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Also Inside Joe Schorse Madame Daniels The Winter Olympics To Swag or Not To Swag

creating the cover the idea Our original cover was going to portray senior, Joe Schorse, in a very Troy Bolton-esque light. However, while developing this issue, it became clear that there were more serious undertones, in particular Tanvi Kumar’s story “The Rape Joke.” We would like to thank senior, Marissa Wustrack, who is no way affiliated with the story, for giving up several hours to model for Cardinal Columns.

TRIAL AND ERROR At first, we conducted a photoshoot with Marissa laying lifeless in the middle of boxes. We were going to photoshop the words “fragile” on the boxes. However, we did not agree with the notion that survivors of sexual assault are fragile. We chose to go with a simpler image. New Feature Designer Gabi Padovano did a great job getting all the shots we needed. 1


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Around Fondy Stronger Than Ever Mrs. Young’s Battle with cancer Caitlyn Oestreich // Staff Writer


hen you walk into the Student Services office you feel calm and as if you’re in an incredibly safe place. The counselors and staff are there to help you, and they all have big smiles on their faces and greet you as soon as you walk into the door. Mrs. Young is no exception. The very instant you walk into her office she asks you how you’re doing and makes you feel welcome. You’re given a positive attitude while you’re with her, whether it be to talk about something that’s bothering you or change your schedule around. Mrs. Young is helpful, trustworthy and willing to do practically anything for her students to make them feel more comfortable here at Fond du Lac High School. She’s always loved working with students, and it really shows when she strives to see 100 percent of her students during the year even when she’s in and out of her office due to her cancer. “Mrs. Young’s diagnosis of cancer has not affected her work,” said councilor Mrs. Burns-Johnson. “She has maintained the same level of energy and professionalism as be-

fore her diagnosis. Of course there are times when she is not feeling well but it never affects her work. She pushes through - plain and simple.” Besides working, Mrs. Young enjoys being outside, being healthy, spending time with her friends and family and teaching for Concordia University in a school counseling program. She highly dislikes the cold, so while it’s warm she takes advantage of the nice weather and runs for fun and has done one relay race so far. When Mrs. Young found out she had cancer, it was a surprise. “I don’t smoke, I always try to be healthy,” Mrs. Young said. “A good thing is that I never asked why. If I did it’d be like I wished somebody else had it. Like ‘why me and not somebody else’.” Even though she has cancer, Mrs. Young feels fortunate because throughout a day-to-day basis it has made her stronger, increased her Christian faith, and she doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her. Some students even say they don’t want to bother her with their problems because she has so much to deal with. “We all have problems to

“We all have problems to overcome, mine are just more visible, and I will overcome it.” -Mrs. Young.

overcome, mine are just more visible,” said Mrs. Young. “And I will overcome it.” At the beginning, Mrs. Young didn’t always want to be a counselor. She went to the University of Iowa to become an English teacher, which she only taught for a year. That’s when she realized that students had a lot of things to talk about, but she didn’t have the time when she wanted to help them. She went back to school to be able to help students and moved to Chicago until 2007 before moving to Milwaukee and teaching for two years. In 2008 she moved to Fond du Lac and has worked at Fond du Lac High School for the past five years. “It’s an exciting career; you can make it what you want it to be.” Mrs. Young said. “If you want to have a huge effect, you can do that. Just be ready to hit the ground running.” “Ms. Fictum Young is an inspiration!” Mrs. Burns-Johnson said.

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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

The Big City Senior Trip 2014 Emily Stegemeyer // Staff Writer


onday, Jan. 13, all of the seniors were gathered in the PAC for an informational meeting about all of the upcoming events to look forward to. One of the big topics was the senior trip. The Senior Class of 2014 will be going to Chicago the weekend of May 23-25. The trip will cost roughly $450. This includes lodging, transport, meals, tickets, shows and miscellaneous. “The price is high,” senior Thomas Chitwood explains, “but it is subject to change once we get our itinerary locked in.” On Friday, May 23, the students will be leaving Fond du Lac High School at 6 a.m. and won’t get back to Fond du Lac until around 6 p.m. on Sunday. Once the students are in Chicago there are a lot of activities planned. You can go to either Wrigley Field or the Shedd Aquarium on Friday. There will be shopping on Michigan Avenue every day. Who doesn’t love shopping? There will be a tour of the John Hancock Observatory. Friday night the students can go to either the Blue Man Group or Motown the Musical. Seniors will get to visit Navy Pier and The Willis Tower. There is also an option to go to the Chicago White Sox vs. NY Yankees Game or another Broadway Musical. If you have any questions about the trip, an email was sent out to all of the seniors with the itinerary included.

6:00 a.m. Depart Fond du Lac High School 9:30 a.m. Tour Option: Wrigley Field Tour OR Shedd Aquarium 1:00 p.m. Lunch (At Student Cost) 2:00 p.m. Michigan Avenue Shopping 4:00 p.m. Check In to Hotel 5:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. John Hancock Observatory 7:30 p.m. Night Show: The Blue Man Group OR Motown the Musical 10:00 p.m. Arrive Back to Hotel Private Nighttime Security Provided

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel 8:30 a.m. Millennium Park & Group Picture 9:00 a.m. The Willis Tower 10:30 a.m. Navy Pier Lunch (At Student Cost) at Navy Pier 2:00 p.m. Michigan Avenue Shopping 5:00 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. White Sox Game OR Broadway Musical 10:30 p.m. Arrive Back to Hotel Private Nighttime Security Provided

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

07:30 AM Breakfast 08:30 AM Lunch at Michigan Avenue OR Navy Pier 03:00 PM Depart Chicago 06:00 PM Arrive at Fond du Lac High School

Are you Tech Savvy? Tech Challenge at Fondy on March 1 Myrtice Lavinia // Guest Writer


ant to up your Google skills for future college and workforce use? Fond du Lac High School and Google will be hosting the first ever Tech Student Challenge here at Fondy High on Saturday, March 1. Any student in grades 9-12 may compete. Teams from Baraboo, Franklin, Portage, Sheboygan, South Milwaukee, West De Pere and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as other area schools, are expected to participate. In the morning, participants will attend different sessions to learn more about various aspects of the Google Applications for Education(GAFE) suite, including Hangouts, Google Plus Photos, Effective Searches, Youtube, Drive, and Slide. They will be assigned to a five-member team that includes students from different schools. Teams will be presented with the details of the Challenge. After two work sessions and lunch--final judging! The winning team will be recognized by the Google in Education Team, and their work will be featured on the Google in Education G Plus page. Mr. Jaber, Mr. Poquette, and Mr. Sitter are three



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of the presenters. Each has been integral in the 1:1 computing program here at Fondy High, and each is a Certified Google Trainer. Along with the rest of the organizers, these talented, tech-savvy teachers are ready to share their knowledge and skills with Tech Student Challenge competitors. For more M r . P o q u e t t e information, see Mr. Poquette or Mr. Sitter, or visit www.techstudentchallenge.com.

Duley the Macy Jumper Allison Duley’s Unique Talent Katie Nett // Staff Writer


unior Allison Duley sits in the back of Mrs. Daleiden’s AP Language class to finish off her school day. She uses her purple highlighter working hard to annotate “Santa Ana Winds” just like everyone else in her small class. The bell rings at 3:20 p.m., and Allison leaves school, blending in seamlessly with every other teenager in the hall, but Allison is not just another teenager. Few other teenagers are expert jump ropers. Fewer, still, have been able to show off their talent in the Thanksgiving Macy’s Parade, but Duley has. Allison is one of the top 198 jumpers in the United States. As a result, she was eligible to jump rope during the Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving. “I describe her as a very intelligent, hardworking, fun student who is exceptional at anything she sets her mind to,” Mrs. Daleiden said. Allison has been jump roping on the Cardinal Skippers jump rope team for eight years, but she started in the jump rope club at her elementary school when she was in kindergarten. Aside from practicing three times a week with her team, Allison is involved in gymnastics, varsity volleyball, SWAT, class officer and ignition mentoring. On top of that, Allison practices on her own or with her freestyle partners two or three times a week. Needless to say, her days are pretty packed. “I’m not really sure sometimes how I manage school and everything else,” Allison said. “I guess I just take one thing at a time. I go to school, then jump rope practice and gymnastics practice, and eventually when I get home I have to go straight to my homework. During the week, I normally have no free time.” While most people in Fond du Lac spent Thanksgiving eating turkey or watching football, Allison was jumping through the streets of New York. “When my coach found out that there were going to have jump rop-

ers in the parade, she told the head coach of J.U.M.P. that our team was interested in having jumpers go,” Allison said. “J.U.M.P. then responded back with certain qualifications that we had to meet in order to be eligible to be in the parade. Margaret Krolczyk and I met those qualifications and were accepted into the team for the parade. We did not have to tryout, but we did have to meet quite a few qualifications like age and skill level.” “Allison and I work greatly together as partners,” sophomore Margaret Krolczyk said. “I definitely like having her as a part- A l l i s o n D u l e y i s o n e o f t h e t o p ner because of all of her skill makes j u mp e r s i n t h e u n i t e d s t a t e s us great partners worthy of winning. ( C o u r t e s y o f K a t i e N e t t ) She also works well with me so we can accomplish a lot. I have worked This competition consisted of some of with Allison for four years. A memory I the best jumpers in the world. A small had from being in the Macy’s parade is group from Duley’s team, including juwhenever there was a bit of free time, nior Madi Sass, competed in this compeAllison and I would put our coats on and tition. just walk around Times Square.” “It was just a ton of fun to be a Like every other talent, jump part of it,” Allison said. “We ended up roping involves practice and struggles doing very well for our first international until you can succeed. Allison had to competition.” practice to perform in the Macy’s parade. “I’ve jumped rope with Allison She had to build up her endurance for for eight years,” Madi Sass said. “Allison jump roping the entire parade, which is and I took third place in our age group in approximately three miles long. the world in double wheel freestyle.” “When Margaret and I first In this upcoming March, Duley started preparing for the parade, we will have her next competition in Ohio. started off by going around the Fondy “I am looking forward to comtrack a couples times doing the routine peting this March because I haven’t comnon-stop,” Allison said. “Then we kept peted since Worlds this past summer and adding a lap or two each practice to build I’m ready for all of my countless hours up our endurance. We had our short days of work to pay off,” Allison said. when we only practiced three-fourths As Allison sits quietly in the mile or one mile and then we had some back of Mrs. Daleiden’s classroom, waitlong days where we did two or more ing for the 3:20 p.m. bell, she starts packmiles of the routine. We also did some ing up. When she hears the bell ring, she conditioning on our own like running.” starts disappearing into the crowd again. Allison has also been involved She leaves school, ready for jump rope in other competitions. This past sum- practice once again. mer, she had a competition in Florida. cardinal columns.org

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Profile Professeur de français fait une différence French teacher Madame Daniels Makes a Difference Kianna Williams // Staff Writer


class of 28 students sit intently listening to the old tale of Saint Nicholas, not talking or texting, just still. Shoes that students were asked to bring are lined up across the wall that is decorated with French posters; they are filled with a holiday pencil, little chocolates, cardinal cash and homemade cookies. At the front of the room, Madame Daniels acts out the the story with hand gestures and a smile. She speaks French at a level the students can comprehend. At the end of the tale, Madame asks if the students can tell the story to her in English to see if they understood. Hands shoot up in the air, and they retell the story. At the end of class, the students get their shoes filled with goods. A French teacher, co-worker, missionary and friend, Faye Daniels is a wellknown teacher around the school and community. She is a fun person and making a difference in the lives of students at Fond du Lac High School where she has been working since 2009. “She’s extremely caring,” fellow French




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teacher Shellee Shipper said. “Working with her is definitely one of the best parts of my job. I think she’s able to connect with students, especially, in such a way that they will remember her. They will always remember her and some of the funny things she did or a way that she showed them that she cared for them.” Madame Daniels speaks French, German and Spanish: some more fluent than others. When going through high school, she was also in Latin. Since there wasn’t a French class offered at her school, she was more than excited to take it in college. “I’ve just always liked French”, Madame Daniels said. “When I was a little girl I wanted to take French. French is beautiful. It’s fun. It’s what I’ve always loved and I love kids.” “She’s an amazing person,” senior Olivia Ratzburg said. “She cares about all of her students and she makes sure everyone is doing good in her class.”More than just a teacher, Madame Daniels strives to make a difference in people’s lives around the world. She has traveled to Senegal to build a school, give food, water and shelter. She helps to change the lives of the town’s people. “The first time that I was there [Senegal], it was a building missions trip where we were building a school and an office building,” Daniels said. “That was another big reason why I taught French.” She fell in love with the people that were there. “They were so friendly and so loving that I thought I wanted to go back and live there permanently.” The second time she went back was with her husband, Steve, to visit the village they adopted for a missionary trip to see how things were going; meeting the kids and seeing how their schooling was

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going. They were also considering living there long term; this trip was surveying if they wanted to do so. “For me, it’s a part is of sharing my faith,” Madame Daniels said. “I really believe that there is a God and that He has a plan for the world and individual lives. A part of it [being a missionary] is just providing physical needs. Knowing that someone needs water, you can help give them water. Or that if they need a school so they can get an education and improve their life where they’re at, you can be a part of that. So a lot of it is knowing that I can make a difference. . . . I think that I’m tricking them into learning because it’s fun. By playing games, it makes you want to learn more because it’s fun.” She cares about you as a person, not just a student. She believes it is one of her strengths because she makes a connection through her teaching. “She looks out for her students,” said senior Parker Heintz. “She cares about their grades, how they are doing at home.” “I like the high school age where you can stay with them for a couple years,” Madame Daniels said. “I like being a part of as they start maturing between freshman year and senior year as they start figuring out who they really are, what they want to do after they leave us here at Fondy.” At the end of the shortened class, the class packs their Saint Nick presents and walk out of the room. Some of them still eating the cookie Madame Daniels made. She wishes them happy holidays and a few students respond with au revoir, good-bye, happy holidays, and Merry Christmas as they walk out smiling.

Shine a Light Human or Robot?

Bringing light to the French Electronic duo “Daft Punk” Shane Fernandez // Entertainment Editor ome people may know of the elec- their first full length tronic duo, Daft Punk. Some peo- film “Electroma”. ple may have recently discovered 2013 saw the release them through their performance at the of Daft Punks fourth 2014 Grammy Awards. Others may have studio album “Ranknown of Daft Punk ever since they first dom Access Memocame onto the music scene. ries”. RAM sounds as Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel if it came out during de Homem-Christo were not always a the time when funk part of Daft Punk. The two first started was popular. “Get their music career when they were a part Lucky” and “Lose of the band “Darlin” however the band Yourself to Dance” did not last long before they broke up. were the two most Thomas and Guy then decided to start popular singles on the creating music together and decided to album. name themselves “Daft Punk”. Their Daft Punk and their debut album “Homework” was more of new album were noma house music album and many claimed inated for multiple that “Da Funk” was one of the best Grammy awards at the tracks on it. 56th Grammy Awards Four years later, Daft Punk put out show and won Gramtheir second studio album “Discovery” mys for Best Dance/ in 2001. Discovery had more of a space Electronica album, FRO M LEFT: P H A RRELL W ILLI A M S , THO M A S B . , G UY sounding or disco feel with most of the Album of the Year, M A NUEL , A N D NILE RO D G ERS A T t h e 5 6 t h g r amm y songs. Discovery was one of Daft Punks Best Engineered al- awa r d s s h o w . ( R o b e r t G a u t h i e r / L o s A n g e l e s most critically acclaimed albums and bum, Best Pop Duo/ T i m e s / M C T ) had the extremely popular singles “One Group Performance, More Time” and “Harder Better Faster and Record of the Stronger”. The entire album Discovery Year. Thomas and Guy don’t like to be seen. was also used as the soundtrack of the Daft Punk hasn’t done just music. They don’t want the attention drawn to anime film “Interstella 5555: The 5tory In 2009, the video game “DJ Hero” had them, but they want it drawn towards of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem”. Around the some Daft Punk songs and even had their music. They’re only in the music time Daft Punk released “Discovery” them as playable characters. DJ Hero 2 career to make music that people will they unveiled their signature robot hel- also had Daft Punk’s song “Human Afenjoy. mets and many people have since associ- ter All” in their song list. Many want Daft Punk to remove their ated Daft Punk with the helmets. Many well known artists have worked trademark helmets and show who they Four years later, Daft Punk released with Daft Punk in songs. In their entire really are, but many people forget the their third studio album, “Human Af- music career, Daft Punk have worked fact that there are many photos of Daft ter All”. Human after all was met with with music legends such as Pharrell WilPunk helmetless when they first started mixed reviews because Daft Punk had liams, Kanye West, and Nile Rodgers. out and if they really want to see them changed their music sound to a more Tron: Legacy was the first film Daft Punk without helmets, they could just google rock and roll feel. The singles “Techno- created an entire soundtrack for. Not it. The mystery of their identity only logic” and “Robot Rock” were two of only did they created the soundtrack, makes the music harder, better, faster, the most popular songs on the album. they were actually seen in the movie as and stronger. Around this time, Daft Punk directed club DJs.


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Sports More Than An Athlete 3 years on Varsity for Joe Schorse Corbin Thompson // Sports Desk


ive..Four...three… Schorse for three…two...one… it’s good!¨ Down by two points with mere seconds left, senior Joe Schorse elevated up with no fear and heaved the ball in the air for what turned out to be a game winning three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to lead the Cardinals to an upset victory over Oshkosh North. Joe is a natural athlete that can dominate most sports if he puts in the time and effort. He is mainly known for his ability on the basketball court, but that is not the only sport that he has had success in during his high school years. He has been a three-year starter on the varsity soccer team, and he made second team all-conference his senior year. ¨When I came out of my Mom’s womb, I instantly loved sports and had a ball in my hand,¨ senior Joe Schorse said. If he dedicated the time that he does with basketball in soccer, who knows how good he would be. “Joe doesn’t realize the type of player he could really be if he dedicated a little more time to the sport,” varsity soccer coach Greg Winkler said. ¨Joe is good basketball player as well, and that is where his primary focus is. If he decided not to play college basketball he would be welcomed on a lot of teams for soccer. Joe could play soccer at any Division 3 school in the country.¨ Joe has had very successful basketball and soccer careers at the Fond du Lac High School. Along with this he has many awards and achievements that he has accomplished, but his primetime shot under the spotlight was his favorite. ¨I do not really have a favorite stat or award but my favorite mo7


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ment was hitting the game winner against Oshkosh North,” Joe said. Schorse has been the starting point guard on the Fond du Lac Cardinals boys varsity basketball team since he was a sophomore. ¨Joe was brought up to varsity as a sophomore because he was one of our best ball handlers¨, varsity coach Adam Zakos said He averaged 5.7 points as a Sophomore, 8.5 points as a Junior and he is currently averaging 11.6 points as a Senior. ¨It was really fun and nice to get varsity experience and play bigger minutes at a young age,” Schorse said. ¨Joe is an aggressive and hard working player that shows no fear,” Zakos said. All three years on the varsity basketball team have been very fun for Joe, but his Sophomore season

stands out to him as the best. ¨I had a lot of fun, I learned a lot and enjoyed and being apart of that team, and I think that was the team that bonded the

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best in my three years of playing on varsity¨, Schorse said. Joe Schorse is an average shooter, but an above average ball handler and a great facilitator. With an improved outside shot he would have the attention of numerous Division 2 colleges. Right now with the player that he is currently he could play basketball at most Division 3 colleges in the country. ¨Joe can play college basketball, especially at the Division 3 level,¨ Zakos said. Joe did not give up in that game against Oshkosh North just like he will not give up on his basketball career, no matter the obstacles that stand in his way.

Sports Updates How the Cardinals are doing Jorden Glendinning // Sports Editor


This season for hockey we are currently 11 wins, 11 losses and 1 tie. They are also fourth seede in the playoffs, by beating springs 5-0 on Saturday, Feburary 8 . Oh, and Jack Nejedlo, is back! Lets go boys!

Boys Basketball

This season for the boys basketball has been a little bit of a downer. The record this year is 4 wins and 14 losses. They have a total of 838 pts this season.


The team is making it to states, this year.

Current Trends Fashion trends

Jorden Glendinning // Sports Editor


hen walking through the high school you see a few things, people on chromebooks, congesting groups of kids in the hallways and fashion. Fashion is one of those things that keep us who we are. Beyond all the sweat shirts and yoga pants there

are some kids who try to look nice. Some of the stuff you see around fondy in the winter are scarves, sweaters, cardigans, and boots. Some kids, who dress up everyday, may do it for a confidence boost, whereas others because they don’t own a pair of sweatpants.

“Right now it would have to be a printed scarf; I love my leopard print scarf,” Evelin Arroyo said, of one of the trends she loves, “I think scarves are a great accessory to have, especially here in Wisconsin, because they keep you warm and it can really pull an outfit together”

56th Annual Grammy Awards Daft Punk, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take it all Kiana Williams // Staff Writer

It is red carpet season with the Golden Globes, SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild Awards) and Grammys behind us and the Academy Awards in the near future. The 56th annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and hosted by LL Cool J. With performances by John Legend, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, among other musicians, the night was one to remember beginning the night with a performance of “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce featuring Jay Z. Daft Punk definitely got lucky taking home five grammy awards including Album of the Year and Re-

cord of the Year. The two musicians 2013 album, Random Access Memories, was their fourth studio album. Lorde, a new singer/song-writer in the music industry, took home two Grammys for the song “Royals.” She had four nominations and won two awards, including the major award of Song of the Year. “Royals” topped the charts for Hot Rock Songs and Billboards top 100 ranking in first place for about five weeks. The 17-year-old New Zealander is climbing her way to the top. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, an unforgettable team, earned seven Grammy nominations and won four of them. The winning categories include: Best New Artist, Best

Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. The singers earned their recognition from their strong lyrics against homophobia and the fun of thrift shops. The Grammys went well with a Beatles special to ending with a shortened performance by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. Their first song, “Hesitation Marks,” was played in full. However, “My God is the Sun” by Queens of the Stone Age was cut off by a Delta Airlines advertisement. With few mishaps, the 2014 Grammy Awards will be one to remember

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Sports A Great Start for a Great Team Start of Wisconsin Badgers Season Jeston Glish // Staff Writer


he Wisconsin Badgers start the season with motivation, determination, great team chemistry and impressive basketball all around. The Badgers have the best start in school history with a record of 16-0, surpassing the old record with a win against Illinois on January 8. The success started in the nonconference part of the season, defeating good teams like St. Johns as the season opener, Florida, Saint Louis, West Virginia, Virginia and Marquette. The Badgers have great potential looking further into the season. Wisconsin has a decent chance of winning the Big 10 and making a deep r un in the national tournament in March. They are definitely an elite eight team, maybe a final four team. It is hard to tell now how far they could go, but the predictions will be easier to make as the conference part of the season continues. Some may not have predicted Wisconsin to be as good as they are this year. Wisconsin got out of playing the half-court game so much and picking up the tempo, pushing the ball and scoring quick baskets here and there. There are so many offensive weapons for the Badgers. Four players on the Badgers have a double digit scoring average. Sam Dekker leads the way; he plays a pretty big role offensively. Sam is a dynamic scorer, averaging 14.3 points a game and 6.3 rebounds. His ability to score is quite impressive from anywhere on the court. 9


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Surprising to most people offensively this year has been Wisconsin’s sevenfooter Frank Kaminsky, averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 boards. Frank set the school record with most points scored in a game with 43 against North Dakota, The guys running the floor this season has mostly been Traevon Jackson, Ben Brust and freshman, Bronson Koenig occasionally. Jackson averaging 10.8 points and 4.3 assists per game, Brust averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds and Koenig with 3.9 points and 1.3 assists. Even though Koenig’s stats may not appear so impressive, his awareness and intelligence on the floor helps the Badgers offense flow. It’s not just the strong offensive play the Badgers have this season that leads to wins, defensively they were also playing pretty well. Wisconsin’s ability to contain and hold great teams this season has been up and down but when the hold them to a low score it gives them an easier time offensively. Their potentially great defense was put on display earlier in the year against Virginia, winning the game 48-38 and holding Virginia’s leading scorer to two points and Virginia’s starting five player 7 for 31 shooting for the game. A l though Wisconsin has many great

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strengths, there are some weaknesses of course. In the second conference game of the season, Iowa out rebounded Wisconsin. 11 of Iowa’s first 14 points of the game were second chance points. These second chance point lead Iowa to lead at halftime 35-24. Fortunately the Badgers bounced back and cleaned it up in the second half, pulling off a victory 75-71. The rebounding disadvantage was nonexistent the game right after Iowa. Wisconsin just rolled right on over Illinois winning 95-70, the rebounds being about equal. After fixing our rebounding problems the Wisconsin defense had a tough month in January but seems to be slowly, but surl=ely standing their ground proud again. Wisconsin’s great start to the season could lead to a deep run in the season for the Big Ten Conference Title and the National Tournament in March. Wisconsin has a pretty good chance of being an elite eight team this year, but that will be determined and tested through the rest of the conference season against great teams like Michigan State and Ohio State.

Sam is dynamic scorer averaging 14.3 points a game and 6.3 rebounds.

Winter Hunger Games Begin The 2014 Winter Olympics Jorden Glendinning // Sports Editor


very athlete from a young age dreams about making professional, but some dream about representing team United States in the Olympics. The 2014 Sochi winter olympics started on February 7. This is the first time ever the olympics will be held in Russia. This year the athletes are afraid because of the security and threats going on such as threatening to have some terrorist attacks, hijacking of a plane that was

headed to sochi, because of this they are afraid to invite their families. The Olympics happens every 4 years, but the winter ones only happen every 2 years. The United States and Russia have the two biggest teams at the Olympics. The United states have 230 athletes where the Russians have 233 athletes. On team USA there are 39 athletes with Wisconsin ties, but 14 who are actually from Wisconsin. This year there are a total of 12 new

olympic events, which are Slopestyle in snowboarding (mens and womens). team skating, ski slopestyle (mens and womens), Snowboard parallel slalom, Women’s ski jumping, luge relay, mixed ski biathlon and the ski halfpipe (mens and womens). These new events were created by the International, Olympic Committee, because they wanted to provide a newer, fresher and more youthful flare to the olympics.

Aiming for hoops Girls Basketball update Katie Nett // Staff Writer


s of February 10th , the Fondy Girls’ Basketball Team has a record of 7-11. “The season so far has been up and down,” Coach Follis said. “We started out losing six of our first seven games. Then we were able to turn it around and win our Holiday Tournament and our first conference game of the new year.” The team has worked hard to improve from the beginning of the season. “We’ve improved on getting our kids healthy,” Coach Follis said. “We had two kids coming back from ACL injuries, and now have both of

them back. I don’t believe either are at one hundred percent yet, but they keep working hard with their rehab, and should keep improving as the season goes along.” In the past, Fondy Girls’ Basketball has suffered with injuries. This year, junior Abbey Weinke injured her ankle by jumping up for a rebound. “I went to go get a rebound, jumped, came down, and rolled my ankle,” Weinke said. Weinke was fortunate enough to only to miss four games due to her injury this season. Before the end of the season, the Fondy Girls’ Basketball Team has to

work hard to improve in order to become more successful. “We need to take better care of the basketball and limit the number of turnovers that we have,” Coach Follis said. “We also need to improve our rebounding by learning how to box out. With playoffs coming soon, Fondy Girls’ Basketball has to work together as a team to achieve their goals. “I hope we can have more wins over losses,” junior Johannah Georgeson said. “We need to work together as a team and make sure everyone does their part and tries as hard as they can.”

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44% of victims are under the age of 18 Every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted

Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression


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surviving rape in a culture that won’t let you “I pushed him away a couple of times. I said ‘I haven’t done this before. I really don’t want to do this’, but he kept saying, ‘It’ll be fine. It’ll be okay.’”

Sarah, whose name has been changed like all other students in this story, stayed silent about her rape for nine months. For nine months she struggled with the confusion and guilt that still haunts her today. For nine months she dealt with the betrayal of an individual she once considered to be a friend. For nine months she was plagued by a consuming sense of self loathing. For nine months Sarah stayed silent because for nine months she did not know that what had happened to her was rape. “I didn’t know it was rape because there weren’t any drugs, and we weren’t at a party,” she said. She stares at the black nail polish eroding on her fingers, refusing to make eye contact, she continues to pick at it. With every word she speaks, every painful sentence she utters, it becomes obvious that Sarah is being transported back to the day her innocence was stolen from her. “I didn’t know it could happen to me,” she begins. Sarah was in eighth grade when she went to a gym to work out and ran into a close friend she hadn’t seen for awhile. It was when she entered the locker room that he raped her. She remembers pushing away, saying no, and resisting the best she could. She remembers her friend persuading her, coercing her, and eventually overpowering her. Upon being penetrated, her body went into shock. cardinal columns.org

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After the incident Sarah started eating less and going to the gym for several hours a day. She spent the entire summer trying to come to terms with what had happened to her. In her mind, the very idea of what she had done conflicted with her moral values. Being a catholic, Sarah believed in waiting until marriage to have sex. Her guilt over betraying her faith remained a key factor in her silence. While Sarah struggled to overcome the horror of what had happened to her, her rapist bragged about his conquest to members of the sports team he was on. Thinking the sex was consensual, the boys on the team would often make remarks to Sarah in front of her friends in an attempt to be humorous. They would come up to her repeating his name over and over again or even make comments alluding to their sexual relationship. At the time, to escape the curiosity of her friends, Sarah lied and told them that they had just made out. She broke her silence when a comment someone made went too far and caused her to cry. “My friend -- who was my best friend at the time -- told me it was consensual, and so I believed her,” she said. On one of the first days of high school, a transition that did not lack difficulties of its own, Sarah was called down to speak with the police officer. The mother of the friend whom she confided in had reported the incident. At the time, the officer was under the assumption that the sex was consensual. (However, since all sexual activity under the age of eighteen is illegal, police officers are required to investigate them.) After being informed about the incident, Sarah’s parents were upset with her. They accompanied her to the police station where she was forced to tell her story to a female officer. That was when the officer announced that Sarah had been raped.

Rape Culture

According to popular online media outlet buzzfeed.com, “‘Rape culture” is a culture in which sexual violence is considered the norm — in which people aren’t taught not to rape, but are taught not to be raped.” In a survey conducted on randomly selected Fond du Lac High School students, 80.3% believe there is a culture of “victim blaming” 13


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or “slut shaming” here at Fond du Lac High School. By that definition, there is largely a rape culture here at Fond du Lac High School. And Fond du Lac is not alone. High school and colleges nationwide have taken action to address issues of the perception of sexual assault. “We need a more supportive culture,” said Julie Rehfeldt, a social worker here at Fondy High, who believes the lack of acceptance in society keeps many victims silent. “When a girl has sex, she’s considered easy or whatever derogatory term. When a guy has sex there is not as much of a stigma attached to it.” Many of the students Ms. Rehfeldt sees admit to have being shunned by their friends and family after opening up about their abuse. “A part of rape culture is victim blaming,” said Courtney Kolb, an ASTOP prevention educator. “‘If he or she hadn’t been drinking so much.’ ‘You know they’re asking for that when they wear that.’” ASTOP is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding victims of sexual assault through multiple facets. Courtney believes that teenagers live in a society that is saturated in victim blaming, in addition to being extremely sexist -- all conditions she said are largely contributed to by the media. The first thing Courtney asks students when she visits their classroom is how they hear the word rape used. Now more than ever, students have told her that they hear rape used to describe things such as a difficult test or the defeat of one sports team to another. “I make them think. ‘What really is rape? What do you think it’s like for the person a few lockers down who really has been raped?’ What do you think it’s like when they hear that come out of your mouth?’” she said. Though Courtney’s question is rhetorical, it is not uncommon for survivors of sexual abuse to hear rape jokes and have to react. “They could be the nicest person in the world,” said Sarah, “and they will still make a joke like that. Sometimes I just play along.” Sarah keeps her sexual assault very private, a result of being alienated in the past. Today, aside from ASTOP and her family, only three of her close friends are aware that she was raped. A casual acquaintance, ignorant

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of her past, hardly has any realization of the pain their remarks cause. The fact of the matter is, this is no random occurrence. Rape jokes aren’t nearly as taboo as the issue they are mocking; nearly 80% of Fondy High students said they had heard a rape joke in the last month.

Blaming the Victim

After confronting the truth, Sarah’s life became increasingly difficult. Finding out she was raped was only the beginning of her journey. She decided to reach out and get help. That’s when she found ASTOP. As a result of counseling and meeting with client advocates, Sarah took the bold step toward making sure her rapist was brought to justice. She had prepared herself to face him in court and give a testimony. For reasons still unknown to Sarah, the case never went to trial. Instead her rapist, who was no stranger to violating the law, was sent to a halfway house and allowed to remain at school. Though he was required to maintain distance from Sarah, her rapist still found ways to harass her. He would call her and even make face to face contact by asking her if she really believed he had raped her. Many of his teammates still teased Sarah about the incident. Even her own friends believed the sex was consensual. Aside from being alienated by her peers, the hardest part of Sarah’s situation was knowing that she wasn’t the only one who had fallen victim to her rapist. She was working on an assigned group project during class one day when her rapist was casually brought up in conversation. At that moment, a girl working on the group project got up with tears in her eyes and ran away. “I knew those tears,” Sarah said. “At that moment I knew what had happened to her. One of her friends turned toward me and said, ‘Oh, they had sex.’” Sarah was never able to offer that girl any comfort. She could not reach out and explain to her how she understood the pain. Even today it is extremely difficult for her to share her story. “I didn’t know how to tell my story until I came to ASTOP,” she said. “I lost a lot of friends after this because so many of them did think what had happened was consensual.”

Today she is on the path to healing. Yet, something she struggles with on a daily basis is trying not to blame herself. “I keep thinking I could’ve stopped or pushed him away even more,” Sarah said. A large proponent of her therapy at ASTOP focuses on getting her to stop blaming herself. She has tried mechanisms like horse therapy, in which an individual is exposed to horses that are able to sense their emotions, and individual and group counseling. She has also promoted many ASTOP events like Denim Day. (Denim Day is a day in remembrance of an Italian girl who was raped by her driver’s ed teacher but lost her court case because it was ruled that her jeans were too tight, concluding that she must have aided him in taking them off.) In addition to healing, Sarah looks at the future. She is involved in many extracurricular activities, loves to write, and hopes to be a teacher one day. Still Healing

“I’ve been assaulted multiple times in my life,” Emily, a current Fond du Lac High School student, states matter of factly, “ranging from not wanting to have sex anymore, just not being in the mood, and being pressured, to flat out rape.” She wastes no time telling her story. She has had ten years to process the abuse inflicted upon her and finds a sense of power in blatantly speaking about it. She rarely uses euphemisms or allows room for imagination in her accounts of the events. It is clear that Emily has no intention of being rendered a victim but rather a survivor of sexual abuse. From the ages of 2 to 7, Emily was molested by her uncle. “The sexual acts varied from fingering to exposure, fellatio, and full-on penetration,” she said. “There were many times when it was painful, other times where it was even pleasurable physically, but oftentimes it was more painful than anything. I felt like there was something that wasn’t right, but I never spoke up or said no. At the time, it felt like a huge burden of guilt. I thought it was supposed to make me feel good, about myself.” Her grandmother was aware of the ongoing abuse but never did anything to protect

her. Emily, too, stayed silent for fear of being blamed. “As a child, I was brought to believe I wanted it,” she said. “And although I thought it was normal, I definitely knew something wasn’t right, and I was afraid it was my fault.” Even to this day, as her uncle stays at a medium security prison for other charges, Emily’s parents are still unaware of what happened to her. She is still unable to escape from the nightmare that began ten years ago. Emily claims that she often has panic attacks while engaging in sexual intercourse, and she has suffered from depression leading to self harm and several failed suicide attempts. Most recently, two years ago, to cope with her abuse, Emily became a heavy smoker of cigarettes and marijuana and even turned to alcohol. She said that doing so caused her to be taken advantage of on multiple occasions. Despite all of this, Emily does not want to go through the hassle of reaching out to her family. “Besides the fact I don’t want to have to deal with it, it’s also the aspect of being pitied and having to go through court.” she said. “I don’t want the trouble, I want to move on with my life.” However, moving on with her life will be extremely difficult for Emily, as her uncle is set to be released from prison in 2015 or 2016. She seems confident that he won’t harm her again but remains nervous about other females put in his care. She confesses that she knows he molested his sisters as a teenager. But Emily’s pain lives beyond her uncle. It lives on through her physically and emotionally. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t feel the effects of what happened to her. “I actually have had scarring on my genitals, which has caused me pain in the past,” said Emily. “But mostly, the effects are emotional. I have a lot of trouble connecting emotionally with people who approach me romantically, and I oftentimes end up using these people as entertainment in the moment, without feeling regret when invariably ‘break their heart.’” One thing Emily has made very clear is that she does not want anyone’s pity. For this reason, she has avoided talking to organizations like ASTOP, dedicated

to empowering victims of sexual abuse. “For a long time, I’ve felt organizations [such] as ASTOP focus too much on ‘healing’ and other mushy sounding things instead of facing the cold, often cruel facts,” said Emily. “I see organizations such as that as more of a glorification of self-pity; I do not enjoy the idea of it.” Yet, Emily is still finding a way to cope with what happened to her in a way that does not involve harming herself. She has taken the recovery process into her own hands. “I’m still healing, but I’m better everyday,”she said.

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Emily was walking home from work one night when a man on the street groped her and tried to isolate her in a secluded area. She confided in a friend about what happened her; his immediate reaction was to blame her for walking home at night. Also, during the period in her life when she turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, people would tell Emily that if she hadn’t drank she wouldn’t have been taken advantage of. “When people are ignorant, they are very ignorant,” she said. “There’s still stigma around that somehow, only poor people or these types of people are sexually abused and that many people make up abuse to get back at an ex or family member.” Mary, another Fond du Lac High School student who shared her story, is no stranger to being alienated for what happened to her, either. She told the first boy she dated what had happened to her as a child. When they would get in fights, he would use that against her by saying things like, “Well, at least I didn’t take my clothes off for someone just because they asked.” She was very young when the son of a family friend made her undress in a closet so he could look at her. Today, confusion lingers in Mary’s mind surrounding the question of whether or not she can call what happened to her sexual abuse. She believes calling what happened to her sexual abuse is “a bit much” since there was no physical contact.

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“I definitely wasn’t old enough to have the cognitive ability to consent to anything,” said Mary “And by the way he behaves now --expelled from his school for having sex on school property and sending nude photographs of other students --I would say on his behalf it wasn’t an innocent act like I felt it had been at the time, and because of that I feel like I am a victim of a sort.” To Mary, what happened to her was more of an insight into the world of victim blaming rather than sexual abuse. “I feel that the first step to putting an end to rape culture, victim blaming, and the frequency of sexual assault, as a whole we need to accept that sex is a part of life and stop shunning others for it,” said Mary. “Slut shaming is such

a huge role in victim blaming. People assume that because a woman has sex with other men, she must want to have sex with them. You’re a ‘slut’ if you have sex, so if someone has sex with you while you’re drunk and unable to consent then you’re still a slut. People toss around words like whore, slut, and tease like having sex is such a forbidden act. I understand that from a religious aspect, sex should only occur after marriage, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that concept; shaming others for not following your religion and abiding that rule, is not alright. Everyone is entitled to what they do with their own body. What they do does not affect you. You call a woman who has sex by their name, not a slur.”

“No” Means “No”

A chip of black nail polish falls to the floor; Sarah watches it hit the ground and blend in with the monochromatic carpeting. “I want everyone to know, that no means no,” she said looking up for the first time. “It doesn’t matter how many times you say no -- even if you say it once. And silence means no, too.” Sitting across the table, Courtney notices the tears glistening in Sarah’s eyes and shoots her a supportive look. “You’re going to be okay,” Courtney said, “You are so strong, and you’re going to be okay.”

The Punchline: A Letter from the Editors We live in a world where powerful men like Woody Allen and Julian Assange can be accused of sexual assault and never be brought to justice, in a world where people can sing songs about the blurred lines between a yes and a no and reign over the Billboard Top 40. Sarah did not know that what had happened to her was rape. She stays away from the party scene and is extremely cautious of her surroundings because she knows once you’ve been sexually assaulted once you are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted again. That’s the rape joke. Emily makes distinctions between “not wanting to have sex anymore, just not being in the mood and being pressured, and flat out rape,” rather than classifying them all as the same thing. That’s the rape joke. Mary admits that she was exploited, but does not believe she

has the right to say she was sexually assaulted. That’s the rape joke. Only 46% of surveyed students believe that sexual abuse or harassment is an issue at Fond du Lac High School, but 80% of them have heard a rape joke in the past month. That’s the rape joke. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexualy assaulted before their eighteenth birthday. That’s the rape joke. 60% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police, and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. That’s the rape joke. While reading this article you saw words like penetration, genital scarring, felatio, fingering and incest and did a double take. By the time you will have finished reading this, 11 people will have been sexually assaulted. That’s the rape joke. Now ask yourself-- did you laugh?

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What You Said Do you see sexual abuse/ sexual harrassment as an issue here at Fond du Lac High School?

Have you or someone you know been harassed after opening up about sexual abuse?

Yes - 46% No - 54%

Yes -28% No - 72%

Have you or anyone you know consented to sexual intercourse while under the influence?

Yes - 63% No - 37% Do you believe that every individual has the responsibility to protect themselves from being raped by not wearing revealing clothing or not drinking an excessive amount?

Yes - 59% No - 41% Do you believe there is a culture of “victim blaming” or “slut shaming” here at Fond du Lac High School?

Yes - 80% No - 20%

Have you heard a rape joke in the past month?

Yes - 80% No - 20% Have you heard someone use the word “rape” to describe the effects of a difficult test?

Yes - 79% No - 21% Have you heard the word “rape” used to describe the loss of one sports team to another?

Yes- 76% No - 24% Have you heard the phrase “It’s not rape if you like it?”

Yes - 97% No - 3%

Getting Help in Fond du Lac: More about ASTOP ASTOP, which stands for Assist Survivors, Treatment, Outreach Programs, was created in the 90’s after a girl named Victoria committed suicide after being sexually abused by her father. Though Victoria had reported it, sexual abuse was not taken as seriously then as it is now. Her case was a true wake-up call for the citizens of Fond du Lac. They discovered that it often takes a child seven times to speak out about abuse before they are taken seriously. The city decided that they no longer wanted victims of rape and sexual abuse to have to wait several weeks for counseling, so they began ASTOP, which now serves a large portion Ripon and Greenlake, too. In 2011 the four largest categories of victims seeking were adults assaulted as children (27%), victims of incest (21%),

victims of non-stranger rape (16%), and children who were sexualy assaulted (14%) Today, in addition to counseling, ASTOP provides client advocacy services. Client advocacy comes in two forms: medical and legal. Medical advocacy often entails accompanying a person to get a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exam done. The primary purpose of the SANE exam is evidence collection. There is always a police officer called. “We sit with the victim,” said Courtney Kolb, ASTOP prevention educator. “We talk to them and listen to them. I got in for a sexual assault exam and the girl just wanted to talk about her grandchildren.” However, the support of ASTOP does not end with the evidence collection. If the victim decides to press charges legal

advocates will go to court with them. Having support in the courtroom is especially beneficial, according to Courtney. Victims will often have to see the person who sexually assaulted them. Prevention education is also another aspect of ASTOP’s work. Courtney Kolb will give talks at multiple venues including schools, prisons, and colleges to discuss sexual abuse. “We feel like if you don’t have those hard, awkward conversations nothing can happen,” said Courtney. She also said that ASTOP is moving from a position of awareness to a stance of action. She said, whether it is the first time or the seventh it is very important for people to report. “What I always tell people is that ‘if you come to me I will believe you, and I will get you help,’” she said.

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Movies Is Miyazaki Retiring? Hayao Miyazaki’s Indecisive Retirement Caitlyn Oestreich // Staff Writer


he beloved animator and director Hayao Miyazaki has said that he was going to retire countless times before, but after four years of his first real retirement, he decided that he wanted to go back to animating and directing films. On September 6, 2013, Miyazaki decided he was retiring “for good this time” after his most recent film “The Wind Rises” released in Japan. On New Years Eve, though, Miyazaki changed his mind once again and decided that he’d no longer be retiring and would be working on a new manga instead. For those of you who don’t really know who Hayao Miyazaki is, you can say he’s the Walt Disney of Japan. Imagine the uproar that would be caused if Walt Disney himself had threatened retirement over and over again. Nobody would be able to take the news lightly. Miyazaki has animated and directed more than 17 animated films. Some of his most popular are Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service.Before he revoked his retirement, Miyazaki said he’d still help around the Studio Ghibli studios on some things, but only for seven or eight hours a day instead of the almost twelve and fourteen hours he would be putting in to finish by a certain deadline. Miyazaki dislikes having to shove the work onto other people, according to an article in Entertainment Weekly. He’d rather take his time on the work that needs to get done, then have somebody else work for hours to get it done. Though the threat of Hayao Miyazaki retiring for good is out of the air, who knows when he’ll decide to re-retire again. 17


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V-Day Movies: Good and Bad Reccommended terrible and fantastic Valentines Day films.

Tatianna Bell // Entertainment Editor


lowers, hearts, candy, blah, blah, blah. In case you couldn’t tell from that derogatory comment, I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. So, here is a list of movies for those of you who like Valentine’s Day and below that will be a list of worst Valentine’s Day movies that I have ever seen (no, I am not adding Titanic; the reason is way too obvious). That Awkward Moment: it’s good to see that a post-rehab Zac Efron has decided to move on to more adult roles after yet another teen romance performance in The Lucky One (I wouldn’t be surprised if that movie was the cause of his alcoholism). Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan play Jason, Daniel, and Mikey. When Mikey is dumped, Jason and Daniel promise they will stay single with him, but that becomes difficult when the two suddenly start falling in love (with girls, not each other)Vampire Academy: Dhampir Rose Hathaway and Moroi Lissa Dragomir are brought back to St. Vladimir’s Academy and must face the average problems of a teen vampire: lies, rumors, secrets, falling in love with your mentor, and blood cravings (and you thought you had problems). About Last Night: this remake of the 1986 film of the same name follows two couples as they go from the bar to the bedroom in an night and then have their relationships put to the test in the real world. Endless Love: another remake. This romantic drama remake of the 1981 film of the same name stars Alex Pettyfer (Beastly, I Am Number Four) and Gabriella Wilde as two young lovers who try to stay together while the odds are against them. The original starred a sixteen-year-old post-Blue Lagoon Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt as the lovers. The 1981 film is best known for Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s version of “Endless Love” and shows nineteenyear-old Tom Cruise in his first motion picture roll.Winter’s Tale: flipping back and forth between present-day and

1916 Manhattan, Colin Farrell plays Peter Lake, a thief who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and is living in an of the houses he breaks into. In Secret: Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton portray cousins Therese Raquin and Camille who are stuck in a loveless marriage. This all changes when Camille introduces his friend Laurent LeClaire (Oscar Isaac) to Elizabeth and they embark on an illicit affair.Worst Movies: Valentine’s Day: although it is filled with a star-studded cast, lazy storylines and unenthusiastic performances by the cast (except for Anne Hathaway) would put you in a coma of boredom if not for the fact that you can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous some of the characters are acting (yes, that includes you Taylor Swift. Can’t wait to see how you ruin The Giver’s Rosemary). Norbit: okay, it was funny when Eddie Murphy played multiple characters in The Nutty Professor films, but this one is just terrible because there is nothing to like about Rasputia, Norbit, or Mr. Wong. On top of that,

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this movie is also thought by many to be the reason Eddie Murphy didn’t win his first Academy Award nomination for the movie Dreamgirls. Good Luck Chuck: I don’t mind the occasional raunch movie-just as long as the male lead is actually attractive. Dane Cook repeatedly plays a myriad of idiotic characters that just go along with the motions. Jessica Alba isn’t much better as the woman he’s trying to keep because you can’t help but grow tired of how many times her bad luck strikes before you’re even halfway through the film. Romeo +Juliet (1996): perfect chemistry and wonderful performances...but then they both die. Many people know the story of Romeo and Juliet, but this version starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes made it seem like they would almost end of together because he is getting ready to drink the poison the second she reaches towards him...and then he drinks it and she blows her head off.

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Tv Rat, Wedding, Bow Season 3 Review of BBC’s Sherlock. Caitlyn Oestreich // Staff Writer


he newest season of BBC’s “Sherlock” temporarily came off of it’s two-year hiatus with the mystery of how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) survived, what John Watson (Martin Freeman) has been up to, and who Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington) is. “Sherlock” is a modernized version based on the 1887 novels Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The new series about the detective, who can tell who you are just by looking at you for a moment, ended on a cliffhanger during the second season with John at Sherlock’s grave, but as the camera panned out you got a final glimpse of Sherlock, alive, watching. The first episode of season three, “The Empty Hearse”, began with a theory of how Sherlock survived his supposed death and ended with a small glimpse of a new villain. As the episode went on, you realize that not only was it to show different possible theories of his survival, but it was a building block to see what has happened over the two years that Sherlock was out of everyone’s lives, especially John’s. We see John with a very




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gruesome looking mustache, which he thankfully shaves off, and a lady on his arm for one thing. Mary Morstan, John’s fiance, is a mysterious woman with a lot of layers that you just want to peal off as you can see from Sherlock’s deduction of her. She’s a clever, romantic, short-sighted, size 12, cat-loving, disillusioned Lib, Dem-voting part-time nurse and only child who reads the Guardian, has a secret tattoo and an appendix scar, bakes her own bread, and is both a linguist and a liar. At the end, we see a small glimpse to the newest villain, hiding like a rat in the sewers, who is later known to be Charles Augustus Magnussen. Charles is one of the most powerful men in Great Britain due to his large collection of information,which he has memorized and put away in his “mind palace” (somewhere that geniuses like Magnussen and Sherlock store the information they have gained). Even though episode one was a building block of old characters and new characters alike, episode two, “The Sign of Three,” is a little more light hearted. Sherlock was asked to be John’s best man at his wedding for one thing, and they’re back to the crime solving fun, where we hear about the cases of “The Bloody Guardsman” and “The Mayfly Man”. All of this happens through the reception of Mary and John’s wedding, during Sherlock’s best man’s speech. Tears are shed, shocked faces are shared, and two great cases lead into one another without us knowing. By the end both mysteries are solved, the newlyweds find out they’re expecting a baby, everybody is happy, and they dance and have great fun. Though because it’s “Sherlock,” we can’t have things go easily for our beloved characters, thanks to writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat,

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the third episode, “His Last Vow”, will keep you on the edge of your seat over what will happen next and surprise you over and over again. We find out about the liar side of Mary, John has a little bit of heartbreak to deal with, Sherlock goes back to some old habits and there’s a grand reunion from somebody from the past. The major part of this episode, though, was Charles Augustus Magnussen. Magnussen is the villain of this season, and yet we only deal with his schemes and whatnot for one episode, which is plenty due to how uncomfortable you get just from having to watch him strut around as if he owns the place. Which he sort of does, in a way. Magnussen’s way of controlling everything and everyone is due to the information he possesses to use to blackmail and control everyone by figuring out everybody’s “pressure points”, weaknesses that will cause them to shut down when mentioned. Compared to most people in the episode who have one or two of these “pressure points”, Sherlock has enough to fill a book. This brings up many weaknesses that Magnussen can use against him, and you see an example of one when he mentions Sherlock’s childhood pet, Redbeard. In the end, though, it’s Sherlock who gets the best of Magnussen by ruining his own life and future to make the people he loves happy. He saves John and Mary’s marriage, he stops a man from blackmailing lives, and in the end Sherlock gets exiled. Again, we have a grand reunion of a beloved character from the past, who we’ve seen glimpses of during season three without even realizing his future return. That’s right, Moriarty is back for more fun and games for season four.

Music GOVERNMENT PLATES Reviewing Death Grips’s “Government Plates” Shane Fernandez // Entertainment Editor


n November 13th, 2013, Death Grips released their newest studio album “Government Plates”. Government Plates is an 11 song album which is available to be legally downloaded for free on multiple filesharing sites and purchased on the iTunes store. “Government Plates” is Death Grips’ third album and follows the same experimental hip-hop/electronic sound that they’ve had in previous albums. There was only one single that the band released prior to the albums release and the single was the song known as “Birds”. Many people have said that this album is just as good as the band’s previous albums “Exmilitary” , “The Money Store” , and “No Love Deep Web”.

The opening track ““You May Think He Loves You For Your Money But I Know That He Really Loves You For Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat” is in all honesty one of the best tracks on this album. The song name may make no sense because the content in the song has nothing to with it but it’s still one of the strongest songs on the album. “Birds” has a very distorted sound to it. However, despite that, it’s still a pretty catchy song. “Feels Like A Wheel” sounds as if it should be played in a dance club with it’s techno beat and musical sounds. The introduction of “Big House” has one of the most droning and repetitive beats on the album. However, halfway through the song, it

gets better with a catchier beat and some pretty decent vocals. Overall, this album is good for people who want to hear a different genre of music. The album varies from song to song. You can easily tell the whole album is extremely experimental when it comes to certain songs. I honestly think this is one of the better albums that Death Grips has released besides “The Money Store”. Death Grip’s experimentations in this album really did a great job in this album, and I give it a good 9/10. I thought some songs were a bit over the top with the sound and it in a way, made it difficult to listen to at times although it’s still not the worst album I’ve ever listened to.


Reviewing Wavves’s “Afraid of Heights” Shane Fernandez // Entertainment Editor


n March 26th, 2013 Wavves released their fourth studio album “Afraid of Heights”. This 13-track album features some of their best work since their third album “King of the Beach”. Afraid of Heights features the songs “Lunge Forward” and “Gimme a Knife” which are some of the greatest songs that Wavves has made. Afraid of Heights follows the same alternative rock sound that Wavves has had in previous albums. This time around, Afraid of Heights has taken more of a self loathing turn on their songs. So although, most of the songs may sound upbeat and catchy, by looking through the lyrics you’ll actually realize

that most of the songs are actually pretty depressing. Although many of the songs have a really upbeat rock sound, there are quite a few songs that feel as if they do not belong on this album. “Mystic” ,“Everything Is My Fault” , and “I Can’t Dream” are some of the slowest songs on this album. They’re alright if you want something easy to listen to or to fall asleep to, but they still are not the best songs provided on this album. The iTunes edition of Afraid of Heights has an extra song added to the list. “Hippies Is Punks” is a great addition to the track list and it follows the same sound that Wavves has had in previous songs.

Overall, this album is pretty good for people who enjoy listening to alternative/indie rock. Most of the songs sound slightly similar but there are other songs who are very mellow and slow. I honestly think this is one of the best albums that Wavves has released and it also has some of the best songs that Wavves has done. I think Wavves fourth album “Afraid of Heights” deserves a good 9/10 for having a pretty great selection of songs for everybody. If you’re the type that likes really upbeat songs or the type that likes slower songs then this album is definitely for you!

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Editorials I Pledge My Allegiance Is It Okay to Say? Editoral Staff


very day at 8 am Mr. Wiltzius comes on and asks everyone to stand for the Pledge. By now it’s just part of an everyday thing. Since kindergarten we have been asked to stand and say the pledge before school starts in the morning, but what are you really saying? Most people don’t know or don’t even think about it. “I actually think about what I say,” senior Taylor Schultz said. “I’m in the army, so it means something to me and makes me think about the other guys and what we stand for.” Here’s what you are actually saying: I pledge (to take a stand for what you believe in) allegiance (Your loyalty and commitment) to the flag(the piece of fabric that represents our freedom) of the United States of America (The country we live in) and to the Republic for which it stands (it is a constitu-

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tional place) one nation under God (a whole country unified under a religious figure) indivisible (we cannot be divided) with liberty and justice for all (the freedom for our country citizens) It wasn’t always like that, though. In the 1954 congress put “under god” in the pledge as the country was very religiously driven. Times have changed,though. According to HartFord Institute for Religion Research only about 20.4% of Americans (approximately 63 million in 2010) attended the nation’s 350,000 congregations weekly. So do students feel comfortable with “Under God” in our pledge today? “I really don’t agree with the ‘Under God’ part,” senior Drew Schneider said. “I am just not a very religious person.” We, as editors, have all been in a class where we are asked to stand up for the pledge, even if we don’t believe

it’s right. Actually as editors we don’t stand, because simply we are too lazy. Many students groan when they do, and they try and tell the teacher they don’t want to. Did you know by law you don’t have to? Freedom of Religion says we have the right to stand or not because of the key words “Under God.” “I am not a religious person,” freshman Cole Klewicki said. “My brother is on the Fondy boys hockey team, and refused to say the pray before the games. So I don’t think I should have to stand for the pledge because of ‘Under God’.” What do you think? Should a teacher have the right to make someone stand, and what if they took away “under God’, would you stand then? Now that you know your rights, we challeng e you to see if your teacher knows theirs. Don’t stand, see what they say.

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Talk About the Water Closet Let’s Work on Hygiene! Editoral Staff


et’s start off by saying we have all at one time or another gone into the school bathrooms. It is safe to say that they are less than sanitary. Which is honestly disgusting because we are all in high school, do we not have the mature mind set to clean up after ourselves? Here’s your hygiene lesson. When you walk into the bathrooms male or female you look around and what do you see? Paper towel all over floor, water everywhere and toilets not flushed. In the boys bathroom you will find bottle caps in the urinals and gum in there as well. We all know what’s yellow and sitting in the bottom from the ‘splash zone’ The doors hardly ever shut completely and the toilets are never flushed. When you walk into the girls it’s’ a whole different world.There’s make up smears on the mirror, toilets not flushed,

sanitary napkins all over the floor, paper towels and toilet paper all over the floor. We, as the editorial staff, ventured into both the female and male bathrooms and each reaction was the same, appalled at what we saw. Look, we know you often don’t have much time to use the bathroom, and you’re usually in a rush. We also know it’s often already kinda messy from someone else when you come in. However, a cleaner bathroom has to start with someone. We all need to follow a few rules. So, let’s keep it clean from now on. If you wouldn’t do it in your own bathroom at home, don’t do in the bathrooms at school. Accidents happen. If one does occur, please clean up after yourself. Boys, you don’t need to go for distance just stand closer; and girls, please remain seated for the entire perfor mance.


1)FLUSH 2) Wash your hands with soap and water; sing your ABC’s if needed 3) Dispose of all products properly 4) If you must do your makeup, don’t put it on the mirror 5) There is a garbage can for a reason

Word by the Bird Charlie Cardinal

Charlie Cardinal, What is your name? What is your quest? What is the average airspeed of an unladen swallow? --Gavin Hambrick Gavin, My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot My quest is to seek the Holy Grail The average speed of the unladen swallow is 11m/s (Great movie/ story reference to Monty Python and The Holy Grail!) -Charlie Cardinal

Charlie Cardinal, My boyfriend and me have been dating for a while now, and all of the sudden out of no where he calls me mom. It was on accident of course, but does that mean that I was acting like his mom? Do I remind him of his mom? Is that a bad thing that he called me mom? -Girl With Problems Girl with Problems, You say it was an accident, so I’m sure it was. I mean if it was only once I don’t think it’s that big of a deal to worry about. Take it as a compliment instead. He must care for his mom, so maybe he sees you as enough to care for on the same level as his

mom. Everyone slips up once in awhile. If he does it again just ask him not to call you mom, but if it happens continuously, I would say it’s time to sit him down and have a talk. May the odds be forever in your favor!

-Charlie Cardinal

Charlie Cardinal, Did Jesus take the wheel? -Unknown Unknown, It was an autoparts robbery gone wrong... -Charlie Cardinal

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Don’t Want this Night to End -Luke Bryan Don’t Want this

Carrying your Love with Me

Don’t Want this Night to End

When You’re Gone Night to End Never Tear us Apart My Best Friend -Avril Lavigne -Luke Bryan Time after Time My Best Friend -Cyndi Lauper -Tim McGraw Don’t Want this Time after Time Always on my Mind Pop When You’re Gone Night to End Country Endless Love Mine would be you -Avril Lavigne -Luke Bryan My Heart will Mine would Every Breath go on be you you Take -Celine Dion My Heart will -Blake Shelton -The Police Mine would My Heart will go on Crazy Girl go on be you Young and Beautiful -Celine Dion -Blake Shelton It’s your Love Young and Beautiful It’s your Love Nothing’s Going to -Lana Del Rey -Time Mcgraw/ Change my love for you If I didn’t Have You Faith Hill Every Breath you Take Help Can’t Help Falling in Love Can’t Help Me and You Falling in Love -Ja Rule ft. Christina Milian -Elvis Presley I Will Always Me and You Unchained Melody Me and You Love You All I’ve Got I don’t Want to Miss a Thing -Ja Rule ft. Christina Milian -Whitney I Will Always Houston When You’re Gone Bound 2 Love You -Avril Lavigne -Kayne West -Whitney Every Breath Best I Bound 2 I Will Always Love You Houston you Take Ever Had Rock/Oldies Rap Your Love Every Breath you Take -The Police -Drake Every Breath Your Love you Take -Nicki Minaj -The Police Best I Every Breath Straight from the Heart I Love You Ever Had you Take Best I Ever Had -Drake I Don’t Want to Know -The Police Best I Total Eclipse Ever Had of the Heart -Drake -Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Call on Me

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When You’re Gone -Avril Lavigne

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For /Against To Swag Or Not To Swag Swag Believers

Swag Deniers

Shane Fernandez // Entertainment Editor

Rachel Schneider // Editor in Cheif

Swag, swagger, swaggie, and swagging. The word “swag” can be used as a verb, noun, and adjective. Most claim to possess what is known as “swag”. Most say they have swag because they listen to rap artists such as Chief Keef and 2-Chains and want to follow in their footsteps. Swag has become so popular these days that basically everybody at this point knows what it is. It’s all over social media and music videos at this point that you’d have to live under a rock if you didn’t know what swag was. I honestly think swag is one of the best things to happen to this world. Everybody is majorly swagging and it is most likely the next cultural revolution. I look forward to a future where everybody screams out “swag” and “yolo” on a daily basis in order to please the gods. The day where people who have swagger overthrow the governments of the world and take over will be one of the best days for humanity. Those who contain no swag will be left behind and those who do will advance in technology, communication and science. All of the worlds diseases will be cured by the swaggie scientists and all will be right with the world. There will be no such thing as war or conflict and everybody shall join hands and sing kumbaya in perfect harmony. Swag could be a global change for the better. Perhaps those who have swagger will soon come to realize how swaggie the world would be if they put their swag to good use. Anybody with the right amount of common sense and amount of swagger will know that those who deny swag shall be punished in the very end for their crimes. The Swag revolution is coming my friends, and it’s coming fast.



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Stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, and idiotic. Swag is very unswag. For example, Eminem is a very successful rap artist and has been since the 1990s, who does not think he obtains “Swag” or says the N word consistently throughout his songs. “Swag” is used by those individuals who think they can rap but only mumble nonsense into a microphone. Since when is swag the greatest thing? It’s just a bunch of ignorant and quite frankly arrogant teenagers running around with their pants too low, their snapbacks on, and wearing some expensive shoes no one honestly cares about. It’s not cultural, Cinco de Mayo is cultural. Oktober Fest is cultural. If swag overthrows our government the world as we know it will end. Our government and economy is already bad enough. Swag will make advancements in technology? No! It’s more so decreasing technology. All you ever see is some cocky kid posting hateful things towards others on social media, disrespecting teache r s, parents, and adults. Swag will never be a global change. Eventually those teenagers will grow up and swag will die and fade off. Once again another new ignorant thing will be made up. Those who say they have swag have zero swag and are unswaggie.

Top Five 5

Get Your Love On Samm Nelson // Staff Writer

Phantom of the Opera

Based on the Broadway production, this musical came out on December 22, 2004. This movie has action and a strange love triangle between the three main characters, so pretty much everyone who watches it could find something they like about this movie.

3The Notebook

This is a good couples movie, but if you don’t like sad movies this is not the one for you. You will cry, so keep a box of tissues handy. This movie came out on June 25, 2004 and was directed by Nick Cassavetes.

4 Love Actually

This movie came out on November 7, 2003 and is a very cute movie. I’ve always been a sap for cute love movies like this one. It just follows a bunch of people’s love stories. It is one of those “must see” love movies.


50 First Dates

This is one of Adam Sandler’s better movies, because it is a not as goofy or as stupid as Billy Madison. It is a good love/ comedy movie. It came out on February 13, 2004 and was directed by Peter Segal.


This has always been one of my favorite lovely, cuddly movies. I don’t appreciate that DiCaprio still doesn’t have an Oscar. It was released November 1, 1997 and it was directed by James Cameron. This is also a movie to keep a box of tissues handy.

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blast from the past

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