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Dear Readers, This summer one of my friends asked me if I was excited for newspaper to start. I knew as soon as the word left my mouth that I’d regret it- “No.” I tried to take it back, but the conversation had already moved onto badminton. Maybe on that warm, summer night I really wasn’t excited for newspaper- but that was before I knew my staff. The 2010-2011 Star staff is the most tremendous, dedicated, passionate group of people I have ever worked with. Each one of them is committed to giving you the spotlight. Because that’s what this year is all about- you! We want to hear your rants and raves. Tell us what you think of the paper or tell us what you want to see. We want to hear from you! Why? Because what you think matters. Without you, there is no Star.

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Century looks towards room changes Shifting into Bismarck

{Sports The young and the restless Mathlete turned athlete Alli’s Column

{Feature Conquering concordia The dancing queen Alpaca amor Expression It’s my life

{Opinion Maddy’s column Rants and raves Abby’s column

{Entertainment Paint wars Mr. Zako Reviews


Have strong feelings about the mosque at Ground Zero? Read a student’s opinion about it and leave your thoughts as comments on the Web. Parent teacher conferences Oct. 4, be on your best behavior.

Give your ears a break from Lady Gaga and Usher, go to the CHS fall orchestra concert Oct. 19.

Think of something exciting to do over the long weekend because Oct. 21-22 NO SCHOOL! Grab your sneakers for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk Oct. 2. The walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration for the walk begins on site at 1:00 p.m. and the walk will start at 2:00 p.m. There will be poster-making and beads to pay homage to those that have been lost.

Officially 206 million gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf. p. 12


Century looks toward possible room changes If approved by the school board, some classes may be switching classrooms as soon as December story&photo.sammimoss ore students are attending Century than ever before. To accommodate for this growth, those enrolled in science, art and family and consumer science classes may be experiencing room changes.


Nothing has been approved by the school board yet; but if everything goes as planned, all art classes will be moved to the metal building behind the main building. FACS classes will be moved to the old art rooms; and two new science classrooms will be added where FACS classes are held now. “We are getting a brand new building with everything nice and clean,” art teacher Laurie Foerderer said. “I think it’s a step up for us.” Art teacher Brad Lies has already moved to the metal building. It is anticipated that by December all three art teachers will be in their new building.

Many teachers in all departments are sharing rooms, but science teachers often require more than the four minutes between classes to set up for labs and projects. The two science rooms will hopefully be equipped with appliances for all fields of study, like Johnson’s room is now. This will make it easier for teachers to switch rooms. Family and consumer science classes are looking forward to easier scheduling. “Right now, we have three teachers in two rooms. So we do a lot of scrambling when we’re scheduling,” FACS teacher Lori Quintus said. “[It] would be so nice to have our three classes together and not across the hall.” Joelean Lowman, medical-related careers teacher, doesn’t think the changes will have too much of an effect on her classes.

Science teachers are also hoping for some relief with the addition of their two rooms.

“My understanding is that when we move there will be two family and consumer science classes over [in the current art wing] and a medical related careers classroom,” Lowman said. “I think it will be interesting to see what the final floor plans look like and what the space looks like when we’re done. Hopefully, it will be an exciting place to be and a good environment for teaching.”

“[With] scheduling right now, every science teacher is sharing and/ or moving, except physics,” science teacher and department chair Scott Johnson said. “We lose a lot of time in set up.”

The entire project may take awhile to complete and some time to adjust to, once approved by the school board. When it is done it will provide for teachers’ needs as well as the growing student body.

“[We will have] heat and AC and new floors [and] nice new windows in each of our rooms,” Foerderer said. “It’s going to be very comfortable.”




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ix exchange students. Four planes. Two days. Thirty hours. Zero sleep. It’s what most high school students only dream about. Only this time, it’s not just a dream, it’s real. Junior Franziska Eibenstein, known to friends as “Franzi”, along with five other students, came to North Dakota in August. Eibenstein knows three languages fluently and just took up Spanish this year. She is originally from Berlin, Germany and has found that the transition to American culture is pretty easy. “It’s smaller, more quiet [in Bismarck,] but I like it. You know more people faster than in Berlin,” Eibenstein said. “In Berlin nobody- I don’t know how to describe it- you go more your own way in Berlin.”


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The Program of International Exchange, also known as PAX, places students with host families all around the world. As long as the family can house a student and has an interest in doing so, they are allowed to be a host family. Junior Kathryn Alexander’s family was asked by the community coordinator for PAX, Kimberly Hegel, to host an exchange student. Alexander has found the experience very educational. “We’ve done a lot of things together,” Alexander said. “We sleep [in the same room]. We shop together. We eat together. It’s interesting how even though she lives in a different country, we still do the same things.” After choosing to host, the next step was to select a student. Given a list of about 15 students and a brief


The Murry family meets Eibenstein for the first time at the airport. Eibenstein will be in North Dakota for about 11 months. “I landed at midnight and I thought okay, the little kids are sleeping, and maybe the mother is coming or the dad,” Eibenstein said. “I was so happy that everyone was there.”

biography, Alexander’s family was to choose a ‘top three’ that they thought would be the most compatible with their family. In the end, they got their top pick.

“It was hard [to leave Germany,]” Eibenstein said. “I really miss my mom and my siblings, and of course my friends very much, but I have a big family now and I enjoy it.”

“We found the perfect match,” Alexander’s mother Lisa Murry said. “Franzi has become part of the family almost immediately.”

The adjustments to having an exchange student are few. If one can accommodate an extra person and add a little chaos to their schedule, Murry doesn’t see a reason not to have an exchange student.

The variations between German and American culture are larger than one might think. While here, Eibenstein cannot have a job like she did in Germany because she isn’t an American citizen. Since coming to North Dakota August 10, she’s discovered that our food is very different and that large families are enjoyable to be around. Living with Murry and her family has been more than a little adjustment.

“It broadens your horizons a bit,” Murry said. “You get to learn so much about what goes on in the world rather than focusing on your own backyard.”



Good Eats Quick, close and cheap places to eat lunch during this 2010-2011 school year short.aleciasmith

Taco Johns and KFC If a quick lunch is on the agenda and a burger joint is out of the question, try Taco Johns or KFC for a delightful twist on the typical fast eatery. Although the nearest Taco Johns are a bit of a jaunt, either to State Street or Taco Johns/Good Times, it can be a well worth it trip on Taco Tuesday.

Lil Caesars and Happy Joe’s

Who doesn’t love pizza for lunch? If your not happy with the pizza being served at school try Lil Caesars with a group of friends for pizza that’s already made and ready to go or walk across the street to pick up a personal-sized pizza from Happy Joe’s at the Red Carpet Car Wash. While your there pick up a hot drink from Gloria Jeans or a cold treat from TCBY, like a waffle cone on Wednesday.

Burger King, Wendy’s, and McDonald’s

All of these typical fast food burger joints are located amazingly close to Century High School, and highly convenient for a quick lunch stop. Each of these places has a value menu of some sort for cheap chow. How often can you eat a greasy burger with a side of fries before getting sick?

Dans Supermarket

Seeing as this is a grocery store, you have the ultimate and endless supply of food ranging from candy and pop to fried chicken and corn dogs. Since it’s a grocer and NOT a restaurant, the price you pay for lunch is quite reasonable. Plus it’s within walking distance.


If the lunch craving is calling for a sub sandwich that is not from the school cafeteria, Subway is located right across Century Avenue in the Gateway Mall. Plus, its a healthier way to go when it comes to going out for lunch.

Clubs at Century short.rachelneumiller Theatre stages plays and musicals throughout the year. Adviser- Shelly Kinn. Yearbook creates a book recording the year of CHS and its students. Adviser- Sue Skalickly. Newspaper students write, photograph and design an excellent news magazine for the students of CHS. Adviser- Sue Skalicky. Student Council assists in managing the school and its activities and gives students a voice. Adviser- Rob Graff. Speech team members compete and deliver speeches on categories ranging from humor to serious interpretations.Adviser- Lindsey Tescher. To learn more or to get involved, contact the advisers.


Philosophy Club learns of and discusses religion, philosophies and ways of the world. Adviser- Linda Brandt. Future Farmers of America is an agricultural club that judges livestock and crops, attends state/national fairs and conventions, as well as many other activities. Adviser’s- Dale Hruby and Bryan Flath. Lit.Mag writes and shares poetry along with short stories which are published in their magazine. Adviser- Gail Beaudoin Art Club creates art in various mediums and goes on excursions to museums and exhibits. Adviser- Jenna Jacobson. Knowledge Masters is a global academic that competition on diverse topics. Adviser- Gail Beaudoin.



New York’s streets have been turned into a battlefield of religious and patriotic conflict over the proposed Islamic center at Ground Zero short.racheliverson

Big oil, big clean up

BP is working hard to correct its mistakes

short.racheliverson photo.websubmitted Two hundred and six million gallons of oil lost, 115 miles of coast affected, uncountable numbers of animal species disturbed, but perhaps the most disheartening number is 11. Eleven lives lost in the explosion on March 23, 2010. Families gathered at a memorial service to grieve their losses March 25, 2010. The ceremony was put on by British Petroleum, and each family left the service with a bronze helm, and the knowledge that their family members suffered no pain. Officially 206 millions gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, though on July 15 the leak offically stopped. BP is trying to clean up their million gallon mess with new technologies. More than 2 million feet of boon has been deployed in Louisiana to keep oil contained. They’re using fishing boats to set out sentinel snares, an anchor is attached to a rope with bunches of white absorbent fibers and a white buoy on top. They fall to the ocean floor, where traces of sunken oil will be absorbed by the fibers so BP officials can then pinpoint the oils location and remove it before it causes any more damage. BP has also employed the use of sand washers, which pick up sand from contaminated beaches and wash them with soap water and oil removing chemicals, then the sand is returned to the beach it was picked up from. The sand washer sanitizes 50 tons of sand an hour. Sandbonis are used on beaches which have oil on the surface of the sand. They pick up a thin layer as they drive over the beach and remove the oil before it has a chance to seep deeper. The clean-up job will be going on for years to come, and BP has promised to stick with it until the end. So far BP has put forth a mighty effort to correct their mistakes.


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Much controversy has been caused by the recent plans to construct a mosque near Ground Zero. It is being built two blocks from the base of where the Twin Towers stood before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The building costs are estimated to be $100 million and the mosque will be 13 stories tall. In addition to the mosque, the proposed ideas for the center include a swimming pool, basketball court, library, meditation rooms, auditorium and culinary school. In order to build the Islamic center, a 152-year-old building will be demolished. That building was denied landmark status by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Nearby, a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed by the fall of the towers is being denied the right to rebuild. The three hundred members of the Greek Orthodox church have been rallying for the 90-year-old building to be rebuilt, and at one time signed a deal that would allow them the funds to rebuild, but the deal fell through. For now, New York remains wrapped in religious conflict and only time will tell how Americans will handle the new building on the corner of Park Place. <Sources: ground_zero_mosque>

Job search

Find a job you like in high school. short.taylorcrosby

Want to make good money? Waiting tables at a place like Cracker Barrel could fund your desire for the moolah.

Like clothes? Most retail stores, like Old Navy, are good at giving discounts to their workers.

Like Animals? Work at Club Fido and play with the dogs all day.

Looking for fun?

Summer camps at the YMCA could be for you.

Nature your forte? Work at a greenhouse like Plant Perfect watering plants.

{SPORTS} Boys soccer West Region Tournament takes place in Mandan Oct. 8-9. Bring your vuvuzelas and cheer on our team!

Here comes homecoming! Century football plays Minot High School Oct. 1. Check out for day-to-day updates and pictures! “Tennis is a matter of practicing and developing consistency.” The tools of his trade are a calculator and a tennis racket. Find out more about junior Loren Anderson on page 17. The West Region Tournament for Girls and Boys Cross Country will be Saturday, Oct. 9 at Tom O’Leary Golf Course.


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Despite a young team, Century football shows that they have a lot to prove and more talent than ever story.allithorson photos.rachelneumiller


he bus rolls down the street to the Bismarck Community Bowl. No one has said a word since stepping on. It’s the tradition that the Century football team has before each home game. No one is allowed to speak until they step off the bus, but once the silence is broken, it’s replaced with yelling, grunting and the encouragement from each player and coach on the team. For Century’s football team, expectations are high from all, but mostly from the players. Having many talented seniors graduate last spring, there are major cleats to fill. After having six 2010 seniors make the All State football team, Century fans look forward to see who will step up. This year, seniors and underclassmen alike are impressing fans and coaches. The team’s senior captains, quarterback and defensive back Carson Wentz, guard and defensive end Meyer Bohn, strong side tackle and defensive tackle Aaron Perez, and tight end, defensive end and punter Dillon Downing, have shown great leadership by looking over the team and expecting nothing less than greatness from themselves and their teammates. The team

is looking forward to a productive season with its returning players and fresh faces. “We bring back a lot of talent, and we come out with even more talent with our underclassmen,” Downing said. Senior Carson Wentz is a player with much talent that will be watched closely this year. As the new quarterback, Wentz has the weight of the team on his shoulders. Replacing All State 2010 senior Jesse Kartes, Wentz has much to live up to, but he’s proving quickly that he is capable of leading a team; and it’s plain to see that his teammates have his back. “[Kartes] set a good example for the underclassmen and I feel I’m doing that as well. I’m confident in my abilities to make plays and lead the team out there everyday,” Wentz said. With having only 20 seniors starting compared to the standard 22-25, the underclassmen have had to step up and prove their worth. The team came into the season knowing that they needed to find depth to follow up last year’s graduating seniors. There

has been a good push from the underclassmen for playing time and varsity positions. Coach Ron Wingenbach explains that each player understands that it’s important that they play their hardest during practice and their hard work will be rewarded. “Last year we brought back a lot more experience, so the learning curve has been a little more trying,” Wingenbach said. When it comes to showing the underclassmen what it takes to be a leader, the team captains do an excellent job. Senior Meyer Bohn expects a lot from the team and himself. He believes that he must help set the standard for how hard they work during practice and how the team presents itself on and off the field. “Its important to show them how to be a good gentleman,” Bohn said. It seems safe to say that the underclassmen of the 2010 football season are in good hands. Of course, their hard work is shown each game day and hopefully results in a win.

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Sports Stats

Senior McKenzie McMillan’s outstanding numbers during girls’ golf seasons short.allithorson

Average length of game:

Best Placement in State


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Times qualified for state: Regular Par:

McMillan’s best score

What’s in your bag Senior volleyball player Shelby Svihovec empties her bag before a game


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Mathlete turned athlete Junior Loren Anderson’s tennis and math packed life

Q: What are your expectations for tennis the year? A: I just wanna do as well as I did last year and improve my game. Q: How often do you practice? A: During the season I try to practice every day for about half an hour. In the summer I try to practice everyday, but of course that doesn’t happen, and in the winter I try to practice twice a week. Q: When did you start playing? A: First grade, my parents probably forced me to try it (not a bad force). Q: Do you have any game day good luck charms, like wearing the same underwear? A: Getting a good night’s sleep and eating a good breakfast: cereal (whatever my mom buys), bacon, a banana, and orange juice. Q: When your not playing what do you like to do? A: Math, study for math competitions. Q: When did you first become interested in math? A : I cant remember when I started, I guess I remember a little bit in daycare when I was going through flash cards and I liked it.

story.racheliverson. photos.tonyabauer Q: How often do you study, in preparation for math competitions? A: I try to get in seven hours a week, but of course that never ends up working. I usually get in two or three hours. Q: What do you use to study? A: I just study with textbooks specifically designed for math competitions. I get most at, that’s my main resource for studying. They have a large data base of problems. Q: How many competitions have you won? A: I’ve won the Minot ones twice and the Moorehead one twice, and I made it to national MATHCOUNTS. I had to place 4th at state to make it. Q: Whats your favorite math class? A: Oh, that’s hard because I can’t define favorite in math. Q: One last question, do you consider yourself the Ice Princess of tennis? (Ice princess is a Disney movie about a girl who uses her math “skillz” to become a talented ice skater.) A: No, I’m not at all. Tennis is a matter of practicing and developing consistency, as of this point I haven’t related math to tennis.



There’s always the undecided option M arch 4, 2008, I couldn’t believe what I had seen or heard. “Brett Favre Retires” was written all over the newspapers, broadcasted on televisions and heard on radios everywhere. Brett Favre had been one of the greatest quarterbacks in the National Football League since I was a little kid, and though I hated him for being a Green Bay Packer, I knew he was good. In my mind, the end of an era was upon the world, but he quickly proved me wrong. Just barely over five months later, “Brett Favre Goes to Jets” had now taken over the news. I was shocked, but then again, I wasn’t. I had always considered him a drama queen and I enjoyed bashing, joking and insulting the man as much as I could. To no surprise, after one season with the Jets, he retired again, telling the world “this was it” this time. I had decided long ago Brett Favre would never make my “top ten” list of people. Unfortunately, I would be proven wrong yet again. On August 18, 2009, I sat in front of the television, jaw dropped shocked and awe. “Brett Favre signs with the Minnesota Vikings.” I read the sentence over and over again. The man I grew up to hate, I now had to love. I’ve never enjoyed the concept of irony, and this did not change my feelings.


column.allithorson As a Viking fan, I’m thankful for Brett Favre coming to Minnesota and taking them to the NFC Championship game. The team grew and their players improved due to his leadership. I was thankful that he decided to come back for one more year and give the Vikings another great chance at the Superbowl, but my love for the Vikings can’t cover up my limited patience for Favre’s decision making. I’m sick of him flip-flopping on playing football as most of America is. What happened to a simple “yes” or “no”? Don’t get me wrong, as a Viking fan I was distraught when rumors sprung up about Favre not coming back for the second year of his contract with the Vikings, and I was ecstatic when he “decided” to return. Of course, there is no way he can repeat as good of a season as last , so really my excitement might just be wasted on another false hope. Though he’s stated that this is his 20th season playing it will also be his last, I will not be surprised if he just can’t stay away from the game. After this season is over, either with disappointment or joy, I’m ready to move on from Favre’s retirement drama. I’m ready to focus my attention on players who are committed from the begining to play and who don’t have grandchildren. I’m sure plenty more fans of football will agree with me.

The guard experience

Our greatest moments come when we make North Dakota a better, safer place. Now is your chance to be part of that team, achieve your goals, and dramatically affect everything around you. For the better. For the State. For yourself. Join the North Dakota Army National Guard.

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{FEATURE} “They’re genetically engineered for cuteness!” p.25 Halloween will be here before you know it! Don’t forget to stop by Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for your very own pumpkin or just for some fun. Enjoy the free hay bale maze, nature trails, zip-lines on weekends, and much more! Open daily from 12 p.m. to 7p.m. until Oct. 24. Cost is $2.50 per person. Check out or become a fan on Facebook.

Draw us a picture to discribe your mood! To view submissions, visit our website. To contribute your own, drop off your drawing in room 117. Back in action - two junior girls braved a foreign land and now are back to tell their story. For more information, visit the Century Pulse Web site. 20


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A senior that has everything figured out

A friendly atmosphere, small classes, close to home, and a high acceptance rate into graduate school. Senior Milee Patel lists all of the benefits of going to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. What makes Patel unique is the fact that she has already been accepted. While most seniors are deciding where to apply to college, narrowing down their choices one by one, Patel completed this process before the summer ended. “Well I went to go visit Concordia,” Patel said. “They asked me to fill out an application.” Patel is in a unique situation as a senior. High school students work for grades in hopes of getting into a good college, since Patel has acceptance under her belt, what’s next? Patel is not letting up on her school work, that’s for sure. She has a full workload including three AP classes. “I have a lot of expectations for myself that I would really like to fulfill,” Patel said. “If [I] do well in high school, it keeps going. [I] do well in college, and it shows [I] have a good work ethic.” Patel plans to cram four years of schooling into three in order to earn her undergraduate degree and move on to dental school in Minnesota. When her senior year began, Patel was surprised. It is nothing like she expected. It’s much more difficult and there seems to be more homework, but she is glad that she doesn’t have the stress of college weighing on her. “It’s like a relief. I’m not going to be worried about [college],” Patel said. “I can focus on school work.” Patel appears to have everything figured out. Concordia for her undergraduate degree, University of Minnesota for dental school and hopefully a successful career in dentistry soon after. “[My goal is] to become a successful dentist and have a pretty good life. [Dentists] have pretty good hours, a calm and easy-going life.” Patel said. “If I work hard now, then I’m bound to be prepared for the future.”



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WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS GOING INTO THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL? CHELSEA BOGER: Senior year! *fist pump* MORGAN FRERKING: I don’t like the first day. It is boring. Ugh, another year of this. JUSTIN LEDGER: Just another first day. Doesn’t matter I guess.

JACOB LORAAS: I was pretty intimidated by Century. HAILEY MILLS: I felt like I was walking into my own funeral. HANNAH WEAVER: Umm, I was really excited and kind of nervous.

WHAT DID YOU DREAD THE MOST? CHELSEA: PDA! MORGAN: Sophomore clusters. I can’t walk by them. JUSTIN: I was scared of my AP biology class. It intimidated me.

JACOB: Getting lost and not knowing people in my classes. HAILEY: Not knowing people in my classes. HANNAH: That I would not know where my classes were.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY? CHELSEA: One hour MORGAN: About an hour JUSTIN: My regular 25 minutes.

Morning madness Students reveal their morning routines

short.racheliverson “I get up, I take a shower, and I go to the seminary, it’s at The Church of Latter Day Saints. It starts at 6:20 a.m., and then after that I have early morning gym.” -Sara Anderson, senior “I wake up, feelin’ like P. Diddy, take a shower and eat breakfast. I start finishing yesterday’s homework. I go feed my horses and other animals, chickens, dogs, cats and my duck. Usually, then I don a sweater vest or a cardigan, get in my car and go.” -Lucas Andring, junior “I wake up at 6 a.m., because my mom comes in to yell at me, then I eat breakfast, usually cereal (frosted flakes) or a waffle (Eggo). I get dressed, it takes me 15 minutes to pick out my outfit. Then I usually do my hair; that takes me about 15 minutes. Five minutes for makeup, then I watch TV. Then I leave to go to school.” -Kelli Anderson, sophomore


JACOB: Twenty minutes. HAILEY: An hour and a half. HANNAH: An hour.

Sophomore Survival Guide short.skylerhusebye

Junior Alexis Brick: “No PDA [Public Display of Affection] in the hallways - ever.” Junior Colton Ulmer: “Never take the middle.” Senior Ben Turnes: “Don’t get cocky yet, you’ve got two years more to go.” Junior Allan Larson: “Not to get above the rest of us.” Math teacher Kelvin Kosse: “Do your homework.” Science teacher Scott Johnson: “Don’t clump in the hallways.” Junior Destiny Glaser: “Relax.”

The dancing queen


Junior Cara Mund is making a big name for herself in a small town story.alyssameier



he 5-year-old girl strolls down the aisle toward the stage balancing the velvet pillow on her tiny hands. She gazes up at the pretty girls in front of her, all smiling out at the crowd. This was the moment Cara Mund fell in love with pageants. Somewhere between the dresses and the crowns, the bright lights and the even brighter smiles on the faces of the contestants, Mund decided that one day she would be up on that stage as a pageant queen. Junior Cara Mund was first introduced to pageants at a young age. Her cousin was to participate and Cara was asked to be the pageant page, the person who carries the crown in. “After I did that, then I was bit by the pageant bug and wanted to start competing,” Mund said. After she won her first pageant, it seemed as though Mund had found what she was meant to do. “It was an international title,” Mund said. “I feel like since I started at such a young age and won right away that there is a reason.” Mund is the only girl in the state that has won all four state titles: Little Miss North Dakota, Pre-teen Miss North Dakota, Jr. Teen Miss North Dakota and, her most recent title, Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen. “The Miss America system has a teen program called Miss America’s outstanding teen,” Mund said. “It is Miss America for teens since I can’t compete in Miss America until I’m 18.” Mund traveled to Orlando, Florida to represent North Dakota in the competition against 52 other contestants from the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The five catagories Mund competed in were talent, gown/on-stage question, interview, physical fitness, and scholastic ability/platform issue. “Either talent or interview,” Mund said of her favorite category to participate in during pageants. Mund has been practicing her talent, dancing, since she was three years old. Much like her achievements in pageant, Mund has gone far with her dance career. She has trained with the Radio City Rockettes for the past three years, and has been a guest performer on a Hawaiian cruise ship. The list goes on and on, from being the national Dance-Down winner, to becoming America’s National Talent Winner East Coast. Just when one would think her list of accomplishments would end, Mund goes on. “I am also an extra in a Brad Paisley music video,” Mund said. So what is in Mund’s future? Though it’s hard to determine what she’ll be doing decades from now, she knows what she’ll be doing in the coming months and years. Her priority is fulfilling her duties as Ms. North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen of the year.

“Traveling around the state doing various Make-A-Wish fundraisers, elementary school presentations, going to all preliminary pageants, performing my talent at various functions, going to Miss America, parades, and so much more,” Mund said of what that means. Mund has indeed come far in life before even graduating from high school. For this, she has many people to thank, but one in particular. “My mom. She was the one who has always been my number one fan. When I worry about failure, she is always there saying I can do whatever I set my mind to. When I get nervous, she is there to comfort me. At the Miss America pageant she got a huge poster with my face on it to wave in the audience,” Mund said. “She has always been there for me.”



Bucket list


Nine things students want to do before they kick the bucket Create an album - senior Ricky Volk Go cliff diving - junior Moe Meadows Drive a stock car - sophomore Kayla Martell Have a paintball war involving hundreds of people - senior Jon Briggs Ride in a hot air balloon - junior Ariel Landsberger See the pyramids - senior Eryn Anderson To see the end of the world - junior Cody Mees

What would you do for a klondike bar?

It’s a question and a familiar jingle; and Century students and faculty were asked to give an answer short.alyssameier


Senior Tim Holzer: I would wax my legs. Senior Lucas Rutten: I would adopt a village of needy children. Senior Derrick Bisnett: Sell my soul. Or wear a homeless man’s used underwear. Senior Jenna Snyder: I would limit myself to dancing around in a bear costume. Junior Fade Douri: Do 100 push-ups Junior Lindsey Horner: What’s a Klondike bar? Junior Ann Govig: Go skydiving Sophomore Justin Weaver: Well I’m allergic to ice probably nothing. Sophomore Sam Vollan: Everything! Principle Madler: I would vacuum my office with a straw.

Travel around Europe and Asia - sophomore Taylor Oster To get an English accent - senior Job Stramer

An exciting summer Students discuss their favorite summer moments of 2010 short.colemanspilde Senior Lydia Engberg, “My friend and I were on a canoe trip from Washburn to Wilton. At the end we were playing on the docks and my friend’s mom went to wash her shoes off and she slipped and fell into the river. She made a tidal wave and came up gasping for air and making sure her clipon glasses were still on. It was so funny!” Junior Allison DeKrey, “I went on a mission trip to Madrid. We did open-air ministry in the Peurta del Sol square where a guy came up to me and asked me to dinner. I told him no, though.” Sophomore Josh Peterson, “I fell off a rope at the river and cracked my pelvis but everybody still laughed.”



Mary Johanson feeds Diablo, the alpaca. The Johansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have nine alpacas.

Alpaca amor


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hovel in hand, she pushes the gate of the pasture open pulling the cumbersome wheel barrow behind her. She heads over to one of the large piles of feces that litter the grass and begins the job of clearing it from the ground, taking meticulous care to get each piece. The humming and clucking of her furry wards fills the air around her as she works.



“I guess we’re kind of different because we have alpacas.”

Sophomore Mary Johanson and senior Katie Johanson enjoy the typical high school activities. Katie has a job and enjoys art, while Mary participates in soccer during the spring. They go to school, do homework, and hang out with friends; but aside from these normal teenage hobbies, the two raise some not-so-ordinary livestock on the side. “Other people raise livestock too,” Mary said. “But I guess we’re kind of different because we have alpacas.” Four years ago Katie and Mary’s mom, Karla Johanson, saw a picture of one of these not-so-conventional animals on the back of a magazine and fell in love. One thing lead to another and the family bought four of them at a sale down in Kansas later that year. They didn’t have any farm animals before they bought their first four alpacas in 2006. Since their original purchase, they’ve steadily increased the number of alpacas in their care and currently own nine. “I think we’re going to have around 15 [alpacas],” Mary said. Since they purchased the alpacas, the Johanson family has dedicated a significant portion of their time to caring for them. Each day their alpacas require 30 to 45 minutes of care, including feeding and the not-so-glamorous poop duty. On a larger scale, the Johansons have also spent the summer months building shelters of varying sizes to house them in. “I wished we didn’t have alpacas when we were building the barn,” Mary said. “Well, I wish we had them I just wish we didn’t have to build for them.” In addition to building and everyday care, the Johansons’ alpacas also require a hair cut every year in the spring. In the winter alpacas have thick coats, but before the heat of summer makes their fur coats unbearable, they have to be shaved. During this time, the Johansons’ backyard becomes a bustling barbershop, and the alpacas are left with neatly trimmed bodies and longer scruffy hair on their faces that


makes it look as if they five o’clock shadow. “We’re kind of perfectionists when we do it,”Mary said.“Well, we have to make them look pretty,” Katie added. Even though owning alpacas entails a lot of work, the Johansons find plenty of time to enjoy the creatures’ quirks and personality traits. Each of the alpacas has its own name which range from Durango to Vanessa. Every alpaca has its own likes and dislikes, its own way of interacting with others, and its own way of viewing the world. These Peruvian creatures are like little people in furry coats. “Some are really stubborn, some are obnoxious. Some will give you a hug, you know, come right up to you,” Katie said. The Johansons aren’t the only ones who were quick to fall in love with their alpacas, their friends were also taken by the intriguing livestock from the very beginning. “I thought [the alpacas] were really majestic,” Bismarck High School senior Josette Glatt said. “I’m pretty much in love with them.” Katie and Mary say they would definitely recommend getting an alpaca. When asked why, a response was given immediately: “They’re genetically engineered for cuteness!” Mary said. “They’re really fun,” Katie said. “No one else has alpacas.” So alpacas- bright personalities, adorable pets, or majestic beasts? The final say goes to those who own and raise them. The Johansons, who give up some of their free time to dole out alpaca chow, scoop poop, and build barns are the ones who are qualified to say; and their verdict is clear.


a. a. Sophomore Mary Johanson (left) and Senior Katie Johanson (right) feed two of their pet alpacas. The Johansons have owned alpacas for the past four years. b. Sophomore Mary Johonson gives alpaca chow to two of her familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alpacas. The alpacas get a serving of alpaca chow everyday in addition to an unlimited supply of hay. c. Senior Katie Johanson offers her hand to a curious alpaca. Katie helps care for the alpacas when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working.





by Jazzy Towner Grade:12 Done in charcoal

by Jazzy Towner Grade:12 Done in charcoal

by Lacey Brown Grade:12 Done in charcoal

by Lacey Brown Grade: 12 Done in charcoal

by Morgan Keel Grade: 12 Done in charcoal

If you have any writing or other form of expression, whether it be poems, short stories, or art that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really proud of, you can submit them for a chance of being in the Star! Just bring your favorite artwork over to room 117. Get ready to EXPRESS YOURSELF!


by Ben Jyrin Grade: 12x

Featured Artist

Ben Jyring’s picture that was featured in last year’s art show.


Being the only guy in his art II class doesn’t seem to bother senior Ben Jyring in the least bit, as long as he’s free to express himself, nothing can bother him. Q: Do you enjoy it? J: I love it. I wish I had joined a long, long time ago.

Q: Do you have to listen to music while you do your art? J: I listen to music all the time. Q: Do you think your art is better when you are listening to music? J: Yeah, it gets me into the zone, music can really affect you depending on the type of art.

Q: What’s your favorite medium to use? Q: Do you do a lot of art in your free time? J: Big heavy pencils, not charcoal ones, but ones you can still kinda smudge, just J: Sometimes yeah, I have people come up to me and they ask, “ can you draw a little. a picture of me?” and they tell me it’s so good and I think, “that looks nothing like you at all.” Q: What’s your favorite part of being in Mrs. Foerderer’s class? J: Well she’s really funny, and kind of like messes with the students a lot. She’ll Q: What are other things you do in your free time? tell you what you’re doing wrong if you’re doing something wrong, but she isn’t J: I play guitar, I usually put my homework off to play, but that’s a whole ‘nother one of those people that are like pssht [sound of whip.] story. Q: What got you into art? J: I have no idea, I just thought it looked cool and got all into putting my ideas down on paper. Q: Do you have a favorite work of art that you’ve done? J: I have this one that was in the art show.

Q: Do you see yourself pursuing a career in art in the future? J: I would like to do some freelance stuff but I wouldn’t make it a career. Q: What do you see yourself doing in the future? J: I would love to play music, you know be the front man of a band, but I’m thinking of going into liberal arts.


{OPINION} There are things in life that make you want to shout from the roof tops, be it of joy or anger. Write it down and submit it to us, or rant and rave on our facebook page.

“At the time, I didn’t really pay attention to her as she rambled on while I was drifting off into dreamland. Little did I know that ten years later we would be having the same discussion.” Abby Kopp’s column on page 34.

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These new socks taking the nation by storm are TOO SHORT. Excuse me for wanting my ankles to be nice and toasty. Don’t criticize me for my “high” socks. They are 3x more functional than your minion socks. No one else wants to see your ankles anyway-that’s just inappropriate

-Luke Preszler, junior



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hey say that if you fall down, get back up. Well, quite frankly, I am sick of getting back up. I am tired of falling, scraping, breaking, burning, slicing, bumping, bruising and enduring every other verb used in the Saw movies. I, Madison Barney, have had enough. I am taking a stand, and probably a few tumbles, against this injury business. While writing this I am bed ridden because I have a severely infected burn on my right arm and my left foot is, if I were to estimate, the size of a hot air balloon due to the wasp sting I endured roughly 48 minutes ago. My heart rate is the equivalent of a bird’s, and breathing has become a feat. My injury history is impressive. I have broken about 14 bones...but whose counting? And my stitch count is higher than any given quilt’s. While most females my age spend a considerable amount of time arranging their first day of school outfit to compliment their hair style or freshly tanned skin, I use that time trying to arrange an ensemble that will enhance my cast and eye patch. The thing about me getting injured, though, is that I don’t just take a lady-like fall, or a minor paper cut, my philosophy has always been “Go big or go home.” Instead I end up going big, and...going to the emergency room. My tumbles always take place at the top of a staircase. If I get a paper cut it is on my eye and somehow results in me passing out. I just so happen to bang my head on shards of glass or stray scrap metal, never just a cupboard door. If something is falling from the sky it is destined to fall on me. I will be the first to admit that I put myself in certain situations that are bound to be injury inducing, but I am not just going to sit something out because the side effect is a minor concussion, that would be foolish.

I can dress a wound of any size, shape, or color in 15 seconds flat. My veteran injuring abilities have strengthened my stomach to the point that nothing can gross me out. My pain tolerance could get me some type of award, I am sure. I know what you are thinking:“Well, at least there are pros to your constant state of body disablement.” These are not pros, why on earth would I need to dress a wound in 15 seconds on a regular basis? What benefit does an impeccably strong stomach have if I have a remote control to turn the channel when surgery graces the screen, and I no plans on being a doctor? An award for a high pain tolerance has absolutely no value to the college admission board that is reviewing my application. There are not pros to being destined for injury, only knee pads and band-aids to help along the way. My plan for the rest of my life is to continue to get up, and get up, and get up. Falling down does not have the power to stop me, for more than 20 seconds anyway.

“I am taking a stand, and probably a few tumbles, against this injury business.”



Rants I hate it when I can hear someone chewing. The sloshing of food with saliva is so nasty it makes my skin crawl.

I hate when people sing loud to music. Especially when they sing soooo loud that you can’t even hear the actual song. Like seriously, when I listen to music I want to be able to HEAR the music. Not some random person ruining -Taylor Crosby, junior the song -Gage Shae, senior

Weird food combinagtions bug the heck out of me. I am appalled by the thought of ketchup and macaroni and cheese. Fries and Wendy’s Frosty’s were never ever meant to go together. Potato chips on sandwiches? No thank you. Please just stick with conventional combinations, such as PB&J or caramel apples. That’s just the way things were meant to be. -Sammi Moss, senior

These new socks taking the nation by storm are TOO SHORT. Excuse me for wanting my ankles to be nice and toasty. Don’t criticize me for my “high” socks. They are 3x more functional than your minion socks. No one else wants to see your ankles anyway-that’s just inappropriate.


-Luke Preszler, junior

Having 7th off during the year rocks! But when I have to leave in a hurry and I want to turn right on Century Ave. to get to work, I don’t want to have to sit there for 20 minutes waiting for the kid trying to turn left on the NO LEFT TURN stop sign. Honestly, didn’t you learn to read in like 1st grade! It is not like you’re cool cause you are breaking the rules. Not only does it waste everyone else’s time, but you look dumb! -Tasha Sickler, senior


Raves John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich in 1600’s. I enjoy his invention more than any other invention from the middle ages. Sandwiches are much more delicious than, say, torture devices. And they can be made however I choose, with whatever ingredients I happen to have on hand. Also, sandwiches can be eaten with fingers, therefore they get a thumbs up and high fives from me! -Rachel Neumiller, junior


Thunderstormsmake me so happy. Especially the ones that shake up the earth with their thunder and light up the world with lightning. I gave up listening to my parents’ warnings when I was five. Choosing, instead, to dance in the down pour and jump in puddles. Thunderstorms smell like summer, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. -Abby Kopp, junior


I love technology, I love everything about it. It opens up so many avenues and offers an opportunity to broaden your horizons and be more efficient. Honestly, why wouldn’t you make use of the wonderful electronic creations that inventors are cranking out. If it has a circuit board in it I love it. Each day I find some new technology that I just NEED to get my hands on; a new phone, a hightech computer, or a electric toothbrush, you name it I want it. I just hope my house has enough outlets for it all. -Carrie Sandstrom, junior I love it when people stop doing something and go out of their way for people to help them out by either picking up something they dropped or asking to help carry something.

-Tani Sailer, junior You know what totally rocks? When the fabulous editor-in-chief of the Star, Sammi Moss, approaches me in first period French to write a rant/ rave! I’ve dreamed of this moment, really I have- the day when someone would open a Star and see my name and think, “Boy! She’s excited!” or, “Boy! She’s frustrated!”. I love being characterized by my ability to adequately criticize or obsess over things.

-Jenna Snyder, senior



A little



A sister’s little way of leaving a large impression



ith the beginning of the new school year comes an array of ‘tell us about yourself ’ worksheets. Looking through one of mine this year, I was asked what my earliest childhood memory was. I had to think long and hard about that one. I have snippets of memories. Just a face or a place that I will think of every now and then, but for the most part, my earliest memories materialize around the age five or six. A particular childhood memory that jumps out at me is my very first sleepover. My sister had just come home from an exceptionally fun night with her friends and wanted to tell me all about it. Granted, Katie is eight years older than me, but she took her role as ‘Big Sister’ very seriously since the day I was born. She prided herself with teaching me how to sing and telling me about what was going on in the ‘Real World.’ We laid in her bed that night giving each other back scratches and talking about life. Apparently, even as a six year old, I was fun to talk to. Katie started telling me all about her dream wedding that she hoped to have one day. She told me about her dream guy; he would be tall, dark, and handsome. Hopefully, he would have an exotic accent, but that wouldn’t be required. He would make her laugh and never make her cry. Her wedding would be in the fall and her color would be red, and no matter what, I would be a bridesmaid. At the time, I didn’t really pay attention to her as she rambled on while I was drifting off into dreamland. Little did I know that ten years later we would be having the same discussion. Katie jumped into her wedding plans with the determination of a two year old just learning to walk. She’s blessed me with letting me be a bridesmaid and the wedding will be beautiful. Over the course of the planning, her fiancée, Kevin, seemed to get lost in the crowd. He’s always been quiet around my family, and I never really understood how him and Katie fell in love. Only now, looking back, can I see that he is everything she dreamed of when she was 14. Tomorrow, when she walks down the aisle, I know that she will be the happiest I have ever seen her, because her childhood dreams came true. Katie and I had many sleepovers when we were younger. During these, we talked about life and she taught me all of the words to ‘I’m walkin’ on sunshine.’ When Katie graduated and moved out of our house for good, I started to miss her more and more. Katie had always been the person I could tell everything to. That one person in my life that I could really rely on, because she had “been there, done that.” She taught me everything I needed to know about life, the real world and being a rock star. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better sister. She’s let me make my own mistakes, but also lets me learn from her own. I’ve always taken for granted that she will be there for me, and I know, now, that she always will. When I was, I always wanted to follow in my sister’s footsteps, but as any high school student knows, nothing will ever go as planned. So, as I walk this trail into the great unknown, I keep in mind one of the many things my sister has taught me: dreams, even the smallest ones, deserve to come true.



Academic arts editorial.starstaff

Funding for the arts is being cut world-wide. Several states in the U.S. are considering eliminating the fund altogether. It would be a tremendous disaster if these funding cuts found their way to our school.

athleticism is not essential to healthy exercising habits. In no way is art more valuable than athletics or academics, but it is not a bit less important either.

Arts education is crucial. There are connections that can be drawn between art and English, history, mathematics and even science. At Century, English 12 classes study the surrealist works of Salvador Dali. Theater enhances public speaking skills and the understanding of literature. Art is history- few would know the genius of Leonardo DaVinci if he had not painted any masterpieces. And most colleges require at least one credit of fine arts. Choir and band boosts confidence and exposes students to handfuls of cultures.

If the arts finances are cut, more students will know less. The way we see it, there is no way to cut art funding without affecting nearly every other area of education. Those who do excel in the arts will be held back. There may be fewer plays, musicals, concerts and art exhibits. There may be no LitMag, no newspaper. Please join us in supporting Centuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine arts programs. Go to Camelot, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BHS/CHS musical. Keep listening for information about plays and concerts. Everyone will suffer if art funding deteriorates.

We realize that not everyone is artistically talented. However, artistic skill is not necessarily essential to understanding the arts, just as

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Paint Wars

A pastime for

the generation

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The player stalks forward to capture his prey, refilling his gun with paintballs. At that instant his prey spies him. SPLAT! As the stunned player runs off, he’s already planning his revenge. Paintballing is a new craze among high school students. After the start of paintball about 15 years ago in New Hampshire, it has been steadily growing in popularity. Senior Colby Farver is attempting to teach junior Torie Naumann how to successfully paintball. “The first time Colby shot the gun I freaked out,” Naumann said. Farver has been paintballing for a year along with many of his friends. He has learned to bring the right amount of equipment and extra if needed. “You need a paintball gun, paintballs, paint, a mask, a CO2 tank, and the right kinds of clothes,” Farver said. The most important piece of equipment is the mask. If the mask shatters there is the chance that a paintball, flying approximately 150-400 feet per second, could cause injury. “I got shot in the side of the of the face, inside the mask with shrapnel,” Farver said. “I was trying to take off my mask and clean it during the middle of a game.” After making sure all the equipment is in place, understanding the game and setting the ground rules is important. Rules about how the game will be played are decided upon by the players. These rules include creating boundaries for the field and deciding which team each player is on. Once the ground rules are in place it’s time to play. “The best part is the rush of being in a ‘war’ where you can’t die,” Farver said. “It’s amazing hearing the paint flying past and not getting hit. It’s about being with your friends and having a good time, even though you know that it won’t last forever.” Paintball is a combination of the childhood games “hide-and-go-seek” and “tag” but on a more sophisticated level. There are many forms of the game like speedball, capture the flag, and woodsball (paintball games played in the woods). And though the players aren’t in an actual war, when surrounded by nothing but the wilderness and people trying to shoot one another, the adrenaline rush gives the game an entirely new feeling. Bismarck High School senior and avid paintballer Alan Aamold said. “It’s all realistic by just the way you act during a paintball war.” Paintball is primarily played on an outdoor field, especially in North Dakota where no indoor fields have been built yet. “Paintballing is more fun outside,” Farver said. “It was made for outside.” Paintballing can be a great way to have fun or can be used as a stress reliever when just practicing with a target. Paintballing can be a sport, a hobby, or just a great way to spend time with friends. Paintballing is for all

ages, but only those that are 18 can legally buy a paintball gun. Most paintball players are either in high school or college. Choosing the area is also important. Aamold suggests when having a paintball war, it should be in an open field where no one is around. A common place is deep in the desert where it’s shaded. “You don’t want to be shooting near a campground or anywhere where there are people around,” Aamold said. “I was popping rounds and one time accidentally hit an elderly couple because I didn’t know they were there.” Paintballing is enjoyed by people of all ages in a number of different ways. It can be dangerous, but the excitement and adrenaline keeps people coming back to the game.


Twenty-Dollar Buys

No one wants to spend a fortune trying to get the right look. Here are some $20 buys from stores around Bismarck. short.carriesandstrom

Cardigans are in and the Women’s Drape Front Cocoon Cardigan($19.99) from Target is a great way to get in on this hot trend. Need something to wear on Flannel Fridays? Check out the Lightweight Flannel Shirt ($19.99) from Target. As the weather grows colder, long sleeve shirts are a must. Try the AE Olive Branch Tee ($19.50) by American Eagle. Fell like a part of America’s past time with the AE Baseball Raglan Tee ($19.50) by American Eagle Graphic Tees are a great way to express yourself whether your a guy or girl. Get yours a Kohls ($20.00). Graphic Tee ($20.00)-Kohls

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With over 500,000 YouTube views and counting, it’s no surprise Katy Perry posted the link on her Facebook fan page. The “California Gurls” parody “North Dakota Bois” has made it big. Ammon Miller, Ben Grassel, Karsten Pudwill, Devin Roll, and Shane Reetz had no idea the video would bring them the fame it did. The North Dakota Tourism Department, found something special in the video, as they posted it on their “RULegendary” web-page. They also recieved compliments from people such as Lt. Governor Jack Delrymple. “The best part is the support we’ve received from our fellow North Dakotans,” says lead singer/ director Miller. “They’ve made the video get as big as it has, and I love reading comments that say something along the lines of, ‘I grew up in North Dakota, and I love it.’” Despite the video making fun of North Dakota, it’s no secret it brings a smile to our faces.



Mr. Zako

Taylor Zako steps into the shoes of a really big role, two roles actually


ekyll? Taylor? Hyde? Mr. Zako? How shall you be addressed? “Umm, it does not really matter,” he shifts his weight to the right and mumbles. “Let’s go with Taylor.” The sleep is still in his eyes and his feelings about being at this wooden table are unclear. He does not understand why he would need to be questioned for a newspaper. Why interview Taylor Zako? Because when he opens his mouth, and releases a song, what comes out is a smooth, rich melody. When he acts, he pulls the audience into his orbit within the delivery of his first line. The vote is unanimous; Zako posses a rare talent. Zako played the role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this summer’s Sleepy Hallow production of Jekyll & Hyde. He labored over the part and dedicated the better part of his summer to becoming the role. The show is a dark one, and the part is no breeze. “The role itself is difficult for veteran performers,” director of Jekyll & Hyde Job Christenson said. “When I told my performing friends about it, they couldn’t believe that a high school student was going to do the role, and he went far and beyond my expectations. He showed me that anything is possible.” Christenson is Zako’s mentor and go-to person. Christenson stands behind the fact that Zako is going places, and far places at that.


“I hope for health and happiness in whatever he chooses to do. He has great focus and passion,” Christenson said. “I only hope that he continues to develop his God-given talents in theatre, but whatever he chooses, look out. I know he will succeed.” Zako no longer knows what is next, but acting in his future is a definite possibility. Christenson said it was instinctive to cast him. Zako’s choir director Mary Pat Archuleta said he is one of the strongest singers Century has ever seen, and she could not be more proud of him. Often the thought of actors brings upon images of noses in the air, entourages, and designer scarves. Zako proves that heavy work boots, a t-shirt and jeans, and a sense of self do the job of dressing an actor just as well.

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Most students spend a large portion of their time texting. Most of the time conversations are run-of-the-mill, but sometimes messages are sent and received that can make for flat out awkward conversation. “This guy texted me and told me he thought my dad was hot and he would make a good ‘Y’ trainer,” sophomore Kayla Martell “Some chick asked me why I wasn’t at my sisters birthday party--I don’t have a sister,” junior Abby Mills “Some random guy with the wrong number asked me, ‘So how was last night,’” senior Tyson Henley

We’ve got spirit,

yes we do

Here are five easy tips on how to show school spirit

1. Go to the game.


It is a little difficult to support your school if you aren’t even present. Attend the football game, the school play, or a speech meet and cheer on your fellow Patriots.

2. Be a Patriot

This includes standing in the student section, wearing the school colors- red, white and blue- or doing something as simple as clapping when the team does well.

3. Be a part of spirit week.

Go back to the past and participate in ‘70s day or wear your PJs to school. Spirit weeks are planned months in advance and a lot of hard work goes into this fun-filled week, so participate. Some teachers even offer bonus points, ask your teacher if extra-credit is a possibility.

4. Be dedicated Don’t let a foot of snow or torrential downpour stop you from attending a Century event. Be there for your team through the wins and losses and show your school pride.

5. Finally, set an example.

This is for the upperclassmen out there, set an example for the underclassmen by being good sports and cheering on your team in a positive manner.



Boneshakers Coffee Company review.dinamoss

Boneshakers is a great place to just sit and relax while drinking one of the delicious choices off of the enormous menu. The beverages range from traditional hot coffee to chilly fruit smoothies. This coffee shop is furnished with luxurious couches and a ton of tables. The coffee is delicious; but one must be patient when it comes to receiving the beverage. It seems as though there is never the right amount of staff working so it takes just a bit longer to obtain your drink. But this just gives the customer more time to take in the laid back scenery. This establishment is strongly recommended for all coffee lovers. Boneshakers Coffee is located at 1501 Mapleton Ave., North Bismarck.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

review.sammimoss Ninjas, vomit and the undead seem better suited to horror flicks than classic novels. However, Seth Grahame-Smith does a relatively good job of blending these elements in his book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Technically, it’s Jane Austen’s novel as well, as Grahame-Smith took the story, characters and even exact sentences from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The only difference is the zombies. It is remarkable how closely Grahame-Smith keeps to the original plot line (though the heroine, Elizabeth Bennet slays the “deadlies” instead of sipping tea.) Unfortunately, Grahame-Smith adds some cheap humor, often involving blood, puke and braineating. There are several instances when the reader may laugh out loud, but generally the jokes are met with an embarrassed giggle. This book offers a good opportunity for those unfamiliar with Austen to get some basic knowledge about her novels. Die-hard Austen fans, on the other hand, will take it one of two ways: either they will be completely appalled or entertained enough to give the book a three out of five stars. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is not some genius work of literature; but it does make for an easy read and a good laugh here and there.


review.maddybarney The monthly Nylon publication is one that can not be missed. Even the longest, hardest days will vanish when snuggled up to this publication. Nylon does what other magazines do not. The staff is not afraid to do something that has not been done before, they are original in almost everything from the lighting of the pictures to features to design. Nylon covers fashion, music and everything current in culture. It digs deeper and is a staple when it comes to entertainment. However, Nylon often tries to do too much in one issue, it becomes overwhelming and needs to be read in more than one sitting. For those of us with busy lives it seems inconceivable to make it through the magazine, but that is why the kind staff at Nylon gives you 30 days before they send you a new one.


The American review.alyssameier

The American is an action movie starring George Clooney. Clooney plays an American spy undercover overseas, but not many other details are given as to describe his life previous to the scenes the movie shows. This mystery leaves the audience wondering and makes one more compelled to watch the film. Though that was a strong point of the movie, few others were found. There is a scarce amount of adrenaline-rushing scenes as would be expected in any action film and instead there are many calm strolls and casual conversations. This movie may suffice for a drama fix, but it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be recommend for anyone searching for blood, guts, and guns.



Angelina Jolie has an outrageous reputation for her action-filled, kick-butt movies, and Salt is no exception. Coming out in late July, Jolie stars as CIA agent Salt, a former Russian spy. This movie opens with Salt, an impressive interrogator, being accused of plotting to kill the Russian president. Throughout the movie Salt is on the run. While never actually killing anyone (besides her supposed Russian allies), Salt skillfully evades death and [spoiler alert] ultimately saves the world from a nuclear war. The plot runs thick and weaves in and out of many issues that United States citizens fear most, and although Jolie does a wonderful job with this movie, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rather predictable at times. Salt follows the overused storyline of many movies that came out this summer. So be warned, before running out to watch this movie- the thrill isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the high you may be expecting.





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G I R L S 45

It’s my life profile&photo.lizziejohnson

Senior Caitlin Hedberg gives the Star a peek into her quirky life If you could pick 3 words to describe your life, what would they be? Fun, strange, and different.

Do you have any pets? I do not, unless my brother counts.

What is your one goal in life? To own my own bakery.

Who is your role model?

I don’t think I have one. Just anyone who’s successful and nice to me.

Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?

When was the last time you colored in a coloring book? Like two days ago.

I like Phineous on Phineous and Ferb, because he can do everything and he’s awesome.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

What is the best advice you have ever received?

If you could be anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Basically, you can do what ever you want to do.


Oh my gosh, I would want to be able to read minds.

Me, because I love me. Not in like an obsessed way, but I don’t know, I just want to be me.

Future Business Leaders of America

For information contact Ms. DeVaal at 323-4900 ext. 6616 or by email at

Careers Start in High School Jon Hunke CHS Class of 1992

Jon works for MDU Construction Services Group, an MDU Resources Group company that is based just down the street from CHS and has operations in 16 states. He is the go-to guy for understanding financial software, which is a big deal for us. Before he worked here and before he went to college, Jon got some good advice at Century from Mrs. Reisenauer: “When you leave high school,” she said, “you would make a good teacher.” Now Jon travels across the country to show employees how to use updated accounting controls and programs. Thanks, Mrs. R.

Your future starts in school. We look forward to meeting again.

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Century Star - Issue 1 2010-2011  
Century Star - Issue 1 2010-2011  

Cover: Alpaca Amor