by providing an advantage to these minorities on an already even playing field.

ßbeheard Send letters to the editor to Hi-Lights, 1000 E. Kaley St., Orlando, FL 32806, or drop off in Room 224. You can also send to hilightsnp@gmail.com. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. To be considered for print, all letters must be signed and cannot contain libelous information. Contact us at 407-893-7200 ext. 6012614 or via email at hilightsnp@gmail.com Comment on the web at hilights.org To advertise call Lizzy Gordon at our offices. The paper is free to students and subscriptions are available for $10. Ad sizes available: Business card $25; Eighth page $45; Quarter page $95; Half page $125; Full page $175

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I got my start in journalism when i was signing up for classes at Boone and my friends older brother told us to take Journalism I because Mrs. Burke is a great teacher and Newspaper is a lot of fun. Throughout the year I have learned more than I ever thought I would have in Newspaper, but time management has to be the biggest lesson learned, making deadline is 100 percent using all free time and budgeting your time to meet deadline and go to every editor. Also I have learned that Newspaper is not dependent on one person, it takes a whole staff of everyone doing what they are supposed to in order to finish the paper on time and make it look good. Newspaper as a class is the most valuable class I have taken in high school, it does not only teach you how to actually do all the skills needed to work on the paper but it also teaches you how to work for a business. Although not a lot of money at stake, the paper is a business, without ad sales and donations the paper would not exist and the staff has to deliver to the business owners with a quality paper that people will want to read. All the skills involved in the process of the paper are useful in life, time management, ad sales, and money management are all skills necessary in everyday life.


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I think this is the coolest picture I took . There was no way to take pictures in the bowling ally because I was not allowed on the area where the players were so i simply shot from behind and got this picture that ended up getting printed. I think its cool because of the lines of the bowling ally and the rule of thirds used in this picture. 012-001_bowling.


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When I missed my photo day I had to go get pictures and I was lucky enough to get these action shots of JV softball. I like the photo because of how clear it is, you can see the ball and the player in focus and it could be cobbed to show rule of thirds. photoday 3-19_ watersoo17.jpg


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I also took this photo at JV softball pre-game and I like it because of all the motion going on in the picture that is in focus from the arms to the hair and the clay coming from her cleats.. photo day 3-19_waters0073


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I was an asset to staff this year in many ways, I got my work in on deadline, helped pick up the slack of others occasionally by helping with headers or cobbing and I covered events like A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signing when nobody else wanted to. Overall I think I helped the staff but I do still believe I did not perform the best I could and there is room for much improvement.


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On staff this year I faced the simple problem of being a newbie and getting the crappy stories, it was a challenge figuring out exactly what my niche of writing was and being able to get good stories I felt comfortable and enjoyed writing and designing for. If I would to do it all over again I would have stuck with editorials because they are the easiest to do and design can be creative, I learned to never miss a day we pick stories and to always think about your schedule when picking stories because they do take a lot of time. I feel I learned throughout the year how to figure out everything and be somewhat successful and happy with all my finished products.


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My goals were to not make Burke mad, focus in class donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interrupt yearbook, spend more time on design and make deadline and I think I succeeded in all these goals except making the last deadline, After the first semester I looked through more design books and worked harder on design rather then just getting it done.


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hi-lights insight STUDENT OBLIGATIONS

RUN FOR A CAUSE

Outstanding financial obligations and checked out textbooks and library books can be seen on one’s Media Center profile from home at http://destiny.ocps.net. The username is one’s student number and the password is one’s eight digit birthdate. All obligations have to be cleared before purchasing prom tickets or parking decals and before graduation.

Boone High School Athletic Association will hold its 5th Annual Reservation Run 5K on Feb. 16, at 7:30 a.m. Registration costs are $15 for untimed runners and $20 for timed runners. Registration forms are available in the front office, online at www.booneatheletics.ocps.net or in the Trading Post.

Drinking causes age-old argument By LIA VILLAR Upon turning 18 years old, one is considered an adult, not only in the United States, but in most of the Western world as well. With this age, comes responsibility. One can vote for the president of the U.S., serve on juries, get married without parental consent, be prosecuted as an adult and join the military. Yet, the young adult who can risk his life for his country at 18 years old, cannot drink alcohol. Since 18 year olds are able to join the military and be sent to a foreign country, one might believe that an 18 year old can drink. In reality, despite the fact that the Western world allows 18 years old to drink, one cannot drink alcohol when in active duty. Keeping the Minimum Legal Drinking Age at 21 years old, urges 18 year olds to drink in secret to avoid consequences. Lowering the MLDA, will allow drinking to take place in more supervised environments. Along with this, according to drinkingage.procon.org, in 2002 and 2003 alone, the lives saved by the use of safety belts and airbags were far more effective than the MLDA. With advanced technology, airbags have succeeded in reducing the incidence of impared driving, crashes and fatalities which can result from drunk driving. Although one must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol in restaurants, bars and other licensed establishments, the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse reports that 72.2 percent of seniors in high school have drank alcohol at some point in their lives. According

Drinking is allowed in 29 states if done on private premises with parental consent and 25 states if for religious purposes.

to chooseresponsibility.org, lowering the MLDA, will decrease drinking large amounts of alcohol since one does not have to do it in secret. According to The New York Times, the nation’s state and local government take in $17 billion a year from alcohol taxes alone, and that figure is slowly rising. Washington State installed a temporary excise tax on certain beers, which adds about 28 cents to a six-pack of beer. This could help the economy if the MLDA was lowered to 18 year olds. It could increase revenue for business owners and tax revenue. If the MLDA was lowered to 18 years old, it could be treated as though one is receiving his learner’s permit. Rather than learning road rules, John McCardell Jr., founder of Choose Responsibility, suggests 18 year olds complete 42 hours of instruction in the history, chemistry, psychology and sociology of alcohol. This also includes sitting in during an Alcoholics Anonymous session and experiencing court hearings in drunk driving cases before receiving a license to consume alcohol. Licensing would take place in insitutions where one receives a drivers license. Like a drivers license, penalties for giving younger adolescents access to alcohol would result in revocation of one’s drinking license. As a result of the MLDA, labeling 18 year olds as “adults” is a misleading. An adult has to assume responsibilities and if the MLDA remains as it is then this federal mandate infantilizes young adults and causes only infantile behaviors.

2009: The 21to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentages of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentraction.

Current drinking age proves effective and responsible

 viewpoint

Lowering drinking age calls for responsible young adults

 viewpoint

source/Washington Post

2002: Meta-study of the legal drinking age and health and social problems, 72 percent of the studies found no statistically significant relationship

At 18 people are considered a legal adult. The MLDA should reflect this and thus be changed from 21.

The MLDA should be 21 years old, as teens are not yet mature enough to handle this responsibility.

By GAVIN WATERS Opinions on teen drinking range from the “if it was legal it would not be a big deal” to the “kids drink in Europe.” Both of those arguments are invalid. With the 18th Amendment ending prohibition and, the 21st Amendment lowering the drinking age to 18, teen alcohol-related deaths have increased by such high numbers that senators and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) teamed up to get the drinking age raised back to 21. President Ronald Reagan passed the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Act on July 17, 1984. The act forced states to raise the drinking age to 21 years old or risk losing 10 percent of their federal highway construction budget. After the act passed, teen driving under the influence (DUI) and teen alcohol-related deaths decreased almost 13 percent, proving that the increased minimum age was the right decision. Supporters of lowering the drinking age site european countries as an example the U.S. should follow. In Europe, for example, it is common to have a beer with a meal even as a young child, but this is not part of U.S. culture. Because of this, kids think of a beer as an adult beverage and as a way to get drunk, not as a soda or as an aspect of a meal. Even with Europe’s unenforced drinking laws and lower DUI rate, it is incomparable because public transportation is mostly used

2002: Twice as many 21 year olds died in alcoholrelated auto accidents as 18 year olds.

by the affected age group. With high school students being 18 years old, a lower drinking age makes alcohol accessible for their younger peers. This phase is different than 21 year olds buying alcohol because 18 year olds are generally in a new time in their lives where they have more freedom from their parents through college and the workforce, making them more susceptible to making bad decisions. Lowering the age would also be medically irresponsible because the brain is not fully developed until 20 to 25 years of age. Drinking as an adolescent can damage the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain in charge of memory and the ability to learn, as well as the frontal lobe which controls planning, forming ideas, making decisions and using self control. A person is emotional when intoxicated and over time it can damage the lobes forever and make a person vulnerable to addiction. Binge drinking (not able to be defined under one definition) is basically drinking a large enough amount of alcohol in a short amount of time to put the drinker and those around him at risk. Binge drinking on college campuses and communities around the nation has caused a public health problem. Among all the four year universities nationally, 44 percent of the students drink to the binge level causing 30,000 18 to 23-year-old students to need medical attention between 1999 to 2005. Lowering the drinking age is irresponsible. It is adults’ responsibility to protect youth. Lowering the age puts kids in harm’s way. Even with the higher age, society has problems with binge drinking now. Changing the age will not solve the problem, just move the problem from 21-24 year olds to 1820 year olds.

The 21 year old minimum drinking age decreased the number of deaths by 13 percent for 18-20 year old

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Dec. 21 will be the last day of school before break. On Jan. 14, a week after school resumes from the holiday break, semester exams begin.

The Senior Class Council is sponsoring the 23rd annual Sweetheart Court. Students involved in clubs elect two seniors to represent their club for court. These students will be recognized Jan. 29 at half-time of the basketball game against Celebration.

Holy Smoke serves southern style Family owned restaurant brings country feel to Conway area

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SLOW COOKED. Small batch, slow-cooked beans with delectable cornbread bites are complimentary at the beginning of every meal. “The food was great. The portions were small, but the service made up for that,” sophomore Conor Curry said. All of the food at Holy Smoke is small batch and slow-cooked to perfection.

By GAVIN WATERS Recently established, Holy Smoke BBQ brings the small town country feel to the otherwise busy and crowded Curry Ford and Crystal Lake area. Located in the strip mall between Peel and Crystal Lake, next to the Winn Dixie, the bland strip mall is broken up by wood trellises and a country-themed waiting area giving an escape from the bustling surroundings. Although still noisy from the busy road, the restaurant is the perfect casual family eatery. In the dining room, the soft country background music and quiet atmosphere gives the perfect ambiance for a date or family dinner. However, if one is looking for a place to watch the big game, the bar offers flat screen TVs. The beans and corn bread to start the meal are complimentary and make you feel like you are in grandma’s kitchen; they prepare your pallet for the slow cooked meats and homemade sides. Appetizers range from fried okra $4.99 to a chef salad $9.99. Appetizers are on the smaller side meant to be split between two people. With large groups, this can be pricey. The hush puppies are the best appetizer by far. They are crunchy on

the outside with a soft, cake-like inside coated with honey butter, and there were enough of them for the whole table to get a sufficient amount. Also, the french fries were a great appetizer for a large group because everyone gets their share. The fries are second best and offer enough to feed everyone and are deliciously crunchy and seasoned. The main course prices range from a simple cheeseburger $4.99 to a bonein 18 ounce Rib Eye $25.99. All meats are dry rubbed and slow-cooked in an old hickory smoker and hand carved to specifications when ordered. The Sliced Pork sandwich is tender and smoked to perfection, melting in one’s mouth. For $6.99, one can get the sandwich and one side. Being a new restaurant, the staff is really helpful explaining the menu and giving suggestions. Waiters can be unkind to teens because they typically do not tip, but the waiter helped us save money and even let us sample a few items before ordering; (we did tip). Even though a small mom and pop restaurant, they still accept all major credit cards and, of course, cash. However friendly, the staff took a while to get the food and bill out, though this could be because it is a new restaurant and will improve with time. Overall, it is not an ideal place for students to hangout, but it is a good place for a family dinner.

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I don’t mind the losses as long as the kids enjoy themselves and we get better as a team each time. Daniel Tringali, bowling coach

Teams seek consistency Sibling rivalry, first time players add diversity

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SPARE. To clean up the frame, senior Erin Dudley gets a spare. “The best part of bowling is a strike, it’s like scoring a touchdown or a basket,” Dudley said. Dudley bowled a high game of 164 against East River and University.

By GAVIN WATERS Bowling is often overlooked in high school sports, but it is a challenging sport. Unlike football, basketball or track, it does not require athleticism. Bowling is skill related and is time consuming to master. Boys currently are 3-2 with wins against Lake Nona (2581-2297), Timber Creek (2581-2570) and Oak Ridge (2262-1913) and losses to rivals, University (2394-2664) and East River (2394-2444). Senior Matthew Kaiser and juniors Daniel Cabrera and Paul Perrault all have averages over 150 and 200 plus games this season. “[The team’s] consistency needs improving. High games are nice but it’s the games after the high ones that count,” head coach Daniel Tringali said New to the team, freshman Timothy Kaiser, Matthew Kaiser’s brother, added a new dynamic to the team: sibling rivalry. “Having a brother on the team is fun because of the sibling rivalry, and it’s good to have the memories with them,” T. Kaiser said. Sibling rivalry is familiar to Tringali.

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Growing up with a twin led to 30 years of competitive bowling experiences. “It isn’t about beating each other. It’s about keeping up with each other, especially with the age difference,” Tringali said. The girls team is currently 2-3, with wins against Lake Nona (1773-1559) and Oak Ridge (1639-1541) and losses to rivals Timber Creek (1773-1983), University (1721-2296) and East River (1721-2353) who are all ranked in the Sentinel top 12. “Even though the girls team is under 500, it’s a team mostly made up of first time players,” Tringali said. Seniors Stephanie Spence and Tykenia Chanthavong and junior Erin Dudley lead the team with series totals over 380. “I feel that we are going to get better and better and after pushing ourselves we can do better and win more,” Chanthavong said. Even though districts are half a season away they are still in the sights of the bowlers hoping to be consistent and competitive in play offs. “I hope that I can get to states for individuals by not taking any player for granted,” M. Kaiser said. Both teams play long-time rival Edgewater at Colonial Lanes on Oct. 9 at 2:45 p.m..

ßquestionanswer Daniel Cabrera, junior Even though you have losses how do you feel about them, what did you learn from them? They help us grow, I learned you can’t win them all. What got you into bowling? My grandma, she was a bowler What is your least favorite part of bowling? Nothing. How many years have you bowled and why do you? One full year because it’s a fun thing to do it’s laid back unlike a big sport. What is your favorite part of bowling? The people it’s good having friends around. What would make Boone bowling better? More dedication and more effort, nobodys serious about the sport. What are your hopes for districts? I hope the team plays to the best of there ability and we qualify.

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What are your hopes for districts? I hope the team plays to the best of there ability and we qualify.

What would make Boone bowling better? More dedication and more effort, nobodys serious about the sport.

What is your favorite part of bowling? The people it’s good having friends around.

How many years have you bowled and why do you? One full year because it’s a fun thing to do it’s laid back unlike a big sport.

What is your least favorite part of bowling? Nothing.

What got you into bowling? My grandma, she was a bowler

Even though you have losses how do you feel about them, what did you learn from them? They help us grow, I learned you can’t win them all.

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Subject, verb, direct object This is a subhead that describes story, no period and eight required electives remain unchanged. However, freshmen and sophomores must successfully complete one online class through virtual school. No specifications are given for what online class should be completed. An online class completed in grades six through eight is also acceptable. A common concern regarding the online class is a student’s access to a computer. “If I was unable to get a computer, I would go to the public library because [computers there] are available all the time,” sophomore Nicole Neal said. Florida is phasing out Florida Comprehensive Achievement Tests and replacing them with End of Course Exams. FCAT tested students grades 3 to 11 in reading, math, writing and science. In previous years, 10th grade reading and math FCAT’s had to be passed with a three or higher for graduation. Now, juniors, sophomores and freshmen must pass FCAT 2.0 Reading with a 3 or better for graduation, unless students are able to opt out with a higher ACT scores. EOCs are being administered in Maioribus minum fugiae vellisi tatatat et ut fuga. Et fugitat ioriberumque odi rehenihil iligend antio. Gendaerferum faccuptis imilis si dolore, simin re comnietur reped ut omnihitia dolupta turecum verum voluptibus. Mus dolenim uscimag nihicii strumquatur aut adior seque intis quidell aborum consed ent modis enis simaxim porehendi qui audae dolorepe alicabo. Ut volorec tasperu ptatur aspitat et, nam il id eliquiam, accupta temposs intint ut autest ist veligenis suntotatur acernatiorit hillor a nobissust omnihilibus, sus, solupta quunt. Giasperupta corrum acia ipis voloribusam volessi nullab ipit odi rest molupta temporiat quis mo id molecuptur sunt quatur? Harci nament ab ius mo culluptis a venis et hit ullesero quibeatiam, temposs inctemp orepudias asserum, sedia sequas eic tese eic te etusam quam que pro vid utatium dellece ptinctur, conecab inci dolorum nossime nihicat atemolla niandi repudis voluptatur, quunt vent, simusan denime expla niminctat as dellaniet fuga. Itatures aliscie ntent, sectotati dolesequaes audandae quatquiam acid quidera consedi dolorroribus verore voluptur ad quo duntur? Ur, nonsequia verchillam que sim volo te nonsequi inus pa aut landiNatibus, sitint erferib usandam qui consequis si sunt. Edit eri iliam rest et voluptiunt dem quidelitio. Xerrorere quame prae ni volor molores eosseditatum et pos qui ut aut ipidunt ureicipsum estiis reribus aerchicia vereptae volo verumquiat harunt utemquis ut maiosapid ut qui doluptat aspelenimod ma acesto ducia es coreste mporepero bearcit omnihil icaest, opti dolorum velic tentur? Pa doluptat lanis eiciant lignimus


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Subject, verb, direct object This is a subhead that describes story, no period and eight required electives remain unchanged. However, freshmen and sophomores must successfully complete one online class through virtual school. No specifications are given for what online class should be completed. An online class completed in grades six through eight is also acceptable. A common concern regarding the online class is a student’s access to a computer. “If I was unable to get a computer, I would go to the public library because [computers there] are available all the time,” sophomore Nicole Neal said. Florida is phasing out Florida Comprehensive Achievement Tests and replacing them with End of Course Exams. FCAT tested students grades 3 to 11 in reading, math, writing and science. In previous years, 10th grade reading and math FCAT’s had to be passed with a three or higher for graduation. Now, juniors, sophomores and freshmen must pass FCAT 2.0 Reading with a 3 or better for graduation, unless students are able to opt out with a higher ACT scores. EOCs are being administered in Am, quistibus eosamus dolorer ecatem re ni illatios mint. Ro odis ea quiaest empeliqui sum si denihit accus nobis sit aut idemquiant adi sequiderest, aut volorem nulpa volorehent. Hendit aut des evelit faccatu remporem anda cumet aut que officto illiti te conetur mos et veliatiam ne con nat magniet ea dolentectur audio duciaec ullates aut faces ventus. Ibusaecto tem aut et ratessedia qui resenda ndaecte con rem rem etur sin et moluptatia quae invel ipsam facestiunt resti officides moluptaqui de quatur si doluptur? Cae. Accullabo. Xerferum imin non excerum iumquidenis ex eum facit enda aut veritiundi dit abo. Faccaecto eatur? Bus aut eaquiae si quiscienim aborend usanda quisquiatet int rereseque que volorum quidem et ape estion ere earcidi

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Outstanding financial obligations and checked out textbooks and library books can be seen on one’s Media Center profile from home at http://destiny.ocps.net. The username is one’s student number and the password is one’s eight digit birthdate. All obligations have to be cleared before purchasing prom tickets or parking decals and before graduation.

Boone High School Athletic Association will hold its 5th Annual Reservation Run 5K on Feb. 16, at 7:30 a.m. Registration costs are $15 for untimed runners and $20 for timed runners. Registration forms are available in the front office, online at www.booneatheletics.ocps.net or in the Trading Post.

Drinking causes age-old argument By LIA VILLAR Upon turning 18 years old, one is considered an adult, not only in the United States, but in most of the Western world as well. With this age, comes responsibility. One can vote for the president of the U.S., serve on juries, get married without parental consent, be prosecuted as an adult and join the military. Yet, the young adult who can risk his life for his country at 18 years old, cannot drink alcohol. Since 18 year olds are able to join the military and be sent to a foreign country, one might believe that an 18 year old can drink. In reality, despite the fact that the Western world allows 18 years old to drink, one cannot drink alcohol when in active duty. Keeping the Minimum Legal Drinking Age at 21 years old, urges 18 year olds to drink in secret to avoid consequences. Lowering the MLDA, will allow drinking to take place in more supervised environments. Along with this, according to drinkingage.procon.org, in 2002 and 2003 alone, the lives saved by the use of safety belts and airbags were far more effective than the MLDA. With advanced technology, airbags have succeeded in reducing the incidence of impared driving, crashes and fatalities which can result from drunk driving. Although one must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol in restaurants, bars and other licensed establishments, the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse reports that 72.2 percent of seniors in high school have drank alcohol at some point in their lives. According

Drinking is allowed in 29 states if done on private premises with parental consent and 25 states if for religious purposes.

to chooseresponsibility.org, lowering the MLDA, will decrease drinking large amounts of alcohol since one does not have to do it in secret. According to The New York Times, the nation’s state and local government take in $17 billion a year from alcohol taxes alone, and that figure is slowly rising. Washington State installed a temporary excise tax on certain beers, which adds about 28 cents to a six-pack of beer. This could help the economy if the MLDA was lowered to 18 year olds. It could increase revenue for business owners and tax revenue. If the MLDA was lowered to 18 years old, it could be treated as though one is receiving his learner’s permit. Rather than learning road rules, John McCardell Jr., founder of Choose Responsibility, suggests 18 year olds complete 42 hours of instruction in the history, chemistry, psychology and sociology of alcohol. This also includes sitting in during an Alcoholics Anonymous session and experiencing court hearings in drunk driving cases before receiving a license to consume alcohol. Licensing would take place in insitutions where one receives a drivers license. Like a drivers license, penalties for giving younger adolescents access to alcohol would result in revocation of one’s drinking license. As a result of the MLDA, labeling 18 year olds as “adults” is a misleading. An adult has to assume responsibilities and if the MLDA remains as it is then this federal mandate infantilizes young adults and causes only infantile behaviors.

2009: The 21to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentages of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentraction.

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2002: Meta-study of the legal drinking age and health and social problems, 72 percent of the studies found no statistically significant relationship

At 18 people are considered a legal adult. The MLDA should reflect this and thus be changed from 21.

The MLDA should be 21 years old, as teens are not yet mature enough to handle this responsibility.

By GAVIN WATERS Opinions on teen drinking range from the “if it was legal it would not be a big deal” to the “kids drink in Europe.” Both of those arguments are invalid. With the 18th Amendment ending prohibition and, the 21st Amendment lowering the drinking age to 18, teen alcohol-related deaths have increased by such high numbers that senators and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) teamed up to get the drinking age raised back to 21. President Ronald Reagan passed the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Act on July 17, 1984. The act forced states to raise the drinking age to 21 years old or risk losing 10 percent of their federal highway construction budget. After the act passed, teen driving under the influence (DUI) and teen alcohol-related deaths decreased almost 13 percent, proving that the increased minimum age was the right decision. Supporters of lowering the drinking age site european countries as an example the U.S. should follow. In Europe, for example, it is common to have a beer with a meal even as a young child, but this is not part of U.S. culture. Because of this, kids think of a beer as an adult beverage and as a way to get drunk, not as a soda or as an aspect of a meal. Even with Europe’s unenforced drinking laws and lower DUI rate, it is incomparable because public transportation is mostly used

2002: Twice as many 21 year olds died in alcoholrelated auto accidents as 18 year olds.

by the affected age group. With high school students being 18 years old, a lower drinking age makes alcohol accessible for their younger peers. This phase is different than 21 year olds buying alcohol because 18 year olds are generally in a new time in their lives where they have more freedom from their parents through college and the workforce, making them more susceptible to making bad decisions. Lowering the age would also be medically irresponsible because the brain is not fully developed until 20 to 25 years of age. Drinking as an adolescent can damage the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain in charge of memory and the ability to learn, as well as the frontal lobe which controls planning, forming ideas, making decisions and using self control. A person is emotional when intoxicated and over time it can damage the lobes forever and make a person vulnerable to addiction. Binge drinking (not able to be defined under one definition) is basically drinking a large enough amount of alcohol in a short amount of time to put the drinker and those around him at risk. Binge drinking on college campuses and communities around the nation has caused a public health problem. Among all the four year universities nationally, 44 percent of the students drink to the binge level causing 30,000 18 to 23-year-old students to need medical attention between 1999 to 2005. Lowering the drinking age is irresponsible. It is adults’ responsibility to protect youth. Lowering the age puts kids in harm’s way. Even with the higher age, society has problems with binge drinking now. Changing the age will not solve the problem, just move the problem from 21-24 year olds to 1820 year olds.

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develope alcohol dependence in their lifetime, then those starting at 21

The 21 year old minimum drinking age decreased the number of deaths by 13 percent for 18-20 year old

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SPANISH CLUB CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

Seniors can go to the College and Career Center located in Student Services to check the Scholarship Board for scholarship opportunities. Seniors can also bring in a copy of their official college acceptance letters to be celebrated.

Spanish Club members are selling a limited number of the Boone 60th Anniversary Ornaments for $10. Payments can be made at schoolpay.ocps.net. Make sure to include your name and first period teacher.

Longer lunches help students By GAVIN WATERS Lunch is the time of the day to get things done; with only 30 minutes, students argue it is hard to get anything accomplished. Lunches, if extended, would provide students with more time to complete things they cannot do after school due to riding the bus or sports. A longer lunch could help resolve the conflict of balancing sports and clubs because they could meet during lunch. Coaches, who are unwilling to give up valuable time, will not play students if they miss practice; and students are not able to be leaders in clubs or active members because they are playing a sport part of the year. If club meetings were during a lunch period, students could eat during the meetings and then have a full practice after school. Local high schools, such as Colonial and Bishop Moore, have lunch as a period out of their day, but this is because they have a cafeteria large

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enough to serve all students in one lunch shift. Additionally, Colonial’s high percentage of bus riders would not have transportation home from clubs if they met after school. Extracurricular activities keep students involved and give them an opportunity to get into better colleges by helping their resume. Those who ride the bus can still participate in these activities because meetings are during their lunch shifts. Even without a large enough lunchroom the school could accommodate this by splitting lunches into two periods like they do now. Therefore, lunch shifts would be a full 49 minute period. With the 30 minute lunch schedule, students do not have time to get through the line, causing them to have to eat in their next class, if teachers allow them to, or go without eating at all. When students have things they have to do during lunch they have no choice but to skip lunch, which is not healthy for a student who needs substantial energy to learn for the next three to four periods. Tutoring during lunch is beneficial to students who have trouble and cannot complete their homework on their own. Math teachers specifically could benefit from longer lunches by making

students who do not turn in their homework go to tutoring during lunch to receive half credit and extra help to understand their lessons. If National Honor Society members served as tutors during this time, it could help them fulfill the mandated five hours of community service on campus each nine weeks. This is a win-win. With an extension of lunch time the cafeteria would have an opportunity to make more money because students would have more time to buy food as they decompress. To make lunch a full period, there has to be time added to the school day. There are a minimum amount of minutes required by the state for each class. The best option would be to reduce pass-time between classes to five minutes and add an additional 13 minutes to the school day. The teacher duty day would then be 7:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. These adjustments would equal the 19 minutes added to lunch. Having 13 minutes added to the day would not make a substantial difference. If students had a whole period in the middle of the day, to get homework done, meet with clubs or just decompress their day would be more productive. With club meetings during lunch,

teachers would not mind the extra time in the day because the meetings during lunch and not after school would allow them to go home earlier, and it would provide a greater number of members since bus riders could participate. Understandably, one argument against longer lunches is that more free time would provide time for students to misbehave. Students misbehaving at lunch because of the increased time, are the same ones who get in trouble on a regular basis. So more or less time will not effect their behavior. Another downfall may be if a club sponsor has a different lunch period than club members. One thing that could occur is for the master schedule to arrange for club sponsors to have fourth period off. This would allow the sponsor to have two meetings to serve all club members. Another remedy would be to have officers record minutes for those who cannot meet. The current amount of time allocated for lunch shifts is not sufficient for students. Longer lunches are needed to get through the lines to get one’s food, attend club meetings and seek homework help. In the end, a longer lunch would be all around better for students, teachers and the school in general.

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ßletters to the editor Qualities define students

I believe that affirmative action should still exist today. In admission into a school they always look at all aspects of a student’s upbringing and life. Gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation and origin have a lot to do with how the student is going to respond to a situation and how they were raised to act towards school and their peers.

Thayane Pastick, junior

Advantages are undeserved

I do not think affirmative action should still exist today. I do not think it’s fair [because it] benefits people who did not even suffer from the discrimination. This is coming from me, a Hispanic person. Although I am grateful and will accept any money I get from being Hispanic, I do not think it’s fair that I get it. I didn’t do anything to earn that money, [I was] just born Hispanic. Scholarships and things of that nature should be earned not a birthright.

Elaina Carrion, senior

Nation takes step backwards

Affirmative action should not still exist today. We live in a time where society has realized that everyone is equal and everyone deserve equal opportunity. Affirmative action is a step backwards for us as people while we are trying to make progress in the area of equality. No one should be refused an opportunity because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or anything of the sort. The way people are seen in the eyes of another shouldn’t affect the way they live their life and the things they get to do.

Dana Ansell, sophomore

Best efforts need rewards

Race, religion, sex, origin, etcetera should have nothing to do with [one’s skills]. If somebody really wanted something bad enough he should try his best to get it. It is really unfair to see someone try his best to succeed just to lose it all and not get what he had worked for. Like, I would like to go to the Naval Academy in Maryland and if I try my best to achieve good grades but find out that although I met all the requirements but didn’t make it in and lost to someone else, I would be furious.

Carlos Parks, sophomore

Qualifications matter more

I do not believe affirmative action should still be used in today’s day and age. A college should base its decision solely on qualifications. Decisions being made are weighing too heavily on affirmative action. Also, I find it very unfair to use affirmative action in some situations a minority who doesn’t meet qualifications will make it in, while another who meets or exceeds the qualifications are turned down due to race, religion, etc.

Brianna Dickey, sophomore

Actions counter racism

Yes, affirmative action should exist because racism, sexism and discrimination still exist. Until we can live in a society where everyone is treated equally, it should be [available] to counteract discrimination [but] you should not have to have a certain amount of people from certain races because that is not equal opportunity. Some companies have to have a certain amount of minority races. I think it should be based on the skills of the employee.

Everyone deserves equality

I do not believe affirmative action should exist today. I think everyone should have the same fair chance. I do not believe anyone should get special treatment. The discrimination happened a long time ago. I think everyone should have a fair shot at getting a job or going to a certain college.

Tyler Holmus, junior

Unfair for majority

Affirmative action should still exist today. Affirmative action allows diversity in certain situations, especially college. Statistically, minorities have more financial struggles and personal issues, such as single parent households and lower education, that make it more difficult for them to achieve success or have the opportunity to, at the next level. I believe that because of the additional struggles that minorities may have to endure they should be granted additional privileges and luxuries that will allow them to succeed and go far in their future.

Rhapsody Arias, senior

Policies outdated, ineffective The policies of affirmative action are outdated. The policies were set in place to help open opportunities for minorities in this great country. This policy is from the late 1960s. In the past 45 or 50 years since the policies have been set in place, people have been considered equal in this country for quite awhile but in a way, this policy makes us unequal by providing an advantage to these minorities on an already even playing field.

Rachel Hewitt, sophomore

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I don’t mind the losses as long as the kids enjoy themselves and we get better as a team each time. Daniel Tringali, bowling coach

Teams seek consistency Sibling rivalry, first time players add diversity

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SPARE. To clean up the frame, senior Erin Dudley gets a spare. “The best part of bowling is a strike, it’s like scoring a touchdown or a basket,” Dudley said. Dudley bowled a high game of 164 against East River and University.

By GAVIN WATERS Bowling is often overlooked in high school sports, but it is a challenging sport. Unlike football, basketball or track, it does not require athleticism. Bowling is skill related and is time consuming to master. Boys currently are 3-2 with wins against Lake Nona (2581-2297), Timber Creek (2581-2570) and Oak Ridge (2262-1913) and losses to rivals, University (2394-2664) and East River (2394-2444). Senior Matthew Kaiser and juniors Daniel Cabrera and Paul Perrault all have averages over 150 and 200 plus games this season. “[The team’s] consistency needs improving. High games are nice but it’s the games after the high ones that count,” head coach Daniel Tringali said New to the team, freshman Timothy Kaiser, Matthew Kaiser’s brother, added a new dynamic to the team: sibling rivalry. “Having a brother on the team is fun because of the sibling rivalry, and it’s good to have the memories with them,” T. Kaiser said. Sibling rivalry is familiar to Tringali.

Growing up with a twin led to 30 years of competitive bowling experiences. “It isn’t about beating each other. It’s about keeping up with each other, especially with the age difference,” Tringali said. The girls team is currently 2-3, with wins against Lake Nona (1773-1559) and Oak Ridge (1639-1541) and losses to rivals Timber Creek (1773-1983), University (1721-2296) and East River (1721-2353) who are all ranked in the Sentinel top 12. “Even though the girls team is under 500, it’s a team mostly made up of first time players,” Tringali said. Seniors Stephanie Spence and Tykenia Chanthavong and junior Erin Dudley lead the team with series totals over 380. “I feel that we are going to get better and better and after pushing ourselves we can do better and win more,” Chanthavong said. Even though districts are half a season away they are still in the sights of the bowlers hoping to be consistent and competitive in play offs. “I hope that I can get to states for individuals by not taking any player for granted,” M. Kaiser said. Both teams play long-time rival Edgewater at Colonial Lanes on Oct. 9 at 2:45 p.m..

ßquestionanswer Daniel Cabrera, junior Even though you have losses how do you feel about them, what did you learn from them? They help us grow, I learned you can’t win them all. What got you into bowling? My grandma, she was a bowler What is your least favorite part of bowling? Nothing. How many years have you bowled and why do you? One full year because it’s a fun thing to do it’s laid back unlike a big sport. What is your favorite part of bowling? The people it’s good having friends around. What would make Boone bowling better? More dedication and more effort, nobodys serious about the sport. What are your hopes for districts? I hope the team plays to the best of there ability and we qualify.

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ENGLISH TEACHERS RUN WRITING CENTER

Boone Fellowship of Christian Athletes continues to meet on Monday nights for huddles and Bible studies. The huddles are in the junior/senior cafeteria featuring music from the FCA band. Prayer at the Pole is on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. between the 100 and 500 buildings.

The Writing Center is open both lunch shifts each day and staffed with advanced language arts students who are prepared to offer writing assistance. Ms. Hilley and Mr. Glester are present each day to help guide in the learning process. Students may bring their lunch as well.

Stocks affect everyone By GAVIN WATERS Stocks make the world go round. Stock by definition is the amount of shares or percent of a company one owns. Some do not truly understand what this means, how one buys it or what the stock market even is. Owning stock in a company basically means one owns a small portion of it. Companies sell stock or ownership in their company to raise money for expansion, like building new factories or hiring more employees. By selling stock, a company does not have to borrow money from the bank that they would have to pay back with interest. Stock prices go up and down everyday depending on how the company does that day. For example, if Apple releases a new product, their stock increases because their profits from the release make the investor money because the estimated profits add value to the company. Then investors make money if he sells his shares at a higher price. That is how one makes money in the market, buying stocks at a low price and selling them at a high price, coming

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out of a trade with more money than he started, but this is also where the market becomes difficult and tricky. One can also lose money if something happens to the company; such as a pending lawsuit or a CEO’s death which could damage the value. That is when investors have to decide to either sell and lose money or stick with it in hope the value returns. The market is a complicated system of trades, market trends and knowledge of the corporate world. To succeed in the market one has to take all of this into account and figure out how much to gamble. How much one gambles determines what kind of investor one is, bearish or bullish. A bearish investor believes the market will decrease and puts little money in it, and a bullish investor believes the market will go up and puts a lot of money into it. The stock market affects everything. The value of the dollar, bank interest rates, employment, taxes and the economy all depend on how the market is doing and whether traders are trading or not. Gambling in the stock market can make one a big winner or big loser leaving crying or cheering.

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money without owing money.

Internet access one has the ability to trade.

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and Ameritrade he just has to be carful of commision fees and hidden fees sites charge.

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heart of the U.S. stock exchange lies on Wall Street in New York City’s financial district.

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Friday, December 14, 2012 hilights.org

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SEMESTER EXAMS

CLUBS ELECT SWEETHEART COURT

Dec. 21 will be the last day of school before break. On Jan. 14, a week after school resumes from the holiday break, semester exams begin.

The Senior Class Council is sponsoring the 23rd annual Sweetheart Court. Students involved in clubs elect two seniors to represent their club for court. These students will be recognized Jan. 29 at half-time of the basketball game against Celebration.

Holy Smoke serves southern style Family owned restaurant brings country feel to Conway area

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SLOW COOKED. Small batch, slow-cooked beans with delectable cornbread bites are complimentary at the beginning of every meal. “The food was great. The portions were small, but the service made up for that,” sophomore Conor Curry said. All of the food at Holy Smoke is small batch and slow-cooked to perfection.

By GAVIN WATERS Recently established, Holy Smoke BBQ brings the small town country feel to the otherwise busy and crowded Curry Ford and Crystal Lake area. Located in the strip mall between Peel and Crystal Lake, next to the Winn Dixie, the bland strip mall is broken up by wood trellises and a country-themed waiting area giving an escape from the bustling surroundings. Although still noisy from the busy road, the restaurant is the perfect casual family eatery. In the dining room, the soft country background music and quiet atmosphere gives the perfect ambiance for a date or family dinner. However, if one is looking for a place to watch the big game, the bar offers flat screen TVs. The beans and corn bread to start the meal are complimentary and make you feel like you are in grandma’s kitchen; they prepare your pallet for the slow cooked meats and homemade sides. Appetizers range from fried okra $4.99 to a chef salad $9.99. Appetizers are on the smaller side meant to be split between two people. With large groups, this can be pricey. The hush puppies are the best appetizer by far. They are crunchy on

the outside with a soft, cake-like inside coated with honey butter, and there were enough of them for the whole table to get a sufficient amount. Also, the french fries were a great appetizer for a large group because everyone gets their share. The fries are second best and offer enough to feed everyone and are deliciously crunchy and seasoned. The main course prices range from a simple cheeseburger $4.99 to a bonein 18 ounce Rib Eye $25.99. All meats are dry rubbed and slow-cooked in an old hickory smoker and hand carved to specifications when ordered. The Sliced Pork sandwich is tender and smoked to perfection, melting in one’s mouth. For $6.99, one can get the sandwich and one side. Being a new restaurant, the staff is really helpful explaining the menu and giving suggestions. Waiters can be unkind to teens because they typically do not tip, but the waiter helped us save money and even let us sample a few items before ordering; (we did tip). Even though a small mom and pop restaurant, they still accept all major credit cards and, of course, cash. However friendly, the staff took a while to get the food and bill out, though this could be because it is a new restaurant and will improve with time. Overall, it is not an ideal place for students to hangout, but it is a good place for a family dinner.

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