Cadet Gazette Vol. 4
Concordia Lutheran High School New Lunch Program MEREDITH FAY
This year Concordia switched lunch programs. The new company is called Creative Dining Services Inc, and is based out of Michigan. They are in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. They serve food locally at Indiana Tech and Concordia Seminary. Concordia decided to switch programs because the cafeteria manager from last year was retiring so it was the perfect time to search for a new lunch program for the school. Creative Dining Services is known for their nutritious foods. Their program is focused on four main parts: nutrition, sanitation, sustainability and education. The program started August 18; the cafeteria now has a salad bar, and has more variety for lunch than the years before.
KAITLYN SCRIVEN According to USA Today, on June 8th the cap of one of the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico came off and it led to an oil spill. About 420,000 gallons where released into the water every day, killing off the natural wildlife and damaging property once it came to shore. People came to find that it was the fault of the gas company commonly known as BP. Since then people have boycotted BP and encourage others to boycott them as well. On June 20th the rig that started the oil spill exploded and caught on fire, killing three men. On June 26th another man lost his life when he bravely tried to clog up the pipe to stop all of the oil draining into the ocean. BP is still facing many lawsuits for all of the damage that has happened including mental health claims, physical health claims, property damage, death of four people, environment endangerment, and harming fishing companies.
The new salad bar, now available as another lunch alternative.
K2 Added to Drug Testing AARON OLSON
The 2010-2011 school year has brought forth a new addition to tested substances. Concordia Lutheran High School has now added K2, also known as Spice or K2 Spice, to the drugs tested in its random drug testing program. The city of Fort Wayne has banned the drug. The K2 debate took priority at a Tuesday night (July 27) city council meeting. Fort Wayne leaders approved the introduction of a ban on the drugâ€™s sale and use. After a month of debating, Fort Wayne City Council voted to pass the ordinance that will ban the use and sale of K2 Spice. On Tuesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, signed into law the ban that will regulate the sale of and buying of the drug K2. The law states that anyone found to be selling the drug could face a $2,500 civil fine. Anyone found buying the drug can be fined up to $1,000. Supporters of the ban, including health officials, said that it is a harmful drug and should be taken off the streets. They say that it is a consciousness-altering drug. Those against the ban, however, said that banning K2 would cause makers to create a new and possibly even more dangerous drug.
Mrs. Lewis, Assistant Principal
As for Concordia, it will remain a banned drug. When asked why, Mrs. Lewis said that it was recommended that all the schools add it to the banned substances list because it is found to alter your thoughts and can hurt your abilities to learn. She also said that it was found to be more addictive than many of the other drugs out there.
Letter From the Editors ASHLEY LINKHART & MANDY JUMP (ON OUR HONOR)
After losing half the staff from last year and having a majority of the people in this class new to Newspaper, it was difficult getting everyone accustomed to the writing and processes of journalism. Hence the reason why this first issue is unexcusably late. We find it quite embarassing that you are recieving the Septermber issue in the middle of October, but we will try our best to get the remainder of the issues out relatively on time. We ask you for your patience and understanding while we all go through the learning process of putting together a flourishing paper. As your editors, we will make mistakes, but we’re trying our best to deliver an amazing paper into your blessed little hands. Also, we will possibly be starting up an online newspaper so you may view all the stories from home. The stories will also be saved in an archive so you can see them as long as you want. We look forward to entertaining you with the wonder of the written (or rather, typed) word.
Hunger and Poverty
Source: FAO Hunger Report 2008
This year the Indiana Lesigulstive passed a new law stating, that students in grades 6-12 have to have specific shots for school either before school or in the process of getting them. The reason why students have to get the pedevirus is because there has been an outbreak of cases in Indiana and other states.
The shots that each student has to get are menogitous, tetniousdisphoria-pedevirus,and 2 chicken poxs if the student hasn’tt had it. When asked what she had do this year, she said, “I had to put in a lot hours and in the spring, I had to go over all of the medical records for all the students and make of list of who had them and who didn’t have them. Then I had to make a lot of phone calls and send tones of emails to the parents. I have spent 20 months working on this and I am glad that the worst is behind me.”
Cadet Gazette Letter to the Editor
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Co-Editors- Mandy Jump Ashley Linkhart Design
Andrew Wendt Mandy Jump Ashley Linkhart
8 million people die from lack of food and nutrition every year - about 24,000 deaths each day.
Every year, 5.8 million children die from hunger related-causes. Every day, that’s 16,000 young lives lost.
For the first time in history, over 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat. That’s one sixth of humanity - more than the population of the United States, Canada and the European Union combined.
907 million of the 1.02 billion are from developing countries.
The number of undernourished people in the world increased by 75 million in 2007 and 40 million in 2008, largely due to higher food prices.
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Student Council State of the School Address Abe Parkison, Student Body President Although I do not have a press secretary like many other presidents, I have no need since I will be writing in every edition of the Cadet Gazette informing the student body about potential projects and progress made by the Student Council. I will also answer questions submitted by the student body in this column.
Many people are not aware that I am the Executive Board President of the Student Council, but rather, many confuse me as “The Salt ‘n Light dude” or some other strange title. Yes, I do participate in a large variety of extracurricular activities: Student Council, Salt ‘n Light, Prayer Warriors, and Chess Club, but I do hold my presidential position in the highest of esteem.
Abe Parkinson, President
This year I plan to maintain the annual Student Council events, but I will also implement new events that incorporate not only the school but our local community as well. I ask for your participation during Student Council activities since the government is only as great as its people. With your support, I know that we will have a spectacular year.
Notes From Our Vice President Ryan Gross, Student Body Vice President A caring student, friend, son and brother, an athlete, Key Club and Salt n Light member and most importantly, a Christian. I’m Ryan Gross, the Executive Board Vice President of the Student Council. I bring fun, new ideas and structure to Student Council. As a underclassmen, I am learning to be a leader for the next couple of years. I love to have fun, hang out with my friends, play sports and of course participate in student activities here at Concordia. I’m extremely excited to be in the position of Vice President and plan on making the most of not only this year, but years to come. Ryan Gross, Vice President
Notes From Our Secretary Elizabeth Rehmer, Student Body Secretary Hi! My name is Elizabeth Rehmer. I am your current Executive Board Secretary of the Student Council at CLHS. I am 17 and a senior. I am also one of the captains in the CLHS Marching Cadets Color Guard. I play trumpet in the Symphonic Band. I am a Koinonia leader. I love life and being optimistic. I love Jesus and my favorite Bible verse is 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” I very much enjoy being on Student Council. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions for or about Student Council, or any events we are planning, please feel free to see me! Elizabeth Rehmer, Secretary
Notes From Our Treasurer Melissa Machado, Student Body Treasurer Hello Concordia! My name is Melissa Machado, and I am your Executive Board Treasurer of the Student Council. You may not know me very well, or at all. I hope to be able to meet and get to know many of you as you work with me and share your ideas for the new school year.
This is my first year on the Student Council. It may seem strange that a person never before involved in an activity is suddenly one of four people on the Exectutive Board, but I feel I am very well prepared for the challenges ahead. I wanted to be involved in Student Council because I have so many ideas for this year. As a senior, I have attended and been a part of many activities in my time at Concordia. I am passionate about Concordia Lutheran High School and the many great people I have to work with on our Student Council, our faculty, and in our student body. If you ever have ideas of things you would like to see happen during the school year, I hope that you will be willing to work with me or one of the other members of executive board on getting it accomplished. This is your year, and our job is to make it a good one for you. Never be afraid to approach me if you have suggestions, questions or comments on Concordia events. Have a great year and I hope to see you and talk to you soon! Much love!
Melissa Machado, Treasurer
Photo taken by Mrs. Gudel
World Premiere of The Twelve MEREDITH FAY
About five years ago, Concordia’s own Reverend Doctor Joe Gudel, started thinking about his play The Twelve. Gudel was inspired by the Broadway play, Jesus Christ Superstar, but he put a little twist into the production. Jesus doesn’t appear on stage; it’s strictly about seeing Jesus through the eyes of the twelve apostles. Gudel first presented his idea three years ago to his former student Dave Frincke, who is a musician, to help with his vision. Together Frincke and Gudel wrote and produced 24 original songs for this rock opera. It took two years to write The Twelve and another year to fine-tune it. The play had 26 actors from the Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indianaarea, including three Concordia staff members, Miss Karen Johnson, Mr. Merv Koehlinger and Major Mike Mishler. Both Mrs. Lewis’ and former teacher Mrs. Ghering’s husbands were in the play. This was Koehlinger’s first time since high school being in a play, as it was Johnson’s and Mishlers first play ever. Gudel wanted a play that was biblically accurate and had the stories told through the apostles. He wanted it not to be about change, but about the transformation of the apostles’. Gudel’s favorite scene is at the end when Peter, James and John were marching to their deaths and to their victories. He loves the transformation from cowards into fearless preachers and martyrs. Johnson first helped Gudel with the sing-through and fell in love with the music. “It was really good and had a great message,” said Johnson. She was surprised at how much hard work and hours went into making a production like this. Johnson said she, “Loved the cast members. We all jelled and worked nicely.” Gudel hopes that his play will eventually be performed around the country and possibly the world. Gudel and Frincke are getting ready to market The Twelve and are praying God leads and guides them.
Favorite Bible Verse JASMINE STEWART
Brandon Eck, 9. Revelation 22:10 Then he told me, do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near. “I like the message that God would take anyone who believe in him. It reassures our faith and gives us hope.” Millie Willyard, 10. Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. “It tells me that I should set an example for everybody no matter what age group they are in.” Jillian Dixie, 11. Psalms 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness, for his name’s sake. Even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil: my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. “It’s very poetic.” Jackie Dixie, 10. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “It speaks to me.” Precious Nelson, 10. Timothy 4: 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. “I can relate to it.”
National Youth Gathering KAITLYN SCRIVEN
Several churches in the Fort Wayne area sent their youth groups to New Orleans, Louisiana for the National Youth Gathering from July 17th through July 20th.
“It was really hot, but it was still fun!” said Jacob Moore, a student from CLHS who attended the gathering.
The National Youth Gathering is a time where Christian teenagers can come and worship and learn more about God and His works. It happens once every three years. “I thought that it was neat to worship with so many other Christians in one place at one time!” said Katie Zelt, a member of Suburban Bethlehem who attended the gathering. There were approximately 25,000 teenagers that attended the conference plus pastors, parents and other adults. People came from 46 out of the 50 states and they would arrive either by bus or plane. Each morning everyone walked to the Convention Center and attended a morning chapel. After this, participants went to sessions of their choosing. On certain days or certain times some of the youth groups would go out into the community and volunteer.
Each evening everyone would walk to the Superdome for a mass event. This is when all 25,000 teens would be together.
“The daily seven mile walk was worth it!” said Kaitlynn Bennett, a senior from CLHS who also attended the NYG.
Funnies from Pastor Borchers’ Freshmen
Student Life New Teacher Interview ASHLEY SAYLOR Mr. Mark Duerr is the new Enviromental teacher at Concordia. Mr. Duerr comes from Detrot, Michagin. He went to Cousino High School qnd then for his college education he went to Concordia Menquon, Wisconsin and he knew he wanted to be a science teacher because he loved science. He came to Concordia after hearing from his college that it was a great place. When asked who inspired him, he said it was his father because he was an excellent teacher to him. This is Mr. Duerr’s first year teaching. His favorite moive is the Count of Monte Cristo because it has a good message. His favorite book in the Bible is either Romans or Acts because he always finds something new in there. His favorite thing to eat is mexican food because he was born in southen Calforina and grew up there. If he could meet anyone in history it would be Paul because he seems fascinating. He would go back in time to see how the prymids were built. In his free time, he likes to bike and work out. He really doesn’t have a favorite actor or actress because he doesn’t watch a lot of movies. When asked what about the greatest acomplishment in American history, he said, “The first Ten Amendments because they are the first ten.” His favorite color is aqua and if he could visit any country in the world it would either be Israel or Greece because of all the history. His favorite comic book super hero is the Green Lanturn because he is awesome. His most embarrasing moment was, “When I was in grade school, I got knocked out during a baseball game.”
New teacher, Mr. Mark Duerr
Random Student Interview: Jacob Dillman KODY JONES
Jacob Dillman is a new face at Concordia as a freshman. Prior to coming to here, he attended St. Paul’s. Q: So Mr. Dillman, you look like an athlete. What sports are you planning on doing this year? Wrestling. Oh, you’re going to wrestle? I hear it’s too tough for most of the Concordia athletes. How do you think the team will do this year? Uhh. . . I hope okay. I think we will do pretty well. Q: So, are you related to Mrs. Dillman, the Geography and Economics teacher? Do you have to put it out there? Really? Yes. Yes, I do. Jacob Dillman, Grade 9
Darn! Q: What fast food restaurant do you visit most frequently? McDonald’s. Are you lovin’ it? Not really. Why is that? Because it’s cheap, deep-fried, and fatty food.
Oh, well, that’s about all I can buy with that much. Do you plan on bringing your lady friend? The news never gets anything right! Are you saying I’m a bad reporter?
So you care about your health?
Not necessarily, you’re just as good as everyone else.
Yes, I do.
Q: What has been your most embarrassing moment in your life so far?
Q: What is something new that you tried this year? Let’s see here. . . I have tried. . . Umm. . . (He is now telling me to wait as he ponders more on the question). . . Oh! I’ve tried high school! How is that treating you?
Having this posted in the newspaper! Are you single? Yes.
Pretty good so far!
I’m afraid that won’t change because of this. ..
Can you expand on that? Did you meet a lady?
Good day, sir.
Q: If you had a million dollars, and you had to spend it all, what would you do with it?
I would buy a house in the Florida Keys and buy a massive boat. . . Did you say only a million dollars?
The Cadet Gazette would like to congratulate the following teams:
* Girls Golf- SAC and Season Champs * Girls Cross Country - SAC Champions 2010 *Anna Reibs - Girls Cross Country Individual SAC Champion 2010 *Jacob Reinking - Boys Cross Country Individual SAC Champion 2010 *Boys Soccer- SAC Champions *Volleyball- SAC Champions Erik Tom steals the ball at the first Sectional soccer game.
Random Athlete Interview With Luke Kaiser RACHEL GUY The random athlete interview this week is with Luke Kaiser. Luke is a senior and has played football at Concordia all four years. Where did you go to grade school? St. Peters. Do you have any brothers or sisters? One brother and one sister. What do you like about football? I like hitting people and scoring touchdowns. Best memory of your football career? My first touchdown. Funniest memory? When Corey Eck got mad and tackled Ethan Dize after a practice. How do you think the season is going to go? It looks promising, STATE CHAMPS! What’s your favorite part of the season so far? The student section. Who’s your favorite coach? They are all equal. Do you have any pre-game rituals? I go in the end zone and yell, “My Everything,” get the team hyped up, and listen to Young Jeezy. Who is your favorite professional player? Adrian Peterson. What movie and song best fit your life? Transformers and Dope Boy Swag. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Take the Cake. If you could have any super power, what would it be? I’d like to fly. What do you do on a normal day of practice? Do drills, clown with Ben Kline, and run. What’s something interesting that no one knows about you? I’m Spiderman. Do you have any other hobbies? I like to find time to get my G.T.L. in (Gym, Tan, Laundry) every day. Then I go to the barber to get taped up so my hair looks extra nice for the girls when I hit the club with my boys where I get a mad fist pump on all night meet some females. I also enjoy ice sculpting and collecting buttons.
Super Bowl Predictions JACOB PULS In this year’s Super Bowl in Dallas we are going to be seeing the Saints and the Ravens. The Ravens are going because of their running game and, their defense is the best I have seen it in a while. The Saints are going because they have the experience of being in big situations in the regular season and the playoffs. The Saints also have the old school pass attack. This may be the best passing team mixed with a strong running attack that I have seen since the 1999-2000 Rams.
Sports Upcoming Season will be a Treat for Football Fanatics JUSTIN HUNTER
It feels as if there wasn’t much of a football off-season with all of the speculation on conferences, new coaching staffs, and team violations. That is all behind us now since early September dated the start of the 2010 College Football season. Fans should be looking forward to this upcoming season because the far from ordinary may unveil. The last decade seemed to be owned by USC for the most part. Troy has fallen now that the Trojans were accused of paying 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, Reggie Bush to play there. USC is banned from bowl play for two years and lost many scholarships. Boise State is a hot topic since they proved the nation they were BCS material several years ago by beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The odds always seemed to fall on Boise State until now. The Broncos opened the season #3 in the nation and hope to move along in the rankings to be the first non BCS conference team to play for the title. An opening win against Virginia Tech was vital. Rich Rodriguez, head coach at Michigan is on the hottest seat in the nation. A 9-16 record falls far short of the expectations in a Big Ten power house. The Wolverines need success against teams such as Michigan State to keep his job. Brian Kelly has won everywhere he`s been. He`s now looking to not just do the same with Notre Dame, but to bring them to national restoration. Key games for Kelly and the Irish are against Utah at USC. Jump in front of the TV and load up on potato chips every Saturday. You won`t want to miss anything this season..
Meet the Lady Cadet Soccer Team
JACOB PULS The Concordia Cadets have had a good women’s soccer program and this year is no different. The varsity squad is led by a strong number of juniors and seniors. To be exact, there are 11. This means there is a lot of experience and a strong chemistry between players. I have decided to break down this team not by junior varsity and varsity but by freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. I am breaking the team down like this because I believe that you can get a more in-depth look at the team this way. Freshmen: The youth of the cadet squad. This year’s freshmen should consider themselves lucky. They have the opportunity to learn how to win from a large amount of upper classmen. This will come into play later on in their high school soccer careers. Right now most of the freshman are developing their skills at the junior varsity level. However, if you ask anybody on the varsity squad, they will tell you that developing and learning to play at a high school level begins at the junior varsity level. Sophomores: The sophomores have a year under their belts and now have the luxury of knowing what Cadet soccer is all about. Just ask Anna Bruick. After playing junior varsity last year she returned to the 2010 team looking to make her presence known both on varsity and JV. When I asked her how the style of play differs from JV to Varsity she said, “The pace. The game picks up when you reach the varsity level and the teams change, meaning a team that you beat last year easily could beat you if you’re not prepared. Juniors: The juniors are in the prime position, having the experience of two previous seasons of successful soccer. They have the will of underclassmen with the experience of upperclassmen. They have the ultimate goal in sight, a state championship. They also can feel the walls closing in. They have two years and then they are done. These Cadets are focused on one game at a time, a quality that they could only know from experience. Seniors: Underclassmen look to experience for leadership. Who better to look at than a senior? The seniors came up in the system playing good soccer and reached the peaked of their high school careers. They played effective soccer and lead the team in a good direction for the present and the future. This season, the seniors have done that and more. Their biggest task is still to come however, leading their team into the sectionals, which is loaded with a handful of teams that could give the Cadets trouble. That being said I would put my money on this squad to win the sectionals. The Lady Cadet Varsity Soccer Team
Editorials Monthly Musings of Mandy MANDY JUMP
“A book? What do you want a book for?” “To read.”
“To read? Why would you want to read when you got the television set sitting right in front of you? There’s nothing you can get from a book that you can’t get from a television faster.“ Many of you might recognize this dialogue from the wellknown movie, Matilda, starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito. During this part of the movie, Harry Wormwood questions his daughter’s motives as to why she would rather read a book than watch television. It seems like more and more of us are starting to agree with Harry Wormwood; watching television is a faster and better form of entertainment. All too many times I’ve heard fellow classmates say things such as, “Why read when you could watch TV?” And frankly, comments like these drive me insane. Reading used to be something that everyone enjoyed. Families would read together after dinner, mothers would read to their children before bed, teens would discuss their latest read with their friends. But nowadays, reading has become something seen as a boring, tedious task that no one ever wants to do. If we do take the time to read, we read a shallow, solely plot-level books that have no deeper meaning. We would rather be entertained by sparkling vampires than enrich our souls with a classic novel. Even when we watch television, we don’t watch documentaries or educational programs. Instead, we prefer to watch the “mind-numbing” shows that entertain us simply because they’re filled with drama, drug abuse, or teen pregnancy. A perfect example of this is the worldwide phenomenon, or really disease, known as Jersey Shore. Although I must admit that I myself have fallen victim to the GFF and GTL, there’s still a part of me in the back of my head that tells me, “This is really stupid.” But for some reason, we still watch it regardless of how pathetically shallow it is. I would like to think that there is hope for literature still, but it’s hard to believe that teenagers this day in age would ever prefer to read Pride & Prejudice instead of watching 16 & Pregnant. So I challenge, actually, I dare you to commit yourself to reading something of worth, rather than filling your mind with useless trash TV. You won’t be disappointed.
Mandy the Icebox Jump
Life in the U.S. FELICIA FORSBERG The first day I was in the US, my friend Kristin and I, both from Sweden were sitting on a bus from Boston to Vermont talking about what we referred America to: trucks, yellow lines on the roads, the Statue of Liberty and hamburgers. But I’ve been here for almost ten weeks and I’ve seen a lot more weird, but very fun, American stuff that makes me wonder who’s trying to fool me. Some things have been really weird to me; these are things that you have probably seen and experienced every day when you grew up in America. I came to Fort Wayne at the end of July after two weeks at an exchange student camp in Vermont. The first night I was here my host family took me to a restaurant. When I didn’t finish my food they asked me if I wanted a box. I didn’t understand why they asked me if I wanted a box. A box for what? I had to explain to them that we don’t take the food home from restaurants in Sweden. Just a few days later they took me to a Mexican restaurant where I got two plates of food!!! I guess I must have looked like a question mark because my host family was laughing and took pictures of my face. Maybe I should be used to the size of the food here by now, bust just a week ago my host sister from Spain, our friend from Germany who’s also an exchange student here in Fort Wayne and I were at the cinema. I ordered a medium coke and a medium popcorn, just like I used to do in Sweden. When we got our coke and popcorn we all said, “This is not medium, this is extra large!” Another thing I’m still not used to is the transportation. Back home in Sweden I’m always taking the bus if I want to go somewhere. I guess I’m taking the bus at least once a day. Here no one’s taking the bus. The car is always taken even if it’s walking distance! To me that’s very strange. I’m still not used to seeing people my age driving. In Sweden we have to be eighteen before we can get our drivers license, and the process to get it takes at least six months so you’re usually around nineteen before you get your license in Sweden. What about holidays and celebrations? Well, one thing I’ve noticed this month is that Halloween is a huge thing here. The stores are already selling decorations, costumes and stuff. Halloween in Sweden is not a big deal. It’s just a day when children up to ten – eleven years old dresses up as witches, wizards, ghosts or monsters and go trick or treating. But every last Sunday in October we’re going to the cemetery to light a candle to remember our friends and family who are not with us anymore. I’ve also noticed that turning sixteen is a big deal here. In Sweden it’s not. But turning eighteen in Sweden is a big deal!
Felicia Forsberg, Exchange Student from Sweden
These differences are not the only ones I’ve seen during my weeks here. Of course the biggest differences for me and for the all the other exchange students in America this year has been coming to a whole different family, in a whole different culture and speaking a different language. It’s hard, but at the end of the year we’ll have so many new experiences and that makes it defiantly worth it!
Entertainment Movie Review: Charlie St. Cloud CODY MADINSKI ALISON BROWN Charlie St. Cloud is the story of a young man who needs to find meaning in his life. Charlie gave his little brother a ride to his friend’s house. They were involved in a fatal car accident that killed them both. Luckily the paramedics were able to bring Charlie back to life. Charlie runs off to keep a deal he made with his little brother to practice catch every day at sunset. One day Charlie goes in town and he runs into the paramedic that saved his life. He tells Charlie that not everyone has a second chance and he needs to find purpose in his life. Charlie does discover his purpose. But he has to choose between fulfilling it, or keeping his brother Sam.
He said/She said
On the movie itself: Boy: Charlie St. Cloud is a sad movie. But it was cool that Charlie could still see his brother Sam ever day. Girl: Charlie St. Cloud is a very touching story about how you need to let things go and move on with your life in order to make yourself happy. On the acting: Boy: The movie was really good. Charlie St. Cloud and his brother both played good roles in the movie. Girl: I could really connect to the actors in this movie. It made the movie a lot more enjoyable. On the message: Boy: The message was about his brother and spending time with him. It was hard for Charlie to move on. Girl: The message was something that anyone can relate to. Everyone has to be strong and move on from something hard in their lives in order to keep going. Is it a good date movie?: Boy: This movie was good for both sides. It had two different feelings about things. Girl: Both genders can connect with a character in this movie which makes it a good date movie.
Daisy by Brand New MANDY JUMP
The alternative rock band Brand New was formed in 2000 and consists of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney, Brian Lane, and Derrick Sherman. They were formed in Merrick, New York. They were signed to Triple Crown Records in 2001 and then released their first studio album Your Favorite Weapon. Since then they have released Deja Entendu, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, and Daisy. Their latest album, Daisy, which was released in 2009, is much more dense than their other albums. Some would say it’s depressing, consisting of lyrics such as “It’s getting dark, running out of luck, our car’s stuck on the train crossing.” The explosive dynamics in this album are undeniable, even though the lyrics are not quite what was expected. Although some of the lyrics can be dark, Sputnik Music classifies this album as “nothing short of remarkable”. It can be said that this album shows the musical maturation of Brand New, and that they’ve evolved from once being head-banging adolescents to pain-induced adults. Lyricist Vincent Accardi has become much more aggressive and substantial, and has matured to writing about life. Daisy is an unbelievably diverse album, but is still a complete, effervescent album. Even though it’s Brand New’s fourth album, it still shows that Brand New has yet to peak, as they continue to push their musical limits.
MEREDITH FAY (Compiled from- funfactz.com) *Vultures can fly for six hours without flapping their wings. *Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees. *The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60mph. *Men get hiccups more often then women. *Rubber bands last longer when they are refrigerated. *The opposite sides of dice cubes always add up to seven. *Whispering is more wearing on your voice than normal speaking tone.
*You are about one centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening. *More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. *Girls have more taste buds than boys. *People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.