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The Tiger Times

Volume XL

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

November 30, 2016

November Issue 2016 School News (2-3) Sports (4-5) Feature (6-8) Metro/Entertainment (9) Opinion (10-11) Special News (12)

Chagrin Falls High School

Assembly to Remember

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Veteran speaks to students at assembly. Photo by Tylee Nguyen Veterans Day is a day to appreciate all active and inactive members of our armed forces. Chagrin Falls High

School recognized the day The assembly began with with a school wide assembly. a school wide Pledge of AlThe assembly had laughs, legiance and the Star Spantears, and appreciation. gled Banner, led by the

band. Principal Steven Ast then thanked the 25 million living veterans for their service. The students then

took a moment of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the same time World War 1 ended. On the stage were veterans who fought in wars ranging from World War II to Iraq. The veterans were met with a standing ovation by the students. “It was an honor to see all of the veterans,” said junior Will DiFiore. The veterans then answered questions from the crowd. World War II veteran Harry Gunther was asked about his experience. “Two years in combat, 55 missions. I have a lot of stories to share with you. Some of them are gory, some of them CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Donald Trump Elected President BY SARAH CRANE

Either you know Donald Trump is the next president or you don’t have any social media. What many of us aren’t sure is what he will do after he takes the oath of office in January. Donald Trump won the presidential election against Hillary Clinton by taking the electoral vote, not the popular vote with 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 228. The last time this occurred was in 2000 in the election of Bush v. Gore. During his first 100 days, Trump plans to clean up Washington. He plans to “completely repeal Obamacare. Our elected representatives must elim-

inate the individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to,” Trump stated. He also plans to gain funding for the building of his wall along the southern border, rebuild military bases, and encourage infrastructure investment. Trump has many views on the growing refugee and immigrant problem occurring in America. He plans on implementing “extreme vetting” on everyone entering the country. He also plans on getting rid of all illegal immigrants and implementing new laws on refugees and national security. “If we were to simply

enforce the current immigration laws and restrict the unbridled granting of visas to this country, we could relieve health care cost pressures on state and local governments,” Trump told CNN. The 45 president of the United States also plans to create and protect American jobs. “I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars” worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal,” Trump told New York

Times. These plans will most likely change, but it is probable that we will see a great amount of change

throughout Washington due to the Republicans having been elected in both the Senate and House.

Trump on Rowdy Town Hall Meeting: 'These Are My People' / Greg Richter / / Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

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AP English brings Actors to Spice up Class BY JOEY KING

Earlier this November, teacher of the year Bobbie Serensky brought actors into her AP English class to help seniors act out Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The actors were from Great Lakes Theater, which is the second largest regional theater in northeast Ohio. The actors came to the school for five days to help the students act out the play and to guide discussion. “Each day they would come in and work in order of the place particular scenes and discussion.” Serensky said, “Most of the students did the acting.” This wasn’t the first year Serensky has brought in actors into the classroom. “The acting portion went better than in year’s past. There were more opportunities for everyone to participate,” said Sersensky, “When ever there was acting everyone always had a part. Everyone had something to do.” The students gained a

lot of skills from the experience. “The students got to learn from experience and become the characters,” according to Sersenky. She said the students also “had to make decisions on tone and movement.” Senior Rem Weber enjoyed the actor’s presence. “I thought it was fun. It was change from the norm which was nice.” Weber also recalls being a bit timid of the actors at first. “The actors who were there were very energetic. They scared me a little at first, but I warmed up to them.” In addition to being a valuable learning experience, having the actors in the classroom was also fun for the students. “The day they learned how to do physical comedy was probably the students’ favorite day.” said Sersensky. That day, the students learned how fake hit somebody and fake pull someone’s hair.


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Assembly cont. BY CONNOR LEWIS

are boring, and some of them are funny,” said Gunther. Chuck Laparo, Vietnam War veteran, spoke about getting drafted, “I graduated from Brush High School in 1962. We all had draft cards, but going to college kept you away from the war. After college I got drafted in 1968. Uncle Sam put me in the army. I stayed mostly stateside in 1968. I spent most of 1969 in Vietnam, and I’m proud I did.” The funniest part of the assembly came when Gunther told a story about his time as a prisoner of war where he would mess with the guards by passing notes to other prisoners. We then watched a slideshow, made by senior Bennette Eagle, featuring the name of every veteran who has graduated from Chagrin. “The slide show was huge. It took

two weeks to make, but I’m happy I did it,” said Eagle. The assembly ended with the band playing a service song and our school fight song. The assembly was a great way to appreciate our veterans. However, one day

isn’t enough to appreciate our veterans. Next time you see an active, off duty, or retired armed forces member, remember to say, “thank you for your service.”

Students Update Bouncing Orbs BY WILL DIFIORE

As many may know, computer programming teacher Carolyn Petite has been taking the app store by storm with her new game ‘Bouncing Orbs’. Although this game is already a coding masterpiece, this teacher thought there was more work to be done. As her and fellow HADS students looked the app over, they decided to add certain modifications to the game. All updates were one hundred percent student made, as they coded their way to perfection. Improvements to the game include a countdown before failure, incorporated lives, and a new home screen. Additionally, students were able to make

the app more interactive as it is now linked to game center. This stellar incorporation allows players to see other gamers high scores, taking their play to the next level. When talking about the game, Bouncing Orbs coder Michael Donley said, “Updating our class app gave us unique insight into the app development process”. Donley and his fellow classmates continue to expand their horizons through many different labs in the advanced coding class, Honors Advanced Data Structure (HADS). Petite’s students do not plan for anymore updates to the app, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t stopped

brainstorming ideas for potential applications. Petite currently has four students developing new apps. As two apps are currently in the works she expects the other apps to be up for beta testing relatively soon. Look out for these apps in the upcoming months, Junior Matt Sferra checking out the updates on Bouncing Orbs. Photo by Tom Preston


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And Then There Were None Knocks ‘em Dead BY TYLEE NGUYEN

November 17 through November 19, Chagrin Falls High School students released a play based off of the award-winning novel And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The cast, crew, and production team worked long and hard to present their live-action version of the book. The novel was read by almost all students during their freshman year, with the majority claiming it to be

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Fall Play Cast, Crew, and Production Team Cast: Margaux Augier as Mrs. Rogers Daniel Brown as General MacKenzie Chester Hill as Philip Lombard Rachel Hoy as Miss Emily Brent Mary Frances Mahoney as Dr. Armstrong David Marquette as William Henry Blore Georgia Markey as Miss Abigail Marston Sarah Relyea as Miss Faith Narracott Lisa Nazelli as Miss Vera Claythorne Charles Reardon as Sir Lawrence Wargrave Robert Snider as Rogers Crew: Celeste Bunker - Bruce Childs Cassidy Cooke - Connor Covington Max Freiburg - Emma Hemmelgarn Tessa Kostolec - Clay Luce Grace Marinelli - Jillian Morrison Allison Pilotti - Ryan Reynolds Carter Riegel - Anna Schneider Margot Weber - Yumeno Young

Lisa Nazelli as Miss Vera Claythorne Photo by Maddy Davis

their favorite book taught in school. To see this fantastic book acted out before their eyes, most students couldn’t help but be ecstatic to ex-

Kayla Faivre enjoys And Then There Were None. Photo by Tylee Nguyen

perience the school play. “I would say I’ve been teaching this [book] for twelve years now,” said ninth grade English teacher Stefanie Ashkettle. In the years that And Then There Were None was taught, most students ranked the novel high on their list of favorite books. Their peaked interest for the murder mystery aided in the continuation of teaching the novel for several years. “… I believe that the novel offers a spectacular opportunity to perform well on stage,” said freshman Eamonn Hunter, “I am im-

Production Team: Producer & Director: Youssef Hamid Assistant Director: Jessica Feucht Set & Lighting Designer: Ben Needham Hair, Makeup, Costume Designer: Luke Rathbone Stage Manager: Sabrina Boral Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Baldwin Dialect Coach & Stage Combat Choreographer: Cody Swanson Dramaturg: Natalie Welch

pressed by those who take part in theatre at Chagrin … and I think that they will do just as well [as in the past], and perhaps even better.” “Our play is just as dark and twisted as the book, with a little bit of humor,” said sophomore Margaux Augier, who played the role of Mrs. Rogers, “… this version of And

Then There Were None had a surprisingly different ending than the book!” As per usual, the screenplay CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Students Travel to Pittsburgh, PA for Field Trip PHOTO AND STORY BY DYLANA FELTON

On Thursday, November 17th, students from the 2D art classes and several intermediate/advanced photography students took a school bus to Pittsburgh to visit the Mattress Factory and the Andy Warhol Museum. The trip only lasted the day, and the students returned to the high school by five p.m. The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum located in Pittsburgh’s Central Northside. The museum features pieces created by artists from around the world, and rather than having the artwork on display and hung on plain, white walls, the museum has room-sized installations that visitors can walk in to observe the piece from all angles. Some of the permanent

fixtures observed by the art students include Repetitive Vision and Infinity Dots Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama, which were two, small rooms consisting of mirrors and other objects, It’s all about ME, Not You by Greer Lankton, which was a replica of the artist’s house that represented the aspects of her life that meant most to her, and 6103356 by Sarah Oppenheimer, which was a hole in the ground shaped like the wing of a plane. Following the Mattress Factory, students visited the Andy Warhol Museum. The museum, down the street from the Mattress Factory, was set up more like a traditional art gallery, set up with rooms full of Warhol’s piece throughout his life. The Andy Warhol Museum is

the country’s largest museum dedicated to a single artist. Drawing Portfolio Preparation student Ellie Meil preferred the Mattress Factory;

she liked the more interpretive pieces. “We went into this super dark room where you’re supposed to see ‘what you want to see,’ because there are lights

Ellie Meil looks at Yayoi Kusama’s work.

that the eyes cannot interpret as lights,” Meil said. “But the brain still tries to figure it out.”


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Season that Re16ned BY COLE NEWBAUER

Girls soccer competes in the state soccer championship for the first time since 1996. It has been a long road for the girls and there has been much success. The Lady Tigers finished with a 15-1 record in the regular season. “That was one of my favorite memories of the season,” said senior Keeley Malone, “After we won the CVC, Mr. Passalacqua gave us each a $10 dollar gift card to Mitchell’s ice cream. It was a tasty treat.” Winning the CVC and having a 15-1 record in the

regular season secured the tigers the second seed in the playoffs. They first had to get through the sectional round. They blew through the first two teams by outscoring the team’s 21-0. Moving on to districts, they first played Lake Catholic in the district semi-finals. This was a special game because in the previous year, they lost to them in the playoffs. This was also their only loss in the regular season. The tigers would not let this happen again. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Fall Sports banquet BY NICK DIFIORE

This fall sports season was one full of great accomplishments: CVC championships, MVP performances, and state championship runs. All of these were celebrated on Wednesday, October 16 at the Fall Sports Banquet. The event occurs yearly and consistently does a great job of recognizing the great athletic performances CFHS students have made during the fall season. First, each team is identified, as host Athletic Director Charlie Barch lists their accomplishments for the season, and they are given a well deserved round of applause for their performance that fall. The girls soccer team certainly received a thunderous reception when Barch spoke of their incredible run to the state championship. One of the highlights of the night was the presentation of Dr. Anderson’s gift as a thank you for his 33 years of service to the Chagrin Falls Athletic Department. The gift was a painting of Anderson on the CFHS football field and was painted by former art teacher David King. When speaking about Anderson, Barch said, “He was very dedicated, even showing up to JV games. We could just call him and he would be there.”

In addition, the event highlights great academic achievements by fall athletes, recognizing students who received all-academic honors in the CVC. Barch spoke of the importance of acknowledging academic excellence by saying, “when you look at the percentage of people who move onto college and then pro sports, it’s not a lot. Academics are what are going to get you through life, so we need to recognize that.” Each senior athlete also received a rose to give to their parents to thank them for their support throughout their four years of high school. Senior football player Charlie Clegg said, “It was really nice of the school to do that, and it was a great gift I could give to my mom to thank her for supporting me for so long.” After the conclusion of the presentation of All-CVC honors, each team split up around the school, wrapping up their season with a concluding team meeting. Each team gave their own team awards, along with speeches by many coaches and many senior athletes given in front of their coaches, teammates, and parents.

Sophomore Ally Ducas and senior Milly Mason cheer as they beat Mentor in a 2-0 lead. The team came back after losing to Mentor 3-4 in the last minute of their game the previous season. Photo by Katie Sanford


This month for senior athlete of the month is Andrew Clement, member of the hockey team. Clement, coming off of a successful while tiring football season, was new to the team last year and tallied one assist. Clement, while only a second year player, commented on how he can contribute to the team while lacking the experience of a seasoned player by commenting, “I contribute to the team by chirping the other teams(from the bench). Also, I help my teammates look fresh on the ice by telling them to tuck in their jerseys because if they do not they look like scrubs, dress game is very important to the success of the team” Clement was very proud of his stat line last year by explaining, “Last year I had 1 point. It came off of an assist against Normandy. Yes, I did not score a goal but in reality you always need a person to assist the goal scorer so i’m fine with my one assist.” At the end of last season, Clement’s coach said that he “keeps the locker room loose.” When asked

about this comment, Clement replied, “From my understanding It means that I screw around a lot which as a young stud, I did.” But by him saying that it was a learning experience and I have mellowed out this seas o n s o far.”

When asked what his goal was this season to achieve on the ice, he said, “This year my expectations is to score at least one goal and get one penalty. The reason I want to get one penalty is so I can chill in the penalty box since I have never done it and it seems like a fun experience.” Hopefully Clement will figure out that getting a penalty will hurt his team. Clement was very confident that he will get ample opportunities to score his first goal. Clement explained how is playing time this year will work out when he said,



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Seniors Reminisce on their Athletic Careers BY BROCK HAMMOND

As the high school athletic careers of seniors begin to wind down, a few seniors recounted on their favorite moments from their careers. Senior Pierce Fricke, a tri sport letterman, who plans to extend his lacrosse career to Middlebury College in Vermont recounted a special moment from his time playing another sport, “In football in our freshman year when we ended our year long losing streak to Kenston at Kenston by 19 points. It was also my first game at receiver instead of quarterback.” Fricke added, “I ended up scoring three was quite the start to a great career.” Senior Schaffer Berg, a senior captain for Chagrin Hockey recalled his favorite memory being, “Sophomore year against Kenston,” Berg shared that the night was even more special being it was Kenston but added, the zoo was in full effect with around, “...700 people in attendance.” Further, Berg described a moment that helped define his hockey career. In a close game, Berg had a, “

from the top right high slot” that put the Tigers up 2-1. However, the Tigers went on to lose that game 4-2. Senior basketball star Reed Flynt shared his favorite moment from his memorable basketball career, “In JV basketball when we went 20-2 led by Coach Q and his expertise.” Although beating the 20-2 record would be quite an accomplishment, Flynt has his sights set on breaking his own personal record of scoring 17 points in a game by, “... dropping a 40 piece.” High hopes for a high flying senior, on behalf of the Tiger Times we wish the Varsity Basketball team good luck in their upcoming season. Senior basketball player Katie Malik recalled her favorite moment being “when we won JV states, even though that doesn’t exist, it’s the thought that counts.” Being a freshman at the time, Malik set her standards high for her basketball career. As her senior season is around the corner, she hopes to go out on top with a championship.

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Girls Cross Country BY JUSTIN RAYNER

The girls cross country team travelled to Columbus on November 5 to compete in the division two state cross country meet. When asked about the team’s preparation, Clay Burnett, the cross country head coach, said, ¨preparation for the State Meet starts in June. We look at each individual and evaluate their strengths, and how to build on those to create the strongest team possible. As the State Meet neared, we tailored their training for a peek through the Regional and State weeks, when winning and places counts the most.¨ The girls took Columbus by storm finishing 4th overall. Leading the team was junior Annie Zimmer finishing as the Division 2 runner up with a new school re-

cord time of 18:02.10. Zimmer stated, “I trained really hard throughout the summer and into fall and when states came around I was in the best shape possible. I just made sure to hydrate and get a

lot of rest.” The next two finishers for the girls were sophomore Catherine Coffey with a time of 19:35 and senior Hailey Lowe with a time of 19:55, improving here state time by 34 seconds. Burnett has very high hopes for the team going into next year stating, “As runners continue to build fitness, and as we learn more about how to get the best out of each individual, training programs will evolve appropriately for each of them as well as the team as a whole.” When asked about next year’s season, Zimmer also stated, “For next year I hope to break 18 minutes and hopefully be one of the top runners in the state again!”

Freshmen Mia Razavi and Claire Lordan lead the runners as the girls cross country team runs in their meet at Kenston High School on September 3. Photo by Amy Sahlani

Wrestlers Embark on #TheJourney BY DAVID WORKUM

As fall sports come to an end, winter sports start up with wrestling being a prime target as a competitive sport in the 2016-2017 season. This year, the wrestling team has a theme of starting “#TheJourney” in which the team hopes to travel to sectionals, districts, and even states. Seniors Jack Dawson and Spencer Fleming,

and Coach Puskas sat down and talked about the upcoming campaign of the season. When asking Dawson and Fleming about their greatest memories in their wrestling career, they answered very differently. Dawson said that “sophomore year winning a match at districts” was the great memory of his career

While Fleming mentioned “I hit a standing spladle on some scrub from Cleveland Heights last year. Hitting that move was one of my goals.” Also, Fleming stated “send everyone as far as they can go through the sectional, district and state tournament”. When asked about the upcoming season, Puskas

mentioned “My expectation is that every wrestler on my team approaches each day with the deep intention of improving. As long as we get better each day we are fulfilling our purpose. To do this, we must focus less on results and more on making specific, focused improvements each time we step foot in the practice room.”

As the upcoming season approaches this winter, the first match will be at Hawken Upper School on December 2nd against multiple opponents where the wrestling team hopes to start off the season strong.


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Intermediate Students Learn the Way of the Pen

ARTICLE BY SARAH CRANE & WILL DIFIORE PHOTOS BY AMY SAHLANI Out of these three foThis month members of the Write Place took a visit rums, students were reto the Intermediate school in quired to attend at least order to teach up and coming one, although many young writers the ways of the pen writers attended more. This project proved to be on November 11. Each future writer attended writing very influential for the stuworkshops held by the writ- dents and staff as Kanziger ing interns at CFHS and En- said, “It was nice to bring glish teachers Bobbie Ser- high school students and ensky and Jean Kanzinger. intermediate student writ-

ers of all levels together.” In addition to the writing workshops this forum included a guest author who came and read a chapter from her book. In conclusion to the author visit, Intermediate School students conducted acrostic poems for our fellow writing interns to see.

Kindness Tiger Period creates compliment board BY WILL DIFIORE

The topic of kindness has been a newly emphasized topic throughout the community of Chagrin Falls and surrounding districts. From writing contests to inspiring assemblies, students and staff have been influenced in many different ways. Last year CFHS and Kenston High School participated in a school wide writing contest on the topic of cyberbullying and ways others can address the issue. CFHS senior Morgan Walker took home the crown with her masterful piece of writing, winning our school 2,000 dollars.

This competition helped bring a newly embedded theme of kindness to the table, as English teacher Stefanie Ashkettle and her tiger time period have been focusing on this topic. During this class students focus on different ways to promote being kind around the school. They are currently working on a bulletin board that will be placed in the hallway for all to see. On this piece of art, students will be able to place compliments about fellow classmates. In addition, Ashkettle and the students in the tiger period plan to

use the money won from the writing contest to bring in a speaker to talk about kindness, and the positive impact it can have on others. Junior Abbey Cloonan discussed her favorite part of the experience: “I enjoy the opportunity to spread positivity and good vibes around the school.” Additionally, Cloonan said this tiger period has made her more optimistic and appreciative of the people around her.

Write place intern Jacey Workum said, “I was surprised how talented some of the young poets were.” Each student was able to share their poems with the class and showcase their young writing talents for all to see. These writing prodigies brought much joy to our writ-

ers as junior Amy Sahlani said, “My favorite part was hanging out and getting able to know the young writers.” Look out for these writing prodigies in years to come as they have been influenced by the intelligent writing interns.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 12/03 - After Prom fund-raiser: Breakfast with Santa 12/05- MS/HS Choir holiday concert in PAC 12/06 - Gurney Beats Concert 12/07 - MS Zoo Party 12/08 - Orchestra Holiday Concert 12/12 - Board Meeting Music Lovers Meeting 12/13 - MS/HS Band Holiday Concert 12/22 - Gurney Holiday Parties 12/22-12/23 - Midterms 12/26 - Holiday Break begins


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ABOVE: Writing interns spend the day at the Intermediate school inspiring young writers. Photos by Amy Sahlani

The War to End All Wars BY CONNOR LEWIS There have been many historic rivalries over the years. Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed. Michael Scott vs Toby Flenderson. Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader. Sheldon Plankton vs. Eugene Krabs. And now The Chagrin Falls High School vs Gurney. The high school students went ballistic when the Indians faced the Chicago Cubs in a historic world series. The series brought Indians spirit to the high school, however, Gurney principal, Dr. Jones, felt that her youngins had much more Indians spirit. Dr. Jones challenged the high school to an Indians spirit contest. “I was very impressed with how the student responded to the contest,” said high school principal Steven Ast, “there was a lot of spirit.” What started as just a

friendly competition, soon was amped up to an eleven when the Gurney kids invaded the high school. “Dr. Jones sent me a text asking what my favorite ballpark food was and then the Gurney kids came in,” said Ast. The high school, never to back down a competition, returned the favor to Gurney by showing up to their school with the band and other students. “They were extremely excited to see us,” said freshman Ellen Guddy. In the end, the Gurney vs. high school spirit competition brought out the best in students and Cleveland pride, but there could only be one winner. “Completely unbiased, the high school won,” said Ast.

The Chagrin Falls High School students were pleasantly surprised by Gurney kids and popcorn. An entire grade of students came with hand drawn on bags of popcorn. The Chagrin Falls High school students lined up to make a bridge so that the Gurney kids could get through. Before that everyone had an impromptu to dance party. Chagrin really showed its love for the Indians! By Ava McFarlane


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Students react to the election BY JOEY KING

After the recent election, emotions have been running high about the results. Some people are overjoyed, others are extremely concerned, and some wouldn’t of cared either way. Nevertheless, people have been scratching their heads about the results. A poll of 114 students in the high school was taken to see their feelings on the election. Students were asked who they thought would win the election, if they are happy and surprised at the outcome, and who they would have voted for if they could vote. When asked if they were surprised by the election results, over 70.4% of the students surveyed said they were. This matches up with another statistic found: 68.5% of students thought that Hillary Clinton would win the election. The closest polls overall

were whether or not people were pleased with the results. 33.4% claimed they were not pleased, 31.2% said they were pleased, and 33.9% said they were indifferent. The most surprising statistic overall was what candidate you would have voted for. In this survey, 47.8% said they voted or would have voted for Donald Trump; 36.3% of students said they would have voted for Clinton, and 15.9% of the students I surveyed said they would have voted third party. By looking at these statistics, it seems that the opinion of the election in our school is fairly evenly divided. It's important that we respect each others’ differences and come together as a whole.

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Trottin’ around Turkey Day BY MATT SFERRA

The Turkey trot is an old tradition in the village of Chagrin Falls, it is set up and operated by the Chagrin Falls Booster Club. The Turkey Trot is a five kilometer, race that happens every year in Chagrin Falls on Thanksgiving day. The race is ran through downtown Chagrin Falls. The “trot” starts in the front of the high school and ends on the track surrounding Harris Stadium. In 2015, over 1300 people ran in the race. The biggest turnout came from males ages 10-14 with almost 100 runners in that domain. The race is projected to have even more this year. There is a famous tradition where one individual dresses up as a turkey and leads the race.

This year’s turkey was junior Justin Rayner. “I was very excited to lead the race dressed as my favorite food this year” said Rayner “I’ve ran in the turkey trot since I was little so this is a dream come true to finally be leading it”. Rayner finished the trot last year placing at 7th place for Male ages 15-19 with a time of 18:38. He plans to participate next year as well. The Turkey Trot is an excellent tradition for Chagrin Falls and the citizens. People of all ages love it and hope it continues for years to come. If you ever need something to do for a future Thanksgiving morning, stop by the Chagrin Falls High School and participate or watch the racers compete.

Fall Play cont. BY TYLEE NGUYEN

As per usual, the screenplay was rewritten to abide the guidelines and fit the cast. However, these changes allowed for a different ending than in the book, keeping the audience feeling suspenseful, even having read the book. This altercation made a unique feel for the play while still keeping the basic message and story in tact. “I have always loved Agatha Christie. I also wanted a screenplay that had a lot of diverse character personalities,”

said director Youssef Hamid. Though the cast only consisted 11, each character was unique, and their personalities ranged from arrogant to kind hearted; menacing to benign. After watching the play opening night, sophomore Chelbeigh Route stated, “The play was so good! Although, it’s really weird seeing people you know up on the stage; their characters are completely different compared to [the actors].” The actors worked long and hard

Junior Rachel Hoy on stage as she takes on the role of Emily Brent. Photo by Maddy Davis

to perfect their roles. It became m o r e than just acting; they embodied t h e i r c h a r acters. “It’s also so cool that the stage is repainted [in the Senior Daniel Brown as he takes on the role of General MacKenzie Black Photo by Allie Rodusky B o x ] And Then There every year just for the play,” said Route, “... People don’t normally Were None was an pronotice these things, but without the outstanding crew and [production] team, the duction by the cast, play wouldn’t even be possible.” crew, and producThe actors were not the only ones tion team, whose who put in their time and dedica- names are listed tion: the crew and production team on page three. The worked in making the set flawless, play was a success, and ensuring the show ran smoothly. ending with a well “It’s always fun to see it all deserved round of come to life. They all work so applause. Perhaps hard and to see it all come togeth- you could even Freshman Robert Snider er is really satisfying,” said Hamid. say... they killed it. Photo by Maddy Davis


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Jack & Jill: Bad BY JOEY KING

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World Series Review BY PIERCE FRICKE

2016 World Series / Arturo Pardavila III / Wikimedia Commons 2016, the year of droughts, is coming to an end. The world series featured the longest combined drought ever in a world series of 174 years featuring the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Although the Cleveland Indians went into the world series as heavy underdogs, they sure did make things

interesting. Not only did the Indians have a roster filled with $75 million less than the Cubs, they had a plethora of injuries as well. Looking back on the series, Senior Reed Flynt said that he “thought the Indians were going to win in walk off fashion in game 7.” While Indians fans re-

mained optimistic throughout, so did the Cubs’ fans even after they fell to a three to one lead in the series. Local Cubs enthusiast, Chagrin Falls High School Junior Jack Deignan was asked how he felt after the Indians got off to an early start in the series and he proclaimed that “I

Earlier this month, Adam Sandler’s film Jack and Jill celebrated its fifth anniversary. The film stars Sandler as Jack, a successful ad executive. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Jack is nervous for the arrival of his twin sister Jill (Adam Sandler) for her annual Thanksgiving visit. Jack and Jill don’t immediately get along. In an attempt to mend the relationship, Jack’s wife Erin (Katie Holmes) convinces Jill to stay through Hanukkah. The pair go to Laker’s game where they see Al Pacino (Al Pacino). Pacino notices JIll and likes what he sees. Jack attempts to use this to his advantage to get Pacino in his latest commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts. This causes Jill to stay even longer while Jack attempts to get Pacino in his latest commercial. This was the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The movie only

had one thought out joke in the entire film. A majority of the humor was based on people getting hit in the groin, men in drag, falling down, poop, farts, mexican stereotypes, and physical abnormalities. I remember the movie being bad, but upon viewing again, it was borderline unwatchable. Another big problem with this movie was that around half of it was product placement. Jack and Jill starts out by making you watch a pepto bismol commercial. The only reason Adam Sandler plays an ad executive in this movie is to have a reason to show you commericals every ten minutes. When the movie is over, they make you sit through a Dunkin Donuts ad. This film seemed like the kind of movie that would be a fake movie in another film. I would not recommend this movie to anybody unless you hate yourself.

wasn’t scared at all. The Cubs are a great team, probably one of the best to ever play.” Deignan was so happy after the World Series win, he even told reporters that after the final game, he “cried tears of joy for 45 minutes.” Even after the Indians lost the series, Indians fans still enjoyed to playoff run. Flynt especially enjoyed “Watching the games on my TV with all my boys.” As well as enjoying this season, Indians fans also have reason to remain optimistic for the future. Not only do they have a relatively young roster, but they also have almost all of their players under contract for a couple more years. Flynt concluded his interview with one guarantee, “they are going to win the World Series next year.”

Game 1 Indians 6 Cubs 0

Game 2 Indians 1 Cubs 5

Game 3 Indians 1 Cubs 0

Game 4 Indians 7 Cubs 2

Game 5 Indians Cubs

2 3

Indians Cubs

3 9

Indians Cubs

7 8

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Cavs: Back to Back BY SCHAFFER BERG

said, he chokes. There is no possible way that Durant could be better than LeBron James. Durant only has five wins out of 21 matchups against LeBron in his entire career. LeBron is more dominant than Durant in every aspect of the game. Although, the loss of Matthew Dellavedova is a sad one yes, but with the addition of key bench players like Mike Dunleavy and Kay Felder, the Cavs did not lose much if anything at all. The Warriors are without Harrison Barnes, a starter for the warriors and a Olympics gold medalist, and Festus Ezeli, a key big man for the Warriors last year. They are hurting. The Warriors are going

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to have the same problem that the Cavs had in 20142015, chemistry. Players like Draymond Green, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, have proven to be arrogant team mates and they will want to take every shot. However, there is only one ball to go around. I am not worried about the self titled, Golden State “Super Team.” The Cavs are still the best team in basketball starting off the season at a 10-2 record. One of those losses was without LeBron, the most valuable player in the NBA. I am not worried and neither should you. By this time next year, we will be thinking about the possibility of a three-peat.

you can begin your experience of pleasure. The cheese pours of the end of the bread and one must make sure all the cheese makes it down the gullet to have the maximum fun. The cheese, sauce, and perfectly cooked bread blend together perfectly. You are not just done there though; you still have the best part: the crust. The crust will always have the perfect mix of crunch along with a fair amount of cheese and sauce on it. Once you experience this fun fest, you will be sure to be going back for more every Friday for the rest of your high school career.

Food: Big Daddy’s Pizza Price: $2.50 Day for sale: Friday After purchasing a slice of Big Daddy’s pizza, the first step to a successful experience is to soak up all of the grease with a napkin. Following these precautions, the pizza is the single greatest thing to ever come to Chagrin Falls High School. Although nobody can resist digging right into the piece, I do not fall into the beginners trap of going right in. I know that my mouth would go up in flames if I start eating it right away. Once you let it cool down,

Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade/ First Energy Corp/ firstenergycorp/27857493925/ CC

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2016 world champions. Nothing can change that now. Only fifteen days after game seven of the NBA finals, The Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant to a one year contract. Many Cavs fans were worried. However, I am not worried about this. I am confident that the Cavaliers will go back to back. If the NBA Finals proved anything, it is that Steph Curry is not the god-like figure that everyone treated him in the regular season. Kyrie Irving, in my opinion, is the better point guard. While Curry can make jaw dropping threes, Kyrie drives to the hoop much better and finishes much more often. While Kyrie’s defense is not perfect, it was miles ahead of Curry’s. All around, Kyrie is better than Steph. Now, onto the Warriors’ newest acquisition, Kevin Durant who was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant has proven himself a force to be reckoned with. This being

November 30, 2016

JR Smith at championship parade last June.

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Sophomore Henry Woofter after hearing Big Daddy’s is for lunch. Photo by Pierce Fricke

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Keep the Chief Dump the Chief BY NICK DIFIORE

The Cleveland Indians have received much pressure from groups of Native American protesters to get rid of the logo which they have been wearing since 1947. The club has recently distanced themselves from the logo in recent years, primarily using the “block C”. However, the chief wahoo logo is still present on most of their uniforms, as well as a large amount of their merchandise. Long-time Indians fans continue to fight back through forms of petition and support of the logo on t-shirts, hats, and social media, most notably through the trending Twitter hashtag “#KeepTheChief ”. Supporters of Wahoo continue to argue that the logo is not offensive, and that it is simply a sign of Cleveland pride. In my opinion, the logo should be kept as a central logo for the Indians, and the team should continue to sell memorabilia and team apparel with the logo. The chief has been a symbol of the history of the Cleveland Indians, and all of their accomplishments throughout their history in the MLB. It is simply unfair to delete and disregard such a fundamental part of the franchise. Long-time Clevelanders relish these memories with memorabilia from the past players, teams, and stadiums, much of which has the Chief Wahoo logo as a major focus of the item. In a recent interview, former Indians’ General Manager Mark Shapiro said, “Over 90 percent of [Clevelanders] are deeply passionate about Chief Wahoo and want him to be a part of this team.” I believe, like many other


Native Americans, that the logo is not racist anymore. According to a poll by the Washington Post, seven in ten Native Americans do not find the logo offensive. There have been adjustments made from the original logo to diminish the qualities that some might consider offensive, illustrating that Chief Wahoo is not intended to be racist, and the Indians are sensitive to the opinions of people protesting the chief. The logo of Chief Wahoo is celebrated by Clevelanders and fans of the Indians, not looked down upon. Indians’ fans dress up in reference to the logo and buy a great amount of team apparel with the emblem on it. If anything, I believe that

The first appearance of the Cleveland Indians logo, Chief Wahoo, dates back to 1932. Since then, the logo has been incredibly controversial, and how could it not be? The Chief Wahoo caricature depicts exaggerated features of the Native American race, including a large, “dopey” grin and red skin. The mascot was created when such exaggerated fe a -

the culture of Native Americans is being celebrated and exposed in a good way through the logo, rather than being shamed and disgraced.

tures w e r e used to emphasize the differences in the specific race, thus utilized to suggest that the caricatured race is inferior. Additionally, the logo appropriates a religious symbol: the feather. In Native American culture, the feather is used given to a warrior wounded in battle and is considered sacred. Its intended

Old Chief Wahoo Neon Sign / Tim Evanson / Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

use was not to customize an already-offensive logo. Many fans argue that the beloved logo is a tradition, and that Chief Wahoo has been around so long that is must be kept, for it represents the history of the Cleveland Indians. The same argument has been used for other offensive symbols, such as the Confederate Flag. There is also the argument that certain Native Americans “no longer” or “don’t” find Chief Wahoo offensive; this obviously cannot be said for all Native Americans, and there will always be different opinions. The mascot is objectively offensive. Traditions are not always meant to kept; people grow, progress and educate themselves. The United States has moved on from other bigoted and offensive traditions, so why can’t the same be said for Chief Wahoo? Although Chief Wahoo was denounced as the Cleveland Indians’ primary logo in 2013, the mascot still remains on the players’ jerseys. There are other logos. There are other names. Other sports teams with ignorant names have changed their mascot, so why can’t the Cleveland Indians?


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Humans of Chagrin

Girls Soccer cont.



They won a resounding game 1-0. Five days later, they won the district championship against Archbishop Hoban 4-0. “To be honest, I did not think we were going to make it this far,” said junior Maddie Miralia, “In May, some of the team and I were talking, and we did not think we were going to make it this far.” The Tigers got through the Regional Championship with a bit of a scare. Senior Keeley Malone shot a dagger with only little time left to give the Tigers the lead and eventually the win over Hathaway Brown. “That game was one of my favorite memories of the season,” said Coach Pamela Malone, “they had beaten us 3 times in the regional finals in the past, the fact that Keeley scored the winning goal in the last couple minutes of the game to beat them, made it that much better!” In the State semis, they beat Bay 1-0 in a thriller of a game. The Tigers were head-

ed to the state championship. Senior soccer players knew they would not be successful in their season if they did not improve their team chemistry. “[We] seniors sat down together in the offseason to talk about what we need to worry about this season,” said Keeley, “team chemistry was the number one priority for us.” Other members of the team believed this as well. “I believe team chemistry is what lead to our success this year,” said Miralia, “We went to the University of Indiana in the summer, and that was a big time bonding experience. While we were there, we learned more about each other and ourselves.” Before the state championship, the girls got in a circle like they do before every game. However, Coach Malone had a special thing to say before this game: “You play with unity of purpose and heart,” said Malone, “We are not champions by accident, but because we do things

that others believe to be boring or too difficult. That is how you become a champion, by doing what others don’t want to do...train 6-7 days week, give up the summer month of August to get our edge on other teams.” Although the Tigers lost in the Championship game, that does not mean it was a bad season for them. “If every team gauged their season on their last game, every team would be dealing with a loss, except the state champion,” said Malone. “Although we didn’t win, the experience of playing on the Columbus Crew field, the awesome community/fan support and realizing a team goal was just amazing! I told the players, “It’s about the journey, not the destination” we had an unbelievable season!” When Keeley was asked how it felt to make it to the championship in her final year, she said, “It is an unbelievable feeling, and I wouldn’t want to do it with any other team of ladies.”

Athlete of the Month cont. BY SCHAFFER BERG

“Some games I get no shifts but those are the games when we play the good teams. Then when we play scrubby teams I will play a solid amount and actually be in the rotation to go on and shred some ice.” Clement’s love for the sport has not always been as strong, Various sources have told me that he only started to like hockey because of NHL 14 the video game. Clement responded to these allegations by admitting, “I would agree. NHL 14 was the first time

I had experienced hockey and I thought it was fun so a couple weeks after getting the game one of my boys taught me how to play.” All in all, Clement is excited for a great season on the hockey team and when asked what the team goals were this year, he informed me that the team, “Want to win the Baron cup this year. The Baron cup is the hockey version of winning the CVC so that would be huge for the program. Another small goal for this year is to beat Kenston since we have

not beat them in a while and that would help get more respect for the hockey program, the team also wants to see a very good turnout to all home games, they are a lot of fun to watch. Take my word for it because all I do is mostly watch from the bench anyway.” Best of luck to Clement this season when it starts December 3rd, against Olmsted Falls. The Hockey team plays all of their home games out of The Pond, in Auburn.

While eating Chipotle, sophomore Margaux Augier talked about the fall play. “I’m playing Mrs. Rogers in And Then There Were None. I really like playing her because she’s super uptight and she also gets to faint on stage so that’s fun too so come see the play!”

Junior Max Freiberg talks about things he hates: “I hate when people aren’t good,” Freiberg said in a sarcastic tone, “I also hate work, any kind of work, any kind of effort because it gets me frustrated.”

Freshman Jillian Shulman talked about her future career possibilities.“Erm, I don’t know, acting intrigues me, because I have fun doing it, and I excel sometimes. What else should I say? Erm, also teaching I may want to be a teacher because I like helping people and I just enjoy everything about teaching.”

While munching on a apple, senior Rem Weber proclaimed, “No preservatives, no problems!” Weber was quick to munch on his apple during a break in between his English homework. Hopefully, Rem is right and the lack preservatives does not come back to bite him.

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