c o u l d fractured. ask anyone Over the next couple 13 who their best days he kept asking his l i pr friend was and they mom about school and if A 5would say ‘Leibert’,” said he could go to school. New e u Weber. Year’s Day he collapsed. ss I Phillips left behind him “He was with his father. I 3 3 Death e mother, his older brother drove out to North Suburban m c o m e s his u and sister, and his nephew. hospital. They were doing l o V u n e x p e c t e d l y. “I had three but the CPR for 45 minutes. The l - It does not wait Lord called o my baby home. doctor said stop because ho for anyone. As second He was the love of my life. he was already gone,” c S semester began, it did so He is my pride and joy,” said Kore. The requested gh i H a little more empty than said Kore. “Mommy loves autopsy showed that ill H before, as there was one you very much. She’d do because of the fracture he y less Blazer walking the anything for her son. If he received at the wrestling ok halls who would never be needed something she’d match, it caused broken Sm returning. On January 1, get it the next day. Mommy vessels which created a sophomore Leibert Phillip taught him many things. She blood clot that went up into passed away. loves him very much and his lungs. Before this he had “We miss him. We miss that’s the most important been healthy. his presence. My English thing is that I gave him love. “I’m still angry and hurt class seems empty. I always I would give him all the love and I’m not going to let it think ‘oh there’s so many in the world that he needs go easily. I’m sad about it. kids missing’ but the other and wants. I was a very That was my heart. I called day, hardly anyone was,” supportive parent but now him my huggable bear. I said Student Achievement he’s gone and he’s in the just hate what happened to Services Teacher Susan arms of God. He joined his him,” said Kore. Weber. Phillips enjoyed grandparents.” A common injury took singing and dancing. He Phillips was on the the life of this beloved loved music and weight school wrestling team and Blazer. He will be missed by training. He was always twisted his ankle at the those he left behind and will willing to help and would home tournament against always be remembered. greet everyone and make Grandview after his mom “We miss his presence. them feel welcome. dropped him off at the He was happy to walk “I look like a gentleman,” school and went to work. through these doors every Leibert wrote on a paper She was not called and day. He was a Blazer. he turned in to his teacher. notified about his injury This was his school,” “He perceived himself as a after it happened and found said Weber. ion t gentleman and he was. He out from a student who saw tra s was always well dressed,” her when she came to pick i in said Weber. Phillips adored him up after. Kore is a nurse m d a his mother’s cooking and and took care of his ankle d n she loved to cook for him. that night and later took him la er “We were very close. to Children’s Hospital v O He was the love of my life. I where they found rs e have his nephew here. They out his ankle ng a were like brothers. They was h at were three years apart,” e d said Phillip’s mother Linda t’s n Kore. Everyone considered e ud t him to be their best friend. s “He maybe had ut o two or three best ab e l friends but you ic
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Smoky’s pre-registration system updated Switch to individualized system causes problems As third quarter comes around it is time to think about the next school year. A yearly ritual for students is pre-registration for classes next year, but this year pre-reg was much different. Instead of going to a computer lab with an English class to register on Naviance, all pre-reg was done by students on their
own time. “Students are so net-savy we didn’t see a problem with it and we are trying to use Naviance as more as a tool,” counseling coordinator Michelle Kleve said. “We are trying to be more like Douglas County Schools and have everything online.” “I actually didn’t like the
new form of pre-reg,” said junior Allie Sifrit. I thought that it was much more convenient to go with your class because you could ask questions right there, but I liked that all our teacher recommendations were right in Naviance. The new form of pre-reg also helped the counseling department deal with budget cuts. “This also greatly reduced our budget since we didn’t have to print off a
Program of Study for every student,” Kleve said. While concerns were raised that students would not register, most of Smoky Hill students actually did. “We found that we had the same amount of students not registering, 100 to 150, as we’ve had in past years. If a student who has not registered wants to, most likely their counselor will help them,” Kleve said. alex sorrell
U H S L A P I C N I R P D N A L OVER Janurary 2011: Principal Leon Lundie initiates “prior review” after Layout EIC Lori Schafer writes editorial of how she dealt with her brother’s suicide, calling it a topic that should not be covered in a school newspaper.
12 December 2010: Liebert Phillips breaks ankle at wresting tournament against Grandview. Lori Schafer The Overland Scout March 8, 2011 Death article Death comes unexpectedly. It does not wait for anyone. As second semester began, it did so a little more empty than before, as there was one less Blazer walking the halls who would never be returning. On January 1, sophomore Leibert Phillip passed away. “We miss him. We miss his presence. My English class seems empty. I always think ‘oh there’s so many kids missing’ but the other day, hardly anyone was,” said Student Achievement Services Teacher Susan Weber. Phillips enjoyed singing and dancing. He loved music and weight training. He was always willing to help and would greet everyone and make them feel welcome. “I look like a gentleman,” Leibert wrote on a paper he turned in to his teacher. “He perceived himself as a gentleman and he was. He was always well dressed,” said Weber.
8 March 2011: Principal Lundie objects to cause of death in article while enforcing his new “prior review” policy.
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March 2011: Memorial article written about Phillips by Schafer.
1 Janurary 2011: Phillips collapses and dies from blood clot caused by broken ankle.
Phillips adored his mother’s cooking and she loved to cook for him. “We were very close. He was the love of my life. I have his nephew here. They were like brothers. They were three years apart,” said Phillip’s mother Linda Kore. Everyone considered him to be their best friend. “He maybe had two or three best friends but you could ask anyone who their best friend was and they would say ‘Leibert’,” said Weber. Phillips left behind him his mother, his older brother and sister, and his nephew. “I had three but the Lord called my baby home. He was the love of my life. He is my pride and joy,” said Kore. “Mommy loves you very much. She’d do anything for her son. If he needed something she’d get it the next day. Mommy taught him many things. She loves him very much and that’s the most important thing is that I gave him love. I would give him all the love in the world that he needs and wants. I was a very supportive parent but now he’s gone and he’s in the arms of God. He joined his grandparents.” Phillips was on the school wrestling team and twisted his ankle at the home tournament against Grandview after his mom dropped him off at the school and went to work. She was not called and notified about his injury after it happened and found out from a student who saw her when she came to pick him up
When Overland English Teacher and Newspaper Adviser Laura Sudik was called into the principal’s office the morning of March 11, she knew she was in trouble, but she did not know she would be fired from her position as newspaper adviser in front of the entire administration. After a series of disagreements with the principal and administration over the boundaries of what the Overland Scout was allowed to publish, principal Leon Lundie made the decision to remove her from her position without any prior notification or representation.
from running Overland TV. “Lori and I just sat there because we knew trying to negotiate with Lundie would not work,” Gutierrez said. “The class was really upset and so are we, and after he left we tried talking to the class about what the lawyers are telling us, but right now the class just wants to negotiate with him. It was Lori and I against the rest of the class. Lori and I are still going to go through with [trying to take him to court] even if we don’t have the class’s backing. There are a couple of people who are still on our side, but people like the seniors are just thinking about right now and not what’s going to happen next year.” Schafer and Gutierrez
will not talk to Lundie directly, as he has threatened to write Sudik up if they do. The Scout has been under prior review since the publication of issue 2, when administration found an editorial, written by a black student, about loud black girls in the hallway, “racist and offensive.” Schafer also wrote a column about her brother’s suicide, which administration also found inappropriate for a school publication. According to Schafer, administration will not call it prior review; instead, they told the Scout staff that they simply wanted to help with editing, however, no grammar or layout edits have come
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R E P A P S W E N N W O D UTS 11 March 2011: Laura Sudik, advisor of The Scout for 14 years, is removed from her position by Lundie. The staff is then told by Lundie that no more issue will be printed this year and maybe the future.
arch 2011: Students bring ndie a copy of the death cate showing Phillips died od clot from broken ankle. e then finds problem with aph saying mother was not acted by school about her son’s injury.
24 March 2011: Schafer and Opinion Editor Jaclyn Gutierrez hold press conference at ACLU of Colorado. lawyers. “We’ve been waiting for this for two months so that we could actually do something about the school censorship,” Schafer said. “We wanted him to censor us but we didn’t want to lose our adviser. I wish that he would trust us and understand that we’re not out to get the school. We’re just trying to report the facts and what is important for people to know; we want to do our job as a newspaper, which is to present the good and the bad, and to make a difference.” Schafer said that if Lundie is still at Overland next year and the paper is still censored, she will strongly consider transferring to Smoky Hill. Many Overland teachers have reported to the district that they do not
D E R O from them. Instead, the staff was asked to provide “learning targets” for each article; explanations of their purpose for publishing that article. Administration later backed out of that after issue 3. “He’s not a straightforward guy he never tells you how it’s actually gonna be,” Gutierrez said, in reference to Lundie. “He doesn’t tell you what’s happening, he just gives you an idea. He’s good at twisting words.” The article that prompted the removal of Sudik from her position was about an ILC student on the wrestling team who died due to an injury sustained during a wrestling match over winter break. Although Schafer and Gutierrez
confirmed the facts with the mother of the student, and obtained a copy of the autopsy, Lundie claimed their information was false until Schafer and Gutierrez showed him the autopsy, to which Lundie took offense. According to Schafer and Gutierrez, Lundie accused them of only reporting “the story from one side;” the side of the mother of the student who died. Lundie originally refused to let the Scout publish it, but has since changed his mind, and the article will run in its entirety. Gutierrez and Schafer have had to change their case for taking Lundie to court, but still feel they have a reason since refusing to let the staff publish additional issues is still censorship, according to Gutierrez and Schafers’
27 March 2011: Cherry Creek School’s Director of Communications Tustin Amole announces the reason for stopping production of the newspaper is budget related, not content related.
April 4th: Principal Lundie releases press release saying he and the editors have reached an agreement that the paper was never shut down. The Scout will be able to print for the rest of the year. feel comfortable working with Lundie, and Gutierrez hopes that the complaints are going to be public knowledge in the district’s report on Overland. “I don’t like him; I don’t want him as a principal,” Gutierrez said. “Would I like to see him back next year? No.” Gutierrez and Schafer are planning to start a silent protest of the censorship with wristbands and lanyards. Gutierrez and Schafer met with Lundie on April 4th to discuss the status of the newspaper. The Scout will now be able to keep publishing with their current advisor for at least this year. Lundie said in a press report that the whole issue was a misunderstanding. daniel jennings
s l i f n o B r o f e v i r d d o o l b s r o s n o AV I D s pby senior volunteers; some gave blood for first time
The senior Avid class hosted the Bonfils Blood Drive this year March 3. Seniors Bianca Jones, Bri’Jae Drinker, Spencer Patterson, Paige Donovan, and Chisa Mendoza volunteered to be part of the blood drive. “[I helped with the blood drive] because I always wanted to give blood and I thought it would be fun to put it together,” Jones said. Anyone over 16 can donate blood, but they need parental consent if they’re under the age of 18. “I always heard about people donating blood, but I’ve always been too young to do it. So once I turned 16 I decided to go for it,” senior Sakahdi Cebrun said. It was Tamara Gaffney’s, senior Avid teacher for the 2010-2011 school year, first time overseeing the blood drive and she was pleased with how things turned out. “It’s so awesome to see all the kids willing to give their blood and wanting to do it,” Gaffney said. There were a lot of firsttimers who donated blood. The most common concern with the first-time donors was they were afraid of the
Senior Matt Bush gets his blood drawn during the blood drive hosted by Avid. The option to donate blood was open to all students over 18, and with parent consent for those over 16.
needle. “It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, but the worst part was when they pulled the needle out,” junior Christyna Gillespie said. The size of the needle didn’t deter junior Brandon Burdeaux from donating
blood, however. “It’s a good way to give back [because] a lot of blood goes to waste anyways, so why not give it to someone who needs it?” Burdeaux said. briana evans
How to Help Bonfils aims to receive donations from thousands of patients per week to meet the demand for blood. Six community donor centers and up to ten mobile blood drives are open every day. Donating blood usually takes about an hour. Information from bonfils.org
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Disasters in Japan have global affects Family and friends of Smoky Hill student experience repurcussions of tsunami Thursday, March 10, at 10:46:23 PM, Mountain Standard Time, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale rocked the Earth just offshore of Japan. A behemoth tsunami, product of the tremor, struck Japan, the waves traveling miles inland. Here at Smoky Hill, senior Blu Mays has been affected by the disaster, Japan being her homeland. Mays was born in Kawasaki, a city near Tokyo. Kawasaki was not directly hit by the tsunami, however, damaged power plants have crippled the electrical grid in some areas. “My grandmother lives there now, so do my aunt, my uncle and my cousins,” Mays said. “They weren’t directly hit by the tsunami, but they have had no power, heat, or water for a couple of days.” Even today, almost five weeks later, they are still without these basic amenities. Japan’s Cabinet Office has announced that wreckage of homes, businesses, and infrastructure may cost anywhere from ¥16-25 trillion, or $85-$309 billion, making this the most expensive disaster in Japan since the conclusion of World War II. Those numbers exclude the cost
of cleanup and containment of the radiation caused by impaired nuclear reactors in Fukushima from the Tokyo Electric Power Company. “[This has] taught me to value life more, and to just be grateful for what you have,” Mays said. “People have lost a lot, family members, belongings that mean so much to them.” A force of about 7,000 members of the U.S. military aid 18,000 Japanese soldiers, local police, and fire departments in efforts to locate the 15,540 people missing in Japan. The official death toll is now greater than 18,000. Miyagi was the single most devastated area of Japan: 7,192 of its residents are declared dead. In the wake of the disaster, Mays has a message to send to the Smoky Hill community: “Even if you don‘t have any money, you should find the time to volunteer, help out. It‘s best to volunteer for different things because you never know what will happen to people. Everyone should volunteer, no matter the cause.” tyler bush
Face in the Crowd What is Japan’s greatest resource in the face of disaster? The community helping each other out. TAYLOR RUBY, 9
The help and support of other nations. TEMISHA SHELLS, 10 I think it would be how organized they are, and how quickly they reacted to what happened. CORDERO BLANC, 11
Their pride, their inner self confidence, and the need they felt to help each other out. DEVIN BROWN, 12
Their people are their greatest resource. The Japanese have always been resilient; they’ve come back from disasters like the bombings [of WWII]. JANICE ZUK SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
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Sophomores Austin and Alyssa Skeans converse during lunch. Austin was hospitalized due to Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (P.S.V.A.T.) because of the large amount of caffeine he drinks.
To do the Dew or to Dew the don’t? That is the question sophomore Austin Skeans and his family are asking after he was rushed to the hospital for drinking a high amount of caffeine. When caffeine is ingested it stimulates the consumer’s heart, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Skeans was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (P.S.V.A.T.), a condition that causes the heart to beat rapidly. After
drinking large amounts of caffeine, people with PSVAT have a high heart rate and blood pressure. “Up until a couple of days before [I went to the hospital] I drank a two liter and a bunch of cans a day for a month or two straight,” Skeans said. “Maybe three days before that, I cut down to a couple of cans, but by then the damage was already done.” Skeans went down to the nurse’s office feeling light headed and tired during gym class and discovered that he had a
heart rate of 210. “His heart rate was really fast so the nurse called the ambulance,” sophomore, and twin sister, Alyssa Skeans said. “He had a twelve pack under his computer and it would be gone the next day. When it happened, my mom called the school and got me out of class so we could go to the hospital with him.” Up until recently there has been little research done about the effects of energy drinks on teens. A recent study published in “Pediatrics” shows the
effects of energy drinks in adolescents and the possible long and short term effects of prolonged use. The study found that the high amount of caffeine and ginseng put adolescent bodies and health at risk. “The known and unknown pharmacology of various ingredients, combined with reports of toxicity, suggest that these drinks may put some children at risk for serious adverse health effects,” the report stated. Soda and energy drinks contain caffeine in high doses and are not recommended for people with heart conditions or people who have trouble breathing. “In energy drinks and soda the caffeine is [dangerous] because it is in such a high quantity and combined with all of the sugar [in the drink],” nursing assistant Hannah Vogt Schalle said. After the accident, Skeans hasn’t been drinking as much caffeine and is scheduled to receive surgery to help with his heart defect in the near future. “It was a really scary experience and I don’t want it to happen again,” Skeans said. nikki martinez
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Ding! The bell rings and students file out of their classrooms to get to their next class. After days of static and repeated testing, the new intercom system was installed. “[The system] was just old and a lot of the system got ripped out when the walls and ceilings [were] remodeled,” Building Maintenance Manager
Julian Villegas said. “A lot of the wiring was changed and rerouted.” The system is part of the minor renovations left to complete after the major overhaul of the school last summer. “There’s a lot of behindthe-scene things that need to be done,” Villegas said. The bells are louder, which has been helping to get students to class on time.
“It’s definitely loud so you can be on time for class,” freshman Fatima Fears said. However, the PA system continues to be difficult to hear in certain parts of the school. “The sound isn’t as recognizable; I’ve been getting to class later,” sophomore Cameron Costello said. “They should [also] put a bell in the tech shop. I have missed two periods constantly because I can’t hear it.” Costello also has been having problems hearing
the announcements. “Announcements in the hallway are hard to hear, which makes me miss a lot of office calls and I get marked for truancy,” Costello said. Because the bell is difficult to hear in some areas of the school, it is a blessing in disguise for some students. “The classes in the mobiles don’t have a bell so it’s easier to get away with coming in a couple minutes late,” senior Tamar Daniel said. hannah kim
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An old intercom microphone. Smoky updated the intercom system as a part of the 2010-2011 renovations.
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Rub a Dub-Dub: Bath salts, such as serenity and sunset pictured above, are now being used for more than just relaxing in the tub.
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In Fulton, Mississippi, Neil Brown took his skinning knife and cut his face and stomach repeatedly after ingesting a powder marketed as a generic brand bath salt containing mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). Another man cut his throat and took his life with a gunshot in Louisiana while on the same drug. MDVP is a powerful stimulant with mind altering effects. “This takes addiction to a whole new level,” freshman Savannah Elia said. “Who thinks of doing these things?” Bath salts are not just being used for a relaxing
time in the tub anymore. Bath salts, including Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, and Red Dove, are gaining popularity as a “legal” drug openly sold in convenience stores, online, and in retail outlets that specialise in drug paraphernalia. Common side effects from exposure include hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, severe paranoia, seizures, aggression, increased blood pressure and eventually kidney failure. More than 360 calls have been placed to poison control centers nationwide within the past year concerning the drug. “The trips that it causes seem like they would be
really scary to experience,” junior Josh Garcia said. “I wouldn’t want to lose that much control over myself.” The salts are snorted, injected, or smoked to give their users a high with dangerous after affects including the need to cut. Many users have attempted to “kill monsters” by cutting their own skin. One woman in Florida even attempted to murder her mother with a machete while high on the drug. “Its really gross. I’m afraid that I would die if I did them,” freshman Valde Buck said. There has not been a lot of information released about the effects of bath
salts. “In order to get high, some kids will try bath salts because its supposed to be like cocaine,” nurse Elsie Humes said. “There isn’t a lot of information about it and I’m worried about what it will do to kids.” States such as Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana have already banned the sale of the bath salts and are charging users a third degree felony and up to five years in prison, similar to the charges for heroin or cocaine. nikki martinez
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SEXTING Mary* participates in the illicit activity of sexting. “Its not like I keep track [of when I sext]. Like I don’t do it once a week, but I do sext,” she said. But why, I asked Mary, a junior, does she do it? “I do it for fun. I’m not, like, addicted to it, but it adds to a conversation,” she said. “It’s better than just saying ‘Hey, whats up?’”
Sexting, according to dictionary.com, is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between mobile phones. Despite not being reported on recently, sexting continues to make an impact on teenagers across that country. In recent years, sexting has turned from a harmless, flirtatious game to a criminal
felony. According to a survey published by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 66% of teen girls and 60% of teen boys say they sext to be “fun or flirtatious,” the most common reason for sending sexy content. Additionally, 39% of all teenagers have sexted, with 37% being girls and 40% being boys. According to NBC news, in 2009, all the female students at Greensburg Salem High School in Greensburg, Pa., who were 14- or 15-years-old, faced charges of manufacturing, disseminating or possessing child pornography while the boys, who were 16 and 17, face charges of possession. “I think people are sexting more than they are actually having sex,” Mary quipped during our interview. Currently in the state of Colorado, authorities treat sexting on a caseby-case basis. That means, that depending on the case, punishments can range from monetary fines to charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. “I think it’s dumb that they are making laws based on people’s sexuality,” she said. “I understand if
it is a really old guy and a teenage girl doing it, and there should clearly be a law, but if you’re dating someone, it should be o.k. If you’re going to get caught having actual sex, they’re not going to arrest you.” But for Mary herself, its all just harmless, sexy fun between people who are moving toward a relationship and trust one another. “I don’t think anyone in their right mind would send a [naked] photo to someone who they don’t trust,” she said. “I honestly think that sexting belongs between boyfriend and girlfriend, and people who are moving towards a relationship.” But according to Detective Ron Tanguma, most photos that are sent between boyfriends and girlfriends are usually forwarded to other people. “Most case have to do with boyfriend and girlfriend break ups, which can get pretty nasty,” he said. “One usually wants to breakup and the other doesn’t, and most photos are usually forwarded to other people out of spite.” Despite the misconceptions that sexting is harmless fun, sexting is actually a dangerous activity with many consequences. Consequences that can lead to dangerous outcomes. “Sexting consequences can range from felonies and misdemeanors,” Tanguma said. *“Mary” is a pseudonum to protect her identity. tyler blair
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took. Your significant other may be showing that picture to all of their friends. Plus, If you break up with your sexting partner, I assure you that all of your friends will see this picture too. I’d rather keep my private parts private. In addition to privacy concerns there’s the fact that sexting isn’t classy. While a flirtatious text
message may be ok, the pictures always seem to come out very dark and unflattering. Plus, who wants to be carrying naked pictures around on the phone that they use all the time? Sexting should not be illegal, per se, but should definitely be a cultural taboo. There are so many ways in which sexting
session can bite you in the butt. If you really need to see that special someone, go see them. I guarantee that it will be a thousand times better than some cell phone picture. alex sorrell Hey Babe, take a dirty picture for me. ;)
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When announcements School, and the classes rang through the were taken together to hallway,something about register. During the first registration, I just ignored period of the day, separate it. Weeks passed by and math classes were taken to there was no the lab together “registration to register. The day.” Finally a This new way to registration was fellow student register is terrible looked over by informed me and confusing to a teacher when that registration the student was students. takes place finished. online and that However there was only this year at one day left to register. Smoky Hill, registration This new way to register took place alone, at home is terrible and confusing to or at the Post Grad Center students. Last year, I was a Not only did you have student at Eaglecrest High to make sure to remember
to register, but nobody was quite available to help register. The other way to register is a lot better for students. Also for counselors, who would probably have more students actually registering on time. Personally I had to leave during one of my classes to register on time. When I arrived down at the Post Grad Center I was greeted with unfriendly remarks of not registering on time when, in reality, I had a day left to register. After being given advice on
how to get to the website to register I felt very lost during the registration process. I didn’t know which classes I needed to have in order to graduate and the instructions were very sketchy on what exactly I needed. If it wasn’t for the help of a kind counselor sitting near to me, I probably wouldn’t even be registered for Smoky hill next year. amber lindesmith
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You get up, get ready, but don’t have the energy to make it through first period. You may want to take a second thought before running to 7-11 and chugging down a Neurogasm in an attempt to make it through the long day. After drinking an energy drink, you first feel a burst of energy rushing through your body, but after a while and you then feel tired,which is not helpful because in the end want to sleep during classes.
Aside from feeling tired, there are some long and short-termed negative effects from drinking a lot of energy drinks, like irregular heart rate and an increase in blood pressure. A study published in Pediatrics magazine says that teens should not consume more than one energy drink a day due to the negative effects it has on their bodies. I consume energy drinks sometimes. I will drink a Monster when I’m tired or if I need to get something done. If I am
tired in the morning and need a pick me up, I drink coffee or hot chocolate from Starbucks. I don’t really get why people drink energy drinks when they don’t need to. Some energy drinks are dangerous for teens who are putting their future health at risk. Energy drinks contain too much caffeine and sugar, a dangerous combination. Teens think they are invincible; maybe its time to start stepping up and taking control of your future
and making wise choices now for a better life later. If you’re thirsty and need a drink you should reach for water instead of making a 7-11 run. An energy drink will not be as satisfying, mostly because of the caffeine it has which makes you more dehydrated. Beware before chugging down energy drinks like they’re a normal liquid, they’re not. josue urrita
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I bet if you’re reading this newspaper, you have no idea of the importance and power of it. Many people see school newspapers as being dinky little hobbies that just keep students busy and whose only purpose is to tell what’s for lunch. Well, this paper that you are holding in your hands has the same rights and responsibilities of a major newspaper like The New York Times. Sadly not everyone seems to know this, including Overland High School’s new principal, Leon Lundie. Overland’s newspaper, The Scout, was recently shut down by Lundie after a series of controversies over articles published by the staff. Before it was shut down, Lundie enacted prior review. Prior review is where the administration takes a look at the paper before it is published and removes any stories they seem unfit. This is awful in so many ways. The words prior review may sound fancy and beneficial, but in reality it is a form of censorship. Two of the editors of The Scout, junior Layout Editor-in-Chief Lori Schafer, and Opinions Editor Jaclyn Gutierrez are contesting Lundie for censoring the newspaper with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Student Press Law Center. Colorado state law prohibits any censoring of high school journalism. This, plus the First Amendment, protects high school journalists. In the district’s policy on student journalism they state the importance of students expressing their own opinion. Apparently Lundie has not read the district’s policy. If the United States government incited prior review against any major newspaper, riots would surely ensue, and that is pretty much the same thing that happened to The Scout as Lundie functions as a government agent. It is utterly sad that the same things do not happen when a high school newspaper is censored. Journalism has an important part in society. Without outlets like newspapers and broadcast news, people
would not know what was going on in the world. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” An uninformed public would allow the government to act on its own discretion. There is a reason the First Amendment, which gives freedom of press, is first. It is the most important. Lundie is violating not only a state law but a national amendment. He should be more concerned with improving the school, which has the lowest graduation rate in the district - the topic of an article that Lundie took issue with - instead of picking on a student newspaper. I strongly suggest the district review the status of his employment. What is the most shocking aspect is the district’s inability to have one story of what is happening. Director of Communications for CCSD Tustin Amole is quoted in many publications, each having a different story. 9NEWS quotes her saying that Lundie wanted more sources, the Denver Post reports the paper was shut down for budgetary reasons, and the Aurora Sentinel has her saying the program is not cancelled and that the paper is moving to an online format. Well, what is it? Is the paper shut down or not? All these excuses make the district look like a bunch of babbling baboons. Is it not the goal of PR to have one story and stick to it? It seems the district is scared and is trying to make the issue more confusing then it needs to be. While Amole repeatably says that the high school journalists are confused, it seems the district is confused. I commend the staff of The Scout. We here at The Express enjoy the luxury of choosing what to print and not to print, a right not enjoyed by every reporter in the high school journalism community. I hope they are able to regain their lost newspaper. If they cannot, God help us all. alex sorrell
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Maria Hallett, and asked her to marry him. The young woman had no choice but to refuse. Bellamy was a poor sailor, and she was a lady from a wealthy family. Bellamy decided to go out to seek his fortune to earn Hallet’s hand in marriage. He did it the quickest way he thought possible: piracy. Welcome to “Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” which docked into the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Mar. 4. The temporary exhibit follows the history of the Whydah as well as the pirates that resided inside her.’ “The thing about temporary exhibits is that the science behind them changes with each exhibit,” museum volunteer Ed Martin said. “Each exhibit is different; there’s always something new.” “Real Pirates” provides background information, as well as real artifacts and hands-on activities to get the audience engaged. Visitors are able to try their hands tying knots, experience life aboard the
Whydah through a partial recreation of the ship, and learn how to fire a cannon. Historical enactor Isaiah Kelley helps supplement the learning experience. “I help portray the role of black pirates,” Kelley said. “Thirty percent of pirates were black and that was something I didn’t know.” While this exhibit is family friendly, high school and college students looking for a research paper topic will appreciate the exhibit beyond the handson activities. “There are a number of good science pieces, but there are also pieces I think are worth looking into,” educational director Jennifer Moss Logan said. “I think that the research capabilities of comparing the then and now of trade is a really interesting thing to look into. Looking at the relative democracy aboard a ship and how that came
together is [also] very interesting.” Sam Bellamy plundered over 50 ships in one year with thoughts of Maria in his head. His plans were cut short when a nor’easter, a type of storm, sank the Whydah off the Massachusetts coast in 1717. It was not until 1984, almost 300 years later, when underwater explorer Barry Clifford discovered the remains of the ship. Now, the artifacts are unveiled for the world to see. “Real Pirates” will be at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science until Aug. 21. Ticket prices are $22 for non-member adults with general admission and $13 for juniors and students. For more ticket pricing information, go to http:// www.dmns.org/featuredexhibition. hannah kim
Picture: Sophomore Nikki Martinez observes a painting depicting the trial of several members of the Whydah ship. Whydah: A life size scale of the Whydah ship sits in the the exhibit. Guests can make their way through the captain’s quarters and under the deck. Picture taken with permision from Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Sam: A portrait of Captain Sam Bellamy of the Whydah. Photo taken with permission from Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Observing: Sophomore Nikki Martinez looks at artifacts recovered from the bottom of the ocean from the ship wreck of the Whydah. Bell: The bell from the Whydah sits submerged in water. The bell itself is more than 300 years old. Pirate Flag: The famous flag from the years of piracy. Photo taken with permission from Denver Mesuem of Nature and Science.
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Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” will be on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS). The exhibit, courtesy of National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, is a must-see for fans of Pirates, and for people who need something to do on a boring day. The exhibit tells the story of Sam Bellamy, a man who became a pirate so he could earn money to marry his beloved Maria Hallett. Before he could return to her, however, after making his fortune as a pirate, he died when a storm struck the ship and caused it to sink. To be honest, I’m not a major museum fan, and I don’t exactly have the greatest opinion of pirates in general. As I walked into the museum, images of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and other tacky pirate cliches began to enter my mind, leaving an unfriendly feeling in my stomach. But all those feelings disappeared when I entered the exhibit. As I entered, the bell of the Whydah that rang repeatedly as the ship was sinking during a storm, sat hauntingly in a foggy case of water. Immediately, I was sucked into the world of Sam Bellamy and the world of “The Golden Age of Piracy.” Making my way through the exhibit, I repeatedly stopped as interesting artifact after artifact caught my attention, and drew me toward them. Images of the treacherous Middle Passage slave route, and gleaming troves of treasure left me heartbroken and excited at the same time. And then there was the ship, which was quite possibly the coolest part of the tour. In the middle of the exhibit sits a life-sized model of the Whydah ship. I entered onto the ship’s deck, and then made my way underneath as the wax figure pirates with voice overs narrated my journey, giving me a taste of what they experienced. As I left, I felt a need to turn around and experience it just once more. I didn’t want to leave! I wanted to go back inside and learn more about Sam Bellamy and his crew of beloved pirates. The tragic story of the Whydah, while more than 300 years old, delivered an emotional punch to the patrons of the exhibit. “Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” was truly an amazing experience, and I highly recommend it for people of any age. Transport yourself back to the “Golden Age of Piracy,” and let your inner scallywag out! tyler blair
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Smoky Hill High School presents
March 3,4 and 5
CAST LIST From top to bottom: Dancers perform a traditional dance. Senior Suzanna Champion sings “Hello Young Lovers” as the dancers and chorus listens. Senior Jason Williams and sophomore Grace Cho embrace during a scene. Senior Sean Nicely and Champion ballroom dance together. Nicely prays to Buddha during the prayer chant in the musical. Junior Ismael Pacheco performs during the play scene. Hannah Kim
Garrett York Tyler Sparacio Suzanna Champion Austin Romerein Ethan Clampitt Sean Nicely Jason Williams Grace Cho Brandi Veatch Tyler Davis Emric Thompson JoAnne Hart Jamison Ingram Daryn George Taylor Thomas Rachel Gregg Caia Pattynama Ismael Pacheco Emma Nogami MacKenzie Cannon Shannon Cline Malissa Gore Virgina Hamilton Melanie Kliegel Rockne Newell Kat Nierengarten Lindsey Paricio Zach Roos Cassidy Belville Meghan Johnson Katie Jeddeloh Zachary Henry Joice Cecilio Mitchell Brodsky Yehcharn Cho Alec Cunningham Liam Davis Sadie Holguin Sam Holguin Tristan Kliegel Tre’ Poole Emily Stoneman Chersti Thomposon Rachel Wellingon
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PROMFASHION Black and white short: Chic and flowy
9 prom fashions for 2011 1. A Rosette Disposition: fabric twirled into floral rosettes adds a trendy, feminine accent for a prom dress blooming with style. 2. Prints Charming: capture your Prom date’s heart wearing multi-color tulle layered over novel graphics or muted florals for an up-to-the-minute Princess look. 3. Easy Breezy: free-moving chiffon or satin dresses in relaxed silhouettes exude a soft, graceful look. 4. One-Shoulder Starlet: make a dramatic entrance wearing this Hollywood design right from the red carpet. 5. Shady Lady: eye-catching ombré fabric subtly progresses from light to dark for a super-sophisticated impact. 6. Untamed Glamour: tiger and zebra stripes, leopard and giraffe spots – oh my! Animal prints show off your wild side before you even hit the dance floor.
Pink: Short and flirty
White: Perfect princess
7. Cut it Short: whether it’s a puffy skirt or a flowing baby doll, hems above the knee show off your sexy legs and hike up the fun factor. 8. Candy Land Colors: bubblegum, grape, lemon drop: great fashion taste comes in delicious colors. Yum! 9. Painted Lady: splashy patterns fresh off a painter’s canvas create a Prom dress that doubles as a work of art.
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World Awareness Week
Mar. 24 & 25
Above left: Junior Jerusalem Mamo speaks about her native country Ethiopia. Left: Korean students perform a fan dance in their traditional dresses. Above: Vietnamese students dance in the dark to show off their dance with the lights. Far left: Senior Theresa Droege introduces the worldâ€™s strongest man Brian Shaw to the audience.
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Above: Juniors Skye Benjamin and Juan BaĂąos in Amnesty International talk about the right to education for the clubâ€™s human rights presentation. Below right: Ugandan native Angweth Collines from Invisible Children speaks about the protection plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Left: Junior Azelia Pradhan dances in her cultural Nepali costume.
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Hip hop club kicks off
Club teaches all levels of dance Hip hop club is now open for all students if they want to learn how to dance. The club was started by juniors Paul Enami and Dion Wan. “We just ask people to come and promote it as much as possible via facebook or word of mouth,” Enami said. Hip hop club teaches all levels of dance, from
beginning to more advanced moves. “We try to teach choreography or the basics of certain styles of dancing,” Enami said. Hip hop club meets every Tuesday after school in the Auxiliary Gym from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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Juniors Dion Wan(center left) and Paul Enami(center right) perform with their dance crew during World Awareness Week. Hip hop club meets Tuesdays after school. Amber Lindesmith
school March 24 and 25. After having four members “We accomplished more place at State, the Smoky at state than the Smoky Hill Speech and Debate team Hill team has in the last 15 is preparing for National years, and the best part qualifications. Sophomore about it is that this only the Maheema Haque placed beginning,” assistant coach 9th in Extemporaneous Mike Trevithick said. “We Speech, senior President think the next few years are Kaylee Brown placed 7th only going to get better.” in Lincoln T h e Douglas team will e t h i c a l ...I think our team has been compete d e b a t e , extremely diligent, and everyday I f o r a and seniors see our team succeeding more and place at T h e r e s a more, and I am extremely proud. Nationals Droege April 8 senior Eishita Nariani and Mitch and 9 at Bennett Cherokee placed 4th in Public Trail High School. Nationals Forum. will be held in Texas. “I think overall, I think our “The Smoky Hill Speech team has been extremely and Debate team has diligent, and everyday I proved that they deserve see our team succeeding recognition as one of the more and more, and I am highest competing clubs at extremely proud,” senior Smoky Hill,” senior Speech Secretary Eishita Nariani Captain Mitch Bennett said. said. “By sending a record State competitions took number of people to State place at Fort Collins High and performing better than
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CONGRATULATIONS Qualifiers at Speech and Debate State Competition
State Competition: Fort Collins High School Mar. 24 and 25
Extemporaneous Speech: Sophomore Maheema Haque Lincoln Douglas: Senior Kaylee Brown
Public Forum: Senior Theresa Droege Senior Mitch Bennett
Semifinalist: Floor Lyrics Crew
Other Crews: Breakerz R Us Colon D Young Souls Past Our Bedtime Crew Showcases: Dance 2 Live Hype 303 Judges: Al Deng, Audrey Gibson, and Bboy Taiyo Hosted by Next Generation Voices
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Starting off the season with the Smoky Hill Invitational tournament, the girls’ tennis team has begun the year with high spirits. “I’m really excited,” junior Esther Lee said. “I’m looking forward to hopefully winning some matches [this year].” The team placed 2nd at the tournament, finishing as a team behind tennispowerhouse Cherry Creek High School. Lee placed first overall during the tournament. She continues to remain hopeful about the future of her season and possibly making into the playoffs. “My chances [for going to post season] have gotten better because I’m ranked number 2 on the team,” Lee said. Currently, the team holds a 0-1 record after a defeat against George Washington High School on March 22. On March 24, the girls’ beat Hinkley High School 5 matches to 2. Their next matches are on April 12 against Arapahoe High School and and April 14 against Mullen High School. tyler blair
Coaching: Coach Jeremy Williams advises junior Fendi Chung about her return during practice.
Team: The team prepares to begin match against George Washington High School. Hitting: Senior Sara Fassione returns a serve during practice. .
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Passing: Junior Maria Foerster looks for an open teammate during the match against Cherokee Trail High School.
Running: Junior Brandie Moline runs with the ball during practice.
Girls LAX encounters building season New coach and 5 returning varsity players begin a new season with a 1-5 record The girls varsity lacrosse team is undergoing a building season, having only five returning players from the previous year. “It’s a growing year for us,” said coach McPherson. “We have four returning field players and one returning goalie. So it’s a big change for us. We’re a really young team, [and] we have kids who have
never even played before.” Senior Natalie Foerster has been on the varsity lacrosse team for four years. She hopes this time around, the girls’ can come together as a team. “It can be a rough start just because some of the girls have never played before and we don’t have enough to field two full teams, so [there] will be
girls on varsity that don’t have as much experience.” Senior Britanny Grace is one of the five returning players this season. She believes that with the right attitude, they can have a good experience. “It all depends on our attitudes. We can be really good, but if we’re not bonding and work well together then
we’re not going to do very well,” said Grace. The upcoming games for the girls’ are on April 14th against St. Mary’s Academy at 5:45 p.m. and on April 15th against Overland at 4:30 p.m. briana evans Huddle: The team takes a time out during a match against Cherokee Trail High School.
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Buffs’ begin season ranked fifth in the state and currently 4-0 record with win against Regis After making it to quarter finals in last year’s playoffs, the girls’ soccer team has high expectations for success this season. “We could be really good,” sophomore Candace Cephers said. “As long as we put in the effort and have no team drama.” Last season, the Buffs’ finished with a 12-5-1 record and advanced to the playoffs where they were defeated by Fairview High School 0-7 in the quarter finals. But the focus for the team this season is to make it as far as possible. They are currently ranked 5th in the state. “I think we could go to semifinals or even finals,” junior Kendra Reid said. “We just need
to work hard and give a bunch of effort.” The team stands at a 4-0 record after winning against Broomfield High School 3-2 March 10 and Golden High School 2-1 March 12. On March 17, the girls’ beat Regis Jesuit High School 1-0. Their next games are on April 12 against Cherokee Trail and April 14 against Eaglecrest High School. tyler blair Preparing to kick: Junior Rebecka Harling prepares to kick the ball during practice. Defending: Senior Amanda Willson defends the ball against a teammate during practice. Attacking: Junior Michaela Herrmann attacks a teammate for the ball during practice. The Buffs’ are currently ranked 5th in the state.
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Picture One: Sophomore Grayson Heath runs towards a base during practice. The Buffs’ are currently at a 6-2 record. Picture Two: Senior Brett Bandy passes the ball during practice. Picture Three: Senior Zach Bothwell throws back a ball afte catching it during practice. Picture Four: Senior Devaughn Gamlin stands at home base preparing to hit the ball during a game against Overland High School. The Buffs’ won the game 8-0. Picture Five: Senior Tyler Klatt sits on the bench during practice. Picture Six: Senior Michael Martinez runs to third base during practice. The Buffs’ have won games against Regis Jesuit High School, Overland High School and Boulder High School. Cutout: Senior Tyler Hill throws a practice pitch.
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TO ATTEND THIS WINTER
1. Girls’ Soccer 4/21/11 The girls’ play against Arapahoe High School in a home game at Stutler Bowl.
2. Girls’ Tennis 4/26/11 Home match against Cherokee Trail High School Cougars
3. Boys’ Baseball 4/21/11
The boys’s take on Mullen High School at Wolitzky Field
4. Girls’ Lacrosse
Passing: Senior Tyler Vogel looks for an open member during the game against Thompson Valley High School. Looking for the pass: Senior Tyler Vogel looks for a pass during the game. Practice: Senior Josh Fossum leads the team for a lap around the field during practice.
The boys team holds a 3-5 record with wins against Thompson Valley High School (6-3), Eaglecrest High School (19-7) and Notre Dame Prep High School (13-12). Their upcoming games are against Mullen High School on April 15 and Cherry Creek High School on April 20.
4/22/11 Home game against Chaparral High School at Stutler
5. Boys’ Lacrosse 4/22/11
Game against Grandview High School at Legacy Stadium
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Girls’ Soccer SCOREBOARD GIRLS’ SOCCER RECORD: 4-0
vs. Broomfield High School W 3-2 vs. Golden High School W 2-1 vs. Regis Jesuit High School W 1-0 vs. Mullen High School W 3-1
Girls’ Tennis SCOREBOARD GIRLS’ TENNIS
vs. George Washing High School L (3-4) vs. Hinkley High School W (5-2) vs. Eaglecrest High School W (7-0)
Girls’ LAX SCOREBOARD GIRLS’ LACROSSE RECORD: 1-5
Senior Bianca Jones defends the ball from a player from Golden High School.
vs. Cheyenne Mountain High School L (12-21) vs. Mullen High School L (0-19) vs. Kent Denver School L (20-5) vs. Cherokee Trail High School W (23-18) vs. Regis Jesuit High School L (12-18) vs. Cherry Creek High School L (7-25)
Boys’ LAX SCOREBOARD BOYS’ LACROSSE RECORD: 3-5
vs. Thompson Valley High School W (6-3) vs. Denver South High School L (11-12) vs. Castle View High School L (10-14) vs. Monarch High School L (3-13) vs. Loyola Academy L (3-13) vs. Eaglecrest High School W (7-19) vs. Notre Dame High School W (12-13) vs. Chaparral High School L (11-16)
Baseball SCOREBOARD BASEBALL RECORD: 6-2
vs. George Washington High School W (19-0) vs. Legend High School W (6-1) vs. Regis Jesuit High School W (15-11) vs. Cherry Creek High School L (9-10) vs. Overland High School W (8-0) vs. Boulder High School W (3-1) vs. Horizon High School W (7-4) vs. Grandview High School L (6-11) Bailey Neel
The boys’ lacrosse team takes a lab around the field during practice.
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