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Fla. creates new education plan for 2022 BY ALEXA STEINLAUF NEWS EDITOR

The Bay’s Got Talent PHOTOS BY NETA BRONFMAN

STUDENT STARS: (Left) Sophomore Sebastian Pazos plays guitar for his band, The Fantaspics. (Top) Dance group Ritmo strikes a pose at the end of its performance. (Right) Senior Jeremy Tache, who won second place in the individual category, performs his original song, “This Song is Not About You.�

PRIDE hosts annual talent show, donates proceeds to children’s charity BY ALEXA STEINLAUF AND NOEL RUIZ

Freshman Juanita Posada showed off her dance skills as she performed boi juggling, a dance that she learned in Colombia, at the annual talent show on 1RY  LQ WKH DXGLWRULXP 6KH ZDVRQHRIDFWVWRSDUWLFLSDWH in the night of singing, dancLQJDQGPRUH:LQQHUVUHFHLYHG SUL]HVRIXSWRGHSHQGLQJ RQWKHLUÀQLVK ´,WULHGRXWIRUWKHWDOHQWVKRZ EHFDXVH,UHDOO\ZDQWHGWREULQJ VRPHWKLQJQHZKHUHVR,EURXJKW this act because someone told me that you don’t ever see that here,� said Posada, who didn’t place but VWLOOKDGIXQ´,GRQ¡WUHDOO\SUDFWLFH,MXVWGRZKDW,IHHO¾ Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Bog-

gy Creek, an organization that enables sick children to attend FDPS ´:HDOZD\VWU\WRÀQGXQGHUprivileged children’s organizations, and in this case this foundation helps those in most need,� said talent show sponsor Paola %DUHUUD´,WVHHPVWREHDYHU\ nice foundation helping those \RXQJ RQHV DQG DERXW  ZLOOEHGRQDWHG¾ The winners in the individual category were senior Jeremy Tache, who won second place for singing an original song, and junior Olivia Aleguas, who won ÀUVW SODFH IRU SOD\LQJ WKH KDUS DQGVLQJLQJ ´,W IHOW JUHDW WR ÀQDOO\ SODFH in my senior year, after all of the KDUGZRUNWKDW,SXWLQWRP\SHUIRUPDQFH¾7DFKHVDLG´,WZDVD FRROIHHOLQJDQG,ZDVGHÀQLWHO\

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PRIDE club hosts International Fest BY BRITTANY ZEIDEL COPY EDITOR

To celebrate all the diverse cultures that are present at the Bay and more, the Promoting Relationships In Diversity through Education (PRIDE) club hosted the International Fest on Nov. 8 during all lunches. “As many teachers as we can get are going to be out in the courtyard representing a country,â€? PRIDE adviser Paola Barrera said. Amanda Hernandez, assistant director of the event, said because of the new schedule this year, the group had to think of a new way to plan the annual fest. “Antonia [Cuevas, director of the fest], Mrs. Barrera and I had to come up with a new way to approach the event. At the HQGZHGHFLGHGWRJLYHĂ€HOGWULSIRUPV [to the students volunteering] since all the lunches count as four classes now,â€? HerQDQGH]VDLG´2QFHZHĂ€JXUHGWKDWRXW ZHKDGWRĂ€QGSHUIRUPHUVDQGVHQWHPDLOV for clubs and classes that were interested in participating.â€? Hernandez said this year the International Fest consisted of about 40 booths set up in the courtyard, each representing a different country. “Each group of people had a table representing their country with a banner, a

Ă DJDQGWKH\FKRVHLIWKH\ZDQWWREULQJ food or dress up,â€? Hernandez said. “In the middle of the courtyard we will be having a DJ and performers.â€? Mrs. Barrera said it is important to hold the International Fest in order to celebrate different cultures. “The fest promotes acceptance of the diversity that we have in school,â€? she said. “Through the International Fest, students are able to acknowledge that there are many other cultures and customs in activities that we don’t even think of if we don’t have a time during the year to just acknowledge, respect and promote diversity.â€? Freshman Hannah Levinson participated in running the booth representing Japan, which was sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) club. “Our booth has candy sushi, fortune cookies and a marshmallow game where you use chopsticks to pick up marshmallows,â€? Levinson said. Levinson said she thinks it is important for students to participate in the International Fest. “I think it’s important for everyone to learn about different cultures around the world, like what they do and what they eat,â€? she said.

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Bay chooses teacher, employee of the year BY EMILY KNAPIK

Science department chair and Science Honor Society adviser Clara Russo has been chosen as Teacher of the Year, and security head Larry Silverman is Employee of the Year. ´,WKLQNWKDWWKLVIDFXOW\LVYHU\TXDOLĂ€HGDQGYHU\ dedicated,â€? Ms. Russo said. “It was just such an honor to win.â€? In order to choose teacher of the year, fellow teachers and staff members nominate a teacher. A primary vote is then held, and then DĂ€QDOYRWH “The teachers and staff were able to vote via email or during their lunches,â€? said DECA teacher Robert Hosier, who is in charge of running the process. Principal Scott Neely said Ms. Russo is very deserving of the award. “This year was Ms. Clara Russo Russo’s year, and she is just an outstanding lady who is so compassionate and puts so much time and knowledge into this community,â€? he said. “She is a spectacular woman who is very deserving of this.â€? Mr. Neely said Mr. Silverman is also very deserving of the award. “He is our junkyard dog. Everybody needs to have a

Larry at a school. His heart and soul is with the Bay, and he is a superstar at this school,â€? Mr. Neely said. 0U6LOYHUPDQVDLGKHIHOWYHU\KRQRUHGDIWHUĂ€QGLQJ out he won Employee of the Year. “After 11 years, the good deeds add up and outweigh the missteps, hence the reward,â€? Mr. Silverman said. Ms. Russo said she celebrated winning by going out to dinner with her husband. “Ms. Russo is very committed and takes time out to help all her students no matter what their problems are. She deserved to win,â€? said one of her students, Jake Carstens. Mr. Silverman said he GHFLGHG WR Ă€UVW FDOO 3ULQFLpal Scott Neely and share the news. “I called Mr. Neely and woke him up the same way Mr. Hosier did to me,â€? Mr. Silverman said. Ms. Russo said she was nominated before, Larry Silverman but has never won, so she was very surprised to win. “Ms. Russo is a woman on a mission. She motivates XVWRWU\KDUGLQDFODVVWKDW¡VUHDOO\GLIĂ€FXOWÂľVDLGDQother of her students, Erika Parjus. Ms. Russo said she will just keep doing her best. “I just do what I do every day and don’t think about it,â€? she said.

Broward County hosts college fair Ă„LSK[YPWMVYQ\UPVYZ BY SABRINA GAGGIA

A group of 24 juniors traveled to the Broward County College Fair on Nov. 1 at the Broward County Convention Center, where 220 college representatives informed students about college admissions, alumni and more. “The college fair helped me open my eyes to see what college I actually want to go to and how many options I have,â€? junior Victoria Arevalo said. “It helped me see the requirements to see what I have to keep doing throughout the years to actually accomplish my goal.â€? Broward County has hosted the trip for four years now, and takes up to 45 juniors from schools in the county to start their college search. Students were given two hours to roam free and visit as many college booths they could. “It’s a great opportunity to go to a college fair of WKDWVL]HDQGUHDOO\WDONWRDGPLVVLRQVRIĂ€FHUVDQG college alumni and hear everything they need to know about these particular schools,â€? said BRACE adviser Shari Bush, who supervised the Cypress Bay students. “It’s a really great opportunity to learn about many schools at one time period.â€? 7KH VWXGHQWV ZKR DWWHQGHG WKH IUHH Ă€HOG WULS were given an excused absence from school. “For me as the college adviser it always helps me to be in front of these colleges and learn as much about them as often as I can,â€? Ms. Bush said. “It’s a great experience for me, too.â€?


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Science Olympiad team to go to FAU

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USE YOUR RESOURCES WISELY: The resource center is available to students during all lunches. Tutoring is offered for free in the center.

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THINK PINK: (Top) Carol Margolis lectures at the Pink Tea to teach the importance of breast cancer awareness.(Above) Breast cancer survivor Carolyn Newman (right) poses with other attendees of the Pink Tea.

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Senior named Miss Florida Teen BY DANIELLE BUSH

Senior Brianne Bailey, former Miss Fort Lauderdale Beach, was crowned Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 during the state pageant, which took place on Oct. 21 at the Bailey Concert Hall in Davie. Bailey will now represent Florida in the Miss Teen USA 2013 Beauty Pageant in the Bahamas this summer. ´,WZDVVKRFNDWĂ&#x20AC;UVWEHFDXVH,WKRXJKW my competitor was going to win,â&#x20AC;? Bailey VDLG´,WZDVDOODEOXUDQGWKHQH[WWKLQJ, knew, people were swarming me and trying to put my crown on and put makeup on me.â&#x20AC;? In addition to advancing to the Miss Teen USA Pageant, Bailey also won a $40,000 scholarship to Nova SoutheastHUQ8QLYHUVLW\ZKHUHVKHZLOODWWHQGQH[W year to study nutrition. %DLOH\¡VER\IULHQG6SHQFHU.DLVHUKDV supported her through the process and said he was very happy for her win. ´,ZDVHFVWDWLFIRUKHUEHFDXVHVKHKDV come so far and she was the one contendHUZKR,WKLQNGHVHUYHGLWWKHPRVWÂľ.DLser said. The three-day pageant consisted of judging, interviews and several hours of waiting for results. Bailey was judged on KHUHYHQLQJJRZQEDWKLQJVXLWDQGLQWHUview responses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed any outside help so I did my hair and makeup myself,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. Bailey also has perfected some of her RZQEHDXW\WHFKQLTXHVWRSUHSDUHIRUKHU pageants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I eat very healthy, drink lots of water and sleep as often as I can,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. %DLOH\VDLGVKHKDVRQO\EHHQSDUWLFipating in pageants for a few years. She was interested in acting at a young age and thought that pageantry would help get her started. ´,¡YHEHHQLQWRDFWLQJVLQFHWKLUGJUDGH ,ZDQWHGWREHDQDFWUHVVVR,WKRXJKWSDJHDQWV ZRXOG EH D ZD\ WR JHW LQWR WKDWÂľ Bailey said. If Bailey wins Miss Teen USA, she ZLOOEHH[SHFWHGWRPRYHWR1HZ<RUN and live with Miss USA and Miss Universe and travel with them to promote their platforms. 3DUWRISDJHDQWU\UHTXLUHVHDFKFRQtestant to have a platform that she works

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Blood drives help save lives BY JORDAN FRIEDMAN

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CROWNED: Senior Brianne Bailey won Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 on Oct. 21 at the Bailey Concert Hall in Davie. After three days of judging, interviews and waiting for results, Bailey was crowned.

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Students sign up for ASVAB test till Dec. 10

The ASVAB test gives students an idea of what academic track and occupation best suits their abilities.

BY DANIELLE BUSH

So far this year, over a hundred students at the Bay have signed up to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test, a three-hour test that provides an indication as to what academic track and ocFXSDWLRQEHVWVXLWVVWXGHQWV¡DELOLWLHV7KLVIUHHH[DPLQDWLRQZLOOEHDGPLQLVWHUHGLQWKHDXGLWRULXPRQ'HF Sign-ups for the test will take place in the BRACE RIĂ&#x20AC;FHIURPQRZXQWLO'HF â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the test shows the student is very nice and compassionate, it may suggest that they should look into the QXUVLQJ RU KHDOWKFDUH Ă&#x20AC;HOGÂľ JXLGDQFH GDWD VSHFLDOLVW Annette Hall said. The ASVAB test is suggested for sophomore, junior and senior students to assist them when they are looking at programs for their post secondary education. It is administered annually to more than a million military applicants, high school and college students. %\WDNLQJWKH$69$%WHVWVWXGHQWVFDQOHDUQDERXW WKHLUVWUHQJWKVDQGZHDNQHVVHVLQFRUHVXEMHFWVVXFKDV math, English and science. Additionally, students will GLVFRYHUWKHFDUHHUVWKDWUHTXLUHWKHLUVNLOOVDELOLWLHVDQG aptitudes. ´, WKRXJKW LW ZRXOG EH LQWHUHVWLQJ ZKDW RSWLRQV LW JLYHVPHEDVHGRQZKDWVXEMHFWV,GRZHOOLQDWVFKRROÂľ

Ă DJIRRWEDOOVDLGVKHZRXOGUHFRPPHQG pageantry to other young girls who have an interest in competing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helped my self-esteem so much and KDVUHDOO\SUHSDUHGPHIRUSXEOLFVSHDNing,â&#x20AC;? Bailey said. Bailey said school and pageantry does QRWDOORZIRUPXFKIUHHWLPHEXWZKDWOLWWOHVKHKDVVKHVSHQGVZLWKKHUER\IULHQG and family. ´$OOWKHKDUGZRUNLVZRUWKLWEHFDXVH ,KDYHEHHQDEOHWRPDNHIULHQGVDQGPHHW people from all over the world,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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freshman Justin Iannacone said. 7KHPLOLWDU\VWDUWHGXVLQJWKH$69$%WHVWLQWRVFUHHQSRWHQtial candidates for military service. However, the test does not just apSO\WRWKRVHVWXGHQWVZDQWLQJWRHQWHUWKHPLOLWDU\Ă&#x20AC;HOG6WXGHQWVZLOO KDYHDQRSSRUWXQLW\WRUHTXHVWWRKDYHWKHLUVFRUHVFRQYHUWHGDQGXVHG to access the military or just for their own personal use. ´,DPH[FLWHGWRWDNHWKH$69$%WHVWEHFDXVH,DPQRWVXUHZKDW FDUHHU,ZDQWWRJRLQWREXWWKLVZLOOUHDOO\KHOSPHGHFLGHÂľ,DQQDcone said.

Students and faculty over the age RIKDYHWKHRSWLRQWRDWWHQGEORRG drives that happen throughout the year, ZLWK WKH QH[W RQH 1RY  IURP 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Science teachHU1RUD\GD6XDUH]KDVEHHQLQFKDUJH of organizing the drives for the past 10 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more convenient to have WKHVWXGHQWVGRWKHEORRGGULYHKHUHLQ VFKRRO EHFDXVH WKH IDFLOLW\ LV FRQGXcive to it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the moELOHVWKDWFRPHLQDQGDOOWKHWHFKQLcians that come. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like getting a mini physical.â&#x20AC;? Ms. Suarez said the Bay has won multiple times for the most donations RIEORRGLQWKHHQWLUHVWDWHRI)ORULGD GXHWRDOORIWKHFRQWULEXWRUV6KHVDLG WKH TXDQWLW\ RI EORRG FROOHFWHG LV H[WUHPHO\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDO ´$ SLQW RI EORRG FDQ VDYH WKUHH OLYHVÂľVKHVDLG´)RUH[DPSOHSHRSOH that are having chemotherapy, it affects WKHLUEORRGVRKDYLQJWKHEORRGWUDQVIXVLRQLVOLNHWKHEUHDWKRIOLIH,WKHOSV them tremendously.â&#x20AC;? English teacher Shawn Maas said he has donated over three gallons of EORRGRYHUWLPH ´,ORYHLWÂľKHVDLG´'RQDWLQJEORRG is like getting an oil change. New EORRG LV UHJHQHUDWHG DQG LI QRWKLQJ else, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to lose a pound and you know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also going to help save people.â&#x20AC;? Students that participate in sports after school should take it easy or skip practice the day of donating. Other than WKDW0V6XDUH]VDLGGRQDWLQJEORRGLV DFWXDOO\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDOWRDVWXGHQW ´1RW KHUH EXW VRPH XQLYHUVLWLHV ZKHQVWXGHQWVJRWRGRQDWHEORRGDFtually pay them,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They also know that giving a donation forces the ERG\ WR UHOHDVH QHZ UHG EORRG FHOOV 7KHVHDUHWKHRQHVWKDWFDUU\R[\JHQ VR LW¡V OLNH JLYLQJ \RXU ERG\ D WXQH up.â&#x20AC;? -XQLRU 6RĂ&#x20AC;D &ROO VDLG VKH UHFRPmends people do their research on ZKHUHWKH\DUHGRQDWLQJEORRG ´,WKLQNLW¡VJUHDWDQG,ZRXOGGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\GRQDWHEORRGWRWKHULJKWSODFHÂľ she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that people should check out where they are donating to VREORRGLVQ¡WZDVWHGÂľ Ms. Suarez said she understands a teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustration when a student PLVVHVFODVVEXWWKDWVRPHWLPHVLWGHpends on the reason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they are doing it for the right reason, not just doing it to get a free tshirt, food and miss an hour of class, it makes the humans at Cypress Bay spectacular people,â&#x20AC;? she said. 0U 0DDV VDLG KH SHUVRQDOO\ H[SHULHQFHGKRZKHOSIXOGRQDWHGEORRG FDQEHWKLVSDVWVXPPHU+LVZLIHKDG twins and during the pregnancy ran LQWRVRPHSUREOHPV ´0\ ZLIH DOPRVW GLHG EHFDXVH RI ORVVRIEORRGÂľKHVDLG´6KHUHFHLYHG WKUHHEORRGWUDQVIXVLRQV,UHDOL]HQRZ how important it is for me to donate EORRGÂľ Ms. Suarez said sometimes in a lifetime a person or that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loved RQHZLOOQHHGEORRG2SLQLRQVVWDUWWR change when an incident personally affects someone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The moment you know that you or VRPHERG\ \RX ORYH QHHGV EORRG DQG you see the difference that transfusion makes in them, you feel completely different,â&#x20AC;? she said.


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Students create new clubs BY EMILY GITTEN

ZLWKLQWKDWVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FVFKRRO(YHQVRWKHUH are ways to get started. In order to raise awareness and money If a student wants to start a new club, for organizations, students are often cre- KHRUVKHQHHGVWRDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHWKHQHZFOXE ating new clubs. with a pre-existing club with a similar â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cypress Bay is a very unique school, SXUSRVH 0DQ\ FOXEV VXFK DV 81,&() and there are so many students that clubs have taken that route, by joining its accan be formed around count with Model YHU\ VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F LQWHUUnited Nations, for â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks good to ests or concepts that example. If a club is are shared by people show that you started brand new, it must sethroughout the cam- your own clubs, plus cure a bank account pus,â&#x20AC;? said sophomore at the beginning of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to have Lauren Babitz. the school year. Babitz started the leadership positions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I tell peoBuild on Hope club, an - junior Gabriela ple to do their club in organization that helps conjunction with anvillages in deprived Isturiz, Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other club, they just regions such as Mo- Lemonade Stand club disappear and nevzambique and Haiti er come back,â&#x20AC;? Mr. founder EHFRPH VHOIVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW Caruso said. through agriculture Junior Gabriela and education. Isturiz started Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lemonade Stand, Athletic Director Bill Caruso, who a club that fundraises money toward the oversees all clubs and organizations on Ă&#x20AC;JKWDJDLQVWFKLOGKRRGFDQFHU6KHLVDOVR campus, said the county can only sup- WKHFRYLFHSUHVLGHQWRI81,&()DQRWKHU ply a certain number of bank accounts in new club on campus that fundraises moneach school, limiting the amount of clubs ey for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education and healthcare

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in third world countries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of new clubs this year which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t great for me because it creates a lot of competition for my clubs,â&#x20AC;? Isturiz said. Isturiz said Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lemonade Stand is a smaller club because there were so many newly formed clubs at school when she Ă&#x20AC;UVWVWDUWHGKROGLQJPHHWLQJV+HULQLWLDO goal was to raise awareness about childhood cancer, but ultimately realized that having her own club is a major achievement that looks great on her resume. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks good to show that you started your own clubs, plus itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to have leadership positions,â&#x20AC;? Isturiz said. Mr. Caruso, along with Isturiz, believes that most students start up their own clubs and organizations for the leadership positions that come with a club and as another achievement to add to their resume. ´(YHU\ERG\ZDQWVWRVWDUWDFOXEWRSXW on their resume, whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serious about it or not. I have to use my discreWLRQWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWZKLFKRQHVDUHJRLQJWR be advantageous and which ones are not,â&#x20AC;? he said. GRAPHIC BY JESSICA SCHEIN

HOSA promotes Health Science awareness BY DALTON JACOBS AND ZACK LENDER

Health Occupations Students of America hosted HOSA week Nov. 4-10 in order to promote awareness for the club and Health Sciences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think HOSA week provides an outlet of fun for the students and also gives them a healthy lifestyle by hosting blood pressure screenings,â&#x20AC;? club adviser Carol Warnock said. HOSA administered 206 blood pressure screenings on Nov. 8 during all lunches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy about the turnout, and 206 is also the num-

ber of bones in the body, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plus,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Warnock said. The activities of HOSA week included wheelchair races, water balloon tosses, water bucket races and other activities held during all lunches throughout the week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite event was the wheelchair race. I was really good at it and I had a lot of fun,â&#x20AC;? senior Jacob Wasserman said. Ms. Warnock said the winners of each activity received a prize and â&#x20AC;&#x153;bragging rights.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;HOSA week has been a sucPHOTO BY DALTON JACOBS cess, and I look forward to it ev(Left) Sophomore Felipe Cepeda and junior Marek Garcia (seated) participate ROCK Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROLL: ery year,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Warnock said. in the wheel chair races that were held during HOSA week.

Best Buddies holds annual Halloween themed dance for members BY MORGAN MARTIN

Buddies and members of the Best Buddies club got together in the cafeteria for the annual Halloween party on Nov. 2. Adviser Bonnie Finfer said around 100 people attended the dance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a lot of fun at the party walking from station to station with my buddy Michael,â&#x20AC;? said freshman Allie Kosh, who attended the dance.

Members helped set up the cafeteria before the buddies arrived and stayed after to clean up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the buddies came and were so happy to be there. There were a little less members than usual, but the members who attended had so much fun,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Finfer said. Kosh said all members were asked to work at booths and to spend time with their buddies dancing and moving from booth to booth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was hoping that my buddy Parker could have come to the party, but I had fun working at the booths and talking to the other buddies,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Hannah Wilhjelm said.

Pizza was brought in for dinner, and members were asked to bring candy and soda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Candy was donated from the students,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Finfer said. President Alfredo Salkeld said the dance was originally supposed to be on Oct. 25, but had to be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to postpone the dance due to the underwhelming hurricane Sandy,â&#x20AC;? Salkeld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, I was very happy with the turnout.â&#x20AC;? Stations were set up such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;i-Bowl,â&#x20AC;? which was a bowling station, a ring toss station to toss rings onto a giant spider, and a cookie making table where mem-

bers could put icing and other toppings on cookies. Kosh said the members and buddies are all looking forward to future events and parties such as the Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day party planned by Dr. Finfer and the FOXERIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited for the valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day party that I heard about from members who were previously in Best Buddies,â&#x20AC;? member Ally Rosenberg said. This year there was a new DJ, Brett Horowitz. Dr. Finfer was very happy with the DJ used because the buddies liked dancing. ´:HDUHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KDYLQJDQRWKHUSDUty next year because all the buddies had so much fun,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Finfer said.

Sophomore creates new club to provide for underpriviledged communities BY LAURA MOLINA after

The newly-formed Build on Hope club aims to teach members in underprivileged communities how to provide for themselves through methods such as agriculture and education. 7KHFOXEKROGVPHHWLQJVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQG third Friday of every month in Room 321

school, cessful. and they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the span of one year I know â&#x20AC;&#x153;What still accepting we want that we have the potential to raise to do is set members. President hundreds of dollars and with that our own and founder goal as a money we can save and improve of club Lauren club and Babitz said lives and make a difference.â&#x20AC;? at the end she is enthusi- -sophomore Lauren Babitz of the year astic about the we can put JURXS¡V Ă&#x20AC;UVW into effect year at the Bay and hopes it will be suc- our own project as part of Build on Hope

and as our own club,â&#x20AC;? Babitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the span of one year I know that we have the potential to raise hundreds of dollars and with that money we can save and improve lives and make a difference.â&#x20AC;? The club, which will sell cotton candy for $1 on Mondays and Fridays after school, also represented Mozambique GXULQJ35,'(¡V,QWHUQDWLRQDO)HVWZKHUH they made African drums to send to one of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orphanages in Africa.


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-SVYPKHHKVW[ZUL^WSHU[VYHPZLWYVĂ&#x201E;JPLUJ` Strategic plan from page 1

for all students to realize that no standards have been lowered for different subgroups, and that all students are still required to get the same score in order to pass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no different expectations for anyone. We want everyone to be at D  SHUFHQW SURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\ DQG WKH VWDQdards are the same for all the students,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want all students to be on grade level or higher.â&#x20AC;? While some news accounts have portrayed the new plan as making the standards lower and easier for different subgroups, Ms. Etters said that the new strategic plan is actually asking more of some subgroups, with the goal of reducing the achievement gap by 50 percent by 2018 and eliminating it by 2022. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually, students who are performing at a lower spectrum are being asked to do more because many of them have further to go,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students with disabilities are only 29 percent on grade level, versus Hispanic people who are 53 percent on grade level, so they have more RIDJDSWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWRUHDFKSHUFHQWÂľ In order to reach these goals in 2018 and 2022, schools are moving to the new Common Core State Standards.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of what is happening to support this is moving to the Common Core State Standards, which will be coming in the next few years. Many teachers are already training and learning about those,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Etters said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is just a different way to teach students so they understand the concept of what they are learning about better, and this should help the scores go up.â&#x20AC;?

Students display talent at charitable school event Talent show from page 1

Junior Inbar Cohen, director of the show, said that putting it together was a lot of hard work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been working on the talent show since summer. We had to get the judges, hold auditions and rehearsals, so it was a lot of work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The show ran smoothly, besides some of the techniFDOGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWLHVDQGWKHOLQHXSFKDQJHÂľ However, Cohen said all the work was worth it and she enjoyed it in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed the show, but it was also very stressful because there were a lot of things to get done, and I was the head of everything,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now looking back on it, it was a really good experience.â&#x20AC;?

Ms. Barrera said she was very pleased with the show, despite the technical difĂ&#x20AC;FXOWLHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the past three months the actuDO GLUHFWRU KDV EHHQ ZRUNLQJ RQ Ă \HUV purchasing materials, working on committees, decorations, and auditions,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Barrera said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the kids had great performances, and many of them really practiced, and we had a lot of talent. However, the sound system killed me, and I wish we had more ways to congratulate the students.â&#x20AC;? Junior Dominic Santiago said that he enjoyed attending the talent show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought that the talent show was interesting, but musically some things were not as pleasing,â&#x20AC;? Santiago said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came because I wanted to support my friends in it, and I am happy that I did.â&#x20AC;?

Reading coach Adrienne Maisel said teachers at the Bay are learning how to teach for the Common Core test now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m constantly being trained on that now, just as many of the teachers at our school are as well,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Maisel said. 7KH SDVVLQJ SURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\ SHUFHQWDJH will be based on state assessments that all students are required to take. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is based off of state assessments

which is FCAT 2.0 and end-of-course exams, and eventually in 2014 it will be based on the Common Core, which is being developed right now and will replace the FCAT,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Etters said. Ms. Masiel said that she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the new rating will affect the Bay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Due to the population of our school, our scores are very good, so I do not think that this will have any effect,â&#x20AC;? she said.

LA DEE DA: Junior Olivia Aleguas, ZKRZRQĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH in the individual competition, plays â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only Timeâ&#x20AC;? by Enya on the harp.

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HEY YA: Seniors Andres Michelini (left) and Sean Taggart perform an acoustic rendition of Outkastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey Ya.â&#x20AC;? Junior Driss Ziane(not pictured) completed the trio, which placed second in the group category of the competition.

CHECK 1, 2, 3: Senior Andres Michelini (right) helps senior Jeremy Tache tune his guitar backstage before Tache goes on stage to perform.


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Students vote in mock election BY SOPHIA MARCHETTI

Students at the Bay participated in an online survey about political polls sponsored by Scholastic Magazine from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a competition between schools,â&#x20AC;? said Jennifer Jolley, AP U.S. Government and AP U.S. History teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a competition of the total percentage of students within the population of the school who actually voted that will be awarded a trophy.â&#x20AC;? Ms. Jolley said the poll was optional and open to all students and was promoted by teachers individually. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Cypress Bay High School all of the students were invited to participate,â&#x20AC;? she said. Laurie Marks, a government teacher, said that these SROOVFRUUHFWO\UHĂ HFWWKHZLQQHURIWKHSUHVLGHQWLDOHOHFtions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In years past, Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Voting has always been an indicator of who the actual winner is of the elections,â&#x20AC;? said Ms. Marks. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two times in the past where they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accurate. Other than that, it started back in the 1940s, and in all the elections since then, except for those two occasions, they have been accurate in reporting the winner.â&#x20AC;? About 100,000 votes were cast in Broward County for Kids Voting USA. The results paralleled the real election in which Barrack Obama was elected. He received 82 percent of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vote, and Mitt Romney received 17 percent of the votes. Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade were able to vote on all major races, from the president, U.S. Senate and House, to county commission. Senior Melvin Villafane in Ms. Marksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eighth hour VDLGKHWKLQNVLWEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVVWXGHQWVWRWDNHWKHVXUYH\VDQG that it mirrors the real election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that it motivates students to take action in our country, and even though it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count for now it does shows how our society and the school environment is going towards the candidates,â&#x20AC;? he said.

The student poll results indicate those of the community said Ms. Marks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that students give us the same kind of indication as the community, and I think it gives them an opportunity to make decisions for themselves so that their thoughts and their opinions have impact,â&#x20AC;? she said. Ms. Marksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class completed surveys to poll students about their knowledge of the election, the candidates and WKHLUFKRLFHVIRURIĂ&#x20AC;FHVKHVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an assignment we did, and the results were very interesting,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My students learned about how people think about elections, who is informed, and who is not informed.â&#x20AC;? Taking these surveys helps students form a habit of participating in government, said Ms. Jolley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts habitual behavior because when elections come around then any person who is a citizen should say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have to vote,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Jolley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you teach young people that it is important to participate in government at a young age then those types of habits form later in their life. It is to really show that participating in government does make a difference.â&#x20AC;? Ms. Marks said she was eager about the results and feedback from her students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was exciting for me as a teacher, and the students after originally complaining all found out that their classmates at school, of all classes, from the freshmen class to seniors not only had opinions but also were enthusiastic about responding,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody agreed that they were pleased with at how responsive the school student body was to them.â&#x20AC;? Villafane said taking the survey helps familiarize the ballot to students so they are equipped when they participate in the real election. ´,WEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVVWXGHQWVEHFDXVHWKH\JHWWRNQRZZKDW the ballot looks like and how to be prepared for next time they are going to vote,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are not unprepared and see what they have to do and which candidates and amendments there are on the ballot.â&#x20AC;?

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Government class creates new bill BY LAURA MOLINA

Students in Laurie Marksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Honors Government class entered the Democracy In Action competition this month, a competition in which they could see their bill being reviewed by the Florida Legislature if the Broward County School Board selects it for consideration. Seniors Natalie Hrassnigg, Rodrigo Rivero and Esteban Cabanas were scheduled to present their bill, which proposes that Florida schools start no later than 8 a.m., on Nov. 14 to the Broward County School Board. Weeks of preparation went into this bill, Ms. Marks said. Hrassnigg wrote the bill, Cabanas researched the human brain, and Rivero called the Florida Board of Education to see who makes decisions regarding school times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seniors and [the bill] is not going to affect us, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure if it passes, it is going to be really helpful for all of the other kids,â&#x20AC;? Rivero said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to be remembered.â&#x20AC;? Hrassnigg said the idea of the

bill came up because students who sleep more show betWHUEUDLQGHYHORSPHQWEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WLQJVRFLHW\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A teen needs between eight-and-a-half to nine-anda-half hours of sleep a night, so by starting school later it makes it more possible that we can have that amount of sleep,â&#x20AC;? Cabanas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a matter of us being lazy.â&#x20AC;? Rivero said he recognizes high school students have more homework and more extracurricular activities, which contributes to a later bedtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Middle and elementary school kids are better able to go to sleep and wake up earlier,â&#x20AC;? Rivero said.

Marks said if her studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bill were to be passed, it ZRXOGVHUYHDVFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPDWLRQWKDWKHUFODVVLVUHOHYDQWWR the outside world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students so often feel like they do not have an active role to play in their communities or their government,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This type of project is just the kind of lesson we can use to show students that they do have a voice and they can make an impact.â&#x20AC;? 7KLVLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDUWKDW0V0DUNV¡VWXGHQWVSDUticipated in the competition, and she said due to the success in her classroom, she plans on entering next year as well.

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Students need to put the thanks back in Thanksgiving

In American culture, the last Thurs day of every November is supposed to consist of family, football and food. Thanksgiving is now known as the day before Black Friday, and the be ginning of the traditional holiday sea son. Society has modernized this holi day and strayed from the true meaning, which is supposed to be based on giv ing thanks. The true meaning of Thanksgiving can be interpreted in different ways. To some it may hold more of a religious connotation, and to others a more secu lar belief in just being thankful for what they have. Many trace our current Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims where they gave thanks for having a successful harvest and their freedom. However, these noble beliefs have become diluted over the years. People in modern society have come to look at Thanks giving as a day off of work where they can enjoy eating and relaxing. For students, instead of recognizing the meaning be hind the holiday, Thanksgiving has become just another day off school and the beginning of a long weekend where they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about homework. This attitude leads members of our community to take for granted all they have in life, which is a lot. In this country, we have the opportunity to enjoy freedoms that people living in other countries could never even imagine. For example, as the 9HQH]XHODQHOHFWLRQSDVVHGZHVKRXOGWDNHWKHWLPHWRUHĂ HFW upon how fortunate we are to live in a democracy. Especially living in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;utopiaâ&#x20AC;? of Weston, people have come to expect everything to be handed to them and they rare O\HYHUVWRSWRUHĂ HFWRQKRZOXFN\WKH\WUXO\DUHWROLYHWKLV generally privileged lifestyle. This sense of entitlement causes people to be unappreciative, and feel that unnecessary items are a necessity, where in other parts of the world they would be

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viewed as a privilege. For example, it has become a tradition in this community for stu dents to be given cars when they turn 16; however, in BOTTOM LINE: Third World countries some Thanksgiving should adults may never even ride be about family, not in a car. Thanksgiving should material things. be a time of the year when Americans reevaluate their lives. They should think about all that is positive and be grateful for this. For instance, people should appreciate their good health and the health of their fam ily members, the opportunities that they have for education and careers, and the relationships that they have with others. Unfortunately, it frequently takes tragedy and loss for peo ple to realize what they truly have to be thankful for. For ex ample, Hurricane Sandy did severe damage to the Northeast ern region of the country, with the loss of many lives and the destruction of homes. It should not take misfortune for people to realize what they truly have to be thankful for. On this holi GD\SHRSOHVKRXOGUHĂ HFWRQDOORIWKHJRRGLQWKHLUOLYHVDQG express their thanks for this.

Nation needs uniform testing standard Imagine this: a whole new world. Imagine being thrown into a sea of over 4,000 students on a somewhat confusing campus UHPLQLVFHQW RI D VPDOO XQLYHUVLW\ (YHU\WKLQJ  WKH NLGV WKH WHDFKHUVWKHZRUNORDGWKHHQYLURQPHQWLVHQWLUHO\XQIDPLO iar. Students who transfer to the Bay from either private schools RURXWRIVWDWHVFKRROVDUHJLYHQDODXQGU\OLVWRIQHZEXUGHQV WRIDFHWKHVHFRQGWKH\VWHSRQWRWKHSDOPWUHHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGFDPSXV $WVRPHSRLQWHYHU\RQHKDVKDGWRH[SHULHQFHDĂ&#x20AC;UVWGD\DWWKH Bay; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evident just how overwhelming the school can be. Instead of welcoming new transfer students with open arms, however, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s testing policy adds a whole new element of stress to their already hectic experience. By state mandate, any student that transfers to a public school IURPHLWKHUDSULYDWHVFKRRORUDQRXWRIVWDWHVFKRROPXVWFRP SOHWHDQ\)&$7RUHQGRIFRXUVH (2& WHVWKHRUVKHGLGQRW take while at the previous school. So, for example, if a student transfers to the Bay during his sophomore year, he would have to complete the Grade 9 reading and math FCATs as well as the Biology I and Algebra I EOC tests. ,IWKHVWXGHQWGRHVQRWSHUIRUPZHOORQWKHWHVWV ZKLFKWKH\ DUHQRWJLYHQWLPHWRSUHSDUHIRU WKH\FRXOGSRWHQWLDOO\EHKHOG back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable that the State of Florida has certain stan dardized requirements for graduation, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for some changes to the system. Special exceptions need to be made for these transfer students. After all, Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education system is

one of the lowest ranked in the country. Students coming from other states are typically learning at a faster pace. Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to say that standardized test results from other states do not accu rately represent a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholastic performance? The same applies to those coming from private schools. Families invest money in private school to ensure that their children receive personalized educational attention. If a student is passing by a private schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harsh er standards, why then BOTTOM LINE: Transfer wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the pass under students should not Florida public school be forced to take standards? Often, students are standardized tests for forced to take a test that grades or classes they focuses on a class they have not taken in years. have already passed. All transfer students graduating in 2015 or later must take the Algebra I EOC. How ever, some students are eligible to take Algebra I as early as seventh grade, meaning that they have not seen the material in two or three years. Thus, even though they have mastered the information, they may not achieve as high of a score. It is sim ply not fair to put these students at a disadvantage just because they are new to the school. The simplest solution to the problem is to create a national test for each grade level. This is one country; everyone should be learning the same material.

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years. We should show them out appre ciation and gratitude because if anyone suffers more than the students with all Cypress Bay should give teachers a the changes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the teachers. VRSKRPRUH-XDQLWD&DVWUR raise. The School Board has extended WKHLUGD\VDQGZRUNDPRXQWĂ LSĂ RSSHG their lesson plans, and makes them have Need longer turkey break WRĂ&#x20AC;QGDZD\WRJHWWKHLUOHVVRQVDFURVVLQ I think we should have a full week less time per class and to more kids. Our off for Thanksgiving especially since teachers are hardworking and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last year we had a week off from school JRWWHQDSD\UDLVHRUERQXVLQWKHODVWĂ&#x20AC;YH and now we only have two days. This is

the shortest break we ever had. I think Thanksgiving is an important holi day that should have a longer break to spend time with loved ones. The shorter break takes away family time and see ing people from out of town that you do not usually get to see. I have family coming into town that I am not going to be able to spend as much time with as I would like. VHQLRU-HVVLFD6WHUQ


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Advertisements should encourage natural beauty

CARTOON BY ALFREDO SALKELD

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Best of both worlds Assistant principal re-elected for second term as mayor of Southwest Ranches BY ILANA SPERLING FEATURES EDITOR

Assistant principal Jeff Nelson leads a double life. Besides working at the Bay, he was re-elected as the mayor of Southwest Ranches on Nov. 6, and has been serving as mayor since 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are distinctly different responsibilities, but are both extremely important,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love Cypress Bay.â&#x20AC;? When Mr. Nelson found out the results after the mayor elections he said he was very excited. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was elated,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked very hard and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thrilled. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to serving four more years.â&#x20AC;? To thank voters for their support, Mr. Nelson and his daughter, sophomore Chloe Nelson pasted papers on all of his campaign posters that said thank you the night the results were announced. ´,WZDVDFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPDWLRQWKDW,DSSUHFLDWHGWKHLUVXSSRUWDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHLQPHÂľ he said. Chloe said she aided with her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign during the entire time he was running for re-election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was with him every step of the way, and I was up all night on Nov. 5 and 6,â&#x20AC;? she said. Chloe said she looks up to her father, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Nelson does a lot for me and I and hopes to follow in his footsteps. had to take the opportunity to help him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my role model. I look up to him out with such a great cause,â&#x20AC;? Segaul said. and want to be in politics,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to get the experience of volShe said she really likes that her fa- unteering in a political campaign. ther is the assistant principal of her Segaul said it would be tough for an school and the mayor of her town. ordinary man to balance working as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the kids assistant principal and a town mayor. really like him, and I like having him ´,WKLQNLWZRXOGEHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWIRUDQ\close by. It makes my relationship with one else that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Mr. Nelson,â&#x20AC;? he said. my dad closer.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Nelson said he was thankful for After the elections, Nelson and her the help he received from students. EURWKHUVZRUHWKHLUIDWKHULQWRRIĂ&#x20AC;FH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cypress Bay is a special place I â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a once in a lifetime opportu- cherish, love and adore,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am nity,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to practice reading fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated, off a paper, and he had to put his hand on committed people and a student populathe bible and repeat after me.â&#x20AC;? tion that is second to none.â&#x20AC;? The day after he was re-elected, Mr. Junior Jorge Beristain also helped Nelson stood on campaign and the corner of Bosaid he was very naventure Bou- â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am fortunate to be excited Mr. Nellevard and Grif- surrounded by dedicated, son won. Ă&#x20AC;Q 5RDG ZLWK â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is always a his daughter and committed people and a pleasure to hang held a thank you student population that is out with Mr. Nelsign. son,â&#x20AC;? Beristain second to none.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very said. cool. I got a lot -assistant principal Jeff Chloe said of honks and Nelson the campaigning thumbs up,â&#x20AC;? he experience was said. memorable. Chloe said â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an exalthough she loved helping her father perience I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever forget,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I campaign, it was rough. hope he runs for bigger and better things â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like all of the controversy in the future.â&#x20AC;? and the things people were saying about Mr. Nelson said the key to juggling my dad,â&#x20AC;? she said. his responsibilities with working for a Although Bay students do not live school and a town is to be with people in Southwest Ranches, some decided to who are intelligent. help with Mr. Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I surround myself with smart people Junior Jesse Segaul helped Mr. Nel- who empower me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the son campaign before the elections. secret to my success.â&#x20AC;?

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VOTE FOR JEFF: (Top) Assistant principal and Southwest Ranches mayor -HII1HOVRQVWDQGVRQWKHFRUQHURI%RQDYHQWXUH%RXOHYDUGDQG*ULIĂ&#x20AC;Q Road with a thank you sign the morning after he was re-elected. (Back row from left) Students: Jesse Segaul, Dakota Tanke, (middle row from left) Jorge Beristain, Noa Ginsburg, Sam Krauss, Jessica Krauss and (bottom row) Chloe Nelson hold posters to help campaign for Mr. Nelson outside of the Weston Library on election day.


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Cars represent freedom for students BY ANNA SCHIFTER

When students turn 16, they are eligible to earn their driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and get their own car. Junior Michael Comora said he is a car fanatic and his car is representative of who he is as a person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides being a way for me to get around, it shows a lot about who I am as a person,â&#x20AC;? said Comora, owner of a blue Volkswagen GTI. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It allows me to connect with other people with the same car and just talk about it.â&#x20AC;? Comora said the necessity to treat cars with constant care teaches him responsibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to wash my car every week, as long as it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rain,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This weekend I helped my dad replace a window regulator in his car. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like spending money on labor at the dealer.â&#x20AC;? 3UHVLGHQW DQG &KLHI 2SHUDWLQJ 2IĂ&#x20AC;cer at Rick Case Automotive Group, Jack Jackintelle said parents may have leaned toward buying used cars for their children Ă&#x20AC;YH\HDUVDJREXWZLWKWLPHVFKDQJLQJ parents are starting to buy new cars for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With technology and safety advancements and the fuel economy changing dramatically in the last two years, a 5-year-old car is extremely outdated,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Jackintelle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Almost 75 percent of the Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPHGULYHUVDUHJHWWLQJQHZFDUVEHcause of those three reasons.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Jackintelle said it would be benHĂ&#x20AC;FLDOIRUVWXGHQWVWROHDUQWKHSURFHVVRI buying a car since parents typically buy WKHLUNLGVWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWFDUV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents want their kids in the safest car,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Jackintelle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hyun-

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CRAZY ABOUT CARS: Junior Michael Comora poses with his prized possesion, his Volkswagen GTI. Comora said his car represents independence and has taught him responsibility.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A car offers many things, for instance, dai Elantra and the Honda Civic are the most popular cars for parents to buy their getting to and from school,â&#x20AC;? Schepps said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides a place to kids.â&#x20AC;? sit and relax or maybe Junior Sydstudy in the car beney Schepps, who â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides freedom, a doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have her car symbolizes who you fore school starts. It also offers the secuown car, said havrity of knowing you ing a car would are.â&#x20AC;? GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\PDNHKHU - junior Michael Comora will always have a way of getting somelife easier, since where and not having she participates in many extracurricular activities and needs to rely on other people.â&#x20AC;? Schepps said she sometimes feels emtransportation outside of school hours.

barrassed to ask her friends for rides to or from school. She also said her ideal car would be the Hyundai Elantra. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To a student, a car represents freedom,â&#x20AC;? Schepps said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives them the opportunity to go where they want whenever they want because there is no need to rely on a parent or friend who has a car to take them there.â&#x20AC;? Junior Shelby Grumer said having a car allows her to go to work right after school without having to wait for anybody to pick her up or take the bus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps me be more independent and not have to rely on my parents. It also helps me drive myself to work,â&#x20AC;? Grumer said. Comora said having a car gives high school students a true sense of independence, but people take cars for granted and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize what goes on behind the scenes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My car makes robotic noises when I shut it off because when I remove the key, the car is still processing innumerDEOHGDWDÂľ&RPRUDVDLG´,Ă&#x20AC;QGWKLVLQteresting because there is so much going on that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see from the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat and most people will never take the time WRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWZKDWLWLVWKDWPRYHVWKHPIURP point A to point B.â&#x20AC;? &RPRUD VDLG D FDU PD\ GHĂ&#x20AC;QH ZKR someone is in terms of personalizing the car or even what type of car it is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides freedom, a car symbolizes who you are,â&#x20AC;? Comora said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can tell what kind of person someone is by the car they drive. Someone who drives a Porsche 911 is going to be a more interesting person than someone who drives a Toyota Camry.â&#x20AC;?


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(ÅHPYMVYMHJPHSOHPY ple that come in contact with friends and family and can affect them.” Senior Benjamin Ankus is also participating in the Currently sprouting from men’s faces all over the charity event and said he places high emphasis on supworld are mustaches, an image that has transcended lan- porting health consciousness. guage barriers and become an iconic symbol of support “I think raising awareness for health in general is imfor men’s health. portant, not just for men,” he said. “Through awareness This November marks the sixth consecutive year of grows support, which can lead to cures and further deMovember in the US, a month-long charity event dedi- velopment of our health as a whole. It’s nice knowing cated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health that [Movember] is larger than I had originally thought. issues such as prostate and testicular cancer initiatives I feel as if I could make a difference now that I know by encouraging men to grow their Mo’s, or mustaches, about the organization and how easy it is to show my for 30 days. support for men’s health.” “It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, men Mr. Whiteside said Movember’s efforts cater to the can always grow a mustache and it’s always a good talk- individual, allowing every man interested in supporting point,” said Director of Grassroots ing the movement to get inEngagement at Movember, Tom Whitevolved. side in a phone interview. “The mustache 4V]LTILYPZ[OLVMÄJPHS “We just want to ask is global. Whether in South Africa, Sin- VYNHUPaH[PVULUJV\YHNPUN men a fairly simple thing gapore or Australia, it will always start a for 30 days,” Mr. Whiteside TLU[VNYV^V\[[OLPY conversation.” said. “So instead of runCatapulting the movement’s progres- T\Z[HJOLZ[OYV\NO[OL ning a marathon or taking sion is the idea that the rarity of the mus- TVU[OVM5V]LTILYPU out your wallet to make a tache will draw questions that warrant donation, growing a musresponses regarding men’s health and en- VYKLY[VYHPZLH^HYLULZZ tache raises awareness. It’s courage men to get tested. YLNHYKPUNTLU»ZOLHS[O GHÀQLWHO\KDUGWRGR3HRSOH don’t look good with a mustache, but we just ask for 30 days.” Personal image was initially a primary concern for debate teacher Nick Montecalvo, who chose to grow out his facial hair in solidarity with his male students participating in the event. “I was worried about “We don’t want the mustache to become too cool,” what my students would think about my physical apMr. Whiteside said. “Part of the point of the mustache is pearance,” Mr. Montecalvo said. “I thought for some that it looks out of place. If the mustache became ubiq- reason that I would lose some authority but I think that uitous and everyone had one, it would cease to be a talk- let me know that I was putting too much emphasis on ing point.” physical appearance.” History teacher Ches Kanno is participating in the Ankus will experience a similar dilemma as he atMovember challenge and said that the nature of the mus- tends college interviews in the upcoming month, but tache contributes greatly to raising awareness. said he hopes to make the situation a positive one. “Usually it takes something shocking or something “The biggest challenge is probably explaining why very abnormal for us to even pay attention,” Mr. Kanno you have full grown facial hair to college interviewers,” said. “To see guys unshaven in a society where we are he said. “Now that I know the facts, I will use them to very metrosexual and very concerned about our physical raise awareness. I always want to support a good cause, look, it’s going to make people ask questions. I think it’s men’s health in this case.” a very effective way of raising awareness.” As men’s health issues become more prominent, Mr. Mr. Kanno, who has previously participated in other Kanno said he hopes to see more open mindedness in charity events, including a Susan G Komen Race for the the professional realm. Cure, has especially connected to Movember’s efforts. “Gathering millions of women to run a marathon and “A marathon brings a lot of attention but you person- shutting down streets is just as disruptive as a guy wearally don’t become a spokesperson, or at least me, as a ing a beard at his professional job, but we make accomguy, I don’t become a spokesperson for women’s breast modations because we know these issues are important cancer,” Mr. Kanno said. “I think you can affect more and I think if people are open minded they will accept people by growing your beard out because these are peo- it,” he said. BY DANIELA MARIN

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Personal styles spark Twitter trends such as #ThrowbackThursday, so I decided to combine the two concepts and make #WiseWordsWednesday.â&#x20AC;? To share her personal style on Twitter, Gibbs said many people follow this junior Florencia Rutenberg started a trend because it is a good way to share trend called #YogaPantMonday. She was their thoughts with other students. hoping that people would catch on to her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone has thoughts in their heads style and allow it to become a schoolthat they think are wise and they want to wide movement. share it with their followers on twitter, so â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m usually very lazy on Monday this was a good way to allow everyone to mornings and I just wanted to go to school do that,â&#x20AC;? he said. feeling comfortable, so I just thought that Gibbs also started Casual College if I wore yoga pants other people would Clothes Thursday (#CCCT) in order for follow my trend and wear them as well,â&#x20AC;? students to display their support for difRutenberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I decided to tweet it be- ferent universities. cause I thought it would be a good way â&#x20AC;&#x153;This trend was started last year when for other people I started to wear to follow and parcasual clothes on ticipate in it along â&#x20AC;&#x153;These days give me Thursdays, such as with me.â&#x20AC;? the opportunity to be basketball shorts and Junior Tyler t-shirts,â&#x20AC;? Gibbs said. Gibbs started a comfortable and follow a â&#x20AC;&#x153;I realized that most trendcalled#Wise- trend at the same time.â&#x20AC;? of the shirts that I WordsWednesday -junior Andie Waldman wore were college on Twitter to have shirts, so I decided to students share adname it Casual Colvice with others. lege Clothes Thursday and do it every â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people tweet song lyrics or week.â&#x20AC;? quotes that they think are profound,â&#x20AC;? Gibbs said this trend gives students an Gibbs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always trends on opportunity to support a college. 7ZLWWHUWKDWDUHVXLWHGIRUDVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FGD\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;As high school students, we are getBY ALEXA STEINLAUF NEWS EDITOR

ting to the point where we have to think about college and what schools we want to attend,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CCCT is a way that students can show the schools that they like, and want to go to.â&#x20AC;? Junior Megan Hirsh also started a trend on Twitter called #SongLyricSunday as a way for students to express themselves in song lyrics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started this as an excuse to tweet emotional lyrics,â&#x20AC;? Hirsh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twitter has become a good place for students to vent their emotions. I decided to use song lyrics as a way to do that and I think a lot of people related because they think of music in that way, too.â&#x20AC;? Junior Andie Waldman said she enjoys taking part in these different trends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I participate in yoga pant Monday and CCCT because there are some days where I feel like dressing very casual,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These days give me the opportunity to be comfortable and follow a trend at the same time.â&#x20AC;? Waldman said when she checks her Twitter on Wise Words Wednesday, she feels inspired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of my friends tweet motivational things on Wise Words Wednesday, and I can really relate to some of the quotes they use,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Thanksgiving traditions differ among families BY SABRINA GAGGIA

As the holidays approach, students get ready to take some days off and repeat Thanksgiving traditions. For some, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enjoying dinner at home. For others, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camping with their family. Sophomore Sebastian Arredondo started going camping with his family and friends for Thanksgiving when he was 12. Every year they choose a new location to set up and camp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love going camping because it unites my family and I on such a special holiday,â&#x20AC;? Arredondo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to cook so we usually hit up Boston Market and buy turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.â&#x20AC;? Last year Arredondo and his family camped in log cabins in North Carolina because there was a week off school for the holiday. This year they will camp with tents in Jacksonville, which is closer. Arredondo said he wants to keep the family tradition alive by camping with his kids when they reach a certain age and are old enough.

Senior Florencia Meindos said her tradition will be changing since her famfamily comes down from New Jersey ev- ily is now living abroad. ery year for Thanksgiving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from Uruguay, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t celâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We usually spend a little bit of time ebrate Thanksgiving over there,â&#x20AC;? she said. However, Meindos does enjoy the American traditions when she is with the U.S. portion of her family. Sophomore Boelo Lussenburg and his family have made it tradition to have dinner at a different friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house every year. Lussenburg wants to continue with his future family, he said. Although the holiday is not something that Lussenburg takes an interest in, he said there is something he enjoys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really care for Thanksgiving, I just really love the food that comes with it,â&#x20AC;? Lussenburg said. Having moved here from Venezuela last year, sophomore Vicente Antonorsiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usual tradition of going to his grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there [at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house] until like 9 KRXVH KDV Ă LSSHG DQG VKH FRPHV WR p.m. and then we go to another friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weston to spend the holiday. house until like midnight,â&#x20AC;? Meindos said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year I will have lunch at home â&#x20AC;&#x153;They recently moved to Venezuela so I with my family as opposed to going to my donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what we are going to do this grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house and enjoying the food year.â&#x20AC;? she makes,â&#x20AC;? Antonorsi said. Meindosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight-year Thanksgiving

Turkey Treats In order to get into the Thanksgiving spirit, students are trying new recipes to make their holiday more delicious. The Circuitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ad Manager Allison Blake found a fun holiday recipe that will make your holiday sweeter.

Ingredients: 1 box of cake mix 1 bag of candy corn 1 package of Twizzlers 1 bag of M&Ms 1 bag of Reeseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cups 1 tub of chocolate frosting 1 popsicle stick

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 %DNH\RXUIDYRULWHĂ DYRURI cake following the recipe on the box. 2) Let cool and frost with chocolate frosting. 3) Cut a piece of cake into a circle. 4)Stick a popsicle stick into the circle of cake to make a cake pop. 5) Stick candy corns onto the cake pop such that they make a half circle. These will be the feathers of your turkey. 6) Attach a Reeseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peanut butter cup to the cake pop using frosting. This will be the turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face. 7) Place an orange M&M onto the Reeseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so that it looks like the head of a turkey. 8) Make two eyes on the M&M using frosting. 9) Take a piece of Twizzler and frost it to the face of the turkey in order to make the turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waddle.


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Superior subs keep classes moving here in calculus, tomorrow I might be in Miramar teaching ninth graders.â&#x20AC;? Senior Danielle Baker had Mr. As the sun rises and students begin Buenano as a substitute, and said she getting ready for school, substitute teach- understands why a subâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job might be er Julio Buenano receives a call from tough. the Broward School Systems automated ´,WKLQNLW¡VGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWLQWKHVHQVHWKDW phone service, Smart Finder Express, in- theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming into a classroom where quiring about whether or not he can work they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anyone,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They that same morning. have to control a group of kids that like to â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can specify if you want them to take advantage of the situation.â&#x20AC;? call you at any time,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Buenano said. Mr. Buenano said he has started noticâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I have accepted jobs at 5:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;? ing problems with student behavior at the A substitute can get a job by being schools where he works. called by the system, being known by â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things I see in students is a individual teachers, or by being recom- loss of respect for themselves, others and mended by the students they have taught the person in charge,â&#x20AC;? he said. before. Either way, they come to the Bay Since he is bilingual, Mr. Buenano through substitute coordinator Jacqui spends the majority of his time substiReynolds. tuting for Spanish classes at Cooper City â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a teachHigh, but the er is going to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main reason I started Bay is one of absent, I have to his favorite make sure they subbing was so I could places to work, have substitute cover Mr. Dosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes. I he said. coverage,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. can teach TV.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like CyReynolds said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If press because there is no sub, -substitute of the quality I have to make teacher of the kids and sure classes are staff,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hunter Franqui divided [between Hunter teachers], or a sub Franqui graduwith a planning ated from the period covers.â&#x20AC;? Bay in 2009, and said he became a subMr. Buenano said his favorite part of stitute in order to give students a better the job is the vast amount of subjects he experience than what they usually have can teach and how his job varies day to when their teacher is gone. day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I decided to became a sub because I â&#x20AC;&#x153;To tell you the truth, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the adapt- really appreciated my experience at Cyability,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Buenano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m press Bay, but I wanted to give students a BY ILANA SPERLING FEATURES EDITOR

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better experience when they have a substitute,â&#x20AC;? he said. Aside from being a substitute, Mr. Franqui also works for Miami Heat TV and ESPN. TV production teacher Kurt Doster was his teacher, and now Mr. Franqui is his substitute whenever Mr. Doster is away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main reason I started subbing was so I could cover Mr. Dosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes. I can teach TV,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Franqui said. Mr. Doster said he feels comfortable leaving Mr. Franqui in charge when he is gone, because he knows about the class expectations and can help students if they have computer or camera issues.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because TV production is different from most classes, I need someone who can still run it when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not here,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Doster said. As a former student, Mr. Franqui said he tries to help current students in any way possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was offered jobs in middle and elementary schools, but I feel like I can relate most to high school students,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mr. Franqui said a downside to being a sub is when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a class and is not familiar with the particular subject. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the feeling when a student asks for help and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help them, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a VXEMHFW,¡PQRWĂ XHQWLQÂľKHVDLG


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Behind the Scenes: DeBAYte team BY DANIELLE BUSH

To most students, debating is just arguing back and forth on controversial topics. But to varsity debater Brandon Inzinna, placing sixth overall speaker at the Blue Key Tournament at the University of Florida means weeks of practice and preparation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people think debating is just arguing,â&#x20AC;? Inzinna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it is imperative to have research done, know both sides of the argument and have lots of practice.â&#x20AC;? The Bay has 60 varsity debaters and 30 novice debaters that compete in tournaments all over the U.S. These debaters participate in events including Public Forum, Oral Interpretation, Congress, Policy, Lincoln Douglas and Extemporaneous Speaking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No two events are the same,â&#x20AC;? Inzinna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we do is not all uniform.â&#x20AC;? There are over 700 students enrolled in debate classes this year. Debate adviser Megan West said this was a huge increase from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 300 students. Two new debate teachers, Benjamin Miller and Nick Montecalvo, joined the staff to help with the retention from year to year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is really fun. I really enjoy the opportunity to travel around the country with the speech and debate team because the students are excellent and highly talented,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Miller said. The novice competitors are only allowed to compete in after-school tournaments held monthly at University School in Davie. Varsity competitors are allowed to judge some tournaments once they are

juniors and are automatically enrolled in the travel debate class. There are events that range from traditional one-on-one debate to interpretive performances of slam poetry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can go from putting on a dramatic performance to debating on morals and ethics,â&#x20AC;? Inzinna said. The debate program has an incredible reputation in school and throughout the country, Mrs. West said. The DeBAYte team is a competitive academic team that is working on community service and educating perspective students about the EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVWRJHWWLQJLQYROYHGLQGHEDWH They are also responsible for raising money to offset the costs of their tournament. They are currently selling cheesecakes for the holidays and recently had a dinner at a local restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a big commitment,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. West VDLG´1RWMXVWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOO\EXWIRUWKHPWR take time away from their other classes and activities. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that people realize that our students can spend up to 16 hours a day preparing for their events.â&#x20AC;? Junior Isabella Paretti competes in extemporaneous speaking. Her recent DZDUGVLQFOXGHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFHDW)O\LQJ/DW Fort Lauderdale High School and second and fourth place at Blue Key at the University of Florida. Paretti said she loves debate because it helps her in everyday life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like how there are fun and competitive aspects of debate, but it is also very practical,â&#x20AC;? Paretti said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can use public speaking in many aspects of my life.â&#x20AC;? Paretti said the skills she has mastered

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NO DEBATING THIS: Twelve members of the DeBAYte team won awards at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bronx Tournament in New York. The DeBAYte team competes in over 15 tournaments a year.

through debate have helped her to be a better public speaker and articulate well in all of her classes. Junior Ignacio Sabate started learning about debate in middle school and was thrilled to continue competing at a higher level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started doing debate in seventh grade after the presidential election,â&#x20AC;? said Sabate, who debates Policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has given me a tremendous amount of knowledge and I am very aware of the current events going on in the world.â&#x20AC;?

Sabate has been competing for three years and has attended competitions all over the country. Mrs. West said the debate team will continue to work on its national exposure through the National Forensic League and hopes to win more individual and team championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Debate is a family here at the Bay, and the forensics community is a group of dedicated, motivated and intelligent people who believe in the importance of public discourse,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. West said.


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*young people

During the Nov. 6 election, students who were 18 were able to vote for their Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPH6WXGHQWVZKRZHUHQRWROGHQRXJKWRYRWHVWLOOSDUWLFLSDWHGLQWKH HOHFWLRQE\FDPSDLJQLQJDQGZHUHUHPLQGHGRIWKHLPSRUWDQFHRIEHLQJ $PHULFDQFLWL]HQV

Students were reminded of the privilege of having the right to vote and the importance of being an American citizen during election season. Although there are students who were born into their citizenship, there are also students who had to acquire their citizenship

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I live in this country and I am proud to say that I am a citizen. Now I have a say in my government.â&#x20AC;? - junior Steve Segall once they moved to the U.S. Junior Steve Segall was born in Venezuela but moved to the U.S. when he was 1-yearold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents decided to move here to give my brother and I a better life,â&#x20AC;? Segall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Venezuela had a corrupt government and in the U.S. there are better economic opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Segall said he remembers seeing his mother studying for citizenship tests when he was younger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My brother and I were so happy when my parents acquired citizenship because they worked so hard to get us here,â&#x20AC;? he said. This is the second election in which Segallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents have voted. Segall said it means a lot to him that his family gained citizenship because he otherwise wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been able to vote in the next election.

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On Election Day, senior Alborz Omidian waited in line at the Weston Library for IRXUKRXUVWRFDVWKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWYRWHLQWKHJHQHUDO election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt really gratifying because I did it with my dad (who became a citizen in 2008) and it ZDVKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHYRWLQJDOVRÂľVDLG2PLGLDQ who turned 18 in September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like voting is a process that every American citizen is obligated to go through because if not, it defeats the process of democracy.â&#x20AC;? Students who turned 18 before Nov. 6 were DEOHWRYRWHIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHLQWKHSUHVLdential election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for students to feel empowered in the electoral system, and also realize that they can affect decisions in our government,â&#x20AC;? said AP U.S. Government and Politics teacher Jennifer Jolley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If students realize that their participation counts as they turn 18, they will realize that their voice does matter in their future.â&#x20AC;? Omidian said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for young people to vote because they make up a large portion of the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have a bunch of senior citizens going out because they understand the value of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young people take it for granted. If we get our voices out there, there would be more policies enacted in our favor.â&#x20AC;? For senior Priscilla Tang, voting meant her Ă&#x20AC;UVWOHJDODFWLRQDVDQ\HDUROG

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since many of my peers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t old enough to vote, I feel privileged to have been able to partake in this important election,â&#x20AC;? Tang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only important for young people to vote if they are aware of who and what they are voting for.â&#x20AC;? Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, lead researcher at CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, based at the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University in said in a phone interview said voting is the prime way for young people to get their voices heard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the reasons young people tell us why they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote is because they think their voice doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count,â&#x20AC;? said Ms. Kawashima-Ginsberg in a phone interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote, young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s votes wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reĂ HFWHGLQWKHZD\WKLVFRXQWU\LVUXQÂľ Studies conducted by CIRCLE, which is a non-partisan independent research group, found that 16-year-olds are just as good at answering political knowledge questions as 25 or 30-year-olds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often a misconception is that they are not knowledgeable enough to vote because they are so young,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Kawashima-Ginsberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That dispels the myth that young people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything about politics and they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to vote.â&#x20AC;? Students have different priorities and values than elderly citizens in politics, Ms. Kawashima-Ginsberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For college students, student loans are a very important priority, where clearly for peo-

ple that are 60 and over, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If that group doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote, then that priority is going to fall off the plate in Washington and nothing is going to get done.â&#x20AC;? Omidian said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for voters to stray from the mindset that their vote doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look at it from the perspective of one vote, your vote doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really make that much of a difference. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the collection, the mentality of you having a vote and everyone else thinking itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to practice that voting brings about change in the long run,â&#x20AC;? he said. Senior Cory Leschel said he voted to implement his civil liberties as an American citizen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other countries donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same opportunity to elect people in government,â&#x20AC;? Leschel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if one vote doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a huge difference, people should still exercise their right and ability to do so.â&#x20AC;? Leschel said he focused on a candidate that will pay attention to his human rights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gay, I am happy I could support a candidate that will let me one day get married,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ms. Jolley said having an educated vote requires research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they are relying on what their friends say, or what news media commercials say, what their parents or colleagues say, they are not really focusing on what is important to them,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Jolley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have to personalize their own vote and not make it about

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I live in this country and I am proud to say that I am a citizen,â&#x20AC;? Segall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I have a say in my government.â&#x20AC;? Senior Ariel Maroniene was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He said his family moved to the U.S. when he was 10 years old because his father had a job opportunity. Maroniene is not an American citizen yet but said he would like to become one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, being an American citizen would mean that I have an open door of opportunity where I can succeed in any career I desire,â&#x20AC;? Maroniene said. Foreign language teacher Declan Lyons became an American citizen in 1988 in order to pursue a Ph.D. Dr. Lyons is originally from Galway, Ireland and said moving to the U.S. changed him a lot because it is so different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a very different culture, people work harder here,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Lyons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are more challenges living in a country like this than living in a small island like Ireland.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Lyons said the process of gaining citL]HQVKLSZDVYHU\GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWEXWLQWKHV and 1990s there were a series of laws passed that allowed people to apply for citizenship through a lottery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were 120,000 openings available worldwide in the lottery and Ireland was guaranteed one-third of those openings,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was lucky that I applied for the lottery and I JRWLWRQP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWDWWHPSWÂľ After gaining a spot in the lottery, Dr. Lyons applied for a green card, which was processed in his previous place of residence in Switzerland. The green card gave Dr. Lyons

legal residence in the U.S. and after having the JUHHQFDUGIRUĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUVZKLOHOLYLQJLQWKH U.S. and maintaining a good record, he could apply for total citizenship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My friends and I celebrated the event of becoming full American citizens,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Lyons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a swearing in ceremony in Miami in the immigration center there and there was probably 3,000 to 4,000 people that were being sworn in as citizens from probably about 150 different countries.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Rotem Bronfman was born in Jerusalem, Israel. Her family will gain their citizenship in a few months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family moved to the U.S. because my dad got a job offer to work here and my parents wanted to try living here,â&#x20AC;? Bronfman said. Bronfman said her and her family are very excited for the new things they will be able to do as American citizens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all excited because [as American citizens] we will be able to vote in the next election,â&#x20AC;? Bronfman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our citizenship, I will have my options open and if I ever move back to Israel, I will have option to come back at anytime I want and not have to get permission from the embassy. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry that if I move [back to Israel] I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to college here.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Lyons said his citizenship allows him to participate in the wonderful role that America plays in the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually get to vote for the government here and I get to see how America works and understand how diverse it is in geography and in its people and in region,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be an American.â&#x20AC;? ELECTION CONNECTION: Seniors who were eligible to vote in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election SUDFWLFHGE\Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJRXWD sample ballot.

what everyone else is voting on.â&#x20AC;? Leschel said he took it upon himself to make sure he was voting for the best candidate in his eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I read up online on nonpartisan news websites, and watched all of the debates to stay as informed as I could,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to pick who I thought was the candidate that will do the best for this country.â&#x20AC;? Ms. Jolley encouraged those too young to vote in this election to vote in the Kids Voting Broward, which is a virtual election that allowed kindergarten to 12th grade students to vote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voting is habitual, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we see se-

nior citizens vote all the time,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Voting Broward promotes students to become active citizens.â&#x20AC;? Rachel Willis, executive director of Kids Voting USA, said in a phone interview that this mock-election teaches students about the voting process, and creates lifelong habits of voting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students want to express their opinions and make their voices heard,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Willis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Democracy takes participation from all ages, young or old. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our responsibility.â&#x20AC;? PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY AVERY ZAFFOS

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When junior Kelsie Anders has a headache at school, she signs out early rather than visiting the school nurse, who she knows cannot administer Tylenol to her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m okay with the fact that she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give out medicine,â&#x20AC;? Anders said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think if a student is really sick or hurt, their parents can pick them up from school and take them to the doctor.â&#x20AC;? The school nurse is only allowed to give out medications to students who have a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note and a parent signature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we do not have a note allowing us to give out medication to a sick student, then we can only call their parents and have their parents bring them something or take them home,â&#x20AC;? school nurse Crystal Dykes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, if the student is having trouble breathing or has a serious injury, then we will call 911.â&#x20AC;? The fact that Cypress Bay has a school nurse at all is not the norm. Broward County schools only have a school nurse if there are students who require certiĂ&#x20AC;HGWUHDWPHQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;If [schools] have someone who has a condition that cannot be self-medicated, the school is required to have a school nurse,â&#x20AC;?

said secretary Cristina Contro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a nurse here only because of two students.â&#x20AC;? Ms. Dykes said she normally sees the same group of students, who come in to receive daily medications for diseases such as diabetes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mostly the same students come in each day to take their medicine and have their blood VXJDUFKHFNHGEXW,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\GR get some different students who come through the clinic each day as well,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Dykes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people just need pads or band aids, or come in because they are not feeling well.â&#x20AC;? In order to be a school nurse, RQHPXVWJHWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG â&#x20AC;&#x153;I became a nurse in New York State and went to nursing school there, and then I moved to Florida and have been practicing here for a year,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Dykes said. ´,ZRUNIRUWKHPHGLFDOVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJ network and they send me different places, and this was one of the places that they sent me.â&#x20AC;? The school nurse works every day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When students are not comLQJ WR PH , Ă&#x20AC;OO RXW SDSHUZRUN and continue educating myself and reading to learn more,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Dykes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However the same routine people come at the same time each day, so my schedule is very steady throughout the day.

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DOCTOR WHO: Senior David Menaged visits nurse Crystal Dykes to get his arm wrapped after incurring an injury. The nurse is available everyday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Sophomore travels around the world Student moves to the suburbs after living on three continents BY SABRINA GONZALEZ

Sophomore Selena Everitt moved from Jordan to Weston this past summer. She has traveled around the world and lived in Abu Dhabi, Romania, India and Indonesia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite place to live was Indonesia because I made really good friends there that I still keep in contact with,â&#x20AC;? Everitt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also like the culture.â&#x20AC;? Everitt said living in Florida has been a hard adjustment from her life in Jordan. She found people in Jordan to be more accepting since they moved around internationally like she has and feels like people in her current community arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accustomed to people moving so much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It rains a little too much for me and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the humidity but other than that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m enjoying my time here,â&#x20AC;? Everitt said. She is currently living with her dad while her mom is in Afghanistan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both my parents work for the U.S. State Department. Their jobs take them overseas a lot. I just go along for the ride,â&#x20AC;? she said. Everitt has visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa and Israel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really love to travel,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope one day I can get a job that allows me to travel.â&#x20AC;? Everittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend from Jordan, Amelia Kenna, said she met Everitt because they were both members of the swim team. They spent a lot of time together while Everitt lived in Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selena is creative and has a vintage spirit,â&#x20AC;? Kenna said in an email interview. Everitt said she is very passionate about fashion and hopes she can pursue a job in the fashion world so she can also continue traveling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be able to experience the whole world because there are so many

places rich with culture that no one ever gets to see,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be like that. I want to experience as much as Selena Everitt possible.â&#x20AC;? Everitt said she feels like she has learned a lot of the culture from where she has lived. For example, in other countries the people greet each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, or both cheeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love Asian cuisine and miss being able to buy $2 rice bowls on the side of the road in Indonesia,â&#x20AC;? she said. She has been to the Taj Mahal in India and even had a sleigh ride in the mountains of Romania. Although Everitt said she is well traveled, there are many more places she would like to visit in the future

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ALL AROUND THE WORLD: (Above) Sophomore Selena Everitt visits the Jordan Petra which is a historical city in the Middle East. (Left) Everitt walks through Hanoi, Vietnam and tries on a traditional hat. She has lived in Asia, Europe and North America and has visited Africa.

like Greece and all 50 states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve traveled a lot already but I feel like thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen and done,â&#x20AC;? she said. Everitt said she and her brother help each other adjust to living in new places. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have moved so many times it just comes naturally,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our parents do help when needed though.â&#x20AC;? Living in Florida gives her family the opportunity to visit their grandparents

more often since they live in Orlando, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like it here better because it is more familiar,â&#x20AC;? Everitt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also in Jordan, I would have to dress conservatively.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Melissa Sanchez said she met Everitt in August during lunch through a mutual friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really cool that I met somebody that has lived in a lot of different countries,â&#x20AC;? Sanchez said.

Soccer player pursues family hobby

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Student Spotlight is a recurring segment which showcases a student every month who is selected randomly, in order to illustrate that every student has a story. Chloe Lipkin, a staff writer for The Circuit was walking through the courtyard when she decided to approach sophomore Karina Buitrago. Lipkin LQWHUYLHZHGKHUIRUWKLVPRQWK¡VSURĂ&#x20AC;OH BY CHLOE LIPKIN

When she was 4 years old, sophomore Karina Buitragoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents signed her up for a recreational soccer league, and since then, Buitrago said her heart has belonged to soccer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents asked me if I wanted to continue [with soccer] a few years later,â&#x20AC;? Buitrago said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so pasVLRQDWHDERXWWKHVSRUWDQGORYHGEHLQJRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGWKDW, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have to think about it.â&#x20AC;? As an athlete, Buitrago said her inspiration and drive comes from her father and his experiences with the sport. When her father was younger, he excelled in soccer and had the opportunity to play professionally; however, he gave up the sport when she was born. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to pick up where his dreams left off and try to go professional some day,â&#x20AC;? she said. Buitragoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Rafael Buitrago said Karina is do-

LQJDQH[FHOOHQWMREDWĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJKLVGUHDP ´:KDWPDNHVKHURQHRIWKHEHVWPLGĂ&#x20AC;HOGHUVRQKHU team is that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aggressive and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great team payer,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Buitrago said. 1RZ VKH SOD\V PLGĂ&#x20AC;HOGHU IRU WZR GLIIHUHQW WHDPV including an American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) recreational team and an AYSO travel team based in Wellington. The travel team goes to a new location once a month to compete with other teams all over Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The recreational is great because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice evHU\GD\DQGLW¡VDVROLGVFKHGXOHWKDWĂ&#x20AC;WVZHOOWRP\VFKHGule,â&#x20AC;? Buitrago said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The travel team can be unpredictable, but traveling with your teammates and just going to a new place is just the best experience.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Melanie Chapilliquen said she is fortunate to play on the same recreational team as Buitrago and

Karina Buitrago that Buitragoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill will take her very far. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very passionate player and when she gets on WKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGVKHLVFDSDEOHRIVXSSRUWLQJWKHZKROHWHDPE\ herself,â&#x20AC;? Chapilliquen said. With traveling and practices almost everyday, Buitrago said balancing her schoolwork can be tough but she NQRZVWKDWVFKRROKDVWRFRPHĂ&#x20AC;UVWHYHQLILWPHDQVKDYing to miss a practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to manage my time so that I can work on the way home, or if I really have to, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss practice and make up for it with my dad later,â&#x20AC;? Buitrago said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reDOO\GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWÂľ Buitrago said she knows itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be hard to make it professionally but she thinks that she has what it takes and will be able to make it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think all it takes is love, passion and experience and I think I have all of that,â&#x20AC;? she said.


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This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured university is... Q&A with an admissions VMĂ&#x201E;JLY Pepperdine University is a mediumsize, private, Christian university located in Malibu, Calif. Jennifer Akamine, an admissions counselor, graduated from Pepperdine in 2004 with a degree in communications and a minor in violin performance. The Circuitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Online Arts and Entertainment editor, Samantha Winder interviewed her when she visited campus in October. What sets Pepperdine University apart from other out-of-state universities? That weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re educating the mind and the heart equally rather than solely just giving you facts and are really expanding your knowledge. We are a small university and have the advantages of a small university but we are also NCAA Division I and we have a Greek system and we have lots of different majors. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of another school in the nation that is like that necessarily, and I think that is GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DSDUWRIZKDWPDNHVLWUHDOO\ unique. And of course our location also is unique as well. What do students like most about Pepperdine? It depends on the student. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say that students really love the fact that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a supportive campus with a staff and faculty with really wonderful mentors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clichĂŠ but the people there are really unique and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably something students really love about Pepperdine, in addition to having the view and the ocean and nature nearby. And then also the accessibility of getting to places in terms of Los Angeles and kind of having everything right at your doorstep. Athletics is really strong as well. What is the student-faculty relationship like? We have a really small student to faculty ratio, 13:1. I will say that that is something that I absolutely love about Pepperdine. We have really small class sizes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anywhere from eight students to 20 students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so you get a lot of individual attention from your professors. At Pepperdine you really get to know your professors and they also really care about you outside the classroom. Your success is just as important for them as it is to you. The professors really want to advocate for you and sometimes theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll travel with you and be your faculty overseas in study abroad. How would you characterize the academic pressure and workload? I would say it is pretty rigorous, not only because of academics but because the students are very ambitious and are constantly starting clubs and doing things more than they can handle. Academically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rigorous and pretty demanding and it depends on your major WRREXW\RXGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\OHDUQDWRQDQG as long as you can balance it, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll EHĂ&#x20AC;QH

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:KLOHVHQLRUVDUHUHOLHYHGWREHĂ&#x20AC;Qishing college applications, the pressure of awaiting decisions lingers. BRACE adviser Shari Bush said some of the pressure continues as students are completing scholarship applications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the little time that they have left from the seven period schedule they are spending it applying and working for scholarships,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. Bush said. Senior Ryan Gunderman said he GRHVQRWOLNHĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJRXWWKHVFKRODUVKLS applications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scholarship applications in general are extremely annoying,â&#x20AC;? Gunderman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially considering that \RXKDYHWRĂ&#x20AC;OORXWDZKROHEXQFKRI them and put in a lot of effort for very VPDOODPRXQWVRIĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDODLGDQG\RX usually get zero [money]. So chances are very slim, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a very annoying process.â&#x20AC;? Unlike Gunderman, senior Marissa 6WRQHVDLGVKHGRHVQRWPLQGĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJRXW the scholarship applications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m applying for the Emory Scholars scholarship because Emory is a school that interests me and out-ofstate schools are so expensive,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love doing the application for it

because it gives me a better opportunity to go to Emory. While it may seem like a lot of work, in the end I know all of my hard work will pay off.â&#x20AC;? Stone said because of the amount of work she has to put into everything when applying to seven colleges and scholarVKLSDSSOLFDWLRQVVKHKDGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGDZD\ to relieve some of the pressure she was feeling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To release stress from all applications Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing, I love to go to the beach,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been so gorgeous out lately and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so relaxing. It gets my mind away from everything. Even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a little bit, it does help.â&#x20AC;? Awaiting acceptance letters and college decisions is also very nerve-wracking, Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To keep my mind off of acceptances, I keep myself busy,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Between school and student government, there is always something to do.â&#x20AC;? Senior Alexa Ramer said she is also feeling the stress from awaiting acceptances; however, she does not let it get to her and keeps herself motivated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a blue and orange chalkboard in my living room that says the number of days until the University of Florida decision comes out on Feb. 8,â&#x20AC;? Ramer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started the countdown the day I submitted my application and it motivates me to keep up my grades and gives me a little

bit of hope as well as something to look forward to.â&#x20AC;? Like Ramer, senior Jamie Holmes said she also motivates herself by continuing to do well in school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that all of my applications are turned in and submitted, I remind myself that colleges can still check my grades at any time so I still need to work as hard as I did in previous years,â&#x20AC;? Holmes said. Holmes said she is happy she submitted all of her college applications in September because she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to feel stressed throughout the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to submit them early so I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be stressed with school and apps at the same time and now it is one less thing I have to worry about,â&#x20AC;? Holmes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When decision day approaches I may start to feel nervous and anxious to see if I got in, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal for everyone.â&#x20AC;? Stone said this college application process was a great learning process but warns juniors for next year to start early on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was away the whole summer and when I got back I was so overwhelmed with the application process,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make a plan in advance of your prospective colleges and their due dates so you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be stressed.â&#x20AC;?

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When doors to Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale opened at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10, the line of All Time Low fans circling around the building packed the concert venue to the brim. There was an immeasurable amount of enthusiasm for the concert, beginning from the moment the Ă&#x20AC;UVWRSHQLQJDFW 7KH'RZQWRZQ)LFWLRQ  came on all the way until All Time Low exited the stage at around 11:30 p.m. The three opening acts included: The 'RZQWRZQ )LFWLRQ +LW WKH /LJKWV DQG The Summer Set. These three bands definitely pumped up the crowd by playing fan favorites such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Just Wanna Runâ&#x20AC;? 7KH 'RZQWRZQ )LFWLRQ  ´%RG\ %DJÂľ +LWWKH/LJKWV DQG7KH6XPPHU6HWZDV RQĂ&#x20AC;UHZKLOHSHUIRUPLQJ´&KHOVHDÂľ After the impressive opening acts, All Time Low opened up its incredible 18-song set with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Reckless and the %UDYHÂľZKLFKLVDVRQJRIIRIWKHUHFHQWO\ UHOHDVHGĂ&#x20AC;IWKVWXGLRDOEXP´'RQ¡W3DQic.â&#x20AC;? To say that the excitement was visible WKURXJKWKHFURZGVXUĂ&#x20AC;QJWKDWEHJDQLPmediately after the band starting playing WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVRQJZRXOGEHDQXQGHUVWDWHPHQW because at many points during the show it was hard to avoid getting toppled on as other concert goers were being carried E\WKHFURZG+RZHYHUWKLVLVSDUWRIWKH experience of being at an All Time Low concert. Although the venue already felt rather small because of the vast amount of peoSOHWKDWĂ&#x20AC;OOHGXS5HYROXWLRQKDYLQJOHDG singer and guitarist Alex Gaskarth start off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remembering Sundayâ&#x20AC;? as an acoustic sing-along with the audience allowed the performance to become even more intimate. The band also addressed the

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The boys golf team traveled to Orlando on Oct. 29 to compete for the VWDWHFKDPSLRQVKLS7KHWHDPĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGLQ 13th place in the tournament after what senior Michael Heda called a successful round in regionals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We liked our team and we were pretW\ FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWÂľ +HGD VDLG ´:H KDG KLJK expectations. Looking back on it, the season was a success since we won the divisional and regional rounds.â&#x20AC;? Heda said the team played up to its expectations throughout the season, but it lost a little momentum towards the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play our best in [states],â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could have played much better. It was a little disappointing, but we did the best we could.â&#x20AC;? Senior Edgardo Arrazola said the team encountered extremely tough surroundings on the course. ´:HSOD\HGXQGHUUHDOO\GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWFRQditions,â&#x20AC;? Arrazola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Temperatures were around the mid-40s and wind gusts up to 40 mph.â&#x20AC;? Through the tough stretch, sophomore Manuel Kent said he enjoyed the experience overall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was glad we made it to states,â&#x20AC;? Kent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked really hard all year to make [states] and we accomplished our goal. Even though we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go the way

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Classic sports movies such as The Sandlot and Like Mike have had remakes or incompetent sequels. This not only ruins the classic plot that young children of Varsity Basketball our generation had the privilege to see, Passing Leaders but gives the kids of today a different Schedule view of the movie than we did. Now, kids Name Comp Att Yds TD today donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the movie characters Ben(Through Dec. 14) ny â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Jetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rodriguez and Calvin CamJ. Lewis 48 111 989 8 bridge the same way we did. McArthur 11/19 Although the evolution of technology Coral Gables 11/21 Rushing Leaders has virtually ruined some of my childNortheast 11/27 hood sports pastimes, I praise the unique opportunities it now offers. I can voice Name Rush Yds TD Coaches v. Cancer 12/1 my opinion on Twitter, and argue with M. Dayes 160 1060 13 Flanagan 12/4 people about a hard-hitting sports deJ. Lewis 68 416 6 bate. 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Instead, a full helmet that prevents concussions and Monarch T, 1-1 Golf Team Leaders gloves that create the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logo when Flanagan W, 9-1 held together are sported by some of the in State Tournament most gifted athletes. Miramar 11/15 That the expansion of every aspect in Name P. Charter 11/16 the sports world has evolved over time is 1. Edgardo Arrazola (+17) undeniable. The ways people used to play W. Broward 11/19 or watch games or events has changed 2. Manuel Kent (+19) *All information as of throughout time, as well. Unfortunately, it 3. Michael Heda (+21) will never go back. Nov. 15, 2012

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Swim teams place in state competition BY JESSICA SCHEIN

Nine swimmers from the girls swim team placed 19th in the state overall with a score of 45 on Nov. 9. One swimmer, senior Francisco Parra, placed 28th in the state overall with a score of 17 at the meet held at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. The participants at the meet were Parra and senior Jenny Huchler, junior Emma Lincoln, sophomores Kylie Herman, Haley Wright, Andrea Vallejo and Jessica Modrak, and freshmen Veronica Postolski, Andrea Vallejo, Carly Swanson and Alemy Barreto. Parra, the participant from the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, swam a 1:43.14 in the 200 freestyle race, placing eighth in the state for that race, and swam in the 100 freestyle race with a time of 47.32, placing 11th in the state for that race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a long day. We competed in the morning and in the afternoon,â&#x20AC;? Parra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was tired, but the results were very good and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most important thing. The feeling of satisfaction is priceless.â&#x20AC;? Parra, who participated in the state meet for the second year in a row, said he ZDVYHU\VDWLVĂ&#x20AC;HGZLWKKLVUHVXOWV â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt very good as soon as I saw that ,LPSURYHGP\WLPHVDQGFRXOGPDNHĂ&#x20AC;nals,â&#x20AC;? Parra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew that I had to do a good job not only because I was the only man, also because this is my last year at Cypress Bay. This kind of pressure helps to keep you focused and created more adrenaline.â&#x20AC;? Lincoln, captain of the girls team, swam in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. She placed third in the state for the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.68 and placed ninth in the state for the 200 freeVW\OHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVZLWKDWLPHRI

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that happy with my place in the 200, since I felt as though I shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve PDGHDĂ&#x20AC;QDOLQRUGHUWREHLQWKHWRSHLJKW but I was happy with my time,â&#x20AC;? Lincoln said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am extremely happy with getting third in the 100 free because it was WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHWKDW,JRWRQWKHSRGLXPDW states. Getting third was a huge relief and it just felt so special to be able to have my medal placed around my neck after my race.â&#x20AC;? Lincoln also participated in the 200 freestyle relay alongside Swanson, Herman and Postolski, and placed 12th in the state with a time of 1:41.29. Lincoln also swam in the 400 freestyle relay with Herman, Wright and Postolski, in which they placed 12th in the state with a time of 3:40.18.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team spirit was pretty good considering we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have a large group,â&#x20AC;? Lincoln said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a lot better this year because we had two girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; relays make it, which allowed for more swimmers to come to support us.â&#x20AC;? Herman, who participated in the state PHHWIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHVZDPLQERWKUHlays and swam in an individual event, the 500 freestyle race and swam with a time RI7KRXJKVKHPDGHLWWRĂ&#x20AC;QDOV in both relays, she just missed the cut for Ă&#x20AC;QDOVIRUKHULQGLYLGXDOHYHQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the races, I felt a little overwhelmed when I saw the competition and how big and fast some of the girls, especially the seniors, were,â&#x20AC;? Herman said. ´:HPDGHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVLQERWKUHOD\VZKLFKLV good for the school because we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

had a relay qualify for the meet in a while. Just qualifying for states was an accomplishment for me.â&#x20AC;? Now that the season is over, Herman says she feels proud to have been part of the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The season was a great one, not only for me, but I think for the the team as a whole,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone improved WKHLUWLPHVVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\DQGPDGHJUHDW accomplishments.â&#x20AC;? Lincoln said that the improvement on the girls team was huge this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The season overall was a huge improvement because our team grew in numbers, as well as talent,â&#x20AC;? Lincoln said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had much more dedicated swimPHUVWKLV\HDUDQG,¡PYHU\VDWLVĂ&#x20AC;HGZLWK how the season turned out.â&#x20AC;?

Freshman joins varsity team in two sports BY JENNA KLINE ONLINE SPORTS EDITOR

In sixth grade, freshman Cassie Fisher picked up a basketball and played volleyEDOOIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPH7KUHH\HDUVODWHU she has made both the girls varsity volleyball team and varsity basketball team LQKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDURIKLJKVFKRROZKLFKLV not common in Lightning athletics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an honor to be with all these older kids and actually show what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honor because I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really hard to make a varsity team as a freshman.â&#x20AC;? Fisher said when trying out for both the volleyball and basketball teams, she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to make it, but she still gave 100 percent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For volleyball tryouts it was all just to stand out and try to be recognized for the coaches to notice me,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For basketball, I knew I had to prove to Coach [Paul] Gorlick and Coach [Scott] Selvidge that I was worth something to look at.â&#x20AC;? Because of family connections to retired NBA basketball player Shaquille Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, Fisher said she has grown up around the sports world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I grew up, he grew up as a father in my life,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I call him dad. Nothing weird, just a normal family member.â&#x20AC;?

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Fisher said Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal has impacted and inspired her on the basketball court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defense wise, he got me faster and he gave me courage,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He taught me to be tough.â&#x20AC;? The toughness and athleticism that Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal has instilled in Fisher is one of the reasons why she landed a spot on the varsity basketball team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cassie is very athletic,â&#x20AC;? Coach Selvidge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her jumping ability and athleticism could help us in the post position. I need her primarily this year as a defend-

er. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably going to struggle a little bit with the offensive stuff weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing, but her athleticism and height and jumping ability can help us.â&#x20AC;? Coach Selvidge said because Fisher is playing multiple sports, she will become stronger in each sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to keep her healthier because she is going to have to use different muscles, where a lot of girls only play one sport,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just sort of like a cross-training experience for her. So hopefully sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be more durable in

both sports.â&#x20AC;? Senior Tatiana Valencia, a volleyball teammate of Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, agrees with Coach Selvidge in that playing both volleyball DQGEDVNHWEDOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVKHUJDPHDQGWKH team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are very different sports,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One is concentrated and the other one is a lot of running back and forth, but I think that her athleticism is good for the team. She has a lot of energy because she does usually play all around, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on the court.â&#x20AC;? Valencia said the 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;? Fisher has gotten better skill-wise throughout the season, and that she was an asset to the volleyball squad. ´6KHZDVPLGGOHIURQWDQGVKHGHĂ&#x20AC;nitely helped us out with a lot of blocks, especially during the end of our season,â&#x20AC;? Valencia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter what, she would always get a touch on the ball, so it ZDVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\DVWUHQJWKÂľ Fisher said as she prepares for the start of basketball season, she will take into account the lessons she learned from Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal about being an athlete, being a part of a team and playing as one team. ´+HLQĂ XHQFHGP\SDVVLRQE\MXVWORYing the game,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And watching him on television shows that, as big as you may get, you can still rock it.â&#x20AC;?


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Boys basketball strives for states BY JAKE MARSH SPORTS EDITOR

After making it to the regional semiĂ&#x20AC;QDOVMXVWD\HDUDJRWKHER\VYDUVLW\EDVketball team has only one goal in mind for this upcoming season: a state championship. Despite losing some players from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior class, head coach Jason Looky said the team as a unit will not have to make too many changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we need to make too PDQ\ DGMXVWPHQWVÂľ &RDFK /RRN\ VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are built kind of the same way as our team from last year.â&#x20AC;? Even though there will be some holes WRĂ&#x20AC;OOIURPODVW\HDU¡VORVVHV&RDFK/RRN\ is looking forward to current players and WKHLUMREWRVWHSXSWKLVVHDVRQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guard Ross Udine will have much more of an impact this year, as will senior Cory Baach,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will see guys who played smaller amounts of minutes

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ANKLE BREAKER: Seniors Alex Jurko and Ben Antoine practice for the beginning of the season on Nov. 19.

last year play an important role.â&#x20AC;? Baach, a center, said he is really looking forward to this upcoming season for a variety of reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am looking forward to our team â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;three-peatingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the district championship and hopefully going farther than last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, I am excited to spend my senior year with some of my closest friends.â&#x20AC;? As one of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders, Baach said it is essential that every member of

the team gives it his all at all times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to talk and communicate RQERWKHQGVRIWKHĂ RRU>RIIHQVHDQGGHfense.],â&#x20AC;? Baach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, we have to be in the right spots on defense at all times. Effort is never an issue with our team.â&#x20AC;? Senior power forward Ben Antoine VDLG KH LV FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQW DERXW KLV SRWHQWLDO playing in the paint this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing ball down low has actually been kind of easy for me,â&#x20AC;? Antoine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am bigger than everybody on the team

and I will most likely get it done by getting more rebounds and putting up some post moves.â&#x20AC;? Aside from reaching the second round of the state playoffs last year, the team won the Mission Prep Classic tournaPHQWLQ&DOLIRUQLDDQGTXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HGIRUWKH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big 8,â&#x20AC;? a tournament featuring some of the best teams in South Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most important thing this year is defense, being tight on offense and not turning the ball over as much as we did last year,â&#x20AC;? Antoine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we do those things, we will be a really good team and hopefully get to states.â&#x20AC;? Coach Looky said the team must take its season day-by-day if it wants to make it far this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to get better every day and every game,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know it sounds clichĂŠ-ish, but you have to take each game one by one. In order to win the state chamSLRQVKLS\RXKDYHWRZLQĂ&#x20AC;YHJDPHV>LQ the playoffs]. So that would be our ultimate goal.â&#x20AC;? The team will begin its season on Nov. 19 at McArthur and will play in front of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lightning Lunaticsâ&#x20AC;? at home for the Ă&#x20AC;UVWWLPHRQ1RY

Hockey team starts with win

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CAN I GET YOUR: AUTOGRAPH?: Junior Ross Udine and senior Josh Pollack sign autographs for guests at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinner on the Courtâ&#x20AC;? event on Nov. 11.

Basketball teams host dinner, auction fundraiser BY JAKE MARSH SPORTS EDITOR

The entire basketball program hosted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinner on the Courtâ&#x20AC;? on Nov. 11. This event was intended to raise money for both the boys and girls teams so that they could have enough equipment and other related items throughout the upcoming season. Special guest appearances at the event included Josh Appel, the former voice of the Lightning, former Miami Dolphin players Vernon Carey and Ki-Jana Carter and former Miami Heat player Mark Strickland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use the money for a variety of things,â&#x20AC;? girls varsity assistant coach Paul Gorlick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys are going on an away trip to Tennessee over the break. For the girls, we use it for their uniforms, sneakers, t-shirts and bags. All things like that.â&#x20AC;? The evening activities began with members of both teams serving dinner to the guests. After that, the players were able to show off their skills in a shooting

contest and a dunk contest. Throughout the night, a silent auction was held for people to bid on sports memorabilia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The auction is the big moneymaker, so to speak,â&#x20AC;? Coach Gorlick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of athletes donated things. Like Shaquille Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal did. The Miami Heat donated a signed basketball. So it all gets auctioned off and it is a great thing.â&#x20AC;? Girls varsity head coach Scott Selvidge said it was nice to see everyone out of their usual mindset. ´,OLNHWRVHHHYHU\ERG\MXVWRXWRIWKH basketball element,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone is dressed up a little bit nicer, they are relaxed. It is not about practice today, a game or getting ready. It is about everyone in a semi-casual atmosphere having dinner and getting to know each other.â&#x20AC;? Coach Gorlick said he appreciated the fact that some of his players got the opSRUWXQLW\WRLQWHUDFWZLWKSHRSOHXQDIĂ&#x20AC;OLated with the basketball team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see the community out here at the event,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to

VHHWKHNLGVLQDGLIIHUHQWOLJKWWKDQMXVW during the school day. You get to see their parents and see people who are MXVWHQMR\LQJWKHPVHOYHVÂľ Senior Cory Baach, a member of the boys varsity team, said this function was a good bonding experience for all of the players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to get to know each other,â&#x20AC;? KHVDLG´,WGRHVQ¡WMXVWKDYHWREHEDVketball where we get to interact. If we MXVWNQRZKRZHDFKRWKHUDFWVLWUHODWHV on the court to how we are going to cut, what play to make. Chemistry in general, on and off the court, increases.â&#x20AC;? Although this event did not include passing and shooting drills, Coach Gorlick said that it was nice to see members of both teams interacting with each other. ´$V GXPE DV LW VRXQGV WKH\ >WKH players] are serving food and have to work together to make sure everything runs smoothly and it is team building,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can obviously put that to use on the basketball court.â&#x20AC;?

The varsity hockey team started its season on Nov. 5 against North Broward Preparatory. The Lightning defeated the Eagles 2-1, starting off the season with a win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m expecting a very good year,â&#x20AC;? senior center Danny Worth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect OHVVWKDQĂ&#x20AC;YHORVVHVDQGZHDOZD\VDLP for perfection.â&#x20AC;? Worth scored both of the goals in the win against North Broward. He thinks he can lead the league in goals and expects at least 20 assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The win is a great start to the season and we hope to continue the momentum into the next game,â&#x20AC;? Worth said. :RUWKVFRUHGKLVJRDOVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQG third periods. North Broward scored a goal early in the third making the score 2-1. The Eagles then scored a goal at the buzzer tying the game, but the goal was reversed after further review, giving the Lightning the win. The Lightning had six penalties, while North Broward had seven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that we are off to a good start,â&#x20AC;? senior forward Ryan Fellman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of us have played on the same team for four years, so we know each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style of play and have good chemistry.â&#x20AC;? The team captains this year are seniors Worth and Casey Greenberg, and the assistant captains are seniors Spencer Keyser and Thomas Yamashita. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we will bring a state championship to Cypress Bay,â&#x20AC;? Fellman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to reach our goal of becoming state champs and one of the best hockey teams in the nation.â&#x20AC;? The team will play 20 games during the regular season and hopes to reach the playoffs and succeed on the road to states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every single time I take a step on the ice, I will have to make an impact,â&#x20AC;? said Jake Levy, who is the only freshman on the team. Levy, along with the rest of the team, said he hopes to bring the team to a state championship and beyond.


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Varsity football wins district championship BY JAKE MARSH SPORTS EDITOR

After capping off the regular season with an (8-2, 5-0) record, the Lightning will take a four game win streak into the SOD\RIIVLQZKLFKLWZLOOKRVWWKH'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG %HDFK%XFNVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWURXQGRIWKHWRXUnament on Nov. 16 as The Circuit went to print. Head coach Mark Guandolo said he and the rest of the team must stay patient as the post-season gets going. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to take it one game at a time once you hit the playoffs,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look ahead. You have to work each day, prepare and try to get better.â&#x20AC;? Coach Guandolo, who has led the team to its third consecutive district championship, has been in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;do or dieâ&#x20AC;? situation in the playoffs before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are coming into the playoffs pretty healthy and that is key,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is our second season. It is what we have been waiting for all year. You win, you move on, you lose, you pack it up. That is what makes this tournament so great and exciting.â&#x20AC;? Senior running back Matt Dayes, who has committed to North Carolina State, completed the regular season with over 1,000 rushing yards, 6.7 yards per carry, and 16 total touchdowns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has been steady for us all year and is one of the top backs in the county,â&#x20AC;? Coach Guandolo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we need a play, we call his number.â&#x20AC;? Dayes, who had an 83-yard touchdown run in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win vs. Boyd Anderson, said how the team will look back at that play and use it to its advantage in

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RUNNING DAYES AND NIGHTS: Senior running back Matt Dayes scores a touchdown in the Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game vs. Boyd Anderson on Nov. 9. He had over 1,000 rushing yards in the regular season and looks to add on to that in the playoffs.

the postseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw one of my linemen create a gap, so I found a hole and did the rest for my teammates,â&#x20AC;? Dayes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heading into the playoffs, we have just got to come out, work hard together and play well as a team.â&#x20AC;? Senior linebacker Nico Marley, who UHWXUQHGDEORFNHGĂ&#x20AC;HOGJRDOIRUDWRXFKdown against Western on Nov. 2 and blocked a punt for a safety against Boyd

Anderson on Nov. 9, said the team could not celebrate a true district championship until it beat Western and claimed a clean sweep in district play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say we were district champions until we beat everybody [in the district],â&#x20AC;? Marley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, we have got to prepare like each team we play in the playoffs is the best team we have ever played. It is either win or go home, so we have to play our best every game.â&#x20AC;?

Boys cross country competes in regional meet

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6KRXOGWKH/LJKWQLQJGHIHDW'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG %HDFKLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWURXQGLWZLOOIDFHRII against the winner of Miramar, a district foe, and South Plantation, the District 11 champions. If the Bay goes deep into the playoffs, its portion of the bracket will include those two Broward opponents, a school from Palm Beach as well as a team from Miami-Dade county before possibly heading to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando to play for a state championship.


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Pick-up games may result in injury BY AVERY ZAFFOS

to change directions and it got stuck in the ground and I tackled Danny, I heard a pop and it turns While students may enjoy out I tore some ligaments in my playing casual pick-up games ankle,â&#x20AC;? Wasserman said. for fun and relaxation, the numOne of Wassermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, ber of wheelchairs and crutchsenior Drew Howard witnessed es seen on campus lately shows the injury. that the fun can have a down â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game was pretty intense. side â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a falling down side. ,WZDVĂ&#x20AC;YHDOOEXW-RUGDQVDLGKH In the midst of a weekly ZDVĂ&#x20AC;QHDQGNHSWSOD\LQJDIWHUgame of pick-up football, junior wards,â&#x20AC;? Howard said. Tyler Worbington got tackled, Wasserman said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let and the rest is lost from there. the fall ruin the rest of the game Worbington was diagnosed for him. with a concussion a few days â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got up and tried to run it later due to the hit he received. off but this was different cause I â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to stay home for a knew I heard a pop. It just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t week because I got a concusfeel right, so I played quartersion when I was playing footback instead of safety because I ball with my friends, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run,â&#x20AC;? he said. member which ones I was playWasserman said he will coning with or who hit me,â&#x20AC;? Worbtinue to play pick-up sports in the ington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember future. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NETA BRONFMAN anything after homecoming.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t avoid it anyway. Pick-up sports consist of BALLING AT THE BAY: Many students partake in pick-up games, whether they are on a high Pick-up sports are fun and my spontaneous games of sports school sports team or not. While pick-up sports can be enjoyable, there is always a risk of injury. friends and I play every Friday,â&#x20AC;? such as football and basketball. he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want These unregulated games have me playing anymore because â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will still play small pick-up games in led to injuries among players. dangerousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but I will still play for sure.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was going for the pass and it was the street but nothing serious.â&#x20AC;? Worbington said during his stay at Howard said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a reason Tearing some ligaments in his ankle, home he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be exposed to any form short and one of my friends came up behind me tried to tackle me and we both senior Jordan Wasserman has to wear a to not play pick-up games even though he of stimuli, even light. boot for about four weeks due to playing a could get hurt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom had to take away my phone fell to the ground,â&#x20AC;? Heda said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I play pick-up sports games because Heda said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play pick-up game of pick-up football with his friends. and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch TV,â&#x20AC;? Worbingâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Danny [Mosier] catches the pass and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of life. We go out there and ton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to sports any more after his injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking my collarbone made runs down the sidelines and tries to put play football every Friday,â&#x20AC;? Howard said. think.â&#x20AC;? me take off time from golf, so my dad his shoulder into me, and it caught me off â&#x20AC;&#x153;You got to go out there and play your Senior Michael Heda broke his collarbone two years ago playing a pick-up wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me play anymore,â&#x20AC;? he said. balance so I planted my foot in the ground hardest.â&#x20AC;? COPY EDITOR

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If you could meet any athlete, who would it be and why? LeBron James because he is the best basketball player in the world.

What are your pregame rituals? I listen to music, pray, talk to my parents and focus my mind the best that I can.

What’s the best thing about being the starting varsity point guard? Just being able to control the team and knowing that you have a big responsibility.

Who is your role model in basketball? Skylar Diggins, guard for Notre Dame.

Do you want to continue playing basketball in college? Where? Yes. Hopefully an Ivy League school.

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Body Strength by Calisthenics (BSC) is a club at the Bay dedicated to building strength through bodyweight training. Seniors Sebastian Arango and Juan De Jesus, who co-preside over the club, founded a BSC Facebook group a year ago and got athletic director Bill Carusoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval to start the club up at school this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arango and I share a group of friends that had always been YHU\ LQWHUHVWHG LQ H[HUFLVLQJÂľ De Jesus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We originally opened the club on Facebook to WDONDERXW%RG\ZHLJKWH[HUFLVHV methods and resources online.â&#x20AC;? BSC meets directly after school every Tuesday and Thursday for about an hour. Most of WKHWLPHWKHH[HUFLVHWDNHVSODFH at Vista Park due to the bars available there. Both boys and girls participate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the case of it raining, we stick to push-ups and squatting inside,â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that members get in con-

tact with us before, because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to the same place every meeting.â&#x20AC;? BSC is free of charge and always welcomes new members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To join, new members can FRQWDFW RQH RI WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV DW school or ask to join the Facebook group called Body Strength by Calisthenics,â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said. De Jesus said the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus is to build strength without the use of weights. Many different W\SHV RI H[HUFLVH DUH SUDFWLFHG ranging from pull-ups to squats and skill-oriented workouts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work with one-arm pushups, clapping pull-ups, one-leg squats, handstands, push-ups DJDLQVWDZDOODQGRWKHUH[HUFLVes that mimic the low-rep, highintensity that weights have,â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you think BSC, think of the strength gymnasts can reproduce.â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said the club follows the simple philosophy of barbell strength training: basic yet tough H[HUFLVHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we want to do some ab work, we hook our feet on bars and do upside-down sit-ups,â&#x20AC;? De

Jesus said. Junior Alberto Mercado is an active member of the club and he said he likes that members are able to help each other focus on working out certain areas of the body and focus on certain skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient to have an easily accessible workout group after school,â&#x20AC;? Mercado said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Muscle strengthening and a friendly group environment are just some of the benHĂ&#x20AC;WVÂľ Arango and De Jesus run the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings together, but the members decide as a group what they will be working on that day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Due to our knowledge of workouts and how to achieve the best results, we have provided a kind of guided, friendly and group-oriented workout setting in the club,â&#x20AC;? Arango said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We KDYHIXQZRUNLQJRXWJHWWLQJĂ&#x20AC;W and doing what we love in a safe, smart way.â&#x20AC;? Members at different levels of Ă&#x20AC;WQHVVDUHJLYHQWKHRSSRUWXQLW\ to start off easier and then get

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each other improve,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Maniglia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They make it clear that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need weights to be swole.â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said he wants students to know that BSC is not an advanced club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want people to get discouraged once they see what we can do,â&#x20AC;? De Jesus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all start somewhere. The point RIWKHH[HUFLVHVZHGRLVMXVWWR PDNH WKHP GLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW HQRXJK IRU you to feel the effect.â&#x20AC;?

Restaurants offer holiday products

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With a change in season comes a change in menu items at establishments including Starbucks and Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts to incorporate seasonal products like pumpkin spice lattes and apple orchard donuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people are coming in for their pumpkin spice lattes,â&#x20AC;? said Sunrise Starbucks employee Joy Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for this time of year to come get their favorite drink. They love the products and the spirit it brings to them, which is what keeps them coming back.â&#x20AC;? Senior Isabelle Loureiro said she loves consuming seasonal foods and beverages because they offer a change from the usual products establishments offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seasonal foods and drinks provide a nice change from the regular menu items that you can get every day,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This puts you in the spirit of the season.â&#x20AC;? With seasonal foods and beverages being a limited-time offer to customers, Weston Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts employee and Bay student Sharon Colson said they sell out quickly, as they are popular among customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People buy these seasonal products

because they only are sold once a year and they come in especially for the seasonal drinks and foods,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to make the most of it while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being sold.â&#x20AC;? Consumers need to be aware of the nutrition facts of these seasonal products. According to the Starbucks nutrition menu, there are 380 calories, 13 grams of fat and 49 grams of sugar in a 16 oz pumpkin latte at Starbucks, as opposed to the 190 calories, 7 grams of fat and 17 grams of sugar a normal 16 oz latte. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone is going to indulge in the pumpkin latte, they need to be aware of the fat and calories and also make better choices the rest if the day to compensate,â&#x20AC;? said Lori Leiman, a Weston pediatrician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to eat food and get the nutriWLRQDOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVRIWKHH[WUDYLWDPLQVPLQHUDOVDQGĂ&#x20AC;EHUIURPUHDOIRRGÂľ Senior Julia Doscher said she has concerns about the nutrition facts of seasonal products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if you only consume these delicious foods or beverages once in a while, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still hard to believe that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re consuming so many calories at once in one drink,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dr. Leiman said consuming these foods DQGEHYHUDJHVLVĂ&#x20AC;QHLQPRGHUDWLRQ

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be a boring world without a little pumpkin spice,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having something like that once in a while is okay, but not to make a habit of it.â&#x20AC;? In preparation for the winter season, Nelson and Colson both said the establishments they work out at are already stocking up for the additions to their menus come the winter season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customers understand that [these products] do go fast because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seasonal,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are stocking up for the winter season already to make sure we have everything.â&#x20AC;? 'RVFKHUVDLGVKHLVH[FLWHGIRUWKHZLQter season foods and drinks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the peppermint hot chocolate at Starbucks. I live for thatâ&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It H[XGHVZLQWHUWLPHDQGZLQWHULVP\IDvorite season.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Leiman said there are many ways to make these products healthier for consumers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fat and calories can be cut by substituting various ingredients, or maybe just again having a bite to satisfy is better,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is better to take a bite of this and a sip of that to satisfy your taste buds, no need for big servings of it all.â&#x20AC;?

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What seasonal drinks or foods are you enjoying or looking forward to?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pumpkin spice latte.â&#x20AC;? - freshman Michelle Kaae

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ham.â&#x20AC;? - sophomore Fran Angulo

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Salted hot chocolate from Starbucks.â&#x20AC;? - junior Francisco Diaz

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peppermint mocha from Starbucks.â&#x20AC;? - senior Sara Frost


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